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Unbelievable Fall Rates! Top Reviewed House, Immaculately Clean, Spacious, Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Large, Country House w/ view, 3+ Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9), Very Clean

This 2,750 square foot newer, high-end home is perfect for a family vacation in the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. You will find this home to be an incredible value - we have a 8 year history of 5 star reviews to ensure that you have a great Montana vacation. We pride ourselves on keeping our home extremely clean and well stocked with everything you need for a great stay.

Read on for more details about this beautiful, mountain-view home.

This personally-owned 2,750 square foot home is well equipped with everything that you need for a great stay. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen, large and open great room with 52” HDTV and rock fireplace. Enjoy the mountain views from the large windows inside or the large covered patio. When the day is over, settle in and relax in the deluxe master suite with plenty of room for everybody else in the bedrooms.

It is hard to find a home with more convenient, easy access to everything the Flathead Valley has to offer. Not only that, but it sits on 2 acres in the countryside. Here are some driving times to local attractions from this central valley location:

• 25 minutes to Glacier National Park

• 8 minutes to the resort town of Whitefish

• 10-15 minutes to the shopping and dining of Kalispell

• 7 minutes to Columbia Falls, gateway to Glacier National Park

• 30 minutes to Flathead Lake, largest freshwater lake West of the Mississippi

• 25 minutes to the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort

• 4 minutes to the airport

Bring the whole family or meet with friends! There is a king sized bed with memory foam in the master suite. Also available in the master suite is a day bed with a real twin mattress. One of the other bedrooms has a queen bed with memory foam and direct access to a second bathroom. The other bedroom has a California king- sized bed. We also have a queen aero-bed/airbed and a pack 'n play available for your use if necessary.

Key amenities include:

• Central Air Conditioning

• HDTV with cable

• High-speed Internet and wireless internet throughout the home

• Fully equipped

Kitchen Highlights:

• Large kitchen with island and large 7-seat bar

• Stainless appliances, 5 burner cook-top, double convection wall oven, dishwasher

• Fully equipped with every appliance and tool you will need!

• Granite countertops and real oak cabinets

• Enjoy a cup of coffee while gazing at the mountains from the cozy breakfast nook

Great Room Highlights:

• Huge great room with gas rock fireplace and vaulted tray ceiling

• Mountain views and door that leads to the covered patio

• Open to the kitchen

• 52” HDTV, Cable

Dining Room Highlights:

• Warm Dining room in Old World décor with a dining table that seats 8

• Large window with views of the large pines

Master Suite Highlights:

• Spacious master suite is located separate from the living area and rest of the bedrooms

• Two windows look to the mountains and a door opens up to the back patio

• Curl up on the day bed with a good book or just gaze out at the beautiful views from the large pair of windows

• Bathroom has two separate vanities and a shower

• Corner jetted, jacuzzi tub with 2 more windows facing the mountain views

Guest Bedroom, Bathroom and Office Highlights:

• French Doors open into the office that has a printer

• Both guest bedrooms are spacious and homey. One has a queen bed and 3” memory foam mattress topper and access to the bathroom while the other bedroom has a California king-sized bed.

• The Guest Bathroom has 2 sinks – one in its own room to speed up shared prep time. Full size tub and shower, large vanities for both sinks.

• Half bath off the laundry room hallway

• Laundry room with large sink and washer and dryer available for your use

We think our home would make a great spot to launch your Montana Vacation. We look forward to hearing from you. We have many more pictures we’d love to email you and would love to answer any questions you may have.

Keywords: Home, House, Farmhouse, Country, Glacier Park, Views

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Sarah

Hello! We are Ryan and Sarah O'Rourke - owners of GLACIER COUNTRYSIDE ESCAPE.

Ryan and I were born and raised right here in the Flathead Valley. We have been married for 17 years. After going away for college, we decided this is the best place to call home. We love all that there is to do here in the Flathead. We regularly bike, hike, camp, boat, fish and just take in the views.

Ryan is a high school teacher and Varsity soccer coach at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell. Sarah recently "retired" from teaching high school science and coaching basketball after we welcomed our first baby, Adeline, in June of 2017.

Shortly after purchasing this property we decided it would make a great summer vacation home for travelers. As teachers, we were rarely home in the summer - but instead were out enjoying Montana. We began renting it the first summer we owned it and loved the experience of hosting out of town guests. Originally, we stayed at Ryan's parents' home during the summer (when we weren't camping!) When Adeline joined the family, we finished up a small apartment in the barn that we built on the edge of the property and moved in there for the summer months.

We would like to offer to you our wonderful home for your visit to the Glacier area. We hope you enjoy vacationing in Montana as much as we enjoy living here!

Sarah purchased this house in 2009

Why Sarah chose Columbia Falls

We spent several years looking for the perfect home for us. This home is located in the central valley, coveted by locals for its convenience to the 3 major towns in the valley – Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish. The great room in this home is perfect for entertaining large groups which we love to do. The setting is peaceful with beautiful views. We hope you love our home as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

Because this is our home during the school year you will find all of the amenities you would expect in the home. From gadgets in the kitchen to board games in the closet, you will find all you would expect to find in a house. We pride ourselves on offering an exceptionally clean home with comfortable beds and everything you need to make it a great launching point for your Montana vacation.


Columbia Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 2 Sinks, View windows above Jacuzzi tub
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd sink is found in a separate, adjacent room
    Powder Room - toilet
  • In addition to the spacious master ensuite, the guest bathroom is perfect for traveling couples or families. This guest bathroom has 2 separate rooms, one with a full bath, toilet and large vanity while the second room accessible from the hall has a large vanity with large mirror for getting ready.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Ensuite with Jacuzzi tub, door to patio, ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Direct access to the guest bath from this bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , California King sized bed. Memory Foam mattress topper.
    Office - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Private spot for Queen Air Mattress or Pack'n'Play
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Raised height Queen Air Mattress, Pack 'n Play
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Located on 2 country acres with beautiful views, Large kitchen with gourmet appliances that is fully equipped, Large open living area - perfect for entertaining and gathering.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
Orlando, Florida

If you like clean, well furnished, homey, centrally located and charming...this is it!

  • 5 of 5

Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning. This review will likely fall woefully short of just how great this vacation home is. We had the absolute pleasure of staying here for 12 days in late August - early September. Although wildfires kept us out of the west side of Glacier, the central location of this home afforded us the opportunity to drive over to the east side as well as visit all of the other sites NW Montana has to offer. It’s close proximity to the airport made a very early departure much easier. As far as the home itself, it is a very spacious open floor plan with very comfortable furniture...and plenty of it. The decorations are tasteful and warm. Large family dinners are no problem with the formal dining room. There’s seating for seven at the breakfast bar and four in the breakfast nook. The furniture in the living room will put you to sleep it’s so comfortable. The beds in the home are fantastic and the bathrooms are clean and up to date. The kitchen has every utensil or kitchen tool known to man and the dishware is in abundance. The back patio is covered and offers comfortable outside furniture. The gas grill was clean and we used it a lot! The view of the mountains was wonderful. Grocery shopping was two miles away...convenience. Communication with the owners was great. They were so responsive. We had the pleasure of meeting them while we were there. An extremely charming young couple with a beautiful child. Our whole experience from beginning to end was perfect. In fact, we plan to rent this home again next summer. I give this home and the owners 10 stars. You can rent this home with no hesitation or fear. You’ll love it.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington Heights, IL

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We used this home as our base for exploring east and west Glacier. Truly a fine quality home with first rate accommodations. Clean and better maintained than any four star hotel. We’ll stay again next time we come.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

This home has absolutely everything you will need and more. The owners have thought of everything. There is a binder with any and all information you will need about the house and the area. It was very clean and comfortable. Our family vacation included lodging in different towns, which included hotels, so when we got to Columbia Falls we were so happy to be so comfortable in such a beautiful area with home cooked meals.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean. Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This stay was my second at this property. the home is clean and tidy,the kitchen is well stocked and organized. The owners are eager to help with anything that you may need. They keep the house stocked with broacher's on the local activities, food ect.., very helpful when new to area. Impressed both times !.

Thank you Ryan and Sarah

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Valley, Washington

Beautiful Montana Home-Perfect for Family or Group

  • 5 of 5

We (family of parents and 4 adult children) had a fabulous holiday weekend in this beautiful home! The house is clean, well-maintained, comfortable and perfect for entertaining a group or family in a beautiful Montana setting. We enjoyed cooking dinner (well stocked kitchen!) , BBQing and eating on the back patio as we watched the beautiful Montana sunsets behind the gorgeous Whitefish mountains. The lawn was perfect for games after dinner.

The location is perfectly located in between the three day trips we enjoyed-

1-Kalispell Farmers Market, Whitewater Festival in Bigfork, Flathead Lake

2- Long day in Glacier National Park- Going to the Sun Road, hiking to Avalanche Lake, Lake McDonald Lodge, Apgar Village, Polebridge Mercantile, Bowman Lake, and BBQ dinner at Home Ranch Bottoms near Polebridge

3- Whitefish (cute town!) Whitefish Lake, mountain (gondola was sadly closed on Memorial Day ) and kayaking and paddle boarding in Whitefish Lake, lunch at the Boat Club at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

The house was so thoughtfully well-stocked with ice chests and water bottles for a picnic, any dishes you could possibly need at home, and an abundance of local information and recommendations! The beds were comfortable, the large flatscreen tv perfect for relaxing at night and I loved the jacuzzi tub at night.

Ryan and Sarah were incredibly helpful, checking in on us and helping out with anything needed. They are very hospitable and we enjoyed the large notebook full of local tips as well as the stacks of books and magazines about the area.

I highly recommend this home for your next Montana adventure. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer. Until next time... thank you, Ryan and Sarah!!

The Lubenow family

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Blue Moon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Meadow Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak Station in Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 2 East
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Several in Columbia Falls (Nite Owl, Three Forks)
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain)
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Whitefish City Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Glacier National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Resort Town of Whitefish
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalispell - Everything you'll need
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Quaint Columbia Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
South - Flathead Lake/Bigfork/etc
Car: recommended

This home is located in the coveted central Flathead Valley – convenient to all of the attractions the Glacier Country has to offer. Glacier Park is a 25 minute drive away along with the many activities in the West Glacier area including Whitewater Rafting, the Amazing Fun Center and the House of Mystery. We are 8 minutes to the resort town of Whitefish is nestled at the bottom of Whitefish Mountain Resort (aka Big Mountain), a year-round destination. Also nearby is the Big Sky Waterslides water park just outside of Columbia Falls. The largest town in the area is Kalispell and only a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

-We offer a discount for stays of 7 nights or longer.
-Rates are based on 6 person occupancy. An additional fee for guests over 6 will be charged.
-We DO NOT charge a separate cleaning fee for stays that meet minimum requirements.
-Please feel free to click 'Ask the Seller a Question' to get the best rates and availability information as well as any questions you may have regarding the property or area.
Please note:
-We will rent stays shorter than the minimum stay in order to fill in the calendar when applicable. Please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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