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Beautiful Solar-Powered Log Cabin 3 Miles from Glacier National Park Entrance

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Kootenay Cabin on the right with Owners Lodge to the left.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Kootenay is located on Numa Peak, more than 20 pristine acres less than 3 miles from the Bowman Lake Entrance of Glacier National Park. Kootenay is 20 miles off the grid and it is powered almost completely by solar energy. Water is supplied by a well on the property. The well is fed by mountain streams with the water table below. There is only one property, rarely used, between Kootenay and the source of all the water. Additionally,we have gone 'green' wherever possible. There are 4 log cabins (Kootenay, Kintla, Ptarmigan and Siyeh) each with spectacular views of the peaks of Glacier National Park. Kootenay has 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed, full bath, full kitchen, dining area and living area. There is a large front deck looking into the park with table and chairs.The master bedroom also includes a private sitting area as well as a private deck facing into Glacier National Park. Haycreek runs year round and is situated directly behind the cabin. It is home to the endangered Bull Trout.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 21 years of age...moreless

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    27' by 15' room with private balcony facing the mountains...moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 1 queen

    11' x 11' cozy room, with wooden floors and aspen ceiling. ...moreless

  • The master bedroom is 27' by 15' with 2 foot knee walls. We have used a beautiful aspen accents for both the ceiling and walls as well as log peak. With large windows, you have a stunning view of the western peaks of Glacier National Park. You can see them from the bed, the seating area or your private balcony. There is a full closet and luggage space provided as well. The second bedroom has the same beautiful wood work, but is a bit smaller at 11' by 11'. We have put a closet and storage space in the corner to ensure ample room in this bedroom. It is cozy and tucked in the eaves of the Kootenay cabin. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Located on the second floor and close to both bedrooms.

Other Amenities

  • Numa Peak has four cabins and all are handcrafted by local builders with many of the logs coming from the property itself. Kootenay is the original family home and largest of the four. It is attached to the owners lodge which now functions as the family cabin when we are visiting, but we can assure renters that their space will remain private and secluded from us. You will have a separate entrance and the cabins remain separate via an empty hallway and locked door. Please note that we are literally off the grid and power is provided by 2 large solar panels, an inverter and battery system with backup generator, and propane. We are trying to be as sustainable as possible, using the sun, wood from the Numa Peak property, energy efficient equipment, and providing jobs to the North Fork locals!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    All the board games you can think of! From monopoly to scrabble and beyond....moreless

  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Kootenay has spectacular views directly into the rugged peaks of Glacier National Park from the main living and dining room areas, the porch and private balcony off of master bedroom....moreless

  • Rural:

    Numa Peak is many miles off the grid. All power is supplied with two large solar panel systems, inverter and battery panels with a back up generator and propane. Small footprint. :) ...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    During the winter, the Numa Peak property and surrounding area becomes a winter wonderland. Grab your nordic skis or snow shoes and head right out the door!...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Whitefish Mountain Resort is located 50 miles from the Numa Peak property. It would be an early morning, but well worth the drive when you're skiing at 6800ft looking down on the town and lake....moreless

  • Village:

    Polebridge is just 1 mile away. You'll fall in love with this small community the minute you taste their huckleberry turnovers. If baked goods aren't your thing, wander outside for some live music!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Kootenay cabin is located on Haycreek. Haycreek is a small, freshwater creek that runs year round and is home to the endangered bull trout. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is very open with chairs for four and a stunning view of the property, meadow, forest, and mountains. The kitchen and dining areas are both tiled....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room is adjacent to the dining area and kitchen with a large window looking out over the Numa Peak property.With wood floors, we have a full size leather sofa, love seat, and coffee table....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have both a standard percolator for drip coffee as well as a french press. A small grinder is also available if you are a fan of that freshly ground coffee smell! ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Provides for the four occupants with utensils to spare. Small and Large plates, coffee mugs, glasses, wine glasses. All utensils, chef knives, can opener, beer and wine opener....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    We have a fully equipped kitchen, stocked with all the necessary tools. It is spacious, with plenty of cupboard storage....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Please note that we do not provide a microwave. As our property runs almost entirely off of our solar panels, we have found microwaves to use too much energy in a short period of time....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas with 2 racks...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    30' energy star. Single door with separate freezer on top. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Kootenay has a front porch and private balcony off of the master bedroom. Both decks are quite large, at 27' x 12', with bistro style tables and chairs viewing the property and peaks of West Glacier!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Kootenay is located on the south side of the Numa Peak property, 21 acres of meadow and forest. We also have a fresh water creek, Hay Creek, running just behind the cabin....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We cross-country ski and snowshoe from our doorstep in the winter months, but we also have Whitefish Mountain Resort just 50 miles away....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Low Season
Oct 19 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
$1,750 $6,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$315
$2,065 $8,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cabin Cleaning $145
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Only four individuals are allowed to stay per cabin.There are no services available. "No trace left behind" is the approach for everyone up the North Fork Valley.

Damage will be assessed between all stays and if items need to be replaced or fixed an appropriate fee will be charged to the credit card on file.


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Location

43 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier National Park International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Northern Lights Saloon
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
West Glacier
44 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Whitefish, MT
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Northern Lights Saloon
51 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitefish Mountain Resort

Car: Necessary

Numa Peak is located on 21 acres of beautiful forest. We have our main Kootenay cabin located at the south side of the property with a small, clear, freshwater creek running behind. Our three smaller cabins, Kintla, Ptarmigan, and Siyeh are situated at the north side of the property in the meadow facing some of the stunning mountains of West Glacier. The summer offers so many activities in this remote valley. Whether you are interested in taking a canoe out on the water, hiking through the mountains, fishing, hunting, swimming (only recommended for those with thick skin!), camping, bicycling, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, driving the Going-to-the-Sun road for some of the most spectacular views in the Northwest, or simply watching for wildlife, this is the perfect spot to do it all. We are located just 10 miles from one of the entrances to Glacier National Park and less than one hour driving to the main entrance. Beyond the benefits of Numa Peaks location, our cabins are designed for you to enjoy a cozy, quiet, and serene getaway. Each cabin has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room with a wood stove, and a beautiful front porch facing Numa Peak, our namesake. We have picnic tables outside of each cabin and an outdoor grill for cooking during those beautiful summer evenings. If you find yourself relaxing outside after the sun goes down, the stars are magnificent. And if you're really lucky, the aurora borealis may show itself, maybe.

For more photos of the property, please visit our website at www.numapeak.com. And should you have any additional questions about the property, feel free to send us a message.

Mary Bassingthwaighte, Numa Peak

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1994

About: Mary worked in Glacier National Park at Many Glacier Hotel from 1977-1980. Finally, in 1992 our family was able to move to Missoula, MT. On one of our visits to Glacier National Park, a small 'For Sale' sign was spied on the side of the road. We have now spent 20 years growing as a family in the North Fork Valley. Kira, Ian and Tristan have spent many wonderful days here during their childhood. As their mother, exposing this pristine nature and beauty felt so natural and necessary. Now in her twenties, Kira and I are working together to share our spectacular gem with all of you. Pictured here is the original family cabin which we recently remodeled and now stands as the Kootenay Cabin. Since this picture was taken, we have also expanded and attached a lodge area for our family to stay when we visit. We can assure you that although the family cabin and the Kootenay cabin are attached, the rental is separated from ours by a locked hallway and remains very private with its own entrance and great distance from the other three rental cabins. The addition was started as a way to have room for the kids when they returned with their families. Then the idea of having a place that allowed other people to experience the beauty of the North Fork Valley and Glacier came about. So here we are today trying to share this rare beauty with the rest of you.

Why Polebridge:
Numa Peak has some of the most fantastic views of the mountains to be found even up in the North Fork Valley. People slow down as they turn our corner on the North Fork Road as the peaks come into view. The historic Mecantile in Polebridge, 1 mile down the road, offers the basic needs to campers, tourists and backpackers. It is internationally known for its' baked goods of all types (truth be told, the huckleberry turnovers are the real reason we bought the property in 1992…) Polebridge is also home to the Northern Lights Saloon. Excellent fare is often accompanied by music played by locals and visitors from around the world.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Numa Peak has beauty and solitude but is just around the corner from all that the North Fork has to offer. Haycreek sings the music of mountain streams all year long. Bowman Lake and all its splendour is less than 10 miles away. The main entrance to Glacier National Park is less than one hour by car and the drive itself is stunning. Beyond the views and location, our 4 cabins have been built to offer the most comfortable and relaxing stay. You may be drawn outdoors by the adventurous opportunities, but even a day at the property would be a day well spent.


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Photos

  • Kootenay Cabin on the right with Owners Lodge to the left.

    Kootenay Cabin on the right with Owners Lodge to the left.

  • View of Numa Peak, our namesake, from the property

    View of Numa Peak, our namesake, from the property

  • Kitchen with Dining Area

    Kitchen with Dining Area

  • Dining Area looking into front yard

    Dining Area looking into front yard

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Private Sitting Area in the Master Bedroom

    Private Sitting Area in the Master Bedroom

  • Private Creekside Area with Stone Beach right behind the cabin

    Private Creekside Area with Stone Beach right behind the cabin

  • Solar Panels, our primary source of power on the property

    Solar Panels, our primary source of power on the property

  • Hay Creek In Winter Looking At The Old Homestead

    Hay Creek In Winter Looking At The Old Homestead

  • Gunsight Lake

    Gunsight Lake

  • Grinnell Glacier Trail

    Grinnell Glacier Trail

  • View from the Deck. Kintla in the  foreground.

    View from the Deck. Kintla in the foreground.

  • Kootenay Cabin showing the reflection of the mountains in the windows!

    Kootenay Cabin showing the reflection of the mountains in the windows!

  • Kootenay Living Room

    Kootenay Living Room

  • Kitchen (fully equipped) with Fridge, Gas Stove, and Built-In Wine Glass Rack

    Kitchen (fully equipped) with Fridge, Gas Stove, and Built-In Wine Glass Rack

  • Living Room with Couch and Love Seat, TV and DVD

    Living Room with Couch and Love Seat, TV and DVD

  • Master Bedroom Private Deck looking into Glacier National Park

    Master Bedroom Private Deck looking into Glacier National Park

  • Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower

    Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower

  • Numa Peak Sign on the North Fork Road

    Numa Peak Sign on the North Fork Road

  • Numa Peak Forest With A Double Rainbow

    Numa Peak Forest With A Double Rainbow

  • Bowman Lake- Less than 10 miles From Numa Peak

    Bowman Lake- Less than 10 miles From Numa Peak

  • Beargrass At Logan Pass on Going-To-The-Sun Road

    Beargrass At Logan Pass on Going-To-The-Sun Road

  • Many Glacier Hotel- One of the Historic Lodges in Glacier National Park

    Many Glacier Hotel- One of the Historic Lodges in Glacier National Park

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