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“Nice relaxing 3 day stay- very secluded”
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Private Dock and Row Boat Right in Front of Cabin
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Private Dock and Row Boat Right in Front of Cabin
Cabin is Right by the Lake
Relax in the Hammock
Two Twin Beds in Upstairs Bedroom
King Bed in Upstairs Bedroom
Kitchen
Living Room
Fire Ring
Wildlife Abounds on Spoon Lake
Enjoy the Water
Wildlife of Glacier National Park
Enjoy Spectacular Glacier National Park
Sunsets
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Columbia Falls, Montana

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Barb3838
Dunbar, Nebraska
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location!”
Reviewed 27 October 2018 for a stay in September 2018

Great location - close to Glacier National Park. We were there during the fires, so
"Going to the Sun" road was closed. I had not read the description closely & although climbing the ladder every night to the bedroom, did not pose a problem, it would not have been my first choice. Note that the refrigerator is a dorm-size
refrigerator & the stove is minimal. It worked fine for my husband & I, however the cabin would be quite small for a family. Lovely view of the Lake though & very peaceful!

Date of stay: September 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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gator0178
Tampa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nice relaxing 3 day stay- very secluded”
Reviewed 24 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Very secluded and relaxing place to stay. First the bad, then the great. The cabin is about 20 minutes away from the park and you will think you are lost trying to get there. The cabin is very "cozy" and you will have cabin envy of the log homes on either side of this one. There is no TV, cable, or internet connections. You have to go up the driveway to get cell reception. The bathroom is SMALL. You can almost use the toilet, brush your teeth, and wash your hair at the same time.
Now for the great- It is very secluded and will promise lots of fun family time. The views are amazing right on the lake. We used the dock, hammock, fire pit for smores, and caught more fish than we cared to count. The air upstairs works great. If you are looking for a place to get unplugged from the outside and relatively close to Glacier, this is the place for you.

Date of stay: July 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2018
We are glad this guest enjoyed the cabin. There is limited cell reception at our cabin depending on your provider. Verizon is usually better and for At&T you may have to walk up the driveway. There is WIFI and cell service at the public library in Columbia Falls about 10-15 minutes away. The bathroom is not large but it has a shower sink and toilet...all that most need. Come relax and enjoy.
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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Date of stay: September 2016
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AKayRey
South Houston, Texas
1 review
“Fantastic locale, wonderful little cabin”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The cabin was well-stocked for a low-key vacation, everything from a grill and cooking supplies to bear spray and basic first aid. The owners provided clear instructions and set things up very well. The views of Spoon Lake were serene, definitely a major asset for the cabin. The neighboring cabins were rather close, but were occupied by families on vacation, so they didn't stay out late or cause too much noise. Watching the birds in the morning, fishing, using the boat (comes with the cabin!) all supremely relaxing. The proximity to the West Glacier entrance was such a wonderful surprise. The cabin is a mere 15 minutes from the park, so we could easily drive in several days to try different hikes. The owners have really thought of everything, even providing a bottle of sparkling apple juice and box of chocolates upon our arrival. This is a real gem and provides a nice introduction to Montana if you've never been. Though it would possible to fit 6 people, it would be mighty snug. Be sure to go with people you like. Highly recommend!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Douglas A
Brighton, Michigan
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119 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Small cabin in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Positives:
o Amazingly beautiful location, on the shore of a small lake in a lush mountain forest - so peaceful
o Private dock with a rowboat - I loved being able to row around the lake each morning for exercise (motorized boats are apparently not allowed, which added to the peace and quiet)
o Fire ring, grille, hammock, and outdoor furniture invite you to appreciate the views and take in the peace of nature (weather permitting)
o Great base for exploring Glacier National Part - only 33 minutes from the cabin to the West Glacier Park entrance via the paved road through town (25 minutes by the "shortcut" but that's only partially paved and we concluded the extra 8 minutes wasn't worth the risk to our car's finish and suspension), and even closer to the roads giving access to the northwest side of the park (again, mostly unpaved)
o Fully equipped with linens, cookware, fishing gear, BBQ grille, marshmallow skewers, firewood, binoculars, bird identification book, life preservers, games, books...the list goes on, but we lacked almost nothing - all we needed to bring was our clothing, camera, food and drink
o Comfortably furnished for 4 people, with truly charming rustic décor
o Really soft water - the soap rinsed off me when the shower water barely touched me (this may not be a big deal to some but you folks from the Midwest with your chronically hard water will appreciate it)
o Wildlife abounds - we saw whitetail deer and snowshoe hare right by the cabin and the woods are full of scolding squirrels. On the lake we saw herons, ducks who swam right up to us quacking noisily for a handout, and loons who filled the early morning with their haunting cries. And of course nearby Glacier NP has even more wildlife (we saw bear, moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats)
o Cellphone reception is functional (I had 1-3 bars at all times), though there is no wi-fi
o Nearby activities include river rafting, helicopter and bus tours of Glacier, a waterslide park, wineries and distilleries with tasting rooms, and Flathead Lake. The town of Columbia falls is only a few minutes away and features two grocery stores, a couple of good restaurants (and many more of lesser quality), Laundromats, service stations, etc. and the nearby towns of Kalispell and Whitefish offer even more.
o The owners were in residence at the cabin next door (they own both) during part of our stay and we found them to be very nice (and thankfully, they stopped by to alert us that we'd left the lights on in our car)

Negatives:
o The cabin is very compact. While it could sleep six by using the downstairs sleeper sofa, I don't think more than 4 would be very comfortable, and it would be a particular ordeal if the weather didn't allow you to spread out outdoors (the dining table only has room for 4).
o We've experienced smaller bathrooms, but only one I can think of that wasn't in an RV
o There are no stairs to the upstairs sleeping area, only a ladder which, while sturdy, means that this rental is not appropriate for anyone with mobility issues (kids would love it, though)
o The propane-burning fire stove which provides heat when needed turned on spontaneously at one point, much to our surprise, and the switch on the stove itself wouldn't respond and shut it off. We were finally able to shut it off by pushing the wall thermostat lever all the way to the left/cold, but we were careful not to put anything on top of or too close to the stove after that.
o While the lake area is generally very quiet and peaceful, there are other cabins and homes fairly close by, so if some of your neighbors choose to stay up until 4:30 a.m. talking and laughing around their fire, you're not going to have a restful night.

Bottom line: As long as you accept the minor limitations, this is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy nature as a couple or small family/group while still being close to civilization. And as a base to take advantage of nearby Glacier NP, it can't be beat. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and hope you will, too.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: The rowboat on the beautiful lake
Liked least: Climbing up and down the ladder multiple times a night to use the bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Aug 2014
We are always glad to hear that our guests have such a good time at our cabin. Our guest book is full of wonderful comments about the cabin and the area. We were surprised they did not try the short cut to Glacier which everyone else uses. That route has only 3 miles of well maintained dirt/gravel road which is passable by even the lowest clearance cars and is even plowed in the winter. To clarify, the gas heater is controlled by a thermostat on the wall which you adjust to suit your needs. We were glad to meet these guests who were very nice and even gave us a little something for helping them out with their car lights.
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