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Lodge like log home on the Flathead River

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Columbia Falls

Mountain retreat on the river, adjacent to Glacier Park

Only minutes from Glacier Park, and Glacier International airport, this spacious home is steps away from the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. You will be transported back to the early days of ranchers and settlers in Montana while enjoying the comfort and modern conveniences of today. Secluded and quiet with only the birds and the sound of the river to break the silence. Your days can be filled with hiking the miles of trails in Glacier, visiting the historic Lodges, fishing the lakes, rivers, and steams or just relaxing on the deck overlooking the river. Bicycles, picnic supplies, fishing gear. games, books, DVD's, TV, WIFI, Direct TV, Netflix and phone service are available. There are many golf courses to choose from in Columbia Falls, West Glacier, or Kalispell, as well as rafting, fishing, camping and an abundant variety of wildlife. Only a few miles from the west entrance to Glacier Park. There are three bedrooms and a loft. The master bedroom on the ground floor has a queen size bed; upstairs there is also a queen size bed; the third bedroom upstairs has two twin beds. The loft has a full sofa bed. The master bath and the bath upstairs are equipped with showers. The powder room is on the ground floor,adjacent to the office. All electric kitchen includes stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator and is fully stocked with dishes, silver, pots and pans. Loft area has a game table for cards, games, and puzzles. The extensive library is filled with Montana history, including early settlers, cowboys, ranchers and miners, along with books for children. The river that runs in back of the property provides fishing, boating, rafting, and bird watching. Eagles and Osprey can be seen from the porch fishing for trout. Glacier Park is minutes away with the Going To The Sun Highway, a national source of pride, transporting you through the mountains, ending on the East side of the Park, where the great plains begin. Visitors can stop at all of the lodges, some offering boating, golf, swimming and hundreds of miles of hiking. The nearby towns of Kalispell Whitefish and Bigfork offer great shopping and gourmet restaurants. The town of Browning on the East side of the Park has an extensive Indians of the Plains Museum as well as a casino. The North American Indian Days Pow Wow is held in Browning the second weekend in July.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Rochelle Danker
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016

About Rochelle Danker

Being a native Montanan, I return every summer to the homestead my grandparents built in the early 1900's. I spent my early summer years learning the ways not only of the west but also of their European roots. I built the cabin 4 years ago because I wanted to be closer to the river. The original log cabin of my grandparents is where I spent the last 15 summers until I could build my own with all of todays conveniences. I can't think of any place I would rather be during the summer than in this cabin, including the Central Coast of California where I live the rest of the year.

Rochelle Danker purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Rochelle Danker chose Glacier Park

The cabin is on the same property as the original log cabin that my mom and her 6 siblings grew up in. It's just a short walk from one to the other but they still remain a world apart.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is a long way from my permanent home, taking 3 days of driving time. There just isn't any place like Montana or the strong spirit of the offspring of the settlers that came before them. There isn't much bravado shown or horn blowing when it comes to the pride the people show in where they live. It shows in the way they treat the land, their families and visitors. You're never a stranger when you visit Montana. They are very proud of where they live, proud of how they live and are eager for visitors to feel the same way when they leave. The weather is ever changing in the spring, summer and fall. We have glorious thunderstorms that shake the ground, hot dry days made for hiking, cool nights when the mountain inhabitants become silent, waiting for yet another great day in Montana.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Lodge like log home on the Flathead River
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

This is a beautiful cabin in a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed at this cabin with two other couples and spent our day’s hiking and exploring Glacier NP. The photos don’t do justice to the beautiful and comfortable feel of the cabin. We enjoyed seeing new / subtle decorative touches around the cabin throughout our stay. Everything we needed was provided.

The location is very convenient to the park and numerous trails. My wife and I took the Empire Builder train across the mid-west to West Glacier, which added to our vacation experience. We’d like to come back with our family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a great feeling when you can add to the positive experience of our guests. I hope that they will remember their Montana vacation for many years and come back soon. There comfort in the cabin and the nice comments regarding the overall experience is truly gratifying. Just what you want to convey to each guest that comes to visit. This summer we were fortunate to have guests who came to regard the cabin as their second home.
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Comfortable and spacious. Very well kept.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the log home! Very comfortable and clean with all the amenities of home in a beautiful setting. Glacier National Park is only a 10 minute drive away and is one of the most spectacular sights we've ever seen. The cabin's proximity to the railroad tracks really isn't much of a problem, as trains are a integral part of the surrounding area's sights and sounds. The view of the river from the deck is another plus. Cook in or eat out, great eating is available within a short radius. Kalispell and the airport are approximately a 30 minute drive away. Overall, a great trip to a beautiful part of the world!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular accommodations near equally spectacular Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

After a 60+ year history of various accommodations in the Glacier National Park area...everything from tent (Apgar, KOA, Swiftcurrent), small camper trailer, to honeymoon VW camper van, to Many Glacier Hotel and Waterton campgrounds, Rochelle's log cabin lodge by the Flathead River was, by far, the most beautiful, the most comfortable and (most important) the most fun!!!! My husband and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary (after that VW van honeymoon....yes, it was 1971!) with our 2 daughters and son-in-law in one of the best vacation spots ever!!! The cabin is big, gorgeous, filled with a multiplicity of interesting books, antiques and artifacts, and everything you'll ever need to prepare scrumptious meals before you hit the trails in Glacier! If the crowds/traffic in Glacier put you off, stay at the cabin and enjoy the sun filtering through the trees on the large deck, listen to the birds and river....and, of course, the train. We loved them all!!!! It was a fabulous vacation/anniversary thanks to our very special lodge on the Flathead River!!! Thank you Rochelle!!!!.....(and housekeeper Nancy for being so welcoming!)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so happy to hear about the anniversary spent in our cabin. I try to anticipate anything my guests expect and it's good to hear that they could take advantage of everything we offer. We would welcome them back anytime. It's hard to compete with the beauty and grandeur of Glacier so we try to make their stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you for all of the kind words regarding your stay. Rochelle
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Fantastic Cabin and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for what we were looking for. The river is a little difficult to access but it can be seen from the Cabin and there are stairs down to the river. Our 16 year old went down to the river every evening to fish. The cabin has everything you need for worry free stay. The location is perfect as it is 7 miles to Glaciers West Entrance, 35 minutes from the Airport, 30 minutes to Whitefish, and restaurants close by. I really can not say enough about how perfect this cabin was for our family and our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel, thanks for all of the nice comments regarding your stay at our cabin.I am so glad that everything was up to your expectations. It's always helpful to know if we are doing our best and in what ways we can improve. You and your family will always be welcome. I hope the rest of your Montana vacation went as well as your week with us. Rochelle
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Highly recommended and well worth it!!

  • 5 of 5


Laurie and I had such a wonderful time these past 7 days. From meeting Nancy(sweet) to checkout was awesome. There were 8 adults and a child and we couldn't have been more happy. Everyone was able to go out on their own each day and we would come back and all have dinner together. Everything is so close and easy to get to. Yes, we even visited Babb Montana!!

We want to come back soon and really would love to stay at your place again!

For others looking for an awesome place to unwind and enjoy a breathtaking week, this is the place.

Everything is provided for you. Yes, you buy groceries. But you know that going in. We were amazed at how well stocked the place is with amenities.

I could go on all day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Roger and Laurie Babb ( Visalia, Ca) 7/30 to 8/06 2016

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so gratifying to know that our guests are so pleased with the cabin. Montana is a great place and we want everyone who visits to remember us with positive memories. I would not hesitate to have you stay with us a second time. There are so many wonderful places to see in Glacier and I hope that you and your family were fortunate to see them all. I welcome any guests as enjoyable and thoughtful as yours was. Come back when you can. Rochelle
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5 star vrbo except for the train noise

  • 4 of 5

This log cabin right on the Flathead river is fantastic except for the train noise. The cabin is close to Glacier Park (about 8 miles). The details put into the construction of the cabin are fantastic, it looks new and is well maintained (beautiful fire place, copper sinks, unique showers, and many other features). It is roomy (comfortable for 4 guys). It is right on the Flathead (could take the steps down to the river and fish). You have access to the outside world (it has wifi and DirecTV). The cabin is fully stocked with things that you need during a week stay (kitchen has everything you need from pots, pans, and other cooking utensils to aluminum foil and spices that you might forget to shop for prior to your stay; fully stocked bathrooms, etc.).

All that said, the cabin is very close to the train tracks that go through Coram. Trains went by nearly every hour throughout the night blowing their horns. It was difficult to sleep without earplugs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always enjoy the reviews from our guests. They make all of the work involved in sharing our cabin worth while. It never ceases to surprise me at the quality of guests and of their confidence that they will enjoy their stay. We always strive to make our guests feel at home.Fortunately, the only exception in this case was the train. After living near to the trains for a period of time, we are used to them. Most visitors say that after a couple of days they do not notice them so much. The children of course get excited when they hear the whistle and want to watch the trains as they go by. I have found that if the house is closed up during the day and the windows upstairs left open at night it stays at a very comfortable temperature and help to muffle the sound of the trains. I guess the trains are just a part of the Montana experience. I truly hope that the entire vacation was what was expected and that they will share with their friends the beauty and wonder of this special place.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Glacier Park International, Kalispell
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Coram, Martin City, Hungry Horse
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
West Glacier, East Glacier Lodge, Meadow Lake
Nearest Train
5 Miles
West Glacier, Belton Mt.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Montana 2
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Glacier Grill Coram; Elkhorn Hungry Horse
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lakes and Rivers, all near by
Car: necessary

Glacier Park offers all summer outdoor sports; nearby towns offer antique fairs, festivals, art shows,and horse shows. Fishing contests, parades, rafting and horseback riding is readily available .Mountain bike races. zip lining, bobsled rides on Big Mountain in Whitefish is always a must. Just down the street is a whiskey tasting venue. The Maze has basketball courts, water bumper boats and miniature golf. Hungry Horse Dam on the south fork of the Flathead river is know for its fishing, boating and Huckleberry harvest.

The small western town of Whitefish is bordered by the Whitefish Lake and the summer and winter resort of Big Mountain. In winter the ski runs are some of the best the West has to offer. In Summer the mountain is host to mountain bike races and hiking. A bobsled run and zip line are some of the other activities that attract visitors and locals alike.

Located on the Swan river, Bigfork is a major market for Montana art, featuring original works of art, jewelry and crafts. The clothes reflect the high quality and design that is unexpected in a small Western town. The Civic Theater,started many years ago with the authors reading and presenting there own works, has turned into one of the best small town Civic Theaters with sell out shows. To enjoy this part of Montana and experience the best that Glacier has to offer, six or seven days is best.


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Prices for this holiday cabin in Columbia Falls, Glacier Park

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Property Damage Protection £48

No smoking inside or out, No pets. Open burning ban in County, in fire pit only

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Columbia Falls in Montana

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2021 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Third bathroom is a powder room, downstairs with toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Loft area has a full size sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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