Nestled in a remote mountain valley at the foot of Glacier National Park, the historic Polebridge Mercantile dutifully endures as one of the last outposts of its kind in the American West. The Mercantile, a short film by Brian Bolster, steps into the working lives of Flannery Coats and Stuart Reiswig, the young couple whose search for the ideal marriage location yielded them the most unforeseen and rewarding challenges of their lives - proprietorship and preservation of a century-old, unchanged business enterprise in a modern and ever-changing world.
Although most park visitors never make it up to Polebridge, this film will give them a good idea of what they're missing when they visit the Glacier area. Boy, those pastries sure look awesome!
Maybe now Polebridge will be on your itinerary for next year! If you do plan to visit Glacier next summer, now's a good time to begin your planning. In addition to detailed hiking trail information for Glacier National Park, our website also offers a wide variety of accommodation listings and other things to do to help with all your vacation planning.