'Eagles Nest' - Rustic, Romantic, Rocky Mtn Lakefront Retreat
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Polson cabin description
Experience a spectacular, sweeping view of the Mission Mountains and the sparkling, blue-green water of Flathead Lake from a cabin perched on an untouched rocky slope over the waterfront. Be amazed at the constantly changing moods, colors and beauty of the panoramic view.
Go down to the large dock and go swimming, fish for lake trout or take your boat out for a spin on the huge expanse of the main body of the lake. Or perhaps kayak or canoe over to explore Pirate`s Cove to find hidden treasures (such as driftwood sculptures). Savor your privacy with a glass of wine on a deck like the bow of a ship sailing on an ocean... or rise early to see the magnificent sunrises.
Treasure the exclusivity of 200 ft. lakefront with untouched nature on both sides, while being only 10 miles from Polson. Either go shopping, visit summer festivals, view art exhibitions or enjoy a live play or muscial in Bigfork - only a mere 50 minutes away or just across the lake by boat.
Two bedrooms and 1 bath accomodate 5 persons with firm beds, a queen-size in one room and a double and single in the other. Warm up with a fire in the wood-stove while taking in the panoramic view. Furnishings are early American, cozy and rustic. Take your dog for a wonderful hike up to the ridge for views all the way up to Glacier Natl. Park, across to Wildhorse Island and to the west for incredible sunsets.
Polson is only 20 minutes away by car and offers excellent grocery shopping, plus a 9-hole and 18-hole golf course, boat rentals, rafting possibilities and a cinema.
Keywords: Breathtaking view of the Mission Mtns, secluded, untouched landscape, spectacular sunrises, swimming, fishing and boating paradise on the main body of Flathead Lake, hiking, bird watching, relaxing
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Limited Accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Pantry Items
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Stove:
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- CD Player
- Pool Table
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
The Mission Mtns. can be explored, hiked and camped in with a permit from the Tribal authority,at Walmart. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Additional information can be obtained from owner who has explored the Missions extensively....moreless
- Lake View:
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Mountain Climbing
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
I am hesitant to write a review - we hope to go back next year and don't want to share this place with anyone! The cabin is situated on a perfect secluded piece of the lake. The view was breath-taking, the water was clear and fresh, the cabin was just as a lake cabin should be - user friendly, very homey and easy access to the water. The personal attention we rec'd from the owner as well as the property manager made our stay easy - we left with amazing memories (and some great pictures too)!
- Guest Nik (Missoula MT )
- Date of stay 07/29/12
- Review Submitted 08/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Eagles or Bat's Nest
Eagles or Bat's Nest
I agree with many of the comments posted by other visitors, especially the fantastic location and setting of Eagles Nest. Yes, you can tell this is a well loved, family, rustic cabin BUT it needs major upgrading to be worth the high season rate we paid. The bathroom is a room you want to spend as little time as possible in, everything in there needs updating. It may be clean but you surely don't want to look too close. The shower head.....ridiculous, even for a 5'2" person like me. The "master" bedroom did not have shades only sheer curtains and it would have been nice to sleep in a darkened room. Someone early on mentioned the screen door handle and it was still ready to fall off when we stayed but the door itself fell off with broken wheels that had to be replaced. Jeff did respond and had someone up to the cabin the same morning I called....that was promising and we had the handyman fix a couple of other things that needed attention. Are guests the only ones who see these annoyances? One day I moved a chaise cushion that was in the living room out to the deck and when I unfolded it, there was a bat sleeping in it. Another night, the 4 of us were sitting inside with the doors closed and a bat started flying around the living room. I have been a tent camper for years and never had to deal with bats in my tent. I could go on commenting about this "rough in the jewel" but I will close with this. When I am paying top price during high season, I at least expect there to be POTABLE water available......2 gallons in the fridge with a note that we were responsible for our further water needs was taking it a bit far, especially with the difficulty of getting in and out of your place to resupply without 4 wheel drive. Linda, when you say that renters should do their homework and pay attention to "rustic" descriptions, I think you should find out how to be an inn keeper/owner and offer better customer service. Also, the directions are terrible and had it not been for a neighbor out walking we would have been lost. The sign with the Langes is almost unreadable.
- Guest Kuki (Novato, CA, USA)
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
A Lovely Place!
A Lovely Place!
Pluses are many, minuses are few. Pluses: the view. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well-stocked with equipment. Books, magazines, brochures, information a-plenty for things to do locally. Local hiking opportunities. The sounds of the lake going woosh woosh as you slept. The view. Plenty of towels, linen, housekeeping items and misc. supplies. Appliances and fixtures in working order. The canoe. The view. Did I mention the view? Minuses: showerhead waaayyy too low (like child sized). Road conditions a bit harsh, but we had a jeep so no big deal. Tricky getting the canoe down to the dock, even with two people. No AC, which didn't bother us at all, but might bother others. Ditto laundry facilities. As for the bug and smell thing mentioned by a previous reviewer, were they high on crack? Cabin was perfectly clean except for the occasional cobweb, it smelled like a normal home in a forest on a lake, and we have seen more bugs in our suburban Chicago home then we did here. Forests have bugs; get over it.
- Guest Todd and Audrey (Illinois)
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/20/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
My family and I really enjoyed the location of the cottage. We have a boat and this was perfectly set up for a family who enjoys the water, such as us. The cottage itself was clean and smelled fresh right away. It was a through back to 80's for sure. The inside could really use some serious upgrading. The sewer smell went up and down. Overall we had a great stay, but for the expense, this cottage needs to be upgraded inside. We enjoyed boating into Polson, the fireworks, the food and the people.
- Guest Dave (Calgary)
- Date of stay 07/02/13
- Review Submitted 07/17/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children.
RUSTIC RELAXATION OUTSIDE POLSON FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
RUSTIC RELAXATION OUTSIDE POLSON FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
The view of the lake and the out-of-the-way situation are the selling points for this spot. It's a rustic cabin with hot and cold running water and a flush lou so it meets ones needs and we were comfortable and content finding the amenities very suitable. You can see it's been in a family for years so is a much-loved and used vacation home and this is part of the appeal. It was lovely to be on the water with easy access and we so enjoyed being allowed to have our pet with us. If you don't like bugs and bats and creepy crawlies, this is not the place for you!! The drive-way isn't quite good enough for a low-slung car but we were in a 4 x 4 and it was okay:-) All-in-all, we would recommend 'Eagles Nest'.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/06/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Renter beware ......
Renter beware ......
Upon arrival, and finding a facility that only had superficial likenesses of the website pictures, we called Jeff at Glacier Properties and left message that we were shocked and totally disappointed, and that we desired that he find us another rental for the week. After a bit, we received a voicemail that had no urgency or real concern for our arrival/findings/dissatisfaction; there was certainly no professional attention to our needs. So, we then attempted to make the best of it. We never did see anyone from Glacier Properties. This place is a dump with panoramic views! Doors do not operate properly, with deck screen handle literally following off. The odor of must and ammonia/urine was overwhelming; could not even be inside without all windows and doors open to dilute the stench. We had to crate our pets while inside to keep them from tracking the previous animal residue. Stove top was disgusting, and we were afraid to use it. BBQ grille was literally packed with burned grease and required our cleaning prior to usage. Bedrooms were disgusting, and my wife would not even use a bed---slept on couch covered with our own blanket. Carpets were dirty and we had to vacuum just to compromise on conditions. If you want to fish, no need to buy bait as you can use the worms and critters crawling on the floor. Now being told it will take days, maybe longer, to get our security deposit back, when we left the dump better than we found it! Our first visit to Montana will be our last.
- Guest Don R.
- Date of stay 05/19/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Owner response: Owners and property managers beware! of annoyed tenants who write malicious reviews. What really upset this tenant was the cold and rainy weather not unusual 3rd week of May.Obviously he had not informed himself about this before renting early in spring.Neither had he thoroughly read the VRO ad which offers a rustic forest lake-shore cabin. He called us day after arrival and left a message that he had been deceived but did not mention specific problems.He wanted to leave and get his rent back.To this we could not agree.We tried to contact him that day several times both on his cell and the cabin´s phone.We left messages asked for specifics offered our help but he did not call back.Instead he sent a textmessage saying"they would now go hiking shopping fishing and that they would make the best out of a bad situation".Weatherwise he was correct,his allegations are mostly wrong! The carpets are not new but were and are clean. A pestcontroller had made 3 applications.3 days before arrival we thoroughly cleaned vacuumed mopped and aired the cabin and put fresh linen on all beds.There was no bad odor nor any worms or critter.So there can´t be a deception and this tenant was not misled by property manager or owner After he left we inspected the property together with a third person as witness.There was no urine smell nor life critters.Yes 3 minor items are correct.We forgot to clean the BBQ the stove drip-pans should have been replaced and the screendoor handle was broken.All this we could have fixed if he had informed us correctly instead of raising unsubstantiated claims.To call this lovely cabin a"dump"and to claim we did not immediately reply his call and offer professional attention is simply not true! Jeff We wonder where this anonymous writer scared up these false accusations.It must have been because our property manager would not refund his rent without valid reasons. Our "guest" was the first this spring.Since our lake-shore cabin is in a forest with deer grazing,an occasional racoon or skunk,these animals probably felt the place belonged to them and not to the tenant´s dogs after the long winter.Later they withdraw. We suggest this person does his climate and vacation rental homework the next time "he never visits Montana again". If you have any questions please send us or the property manager an email. Linda (owner)
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4 night min stay
Sep 7 - Oct 15
4 night min stay
May 15 - Jun 28
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
50% of rental rate to get a confirmed reservation.
Final payment and deposit(s) are due 60 days prior to check-in date.
Rental deposit is $ 350
Please observe cancellation terms as per rental agreement
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Fees for normal cleaning and laundry of $ 100 are included in the rates. If "unusual cleaning" becomes necessary, it will be taken out of the deposit.
There is a 7% Montana Lodging tax on top of the rental rate.
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Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: I`m a native Missoulian with a European husband and a home in Germany, a passion for traveling, learning languages and mountain climbing. A love of children, animals, nature and beauty have always made Flathead Lake and the wilderness areas surrounding it very, very special to me. We have explored every trail in the Mission Mtns. and have seen grizzly bears on the peaks. We also always enjoy the bison on the Natl. Bison Range close by and the wild sheep on Wildhorse Island. Although we live in Europe, we spent most of the summers while our children were growing up at the lake cabin. I love the sound of the waves beating against the rocky shoreline when I go to sleep, or drinking a cappucino in the shade of the ancient and enormous ponderosa pine which shades the wrap-around deck from the morning sun. Diving from the dock into the deep, green, cyrstal-clear water for a swim in the full moon-river of summer is unforgettable!
Why the Owner Chose Polson:
I grew up in Montana and acquired the cabin from my parents. Going up to the lake from Missoula was always relaxing and exciting, especially the first glimpse of the Missions after driving up through the valley and over the pass. Rocky Point ( Matterhorn Point) is not only one of the most beautiful places on the lake, it is also close to Polson, Glacier Natl. Park, Kalispell and Missoula while maintaining a secluded atmosphere.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The view is one of the most breath-taking and untouched on the entire lake. Possibilites to hike are more numerous than on other, more crowded parts of the lake. The deep water prevents 'lake itch' which can occur in shallower water. There are no geese to dirty up the shoreline, as there is only a rocky slope going straight into the water. Since we are on the main body of the lake it is quieter than on the other side of Rocky Point or other locations where there are so many docks that they are almost joined to each other.
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view of cabin from the side
Bedroom with single and double bed
Looking down onto the dock from the deck and across the lake to the Mission Mtns
Bedroom with queen bed
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Date last modified - Saturday, May 25, 2013
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