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Riverfront Farmhouse on 30 Acres Bordering the Stillwater River

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Last updated: 09/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes farmhouse description

This 30 acre, private property sits in a combination of a wooded and meadow setting with the Stillwater River 100 yards from the back door. It was set up for the active, outdoor, lifestyle dream. The house itself is over 3800 square feet with a recently added game room of 800 square feet with pool table, fooz ball and a flat screen tv for movies. The house is an all tile main floor with wood stove as well as radiant heating in the floor. The upper floor is all carpeted and all the bedrooms are on the upper floor.

If floating, fishing and swimming are your preference you can stroll down to the river from the house to the Stillwater River on the back of the property. There is a great 2 - 3 hour (depending on water levels) float to an easy take out spot down the road. There are no rapids on this portion of the Stillwater River, it moves at a nice floating pace, ideal for children and fishing. Stop for a picnic on one of the many sandbars or try your luck on the mud sliding bank (you won't miss this, it is a popular feature).

For motorcyclists there is access to State lands and Forest Service roads for miles of riding right off the property.

If mountain biking is more your speed, you can head over the highway and ride onto the Lupfer Loop section of the Whitefish Trail system. There are also three rock climbing areas near by.
Spend the day at Glacier Park and the evening at the Whitefish Farmers Market (tuesday nights on central avenue) and then home to relax in the quiet surroundings of the property.

The property sits 13 miles North of downtown Whitefish. The Stillwater Lake and Bar are 3 miles further North from the property for fishing and jet skiing.

Keywords: Serene, private, horses, horse, riverfront, motorcycles, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, near state land access, pet friendly, great for families with children or a romantic getaway, Glacier National Park, Whitefish, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish Lake, Tally Lake, Stillwater Lake.

** August 2013 - We have an AT&T cell service booster at the house which we can add your phone number too if you have a smart phone (flip phones do not work with the booster) and are an AT&T customer. This will provide full service in the house. Unfortunately if you use Verizon they recently lost a tower agreement and do not have service anymore at our property. This is very recent and I would call your provider before visiting if cell service is imperative to your visit. We do have a laptop for use at the house but do not have a land line.
** SUMMER BOOKINGS - JULY AND AUGUST **
We have a 7 night minimum stay required, 5 nights will be considered based on current reserved dates

**HOLIDAY BOOKING**
We ask that you book either for Xmas or New Years or both but there is a 7 day minimum over each holiday so both holidays would require a 14 night stay.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of room to run and play...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in the house, if smoking on property all butts must be picked up and disposed of...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master bedroom with adjoining full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Next to master and shares bathroom with master...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

            Not full ceiling height, converted hay loft...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

            Not full ceiling height - access is from other single room...moreless

          • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two twin bedrooms that are loft bedrooms that do not have full height ceilings, they are great for kids with a passageway between the rooms as well as a secret passage way to each of the Queen bedrooms...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1 - Master: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

            This bathroom is upstairs...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 - downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

            This bathroom is on the downstairs level...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Stillwater riverfront access for floating, fishing and swimming, extensive lawn area and meadows, walking, relaxing, borders state land for horses or bikes or just walking. Great mountain biking trails across the highway and very close to rock climbing areas. Glacier National Park is a 38 mile drive from the house, takes about 40-45 minutes....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games:

                Scrabble, Sorry, Monopoly...moreless

              • Pool Table
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                There are 2 large flat screens, one near the wood stove, the other in the game room, they are for movies only we do not have cable television...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Serene setting with woods, open pasture and the Stillwater River...moreless

              • Resort:

                Whitefish Mountains Resort is 30 minutes from the house offering both summer and winter activities. ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The Stillwater River runs across the rear of the property, 200 yards from the house...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Large farm table with additional seating at the bar...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer:

                large laundry room with double washer/dryer set up...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                We have a desk with a lap top set up in one of the Queen bedrooms for guest use...moreless

              • Covered Parking
              • Garage:

                Large covered car port...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                The floors on the main level have radiant heat and there are cadet heaters in the bedrooms upstairs. Wood stove for heating as well....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                We supply all linens...moreless

              • Living Room:

                The main floor is an open plan design with the kitchen, dining and living room area all open ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided:

                There are towels supplied in the bathrooms with additional towels in the laundry room. We do not have beach towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                large laundry room with double washer/dryer set up...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                the house is wi-fi...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                The wood fireplace keeps the house warm and toasty in the evenings, there is also radiant heating in the tile floors on the main level...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Pans, knives, utensils, misc kitchen utensils, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, toaster oven - kitchen is fully stocked...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Gas stove, dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Gas oven...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                Stainless steel side by side with ice in door...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas stove...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                We have kayaks and canoes available for rental...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                There is a huge mowed lawn area all around the house with woods and meadows beyond...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday rates
              Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
              7 night min stay
              $350
              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $325

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Cleaning Fee $150 refundable if left in order $300
              • Pet Fee $0
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Please note that although we have a 3 night minimum stay, July and August are our busiest months of the year. During this time we reserve the right not to accept a reservation if it will leave a gap in our calendar. For example, if a guest wants to book 3 nights over a long holiday weekend, this is not cost effective for us. We try our best to accommodate our guests but this is a business.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Location

              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Glacier Park International Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Stillwater Bar
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Whitefish Lake Golf Course
              13 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak Whitefish Station
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US Hwy 93 W
              12 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Whitefish Lake Restaurant
              20.4 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Whitefish Mountain Resort
              13 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Whitefish Lake City Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Skiing, hiking and mountain biking at Whitefish Mountain Resort, boating, jet skiing and kayaking at Stillwater Lake, Tally Lake or Whitefish Lake. The property is a short drive from Glacier National Park and the Lupfer Loop of the Whitefish Trail System for biking and horses is across the highway from the property. Floating, swimming, kayaking and fishing off the back of the property is available on the Stillwater River.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About: The owner, David, is originally from Georgia. His southern hospitality shows when he meets you at the property, handing over keys and giving a brief tour of the house and grounds. He moved to Montana after living in several ski locations in the Rockies and settled in Whitefish for many reasons. The sense of community downtown is strong, the skiing is great, the lift lines are short and the powder is deep. Whitefish was originally a logging and railroad community and maintains much of its original character and still has a small town feel with a year round population of less than 7000 people. The community has a great mix of hard working locals, snow birds, seasonal owners and original Montanans. Property prices are unique in that many of the folks that serve up great drinks, your food and teach skiing can afford to buy a home in town, unlike most other resorts. An engineer by day and tree skiing junkie by heart, David can be found working as a ski ambassador at Whitefish Mountain Resort during the winter. If you want advice on the best tree skiing, he is happy to share his favorite runs with you. His long time partner Bonnie, a native Californian, manages the calender and email correspondence. They look forward to meeting you, are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the property and welcoming you to Montana.

              Why Private Homes:
              This property had the space, the privacy and proximity to both town, the river, biking and rock climbing that appealed to David. He developed it originally as his main residence before turning it into a retreat.

              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
              The Stillwater River floats across the back of the property but is only 200 yards from the house. It is great for floating, the meadows and wooded area are the perfect setting to relax after a day of playing outdoors. The house has an open plan with high ceilings that give a great sense of space and is very comfortable.


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              Photos

              • Drinks on the deck off of the upstairs master suite

                Drinks on the deck off of the upstairs master suite

              • Stillwater River access right in back of the house, 100 yards from the door

                Stillwater River access right in back of the house, 100 yards from the door

              • Snow mobile off the property

                Snow mobile off the property

              • The winter view from the master balcony

                The winter view from the master balcony

              • Main approach to the house

                Main approach to the house

              • 800 sq ft game room with pool table, foos ball and 55' flat screen for movies

                800 sq ft game room with pool table, foos ball and 55' flat screen for movies

              • 1 of 2 Queen Bedrooms

                1 of 2 Queen Bedrooms

              • Loft bedrooms, there are two with a small passage between them great for kids

                Loft bedrooms, there are two with a small passage between them great for kids

              • Master bath with dual shower heads, jet tub, granite counter tops, double sinks

                Master bath with dual shower heads, jet tub, granite counter tops, double sinks

              • Rear of the house -

                Rear of the house -

              • Our guests playing horse shoes in the front meadow

                Our guests playing horse shoes in the front meadow

              • The Stillwater River behind the house

                The Stillwater River behind the house

              • We have snow! View from the back of the house.

                We have snow! View from the back of the house.

              • the Stillwater River behind the house during winter -

                the Stillwater River behind the house during winter -

              • We just added a covered wagon that holds a single bed in the game room.

                We just added a covered wagon that holds a single bed in the game room.

              • Open floor plan, great for entertaining family reunions or mult- family groups

                Open floor plan, great for entertaining family reunions or mult- family groups

              • Both bathrooms have double sinks and granite counter tops

                Both bathrooms have double sinks and granite counter tops

              • Snowmobile off the property, we border acres of accessible state forest

                Snowmobile off the property, we border acres of accessible state forest

              • Master bedroom with California King bed, beautiful oak furnishings

                Master bedroom with California King bed, beautiful oak furnishings

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

              $325 - $350 per night (USD)
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              5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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              Speaks: english
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