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Bullet Hole Cabin~Borders National Forest~Hike/Fish/Wildlife

Bedrooms 2
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Less than one mile from British Columbia, nestled among the pines, is where you will find The Bullet Hole Cabin II. Views of the Whitefish Range of the Rocky Mountains; Kootenai National Forest border; wildlife such as white-tailed deer, mule deer, turkeys, elk, moose, mountain lion, black bear, grizzly, wolves, coyotes and bald eagles flying overhead are some of the experiences possible at The Bullet Hole Cabin II.

The Bullet Hole Cabin II was originally an Amish homesteader's cabin. Completely renovated and remodeled, it now offers comfortable sleeping for 6/7. Cozy at 840 square feet, the cabin also boasts 320 additional square feet of outside covered porches. The back porch also has a picnic table and gas grill for your bar-b-que enjoyment. Add a living room with a gas fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen with custom oak cabinets and all the amenities, including a refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher, all cookware and serving wear provided, a washer & dryer, 2 full bathrooms (one with an extra long tub), one private bedroom downstairs (double bed), one private bedroom upstairs (bunk with double on the bottom & a twin on the top), and a loft bedroom (2 twins that convert to a king-size bed), and you will have memories of a lifetime waiting for you.

Located at Montana's northwest corner of Lake Koocanusa, a 99 mile long lake stretching from Canada into the US, the West Kootenai, the area in which we live, has been described as 'an experience, not a location.' Thousands of acres of the Kootenai National Forest are available for hiking, biking, sight-seeing, scenic drives, fishing and hunting, the outdoors is waiting for you outside of your door. Coupling that with views of the Amish that still live in our community as well as visiting a few of their shops, adventures await you. From May through September, enjoy the Friday night Buffet Dinner at the Kootenai Kraft & Grocery, 1.5 miles from the cabin. They also provide a Saturday morning buffet breakfast.

Have you ever gone on vacation and not sure of the area? We provide a detailed information booklet full of day trip ideas from fishing the local rivers, to hiking the National Forest trails, to traveling to Glacier National Park, to a picnic lunch at Little North Fork Falls, to finding a scenic vista, renting a pontoon boat, hiring an outfitter, to attending the local Amish Auction in June, the Lincoln County Rodeo in July and the Eureka Quilt Show and The Bull Thing in August, we are sure that you will find your time at The Bullet Hole Cabin to be memorable and enjoyable.

Winter activities include snowmobiling in the Kootenai National Forest, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing as well as visiting the ski resort of Whitefish Resort - 1.5 hours away. Drive southwest to Libby and visit the Turner Mountain Ski Slope - 1.25 hours away. Snowmobile rentals are available approximately 1:15 hours away - with trailer rental available - for your use on the designated trails and roads in the Kootenai National Forest - miles and miles of fun available within 5 minutes of the cabin for snowmobile use. Cross-country ski or snowshoe from the cabin through the Kootenai National Forest that borders our property to the Canadian border!

Eureka, a quaint small town, is 26 miles away loaded with quaint shops, restaurants, golf course and the Historical Village. Libby is located 75 miles to the southwest where you can tour Libby Dam, visit Kootenai Falls with the swinging bridge (where The River Wild was filmed), visit Yaak Falls and the Ross Grove Giant Cedars Grove. To our north, is British Columbia and the town of Fernie. Travel southeast to Kalispell, Whitefish Mountain Resort and to one of our nation's treasures, Glacier National Park.

Nestled on our 10 acre home parcel, we have strived to maintain the guest cabin's privacy. While our shop (located approximately 200' from the cabin) and home (located approximately 600' from the cabin) are visible from the cabin and located on the same parcel, we have a separate circular driveway for the cabin as well as planted trees to maintain your privacy ~ albeit small trees since the deer ate the larger ones. Please note that we do not allow boat trailers, snowmobile trailers, RVs or campers to be towed onto the property. There is no boat ramp on the west side of Lake Koocanusa. The boat ramps are located on east side of the lake.

Please note that we have a strict non-smoking, non-pet policy, as we have numerous guests with severe allergies. We do not allow smoking or pets in the cabin, outside of the cabin, or anywhere on the property.

Cozy, comfortable, quiet, serenity, peaceful, beautiful, breathtaking are words used to described the cabin and the location in which we live. Guests have described our cabin as 'Off the Beaten Path; Quiet; Gorgeous; Clean; Wonderfully Outfitted; The West Kootenai, The Best Kept Secret in Montana'. The Bullet Hole Cabin II at Whispering Ridge located in The West Kootenai, Rexford, Montana - The last best place - see it to believe it.

Keywords: Cabin, Mountain View, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife, Guest Cabin near Eureka, Montana West Kootenai, Montana, Skiing, Snowmobile, & Snowshoe

More Details

Carolyn Daughton
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Carolyn Daughton

We first visited Big Sky Country in 1987 and made a vow, at that time, to return and, hopefully, one day live here. As life typically happens, life interfered and it wasn't until the winter of 2006 that we were able to return. And with that visit, we were unable to stay away. We returned again in the summer of 2007 and decided, with our two children, that this was where we wanted to live the rest of our lives.

Carolyn Daughton purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Carolyn Daughton chose Lake Koocanusa

We were fortunate to find the area of the West Kootenai, an area of unblemished beauty, touching the boundary between the USA and Canada. Whispering Ridge, our land overlooking Lake Koocanusa and the Whitefish Range of the Rocky Mountains, became our full-time home as well as the site of our guest cabin, in December, 2008. Wanting to share the beauty, serenity and peacefulness of our surroundings, we embarked on the journey of creating 'The Bullet Hole Cabin II at Whispering Ridge' in the fall of 2009.

What makes this cabin unique

Beauty, simply breathtaking beauty. Walking access to the Kootenai National Forest to the Canadian Border. State forest and game lands one-half mile down the road. Thousands upon thousands of acres of National Forest land two miles further. Backcountry wildlife such as bear, moose, mountain lion and wolf. Waterfalls. Scenic vistas. Hiking trails. The Last Best Place - Montana. When was the last time you could hear a small bird's wings flap?


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin on Rexford on Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The downstairs bathroom has a 6' extra long soaking tub with a shower, toilet and sink. The upstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • There is one king size bed in the open loft bedroom. This can be changed into 2 twins, if desired. The double bed is found in the downstairs private bedroom. The private bunk bed room upstairs has a full bed on the bottom and a twin on the top.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Unbelievable Info Book provided in the cabin giving information on things to do, area hiking trails, places to eat, shop, wildlife viewing, etc. Also, games, books, puzzles, horseshoe pit, badmitton rackets, birdies & net.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

Bullet Hole Cabin~Borders National Forest~Hike/Fish/Wildlife
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews
Abingdon, MD


  • 5 of 5

My stay at Bullet Hole cabin could not have been better! My host totally went above and beyond covering every detail of my stay in the cabin as well as a "boatload" of info about the many things there are to see and do in the area. I think they key part of the stay for me was the exemplary service I received down to the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. What a nice personal touch! Carolyn can not only keep a great cabin, but she bakes a mean chocolate chip cookie! Definitely coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kennewick Wa.

Tim Rasmussen.

  • 5 of 5

We Loved the Bullet Hole Cabin. ( More of a very nice house, with all the amenities, had every thing including BBQ). Very relaxing with great view, tons of stuff to do and explore. Had a great time and will definitely do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

From the time we made our reservation the host communicated very well, going above and beyond by sending us helpful information about the area. When we arrived we were immediately impressed with how clean and cozy the cabin was, with many special touches. There are too many thoughtful extras so list. We enjoyed walks from our door as well as driving to surrounding points of interest. Especially enjoyed having coffee on the porch while deer casually meandered through. There are many things to do in the area that appeals to all types of vacationers

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Find!

  • 5 of 5

You can trust all the glowing reviews for this place! Snatch it up with confidence for a few days or a few weeks. My husband and I were here four nights in high summer and got so comfortable and relaxed that we hated to leave. We really appreciated the generous provisions (we truly had to buy only food, and even then the cabin came with all sorts of things like pancake mix, condiments, and spices), and how easy it is just to "be" there -- put a few things in the fridge, unzip your suitcase, and you're ready to enjoy yourself. There's lots to do plus detailed information provided about how to find it; we barely scratched the surface with trips to Libby, the Yaak, the sandy beach at Lake Koocanusa, and the old growth Ross Cedars. There is no A/C but the cabin is well-insulated and with nighttime cool-down it stayed very comfortable inside during a big heat wave that came through. It feels private even though you can see the main house and workshop when you drive up (and occasionally hear a few distant neighbors). And it's tastefully furnished (neither too much nor too little), clean and light, with a full complement of kitchen items, good linens, and plenty of fluffy towels. The totally private back porch with picnic table, reclining chairs, and gleaming gas grill nicely extends the functional living space and we spent a lot of time back there ( Zzzz....). Thank you, Carolyn and Don! Hope to see you again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring, TX

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place is the Bullet Hole cabin! On our arrival we were greeted with a welcome basket of locally made bread and cookies. The cabin is very clean and had more than enough space for our family of 4 (2 teens) and is equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed the BBQ grill and having meals on the back porch. Being from the Houston area we were looking for an escape from the city and the summer heat, and the Bullet Hole cabin, located in a peaceful, wooded area was the perfect place. We didn't know very much about the area but Carolyn sent an information packet which gave us plenty of ideas for things to do. She and her husband Don restored the cabin themselves and did an amazing job. I'm a former cabinet maker and I can appreciate the quality workmanship in every corner of the cabin. They are both excellent hosts and we will certainly stay here again the next time we're in Montana!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this cabin ... We were greeted by Carolyn who gave us a thorough, yet concise, overview of the cabin as well as the surrounding area. She left us a nice welcome basket with homemade cookies from the local Amish store. Definitely recommend the Saturday Amish breakfast ... Very good and reasonably priced. The cabin is well stocked (better than my home). Carolyn even provides bear spray and bug spray for hikes. We saw numerous deer on and around the property. This is a beautiful area of the country and would definitely recommend staying at the Bullet Hole cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin on Rexford, Montana

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 7.0%

A 2 night stay for 2 people is $125.00 per night. A 3 night stay or longer for 2 people is $110 per night. Additional people are $10 more per person per night. Add 7% MT Lodging Tax to all totals. We do require a 2 night minimum stay. Please note that we are STRICTLY a no smoking and no pet facility, in the cabin, outside the cabin and on all grounds. We rent to NON-SMOKERS only!

A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking. The balance is due 30 days before your arrival.

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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Glacier Internal Airport, Kalispell, MT
Nearest Barpub
28 Miles
Trapper's Saloon, Eureka, MT
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Indian Springs Golf Course
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 37
Nearest Restaurant
26 Miles
Eureka, MT
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sand Hill (local swimming area on Lake Koocanusa)
Car: necessary

National Forest access


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