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Secluded Hideaway on the Steps of Glacier National Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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.

More Details

Owner
Sue and Greg Evans
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Sue and Greg Evans

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.

Sue and Greg Evans purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Sue and Greg Evans chose Glacier Country

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Despite the cool wet weather during our stay at Lupine Meadows, we still greatly enjoyed our first week: cooking good meals,enjoying the fireplace, being cozy on the couch and chairs reading+/or listening to music. It's a wonderful, well appointed comfortable place, as nice as any Northern MN or Lake Superior vacation home I've seen! If Time and Life allows, we'll be happy to come back.
Jun 2010
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Amenities

Polebridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Secluded Hideaway on the Steps of Glacier National Park
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 18 reviews
Manassas, VA
5

Off the Grid and Off the Charts!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four absolutely loved this house. The cleanliness, upkeep, and decor exceeded all expectations. Unlike with most rental properties, this house really felt like the owners had entrusted us with their own home. The three bedroom layout and large dining / game table with views of the mountain range worked perfectly for us. We had several spectacular, sunny days when the nearby hiking and the views from the house were stellar. And we had two rainy days, but we made the most of them by playing board games and reading in the cozy house. The location also served as a perfect basecamp for launching a backcountry trek into the Boulder Pass / Hole-in-the-Wall area of Glacier National Park. We would absolutely return the next time we are headed to the North Fork. Many thanks to Sue for being so responsive and proactive about the rental arrangements.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. II'm so happy you had such a wonderful experience!
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Eagle, Idaho
5

Unique Lodge with beautiful Glacier views

  • 5 of 5

To stay in this quiet, relatively remote area, on the doorstep of north Glacier was a real treat. This is a beautiful lodge with rustic touches and views of Glacier peaks. The owner Sue was very helpful, via emails & phone calls, and helped us with all our questions, so our group of 3 couples could feel assured of a great stay. This home has everything from a gorgeous fire place to heat via thermostat, to a new washer/dryer - so every comfort is there. Sue sent detailed written information about the lodge so we knew where things were and how to operate things. She also sent hikes, and places to eat & sightsee near the cabin. The comfort and style of the lodge amidst incredible scenery, fishing, privacy, quiet, wildlife and more, made for a week we will never forget. We are grateful the owners share their beautiful home with renters and appreciated all their great help. We hope to return for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and felt you were well informed about the property and the area. That is always our goal.
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Polebridge wedding

  • 1 of 5

We had a very disappointing stay at this property. The owner was suspicious and fearful of our intentions of using her home (we were there for a family wedding) and repeatedly asked us how many were staying at the property, although we kept insisting no more than six would be sleeping there. The home, while in a gorgeous setting, was filled with notes of what not to do in the home ( fireplace, garbage disposal, septic system, etc). We did not have sufficient towels or toilet paper for our stay. She deducted from our deposit for a very frivolous reason, even after paying a very hefty cleaning fee. I would encourage you not to stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a challenging situation from the beginning. The guest was very stressed about the wedding when she contacted me. Since we are off the grid I always want to be sure our guests understand where they are going and that this is not just a rental, but our home. It's apparent that this guest did not take the time to thoroughly read either the agreement or the Welcome Letter I sent. We had not received their final payment a week before arriving and it was clearly stated it was required at least 30 days prior to arrival. I contacted her and she blamed me for not reminding her. I did not need to contact her but did not want them to arrive and not be able to get into the cabin. In regard to the towels it is stated in the Welcome Letter how many towels are supplied per person during a one week rental and there is a washer and dryer available in the cabin. As for the toilet paper, we keep extra under the bathroom sink but I will check on that. I never want people to run out! The guest claimed our housekeeper arrived 30 minutes prior to the check out time, but that was not the case. She arrived 30 minutes after the time and the guests didn't vacate until an hour after the check out time. The time was clearly stated in the agreement, explained afterward and even mentioned in an email right before their arrival. In the 11 years we have opened our home to guests, this is the first time we have ever had someone unhappy with their stay or my communication with them. It is only the second time I felt the need to deduct money from a deposit. That amount will go directly to our housekeeper. I encourage you to read the other reviews and come to your own conclusions. I spend a lot of time talking and emailing with potential guests, as this location is not appropriate for everyone and I want people to have a wonderful experience and vacation.
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Wisconsin
5

Montana at it's finest.

  • 5 of 5

We travel to Montana every fall. This was our first time to the North Fork. The cabin exceeded all our expectations. Until you actually sit on the back porch and look at the peaks in Glacier Park. Or relax in front of the fireplace you can't appreciate the beauty of the land or the property. We hiked,fly fished,viewed the wildlife and relaxed. Sue and Greg were wonderful hosts and provided us with a wealth of information on the area. I would recommend this cabin to anyone who loves wild things.

The only thing I would like to change is give it 6 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this "6 star" review. We are very happy that you enjoyed the area and our lodge.
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5

The North Fork's Finest!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Lupine Lodge for a Wedding in the Polebridge area and had a wonderful stay. Lupine has all the amenities, and the Evan's pride in their Lodge is evident in all the extra touches that make their home a cut above the rest. We cooked, we hiked, we enjoyed cozy fires in their showcase fireplace while watching a movie on their DVD player.

On clear days, the view from the porch of the Livingston Range is awesome!

We even had a rousing game of horseshoes by the woodstack (my sister & I beat my sons when her last toss hit, rolled about 5ft, and ended up a ringer!)

You really get onto the Montana Spirit when you stay at a Lodge like this one!

For non hikers, the ride down to the river (in the Evan's list of things to do) provides great views! Polebridge & The Mercantile Store are a hoot, and if you have a good 4 wheel drive the 6 mile road to Bowman Lake is worth it (absolutely spectacular views of mountains surrounding the lake).

If ever back in this area, this is the only place we would consider staying!

Kudos to the Evans!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a kind review. We are very pleased that you had such a wonderful time at our lodge and in the area. This piece of our country is really quite special.
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Missoula, Montana
5

Remote Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Dear friends traveled from the East to celebrate a special birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed the lodge and found it to have every convenience possible. We wanted to enjoy the less popular part of Glacier and all the comforts of home. We were all delighted with the many amenities, wonderful views, and excellent condition of the lodge. We highly recommend this for your stay in and around the Polebridge area. And Sue and Greg are helpful hosts who have forgotten nothing we missed.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Polebridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 7.0%

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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