27885 Old US Hwy 93

Elmo, MT 59915


Contact Phone

Fri - Sun: 9:00 - 5:30

Hours of Operation

Frequently Asked Questions

Booking Online

We offer our campers a streamlined experience both on a desktop and mobile browser. You can book your campsite quickly and safely from our homepage.

Reserve additional categorized properties (hilltop, hillside or lakefront campsites) or just a single accommodation (a teepee, or a cabin) by searching from the link above. If you select the ‘any’ category it will show all of our accommodations available, however if you just select a single location category then only that specific accommodation will display. On the booking page of each accommodation, you will find details such as description, amenities, bed size, and price.

Simplify your search through all accommodations with a dedicated search form on our booking page. The arrival/departure dates are required fields, but the number of adults and children are optional so feel free to adjust and customize the default form. In addition, unavailable dates will be greyed out and disabled indicating that they are reserved.

Campers will find a site that meets their needs and can make a reservation using the booking widget regardless of the device they use.

Camping Out

You may reserve multiple accommodations during one reservation if needed. Our booking system will automatically recommend the most suitable set of accommodations according to the number of guests.
This quick and smart automation will help you on your camping journey!

If you are interested in BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent) camping you may book via our Hip Camp site here.
There is a slight incline towards the middle of the campsite and then also down towards the bottom closer to the lake. Here is a short video clip to show the incline from the middle of the campsite to the bottom of the hill.
See the incline

Chickadees Cabin
Chickadee’s cabin is a micro-cabin with an 8×8 sleeping area, a small kitchenette for coffee and water, as well as a small loft. An outdoor deck is available for dining. Chickadee’s cabin includes a grill, a fire pit, a composting toilet, and a camp shower.


We are an off-grid campsite. As a result, we do not have running water from a well or rely on electricity in any way. Campsites, however, are adequately lit and equipped. A fan and small air conditioner can be found in Chickadee’s cabin. Clean potable water is available at every campsite for drinking, cooking, washing dishes, and taking a shower.

Why go off the grid? Camping is off grid by nature, so in order to design our campsite with the least amount of invasiveness, we kept it simple but still provide our campers with the necessary amenities for their camping experience.



We require a non-refundable deposit of 50% down at the time of your booking. This deposit allows us to secure your time slot specifically for you and prepare your campsite.


Please note that if you plan on cancelling your booking we are requesting that you contact us by phone, email or text at least 7-14 days in advance.

Our Story

Louis and I married in May 2015, and we started our company a few months later. It was always my dream to provide Kootenai cultural tours to define, introduce, grow, and sustain our traditions and values. I offered my first tour at the age of 14 while working in Summer Youth Programs. At 16, I continued to do tours and also worked as an Assistant Curator for the People’s Center, where I helped preserve artifacts. I also helped with the preservation of Kootenai Chief Koostahtah’s buckskin gloves. Gloves were significant in our tribe, and only Chieftains with high leadership positions wore these types of gloves.

We are a family owned and operated business and have been developing our eco-friendly campsite site on family property around the lake in Elmo, Montana since 2017. The land is primitive, pure, beautiful, unique and sacred. Our property sits on late Kootenai Chief Baptiste Mathias property, and this property has been within our family for several years. There’s a lot of wildlife in the area and we feel that building organically will help preserve the land, water and wildlife. Camp Kapapa is one of the few areas left around the lake that is untouched and we plan to keep it that way.


Glacier National Park, Bison Range, Flathead Lake, National Bison Range and local museum tours were among the tours offered in the past. We would love to take you on a tour if our schedule allows and we are available. Please call and/or email us to schedule your next tour.  


Caring for the land was something instilled in me by my grandparent’s at a very young age and I have passed these same values on to my children. My great-grandmother taught me an old Kootenai teaching about mother earth. The air is her breath, the trees are her hair, the rocks are her bones and the water is her blood. Our earth is a living being and she must be cared for. We never take more than is needed and only when necessary but only until something is given in return.

We have taken nothing from the land but improved it with grant monies and sweat equity. After looking at all of the development around the lake and the congestion, I knew something had to be done. Therefore, we wanted to incorporate our cultural values into a contemporary approach. We also wanted to respect mother earth by preserving the land and sharing a little bit about who we are as indigenous people of Western Montana.

If time permits, we would love to guide you through the area or share with you some of the history at our story telling lodge.

Not all shown in photo but this makes up at least half of our tribe 


When it comes to quality we are the real deal.

Due to our belief system in conserving the land, our cultural backgrounds, and work ethic, we have incorporated our values into the creation of our campsite.  You’ll see this in all the details and complimentary services offered.  Everything that we have built has been done so with the highest standards.