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Romantic Getaway, Mountain Views, Private, Unique Property, Easy Access

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse

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About the property

Bring your family and your pets and 'live' Montana (pet fees under rates/notes)

This home has room for the entire family, sleeping up to 7 plus your pets. Whether your are heading to Glacier National Park or any of the many other things to do in the Flathead Valley, you'll love to come home to the peacefulness of the Country Gem and relax on the deck with your favorite cold beverage while enjoying the quiet views of the surrounding mountains. The 2 miniature ponies love to be petted and fed carrots and there's lots of room to play ball with your dog. Have a salad made with fresh ingredients you have picked from the garden (by mid-summer). Play a game of horseshoes or cook smores over the campfire in the yard. Just 7 minutes from town, 20 minutes from Flathead Lake, 30 minutes from Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain (zip-lining), and only 5-30 minutes from several golf courses, you are conveniently located to whatever you would like to do. There are outdoor concerts, art festivals, and 2 summer theatres in the area.

This custom farmhouse has cherry cabinets, tile and laminate floors, lots of light and an open feel with great views, an inviting fireplace, a piano and a guitar. The kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances and cooking needs, including spices and condiments (food not included). Enjoy the 55' HD LED flat screen TV to watch movies from the DVD library, Netflix or listen to music on Pandora inside or outside on the deck. Bring your laptop and take advantage of the high-speed wireless internet. The main bedroom has skylights above the queen bed and there are large walk-in closets with enough space for all. A futon (double) and a queen luxury air-mattress are available in addition to the queen bed in the master bedroom along with a single bed in a separate bedroom downstairs. There is I full bath and 1 half bath upstairs.

The home has a total of 5 skylights to let in all the Montana sunshine, a large deck facing south with a smaller deck off the bedroom and a 4 person hot tub to relax in while enjoying the stars at night. There are 2 tree farms lining 2 sides of the property and a long row of poplar trees to relax under in the afternoons. There's plenty of room for the entire family to play outdoors, whether it is croquet, volleyball, horseshoes, yard games, sitting in the shade of multiple full-growth poplar trees or around a campfire.

Because pets are welcome in this Country Gem, there is a 'doggy' door upstairs with a custom area for 'little' dogs to go out onto the deck into a 5x8 covered chain-link kennel for your use as well if desired. The yard, almost an acre, is fenced so dogs and little children can't get into the pasture with the horses accidentally. The owner is a certified professional dog trainer, so if your dog has any annoying behaviors or just needs a little friendly assistance on it's manners, these can be addressed, with an appointment, while you are out 'playing' in Montana.

Cleanliness is a priority in this immaculate Country Gem and non-toxic or natural products are used as much as possible making the home safe for your entire family, including your pets. Attention has been paid to every detail to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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Debi Buchholz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Debi Buchholz

I grew up in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula, MT on a cattle ranch and was always on the back of a horse. After marrying, I was a mom of 3 children, including a set of twins, all of whom I home-schooled for several years. As a younger woman I trained horses and I've owned 2 breeding stallions and mares in the past. I've ridden jumping horses, done dressage, and 'natural horsemanship'. As my children grew up I began showing dogs in conformation. I have my little Shih Tzu as pets and am a Karen Pryor Certified Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer. I use all postiive methods and teach as well as train. Animals have always been a focal point of my life for as long as I can remember. I love Montana, the outdoors and all that there is to do here. Glacier Park never fails to take my breath away, and tho I've been other places, there's no place like Montana.

Debi Buchholz purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Debi Buchholz chose Glacier Country

I moved to Kalispell in 2003 and after looking at property all over the valley, finally found this piece of land. It is in the farming area of Creston. It has amazing views, is private, yet close to everything there is to do. I absolutely love being next to the tree farms. I can have trees without having to look straight up to see the sun. The home was originally built to be a guest house upstairs with a horse barn downstairs, but it was never used as a barn and life circumstances changed those plan. The downstairs has since been finished out to be a training area where I teach puppy classes in the winter months. I do volunteer teaching for the local 4-H program during the summer months at a park in town so the downstairs is unused during those months. This property has great views and privacy and I love sitting on the deck watching the horses in the pasture, hummingbirds on the flowers and enjoying Montana.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This home is a very unique design. It is built to follow the sun throughout the day and to enjoy all the views and their beauty. It is secluded yet close, has decks, privacy, and a full RV hook-up in case part of your family wants to join you in an RV. There is room for all to play and your pets are welcome. Everything is very clean and I'll provide you with all the information and guidance that I can for a wonderful stay in Montana.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Romantic Getaway, Mountain Views, Private, Unique Property, Easy Access
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
Holly Springs, North Carolina

Beautiful, peaceful, wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an excellent stay at this property!! First let me say that Debi was very accommodating. We had to change our week to a later time in September and Debi was very responsive and changed it for us. Once we arrived, Debi walked us through her property and made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. The first thing I noticed after the beautiful scenery surrounding her property was how clean her house was! We have rented many homes over the years and this one was the cleanest by far! The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to feel right at home. Everything in the home was well maintained and of great quality. Debi gave us great recommendations of places to eat and we were not disappointed in the least with any of them. The views from the kitchen, decks, and bedroom are outstanding! Watching the sunset at night was just fabulous. The beautiful flowers on the decks and around the outside were gorgeous. This home is central to many local attractions and close to anything you need shopping wise. Even though Debi does stay in her RV at the back of the property, she was never intrusive and respected our privacy. We knew she had dogs as pets, but we never heard them. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property, loved meeting her sweet pets, and highly recommend Debi's lovely home to anyone. Thank you Debi, for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a total delight to have you. I enjoyed getting to know you and your husband and hope that you'll come back again, I would love to have you. You certainly hit the weather perfectly and saw Glacier at one of the prettiest times of the year with fall colors and not so many people. I hope we meet each other again.
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Montana Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband and two kids) had a fabulous time in wonderful home! The house was clean and well decorated. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need. The bedding was top quality and there were lots of extra pillows and bedding in the closet. We enjoyed beautiful sunrises on one side of the house and lovely sunsets on the other. The large lawn was great for the kids to play and we made use of the firepit and made smores under the stars. Debi (the owner) is very helpful and my kids LOVED meeting her horses and dogs. The property is peaceful and quiet. We spent most of our days in Glacier National Park which is about 30 minutes. I hope we can return again. THANKS DEBI!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a total delight to have your family and I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know you a bit. I'd love to have you come and stay again.
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  • 1 of 5

(I have pictures to prove everything, the smell can almost be captured by the pictures)

Let me preface by saying, I've stayed at over 25 VRBO/ HomeAway properties in the last 3 years. I'm not a rookie traveler or to the situations that may arise. I've NEVER left a bad review or complained. HomeAway can verify.

I contacted Debbie, and let her know we were on our way to her "house", and would be there in a few hours. (I am traveling with 3 kids, and didn't want any hiccups).

8pm I contact her again, and it goes straight to voicemail. Call again at about 9pm and she finally answers and tells us how to get there. We drive to the property and see a few different lit buildings/objects and no people so we drive back on the property about 50 ft.

Debi comes out of a camper trailer, with 10-15 dogs yapping, saying "you can't come back here", I'll meet you upfront by the other house. First red flag.

As we went in the front door we smelled HEAVY dog urine. The place was overwhelming. As you walk in, you see it's not so much a house, but a dog boarding/washing/ training facility. (Look it up online Google Anything Pawsible Kalispell).

Long story short, she breeds, "trains", boards and washes dogs in this house. The "2nd" room she says she has, is part of that area. The house is all open and the whole things smells unbearable.

After trying to make it work, because the kids are tired and cranky after traveling, we realize it just won't work. Dog urine smell, hair all over blankets, bugs all over the inside (she explained "just pick them up and set them outside")

After being there an hour, I call Debi and tell her it won't work and it's not as advertised. She becomes combative. She refuses to listen. I sent her pictures. She insists there is no smell and she "hired a cleaning company, just to smell the house, not clean it, so there is no smell she swears".

She refuses a refund. We are out the full amount we paid. Our vacation ruined because the nightmare situation.

She may try and tell you otherwise, but unless you live and are accustom to a house with 10+ small, "pee-pad" pets, this is not a good option.

She may tell you it's fine, but have her take a quick video or her camper trailer, and her ENTIRE house and "2nd" room, before booking. You will see exactly what I'm talking about. Cages, kennels, dog training facility, dog washing, and the smell that will surely ruin any vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest wanted a discounted rate, then early check-in, then arrived 4+ hrs after check-in. I left night lights on. They drove past the home over 100 yds across my lawn to my RV, barely missing a baby tree and my hose; naturally my dogs barked. As I escorted them into the home, their children were running & grabbing breakables. After refusing most of the walk-thru, incl how to use the electronics, they were only in the home about 1 hr before phoning me to say they were leaving. I requested to be shown the hair or location of smells, but the guest refused. After the phone call, I went into the home while I had VRBO on the phone & photographed everything. They had rifled thru things, dumping clean linens on the floor, messed up beds, moved items, breakables around. I locked the home and left it untouched until the next day. At 8am the next morning, I contacted an unknown to me cleaning company. The owner came out. Her written report in part stated: "I observed that there was no smell of urine or any other pet odor of any kind. The home was in excellent condition upon a fine detail inspection. There was no pet hair that was stated by the guest who complained. I looked in spots that are typically missed and found no pet hair. I would have never suspected that pets were permitted in this home." This home has burgundy colored bedding; not a single hair could be found. When this company did not agree with the guest, he phoned and threatened her/ her business with bad reviews as well. It was at this point that the legal authorities had to be involved and the guest was advised to stay off the property. As to bugs, the pine beetles are out this time of year. I pointed them out so there would be no concern. Occasionally one will get in the house. They are harmless, I just flick them out the door. I requested to see any issues and would have done whatever was necessary to remedy the situation. This guest not only refused to show me his concerns, but the cleaning company could not find any issues to correct. Yes, I do have pets, which this guest did not see. I have no cages or kennels in the home. I DO NOT board, groom or train other's dogs. I teach classes to pets and their owners in the "off" season in a separate area from the home, and at a park in town during the summers when the home is rented.
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, easy access to area, very clean. Nice and relaxing. We are dog lovers so we asked if we could see all of her precious babies which were absolutely beautiful. We fell in love with them. Enjoyed our time.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved having you. My pets enjoyed your son soooo much; it was fun. I hope you come back; I'll look forward to it.
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Excellent accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in Montana! My husband and our two kids enjoyed Debi's property as our home base for a week spent exploring glacier national park and surrounding areas. Debi was available to answer questions and give us pointers, etc about the area. For the house - it has it all! Very clean, large kitchen with everything imaginable, private setting, hot tub, super clean grill, fire pit, laundry, games, movies and our favorite - two adorable mini horses to visit with! I was very happy we chose this rental over a hotel or condo because it gave us privacy with a remote feeling and that gorgeous Montana scenery. Debi also surrounds you with beautiful flowers and gardens on her property that are the icing on the cake. I would highly recommend this property for families with or without pets!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a delight to meet your family and to have you stay in my home; I'd love to have you stay again if you ever get back to Montana. Debi
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view, peaceful, quiet and clean. Helpful, friendly owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to have you.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mountain Crossroads Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crossroads Cafe, Kalispell is 5 miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
The Big Mountain, Whitefish, MT
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Flathead Lake
Car: necessary

Because this is Montana, we have everything but the ocean. If you want to do it out of doors, we probably have it, including petting zoos with farm animals, drive-in to see bears available, horse-back riding in Glacier Natl Park


Rates & Availability

Kalispell Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $800
Pet Fee/ night/pet $15
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Cleaning fee, varied $0
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is a minimum pet fee of $15/night/pet depending on the size of the dog. There may be an additional pet cleaning fee depending on the specific breed of dog. This pet fee will not charge per pet/night accurately for multiple pets on the "book it" feature on the automated web site, so I will need to manually adjust this for you if you are bringing pets and using the "book it now" feature. Until confirmed with a deposit, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kalispell Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink, electrical outlets, mirror, shelf area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , A large counter, sink, 6' mirror, good lighting, cabinets
  • The main bath sink is separate from the shower area; tub/shower with beautiful tile and removeable hand-held shower head, skylight. Large mirror, counter-space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , This is a separate room downstairs, fully furnished
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen with large walk-in closets for all to use
  • New queen size pillow-top mattress, huge walk-in closets enough for all guests, skylights. There is also a futon (sleeps 2) in the LR and and queen size deluxe (sleeps 2) air mattress with all bedding. More can be added on floor if desired.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
I have a full hook-up RV space available for separate rent. Owner is certified professional dog trainer and can assist with your pet behavior questions. Two miniature horses are available for petting with owner's supervision only.

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