Montana Winter Getaway, Close Big Mountain! 3 Night Minimum Jan-May

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Ideally located , this 40 acre ranch lies in the center of the triangle between Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Whitefish Montana, which gives the peacefulness that only privacy can provide. The proximity to lakes, rivers, a national park and three cities makes it a perfect 'get away' spot. For the past 14 years, this location has been declared a nature conservancy site which assures no further development can happen here. The result keeps the nature abundant, such as bear, deer, elk, moose, etc. There is an electrically fenced corral for those vacationers who choose bring personal horses in order to use the facility and, on horseback, enjoy the miles of trails emanating from our property.

The home is a lodge style 4,000 square foot, 2 1/2 story home decorated in a style describable as Montana Lodge accented with Native American and ranch furnishings. There are 5 bedrooms, three of which sleep 2 each, one which sleeps three and a large bonus bunk style bedroom which can sleep 8 conveniently. Total 17)

The great room is open plan, high truss supported 16 foot ceiling and wood burning stone fireplace. The custom kitchen with concrete and copper counter tops is spacious and and is designed for casual group entertaining. Additionally, there are both a bay window eating area and adjacent bar. Right off the kitchen is the second story deck with BBQ, copper fire dish and plenty of rustic furniture. It's built to be used and enjoyed.

The master suite enjoys a propane fireplace and private deck and hot tub. Afternoon cocktails can be served in a separate rustic gazebo.

There's a 16 foot canoe for guests to use on nearby Whitefish Lake.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Queen/twin bunk bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 queen, 3 bunk bed

    Upstairs bunkroom sleeps 8 in 3 bunk beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Master suite has a propane fireplace & hot tub on private deck.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Has double sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    This bathroom was just added upstairs in the Bunk Room....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    52' flat screen TV in family room, 26' flat screen TV in Master bedroom & TV in bunkroom....moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    This valley property has forest and mountain views to both south and north ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    We have a kitchen eating are that seats 6 7 a long dining table that seats 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 fireplaces. One wood burning & 1 propane...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    propane radiant heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    We have 2 full size dishwashers...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large open plan kitchen with 2 eating areas, copper & concrete counter tops....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    We have 2 ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Whitefish Ski Resort at Big Mountain (8mi)...moreless

  • Tennis:


Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 7%


Cancellation policy: If cancellation occurs before the 30 day period prior to occupancy AND owner is able to replace the renter with another rental, then cancelling party will receive a refund of 40 of the 50% down payment. If cancellation occurs 30 days or less before occupancy no refund will be made.

Pets are welcome, however, rates will be negotiable, depending on pet.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier Park International (FCA)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Moon Bar, Dance Hall, Restaurant & Rodeo Site
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish Railroad Station
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway US 2 and Highway US 93
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
More than 20 restaurants within 5 mile radius
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Mountain Ski Area @ Whitefish Resort
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Whitefish Lake City Beach

Car: Necessary

The 40 acre Broken Arrow Ranch is conveniently located between Kalispell (6 mi), Whitefish (5 mi) and Columbia Falls (4 mi). Offering the 'sanctuary' of a forest location with the convenience of nearby activities and amenities. Glacier Nationsl park is 15 miles, Big Mountain Ski area and Resort is within 6 miles. Running rivers and pristine lakes welcome swimmers, boaters and fishermen and close by are countless opportuities for hiking and horseback throughout the areas adjacent to the ranch.

Your hosts are well versed in things that are 'must see or must do' and are happy to assist guests in planning activities and outings and, if desired, make reservations.

For example: in the winter, snow related action might include guided dogsledding, downhill and cross country skiing, ice fishing, ice rink skating, a massage followed by dinner in a gourmet restaurant, then back to the ranch for hot tub and 'night caps' in front of the great room fireplace.

Summertime activities may include running a river white water rafting or a hike in Glacier Park, some sun at the beach time, or, perhaps a boating picnic on Whitefish Lake followed by an evening of theater and late evening dining. Maybe watching a rodeo or visiting a Indian Powwow would be an adventure...

Montana 'has it all'; that's why it's called 'The Last Best Place'. 'T'is a poor man who's never watched an eagle fly' according to John Denver.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Debbie and Stew 'defected' from the San Francisco area in fall of 1994, came to Whitefish and started a retail Home Accent store which has become a destination for visitors as well as locals. Bear Mountain Mercantile is conveniently located on Central Ave in downtown Whitefish. They designed and built their dream home to be 'lived in' and, in accents, honoring to Debbie's Native American heritage.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
This 40 acre property was a perfect location to design and build their dream home. It has been a wonderful place to raise their family, and a variety of pets, as well as enjoy a continual stream of wildlife visitors. This Deeded Nature Conservancy sanctuary is completely private yet only 10 minutes from town.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home and property feel miles from civilization, yet all the magnificent features and facilities of Flathead Valley experience are readily available within a few miles. It's a ranch 'happening' similar to the experience which caused John Steinbeck say.'I am in love with Montana.For some other ststes I have admiration, respect, even some affection, but with Montana it is love.'

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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