The Bad Rock Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place for folks that are about to see Glacier National Park. Located in Columbia Falls it is about twenty to thirty minutes from the park entrance in a rural area.
The owners Mark and Serena Jackson have done a great job in providing about eight unique rooms that constitute their b & b. Four of the rooms are in back of the central house in what looks at first glance to be a 1960's hotel. That is where the comparison to a motel ends.
Our room was beautifully equipped with a large and very comfortable king bed that was hand made. There was a fireplace and a very nice large bathroom. A microwave and a small frig was also in the room. A back door lead to a sitting area with a great view of a meadow. We observed antelope in the early evening. Despite having four rooms adjacent to each other, motel style, there was absolutely no noise from the adjacent room.
The b and b contains a huge combination game room/ gym filled with a pool table and several pieces of exercise equipment. I used the gym in the evening and had no one else in the area with the exception of an adorable tiny dog who insisted in resting at my feet.
The room also contained an abundance of information about Glacier Park and hiking in the park. There was information on what to do if you encounter a bear as well as material on supplies that you can either borrow or purchase at the front desk. Mark, one of the owners, was particularly helpful answering questions about the park, what to see, and what to avoid.
In the evening, downstairs from the main lobby, there is a library of reading material as well as a refrigerator stocked with beer and wine. Guests are free to take advantage of this service so long as they limit themselves to not more than two beverages.
Breakfast in the morning is at a set time for all, 8:30 a.m. when we were there. Mark the owner cooks breakfast. We had a salad souffle when we there which was different but good. There was a little additional food available as well. I thought the breakfast was good but not outstanding. The highlight of the breakfast was the conversations among the guests.
Unique Quality: Very informed hosts about Glacier National Park and what to bring for hikes. The bed and breakfast accommodations were beautiful and very comfortable as well.
Directions: Directions from several possible entry points are discussed in detail in the following link;
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7285 Highway 2 East, (Formerly Glacier Mountain Shadows), Columbia Falls
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