The Snow Slip Inn opened in 1945 as a café, motel, campground and bar. Today, it is an excellent road side stop on US Hwy 2 south of Glacier Park and north of the Great Bear Wilderness area.

The café is open year round, everyday from 8am to 10pm with great home-style Montana cuisine. The historic bar and 6 room motel, with a dozen campsites available.

Step back in time at The Snow Slip Inn with endless summer hiking trails, fall hunting grounds, winter snowmobiling, amazing cross country & back country skiing into Glacier National Park.

The Snow Slip Cafe, is a popular local hangout, prices are great & you'll find a great mix of people here that are friendly and love to share their knowledge of the area, so don't be shy, ask away!  If you're looking for local hospitality & good home cooking away from the traditional touristy areas, stop by & have a meal.

We support our local community, even with our great prices we pride ourselves on using locally sourced foods whenever possible. We use local beef, eggs, potatos, grains and greens. We even make our own french fries...and they are delicious!

Getting married? If you are outdoor enthusiasts, consider a place that hasn't quite been discovered yet is unique, affordable, and beautifully situated near the continental divide. The Snow Slip Inn can accommodate guests with various lodging needs such as inn rooms, RV hook ups, and campsites all in one beautiful location.

We are out of cell phone range (as there is no coverage from West to East Glacier), which offers guests a chance to relax and unplug from technology. (We have wi-fi so folks won't completely lose their mind :) We've hosted a few weddings and it's been a real positive experience, so if you are looking for an authentic outdoor Montana wedding that offers something for all your guests, get in touch with Bill.


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In winter months, we are an ideal base camp for snowmobiling & back-country skiing. Trail access is accessible right from the Inn.  We welcome back country tour operators & snow machine enthusiasts.  We have ample parking for large vehicles, horse trailers, and day-trippers.

We welcome guests with pets and both our Inn and Campground are pet friendly. Trail riders are welcome to park their horse trailer here for their visit & for guests we have corral area available with water access so keep your horse happy.

Snow Slip Inn 15644 Hwy 2 East Essex, MT 59916 Phone: (406) 226-4400
For reservations call or email


For reservations or info call 406-226-4400 or email


Rooms $95 Peak  $65 Off-Peak

4 Rooms with 2 Queen Beds 

1 King Room
1 Single Queen Room


  $10 p/n  $15 p/n  (Hook Up)

Snow Slip Inn Room

Snow Slip Inn Guest Room

SSI Rooms 3


The Snow Slip is located at mile marker 191 on HWY 2 East between East Glacier and West Glacier in Essex, Montana.