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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Offering comfort and convenience with added extras to make your stay memorable

We do offer reduced WEEKLY RATES - enter dates for pricing or contact owner for more information. See SEASON SPECIALS at end of description - click on More Details

GENERAL DESCRIPTION - This freshly furnished & decorated vacation home is conveniently located in the village of West Glacier – gateway to Glacier National Park. Glacier Ridge Cabin is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, the Amtrak train depot and dining at the historic Belton Chalet (seasonal). Easy to find, the home sits away from it all on a forested ridge in a small residential area shared by several homes. Out the door you will find miles of Flathead National Forest land to wander on foot, snowshoes or skis.

Glacier Ridge Cabin features a light and airy 1000 sq ft open floor plan with attached garage. The home sleeps up to 4 adults or children. With its exceptional location, recently renovated living spaces, fully-equipped kitchen, cozy gas fireplace, 2 wide screen TV’s with Blu-ray players (Netflix provided), stereo/CD player with Bluetooth connectivity, WIFI, cell signal booster, Foosball table, deck with gas grill, fire pit and floor to ceiling windows, this house is a vacation retreat setting ready for year round fun and vacation memories to last a lifetime. Thoughtful attention to detail, quality and comfort have been paramount in putting together this vacation home for your dream vacation.

Getting a good night's sleep is a key ingredient for the best vacation days, so we have endeavored to create a most comfortable sleep experience for our guests. The king & queen bedrooms both have top-rated Serta mattresses. Beds are furnished with 400TC quality sheets, down and synthetic pillows and layered bedding so you can get it just right. Open the windows for cool mountain night air and you have the recipe for a perfect night's sleep.

The upper floor is an open loft master suite with a king size bed and a half bath. Wake up to a bird's eye view looking towards Glacier Park through the cathedral windows. Features include a 31” wide screen TV, Blu-Ray disc player, and a recliner for TV viewing or relaxing with a book.

The first floor bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed. Across the hall, the TV room with 42” wide screen TV and Blu-ray disc player provides a second, private living space to read or watch TV. The first floor full bathroom has a shower/tub combination.

Sliding glass doors in the kitchen access the deck which faces Glacier National Park and offers a filtered view of peaks through the towering larch and fir trees. An attached garage serves as a game room for Foosball players of any age, laundry area and offers secure storage for your gear.

Prepare a romantic gourmet dinner or a family meal and serve on Royal Doulton stoneware place settings. Or, set a pretty table on the deck with the colorful Melamine dishes and stemmed glasses. A full array of utensils, pantry basics, and household supplies are provided. For making your favorite brew in the morning, you will find a Capresso coffee maker, coffee grinder, French press and electric kettle.

Check out our resource file full of information on Glacier Park and area activities and attractions to help you with your trip planning (3 canisters of bear spray available for guest use). Packing a picnic lunch is a cinch with a cooler, reusable ice packs, and picnic dishes available. Take the beach towels and beach blanket along and stop at one of the pull-outs along Lake McDonald for some refreshing lake time.

After a day of exploring, come home and build a crackling fire in the fire pit. S'mores, ‘wishing on the first star’ and sharing memories while gazing at the fire are a special way to wind down the day.

This cabin is centrally located for day trips to the east side of Glacier Park, the North Fork, and area attractions to the west. It is 29 miles to Glacier Park International Airport and 25 miles to the hot spot Whitefish - home to an array of recreational activities, shopping, dining and nightlife venues.

This location is perfect for year round fun in Montana’s great outdoors. Spend winter days exploring Glacier Park on cross country skis or snowshoes, cross country skiing on groomed area trails, downhill skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort, or just snuggling up with a book by the cozy stove and enjoying the peaceful winter scene out the room sized windows. (Snowshoes provided at the cabin).

September and October are quiet and golden with autumn color – a peaceful time to explore Glacier Park’s gifts.

Open year round, we welcome you to Glacier Ridge Cabin while you explore the Crown of the Continent. Contact us now to book your Glacier Park dream vacation!

Your hosts,

Drew & Kim

SPRING SPECIAL - 25% OFF! Enjoy Glacier National Park bursting in spring green before the crowds arrive and save 25% OFF OUR NIGHTLY OR WEEKLY RATES (discount does not apply to taxes & fees). You must contact owner for quote - the VRBO quote will not reflect this discount. Offer valid: May 11 - May 24, 2018.

AUTUMN SPECIAL - 25% OFF! Enjoy Glacier National Park in the quiet splendor of Autumn and save 25% OFF OUR NIGHTLY OR WEEKLY RATES (discount does not apply to taxes & fees). You must contact owner for quote - the VRBO quote will not reflect this discount. Offer valid: OCT 1 - 14, 2018 (Going to the Sun Road access to Logan Pass closes approximately the 3rd weekend of October, weather permitting).

More Details

Owner
Kim Sands & Drew Paslawsky
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Kim Sands & Drew Paslawsky

We have been blessed with 39 years of exploring and recreating in the mountains, lakes and rivers of Northwest Montana. We are delighted to have the opportunity to create a home from which to share this wonderful part of the world with our guests.

Why Kim Sands & Drew Paslawsky chose West Glacier

West Glacier is a great year round home base for exploring the splendors of Glacier National Park, Whitefish, Flathead Lake, Bigfork, Kalispell, the North Fork area and up to Glacier's sister, Waterton Park in Canada. We like the 'away from it all' feeling of this property with it's convenient year round access.

What makes this cabin unique

Loving nature and the outdoors, I am captivated by the way the floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, and enjoy observing the light of morning and evening on the landscape. It is like having all of the comforts while perched in the midst of nature.

Kim

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful trip! Your cabin was simply the best - we appreciated the warmth of the space, so comfortable and with such thoughtful touches. The sights here were unbelievable...loved the skies, colorful waters, and profusion of flowers, especially the beargrass. We so enjoyed the hikes, biking, bear sightings, and rafting. Hope to come back again someday for some huckleberry ice cream. Thanks so much! We feel so blessed.
Jun 2017
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Amenities

West Glacier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS. Bookings cancelled at least sixty (60) days prior to arrival will receive 100% refund.
  • We highly recommend guests purchase travel insurance for protection against unforeseen events that may cause them to cancel their travel plans.
  • Completion of information on page 2 of rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2nd floor loft master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor - new (2014) Serta memory foam & coil mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Open loft master suite with Serta mattress and half bath
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9508195 based on 73 reviews
5

5 Stars On All Counts

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many properties over the past 20 years and the Glacier Ridge House was the best. Everything is exactly as represented on the VRBO site. All of the photos are current. The property was immaculate, very well equipped, had lots of natural light, was private, and perfectly situated for exploring the west side of GNP. We stayed for 10 days in September, cooked all of our meals there and never once said "Gee, I wish they had a ...." Temps ranged from 35 degrees to 85 degrees during our stay and the house was always comfy. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of layers to keep you warm. The gas wood stove in the living room made the whole downstairs cozy. The house had several well-lit places to curl up and read. The Wi-Fi was high speed and easy to connect to. We enjoy music so it was easy to connect our iPhone to the speaker system; the mini-jack cord was even provided. We enjoyed the deck and view from the dining area. The large capacity washer and dryer with folding table and clothes line was a big help for packing light. There are a number of guidebooks and trail guides available at the house. Kim was very responsive to all of our emails. She provided helpful suggestions for hikes, interesting day trips, and restaurants. The property is close to several towns which have fun shops and great dining. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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exceptionally well kept and managed.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at this property. As many others have said the pictures don't do it justice and the attention to every detail makes the stay even more special. Thank you for the great time and communictaion before, during and after our stay. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Glacier Ridge Cabin was wonderful. The cabin is immaculate, comfortable, and equipped with anything a visitor might need; the setting is very quiet and just a stone’s throw away from GNP. Owners Kim and Drew are accessible, responsive and guest-focused; in addition to seeing that every detail is in place in their beautiful home, they provide a wealth of information about the park and the region. They are committed to Glacier and to helping visitors experience this special place in a meaningful, memorable way, which for us added to our time there. Can’t say enough, all other reviews are absolutely true. We hope to return very soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glacier Trip

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many vacation homes but this one has to be the best. Everything stated about the cabin on the web sight is met. The cabin exceeded all of our expectations. Can't say enough about Kim, and the information that supplies us with, and the time that she saved us with her recommendation of where to eat, shop, and trails to hike. The communication with her and Drew was very timely and well done. Being so close to the park made it easy o get out early and beat the crowds to the parking spots in Glacier. We did several hikes and got to see most of the big animals in the park. The bear, and big horn sheep a little to close for comfort, the moose and mountain goats at the right distance.

We want to thank Drew and Kim for letting us stay at their cabin and we had a super good time at our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Glacier Ridge Cabin. Perfect location! The house had everything we needed. Very comfortable beds - we slept like a dream after our days of hiking and other adventures. Great deck for relaxing as well. We highly recommend this cabin and would not hesitate to go back. In addition to all that, our hosts were super informative and helpful. Sincerely,

Whitfield/Pyland Family

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideally located, comfortable, and well-equipped cabin outside of Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Kim and Drew, have thought of everything. I have never seen a more organized, tidy household. The cabin has two bedrooms and a full bath downstairs and a king sized bed and a half bath in the loft. One of the bedrooms has a sleeper sofa and the other bedroom has a full size bed. There are thoughtful touches everywhere. The kitchen is completely outfitted with everything you would need.

The cabin is located on a ridge above Highway 2 and is less than a 5 minute drive from the west entrance of the park. There are a couple of good restaurants within walking distance of the cabin albeit down a fairly steep hill. If you have a car, there are also good restaurants in Columbia Falls.

Due to the Stage 2 fire warning, we were not able to use the firepit. There were 8 fires burning in the park when we arrived. It was hot and smoky. After a thunderstorm blew through our first night, the power was knocked out and so was the water. We called Kim and Drew and they told us that there were large containers of water in the garage for emergencies. By the time we got back from an all-day tour the next day, the electricity and the water were back on and the weather got progressively better from there on out.

The cabin does not have air conditioning, but there are two ceiling fans and if you open the windows at night and close them during the day, the temperature stays pleasant. The one night it stayed a little warm we took a dip in chilly Lake McDonald at Apgar Village (less than 15 minutes into the park) (Bring water shoes) .

We spent a week here and really felt like we got to know the park. We used Kim's recommendations and resources for hikes. We were completely relaxed by the time we left and that is a good trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owners note for clarification: Glacier Ridge Cabin is listed and offered as 2 bedrooms with 2 beds - King in the loft and Queen on 1st floor. At one time, we offered the TV room as a 3rd bedroom with sleeper sofa (and bedding) at an additional charge per night. The sleeper sofa is no longer offered or available for guest use. We plan to remove it and replace it with a traditional sofa.
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
West Glacier Bar & Belton Chalet Taproom
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Glacier View Golf Course - West Glacier
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Belton Station - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Belton Chalet, Glacier Highland & WG Restaurant
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Lake McDonald shoreline and boat launch

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 50% deposit at time of booking is required to confirm reservation. Payment options include e-check and credit card.

We highly recommend guests purchase travel insurance to protect themselves against unforeseen events that may cause them to cancel their travel plans (check plans for coverage details).

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.

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