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Gorgeous 2 Br Log Cabin 3 Miles From the Bowman Lake Entrance Into Glacier Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Kintla is a Quaint, 2 Story, 2 Bed and 1 Bath Log Cabin with Spectacular Views

Kintla is located on Numa Peak, more than 20 acres of pristine forest and meadow, less than 3 miles from the Bowman Lake Entrance of Glacier National Park. There are 4 log cabins (Kootenay, Kintla, Ptarmigan and Siyeh) all with amazing views into the northern peaks of Glacier National Park. You look right into the midst of the mountains from the entire living room area, upstairs master bedroom and the front deck. Kintla has 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed. There is a full bath, fully equipped kitchen, and a combined dining and living room area with a wood stove. There is a large front deck with bistro style table and chairs looking into Glacier National Park. The master bedroom is the full top floor with two foot knee walls and includes a private sitting area. Log accents abound throughout the cabin from the log supports and peak log in the master bedroom to the stairway. Haycreek runs year round and is situated on the south side of the property. It is home to the endangered Bull Trout.

Mary Bassingthwaighte
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Mary Bassingthwaighte

During one of our many family visits up into the Glacier National Park area, we were driving down the North Fork Road and saw a small 'for Sale' sign next to the road. We couldn't believe that someone would be selling a plot of land so close to this pristine land! We whipped our car around so fast and met with a wonderful couple who had raised their family on that property for many many years. It was simple decision. For the next twenty years, my children, Kira, Ian and Tris spent many glorious days hiking, fishing, rafting, climbing, and playing in the snow (Glacier snow + three kiddos = ridiculously impressive snow forts). Our addition onto the original cabin was meant to be a place where they could all return with their families one day. Eventually the idea came about to share the property with other people who would love the quiet and splendor that this wonderful valley offers.

Mary Bassingthwaighte purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Mary Bassingthwaighte chose Polebridge

Numa Peak has the advantage of privacy and quiet but also with close proximity to both Glacier National Park and the township of Polebridge. The convenience to food, music and diverse company often from all over the world with the ability to return quickly home to a quiet haven is just too good to be true. It is difficult to describe the beauty, the smell...just the feel of being in the middle of nature at its best

What makes this cabin unique

The Numa Peak property continues to surprise us all year long with its extreme range of beauty. The summers are warm and dry filled with beautiful plants, grasses, and roaming wildlife. The winters are fierce and majestic, with pine trees becoming snow ghosts and a few lonesome footprints in the snow, a grand feeling of seclusion sets in. It doesn't matter what time of year, this place becomes an escape for our family, a place to unwind and remind ourselves of how simple and beautiful life can truly be. It would be selfish to keep this gem hidden from others so we invite you to stay and experience it all for yourself, be it adventure or a eve for stargazing.


Polebridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bath is on the main floor and is supplied by an on demand wage heater to help with energy utilization. Although it has a low flow shower head, you will still find all the luxuries of modern plumbing. Please note: We are on a solar system. It does not allow us to have any appliance that requires a sudden burst of energy. It will shut the entire system down. Therefore there is no ability to use hairdryers or curling irons.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The second bedroom is located on the first floor
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom takes up the entire second floor, 26' by 20'
  • The Master Bedroom is the entire second story. There is a 2' knee wall with a pine ceiling leading to a log accent ridgepole in the peak of the ceiling. There are views into the park through 2 large windows from the bed. It has a sitting area with two leather chairs and table with additional views windows looking into the property. The second bedroom is on the main level next to the bathroom. It also has a window with views of the Numa Peak property.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Events of any type require permission from Numa Peak. There are associated fees and required back-ups to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible in this rustic, off-the-grid setting.


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Gorgeous 2 Br Log Cabin 3 Miles From the Bowman Lake Entrance Into Glacier Park
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Ideal Polebridge Base Station

  • 5 of 5

This nearly new, well kept cabin is a great jumping off point for exploring the northwest part of Glacier Park and the entire North Fork Valley down to Highway 2. The entire area is easily accessible from it with the right vehicle. Roads are generally better than advertised; but a few dirt roads need high clearance. We mostly hiked and fished.

The cabin size is great for a small family or two couples. It has a cozy, well appointed and functional sitting area, dining room, and kitchen. One bed up, one down. Bath is downstairs.

Fire smoke was consistent during our visit, but the cabin was comfortable even with a couple of days into the 90's. Nights cooled off well, but not enough that we used the stove. Window management kept it cool inside during the hot days. There's a good view off the large deck and from the sitting areas.

Sam provided great local color, history, and advice. We enjoyed our conversation with him. Home Ranch Bottoms was fun. Sit at the bar.

The quirks of the rental are generally well defined by the owner on the website. This includes the lack of electricity and therefore limitations on certain appliances, and the limited hot water supply; both are easily manageable with some planning. The second floor loft is quite roomy but could use additional furniture for clothes hanging/storage, and sitting. Also, it is accessed by a narrow tight spiral staircase, so renters using the upstairs bed must be able to negotiate it, and care must be taken if descending at night without turning on the staircase light.

The Wifi is indeed slow, so do your research on the area before-hand. But given the general lack of cell coverage, it's great and fine for most email. Pre-select/bookmark some web pages without lots of popups and images and it cruises nicely (for example, use the NOAA weather sites instead of the Weather Channel). And try to get on when the adjacent cabins are sleeping or gone.

Kintla is on one end of three fairly close cabins; as long as your neighbors are quiet you only notice them when they drive away or are on their deck when you are on yours. Kintla is closest to the road, so if sleeping with the windows open (normal for summer) you may notice traffic. We had very little overnight traffic; you'll sleep well.

Our first visit to this area was great. Would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone wanting to explore here, or simply as a base for your North Fork float trip. Thanks Mary and Sam

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at Kintla log cabin in Polebridge!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great experience staying at the Kintla log cabin. Very clean, cozy, provided the basics kitchen/bath/bedroom-wise. Comfortable, simple, uncluttered, spotty wi-fi. Beautiful view of mountains from deck - nice stargazing at night! 3-4 minutes away from Polebridge Mercantile with great bakery items and the Northern Lights Saloon/Restaurant next door was a nice way to end our action-packed days in the park. We took day trips into Glacier - via Camas Rd - and one day rumbled 15 miles north to Kintla Lake. A lot of driving each day but well worth it! Views and experiences like nowhere else! We were gone so much, we didn't see Sam the caretaker until our last full day, but what a good guy! If you want remote simplicity and natural beauty off the grid, you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our two-year-old son for three days at the end of our trip to Glacier and it was the perfect way to wind down after a week of running around the east and west sides of the park.

The property itself is beautiful (as the pictures show) and we saw wildlife from the patio every single day. We ended up staying up super late every night because the stars were so amazing. We even lucked into seeing the Northern Lights over the mountain our first night. The cabin was spacious and had all the amenities that you could want and the master bedroom in particular was great.

Sam, the caretaker for the property, was great before, during, and after the trip making sure everything went smoothly.

The property is a short (less than 1 mile) drive to the Polebridge Mercantile and Northern Lights Saloon...both of which are fantastic. And its just another mile or so to the North Fork entrance of GNP. We went on a few hikes in that part of the park and drove up to Kintla Lake, which was amazing. It is MUCH less crowded up there than it is in some of the more famous areas of the park, which was a welcome change.

If you're looking for seclusion without sacrificing amenities and the ability to do as much or as little as you want, this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Views

  • 4 of 5

Centrally located on the North Fork. Amazing views. Rapid access to river, Bowman and Kintla lake and all the North Fork country has to offer. 40 minutes to Columbia Falls

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and the cabin was perfect! Comfortable beds with an amazing view and easy access to Polebridge and Glacier Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good location and view

  • 4 of 5

I liked the seclusion and remoteness but yet close access to glacier.

Unfortunately we lost electricity a coupe of times and I had meds that needed refrigeration . Only suggestion is auto back up generator

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Glacier International Airport, Kalispell, MT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northern Lights Saloon, Polebridge, MT
Nearest Golf
36 Miles
Meadow Lake Golf , Columbia Falls, MT
Nearest Train
39 Miles
West Glacier - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
36 Miles
Highway 2 (Junction in Columbia Falls)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northern Lights Saloon, Polebride, MT
Nearest Ski
51 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish, MT
Car: necessary

Numa Peak is nestled in a small strip of private land between the Whitefish National Forest and Glacier National Park. It is considered the most remote valley remaining in the continental USA. It is home to an abundance of wildlife including Grizzly and Black Bears, Mountain lions, Moose, Elk, Wolves, Deer, and Big Horn Sheep. All the activities available in Glacier National Park are just a step away. In addition to the hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, wildlife, canoeing, rafting, biking, photography, etc... Numa Peak is in close proximity to golf, tennis, horseback riding and more. As Numa Peak is 35 miles up the North Fork Road from major civilization, when the sun disappears, so does the light! The result is a superb panorama of stars you may have never seen. Stargazing is a must!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

This is the rate for four people. We are located in the most rural valley left in the lower 48 states of the US. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.