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Quiet Peaceful Historical Cabins and Homes (Large and Small) 10 Min from Glacier

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Mickeys and bunkhouse are orginal homestead cabins located on South Abbott

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West Glacier cabin description

Abbott Valley Homestead is an awesome blend of the old and the new and covers some 270 acres of meadows, forests along North and South Abbott creeks. Some of the cabins are the original homestead cabins dating back 100 years. Each has been remodeled inside with all the modern amenities, and yet these cabins are still the original authentic log structures, cut by hand from the surrounding meadows by Mickey and his team of draft horses.

Mickey was the anglo name for a Prussian immigrant who came here by way of Ellis Island to fight forest fires in 1910. He stayed and took out a deed from President T.Roosevelt and settled Abbott Valley. Our Irish parents came here after WWII and bought the homestead, adding timber lands to the north which is where the other homes are located. These homes were shelter to the loggers, who cleared Hungry Horse Reservoir in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Our family is proud of our diverse background and the heritage we share. Some of our family lives on the property and together we help maintain and share in the abundance around us.

We still run the ranch, and have some cattle and horses in the meadows who graze along side the deer, elk, moose and other wildlife all around us. We decided some 15 years ago to remodel the various cabins and homes and share them with guests traveling through the area. Many return year after year, having 'chosen' this place or that one as theirs, putting their roots down, if only for a week or two, so they can enjoy ' time' and each other in a beautiful, peaceful, and serene setting...being here is an opportunity to embrace simplicity and restore your soul. As one family shared recently, staying here at Abbott Valley created a sense of 'living in Montana, not just visiting it...we thank you for this experience. We have stayed at places all over the world and yours is at the top of our list of an incredible place and time together.'

Our location is an ideal 'base' if you are wanting to spend any amount of time in Glacier Park. We have many walking trails, meadows, woods, beaver ponds and creeks to enjoy right here. Abbott Valley is known for its rich diversity of fowl, wildlife and other fur bearing animals. The reparian areas are renowned for birding and photography.

There are homes and cabins on both the north and south ends of Abbott Valley. These places are private from one another and your individual space is well respected. They are also close enough that a combination of two, three, five or all of them works great for more than one family or group sharing their vacation together. There is a pavilion on the north end for larger groups, and ample deck space on the South end for gatherings. We encourage family renunions, weddings and other events. Several of the larger homes have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and then there are smaller cabins for two or more. Some of us live nearby and we serve as your ambassadors, making sure your stay is enjoyable and your questions are answered.

In order to protect our heritage and pass it on to subsequent generations, we put the property into a conservation easement in 2008. This will be one of the few places on the globe that will stay as it is, with no developments. We feel privileged to have this piece of paradise and want to preserve the beauty and legacy for others to enjoy as well. As one guest put it, 'there's no crowd energy here...I just love it!' We invite you to stay at Abbott Valley and step into a world apart from the fast commercial pace...it is a 'high touch place for a high tech world.'

Several of our guests return frequently and have become our friends over the years. We offer a special reduction to those who have stayed with us before, or to those you might recommend. We appreciate your patronage and recognize that our success in what we do also depends on your desire to stay with us. Our guests continually tell us 'it's better than they ever expected'. We take that as a compliment and it is what Abbott Valley Homestead is all about...authenticity, friendliness and being real. It's our home as well. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

The Foley Family

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Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Our property is surrounded by the Flathead National Forest and is at the entrance to the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. We have maintained trails on our property and a number of trails in the surrounding forest area for those who want to hike, run, bike and/or stroll in the early morning or evenings. Horse back riding is available on a reservation basis for larger groups. In the winter, rented snowmobiling is also available. The meadows and surrounding trails provide for extensive cross country skiing and snowshoeing as well. Elk and deer frequent these same meadows year around..close by is a large wetland area that is habitat for many diffrerent fur bearing animals as well as moose. Many different species of birds live in and around these wetlands, making it a haven for birders who come to the area. Abbott Valley has two major creeks (North and South Abbott) that crisscross its boundaries, with limited fishing in these streams and beaver ponds. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Rural
              • Ski-In
              • Ski-Out

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Parasailing
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Computer Available
              • Garage
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              WINTER
              Oct 21 - May 20, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $165
              $1,000 $1,800
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $75
              • HSKP $75 + tax
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Prices are based on our 3 bedroom, 2 bath cabins. There are smaller cabins available at less cost. We can combine cabins to meet your group needs. We host weddings, reunions and private functions. Our place is authentic and historical, beautiful, spacious and quiet. We have trails, creeks, meadows, riparian areas, horses and cattle. Wildlife abounds here and in the National Forest around us.

              Guests can pay with Visa, M.C, or checks. We require 50% down, balance upon arrival. We encourage travelers insurance if guests may need to cancel. No refunds. Owners will call guests to secure cc#. Owners prefer to visit with guests to match the best cabin with their needs and expectations. We assist in helping guests plan their itinerary. Prices are negotiable depending on time of year.


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              Location

              • South Abbott View on map

                The south end of Abbott Valley Homestead includes the historical cabins "Mickey's, bunkhouse and Baptiste" as well as South Abbott Creek, meadows, extensive forests, wetlands..wildlife and many species of birds.

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              • North Abbott Valley View on map

                The "Millhouse, Jaybirds, Spotted Bear, Brownstone and Quintonken" houses are located on North Abbott Creek with trails and roads connecting North and South Abbott.

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              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Glacier Park International / Kalispell area
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Martin City
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              West Glacier Golf Course
              10 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Belton or West Glacier; also Whitefish
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hiway 2 East
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Coram3
              4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Lion Lake or Hungry Horse Reservoir

              Are you wanting a beautiful historical Montana setting for your wedding?...We have hosted several weddings over the years on both the north and south ends of the property. The settings are awesome, with sunsets over the mountains, green meadows, creeks... houses and cabins for guests. We make sure the location is all yours with complete privacy for you and your guests. We work with you to individualize your dream of the perfect Montana wedding in the Great Outdoors. Our location is special, unique and authentic. We enjoy helping you plan the event you really want.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1949

              About the owner: Our family purchased the original Homestead after WWII and added acreage to the north. During these years our parents mixed logging and ranching together to make a living, reflecting the spirit of a generation of Montanans who worked hard at homesteading in the North West. As their children, we have put the lands into a Conservation Easement to preserve Abbott Valley's rich beauty and history. The footprint that is here will not be changed into a development. In the past 15 years we have refurbished and remodeled the former cabins and homes to capture their history, their stories, and their essence. We encourage travelers who appreciate authenticity, nature and open space to come stay with us. You will experience a step back in time: a slower pace and a wonderful contrast to the demands of modern living. Its quiet and peaceful here. Our family still does most of the work and you can visit with any of us at any time to answer questions and offer suggestions. In addition to visiting Montana, you get a real feel for what it is like to live in Montana. We are your neighbors and go out of our way to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Families return over the years, getting together with grown children who were little once, running in our meadows. We hope this tradition can become yours as well.

              Why the Owner Chose West Glacier:
              We feel our property is a very real reflection of Montana. Lots of places pretend to be 'a cabin' in the woods. Ours is the cabin in the woods! Some were built in 1910, others in the 1940's. They all have the richness of old growth wood in the interiors, and many still have the original logs cut down a century ago. We have carefully remodeled the places to make upgrades where necessary, while attending to the unique history of each place and maintaining their individuality. Each place is very different from each other, yet share a common area networked with trails, creeks and meadows. There is good space around each place and no one family is on top of another. Each place has their own individual fire pit to sit around in the evening to share the day, while anticipating the beauty of a rich dark sky full of stars. Some of our guests have return frequently to this cabin or that one, because they call it their place in Montana. We encourage you to come stay with us and begin your own tradition with your family and friends.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              We are the next generation. Our parents logged and homesteaded here, and made sure the property was passed on in a way to preserve its boundaries and character. We have some horses and cattle and do limited logging to remove dead and diseased trees, but for the most part we have attempted to preserve the place for our kids and others to enjoy. We continue to work on this legacy. In 2008 we put the property into a Conservation Easement so it cannot be subdivided or developed. Our parents were kind enough to pass it on to us and we want to keep this 'trust' alive for future generations.


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              Photos

              • Mickeys and bunkhouse are orginal homestead cabins located on South Abbott

                Mickeys and bunkhouse are orginal homestead cabins located on South Abbott

              • Family horses near homestead barn on the south end of Abbott Valley

                Family horses near homestead barn on the south end of Abbott Valley

              • Baptiste in the fall

                Baptiste in the fall

              • Mickeys on a beautiful winter day

                Mickeys on a beautiful winter day

              • Fire Pit and patio area off Jaybirds on the North End of Abbott Valley

                Fire Pit and patio area off Jaybirds on the North End of Abbott Valley

              • One of three bedrooms in Jaybirds

                One of three bedrooms in Jaybirds

              • Spotted Bear with front porch and deck off of the kitchen to the east

                Spotted Bear with front porch and deck off of the kitchen to the east

              • Living room and kitchen area in Millhouse

                Living room and kitchen area in Millhouse

              • June picture of 100 yr. old barn - south Abbott meadow

                June picture of 100 yr. old barn - south Abbott meadow

              • bridge across South Abbott Creek

                bridge across South Abbott Creek

              • cattle in south meadow near beaver ponds

                cattle in south meadow near beaver ponds

              • pavilion near Millhouse

                pavilion near Millhouse

              • Meadows to the west including homestead barn

                Meadows to the west including homestead barn

              • View across the meadows in June off porch of Baptiste on the South end

                View across the meadows in June off porch of Baptiste on the South end

              • Labor Day wedding on the south end of Abbott Valley

                Labor Day wedding on the south end of Abbott Valley

              • Elk herd in December off the south patio deck of Mickeys

                Elk herd in December off the south patio deck of Mickeys

              • Kitchen area in Jaybirds

                Kitchen area in Jaybirds

              • Full bath in Quintonken

                Full bath in Quintonken

              • Living room, fireplace and kitchen in Spotted Bear

                Living room, fireplace and kitchen in Spotted Bear

              • Picnic table on paths along North Abbott Creek

                Picnic table on paths along North Abbott Creek

              • South Abbott Creek

                South Abbott Creek

              • living room - Brownstone

                living room - Brownstone

              • gate from Millhouse to North Abbott Creek

                gate from Millhouse to North Abbott Creek

              • Beaver pond South Abbott creek area

                Beaver pond South Abbott creek area

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              Sleeps 10

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