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Tiny home in Columbia Falls
Glacier Retreat - 25 minutes from Big Mountain
Stay Glacier Property Management Presents: Start your next adventure and step into The Glacier Retreat - The Bowman Cabin, our picturesque 1-bedroom cabin in the rolling landscape of Columbia Falls, where you’ll be greeted with incredible views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Centrally located on nearly 20 private acres, our carefully designed mountain retreat is the quintessential outdoor getaway, central to many of the adventures found under Montana’s expansive skies. Perfect for family f
$368 per night
Cabin in Martin City
Cozy Orchard Cabin, 10 min to Glacier w/ hot tub
Families will love this charming cabin getaway! 9 miles from the main entrance to Glacier and access to hiking, biking, rafting, swimming, and more! The family-friendly Montana home has two bedrooms and a kid’s closet bed cubby, as well as a well-stocked kitchen, dining area, washer/dryer, and TV. You can also cozy up by the wood fireplace. The outdoor area is a delight for nature-loving families, featuring a private fire pit, BBQ grill, playground and seating area for stargazing adventures.
$209 per night
Cabin in Coram
Drake's Hideaway @Aspen Hollow: Luxury Tiny Cabin
Luxurious studio-style hideaway on a secluded, 3-acre property just 7 miles from from Glacier National Park. Away from the noise & crowds but convenient to parks, towns, & amenities. This one-of-a-kind handcrafted cabin is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking to relax in style after the day's adventures. Reclaimed old growth cedar, handcrafted live-edge details, lush amenities, and a peaceful property make this an unforgettable, upscale home base for your Montana adventures.
$163 per night

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Dog Friendly Cabin With Mountain Views
$137 per night
Shipping container in Columbia Falls
NEW! Romantic Cabin Near Glacier with Hot Tub
$231 per night
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Dreamy Vintage Forest Service "Bear" Cabin Glacier
$193 per night
Tiny home in Columbia Falls
The Glacier Retreat- Glacier Getaway
$360 per night
Rental unit in Columbia Falls
Cozy Condo near Glacier National Park
$185 per night
Home in West Glacier
Glacier Hideaway - West Glacier Log Home
$525 per night
Home in Coram
ElkView house-7 miles from GNP w/hottub and elk!
$266 per night
Cabin in Coram
Great Bear Cabin #3 - Minutes to GNP
$200 per night
Cottage in West Glacier
Cozy West Glacier Cabin*1.5 Mile GNP* 5-Star Host
$242 per night
Cabin in West Glacier
Cozy & Secluded Cabin - 4 Mi to Glacier Nat'l Park
$142 per night
Home in Martin City
Great "Bear Cub" studio home 9Mi from Glacier
$89 per night
Cabin in Martin City
Cozy Cabin 9 Mi fr. Glacier "Deer"
$190 per night

Your guide to West Glacier

Welcome to West Glacier

Many of Montana’s most popular adventures start in West Glacier, situated, perhaps unsurprisingly, at the west entrance to the iconic Glacier National Park. This tiny outpost serves as the main hub for professional guides and outdoor outfitters, who lead bucket-list excursions into the surrounding alpine landscapes. The area’s historic chalets, cabins, and rustic homes have hosted daring travelers since the early 20th century, when the Great Northern Railway arrived at these glacier-carved peaks.

Today, it remains the jumping-off point for hikers, boaters, and whitewater rafters, who begin their outings on the widely photographed Going-to-the-Sun Road. Famous for its hairpin turns and stunning viewpoints, this seasonal two-lane highway links many of the park’s most-visited trails, mountain lakes, and peaks. For much of the year, the region’s infamously heavy snowfall makes the road inaccessible to any traffic, granting experienced snowshoers and cross-country skiers nearly free rein of the wintry park.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in West Glacier

Most people plan their trips to West Glacier around the opening of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Due to the unpredictable weather, the road has no set schedule for reopening, but it typically becomes accessible to traffic in mid-June to early July. The warmest summer months of July and August are prime for hiking and boating. Many visitor services operate on a seasonal basis, so West Glacier tends to quiet down by late September, when solitude-seekers enjoy the changing colors of the foliage. As the weather gets colder, ice and snow storms complicate off-season travel. However, it’s a magical time for experienced winter sports lovers. While whitewater guides offer trips throughout the summer, the late-spring melt makes May to June ideal for rafting the big waters of the Flathead River.

Top things to do in West Glacier

Lake McDonald

The reflection of snowy mountains in chilly Lake McDonald ranks among the many impressive views you’ll see along Going-to-the-Sun Road. At about 10 miles (16 km) long and 472 feet (143.8 m) deep, it’s the largest lake in Glacier National Park, making it the top destination for boating and fishing around West Glacier.

Hidden Lake Overlook

More than 700 miles of trails — ranging in difficulty from easy day excursions to challenging backcountry treks — make hiking one of the best ways to explore the varied terrain in Glacier National Park. The moderate 2.8-mile (4.5 km) round-trip hike to the Hidden Lake Overlook passes through wildflower meadows, giving you views of a serene mountain lake and snow-dusted peaks. You’ll find the trailhead at Logan Pass Visitor Center, where you can get directions for more of the hikes throughout the area.

Whitewater Rafting

Forming the southern boundary of the national park, the wild and scenic Flathead River rushes with arguably the most thrilling whitewater rapids in Montana. Licensed rafting guides offer half-day, full-day, and overnight trips on the Middle and North forks of the river, with outings suiting both new and experienced rafters.

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