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Wildlife & Breathtaking Views-Minutes to Glacier East Entrance

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Ideal vacation lodging: a beautiful ranch setting, apart from the traditional tourist scene, in comfortable, relaxed surroundings. ELK WILLOWS GUEST HOME is one of 4 unique accommodations we offer. All are in a private setting for guests looking for lodging with a personal touch. If your vacation is centered around exploring this unique area, you are within minutes of area activities and attractions. The East Entrance to Glacier Park is 15 minutes away, Many Glacier Valley is 20 minutes, Two Medicine Valley is an hour's scenic drive as is Waterton National Park in Canada. The Ranch is an ideal place to return to after a day of activity; to kick back, relax and plan your next day's adventure. If you prefer time to read, write, photograph or other more solitary pursuits, you will enjoy the space, privacy and inspiring natural ambience. All our vacation rentals offer the serenity, privacy and views that Paul Ranch Montana LLC is famous for.

Centrally located for a variety of destinations and pursuits, this premium vacation home is spacious, comfortable, and well-maintained. Each of our residences is personally and individually decorated so you will be in a comfortable home. The spacious kitchen and breakfast bar are perfect for casual meals and the separate dining area offers views of Glacier Park mountains. The living room includes a library and the separate sitting room includes a gas fireplace. The master suite includes a large bathroom with double sinks, garden tub, and oversized shower with seating. The smaller bathroom has a tub/shower combo and single sink. The on site washer/dryer provides an extra convenience. Daily service to your accommodations allows you to concentrate on your vacation, not housekeeping.

A large deck off the front door offers mountain views of Glacier Park that are beyond belief and is a perfect place to dine, to start your day with morning coffee or to end your evening relaxing and viewing wildlife that inhabit the property. A large open field invites an evening stroll; equipment is on hand for outdoor games and activities. This is a plus for families traveling with children.

RANCH MONTANA PAUL LLC proudly announces it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the new GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.

WILD HEART REFUGE, comprised of 155 acres, has been set aside on the Ranch as a wildlife refuge. The commitment of Paul Ranch Montana is to leave acreage undisturbed to support indigenous wildlife that live on, give birth on and migrate across the land.

SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR OTHER LODGING CHOICES which include our newest addition 3 bedroom/2 bath vacation rental (Meadowlark Meadows Guest Home), our economical 2 bedroom/1 bath vacation rental (Wagon Wheel Guest Home) and our no-frills historic bunkhouse (Chaps & Spurs Historic Bunkhouse).

This home is pet-free. Water and pasture available if traveling with horses

On-site caretakers will ensure your stay is exceptional with personalized attention to detail.

Enjoy the mountain views, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and the sounds of nature.

Enjoy the free roaming alpacas who inhabit the property… they are such curious, mystical creatures.

We are adjacent to a wetlands conservation area which provides a great area for birding.

Keywords: Home, Vacation Rental, House

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About owner/property manager

As a native of Montana, I was raised with sweeping prairies and rugged mountains. The Paul Ranch is 160 acres of natural beauty and I can't imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing this peaceful and spectacular setting. Gene and Terry, your hosts, will personalize your stay to make it one to remember. Come stay with us a while...

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of the Ranch include the wildlife that inhabit the property, the pair of red tailed hawks that take up residency every year, the awesome mountain vistas, the clean air, the clear night sky, the get-away-from-it-all setting. Hearing the morning and evening sounds from the wetlands conservation area that borders the property will connect you with nature and refresh your spirit.


Babb House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath, Garden tub, Large shower, Double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with Garden tub, large shower, double vanity
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The Harley Room, comfortable shabby chic
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The Rocket Room, sun and moon decor
  • Baby Cribs (1) Available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Adjacent wetland conservation area, Bird watching Activities, Fire Pit for roasting hot dogs, toasting marshmallows, making s'mores. Complimentary for our guests: Private lakeshore cabin available for day use (located on Lower St Mary Lake, 20 minutes from the Ranch), just 5 minutes from Glacier Park. On a private lot, it's a perfect spot for a day of swimming, fishing, picnicking, BBQ-ing, relaxing. A boat launch is available. If you are visiting Glacier for a few days and want to schedule a Day-at-the-Lake this would be perfect for family and friends. Reservations recommended.


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average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
Pacific Palisades, CA


  • 5 of 5

Not for everyone, but it certainly was for us. You're 6 miles north of Babb, the last town before Canada. Babb is a population of 200, but does have about 10 restaurants in the vicinity (never could figure out why). But you're 1 mile from Hwy 17 which takes you to Waterton Canada, 6 miles to Many Glacier Road and about 12 miles to the GNP entrance. And you're away from it all. Remember Silence (except for wolves and coyotes - and you'll learn the difference? Remember stars out at night? Remember real hospitality -- the managers Terry and Gene are the ultimate hosts. If you want to get away from it all (and you really mean it), and still have quick access to the best hiking trails in the park, this is exactly for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Forest, IL

Another great time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August of 2012 (hard to believe it was that long ago) and came back to stay this year. Everything I wrote in the last review still goes. It's still an incredibly peaceful place to stay, and that was especially needed with the humongous crowds in the national park itself. I think it is easier parking in downtown Chicago...

We saw deer every day out the window and heard coyotes a few times at night as well. Great base to explore the east side of the park and Waterton.

The caregivers Gene and Terry were nice and gave my wife the low-down on raising alpacas. No, dear we are not going to do that...

I would stay here again in a heartbeat. No complaints at all.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Arlington, TX

Great view and great location for trips to National Parks

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this rental to make it our home base between trips to Glacier and Waterton National Parks. It was a great location to reach both parks and was excellent to avoid the July crowds of the hotels within the parks or in Waterton. We felt like we were on our own reserve on the foothills of a nearby mountain with distant views on the other side. The home is mobile home but with plenty of space inside including two living rooms, a kitchen and dining room. It was great having a room for each of our two kids and two bathrooms. The master bath had a large tub and a separate shower. There were plenty of kitchen utensils and china for dinner in and a full-size refrigerator. The care taker stopped by to say hello and asked if we needed anything and to let us know how to reach her. She came in the home each day to do light housekeeping which was a big plus - I've rented several VRBO homes and this was the first I've had with daily housekeeping (nice!).

I was able to park my car right next to the patio/front door for convenience. The patio was great for sitting outside and trying and spot wildlife - binoculars were proved along with bear spray which we took with us to the National Parks (and needed as we ran into a mom bear and cub in Glacier!). The house care taker said that bears sometimes come near the home but thankfully we did not witness any. There were so many hummingbirds coming to feed on the patio feeder that we didn't bother counting them and they weren't afraid of us being nearby - that was cool. Having a washer and dryer was a great benefit to have since we were on a long road trip.


*Great location for visiting the two nearby national parks

*great views

*peaceful, none-crowded location

*daily housekeeping

*plenty of kitchen utensils.

*loved the "egg" display/collection

*plenty of reading materials

*patio with great view

*wi-fi provided

-Things to note:

*road to home is dirt road, car will get dirty

*shopping/restaurants are 15+ minutes away and limited in available

*only one TV, which is in living room (this was a big deal for an electronic-starved teenager)

*my cell service was not available (although this could be considered a positive to most)

*master shower could use an update

*bed was not as comfortable as my wife and I would like

*big "Tombstone" movie poster in living room... why???

Overall, I consider it a good choice picking this rental with the location, views and daily housekeeping getting the highest marks.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Beautiful location and home

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time at Elk Willows at Paul Ranch. Great access to Many Glacier and the kids loved the wildlife, particularly the alpacas!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

A Perfect Place to Stay While Enjoying Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Paul Ranch just north of Babb and 5 miles south of the Canadian Border. Our family of 5 explored Glacier National Park over the course of a week based in the Paul Ranch. Everything went great. We got our groceries at the Wal-Mart in Great Falls before making the trek to Babb. There is a full size fridge and kitchen (including an outdoor grill) which allowed us to eat dinner in the house almost every night. There was plenty of room in our house while we stayed. One key to our successful trip was the washing machine and dryer. That's a game changer! Before we left home, I thought I had underpacked. I had actually overpacked. Being able to wash clothes during our vacation was key.

The view from our deck where we could eat breakfast and dinner was fantastic. It's only a short drive to the entrance to Many Glacier and just about a 20 minute drive to St. Mary to take the Going to the Sun Road.

We very much enjoyed the company of the alpacas and llama. Gene and Terry were extremely hospitable and made our stay terrific. They greeted us immediately upon our arrival. We even spent an afternoon at their cabin on Lower St. Mary Lake. It was a bit buggy, but there was a "tailgate" type of grill we could use, a 12x12 tent and some chairs we used. It was a great afternoon.

If we go back to Glacier, this is where we'll stay. It's a fantastic location. If I had to change one thing, I would have brought my passport to go into Canada. There's a duty free liquor store inside the border. We got beer at WalMart and there's a very small grocery store in St. Mary that was actually reasonably priced, but if you want liquor for cocktails, etc., then bring your passport and get it in Canada.

Overall, it was a great trip. I would recommend the Paul Ranch without reservation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: 'Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

7% Montana Lodging Tax added to totals. 2 nights minimum refer to consecutive nights. A credit card number is required at check-in in lieu of a damage deposit and will only be billed if damage expenses are incurred. There is no separate fee for Housekeeping, daily housekeeping is included in the rate. CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations 60 days or more prior to your arrival date will receive a full
refund, less payment processing fees of 5%. If you
must cancel with less than 60 days’ notice, we will gladly refund any nights
of your stay that we are able to re-book. We encourage our guests to
consider purchasing trip insurance, which usually runs 2-5% of your trip’s
costs, which can help defray your expenses due to unexpected emergencies
or cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.