|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our group of ten spent five days at this home and can't say enough good things about it. The owners were easy to work with and provided toys, a high chair, and a PAC and play for our preschoolers. The sledding hill provided hours of fun for the little ones as well as the adult kids. Other reviewers mentioned that the twin beds in the "kids room" were too small for adults but my sister and her husband (both 5'7") slept comfortably there. There were plenty of towels, appliances, and dishes for our group. We hope to return next Christmas!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Walking distance to Meadow Lake Golf Course.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 25 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
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.