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Montana Homestead Becomes Yours While You Are Visiting Glacier National Park.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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.

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.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2880 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years old to rent Montana Homestead....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking areas provided a reasonable distance from the home with seating to accommodate smokers in your group....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • picnic tables, grill, fire pit, tipi, and the occasional wildlife visitor during the summer months only....moreless


  • Books:

    Local history and photos...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball table and air hockey available in the basement apartment when added to your rental....moreless

  • Games:

    Horseshoes, badminton, croquet, basketball, etc. New in 2015 disc golf course that winds its way around the log house....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Outdoor toys for children of all ages Indoor toys for small children...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Just ask owner...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    View Meadow Lake Golf course from the porch. ...moreless

  • Mountain View

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Small window air conditioners in the master suites only....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    For personal use only!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Home is located on 5 acres. A long driveway with plenty of parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking only, no hook ups for RV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    upon request...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    For personal use only!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secured with password...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    If I'm missing something please let me know....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic supplies...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A separate deep freezer is available....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Meadow Lake Golf Course is in walking distance....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 25 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 7%


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.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadow Lake Golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish Amtrak Depot

Car: Necessary

Walking distance to Meadow Lake Golf Course.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1971

About: 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.

Why Columbia Falls, MT, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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  • Montana Homestead from the driveway.

    Montana Homestead from the driveway.

  • Back yard barbecue and picnic area. Privacy fence blocks the view from the road.

    Back yard barbecue and picnic area. Privacy fence blocks the view from the road.

  • Family Room mural

    Family Room mural

  • Tamarack Room

    Tamarack Room

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Mudroom Bathroom

    Mudroom Bathroom

  • Upstairs Game Room

    Upstairs Game Room

  • Upstairs Queen Bedroom

    Upstairs Queen Bedroom

  • Upstairs Bedroom Two Twins

    Upstairs Bedroom Two Twins

  • Glacier Room Bedroom

    Glacier Room Bedroom

  • Glacier Room Den

    Glacier Room Den

  • Tipi and fire pit seating in front yard

    Tipi and fire pit seating in front yard

  • Main entrance.

    Main entrance.

  • local books to read

    local books to read

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen work area

    Kitchen work area

  • Refrigerator/Freezer


  • Upstairs Game Room

    Upstairs Game Room

  • open deck seating area

    open deck seating area

  • Common Bathroom

    Common Bathroom

  • Glacier Room Bed

    Glacier Room Bed

  • Glacier Room Bathroom

    Glacier Room Bathroom

  • Upstairs covered deck overlooking backyard.

    Upstairs covered deck overlooking backyard.

VRBO #364422

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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