Kootenay is located on Numa Peak, more than 20 pristine acres less than 3 miles from the Bowman Lake Entrance of Glacier National Park. Kootenay is 20 miles off the grid and it is powered almost completely by solar energy. Water is supplied by a well on the property. The well is fed by mountain streams with the water table below. There is only one property, rarely used, between Kootenay and the source of all the water. Additionally,we have gone 'green' wherever possible. Kootenay has 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed, full bath, full kitchen, dining area and living area. There is a large front deck facing the park with table and chairs.The master bedroom also includes a private sitting area as well as a private deck facing into Glacier National Park. Haycreek runs year round and is situated directly behind the cabin. It is home to the endangered Bull Trout.
- Cabin1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
27' by 27' 2 story with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Dining and Living Room Area
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 16, 2018
About Mary Bassingthwaighte
Mary worked in Glacier National Park at Many Glacier Hotel from 1977-1980. Finally, in 1992 our family was able to move to Missoula, MT. On one of our visits to Glacier National Park, a small 'For Sale' sign was spied on the side of the road. We have now spent 20 years growing as a family in the North Fork Valley. Kira, Ian and Tristan have spent many wonderful days here during their childhood. As their mother, exposing this pristine nature and beauty felt so natural and necessary. Now in her twenties, Kira and I are working together to share our spectacular gem with all of you. Pictured here is the original family cabin which we recently remodeled and now stands as the Kootenay Cabin. Since this picture was taken, we have also expanded and attached a lodge area for our family to stay when we visit. We can assure you that although the family cabin and the Kootenay cabin are attached, the rental is separated from ours by a locked hallway and remains very private with its own entrance and great distance from the other three rental cabins. The addition was started as a way to have room for the kids when they returned with their families. Then the idea of having a place that allowed other people to experience the beauty of the North Fork Valley and Glacier came about. So here we are today trying to share this rare beauty with the rest of you.
Mary Bassingthwaighte purchased this Cabin in 1994
Why Mary Bassingthwaighte chose Polebridge
Numa Peak has some of the most fantastic views of the mountains to be found even up in the North Fork Valley. People slow down as they turn our corner on the North Fork Road as the peaks come into view. The historic Mecantile in Polebridge, 1 mile down the road, offers the basic needs to campers, tourists and backpackers. It is internationally known for its' baked goods of all types (truth be told, the huckleberry turnovers are the real reason we bought the property in 1992…) Polebridge is also home to the Northern Lights Saloon. Excellent fare is often accompanied by music played by locals and visitors from around the world.
What makes this Cabin unique
Numa Peak has beauty and solitude but is just around the corner from all that the North Fork has to offer. Haycreek sings the music of mountain streams all year long. Bowman Lake and all its splendour is less than 10 miles away. The main entrance to Glacier National Park is less than one hour by car and the drive itself is stunning. Beyond the views and location, our 4 cabins have been built to offer the most comfortable and relaxing stay. You may be drawn outdoors by the adventurous opportunities, but even a day at the property would be a day well spent.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The property was wonderful - the bed was very comfortable, the cabin was spacious, and the views were great. It was nice being 'off the grid', not worrying about texts, emails, etc. Unfortunately there were nearby forest fires so we didn't get to enjoy the night sky and stars. We would love to come back and visit.
Clean beautiful off the grid
Private beautiful spacious off the grid
large master bedroom. Very small second bedroom that got quite warm due to the weather.
We enjoyed our stay. The cabin is in a fantastic location and was very clean. The caretakers were very friendly and helpful. We will be back.
Beautiful property, Polebridge luxury, wonderful support from caretakers
There are so many positives about this property. The view across the meadow to breathtaking mountains, to start. The full kitchen with running water and bathrooms (a big deal for Polebridge!) and all the power from the sun! Toni and Paul were so helpful if we needed advice or supplies. We rented all four cabins which worked out wonderfully for my husband's birthday weekend. The fire pit was great! Couldn't have asked for a better stay.
The covered deck and A-frame is the unit (it is a duplex with other unit being the owner's unit) we stayed in. It was comfortable and had the necessitities we needed. Easy access to Bowman Lake and Glacier National Park. Access to the home on dirt roads were in great condition. Be sure to get groceries and supplies before heading out to Polebridge.
We stayed here for four nights and it was great. Sam and Alex take care of the place and they were very helpful. The cabin was spotless when we arrived. It’s about a mile or so from the Polebridge Mercantile, which is convenient. The pictures are accurate but really don’t capture the great view out the front, and the stream out back is a nice feature too. Although it’s off the grid, it’s really not apparent when you are there. There is free wifi, but it’s pretty slow. The master bedroom is really large and has its own deck and a stunning view. The second bedroom is a bit of a squeeze, and no windows to boot, but it’s workable. Before we ventured out one day, we asked Sam if there was a place we could have a campfire to make some s’mores. When we got back in the afternoon, they had cleared a whole fire pit, set up stumps around it for seats, and even built the logs up so all we had to do was light it.
Numa Peak is located on 21 acres of beautiful forest. We have our main Kootenay cabin located at the south side of the property with a small, clear, freshwater creek running behind. Our three smaller cabins, Kintla, Ptarmigan, and Siyeh are situated at the north side of the property in the meadow facing some of the stunning mountains of West Glacier. The summer offers so many activities in this remote valley. Whether you are interested in taking a canoe out on the water, hiking through the mountains, fishing, hunting, swimming (only recommended for those with thick skin!), camping, bicycling, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, driving the Going-to-the-Sun road for some of the most spectacular views in the Northwest, or simply watching for wildlife, this is the perfect spot to do it all. We are located just 10 miles from one of the entrances to Glacier National Park and less than one hour driving to the main entrance. Beyond the benefits of Numa Peaks location, our cabins are designed for you to enjoy a cozy, quiet, and serene getaway. Each cabin has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room with a wood stove, and a beautiful front porch facing Numa Peak, our namesake. We have picnic tables outside of each cabin and an outdoor grill for cooking during those beautiful summer evenings. If you find yourself relaxing outside after the sun goes down, the stars are magnificent. And if you're really lucky, the aurora borealis may show itself, maybe.
Mary Bassingthwaighte, Numa Peak
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Only four individuals are allowed to stay per cabin.There are no services available. "No trace left behind" is the approach for everyone up the North Fork Valley. Damage will be assessed between all stays and if items need to be replaced or fixed an appropriate fee will be charged to the credit card on file.