1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1-2
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 Kalispell
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!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
WE LOVED IT
The cabin was perfect for us. Very clean and well stocked with all the little things we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. Sue, (the owner of the cabin) even left us ice cream and fresh Huckleberries to put over the ice cream. Not to mention the homemade Huckleberry jam she put in the fridge. It was a real treat in the evenings. So relaxing to set in front of the windows and just look out over the lake. As far as things to do..........there were a million things to do and see. We saw deer and fawn each morning that would come down to the lake. Glacier was beautiful. The towns of Bigfork and Whitefish were great. We even went to the Northwestern Montana Fair and Rodeo in Kalispell. I wished we could have stayed and few more days. If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay this cabin is it. Thank you Sue.
Kathy & Jim
Amazing week and perfect location away from it all!
The cabin and property were perfect for our needs for the week. Sue greeted us when we arrived, and the cabin was stocked with everything we needed (including bear spray....thankfully we never had to use it, but saved us $45 if we had to buy it ourselves). The location is perfect in that it's away from it all, right on the lake, but yet close enough to Glacier, Kalispell, Bigfork/Flathead Lake, and Whitefish. We could come back after a long hike in Glacier and enjoy a glass of wine down on the dock. Most mornings we had a peaceful breakfast and coffee out on the porch, watching the cutest little fawn walk around. Deer greeted us along the road every evening when we returned. Lots of amazing areas to explore, and now we wish we had stayed an extra week! We will be back!! Kristy and Bob (Houston, TX)
Cozy studio with proximity to Glacier National Park
Had a very nice stay here. We spent most of our days either hiking at Glacier National Park or checking out the nearby towns of Bigfork, Kalispell, and Whitefish. The cabin was perfect for a bit of dawdling in the morning over coffee and cooking breakfast with the lake and mountains as a backdrop. The huckleberry jam and pizzelles were a nice touch! The kitchen was plenty big to cook dinner for two in the evenings. Overall, a peaceful and cozy place to stay only thirty minutes from the park.
Perfect little get away
Wonderful get-away for vacation to Glacier. This is about 30 minutes from Glacier but in hind sight we are so glad we did not stat in Glacier as we most likely would not have left Glacier to explore other places, like Whitefish or Big Fork Staying on Blaine Lake was wonderfully private and Sue was extremely helpful. Her place was very comfortable especially after a long day of hiking and sightseeing. While my husband did did catch fish in Glacier park, he did on Lake Blaine! Only one issue, the shower was a bit difficult to use, but I'm sure that will be resolved quickly! Otherwise, wonderful experience!
Thanks for the review and the heads-up on the shower.
Wonderful cabin in the woods
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.
Great cabin by the Lake
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.
Abbrescia Art & Restoration
Art & Craft Fairs
Bigfork, town of
Bigfork Summer Playhouse
Bob Marshall Wilderness
Creston Fish Hatchery
Dancing at the Blue Moon
Fitness gym & spas
Flathead County Fair
Flathead County Library
Flathead National Forest
Glacier National Park
Glacier Symphony & Chorale
Going to the Sun Road GNP
Historic Downtown Kalispell
Hockaday Museum of Art
Hungry Horse Reservoir & Dam
Kootenai National Forest
Lewis & Clark National Forest
Lone Pine State Park
McDonald Lake (GNP) Boat Tours
Miracle of America Museum
Museum at Central School
Native American Pow Wows
Polebridge, town of
Red Jammer Tours GNP
Stadium 14 Cinema
Summit Fitness Center
Sykes Market & Restaurant
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Kalispell
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish, town of