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Family Home right on Lake Five, 3 Miles from Glacier Park's west entry

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Made Available for the First Time...4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 11) with 2.5 baths.

New log style home right on Lake Five frontage. 3 Miles from Glacier Park's west entrance. 4 bedrooms. Sleeps 11 in beds. Big Kitchen. 2.5 baths. Cozy Gas Fireplace. Home constructed in 2010, A Fort/playhouse/slide/swings set up in the yard for the youngsters. Main level has a large covered deck with a gas grill. Daylight walk out basement to a patio and then on to the lake. A lovely family home situated on the shores of Lake Five offers a wide range of vacation options. You can stay home and play in the lake or lounge on the deck. Or you can access all the hiking and sightseeing that Glacier Park has to offer only 3 miles away. There are several whitewater rafting guides within a couple miles. There is the town of Whitefish with it's famous ski resort only 20 miles away.

Carole Phillips
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Carole Phillips

I've recently taken a job that leaves my home available for vacation rental. I'll come back and retire one day but for now, my loss is your gain. The picture is of me and my kids at the eldest's wedding on the shore of the lake.

Why Carole Phillips chose West Glacier

This property has been in the family since 1948 with this house being constructed in 2010. Originally purchased by my Parents and Grandparents after World War II ended and my parents moved 'West of the Mountains', this spot has been a summer retreat for 5 generations now. In 2007 I decided to make this my full-time home and built the new house in 2010.


Murphy's at the Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • See the rental agreement for actual cancellation policy. There are refunds available.
  • This is my home so treat it as you would your Mom's!!!!
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sleeper Sofa in the Family Room
  • Bedroom #1 has a bath attached.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
This home has lake frontage and this warm lake is great for water activities. There is no dock available at this time.


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Family Home right on Lake Five, 3 Miles from Glacier Park's west entry
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Incredibly Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental far exceeded our expectations for a family relaxation spot for my husband and me, our two grown sons and spouses, and four grandkids! We booked four nights in June and next time, we will definitely stay longer. For those of us who seek seclusion and privacy for our getaways, rather than tourist spots with their hordes of people, this rental filled our hearts’ desire! The house is impressively beautiful and certainly well-maintained, not one speck of dirt or dust (before we got there, anyway!) We appreciated the sparkling bathrooms, and everything we needed from kitchen spices to ample towels and washcloths were right where we needed them. The campfire spot was perfect; and the water was extremely accessible for grandkids and grammas alike! Floatie toys and paddleboards were the choice of water play and next time we’ll round up some kayaks. Only two or three times was our solitude interrupted by the sounds of motorboats, and we were far enough off the highway that there was very little traffic noise. There are four or five stairs to get from ground floor to the deck (which, by the way, is superbly spacious and the railing is toddler-proof, to say nothing of the spectacular lake view the deck affords); the main floor has two bedrooms and therefore handicap-accessible. In fact, my husband used his electric scooter to get from house to lakeside and around the yard. Because the road through Glacier Park had not yet been opened (still snowy in June!), we were able to park our pickup at the base of the highway and my husband with his scooter, and I with my bike traveled up the Going-to-the-Sun Highway for a couple of hours—breathtaking; and with no cars to worry about, we enjoyed the camaraderie of other bikers and hikers. Unique experience; in fact we may in the future plan to be there before the road is opened!

Carole is extraordinarily accommodating and made it easy for us to plan our stay; the housekeeper is highly commendable and the yard maintenance made us feel right at home. We loved our time spent at Carole’s home and we WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the eloquent review. I'm so appreciative of your writing this second review when the first one was thought lost. You writing is so lovely and descriptive that I need to post this review too. Hope you have the chance to come enjoy my home again!
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  • 5 of 5

The house/property was perfect for our family if 7! The location is ideal for easy access to Glacier and the house is well stocked. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house on Lake Five became our home for the week we explored Glacier National Park and met our needs and wants very well. We appreciated the multilevel space. We spent much time on the deck in the evenings. The kitchen is well supplied with dishes, silverware and cooking pans. Perhaps a mid-season reorganization of pans and dishes would be helpful.

I appreciated the good supply and quality of towels and beach towels. My daughter-in-law liked having the washer and dryer handy. We enjoyed the young children toys and games.

Just liked our accommodations all around and appreciated being able to reach Carole during power outage.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good family vacation. The deck is a wonderful place to look out over the lake and relax at the end of the day. Your suggestion on the kitchen reorganization mid-season is a good one. I always wonder why people put things back the places that they do but I've decided that the people who take out the kitchenwares are helped by another person when it comes time to put clean things away. That would explain this disorganization and makes me feel good about the collaborative efforts on vacation! Please come back again some time, I'd love to have you.
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Fantastic Property, Fantastic week, FIVE STARS

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Lake 5 property.

Super close to Glacier, 2 miles, lots of interesting things to do.

We drove Going to the Sun Highway, hiked the Highline Trail, Hidden Lake Trail and the Avalanche Trail, rafted the Middle Fork, took a cruise on Lake McDonald, Zip lined on Big Mountain............and attended our daughters wedding at West Glacier.

But the best days were enjoying the peace and quiet of the lake from the deck and the beach. The deck sits right over the lake and the beach is just a few steps from the home. The house was very relaxing and comfortable. The weather was great. Up to 90 during the day and cool at night. And every day was sunny and bright. The house was well appointed with all the necessities and a lot more.

Carole is an attentive, pleasant and helpful owner.

Marcy was great and made sure we had everything we needed.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.


  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to have been able to provide a place for your family during this momentous occasion of your daughter's wedding. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks so much for taking the time to write the Five Star review!
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So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing slice of heaven! My husband and I have jobs that are high stress and require a lot of travel, so our family was in need of a quiet getaway, and this home on Lake Five could not have been more perfect. Each morning I brewed a hot cup of tea in a wonderfully appointed kitchen and sat on the huge porch listening to the bird's chirp and the peaceful lull of the lake. The days were spent exploring Glacier Park and the surrounding areas. In the evening we cooked a wonderful meal and again retreated to the porch to enjoy twilight and crisp mountain air. This home has everything; the kitchen has plenty of plates, cups, pans, and an added bonus of spices and sugar. The bedrooms have fresh white linens, and we slept so soundly. We have found my new favorite space, your soul will be recharged, and you will be counting down the days until you can return. Thank you, Carole, for opening up your home to us. I am planning a girls weekend in August and look forward to few glasses of wine on the porch. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you had a rejuvenating vacation. That what we all need once in a while. Thank you for the lovely review and I'll be glad to have you and your girlfriends back to that long weekend.
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Great location for visiting Glacier National Park.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and neat. We enjoyed relaxing on the porch after a long day at Glacier National Park. The kids enjoyed swimming in the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a good vacation. Please come back again sometime. Thanks for choosing my home.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
West Glacier
Nearest Train
3 Miles
West Glacier
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glacier Grill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Big Mountain, Whitefish
Nearest Beach
On the property but no dock
Car: recommended

Just a few short miles outside the west entrance to Glacier National Park. There are no better attractions to be had than the natural beauty of the park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

Reservations cancelled more than 60 out from arrival will receive a full refund less a $250 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund