The tiny, off-the-grid outpost of Polebridge is brimful of personality and quaint charm. It’s less than a mile from the northwest entrance to beautiful Glacier National Park, with access to Bowman and Kintla lakes (though the roads into both are rough). Polebridge is also a stone’s throw from the iridescent blue-green waters of the North Fork of the Flathead River, just a few miles from the Canadian border (not a border crossing), and a 35-mile drive from West Glacier (on a primarily dirt road).
This eclectic, seasonal community boasts minimal structures, with a handful of houses, cabins, a hostel and a few small ranches along the North Fork Road, with the iconic Polebridge Mercantile as its “hub.” This towering red icon is known the world over for its quirky charm. Behind it, the towering snowcapped peaks of Glacier National Park set a timeless scene. Polebridge is also home to the Northern Lights Saloon, a one-of-a-kind rustic bar seemingly in the middle of nowhere—a far-out little spot with unique personality.
Polebridge is entirely off the grid. There is no cell service, internet, Wi-Fi, running water or flush toilets. Accommodations in Polebridge are limited to primarily cabins and a hostel, and there are no accommodations in the winter. The nearest community with modern facilities is West Glacier, (27 miles/52 minutes), though Columbia Falls (35 miles/60 minutes) and Kalispell (52 miles/90 minutes) have the services necessary for film crews.
Polebridge only has a few rustic cabins and a hostel. Film crews can find lodging and services in Columbia Falls and Kalispell.
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