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Glacier National Park 30 Minutes Away

Bedrooms Studio
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1-2

Sightseeing and activities are easy from the cabin.

From the moment you turn onto the private road leading to The Cabin, through the grass scattered with Ponderosa Pines and the forest of Lodgepole and Tamaracks, you will feel the peace and tranquility you are about to experience during your stay. The Cabin is situated just a little up from the shore of Lake Blaine in a natural setting of trees. It is one 'Great Room' and newly remodeled. There is a sitting area with a couch, chairs, a DVD player for watching movies and a radio/CD player; a bedroom area with queen size bed, four pillows, wall-mounted reading lamps and bedside tables; a fully equipped kitchen with table and chairs, and, of course, a private bathroom complete with towels, shampoo and shower gels; and, a deck with table and chairs and lounge chairs for your relaxation. Sun bathe on the dock or lakeshore.

Swim, snorkel, or walk the trails through the woods on this 13 acre property where deer, fox, wild turkeys, eagles and owls are often seen. You may want to just 'kick-back' at The Cabin or use it as a base for your Montana vacation. Glacier Park is only a 30 minute drive from The Cabin; 20 Minutes to the quaint town of Bigfork; about 40 minutes to Whitefish Mountain Resort; and Kalispell, a mere 15 minutes away; and, only a 5 minute drive from The Cabin is a a service station with a restaurant, bar and deli for coffee, great sandwiches and ice cream; and, a 9-hole golf course with a restaurant. The Cabin is closed up for the winter, but available for your vacation rental from the middle of May thru the middle of September.

More Details

Sue Abbrescia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Sue Abbrescia

We moved to Montana because my artist husband fell in love with the landscape during a business trip here in the early 1970's. We were from the Chicago area where we had established the Village Art School in Skokie. We decided to vacation in Montana the following summer. We loved Montana and it was at that time that we purchased our 12 acre property and then a couple of years later were able to add the cabin and another half acre. We already had a home on the property but wanted this cabin for my husband's art/painting studio. You may have heard of him, as he did become a very well-known, award-winning artist.

Joe passed away in 2005. During the summer of 2012, I remodeled the studio and now offer it to travelers as a vacation rental.

Sue Abbrescia purchased this cabin in 1976

Why Sue Abbrescia chose Glacier Country

We walked down the path through the 12 wooded acres, sun shining, a warm, beautiful day, and came to the lake. That was it! We had to have this piece of heaven! We were lucky. It had not been on the market, it was shown to us by the owner, a friend of a friend of ours. I love Montana, will never leave, and if you have never been here I'm certain that you will love it, too.

What makes this cabin unique

Walking down a wooded trail, and then the lake comes into view, with mountains to the north and east…does it get any better! We had found our ' paradise'. That was in 1976, 38 years ago. As happens over time, an area grows. But, we still have our piece of paradise, a getaway where we can enjoy the serenity of our lake-front property, walk the trails or kick-back with a good book on the deck or lakeshore. And, the sunsets are soooo beautiful!


Kalispell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with built-in vanity, toilet, shower, wall cabinet and drawers. Towels, washcloths, lotion, soap, shampoo, shower gel, kleenex and hairdryer provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • This is a Studio Cabin: one 'great room', featuring living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas and a bathroom. (See Photos)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please ask owner about laundry and other services you may want.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Glacier National Park 30 Minutes Away
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Great cabin by the Lake

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week in this fantastic cabin and had a great time. Nice and private, lots of windows, right on the lake, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Sue, the owner, was delightful and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewiston, Idaho

Wonderful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin was great. All the equipment was available to make my own meals. The big front windows to view the lake were perfect and the view of the Lake Blaine was great. Floating devices were available to float in the lake. The bed was comfortable and plenty of linens for our stay of 5 days. The cabin was very clean, occasional wood ants, but what do you expect when in the woods? The cabin is 15-20 minutes away from Kalispell or Bigfork for many great places to eat and 5 minutes to a convenience store for forgotten items. Sue was there to open up and get us settled right away. I would certainly recommend this cabin for those wanting to be on the lake as it is a very short walk to the shoreline. Perfect for 2 people, and there is a hide a bed in the couch, just ask if it is ok to have overnighters as the rules say no overnight guests.

A must place to go for a great meal and microbrew is Tamarack Brewery in Lakeside, about 30 minutes south on the west side of Flathead Lake. Flathead Lake Brewery in Bigfork is another brewery with good food. Downtown Bigfork is a fun place to wander into little shops and a quaint little town. The old town side of Kalispell is also a great place to wander about and look in lots of little shops.

I would definitely stay here again the next time I need a place to stay close to Kalispell.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay, quiet & relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting, quiet, calm lake just steps from the door, the owner was very pleasant & accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for a full week. It is a beautiful place to get away from the crowds. Very quiet and peaceful. The cabin is very spacious for two people. We liked the open layout of the studio cabin. We were not there during the day but we did see many deer each morning early. Love the huge windows that overlook the lake and allow you to see the stars at night. The bed was very comfortable as was the furniture. Lots of great books to read. Only thing we overlooked in the description is there is no washer/dryer and there were few washcloths (only 4) but nothing a quick trip to K-mart didn't solve. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. Regret we did not get to meet Sue but we were away all during the day. Sue was very friendly in our phone conversations and I have no doubt that she would address problems quickly if needed. Thanks Sue for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was a great choice for our Glacier getaway. The space is studio style that combines the comforts of a condo and a design that compliments the main reason many travel to Montana: the view. The reason you would rent this cabin is for the lake and mountain view it provides.

The kitchen was great, we had plenty of tools to cook all of meals we wished, and were well within a few minutes of a grocery store to serve our needs.

As with previous reviews, we saw deer, fox, hawks and turkey on the property.

Some minor considerations that prevented us from giving the cabin 5 stars: the cabin has no air conditioning. This fact, while not highlighted in the description, is for many a given. It is not. Be aware that afternoons on hot days can get stuffy and the fan system may not be enough to cool the space to your liking. For us, this was a minor issue because we were out touring during this time. Our advice would be to keep the fans running and windows open while you're away, weather permitting. Also be aware that the daily temperatures can swing 40 degrees easily. We had mornings that were in the low 40s and by 1pm the temperature hit the high 90s. Plan accordingly.

There was a great deal of brush that grew and obstructed our view of the lake and mountains form within the cabin. Again, this is minor, but we would have liked see more of the view that what we paid for.

Aside from the observations above, we loved the cabin and the owner was very kind. She was easy to get in touch with and accomidating.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After reading your review, I looked with “new eyes” at the view from the cabin, and decided that you were right on with your comments. So, with my trusty saw and clippers, I did a lot of cutting down, lopping and trimming today. This was not easy for me, as I just hate to remove anything that is green and growing. But, it really was the right thing to do, and I am very glad that you pointed this out.
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Washington, DC and Heathsville, VA

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

This spacious cabin met all of our needs. It is well equipped, very clean, and includes use of various floats for the lake. From the cabin we saw deer, wild turkeys, fox, and lots of birds. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. There are neighboring cabins close by so if total seclusion if what you seek this may not be the right place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lake Blaine Road & Highway 35
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Blaine Road & Highway 35
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak Whitefish MT
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
MT Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lake Blaine Road & Highway 35
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Abbrescia Art & Restoration

Alpine Theatre


Art & Craft Fairs

Art Galleries

Bibler Gardens


Bigfork, town of

Bigfork Summer Playhouse

Bison Range


Bob Marshall Wilderness





Conrad Mansion

Creston Fish Hatchery

Dancing at the Blue Moon


Fitness gym & spas

Flathead County Fair

Flathead Lake

Flathead County Library

Flathead National Forest

Foys Lake

Fly Fishing

Gattis Gardens

Glacier National Park

Glacier Symphony & Chorale

Going to the Sun Road GNP


Helicopter Rides


Historic Downtown Kalispell

Hockaday Museum of Art

Horseback Riding

Huckleberry Picking

Hungry Horse Reservoir & Dam

Jewel Basin


Kootenai National Forest

Lewis & Clark National Forest

Lone Pine State Park

McDonald Lake (GNP) Boat Tours

Miracle of America Museum

Mountain Biking

Mountain Climbing

Museum at Central School

Native American Pow Wows

Polebridge, town of


Red Jammer Tours GNP


River Rafting

Rock Climbing




Stadium 14 Cinema

Summit Fitness Center

Sykes Market & Restaurant


Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Kalispell

Water Park

Whitefish Lake

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish, town of

Wildlife Viewing

Woodland Park


Rates & Availability

Kalispell Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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