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Summer Vacation in Whitefish. Wonderful! Reeky Lum!

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The snow belt of the Stillwater valley. Winter brings lots of the white stuff.

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Last updated: 08/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes chateau / country house description

This wonderful 3400 square foot custom home is located 12 miles north of the destination town of Whitefish, Montana on 20 acres of forested land adjoining the Stillwater State Forest. Snowmobiling to the top of Big Mountain can start at the front door. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling opportunities are nearly endless in winter. A 20 minute ride will get you to Whitefish Mountain Resort, formerly Big Mountain, where world class downhill skiers gather. Summer affords limitless recreational activities all within easy driving distance. Glacier National Park is a beautiful 30 minute drive.

Views from the great room and all bedrooms are of Big Mountain through the forest where wildlife abounds. Solitude and peacefulness will surround you as the Montana weather encircles you. Spacious living areas make plenty of room for fun and relaxation both indoors and out. Large deck with BBQ offer summer oportunities.

An on-site trail system make enjoying Montana a dream. Discover a mountain marsh, Large tree forest and open spaces as well. Within short walking distance to 'A Trail Runs Through It' system trailhead that can take you on a wonderful trail around the area. Check out this system on line. You may see Bald Eagles, Red Tail Hawks, White tail deer, Mule deer, Elk, Moose and even a rare bear as well as many other species. In addition the property adjoins the Stillwater State Forest which offers nearly endless walking opportunities.

Only 12 miles north of Whitefish this mountain home is close to all the area has to offer. 50 miles North and you'll be in Canada. Amtrak's 'Empire Builder' stops in Whitefish daily. Car rentals are available from Hertz at the station. Roads are fully plowed in winter and conventional vehicles seldom have difficulty. (However, heavy snows can happen!) For more photos please email us with your desires. or visit our facebook page. Just search for 'Reeky Lum'

Come and enjoy Montana. Truely the 'Last Best Place'.

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Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Kids are asked to behave in a civilized fashion to minimize your exposure to loss of your damage deposit. A child safety gate is available for the stairwell to the basement. Most outlets are 'Kid Proofed'. Sleds and 'saucers' can be a lot of fun right off of the deck....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Upper floor is at ground level with adequate doorways to accommodate standard wheel chair access. There are no provisions in bathrooms....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We value our home. Because of this we have an age limit. You must be 25 years of age to be the principle renter of our property....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Ashtrays are provided for outdoor smoking ONLY. Indoor smoking will be cause to forfeit entire damage deposit....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets MAY be allowed with prior approval ONLY. An additional damage deposit will be required....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • Den

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              • Queen size Beds (1) Queen in Master and in two down stairs bedrooms. Queen Hide-a-Bed in Den. 2 Full bed downstairs Bedroom. All premium quality and very comfortable. Downstairs bedroom., Child Beds (1) Several cots, and air matresses are available , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Hide-a-Bed in Den. Premium quality....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Dishwasher, Ice-maker, Gas Range, Dishes, cooking utensils, cookware, flatware, toaster, microwave, mixer, trash compactor, coffee maker....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Top fridge. Bottom freezer with ice-maker....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Full kitchen 'hardware' supplied....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Paved Boat, RV, Snowmobile trailer parking available....moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Trailer parking OK. Electric hook-up only. Adjoins Stillwater State Forest, Snowmobile to the top of Big Mountain from the front door, Significant groomed winter trails, Theatre room, horse shoe pit, winter sledding. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Upstairs den with DISH satellite, flat screen and Bose sound, DVD player. Theatre room projection TV, DVD and VHS players and massive sound. DVD, CD and VHS library. Large library of books for every taste....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    CD player and premium sound in the Great Room....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Local and Emergency 911 calls only...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    DSL speed on our dedicated WI-FI....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Elevated 12 X 22 deck with wonderful views out the kitchen door with retractable awning for summer sun....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Ski-In:

                    Cross-country and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing know no bounds in winter. The property adjoins the Stillwater State Forest for miles and miles of opportunity. This is Ski-in, Ski-out for cross-country/Nordic activities only. Big Mountain down hill ski area is a short drive into Whitefish....moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    Cross-country and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing know no bounds in winter. The property adjoins the Stillwater State Forest for miles and miles of opportunity. This is Ski-in, Ski-out for cross-country/Nordic activities only. Big Mountain down hill ski area is a short drive into Whitefish....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    The Whitefish Range and Big Mountain to the East across a large lawn and the Salish Range to the West make for views from almost anywhere. There is NO HUNTING or Fireworks allowed on our property....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Hunting
                  • Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Skiing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                   

                  Reviews

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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $300 $300
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  Stay for seven nights and pay for six. ($1800.00)

                  Eight nights or more $250.00 per night.

                  50% of rental fee due upon booking to ensure reservation.

                  Remainder of rental, deposits, fees and taxes due 30 days in advance of stay.


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                  Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                  Location

                  Dog Sled rides, Sleigh rides, Summer ski-lift rides, Glacier National Park 35 minutes away. Consider Amtrak - Whitefish station stop on the famed "Empire Builder" is 15 minutes away from this home. Car rental is available from Hertz at the station.

                  Games and puzzles in large volume are supplied. The spacious deck allows outdoor BBQ and relaxation in the Montana paradise.

                  On-site walking trail system allows our guests to experience Montana to the fullest. In addition within a short walk is a trail head for "A Trail Runs Through It" system which allows miles of hiking on established trails. Check this system out at http://whitefishtrail.net/2011WT_TrailMap.pdf

                  Or, take a hike or snowmobile in the adjoining Stillwater State Forest. Again the opportunities are nearly endless.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: We bought this property in 1999 with the intent of building our dream home on a ridge looking towards Montana's Whitefish Range and Big Mountain ski resort. We did just that in 2001 and enjoy this spot we call 'Reeky Lum' (Gaelic for 'Smoking Chimney') very much. After 25 years in the Willamette Valley of Oregon with all of its hustle and bustle it just seemed right. And it is!

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                  This home was designed and built by the owners as a dream home. A place where family and friends gather and enjoy Montana. 'Reeky Lum' is truly unique in its solitude and peacefulness. The Whitefish area abounds with scenic beauty and civic pride. It is truly the 'Last Best Place'.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  The snowmobiling possibilities from the front door are diverse and fantastic. If 'high marking' is your thing Red Meadow is about an hour away by snowmobile. Much of the trail is groomed to that point to meet the wants of the less wild group. Access to the top of Big Mountain is easy too. It is one of the few places in the country where machines and skiers can be together. Down hill skiers from all over the world congregate on the slopes of Big Mountain. Summer has its rewards too. Miles of hiking, mountain biking and outdoor activities in Big Sky country right from the front door.


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                  Photos

                  • The snow belt of the Stillwater valley. Winter brings lots of the white stuff.

                    The snow belt of the Stillwater valley. Winter brings lots of the white stuff.

                  • A cozy fireplace and wide open floor plan provide lots of space for large groups

                    A cozy fireplace and wide open floor plan provide lots of space for large groups

                  • Fully equipped kitchen with deck out the door make dining and clean up easy

                    Fully equipped kitchen with deck out the door make dining and clean up easy

                  • Summer at Reeky Lum. Cool breezes and warm temperatures. Mmmmm.

                    Summer at Reeky Lum. Cool breezes and warm temperatures. Mmmmm.

                  • Wake up to views of the forest and mountains from all four bedrooms. Lovely!

                    Wake up to views of the forest and mountains from all four bedrooms. Lovely!

                  • Master Bath with dual sinks and walk-in wardrobe.

                    Master Bath with dual sinks and walk-in wardrobe.

                  • Theater room

                    Theater room

                  • Downstairs bedroom with a view.

                    Downstairs bedroom with a view.

                  • Reeky Lum faces the Whitefish Mountain Range. Views of forest and Big Mountain.

                    Reeky Lum faces the Whitefish Mountain Range. Views of forest and Big Mountain.

                  • A large deck, awning and Weber grill overlooking the lawn with mountain views.

                    A large deck, awning and Weber grill overlooking the lawn with mountain views.

                  • Large deck with great views of Big Mountain. Weber grill and retractable awning

                    Large deck with great views of Big Mountain. Weber grill and retractable awning

                  • Comfy den with Hidabed and Dish flatscreen TV. Video library. Bathroom adjacent.

                    Comfy den with Hidabed and Dish flatscreen TV. Video library. Bathroom adjacent.

                  • Downstairs Bath with dual sinks.

                    Downstairs Bath with dual sinks.

                  • Downstairs bedroom with a view.

                    Downstairs bedroom with a view.

                  • Downstairs Bedroom with a view.

                    Downstairs Bedroom with a view.

                  • Welcome to Reeky Lum.

                    Welcome to Reeky Lum.

                  VRBO #327124

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $300 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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