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WEST GLACIER LOG CABIN, 'BEST IN THE WEST' BORDERING GNP

Theresa and Gary Steffen

Advertiser since: 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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WEST GLACIER LOG CABIN, 'BEST IN THE WEST' BORDERING GNP

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

West Glacier Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (sleeps 6-7)

This unique wilderness property borders both Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall/Great Bear Wilderness. The cabin is located equally between both West and East park entrances; plus it's a short drive onto Many Glaciers and Waterton National park in Canada. (Bring your passports if traveling to Canada)

Many of the cabins furnishings were hand crafted by the same carpenter used by Liz Claiborne. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, appliances, coffee pot, utensils, dish washer, microwave, refrigerator w/ice maker and electric stove. It also contains an island bar with 6 swivel chairs.

Living room is furnished with two leather couches with leather chair, coffee table, TV, stereo, high speed wireless internet with hard wood floors throughout.

1st floor master bed room has a queen size bed, closet, flat screen TV with dressers.

Laundry room consists of new washer and dryer, folding table and a wash sink.

There are two full baths on the first floor with one having a walk in shower, toilet and double vanity. The other has a tub shower, toilet and vanity.

2nd floor has a sitting area for reading or additional bed space and a private bed room with queen size bed, plus a full/single bunk bed, flat screen TV. There are ceiling fans throughout.

Outside attached to the cabin are two large red wood decks viewing the park with gas grill and picnic bench. Also a fire ring is available for evening star gazing or just a fresh breath from the mountains.

There are activities galore such as: Fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, biking, motorcycle tours, rafting, sightseeing, snow shoeing, Cross country skiing, shopping or just relaxing looking at the surroundings and the millions of stars.

We are also just a few miles from The Isaac Walton Train Station.

Please join us, you won’t regret it!

Check time is 4 p.m.

Check out time is 11 a.m.

Keywords: Log Cabin with wilderness experience having all modern amenities, family friendly w/easy access to East and West Glacier National Park. Cabin borders GNP & Bob Marshall seperated only by Blue Ribbon trout stream, Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Theresa and Gary Steffen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2014

About Theresa and Gary Steffen

I am a cancer survivor who has practically retired from a position in the Technology Leasing Industry.

I enjoy people, family, hunting, fishing and NASCAR.

Theresa and Gary Steffen purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Theresa and Gary Steffen chose West Glacier

We are only 56 miles from the Kalispell Airport and 20 min.'s away from either entrance to Glacier National Park and a train station, the Isaac Walton, for Trail Rides, Cross Crountry Skiing, is located just 5 miles away with car rentals available. We are also close to the Continental Divide, Many Glacier and Waterton National Park. This cabin is located in the heart of the Flathead Valley. You can also enjoy Winter activities, Skiing and Snowshoeing, Glacier National Park is a great place to get out & enjoy the solitude. Most of Glacier's roads are closed in the wintertime, but that's ok, cause snow makes for ideal ski routes. you can still enjoy Going to the Sun Road, Lake McDonald Lodge, Polebridge and Autumn Creek Trail.The Isaak Walton Inn boasts more than 30km of groomed trails at Essex. in Whitefish you have skiing, and cross country trails.Bigfork is an awesome place to visit as well, in the winter or summer seasons. Don't forget Snow mobiling! Ice Fishing!.. in the summer-Play Golf at the Whitefish Country Club, East Glacier and West Glacier! The list goes on and on and on....

What makes this cabin unique

Friendly people, peacefullness with breath taking scenery all around you. We have too many activities to mention. We call this Montana Cabin our Spiritual Regrouping Haven. We find that when we are in the mountain, We are at peace. The air is pure, the water is pure, what more could you ask for? We just Love it here and know that you will tooo!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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West Glacier Log Cabin, 'Best in the West' Bordering GNP
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Washington DC
5

Great base for exploring Glacier NP and surrounding areas

  • 5 of 5
All the other reviews are 100% correct.The cabin is the cleanest and best maintained rental peoperty we've ever encountered ( and we've rented a lot all over the map). It is perfectly situated for outings into Glacier ( west as well as east sides).Small towns are close enough for occasional shopping trips,if neccessary,but you will only need fresh stuff,as the cabin is so well equipped.There was even a welcome basket - unheard of in other rentals.This is clearly not a money-making machine,but a labor of love by the owners.Both are extremely welcoming and helpful in every way - we were treated as guests,not only paying customers.
As for the traffic noise that someone mentioned: The street has very little traffic,and the trains were clearly audible,but it didn't bother us at all.It was quiet at night ( or we are extremely sound sleepers),and during the day we were mostly out exploring.It could be an issue for people who seek absolute solitude and quietness and if you want to spend most of your time in or around the cabin......
We'd rent this cabin again any time we come back to this beautiful area!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Lotte,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!
Thank you so much for everything! You two are such an amazing couple and we are happy to say that we have 2 new friends!
Please keep in touch!!!!
With much Love,
Gary and Theresa
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Kansas City, MO.
5

This is the Right Place!!

  • 5 of 5
The Perfect location to relax, visit Glacier Nat'l Park and Waterton Nat'l Park on Canadian side of the border. Best part of staying here are the two most friendly, generous, and caring people, Gary & Theresa. Staying at their property is like having a long-lost brother & sister offering their best to you. It truly is like a "home away from home". The cabin is exactly as pictured; the cleanest and best maintained you will find anywhere. It is stocked w/ everything you need for a great visit: condiments, laundry room, and great kitchen. You will not lack for anything. It is located just perfect for a day visit to Whitefish, or day visit to Glacier National or any nearby wilderness. My favorite part is that it is away from all the civilization hustle & bustle. You'll love the property, walks down to the nearby river, and an outdoor fire pit to take you back to a childhood you may or may not have had the luxury of enjoying. You have heard all your life I'm sure that People Make the Difference. Well. . . here it is most true and alive with your hosts Gary & Theresa. They just don't make people like this couple anymore. They and their property will revitalize your spirit. Enjoy the Best of Montana here!!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Clayton thank you so very much for your wonderful review!
WE certainly feel the same way about you and your lovely wife! We also would like to thank you for all that you did upon your departure, greatly appreciated, but you were on vacation and didn't need to work so hard!
Gary and I will be having our Kansas City BBQ this weekend and we will let you know how much we and our friends enjoyed it and will definitely be think of you two often.
We are having an Indian Summer at the moment, with temps as high as 79! Have a wonderful fall and look forward to keeping in touch!
Thank you again, Clayton!
Sincerely,
Gary and Theresa Steffen
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5

Who wouldn't love it?

Who wouldn't love it?
  • 5 of 5
You will love this cabin unless you don't love the following: Warm and friendly people, a cabin that is an architectural masterpiece and proximity to the most beautiful county in the continental U.S. For you city dwellers who don't like to get wet or dirty, there are endless no-blisters tourist treasures from Glacier National Park to a few fine dining opportunities. You can see amazing things without ever leaving pavement. For those of us who came here for the best of what Montana truly has to offer, you are within walking distance of National Park backcountry trails. the Great Bear Wilderness and the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River. The owners, Gary and Theresa are unforgettable folks who obviously live here because this is where they want to be. Spend some time with them here and they may infect you with their warmth and their enthusiasm for this last best place.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Daniel, Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family! When you return to our neck of the woods, please be sure to stop by, and tell everyone we said Hello and that we miss you all!!!!!!
Thank you again, Daniel.
Sincerely,
Gary and Theresa
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West Glacier Glacier Park
New Jersey
5

Beautiful cabin with fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this extraordinarily well equipped, well maintained, and spotlessly clean cabin. The location allowed us to explore many parts of Glacier Park with day trips and return each evening to a central location. We prefer to settle in for a week and prepare our own meals each evening and this cabin had everything necessary to do so and was a pleasant place to relax after a day of activities. Gary and Theresa are gracious and experienced hosts who managed to be available without being intrusive. They clearly enjoy people and renting their cabin, and it shows. This area is quite remote and I appreciated the fact that the owners were nearby. The grounds of this property are beautiful and it would be an exciting place for young children to explore, especially with all the themed features in the cabin itself. Trains are such a part of the history of this area that I found the trains passing across the street to be kind of neat and can't say we were bothered by the noise. I have no hesitancy recommending this property, especially as a base for families who want so explore this awesome area.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Robert, We can not thank you enough for the wonderful review! Thank you!! I wish I would be able to all of the fantastic pictures that you all took, so maybe you could send us a few? Hope you are enjoying the fall like weather, as you know we are already preparing for winter. Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you. Tell everyone we said Hello!
Sincerely,
Gary and Theresa Steffen
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Florida
4

Mostly great

  • 4 of 5
There's not much I can add to the good things people have said about the cabin and Gary & Theresa, because the other reviews have touched on just about everything. But what we didn't know is how close the cabin is to the highway & train track. I did not read far enough back to the reviews where that was mentioned, so it was quite a surprise when we drove up. The photos make it look more isolated than it actually is. One person who touched on it in their review said they kept the windows closed on that side of the house - well, that's not really practical when you are counting on the cool night air to keep the house cool for sleeping. I don't know if we were there at a busy train time, but all of us were awakened 2-3 times each night by noise from passing trains. And none of us are particularly light sleepers. Suffice it to say, the rail business is alive & well in Montana!
And there is noise from Highway 2 as well, though it's not quite as bad.

I'm not saying that I would NOT have stayed here because for the most part, the plusses outweigh this negative. It's a great cabin, well-equipped and beautifully decorated. The location is about the best you can get for visiting both sides of GNP. And it is a good value if you need 2 bedrooms - it was a lot cheaper than getting 2 hotel rooms, plus you have the kitchen which saves on eating out all the time. I just wish that I had known in advance about the train & traffic noise. Then I would have brought some ear plugs!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Karen, Thank you for staying here at the cabin, I did find out that they were working on the tracks for the train and had a back up of the trains, so they were running more than usual at night. so sorry about that, I would have suggested closing the laundry room door to lessen the noise from the train and the highway. I would hope that the fans in the closet would've helped with that as well. Again, so sorry. We do have earplugs, since we attend quite a few of the NASCAR races! lol... Thank you again and hoping you all have a wonderful fall!
Sincerely,
Gary and Theresa STeffen
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West Glacier Glacier Park
5

Magic in Montana

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our seven night stay in this cabin and the first words that came to my mind while starting to write this review was "Magic in Montana." Our stay was fantastic. We absolutely LOVED the cabin. It was fully stocked, clean, roomy and in an excellent location. Gary and Theresa were the "pixie dust" that created the Magic. They were wonderful hosts who accomodated our every need (from concierge services and huckleberry recipes to showing us how to work the TV remote). But more than that, they treated us like family and made the cabin really feel like our "home" - even if only for seven days. The area is a picturesque setting of unspeakable beauty and this cabin is perfectly located in the middle of it all. The lawn is kept so well, it literally looks like it could be par 3 hole on a golf course. The woods out back are full of hukckleberries and a gorgeous view of the river. Gary's warehouse facility in the back of the property is so clean and meticulously kept that I wanted to move a "tool" to see how long it took him to realize it was not in its place (my guess - not long). This acute attention to detail is also reflected in the cabin with authentic hunting and fishing items scattered throughout each room. The kids loved the loft. Beds were very comfortable. Laundry room was a nice "extra." Fire pit was "just what the doctor ordered" after returning from a long day of sightseeing and white water rafting. This was my first experience with VRBO and I can promise you I did ALOT of research and set the bar very high prior to deciding on this cabin. Without a doubt, Theresa and Gary delivered a first class experience. My family and I are grateful to have met them and and will cherish the memories we created. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tom, Marisol and Girls,
Thank you so much for the kind words, and we too feel that we now have an extended family! We enjoyed the meals and stories we shared. it's funny that you mention "pixie dust" because Fairies are my favorite Magical Creature! We will definitely let you know when we are in your neck of the woods! Miss you all, and give our love and hugs to the girls and to Marisol, you are a gem!
Love you guys and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Sincerely, Gary and Theresa

Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Glacier International Airport, in Kalispell, MT
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Issak Walton
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
West Glacier Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Essex, Montana 59916
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Issak Walton
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Whitefish Mountain
Car: recommended

The Izaak Walton historic train depot is a must see!

Goat Lick where the goats roam and the silver stairs is an amazing water fall!

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Rates & Availability

From $235 Per night

West Glacier Cabin Rental Rates

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Amenities

West Glacier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom with a tub/shower and 1 bathroom with a shower. Fully stocked.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen size hand made log beds in master bed room on 1st floor and same on 2nd floor. Both with SERTA comfort mattress, 1 Queen bed, with a Bunk bed of a full size and a twin. on 2nd floor, perfect for childern.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Fire Pit, short walk to Middle Fork River, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Skiing, Rafting, Horseback Riding, Train Station, Golf.

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