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Beautiful Mountain Home with Great Views. Near E. Glacier. See Drone Video

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms with Mountain Views.

Beautiful Mountain Home. Built new in 2002. Half way between East Glacier and Essex.

4 Bedroom, 2 full Bathrooms, sleeps 8-9 people. Full kitchen and laundry.

The cabin is very private with a creek running thru the back and deer,Elk and Moose often visible from the back or front deck. This cabin has all the comforts of home. The Snow Slip Restaurant is only 2 miles away with Wi-Fi, excellent food and Ale. Grocery, golfing, Shopping,Amtrak and Glacier Park Entrance are only 15 minutes away at East Glacier. Or you can travel 10 miles West and visit the historice Issak Walton Inn. If you are a horse person, there is a horse corral right at the cabin. Or we can set you up with a neightbor down the road who is a Licensed Wilderness Guide for Hunting,Fishing,Riding or Pack Trips.

There is a large deck on the front of the cabin with a BBQ and deck furniture.

We also have another cabin for rent at Homeaway #335497

More Details

Robert Winkowitsch
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Robert Winkowitsch

Robert Winkowitsch was born and raised in Montana. He and his wife Sahm and twin boys Jed and Kenny, enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. Although Robert is carpenter by trade, he is also an avid: Pilot, Guide, Hunter, snowmobiler and snowboarder, who has hiked, hunted, and explored the area for 35 years. We would love to share our experiences with you.


Essex Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
  • 1 full Bathroom on Main Floor. 1 Full Bathroom Upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • 1 King Bed in Main Floor Bedroom. 3 Bedrooms upstairs, with Queen Beds and 1 Twin Bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Mountain Home with Great Views. Near E. Glacier. See Drone Video
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Peaceful setting with great views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was super clean, comfortable and exactly as portrayed on line. Short distance (maybe 1/2 mile) off of highway 2 so you couldn't hear any noise other than the distant clack of the train. Nicely equipped and fun to eat outside on the huge deck. The bedrooms were comfortable but the upstairs master with more mountain views had no curtains or shades (we loved it) so if you're light sensitive bring eye shades. Good place to stay to explore east glacier and particularly the two medicine area. Remember this park is huge and it takes a while just to drive to where you are going. Make sure you bring food with you because there aren't many nearby options. Would definitely recommend and we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house was Great and had wonderful views.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just incredible view - the evenings on the porch just cannot be beat.

  • 5 of 5

This home is really nice to get away and enjoy the beauty of the park. And provides nice, balanced access to both West Glacier and East Glacier/Two Medicine. the house has all the amenities and a great kitchen.

Just note that you need to bring your groceries if staying a few days.

Robert and Sam were really helpful and responsive to all our asks.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family of 8 enjoyed this stay! Great space, beautiful views, secluded - a great get away!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 enjoyed our stay for 6 days. We planned on doing a lot of activity in Glacier, so this was a good option. It took approximately 20m to E Glacier and 45m to W Glacier. We do love to camp, but opted for a kitchen, bathrooms and more space this go around.

The cabin is secluded - a great feature. You will have little, if any, cellular service; which I like! Because of the seclusion, I would have changed a few of the directions to the cabin. We were not given an actual road name for the turn and there is in fact the name of the road-Giefer Creek. This would have been assuring as we were a bit skeptical on the turn. It also is past the "Forest Service Access" sign, which is slightly different than the name of sign we were given. We still found it on the first try, but we were questioning ourselves.

The cabin was well stocked. Plan to get groceries at least 1hr to 1.5 hrs away. This is fine, just need to have coolers/plan accordingly. You can get essentials nearby-pricey. I did need to bring a crock pot (as we planned to be gone most of the day and wanted supper ready upon return) & a pitcher for making lemonade/juice, otherwise we were fine with what was provided.

With a family of our size we had to be very careful about timing our showers/baths. We weren't all able to do this one after another. This was a bit disappointing after a long day of hiking & not all being able to get a hot/warm shower. We even tried giving each other time limits...sometimes difficult, with teenagers ;).

We were able to utilize the firepit area one evening. This was enjoyed by all. I loved sitting on the deck each night and looking at mountains, smelling pine and watching trains go by (in the distance, not a bother).

We would recommend this cabin to anyone considering this area! We were pleasantly surprised as we walked in the first day...looked better than some of the pictures even. Please do inquire about pricing. The price you see on web could vary. Our stay was about $60/night more than what VRBO ad showed based on various ages of kids. I wish if a home is advertised to accommodate 'x' amount of people, then the price shown would reflect that; not additional charges on top of that. This could be common; perhaps for cleaning since that is not an additional fee shown on advertisement. I still find it misleading. As I'm researching, I want to know what to expect; not be 'surprised' when I make the phone call to book the home.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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incredible place!

  • 5 of 5

this was a stop for our family of six during a three week journey around Montana and Wyoming. and the amazing drive right out the front door into often made our 'commuting' back and forth to the other areas of Glacier park better than the actual destination area! the manager was so kind and handled an error on my part with great diplomacy- she is a gem! i will state it was a joy to find everything we could possibly need. plenty of pots/pans, dishes and utensils in the kitchen! after seeing how complete it was we actually opted to cook in instead of dining out. the four huge bedrooms meant all had plenty of space. the extra large bathrooms meant others could bath without feeling they were 'hogging' the bath. the wide open downstairs gave everyone more than ample room to spread out and regroup before moving on. Adding the laundry equipment in made it a joy to pack away clean clothing instead of having to fly with dirty things. and when it all was done we sat on the deck with a glass of wine and enjoyed watching the wildlife walk on the hills right in front of us. we cannot say how please we were to have shared this lovely home for our stay- it would be difficult to find better anywhere!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic rental!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely amazing! Very unique and comfortable, and you cannot beat it for the views! I just don't think you can find a place near Glacier National Park with the views this home has. We spent three nights here and loved every minute of it. It's not really close to anything, but conveniently located to get anywhere in the park you want to go. Very peaceful and remote! Linda the property caretaker and her husband Lee greeted us upon arrival and were great people. Truly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin has an excellent view of the Southern Mountains of Glacier Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 7.0%

Credit cards accepted Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 3 months prior to your stay, you will receive 1/2 of your deposit back.
If you cancel less than 3 months prior to your stay you will not receive a refund.
No pets are allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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