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Glacier National Park 30 Minutes Away

Bedrooms Studio
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1-2

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': A sitting area with a couch and 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.

More Details

Sue Abbrescia
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Sue Abbrescia

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

Why Sue Abbrescia chose Kalispell

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Kalispell in Flathead County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with built-in vanity, toilet, shower, wall cabinet and drawers. Towels, washcloths, lotion, soap, shampoo, shower gel, kleenex and hairdryer provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
  • This is a Studio Cabin: one 'great room', featuring living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas and a bathroom. (See Photos)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please ask owner about laundry and other services you may want.


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Glacier National Park 30 Minutes Away
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Cozy studio with proximity to Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

Had a very nice stay here. We spent most of our days either hiking at Glacier National Park or checking out the nearby towns of Bigfork, Kalispell, and Whitefish. The cabin was perfect for a bit of dawdling in the morning over coffee and cooking breakfast with the lake and mountains as a backdrop. The huckleberry jam and pizzelles were a nice touch! The kitchen was plenty big to cook dinner for two in the evenings. Overall, a peaceful and cozy place to stay only thirty minutes from the park.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing week and perfect location away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and property were perfect for our needs for the week. Sue greeted us when we arrived, and the cabin was stocked with everything we needed (including bear spray....thankfully we never had to use it, but saved us $45 if we had to buy it ourselves). The location is perfect in that it's away from it all, right on the lake, but yet close enough to Glacier, Kalispell, Bigfork/Flathead Lake, and Whitefish. We could come back after a long hike in Glacier and enjoy a glass of wine down on the dock. Most mornings we had a peaceful breakfast and coffee out on the porch, watching the cutest little fawn walk around. Deer greeted us along the road every evening when we returned. Lots of amazing areas to explore, and now we wish we had stayed an extra week! We will be back!! Kristy and Bob (Houston, TX)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little get away

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful get-away for vacation to Glacier. This is about 30 minutes from Glacier but in hind sight we are so glad we did not stat in Glacier as we most likely would not have left Glacier to explore other places, like Whitefish or Big Fork Staying on Blaine Lake was wonderfully private and Sue was extremely helpful. Her place was very comfortable especially after a long day of hiking and sightseeing. While my husband did did catch fish in Glacier park, he did on Lake Blaine! Only one issue, the shower was a bit difficult to use, but I'm sure that will be resolved quickly! Otherwise, wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and the heads-up on the shower.
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Great cabin by the Lake

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week in this fantastic cabin and had a great time. Nice and private, lots of windows, right on the lake, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Sue, the owner, was delightful and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin was great. All the equipment was available to make my own meals. The big front windows to view the lake were perfect and the view of the Lake Blaine was great. Floating devices were available to float in the lake. The bed was comfortable and plenty of linens for our stay of 5 days. The cabin was very clean, occasional wood ants, but what do you expect when in the woods? The cabin is 15-20 minutes away from Kalispell or Bigfork for many great places to eat and 5 minutes to a convenience store for forgotten items. Sue was there to open up and get us settled right away. I would certainly recommend this cabin for those wanting to be on the lake as it is a very short walk to the shoreline. Perfect for 2 people, and there is a hide a bed in the couch, just ask if it is ok to have overnighters as the rules say no overnight guests.

A must place to go for a great meal and microbrew is Tamarack Brewery in Lakeside, about 30 minutes south on the west side of Flathead Lake. Flathead Lake Brewery in Bigfork is another brewery with good food. Downtown Bigfork is a fun place to wander into little shops and a quaint little town. The old town side of Kalispell is also a great place to wander about and look in lots of little shops.

I would definitely stay here again the next time I need a place to stay close to Kalispell.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay, quiet & relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting, quiet, calm lake just steps from the door, the owner was very pleasant & accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lake Blaine Road & Highway 35
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Blaine Road & Highway 35
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak Whitefish MT
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
MT Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lake Blaine Road & Highway 35
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Abbrescia Art & Restoration

Alpine Theatre


Art & Craft Fairs

Art Galleries

Bibler Gardens


Bigfork, town of

Bigfork Summer Playhouse

Bison Range


Bob Marshall Wilderness





Conrad Mansion

Creston Fish Hatchery

Dancing at the Blue Moon


Fitness gym & spas

Flathead County Fair

Flathead Lake

Flathead County Library

Flathead National Forest

Foys Lake

Fly Fishing

Gattis Gardens

Glacier National Park

Glacier Symphony & Chorale

Going to the Sun Road GNP


Helicopter Rides


Historic Downtown Kalispell

Hockaday Museum of Art

Horseback Riding

Huckleberry Picking

Hungry Horse Reservoir & Dam

Jewel Basin


Kootenai National Forest

Lewis & Clark National Forest

Lone Pine State Park

McDonald Lake (GNP) Boat Tours

Miracle of America Museum

Mountain Biking

Mountain Climbing

Museum at Central School

Native American Pow Wows

Polebridge, town of


Red Jammer Tours GNP


River Rafting

Rock Climbing




Stadium 14 Cinema

Summit Fitness Center

Sykes Market & Restaurant


Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Kalispell

Water Park

Whitefish Lake

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish, town of

Wildlife Viewing

Woodland Park


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Kalispell, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.33
Cleaning £65.31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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