Glacier Riverside Lodge-Stunning Riverfront Views Close to Glacier National Park

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Are you looking for a cozy and comfortable place to relax in northwest Montana’s Gateway to Glacier National Park? Guests who stay at Glacier Riverside Lodge are never disappointed, as you will read in the reviews of our home. Make your vacation one you will want to remember and treat yourself to this one-of-a-kind, private, riverfront retreat on the beautiful Flathead River, just minutes from the west entrance to Glacier National Park. Glacier Riverside Lodge is just a short drive from Glacier National Park, Whitefish shopping and dining, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Flathead Lake, Kalispell, Bigfork and the Hungry Horse Reservoir and Dam.

Glacier Riverside Lodge has it all! If relaxation in a serene setting is what you desire, this spacious home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and all the amenities you need is the place to be! Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Flathead River flowing through the canyon as you relax in the vaulted ceiling living room with gas fireplace. The spacious master bedroom upstairs has a king size bed and master bathroom. Off the main floor is a full bath and 2 bedrooms each featuring new queen size beds. The living area has a large flat screen tv above the fireplace with a Blu-ray dvd player. There is also a leather sofa bed in the living area. The formal dining room is perfect for special occasions or holidays.

Lots of over-sized windows bring the outdoors inside and incorporate gorgeous views of mountains and the Flathead River. Glacier Riverside Lodge offers a prime location nestled in a beautiful riverfront setting that you won’t want to miss, which makes this cozy and comfortable home an ideal vacation spot.

Check out our other vacation home listing on VRBO #737871 Glacier Edge Retreat, if your travel dates are not available at Glacier Riverside Lodge.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    High chair and crib are available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact property manager. Dogs only, 2 maximum under 50 lbs. Pet fee applies....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    large shower with seats and sliding glass doors ...moreless

  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


Other Amenities

  • Located in a very quiet part of town on a paved street.


  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray player...moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, Cranium, Skip Bo, deck of playing cards, Trivial Pursuit for Kids....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat screen smart tv...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some small toys are available for young children....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View:

    View of the Flathead River....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Although beautiful, the river is not safe for swimming from the home. For the safety of our guests, no access to the river is available. There are nice beaches and swimming within a mile drive....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high-speed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    plenty of room for parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    large capacity, new in 2015...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen (stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, blender, large griddle, and complete set of pots, pans, dishes, and glassware)....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    large griddle ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Hungry Horse Reservoir...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio table and chairs to eat at while you enjoy the views of the river....moreless

  • Golf:

    Glacier View Golf Club and Meadow Lake Golf Course...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.9
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 12 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Winter Spring
Jan 3 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Summer
May 25 - Jun 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 23 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
Late Summer
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $75
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%


50% booking deposit and then remaining amount due within 30 days of occupancy. We encourage payment with a debit card or personal check.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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  • Middle Fork Flathead River

    "Raft and fish the Flathead! There are many rafting companies to choose from within a short d..."

  • Amazing Fun Center

    "A great place to take the kids during your summer trip to Glacier!"

  • Hungry Horse Dam

    "This dam is a sight to see, and the drive around the dam is beautiful!"

  • Glacier Grille & Pizza

    "Excellent food and friendly service, just a few minutes from Glacier Riverside Lodge. "

  • Three Forks Grille

    "Upscale dining in Columbia Falls, excellent food, and great menu selection."

  • Huckleberry Patch

    "The Huckleberry Patch is just a short walk from the Glacier Riverside Lodge. Don't miss out ..."

  • Back Room Restaurant

    "If you're hungry after a long hike in the park you must stop by the Back Room. Large portion..."

  • Jersey Boys Pizzeria

    "If you love pizza it's worth a stop to Jersey Boys in Whitefish. Lots of choices for great h..."

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier Park International Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadow Lake Golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station West Glacier
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 2
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitefish Mountain Resort

Car: Necessary

Treat yourself to comfort and privacy while enjoying a convenient distance to all the Flathead area has to offer! Glacier Riverside Lodge is situated in a prime location just minutes to the west entrance to Glacier National Park, 16 miles to Whitefish at the base of Whitefish Mountain Resort and just 14 miles to Glacier Park International Airport.

Columbia Falls is the “Gateway to Glacier National Park.” Known to Native Americans as the 'Shining Mountains' and the 'Backbone of the World', Glacier National Park preserves more than a million acres of forests, alpine meadows, lakes, rugged peaks & glacial-carved valleys in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Its diverse habitats are home to over 70 species of mammals including the grizzly bear, wolverine, gray wolf & lynx. Common to see elk, deer, moose, sheep and goats. Come & experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains & spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness & solitude.

Meadow Lake Golf Course, at the Meadow Lake Golf Resort in Montana's Flathead Valley, is 18 holes of the finest golf in the Rocky Mountains. At par 72, with majestic views of the Rockies and 7 holes bordering streams and lakes, Meadow Lake is a championship course rated by Golf Digest as one of the best 6 courses to play in Montana. Golf Magazine says it’s a 'must play' course has rated it as a 4 ½ Star Course.

Whitefish Mountain Resort (Formerly known as Big Mountain Ski Resort)

Wintertime fun at it's finest.

Average Snowfall: 300 inches annually

Vertical Drop: 2,353ft/717 meters

Average High Temperature: 32 degrees F

Average Low Temperature: 17 degrees F

Longest Run: 3.3 miles (Hellfire)

Terrain: 3000 acres, 94 marked trails with vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing

Terrain Difficulty: 20% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 30% Advanced/Expert

Summit Elevation: 6817 ft/2078 meters

Base Elevation: 4464 ft/1361 meters

Lift System:

3 High-speed quads

2 Quad chairlifts

4 Triple chairs

1 Magic Carpet conveyor

2 T-bars

Summertime fun at it's finest:

Biking, Zipline tours, Alpine Slide, Aerial Adventure Park, Spider Monkey Mountain, Walk In the Tree Tops, Hiking, Scenic Lift Rides, Summit Nature Center, Day Spa, Horesback Riding, Wagon Rides.

Snowcat Adventures - Nestled right in the snow belt of the scenic Whitefish Range, where light fluffy snow blankets our mountains. If what you're looking for is deep powder with open glades and enough terrain to match your ability, you've found it in approximately 35 square miles of the Stillwater State Forest in the Whitefish Range and you need to try this backcountry Snowcat adventure.

Mountain Biking - Soak in the amazing vistas while getting a little exercise. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Montana's natural setting is cruising along some of the 20+ miles of biking trails at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Hiking - Leaving directly from Whitefish Mountain Resort Village is the popular hiking experience of the Danny On Trail, which meanders up the slopes of Big Mountain through blooming wildflowers to the 6,817 ft summit, passing through forests and fields. Epic vistas look out over the valley and the mountains from various points along the trail. Where you could find wild huckleberry’s for an added treat. Known as our “Purple Gold.”

Flathead Lake offers you plenty of room to play – in, on, and by the water. Flathead Lake is home to trophy-size trout, yellow perch and whitefish. Located just south of Kalispell, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi is 28 miles long and up to 15 miles wide. That’s 188 square miles of pure enjoyment! The lake’s sparkling waters and miles of tree-lined shore offer unlimited recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat. Overlooking it all are the magnificent Swan and Mission mountain ranges.

White Water Rafting- explore the North Fork, Middle Fork or the South Fork of the Flathead River.

If shopping is what you desire, from clothing to antiques to novelties; Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork and Columbia Falls offers it all.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: We fell in love with Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley on our one year anniversary. As a physical therapist and a nurse we enjoy being active and spending time with our twin daughters in the outdoors. We are amazed at the variety of outdoor opportunities all within close proximity of our home. Whether hiking in Glacier National Park or rafting the Flathead River there is no shortage of fun activities. We are thrilled to share our home on the beautiful Flathead River so others can experience this amazing part of North America.

Why Hungry Horse, MT, USA:
We love the serenity of being able to gaze out at the river from our home, and appreciate all the qualities of small town living.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is one of the few homes that is riverfront on the way to Glacier National Park.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Your Montana vacation lodge

    Your Montana vacation lodge

  • Spacious main living room with river views

    Spacious main living room with river views

  • King size bed in the Master Suite

    King size bed in the Master Suite

  • Brand new queen size bed

    Brand new queen size bed

  • Enjoy the view from the kitchen sink

    Enjoy the view from the kitchen sink

  • Looking down from second floor

    Looking down from second floor

  • Spacious manicured lawn with ample parking

    Spacious manicured lawn with ample parking

  • Cozy fireplace after a day in the snow

    Cozy fireplace after a day in the snow

  • Master suite bathroom with large shower

    Master suite bathroom with large shower

  • River rafting on flathead river

    River rafting on flathead river

  • St. Mary's Lake in Glacier National Park

    St. Mary's Lake in Glacier National Park

  • breath taking view of flathead river from rental

    breath taking view of flathead river from rental

  • Looking up river from our home.

    Looking up river from our home.

  • Enjoy views of the Flathead River while relaxing in the living room.

    Enjoy views of the Flathead River while relaxing in the living room.

  • Brand new queen size bed with memory foam top

    Brand new queen size bed with memory foam top

  • Have a nice campfire by the river

    Have a nice campfire by the river

  • Formal dining room

    Formal dining room

  • front yard

    front yard

  • river view in winter time

    river view in winter time

  • Kitchen with bar stools

    Kitchen with bar stools

  • fall colors

    fall colors

  • Bowman Lake in the summer in Glacier National Park

    Bowman Lake in the summer in Glacier National Park

VRBO #643198

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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