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Beautiful Log Cabin, Stunning Views of Glacier National Park, Near Polebridge

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2BR, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Dining And Living Area With Wood Stove And Mountain Views!

Ptarmigan 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.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Numa Peak has four cabins and all are handcrafted by local builders with many of the logs coming from the property itself. Ptarmigan is one of three located on the north side of the property. Please note that we are literally off the grid and power is provided by 2 large solar panels, an inverter and battery system with backup generator, and propane. We are trying to be as sustainable as possible, using the sun, wood from the Numa Peak property, energy efficient equipment, and providing jobs to the North Fork locals!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....moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Ptarmigan is on the north side of Numa Peak property. It has spectacular views directly into Glacier National Park from the front deck, living room, dining room and upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Resort:

    Whitefish Mountain Resort is home to downhill skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. It is just 50 miles away for someone craving a day trip to civilization....moreless

  • Rural:

    Ptarmigan is completely 'off the grid'. Full service is 36 miles down the road in Columbia Falls. We have two large solar panels with a backup generator and propane tank as our energy source. ...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right out the door. The Whitefish National Forest is just across the road and Glacier National Park and the Flathead River are less than 1/2 mile as the crow flies...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Whitefish Mountain Resort is located 50 miles from the Numa Peak property. It would be an early morning, but well worth the drive when you're skiing at 6800ft looking down on the town and lake....moreless

  • Village:

    The Polebridge Mercantile, just 1 mile away, is on the National Register of Historic Places and famous for its baked goods. The Northern Lights Saloon has a full bar and fantastic menu....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Numa Peak is situated on Hay Creek. It is a year round freshwater creek and home to the endangered Bull Trout. The North Fork of the Flathead is just 2 miles away and is famous for its flyfishing......moreless

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
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:

    Satellite internet is all that is available here off the grid. It is expensive and therefore we have to charge an additional fee of $10/day at the time of booking. Sorry but slow speeds are typical....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There are two parking spots for each cabin. No campers or vehicles that allow staying overnight are permitted. All individuals are expected to stay in the cabins to respect other guests....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We are off the grid and no telephone lines are available. The mercantile, 1 mile away does have public telephones for your use. If you choose to get internet you can Skype....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide a towel, hand towel and washcloth upon you arrival for each individual. New towels or linens can be requested during your stay and needs to be arranged at the time of your booking....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood is provided for your pleasure at your cabin. The wood stoves provide beautiful ambience as well as warmth....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    We do not provide bicycles but Whitefish Mountain is approximately 45 miles away and has wonderful beginner to expert downhill biking....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    There are many golf courses. The closest would be either West Glacier (30 minutes away)or Columbia Falls....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are canoe and kayak rentals in Polebridge just 1 mile away. There are also guided river rafting trips in West Glacier less than 30 minutes away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We are situated on over 20 acres just outside of Glacier National Park. In addition to wonderful views there is a walk through our forest that goes to Hay Creek which runs through the property/...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Whitefish Mountain is a destination ski resort. It is approximately 45 miles away. It also has lifts for downhill cycling in the summer as well as other activities....moreless

  • Tennis

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,785 $6,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 7%


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.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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43 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International Airport, Kalispell, MT
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Northern Lights Saloon, Polebridge, MT
36 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadow Lake Golf , Columbia Falls, MT
39 Miles
Nearest Train
West Glacier - Amtrak
36 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 2 (Junction in Columbia Falls)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Northern Lights Saloon, Polebride, MT
51 Miles
Nearest Ski
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!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1994

About: Above you can see Kira, my youngest now 22 years old, sitting on the porch stairs of our original cabin. We were so lucky to come across this gem back in the early 90s. 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.

Why Polebridge, MT, USA:
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

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Computer Nook

    Computer Nook

  • Front Deck with outdoor Dining Area

    Front Deck with outdoor Dining Area

  • View of our namesake, Numa Peak, With Ptarmigan in the foreground

    View of our namesake, Numa Peak, With Ptarmigan in the foreground

  • Looking at Ptarmigan and the other northern cabins from the Lodge

    Looking at Ptarmigan and the other northern cabins from the Lodge

  • Rainbow Peak at sunset as seen from Ptarmigan

    Rainbow Peak at sunset as seen from Ptarmigan

  • The communal Fire Pit.  It is 30-40 yards from Ptarmigan.

    The communal Fire Pit. It is 30-40 yards from Ptarmigan.

  • Cabins in the foreground and Glacier National Park is the backdrop.

    Cabins in the foreground and Glacier National Park is the backdrop.

  • Bathroom with Tub/Shower and Double Vanity

    Bathroom with Tub/Shower and Double Vanity

  • Living Area with Wood Stove and beautiful views of Glacier National Park.

    Living Area with Wood Stove and beautiful views of Glacier National Park.

  • Main Bedroom with Sitting Area and built-in shelves and dresser.

    Main Bedroom with Sitting Area and built-in shelves and dresser.

  • View from the Front Deck

    View from the Front Deck

  • Bowman Lake, just 10 miles from the property

    Bowman Lake, just 10 miles from the property

  • Numa Peak at sunset

    Numa Peak at sunset

  • Winter Spectacle from the cabins!

    Winter Spectacle from the cabins!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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