Duck Lake Frontage, Near Babb,Glacier Park, St. Mary's, Many Glacier,Waterton Pk(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Lovely 3 bedroom + 3 bedrooms downstairs, 3 bath home, w wrap-around deck & dock
Large windows in every room brings the outdoors 'in'. There is a lovely deck on the lakeside accessible from the dining room on the main floor. Another large deck cantilevers the lake shore by the garage area! A gas grill, a charcoal grill and table and chairs is available there. This is a historic deck--having been "rescued" --re-purposed---from a remodeling project at Yellowstone Park. It graced the front of the Old Faithful lodge for many years. It is fun to think about the thousands of feet from all across the world that strolled, skipped, or ran across its planks! Watching the sun come up with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate on the deck overlooking the lake couldn't get any better! It is also not uncommon to see wildlife stroll across the yard, and certainly always lots of water fowl on the lake, as well as large trout jumping. A word of caution, however. Grizzly & other bears have been sitghted not far from our place. Be bear aware!! Cows and horses roam this area as well, and a few friendly neighborhood dogs. This is rural Montana, where livestock and wildlife outnumber people!
We also have a small area between the house and the lake that is set up with a small fire pit and chairs, and some rustic seating logs where you can build a fire, roast hot dogs, or marshmallows (s'mores! Mm, mm!) get out the guitar and sing "Home on the Range" or any other tune at the top of your lungs if you should choose to.
The iron pickets in the front fence were salvaged from the recent construction of the new East Glacier bridge. We love the historic touches to our place!
Our garage is still full of construction materials, but a full curved driveway makes room-a-plenty for parking vehicles and/or boats, and there is space to park in the front by the road.. A 'roll out' boat dock is available for our lot's lake access. Glacier National Park is about 15 minutes away. Hiking into pristine mountain areas with roaring waterfalls, snowy banks, nonchalant wild game, majestic trees and beautiful delicate flowers is an experience of a lifetime! Seasonal restaurants, small shops, as well as St. Mary's Lake and other attractions are close by as well. Bring warm clothing if you decide to go over the famous 'Going to the Sun' highway, ( a 'must see')! Snow, icy waterfalls and wild flowers, and wild life plus PEOPLE do co-exist nicely here!
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Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 10
We encourage respect to our home and local environment. Wildlife are common inhabitants and transcient visitors of the area. Water safety should be a major concern for both young and old. Watch your children and keep them safe as you enjoy our wonderful surroundings....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Family friendly, warm and inviting hideaway in one of the most beautiful places on earth. All the comforts of home. A deck is still in the planning stages, and the walk-out basement is still under construction. The main floor is ready for guests! There is a boat dock into Duck Lake, one of Montana's premier trout fishing lakes. Our grandchildren, Emily and Josh, loved skating, sledding and sliding on the frozen lake that was dotted most of the winter with ice-fishing houses....moreless
- Video Game Console:
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The sometimes sparkling and other times stormy lake with it's fishing boats bobbing on the surface, and the water birds and raptors swooping over or landing on the surface, looking for a meal is showcased by the kitchen, dining room and master bedroom windows. The kinds of birds change with the season, as birds migrate north and south....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 - Sep 15, 2018
3 night min stay
Aug 16 - Oct 30, 2020
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 7%
$150 cleaning fee will be added. We require 2 payments: 1/2 due at booking, 1/2 due 30 days before arrival. No refunds within 30 days of reservation.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Enjoy stargazing, Northern Lights displays, viewing and photographing spectacular wild flowers and exquisite nature views, getting acquainted with friendly local folks, meeting and swapping stories with visitors from all over the globe, including the students who spend their summers working in and around Glacier Park, view Blackfeet Indian cultural activities and enjoy breathing CLEAN Air! Live theater and music 'happens' in the Glacier Park lodges in the summer. Winter activities include ice fishing, back country skiiing, snow mobiling, sledding. Close to Canadian border and Cardston, Alberta. Lethbridge, Alberta (Costco, and shopping centers) is about 1/2 hour away. Kalispell, Montana and Great Falls, Montana are about 2 hours away.
We are located about 1/2 mile off Hwy 464 on West Shore Duck Lake Road on the right side (lake side). It's a gray house with a wood and wrought iron fence in front. Hwy 464 can be accessed from the east end of Browning (turn at the concrete Expresso tipi, or from St. Mary/Babb side as well.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Don, a retired health systems administrator and business owner is an avid sportsman and Irene, a registered nurse, have lived in and loved Montana most of our lives. About 2 years ago, A friend and Duck Lake year-around resident friend called and told us about this beautiful, lakefront lot that was for sale. We, with daughter Dawn, bought it and spent many months building, upgrading, and enjoying it. Warm, solid wood doors and woodwork complement the warm earthtones in the rooms, Comfortable beds and furnishings give you those 'ahhhhhh' moments when you slow down and relax. It has been mostly a labor of love (but yes, there have been some 'X#*m%vm' moments we'll have to admit). We haven't yet finished all the upgrades that we plan, but the warm and serene atmosphere of the home and it's setting now make it a wonderful place for children and grandchildren to gather, recreate, and relax year around. Winter months here are not for 'sissies', however. Often there is an abundance of snow and frigid weather that makes the surface of the lake becomes a skating rink a foot or two thick, which make the ice-fishermen smile from ear to ear as they sit around their heaters in the icehouse! Yes, a few of the over-eager have dropped vehicles into the lake through ice not quite thick enough. We love this area, and we think you will too! A sad footnote from Irene: Don, my husband and the love of my life, went to be with Jesus this last year. Besides taking half of my heart, his contributions to our place are missed every day. I know he is watching with love and interest as we continue to pour into our place.
Why the Owner Chose Babb, MT, USA:
Location, location, wonderful location! Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park, and Waterton Park close by, and seen from the living room window, the lake seen from the kitchen, dining room, & master bedroom, with premier trout fishing in your own back yard, wildlife, wild flowers, many species of birds, and all the comforts of home. You may see a bushy-tailed fox strolling across the back yard, or a deer, and even a moose. There is solitude when you want it, yet there are social activities when you want them, as well. The neighbors are friends as soon as you meet them. Everyone smiles and says hello. There are no crowds to fight, and no standing in long lines to see or do what you would like. This area is why Montana has been called 'The Treasure State' and 'Big Sky Country'! We've lived and roamed through this area longer than anywhere else, although we have seen quite a bit of the U.S. & the world. But despite some long, hard winters, we choose to live here. The benefits certainly out weigh any negatives!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We've chosen not to bring the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to this place. We don't have cable or dish T.V., although music, books and movies, and games (and a radio) are there if we want them. We do have a cell phone booster and auxilliary phones if we need or want to communicate. But this is a 'get-away-from-it-all place', where a bushy-tailed fox trots through the yard. A white-tailed deer reaches up to munch the leaves on a low-hanging branch, a nervous fawn close by. Loons call from the lake. Fish arc as they jump in the water. Graceful swans gliding on a placid lake surface between boats that float or bob as the fishermen they carry cast graceful arches of line on either side of their boats. Ducks quack, quack, quake their silly-sounding call. An eagle swoops and picks a fish right out of the water. Johnny-jump-ups and other wild flowers riot across fields and hillsides. And all framed by majestic, snow-capped mountain peaks. Could there be a sweeter place?
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A chilly day at Duck Lake....
Bedroom #2 with queen bed. Mountain view from window.
Main bath as seen from the hall.
Looking towards kitchen window, from which you see lake.
Wildflowers along roadside.
Wildflowers and bluebird houses.
On Duck Lake looking toward the West shore. Cabins/Glacier Park/mtns in backgrn
Sunset on Duck Lake.
Master bedroom with king bed. Lake views from windows.
#3 Bedroom with full/twin bunk. Mountain view from window.
Looking into kitchen from dining room.
Looking into livingroom from entry. Mountain view are seen through this window.
Duck Lake from the west side
Chief Mountain on the right,
Fall colors with snow capped Glacier Park/Rocky Mountains/Chief Mtn in backgrnd.
Horses grazing peacefully in the foothills of the snow-capped Rocky Mtns/Glacier
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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