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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes farmhouse description
The Conductors House, minutes from Whitefish with a 'middle of nowhere' feel is located on beautiful Farm To Market Road. This fully remodeled historic home once sat downtown Whitefish and housed Conductors for the Burlington Northern Railroad. Spend a night drinking wine and going through the artifacts found during the remodel. Or enjoy a soak in the restored cast iron tub that once served as a horse trough. The home has been completely rebuilt for the 21st century complete with wifi but has maintained the charm of old.
The main house has three bedrooms and a large bonus room that can be a master bedroom or living space. Beds in the main house are all pillow top mattresses and consist of 2 queens, 1 full, 1 twin and a fold out queen in the master/bonus room. The guest cabin has a pillowtop queen in the bedroom and a full in the sleeping loft. There are also couches that make for a nice place to lay your head.
The proximity to civilization is comfortable, with the resort town of Whitefish a mere 10 minutes away and Kalispell (Costco anyone?) 15 minutes away via country roads. Whitefish Mountain Resort (aka Big Mountain)is visible from the home and a short drive once in Whitefish proper. The international airport is also nearby. Glacier National Park is less than an hour away and the road to Tally Lake, the deepest lake in Montana is just around the corner, as is Kuhns Wildlife Preserve.
Recreation? Our biggest problem is deciding what to do next. Mountains, lakes, rivers and forests provide the backdrop for all types of adventures from serene to extreme. In summer this house sits in prime Mountain Bike, Road Bike and Dirt Bike territory with access to amazingly good riding right out the front door. Forty five minutes to the north is the fantastic sport climbing area of Stone Hill. Canoeing, kayaking and motorized water sports abound, and those same bodies of water provide world class flyfishing.
In winter you can cross country ski or snowshoe out the door for miles on fresh powder, or head to nearby Stillwater Lodge for fantastic groomed XC trails. Whitefish Mountain Resort is a mecca for ridiculously good snow and uncrowded slopes. Check with the owners for local knowledge. For serious backcountry skiers, the entire region from the Whitefish Range to Glacier Park is home to epic tours.
Just a note: Our neighbor enjoys shooting skeet 1/4 mile away so grab a cocktail and sit on the back deck to see if your eyes can spot the clay birds. The skeet shooting never continues for long, typically an hour or two a week. We look forward to seeing you.
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- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14
Bathrooms: 3.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
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I was having computer problems and wasn't sure if my review came through. The house was not very clean and the flies were terrible. The windows ALL need screens on them. That is the only way to cool down the house and guest house. Looking up at the light in the downstairs bedroom it was full of dead flies. The house and the guest house both smelled VERYstrongly of cat urine. My daughter staying in the guest house actually packed up and left early because of the smell. So the last night we paid for a building that no one stayed in. Linda was very good to work with and brought us the stuff we needed in a timely manner. The deer were very fun to watch and even came up to the back deck. I am sorry that my review has to be this way. We have stayed in some very nice homes in resort towns that were much cleaner and much cheaper. This review comes from Mandee's mother Sandy who paid for most of the stay. If you have any questions please contact me. I would not recomment the house to anyone. The setting was beautiful but the house left allot to be desired.
- Guest Sandy (Idaho Falls, ID)
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Owner response: Dear Mandee and Sandy, I am very sorry you had such a poor experience with our home. I love sharing our home with out of town guests and will ensure that all addressable items brought to my attention are attended to. To address your complaints: Our home is in the country where flies are more difficult to control, they also can be worse during a hot dry year, which we have had this summer. The 3 windows that do not have screens are 100 years old and not designed to handle them. Although the home is not air conditioned (which is stated on VRBO) the temps in summer are generally low to mid 80's and the 3 ceiling fans, along with the individual fans in every room have always been sufficient for our guests. The house is cleaned from top to bottom between guests, if the flies in the light were missed, I apologize and would have been happy to send someone out had it been brought to my attention. Regarding cat urine? The guest house has never accommodated pets so I am unclear how there could be "urine" smell in the home. Again if there was a problem brought to my attention I would have addressed it. Regarding the "smell" in the main home I will investigate and take appropriate action. Regarding Price: Whitefish is a very popular resort destination and hotels average $180 a night (double occupancy). A group of 10 plus as your group was would have had to spend $900 a night and eat out all of their meals, instead of $395 a night for accommodations that sleep up to 14. Again I am terribly embarrassed and appreciate the feedback. Linda
Relax in Montana.
Relax in Montana.
My family of 7 (5 adults and 2 teenagers) stayed here for 4 days. We actually only booked 3 but were having so much fun that we asked for an extra night. The conductor house was perfect and we loved the location. There is something very special of waking up in the morning walking out on the patio and seeing deer every morning outside the house. We loved how quiet it was always and if we wanted some adventure it was very close, such as Whitefish, Big Mountain and the lakes. One if our Favorite stops was Bigfork. It was a sweet little town with lots of special stores to find that special something. Linda was very very helpful and had lots of good advice as to where to go and what to see. I highly recommend this property if you are planning a stay in Montana you will not be disappointed!
- Guest Dolphins1 (Calgary)
- Date of stay 07/02/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Loved your homeGuest comment entered by owner
Loved your home
I loved your home, and I slept so well! We will be back next summer.
- Guest Washington
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 12/28/12
It is so Quiet!Guest comment entered by owner
It is so Quiet!
My Family loved our time in Montana, it is so different than Ohio. We went to Glacier Park, Whitefish Lake, The Buffalo Reserve in Missoula and shopped downtown. If your from Ohio the Going to the Sun road can be a little scary, its not flat. The Conductors House was comfortable for our large group and the owners very helpful. We had a great trip.
- Guest Ohio
- Date of stay 08/15/12
- Review Submitted 12/28/12
Our extended family rented both the Conductor's House and the Guest House for four nights in July. We were were very pleased with everything! We visited on both the front and back porches (the view from the back porch is just like the picture on the website!) We shared evening meals in the large dining area. There were enough rooms for everyone (13 people aged 9 to 78 years) to have their own "space" when needed. The location was great - we went golfing, hiking in Glacier National Park, and to the beach in Whitefish. We took in the 4th of July parade in Kalispell and the Fireworks that night on Whitefish Lake. Overall, I highly recommend this property.
- Guest Lynn Corcoran (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 07/15/09
- Review Submitted 07/15/09
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with four families cooking together, then some went for a mtn bike ride, others for a run and the rest on a hike, right out the front door. The Conductor's House was the perfect location for our Thanksgiving to celebrate with family and friends. Thank you so much!
- Guest Bonnie Hannigan (Whitefish, MT)
- Date of stay 12/06/08
- Review Submitted 12/06/08
What a fantastic location for our families to enjoy a holiday meal and sleep-over. Preparing food together, walking through the woods, and enjoying the large dining room made our Thanksgiving one to remember. Thanks Conductor's House!!
- Guest Shawna Moore (Whitefish, Montana)
- Date of stay 12/05/08
- Review Submitted 12/05/08
This house is very special to us and we are thrilled to have saved it from demolition. Friends and family have been using our home for the past 10 years and now with the complete rebuild we are excited to share it with you. Please feel free to call Pete or myself to ask questions. If the Conductors house is not right for you we may be able to steer you in the right direction. Happy Travels, Peter and Linda Costain
- Guest Linda52 (Whitefish, Montana)
- Date of stay 10/14/08
- Review Submitted 10/14/08
Credit Card Security deposit reguired $295.00 Main house / $100.00 Guest cabin (both homes $395.00 a night) $165 Guest Cabin individually
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Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: We are an active family that loves to travel and have adventures. Dad is a trail designer and builder who is responsible for many of the bike trails in and around town. Mom is a travel nurse who patches up the family when they play to hard. The kids enjoy all things outdoors, they love this home due to its proximity to water and bike trails!
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
We live in town! So call us with any guestions or concerns. This home was saved from demolition when our property sold to a developer. It is the ultimate recycling project. Go green and stay with us!
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
This home sits on one acre but is surrounded by hundreds. Every window has an amazing view including the bathroom. One of our guests stated she loved brushing her teeth in the morning just to look out the window. You can follow the seasons as you watch them plant and harvest the surrounding property.
- Primary: (406) 212-5426 (Montana, USA)
- Secondary: (406) 261-3943 (Montana, USA)
All alone but close to town.
Enjoy the view of the Milkyway while star- gazing without any city lights.
The East room in the Main house. This room has a full and twin loft bed
Main House Upstairs Sun Room with fold out couch bed
Downstairs bathroom Main Home
Upstairs Landing Main Home
Main Home Upstairs Landing
Main Home Downstairs bedroom with private bath Queen Bed
Guest House Kitchen small but fully stocked!
Hike - Glacier National Park
Rebuilding - The Conductors House
BBQ on the back porch and enjoy the view!
Farm Fresh breakfast: Buy your bacon from the farm down the road!
The Dining Room
The Main Home Upstairs East bedroom Queen Bed
Bathroom with views! Main Home
Living Room and Loft in Guest House
Guest House bedroom - This has a queen bed - the loft offers a full and Queen
Play - downtown Whitefish
Relocating The Conductor's House
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