The Pinehaven Ranch is a perfect refuge for a trip to Glacier National Park.
Patty the owner is great! She's friendly and accessible but gives her guests the space to do their own thing. The cabin accommodations were clean and comfortable and had all the amenities (dishware, microwave, stove/oven, fridge, washer and dryer) along with a wood stove with ample firewood and fire-making supplies. The wood stove was awesome since we had an early blast of winter during our stay. The experience was many times better than a hotel/lodge stay.
This property is within 20 minutes of Whitefish (to the west) and 20 mins to the West entrance to GNP (to the east). At Glacier, be sure to plan a few hours to drive the "going to the sun road" and make sight-seeing stops. There are plenty of great hikes/activities on the West side of Glacier, so honestly our 4 nights 3 days in the area were not enough.
- the property is completely fenced in, our dog loved it and got to hang out with Patty's dogs.
- When we were busy in the Park, we dropped our dog off at Pawsitively Perfect dog daycare in nearby Evergreen. Our dog loved it and we HIGHLY recommend this service as pets are restricted in Glacier National Park
- Multiple outfitters nearby for rafting, helicopter tours, etc.
- There are scenic boat rides available on nearby Lake MacDonald in GNP
- Also on the West side of GNP there is a horseback riding outfit in which you can ride up the hiking trails.
- Dozens great GNP hikes within an hour of this property, a few within 30 mins of the property
- We had breakfast a short drive away at the West Glacier Restaurant, it was very good
- We had lunch and dinner in this same area at the Cafe attached to the gas station just outside the entrance to GNP. Sounds sketchy but don't be fooled, great meals, local beers, homemade pie, etc.
- YOU MUST GET Coffee at Montana Coffee Traders (only 10 mins from this property). Amazing brew. They have food as well but we didn't try it.