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Spacious Log Cabin on Secluded Lake by West Glacier

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Our cabin is situated on a beautiful secluded Lake with 4.5 acres of privacy & on the western boundary of Glacier National Park.

Transportation is just 1/2 hour drive from the Glacier National Park International Airport in Kalispell, or a 2 hour drive from Missoula or 4.5 hour drive from Spokane, WA. It feels very remote, surrounded by forest, yet is close to the conveniences of town just 7 miles away, with various restaurants/internet cafe's, groceries and fishing tackle.

Our cabin is very spacious with the Great Room adjacent to the kitchen and dining. A big stone wood burning fireplace is central to the homey feel, with comfy down sofas facing it and lots of western rustic charm.

The Great Room opens onto a large deck, great for summer meals outdoors & a covered porch that wraps around the other side, with 2 porch swings for outdoor enjoyment during inclement weather.

It is very complete with a full kitchen including all cooking utensils, pots, dishes & glassware as well as all bedding & linens.

We leave our canoe there for our guests to use to enjoy the beauty, fishing & wildlife that spoon Lake has to offer. It is a 'motor-less/'wake-free' lake, so very peaceful. Loons, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Blue Heron, Beaver, Deer & the occasional Moose & Black Bear make their home there.

River access is just 3 miles away on the North Fork of the Flathead River, where you can walk or fish from several access' to the river.

Nearby rafting, horseback riding and golf are available as well as 700 miles of great hiking within Glacier National Park and the North fork area.

It's a great place in a beautiful setting and we love to share it with our guests.

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More Details

Owner
Jackie Black
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
KALISPELL—Glacier Park Intern'l. Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Columbia Falls
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Meadow Lake
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Empire Builder, Whitefish Stn or Belton Flag Stop
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
North Fork Road (486)
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
in Columbia Falls
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
North Fork River
Car: necessary

Our cabin itself, sits on Spoon Lake, with about 4 1/2 surrounding acres of privacy and just a few cabins on our side of the lake. The view from the cabin deck is all forest & lake, so you have the benefit of seeing wildlife from time to time. It has a spacious floor plan, with a large open 'Great Room', with a nice big stone fireplace & big comfy down couches facing it. The kitchen and dining on the main floor, open onto a large private deck facing the lake as well as a covered porch on the other side. There's a picnic table and barbeque on the deck that's great for summer meals outdoors.

We love the location. It's so peaceful and you feel so remote, yet we are still fairly close to the conveniences of town (about 7 miles away) and only about 15 minutes to the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. A shortcut we use is the Blankenship Road, which intersects the North Fork Rd. 1/2 mile north and then east of us. The North Fork Road follows the North Fork River creating the western most boundary of Glacier National Park.

The spring and summer months are special at Spoon Lake when the Loons nest and raise their young before they leave for the winter. They have wonderful calls and are fun to watch from a canoe. We have a dock and leave our canoe there also for our guests to use to explore the lake and wildlife. Due to nesting sites for Loons, it is a motorless / 'wakefree lake' lake', so very peaceful.

There is access to the North Fork River both about a mile or so north of us on the North Fork Road, as well as where the Blankenship Rd. crosses the river about 2 to 3 miles from us. It forks just above the bridge at this point. There are small dirt roads on both sides of the river, where you can drive a car down near the water and walk, fish or explore from there.

If you follow the Blankenship Road east, it comes out on Hwy. 2. near the main entrance to Glacier National Park (West Glacier... about a 15 min. drive) and the various river rafting outfits, which are a lot of fun.

Horseback riding, trail rides are available across from lake Mc Donald Lodge and go through a beautiful lush forest and along Mc Donald Creek and falls. There is also, a 'drive through' bear experience in the West Glacier area, which we visited this last spring. You can view the bears roaming around up close in their controlled forest surroundings and from the safety of your car.

We are not golfers, but other guests have written in our guest book about all the 'great golf in the area'. The chair lifts and gondolas at Big Mountain in Whitefish, have operated during past summer months for sight-seeing and I believe there are bridle trails to the top also. If this is of interest, you should check the website to be sure they still are doing this.

Mountain biking has been available in the past as well. You could bring your own bike and buy a lift ticket if you want a lift to the summit, or you can rent equipment there. The Ranger Station in Hungry Horse, can provide you with information and maps to the numerous hiking trails and fishing lakes in and around Glacier Park and the North Fork area.

There is loads of great hiking in the area. Some favorites of ours on the West side of the park is the 'Avalanche Lake trail'. It is a good starter hike and not too long. About 5 miles round trip. Avalanche Lake is just beautiful with about 5 or more waterfalls (depending on the season) flowing into it from the surrounding peaks. The trail to the lake follows a deep, fast moving and very beautiful gorge. Our grandkids caught quite a few trout fishing along the gorge. the trail is hilly, but travels through a dense and mossy forest, so nice and cool besides beautiful.

Another local favorite hike is the 'Highline trail', which starts from Logan Pass and travels across the mountain on a fairly level trail and then across high mountain meadows with lots of mountain goats and big horn mountain sheep, wildflowers and lots of water running. Very pretty! The trail is about 11 miles from Logan Pass to 'the Loop' on the Going to the Sun Road. It might be a bit much for very young kids, but you could probably go as far as you are comfortable and just return to Logan Pass. Otherwise, if you were to continue on there is a mile that is a gradual climb to the Granite Park Chalet and a nice place to warm up if it is cold or to stop for a picnic on a picnic table outside. Then the last 4 miles are downhill back to 'the Loop'.

The park offers a shuttle service back to Logan Pass to pick up your car or you can take the shuttle from just inside the West Glacier entrance and not drive up there at all. I believe it's a free service as well to minimize cars on the 'Sun Road', so you can park at West Glacier & ride.

'Peigan Pass trail' is another nice hike and just down the east side of Logan Pass at about the 2nd loop in the road. beautiful view from the pass & another great place to picnic and watching mountain sheep/goats.

Amenities

Columbia Falls Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Downstairs bathroom included a tub/shower combination as well as wash basin & toilet. A 2nd Bathroom upstairs has an antique tub as well as toilet. The wash basin is located in the Bunk Room to accommodate multiple guests using bathroom facilities at the same time.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Bed (1), Bunk Beds (1—Sleeps 2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Spacious Log Cabin on Secluded Lake by West Glacier
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here with our family of 6 adults ! It had everything we needed and felt so much like "home". We loved sitting on the front porch every morning and evening with the views of the lake. It was one of our favorite vacations so far. It's close to the park, the airport and cute towns close by. The sounds of the loons made it a peaceful place to relax after a long day of hiking. We had ducks and a neighbor's friendly dog visit us every day, We already miss them! We took turns taking the canoe out on the lake and it was great! Thank you Jackie and Gib for opening your home to us and giving us such wonderful memories. We hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Cabin Experience

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was more than I expected, as close to perfect as it gets. The cabin is the real deal with a very large deck overlooking a beautiful peaceful lake. It's at the end of a private road and very secluded. The cabin is minutes from the Glacier National park gate at West Glacier and the city of Columbia Falls which has everything you need for the stay. The lake is clear and warm enough to splash around in or canoe and float in a tube all provided by the owner. Working with Jackie and Gib Black on the rental was very easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely great!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth family vacation stay at this ideallic property. Just perfect for a "woodsy" getaway on a small lake not far from Glacier National Park. The owners are a trerrific couple who share their love of this place and surroundings. Their vacation home oozes with comfort and interesting decor. You will not want for anything.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, IN LETTING OTHERS KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AT OUR CABIN. WE ARE SO PLEASED TO KNOW WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND YOU HAVE HAD ANOTHER GREAT MONTANA HOLIDAY.
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5

Awesome Glacier vacation at perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Beautiful cabin that was perfect for our group of 7! Had everything we needed for a wonderful Glacier vacation. Would highly recommend to anyone . Hated to leave but looking forward to coming back !

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU JAY, FOR TAKING THE TIME TO POST YOUR EXPERIENCE AT OUR CABIN. WE ARE ALWAYS DELIGHTED TO KNOW OUR GUESTS HAVE HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE THERE. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY. KIND REGARDS, JACKIE & GIB BLACK
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Amazing log cabin on beautiful Spoon Lake

  • 5 of 5

The description and pictures of this cabin on Spoon Lake seemed too good to be true, but as soon as we arrived we knew we were in for a great week. The custom log cabin (which is more like a small lodge) is very comfortable and furnished with an assortment of rustic furniture and decorations. It easily accommodated our family of 6 adults and 2 young children. There is a wonderful view of the lake from the front porch, and the tall trees surrounding the cabin made us feel like we had the whole lake to ourselves.

The lake water is crystal clear and we saw and heard a pair of loons every day. There was also a large family of ducks that showed up next to the dock as soon as they saw us. We saw, but could not catch, several largemouth bass, and our grandsons had a ball catching small perch while fishing from the dock. We used the canoe several times each day for fishing, or just to explore the shoreline. We had the good fortune of being here during a week of warm weather and went swimming off the dock every afternoon. The lake bottom is soft, so a swim tube or inflatable raft are recommended.

Even though the setting made us feel like we were in the wilderness, Columbia Falls and Whitefish are both full service communities a short drive away. Glacier National Park is close by and easy to find, although we learned that in July you have to get there very early in the day to find any parking at popular stops along the Going to the Sun Road.

Owners Jackie and Gib Black are great hosts and did everything possible to prepare us for our stay and answer our questions promptly. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at their "home" on Spoon Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI JOHN, I JUST FOUND YOUR VERY NICE REVIEW OF YOUR STAY AT OUR CABIN. WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT THE GOOD TIME YOU HAD HERE AND WE APPRECIATE SO MUCH THE TIME YOU TOOK TO POST A REVIEW. MANY THANKS AGAIN JACKIE & GIB BLACK
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5

Excellent cabin in every aspect. Probably best VRBO we have ever stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

My family has been using VRBO for over 10 years and this cabin is by far the best or one of the best we have ever stayed at. The pictures are great but really do not capture the location and quality of the cabin. First, the location is excellent. Far enough away from town that you are removed from the hustle and noise (< 10 miles) but close enough to get groceries, grab a bite or explore. As for Glacier, we took the short cut and it was easy to get to. We also took several trips to White Fish which we loved and that we about a 20 minute drive. I love trains so getting to see Burlington Northern passenger station and maintenance facility was fun.

The cabin has everything you need for cooking, resting or chilling out! We spent hours on the deck overlooking the lake watching the ducks, loons and an occasional bald eagle or heron. We took several trips on the canoe that was stored on the dock. I highly recommend paddling across the lake and seeing where the pond is fed from.

The owners we fantastic to work with from the time we booked to leaving the cabin. Jackie has several of her water color paintings inside the cabin which we really enjoyed and they capture what Montana is all about. If you are thinking about visiting Glacier, you really should consider this cabin.

Some highlights: Town of Whitefish, Five forks restaurant (bison), in Glacier - Highline trail, Iceberg lake, road to the sun. We went in July so there was an abundance of local cherries.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI ROBERT, I JUST FOUND YOUR NICE REVIEW THAT YOU POSTED FOR US AND WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DO THIS FOR US. OTHER FAMILIES WILL APPRECIATE YOUR INPUT AS WELL AS THEY MAKE A DECISION FOR THEIR OWN MONTANA HOLIDAY. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME AND WE ARE SO PLEASED TO HEAR YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY. KIND REGARDS, JACKIE & GIB BLACK
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $1,000

Personal/Business Check, Cashier's Check, Money Order or Traveler's Checks. Internat'l guests via Paypal, Western Union or a Bank to Bank wire Transfer, in US Dollars. Min. stay Jun, July & Aug is 1-wk. Sometimes 3 nights are left over & available from a 10 night stay. The $500 "Security/Damage Deposit" is due upon booking & is refundable after departure—pending damages.

The $500 "Security/Damage Deposit" is refundable (pending damages) & returned the week of your departure from the cabin. This would be due upon booking and secures your reservation. The Rental Fee, Tax & Departure Cleaning Fee would be due 45 days prior to arrival.
Payment may by Personal Check, Travelers Check, Cashiers Check or Money Order, or PayPal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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