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2 to 6 nights $295.00/night summer, $195.00 winter, free cross country

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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. Winter use free cross country pass for groomed trails.

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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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 Essex

The Essex Mountain House 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 and updated the house including wiring and plumbing kitchen and baths while keeping its character. We and many guests are 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. Use the fire pit and BBQ in the summer.

Essex is located half way between East and West Glacier and across the highway from the Walton entrance to Glacier Park. We're near the Amtrak train platform so there's great train viewing also. This house shown in Great Northern Historical papers.

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
0.1 Miles
US Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Izaak Walton Inn and Stanton Creek
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Cross Country in Essex and Marias Pass
Nearest Beach
36 Miles
Lake Five in West Glacier
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.

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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Towels and soap provided for our guests.
  • 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

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2 to 6 nights $295.00/night summer, $195.00 winter, free cross country
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time this house is in a great location !!!thanks Tod and Pat !!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

10 years of September visits and all of them great!

  • 5 of 5

Our men's group from Minneapolis-St. Paul went out to Tod and Pat's mountain cabin last week for the 10th consecutive year, and despite unexpected rain and a little snow, had a great time. Caught trout while it snowed on Two Medicine Lake, rented a pontoon boat for fishing trip on Swan Lake, and hiked and fished nearby Stanton Lake. The rain and cooler weather greatly improved the forest fires situation, so we could hardly complain. And, as usual, our hosts and the cabin were delightful. It's up for sale now for $299,000, and I wish I could buy it, but maybe the next owner will continue to rent it, so we can return.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few days as an intended stop on the Amtrak Empire Builder route. The location and set-up of the house worked well for the 4 adults in our party, with room to spare. We enjoyed having a few meals we made ourselves and the flexibility to explore our surroundings and experience some local restaurant as well. Thanks to the owner's Tod and Pat for recommendations on places to visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The smoke from forest fires dampered our visit, however, the rental was fantastic. The cabin was very clean and had everything you need including a good book to read. The best part of this rental for us was the owner. He lives right down the street and he and his wife couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. This rental will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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So convenient and nicely supplied place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Off the beaten path and interesting place to stay. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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nice stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean with all of the conveniences of home. Owners were very friendly and even baked us cookies. They live a few houses down and were very helpful with any local info.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

no cleaning fee! $0
Tax Rate 7.0%

Summer 2018 stay 2 to 6 nights $295.00 per night plus MT lodging tax, no cleaning fee. Weekly rental $1865.00 plus tax. 10/1/16 to 5/31/17 (winter) $195.00/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 free ski pass available for guests at Essex Mountain House. 50% deposit refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival and not refundable thereafter.

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