About the property
- Cabin900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cabin, 1 Bedroom Queen + sleeper sofa bed +2 twin air beds,1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)
New- All year Availability!!! 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 (great barbecue food) 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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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About John Snell
Life long resident of the Flathead valley with ties to the North fork since 1959. Retired Ironworker.
John Snell purchased this Cabin in 1979
Why John Snell chose Polebridge
really like it!!!
What makes this Cabin unique
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Upon first driving up to this property it was evident that my primary goals (seclusion/quiet/charm/quality) were to be met with ease. I live in a moderately large city with the typical traffic, fast pace, intolerant others that accompany such places. It remains difficult for me to believe that over-population still does NOT get discussed. Anyway, this cabin was of very high quality. I felt a need to contact John 2-3 times during my stay. He was very helpful, friendly and genuinely desirous of helping each time. My contacts with him were not in regard to problems with the cabin at all. I would most certainly return to this off-the -grid cabin, and in fact hope to do so.
One of a kind experience, cannot imagine a better front porch view
John had everything set up for us when we arrived. He even took my calls when I had questions. Beautiful cabin in a perfect location. There’s a guest book that you sign. I was amazed at how many people were return visitors. We hope to return one day!
I think we were one of the first ones to stay at the cabin during the winter. It was a true find! If you love the North Fork and are looking for a winter getaway, go no further. The cabin is well located, minutes from Polebridge and has every thing you could want: hot water, inside bathroom, shower, microwave, etc. The second story balcony is just the place for your coffee in the morning and your evening beverage. John, the owner, is so nice. His call to make sure everything was going well and if we had any questions was a great touch. I am hoping that we get a chance to stay here during one of our summer visits.
If we fly out to Glacier again next winter, I know we will spend some time at the Snell cabin!
I would stay here anytime loved it
The cabin was well maintained and location was perfect while we didn't see any bears the wildlife was abundant from fox to whitetail deer and a lone Black wolf in the field in front of the cabin. If you are looking for a home base for hiking Glaicer or a place to have time for reading a good book the Snell cabin is it. This was a great place Thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise
The Best Place to Stay Near Glacier!
This is our fifth year in a row staying at this cabin...and we have already made plans for next year! The view looking across the meadow at the snow capped mountains is incredible. We watched two red foxes playing in the neighboring field along with a grizzly! We saw the Northern Lights one night which was amazing! The cabin has all the comforts of home, except TV and internet, which adds to the experience. You will not be disappointed staying here!
Just what we needed...
My husband and I spent 5 days here and loved every second! My husband wasn't too excited about going on vacation to Montana but after staying here, he didn't want to leave! We saw Grizzly bears and deer every day and enjoyed the peacefulness this property brings. I can truly say it feels like home. This is my second time staying in this cabin and is the only place I would stay during my future visits to Glacier Park - now that my husband is roped in, hope for plenty more! :) This cabin has all the amenities that you need for comfort but free from TV, social media and cell phone service. The view is breathtaking! It is just outside of Glacier Park and yet far enough away from the crowds. Thanks again John and Sharon!
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
Additional information about rental rates
rental season from 1 Jan. to 31 Dec. same rate all year. we try to rent by the week during prime time (1 July to 30 Sept.) but will fill in on either end of a week that is rented.