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Secluded Residence on Halfmoon Lake Next to Glacier Park

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Private Lodge with 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, media and sun room, fenced back yard

'Halfmoon Lake ' is a private residence on 17 secluded acres which include timber, meadows and 1000 feet of frontage on Halfmoon Lake. The property, formally called 'Murphy's at the Lake', is under new management and is called 'Halfmoon Lake Lodge'. Our desire is to provide your three generation family or group of friends with a wonderful, private location next to Glacier Park. We host small weddings as well.

Towering over the property are the Belton Mountains. These mammoth giants outline the sky in three directions and grace the lake frontage with spectacular views. There are no other properties or residences on the place, which adds to the uniqueness and exclusiveness of 'Halfmoon Lake Lodge'. Deer and Elk frequent the property and for this reason the back yard is fenced. Then, to top it off, Glacier National Park with all of its incredible scenery is only 2 miles away.

The home is large with lots of space and privacy. The main floor consists of a living room in the center part of the house with a dividing counter between the kitchen and dinning area. On the west side of the living room are three bedrooms and two baths, one handicap accessible. On the east side is an office, two large bedrooms,bathroom and a /sunroom/greenhouse. On the second floor is a large master suite (500 sq.') with a king size bed, leather sofa, sitting area, desk, bath, and balcony. Full laundry is off the kitchen area. The house has a total of 6 bedrooms, with extra sleeping on couches and the sun room and 4 bathrooms.

The large back yard has flowers and raised garden beds, picnic tables, lounge chairs, BBQ, slide, teeter tooter and a perimeter fence that can be shut to keep small children from roaming out and game animals from wandering in.

On the west side of the house is a kennel, should you want to leave your pet while in the park. On the south side of the house, a cul-de-sac driveway borders a central yard complete with spruce trees, shrubs, and flowers. And to the southeast a small road/path approaches the lake for access. We've moved a small cabin to the lake for fisherman and kids who want to hang out in something different. In addition a small canoe and row boat are availabe. There is limited fishing gear and life vests stored in the fishing cabin. near the lake. This cabin can be used for the adventurous who want to sleep near the lake.

'Halfmoon Lake Lodge is great for small weddings, family groupings (especially the 3 generations...grandparents, adult kids and the grandkids) and larger traveling groups. Everyone has their own space and as well as space to gather and enjoy one another. We are open May through September. Price adjustments are available in the spring and fall. We prefer renting one week at a time, though shorter times may be negotiated.

Keywords: Private Secluded Lodge

More Details

Midge Harkins and Marion Foley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Midge Harkins and Marion Foley

My brother owned this property for many years and loved the location. He passed away in 2006 and we have been fortunate enough to acquire his dream place and keep it alive. At one time he was intending to build a large lodge on the lake to host groups. We decided to remodel the home and offer it as a vacation place for others to use. We love the location, the mountain views and open scenery. We know you will as well.

Midge Harkins and Marion Foley purchased this lodge in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What's not to like about 'Murphy's on the Lake'? We had a very harmonious convergence of friends and extended family...." Aug 2008

"Our two families had a wonderful time at 'Muphy's on the Lake'. It was very relaxing and private and after hiking all day we'd come back, relax,and play poker...we even watched a meteor shower at the lake one night...and Ted helped our 10 yr. old son learn how to cast. Thanks everyone... Aug 2008"

"Your cozy and spacious home was a perfect spot for our family reunion. We enjoyed daily use of the canoe and the tranquility of this location. Our sons enjoyed fishing on Halfmoon Lake and the grandparents loved the back patio with its beautiful flowers. Aug 2008

"Maholo for your Montana hospitality. The house was beautifully equipped to facilitate a large group. We always felt at home and enjoyed the natural scenery. It was a fabulous visit and we hope to return..July 2009

"When I die and go to heave, I hope it is to 'Murphy's at the Lake'. We had a wonderful family vacation and hope to see you again. " July 2009

"Thankyou for a wonderful..kid friendly..cabin. Perfect for a family of 15. It will be a week to remember for a long time." July 2009

"Thank you for a wonderful week. What a perfect place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with family. This home far exceeded out expectations. Again, thank you for your gracious hospitality and the many extra touches. Aug 2009

"Thank you. Our trip to Glacier National Park was certainly nicer due to your lovely place to rest and relax after long days in the Park. The laundry was convenient and the kitchen set up was grand...with all of the adults it was nice to have plenty of room to spread out..." Aug 2009

"Thank you so much for making our 60th birthday an overwhelming success...we had a great time exploring all of the wonderful property and words could not do any justice for how beautiful it is out here...the grandkids had so much fun going back and forth from the house to the lake...we had a fantastic time...This was such a perfect place for our large was one of the best gatherings we've had..." Sept 2009
Jun 2009
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West Glacier Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • There is a master bath upstairs with the king bed and room; one bath in each wing (east and west); one bath off living room area / 4 baths total
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 king , 5 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , in addition, there are 3 large couches in the lodge
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (6), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), 3 sofas
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Secluded Residence on Halfmoon Lake Next to Glacier Park
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This lodge is located just 5 min drive from Glacier national park entrance. All the bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely, clean ans spacious. We all really enjoyed backyard which has a lot of playing structures, my daughter really loved them. The owner, Marion was very friendly and helpful. We had awesome vacation time in Halfmoon lodge!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabot, AR


  • 5 of 5

My family stayed there over the 4th of July and it was wonderful. There were 11 of us and it was more than enough room. The kitchen was fully equipped and even had a drawer full of spices. There are 4 bathrooms which helped tremendously when we were all trying to get ready in the morning. The washer and dryer came in handy when we got wet in the lake.

My son fished off the dock and loved it. The girls went out in the kayak and others took out the row boat. Later in the evening we made s'mores around the fire pit. Truly a wonderful weekend and something we would consider doing again at this location.

I'm unsure as to why one of the reviewers was disappointed in the handyman being on the property. He is in his own house across the road and only came over to see if we needed anything or had any questions. Other than that we didn't see him. We like the idea of having someone so close in case we had any problems.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

The location, which is 3 minutes from West Glacier was wonderful,but we were disappointed with the house. It was advertised with 6 queen beds and a pair of bunk beds, but we only had 5 queen beds and no bunk beds. The beds were comfortable but advertised incorrectly. The grounds outside was were not maintained well. We traveled with a group of 20 and Marion had told us that the boys could sleep in the sun room. The sun room was concrete and not very clean, they had junk pulled up in that room, making it impossible for Anyone to sleep in it. We were also disappointed that one of the owners actually stayed on the property in an out building. It was not communicated with us ahead of time that we would be sharing the propriety. Marion responded to email, phone calls before we booked the house, but didn't respond or communicate back once we booked the house. I did email her about our concerns but never heard back. We made the best of it and had a great time at Glacier but very disappointed with our house

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is lovely, large and secluded. It works very well for the three generation combo, or simply larger groups. The bedroom arrangement consists of one upstairs king master bedroom with living room, bath and balcony deck overlooking the back yard and forest. The main floor has three queen bedrooms and bath in the west wing and two queen bedrooms and bath in the east wing...there is a media room in this wing that can also double as a bedroom. Our home comfortably sleeps 12 to 14 adults with extra space for children. The main floor also consists of a kitchen, living room, laundry, and another bathroom. If group sizes are over 14, additional numbers would need to use the sun/garden room off of the east wing. This is a super space to gather in if the weather is rainy, and a nice place for teens to hang out in and have fun, however, it is not a finished space like the main house. We use it in the spring to start many of our plants. It is furnished and comfortable and works for overflow or a separate area to retreat to. Over the summers we have found it helpful to have a caretaker stay on the property in another place separate from the main home. Plants and lawns need daily watering when it is hot, and help is often needed when guests are using the canoes and/or fishing equipment. Our guest's privacy is honored while someone is immediately available to take care of needs in a remote location should something come up. We make every attempt to respond quickly to our guests needs while completely respecting their privacy in a beautiful, remote and secluded location. Owners
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billings, mt

Great family getaway

  • 4 of 5

Myself, my 3 grown children and their kids stayed here in July. Can't praise enough how kid friendly it is. Fenced back area with lots of playground toys and room to run. A pack n play is available and I left a walker for other to use. 6 great bedrooms with comfy beds, the kitchenette on the addition was useful for my young family with a 9 month old and a 2 year old. They kept bottles and baby food close to their room and didn't have to go to the kitchen. The boat house was nice to sit and relax and the canoe, boat and single pontoon rafts were enjoyed by all. Lots of room for 16 people and 2 dogs. Had a problem with the sump pump on the on the addition but that was taken care of quickly. Had deer in the front and back area each evening and 2 young female elk close by. Wooded and very peaceful. I would highly recommend this "cabin" to any group looking to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Glacier area.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carson City NV, Seattle WA, Colorado Springs CO

Outstanding vacation property next to Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

Our three-generation family reunion (six adults, four children) enjoyed a week in late June 2012 at this outstanding property. A roomy comfortable house, fenced in back yard with play equipment, beautiful flowers everywhere, a small lakefront cabin with canoe, boats, and a secluded location just 4 1/2 miles from the West entrance to Glacier National Park! The house is fully furnished with all amenities. A total of six bedrooms (one a suite on the upper floor), four bathrooms, and a relaxing sun room should the weather inhibit enjoying the outdoors. The only challenge was deciding whether to relax on the property watching the deer and paddling on the lake or exploring the wonders of nearby Glacier National Park. We did both and loved it! Thanks to Ted and Marion for a memorable week!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia area

Great rental property near West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

Three generations/10 people spent a week here in August 2011. Well maintained and well stocked property. Flower beds and vegetable gardens surround the house. All linens and soft towels provided. We particularly liked having four bathrooms - each family had their own. We used it as a launching point for the many activities in and around Glacier Park. Half Moon Lake is not visible from the house. There is a dirt road on the property that leads down to it. We took advantage of the canoe and rowboat for fishing and nature watching on the lake. The property owner, Ted, was easily accessible whenever we had a question or needed something.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Halfmoon Lake House is a large, secluded, private lodge next to Glacier National Park and the Belt Mountains. It's just the place for large groups or three generation get togethers. Halfmoon Lake is within 200 yards. Here we have a small fishing cabin on the Lake,complete with fishing gear, life vests, a canoe, fishing boat and small paddle boat. The lake is non motorized and perfect for canoeing or kyacking as well as fishing. The lodge is located on several acres of private woods, with a large fenced in back yard, a sun room and some out buildings.

West Glacier is only 5 min. away, complete with shops, rentals, Headquarters, Visitor Centers, rafting, restaurant's, and a golf course.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Given the remoteness of the property and the need for frequent watering of flowers and lawns, we have retained a care taker who stays at the Shop. Ted can answer any questions you have, help with the boats, fix any problems that might arise in the house, or know who to call or contact should some other issue arise.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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