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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,880 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8 in beds), owners in basement apartment.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Khristine Burton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

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 Columbia Falls

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.


Columbia Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 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
picnic tables, grill, fire pit, tipi, and the occasional wildlife visitor during the summer months


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Montana Homestead becomes yours while you are visiting Glacier National Park.
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

Montana Homestead was beautiful and the perfect accommodations for our family for 4 days while visiting Glacier. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Lots of outdoor games and lots of space for little ones to run around. Everything was very clean with the exception of all the showers/tubs. Lots of extra blankets and extra sheets in all the rooms. The owner of the home was very sweet and made sure we had everything we needed when we checked in.

The only thing that was uncomfortable was the continual presence of the owner throughout our stay. He did tell us that he'd be coming by in the mornings to water the flowers and get the garbage outside and that he had some work to do in the basement. Each day we were there, he was on the property for at least 2+ hours and it was uncomfortable that he was right at the dining room window several mornings while we were having breakfast. We thought it was odd that he told us that he'd be working in the basement while we were staying for only a short time. One of our family members got a bad flu bug and the day she was home sick, he was hammering in the basement for multiple hours.

We use vacation rentals very often and always take excellent care of the properties. It made us all just feel a little uneasy that he was at the home so often.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and the location is the perfect distance to Glacier and Whitefish. The golf course is less than a minute down the road which was really convenient!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando Florida

The property couldn't have been better. Highly recommended for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well taken care of. The owners are thoughtful and thorough with the house preparation. Plenty of towels, kitchen ammenities, soaps and extras. A great location too.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin Resident

Glacier area family retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Montana Homestead was ideal from the spacious kitchen, living room area, bedroom downstairs & upstairs. Porch was ideal for after supper relaxing & play area for grandchildren. Backyard was great for playing and pulling a wagon.

Easy drive to West Gacier entrance. Many, many memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Tx

Fantastic and we hope to return

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. Great for visiting Glacier NP and well appointed to accommodate large group with kids. Highlights for us included fire pit with teepee, outdoor dining next to grill, badminton and other outside balls/toys for the kids. Easy kitchen to cook in. Great place to stay. Hosts were lovely and great communicators. We hope to return. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy property

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kristine, David and Elizabeth for renting us Montana Homestead. We had a truly great time. The house was the perfect size with room for everyone to sleep comfortably. The house was well stocked with everything we needed- clean linens, well equipped kitchen, toys for our 10 year old and 2 year old. Huge yard space, loved the fire pit and the grill!

Kristine was very responsive- she was in constant touch with us- even walked over at 11pm to help us with something. Her daughter Elizabeth and our son played together for a bit- oh yes and the fireworks that Kristine got for the kids were a hit.

We are definitely returning to Montana Homestead!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Elizabeth was excited for the invitation to play with your kids and to enjoy in a little bit of your fun with the holiday week. It was my pleasure to assist you in the needs you had. I am glad you asked for it. We at Montana Homestead are in the background available to assist if needed and we are able. I'm happy to hear that your family trip with both sets of grandparents and your kids was a huge success. (oops Uncle too). We at Montana Homestead feel our greatest joy seeing families coming together on the property. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you when you return.
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This was a great place for our family get together

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

CANCELLATION POLICY: 4. If LESSEE cancels this agreement outside of 30 days prior to check-in, LESSEE shall receive a full refund of funds paid up to that point minus a $100.00 cancellation fee. If LESSEE cancels this agreement inside of 30 days prior to arrival, LESSEE shall receive a full refund (minus a $100.00 cancellation fee) if and only if the property is rented for said term of our agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.