Destination guide

A step back in time

The town of Polebridge is a diminutive, quaint community on the border of Glacier National Park. With its residents few and its power supply non-existent, Polebridge is one of the last places in America that can claim to have always been off-grid. Though the general store and saloon are powered by a generator, the place really does give the feeling you've stepped back in time. Choose a Polebridge vacation rental, light the candles, sit out on the porch and pretend that you're living in the past for a few blissful days as you escape from the city.

Things to do

Independence Day fun or a grizzly run

Remote though it may be, the folks who live in Polebridge and the hundreds who join them during the summer months know how to have fun. Fourth of July celebrations see people flock to town for the wacky Polebridge parade and pageant. It's an ad hoc affair, but everyone joins in the party. Another big date in the Polebridge calendar is Le Grizz 50-Mile Ultramarathon. Every October, more than 100 runners take on one of the hardest double marathons in the world. The race sets off from The Polebridge Mercantile and Bakery.


Whitewater rivers and snowy peaks

The main draw of a Polebridge vacation rental is the chance to get back to nature and into the wild. Glacier National Park has over 700 miles of trails within over 1,000,000 acres of vast open space. Popular activities when the snows melt include hiking, rafting and fishing, either along the North Fork Flathead River, near Polebridge, or on the creeks and lakes higher up. In the spring, water levels are high with glacial meltwater, and whitewater rafting is possible. Into the summer, water levels drop, but the weather allows for wild swimming and better fishing.


Surprisingly busy in summer

The best times for a Polebridge vacation rental deal have to be during spring and fall. Before and after the summer, when the area is less busy, the flowers are in bloom and animals out roaming. It's also the best time for hiking when the weather is slightly cooler. During the high season, Polebridge gets surprisingly busy for such a small place. During the winter most businesses close, but you can still find lodgings. If solitude is what you crave, strap on your snowshoes and you can have the place all to yourself.

Natural features

America's natural zoo

The huge expanse of Glacier National park surrounding your Polebridge vacation rental is bursting at the seams with wildlife. Given that it's such a big area and has been a protected park since 1910, you can find everything from herds of elk and moose to deer and mountain goats. The park is also home to some of America's largest predators. It's not uncommon to spot both grizzly and black bears wandering in the foothills. Packs of wolves and solitary mountain lions also call Glacier National Park home. You can also keep your eyes peeled for wolverine and lynx.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Polebridge

Fly into Kalispell, MT (FCA-Glacier Park Intl.), the closest airport, located 31.5 mi (50.8 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Polebridge?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 50 vacation rentals near Polebridge. From 29 Cabins to 15 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Polebridge for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Polebridge?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Polebridge. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Meadow Lake Golf Course: 1,217 vacation rentals
  • West Glacier Station: 1,003 vacation rentals
  • Majestic Valley Arena: 1,302 vacation rentals
  • Flathead Lake Winery: 1,108 vacation rentals
  • Dickey Lake: 34 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Polebridge listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Polebridge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 29 Cabins in Polebridge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Polebridge include:

  • Houses: 15 rentals available
  • Cottages: 29 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 29 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Polebridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 28 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Polebridge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.