Come experience the most unique stay on this side of Glacier National Park in our one and only Stargazer Tube Tent. This "tent" is a concrete cylinder transformed into a glamping cabin - outfited with plush memory foam RV queen mattress, high quality linens, and a fluffy comforter to insure you have a peaceful nights sleep in the Montana wilderness. It has two round windows
Come experience the most unique stay on this side of Glacier National Park in our one and only Stargazer Tube Tent. This "tent" is a concrete cylinder transformed into a glamping cabin - outfited with plush memory foam RV queen mattress, high quality linens, and a fluffy comforter to insure you have a peaceful nights sleep in the Montana wilderness. It has two round windows and a portal window for all around views of the forest, sky, and mountains. A picnic table and fire ring are available on site as well as the coolest vault toilet you'll ever see. Be prepared to fall asleep in view of a million stars and wake to bird song.
No need to be fearful of bears and wildlife - this "tent" offers a safe haven for you.
We are located only 7 miles from Glacier National Park on 37 acres of private property which includes several ponds, a creek, meadows, and hiking trails as well as our other HipCamp tenting sites that you can check out at Glacier HipCamp.
Getting into GNP:
***Glacier Park instated a new entry ticket reservation (Going to the Sun Road Pass) this last year to limit access to the park. You can buy an entry ticket online at recreation.gov - it's $2 per vehicle and is good for 3 days. If you are unable to purchase a ticket because they are unavailable, not released yet, or sold out, keep trying (they often stagger release). You can also try one day before you want to enter (at 8am Mountain Time) when they release the last 1/4 of available tickets. If you still can't get a ticket, you can enter after 4pm when they don't require one. Or you can book an activity in the Park like a guided hike or ferry boat ride or paddle board rental (from Glacier Outfitters in Apgar) and show your confirmation to get in that day. Note that they are doing construction this summer (2022) on Going to the Sun road between the times of 10PM-6AM and the road will be closed at those times.
This site has its own fire ring. Firewood is available in several locations around the property and is self serve with a donation box ($5 ). Collection of wood such as dead branches or small fallen trees for small campfires is allowed. Campfires should be kept to a small, safe size - please put them fully out before turning in for the night and never scatter the cinders/partially burned logs outside of the pit. We will post if there is a local fire ban instated at any point - please feel free to message us and ask about fire updates.
We do allow fishing (they are sun-fish and can be caught from shore) and boating/paddle boards. Please wear life vests when out on the water. Swimming is not recommended since it has lily pads for most of the summer. There is a good swimming hole just down the road near Hungry Horse Dam called Lion Lake and also good swimming at Lake McDonald in GNP.
We ask our campers to be "bear aware" - keep your food and trash in enclosed vehicles. Never keep food or eat in your tent. We ask campers to "pack in and pack out" your trash - see closest dump in info below. We do provide limited (first come, first serve) bear spray rental (donation of $5 per spray, per day) located near the water hydrant on the road by sites 4-6. GNP also provides rental at $9 per hour located in Apgar by the paddle board rentals. If you want to buy a bear spray from us, or if you forget to put your rental back before you leave, please contact us and we can charge a credit card for $40. Yes, we do have bears that sometimes saunter by - usually we have a few black bears each summer. It is rare to spot one, but if you do, please message us and let us know! We will also keep campers aware if a bear has been seen recently on the property.
Verizon and AT&T cell service is available here - phone calls and texts work well, but internet is very limited and sporadic especially in the peak season. We do not have WiFi.
Location, Services, and Attractions:
The property is located 6 miles from Glacier Park entrance and is near HWY 2. Access is via the Old HWY 2. Because of the proximity to Glacier National Park and the main HWY, traffic noise and train noise can be heard at the campsites.
Visitors are ask to keep their speed to a minimum to reduce dust on the dirt road.
We are just a short bike ride away (two minutes by car) from attractions such as the Whiskey Barn, Josephine’s Speak Easy, Glacier Hi-Line Ropes Course, Glacier Grill Restaurant and the Amazing Fun Center, maze, and mini golf. It is also easy access to the Gateway to Glacier Bike path. There are also E-bike rentals nearby.
There is a freshwater spring where you can fill up containers of water in Bad Rock Canyon (between Columbia Falls and Hungry Horse on the way here... 10 min away from us). Look for the large pull off areas between the river and the rock canyon walls and a white pipe coming out of the rock. We've personally filled up at this spring for years!
Closest Gas station is the Cenex in Coram (1.5 mi away).
Closest public (free) landfill dump is 2.2 miles toward Columbia Falls at 9626 Us HWY 2 E. Near Paul Bunyan Bar and Grill (which is also a good restaurant near us). Look for the gated entry and small sign marking Flathead Landfill.
Closest grocery is in Hungry Horse at Canyon Foods Grocery (3.5 miles away). They have a laundromat next to this store.
Closest dump and water fill up for a vehicle with a holding tank is Mikes Conoco at 1645 9th st W in Columbia Falls (8.9 mi away).
Closest town with wifi, cafes, restaurants, urgent care and larger grocery stores is Columbia Falls (9 miles away).
You can shower at Pinewood Park Outdoor Pool in Columbia Falls (next to Cedar Creek Lodge) - It is $2 per person to enter the pool during Public Swim (Mon-Sun 1:30-4:15pm and Mon-Fri 6:30 pm- 8:15pm) or during Lap Swim (Mon-Fri 12-1pm and 5-6pm). They have a private bathroom with a shower and also open showers in the changing rooms. The pool opens the second week of June and closes the first or second week of August.
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- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Glacier Glamp Stargazer Tube Tent in Montana.
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We stayed here for my birthday and it was absolutely amazing! The tube tent felt magical and the property is gorgeous! Our absolute favorite part was the row boat on the pond. My husband and I spent most of our time out there! Definitely going back!
Glacier stargazer tube tent
My teen daughter and I stayed in the tube tent to enhance our camping experience and give her memories beyond sleeping in a tent. It was unique, comfortable and homie while we stayed up late playing board games after getting our fill at the campfire. We took evening walks and enjoyed watching the sunset. I would absolutely recommend trying it out.