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Secluded Hideaway on the Steps of Glacier National Park

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Lupine Meadow Lodge. Reflections of Glacier's peaks reflect in the windows.

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Last updated: 05/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 1750-square-foot custom-crafted rustic lodge is enhanced by a very large see-through fireplace created using beautiful local and hand picked rock. There is a cozy location on one side to read, relax and enjoy the fireplace. The other side has a leather loveseat with large ottoman and two very comfortable wooden rockers. Another great spot for reading, relaxing, conversation with family as well as a flat screen TV with many DVD's to choose from.
Outfitted with many hand-peeled log accents and rustic iron work, this upscale cabin evokes the feeling of the great camps of decades gone by.
There are two huge, magnificent trees inside that support the structure. The lodge also offers the modern convenience of wireless internet if you feel the need to 'stay connected.'

Located in a large meadow, Lupine Meadow Lodge has wonderful views of the peaks of Glacier National Park. With many windows and four decks, you will have ample opportunity to relax and appreciate the beauty.

The cabin is surrounded on two sides by the Flathead National Forest. As the North Fork is remote and pristine, this high-tech cabin provides its own electricity from an underground generator and solar panels as this location is off the grid.

Lupine Meadow Lodge is located in the North Fork Valley of the Flathead River in Northwest Montana. The North Fork is designated a 'Wild and Scenic River' and its beauty is startling.

The cabin is located on the western border of Glacier National Park and is six and one-half miles north of the small outpost town of Polebridge. This picturesque town is comprised of a Mercantile which has basic provisions and a renowned bakery, The Northern Lights Saloon (restaurant and pub), a few rustic cabins for lodging, and approximately 40 residents. The Northwest entrance to Glacier National Park is accessed through Polebridge and is only about 8 miles from the cabin.

The North Fork is a special place and a true back country enthusiast's paradise. Known as America's last true wild lands, the North Fork is home to abundant wildlife including grizzlies, gray wolves, moose, elk, deer, mountain lions, snowshoe rabbits, bald eagles, and hawks.

There are many outdoor activities including excellent fishing on the North Fork River or the nearby mountain lakes and streams, hundreds of miles of trails, and old logging roads on which to hike and mountain bike. Lupine Meadow Lodge also provides excellent access to Glacier National Park.

Whether your desire is to get away and relax, or to make the most of the back country, Lupine Meadow Lodge will be sure to make your vacation remarkable. The lodge has a bedroom downstairs with a queen bed and a bath with a shower. There are two bedrooms upstairs with a queen bed in the master and two twin beds in the second bedroom. The bath upstairs has a tub/shower combination.

Keywords: lodge, wilderness, Glacier National Park, Polebridge, grizzly bears, wildlife, river rafting, hiking, kayaking, custom lodge, log cabin, upscale lodge, private, wireless internet.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • If you wish to get away from it all and enjoy the great beauty Mother Nature provides, this is the place for you! It is so quiet you can hear the wings of the birds, while sitting on the deck, as they fly over....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many different books are provided for in cabin usage. Do not remove without contacting the owner....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue tooth DVD player....moreless

  • Games:

    Variety of games available...moreless

  • Music Library:

    State of the art music system with cable to plug in your ipod....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player, radio...moreless

  • Television:

    DVD use only. Many titles provided. No TV reception....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There is an expensive library of videos....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    There is not a lake on the property but spectacular Bowman Lake is about 12 miles from the cabin. It's great for swimming, (cold) fishing, kayaking and hiking along....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    A spectacular view of the West side of Glacier National Park peaks is what greets you on the back porch as well as a large open meadow. Welcome to Big Sky Country....moreless

  • Rural:

    The North Fork is officially a wild and scenic area. Properties are off the grid; we have a large generator (underground) and solar panels which supply electricity in a completely automated system....moreless

  • Village:

    Polebridge is the historic village 6.5 miles south of the lodge. The Mercantile (historic register) offers pastries and unique gifts and the Saloon has excellent food and a choice of beer on tap...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The North Fork of the Flathead river is not visible from the cabin but is only about a mile as a crow flies. You can walk or drive to it...about two miles....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding is provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Several areas are available for seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    Large parking area...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Generally cell phones do not work in the North Fork. Our internet connection does allow cell phone usage through Skype. Contact us for details prior to booking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    One towel and wash cloth per person provided per week....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loader...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is available. No computer is provided and it is not a secure connection....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large see-through Glacier rock fireplace. Wood and ax provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with plates, glasses, utensils, cooking pans, garbage bags, dish soap, gas range, place mats and linens. First roll of paper towels provided....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Many herbs and spices. May be flour and condiments available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Electric with large top freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas range with four burners and full size oven....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are four different decks on the lodge...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at the Polebridge Mercantile...moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Weekly rentals are preferred but 4-6 nights are sometimes available at a higher nightly rate. Please check with owner for pricing. A portion of the lodge is locked off for owner's use only. Owner is not on the premises when guests are visiting.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/27/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kalispell, MT (FCA)
6.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Saloon - historic log cabin
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whitefish
55 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish, MT
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U. S. Highway 2
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Saloon in Polebridge-great food and fun owners
65 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitefish Mountain
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bowman Lake - rocky beach area

Car: Necessary

The North Fork river area is an official wild and scenic area. Properties are off the grid and supply their own electricity. Glacier National Park is our front yard and the Whitefish range our backyard. Activities such as hiking, climbing, float trips, fishing, kayaking and canoeing abound.

The community of Polebridge is like visiting the old west. The Mercantile (on the historic register) is famous for its freshly baked huckleberry bear claws, cookies and hot sandwiches as well as a variety of keepsakes to remind you of your trip. (owner sells her art in there) The Northern Lights Saloon serves delicious food as well as a variety of beer, wine and soft drinks.

There is a gas pump at the Mercantile but it is recommended that you fill up and do your grocery shopping in town for greater variety.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We both worked at Many Glacier on the east side of Glacier National Park in the 70's. We met when Sue was working for the concession in the coffee shop and Greg was in maintenance and took coffee breaks. We returned the following summer and a married couple and became a ranger and Greg continued in maintenance. We spent 8 summers at Many Glacier hiking and climbing all over the park so we know it well. Our son Merritt was named after two of our favorite mountains in the park.

Why the Owner Chose Polebridge, MT, USA:
Fast forward to 2004. We were interested in purchasing property near Glacier and decided on this location with it's beautiful views of Glacier and the rustic lodge feel of the cabin. We have since expanded the cabin into a lodge with added personal space and a three car garage. We made sure the expansion looked like it fit with the original structure rather than like an add-on.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We loved how quiet it was and there are no other neighbor buildings visible. You can sit on the back porch looking at the peaks of Glacier and hear the wings of the birds as they fly over.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Lupine Meadow Lodge.  Reflections of Glacier's peaks reflect in the windows.

    Lupine Meadow Lodge. Reflections of Glacier's peaks reflect in the windows.

  • Living room and fireplace..stairs to second story.

    Living room and fireplace..stairs to second story.

  • Cozy corner with Glacier rock see through fireplace on south side

    Cozy corner with Glacier rock see through fireplace on south side

  • Leather loveseat & ottoman. Very comfortable stick rockers in N. fireplace room

    Leather loveseat & ottoman. Very comfortable stick rockers in N. fireplace room

  • Kitchen and living room. Beautiful saw cut wooden floor.

    Kitchen and living room. Beautiful saw cut wooden floor.

  • Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

    Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

  • Queen bedroom downstairs with log headboard and pine cone accents on dressers.

    Queen bedroom downstairs with log headboard and pine cone accents on dressers.

  • Reflection pond just North of the cabin. Views of Glacier Park

    Reflection pond just North of the cabin. Views of Glacier Park

  • Fall view from cabin porch with fog rising from river

    Fall view from cabin porch with fog rising from river

  • Views of North Fork valley in the fall.  Larch trees turn and then lose needles.

    Views of North Fork valley in the fall. Larch trees turn and then lose needles.

  • Northern Lights Saloon 7 miles from cabin. Excellent food and drinks.

    Northern Lights Saloon 7 miles from cabin. Excellent food and drinks.

  • Deer and elk in the meadow at the cabin

    Deer and elk in the meadow at the cabin

  • View from South East

    View from South East

  • Living, dining and kitchen area

    Living, dining and kitchen area

  • Stairway to upper two bedrooms and full bath. Two massive logs support the lodge

    Stairway to upper two bedrooms and full bath. Two massive logs support the lodge

  • Sit back and relax in front of the massive see-through Glacier rock fireplace.

    Sit back and relax in front of the massive see-through Glacier rock fireplace.

  • North fireplace room with flat screen TV. Many DVDs provided; no TV reception.

    North fireplace room with flat screen TV. Many DVDs provided; no TV reception.

  • Master bedroom with handmade quilt & views of meadow and Glacier National Park.

    Master bedroom with handmade quilt & views of meadow and Glacier National Park.

  • Spectacular views of Glacier from the cabin.

    Spectacular views of Glacier from the cabin.

  • Spectacular sunrise from cabin porch.

    Spectacular sunrise from cabin porch.

  • Sondreson Meadow about 1.5 mile walk from the cabin. Glacier Park in background.

    Sondreson Meadow about 1.5 mile walk from the cabin. Glacier Park in background.

  • Bowman Lake in Glacier Park...about 14 miles from cabin

    Bowman Lake in Glacier Park...about 14 miles from cabin

  • Mercantile, 7 miles; fresh pastries and cookies daily, gifts sold by cabin owner

    Mercantile, 7 miles; fresh pastries and cookies daily, gifts sold by cabin owner

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/27/2016

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