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Retreat to the Rocky Mountain East Front. . . Ivan Doig Country !

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful country cabin, 2 bedroom plus loft

The Dupuyer Cache Cabin is over one hundred years old, artistically restored with many modern comforts. Just 12 miles from the Continental Divide, you can awaken to a spectacular view of Old Man of the Hills. Escape the city lights and traffic congestion with a stay in the sparsely populated region of the East Front of the Rocky Mountains minutes from Glacier National Park.

Ivan Doig, the Nationally awarded author, describes Dupuyer in its earlier day glory magnificently in his autobiographical story This House of Sky. Dupuyer is also the inspiration in his fiction books descriptions and details of English Creek (Dupuyer Creek) and of the community of Gros Ventre.

Perhaps you want to unwind from City life, take time for personal introspection and relaxation, read a good book or breathe plenty of fresh mountain air.

The Cabin is artistically decorated and furnished, including arts and crafts from many Montana artists and artisans. In nearby Dupuyer (about 1/2 mile) is located Dupuyer Cache, the retail outlet for Beaverslide Dry Goods merino wool yarn, a bonanza for knitting and crocheting enthusiasts.

This is a non-smoking household and is also pet free within TheCabin. Please, in respect to others and potential allergies, no smoking or pets inside the Cabin.

Although children may certainly enjoy a wilderness experience, they must be supervised by an adult at all times. The Cabin is comfortable but also rustic and old without modern guidelines or safety features. Dupuyer Creek runs through the property attracting wildlife and fishing opportunities.

Each season in this part of the country is unique, nature and wildlife abound. The Rocky Mountains and riparian areas provide ideal habitats. Large predators such as Grizzly Bears and Mountain Lions have been seen on location. Whitetail and Mule deer are spotted regularly. You may catch a glimpse of bobcat, fox, coyote, skunk, badger, cotton tail rabbits and Jack rabbits, chipmunk, and many more animals.

A multitude of birds migrate through the area. Canadian Geese and Sandhill Cranes have been seen nesting. Raptors (Bald and Golden Eagles and a variety of hawk species) fly overhead in the Big Montana Sky. Many smaller birds from Meadowlark to Mountain Bluebird to Chickadee and hummingbirds can be spotted regularly.

More Details

Robert and/or Ali Newkirk
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Robert and/or Ali Newkirk

We (Robert and Ali Newkirk) obtained this old hand-hewned log cabin that was about to be destroyed and spent about four years relocating the old house to its current site, restoring the structure and artistically preserving it. Ali grew up in this area and spent time working in California where she and Robert met and married. Robert loved the Montana open spaces and friendly people. In 2005, we relocated permanently to Dupuyer.

Robert and/or Ali Newkirk purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Robert and/or Ali Newkirk chose Russell Country

What started out as a simple project of 'saving an historic element' of our community became quite an artistic delight. The setting is beautiful and so is the Cabin itself. Our friend recommended the VRBO site because he has been so pleased with the result and enjoyed meeting the people who have traveled to stay in his home. We determined this may be a way to share the beauty of this country and the Cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

This Cabin is a quiet spot for retreat and reflection, photography or artistic inspiration. It could be a base for visiting friends and relatives in the area, exploring neighboring communities (such as Choteau, Bynum, Pendroy, Conrad, Valier Browning, Heart Butte)and/or wilderness areas. We are in Montana's Russell Country, not far from Boone and Crockett/Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Glacier National Park, to name just a few.


Dupuyer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs bath features sink and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • 1 bedroom with full sized bed 1 bedroom with queen sized bed Upstairs loft area with 3 single beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
The Cabin is Away From it All in a way most people in the world have not experienced. It is located in the foothills of the Rockies where the rolling prairies of Montana meet the the mountains. Cattle and rolling hay meadows, expansive wheat and barley fields abound allow for a unique combination of agriculture and wildlife habitat.


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Retreat to the Rocky Mountain East Front. . . Ivan Doig Country !
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Dowagiac mi

Just As Described!

  • 5 of 5

My husband booked this house for our 10 year anniversary. We had never been to Montana so we had no idea what to expect. We flew into Kalispell. We stayed at a hotel overnight then started our trip to Going to the Sun Rd. We figured we would visit that for the day then drive to the cabin in Dupuyer. We are so glad we did. Glacier Park and going to the sun road was truly amazing!

The property is just as described. A quaint little cabin in the middle of nowhere. There are no neighbors nearby so it gives you that feel of privacy. Its a very quick drive or short walk to the little town of Dupuyer which boasts a small post office, Buffalo Joes for a bite to eat or a drink and Dupuyer Cache for any last minute things you may have forgotten to pack.

While we were in Dupuyer we did a lot of driving. We spent a day on the DeBoo's Ranch. I strongly suggest this to anyone! We also took a drive to Valier where we visited Lake Frances and took a drive to Rock City. Rock City was certainly worth the 5 minute drive from the Froggies Bar in Valier. The view was stunning!

We also took a trip to Swift Dam which wasn't far from the cabin and extended our trip to Great Falls for a day.

We started our day at 7 am and usually got back to the cabin around 7 pm. We would cook dinner at the cabin or hit Buffalo Joes for dinner then just chill and relax by the fire pit.

We did buy bear spray prior to arriving at the cabin to find that they had some there. So save your money if you think you wont need it, but we knew we would be hitting trails along the way so we didn't mind spending the extra money. We left the unused bottle at the cabin as we can't bring it on the plane.

This cabin has no cell phone reception for Sprint customers and no WIFI. That didn't bother us except we did need WIFI for a little bit each day for work. So we headed to Buffalo Joes whenever we needed to use the internet. Certainly go to Buffalo Joes for dinner. Their Hamburgers & Prime Rib are awesome! The food and the people are truly amazing!

Overall I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking to get away. The trip to Montana was one of the most amazing trips we have ever taken. I cannot wait to go back.

A special thank you to Robert & Ali for sharing this beautiful home with us. It was everything we expected and more.

Sincerely ,

Dan & Becky Wilson (Sister Lakes, MI)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience! Loved every thing about the cabin. Great beds, nice appliances.

  • 5 of 5

We will be back next year for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In a word ... Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cabin 6 nights. We were throroughly satisfied. The cabin is accurately reperesented on the website. It was wonderfully appointed and very comfortable to come 'home' to each day after we spent the days out exploring the region. We have and will continue to recommend staying here to all our large family and friends. We truly hope to be able to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Sweet seclusion

  • 5 of 5

We saw deer(in the yard), red fox, pheasant and a black bear. Very peaceful. Great stay

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Historic cabin w/amenities in quaint Dupuyer

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at the Dupuyer cabin - the cabin was clean and comfortable with great amenities. We especially enjoyed making s'mores and stargazing by the firepit, as well as walking into Dupuyer to enjoy the great restaurant and store. We also saw a grizzly from the back porch! We took day trips to Two Medicine (about an hour drive) and to a nearby dam for some swimming and fishing (about 20 min drive). Rob and Ali provided great customer support; Ali runs the Dupuyer Cache in town. The sunset skies over the Rocky Mountain front are beautiful from the cabin - wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing artistic cabin with great location

  • 5 of 5

Immediately inviting cabin that the photos do not do justice. I highly recommend this to any family or traveller who wants an authentic Rocky Mountain front stay. We instantly fell in love with the energy of the whole area. The attention to detail was bar none. Thank you to Ali and Robert for this oasis.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Great Falls International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dupuyer's Buffalo Joe's eatery and saloon
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Choteau or Conrad
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Shelby, Montana
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
U.S. Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dupuyer's Buffalo Joe's eatery and saloon
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Teton Pass, North Fork of the Teton
Car: necessary

The Cabin is located just about an hour's drive south of Glacier National Park along the East Front of the Rocky Mountains. The area is quiet and sparsely populated. A small retail store and bar/cafe are located nearby in Dupuyer. Full range of services, such as fuel purchase (gasoline and diesel), restaurant and dining choices range from 22 to 35 miles away in the following communities: Valier, Conrad and Choteau.


Rates & Availability

Dupuyer Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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