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Beautiful and peaceful! Evening view from the Gazebo.

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Glacier Vista River Cottage is a beautiful, serene cottage that was completely remodeled and updated in 2008 yet retains a sensible country charm and privacy. GVRC is situated on 5 acres bordering the Flathead River, and the property allows access to an island accessed only through a bridge shared with one neighbor. Abundant wildlife frequents the property, which boasts 250 feet of river frontage and views into Glacier National Park. There is easy access for fishing, canoeing, or rafting while a 12x24 gazebo provides a perfect setting for picnics, sight-seeing, fishing, and much more. You can easily lose yourself on the island and it's rarely frequented game trails. Here you get a chance to experience some of Montana's land and beauty as its best.

The cottage is conveniently located in the Flathead Valley just minutes from shopping, great dining, and outdoor recreation. It is 3 minutes drive to the charming town of Columbia Falls, 10 minutes from Whitefish/Big Mountain ski resort or the city of Kalispell, 15 minutes from Glacier National Park, and 30 minutes from Bigfork/Flathead Lake. The cottage has easy and quick access to the Glacier International Airport.

The fully furnished cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, front and side porches and all the necessities for a comfortable stay. A wood stove keeps the cottage warm and cozy in even the coldest winter nights, but during the summer the riverside and creekside firepits might be a better place to warm your bones!

Amenities: Master Bedroom: New queen memory foam Log Bed, walk-in closet, and direct backyard and river access.
- Second Bedroom: New queen pillow top bed and mirrored closet.

There is an available queen air mattress, as well as a separate twin air mattress, both with built in air pumps, in case an extra 1-3 guests are joining. On top of that, the couch is super comfortable...it's hard not to fall asleep there!

Other features include:
- Wood Stove, electric heat
- 42 inch TV & extensive movie collection, stereo.
- High speed wireless Internet (free, of course!), cable
- Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher.
- Barbeque/BBQ Grill, Wood Burning Grill over Bonfire pit.
- Full kitchen.
- Paved road right to house.
- Optional weekly,or daily cleaning service(extra charge).
- Private bridge and trails on property.
- split firewood, coffee/tea, condiments, dish & clothes soap.
- wheelchair accessible

I have set this cabin up as a calm and peaceful vacation retreat, with all the comforts to ensure a happy and comfortable escape from the hustle of normal life. But since my family and I can't be there all the time, I am pleased to share it with you. I hope you can enjoy it as much as I do!

GVRC does allow guests with dogs, and I have a dog myself. While we make every effort to minimize any impact of pets on the home, please be aware of this if allergies are a concern for you or your family. For those guests wanting to bring pets, we charge an extra cleaning fee of $50 for the first pet and $25 for each subsequent pet. It should be noted that the property is not fenced, and that dogs are not allowed on the trails in Glacier National Park.

Important note for guests checking in with pets:
Please note that if you have pets the extra cleaning fee is payable prior to checking in. Pets are not allowed in the home until we receive the extra fee. Unfortunately I've had multiple people avoid paying this, leaving the extra cleaning costs to come out of my pocket. Please be reminded that pets are not allowed on the trails at Glacier National Park due to the risk of bears or disturbing wildlife. Finally, remember that the property is not fenced. Please do not allow your pets in the yard unsupervised, as they may roam the neighborhood and disturb the neighbors.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

    We only rent to those 25 and over. Children are welcome with their parents. Please contact property manager if there are any special circumstances....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    While pets are not typically present at GVRC, I do own a dog who stays at the cottage when we do. There is a $75 pet fee ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Both bedrooms have new queen beds, one a memory foam orthopedic and the other a plush pillow top. There is one queen air mattress for 2 additional guests, as well as a twin air mattress for 1 more. If you're really trying to squeeze in, one more person can sleep on the couch!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • If you want daily or extra cleaning, please let the property mgr know what days and it will be arranged for an extra fee....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Not many so far, but we're working on it. If you have any good reads you want to share and leave behind for the next guests, feel free!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain view from the property, especially on the river...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located outside the Columbia falls limits, but still an easy 4-5 minute drive to the city amenities. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Great views from the riverfront gazebo, or the private dock!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Waterway right behind the cottage 5 min walk over a private bridge and island to the river...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Property is located on the Flathead River. It is a about a 5 min walk to the river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The wood-burning stove provides a fantastic ambiance to even the coldest winter night...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    While there is a garage I typically use it for my own storage. If necessary I could provide access to this. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heating and wood stove. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living Room open to the dining area and Kitchen. There is a woodburning stove for cool morning or cold winter days....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood is generally provided to keep the home warm in the winter. You may have to split some yourself if I haven't been there in a while (an axe is there, of course!)...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The riverside gazebo is on the private island that forms part of the property, a 4 minute walk from the cottage over the private bridge. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Raspberry bushes and more!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    20 minutes to Whitefish Ski Resort. Great skiing for all abilities. ...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 7 - Dec 7, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
Late 2016
Dec 8 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$150
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$220
Early 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
Spring 2017
Apr 4 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$160
Summer 2017
May 27 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
Fall 2017
Sep 16 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
Late 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$220
Early 2018
Jan 3 - Jul 2, 2019
2 night min stay
$300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Payment by CHECKS or CASH only (setting up credit card pmt has been impossible due to owner being Canadian)

Will consider 2 nights during Non-peak Season.

WE NEVER EVER USE WESTERN UNION! - They are scams

PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY

Interested in a longer stay? Get in touch...we may be able to negotiate a deal!

Important note for guests wanting to check in with pets:

Pets may be allowed if discussed with Camille ahead of time. Please note that if you have pets an extra cleaning fee ($50 for the first, $25 for each subsequent pet) is payable prior to checking in. Pets are not allowed in the home until we receive the extra fee. Unfortunately I've had multiple people avoid paying this, leaving the extra cleaning costs to come out of my pocket. Please be reminded that pets are not allowed on the trails at Glacier National Park due to the risk of bears or disturbing wildlife. Finally, remember that the property is not fenced. Please do not allow your pets in the yard unsupervised, as they may roam the neighborhood and disturb the neighbors.

To secure dates, $250.00 deposit due within 10 days. You will be sent a rental contract. The balance, including rental amt, $100 Cleaning Fee, and 7% Bed Tax, is due 30 days from rental date. $250 rental deposit will then become a damage deposit and returned from 1-10 days after departure. Checks or cash.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Moon
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadow Lake Golf course
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish Amtrak depot
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
hwy 2 and hwy 40
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Backroom BBQ
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
(Big Mtn)Whitefish Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Camping, bird watching, canoeing, rafting, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ATV exploring

 

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Photos

  • Beautiful and peaceful! Evening view from the Gazebo.

    Beautiful and peaceful! Evening view from the Gazebo.

  • Master Bedroom with Tepur-pedic Queen size mattress

    Master Bedroom with Tepur-pedic Queen size mattress

  • Glacier View River Cottage

    Glacier View River Cottage

  • A view of the gazebo and property on the river.

    A view of the gazebo and property on the river.

  • Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park just minutes away!

    Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park just minutes away!

  • Our gazebo is perfect for picnics!

    Our gazebo is perfect for picnics!

  • Side porch

    Side porch

  • Master bathroom has tile floors and walk in closet

    Master bathroom has tile floors and walk in closet

  • Side porch view of the apple tree and Lilacs

    Side porch view of the apple tree and Lilacs

  • Private Bridge over the creek on the property

    Private Bridge over the creek on the property

  • Firepit on the River

    Firepit on the River

  • Beautiful big yard with Lilacs,  Mature fruit trees, Fire pit and Outdoor BBQ

    Beautiful big yard with Lilacs, Mature fruit trees, Fire pit and Outdoor BBQ

  • The full kitchen allows being able to cook as if at home.

    The full kitchen allows being able to cook as if at home.

  • 12x24 gazebo is great for any occasion!

    12x24 gazebo is great for any occasion!

  • Huge yard with 2 firepits, 2 BBQ area's private bridge and second creek!!

    Huge yard with 2 firepits, 2 BBQ area's private bridge and second creek!!

  • Great fishing!  This one caught upstream from cottage.

    Great fishing! This one caught upstream from cottage.

  • Master bath has a full shower tub and walk in closet.

    Master bath has a full shower tub and walk in closet.

  • Gazebo picture

    Gazebo picture

  • View from the Front porch in the Spring

    View from the Front porch in the Spring

  • Hungry Horse Dam Area only 5 minutes from cottage! A great area to explore.

    Hungry Horse Dam Area only 5 minutes from cottage! A great area to explore.

  • Second bedroom features a queen pillow-top bed allowing for great sleep.

    Second bedroom features a queen pillow-top bed allowing for great sleep.

  • The Swan Mountain Range

    The Swan Mountain Range

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 09/21/2016

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