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Glacier Park Polebridge; (2mi.from Nw Glacier Park Entrance)

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom Queen + sleeper sofa bed + air beds,1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

I humbly thank you for taking the time to view our rustic cabin which truly is off the beaten path, up a gravel road, one way in and one way out an hour North from a small community, the town of Columbia Falls, we invite you to come and retreat from your everyday traffic jams get away from where people cut you off while driving, he’s shaving, she’s putting on her make up while both are speaking on their cell phones causing a trail of tension. Well, take a chance make a change, make a difference, have a memorable life time experience. Come to this quaint rustic type trappers cabin, get the kids away from their TV, video games this summer/winter and back to the family (DO IT NOW)!! YOU WON’T BE SORRY.

One mile South of Polebridge in Northwest Montana, in the North Fork Valley which is nestled between the Western edge of Glacier National Park and the oldest mountain range on the continent the Whitefish Range which was formed 75 to 100 million years ago this area is truly where heaven meets earth. As I write I just can’t contain myself I just don’t know where to start, ecosystem as intact as can be, imagine! Free roaming Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, (recommended bring bear spray on all outdoor activities, two if you have a large family) Mountain Lions, Moose, Elk, Whitetail and Mule Deer, Wolfs, Coyotes, they all coexists together the more time you spend outdoors the more you see.

Okay, now I’ll get to the cabin just after I tell you about the activities, practically out the cabin door has truly endless activities something for the whole family to enjoy. The view out the front door is Glacier National Park, just minutes away with endless hiking trails pristine remote lakes (Kintla and Bowman) where hiking, swimming, sea kayaking, fishing or just kayak out to have a picnic on one of many lake side locations (please pack your trash out) please leave no trace behind. You may want to raft the North Fork as you fly fish with Glacier in its entire splendor as a back drop, or perhaps a guided raft trip down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River (very fun). As you spend time in the North Fork Valley exploring the sites drive to a couple of hidden lakes Red Meadow, Upper White Fish just to mention a couple. Explore with the family many mountain biking trails the North Fork is a Wild and Scenic designated area, there is something here for every avid explorer that’s in all of us. This wonderful cabin is located one mile South from historical Polebridge Mercantile enjoy the daily fresh baked goods, arts, crafts and antiques. Dine at the Northern Lights Saloon most often in the evenings with live local musician you’ll never want the day to end, we look forward to hearing from you.The Home Ranch Store and Tavern is just 3 miles south of the cabin. (This cabin is off the power grid,cabin has power via power inverter solar & generator as backup).

Keywords: Trapper Type Log Cabin,indoor plumbing! On 10 acres

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017


Polebridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • full shower bath combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bed (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1) twin air beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Outdoor Fire Pit, wood furnished, you never know what wildlife you can see right from the cabin!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Glacier Park Polebridge; (2mi.from Nw Glacier Park Entrance)
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

Paradise in Polebridge

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights here in late September for our 30th anniversary. We enjoyed the remote location, and the views are incredible right from your porch. Mountains are all around you. No other cabins right on top of you. I woke early every morning and took my coffee onto the porch to watch the sunrise. Bundle up, but you will be rewarded. I will never forget seeing 2 wolves in the nearby field, and hearing wolves howl in the distance for a solid minute. Another morning I saw a red fox. Late one afternoon we saw a black wolf in the meadow. Mule deer every evening at dusk. The owner has provided binoculars and a spotting scope for you use. Another evening about dusk we saw a black bear standing in the road a few miles from the cabin. Watching the stars at night on the upper balcony is amazing as well. The cabin itself has all you need for cooking, and the wood stove is great. The bed upstairs is very comfortable and you will sleep great. The owners have thought of everything you could need, even providing a land line (bring a calling card). In the evening we enjoyed Yahtzee and doing crossword puzzles together. Disconnecting from television was wonderful. We bought food in Whtefish--no stores nearby other than the Mercantile. The Mercantile is great for coffee and homemade pastries and bread. They dont have much in the line of groceries. My husband loved the huckleberry turnover the best. They even have some gluten free options. You truly are in a remote and beautiful place in Polebridge. The road to the nearby park entrance is a little rough with large potholes but tolerable. We drove to Bowman Lake one day. The inner North Fork Road in the park is washed out and closed about 7 miles south of the entrance. Another day we drove north past Polebridge to Red Meadow Lake, on US Forrest Service property. Another beautiful, amazing place. There are 2 cans of bear spray at the cabin for your use, which was great since we came by train and couldn't bring ours from home. Another day we drove south to the Camas Creek entrance and hiked the Apgar Lookut hike. We spent the rest of the vacation on the east side of the park, but for us it didn't even compare to what we had in Polebridge. This cabin and the town of Polebridge is a wonderful piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snell Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 wonderful days at The Snell cabin in Polebridge. it is a beautifully maintained and well equipped cabin. We very much enjoyed having a fire in the wood burning stove every evening that warms up the entire cabin. It is off the grid so no cell service but that is a plus!! Every (early) morning we would have our bino's and watch out the kitchen window onto the neighbors property and saw 2 wolves, fox and deer!! 1 short mile up the road is The Merc with their scrumptious baked goods and hot sandwiches. The Northern Lights Saloon closed 1 week before we got there. Stop at the supermarket before you get to the cabin. The road is about 8 miles of rough road with pot holes but if you keep a steady speed of around 30 mph you do fine!! Then 4 paved miles.

After you cross the bridge you look on the right for a wooden box that says free library and turn down the driveway and you have arrived. Owner John Snell is a phone call away if you have any questions. Northwestern entrance to GNP is a mile or so from The Merc. If you are looking for quiet and relaxing this is the place!! Don't forget to listen for the wolves howling at night!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 nights here with my 2 daughters, mother and brother. What an relaxing vacation! I cannot say enough great things about this cabin and location! It is so secluded and peaceful and what a view! Every day deer visited the property. One evening when we pulled up to the cabin, there was a herd of elk in the yard. No complaints about anything in the cabin. Definitely planning to come again when my husband is able to get away! Fell in love with this place!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, NC, USA


  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! It was so quiet which I really needed. My husband and I had an outside fire, and inside fire, spent time on the front porch, as well as the upstairs balcony. What a great little gem. I would recommend this to anyone who would like some peace and quiet. We loved it. Thank you so much for having everything one would need to stay for a week.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Glacier NP visit

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at the Trapper cabin in Polebridge. As advertised, it’s on acreage and you definitely feel like you have your own piece of land bordering the park. I actually spent the first few hours upon arrival just sitting on the porch and taking in the view – it’s an amazing location! The cabin has everything you need and most folks won’t even notice they are off the grid…..the solar/inverter setup is pretty much seamless. My primary goal was to have close access to the north fork section park for some kayaking and hiking, and Polebridge is the perfect place for this. I definitely recommend kayaking Kintla Lake and the north fork of the Flathead, if kayaking is your thing. There is also plenty of fabulous hiking in the area, away from the crowds you might find in the more populated areas in the park. Even if you aren’t interested in these activities, the peaceful and quiet setting is perfect to just chill out and relax (I spent a great deal of time just sitting on the porch reading a book). It was also not uncommon to have the local deer swing through the yard in the early evening, which was always a treat. For full disclosure, Polebridge the town is very small (the Merc, Northern lights Saloon, and some rustic lodging) but as far as I am concerned, it’s ideal. A quick bike ride into town for prime rib on Saturday night at the Northern Lights make for a fabulous dinner adventure. There is also another store/tavern a few miles south of the cabin (Home Ranch Bottoms) which has huckleberry pie and ice cream which are not to be missed. John is great to work with and he answered all of my questions prior to arrival (not to mention my security deposit check was in my mailbox before I even got home). Ultimately, it was a great trip and I highly recommend the Polebridge trapper cabin for those interested in some time off the beaten path (and away from cell phones, TV, and internet) and away from the crowds. With any luck I hope to return at some point in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with two teenage girls and an 18 month old stayed in the cabin Aug 9-12. It was perfect! The cabin is very well appointed, it has everything you could possibly need, it even has three cans of bear spray! We spent many hours outside marveling at the unobstructed views of the mountains. The owner even stopped by to check in to see if we needed anything. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northern Lites 1 mi., Home Ranch Store 3 mi.
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northern Lites-1mi , Home Ranch Store-3mi
Nearest Ski
51 Miles
crosscountry type - right out front door,
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Polebridge ranger station
Car: recommended

Glacier Park to the east and vast Forest Service land to the west. Great for exploring. Cyclone lookout, Cyclone Lake, Red Meadow Lake, Bowman Lake, Kintla Lake, Logging Lake. and lots of Park trails. Cabin located 34 miles North of Columbia Falls or 1 mile south of Polebridge.


Rates & Availability

Polebridge Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

rental season from 1st May to Oct 31st

Personal check, 1st half to reserve dates and 2nd half due 45 days before arrival.
$200.00 Damage Deposit with last payment on seperate check

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