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Time to book your Montana Summer Adventure!!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Far enough to feel peaceful & close enough for convenience

Ideally located , this 40 acre ranch lies in the center of the triangle between Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Whitefish Montana, which gives the peacefulness that only privacy can provide. The proximity to lakes, rivers, a national park and three cities makes it a perfect 'get away' spot. For the past 14 years, this location has been declared a nature conservancy site which assures no further development can happen here. The result keeps the nature abundant, such as bear, deer, elk, moose, etc. There is an electrically fenced corral for those vacationers who choose bring personal horses in order to use the facility and, on horseback, enjoy the miles of trails emanating from our property.

The home is a lodge style 4,000 square foot, 2 1/2 story home decorated in a style describable as Montana Lodge accented with Native American and ranch furnishings. There are 5 bedrooms, three of which sleep 2 each, one which sleeps three and a large bonus bunk style bedroom which can sleep 8 conveniently. Total 17)

The great room is open plan, high truss supported 16 foot ceiling and wood burning stone fireplace. The custom kitchen with concrete and copper counter tops is spacious and and is designed for casual group entertaining. Additionally, there are both a bay window eating area and adjacent bar. Right off the kitchen is the second story deck with BBQ, copper fire dish and plenty of rustic furniture. It's built to be used and enjoyed.

The master suite enjoys a propane fireplace and private deck and hot tub. Afternoon cocktails can be served in a separate rustic gazebo.

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Debbie Adams
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Debbie Adams

Debbie and Stew 'defected' from the San Francisco area in fall of 1994, came to Whitefish and started a retail Home Accent store which has become a destination for visitors as well as locals. Bear Mountain Mercantile is conveniently located on Central Ave in downtown Whitefish.

They designed and built their dream home to be 'lived in' and, in accents, honoring to Debbie's Native American heritage.

Debbie Adams purchased this house in 1999

Why Debbie Adams chose Whitefish Lake Area

This 40 acre property was a perfect location to design and build their dream home. It has been a wonderful place to raise their family, and a variety of pets, as well as enjoy a continual stream of wildlife visitors. This Deeded Nature Conservancy sanctuary is completely private yet only 10 minutes from town.

What makes this house unique

The home and property feel miles from civilization, yet all the magnificent features and facilities of Flathead Valley experience are readily available within a few miles. It's a ranch 'happening' similar to the experience which caused John Steinbeck say.'I am in love with Montana.For some other ststes I have admiration, respect, even some affection, but with Montana it is love.'


Whitefish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , This bathroom was just added upstairs in the Bunk Room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen/twin bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 3 bunk bed , Upstairs bunkroom sleeps 8 in 3 bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Master suite has a propane fireplace & hot tub on private deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Time to book your Montana Summer Adventure!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Wonderful family get away!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home on a lovely property was perfect for our family post Christmas holiday! We had 16 people varying in age from 8-83! And there was enough room for all of us quite comfortably! Debbie was very attentive, all of our needs were definitely met! The young adults loved the hot tub after a long day of skiing/boarding and the long dining room table was perfect for games and having meals together. The home was very well equipped, it was great having two dishwashers, a washer and dryer and a BBQ. The property was about a fifteen minute drive to town and a twenty five minute drive to the ski hill, slightly longer due to the snow that fell daily, awesome for powder skiing and boarding. We would highly recommend this property! Thanks Debbie!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jan! We are so glad you & your family enjoyed your stay at our property. It was our pleasure having you & hope your travels may include Whitefish in the future!
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Beaverton, OR

Secluded getaway surrounded by quaking aspens, huge mountains, lakes and rivers!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 5 days for a small family reunion and there were lots of empty beds. The house has plenty of room for 18 comfortably, and the kitchen is well appointed for a large group (huge gas stove plus barbeque and two nice dishwashers.) The house is nicely decorated in a western theme you would expect up in bear country.

We didn't see any bear, but there were lots of dear in and around the property (be careful driving in the evening.) Debbie checked in a couple times to make sure we had everything we needed and she was a perfect host.

10 minutes to downtown Whitefish with lots of great restaurants and shopping, and 20 minutes to West Glacier with the most glorious views you've ever seen (make sure you drive up the going to the sun highway.) Fishing, whitewater rafting and horseback riding everywhere...

If you're from the Pacific NW, you'll feel right at home on this wonderful ranch. If you're from anywhere else, be prepared to fall in love with this awesome part of the country and the down to earth people who live here.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Family.

  • 5 of 5

A family of twelve, three generations, needs large common spaces and an adequate number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Broken Arrow had everything we needed for a restful and private place to retreat after our activities in Whitefish and Glacier National Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Debbie Adam's Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home. The rooms are nice sized. The view from the deck is lovely. The decorating detail is spectacular. Everywhere you look there is something new. It is well maintained and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay. It is a short distance to Glacier National Park, where we ventured daily.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poulsbo, Washington

"I am in love with Montana"!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Stew and Debbie for allowing my family and I to stay in your beautiful true Montana home! The location was perfect, being situated between Whitefish and Glacier Park. The house was decorated exactly how I imagined a ranch home in Montana should be decorated. It suited my family well as everyone had their own beds and space. (Regarding the open bathroom in the master is very "freeing". I enjoyed it as so did other members. No voyeurs in our family ;) The large kitchen and open family room space was great for socializing and grazing. One of my favorite things about your home was the dogs. Logan, Zoe and Jessie greeted us with wagging tails and wet puppy kisses daily. They were a treat!

You both were great host, advising us on places to eat and where to swim. Also, Bear Mountain Mercantile is a gem in the heart of Whitefish. It was fun to purchase our Montana souvenirs from your beautiful store.

Thank you again for being a huge part of our special Montana summer vacation! Winter vacation in Whitefish, in your home, is now a topic of conversation at our house! Hope to see you then!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, gracious hosts, lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 folks in our group, and still felt like we had plenty of space. We loved cooking in the very nice kitchen, and also heading into town for the many great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Glacier Park International (FCA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blue Moon Bar, Dance Hall, Restaurant & Rodeo Site
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Whitefish Railroad Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway US 2 and Highway US 93
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
More than 20 restaurants within 5 mile radius
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Big Mountain Ski Area @ Whitefish Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Whitefish Lake City Beach
Car: necessary

The 40 acre Broken Arrow Ranch is conveniently located between Kalispell (6 mi), Whitefish (5 mi) and Columbia Falls (4 mi). Offering the 'sanctuary' of a forest location with the convenience of nearby activities and amenities. Glacier Nationsl park is 15 miles, Big Mountain Ski area and Resort is within 6 miles. Running rivers and pristine lakes welcome swimmers, boaters and fishermen and close by are countless opportuities for hiking and horseback throughout the areas adjacent to the ranch.

Your hosts are well versed in things that are 'must see or must do' and are happy to assist guests in planning activities and outings and, if desired, make reservations.

For example: in the winter, snow related action might include guided dogsledding, downhill and cross country skiing, ice fishing, ice rink skating, a massage followed by dinner in a gourmet restaurant, then back to the ranch for hot tub and 'night caps' in front of the great room fireplace.

Summertime activities may include running a river white water rafting or a hike in Glacier Park, some sun at the beach time, or, perhaps a boating picnic on Whitefish Lake followed by an evening of theater and late evening dining. Maybe watching a rodeo or visiting a Indian Powwow would be an adventure...

Montana 'has it all'; that's why it's called 'The Last Best Place'. 'T'is a poor man who's never watched an eagle fly' according to John Denver.


Rates & Availability

Whitefish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation policy: If cancellation occurs before the 30 day period prior to occupancy AND owner is able to replace the renter with another rental, then cancelling party will receive a refund of 40 of the 50% down payment. If cancellation occurs 30 days or less before occupancy no refund will be made.

Pets are welcome, however, rates will be negotiable, depending on pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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