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Designed For Communal Fun & Decadent Relaxation

Glacier Bear Retreat is a spectacular 4 bedroom/3.5 bath luxury home located INSIDE Glacier National Park on the west side of Lake McDonald. With an outdoor fire pit, brand new hot tub, pool table, dartboard, hammocks, bicycles, yoga mats and more, you’ll have everything you need for a perfect vacation when you stay at Glacier Bear Retreat!

Located on almost an acre of private property with Fish Creek and Apgar Creek flowing through the property, Glacier Bear is a quiet, private and peaceful haven. Aptly named “Retreat”, Glacier Bear is perfect for nature-loving families who are looking for a quiet place to reconnect with the natural beauty of Glacier National Park. (If you’re looking for a party house, this isn’t the place for you.)

This storybook cottage in the woods was designed and built as the perfect place to create memories, so your Glacier holiday is one of your best vacations ever. And because you’ll be staying inside the park, you’ll be able to relax the entire time – no need to wait in the long lines at the entrance station every day!

From the welcome basket waiting for you, to the fully stocked bar and rec room, we want you to feel like you’re on vacation. From bathroom amenities like soap, shampoo and bubble bath, to the warm, cozy down comforters, we want you to feel like you’re at home.

With three bedrooms and a bunk room, Glacier Bear Retreat can easily accommodate 9 people. (Please contact us if you have more than 9 people in your party to discuss options.) You’ll have special rooms for gathering together and cozy nooks for private time, in the perfect combination of indoor and outdoor living.

In the more than 1,000,000 acres that comprise Glacier National Park, there are only 124 private landowners, and combined, these parcels equal less than 300 acres. Owning a home inside Glacier is rare – staying in one as a guest is even more so.

Luxurious Amenities & Accommodations Over Three Floors

The main floor contains the Great Room, the Dining Room, the Chef’s Kitchen, the Lazy Bear Master Suite with private bath, a powder room, and a hallway with reading nook and library shelves. Most of these books came from the original Grist home and date back as far as the early 1800’s. You are welcome to enjoy them with care while you’re here. From the main level you can also easily access the screened porch for outdoor grilling, dining or simply relaxing.

The upper level contains the Grist Room queen bedroom, the Bunk Room, a shared bathroom, and a small desk on the mezzanine above the Great Room. You’ll also find our complete collection of the classic Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, as well as more recent novels, in the mezzanine bookshelf.

The lower level Rec and Media Rooms are your recreation destination with a large flatscreen television, an Olhausen pool table and our beautiful custom built bar, showcasing local Montana spirits and beers as well as fine wines from California, Oregon and Washington. The Garden Room queen bedroom and a separate bathroom finish off the level.

You can also experience Glacier’s beauty just by walking outside from the main level. With a brand new hot tub, hammocks, a large fire pit, and even your own “private island”, outdoor living at Glacier Bear Retreat is as good as it gets.

Upstairs or downstairs, indoors or out, you can be as connected as you want to be, whether that’s not at all or in touch with family, friends, or others using our fast wifi network, our landline with unlimited US long-distance calls, or your AT&T or Verizon mobile phone.