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Glacier Riverside Lodge-Stunning riverfront views close to Glacier National Park

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Prime views of Flathead River, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Short drive to Glacier Park.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Geri Cochrane
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Geri Cochrane

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 three kids 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.

Geri Cochrane purchased this house in 2014

Why Geri Cochrane chose Glacier Country

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.

What makes this house unique

Our home is one of the few homes that is riverfront on the way to Glacier National Park.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What and adventure we had enjoying the beauty of Glacier! Everyone we met was lovely. We saw sights we will remember forever. Thank you for making it all possible by opening your home to us! If you are a new guest to the area go to "The Back Room" restaurant in Columbia Falls and get the fry bread! Seriously, go. Now!

Be back soon!
Apr 2015
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Hungry Horse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The river is not accessible from the home. Please stay off the bank leading down to the river due to steep and unsafe conditions.
  • Use outdoor fire pit with caution, especially in peak summer months due to dry conditions.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , large shower with seats and sliding glass doors
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Leather couch converts to a queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Located in a very quiet part of town on a paved street.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Glacier Riverside Lodge-Stunning riverfront views close to Glacier National Park
average rating of 4.862069 based on 32 reviews

Extraordinary view, very well equipped, everything you could ask for in a vacation lodge

  • 5 of 5

This trip was the trip of a lifetime and our stay at your beautiful home made it all the more enjoyable. The proximity to Glacier National Park was wonderful for daily hiking and site seeing trips. You have taken great care to see that all the needs of your guests were met. We truly appreciate the opportunity to stay there and enjoy our Montana vacation.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We take our guests comments seriously and do everything we can to ensure the home is stocked with everything guests will need. We are glad you and your family had an excellent stay. Come back again!
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Hungry Horse/Glacier National Park stay

  • 5 of 5

The home/property was great - clean, conveniently located for Glacier Park entrance, Columbia Falls, White Fish and other areas of interest. Home owners are gracious and accommodating. We would return again w/out hesitation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, clean, and in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Sept 10-17, 2016

This was THE perfect house to stay in for our family vacation - 12 minutes to the west entrance to GNP, 10 minutes to Columbia Falls and 20 minutes to Kalispell and Whitefish. The house was nicely decorated, very clean, and overlooked a river. Geri was always very responsive and helpful in answering my many questions from when we first scheduled our trip to the end. If you're looking for a place to stay on your visit to GNP, look no further. You will not be disappointed with the location or accommodations.

J.K., Indiana

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six stayed at the Glacier Riverside Lodge this past week of August 2016. When we inquired about the property, we were delighted to meet Geri the property manager. She was warm, very informative and patiently answered all our questions and emails, this being our first trip to Glacier National Park. She checked with us upon our arrival and left her phone number should we have any issues. She even loaned us a can of bear spray. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and meticulously maintained home. The location was perfect, only a short distance from the west gate of Glacier and a short drive to the quaint town of Whitefish where we explored a variety of restaurants and shops . The home's 2nd floor master bedroom was spacious with a comfortable foam mattress. And the two bedrooms on the first floor had new queen mattresses. We appreciated the air conditioner on the warmer days, while the gas grill on the deck overlooking the river along with the fire pit below allowed us to enjoy serene evenings. We hiked in the park each day, it was fabulous!. Neighbors are nearby but the setting is very private. Our family would not hesitate to return to this lovely home in beautiful Montana.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet clean nice house Relaxing trip

  • 5 of 5

Very good stay

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really fabulous house.

  • 5 of 5

This house was even better than the VRBO description and photos! Super clean and very well appointed. We arrived at 4:00 p.m. and found everything exactly as promised. Entrance to the house was easy. The location is perfect for easy access to Kalispell, Whitefish, and Glacier National Park. The information provided by the owners was extremely helpful, and the check-in/check-out instructions were clear and straight-forward. We enjoyed the great view of the river and the really quiet neighborhood. This house was a perfect setting for the final three days of our trip to Seattle, Victoria, B.C. and Glacier. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful home with us. You can't go wrong with this one!

Doug, Linda, Dan and Emily

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Meadow Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Station West Glacier
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Hungry Horse House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 25 2018 - Jun 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 5 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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