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Cabin owners petition to protect Tepee Lake from motorized recreation | Montana Untamed

Cabin owners around a small, remote lake in northwestern Montana are worried that increasing pressure from motorized recreationists could forever harm their little slice of heaven.

That’s why Rachel Potter and her neighbors have petitioned the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission to pursue a nonmotorized watercraft designation for Tepee Lake.

“We really believe that now’s the time to make a rule before there is a problem,” Potter said.

The commission agreed, which will start a rule-making process to ban motorized boats and personal watercraft from the lake.

Tepee Lake is located in the scenic North Fork Flathead River valley and abuts the Flathead National Forest. With no inlet or outlet the lake has proven inhospitable to fish, although leeches thrive in the shallow waters.

The 17-acre lake, which is surrounded on the shores by large weedbeds, is a seasonal home to nesting loons, a species of waterfowl known for its haunting cry.

Like most public lands and waters in Montana, the North Fork Basin continues to see increasing pressure from boaters, campers and hikers. Nestled just west of Glacier National Park, the well-traveled gravel road up the valley leads to the Canadian border.

“Disturbance abounds in the national forest,” said Teagan Hayes, a Missoula research ecologist who worked on a project in the North Fork Basin for the U.S. Geological Survey.

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PNW cabin getaways are a perfectly pandemic-proof vacation option

A new list reveals ‘steals’ and ‘splurges’ at two of the nation’s best vacation destinations, and they’re both just a few hours from Seattle.

Has your vacation taken the year off? Maybe it’s time to catch a little cabin fever in an actual cabin.

“You can travel with your whole family, you can get people together, you don’t need to check-in anywhere,” said Josh Viner, a regional director for Vacasa, a company that manages more than 25,000 vacation properties. They’ve put out a list of the country’s five best cabin getaway destinations. Two are right here in the Northwest.

“Both of them, a four-hour drive from Seattle,” Viner said.

First up, Lake Chelan, where Deep Water Cabin is listed as a ‘steal’ for as little as 85 dollars a night.

“There’s a beautiful trail that you can walk down. It’s got a green grass roof, and it’s a really cute little cabin.”

The choice for a Chelan ‘splurge’ is the spacious Constellations Lake House, more castle than cabin, with a price tag to match. At peak season it can run more than a thousand a day.

“There’s a big, dark, interlocking stone fireplace,” Viner said, “That perfect, picturesque place where a family can get together on a chilly evening.”

RELATED: Tips for hiking responsibly during the coronavirus pandemic

Also on Viner’s top-five list, Mt. Hood. His luxury pick is the Sycamore Lodge, for 300 to 600 bucks a night. Or you can grab a ‘steal.’ The Alderwood cabin books for as low as 79 dollars.

Cabins make a family friendly getaway any time of year.

“The spring and the fall can be a great time to travel,” said Viner. 

Amenities vary, so be sure to read the fine print regarding plumbing, heating and pets. To snag your top pick, it’s never too early to start planning.

Viner said, “Booking ahead, even in the shoulder season, can go a long way to making sure you have the perfect getaway.”

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Cabin getaways are a pandemic-proof fall and winter vacation option

A new list reveals ‘steals’ and ‘splurges’ at two of the nation’s best vacation destinations, and they’re both just a few hours from Seattle.

Has your vacation taken the year off? Maybe it’s time to catch a little cabin fever in an actual cabin.

“You can travel with your whole family, you can get people together, you don’t need to check-in anywhere,” said Josh Viner, a regional director for Vacasa, a company that manages more than 25,000 vacation properties. They’ve put out a list of the country’s five best cabin getaway destinations. Two are right here in the Northwest.

“Both of them, a four-hour drive from Seattle,” Viner said.

First up, Lake Chelan, where Deep Water Cabin is listed as a ‘steal’ for as little as 85 dollars a night.

“There’s a beautiful trail that you can walk down. It’s got a green grass roof, and it’s a really cute little cabin.”

The choice for a Chelan ‘splurge’ is the spacious Constellations Lake House, more castle than cabin, with a price tag to match. At peak season it can run more than a thousand a day.

“There’s a big, dark, interlocking stone fireplace,” Viner said, “That perfect, picturesque place where a family can get together on a chilly evening.”

RELATED: Tips for hiking responsibly during the coronavirus pandemic

Also on Viner’s top-five list, Mt. Hood. His luxury pick is the Sycamore Lodge, for 300 to 600 bucks a night. Or you can grab a ‘steal.’ The Alderwood cabin books for as low as 79 dollars.

Cabins make a family friendly getaway any time of year.

“The spring and the fall can be a great time to travel,” said Viner. 

Amenities vary, so be sure to read the fine print regarding plumbing, heating and pets. To snag your top pick, it’s never too early to start planning.

Viner said, “Booking ahead, even in the shoulder season, can go a long way to making sure you have the perfect getaway.”

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