USA Montana Glacier Country Lakeside Listing #7857

Blacktail Cabin - Lakeside, MT

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86 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Welcoming & Peaceful Cabin, Easy Access to Lake & Skiing - Dogs OK

Sometimes you just need a break from the onslaught of work and stress - why not share one with your family near the gorgeous shores of Montana's Flathead Lake? This lovely cabin will put you far, far away from your worries, while still allowing you to enjoy modern comforts and nearby activities like skiing, swimming, and more! And you can even bring your beloved canine family member with you, too!

Less than two miles west of the town of Lakeside, you're just moments away from quaint businesses like Tamarack Brewing Company and Blacktail Family Goods. Despite your close proximity to town - and the nearby shores of the lake - your cabin feels nice and peaceful, surrounded by swaying pines that stretch far into the horizon.

Breathe in the mountain air as you admire the nature around you, before stepping inside from the deck to unwind. Floor-to-ceiling log-style woodwork, combined with rich leather furnishings and the warmth of the stone fireplace, create the atmosphere of a welcoming ski lodge. Take a seat on the couch or a nearby armchair and use the internet to upload photos of the incredible views. If wintertime weather is too chilly, snuggle up with your loved ones by the fireplace and take in satellite programming on the flatscreen TV.

When you're ready to turn fresh-bought ingredients into hearty meals, the kitchen will serve you well. Plenty of counter space, along with stainless steel appliances, make cooking fun! Treat the kids to some snacks at the breakfast bar seating for four, before taking a seat at the nearby dining table for six to savor the main course. There's even a woodstove nearby to keep you nice and toasty!

Leave cleanup to the dishwasher and head off to bed. Two bedrooms and a loft upstairs, sleep a total of six guests (two dogs are invited to come along for a small nightly fee). Couples can enjoy either of two bedrooms. Or head upstairs to catch a good night's sleep in main-style loft's bed - there's even a private upstairs balcony. Bed choices include two queens and a king, meanwhile, kids can have the sofabed. Freshen up with a shower in either of the two baths and get ready to head out!

The Flathead Lake area is fantastic no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Summertime guests can head east to the lake itself, where swimming, fishing, and just relaxing at the shore await. Wintertime guests, meanwhile, can venture 12 miles westward towards Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. Spend your mornings and afternoons skiing and snowboarding down incredible pristine slopes, before heading back home to warm up in the evenings. Other nearby attractions include Volunteer Park in Lakeside and Westshore State Park, six miles south of Lakeside (fee required).

Save your dates and secure an incredible vacation for yourself and your loved ones!

Please note that firewood is not provided.

This property is managed by Terah M. Young of Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Montana LLC, license #RRE-RPM-LIC-98846

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Mountain view


Internet : Century Link


Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private




86 reviews

Heather V. Nov 2022
This spacious cabin is well maintained and very clean. It was fun to explore the woods around the cabin, and the morning view of snowy pines was lovely. Comfortable bed, functional kitchen, great porches. Would highly recommend if you want some peace and quiet! (And check out Maverick's in Lakeside for great pizza and drinks.)
Judy R. Sep 2022
We just stayed at the cabin and loved it. Loved our stay! Don't change a thing-especially the pet policy. We are hoping to rent this cabin again in 2 years. If I could have my own cabin - this would be it!
John B. Sep 2022
Very secluded but still fairly close to most areas of interest.
Crystal H. Aug 2022
I loved how it is nestled in the woods, surrounded by trees and fresh mountain air! And better yet, you’re only a few mins away from a grocery store. The cabin was clean, beds are so comfy and wifi worked great! We’re definitely recommending this to friends and family and definitely returning ourselves.
McLain C. Jul 2022
What an amazing place. Tucked back in the woods and private. It was exactly what we were looking for. Clean and comfy
Joni S. Jun 2022
This cabin was very cozy and had comfortable bedding and lots of essentials to make breakfast and dinner! The fireplace was a nice addition And we definitely used it because it was cold and rainy!! It would be helpful to have a rug inside both doors because it was very rainy and wet and we threw one of our own towels down so that mud did not get all over the floors. There were also a few light bulbs out and the couple that stayed in the main bedroom had no instructions on how to get the DIRECTV to work. The beetles that were mentioned in other posts were found upstairs in the loft. A few of them even in the bed. Not sure if using a professional exterminator would help? Even with those issues we would still stay again.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Joni, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. Our local staff is always available to assist you with any issues if we are notified. We will ensure that pest control treatments are completed. We appreciate your feedback as a means to continually improve our homes, as well as our guest's comfort and satisfaction. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Rachel B. Jun 2022
We loved this cabin, it was beautiful and in a beautiful location! You’re surrounded by pine trees and feel very secluded, but you’re only a short 5 minutes from Lakeside and the shores of Flathead. We had a great stay with family and our dogs. Everything was nice and clean when we arrived. We did notice dead bugs appearing throughout our stay, so it’s evident that caretakers are spraying around the house. Keeping in mind that this is a cabin in the woods and bugs are expected, we had tons of dead carpet beetles (I assume) peppering the floor around the loft by the balcony. They looked like mouse droppings until we saw one moving. Our in-laws were staying in the loft and weren’t too bothered as they have lived in the country with wildlife for many years, however it may be enough to gross out and bother other people. Just something to be aware of. We didn’t see nearly as many in the two main floor bedrooms. Overall loved the cabin but just be prepared for some bugs.
Daniella G. May 2022
Absolutely perfect cabin that contained all the right amenities. Perfect scenery, and quiet space located in the neighborhood.
Less than an hour from Glacier National Park (West).30 minutes or less from Whitefish
Love grocery store, and gas station 5 minutes from location.
Fantastic place!
Dionna P. Apr 2022
The property was beautiful and the location was great. Close to the town of Lakeside and other neat towns to visit. The home could have been a little cleaner, The outdoor trashcan looked like it had been mauled by a bear (sorta lol). We made jokes about that all weekend. If you're not a woodsy person and are afraid of wildlife, this isn't the place for you, but if you enjoy being away from the city life and enjoy nature this is great!
John W. Dec 2021
We loved the cabin! Very comfy and cozy. We didn’t need anything, the cabin was well stocked. Great views, and it felt like we were out in the middle of nowhere. Thanks!!
Nick M. Nov 2021
We stayed here for a few days and our family and dogs had a great time! Love how the property is large and you can not see another house from the home! We really enjoyed this home.
Tiffinay W. Oct 2021
Beautiful cabin with the perfect view of the sunrise ❤
Judy H. Sep 2021
This cabin is in a beautiful area and very private. We loved the views, peacefulness and the cabin itself is the kind of home we would build for ourselves if we could! There is lots to do in the area and our favorites were the National Bison Range, Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Flathead River, the Kootenai Swinging Bridge and the Libby Dam.
Levi H. Sep 2021
We really enjoyed our stay here. The house had everything we needed and things we didn’t know we needed (like bear spray). The house was clean, beds were comfortable and everything was in good repair. Convenient location as well! We’d be happy to book it again in the future.
Amelia H. Aug 2021
Great cabin but needs a deep clean and update—a few easy fixes would go a long way.
Aaron M. Aug 2021
Very quiet and relaxing place to stay. House was clean and welcoming to our party of 4. Easy access to lots of places near by.
Cindy U. Aug 2021
Loved the location as it was very convenient to store, lake, restaurants, and garbage disposal. Also loved the cabin feel. The cabin was nicely decorated. Beds were very comfortable. I would concur with previous reviews that the cabin needs a deep cleaning and has a mouse problem in the loft area that needs to be addressed.
Manager response:
Hi, Cindy! Thank you for telling us about your visit. We are setting mouse traps and will be going through the home for a thorough dusting. We hope to see you again!
Jodi H. Jul 2021
Had a great stay, cabin is nice. Even stayed cool when it was a hot week! Only problem is the outside garbages were full when we got there so we had no place to put our garbage.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Jodi! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have addressed your concerns regarding the garbage with housekeeping to ensure that this incident is not reoccurring. We hope to host you again in the future!
Linda H. Jun 2021
Loved this cabin and the floorplan. Lower bathroom could need some updating. I had read earlier reviews regarding the ceiling fan and light fixtures not being cleaned for a long time. This information is correct. I would think the high cleaning fees would get these items cleaned at least once a month. These fixtures haven't been cleaned in YEARS! It's a beautiful cabin and location.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Linda. We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement regarding the dust on the ceiling fan. Its location has made it challenging to properly clean. We have remedied this by ordering an extender that will now make it possible to reach the fan and clean it to our standards. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to host you again very soon!
Dawn J. Jun 2021
Secluded cabin in the trees, with morning sun, sounds of a nearby creek, and trees softly rustling in the wind. Great deck for morning coffee, small group gatherings filled with food, conversation and fun! Extremely comfortable bedrooms and beds. Nice showers! Nice kitchen.
Elizabeth F. May 2021
Great place to stay, close to town but a taste of the country life. Only reason I gave it a 4 is because the slider was hard to open and ceiling fan could be dusted.
Jennifer R. Feb 2021
Love the mountain views, log cabin is great, only thing that needs attention is the front sliding glass door, other than that this place is great, still close to town but lots of quietness and privacy at the cabin. We love it here!!!
Victoria G. Jan 2021
This place is absolutely amazing! We had a great time and loved that we could bring our dogs to enjoy it. Will most definitely be returning, the cabin was beautiful, clean and no mice which was a concern after reading reviews. My only complaint was that the dishwasher was plum full and I had to put all the dishes away upon arrival. You must check out the Farmhouse for breakfast and Tamarack brewing for lunch or dinner they were both amazing!
Vijay R. Jan 2021
Perfect location and beautiful cabin!! We will definitely be returning!!!
Chanda E. Nov 2020
This cabin was perfect for our girls weekend. Relaxing and beyond beautiful.
Lynn B. Nov 2020
We loved the privacy, great place to stay. We had a fire in the fireplace every night, and it was awesome! Everything worked well, no glitches with the internet, plenty of dishes and tableware. Our dogs loved it too! The location is good for travel to the lake, or even a trip to Glacier. I would give 4.5 stars instead of 4 if I could. Our only problem was it could have been cleaned better. No need for specific details, but they need to either charge less for cleaning or find someone who does a better job. That said, we will absolutely stay here again!
Manager response:
Hi, Lynn! Thank you for your feedback. We are glad this home suited many of your vacation needs. We apologize if the cleanliness of the home left something to be desired, and will follow-up with the appropriate parties to see that future cleans are completed to our standards. We value your communication, and hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Jeneane N. Aug 2020
We loved that the cabin was in a good location. Private setting. Not too far from Flathead lake/Blacktail trails and mountain. Running distance to the beach. The cabin itself could have been more updated in terms of amenities. Limited kitchen supplies, and bathroom supplies. I would recommend a pantry for toiletries, paper towels, garbage bags and such.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with Vacasa! We are pleased to hear that the home met your expectations! Thank you for making mention of items in the home that need some TLC. We take this feedback seriously and please know that local staff is available to assist with any issues you encounter while in the home. We hope to have the chance to host you again. Thank you!
Cheryl E. Aug 2020
The cabin was even better in person and the location was absolutely beautiful!
Jennifer M. Jul 2020
The setting is beautiful! The cabin itself is great. Very peaceful. Cleanliness needs to be better, there was heavy dust and thick cobwebs everywhere (light fixture above table, sides of cabinets, etc). There were blood stains on the pillows that you could see through the cases. Floors were partially mopped as you can see where they mopped and stopped. There were tons of little black bugs on the floors and even in the beds which we had to clean constantly. We also caught seven mice during the three days we were there. They would come in through the fireplace and were quite loud in doing so each night.
Manager response:
Hi Jennifer, we apologize that some parts of the home didn't meet your standard of cleanliness. We will pass your feedback to our housekeeping team for future consideration. We also apologize for the pest situation you experienced. We will let the owner know so they can take the necessary steps to remedy this issue. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon!
Tanya H. Jul 2020
The good...
The cabin is in a secluded location with a bubbling creek nearby and surrounded by nature. The beds, linens and furnishings were comfortable. The kitchen had all the required amenities. The cabin has a nice layout for a family. Overall, our family enjoyed our stay.

The bad...
This cabin is in dire need of a deep cleaning. There is an abundance of dust, cobwebs and dead bugs... At the time of our stay, there was a beetle infestation with hundreds of beetles in the upstairs loft that we vacuumed up every day only for them to return the next day... Dead bugs on the window sills, top of kitchen cabinets (hey it's a loft and looking down you see everything) and dirty windows.

Odd smells
Upon arrival the cabin smelled very smoky (most likely due to the previous guests using the wood fireplace). Opening a few windows helped to air it out. The upstairs closet smelled of bar-b-que(?) and there was a faint smell of urine in the upstairs bathroom.

Hopefully, the owner will address these issues as they are easily fixable.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the home. We apologize for the cleanliness issues you encountered in the home. A professional pest control company was called out to the home and has addressed any bug issues so that future guests do not encounter this issue. Please know our guest services team is available 24 hours a day to assist should any issues arise while in the home. We hope to have the chance to impress you in the future!
Roberta R. Apr 2020
We enjoyed the space to relax, the private feel, the beautiful view, the cozy wood stove and the great family meals we were able to prepare in the well supplied kitchen. We would stay again!
Scott M. Mar 2020
Beautiful, private, tranquil. Lot’s of area to hike.
Had a fantastic time.
Rebekah B. Mar 2020
The cabin was beautiful. There was a ton of space and the kitchen had all the basic amenities for a home cooked meal. Could not rate it higher. Thanks blacktail!
Androcles H. Mar 2020
Easy to find and private. Close to Tamarack Brewery Restaurant and Lakeside supermarket. Tamarack is a very enjoyable restaurant with good beer and food.
Pascal M. Feb 2020
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour. Le chalet est très confortable dans un coin de forêt très calme. La ville de Lakeside est toute proche et on y trouve toutes les commodités.
L'équipe de Vacasa est réactive et attentionnée.
Rich S. Dec 2019
This cabin was fantastic. The check-in/check-out process was simple and easy. Cabin was clean, views were amazing and the king bed was extremely comfortable. I'll stay there again the next time we come back.
Melissa S. Dec 2019
We loved being tucked away in the trees in this beautiful cabin. It had everything we needed with nice amenities, updated kitchen and furniture. It was very cold the week we stayed but the house was always warm and cozy. We really had no reason to leave except to get food, and there's stores very close by! All around the perfect stay!
Bernard R. Nov 2019
Nice cabin hidden off the road and near a small stream. Great hiking. It would be a mistake to get to the cabin and then only head into town, around and back. We took a left out if the driveway and went all the way up to Blacktail Ski resort and had best views. Bring camera.
Joshua E. Nov 2019
Perfect little slice of heaven, close to town but very private. Was relaxing and just what we wanted. Loved our stay
Brittany K. Oct 2019
If you close your eyes and imagine the cabin of your dreams this would be it. The cabin itself is so spacious while still being cozy. And the location is so perfect. Everything you need is there just waiting for you to check in.
Gasper M. Oct 2019
Wonderful, cozy cabin that is very roomy and comfortable. Also, conveniently located and well equipped. Unfortunately, TV channels available on cable did not include certain major networks. Being from Houston, we had to miss the World Series games.
Cindy T. Oct 2019
What a great vacation spot! The cabin was quiet, cozy and clean. We did have a slight issue as we discovered that the box spring mattress under the king sized bed was broken somehow, but the property manager and Brian were able to replace them with new ones that same day (which resulted in a much better sleep for our second night). We will definitely be back!
Catherine B. Sep 2019
Nice cabin with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen, dining area, livingroom, porches, large closets, and grill. Quiet and peaceful. Near grocery store, church, and beautiful lake.
ruth davis d. Sep 2019
very private though close to town. It was nice to listen to the creek but you couldn't go down by it because of the overgrowth.
Timothy M. Sep 2019
Really enjoyed our 2 nights here. A lovely well appointed cabin
William L. Aug 2019
Lovely location, comfortable beds and furniture, well equipped and conveniently located. Unfortunately, we found dirty cupboards with crumbs, heavy dust and dirt under the beds and furniture. Evidence of resident mice was present in several rooms and in our luggage. We caught one mouse in a glue trap that were located in several areas.
Brooke S. Jul 2019
Very relaxing and beautiful cabin tucked away. You can hear the stream running and there are stunning views all around (especially from the loft). Very close to the grocery and the Tamarack brewery, also a easy trip into Glacier NP! It was a perfect place for our group of 6!
William R. Jun 2019
Great place, comfortable cabin, right out of a picture book. Clean sheets, and bathrooms.
Fully stocked.
Great views with a beautiful sounds from the creek nearby. Would stay here again and again with our family.
Michael M. May 2019
Well equipped cozy log cabin, plenty of room for six people. Setting is beautiful with a glimpse of flathead from the second floor deck and loft. Sound of stoner creek is so peaceful while sitting on the porch.
Dale C. Sep 2018
We spent a great week here. This cabin has all the amenities including new appliances. And that’s topped off with a beautiful view.
Amanda C. Aug 2018
Great cabin! Comfortable beds, plenty of space and great amenities (washer/ dryer, dishwasher). Beautiful views of the mountains.
Carol M. Aug 2018
View great. Cabin cozy and well equipped!
Barbara L. Jul 2018
Cabin interior is as pictured, but feels more spacious than the photos show. Setting is gorgeous -- beautiful forrest/meadow with the sound of running creek nearby and the smell of trees. Feels remote, no occupied houses in view or earshot, but is still convenient to a grocery store and brewery/restaurant a few miles away. Lake entrance is definitely not walking distance, but reasonably convenient by car. Cabin was spotlessly clean and kitchen/bathroom were well-appointed with dishes, towels, etc.
Thomas J. Jul 2018
We loved the large porch, upstairs loft bedroom and balcony wide open space of the living area and the washer and dryer.
Jeanne W. Jun 2018
We loved that the cabin was set back from the road and that it was not really close to others. The cabin itself was perfect. Everything we needed was provided. Would come back again and again. The only thing that I would have wanted was to have the lawn mowed so that you could move freely about. The grass was quite long. We had my husband's service dog with us and walking him thru all the tall grass that was wet in the mornings was a little bit of a problem. Thank you for a wonderful stay with our family.
Claire R. May 2018
A little piece of paradise!
Katrina W. Apr 2018
Fantastic views, very comfortable and charming—perfect for our family ski weekend! Wonderful!
Erin M. Mar 2018
Quite, beautiful property. Lovely newer home nestled in the woods. Can't wait to come back!
Leslie B. Feb 2018
The property's location is superb. The house is very well set up from the supplies to all amenities. We will be back for the next ski season.
Rickie M. Jan 2018
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS CABIN! Blacktail Ski Area is only 12 miles further up the road on which the cabin is located. Very convenient as the purpose of our mother/daughter trip was skiing! The cabin feels very secluded with woods all around and a creek on the property. The wood burning fireplace was awesome to come back to after being on the mountain all day, and the cabin itself is so cozy it feels like you're walking into a warm hug. Beds are really comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook when we wanted to eat in. My daughter commented that it felt like we were in a cabin you see in the movies. Beautiful views and quiet. Although we didn't bring our dogs, we could have, and that is another plus for this cabin. The owners have outfitted this cabin with guests in mind with thoughtful additions of family games, movies, puzzles, and there was even extra firewood in the barn. Instructions for everything were in the online guest book which was helpful with using the fireplace flue. Highly recommend The Tamarack restaurant in town also. We will be back and wouldn't hesitate to book with Vacasa for our travels to other areas. Thank you!!!!
Teresa M. Aug 2017
We just spent a full week at Blacktail Cabin and loved this property. It is peaceful, quiet, and the surrounding scenery is beautiful, with no other houses in sight. The stars in the sky at night are amazing and the only thing you hear is the sound of the creek flowing behind the cabin. We were close to Lakeside (6 minute drive), which is full of activities, has a grocery, and several really good restaurants. Flathead Lake, Kalispell, and Glacier National Park are short drives. We saw lots of wildlife on Blacktail Road every single day when we came back from our day trips.
This rental is top notch. The inside is authentic, rustic, and comfortable. The outside balcony, wrap-around porch, and property are absolutely amazing. If you are "on the fence" about renting, go for it. We were already discussing when we could return, before we left.
Wish I was sitting on that porch right now!
Rob C. Aug 2017
Loved our stay!
Jessica M. Aug 2017
very quiet get away and perfect for reconnecting with family/friends
Sarah C. Aug 2017
Beautiful cabin in a prime location. Loved being just far enough from Lakeside to enjoy the quiet but close enough to enjoy the Lake in minutes. Terrific appliances and comfortable stay. Loved being here and wish we could come again!
Carl O. Jul 2017
The upstairs loft is a great view spot, and deer were visible from there, as well as on the property near the road in the am and in te local fields on a short walk.
Karen D. Jul 2017
Wonderful views. Great accommodations! Fully stocked kitchen... just bring food!
Karen S. Jul 2017
Cute, quaint remodeled cabin in the midst of a wooded environment with a creek running below the property. I would recommend this cabin as a mountain (skiing) cabin only.
Kimberly C. Jul 2017
I'd had a previous bad experience in finding lodging online, so I was absolutely delighted to find the Blacktail Cabin in Lakeside. Nestled in the woods, the cabin is in a beautiful location. We watched deer from the front porch more than once. Due to its location, we were able to visit Glacier one day and spend our second day on Flathead Lake. We liked the cabin ambiance which we found clean and comfortable, and the loft was a huge hit among the children! Our entire party wanted to stay longer and hope to return in the future.
Melanie S. Jun 2017
Surrounded by nature, great location. Cabin is very clean, beds super comfortable. Fast internet ;) We loved it
Trevor M. May 2017
Great place and town
Jeff B. Mar 2017
We rented the Blacktail Cabin for three nights, while visiting our son and daughter in Lakeside. It was the perfect place to hang out and relax with family. The cabin is beautiful and is laid out very nicely. It appears to have been renovated and updated recently, and most all of the furnishings seemed to be brand new and clean. The kitchen had everything in it that we needed for the meals that we cooked there, and the living room area was very comfortable for reading, watching movies, or playing games. Beds were very comfortable, and had new memory foam mattresses, and the cabin could easily sleep three couples or a family of 5 or 6. The view of the mountains from the great room is amazing. Our only complaint would maybe be that the walls are a little thin, so you can hear everything going on throughout the cabin. But, we would highly recommend it, and would return again!
Brian U. Feb 2017
Great place, great location!