The Best Airbnb Cabins to Rent Near Glacier National Park
One of the most-visited national parks in the United States, Glacier National Park needs hardly any introduction. Sitting a short hop from the Canadian border in northwestern Montana, the 1,583-square-mile wilderness is a topographical dream of ripple-ridged mountain peaks, plunging glacier-gouged valleys, and alpine lakes sitting in the shadow of receding glaciers. Covered by 700 miles of hiking trails—including the famed Highline Trail—and iconic driving routes like the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier draws millions of visitors (a whopping 2.908 million in 2022) to be wowed by the incredible mountains, idyllic lakes, and resident wildlife like black bears and moose.
As snowfall cuts off the heart of the park during the winter, summer is the peak high season in this sky-scraping park. Getting there is easy, with regular flights landing at Glacier Park International Airport in nearby Kalispell, just north of Flathead Lake. With limited accommodation options available within park boundaries and extremely high demand during the summer months, your best bet for finding a room (and some breathing room) is to stay outside the park.
With two main entrances at St. Mary along the park’s northeastern border and West Glacier at the southwestern end, Glacier-goers can opt for quiet, peaceful stays at the less-trafficked St. Mary or stay close to Whitefish and Columbia Falls for more dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Whichever entrance area you choose, the forests, fields, and mountains around the national park have plenty of stylish, design-forward vacation rental options to choose from, ranging from tiny homes to Scandi-inspired cabins.