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Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)

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Mountain Cleft Retreat is Nestled in the Glacier Wilderness

Mountain Cleft Retreat is Nestled in the Glacier Wilderness Entrance to the Alpine House Large dining table seats 18 or more There is a fully-furnished kitchen. Old World Suite bedroom (King bed) Private Bathroom off of Old World Suite Bedroom has 2-person whirlpool tub. Vanity and mirror are spacious. Grab a warm towel from the towel warmer after emerging from the shower. Relax in the Retreat Great Room by the Gas Fireplace Soft velvet furniture in the Great Room. Stairs lead from Great Room to a large loft. There a sofa makes into a queen bed From the large loft windows the forest and mountains are in view. One of the Queen Bedrooms The Red Room has bunkbeds for singles or for the kids. On the outside a garden has a BBQ and a place to relax Campfire area 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. Sign identifies retreat as you approach on the driveway. Facilities diagram of Mountain Cleft Retreat. Lake McDonald—Melissa's favorite spot. You won't see this much snow, but e

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Glacier house 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.

Keywords: House/Retreat

Property Type

  • 3900 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, Beds for 12-28

          • Alpine Old World Suite: 1 king

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

          • Queen Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Queen Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Queen Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • 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

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          • Lower Level Bath: toilet, shower

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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            16...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

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

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

          • Living Room seats 16
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • The retreat has a business center equipped with wireless internet access, telephone (with free long-distance calls), 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

              • 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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Loft and den have satellite TV....moreless

              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                (2) The retreat has a cordless phone in the common entry that all guests from any facility can use. The business center also has a cordless phone....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Guests may make free calls to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

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

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

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

                      Car

                          • Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Swimming
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Golf
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                          • Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Rafting
                          • Cycling
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Walking
                          • Water Parks
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Laundromat
                          • Boating
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries

                          Other Activities

                              • 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....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • vacation family reunion at mountain cleft retreat

                                vacation family reunion at mountain cleft retreat

                                • Guest Dimer (Milwaukee, WI)
                                • Date of stay 07/28/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/15/12
                                Everything at the mountain cleft resort was exactly what we anticipated or even better! The rooms were beautifully decorated, beds were great, plenty of towels, and the kitchens had all we needed for making our meals. We were a family of 25 persons, grandchildren ages 9 mos to 23 and all had a great time- plenty of games and even toys for the little ones to "play house." I would highly recommed this for any age groups to enjoy a lovely place near the west entrance to Glacier-one of the most beautiful National Parks!!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Couldnt ask for a better location for a Family Rebellion/Reunion

                                Couldnt ask for a better location for a Family Rebellion/Reunion

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 08/18/11
                                • Review Submitted 08/24/11
                                I reserved this for a family reunion. It was fantastic. We could fit everyone under one roof, very comfortably. There was 16 of us and never was there waiting for the bathroom or anything the like. The place was fantastic and had everything we needed for any meal we needed to cook. The deck was the favorite place to hang out and the fire pit couldnt be beat. It was only 20 minutes to Glacier and 20 minutes to Columbia Falls. Secluded enough but close to everything. Saw two black bears within 2 miles of the place, but none in Glacier of course. Family said they wouldnt mind coming back her for every family reunion. Grandma, who is getting up there, says "if this place was closer to home then absolutely, but I don't like traveling anymore" So it looks like the one stay is going to be it for our family. In the 18 years we have been doing family reunions this rental takes the cake.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                                Owner response: John, we're delighted your family had a great reunion at Mountain Cleft Retreat. You're all welcome back anytime. Clyde and Melissa Morgan Owners

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • The Perfect Retreat for a family

                                The Perfect Retreat for a family

                                • Guest Tabby (Houston, TX)
                                • Date of stay 08/08/10
                                • Review Submitted 08/19/10
                                Our family has just returned from a magical week at Mountain Cleft Retreat, refreshed in body mind and spirit. This wonderful property offers comfort, seclusion, and an environment to enhance wonderful family gatherings. The special touches in decor, convenience, and proximity to Glacier Park and the Flathead River helped us maximize our times of recreation and enjoyment. In addition to 4 separate bedrooms, other areas are available for groups to find space for quiet reading, television viewing or wonderful meals together. The kitchen is well equipped and efficient. Refrigerator/freezer held food for 12 for the entire week. Outdoor grill and garden, yet another space for family enjoyment.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                                Owner response: Tabitha, we're really glad your family enjoyed the retreat and had a great time. Thank you for staying with us. We hope you can come again.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                • Guest David & Vicki W. (-)
                                • Date of stay 06/29/08
                                • Review Submitted 06/29/08
                                Glacier Chalet was the perfect place for our Glacier Nat'l Park vacation. Adorable, relaxing, secluded and quiet. The balcony is a great place to drink your morning coffee , then drive 10 minutes to Glacier Park. Helicopter ride and the huckleberry pie from the Huckleberry Patch in Hungry Horse highly recommended!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                • Guest Lee Ann and Frank (Gainesville , GA)
                                • Date of stay 07/17/07
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/07
                                We just had a great week here. Everything was first class. This is like having your own house in the middle of thousands of acres. Beautiful drive to Glacier Nat. Park, Whitefish and other fun places. The owner was awesome and gave true "southern hospitality"...Montana style.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                • Guest Mary Vollmer (Banning,CA)
                                • Date of stay 06/06/07
                                • Review Submitted 06/06/07
                                This is a beautiful, peaceful spot, very close to Glacier and all it has to offer. The house and cabins are top-notch in every way. The owners are very congeniel and helpful. I give this retreat my highest recommendation.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Spring
                              Apr 7 - Jun 9, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $371
                              $2,467

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

                              Summer
                              Jun 10 - Sep 15, 2014
                              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, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $468
                              $3,112

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

                              Fall
                              Oct 16 - Nov 30, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $371
                              $2,467

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

                              Christmas Holiday
                              Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,300
                              flat fee
                              New Years Holiday
                              Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2015
                              5 night min stay

                              $2,475
                              flat fee
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $495
                              $3,292

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Cleaning Fee $165
                              • Tax Rate 7%

                              Notes:

                              If you wish to charge your stay using American Express, please contact the owner directly.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 02/25/2014
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                              Location

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

                              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.


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                              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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                              Date last modified - Wednesday, January 08, 2014

                              $371 - $495 per night (USD)
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                              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 28

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                              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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