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"This is the first review I have ever written, and for a good reason. We spent a week at Paul's ranch just outside Glacier National Park and it was probably the nicest vacation rental we ever had, not because the house was super luxurious (it isn't), but because of beautiful views, peace and serenity, and wonderful caretakers Janice and Colin. The location couldn't be better if you plan to visit different areas of the Park on the east side - about half an hour to both Many Glacier and Two Medicine. It is also about the same distance to the Canadian border, so you are planning a day trip to Waterton, you couldn't be better located. I usually prefer to stay within the park boundaries when visiting national parks, but in this case we really couldn't do better.
The house itself is spacious and comfortable, everything you need is there, Janice was extremely nice and went above and beyond to make us comfortable. She brought a whole jar of homemade hot chocolate powder for my 11-year-old when he asked her if she has any. My kids loved the animals, and driving on the dirt road leading to the house through a herd of cows was the highlight of my son's vacation. Whenever there were no cows on the road, he considered the day wasted.
The view from the porch is incredible. I am the early riser in the family, and I would sit there for a couple of hours each morning with a couple of coffee watching the sun rise. It is a really very nice place to stay when visiting GNP."
Guest: AnnaDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
Best Views! Most Relaxing Location! Wonderful Hostess!
"We just returned from a 2-week road trip across the US. We stayed 2 nights at Elk Willows, and everyone in our party agreed it was one of the highlights of the trip. The pictures just do not even do the place justice. The sunrise and sunset views were spectacular. The silence there was wonderful. Our 10-year-old daughter had the best time there simply playing outside with the neighborhood friendly dogs and the ranch's alpacas. She now wants to move to Montana. :)
The lodge was so very clean and comfortable. Our family of 3 was traveling with my parents. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Our only regret was that we didn't book it for longer. I would love to sit on the front porch and just watch the endless views for several days.
Glacier National Park is a simple, short drive away as is the Canadian part of the park in Waterton. The border crossing was not crowded and was easy and quick. We found the east side of Glacier nicer and more picturesque than the west side. We saw lots of bears while in and around the park. We saw elk at sunrise on the ranch. Janice was so helpful and nice. She supplied us with bear spray and told us how to use it. :) She also cleaned daily and brought us some delicious homemade caramels! She makes you feel like you've known her for ages. I had to resist the urge to hug her goodbye after just 2 days! If you want solitude and beautiful views, book Elk Willows. We loved it and hope to visit again someday."
Guest: JayneDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
A well kept secret on Flathead Lake - A perfect stay
"I'll start my review by stating what a true and tremendous professional the property manager, Kim, is and her timeliness and the effort that she expended to meet our needs. None better.
The property is a spectacular and pleasant house and location on the best lake in the country. The owners and Kim have ensured that the home is in top condition. It is clean, comfortable, and provides the most beautiful view, a solid dock/pier, and a place directly at the edge of the lake. We will be back to visit over and over again, and once we move into the area, we'll probably still rent here to have our place on the lake for the week/weekend.
Thanks again Kim. You made it great for us."
Guest: MEDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
"We checked in 8-4-2014 and out 8-9-2014 after having 5 days of perfect temperatures and weather. Most went swimming. We enjoyed the sauna. Saw a good production of "West Side Story" at Big Fork Play House. Good prices, beer and food across Flathead Lake at Tamarack Brewery in Lake Side. We _BQ'd on the deck with propane. The home was well supplied with dishes, silverware, garbage bags, etc.
We stayed in touch with family and friends using the Wi Fi. Lots of TV channels.
Pool tournaments happened often among family members.
I could go on about this lovely home, but suffice it to say we loved the home and had a fun time."
Guest: Charles S.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 13, 2014