My Thursday Doors for this week feature the doors to our room during an overnight stay at the Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier, Montana. We were on the Wind Down of a 2-week “active vacation” (can a retired guy truly take a vacation?) wherein we had spent several days hiking in and around Glacier National Park. Background first, then doors, & a bit about our trip…
Construction on the Glacier Park Lodge was begun in 1912 after the Great Northern Railway negotiated the purchase of 160 acres of land from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation at the eastern base of Marias Pass in the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. The Mrs and I stayed in the original part of the Lodge on the 2nd floor. Oh, and we chose to stay here because we traveled by train (Amtrak) from home (Springfield, IL) to Montana and back. The Lodge is located within spitting distance of the Amtrak Station in East Glacier, and a Frog-jump from The Dollar Car Rental, where I dropped off our rented car shortly before the Empire Builder train pulled into the station.
The first door is the room door as seen from the hallway, and it appears the latch handle may be the original latch! (Which means it is older than me!!)
Next, the same door from inside, and you can see the painted over transom above the door.
Directly opposite the hallway door is the door to the outside shared balcony. This also appears to be the original door with the original latch. The deadbolt lock on the hallway door is pretty new, whereas the one on this door is pretty old.
Opening the balcony door reveals a screen door between the room occupant and the incredible view of the mountains!
Finally, lest I forget, the bathroom door!
Last thought – Glacier National Park in Montana runs right up to the Canadian border, and if you look north and east across the border and squint REAL hard, you just might see Norm 2.0 hard at work rallying door enthusiasts from around the globe every Thursday. You can see HIS preferred doors for this week HERE, and other door offerings will be found attached in the Comments Section of his posting… Check it out!!