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Remote Cabin on Flathead River Bordering Glacier National Park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This remote and rustic home sits on the banks of the North Fork of the Flathead River across from Glacier National Park with expansive views of the river, Big Prairie and Rocky Mountains.

The home is heated with wood, has indoor plumbing, hot and cold running water, and propane gas lighting. Three bedrooms sleep 8 comfortably and there is a sleeper sofa. The kitchen was built using local materials and includes a wood cooks stove, two refrigerators and a propane stove/oven.

Watch sunrise or sunset over the river from the large balcony adjoining bedroom 2 or host a fish fry or cookout around fire rings on the banks of the river..

In the summer the unique location of this home provides exceptional opportunities for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. (Bring your own or rent in Polebridge) this property has private river access, so put in at your front door and float/fish all the way to Polebridge.

In the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are two favorite activities as is curling up by the stove with a good book and hot drink! Deer, moose, bear and beaver are frequent visitors to the river.

Located five miles south is the community of Polebridge, MT. With it's historic mercantile, excellent bakery and The Northern Lights Saloon, it is a charming little town with friendly people and great food!

Keywords: Mountain Home, Rustic Cabin, Remote Cabin, Polebridge, Glacier National Park

More Details

Karina Pettey, Caretaker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2016

About Karina Pettey, Caretaker

The Sues built their home on the banks of the river in 1976. The five years they spent carving out a home in the wilderness with their 4 children are deeply etched in family lore. They still love the beauty and remoteness of it as well as the wildlife that frequent the property.

Karina Pettey, Caretaker purchased this cabin in 1976

Why Karina Pettey, Caretaker chose Glacier Country

This property is one of the few rentals with private river access. It is an excellent location for the outdoor enthusiast to relax and enjoy the beauty of the North Fork.

What makes this cabin unique

Silence, except for the sound of the river. Clean air and water. Four distinct seasons. Solitude.


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(3 traveler reviews)

Remote Cabin on Flathead River Bordering Glacier National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This cabin provides all the beauty and seclusion nature has to offer. We enjoyed fishing at the river, sitting and watching the sunset in the evenings and the wild life in the mornings. We stayed with teenage boys. They were never bored. We will come again and recommend this place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT

Simply beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got back from our stay in this amazing location. The cabin has enough amenities you can enjoy the comforts of home yet still feel a part of the nature you are immersed in. I haven't slept in a more comfortable bed away from home - ever. The views of the Flathead river and Glacier National Park on the far side were amazing from both the bedroom and the living area and provided a backdrop that is indescribable in its beauty. The quaint Polebridge just down the road was a great getaway for a meal and the bakery was phenomenal. Glacier National Park is very accessible just 12 miles down the road but I personally never wanted to leave the cabin and the river you can walk to for fishing and wading. It would be a great spot for rafting and kayaking from basically your front door. We had dirt bikes and four wheelers and loved exploring the area on the roads and trails. The large fire pit was so enjoyable in the evenings and was a big favorite. Owners were great to work with and the property was clean and well maintained. Definitely will return and recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitefish, Montana

Polebridge Cabin in one of the most beautiful scenic places in the world!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this very comfortable and spacious cabin on the scenic North Fork River. The views of the river and GNP mountains are truly some of the most beautiful we have ever seen! Cabin had everything we wanted and needed, owners were very accomodating and informative of the Polebridge area. Flyfishing from the bank of the river, rafting, and stargazing were just a few of the activities we enjoyed during our stay. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Polebridge Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 7.0%

Half down at time of booking, remainder due at check in. $500.00 security deposit that will be refunded (sent to you) if left in good condition.
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Polebridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
This property is off grid. There is no electric power available for guests to access. Lighting is provided using propane lights and candles.

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