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Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)

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Mountain Cleft Retreat is Nestled in the Glacier Wilderness

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Mountain Cleft Retreat, next door to Glacier National Park, is the perfect choice for your next 'escape the world' getaway. This secluded wilderness refuge is a quiet and lovely European style house set in the magnificent Montana mountain wilderness. A charming twenty-acre paradise, it is located just one mile from the wild and scenic Flathead River where the North Fork and Middle Fork converge, a popular spot to fish, whitewater raft, kayak, or canoe. Retreat accommodates up to 28 when the Alpine House, this listing, is combined with the Alpine Cottage, listing 451633, and the Glacier Chalet, listing 451634, on this same property. (See property diagram in photo section, next-to-last photo). Check with owner for availability of Alpine House.

The retreat is just eight miles from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. Breathtaking mountain views, wilderness solitude, abundant wildlife, herb and flower gardens, forests and meadows, combined with private, beautiful accommodations and every comfort to make you feel relaxed, revitalized, and pampered.

The retreat's secluded alpine wilderness location, bordering Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park, affords frequent opportunities to observe wildlife. Bear, moose, and deer are frequent visitors here, so be sure to bring your camera!

The Alpine House is one of 3 units onsite. The Alpine House has a sleeping capacity of 16. As indicated above, when combined with the Alpine Cottage and Glacier Chalet, the retreat can sleep 28 or more. Whether you are a family on vacation, or a larger group such as a family reunion or other special occasion, Mountain Cleft Retreat can serve your needs.

Bedrooms include a king, queens, and bunk beds, as well as sofa beds. Private bedrooms have beautifully hand-painted wall art, down comforters, and decorator linens. The den has a gas log fireplace, a large sheepskin rug, comfortable fireplace chairs, and two couches. The den exits to a beautiful private garden with grill, and umbrella table and chairs for relaxation and eating.

A fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities are available for guest use. We also provide high-speed wireless Internet.

Upon entering the Alpine House, stairs and an arched doorway transport you to the spacious, romantic Old World style king bedroom suite with down comforter, bedroom library, and reading chair. The handsome corner wardrobe provides a place for clothing, and windows on both sides of the room look out onto the surrounding Montana woods. This room has an elegant private bathroom with 2-person whirlpool tub.

A few steps up from this bedroom is the Great Room with cathedral ceiling, living room with overstuffed red velvet furniture, a two story stone fireplace with a gas log fire, and a full bathroom. A balcony off the Great room overlooks the front flower gardens. Graceful arched doorways, stained glass windows, hand painted wall art, tapestry rugs, an iron chandelier, and skylights makes this room a breathtaking hideaway.

Stairs up from the Great Room take you to an upper loft, a combination library/bedroom/business center, with a queen sofa bed, desk, skylights, and windows overlooking spectacular mountain, forest, and meadow views.

Washers and dryers are available in the retreat for guests to use as needed.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Alpine Old World Suite: 1 king

    Has ensuite luxury bath with 2 person whirlpool tub...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Red Room: 2 bunk bed

    Two sets of bunk beds and large floor space...moreless

  • Upper Level Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Semi-private with queen sofabed...moreless

  • Lower Level Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofabed...moreless

  • King size beds (1) The Old World Suite has a King bed., Queen size Beds (3) Three bedrooms have queen beds., Baby Cribs (1) We have 1 crib which can be used in most bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Loft has a queen sofabed. Den has queen sofabed., Bunk Beds (2) A large bedroom with two sets of bunkbeds for a maximum of four single beds. (4 additional bedrooms are in Alpine Cottage [Listing 451633] and Glacier Chalet [Listing 451634])....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Alpine Old World Suite Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    This ensuite bath is with the Alpine Old World Suite bedroom...moreless

  • Great Room Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Lower Level Bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Four additional bathrooms are in Alpine Cottage (Listing 451633) and Glacier Chalet (Listing 451634)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The retreat has a business center equipped with wireless internet access, and a color printer/scanner/copier. Robes, slippers, down comforters, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, water bottles, Montana reading materials, board games, and seasonal editions of 'Flathead Living' magazine. Down near the 'barn' (consult the facilities diagram in the photos section) you will find a campfire area with supplied wood. It's a great place to gather the family or to enjoy some quiet time watching the flames jump and listen to the fire crackle....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Great Room and den have satellite TV. With a subscription to something like Netflix or Amazon Prime, you can use the smart TV in the Great Room to watch the movie or TV episode of your choice....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    The video library is located in the entry room of the main part of the retreat and is available to all guests...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Alpine House has a view of mountains and meadow from the loft and from the garden patio....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table easily seats 14-16. You can get even more around the table if you want....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) There are gas fireplaces in the Great Room and den of the Alpine House....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is room for one larger or two smaller RVs. Additional fees apply....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    The retreat has high-speed wireless internet throughout most areas....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchens have all necessary utensils. Just bring your food!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen has lots of refrigerator space for your food....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The retreat has a balcony off the Great Room....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The retreat has a garden patio with an umbrella-covered table and chairs and a BBQ grill in the area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    The king Old World Suite has a 2-person whirlpool, jetted tub....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 10 - Sep 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$495
$3,292

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall Shoulder
Sep 16 - Oct 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$446
$2,963

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Oct 16 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$371
$2,469

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,300
flat fee
New Years Holiday
Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay

$2,475
flat fee
Spring
Jan 3 - Jun 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$371
$2,467

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$495
$3,292

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International Airport (Kalispell)
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Glacier View Golf Club (near West Glacier)
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station at West Glacier
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Columbia Falls

Car: Necessary

Mountain Cleft Retreat is surrounded by national forest. Wildlife is abundant, especially in the Spring. Two forks of the Flathead River merge nearby where you can find a locally favorite fishing spot. Glacier National Park property is about 3/4 of a mile away as the crow flies. The West Entrance to the park is just 8 miles by road.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Melissa and I (Clyde) take pleasure in providing a wilderness retreat where people can unwind, enjoy nature, and come closer together. The Alpine Cottage is a quality place where this can happen.

Why the Owner Chose West Glacier:
Melissa lived in this area for about 20 years and loves the mountain wilderness. Her favorite spot is Lake McDonald, by Apgar Village, a short drive from the retreat.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Whether you're looking for an unforgettable family reunion, or a delightful vacation for a smaller group, we have the place for you.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Mountain Cleft Retreat is Nestled in the Glacier Wilderness

    Mountain Cleft Retreat is Nestled in the Glacier Wilderness

  • Large dining table seats 18 or more

    Large dining table seats 18 or more

  • Old World Suite bedroom (King bed)

    Old World Suite bedroom (King bed)

  • Vanity and mirror are spacious.

    Vanity and mirror are spacious.

  • Relax in the Retreat Great Room by the Gas Fireplace

    Relax in the Retreat Great Room by the Gas Fireplace

  • Stairs lead from Great Room to a large loft. There a sofa makes into a queen bed

    Stairs lead from Great Room to a large loft. There a sofa makes into a queen bed

  • One of the Queen Bedrooms

    One of the Queen Bedrooms

  • Campfire area

    Campfire area

  • A young moose photographed in the meadow by the retreat.

    A young moose photographed in the meadow by the retreat.

  • There's plenty of space for parking. We can even accommodate one or two RVs.

    There's plenty of space for parking. We can even accommodate one or two RVs.

  • Facilities diagram of Mountain Cleft Retreat.

    Facilities diagram of Mountain Cleft Retreat.

  • Entrance to the Alpine House

    Entrance to the Alpine House

  • There is a fully-furnished kitchen.

    There is a fully-furnished kitchen.

  • Private Bathroom off of Old World Suite Bedroom has 2-person whirlpool tub.

    Private Bathroom off of Old World Suite Bedroom has 2-person whirlpool tub.

  • Grab a warm towel from the towel warmer after emerging from the shower.

    Grab a warm towel from the towel warmer after emerging from the shower.

  • Soft velvet furniture in the Great Room.

    Soft velvet furniture in the Great Room.

  • From the large loft windows the forest and mountains are in view.

    From the large loft windows the forest and mountains are in view.

  • The Red Room has bunkbeds for singles or for the kids.

    The Red Room has bunkbeds for singles or for the kids.

  • On the outside a garden has a BBQ and a place to relax

    On the outside a garden has a BBQ and a place to relax

  • Sign identifies retreat as you approach on the driveway.

    Sign identifies retreat as you approach on the driveway.

  • Lake McDonald—Melissa's favorite spot. You won't see this much snow, but e

    Lake McDonald—Melissa's favorite spot. You won't see this much snow, but e

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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