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Montana Homestead becomes yours while you are visiting Glacier National Park.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Columbia Falls House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10), Additional Basement Available (+4)

Montana Homestead is a spacious 4 bedroom and 3 1/2 bathroom 2 story log home located near Glacier National Park. Treat yourself to forested seclusion and privacy while enjoying a convenient distance to all the Flathead Valley area has to offer. This vacation property features a rustic (2880 sq. ft.) log home perched along a naturally landscaped hill with trees in the background. It is a beautiful log home on 5 acres of lawn and landscape with amazing Montana scenery. Wildlife is common. Montana Homestead has everything you will need while you are away from home. It includes a large fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the company of your entire family while cooking and eating in the kitchen. This home is great for entertaining. Enjoy the rustic feel throughout the entire home with themed furniture, and decor with the log queen size bedroom sets in three of the bedrooms.

Enjoy the tranquility of a vacation away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life by relaxing in this country home and reconnect with nature. Enjoy the Montana air and relax as you sit on the porch and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Montana Homestead has a large well cared for yard for outdoor games and fun for the children to run around. It has a fire pit and picnic table near the Tipi for outdoor eating and for telling stories around the camp fire. The wrap around covered porch offers a great place to have morning coffee and read the paper or to just enjoy the many views. The second story has a covered porch and an open deck.

LARGE MASTER SUITE HIGHLIGHTS

The large master bedroom located on the second floor features a pillowed top queen-sized mattress perched upon a locally made rustic log bed. Other features include a large walk in closet and a private den which either could easily become a nursery with the addition of a play and pack. It also includes a large soaking tub in the private bathroom and comfortable reading chairs. You may also step outside, through a private door, onto the adjoining covered deck.

MASTER SUITE HIGHLIGHTS

The master bedroom located on the main floor, features a premium queen-sized mattress perched upon a locally made rustic log bed surrounded by various matching dressers. Other features include a walk in closet, a full-sized tub/shower private bathroom.

Second floor GUEST BEDROOMS & BATH HIGHLIGHTS

One guest bedroom features a pillow-top mattress queen-size bed with 2 night tables and lamps, rustic dresser, a sitting chair and a full closet. The other guest bedroom features 2 twin-sized beds with a night stand and full closet for the children in the party. (Not suitable for adults) The guest bathroom is on the second floor and is very accommodating to a family or group. It includes two separate half baths; a full-sized tub/shower combo and a sink, and a toilet and sink.

Second floor FAMILY ROOM

This room can be used to just relax and visit, read a book. Couch, chair and a unique coffee table to play board games around. There is a door that leads to a large open deck with patio furniture and a table covered by an umbrella . A laundry room is available.

KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS

This large FULLY SUPPLIED kitchen features a large refrigerator and separate freezer, dishwasher, range with double oven and stove top cooking surface, microwave, toaster, blender, and coffee maker are also supplied. If there is something you are in need of just let us know. A half bath is located just off the kitchen area.

LIVING ROOM HIGHLIGHTS

A large open living room to relax and enjoy the gorgeous view from the many windows, to cuddle up to a warm wood fire, play a family game or just enjoy sitting a reading your favorite book. This room creates a great space for family entertainment and interaction.

LOCATION

Located just outside Columbia Falls, this home makes you feel like you are in a remote area but you are within just a few minutes of downtown Columbia Falls, restaurants, grocery stores, the post office, etc. The homestead is located 15 minutes from Glacier Park International airport, 25 minutes from Kalispell, 25 minutes to Whitefish Mountain Resort and 25 minutes to Glacier National Park entrance. It is within walking distance to Meadow Lake Golf Course.

It is our goal to provide you a little of Montana country living while you stay in our home. We hope you enjoy your stay with us. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let us know. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our home with you.

Keywords: 2 Story Log Home located near Glacier National Park, Senior discount available, Family Friendly, Located on 5 acres, Wooded, Scenic Views, Golfing, Skiing, Meadow Lake Golf Course, Whitefish Resort, Flathead Lake, Peaceful environment.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Khristine Burton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Khristine Burton

David and Carla Shaffer started building their two story Log Home in the spring of 1977. They have raised their 11 children and many foster children in this home. David taught Mathematics and Physics at the Junior High, High School and Community College levels for 40 years and is now retired. Carla is a stay at home mother and housewife, She loves providing her children the love and joy of parenthood teaching her children the responsibilities of an American citizen. Together they enjoy their Montana life style that brought them to this beautiful area in the summer of 1971.

Khristine Burton purchased this house in 1971

Why Khristine Burton chose Glacier Country

In 1971 we purchased the land from the family of the original homesteaders of the area where our home is built.At the time there were very few people living on this the "wrong side of town" on a gravel road. We chose to live in the rural part of Columbia Falls to give our children the experience of living on a farm and doing chores. Montana gave our family the opportunity for hunting , fishing, camping and enjoying the 4 distinct seasons of year.

What makes this house unique

Our Log Home has a special spirit in it that comes from living good principles, loving each other and reaching out to members of our community.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Montana Homestead becomes yours while you are visiting Glacier National Park.
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
5

Excellent experience despite the rain!

  • 5 of 5

We came together from the individual places where our adult children have settled, for the first family vacation since they left home. We had hoped to spend our time exploring Glacier National Park. But, the weather did not cooperate and we spent half of the time at this home. We had children from15 months to 12 years of age. Most were under 5. Quite a little Wolf Pack. But, the house was completely stocked with everything that we needed! The refridgerator is huge and we all want one now! There are toys and games for every age group. They even supplied the movie we had talked about from the kids childhood! Our kids grew up around a fire pit, and it was just awesome to share fires with the littles! Kristine and Dave were so wonderful to work with and we would not hesitate to book from them again! This house is just perfect for a family reunion! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us and providing such a warm and loving environment for us to be a family again!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained "Home Away from Home"!

  • 4 of 5

The Montana Homestead is truly a well-stocked, well-maintained "homestead". From the kitchen to the bathrooms to the bedrooms to the outdoor facilities and features, we have never enjoyed such a well-stocked and maintained rental vacation home. The house and grounds are immaculate, roomy and very comfortable. Be sure to leave some time to enjoy the Homestead grounds - - lots of outdoor games and, of course, s'mores heated over the outdoor fire-pit (wood stacked right there). Be cognizant that the smaller bedroom with two "trundle" beds is really for children - - larger adults may not find beds comfortable. This is the way to enjoy Montana!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awkward House with Abysmal Customer Servicd

  • 2 of 5

This should really be a one star but the owners (the parents) were really sweet people.

First, communication with Khristine (the daughter) was abysmal. I would email her and not hear back for weeks. Then every time I would talk to her it was as if she had never emailed me before and we would have to repeat the details I had already emailed her multiple times.

Secondly, the house has an incredibly awkward set up. None of the three restrooms have privacy. One is in a room with saloon doors so you can see the person. The main floor has a closet shutter door so you can see in that one too. The upstairs is just a toilet. It was so uncomfortable!!!

Third, we had no privacy as the owners were constantly on the property. If we had wanted to stay with strangers we would have done that.

Fourth, the house was dirty when we got there with sand on the floors and linens that hasn't been washed.

Fifth, we had to pay an exorbitant cleaning fee. It seemed really high but we paid and moved on. However, when we checked out we still cleaned the entire house just because that's the type of family that we are. When I got back home, Khristine charged me another triple digit amount to replace every washcloth and towel that we used. When I emailed her for photos of the damage, she of course did not reply.

I would not recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry to hear your stay at Montana Homestead was not up to your standards. We strive very hard to make our guest's stay at Montana Homestead a positive experience to enjoy the beauties of Montana while staying in a older Montana home. Montana Homestead was the home our family was raised in by the owners. It brings our family great joy to share our home with other families to enjoy the area. The description of our home and amenities are found on our listing of Montana Homestead on VRBO. Pictures, our rates and fees are also on our listing. Every guest is given the opportunity to review their rental agreement prior to making their reservation. A $350 deposit is due at the time of the reservation which serves as the reservation and security deposit for any damage or loss. The full deposit is returned to our guest within 5 business days after check out. If any loss or damage occurred during their stay it will be taken out of the deposit and noted with the refund. Every guest is given the opportunity to have a walk through the house to make sure it is ready for their group prior to signing their rental agreement. Any additional questions or concerns can be addressed at the time of check in. We strive to communicate with each and every one of our guests. During the summer months we are very busy. This summer alone we had a total of 11 different group come through Montana Homestead. Sometimes it takes awhile for us to respond but we do. Guests of Montana Homestead are given their privacy during their stay. The owners will only come on the rental property to remove trash on a daily basis, since there are bears in the area, and upon the request of the guest. We are taking your comments in regards to the bathroom doors into consideration. The home was built in 1977 when bathroom fans were not used in the area during that time. The open slits in the doors provide the necessary ventilation needed in the bathrooms. We are looking into different options to address this issue without remodeling the homestead.
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5

Pure Montana Living

  • 5 of 5

Montana Homestead is a darling country house retreat located near Glacier National Park. Our group of 3 adults and 3 kids (11, 13, 16) totally enjoyed our stay. Everything was as advertised - when we drove up several of us saw the house and yelled - "that's it!" Everything was very clean. Of course we went to Glacier a few days and saw all kinds of wildlife up close - fabulous! A smaller group went to Whitefish Mountain Resort and had fun on the Alpine Slide. Between these adventures, we had a great time at the house. River rafting with Montana Raft Company was also great. In the house, each corner, nook, and cranny is totally decorated so nicely that you really feel like you're at place to be free of your normal stresses and can just relax. The huge yard got a good workout from Frisbee, Frisbee golf, baseball and just running around. Grandma introduced the kids to horseshoes as well! The fire pit was a huge draw, both in trying to get a good fire started, and then sitting around talking and having S'mores. We were told - if you can't find something, open a drawer or cabinet and you'll find it -- which was true! We also enjoyed the owner's hospitality a few times, and really thought the gift of the 'Montana' shaped cutting board and huckleberry jam was a nice touch. Also noteworthy was the fact that the grocery store was just up the street, a good thing for a family that cooks rather than eats out... We would go back here in a heartbeat - it was just a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The ideal location and a perfect property, especially for kids!

  • 5 of 5

If you are visiting Glacier National Park this house is perfect. It's especially great for families with kids. There were 11 of us yet we never felt cramped. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need. From start to finish the owners made everything so easy.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home, Wonderful location, Wonderful and generous owner

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped for adults as well as for kids. Nothing is missing and the family is very generous and helpful.

We spent very nice days and we preferred some days to stay at home although the park is beautiful and not far away. The big yard and the teepee were amazing especially for the kids

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Meadow Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Whitefish Amtrak Depot
Car: necessary

Walking distance to Meadow Lake Golf Course.

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Rates & Availability

Columbia Falls House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

To rent Montana Homestead you must be at least 25 years old.

Basement Apartment available for groups larger than 8 guest. Additional fees apply. $100 per night and an additional flat rate cleaning fee of $50. Basement apartment only available during the summer season.

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Amenities

Columbia Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
  • Queen size Beds Rustic Log Furniture, Twin or Single Trundle Bed, Baby pack and play upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
picnic tables, grill, fire pit, tipi, and the occasional wildlife visitor during the summer months only.

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