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Starting at $350 per person per night
Martin City, Flathead County, Montana, United States
Starting at $150 per cabin per night
Welcome to Abbott Valley, a 270 acre homestead located minutes from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park. Nestled near Desert Mountain, with fantastic views of Columbia, Teakettle and Lost Johnny mountains, and surrounded by Flathead National Forest, this is truly one of the last best places. Abbott Valley is an ideal base for exploring Glacier National Park, the Hungry Horse Reservoir, Flathead Lake, Bigfork, Whitefish, Kalispell and all the Flathead has to offer.
Unique Features: Glacier National Park is the number one attraction that brings visitors to Northwest Montana. With over 700 miles of trails, one million acres of lakes, plunging valleys and glacier-carved mountains, Glacier is a unique, stunning paradise. There are more than 175 named mountains in the park, six of them over 10,000 feet and 43 over 9,000 feet.
Accommodations: Abbott Valley has seven rental cabins and vacation homes, in two locations. Mickey’s and Baptiste are original log cabins dating back 100 years, located together on the 1910 Wagner homestead. They are fully remodeled with all modern conveniences. Jaybird’s, the Millhouse and Spotted Bear are three bedroom, two bath homes located on Foley Lane, about a mile away. Quintonken, a two bedroom, one bath cabin and the Brownstone, a large one room, one bath cabin are also located on the wooded north end of the property.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for Mickey’s Cabin which is an original homestead cabin located on pristine Abbott Valley. It is surrounded by natural beauty and panoramic views with acres of meadows, creeks, beaver ponds, and forests. This historic log structure, cut by hand from the surrounding forests by original homesteader, Mickey Wagner at the turn of the 20th century, is a warm, welcoming cabin with a spacious open first floor plan with kitchen, living room and bath and wood burning stove.
Dining: Each cabin has a fully appointed kitchen as well as a gas BBQ, picnic, table, washer/dryer, and outdoor fire ring. Restaurants near Martin City include the South Fork Saloon, Deerlick Saloon, and the Paul Bunyan Bar & Grill.
Activities: A network of trails invite you into the great outdoors, while a warm hearth welcomes you home. Enjoy plenty of fishing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, boating, canoeing, river rafting, bird watching, and wildlife viewing in the summer. In the winter you can go skiing and snowmobiling. There are two ways to explore the nearby Going-to-the-Sun Road; travel by car, or in a uniquely narrated “jammer” red bus tour. A third way to ’travel’ is by whitewater rafting!
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them.
Location: Martin City is an unincorporated community in Flathead County, Montana. As of the most recent census, it had a population of about 500. Martin City owes its existence to the early 1950s construction of the Hungry Horse Dam. Be sure to visit Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the west, or explore Big Mountain Ski and Summer Resort and play golf at 9 excellent courses!
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Martin City, Montana is Glacier Park International Airport (FCA / KGPI). This airport is in Kalispell, Montana and is 15 miles from the center of Martin City, MT.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: Yes. They do allow pets in the cabins.
Weddings: Yes. The rustic cabins are a wonderful place to have a wedding.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: Glacier’s native wildlife includes wolves, grizzly bear, lynx and other natural predators. While running into a grizzly hopefully is a rare event, you may have to share the trail with elk, an occasional moose and higher up, mountain goats. Drive along the scenic North Fork Road on the edge of Glacier National Park. This West side of Glacier trip should include a hike to Bowman Lake for amazing views and great paddling at Kinta Lake too.