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Sha Bear Cabin, on the YAAK RIVER~Quiet, Romantic Cabin Sleeps up to 4

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Troy - SHABEAR CABIN, YAAK RIVER MT.

Cabin, 2 Sleeping areas, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Sha Bear Retreat is nestled in the mountains along the Yaak River of the NW corner of Montana. From Libby, follow Hwy 2 West until you see the Yaak River Road [or Hwy 508]. Go 9.2 miles then turn Right on 'SHABEAR WAY'. Follow the long driveway down and around [1/4 mile] until you pull up in front of a large Log Home sitting up on a slight hill.

The retreat, sits at 2600’ elevation, aver. temp. during the spring through fall is a pleasant 70 degrees, with the hottest months of late July and August {averages about 85-89*} yielding to the coldest months in Jan - Feb. It is truly a delight to splash around in the Yaak River or to hike in the spring and fall, or to snow shoe, snowmobile, or ski during the winter in the annual 7‘+ average snowfall..The Yaak and the Kootenai Rivers are filled with breathtaking views and an abundance of history.

On the other hand, some simply enjoy the peace and serenity that only God and Mother Nature can bring.

Go for a drive to Kalispell where you are at the West entrance to Glacier International Park. Go see the Bear Park! Go see the wonderful ancient glaciers in the park. Driving up “Going to the Sun Road”, you can stop and take pictures of park slopes and wildlife that lives there.

Or you can drive down river to the Yaak Falls just 2 miles away! The Kootenai Falls with a suspended Bridge is where the movie “A River Wild “ was filmed; starring Kevin Bacon and Meryl Streep { I was sitting in the river fishing when they filmed the movie with helicopters flying above, it was fun to watch}. The movie “Always” was also filmed here with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfus at Bad Medicine Mt /Bull Lake. You never know whose path you will cross!!!

You will never experience anything more peaceful than sitting under the stars at night, with a campfire watching Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Aug-Sep.

Relax on the Yaak River in back of our log home and watch the Golden and Bald Eagles fly above your head! You will never want to leave !

Keywords: Log Cabin sleeps 4, King bed, Queen bed and futon. (3 Consecutive Night Minimum Booking)

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016
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About RB

We are retired Military and currently run a business out of our home. We counsel people on their relationships & we are Life Coaches. We love living in the National Forest & to walk out on our balcony and hear the river rushing by is amazing to us. We try to have our coffee on the deck as much as possible.

Why RB chose Montana

Living high in the mountains of the extreme North West corner of Montana has always been our dream place. We have always lived in the mountains but always wanted to be remote. My husband RunningBear and I bought our log home in 2002 and then built the Amish Log Cabin rental 2 years later. We wanted to be able to have extra space for family and friends to come and visit and have their own privacy. Every once in awhile we go into Sandpoint, Idaho to have a 'people fix' and then are sooo glad to go back home. It's kinda funny actually. We have never wanted to live anywhere else. The beauty of the Yaak Valley is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been & we have lived all over the country.

What makes this cabin unique

We love the sound of the river streaming by everyday. We love the sound of all the Eagles screetching flying above looking for food. We love walking out amongst the tall pines, hiking the trails, fishing, riding horses or ATV's.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Sha Bear Cabin, on the YAAK RIVER~Quiet, Romantic Cabin Sleeps up to 4
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

The cabin and the owners met all of our expectations , we will make a return trip.

  • 5 of 5

It was very enjoyable

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Powell, Wyoming

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our week long stay. The cabin is beautiful and very relaxing. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many wonderful memories made.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! A must visit!

  • 5 of 5

The Sha Bear cabin is absolutely amazing! My husband and I have been traveling to the Yaak Valley for the past three years and wouldn't stay anywhere else.

First of all, the cabin is incredibly clean. We have stayed in many VRBO listings and this is by far the cleanest. That's one of the most important things to me. The cabin is stocked with anything you might need for meal preparation - including a BBQ, which we love to do. The beds are so comfortable, complete with heating blankets and heavy comforters. My husband and I actually look forward to getting such a good sleep while away from home when we are here! The shower has excellent pressure and never runs out of hot water (kind of weird thing to compliment, but when you come from low water pressure areas, it's a big deal). I could go on and on...and that's just inside the cabin!

The cabin has a cozy front porch with rockers, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet, the fresh mountain air and watch the wildlife that come in to the property often. The river is beautiful and only a short walk away from the cabin.

Sha and RB are some of the nicest people we have ever met! My husband found this cabin by total chance while searching the internet and we now consider them friends! They are wonderful hosts, very knowledgeable about the area and a blast to visit with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definately going back!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation rental. It was the little things they did that made the over the top. I want to make the cabin a yearly event or more of possible. Loved loved loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

I'm the maid of honor for my best friend wedding and knew that she that she wanted/needed a weekend from it all her bridal party and I planned a nice weekend in the woods. We couldn't have picked a better cabin!! The cabin had everything we could ever need. Just bring your own food and drinks. The owner are wonderful!!! The river is just a little walk away and the deer come by in the evenings. The perfect cabin for friends/ family or just need a peaceful getaway. We will be coming back next year and we'll keep the music down :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lacey, Washington


  • 5 of 5

This is truly a magnificent place! We absolutely fell in love with this cabin in the Yaak and it has now become an annual vacation for us. The property is packed with beautiful trees and is well maintained. Fishing and hunting is at your doorstep and the outdoor activities are endless.

This is the cleanest most comfortable cabin we have ever stayed in. Extremely cosy and well equipped with anything you need for cooking, relaxing or staying warm. This is a Beautifully peaceful area and the best place to get off the grid. During our stay we saw dozens of deer, eagles, hawks, owls, rams, fish and much more. Wildlife is bigger than you can imagine with daily encounters. The bed is extremely comfortable, has heated blankets and couples well with the inviting decor throughout the cabin. It was refreshing to have a nice warm shower which never ran out of hot water too!

There is a large porch which was perfect for kicking back, taking in the fresh air, viewing wildlife and drinking our morning cup of coffee. There's a satellite tv, great sound system and a HUGE variety of DVDs to rent. There's also an awesome fire pit directly in front of the cabin. On a clear night you can see thousands of stars miles away from the city lights.

RB and Sha are genuinely friendly, EXTREMELY accommodating and will do anything to ensure you have the best stay possible. They are both very knowledgeable about the area. They know all of the great fishing holes, back roads and can recommend the best restaurants nearby.

This is truly a phenomenal place to get away. There is no cell service so this is a great way for us to escape from the day to day hustle and bustle. The locals are friendly. Don't be surprised if you receive a wave from almost every car you see on the highway.

If we could rate this experience on a scale from 1 to 5 we'd give it a solid 10! Already counting down the days until we return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices for this holiday cabin in Troy, Montana

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Pet Fee £82

Reservation can only be confirmed by contacting the owners directly at 406 295 5470 and insuring the $200.00 security deposit has been paid.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Troy, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Open floor plan: King size beds (1) Upstairs in the loft, Queen Bed downstairs! Plus we have a beautiful futon with an excellent 5' thick mattress for a child or another adult. This is an open floor plan, does not have formal bedrooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
Cell phone availability in Troy.

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