Flathead River Retreat - Stunning Mountain Views - 240' Private River Frontage

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Reviews posted are on our guest quarters Rental. This year we are renting out our main level, minus personal belongings. You won't be disappointed with the beautiful views, private deck, much more space, fireplace, large kitchen, deck, private entrance, etc. Excellent Location; 5 acres with private access and bridge to the Flathead River (200ft River frontage) for your enjoyment; 3 mi from Glacier a Int'l Airport and 2 mi SW of Columbia Falls. Centrally located to Glacier Natl Park, Whitefish, Big Mountain Ski Area, Flathead Lake, Big Fork and Blacktail Mtn Ski Area. We've upgraded to offer our upstairs Main Living that shows off the beautiful view of Columbia Mtn and a small view of the Flathead River. There's is a river channel directly behind the house, where you can fish or cross to go to the river.
2 Large Bedrooms, each with Queen beds and large closets for storage, Sleeping Loft w/trundle, 1 Bath with tub/shower, in between Bedrooms and easy access. The Large Kitchen is well stocked with basics, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, coffee pot, and toaster and crock pot. There is an island and 4 stools open to the Dining Room and Large Living Room. A Large covered deck to enjoy sitting with a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. There is an outdoor grill, table and chairs and other seating. An environment just right for enjoying a summer evening and beautiful view of Columbia Mtn, river channel and sometimes the river. There is a flat screen TV above the large fireplace, a DVR and lots of movies, and Wifi.
With a short 3-4 minute walk, you will have full access to fishing and bonfires on the Flathead River, enjoying beautiful views and wildlife. This beautiful property has all you need to enjoy your Montana vacation!
Unfortunately, because the main living level is upstairs, it is not Wheelchair accessible or for guests who have difficulties with stairs.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 & up unless accompanied by a parent. Please contact owner if you are below 25 and are responsible and/or married...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a great loft with a trundle bed and a special place for children who can climb a ladder. 😊...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    While we recognize many have loving and behaved pets, our property is not fenced in on every side and we prefer not to include the pets of our guests at this time....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Babies are welcome...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    babies are welcome...moreless

  • LOFT: 2 twin/ single

    twin trundle in the Loft (and play area for older children...moreless

  • 2 Large Bedrooms with a 2sink Bath in the middle Large closets in each bedroom to store clothes and other items Enough room for a pak n play in each room ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

    Large jetted tub to relax in after a day of hiking * 2 SINKS...moreless

  • Towels, soap, shampoo, provided

Other Amenities

  • JEEP RENTALS - GLACIERJEEPRENTAL.COM - Day/week or call 406-314-5337 Private river access - 2 -3 min walk to the river; firepit; fishing; easy access for kayaks or rafts Central Location! Owners live in Guest Quarters downstairs with Private entrance. Owners will accommodate any way possible to make your stay pleasant and stress free...moreless


  • Books:

    on request...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    We don't have a game room but we have corn hole boards to use. And we hope to have our horse shoe pit up and running. You have bon fires at the river...moreless

  • Games:

    A few board games and jigsaw puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    on request. There are toys in the Loft. If used, it will be Your responsibility to put back toys and books where they were. This is our home and respect is appreciated....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD's on request...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Columbia Mountain with a view of Glacier Nat'l Park on the river...moreless

  • Rural:

    Private setting with trees, mountains and some view of the Flathead River...moreless

  • Water View:

    On a waterway with a 2 - 4 min walk across our bridge to 200' of private water frontage on the Flathead River...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    5 acres w/ 200' frontage on the Flathead River. There is a River canal right behind the house that usually has water in it except for maybe 2 mos in late fall. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Nice dining table and area w/view * Seats 8 Island seats 4 Table on Deck seats 4 Grill...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 window units for real hot days - night are usually cool. Bedrooms and Living Room have ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry Room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    wood provided for chilly night...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant Heat in the floor but suggest you use heaters provided because the days get hot. Radiant heat takes a while to heat up and cool down!...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    large sectional couch fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    on concrete pad in front of the house next to door. A 2nd car can park on the south side of the house...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry Room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar, cream provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large Kitchen w/island and 4 bar stools. Well stocked with basics, dishes, pots and pans, etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic condiments like ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, sugar coffee provided ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side by side. Icemaker and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered deck looking out to the mountains and river (see photos) ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 sit on top kayaks - David will drop you off (several drop off choices) and you can kayak back to property to pull out. Fees depend on where you want to put in...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard, behind house and private River access for fishing and bonfires Horseshoes and backyard Cornhole game...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski or snow board on Big Mtn 20 min from property ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 7%


To secure dates: $250.00 deposit due within 10 days. You will be sent rental contract. The balance, including the rental amount,

$125.00 Cleaning Fee, and 7% Bed Tax, due 30 days from rental date. 2.50% CREDIT CARD FEE DEDUCTED FROM DEPOSIT

The $250.00 Refundable Rental Deposit then becomes damage deposit and will be returned from 1-10 days after departure.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadow Lake Golf Course
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish, MT
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 2
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Night Owl
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Mountain

Car: Necessary

Please notice, that the reviews are for the downstairs guest quarters. This year we are renting Only the upstairs main living, with gorgeous views and space. It is totally private from the guest quarters with PRIVATE Front Entrance. Check out the photos! You won't be disappointed! The property is on 5 acres on the Flathead River.

Even though it feels rural, we are 5 min from grocery store, restaurants, gas, 3mi to Glacier Int'l airport, churches, and other amenities. 18 mi from Glacier Natl Park, 18 mi to Big Mountain Skiing, 30 min to Flathead Lake, 7 mi to Whitefish, 11 mi to Kalispell shopping. It is a beautiful area with a short 3-4 min walk to the Flathead river, where you can roast marshmallows and hot dogs or sit by the river enjoying the beautiful view or take a walk through the woods. Beautiful views to photograph.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are from Tennessee and Texas. We've spent vacations and ski vacations in Colorado for years, until we came to NW Montana and fell in love! We purchased this beautiful property in August 2011 and moved from Tennessee to Montana in August 2012. We started building our new home in Oct 2012 and moved in April 2013, after spending the winter in our 5th-Wheel. It was well worth it! David is a builder and built the home with 2 other people. The Main and upper level to the home was finished in April 2013. A guest quarters and kitchen suite was finished the spring 2014 and a studio completed in September 2015. We live on the main level most of the year, but chose to live in our guest quarters for the summer of 2016. We are very quiet and the upper floor is very insulated. There is a Front Private Entrance just for our guests and a private entrance for us. Because we are on the property, we will do our best to make your stay enjoyable and stress free! We enjoy people, but at the same time recognize that some may prefer not to be social. Its up to you! We have 2 married daughters. One lives close and the other lives most of the year on a ranch in southern Colorado on their family ranch. We had our first grandchild in April 2015. And love being grandparents.

Why the Owner Chose Columbia Falls, MT, USA:
One unique thing about this property is its close proximity to so many area attractions and Glacier International Airport, yet you have the feeling you are out in forest somewhere. There are houses on this street, but you will feel like you are in your own little retreat. There is a waterway directly behind the house that has water in it 8-11 mos out of the year, depending on the precipitation. AND of course we have 205" of Flathead River Frontage. We share the road and bridge to the Flathead River with our Canadian sometime neighbor. It is about a 3-5 min walk to the river. The Island has a fire pit and a beautiful View of the River and the canyon entrance to Glacier National Park. We, with our neighbor, have the only bridge access to the Flathead River in this area, making it very private. And we have Jeeps for rent to take out for the day or use for the while week! Check out!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will enjoy looking out the windows or sitting on the covered deck with a morning cup of coffee, watching the birds hunt for their breakfast. Most likely you will see deer, on the island and close to the house, or grouse, fox and other wildlife if you sit quietly in the morning or evening on the River edge. We will try to make your stay as pleasant as can so you can return home Refreshed! And in September of this year we had a very "nice" Black bear to show up. I think he was more afraid of us than us him. You can fish off the Private Creek bridge OR fish on the Flathead River. If you have a kayak or raft, you have private access to the river to launch or return to. We do have 2 kayaks that can be put in up river and float down to the house. If you need or want transportation to the river, we can provide that for a fee. the Fee depends on how far up river you want to be put in. We do provide Bear Spray. AND you can RENT A JEEP, day or weekly rental with airport pickup and drop off. call 406-314-5337

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Sunset to enjoy with campfire

    Sunset to enjoy with campfire

  • Evening view off the deck

    Evening view off the deck

  • Private island, fire pit by River, wildlife,

    Private island, fire pit by River, wildlife,

  • No photo shop here! Enjoy beautiful fall or all views off the deck.

    No photo shop here! Enjoy beautiful fall or all views off the deck.

  • Concrete countertops

    Concrete countertops

  • Night time

    Night time

  • 1st bedroom w/queen bed

    1st bedroom w/queen bed

  • 2nd Bedroom w/queen bed

    2nd Bedroom w/queen bed

  • Trundle


  • Large kitchen dining open concept, seats 12

    Large kitchen dining open concept, seats 12

  • Private Flathead River and Island Access. 220' of River Frontage

    Private Flathead River and Island Access. 220' of River Frontage

  • Winter view of the river

    Winter view of the river

  • River view in the Fall

    River view in the Fall

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Left behind railing is stairs from front entrance
Loft ladder stairs,

    Left behind railing is stairs from front entrance Loft ladder stairs,

  • Cozy, large Great Rm to gather in the evenings, even a fireplace for cool nights

    Cozy, large Great Rm to gather in the evenings, even a fireplace for cool nights

  • Dining room, with another table and chairs on the deck

    Dining room, with another table and chairs on the deck

  • Large central bath

    Large central bath

  • Loft area/trundle Bookcase is headboard for trundle. Unless requested toys removed

    Loft area/trundle Bookcase is headboard for trundle. Unless requested toys removed

  • Computer station. Wifi but bring your own computer

    Computer station. Wifi but bring your own computer

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