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Spacious Log Cabin on Secluded Lake by West Glacier

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our cabin is situated on a beautiful secluded Lake with 4.5 acres of privacy & on the western boundary of Glacier National Park.

Transportation is just 1/2 hour drive from the Glacier National Park International Airport in Kalispell, or a 2 hour drive from Missoula or 4.5 hour drive from Spokane, WA. It feels very remote, surrounded by forest, yet is close to the conveniences of town just 7 miles away, with various restaurants/internet cafe's, groceries and fishing tackle.

Our cabin is very spacious with the Great Room adjacent to the kitchen and dining. A big stone wood burning fireplace is central to the homey feel, with comfy down sofas facing it and lots of western rustic charm.

The Great Room opens onto a large deck, great for summer meals outdoors & a covered porch that wraps around the other side, with 2 porch swings for outdoor enjoyment during inclement weather.

It is very complete with a full kitchen including all cooking utensils, pots, dishes & glassware as well as all bedding & linens.

We leave our canoe there for our guests to use to enjoy the beauty, fishing & wildlife that spoon Lake has to offer. It is a 'motor-less/'wake-free' lake, so very peaceful. Loons, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Blue Heron, Beaver, Deer & the occasional Moose & Black Bear make their home there.

River access is just 3 miles away on the North Fork of the Flathead River, where you can walk or fish from several access' to the river.

Nearby rafting, horseback riding and golf are available as well as 700 miles of great hiking within Glacier National Park and the North fork area.

It's a great place in a beautiful setting and we love to share it with our guests.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Downstairs bathroom included a tub/showeer combination as well as wash basin & toilet. A 2nd Bathroom upstairs has an antique tub as well as toilet. The wash basin is located in the Bunk Room to accommodate multiple guests using bathroom facilities at the same time....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A large variety of books on Glacier Park, the old west as wll as new novels are there for your pleasure....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games:

    1935 Penny Slot Machine & antique Player Piano...moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a variety of games, puzzles, toy & a wooden train set...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are located in a rural area yet, with the conveniences of Columbia Falls town just 7 miles away, with groceries, sundries, pharmacy, bowling alley, restaurants & fishing tackle....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Our cabin overlooks Spoon Lake w/the solitude of being motorless. Wonderful opportunities to view wildlife from the deck; Osprey, Loons, various Ducks, Bald Eagles, Beaver, Deer & Moose...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    We leave our canoe for our guests to use to explore the fun, adventure & wildlife of Spoon Lake. Swim from the shore or dock. Spoon Lake is spring fed & stays warmer than most high mountain lakes. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Spoon Lake is just the right size. Large enough to be a lake, yet the steep mountain across from our cabin, is close enough to spot a moose on shore or Eagle or Osprey sitting in a high tree top...moreless

  • Rural:

    About 15 cabins, each on an acre or 2 on the east side of Spoon Lake, offers complete privacy from our deck. Our cabin sits on 4.5 ac of rural forest facing no other cabins & a few steps to the shore...moreless

  • Water View:

    The lake view is ever changing light, clouds forming from mountains or lake, sunsets dancing on the water during the long summer days. Even the occassional moose walking the shoreline or black bear...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Paddle around Spoon Lake & enjoy the fun of sneaking up on the MT Painted Turtles that sun themselves on the logs during summer months or watch a stealth Osprey dive into the lake for a fish lunch...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Our 10' custom picnic table has padded benches and can comfortably seat 10 people....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric base board heat is also an option, although during the summer it is not needed....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    An inviting seating area surrounds the big stone fireplace. A 6' coffee table, perfect for playing cards or games, 2 lounge chairs, 6' & 8' Down sofas with side tables/lamps for reading....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Our cabin is literally in the woods, so parking close to the cabin is not a problem...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Please use for local calls only or emergency use. Not all cell phones work up there—Verizon is the best. I...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All pots and pans are either stainless or cast iron. None are aluminum. There is a large selection as well as a large electric crock-pot, electric waffle iron & electric mixer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Most any type of kitchen utensil is provided from all pots & pans to all baking pans and serving bowls and platters....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Located in the island & below the stovetop....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some pantry items will be available as far as salt and pepper and a few spices left behind from former guests. We leave our flour and sugar canisters out and you are welcome to use them. We just ask...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    A glass top stove and oven are located in the center island which allows for multiple helpers preparing meals for a group/family....moreless

  • Toaster:

    2-slot electric toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    A 32' x 10' deck overlooks picture-perfect a view of Spoon Lake. A new retractable awning provides shelter from the summer sun or rain as needed, so the outdoors can still be enjoyed in total comfort...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We leave our canoe for our guests to use to expore the beauty of Spoon Lake. Children must be accompanied by an adult when in the canoe. Life jackets and paddles are provided....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our cabin is situated on 4.5 acres of forest, so our 'garden' is literally the woods that surround us....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A large charcoal Grill is on the deck. You would need to pick up your own briquettes if there are not some left from the former guest...moreless

 

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Mid-May
May 9 - Oct 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$385
$2,300 $9,200
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3 night min stay
$385
$2,300 $8,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposi $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Departure Cleaning Fee $150
  • Security/Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Personal/Business Check, Cashier's Check, Money Order or Traveler's Checks. Internat'l guests via Paypal, Western Union or a Bank to Bank wire Transfer, in US Dollars. Min. stay Jun, July & Aug is 1-wk. Sometimes 3 nights are left over & available from a 10 night stay. The $500 "Security/Damage Deposit" is due upon booking & is refundable after departure—pending damages.

The $500 "Security/Damage Deposit" is refundable (pending damages) & returned the week of your departure from the cabin. This would be due upon booking and secures your reservation. The Rental Fee, Tax & Departure Cleaning Fee would be due 45 days prior to arrival.

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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
KALISPELL—Glacier Park Intern'l. Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Columbia Falls
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadow Lake
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Empire Builder, Whitefish Stn or Belton Flag Stop
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
North Fork Road (486)
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
in Columbia Falls
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitefish Mountain Resort
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Fork River

Car: Necessary

Our cabin itself, sits on Spoon Lake, with about 4 1/2 surrounding acres of privacy and just a few cabins on our side of the lake. The view from the cabin deck is all forest & lake, so you have the benefit of seeing wildlife from time to time. It has a spacious floor plan, with a large open 'Great Room', with a nice big stone fireplace & big comfy down couches facing it. The kitchen and dining on the main floor, open onto a large private deck facing the lake as well as a covered porch on the other side. There's a picnic table and barbeque on the deck that's great for summer meals outdoors.

We love the location. It's so peaceful and you feel so remote, yet we are still fairly close to the conveniences of town (about 7 miles away) and only about 15 minutes to the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. A shortcut we use is the Blankenship Road, which intersects the North Fork Rd. 1/2 mile north and then east of us. The North Fork Road follows the North Fork River creating the western most boundary of Glacier National Park.

The spring and summer months are special at Spoon Lake when the Loons nest and raise their young before they leave for the winter. They have wonderful calls and are fun to watch from a canoe. We have a dock and leave our canoe there also for our guests to use to explore the lake and wildlife. Due to nesting sites for Loons, it is a motorless / 'wakefree lake' lake', so very peaceful.

There is access to the North Fork River both about a mile or so north of us on the North Fork Road, as well as where the Blankenship Rd. crosses the river about 2 to 3 miles from us. It forks just above the bridge at this point. There are small dirt roads on both sides of the river, where you can drive a car down near the water and walk, fish or explore from there.

If you follow the Blankenship Road east, it comes out on Hwy. 2. near the main entrance to Glacier National Park (West Glacier... about a 15 min. drive) and the various river rafting outfits, which are a lot of fun.

Horseback riding, trail rides are available across from lake Mc Donald Lodge and go through a beautiful lush forest and along Mc Donald Creek and falls. There is also, a 'drive through' bear experience in the West Glacier area, which we visited this last spring. You can view the bears roaming around up close in their controlled forest surroundings and from the safety of your car.

We are not golfers, but other guests have written in our guest book about all the 'great golf in the area'. The chair lifts and gondolas at Big Mountain in Whitefish, have operated during past summer months for sight-seeing and I believe there are bridle trails to the top also. If this is of interest, you should check the website to be sure they still are doing this.

Mountain biking has been available in the past as well. You could bring your own bike and buy a lift ticket if you want a lift to the summit, or you can rent equipment there. The Ranger Station in Hungry Horse, can provide you with information and maps to the numerous hiking trails and fishing lakes in and around Glacier Park and the North Fork area.

There is loads of great hiking in the area. Some favorites of ours on the West side of the park is the 'Avalanche Lake trail'. It is a good starter hike and not too long. About 5 miles round trip. Avalanche Lake is just beautiful with about 5 or more waterfalls (depending on the season) flowing into it from the surrounding peaks. The trail to the lake follows a deep, fast moving and very beautiful gorge. Our grandkids caught quite a few trout fishing along the gorge. the trail is hilly, but travels through a dense and mossy forest, so nice and cool besides beautiful.

Another local favorite hike is the 'Highline trail', which starts from Logan Pass and travels across the mountain on a fairly level trail and then across high mountain meadows with lots of mountain goats and big horn mountain sheep, wildflowers and lots of water running. Very pretty! The trail is about 11 miles from Logan Pass to 'the Loop' on the Going to the Sun Road. It might be a bit much for very young kids, but you could probably go as far as you are comfortable and just return to Logan Pass. Otherwise, if you were to continue on there is a mile that is a gradual climb to the Granite Park Chalet and a nice place to warm up if it is cold or to stop for a picnic on a picnic table outside. Then the last 4 miles are downhill back to 'the Loop'.

The park offers a shuttle service back to Logan Pass to pick up your car or you can take the shuttle from just inside the West Glacier entrance and not drive up there at all. I believe it's a free service as well to minimize cars on the 'Sun Road', so you can park at West Glacier & ride.

'Peigan Pass trail' is another nice hike and just down the east side of Logan Pass at about the 2nd loop in the road. beautiful view from the pass & another great place to picnic and watching mountain sheep/goats.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from cabin deck

    View from cabin deck

  • Cabin exterior

    Cabin exterior

  • Overlooking Living Room from stairs

    Overlooking Living Room from stairs

  • Neighboring cabins—ours, ctr. w/green roof

    Neighboring cabins—ours, ctr. w/green roof

  • Exploring trail & Beaver Dam across Spoon Lake

exploring trail across Spoon Lak

    Exploring trail & Beaver Dam across Spoon Lake exploring trail across Spoon Lak

  • Upstairs bath

    Upstairs bath

  • Cabin shoreline & dock

    Cabin shoreline & dock

  • Bunk room w/ Double. Single, Bunk Bed & view overlooking Spoon Lake

    Bunk room w/ Double. Single, Bunk Bed & view overlooking Spoon Lake

  • Wash basin in Bunk Room

    Wash basin in Bunk Room

  • June, Bear Grass in bloom—Lake side

    June, Bear Grass in bloom—Lake side

  • Our dock & lake shoreline

    Our dock & lake shoreline

  • Lakeside of cabin w/ deck facing Spoon Lake

    Lakeside of cabin w/ deck facing Spoon Lake

  • 'Great Room'—opens onto lake side deck

    'Great Room'—opens onto lake side deck

  • Master Bedroom, downstairs

    Master Bedroom, downstairs

  • Living room, looking towards the lake

    Living room, looking towards the lake

  • Canoe paddling on Spoon Lake

    Canoe paddling on Spoon Lake

  • Upstairs bedrrom w/ double bed

    Upstairs bedrrom w/ double bed

  • View from cabin deck

    View from cabin deck

  • Cabin front entry with covered porch

    Cabin front entry with covered porch

  • View from Canoe looking back

    View from Canoe looking back

  • Beautiful view deck

    Beautiful view deck

  • Great Room down sofa seating around fireplace

    Great Room down sofa seating around fireplace

  • Mid-October w/Larch in fall color

    Mid-October w/Larch in fall color

  • Up to 10' x 26' retractable awning over deck

    Up to 10' x 26' retractable awning over deck

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