Spotted Bear Guest House

  • House in Martin City

Spotted Bear Guest House

House in Martin City

Stay Information

  • From: $295 per night

Property Details

This was the last of the 1950 mill houses to be remodeled on the North end of Abbott Valley. We completed this in 2011 and like the others, took special care to retain the vintage wood where ever possible, much of it milled out of old growth larch.

Spotted Bear has a wonderful warm feel, mixing old and new with attention to every detail. It has a spacious deck off the large kitchen, 3 bedrooms, one king and two queens, fireplace in the living room, 2 baths, handicap accessible and full laundry. The meadow leads over to Abbott creek, trails and a picnic area. Enjoy magnificient views of Desert Mountain. Raspberries, a cherry tree and swing are near the house.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed



  • Wood Stove


  • Eco Tourism


  • Rural


  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • White Water Rafting



Cancellation Policy

We provide a full refund up to 30 days prior to arrival.
50% refund 15-30 days prior to arrival.
0 refund two weeks prior to arrival.

Deposit Policy

We require 50% of total amount to secure a reservation, balance is due sixty days prior to arrival. We do not require a security deposit.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

39 Guest Reviews

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"Everything was perfect"

by Robert S


Everything was perfect for us. Proximity to the West Glacier entrance and airport was great. Quiet, secluded property. Spacious, clean cabin with all the amenities we were looking for. Doyle is great to work with. Thanks!

"Lovely cabin on a beautiful property"

by Kathy V


This was a perfect stay for my husband and I and our 2 dogs. We even enjoyed a fire one evening under the stars. There are quiet roads on the property that were perfect for letting our dogs get some exercise. The cabin was well equipped with everything we needed.

"Beautiful Place"

by Erynn B


My friends and I loved staying here. Highly recommend!

"Extra large cabin!"

by Gary M


This cabin is in a beautiful location close to so many things. It was very clean and very large. We loved our stay.

"Great Time at Spotted Bear"

by Beverly D


Our family had a wonderful time at the Spotted Bear! The house was very clean and well appointed. It also was a great location to the West entrance to GNP!

"Great Glacier Base Camp"

by Lynn T


Perfect location for our adventures in Glacier Park!

"Absolute Tranquillity"

by Joyce B


This was a Magnificent find and perfect for our family. The setting is awesome, the hosts very helpful, and the location and proximity to Glacier and other great spots is Perfect!! We would not hesitate to revisit.

"Overall Good Stay"

by Kristin


Nice, clean home with good heat; (it was 40 and rainy, then snowing during our stay). No tv but solid WiFi. Pretty and quiet location. Has some kitchen basics (as mentioned by other reviewers) but could use more silverware for enough for 4-6 people. . Spacious bedrooms. Overall, a good stay.

"Love the Cabin"

by Cyn


All the comforts of home with close proximity to the park. Clean and lovely.


by Keith


Spotted Bear was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. Quiet, quaint cabin feel close to GNP. Beautiful grounds that were perfect at the end of a long day of hiking in the park. The fire pit came in handy as well as the fireplace in side. Not a lot of restaurants or nightlife close by but we weren’t looking for that. Would highly recommend the Spotted Bear for those looking for a quiet, spacious and rustic stay in Montana.


by Ashley


Everything was great. We had an absolutely wonderful time- thank you so much!

"Great Montana Cabin"

by David


What a delightful cozy cabin that is secluded and so quiet yet close to Glacier Park and Columbia Falls. We all slept like babies after hiking in the park and would have liked to have extended our stay there a couple more days, but others had booked behind us. We would definitely recommend it. Awoke to deer grazing at the back door. There is chopped wood, starter fluid and chairs for around a fire pit, large deck and barbecue with all the utensils for s’mores and more. Love Montana.

"Wilderness Setting"

by Ron


Great cabin and setting for experiencing the great outdoors. Great location for exploring Glacier National park. Just the feel we were looking for whole experiencing GNP. Thanks for sharing!


by Deborah


Perfect in every way!


by Lisa


The house was comfortable and very well equipped. It was close to all kinds of sights, and the manager was flexible and super responsive. I recommend this property to anyone that wants a great base to see this incredible environment.

"Great Location and Amenities"

by Christine


We had a lovely time staying at this cabin. The location was perfect for our few days visiting the national park. The owner was easy to reach and helped start our fire place immediately after asking for some help. The cabin itself has everything you need to cook meals at home- just bring your groceries and beverages -- seasoning, kitchenware, is well stocked. Quiet and beautiful land.


by Tamara


This property is located in a superb location. It’s a very cute quaint comfortable house filled with all the amenities that you need. The property grounds are beautiful and it’s very close to Glacier National Park. It easily sleeps six people and it has a fire pit and a barbecue. Rosemary and Doyle are wonderful hosts and we loved Cosmos the dog. Thank you for letting us stay here. I would highly recommend this place and will stay here again. Thank you so much

"Serene and Beautiful"

by Pete


We stayed 5 nights at the Abbott Homestead with another couple for day trips to Glacier, the Flathead River, Big Fork, and Whitefish. The house is spacious and comfortable, and the outdoor space is serene and beautiful. It was a wonderful place to return to at the end of the day. The property manager, Doyle, was very helpful with trail advice in the park. We highly recommend this place.

"Gorgeous Views!"

by Nancy W


Absolutely gorgeous views! Spotted Bear was very comfortable and we love the location.

"Beautiful place"

by Josh C


Beautiful place, good hosts!

"Highly recommend"

by Betsy


Nice home on large plot of land - close to the park, easy to get to and a perfect, clean, comfortable place to lay your head each night. Highly recommend!

"New Review"

by Susan H


Our stay at Abbott Valley couldn’t have been better! Our cottage was very clean and comfortable - it was so great to have laundry on site, and we really appreciated the cans of bear spray (which we didn’t have to use!). The setting is calm and serene, and the view of the stars is stunning. We had a doe visit us multiple times, and also spotted eagles, squirrels, woodpeckers and a hummingbird. It’s an easy drive to Glacier and nice to leave the busy park and come home to the calm of Abbott Valley. Highly recommend!

"Easy Transaction!"

by Gregory


Great place - very easy transaction. We really appreciated the amenities and the hosts. Nice.

"Thoroughly Enjoyed our Stay"

by Cherriba


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Spotted Bear Cabin. The location was convenient to the park but was nicely located away from the hustle and bustle of the Park. The beds slept great, it was clean, and the internet worked for what we needed.

Doyle was kind enough to help us with some logistics and always available by phone.

We would recommend this to our friends.

"Recommend Spotted Bear"

by Joan and Family


Spotted Bear was very nice, convenient to Glacier National Park and we enjoyed our stay. The outside space was very nice as well and we enjoyed sitting on the deck and relaxing. Our stay was GREAT and I would highly recommend your accommodations to anyone making the trip to that area.

"Relaxing and Peaceful"

by Tracy


A relaxing, peaceful, beautiful cabin with beautiful views all around. Couldn’t recommend it more highly. We hope to come back some day!

"Very convenient to GNP"

by Bob E.


Highly recommend Abbott Valley Homestead for anyone who wants to have a true Montana experience...The location is very convenient to GNP--- less than 15 minutes to the West Glacier entrance. A market, restaurants, and gift shops are only minutes away. Yet the feeling when you are in Abbott Valley is that of being very far away. The accommodations were just fine -- a complete kitchen (stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker and complete set of pots, pans, dishes and glassware), washer, dryer, propane BBQ, and free Wi-Fi. Beds were excellent.

"Had Fun!"

by Edward C.


right in the middle of nowhere montana. cultural shock for us southern californians. about 8 miles to glacier national park. easy drive. cell phone service not great so i recommend you rent a garman from the rental car company. good size cabin, clean, great location. you will not be disappointed.

"Great Location - Clean and Charming"

by Christy


It was just perfect for us and the whole experience was wonderful. The folks at Abbott Valley were so helpful in answering all of my questions before we even booked. The cabin is clean and charming. The beds were comfortable and many basics are provided, like hand soap, toilet paper and paper towels, salt and pepper, fully appointed kitchen, etc. We especially enjoyed having a washer/dryer and even detergent provided. The best part is the location. We were surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers, meadows, and a small creek. Thank you Doyle and AVH for a perfect week!

"Overall Great Place"

by Joel


Very helpful owner. The information packet put together was great. Place was homey with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Close to west glacier. For great pizza go to Columbia Falls North fork Pizza.

"All the Comforts of Home"

by Joe M.


We highly recommend the Spotted Bear vacation home - great location and very comfortable!

"Nice Cabin and Close"

by Nick K.


Nice cabin. Perfect for family of six. Close proximity to park entrance

"Great Home Away From Home"

by Elaine W.


We have just completed spending 6 days in the Spotted Bear house. It was the perfect place to stay while we visited Glacier. It was close to the Park and it was nice getting away from the crowds of the national park & coming home to our Abbott Valley house. We especially enjoyed the side porch. Lots of room, grill, large table, nice breeze, and a lovely yard...The front porch was also good in the hottest part of the day. The kitchen was very well equipped and the house was supplied with the essentials. Doyle, the owner, was helpful & attentive. It was a pleasure staying here and I would certainly recommend this house to others!

"Peaceful Cabin"

by Wendy S.


Spotted bear cabin has everything you need plus. It's a bit off the beaten path but gives access to glacier national park and nearby Kallispell and Whitefish. Property manager was super responsive. Beds are comfortable; two bathrooms worked great; open kitchen and living area. All tastefully decorated.

"Location hard to beat!"

by John G.


We had a wonderful time staying at Spotted Bear during the western half of our visit to Glacier. The cabin is spacious, clean, nicely decorated, and included everything that we needed (and then some). We especially appreciated the deck, grill, and ample firewood. The location is hard to beat. The cabin is surrounded by tall pines and is close to a stream that we could hear from the deck, and we saw deer and a turkey in the morning. The West Glacier entrance is only 10-15 minutes away, and the small town of Hungry Horse is about 5 minutes the other way. Doyle was very helpful and friendly, and responded promptly to any questions we had prior to visiting. Spotted Bear is a great place to relax and enjoy the area.New Review

"Serene and Beautiful"

by Mark and family


In a quiet and beautiful location away from the crowds of tourists, yet only a few minutes from the entrance to Glacier National Park, Spotted Bear Cabin is a delight. Comfortable, well-appointed and equipped, our stay was all too brief. I'd eagerly book this travelers' haven again.

"Wish we could have stayed longer!"

by The Deller's


Our stay was very nice. The Spotted Bear cabin was perfect; it felt like we were at home. The welcoming and the hospitality of the owners were great. We wished we could stay longer because Montana was beautiful. Definitely will recommend the Abbott Valley Homestead to our friends and family.
Thanks again,

"We had a blast!"

by Barbara, George and family


We returned yesterday from our trip. We had a blast!

We stayed in several different places during our journey, which began in your Spotted Bear cabin. We stayed in other cabins, at an old lodge, then a bed & breakfast, and finally, a small roadside hotel.

Without hesitation, our family favorite was the Spotted Bear cabin! The cabin itself was just perfect. It was comfortable, nicely decorated, well-stocked, and located in a beautiful and peaceful setting. We had our meals on the deck and roasted weenies over the fire pit. The boys took a dip in the stream. We appreciated Doyle stopping by to chat, and we thank you both for the great tips on where to hike and swim in the park. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, thanks to your kindness. I have just taken a family vote, and we all give you five out of five stars.

The only minor negative aspect were the yellow jackets.

Take good care, and thank you again for your wonderful, kind hospitality. We will always remember our stay.

"I highly recommend Abbott Valley"

by New Guest


We were a group of 5 and found Spotted Bear to be a perfect fit for us. The cabin was well stocked with plenty of amenities and the cozy character of the cabin was wonderful. The quiet location and beautiful scenery couldn't be beat. We greatly enjoyed the picnic table and fire pit in the backyard and the spacious kitchen and patio. We would stay there again if ever in the area. We used it as our home base for visiting Glacier National Park and it was the ideal set up. The folks who run Abbott Valley Homestead know what they are doing and were very personable. I would highly recommend this to others looking to get away from the motel crowd, look and feel. It's a nice and simple spot to get away to while on vacation.

from $295 / night


Oct 9-14