This cabin sits nestled in a grove of aspen trees by a pond. It is a little haven of serenity, where one can retreat when the rest of the world gets too crazy. Often, the only sounds you might hear are the leaves rustling in the wind and the blackbird calls from the pond. In the early and late season the crackling of the fire keeps us company as we sit around and relax from the day’s activities.
It is a modern cabin, with all the amenities you will need, in a rustic setting. Behind the cabin there is a brick fire pit, a barbecue and a picnic table. A few yards further there is a beautiful pond, with all kinds of water fowl. Moose, deer and even bears have been seen drinking and enjoying a dip in this pond. Behind the pond is a fantastic view of the mountains of Glacier National Park. There is also a very special mountain that stands out, literally. Chief Mountain, a magnificent peak, sacred to many of the native American tribes of the area.
The view from the front of the cabin is of a flower filled field, fenced in with rustic A-frame style fencing. Often you can see free range horses wandering past. Beyond this is the dirt “road” and just a little bit further again, is Duck Lake – reputably the best fishing lake in Montana. The cabin has an official easement to Duck Lake for easy fishing access. We now have two fly rods to use for a fee if you choose to purchase a reservation license for the day.
Inside the cabin are two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living/dining area. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and the guest bedroom has two twin bunk beds. The kitchen has all the cookware you will need to prepare and serve your meals. There is no oven however, so bring your own cakes and cookies! The bathroom has a shower, a sink and a toilet. The living/dining area is quite large, with a table that seats 4. There is an electric wall heater, which puts out a considerable amount of heat. There are some games and books on the shelves to entertain you if it is rainy outside.
The cabin is perfectly situated about half way between two of the entrances to Glacier National Park – St. Mary and Many Glacier. It is wonderful to be so close to Glacier National Park; after a long day of Park activities, you are only minutes away from being home. From here you can enjoy hiking, sightseeing, animal spotting, bird watching, or any of the many activities available while in the breathtakingly scenic Glacier National Park. You may also enjoy inner tubing, horse riding, mountain climbing, cycling and canoeing near the cabin. There is much more to do than you can ever achieve in just one visit.
I had stayed in this cabin many times over the years. Driving over from the west side of Glacier to chase the beautiful brown and rainbow trout that abound in Duck Lake. The previous owner was a good friend of mine and another friend happened to purchase it recently. I grew up between St. Mary and Whitefish so the east side is a very special place for me. And now I have the pleasure of coming back and spending a summer as the the manager of the Duck Lake Cabins #1 and #2. I am very excited to be back on the east side to hike the trails, climb the mountains, chase the fish, and just soak up the grandeur of this magnificent country.
There is so much to discover in this special area of Montana. It is rugged, beautiful, and spiritual. I think you’ll agree with me when you find yourself relaxing in this beautiful spot.