Bedding and towels

Sheets and Towels are normally not provided but can are available (Ask for help) for a small charge;

Always use bedding or sleeping bags!

Pillow cases (No charge) are next to the kitchen in the Hallway;

Please return pillow cases and sheets to hamper after use. Hang towels to dry!

 

The shower

Shower hours: 7 AM to 10 PM (Please, respect quiet times)

The shower has an electric light, you find the switch to the left of the light fixture above the sink.

Conserve water: We are in a fragile environment: Low groundwater table & flood plain, so please limit your time and water use, be respectful to those after you and use squeegee after each use;

Please prop door open with little stool so the room can air out;

Non-hostel guests pay $ 5; Please put money in fishbowl on desk next to front door, Thanks!

Recycling

Please recycle: Paper products can go in paper bag; Tin, Aluminum, plastic #1 & #2 in blue recycle bin – please rinse out first; Glass bottles in card board box; there is no glass recycling but it makes life easier, we have to haul all garbage to Columbia Falls; Absolutely no cooked or processed FOOD scraps in compost pail – only coffee, tea and raw, uncooked matters (ask if in doubt). Remember this is bear country!Recycling

The green zucchini

Another small little gem for the financially challenged is the “green zucchini” or commonly called pickle. A homemade trailer from the ’50s that barely survived the ’95 flood, has drafty windows, no heat and a bed just barely big enough for two has been my home for many summers during my early time and it still enamors the occasional visitor

The kitchen

Kitchen hours: 7 AM to 10 PM (Please, respect quiet times)

Clean up after yourself and be respectful to others;

There are 2 guest refrigerators for your use in the kitchen, please mark and date all your food and let us know if you leave foodstuff behind, so it does not go bad.

Please wash all your dishes and wipe counter and stove tops after use; Use blue tubs to do dishes in, fill the rinse tub first so hot water can reach the kitchen, then fill the wash tub (staff will fill the sanitizer tub), it helps to conserve water and energy, Thanks!

How to use propane lights properly

How to light propane lamps: Please familiarize yourself with them first and ask for assistance if in doubt: First light match (make sure you have a solid and big flame) hold it to the mantle (make sure only the flame, not the match is touching the mantle) and turn gas on (lever/ knob on side of lamp) For your safety, do not turn gas on first and do not blow light out!

directions

The North Fork Hostel & Inn is located on the western edge of Glacier National Park, 1/4 mile (1/2 kilometer) southeast of the Polebridge Mercantile at the end of Beaver Drive (follow the signs). Taking Camas Creek Road through Glacier Park (except when the park is snowed in during the winter) avoids a rough section of the North Fork Road. The North Fork Road north from Columbia Falls to Polebridge is route 486, a gravel road with sections of pavement. In winter when coming from West Glacier, use Blankenship Bridge Road( call ahead for directions). It is a good idea to have tire chains with you in winter. Try to arrive during daytime to appreciate the views and to locate the North Fork Hostel & Inn easily.
The Square Peg Ranch is about 500 yards north of the Polebridge intersections on the left side, but stop at the hostel first and pick up your key.

Rates and cancellation policy

Rates

$22/25 Dormitory
(per person per night, tax exempt)
$20 Tenting
(per person per night +7% tax)
$45-55 Green Zucchini/ Couples Room
(for two per night +7% tax)
$50-60 Family Room/ Tipis
(for two per night +7% tax)
$50-60 Goat Chalet/ Klondike Kate’s
(for two per night, add $5 Friday and Saturday night, weekly $350, always +7% tax)
$90-110 Charlie Wise Homestead/ Square Peg North Cabin
( for 2-4 per night, add $10 Friday and Saturday night and single weekend night, weekly $600, always +7% tax)
$5 towel, bedding
(per person +7% tax)
$25 additional person
(+7% tax)
$10 pets
(+7% tax, only allowed in cabins, tipis & tenting, always keep leashed on property)

$10 Shower
(for non-hostel-guests)

Children up to three are free, from four to eleven 50%, twelve up full price.

Winter rates start at $45 in the dormitory, check the accommodation overview page for details

Reservations:

Reservations can be made online, by phone or by email. If you leave me a phone or email message please allow extra time. The online reservation system is the most up-to-date information. Reservations are required in the off-season and advised in summer. For reservations a Credit Card is required, the North Fork Hostel accepts American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Check availability or make a Reservation


Deposit and Cancellation Policy:

A one night non-refundable is required for all reservations. There are no extra charges if the reservation has to be canceled up to one week before arrival- after that the full amount of the reservation might be due (up to our discretion). No shows and early departures owe the full amount. A cleaning fee is charged if the cabin is not left as found. Thank you for your cooperation.


Directions:

The North Fork Hostel & Inn is located on the western edge of Glacier National Park, 1/4 mile (1/2 kilometer) southeast of the Polebridge Mercantile at the end of Beaver Drive (follow the signs). Taking Camas Creek Road through Glacier Park avoids a rough section of the North Fork Road. The North Fork Road north from Columbia Falls to Polebridge is route 486, a gravel road with sections of pavement. Try to arrive during daytime to appreciate the views and to locate the North Fork Hostel & Inn easily.
The Square Peg Ranch is about 500 yards north of the Polebridge intersections on the left side, but stop at the hostel first and pick up your key.

 

the hostel

What you’ll find at the North Fork Hostel & Inn include twelve bunks for men and women, couples and family accommodations, washroom and a hot shower.
A large downstairs shared living room, a warm and pleasant, fully-equipped community kitchen and the spiffiest outhouses on the North Fork. (The interior art is interesting — look for John’s college diploma.)
Behind the Inn are small cabins that are private bedrooms. (Goat Chalet, Klondike Kate’s and the Green Zucchini) You still use the facilities in the hostel. The Goat Chalet has a queen size bed, perfect for a couple; Klondike Kate’s has a queen size bed and a futon couch, ideal for a small family or two individuals; the Green Zucchini has a full size mattress, works great for a couple or individual! Also, there are two log homes for rent up the road at the Square Peg Ranch.
Don’t forget to bring linen or sleeping bags, flashlights and food. Clean sheets can be rented at the hostel. There are plenty of blankets and a few down comforters.
check in between 5pm and 10pm and check out before 10am