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Luxury Retreat-1 Bedroom; Minutes from the slopes; borders Nature Preserve

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Whitefish Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Carriage House Apartment

Come to Montana to experience the Romance of the West. Our western style Carriage House Apartment offers an intimate, romantic hide-away in the charming Western town of Whitefish, MT. Set in the rugged Whitefish Mountain Range this one bedroom apartment has been been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind using high quality materials.

Relax on the leather sofa or recliner in the glow from the stone fireplace. Watch the game on the flat panel TV over the log mantle. Enjoy the view of Big Mountain from the dining area.

After a day of play in Whitefish luxuriate in the spa tub or shower in the walk-in slate tiled shower. Either way you will appreciate the beautiful bathroom and the radiant heat will keep your toes toasty. For your convenience there is a full sized washer and dryer in the bathroom closet.

At night slip into a deep sleep in the pillow-top queen sized bed with high quality bedding. Step out on the deck for some star gazing to check out Montana’s Big Sky.

Local woods, quarried stone and granite are used throughout this 700 square foot home. The living room has a stone fireplace with a log mantle and a great view of Big Mountain. There is a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters.

And what a location! Close to town; walking distance to great restaurants; a quick drive up the mountain for skiing; and in a quiet neighborhood that borders a nature preserve. So keep your eyes open and your binoculars handy for wildlife viewing.

A heated storage room for skis and equipment is on the premises.

You will love staying here and hate to leave!

Some detailed info:

The flooring is all responsibly harvested local fir and larch from the great folks at RBM Lumber. The fireplace stone is from McGreggor Lake, MT. The mantle was made locally by John Emerson whose family has been making log furniture for decades. Much of the furniture is from Old Hickory Furniture, not local but they have been making the finest lodge furniture for over 100 years.

Keywords: lodge, luxury, romantic, for two, views, location, mountain view, cabin, house

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Hinman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Karen Hinman

Karen and Richard Hinman split their time between homes in CT where they lived since 1982 and Whitefish, MT since 2004. They moved to Whitefish full time in 2012. They are shown here in Glacier National Park on the Dawson/Pitamakin Trail.

Karen Hinman purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Karen Hinman chose Whitefish Lake Area

This area of Montana is a little bit of paradise, something to be experienced not just visited. There is so much to do and see. Every year we find new things to enjoy here in Big Sky country.

What makes this apartment unique

After spending six summers in Whitefish, we found this property and can't believe how lucky we are to be able to live here. We added this apartment in 2010 and put an enormous amount of thought into making it exceptional. It was designed with great attention to detail and respect for craftsmanship; comfort, style and high quality are the standard. We know our guests will appreciate the care and effort that have gone into this charming and intimate hide-away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The accommodations of the garage apartment are fantastic and was a great home base while we explored the area. Glacier NP is awesome and got some good hiking days in before the weather got drizzly. Hiked the Highline Trail with its beautiful mountain vistas. did not see any bears or moose but did see bighorn sheep, mountain goats, ptarmigan and lots of deer. Enjoyed our time here and plan to come back again.

Karen & Richard, thank you for a wonderful place that provided all the comforts of home.
Sep 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Luxury Retreat-1 Bedroom; Minutes from the slopes; borders Nature Preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 81 reviews
Sammamish, WA, USA

My Montana "home"

  • 5 of 5

This is probably my 5th year staying at this apartment and it has come to feel like my Montana home! I love the way it backs up to a green space preserve area and I can watch the deer, pheasant, wild turkeys and other wildlife from my upstairs deck. Karen and Richard are top-notch hosts and always welcoming! I highly recommend this delightful lodging anytime you are lucky enough to visit Whitefish and nearby Glacier National Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midlothian, VA

Great Time in Whitefish

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as promised. It was immaculate and inviting.

We had a great stay.

It was quiet, close to things you needed and away from those you didn't.

Looking forward to staying when we come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for three nights as part of our 1st Anniversary trip. After reading such great reviews, we had high expectations that were met and exceeded! Richard and Karen are an active, friendly couple that will visit and make you feel welcome but also leave you to enjoy your stay in quiet :) Their Carriage House is immaculate, fresh, quiet and comfortable. We got groceries in town and easily made meals and snacks for our day trip to Glacier - and enjoyed morning coffees at the drive-up organic Java Hut a block or two away and shopping/dinner in downtown Whitefish. We also took a day trip to Big Mountain Ski Resort and rode the Gondola (open air chair) for a lunch at the restaurant on top.. The amazing quiet of the open air and VIEWS in summer from the chairs was spectacular!!!! Back to our 'home' for dinner and jacuzzi (high quality one that self cleans after each use!) We loved our stay and will plan to book this place on our next trip through Whitefish...You will love this comfy, quiet, beautiful little nest!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Dakota


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went here for our anniversary trip. It was sooooooo peaceful and quiet. It was the perfect place to relax each night after touring the area. Everything was provided for our use in the kitchen, the rates were reasonable, and the place was beautifully decorated! The host and hostess was also very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Powell Wyo ing

This is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in several VRBO rentals and have never taken time to review them, but this place is special. Great location, quiet, clean, beautifully appointed. Richard and Karen were pleasant and helpful. We totally enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Richard and I did plan the apartment as a special get away place. Finding locally sourced materials was important to us and we're very proud of how it all came out. Hope we see you again.
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Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful very clean apartment. The location was perfect. We loved the town of Whitefish. We were lucky enough to be there on farmers market night. I was in awe of the beautiful produce this late in the year. The apartment was spacious and the perfect place to stay to end our vacation. I enjoyed having the washer dryer and the big tub to soak in.We enjoyed being able to cook a good breakfast and chill out our last day in Whitefish. The owners were very friendly and easy to rent from. I would return today if I could.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Glacier International, FCA, Kalispell, MT
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak, Whitefish Depot
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
City Beach, Whitefish Lake
Car: necessary

This is a great "base camp" for visiting Glacier National Park and all the Flathead Valley has to offer. And you get to come home to all the wonderful amenities Whitefish has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Whitefish Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Whitefish Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Luxury bathroom with spa tub (sanitary air tub with chromotherapy). Walk-in shower. Radiant heat in the slate floor is toasty warm.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Property borders a nature preserve

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