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Attention: The park will be closed for the following days in 2014: March 25-26, April 1-30, May 1-31, June 24-25, July 22-23, August 26-27, September 23-24, October 28-29, November 25-26, and December 23-24.

ZIPS PLACE CABIN, MT

part ofFlathead National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ZIPS PLACE CABIN
Status: Closed through Sat May 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Zip's Place Cabin is located 48 miles east of Hungry Horse, in northwestern Montana. It provides a beautiful setting on property that was originally a homestead granted in 1937. In 1945 the land was bought by the Kimmet family of Cut Bank, and in 1954 the family constructed the cabin that resides there today. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, winter sports and viewing wildlife.

The cabin can be accessed by vehicle during the summer months. During the winter months or when the road conditions are impassable, guests must park at the designated parking area and hike, snowmobile, ski, or snowshoe approximately one mile to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin entrance faces a large grassy lawn area. The rear backs up to a stand of lodgepole pine and Douglas fir trees. A small stream runs behind the cabin.

The Hungry Horse Ranger District is bordered on the east by the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and Glacier National Park. It also covers part of the 286,700-acre Great Bear Wilderness.

Recreation:

Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities in warmer months. Cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing entertain visitors in winter. Elk and moose are among the native animals that may be spotted in the area.

Facilities:

The rustic cabin can accommodate up to eight guests. Amenities include a vault toilet, electric stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, lights, electric and propane heat, pots and pans, utensils and cutlery, dishes and cleaning items. Pets are allowed, but cleaning up after them is required.

Electricity is provided but water is only available from a well hand-pump June 1 to November 30. Guests should bring food, bedding and basic camp gear, including a first aid kit.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Hungry Horse, located an hour away, offers a variety of conveniences like grocery stores and gas stations.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Electric Stove
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lights
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • There is a maximum stay of three consecutive nights with a total of seven days per calendar year.
  • The cabin remains locked; a combination lock code will be included in the reservation confirmation letter.
  • Contact the ranger district at (406) 387-3800 during normal office hours for updates on weather and road conditions.
  • Bears frequent the area; keep all food, beverages, coolers and garbage inside the cabin.
  • Please bring garbage bags and take all trash out of the facility.
  • Minor maintenance work may be conducted during cabin rental period.
  • Conserve propane by minimizing use of lights and setting thermostat at 55 degrees when outside of cabin.
  • Commercial use of cabin is prohibited.
  • Click here for more information on the Flathead National Forest.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.26222, -113.415
48°15'44"N, 113°24'54"W

From Hungry Horse, travel east on U.S. Highway 2 for 48 miles, to mile marker 191. Travel south on Geifer Greek/Lodgepole Lane (a gravel road that veers left initially). Follow the signs to the cabin.

During the winter months or when the road conditions are impassable, renters must park at the designated parking area and hike, snowmobile, ski or snowshoe about a mile to the cabin. Please respect the adjacent property owners and do not block the driveway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ZIPS PLACE CABIN
Hungry Horse Ranger Station, PO Box 190340
HUNGRY HORSE MT 59919

Phone Number:

Information: (406)387-3800
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