Schnaus Cabin

Area Status: Open
Dates Available to Rent Year-round
Max Party Size 12


Schnaus CabinSchnaus Cabin is located 42 miles north of Columbia Falls, MT on the North Fork Road north of Polebridge. Schnaus cabin sits in the Whitefish Range of the Rocky Mountains. Schnaus has rustic accommodations including propane cook stove, heater, lights, wood stove, and vault toilet. Schnaus's maximum party size is 12, accommodated with two double beds and a bunk bed on the main floor and twin beds in the loft. Please pack out what you brought including your garbage. Grizzly bears live in the area; store your food, beverages, coolers, and garbage inside the cabin. Pets are not allowed at Schnaus. Commercial use of the cabins is prohibited (outfitter guides, groups or organizations with compensated leaders/chaperons)


Kitchen Livingroom Bedroom Restroom Outdoor fire ring Mountain view Wheelchair access

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For fee, reservation, and more information, visit
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Fees: For fee information, visit
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Polebridge
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Schnaus is located 42 miles north of Columbia Falls, MT on the North Fork Road (County Road #486). To find the North Fork Road take Nucleus Avenue north through Columbia Falls, turn east on Railroad Street. At the stop sign, this becomes the North Fork Road as it travels over the railroad overpass. Continue north 42 miles on this gravel road to the intersection with Forest Road 10372 see sign for Schnaus Cabin, turn east, travel 0.3 miles turn north to Schnaus Cabin, follow the signs. Schnaus is seven miles north of the town of Polebridge.

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