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Your home in Glacier Park. Great house, mtn. view, large yard. 10 min from park

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2bd/1bath, BBQ, Mtn View, Wash/dry, WIFI, DRCTV, near Serranos, NO cleaning FEE!

We are always updating. This year we are happy to have a remodeled bathroom and newly painted living room with brand new shades! This is a wonderful, foundation home, (not a pull in and drop off cabin or trailer) on a full double lot., giving it a private and spacious quality. With a wrap around yard, bar-b-que and picnic table, a secluded aspen grove and view of Dancing Lady Mountain, this home will be a perfect home for you while visiting our little corner of the world.

The living room in your East Glacier Get Away provides ample space and seating to enjoy company, catch a bit of national news onDirectv Satellite TV, post pictures from the day by stong signal WIFI, or settle in with a movie a puzzle and/or board game. The bathroom is remodeled and has on demand, (endless), hot water.

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed as well as its own television also connected to satellite internet. The second bedroom provides a queen bed and a twin bunk. The living area is roomy with a couch, two swivel chairs, satellite television, and family games. The kitchen is fully stocked with the utensils needed to create fantastic meals while the bar-b-que can be used for an outdoor feel. A WASHER/DRYER is also available to help you keep up on vacation laundry.

It is an excellent location for a family, traveling friends or a couple looking to enjoy the area and come home to a comfortable and well equipped house; For TRAVELERS LOOKING TO FEEL EMBRACED BY THE ADVENTURE OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, THIS IS THE PLACE.

The house has a mountain view from the yard, and nestled in the town of East Glacier, it is the most convenient location for visiting all of the park. We are proud to have our own remote entrance only 10 minutes away, (Two Medicine), as well as either end of Going to the Sun Road within 45 minutes, making us the perfect place for visiting all of Glacier National Park. The house is located just one block from the famous Seranos Restaurant and within walking distance of the local bakery, pottery shop and historic Glacier Park Lodge.

We love sharing this area with enthusiastic travelers and are at your disposal for information about the area and help planning your trip. In fact, if your lucky, you might catch Smiles on his way to the local trout hole, I am sure he wouldn't mind if you "tag along". If planned ahead, we would be happy to show you some of our favorite places for fishing, hiking and berry picking in this wild and amazing land. We also offer access to bear spray and hiking sticks. So, . . . . . . .

Enjoy the view of the mountains while relaxing in a reclined lawn chair after a long day in the park or challenge someone to a game of horse shoes. Grab a beer or a glass of wine and take a seat at the picnic table. Savor the flavor of a Montana cook out with the family gathered around while you bite into bar-b-que grilled burgers and hot dogs and the kids run in the spacious wrap-around yard. Glacier is waiting for you...

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Wendy Gates
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Wendy Gates

Hi there. My name is Wendy. My story in Glacier National Park starts in 1990 when I visited my brother working in Many Glacier. 6 years later, during the summer of my freshman year in college, I worked in Many Glacier myself. In 2004, I applied for a teaching position in Browning, Mt., home of the Blackfeet Tribe, border of Glacier National Park.

I was a full time classroom teacher for over a decade traveling from India to Mexico as well as spending 5 years of that experience teaching in the locale town of Browning. Raised in northern Idaho, I love this area and the activities available here. More recently I have been a ski instructor for kids at the Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain.

My better half and now my fiance, known as Smiles, is a fishing guide during the "off season", Sept - April, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. You might catch him doing work around the yard or fishing on one of the many local streams.

Wendy Gates purchased this house in 2013

Why Wendy Gates chose Glacier Country

We love the extra space of a double lot and the sound structure of the well built house. I had driven by this house and admired the tulips for years, so when we saw a for sale sign next to those tulips, I had to try! Happy to call this our place!

What makes this house unique

This well equipped house offers WIFI and Directv, the On-demand and high pressure hot water system means there is no running out of hot water. (We have had multiple guests vote this "THE BEST SHOWER OF THEIR TRIP".)

It sits on a double lot with a small aspen grove in one corner, a great view of Dancing Lady and plenty of running space for children. The BBQ and PICNIC TABLE are a pleasure in the afternoon and setting sun of the evening, and, it is only ONE BLOCK FROM THE FAMOUS SERANOS RESTAURANT.

There are a few nice gardens which I will undoubtedly expand as I love flowers! The feeling one gets from the open space in the yard and the looming mountains not far away is unmatched.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As left in a hand written note: Wendy, Thank you!

The house, the yard and the location were perfect for us. We enjoyed or stay greatly.


Signed by guest
Jun 2014
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East Glacier Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On demand hot water system provides unlimited hot water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • there is also a blow up queen mattress with all the bedding provided thus 8 people can sleep in this house.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We don't charge a cleaning fee so that you can spend your "bit extra" on gear. We have some of the little things that make an adventure safer/more enjoyable like Bear Spray, Hiking Poles, and Fishing Rod rentals. Let us know what activities you are interested in and how we can help make them happen.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Your home in Glacier Park. Great house, mtn. view, large yard. 10 min from park
average rating of 4.5625 based on 18 reviews

Great last minute deal

  • 4 of 5

With no hotel rooms left in East Glacier, this was a very pleasant surprise! Easy to find, walking distance to a bakery, satellite TV and games for the kids-couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect base for exploring Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

Wendy's home was clean, welcoming and a great base for exploring Glacier. Wendy made sure the home was stocked with everything we needed (including bear With two bedrooms and room to sleep 6 it was more than enough space for just me and my husband. We loved that we could make breakfast each morning, with groceries from the Glacier Park Trading Post, just two blocks down the road. And having a washer/dryer was so convenient. We mostly cooked in but did dine out at the Bison Creek Ranch just 10 minutes up the road - a MUST. And spending our last day at Two Medicine Lake, avoiding the crowds at East Glacier and Saint Mary was pure paradise.

While far from luxury, Wend'y place is a simple, quiet, off the beaten path home to really get to know East Glacier. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Melissa! We know we are lucky to have this spot perfect for exploring the park as well as the honor of sharing it, adding to a comfortable and affordable Glacier Park vacation. We also love Bison Creek and are glad that you were able to get a feel for the town. Thanks again and come back some time!
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Comfortable house, convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Wendy's house in East Glacier. The house was comfortable and clean, and the welcoming bottle of wine was a lovely touch. All of our needs were met.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you are able to return. Thanks for staying with us!
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Fort Collins, CO

Perfect spot in a quaint and friendly town

  • 5 of 5

We found East Glacier to be just a bit quieter and less hectic than Saint Mary's or West Glacier, and this place made our stay just perfect! It is 2 blocks from the small downtown. It's welcoming, clean, and well designed for travelers like us who like to be a bit off the beaten path, close to everything but in a quiet older neighborhood. It's a bit rustic, but in a charming way, and it has all of the key ingredients to a great stay - washer/dryer, grill, back yard with picnic table, plenty of towels and bedding, a well stocked kitchen, and more. Wendy and Smiles leave their mark on the place with a welcoming bottle of wine, info about the area, and a very pretty yard with flowers and space to hang out. We would stay there again in a heartbeat, and are already planning to take some family with us next time! One tip is to try the Bison Creek Ranch for dinner. We loved it so much that we ate there twice! We also enjoyed the general store on the corner and the little Rock and Roll Bakery just down the street. They are the secret source for the amazing Huckleberry pie that you can eat at the Two Medicine Grill! All in all, we highly recommend this great spot as a base for exploring Glacier and the area around it.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You seem to have found some of our town's treasure spots and I am glad that you were able to get a feel for our little place on the edge of the great Rocky Mountains. When you return, we hope that you choose us again. FYI, we also have a three bedroom vrbo in town. wink wink.
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perfect for family with kids

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean. Backyard was nice and well taken care of. Owners were very accommodating of our need to swipe key early as we were traveling through to a wedding and returning later that evening. I have 5 kids and we were very at ease. It wasn't overly decorated which would cause me some distress trying to make sure no-one accidentally broke something. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that the wedding went well and the convenience of self check in helped you. I love the extra comment in the guest book written by a kiddo.
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Everett, wa

My stay at East Glacier

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Very comfy & cozy with a beautiful view of the mountains & the yard was fenced & full of beautiful flowers. Very close to everything & the owners were very friendly & helpful. Going To The Sun Road opened the day I had to leave, but other than that it was a great trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Great Falls, Mt. or Kalispell, Mt.
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Back country or Whitefish Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

East Glacier is a great little town with nice shops featuring local pottery, art, wood carving and general Glacier Park gifts. Many restaurants are within a mile walking distance of the house and the entire park, east, west, north or south side, are accessible from this centralized location.

The town of East Glacier sits on the southeast corner of the park. Therefore, West Glacier, the west entrance, is only 1 hour west, St. Maries is less than an hour north and Many Glacier is just over an hour north. Waterton, Glacier's sister park in Canada is also a relatively quick trip at just around 2 hours north.

The Canadian Rockies are extremely majestic with shear cliff faces that inspire awe. I have also heard reports, and have myself seen, abundant wildlife in the general Waterton area. Bring your passport.

For more specific information on activities that interest you, just ask!


Rates & Availability

East Glacier Park House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Fill In 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Fill in any existing reservation gaps from end to end for only $200.00/night. A savings over 10% with NO CLEANING FEES! Send an inquiry for more details!

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