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Sightseeing and activities are easy from the cabin.
From the moment you turn onto the private road leading to The Cabin, through the grass scattered with Ponderosa Pines and the forest of Lodgepole and Tamaracks, you will feel the peace and tranquility you are about to experience during your stay. The Cabin is situated just a little up from the shore of Lake Blaine in a natural setting of trees. It is one 'Great Room' and newly remodeled. There is a sitting area with a couch, chairs, a DVD player for watching movies and a radio/CD player; a bedroom area with queen size bed, four pillows, wall-mounted reading lamps and bedside tables; a fully equipped kitchen with table and chairs, and, of course, a private bathroom complete with towels, shampoo and shower gels; and, a deck with table and chairs and lounge chairs for your relaxation. Sun bathe on the dock or lakeshore.
Swim, snorkel, or walk the trails through the woods on this 13 acre property where deer, fox, wild turkeys, eagles and owls are often seen. You may want to just 'kick-back' at The Cabin or use it as a base for your Montana vacation. Glacier Park is only a 30 minute drive from The Cabin; 20 Minutes to the quaint town of Bigfork; about 40 minutes to Whitefish Mountain Resort; and Kalispell, a mere 15 minutes away; and, only a 5 minute drive from The Cabin is a a service station with a restaurant, bar and deli for coffee, great sandwiches and ice cream; and, a 9-hole golf course with a restaurant. The Cabin is closed up for the winter, but available for your vacation rental from the middle of May thru the middle of September.
We moved to Montana because my artist husband fell in love with the landscape during a business trip here in the early 1970's. We were from the Chicago area where we had established the Village Art School in Skokie. We decided to vacation in Montana the following summer. We loved Montana and it was at that time that we purchased our 12 acre property and then a couple of years later were able to add the cabin and another half acre. We already had a home on the property but wanted this cabin for my husband's art/painting studio. You may have heard of him, as he did become a very well-known, award-winning artist.
Joe passed away in 2005. During the summer of 2012, I remodeled the studio and now offer it to travelers as a vacation rental.
Sue Abbrescia purchased this cabin in 1976
We walked down the path through the 12 wooded acres, sun shining, a warm, beautiful day, and came to the lake. That was it! We had to have this piece of heaven! We were lucky. It had not been on the market, it was shown to us by the owner, a friend of a friend of ours. I love Montana, will never leave, and if you have never been here I'm certain that you will love it, too.
Walking down a wooded trail, and then the lake comes into view, with mountains to the north and east…does it get any better! We had found our ' paradise'. That was in 1976, 38 years ago. As happens over time, an area grows. But, we still have our piece of paradise, a getaway where we can enjoy the serenity of our lake-front property, walk the trails or kick-back with a good book on the deck or lakeshore. And, the sunsets are soooo beautiful!
We stayed at the cabin for a full week. It is a beautiful place to get away from the crowds. Very quiet and peaceful. The cabin is very spacious for two people. We liked the open layout of the studio cabin. We were not there during the day but we did see many deer each morning early. Love the huge windows that overlook the lake and allow you to see the stars at night. The bed was very comfortable as was the furniture. Lots of great books to read. Only thing we overlooked in the description is there is no washer/dryer and there were few washcloths (only 4) but nothing a quick trip to K-mart didn't solve. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. Regret we did not get to meet Sue but we were away all during the day. Sue was very friendly in our phone conversations and I have no doubt that she would address problems quickly if needed. Thanks Sue for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!
This cabin was a great choice for our Glacier getaway. The space is studio style that combines the comforts of a condo and a design that compliments the main reason many travel to Montana: the view. The reason you would rent this cabin is for the lake and mountain view it provides.
The kitchen was great, we had plenty of tools to cook all of meals we wished, and were well within a few minutes of a grocery store to serve our needs.
As with previous reviews, we saw deer, fox, hawks and turkey on the property.
Some minor considerations that prevented us from giving the cabin 5 stars: the cabin has no air conditioning. This fact, while not highlighted in the description, is for many a given. It is not. Be aware that afternoons on hot days can get stuffy and the fan system may not be enough to cool the space to your liking. For us, this was a minor issue because we were out touring during this time. Our advice would be to keep the fans running and windows open while you're away, weather permitting. Also be aware that the daily temperatures can swing 40 degrees easily. We had mornings that were in the low 40s and by 1pm the temperature hit the high 90s. Plan accordingly.
There was a great deal of brush that grew and obstructed our view of the lake and mountains form within the cabin. Again, this is minor, but we would have liked see more of the view that what we paid for.
Aside from the observations above, we loved the cabin and the owner was very kind. She was easy to get in touch with and accomidating.
This spacious cabin met all of our needs. It is well equipped, very clean, and includes use of various floats for the lake. From the cabin we saw deer, wild turkeys, fox, and lots of birds. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. There are neighboring cabins close by so if total seclusion if what you seek this may not be the right place for you.
The cabin was perfect. Very clean and well stocked with everything needed even bear spray for the park and a cooler for picnics. The scenery and seclusion were just what we were hoping for. The best VRBO experience we have had! Thanks Sue.
I stayed at this cabin on the lake for a month and it was exactly what I needed! The wild life was plentiful and the beauty of the surroundings were so wonderful and breathtaking everyday! I would recommend this place to anyone and it makes for a perfect Getaway! The owner Sue, was so wonderful and took such good care of me, which was so unforgettable and she makes sure your visit is as perfect as it can be! Thank you Sue!
Sue's amazing cabin on the lake was the perfect "home base" for our Glacier National Park vacation. The cabin location was perfect and was an easy 25 min drive to the entrance of the park. The location made it possible to head into the park each day for a full day of exploring/sightseeing and still get back in time to make dinner while watching the sun set over the lake. Wow! The cabin itself was terrific and far exceeded our expectations. The direct lake access which included a paddleboat and floaties was a wonderful bonus! The cabin also had other little things that made our trip much easier such as a small cooler which we packed lunches in everyday. There were also lots of books etc on the park so we could plan our next days adventure each night. Sue was very sweet and had delicious cookies and huckleberries for us to enjoy. She was also available for any questions we had throughout our stay. I would recommend 100% and will definitely stay again! Thanks Sue!!
Andy & Crystal
Abbrescia Art & Restoration
Art & Craft Fairs
Bigfork, town of
Bigfork Summer Playhouse
Bob Marshall Wilderness
Creston Fish Hatchery
Dancing at the Blue Moon
Fitness gym & spas
Flathead County Fair
Flathead County Library
Flathead National Forest
Glacier National Park
Glacier Symphony & Chorale
Going to the Sun Road GNP
Historic Downtown Kalispell
Hockaday Museum of Art
Hungry Horse Reservoir & Dam
Kootenai National Forest
Lewis & Clark National Forest
Lone Pine State Park
McDonald Lake (GNP) Boat Tours
Miracle of America Museum
Museum at Central School
Native American Pow Wows
Polebridge, town of
Red Jammer Tours GNP
Stadium 14 Cinema
Summit Fitness Center
Sykes Market & Restaurant
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Kalispell
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish, town of
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