Brand New Home Inside Glacier National Park!
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
West Glacier house description
Glacier Bear Retreat is a brand new property, under construction, scheduled for completion in December 2013. This spectacular residence is located INSIDE of Glacier National Park on the West side of Lake McDonald, a short 7-minute walk to Apgar Village. Glacier Bear is not lakefront. This storybook cottage with 3 bdms, (including a bunk room that sleeps 5) can accommodate 9 people.
Located on almost an acre of private property with Fish Creek and Apgar Creek flowing through the property, Glacier Bear is quiet, private and peaceful. Aptly named “Retreat”, Glacier Bear is perfect for nature-loving families who are looking for a quiet place to reconnect with the natural beauty of Glacier National Park. (If you’re looking for a party house, this isn’t the place for you.)
The main level includes a kitchen with island, great room with fireplace, dining room, master bedroom with queen bed, master bath, and an additional powder room. Covered and screened porches add additional square footage and provide beautiful outdoor living.
Climb the winding stairway up the turret to the second floor, with another queen bedroom and the bunk room (with two double beds and one twin), and a full bath with tub and shower.
Glacier Bear Retreat is perfectly located as your base for exploring the wonders of Glacier National Park. Just steps away from breathtaking Lake McDonald, you can fill your day with recreational boating (rentals available), swimming, or photographing the range of mountain peaks that frame the lake. You’re a few minutes walk from the town of Apgar, where you can grab a morning coffee, an ice cream, enjoy the offerings of the café or shop in the gift shops. We’re also connected to miles of paved trails leading into the town of West Glacier (about 3 miles away), so you’ll have ample opportunities for easy hiking and mountain biking too. Or, just hang out by the stream, make yummy smores in the outside fireplace on the screened porch, pick huckleberries, curl up in the window seat and read a book, or just rest, relax and enjoy the beauty that is Glacier Bear Retreat.
Drive the Going to the Sun Road for a host of photographic and hiking options. We’re happy to recommend guides for horseback riding, white water rafting, helicopter tours, fly-fishing and other recreational activities too. And, if you’re not interested in driving, you’re only a short walk from the Apgar transportation center where you can enjoy a ride on the historic Glacier Red Cars or take the free shuttle bus throughout the Park. A week simply won’t be enough time to enjoy all that Glacier Bear Retreat has to offer!
Glacier Bear Retreat is available year round in all seasons. However, the snow season offers a unique opportunity to experience a remote retreat, as the road to Glacier Bear is closed from January 1st-March 15th, or earlier/later, depending upon the weather. (This means that you’ll have to walk 2/10th of a mile to access the property in the wintertime, but it will be totally private and oh so beautiful!) Imagine spending a week at a warm, cozy “Currier and Ives” storybook cottage in the woods… writing your next novel, brainstorming your next business idea, or just relaxing by the fire reconnecting with friends and family. For those who love the snow, snowman building, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are available right from your front door. Snowmobiling tours are available 15 minutes away, outside the Park.
Glacier Bear Retreat is a one-of-a-kind property. Rarely are properties INSIDE of Glacier National Park ever made available for others to enjoy. We’re opening our home to a select few families- and we’re looking to build relationships with repeat business. Therefore, for anyone who books and pays for their holiday at Glacier Bear Retreat in 2013 for a vacation anytime within the next year, we’ll save your spot for you for future years as well, to enable you to create a tradition for your own family. In other words, if you want to book the 2nd week of July every year, you can do that now. We realize that once people know about Glacier Bear Retreat, it will book very quickly as there’s nothing like it in the Park. Therefore, if you are interested, please let us know today to hold your space.
We’ll post photos as the construction progresses, at GlacierBearRetreat.com. To see our completed standard of quality, feel free to check out our sister property, Dreaming Bear Lodge in Whitefish, at VRBO #473555.
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Beach View:
sports and adventure activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Room
- Child's Highchair
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Living Room
- Hair Dryer
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
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7 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning fee per visit: $350
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: FCA - Glacier Park International Airport at 20 Miles
- Nearest Train: West Glacier, MT (Amtrak Station) at 2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: MT Hwy 2, at the entrance to West Glacier, MT at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake McDonald at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: West Glacier at 2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Whitefish Mountain at 30 Miles
- Nearest Golf: West Glacier at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: West Glacier at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: My name is Gail Lynne Goodwin, and I'm known as the founder and Ambassador of Inspiration for InspireMeToday.com. I love to share inspiration with others and to be inspired! My husband and I built this property to share the magic of Glacier with others.
Why the Owner Chose West Glacier:
Wait until you see Glacier Bear Retreat, and you'll understand. There's nothing quite like it! From the rugged beauty of the lake and mountains, to the peace and tranquility of the property, complete with two streams and soaring cedar trees, we believe Glacier Bear Retreat will capture your heart as it has captured ours.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, location, location. This is the best of both worlds- in that Glacier Bear Retreat is a magnificent home, AND it's located INSIDE of Glacier National Park. Not a mile away, or a ten minute drive like a lot of other listings- it's IN the park. You'll sleep snugly in your luxurious surroundings, with the full splendor of Mother Nature at your doorstep.
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Here's the rendering for our home which is currently under construction.
McDonald Creek, a few minutes from the house
Lake McDonald, a 5-minute walk from Glacier Bear Retreat
Bear Grass in the woods
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