In northwestern Montana’s Flathead Valley, the Clark family has been farming for decades. Recently, they decided to open a portion of their land to visitors, turning 5 grain silos into cabins for rent. Kalispell is the nearest town, Glacier National Park lies just up the road, Whitefish isn’t far, and Flathead Lake is an easy day trip. Fly fishing, skiing, hiking, biking, it’s all there.
Each silo has a king bed, sleeper sofa, bathroom, a kitchen, a fire pit, and an outstanding view. Each silo was shipped piece by piece from a working grain farm in Idaho, and assembled on the Clark property for the specific purpose of lodging.
The silos just opened in May, and they’re available on Airbnb, starting at $230 per night.
Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.
Photos: Clark Farm Silos/Airbnb