Only minutes from Glacier Park, and Glacier International airport, this spacious home is steps away from the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. You will be transported back to the early days of ranchers and settlers in Montana while enjoying the comfort and modern conveniences of today. Secluded and quiet with only the birds and the sound of the river to break the silence. Your days can be filled with hiking the miles of trails in Glacier, visiting the historic Lodges, fishing the lakes, rivers, and steams or just relaxing on the deck overlooking the river. Bicycles, picnic supplies, fishing gear. games, books, DVD's, TV, WIFI, Direct TV, Netflix and phone service are available. There are many golf courses to choose from in Columbia Falls, West Glacier, or Kalispell, as well as rafting, fishing, camping and an abundant variety of wildlife. Only a few miles from the west entrance to Glacier Park. There are three bedrooms and a loft. The master bedroom on the ground floor has a queen size bed; upstairs there is also a queen size bed; the third bedroom upstairs has two twin beds. The loft has a full sofa bed. The master bath and the bath upstairs are equipped with showers. The powder room is on the ground floor,adjacent to the office. All electric kitchen includes stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator and is fully stocked with dishes, silver, pots and pans. Loft area has a game table for cards, games, and puzzles. The extensive library is filled with Montana history, including early settlers, cowboys, ranchers and miners, along with books for children. The river that runs in back of the property provides fishing, boating, rafting, and bird watching. Eagles and Osprey can be seen from the porch fishing for trout. Glacier Park is minutes away with the Going To The Sun Highway, a national source of pride, transporting you through the mountains, ending on the East side of the Park, where the great plains begin. Visitors can stop at all of the lodges, some offering boating, golf, swimming and hundreds of miles of hiking. The nearby towns of Kalispell Whitefish and Bigfork offer great shopping and gourmet restaurants. The town of Browning on the East side of the Park has an extensive Indians of the Plains Museum as well as a casino. The North American Indian Days Pow Wow is held in Browning the second weekend in July.
- Cabin2021 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay6 nights
Mountain retreat on the river, adjacent to Glacier Park
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 23, 2018
About Rochelle Danker
Being a native Montanan, I return every summer to the homestead my grandparents built in the early 1900's. I spent my early summer years learning the ways not only of the west but also of their European roots. I built the cabin 4 years ago because I wanted to be closer to the river. The original log cabin of my grandparents is where I spent the last 15 summers until I could build my own with all of todays conveniences. I can't think of any place I would rather be during the summer than in this cabin, including the Central Coast of California where I live the rest of the year.
Rochelle Danker purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Rochelle Danker chose Coram
The cabin is on the same property as the original log cabin that my mom and her 6 siblings grew up in. It's just a short walk from one to the other but they still remain a world apart.
What makes this Cabin unique
This cabin is a long way from my permanent home, taking 3 days of driving time. There just isn't any place like Montana or the strong spirit of the offspring of the settlers that came before them. There isn't much bravado shown or horn blowing when it comes to the pride the people show in where they live. It shows in the way they treat the land, their families and visitors. You're never a stranger when you visit Montana. They are very proud of where they live, proud of how they live and are eager for visitors to feel the same way when they leave. The weather is ever changing in the spring, summer and fall. We have glorious thunderstorms that shake the ground, hot dry days made for hiking, cool nights when the mountain inhabitants become silent, waiting for yet another great day in Montana.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful oasis just outside West Glacier
We absolutely loved Rochelle's cabin. Cindy helped us in, let us know the lay of the land, and then we went to our rooms to unpack and get settled. The decor of the home is beautiful and fitting for the area, and it has all the basic essentials that you need, including soaps and shampoo, trashbags, and even bear spray if you forgot to bring yours.
Other reviews mentioned the trains, and we weren't too worried about that given that we all lived within a block or two of at train, however, these trains do come by very frequently (seemed like once an hour or two.) If you're a light sleeper, definitely turn on a box fan (which is provided in the cabin) or bring a sound machine.
One other thing I wanted to mention is the access to the river. We had planned to walk out and do some fishing, but it is a VERY steep incline to the river. (I'm pretty fit, and I went down the steps backwards like a ladder because it was too steep to go down forward for me.) It's about a 50 foot slope and then you have to carefully climb down onto the rocks on the river. It's not super conducive to bringing fishing poles and tackle boxes down (at least to us), BUT the cabin is SO close to tons of great fishing spots. It was not a deterrent at all to the cabin, but I wanted to make sure other people knew.
Every detail was covered, the cabin was close enough to everything that we were never without something to do. Even though the Howe Ridge fire started the night before we arrived, we still drove to the east side of GNP and enjoyed the park. We saw bears, a moose in Fishcap lake, and did a number of wonderful hikes. The Highline is a must if you're not TOO afraid of heights.
Thank you so much to Rochelle and Cindy for making it such a wonderful experience for me and my family. We are grateful, and we'd love to come back.
P.S. Breakfast at the Trap Line cafe around the corner is a MUST.
The cabin is amazing! The view off the deck is nice too, you can see some of the river and you have a very nice view of the sunsets over the mountains. The cabin is built with very high quality materials, the bathrooms are really nice. Everything is very nice. The cabin is extremely clean also. Cindy is there to get you settled in, which is a nice way to start your trip. It is very close to the west entrance of the park. The train did not bother me, it is probably a few hundred yards away. The unit is private and back in the woods. Rochelle is easy to work with. I would give this 6 stars if I could. We had a fantastic trip!
We loved our stay!
Rochelle and Cindy were really accommodating and were quick to answer our questions. The cabin was impeccably clean. It was also close to Glacier National Park. There was tons on information regarding the park at the cabin. Thank you for having us at your cabin. We felt right at home. We have visited many National Parks, and this trip was one of our favorites!
Many Pros, some cons
Positives: The house is lovely - large, clean, enough room for 4 adults and 2 teenagers. Has much needed amenities for an active family like washer and dryer and also places to relax. Very close to the West Gate of Glacier National Park - was a really short trip to the gate (huge benefit). Good guides for the area attractions (love Jake's trail map of the park - that was perfect for us!). Cindy met us and was very helpful getting us situated and guiding us to local restaurants and grocery stores. Also appreciated the bear spray (though wasn't needed as we only saw one grizzly across a lake). Relaxing and comfortable for all of us. Right on the river too...but.....
Negatives: Stairs to the river are really steep and long, ending in a rope ladder. Definitely not something you want to do if you have bad knees. We only went down to the river once because of that. (though the river is beautiful and worth the trek). The house is really close to a railroad crossing, and there are about 30 trains that come through day and night (according to our river rafting guide). The train blows it whistle at all hours - requires a lot of background white noise to get to sleep or ear plugs (2 of us are from LA so use to noise, 4 of us from a small town so maybe we were just not use to random loud noises in the night). The kitchen has mostly what you need for cooking however it was tricky for us as the knives were really dull and there was not enough selection for cooking pots/pans (e.g., no cookie sheet). We made due but made slicing and chopping veggies for a salad a lot of work. Dishwasher didn't work well - we ended up hand washing all the dishes (I think it was because of the soap used - homemade and left some soap residue behind). I feel like this is all knit-picky given some of the positives, but just be aware of what you are in for - if you need quiet to sleep, this may not be your best bet. If not, it is a great place for a GNP visit!
We had a wonderful experience at this lovely cabin. Plenty of room for our party of 6. We walked to the river often, although it is a steep climb down, but worth it! This cabin has everything, even extra bear spray. P.S. they also rent bear spray at Apgar Village.
The train tracks are very active with trains, but a white noise machine, or the fans on drowned out any sound. Conveniently located. We made some wonderful memories and would certainly stay here again.
Such a lovely cabin
We loved our week-long stay at Rochelle’s cabin. It has everything needed for comfort and convenience. We highly recommend!
Glacier Park offers all summer outdoor sports; nearby towns offer antique fairs, festivals, art shows,and horse shows. Fishing contests, parades, rafting and horseback riding is readily available .Mountain bike races. zip lining, bobsled rides on Big Mountain in Whitefish is always a must. Just down the street is a whiskey tasting venue. The Maze has basketball courts, water bumper boats and miniature golf. Hungry Horse Dam on the south fork of the Flathead river is know for its fishing, boating and Huckleberry harvest.
The small western town of Whitefish is bordered by the Whitefish Lake and the summer and winter resort of Big Mountain. In winter the ski runs are some of the best the West has to offer. In Summer the mountain is host to mountain bike races and hiking. A bobsled run and zip line are some of the other activities that attract visitors and locals alike.
Located on the Swan river, Bigfork is a major market for Montana art, featuring original works of art, jewelry and crafts. The clothes reflect the high quality and design that is unexpected in a small Western town. The Civic Theater,started many years ago with the authors reading and presenting there own works, has turned into one of the best small town Civic Theaters with sell out shows. To enjoy this part of Montana and experience the best that Glacier has to offer, six or seven days is best.
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No smoking inside or out, No pets. Open burning ban in County, in fire pit only