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Rustic cabin on the banks of the Flathead River Bordering Glacier National Park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Rustic cabin on 10 acres, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths,

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. The kitchen was built using local materials and includes a wood cook stove (non functioning), 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.

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, Fishing, Boat Launch, River Front

More Details

Karina Pettey, Caretaker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Karina Pettey, Caretaker

The Sue Family 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 four children are deeply etched in family lore. They still love the beauty and remoteness of their wilderness home as well as the wildlife that frequent the property.

Karina Pettey, Caretaker purchased this cabin in 1976

Why Karina Pettey, Caretaker chose Polebridge

This property is one of the few North Fork 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

The views from the living room, master bedroom and deck are spectacular. The fire rings are right on the edge of the river bank and take in the views as well.


Polebridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Master bath - toilet
    Main floor bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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 use. Lighting is provided using propane lights and candles.


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Rustic cabin on the banks of the Flathead River Bordering Glacier National Park
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
bozeman, montana

Beautiful Setting. Rustic

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Polebridge/Glacier. This is one of our favorite places to be. The house setting is amazing. Gorgeous views! We took advantage of the river access and floated from Ford to the property, beached the boat for the night and the next day we leisurely floated to Polebridge and had dinner at the Northern Lights Saloon. We lost count of the fish we caught. It was amazing. The house was comfortable. It certainly was rustic which we expected but it might not be for everyone. The caretakers were responsive and kind.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Great fishing!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: June 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: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Please review refund provisions in the rental contract as they differ from options available on the VRBO website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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