Secluded Hideaway on the Steps of Glacier National Park
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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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(925) 989-4113 (California, USA)
Member since: 2002
- 1750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
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- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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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
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $750
- Tax Rate 7%
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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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.
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.
- Primary: (925) 989-4113 (California, USA)
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Lupine Meadow Lodge. Reflections of Glacier's peaks reflect in the windows.
Living room and fireplace..stairs to second story.
Cozy corner with Glacier rock see through fireplace on south side
Leather loveseat & ottoman. Very comfortable stick rockers in N. fireplace room
Kitchen and living room. Beautiful saw cut wooden floor.
Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds
Queen bedroom downstairs with log headboard and pine cone accents on dressers.
Reflection pond just North of the cabin. Views of Glacier Park
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.
Northern Lights Saloon 7 miles from cabin. Excellent food and drinks.
Deer and elk in the meadow at the cabin
View from South East
Living, dining and kitchen area
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.
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.
Spectacular views of Glacier from the cabin.
Spectacular sunrise from cabin porch.
Sondreson Meadow about 1.5 mile walk from the cabin. Glacier Park in background.
Bowman Lake in Glacier Park...about 14 miles from cabin
Mercantile, 7 miles; fresh pastries and cookies daily, gifts sold by cabin owner
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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