FAQ – Below are the answers to frequently asked questions we receive.
Q: How far is it to Glacier National Park from the cabin?
A: It’s 11.5 miles to the West Glacier entrance.
Q: Can I fish in the lake?
A: Yes. We aren’t into fishing, ourselves, but have been told the fish are rather small because it is a shallow lake.
Q: Do you have any fishing equipment available for use?
A: A former guest “donated” two fishing poles to the cabin. You are welcome to use those and any fishing tackle left by prior guests.
Q: Do you have a canoe or kayak we can use?
A: No, sorry. We don’t provide any watercraft for guest use.
Q: Are you pet friendly?
A: Sorry, we do not allow pets.
Q: Do you provide towels and sheets?
A: Yes, there will be clean sheets on the beds and enough towels available for the number of guests in your party.
Q: What is the weather like during the time I plan to visit?
A: Of course, it’s impossible to predict what Mother Nature will serve up from year to year, but below are the averages taken from the Glacier National Park website. Click on the image below to enlarge.
Q: When will Going-To-The-Sun Road be open?
A: Portions of Going-To-The-Sun road remain open year-round and provides access to many attractions and activities, but the date that Going-To-The-Sun road is fully open from end to end will vary each year. It depends on how much snow we get and if avalanches have done any damage over the winter months. The earliest we’ve ever seen it open is Memorial Day. The latest we’ve seen it open has been mid-July. Check Glacier National Park’s plowing status page for plowing updates: https://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/gttsroadplow/gttsroadplowstatus.cfm
Check Glacier National Park’s road status page for general road status information and to see what sections of the road are currently open: https://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm
Q: What’s the closest airport?
A: Glacier International (airport code FCA) in Kalispell is 15.8 miles from the cabin. The next closest airport is Missoula (airport code MSO), which is 127 miles south of the cabin.
Q: What sort of wildlife will I see around the cabin?
A: It’s impossible to predict what you may see during your stay. Moose, bear, osprey, eagles, blue herons, kingfishers, mountain lions, deer, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits and even skunks live in the surrounding woods. There have been times we’ve spent over a week at the cabin and saw nothing more than little birds and squirrels. One guest was incredibly lucky and saw a bear swim across the lake! What you may see during your stay just depends on what critters are stirring at a time you are at the cabin and you happen to be looking at the right place at the right time.
Q: Do you offer a [your group affiliation] discount?
A: The only discounts we offer are for return guests.
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