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“Quaint, Rustic(Older) Mom & Pop Type Motel”

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Jacobson's Cottages
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Jacobson's Cottages looked quaint & rustic and that's what you get. Overall older, outdated, well used but clean accomodations. The decor reminded me of retro Mom & Pop motels outa the 70's. Our 'cottage' consisted two queen beds, microwave, small fridge, older TV, carpet, window A/C. The bathroom was OK, clean with newer towels. Our cottage was located away from the road and quiet. Actually property did have a good view of Glacier park's snow covered mountains in distance; made for a pretty sunset. Several restaurants, a coffee shop, etc are within walking distance. Worked good enough for an overniter on our way to Glacier National park.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed one night in a two bedroom with microwave and refrigerator. Room was really clean. Nicely decorated. They have a grill for clients use, picnic tables and a childrens play set. The owners are very friendly. I would recommend the unit with a full kitchen for a family. It has two queen beds and a really nice bathroom. The only negative is there is no internet. Just down the street at Brownies there is internet, but it would really enhance the place to have internet. Would definitely stay there again. Very pieceful.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Stayed one night. The room was very clean but lacked amenities like hot water to make a drink. Very nice setting but a little disappointing. Lady owner a bit odd and not that friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

From other reviews, I was hesitant. Once we stepped into our #3, all I can say is that we enjoyed a charming room and surroundings. Clean. Good price @ $61 on 9/18/11. I really enjoyed the cabin privacy ambiance: no adjacent room noises. There is no wi-fi, but folks can walk to Brownie's, about a block away. Otherwise, take a walk since restaurants and great views are within reach. I would return to this place and take a step back to enjoy the simplicity. The room decorations were sweet and sort of kitsch.

Room Tip: Room #3 was quiet and near the office.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

The idea of staying in a cottage in the mountains holds an idealic appeal to me. Unfortunately Jacobson's Cottages did not come close to fulfilling my expectations. Here are my complaints:
1. Our unit (#10) has two rooms with two queen-sized beds. One of the rooms has a table and chairs and tv. The other room has a heater in the wall with a refrigerator about 6 inches away from the heater. The evening we stayed at the cottage was quite cool and we needed the heater on. It took a long time for the heat to reach the room where we were sitting at the table and consequently the refrigerator became very hot. I was afraid of fire breaking out in the wiring so I turned off the heater and remained cool for the whole evening.
2. The beds are too firm to sleep comfortably. We both tossed and turned most of the night trying to get comfortable. Likewise the pillows, which needed to be doubled over to get any thickness.
3. The most annoying of all was when I checked-out in the morning I told the owner that the toilet has a slow leak and refills itself with a whooshing sound about every 10 minutes which kept us awake. She told me she is aware of the plumbing problem and they must get it repaired.
4. Another plumbing issue was the water temperature in the shower. It was either scalding hot or icy cold, with about 2 seconds of just right in between.
All in all, not a good experience. Find somewhere else to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

The cottages are petit, but the ones we stayed in had two queen beds, plus a bathroom and a microwave and fridge. They are definitely a little outdated, but they're clean and nice. It's pretty affordable, at around $80 a night per cabin, and it's family-run. Upon check-out we did have to wait quite a while because they were easily overwhelmed when several customers needed help at once.

The only (small) problems we had were:
* Our cabin was right next to the road; literally about 4 feet off of the road, so every truck that drove by was loud. (Cabin #9)
* The water temp in the showers was either scalding hot, or very cold.
* The toilet in our room became clogged easily (with only tp!) and we had to ask for a plunger.
* Either coyotes or dogs barked at length during the night, but it's not like the motel can help that.

It's not a bad place to stay, and seems like it'd be good for a family. It's near to a couple of different places to eat.

However, for myself and my family, if I return I'll save up and make reservations well in advance in order to stay at the East Glacier lodge, or even Many-Glacier lodge.

All in all, it's not the best, but can be quite adequate for someone on a budget.

Room Tip: We brought blankets and pillows, etc, from home (Spokane, WA) which made the rooms seem a bit nicer...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We had a brand new 2 bed cabin with bath that was well-insulated. It's located at the quiet end of town. You can walk to the Whistle Stop which is a good restaurant. The proprietors (heavy smokers) were helpful, when needed. We were hiking in Glacier N.P. and realized, belatedly, that we should've stayed closer to the Many Glacier section of the Park. If you are staying in East Glacier, this is a decent option.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: 1204 Highway 49, P.O. Box 216, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
Location: United States > Montana > East Glacier Park
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Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 10 Specialty Lodging in East Glacier Park
Price Range: $45 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jacobson's Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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