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Retreat to the Rocky Mountain East Front. . . Ivan Doig Country !

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful country cabin, 2 bedroom plus loft

The Dupuyer Cache Cabin is over one hundred years old, artistically restored with many modern comforts. Just 12 miles from the Continental Divide, you can awaken to a spectacular view of Old Man of the Hills. Escape the city lights and traffic congestion with a stay in the sparsely populated region of the East Front of the Rocky Mountains minutes from Glacier National Park.

Ivan Doig, the Nationally awarded author, describes Dupuyer in its earlier day glory magnificently in his autobiographical story This House of Sky. Dupuyer is also the inspiration in his fiction books descriptions and details of English Creek (Dupuyer Creek) and of the community of Gros Ventre.

Perhaps you want to unwind from City life, take time for personal introspection and relaxation, read a good book or breathe plenty of fresh mountain air.

The Cabin is artistically decorated and furnished, including arts and crafts from many Montana artists and artisans. In nearby Dupuyer (about 1/2 mile) is located Dupuyer Cache, the retail outlet for Beaverslide Dry Goods merino wool yarn, a bonanza for knitting and crocheting enthusiasts.

This is a non-smoking household and is also pet free within TheCabin. Please, in respect to others and potential allergies, no smoking or pets inside the Cabin.

Although children may certainly enjoy a wilderness experience, they must be supervised by an adult at all times. The Cabin is comfortable but also rustic and old without modern guidelines or safety features. Dupuyer Creek runs through the property attracting wildlife and fishing opportunities.

Each season in this part of the country is unique, nature and wildlife abound. The Rocky Mountains and riparian areas provide ideal habitats. Large predators such as Grizzly Bears and Mountain Lions have been seen on location. Whitetail and Mule deer are spotted regularly. You may catch a glimpse of bobcat, fox, coyote, skunk, badger, cotton tail rabbits and Jack rabbits, chipmunk, and many more animals.

A multitude of birds migrate through the area. Canadian Geese and Sandhill Cranes have been seen nesting. Raptors (Bald and Golden Eagles and a variety of hawk species) fly overhead in the Big Montana Sky. Many smaller birds from Meadowlark to Mountain Bluebird to Chickadee and hummingbirds can be spotted regularly.

More Details

Robert and/or Ali Newkirk
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Robert and/or Ali Newkirk

We (Robert and Ali Newkirk) obtained this old hand-hewned log cabin that was about to be destroyed and spent about four years relocating the old house to its current site, restoring the structure and artistically preserving it. Ali grew up in this area and spent time working in California where she and Robert met and married. Robert loved the Montana open spaces and friendly people. In 2005, we relocated permanently to Dupuyer.

Robert and/or Ali Newkirk purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Robert and/or Ali Newkirk chose Dupuyer

What started out as a simple project of 'saving an historic element' of our community became quite an artistic delight. The setting is beautiful and so is the Cabin itself. Our friend recommended the VRBO site because he has been so pleased with the result and enjoyed meeting the people who have traveled to stay in his home. We determined this may be a way to share the beauty of this country and the Cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

This Cabin is a quiet spot for retreat and reflection, photography or artistic inspiration. It could be a base for visiting friends and relatives in the area, exploring neighboring communities (such as Choteau, Bynum, Pendroy, Conrad, Valier Browning, Heart Butte)and/or wilderness areas. We are in Montana's Russell Country, not far from Boone and Crockett/Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Glacier National Park, to name just a few.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Dupuyer

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs bath features sink and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • 1 bedroom with full sized bed 1 bedroom with queen sized bed Upstairs loft area with 3 single beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
The Cabin is Away From it All in a way most people in the world have not experienced. It is located in the foothills of the Rockies where the rolling prairies of Montana meet the the mountains. Cattle and rolling hay meadows, expansive wheat and barley fields abound allow for a unique combination of agriculture and wildlife habitat.


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Retreat to the Rocky Mountain East Front. . . Ivan Doig Country !
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

We love the cabin and the location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row for us and we will surely be back next year!

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-appointed, super clean and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

If you are an Ivan Doig fan, this is the stay for you! Although we couldn't see the Eastern Front due to all the smoke, I was thrilled to be in Doig country. Ali and Robert could not have provided anything more to make our stay more relaxing and enjoyable. The four of us dream of a return trip!. Thank you, Ali and Robert.

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly Cabin in a Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Robert and Ali's Dupuyer cabin. As soon as I walked in felt like I never wanted to leave. The cabin has rustic charm but is full of modern amenities and artistic touches. We brought our 1.5 year old daughter and she loved the space. We spent the week hiking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the east side of Glacier. I'd highly recommend the Home Gulch and Crown Mountain hikes in the Bob and Iceberg Lake in Glacier. We also enjoyed just driving down the country roads towards the Rockies to get better views. Highly recommend Buffalo Bob's for dinner--great options for vegetarians! This cabin is a gem--don't hesitate to choose it for your vacation home away from home.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet retreat, not too far from the important necessities

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3, and all 3 of us enjoyed our stay at the cabin very much. My son loved the attic loft space; having his own bedroom, bathroom, and sitting area that was his to enjoy was a real treat. My wife and I found the deck spaces to be our favorite places to be. It was wonderful weather while we were there, so at any time of day there was shade somewhere on one of the decks and a breeze that got stronger as it warmed up, which made it glorious even during the hottest parts of the day.

The kitchen had all the necessities, counter space was adequate, and the dining table was a nice place to enjoy our meals. Bathrooms were very nice, and my son loved the carved wooden bear TP holder.

The cabin has a rustic, eclectic decor, and an interesting design that is a really awesome combination of what appears to be many reclaimed materials whenever possible.

The beds were plenty acceptable, but if you are really picky about your mattress you might be disappointed. We all slept fine, and no one even mentioned it except my kid in passing.

We enjoyed walking down to the creek and exploring. We saw many deer, a number of prairie dogs, and even had a curious porcupine show up on the front porch on our last night.

The Cache and restaurant in Dupuyer were both great places to have so close by. We didn't eat at the restaurant till our last few meals, but the food was pretty good, especially the breakfast. The Dupuyer Cache had a lot of the emergency necessities you might need if you forgot something basic at the grocery store on your way. My wife (and her mom) both loved the wool for sale at the Cache. I grabbed some honey, and beer. :D

There's enough to do and see in the area that we were all wishing we had booked another day or two.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just As Described!

  • 5 of 5

My husband booked this house for our 10 year anniversary. We had never been to Montana so we had no idea what to expect. We flew into Kalispell. We stayed at a hotel overnight then started our trip to Going to the Sun Rd. We figured we would visit that for the day then drive to the cabin in Dupuyer. We are so glad we did. Glacier Park and going to the sun road was truly amazing!

The property is just as described. A quaint little cabin in the middle of nowhere. There are no neighbors nearby so it gives you that feel of privacy. Its a very quick drive or short walk to the little town of Dupuyer which boasts a small post office, Buffalo Joes for a bite to eat or a drink and Dupuyer Cache for any last minute things you may have forgotten to pack.

While we were in Dupuyer we did a lot of driving. We spent a day on the DeBoo's Ranch. I strongly suggest this to anyone! We also took a drive to Valier where we visited Lake Frances and took a drive to Rock City. Rock City was certainly worth the 5 minute drive from the Froggies Bar in Valier. The view was stunning!

We also took a trip to Swift Dam which wasn't far from the cabin and extended our trip to Great Falls for a day.

We started our day at 7 am and usually got back to the cabin around 7 pm. We would cook dinner at the cabin or hit Buffalo Joes for dinner then just chill and relax by the fire pit.

We did buy bear spray prior to arriving at the cabin to find that they had some there. So save your money if you think you wont need it, but we knew we would be hitting trails along the way so we didn't mind spending the extra money. We left the unused bottle at the cabin as we can't bring it on the plane.

This cabin has no cell phone reception for Sprint customers and no WIFI. That didn't bother us except we did need WIFI for a little bit each day for work. So we headed to Buffalo Joes whenever we needed to use the internet. Certainly go to Buffalo Joes for dinner. Their Hamburgers & Prime Rib are awesome! The food and the people are truly amazing!

Overall I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking to get away. The trip to Montana was one of the most amazing trips we have ever taken. I cannot wait to go back.

A special thank you to Robert & Ali for sharing this beautiful home with us. It was everything we expected and more.

Sincerely ,

Dan & Becky Wilson (Sister Lakes, MI)

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience! Loved every thing about the cabin. Great beds, nice appliances.

  • 5 of 5

We will be back next year for sure!

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Great Falls International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dupuyer's Buffalo Joe's eatery and saloon
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Choteau or Conrad
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Shelby, Montana
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
U.S. Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dupuyer's Buffalo Joe's eatery and saloon
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Teton Pass, North Fork of the Teton
Car: necessary

The Cabin is located just about an hour's drive south of Glacier National Park along the East Front of the Rocky Mountains. The area is quiet and sparsely populated. A small retail store and bar/cafe are located nearby in Dupuyer. Full range of services, such as fuel purchase (gasoline and diesel), restaurant and dining choices range from 22 to 35 miles away in the following communities: Valier, Conrad and Choteau.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Dupuyer

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$78.29

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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