12 Great Montana Vacation Rentals Near Glacier National Park

Nestled in northwest Montana, Glacier National Park sits along the spine of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the Continental Divide. Glacier peaks and valleys occupy over 1,500 square miles of wilderness. Popular activities include hiking, biking, camping, fishing, photography, boating, cross-country skiing, and more. An essential part of any glacier visit, the mountainous Going-To-The-Sun Road runs through the middle of the park, connecting the east and west sides.

We hunted the best Vrbos near Glacier National Park for your visit. Below you will find relaxing mountain huts, all within an hour’s drive of the park. A few of our picks are right by the entrance, while several are on the wide open road in Montana. flathead lake, famous for its fishing. The further you get from the park, the fewer people there will be. Here are our choices for lodging near Glacier National Park, ranked from north to south.

St. Mary’s Cottage

Just across from the east entrance to Glacier National Park, Nascent Wolf Cabin is one of seven cottages conveniently located on Going-to-the-Sun Road in St. Mary. Take in the stunning views of Lake St. Mary and the surrounding mountains from the patio or get cozy by the fire inside. Bear spray is included!

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms : 1

Sleeping: 6

Minimum night: Varied

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Lodge of solitary moose

Lodge of solitary moose

Heading to the south side of the park, Lone Elk Lodge is located along Route 2, which is just behind Going-to-the-Sun Road as far as scenic drives go. The rising wolf is one of four condos on the property. Take in panoramic views of the wildflower field at the foot of the Rocky Mountains from the comfort of the Great Room. Keep an eye out for wildlife crossing from the back deck. The other patio offers breathtaking views of the sunset over the Eastern Rocky Mountain skyline.

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 6

Minimum night: 3

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Green Valley Ranch Cabin

Green Valley Ranch Cabin

Minutes from Glacier Park’s west entrance, Green Valley Ranch is perched on a pond that reflects its stunning desert mountain views. Nestled on 480 private acres, this four bedroom cabin features a stone fireplace and wagon wheel chandelier.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 9

Minimum night: Varied

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Snow Bear Cabin

Snow Bear Cabin

named one of The best places in the world by Weather magazine in 2018, Snow Bear Chalets are the world’s first luxury treehouses. Located directly on the slope of the village of Whitefish Mountain Resort, this cedar cabin is cute as a button.

Look at the photos to see the turret’s starry ceiling, which was designed to light up the night sky with celestial twinkling lights. In summer, explore hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking trails and snap photos just steps away. During ski season, a keypad locked cabinet keeps your skis and boards safely ready to go on the porch. Inside there are shelves and lockers to store all your gear. Whenever you visit, the hot tub is a great place to relax after a day on the mountain.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: ten

Minimum night: Varied

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Retreat from the silo

Retreat from the silo

Stay in a silo in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Swan mountain range east of Kalispell. This converted grain silo sits next to Blaine Creek, which is a wildlife refuge, so you can spot everything from pheasants to deer here. Admire breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from its porches.

All major area attractions are conveniently located nearby. Bigfork, an eclectic little town at the north end of Flathead Lake, is just minutes away, while Glacier National Park can be reached in half an hour. Shop and dine at Kalispell or Whitefish, which are also nearby.

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms : 1

Sleeping: 2

Minimum night: 1

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Rocky Mountain Log Cabin

Rocky Mountain Log Cabin

Nestled in the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this beautiful Amish log home was custom built with hand hewn logs. Over 3,000 square feet provides plenty of space for a party of 10. Enjoy breathtaking views of Smith Valley, Smith Lake, and Blacktail Ski Resort. Keep an eye out (and an ear) for birds, deer, wild turkeys and other critters.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: ten

Minimum night: 2

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The Flathead Lake Colony

The Flathead Lake Colony

About 45 minutes from the West Entrance, on the north shore of Flathead Lake, The Rookery is a wonderful home with a great view. Its coastal charm is inspired by beachfront properties on Cape Cod and Nantucket.

In the summer, kayak, swim, and stand-up paddleboard along the shore. Boats and wave runners avoid the shallow waters on this side of the lake, providing quiet solitude.

Grill oysters at the boathouse while enjoying the beautiful sunset, or stroll to one of the restaurants in the charming lakeside village of Bigfork.

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms : 3.5

Sleeping: 8

Minimum night: Varied

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Golf field

Golf field

Just a few miles from Bigfork and about 45 minutes from Glacier, this pet-friendly unit at Clubhouse Townhomes is perfect for those looking to play a few holes. You can see the Eagle Bend Golf Clubhouse on the deck with the 18th hole in the background. In the distance is a glimpse of Flathead Lake, while in the winter months you can see Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, which offers a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Montana landscape. Only 45 minutes away Whitefish Ski Resort (also known as Big Mountain) offers many summer activities in addition to winter skiing. Also explore various hot springs throughout the area!

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms : 2.5

Sleeping: 4

Minimum night: Varied

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Townhouse by the lake

Townhouse by the lake

Across Flathead Lake, this waterfront townhouse has its own dock. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake, sunrise, sunset, and mountains from the hot tub, the comfort of the living room, or the outdoor entertaining areas on both floors. Roast marshmallows on the fire pit by the water. Don’t talk to other guests about the piano upstairs; instead, let them think the place is haunted.

Home to charming cafes, restaurants, bars and the Tamarack Brewery, the town of Lakeside is within walking distance. Whitefish Mountain and Blacktail ski resorts are nearby. Glacier Park is only a 40 minute drive from here.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 3.5

Sleeping: 6

Minimum night: Varied

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Whispering Pines Point Lakeview Cabin

Whispering Pines Point Lakeview Cabin

Just a few miles from Lakeside, this spacious, modern cabin offers stunning views of Flathead Lake. Highlights include a game room, fireplaces, and a covered patio.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort is only a short drive or quick shuttle ride away, while Glacier National Park is 83 kilometers from here.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms : 4.5

Sleeping: 12

Minimum night: Varied

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Flathead Lake House

Flathead Lake House

Also located near Lakeside on Flathead Lake, this six-bedroom home has plenty of windows so you can enjoy the beautiful lake and mountain views from inside as well as from the deck. Get up early enough to see the sun rise over the lake and you will be rewarded. Relax in the hot tub after a long day and enjoy the view.

Flathead Lake is within walking distance of Volunteer Park. There is a boat launch at Lakeside and at Somers on the north side of the lake. If you prefer a quieter place to drop anchor and explore, the host recommends checking out West Shore State Park. From there, take a short boat ride to wild horse island. Blacktail Ski Resort, Whitefish Ski Resort and Glacier National Park are also nearby. Hunting, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and shopping are also a short drive away.

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms : 3.5

Sleeping: 12

Minimum night: Varied

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Little house by the lake

Little house by the lake

One of 10 Stone Creek cabins, this adorable modern little home is within walking distance of Lakeside and all it has to offer. The downtown outdoor amphitheater hosts concerts and events just down the street. Blacktail Mountain ski area is just up the road, with thousands of acres of public forest to hike, bike and explore.

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms : 1

Sleeping: 4

Minimum night: 2

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Related reading:

  1. East Glacier Vs. West Glacier: 6 Key Things to Know
  2. Glacier National Park is the last to require timed entry in 2022

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