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Duck Lake House/Glacier Park/St.Mary&Many Glacier

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Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-10)

This Duck Lake cabin is located 30 yards back from the lake, with two different access ways to water . It is owned by a couple who have worked for and around Glacier National Park since 1999. Their love for the Park, their associations with the locals, and passion for the outdoor lifestyle is what drew them to this property. The secluded, private cabin is only a short drive to and from the St. Mary’s entrance to the Park and the Many Glacier entrance.

After a full day of adventures in and around the Park you can retire to your cabin that has a fully equipped kitchen and cozy rooms for relaxing. There are 2 bedrooms- one with 2 Queen beds, the other with 2 Double beds, and a Futon pull-out that sleeps 2 located in the Living Room. A full size bathroom and laundry facilities round out your amenities.

**This property does require that you supply your own drinking water, but the water is safe for laundry, dishes, and cooking!**

**Also to be expected are the occasional cows that will stroll through the property. These cows are free-range cows around Duck Lake, and have access to any property via the lake. They are harmless, and we strive to clean up after them in between tenants!**

**We also encourage tenants to make sure they keep their food put away at night and when out and about during the day, so not to attract mice to the house. We have two cats that live on the property who are in charge of keeping them away! **

Keywords: Duck Lake, Glacier National Park, St. Mary’s, Babb, Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Going to the Sun Road, East Glacier, Montana Lodging.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


Babb House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
o Pet Friendly: We understand that traveling with pets is important yet we ask our guests to be responsible and conscious of the wildlife in the area by keeping your pets safe and attended to. o Kid Friendly: Just as we encourage our guests to watch over the safety of their pets, the same is vital for children and we always ask you to be sensitive to the safety and care of the environment and our wildlife that lives nearby. All trash and food MUST be kept indoors at all times to prevent the unwanted attention of the wildlife. o Smoking is not allowed at any time.*Water is fine for bathing, laundry, cooking, but tenants are encouraged to purchase their own drinking water.*


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Duck Lake House/Glacier Park/St.Mary&Many Glacier
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews

Very nice and very quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Glacier NP is not what I would call crazy busy by any stretch of the imagination, but it does get a bit crowded in places. Getting a little ways away from the Park at Duck Lake was so nice. The setting in the trees and close proximity to the lake made this a wonderful place to stay. And it was so quiet. There are tons of stars visible. Accommodations are very comfortable and clean. Erin went out of her way to be sure we had anything we needed and there was a lot of information about the area available as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabinesque home in a cow pasture

  • 2 of 5

This home was clean and suited our needs. I thoroughly enjoyed just unplugging for a couple of days. The problem was the vast amount of cow poop in the yard and the overgrowth of brush. If you let cows poop in your yard, It's called a rake. You have to use it EVERYDAY and clean it up. I am a southern farm girl and I know manure build up when I see it. There are layers upon layers of old manure piled one on top of the other and where there is manure there are flies. We killed about 20 just from leaving the doors open to get our suitcases in. Also desperately in need of a pair of hedge clippers and a weekend of clean up. I am all about a clean and well maintained yard and there is just no excuse for allowing that manure to build up like that around your home. It should not be rented without specifically stating in vrbo these exact conditions. I read about the manure in someone else's review and your reply was they occasionally wander up so I trusted what the owner said. The cows are clearly living there. The fence is down and they use it for shade. They were there laying down when we pulled up.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily, It is a shame your trip and the landscaping did not meet your expectations. We strive to keep the house inside clean, stocked, and comfortable for our tenants stay. The lawn is mowed, but we do not strive to have impeccable landscaping, instead sticking with the cabin in the woods feel. We are lucky enough to be able to have a home on the beautiful Blackfeet Indian Reservation, and with that comes the occasional cow. They are not constant, but seem to be retreating to any shade they can find this year due to the smoke, fires, and unusually high temperatures. The cows are free-range cows throughout Duck Lake, and they find their way to every and all properties via the lake. They by no means live on our property, nor is our property a "cow pasture" as you referred to it. Our property is not intended to have a "lodge" feeling to it, we live in the woods and advertise as a cabin with the hope that through reviews and the description people will decide if it works for them.
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Rosalia, Washington, USA

Clean lodging in a convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We wished we would have had time to get to know this area better and appreciate the Duck Lake House more, since we were only here one night. The house was very clean and gave our party of four plenty of room, and the location was just what we needed near Many Glaciers. Erin was very gracious in being available to call for added directions, and we found her pleasant and flexible to work with in arranging our vacation. The place was quiet, and we did manage to find our way to Duck Lake and look around a little. We also found the washer and dryer very convenient, and made use of them.

The upstairs is a loft with somewhat steep stairs/ladder to access it. The other drawback was a lack of curtains on the loft window to keep the early morning light out.

I know it's not the reason most people come here, but we were unable to get any channels on the TV and only found one DVD to watch, so you might think of bringing your own. Also there is no cell coverage (and no landline), which isn't unusual for this part of Montana, but people need to be aware of that. (You can reach cell service a few miles down the road.)

Overall, we were satisfied with our stay at Duck Lake House and appreciated working with Erin. It provided what we needed to help make our travels in and out of Glacier easier.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, place was clean

  • 5 of 5

This house was a good find for something right by the East Glacier parts of the park. We were 2 families of 8 and fit in just fine, beds were comfy and clean. One bathroom managed to accommodate us all fine. Kitchen was scarcely but adequately stocked. Make sure you show up with potable water, otherwise you have to make a trip out. Also, we made the mistake of thinking we would get better groceries in Browning than the park grocery store - we were probably mistaken!! Ended up finding a fantastic local guy selling pies, veg and bread by the side of the road!

Finally, a few of the windows don't open so we were warm when cooking, but it quickly cooled down with fresh montana air.

All in all we were very happy, we were not expecting anything luxurious and this for sure was not, but it was the right location for us. Anywhere else it would be expensive for what it is, but it is in Glacier after all!!

Thanks for having us, Erin.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rehoboth, Mass

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The place was perfectly located. Close to Many Glacier, where we had the best hikes. Don't forget to bring drinking water, you can refill the bottles in the park. We had a small herd of cows in the yard one night and you need to be careful where you walk.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what we wanted. Incredibly close to Many Glacier. Excellent jumping off point for east Glacier, Many or Waterton. Erin has done an excellent job stocking the house with everything you could need in the kitchen, linen closet, etc. There were also tons of park info in the cabin which came in handy as we planned our days.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

If only 1 night is open between two reservations, we will rent out for that one night!

50% down to hold reservation via phone. Additional 50%+refundable security deposit $100+ 7% MT Lodging Tax + 3.5% Processing Fee due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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