Glacier Lodge

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100 Glacier Lodge Rd, Big Pine, CA, 93513

Established in 1917, Glacier Lodge, nestled at 8,000 feet on Big Pine Creek, has always been  the gateway to some of the best hiking, fishing, hunting and climbing in the country. And as the new owners, we are here to help you with whatever experience you desire.

Up here, Silence. It's the first thing you hear after you take a deep breath of mountain air, filling your lungs deeply with the healthy pine scent and letting it out slowly. You can hear the sweet breeze through the pine trees and feel it's coolness on your bare skin. You see into forever, and the mountains soar toward the bluest blue sky you've ever seen. If you choose to rough it with us in the winter, you will experience a brisk cold, howling winds and often light snowflakes covering the ground. Campfires are cozy as you sit outside and enjoy the scenery. After all, you are here to enjoy the outdoors.....right??

In 1998, an electrical fire burned the main lodge to the ground. It was a great loss for all of us. This was one of many fires that has plagued mountain resorts in years past. We are planning on rebuilding the Majestic Glacier Lodge as early as 2023. In the meantime, 8 cabins remain open for rental and allow easy access to the beautiful high country along with partial, back in full service sites for RVs. 

We look forward to hearing from you and visiting with you when you arrive. Pets, including cats are welcome, and campfires, if used carefully, are allowed in the pits outside each cabin.


***no electric vehicle charging***

Open Dates: April 2 to November 15

Last Updated: 05/06/2021

RV Sites

RV and tent camping areas have access to a restroom with a flush toilet.

No microwave and air-conditioner allowed in RV sites.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Back-in Full Hook-up (7, 9, 10) $65.00 Choose Your Site
Partial Hook-up (Sites 1-3) $55.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 18 (Sleeps 6)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service.

**An additional cot can be rented for Cabin 18 for $25 a night.**

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin 18 $269.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 20 (Sleeps 8)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin 20 $269.00 Choose Your Site
Cabins 14-15 (Sleep 5)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service.

Rates shows is the rate based on two person occupancy. Each additional person is $20 per person, per night.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin 14 $179.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 15 $179.00 Choose Your Site
Cabins 16-19 (Sleep 4)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service. The price listed is based on two people. Each additional person is $20 per night, per person. Maximum occupancy of this cabin is 4 people.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin 16 $169.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 17 $169.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 19 $169.00 Choose Your Site
Boulder Campsite

Accommodates larger groups up to 14, very open site, flat close to Sat Night BBQ and Karaoke, parking is drop off and park vehicle in lot

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Group Campsite $125.00 Choose Your Site
Tent Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Partial Hook-Up (Sites 3.5-6) $38.00 Choose Your Site


Pets are welcomed including cats, however dogs may not be left unattended in cabins. Dogs must be tethered or on a leash when outside the cabins at all times on Glacier Lodge grounds, but may be off leash under voice control on the surrounding trails.

Drinking Water

Pets Allowed


20 Amps

Fire Ring / Grill

General Store

Pet Friendly

Picnic Area



Sewer Hookups


Picnic Table

Dirt Roads

Fire Pit

Gravel Roads

Hike / Bike Campsites

Water Hookups




Horseback Riding

Wildlife Viewing


Rock Climbing



Family Friendly

LGBTIQ Friendly

Pet Friendly

Tent Camping

Dept Fish and Wildlife

National Forest

National Park

100 Glacier Lodge Rd, Big Pine, CA, 93513
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Overall Rating: 4.0

John Niro

I was quite happy with the cabin and how close to the trailhead it was. I was there midweek early in the year it's sort of early season but weather was great Andrew let me check in early after a long morning hiking comfy quiet and I'll be back !! At least to visit those bears that were hanging out 🐻👌.

Tera Tounzen

Amazingly beautiful location and staff was incredible.... I highly recommend a visit here and and can't wait return!

Janelle Clarke

We had a great time. The cabin was what we needed and we were comfortable. Thanks

Keith Erickson

Glacier Lodge was fantastic. Darrin and his family were super nice. Excellent food! We loved the hikes nearby. The cabins were quaint. We brought our own sheets just to feel safe. I'd def stay there again or recommend Glacier Lodge to friends or family.

The place is beautiful and great for friends and family to make memories. The rating of 4 stars since the cabins aren’t cheap but the quality is. It sure beat camping with a toddler to have a bed and kitchen tho! My fav part of the place is the easily accessible trails to some amazing hikes and the creek/river to hang out in during the summer months. Highly recommend!

Campground Response

Thanks for the review, we hope to see you again

Curt McRae

Staff is great! Rustic accommodations which added to the experience.

Campground Response

Thanks Curt. Guys like you make it worth it

Brian Dressler

Nice area but site ten needs to go away as it is the access to porta potties

jodi cohn

Very friendly and helpful hosts. Beautiful setting, Lots of good info about hikes and the area. Delicious BBQ on Saturday night. Cabins are very rustic, need updating,, but serviceable.

Campground Response

Jodi, It was nice having your group of 4 up here, and serving you some BBQ on Saturday. And yes, some of the cabin contents are as rustic as the cabins, thanks for understanding as we go through this updating process. Darrin

Melanie Weir

I love this place. The cabins are quite rustic but provide a place to stay and a small store to ensure you have what you need. The location is the gateway to some of the most beautiful trails, streams and lakes. My favorite,

Campground Response

Thanks for staying with us Melanie, and we hope to see you again soon

Kalyan Raman

Very clean. Close to the trail head. Loved the trout pond. friendly caretakers.

Campground Response

We loved having you over the weekend!!! Hope you guys enjoyed the backcountry. We always take care of our people, so next time you book online, shoot us an email after booking to give us a heads up!

dave kaplan

This place is so great. Gateway to so much magical hiking and/or backpacking. Darren (owner) is a totally cool guy and very accomodating. Cabins nestled in the trees with individual fire pits and picnic tables. Grab a coupla beers and gaze at the billion stars above in epic nature. You won't be sorry.

Campground Response

Dave, Thanks for coming up and truly appreciating the stars, especially with a frosty beverage. I hope you can make it up again... next next season. Darrin

John Doe

Don't be fooled: this private campground is nothing like the US First Service campground adjoining. The campsites are lacking in privacy, trees, adequate bathroom facilities. Plus, the cafe has much less to offer than its online menu suggests. It's just not a very pleasant place to camp for a night or two. As a last-minute option, it might be tolerable, if you're desperate to sleep outdoors, but it won't feel like a real getaway to the woods.

Campground Response

It was great having you John!!!!! We are so sorry we don't choose where the trees grow. We adhere to USFS requirements on max people per site. Next time we will plant some trees in between the campsites and provide a privacy curtain. Also, we are sorry your math is off. We have more bathrooms per site than the USFS ran campground. However, we will happily add additional toilets for you next time you come so you can have your own private bathroom. I will also be sure to have all your personal menu favorites available. Since the only thing that hasn't been on the menu since June is the trout....I apologize on behalf of the trout that they all got sick this year and died (at the hatchery) and we couldn't accomodate your request for a fresh trout dinner. We can be reached at 760-938-2837. We also offer a backcountry package that might be perfect for you, its waaaay back in the woods.

James Hansen

We enjoyed our stay in a quaint but rustic cabin in a tranquil setting in the trees. We saw deer pass by every day and enjoyed watching the chipmunks and blue jays play. This location is perfect for hiking, fishing, photography, and just relaxing. There is no cell service and no TV and the electricity won’t support a blow dryer so if you require those things this isn’t the place for you. Just remember, it’s all about the beautiful scenery and being outdoors. The new owners are working hard to make overdue improvements so show them some kindness. They were installing all new stoves while we were there. Friendly people all around. Overall, a very pleasant stay!

Campground Response

Thank you James. We definitely enjoyed having you stay. We are also excited about the new stoves!!!!!!! We appreciate you so shoot us an email after you book online for your next stay. See you next time.

Arlene Gomez

Had a wonderful time. We stood a week, and it went really fast. Campers were all awesome.

Campground Response

Thanks Arlene, we know there are a lot of choices out there. We appreciate you choosing Glacier Lodge. Hope we can take care of you next season too. Darrin and Theresa

Erin Wilson

Pros: hiking is amazing and conveniently located nearby. Water is hot. Fire pit. Quiet. Pet friendly. Cons: old dingy carpet and linens. Uncomfortable bed. Wifi is additional $5 per person per day (whatever, idc because I don’t particularly need WiFi but see summary) Summary: while I love the area, I paid over $200 per night incl taxes and fees for a cabin that was very run down. With some updates, it could be worth that price, however it is currently too run down to pay that much and feel it was worth it. I was disappointed.

Campground Response

Thanks for the review Karen. We are currently feeding some of last years staff members to the bears, they will be wrapped in the dingy linens and old carpets( since it has been replaced). Hopefully the bears will appreciate the treat. We'll be sure to add you to our list of guests to call back when we have everything perfect.

Oceanna Gage

The porta potty smell was horrid and drifted right into our lopsided and rocky site all day. The bathroom looked like it was last serviced in June and for the price, I would NOT recommend this place. Stay with the government run campground next door, Big Pine Creek

Campground Response

Oceanna, Sorry you had an unpleasant experience here at Glacier Lodge. Sorry you were downwind from the porta potty, although they are serviced weekly, they can smell. We love Big Pine Creek too! As far as the campsite, I recommend you park in the correct area next time, not the overflow spot, they are marked.

Robert Szajkowski

Stayed in cabin 20. This place was just not ready and shouldn’t even be rented. We were greeted to a light fixture falling out of the ceiling. Lights didn’t work in the main living area and bathroom. One bathroom for 7 people is already a challenge let alone without lights. They supplied lanterns on D batteries which ran weak in a short time. Water only worked intermittently (sometimes it would turn off for a minute and sometimes for 20-30 minutes at a time). Toilet was not bolted down properly. Basic supplies like pots, pans, decent kitchen knives, can opener were missing and had to be requested. One roll of TP in the cabin for 7 on arrival, so we requested that. At least the staff was responsive. Overall shabby looking place, roofs coming apart, weird patches on exterior, etc. I understand “rustic” and “built in the 1930’s” and all that, and I am all for it. But this place needs BASIC repairs, inventory and maintenance, it’s falling apart. The hiking is tremendous here so I sincerely hope they have the capital and the will to properly fix the cabins. Otherwise not even close to being worth the price. Just camp instead.

Campground Response

Sorry you didnt enjoy your stay. That cabin along with others is slated for remodel at the end of our 2020 season. I hope you will give us another try next year.

Great place:)

Campground Response

Thanks for choosing us for your vacation!!!!!!!!!!

John Mauk

Saturday BBQ with music was nice, and the location is awesome. No meal for dinner Friday. Store doesn't have much as for food, so be sure to bring your own.

Campground Response

John, Glad you enjoyed the BBQ, be sure to check the store hours either by calling, checking our website, or coming by during our normal operating hours. Sorry our operating hours were not convenient for your schedule. They are 8am-5 pm DAILY( sometimes later), and 8-7 on Saturdays.

Robert Feldman

A magical place. Love it there. So peaceful and relaxing with awesome views.

Campground Response

Thanks Robert!!! Hope to see you again