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Quiet Retreat on Hanson Doyle Lake 15 Minutes from Whitefish

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Last updated: 03/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Peaceful 10 acre forested retreat on quiet 11 acre spring-fed lake. The house is on 2 levels with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a small rustic cottage with 1 bed. This is a comfortable, well appointed country home; light and open, surrounded by forest, hills and the lake. Windows look out in every direction.

The main area on the 2nd floor includes a large, fully equipped kitchen adjoining a small deck with a gas grill. Also on this level is the living room and dining room with a wood stove (electric heat is also throughout the house), high wood paneled ceiling and a large deck. A queen size bedroom, twin bedroom, office with computer, and bathroom complete the upstairs.

Downstairs is a queen bedroom, small bedroom with a twin and trundle bed, library with satellite TV-DVD and a hide-a-bed sofa, laundry, and the 2nd bathroom. Outside is a fenced garden with the small cottage which sleeps 1. The back door opens to a deck and a large hot tub with high powered jets.
Open meadows around the house are for running and playing or watching deer and birds and night=time stargazing. The lake is private, shared by 4 other houses, mostly wooded with areas of wetlands, undeveloped and natural. A dock provides great swimming, sunning, and bird watching, or cross country skiing in the winter. It is linked to 2 more small lakes accessible by canoe from the dock. Northern pike are easy to catch with lures and a half mile walk leads to another lake that the Forest Service stocks with trout. Miles of Forest Service roads lead into a gentle wilderness. Tally lake, with a public campground and sandy swimming beach is an 8 mile bike ride (or drive) away.

If you have a larger group consider combining with the neighboring Lodge at Griddle Cake Lake #77149 on VRBO.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Room


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:


  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 1 - Oct 1, 2017
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$2,000 $7,714
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $160
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/01/2017
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21 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier Park International
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Whitefish Montana (several bars)
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish Montana
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Whitefish
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitefish Mountain Resort
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tally Lake

Car: Necessary

Peaceful, quiet solitude. Bird and animal viewing. Hiking, mountain biking & cross country skiing right out the door. Swimming, canoing and fishing on the lake. Town of Whitefish is 15 minutes away with Restaurants, cinema, theater, etc. Whitefish Mountain Resort with downhill skiing is 30 minutes away. Glacier National Park is 45 minutes away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: Mike retired from a career as a mathematician and manager at Boeing 22 years ago. Jill did graduate work in psychology at The University of Chicago but 3 kids defined her role for years. She is also a painter and has been a spiritual teacher for 20 years.

Why the Owner Chose Whitefish, MT, USA:
Our life is focused outdoors. We ski, x/c ski, snowshoe, hike, mountain bike, float rivers, paddle our lake, fish, swim, bird, backpack, and golf. Mike has lived in Europe and Japan and has travelled all over the US. He has skied for 65 years at most major resorts. There is no place that fits us like the Flathead Valley. We've tried it all and the only way we'll leave the valley is when our ashes blow over the connental divide.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The peace and quiet. The numerous birds and animals. The gentle waters of the lake for swimming. The forest service roads for walking, snowshoeing, and skiing. Being 15 minutes from town, 30 minutes from my favorite ski area and 45 minutes from Glacier Park

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/01/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Exterior of House

    Exterior of House

  • Lake


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Upstairs Queen Bedroom

    Upstairs Queen Bedroom

  • Dock and Lake

    Dock and Lake

  • Yard with Hot Tub

    Yard with Hot Tub

  • Dining Room and Kitchen

    Dining Room and Kitchen

  • Downstairs Queen Bedroom

    Downstairs Queen Bedroom

VRBO #170094

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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