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Glacier Park Lodging - 2 to 6 nights $255.00/night summer, $160.00 winter

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Nestled amid mountain views at the southern tip of Glacier National Park. Enjoy scenic drives to Logan Pass and Many Glacier area. This newly renovated historic railroad house is a perfect place for those seeking to enjoy the activities and beauty of the area.

Just steps from the historic Izaak Walton hotel, you can feel the energy of passing Amtrack trains from the nearby overhead walking bridge, before enjoying one of many available activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy nearby hiking, white water rafting, trout fishing, horseback riding, golfing, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing.

The newly renovated Essex Mountain House provides classic character with modern conveniences that is perfect for individuals or families. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Keywords: Glacier Park, Izaak Walton, Scenic, cabin,

mountain, Essex, adventure, Nordic skiing,

fly fishing, hiking, railroad enthusiast, Amtrak, river rafting

More Details

Owner
Pat and Tod O'Connell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Pat and Tod O'Connell

Pat and I moved to Essex MT in 2003. We had both worked in Glacier Park for 4 years in the late 60's and later went to the U of MT in Missoula. We both love the Glacier Park area and moved back here from St. Paul after the kids left the house. They found us shortly thereafter and come out frequently to visit. Pat and I love the mountains and the 4 seasons and enjoy going into Glacier hiking and animal watching.

Tod O'Connell

Pat and Tod O'Connell purchased this house in 2010

Why Pat and Tod O'Connell chose Glacier Country

The Essex Mountain House came up for sale in 2010. It was formerly owned by the Great Northern Railroad and used by the roadmaster years ago. It was moved to this site, I'm told, 30 to 40 years ago. We liked the look, layout and history of the place and bought it when it came up for sale. It was in need of TLC so we totally updated the kitchen and bathrooms and did a lot of finish work while retaining the a lot of the old character. We're both really happy with how it turned out.

What makes this house unique

Totally updated large kitchen, laundry and a full bath upstairs and downstairs make this 2 story house great for families and groups. A big yard on a double lot allows plenty of room for bbq's and relaxing on the property. Essex is located half way between East and West Glacier and across the highway from the Walton entrance to Glacier. We're near the Amtrack train platform so there's great train viewing also.

Amenities

Essex House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two - one upstairs with a shower and one downstairs with a tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three queen size beds with new mattresses and pillows, One twin bed with new mattress.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Large yard on double lot with mountain view. Plenty of room to use the gas barbeque in the back yard. Freestanding firepit available.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Glacier Park Lodging - 2 to 6 nights $255.00/night summer, $160.00 winter
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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100% successful!

  • 5 of 5

Needed a break, a chance to exhale, walk in the woods, curl up and watch Forrest Gump....couldn't have been better. Beautiful accommodations....Todd and Pat were perfect....can say for sure, "we'll be back"

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mountain Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable, very high quality. Really a relaxing setting with ample outdoor options!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy Mountain Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming and comfortable! ! All the amenities of home in a mountain setting.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thank you very much for the kind comments. Pat and I are glad you enjoyed your stay and plan to see you again next winter. We enjoyed having you here and and appreciate your taking the time to write comment and rate your stay. We are considering some changes to the Essex Mountain House and will keep you posted. Tod and Pat
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation spot. Just down the road from the historic Isaak Walton hotel, this VRBO rental was perfect for our needs. Beautiful location, very comfortable, and well stocked. It's close to the East or West entrance to the park. Tod and Pat are wonderful hosts and were very responsive to our needs and provided lots of information about the area. I would definitely recommend the rental and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missoula, Montana, USA
5

Comfy location for Glacier Park touring

  • 5 of 5

This comfy, spacious, well equipped home was a perfect headquarters for touring Glacier Park! We brought our new Canadian family (our daughter's brand new in-laws and aunt/uncle) here to show them Glacier Park after our daughter's wedding. It has the perfect location on the south side of the park to tour the east and west sides and do the Going to the Sun Road. We have cross-country skied at Izaak Walton before but were looking for a place where we could be together. This home has been beautifully restored and modernized and has a great yard with a fire pit in the back to enjoy star gazing and marsh mellow roasting. Couldn't have been happier!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelly, Thank you for taking the time to write your very favorable comments about the Essex Mountain House. Pat and I are very happy that you had a great time here and on your Glacier Park trails and sightseeing. Congratulations to the newly weds and the rest of the year be great for all of you. Please come back when you can. Pat and Tod
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Fredericksburg, Texas
5

Our mini vaca

  • 5 of 5

This was a charming and cozy home and was just right for our family mini vacation. Our host was friendly and helpful with Glacier Park info. The trains were surprisingly enjoyable and our granddaughter loved waving at the passengers on the Amtrak. We stay at this home again. So book it and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, Wow. Thanks a lot for the compliments. It means a lot both personally and for the Essex Mountain House business. It was great to meet you and we are glad to have had you stay with us. It is really great when our customers enjoy the stay here as you did. Please come back if you can. Thanks again. Tod and Pat
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kalispell (FCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Izaak Walton Hotel
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
West Glacier, East Glacier
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Izaak Walton Inn, Halfway Motel
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Cross Country in Essex and Marias Pass
Car: recommended

Spectacular viewing for train enthusiasts. A quarter mile to Glacier Park, and half mile to Great Bear wilderness.

Excellent cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Great hiking and sightseeing in the Glacier Park mountains. Area wildlife includes, mountain goats, bear, moose, elk, wolves. Recommend the Skyline trail from Logan Pass. Ask about complimentry cross country ski passes for Izaak Walton trails.

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Rates & Availability

Essex House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$255
$1,680
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,680
 

Additional information about rental rates

no cleaning fee! $0
Tax Rate 7.0%

Summer 2016 stay 3 to 6 nights and get reduced rate of $230.00 per night plus MT lodging tax. Weekly rental $1540.00 plus tax. 10/1/16 to 5/31/17 (winter) $160.00/night plus tax. Across street from Glacier Park for great hiking and sightseeing. Great Cross Country skiing in winter. Groomed cross country trails at nearby hotel with ski pass available for guests at Essex Mountain House.

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