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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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)

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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
31 July, 2018

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 Troy

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Troy in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • 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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Sha Bear Cabin, on the YAAK RIVER~Quiet, Romantic Cabin Sleeps up to 4
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic amd peaceful guest cabin on the property owner's land.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic few days where I got to work on my book in peace, relatively off the grid (WiFi only accessible close to main house which was nice in case of emergency) while my wife spent days hiking and exploring. It's a one room cabin with a loft (we didn't use the loft). We were able to cook breakfast and dinner just fine in the kitchen that was fully equipped with everything we needed. We saw a family of deer and there are not many mosquitos (the few were very lazy haha). The bathroom was more than enough with plenty of hot running water. Even the immediately surrounding roads were beautiful to explore. All in all, it was a wonderful experience and would highly recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at ShaBear. The door is always open when you wish to return. Best Wishes!
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Helena, MT

Cozy cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this cabin. It is incredibly clean and well maintained. Everything we needed was there. The bed is so comfy. The property owners live next door and were very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are Glad that you enjoyed your stay at ShaBear. We enjoyed visiting with you as well. Don't be a stranger and come on back! Safe Travels RB
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The cabin is wonderful inside and out! Gorgeous views and has most everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We took a much needed vacation and fell in love with this place. It is so beautiful everywhere...The Yak River is super close and we got to see deer every day. It is was a wonderful trip & we miss Montana!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and we welcome your return! Next time we'll try to even make it better! Glad you had a safe trip home. RB & Sha
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  • 5 of 5

Cabin was perfect for a quiet getaway, clean and RB and Sha will do anything to make your stay comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property and owners!

  • 5 of 5

The Sha Bear Cabin, was everything that we wanted and more! RB and Sha provide great hospitality and make the experience even better. It was amazing to see deer every evening walking through the property, and just to enjoy nature itself by getting away from the city life. We highly recommend this property and we will be coming back in the future for another getaway.

Alex and Laura

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure and a delight having you stay at the cabin. You are two of the finest guests we have the pleasure of meeting. You are welcome to stay anytime! Looking forward to your next visit. WunTannaHey, RB & Sha
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love the outdoors. We were looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway. What a place! Do not look any further.. You could not ask for a better place than this. The rating for this is above 5. They are off the charts in my opinion.

Sha & Bear really out did themselves. The cabin is truly one of a kind . Not only was it immaculate the kitchen had all the cooking appliances you need. Just bring you groceries from the town. I love their enchanted forest. I cannot wait to come again. I would definitely recommend their place to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for choosing ShaBear Cabin! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with you while you were here. You are so Welcome to return when ever your schedule permits. So Glad we were able to meet little Maggie, she is such a doll! Looking forward to your return! WunTannaHey, RB & Sha
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Reservation can only be confirmed by contacting the owners directly at 406 295 5470 and insuring the $200.00 security deposit has been paid.
Rental fee's do not include maid, bedding changing or laundry service. Laundry service is not available on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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