by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
May 20, 2005
This was #43, a rather small one-room cabin with a queen-size bed, small table, two chairs, and a large picture window overlooking McDonald Creek. There was a shower in the bathroom with plenty of hot water and a small electric heater in the bedroom that kept us toasty warm at night. The bed was comfortable and the covers warm. Ice was available at the front desk, and there was a barbeque pit between the cabin and the creek.
Ah, but there was no telephone, no radio, and no signs of anyone else staying in the area. We basically had the place to ourselves, except for a pesky skunk that made his presence known during the evening hours.
There are 48 rustic motel and cabin units that range in price from $87 for a one-room cabin for two to $150 for a 4-room cabin for 6 persons; some have kitchens, and some have screened porches. We got our cabin for $50, based on the supply-and-demand theory.
All are nestled in a dense forest, creating a camp-out atmosphere. We sat for hours watching the water and woods and just knew we would see a bear (but we didn’t).
The best locations are Cabins 6, 7, and 8 because of their spectacular view of Lake McDonald. These can accommodate 4 to 6 persons and have kitchens. The cost is $150.
I suggest if you are going to stay in this area, you might want to bring some cards or games with you. As they say about romance and entertainment--if you don’t bring it with you...
From journal KALISPELL- OH, WHAT A SPELL I'M IN