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Secluded Ranch/ Private Lake. Guest House $350/night & 2 Suites $199/night

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Story 4 Bedroom House Sleeps 8/ Each Suite Sleeps up to 4 people

The Hideout is an exclusive buffalo guest ranch located on 300 secluded acres with its own private fishing/ swimming lake. The entire house has been newly remodeled. The main floor has the master bedroom and bath with a queen bed. Also on the main floor is the kitchen, dining area, living room and half bath with laundry facilities. There is a spacious deck off this level. The upstairs has two bedrooms with queen beds and a third bedroom with a bunk bed. There is a full bathroom upstairs with separate vanity area. There is an amazing view of the Canadian Rockies, Lake Koocanusa and our private 11 acre lake from almost every room. The kitchen comes fully equipped with microwave, traditional coffee maker, dishwasher and outdoor charcoal briquette barbecue. Flat screen HD TV in master bedroom and living room. If your group is larger we also have 2 suites above our barn available as vacation rentals. Each suite has 1 bedroom/ 1 bath with full kitchens and all amenities in 1,050 sq ft. They sleep 1-2 guests in the queen bed bedroom plus 1-2 more guests in a queen inflatable bed in the spacious living room for $199/night (2 night min). Cleaning fee $75 per suite plus $250 Refundable Damage Deposit.. Each suite has it's own amazing view- Canadian Rocky View or Private Lake View. Our private lake is stocked with rainbow trout for catch and release fishing with barbless hooks only. It's a clean clear lake that's wonderful for swimming, paddle boards, and floating. There is no lifeguard on duty so swim at your own risk. Our buffalo herd can often be seen from the house. We usually have about 50 head of buffalo and you can sometimes hear their thundering hooves as they run. The baby buffalo are born in May~June, and they are sooo adorable!

It is a 5 minute drive to Lake Koocanusa and Eureka where there are many shops, golf courses, restaurants and bars. It is also just 10 minutes to the Canadian Border, 50 minutes to Whitefish or 2 hours to Glacier National Park.

More Details

Jim and Christine Gibson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Jim and Christine Gibson

Jim and Christine own and operate a unique buffalo ranch from the adjacent property. They tend the land with loving care and will be around to show you their animals and provide any guidance you need regarding fishing, hunting or sightseeing.

Jim and Christine Gibson purchased this house in 2002

Why Jim and Christine Gibson chose Eureka

We love living in rural Montana, because the scenery and the seclusion appeal to us. Our location is ideal to "get away from it all" yet if you want shopping, golfing, dining, boating etc.... it's just a few miles away.

What makes this house unique

There is a private 11 acre lake on the property stocked with trout for catch and release fishing with barbless hooks. Swimming and other water sports are available during the summer. In addition to the herd of buffalo on the property, there is an abundance of wildlife. You are "on top of the world" at our Guest House with the most breathtaking views.


Eureka House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , washer and dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Above our newly constructed shop we built 2 Suites available as vacation rentals. Each is $199 per night (2 night minimum) 1-2 guests. Cleaning fee $75 per Suite plus $250 Refundable Damage Deposit. They each have 1 bedroom with a queen bed and a full bath with washer and dryer. One Suite offers an amazing view of the Canadian Rockies and the valley. The other Suite overlooks our private lake and Black Butte.


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Secluded Ranch/ Private Lake. Guest House $350/night & 2 Suites $199/night
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Hidden gem I almost want to keep secret

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this place justice, a great amount of pride has gone into the property by the owners and the landscaping and lake is amazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spruce Grove

A clean well kept home isolated in the forested hills with a private lake

  • 5 of 5

Our group had an awesome time. The view from the house is amazing and it is fully equipped with everything we wanted or needed. I would recommend the hideout to anyone interested in visiting the area. I wish we would have had more time to visit the private lake, but we did find at least a couple hours between motorcycle rides. The lake is quite the little slice of paradise. The lake is clean, aerated, and has paddleboards, noddles, tubes, and a charcoal BBQ.

The only complaint I can think of is that I forgot coffee on the first day and we couldn’t find any in the cupboards. A single serving of coffee would a welcome addition :)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here back in the fall. Oh wow, what a great place! We were in the apartments and they were exceptionally clean. They were so beautifully decorated and so comfortable! The property around it was pristine. I cannot wait to come back and without a doubt would stay here again. Great people!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

Since my stay here with friends and I can't stop thinking about it! What a perfect place for a relaxing get away. Jim and Christine really have thought of everything to make sure a stay here is the most enjoyable. So nice that they had a paddle board we could use, so I could finally give that a try! I loved it! After spending a few days hiking at Glacier National Park, a few days and nights here relaxing at a peaceful, private lake was the perfect way to end our trip to Montana. I still can't believe I saw a bald eagle swoop down to do a little fishing of his own! I'll be back for sure and can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place tucked away from everything but yet so easy to get to. It was a magical place and time. We went as a family to celebrate a milestone birthday. We made it a surprise and our hosts helps us, with a fun surprise waiting for us when we arrived. So unexpected but so kind of them. Everything was wonderful. From the house being so well stocked and well prepared. The lake was so clean and with lots of fun toys to use. They have thought of everything. Private and secluded. A great place to recharge. And the views were amazing. We will return. Can't say enough, I could go on and on.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to come home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the true Montana experience. The views are spectacular. You can see all the way to Canada. The Rockies are beautiful. Short trip to Glacier Park, beautiful private lake to swim or fish. Lots of Bald Eagles waiting to do their fishing. The buffalo are so majestic and babies all around. Jim & Christine are the perfect hosts. Very friendly and are very serious about your having a wonderful time. Bring several friends & stay in the house or the apartments are very country cozy.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wilderness Club and Indian Springs
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 37 and HWY 93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Whitefish, Kimberly, Fernie
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with signed contract and 50% payment.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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