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Spoon Lake Camp - Close to Glacier National Park

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom 2 bath main house 4 additional 1 room cabins sleeps 8-16

The true 'Cabin on the Lake' experience, with infinite options for families and groups of all sizes. The property has its own dock on Spoon Lake, with gently sloping access for swimming, sunbathing, canoeing, or kayaking (our lake is motorless to protect the loons, making it quiet and safe.) There is easy access to incredible mountain biking and hiking just steps from the front door. Glacier National Park, West Glacier town, and access to the North Fork of the Flathead River are within about 10 minutes. World class skiing and the resort town of Whitefish is only 20 minutes away.

Either rent the main 4 bedroom, 2 bath cabin on its own, or bring more people and add anything from one to four extra 1 bedroom/1 bathroom cabins on the same property. The guest cabins are never rented to a separate party from the main house, so your privacy is assured.

The main cabin has an inviting Great Room for gathering, with a gas stove, two large couches, and plenty of seating and tables, as well as a TV for movies. We have a large video and DVD library with plenty of kids shows, too. This room also has a very long wooden dining table with long benches to accommodate up to 20 people comfortably for meals and games after supper. The Great Room also opens to a large wraparound covered deck with plenty of seating available to watch the loons on the lake.

Each of the additional cabins sleeps two people and comes with two twin beds that can be converted to king size. Each cabin has its own 3/4 bathroom with shower. Two of the cabins also have microwaves and small fridges. In each cabin, you can look out at the peaceful lake when you wake up each morning.

The main cabin has a fully equipped kitchen and a Weber gas grill on the covered deck. All bedding, quilts, linens, and towels are provided.

Just imagine how much fun you can all have hanging out together at this truly remarkable mountain lake property. Civilization is only 8 miles away in Columbia Falls, with antique shops, a great coffee shop, a family barbeque spot, and the excellent Three Forks Grill for fine dining. High end shopping and dining are also 20 minutes away in Whitefish.

You can fly into Glacier International Airport and arrive at your mountain lake getaway in 20 minutes. Missoula International Airport is only 2 hours and 15 minutes away and Spokane WA is only 4 1/2 hours away.

Keywords: Lake House, Lodge, Cabins, Cabin, Lake Camp, Summer Camp

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About The Owner


This photo was taken on a hike just down the road that is not in any of the guide books. We always give the directions to this lake hike when we send our favorite suggestions email to our renters.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Columbia Falls

We think this is the most wonderful spot on the planet. First of all, we bought it because we fell in love with Spoon Lake the moment we first saw it. It is so quiet and peaceful and we can really relax here. It is also a great place to entertain all of our family and friends. We love swimming in Spoon Lake because the water is warm in July and August and into September and it is so fresh you could drink it. It is a place where we connect with each other as a family, and with our friends for summer and winter fun.

What makes this house unique

We love exploring Glacier National Park and all its hiking trails, beautiful scenery, and wildlife that you can even see from the road. We love the hiking trails right around our cabin. We fish and swim all the time from the dock and we play soccer and football in the open field by the main cabin. The North Fork of the Flathead River is a wonderful river for a family float trip and for fly fishing. Polebridge, Montana is a unique place to go for amazing pastries and incredible views. There is also a fun Fourth of July parade up there. We love Whitefish for skiing and shopping and great restaurants. One of our favorite restaurants in Whitefish is Wasabi (a sushi place). We also like to check out the local antique shops in Columbia Falls. The best restaurant in the region, The Three Forks Grille, opened in C. Falls a few years ago, and is only 8 minutes from our cabin. The Smiths grocery in Columbia Falls has everything we need from fishing gear and worms, to health food and a great selection of floaties. They even have blow up rafts in the summer usually. Also we go to Costco in Kalispell to get supplies when we have every bed full in the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank You Thank You ! What a perfect place for gathering family and friends. We had so much fun and this place is like no other-roomy and open yet also cozy! So much care and love in every detail! Thanks
Aug 2016
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Columbia Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Detached Unit - 1 king , 4 extra cabins 99/night each with private bath.
  • The Main Lodge has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and can be rented on its own 2 rooms with king beds and 2 rooms with 2 twin beds additional cabins 2 cabins with king beds 2 cabins with 2 twin beds in each
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
North Fork River access 3 miles away, Main home/lodge with 4 separate guest cabins, Multiple decks, Quiet wooded lot with large flat field in center for games, Many forest trails within a short walk for hiking/biking, Unlimited access to many forest roads and snowmobile trails, Gentle slope down path in front of house to kid friendly lake shore, Natural spring-fed lake for swimming or canoeing with swimming/boat dock.


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Spoon Lake Camp - Close to Glacier National Park
average rating of 4.9 based on 36 reviews

Great place for a family to swim and sun and gather together!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with space for a large group to share time and have a bit of privacy as well. Beautiful large house with a "great room" for group sharing and a recently remodeled kitchen with all you need to enjoy eating together. Individual cabins with baths for sitting out in the evenings and sleeping in come morning. Dock for kids and adults to revel in sun and water fun. Our family of 10 adults and 4 kids (ages 8-14) find the non-motorized lake, the loons, the quiet beauty of the lake makes for a grand vacation. We've been for 3 different times and hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Spoon Lake Camp was a perfect home base for us during our first trip to Glacier National Park. There was a lot of space for the 6 of us. We went into the park or nearby Whitefish every day and twice we took a dip in the lake afterwards to cool off. Thank you for sharing your little slice of paradise with us for the week!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis

Very pretty place for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Property was good size for extended family. Lake was quiet & private.

Close to west entry of Glacier N.P..

We enjoyed our stay. Would have liked more "beach" area at lake for small kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Billings, Montana

Perfect Weather. Perfect place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family get together and it couldn't have been better. We had some of our party cancel at the last minute and they missed a wonderful week. The house is spacious and well stocked with plenty of comfortable furniture and a huge dining room table with benches that made meals more fun. The cabins are comfortable and have great views of the lake and a nice outdoor seating space. There are plenty of trails for hiking or mountain biking nearby.

The lake is as pretty as the pictures show. It's warm for swimmers. Most days, we were the only ones on the water.

The owners were very quick to answer questions and had great recommendations for things to do and places to go. We would definitely recommend this place to friends and hope to return. We all agreed that of all the places we have stayed in the Flathead, this is by far our favorite. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Retreat close to Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 18 just enjoyed a two week stay at Spoon Lake Camp. It was an ideal location and provided a relaxing place to retreat after long days of hiking/touring Glacier National Park. When we weren't enjoying GNP, we enjoyed relaxing by the dock on Spoon Lake or sitting on the porch listening to the loons. This retreat has all the amenities needed for a large gathering and is close to shopping, dining, the park, yet is in a quiet, peaceful location. It was a perfect location for a fantastic Montana vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and location

  • 4 of 5

Spoon Lake fit the bill for our family reunion. The home was clean and the setting was beautiful. We had plenty of space for the eleven in our party and would have been able to accommodate the two more who cancelled late without any problem. The location provides easy access to Glacier. We didn't hit any of the local towns as our time was all focused on the national park. That said we did carve out some time for swimming and paddling on Spoon Lake. Would recommend the owners provide a kayak/canoe and/or bring your own as we did. The kitchen had all we needed to prepare multiple types of meals.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Glacier International in Kalispell
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
meadow lake
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
northfork road
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Three Forks Grill
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
whitefish mountain
Nearest Beach
a lake beach right there
Nearest Point of Interest
Bailey Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
West Glacier
Nearest Point of Interest
Trailhead into National Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
Canyon Creek Road
Nearest Point of Interest
River Access to North Fork of The Flathead River
Nearest Point of Interest
Glacier Park North Fork Road Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Stop and Shop Convenience Store/Raft Rental
Car: necessary

Off roading, Four wheeling, Dirt bike riding, ATV riding. water park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 200+25/cabin $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

RV parking is available for an extra fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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