Relaxing and secluded, but still convenient to Glacier
Submitted: June 19, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
We stayed at this property for close to a week, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The views are spectacular, the cabin is well-kept and immaculate, and despite being "off the grid," we never felt like we were truly roughing it.
The cabin is about a 20-25 minute drive from Columbia Falls, depending on the condition of the roads, and how comfortable you are driving on narrow dirt roads. The real surprise though was how close we were to West Glacier - only a 20 minute drive to the park entrance over the Blankenship bridge. (Google maps will try to route you back through Columbia Falls and onto 2. Don't believe it.) We were able to spend all day enjoying the great hikes and sights of Glacier National Park, and then relax on the deck overlooking the valley with a glass of wine, far away from the crowds and the constant trains.
Our host was friendly, helpful, and unobtrusive. He made sure that we had his cellphone number before he left, and I'm sure that if we had needed anything, he would have been happy to help, but the cabin was so well-equipped that we never needed assistance or supplies.
I would not recommend this cabin for people with mobility issues, as the bedroom is reached via a small, steep, winding staircase. Also, I'm not sure that this would be appropriate for families with very small children, as there is a deck overlooking a steep slope, and a creek on site.
We prefer to rent homes or cabins when we travel, and this is one of the nicest that we've stayed in. I highly recommend it.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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