Fortine, Montana is located 60 miles North of Kalispell, Montana and Glacier International Airport (FCA). This two story log cabin, a historic family home which has been newly renovated, is surrounded by the Kootenai National Forest and located at the base of Mt. Marston, Mt. Baldy, Mt. Krinklehorn and the Twin Peaks mountains of the Whitefish Mountain Range. It has three bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathroom and a fourth full hallway bathroom. All en suite bathrooms feature a enclosed steam shower with back massage and rain units in addition to the normal shower head. The upstairs master bedroom features a king-sized bed and study with sweeping panoramic views. Luxury 1400 thread count sheets and electric blankets provide nighttime comfort during all seasons. The master suite contains a double steam/massage shower and two toilets.
The two first floor bedrooms feature a Queen-sized bed with heirloom furniture in one large bedroom and the third bedroom features twin beds with heirloom furniture. All beds have comforters and soft top mattresses for extra comfort. The large knotty pine paneled living room has comfortable overstuffed furniture and an upright vintage piano. The media center in this room has a huge assortment of movies and discs for evening entertainment and Dish network is provided on the TV. The home is completely carpeted with plush carpeting with the exception of the beautiful hardwood floor in the kitchen and dining room. The dining area has a vintage bay window for viewing the wild birds and animals while eating at the antique oak table. The kitchen has all modern amenities and the home has WIFI. A new central heating and air conditioning system heats and cools the home and it also has a beautiful gas fireplace for ambiance. The home is protected by 24 hour outside surveillance and has a 6 foot security fence around the immediate yard. This 40 acre estate is totally private and is located at the very end of Deep Creek road abutting 1.4 million acres of National Forest so there is no through traffic. Deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks and a variety of wild birds visit the home daily and provide a closeup of Rocky Mountain nature at it's best. The views from all windows are spectacular during every season. Winters here are akin to being in a wonderland and snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and ice skating can be accessed by simply walking out of the yard. Forest trails and small hills exist throughout the immediate forest. The home is located only 40 miles North of Big Mountain Ski Resort so day trips to downhill skiing is readily accessible. Spring and summer are equally beautiful with the blossoms on the fruit trees in the yard and the myriad of tulips, daffodils, iris, crocus, lilacs, roses and peonies. The property hosts a pond that regularly is a landing site for wild ducks and geese. Fall is spectacular with the golden Mountain Larch and Aspen intermixed with the evergreen Fir, Pine and Spruce trees.This is an outdoorsman's paradise!
The home is approximately 1 and a quarter hour drive to the entrance of Glacier Park (photo included) and white water rafting trips down the Flathead river. River and stream fishing exists within a 3 mile radius and lake fishing, boating and water skiing on beautiful Dickey Lake ( photo included) within a five mile radius. Horse back riding trips are available through an experienced trail riding ranch. Numerous forest trails are ideal for mountain biking or hiking and a multitude of golf courses exist within 15 miles of the home with one Par 3 course located just 3 miles from the home. Good restaurants are available in Fortine, Stryker, and Eureka and if guests prefer to cook at home, an outside grill is also available in addition to an oven and cooktop in the fully equipped kitchen. Guests will need to bring their own outdoor equipment such as skis , snowshoes, sleds, mountain bikes or rent equipment from local vendors. The home is located 3 miles off of Interstate 93 and a rental car is advised. The Port of Rooseville and entrance into Canada is 22 miles North of the home.
The drinking water in this home is pure spring water and is cold and delicious. We observe the Hawaiian custom of removing shoes and/or boots in the enclosed porch entryway and maintaining the cleanliness of the home interior. The floors are warm and comfortable but guests may want to bring a pair of slippers and/or socks to wear inside the home.