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Glacier Vista River Cottage

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Beautiful and peaceful! Evening view from the Gazebo.

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Columbia Falls cottage description

Glacier Vista River Cottage is a beautiful, serene cottage that was completely remodeled and updated in 2008 yet retains a sensible country charm and privacy. GVRC is situated on 5 acres bordering the Flathead River, and the property allows access to an island accessed only through a bridge shared with one neighbor. Abundant wildlife frequents the property, which boasts 250 feet of river frontage and views into Glacier National Park. There is easy access for fishing, canoeing, or rafting while a 12x24 gazebo provides a perfect setting for picnics, sight-seeing, fishing, and much more. You can easily lose yourself on the island and it's rarely frequented game trails. Here you get a chance to experience some of Montana's land and beauty as its best.

The cottage is conveniently located in the Flathead Valley just minutes from shopping, great dining, and outdoor recreation. It is 3 minutes drive to the charming town of Columbia Falls, 10 minutes from Whitefish/Big Mountain ski resort or the city of Kalispell, 15 minutes from Glacier National Park, and 30 minutes from Bigfork/Flathead Lake. The cottage has easy and quick access to the Glacier International Airport.

The fully furnished cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, front and side porches and all the necessities for a comfortable stay. A wood stove keeps the cottage warm and cozy in even the coldest winter nights, but during the summer the riverside and creekside firepits might be a better place to warm your bones!

Amenities: Master Bedroom: New queen memory foam Log Bed, walk-in closet, and direct backyard and river access.
- Second Bedroom: New queen pillow top bed and mirrored closet.

There is an available queen air mattress, as well as a separate twin air mattress, both with built in air pumps, in case an extra 1-3 guests are joining. On top of that, the couch is super comfortable...it's hard not to fall asleep there!

Other features include:
- Wood Stove, electric heat
- 42 inch TV & extensive movie collection, stereo.
- High speed wireless Internet (free, of course!), cable
- Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher.
- Barbeque/BBQ Grill, Wood Burning Grill over Bonfire pit.
- Full kitchen.
- Paved road right to house.
- Optional weekly,or daily cleaning service(extra charge).
- Private bridge and trails on property.
- split firewood, coffee/tea, condiments, dish & clothes soap.
- wheelchair accessible

I have set this cabin up as a calm and peaceful vacation retreat, with all the comforts to ensure a happy and comfortable escape from the hustle of normal life. But since my family and I can't be there all the time, I am pleased to share it with you. I hope you can enjoy it as much as I do!

GVRC does rarely allow guests to bring dogs to the cottage, and I have a dog in my family. We make every effort to minimize any impact of pets on the home, but please be aware of this if allergies are a concern for you or your family.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                While pets are not typically present at GVRC, I do own a dog who stays at the cottage when we do. I understand the difficulty in finding pet-friendly accommodation, so in certain circumstances pets may be allowed. A larger damage deposit may be required!...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We only rent to those 21 and over. Children are welcome with their parents. Please contact property manager if there are any special circumstances....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Both bedrooms have new queen beds, one a memory foam orthopedic and the other a plush pillow top. There is one queen air mattress for 2 additional guests, as well as a twin air mattress for 1 more. If you're really trying to squeeze in, one more person can sleep on the couch!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              Other Amenities

                  • If you want daily or extra cleaning, please let the property mgr know what days and it will be arranged for an extra fee....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books:

                    Not many so far, but we're working on it. If you have any good reads you want to share and leave behind for the next guests, feel free!...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Budget
                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sledding

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    Property is located on the Flathead River. It is a about a 2 min walk to the river....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mountain view from the property, especially on the river...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Located outside the Columbia falls limits, but still an easy 4-5 minute drive to the city amenities. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Waterway right behind the cottage 2 min walk over a private bridge and island to the river...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Great views from the riverfront gazebo, or the private dock!...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Rafting
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Climbing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Fireplace:

                            The wood-burning stove provides a fantastic ambiance to even the coldest winter night...moreless

                          • Wood Stove:

                            Wood is generally provided to keep the home warm in the winter. You may have to split some yourself if I haven't been there in a while (an axe is there, of course!)...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Electric heating and wood stove. ...moreless

                          • Garage:

                            While there is a garage I typically use it for my own storage. If necessary I could provide access to this. ...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Living Room open to the dining area and Kitchen. There is a woodburning stove for cool morning or cold winter days....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Kitchen:

                                Kitchen is fully equipped...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Stove

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                The riverside gazebo is on the private island that forms part of the property, a 4 minute walk from the cottage over the private bridge. ...moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Raspberry bushes and more!...moreless

                              • Ski & Snowboard:

                                10 minutes to Whitefish Ski Resort. Great skiing for all abilities. ...moreless

                              • Barbecue
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Shoulder season
                              Sep 9 - Sep 30, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $200
                              $1,200
                              Value Season
                              Oct 1 - Dec 6, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $125
                              $750
                              Ski Season 2014-15
                              Dec 7 - Apr 6, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $150
                              $750
                              Spring 2015
                              Apr 7 - May 28, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $135
                              $810
                              Summer 2015
                              May 29 - Jun 18, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $200
                              $1,200
                              Peak Season 2015
                              Jun 19 - Sep 8, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $300
                              $1,800
                              Fall 2015
                              Sep 9 - Dec 7, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $200
                              $1,200

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Tax Rate 7%

                              Notes:

                              Payment by CHECKS or CASH only (sorry, setting up credit card payment has been impossible!)

                              WE NEVER EVER USE WESTERN UNION!

                              PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY

                              Rates $750 - $1800 per week USD

                              ($100 Cleaning fee and 7% MT Lodging tax not included)

                              Interested in a longer stay? Get in touch...we may be able to negotiate a deal!

                              To secure dates, $250.00 deposit due within 10 days. You will be sent a rental contract. The balance, including rental amt, $100 Cleaning Fee, and 7% Bed Tax, is due 30 days from rental date. $250 rental deposit will then become a damage deposit and returned from 1-10 days after departure. Checks or cash.


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                              Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                              Location

                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Glacier International Airport
                              8 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Whitefish Amtrak depot
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              hwy 2 and hwy 40
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Blue Moon
                              15 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              (Big Mtn)Whitefish Ski Resort
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Meadow Lake Golf course
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Backroom BBQ

                              Other Activities: Camping, bird watching, canoeing, rafting, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ATV exploring

                               

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                              Photos

                              • Beautiful and peaceful! Evening view from the Gazebo.

                                Beautiful and peaceful! Evening view from the Gazebo.

                              • Master Bedroom with Tepur-pedic Queen size mattress

                                Master Bedroom with Tepur-pedic Queen size mattress

                              • Glacier View River Cottage

                                Glacier View River Cottage

                              • A view of the gazebo and property on the river.

                                A view of the gazebo and property on the river.

                              • Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park just minutes away!

                                Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park just minutes away!

                              • Our gazebo is perfect for picnics!

                                Our gazebo is perfect for picnics!

                              • Side porch

                                Side porch

                              • Master bathroom has tile floors and walk in closet

                                Master bathroom has tile floors and walk in closet

                              • Side porch view of the apple tree and Lilacs

                                Side porch view of the apple tree and Lilacs

                              • Private Bridge over the creek on the property

                                Private Bridge over the creek on the property

                              • Firepit on the River

                                Firepit on the River

                              • Beautiful big yard with Lilacs,  Mature fruit trees, Fire pit and Outdoor BBQ

                                Beautiful big yard with Lilacs, Mature fruit trees, Fire pit and Outdoor BBQ

                              • The full kitchen allows being able to cook as if at home.

                                The full kitchen allows being able to cook as if at home.

                              • 12x24 gazebo is great for any occasion!

                                12x24 gazebo is great for any occasion!

                              • Huge yard with 2 firepits, 2 BBQ area's private bridge and second creek!!

                                Huge yard with 2 firepits, 2 BBQ area's private bridge and second creek!!

                              • Great fishing!  This one caught upstream from cottage.

                                Great fishing! This one caught upstream from cottage.

                              • Master bath has a full shower tub and walk in closet.

                                Master bath has a full shower tub and walk in closet.

                              • Gazebo picture

                                Gazebo picture

                              • View from the Front porch in the Spring

                                View from the Front porch in the Spring

                              • Hungry Horse Dam Area only 5 minutes from cottage! A great area to explore.

                                Hungry Horse Dam Area only 5 minutes from cottage! A great area to explore.

                              • Second bedroom features a queen pillow-top bed allowing for great sleep.

                                Second bedroom features a queen pillow-top bed allowing for great sleep.

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                              View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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