Rising Sun is a good value, but the complex lacks the character of some of the statelier lodges in the vicinity. The view of St. Mary Lake is its most remarkable feature, and, to be fair, the lodge offers many conveniences, with a store, gas station, and restaurant on the premises. Rooms and cabins date to the 1940s though they have been well maintained. This is a good choice for travelers who plan on spending more time outdoors than anywhere else.