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Former Park Concessioner Buys Up Land In West Glacier

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WEST GLACIER - The same company that was ousted from the park last year by Xanterra buys up businesses and some 200 acres in West Glacier.

For almost 70 decades, the Lundgren family has owned the holdings inside and out of Glacier National Park that are getting sold to Glacier Park, Inc. The West Glacier Bar and Restaurant, the West Glacier Motel and Cabins, the West Glacier Mercantile, and the West Glacier Gift Shop all sit on those 200 acres. Between Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, GPI already owns and operates St. Mary Lodge, Glacier Park Lodge, Motel Lake McDonald, Grouse Mountain Lodge and the Prince of Wales Hotel. In an email, GPI says they plan to keep up the businesses in West Glacier and Apgar with few changes this year.

“This addition perfectly complements our existing operations in and around Glacier National Park,” said Cindy Ognjanov, President of GPI, in a release, “The Lundgren family has a remarkable history in West Glacier and we look forward to carrying on their traditions in this historic town."

Also, the sale includes 3.8 acres of inholding within Glacier National Park in Apgar, the Apgar Village Lodge, the Cedar Tree Gift Shop, and staff housing units in Apgar and West Glacier.