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Secluded And Spacious Log Accent Home

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Story Home, 6 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 14 Sleeps, Two Family Room

Experience Montana the way you have always dreamed of it. Tucked away in a secluded area surrounded by national forest,our cozy custom built home offers you serene beauty and adventure. Relax by the creek that runs year round or go pick huckleberries on one of our many hiking trails. Thirty (30) minutes away from the small vibrant town of Whitefish and and only twenty (20) from Glacier National Park, you'll never be without something to experience. Set on 50 acres, there is a lot of room to roam the outdoors right out the front door! Horses and our dog are also on the property. There is a master bedroom upstairs that has a connecting patio door to enjoy the outdoors from the twin rocking chairs or the hot tub located on the upper deck. There are four bedrooms downstairs sharing a full bathroom. Both the upstairs and downstairs have spacious living rooms that invite conversation and good memories. The open floor plans give you the space you need but the feeling of home you want. Winter time you can cross country ski, snow shoe, snow mobile, or go sledding out the back yard. There is a snow mobile outfit in Columbia Falls that will rent machines and the trial goes up behind Big Mountain one mile up the North Fork road from us. Or you can just stay home and enjoy the quiet serenity of wintertime. With full windows on both sides of the family room, when it snows you feel like you are in a snow globe! We encourage family re-unions as all ages will have something to do. As our guest book says - pictures cannot capture the beauty, serenity of our home. Lynn and I and our three children custom built the home.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Joan

Lynn and I have been natives to Columbia Falls Montana all of our lives. I was born and raised here on our homestead and Lynn moved here when he was 4 years old. We enjoy the outdoors and horse back riding in the Bob Marshall. We and our children built our home as a family which made memories for all of us working as a team creating everlasting memories and work ethics. Which, now that they are on their own thank us for all of the things they were taught. Family is what we want this vacation home to be - for all ages.

Joan purchased this house in 2004

Why Joan chose Columbia Falls

Staying with us you will have no neighbors as you are surrounded by forest service. Cedar Creek runs year round for the relaxing sound, along with a horseshoe & fire pit.

What makes this house unique

Sitting on the front porch hearing Cedar Creek either from the rocking chairs on porch or the hot tub is soothing! At night the stars are abundant and the moon is close on a clear night. On hot summer days the porch is always the right temperature to enjoy the outdoors. The home has central air conditioning so all is comfortable at all times.


Columbia Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Exquisite master bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double
  • Master suite on main floor has king bed, TV with surround sound and attached fully-equipped master bathroom with walk-in shower with two shower heads, and jacuzzi tub, and entrance to upper deck to access hot tub. Additional bedroom on main floor with full size bed. Remaining bedrooms are on lower level with their own family room that has a TV, games and toys for children of all ages. Three bedrooms, each with queen-sized beds and walk-in closets. Additional sleeping area in separate room has two full size beds. Cots are available. 2 pack-n-plays and 2 high chairs for babies. Full-sized bathroom on this level with shower/tub and two sinks. The French doors leading out to a lower level deck overlooking the creek has picnic table for your enjoyment.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Secluded And Spacious Log Accent Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Plain and simple "Magnificent".

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful house for three nights in August 2017 with a group of 10 hiker friends. What an amazing house Joan has in a beautiful location. It's large, nicely furnished, super clean, and is equipped with practically everything we needed. Our stay was so enjoyable and we appreciated Joan contacting us to check if we had any questions or needed anything. We wholeheartedly would recommend Joan's house and would stay again if we are in the area. Thank you Joan for making our stay so enjoyable and stress free!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacation homes we had stayed in. Loved it. We were a big group and we all have very pleasant memories of the place. Joan and Lynn are amazing folks who go out of the way to make you welcome and have a best stay. Our teenager and I loved playing with Brick. The home is huge and beautiful and is within a huge private property. We will for sure visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time and will be back

  • 5 of 5

our group of 8 rode up on our motorcycles and were pleasantly surprised of the home and the property that it is on. Joan the owner is a wonderful host showing us around and making sure we felt right at home. Our rating is a 5 star plus Thank you Joan

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Special Experience

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough of our experience staying at this property. It is a perfect home base for exploring Glacier National Park. The home is beautiful and ideal for a sizable group of friends & family and the memories from our stay there are some of my all time favorites. Joan is wonderful too. If you are planning a trip to Glacier stay here if you can.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The reviews show this home to be beautiful, secluded, and very accommodating which we endorse enthusiastically. Having been in the building materials business all my life, I found the local materials that Lynn and Joan incorporated into their home to be truly amazing. We were excited about getting our 16 person family together because Joan had been helpful and informative with our new adventure planning to Glacier Park. Our family “threads” appreciate their privacy as well as the late night comradery. The floor plan allows kids and adults (yes, even grandparents) wonderful space inside and outside the house to accomplish both! It’s not our first VRBO, but it is the first we would choose to go back to, again.

We like to think that our family home encourages friends and families to repeat visits. This house felt the same. If anything is missing it will be there quickly with a warm smile. An extraordinary example of the hospitality occurred when one of our party had a bad accident on our first full day together at Glacier. Joan made it clear that whatever else was necessary to make their stay more comfortable would be offered. Our family member ended up 20 minutes away at the Whitefish Hospital for the rest of our 4 days together. If anyone is worried about the medical facilities nearby, they need not as it’s a wonderful place from the caregivers, to the providers to the food and attention to family from afar.

We had planned our get together for several months as an extra special getaway. We feel fortunate to have found the right hosts and the right National Park. We traveled home through two other national parks; making us appreciate this splendid place on earth even more. The setting is perfect, but more importantly, you will be dealing with good people that will not let you be disappointed with your stay- guaranteed. Thank you, Joan and Lynn, for providing the perfect HQ for our excursions in Glacier Park!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Middle River, Minnesota

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in September and was able to have all of our family stay at the cabin and have our wedding reception on the deck. Our dogs loved the creek and the space to run and got along well with Brick. The deck was perfect for sitting and talking and taking in the views. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all very nice with all the amenities we needed. The kitchen also had ample space and amenities for us to cook our big meals and the caterer was very pleased with the space he had for the reception. It's a quick drive into Columbia Falls and perfectly secluded. We were all very happy with the cabin and have no complaints.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Meadow Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

No neighbors in this secluded location just 5 miles outside Columbia Falls. On a clear night the stars are abundant and the moon is bright. Close to Glacier National Park's West entrance, North Fork River for rafting or fishing, mountains for hiking, hunting, cross country skiing & snowmobiling. Summer is full of opportunities which ever way you turn off of the property. There are raft companies that will give you a guided tour or there are rafts you can rent to float the river by yourself. Floating the river by yourself is 15 minutes from our home. Guided horseback rides are available on the way to Glacier National Park or in Glacier National Park. Fishing equipment is available locally along with recommended poles and bait. Fishing on the river is right up the road. Hiking is available right from the property or very close for your pleasure. In the winter there is a local snow mobile company that will gear you us, pick you up, ride 1/2 day or full day on the backside of Big Mountain and then drop you off which is one mile from us. The local butcher shop in town that cuts meat daily, has it all is 10 minutes from us for all of your needs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Quote is for 10 guests. Over 10 guests is 35.00 per night per guest + 7% resort tax. Call for family reunions, weddings and special occasions to visit about your needs. 406-892-0261 Joan Holidays including Christmas and New Years is standard rate of 650.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund