|Space||1,600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Private 1 acre wooded lot; peaceful retreat for large family of travelers - full sleeping loft upstairs, 20'x44' - warm bedding - balcony - forested acre, wild flowers, wildlife - river and beach 100 yards thru forest - Nestled between Glacier International Peace Park and Great Bear Wilderness on E/W, West and East Glacier Park entrances to N/S. Natural gas kitchen and heating - Gas grill - Satelite TV, VCR/VHS/DVD, WiFi internet - local phone only - Water supply is wonderful mountain well water, no additives. The community of Pinnacle has many mountain cabins with historic village of Essex 6 miles, and Amtrak Station - Fishing Access 100 yards - Paola Creek boat landing is 1/2 mile south; kayaking, rafting, exploring. Creeks, lakes and rivers abound. Golf course 20 miles north. Flathead and Whitefish Lakes 60+ miles.
My Glacier House is perfect for families to truly explore the wilderness.
Your Hostess is a great lover of the wilderness, its animals, its weather, its preservation. I am a retired speech therapist of the Blackfoot Nation. I learned to skii and love the snow and adventures in Montana, 1970s. I'm an avid hiker, cross-country skiier, snowshoer, traveler. The trees, animals, mountains, rivers are my guardian.
I have lived in 18 countries teaching English as a Second Language, Speech Therapy. I have a daughter who is horse crazy, a whitewater raft guide, and an artist of wire and water color.
I hope travelers who wish to experience the wonders of nature, take adventures of self discovery, will make an inquiry with me.
My Glacier House purchased this house in 2004
This rustic home is nestled between the forests of the Great Bear Wilderness and Glacier International Peace Park. My community is called Pinnacle, 6 miles north of the village of Essex. MyGlacierHouse lies 20 miles south of W. Glacier, 36 miles south and west of E. Glacier, perfect for the adventurer. Guests can easily visit Waterton Park on the Canadian side. Easy access to dining and spirits of all flavors, on the East or West. Crystal clear sky viewing-milkyway!
Amtrak arrival and car rental is 6 miles away.
The home is a two story log house, warm wood heat of winters and cool mountain breezes of summers. The house is naturally air conditioned by the cool nights of the summer which last all thru the 90 degrees of the summer day.
Wild strawberries, june berries and infamous huckleberry picking is available. Stars,planets and milkyway viewing; dazzling moonlit nights. Wildlife come to visit frequently viewed through 4 southern exposure windows, with caution and respect due to them by all visitors/occupants.
The hostess lives on the property in the apartment above the barn. Your privacy is greatly respected and undisturbed.
Walking access to river beach and fishing.
Thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful glacier house. We were able to do everything we planned during the day and come back to a comfortable, cozy retreat! Everything you provided certainly fulfilled our needs. Hope we meet again.
Where to begin? This could not be a more perfect base for a Glacier vacation! First, the beautiful log cabin! Second, the most gracious and lovely host, Penny! Lastly, it is perfectly situated to be able to indulge in the beauty of Glacier National Park. We visited and hiked 5 of the 7 regions of the park, easily coming "home" each night to this beautiful cabin. Fully equipped kitchen allowed us to make breakfast, pack trail lunches and enjoy wine by the fireplace while we made dinners. A little bit of heaven disguised as a VRBO!
We were very happy with our stay at Penny's Glacier house. It was relaxing and enjoyable to be surrounded by the beautiful logs of the cabin and Penny's antiques. She is a gracious host, and we enjoyed the special touch of the cut flowers each day.
My husband, mother, and friend stayed at My Glacier House the end of August thru the beginning of September. We enjoyed the cabin very much. First of all, it was very clean. The upstairs bedroom loft area has screens, but no real rooms. Perfect for groups and big families. The furniture is a lovely eclectic mix of antiques. Second, the location is just about halfway between East and West Glacier and we went both ways. We even traveled the 3 hours north to Canada's section of the park. Third, the owner, Penny, is usually puttering around her garden during the day, so she was available for questions and suggestions. Of course, the park is beautiful, but at the end of the day, it was great to get back to the comfort of the cabin and relax with a meal and a glass of wine.
What a wonderful home away from home experience. The log house was exactly what you'd be looking for in a true Montana experience with all of the conveniences of a modern home. Penny, the homeowner, is a wonderful person. Although she lives in the property she gives you all of the privacy you want but is available if needed. She is a valuable resource for your outdoor adventures. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if we ever came back.
Really enjoyed our experience - the house is really cute and Penny provided a heap of really helpful information. Very peaceful location to enjoy the Glacier national park from which.
We enjoyed our stay at My Glacier house and Glacier National. We had never been west or to the mountains so it was very different to our way of life!
The mountain roads were a wee bit intimidating to me at first, but the views are stunning! Penny's cabin has cast iron skillets, a claw foot tub, and other cooking utensils that reminded me of my my great-grandmother's house! Penny showed my teenage daughters where to find the baking goods needed to make shortbread cookies. Take the time to talk with Penny about the area as she is a wealth of knowledge regarding her garden, the park, Montana and the Indian reservation. I liken it to a bed and breakfast experience where the host/hostess is so familiar with the culture--yet, we had our own cabin. I love to learn about the places we visit. The place is also eclectic. You will see antique farming equipment, abstract painting and Native American pieces.
Do realize that Glacier National is a large park. To get to West Glacier from the cabin is about 30 minutes, and to East Glacier is about 40-ish minutes. What this means is some locations such as Many Glacier can be an hour and a half drive. Just be aware. This is not due to the location of the cabin, rather the park itself. We spent a solid 8 days at Glacier and our family of five with three teenage children hiked 45 miles for an elevation gain of 7,000 feet! Not bad for Marylanders who live at sea level ;)
Here are some thoughts to help future visitors enjoy the cabin:
1. Find the mile marker on route 2. I believe it is near 172. The house is tricky the first time, but worth the peace and solitude. There are other houses around, so you are not alone!
2. When she says the Internet is limited...it is. She has books and games, but take time to bring things you love. We brought UNO, scrabble and I brought sketch books and watercolor. Likelihood is that you will spend breakfast and dinner at cabin, but take the time to wrangle your teens into some quality time.
3. We live at 39 feet of elevation at home. When starting at 3500 feet and hiking 2,000 ft elevation gains...you will be challenged, it is okay and the end result is great, but if not used to this, be prepared to have shortness of breath, maybe headaches. We all had mental breakdowns at some point at Logan's Pass which is like 6700 feet. Looking back, the complaints about insomnia and stuff may have been a tad bit due to elevation. This is probably normal and expected.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Housekeeping||$100 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
Booking weekend stay Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday nights, rates are 300.00 a night. If you book for 5 nights or more including the weekend, the daily fees are $250.00 a night.
Glacier Park; Great Bear Wilderness; Jewel Basin; Bob Marshal Wilderness; wilderness backpacking, Guided Fishing, hiking trails, Rocky Mountain scenic experiences; Flathead River Drainage; River and Lake Beaches; Blackfoot Nation National Pow-Wow July; Rock Climbing; Whitewater Rafting/Kayaking; Nature Trails; Stargazing supreme; Trail Rides; Lake Kayaking; Big Fork Summer Playhouse; Whitefish Ski Resort; Whitefish Lake fishing and boating; Cross Country Ski Isaak Walton Inn; Golfing West Glacier; Bison Viewing; Elk, Deer, Moose, Linx, Mountain Lion, Grizzly Bear, Black and Brown Bear, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Loons, birds, birds, humming birds.