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Duck Lake Frontage, Near Babb,Glacier Park, St. Mary's, Many Glacier

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Babb house description

Our Duck Lake home is a family-friendly, warm and inviting three bedroom hideaway with all the comforts of home. We (Don and Irene) bought our lake-front lot about 4 years ago as a place to park a camper and enjoy this lovely area alone or with our children and grandchildren. We loved the view, the neighbors, the fishing, and scenery that feeds the soul. We decided to build, then found a nice home to move onto a styrofoam-formed daylight basement on our large lot. The large master bedroom has a king-sized bed, and private bath. This bedroom has a lake view. Bedroom #2 has a four-poster queen bed literally 'fit for a queen'. Bedroom #3 features a bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and a single on the top. In the closet there is a single 'taco' bed, and a port-a-crib. An air mattress could be used in the living room. A full main bath (with heated tile floor), large living room, dining room, and full kitchen complete the main floor. As all the homes in this beautiful area, we get our water from a well. And as all the homes in the area, the water has a high iron content. A water conditioner and iron filters have been installed, but there is a slight iron smell detectable. This water has been tested by a state-approved lab and is safe for drinking. Large windows in every room brings the outdoors 'in'. The basement is not move-in ready yet, and the deck on the lakeside is mostly finished! Watching the sun come up with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate on the deck overlooking the lake couldn't get any better!. Another deck cantilevered over the lake has been placed next to the garage. This deck was salvaged from the front of Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone Park. It has accommodated literally thousands of visitors there before a new visitors center and walkways replaced the old. The iron pickets in the front fence were salvaged from the recent construction of the East Glacier bridge. We love the historic touches to our place! A garage is available if needed, although a full curved driveway makes room-a-plenty for parking vehicles and/or boats. A 'roll out' boat dock is available from the lot's lake access. Glacier National Park is about 15 minutes away. Seasonal restaurants, small shops, as well as St. Mary's Lake and other attractions are close by as well. Bring warm clothing if you decide to go over the famous 'Going to the Sun' highway, ( a 'must see')! Snow, icy waterfalls and wild flowers, and wild life do co-exist nicely there!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                We encourage respect to our home and local environment. Wildlife are common inhabitants and transcient visitors of the area. Water safety should be a major concern for both young and old. Watch your children and keep them safe as you enjoy our wonderful surroundings....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • King size beds (1) Master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Bdrm #2, Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-crib and highchair., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) single 'taco' bed (roll-away)., Bunk Beds (1) Has double bed on bottom, single on top in Bdrm #3....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Fully functioning kitchen with glass-top stove, coffee maker, blender, toaster, microwave, cooking utensils, dishes and glassware, some basic cooking staples (spices, etc.)...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full fridge with freezer on top....moreless

              • Dining
              • Child's Highchair
              • Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Off road curved dreiveway for parking vehicles, boat, trailer. Lake access for boats....moreless

              • Heating:

                Electric...moreless

              • Garage
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Fireplace

              Other Amenities

                  • Family friendly, warm and inviting hideaway in one of the most beautiful places on earth. All the comforts of home. A deck is still in the planning stages, and the walk-out basement is still under construction. The main floor is ready for guests! There is a boat dock into Duck Lake, one of Montana's premier trout fishing lakes. Our grandchildren, Emily and Josh, loved skating, sledding and sliding on the frozen lake that was dotted most of the winter with ice-fishing houses....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    Limited movies, mostly family oriented. Also have a good selection of books to relax with after a full and active day, or during inclement weather....moreless

                  • Television:

                    TV is only for watching movies, or playing games. No satellite or cable....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Assortment of boxed games, mostly family oriented...moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    X-Box 360 for games and movies....moreless

                  • Video Games:

                    Only several games available....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Some fiction and non-fiction....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Cell phone booster and cell phone auxilliary phones in house. Requires your personal cell phone. No other phone services....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Some fishing poles and gear. Some life vests....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Small concrete deck on lake side....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                      • Lake View:

                        The sometimes sparkling and other times stormy lake with it's fishing boats bobbing on the surface, and the water birds and raptors swooping over or landing on the surface, looking for a meal is showcased by the kitchen, dining room and master bedroom windows. The kinds of birds change with the season, as birds migrate north and south....moreless

                      • Lakefront:

                        Our home has lakefront access to Duck Lake, one of Montana's premier trout fishing lakes. A 'roll-out' dock is also there....moreless

                      • Monument View:

                        Chief Mountain, the sacred mountain to the Blackfeet Indian Tribe, is framed by the livingroom and 2 bedroom windows....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        The panaramic, majestic, snow-capped mountains of Glacier National Park are also viewed adjacent to Chief Mountain....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Peak Season May 15 - Oct. 15, $275 nightly, 3 nights minimun. 
                      Weekly (7 nights) $1750
                      Sleeps 8 in beds, plus provided port-a-crib, queen air mattress 
                      $150 cleaning fee. 
                      7% bed (lodging) tax. $49 Non-refundable damage insurance
                      50% deposit to hold reservation, 
                      Off Season (Oct. 15 - May 15) $175 nightly, 3 night minimum 
                      Christmas & Thanksgiving weeks peak season prices.
                      

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                      Last updated: 08/01/2014
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                      Location

                      Enjoy stargazing, Northern Lights displays, viewing and photographing spectacular wild flowers and exquisite nature views, getting acquainted with friendly local folks, meeting and swapping stories with visitors from all over the globe, including the students who spend their summers working in and around Glacier Park, view Blackfeet Indian cultural activities and enjoy breathing CLEAN Air! Live theater and music 'happens' in the Glacier Park lodges in the summer. Winter activities include ice fishing, back country skiiing, snow mobiling, sledding. Close to Canadian border and Cardston, Alberta. Lethbridge, Alberta (Costco, and shopping centers) is about 1/2 hour away. Kalispell, Montana and Great Falls, Montana are about 2 hours away.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: Don, a retired health systems administrator and business owner is an avid sportsman and Irene, a registered nurse, have lived in and loved Montana most of our lives. About 2 years ago, A friend and Duck Lake year-around resident friend called and told us about this beautiful, lakefront lot that was for sale. We, with daughter Dawn, bought it and spent many months building, upgrading, and enjoying it. Warm, solid wood doors and woodwork complement the warm earthtones in the rooms, Comfortable beds and furnishings give you those 'ahhhhhh' moments when you slow down and relax. It has been mostly a labor of love (but yes, there have been some 'X#*m%vm' moments we'll have to admit). We haven't yet finished all the upgrades that we plan, but the warm and serene atmosphere of the home and it's setting now make it a wonderful place for children and grandchildren to gather, recreate, and relax year around. Winter months here are not for 'sissies', however. Often there is an abundance of snow and frigid weather that makes the surface of the lake becomes a skating rink a foot or two thick, which make the ice-fishermen smile from ear to ear as they sit around their heaters in the icehouse! Yes, a few of the over-eager have dropped vehicles into the lake through ice not quite thick enough. We love this area, and we think you will too!

                      Why the Owner Chose Babb:
                      Location, location, wonderful location! Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park, trophy trout fishing in your own back yard, wildlife, wild flowers, many species of birds, and all the comforts of home, The neighbors are friends as soon as you meet them. This area is why Montana has been called 'The Treasure State' and 'Big Sky Country'!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We've chosen not to bring the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to this place. We don't have cable or dish T.V., although music, books and movies, and games (and a radio) are there if we want them. We do have a cell phone booster and auxilliary phones if we need or want to communicate. But this is a 'get-away-from-it-all place', where a bushy-tailed fox trots through the yard. A white-tailed deer reaches up to munch the leaves on a low-hanging branch, a nervous fawn close by. Loons call from the lake. Fish arch as they jump in the water. Graceful swans gliding on a placid lake surface between boats that float or bob as the fishermen they carry cast graceful arches of line on either side of their boats. Ducks quack, quack, quake their silly-sounding call. An eagle swoops and picks a fish right out of the water. Johnny-jump-ups and other wild flowers riot across fields and hillsides. And all framed by majestic, snow-capped mountain peaks. Could there be a sweeter place?


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                      Photos

                      • A chilly day at Duck Lake....

                        A chilly day at Duck Lake....

                      • Bedroom #2 with queen bed. Mountain view from window.

                        Bedroom #2 with queen bed. Mountain view from window.

                      • Main bath as seen from the hall.

                        Main bath as seen from the hall.

                      • Looking towards kitchen window, from which you see lake.

                        Looking towards kitchen window, from which you see lake.

                      • Wildflowers along roadside.

                        Wildflowers along roadside.

                      • Wildflowers and bluebird houses.

                        Wildflowers and bluebird houses.

                      • On Duck Lake looking toward the West shore. Cabins/Glacier Park/mtns in backgrn

                        On Duck Lake looking toward the West shore. Cabins/Glacier Park/mtns in backgrn

                      • Sunset on Duck Lake.

                        Sunset on Duck Lake.

                      • Master bedroom with king bed. Lake views from windows.

                        Master bedroom with king bed. Lake views from windows.

                      • #3 Bedroom with full/twin bunk. Mountain view from window.

                        #3 Bedroom with full/twin bunk. Mountain view from window.

                      • Looking into kitchen from dining room.

                        Looking into kitchen from dining room.

                      • Looking into livingroom from entry. Mountain view are seen through this window.

                        Looking into livingroom from entry. Mountain view are seen through this window.

                      • Duck Lake from the west side

                        Duck Lake from the west side

                      • Chief Mountain on the right,

                        Chief Mountain on the right,

                      • Fall colors with snow capped Glacier Park/Rocky Mountains/Chief Mtn in backgrnd.

                        Fall colors with snow capped Glacier Park/Rocky Mountains/Chief Mtn in backgrnd.

                      • Horses grazing peacefully in the foothills of the snow-capped Rocky Mtns/Glacier

                        Horses grazing peacefully in the foothills of the snow-capped Rocky Mtns/Glacier

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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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