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Lake McDonald 'Boathouse' Inside Glacier National Park

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lake McDonald Boathouse

Location: In Glacier National Park, Montana, USA (20 miles from Glacier International Airport, (FCA.)

Accommodations: Cabin, Sleeps 4 (four), one bedroom with King Size Bed and loft with two twin beds;

Enjoy your vacation in historic Glacier National Park while staying on the shores of beautiful Lake McDonald. This newly built, privately owned cabin is the perfect place to re-energize after a day of hiking the trails of the Park or floating the rapids with a guided tour on the Flathead River.

Awaken to the priceless view of Logan Pass and the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road. The cabin sleeps 4, with sleeping areas on the 2nd floor. The cabin is not handicap accessible.

The property has its own beach with a boat dock for sunning or swimming. A public boat launch is a short distance away in the village of Apgar. The cozy living room will assure your relaxation after serving up a meal in the full kitchen or on the outdoor barbeque.

Scenic golfing (18 holes) is available 2 miles down the road in West Glacier, or, if you choose, drive a scenic route to Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Whitefish or Bigfork where you will find World Class Championship Golf Courses, all within 30 minutes from the 'Boathouse.' Several fine restaurants are available in Apgar, within walking distance, or in West Glacier. There are also small general stores in these two locations.

The Visitor’s Center in Apgar can assist you in planning your activities. If you prefer not to drive, you may choose to utilize the shuttle system for your tour through the Park.

After you have explored Glacier Park, you can travel west on highway 2 to find many more fun filled activities, all within a 30 minute drive. Whatever the days’ adventures bring, find rest and relaxation at the Lake McDonald 'Boathouse.'

The owners and their family will probably be occupying cabin #1 next to the 'Boathouse' but will respect the renter’s privacy. No smoking on the premises will be allowed.

Come and stay at the Boathouse and witness the history and grandeur of Glacier National Park!

Keywords: Cabin


Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    The owners installed wi-fi this year but due to the heavily wooded area, it affords only spotty service with NO guarantees of access....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


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4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 7%


1/2 balance paid 60 days before rental; final payment 30 days before rental

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier Park International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
West Glacier Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Glacier View
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 2
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
West Glacier
Nearest Beach

Manager info

About: My name is Kitty Dowaliby. I'm Mike and Sally Dowaliby's daughter-in-law and I am acting as manager for reservations for their beautiful property.

Why West Glacier:
The owner's family homesteaded on land further north on Lake McDonald prior to it becoming a National Park. A devastating fire destroyed the original home so the family was able to acquire the present land. The original house on the current land was taken down to accommodate the current homes.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Our cabin is located in Glacier Park and has a phenomenal view of Logan Pass and the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We enjoy the 'hidden away' private cabin but we have access to restaurants, shopping and golf in Apgar and West Glacier and other activities located in surrounding towns.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • The priceless view from the property

    The priceless view from the property

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • The 'Boathouse'

    The 'Boathouse'

  • The private beach and dock

    The private beach and dock

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Bedroom with king size bed

    Bedroom with king size bed

  • Lake view of the 'Boathouse'

    Lake view of the 'Boathouse'

  • The loft

    The loft

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Date last modified - Monday, August 31, 2015

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