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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 10), 2 kitchens

The StoneHouse at Duck Lake is a unique property built by Montana songwriter, David Walburn, as an exclusive retreat for outdoor enthusiasts and the eco-minded traveler. It is a private residence that is nestled between Montana's finest panoramic views of Glacier National Park, Chief Mountain, (sacred among the Blackfeet Tribe, standing alone at an impressive 9,080' elevation) across to the open vistas of the Cut Bank Plains.

The wildlife is over the top! Loons, elk, moose, bear, grebe, sage grouse, hawks, badgers, American pelican, owls, foxes, wolves.... well, you get the idea.

The StoneHouse was designed and built using green building materials to enhance its durability and energy efficiency against the wild eastern Montana climate. After a day of outdoor adventure come inside to the warmth of a wood stove and enjoy reading a good book with your favorite beverage.

The StoneHouse has two levels both with separate entrances and parking. (The house is never rented to two separate parties at the same time except upon request. Even if its just a party of two you get entire house) The upper level has two bedrooms, full bath, kitchen and living area. One of the upstairs bedrooms has an additional built-in bunk bed for 2 more single sleepers

(kids or adults!).

The kitchen is fully equipped with all new appliances; refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and kitchen range. We have all the kitchen amenities to create a wonderful meal for family and friends.

The lower level has one bedroom, full bath, galley kitchen and living area which includes two bunks for extra guests.

The StoneHouse is one of the nicest vacation rental properties around Duck Lake.

The StoneHouse is uniquely located on a beautiful scenic ridge with outstanding views, plenty of privacy and lake frontage.

If you are looking for a unique Montana vacation rental with access to real Montana adventures, look no further than the StoneHouse at Duck Lake.

Ask about our other rental property on the West side of the Park. WEST GLACIER - The Cabin at West Glacier: WHITEFISH - The Railway Loft at Whitefish -

Keywords: Duck Lake, Montana Lodge, Fishing, Hunting, Winter Ice Fishing, Eco-Tourism, Hiking, Outdoor Adventure, Glacier Park, Going to the Sun Highway, St. Mary's, Family travel, Babb Montana, Montana cabin

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About The Owner

David Walburn - Montana Singer•Songwriter, avid outdoor enthusiast, fly fisherman, hunter, hiker, skier, and homesteader. From 1999 to 2014, I work at The historic Many Glacier Hotel as the resident musician, performing acoustic concerts for Glacier Park guests. I have lived in Montana for over 25 years and it's here that I feel most at home. Four of those summers were spent working nights performing and the days building the StoneHouse. It has been my mission to build something unique that people will enjoy, appreciate and, hopefully, wholly experience this amazing landscape with its vast and beautiful wilderness. This is definitely not your cookie cutter vacation rental. It is meant for those who have an adventurous spirit and a love of the American west.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Glacier Country

We have been summer campers on Montana's east side for over 10 years and have fallen in love with its rugged beauty and wild landscape. We created a space - a travelers rest - that blends with this landscape. After I finished, I realized that this space should be shared by those adventure travelers who want a different lodging experience other than the usual motel/hotel. It is meant for those who want to explore off the main highway, can unplug from modern life for awhile and appreciate the native country and culture of Montana.

What makes this house unique

Our family enjoys waking up at The StoneHouse wondering what the day's adventure will bring. We have caught mammoth rainbows on a fly rod, rode the float tube on endless quests searching for the perfect swimming hole, took the spotting scope for bird watching, bear spotting, and star gazing. We have gone on endless hikes into Glacier, had some banner kite flying days. In the winter we have trekked in snow shoes, sledded across the Duck's Head, skijored, ice fished, wrote kids songs, talked with owls and star gazed for hours, even experiencing the Northern Lights on occasion. What will your adventure be?


Babb House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be advised that we are in bear country. Do not hike, walk alone and we advise carrying bear spray.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunkhouse room - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Comfortable built in bunk beds large enough for adults
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) New Bodipedic 10-inch Queen-size Memory Foam Mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Built in Bunk Beds that can sleep children or adults. Lower level bedroom with queen bed and two bunks.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Duck Lake Frontage - ideal for the avid fisherman wanting to catch monster rainbows and brown trout, 360 degree views of Glacier National Park to the Cut Bank plains, Outstanding wildlife and native bird viewing right from the cabin, big game hunting with a Blackfeet Guide and wild upland bird hunting available with or without a guide. Mountain biking, hiking, wind surfing, site seeing and much more. The east side has it all!


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average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews

What a great property with a gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

The Stonehouse is a really special place. The location was lovely; just close enough to easily get to the best hiking in Glacier National Park, or for a side-trip to Waterton - but also remote enough to be truly quiet and peaceful. The house is well-equipped and comfortable, the beds are cosy, and the view of the GNP mountains is spectacular. We enjoyed a special family dinner in the front yard, and our own July 4th fireworks over the lake. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks to David for such a great place to land when staying on the East side of the park.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you and your family again soon. Thanks, David
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Livermore, Ca

Remote but Great Location for East Side of Glacier NP

  • 4 of 5

Nine of us came to hike in Glacier National Park and booked the StoneHouse for it's location to the east side of the park and for the capacity (advertised for up to 10). We found the main floor to be a delight with the beautiful view and the rooms and furnishings as shown in the pictures. The downstairs looks to be a work in progress: the bedroom and bathroom are finished, but the rest of the downstairs looks like it needs a little more work to be complete. Wasn't too bad (one outlet did not work, some light fixtures and the like still to be installed, etc.). The two single beds downstairs were cots with foam on them, but I guess they were adequate.

If the upstairs is mostly/all what you will use, then five stars!

When completed this place will be great!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying with us and we are glad you had a great time in Glacier National Park! We also have two other Montana VRBOs in West Glacier and Whitefish so if you ever adventure back to Montana, please let us know! Thanks again, David & JJ Walburn
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  • 5 of 5

Searching for one word to describe our stay at the Stone House...stunning would be it. When my wife pulled back the curtains on the big picture window overlooking Glacier National Park it literally took my breath. We've stayed at a number of VRBO places throughout Colorado but nothing rivals this view! The house itself is immaculate - amply apportioned and distinctively details. David's artistic touches are evident everywhere you look...from the beautiful photographic art adorning the walls to the intricate details in the cabinetry and wormwood flooring. Our 6 night stay was comfortable and relaxing. Loved taking walks down the gravel road, relaxing lakeside and just staring at the beauty of the glacial peaks literally at our back door. The remoteness of the location added to the sense of peace and quiet. Quaint small towns nearby provided for unique dining, shopping and practical conveniences - but it was the draw of the majestic mountains that captivated us and kept drawing us higher up and farther in. For a relaxing and beautiful getaway location we could not recommend the Stone House more highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It fills my heart with joy when someone gets the StoneHouse and all that has gone into making it a unique experience for visitors. We hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to Glacier. David and JJ Walburn
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Noblesville, Indiana

Perfect place to explore the east side of Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

I was a little bit nervous when I booked the Stonehouse because of how remote it seemed. We actually found its location to be perfect. We were 10 min from the Many Glacier entrance, 20 min from Going to the Sun road in St Mary's, 50 min from Two Medicine entrance, and 1 hr from Waterton- Glacier. We stayed 4 days and that wasn't enough. Wish we stayed the full week. The house itself is very nice and has the most beautiful view I've ever seen. David was wonderful to work with. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! We look forward to when you can stay longer with us. There are so many adventures yet to be explored in this unique area. Hope to see you next year! David
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Million dollar view! Great owners!

  • 5 of 5

The view was worth a MILLION dollars! The owner was fantastic with his quick response time and wonderful hospitality. The house was great and served as a perfect landing spot for our trip to the east side of Glacier National Park. I would definitely do stay at The StoneHouse again! Once again, I can't say how great the owner was with sharing his knowledge of the area and how beautiful this part of the country is.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Late summer paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Stone House a couple of times now and we always enjoy it

Quite, comfortable and clean. 5 minutes from the park

We took our son and his fiancée this time and they fell in love with the Stone House and the park as well

David is easy to work with and goes the extra distance to ensure that your stay is a memorable one

We will be back I'm sure

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the StoneHouse again Bill. I'm glad you had another great trip. See you next time. David and JJ Walburn
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Glacier International Airport - Kalispell MT
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Babb, MT
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
East Glacier
Nearest Train
45 Miles
East Glacier
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Babb, MT
Car: necessary

Ice Fishing, Amazing Native Bird Watching, Back Country Skiing, Mountaineering, Big Game Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Sledding, Hiking, Sight Seeing, Star Gazing!, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Walking.


Rates & Availability

Babb House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 30 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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