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Ski Retreat: Whitefish Mt., Blacktail, Glacier Park; Ice Fishing, Snow Biking

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

'Wilderness' Feel' describes this 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath

Welcome to the beautiful Flathead Valley and Glacier Park regions. We know you will have a wonderful experience and create lasting memories when you visit this spectacular corner of the country. Our cabin is located on the Flathead River (the river is 30 feet from the front deck) and ideally located between Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake. We’re a short drive to Whitefish, Columbia Falls, downtown Kalispell, and a quick 10 minutes to Glacier Park International Airport. This cabin and surrounding property is the ideal location for a restful retreat and use as a home base for adventures and days of exploring.

The Cabin: The views from the cabin are simply stunning; guests love the sight of serene Flathead River, the majestic Columbia Mountain Range, and the ever present wildlife. You are guaranteed to see deer, eagles, turkeys, and the occasional bear. The entire east side of the cabin is windows - a sliding glass door leads to a beautiful deck for hosting outdoor dinners in the summer and year-round stargazing . An open kitchen, dining and living area is perfect for entertaining and gatherings with loved ones. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you will need to craft the perfect meal – cookware, small appliances, plating for 8, and much more. The comfortable living area is the ideal for getting cozy with a book, playing board games, or merely soaking in the view. A large master bedroom encompasses the loft with a king bed, a sitting area nook, and water closet. Two cozy bedrooms located on the main floor include queen beds. The main bathroom contains a corner shower and is stocked with plush towels and a hair dryer. A utility room, also on the main floor, contains a washer, dryer, ironing board, and iron. This lovely cabin was constructed in early 2014 therefore the amenities are fresh, new, and ready for you to use.

The Property: A one mile drive on a gravel road through the country will lead you to the cabin. The river boarders the east of the property, and we’ve kept the river side of our property open with a few tall trees for shade. Our property is kept natural and is not overly manicured – we love our connection with nature! The remainder of the property has a couple outbuildings for storage, and is covered with tall spruce and cottonwood trees. Guests are welcome to fish along certain sections of the riverbank or use property as a put in or take out location for river float and fishing trips. Our location is an unspoiled place to retreat and relax to after a fun day of exploring all the region has to offer.

Recreation: Nearby recreational opportunities are endless! Guests have close and easy access to hiking, skiing (all forms), fly fishing, sport fishing, mountain biking, cycling, rock climbing, sight-seeing, bird watching, boating, whitewater rafting, and the list goes on and on. The cabin is fully stocked with games, movies, and books. A fire pit for story-telling, marshmallow roasting and stargazing is available nearly year round. The river is wild, cold, and unpredictable therefore swimming is never encouraged or recommended.

More Details

Owner
Glenda D. Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Glenda D. Brown

Robert and I have lived here on the Flathead River for 24 years in the A-frame built in the '70's. I grew up in the Valley, attending Evergreen Elementary till 8th grade, and Robert is a transplant from southern Idaho. We both attended FVCC, and he graduated valedictorian in the first class of land surveyors, and is still surveying here in the Valley after a 12 year hiatus in Alaska. My family has been here in the Valley since the 1920's, with each generation moving away (or being moved away!) and coming back, irresistibly drawn by the unforgettable loveliness of this Valley. I am excited to meet the people who want to experience our Valley and enjoy it's riches! You are welcome here.

Glenda D. Brown purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Glenda D. Brown chose Kalispell

We just finished building this Amish cabin 200 feet from our 'A Frame' home, to share the lovely serenity of this place with travelers. When we bought this property, the realtor kept saying, 'They don't make places like this any more...!' and he was right. This is a unique property for your complete rest and relaxation, combined with as much adventure as you want to pack into your time here! The owners nearby give you the opportunity for fast answers to questions about things to do, places to go, ... or complete privacy, as you choose!

What makes this cabin unique

'Wilderness' eight miles from two city centers is a huge benefit I enjoy about this property. I used to drive 45 miles into the 'Swan' to visit friends, and I have the same feel here, so close to town. Though one neighbor is in sight of this cabin, the Louisiana owners are seldom there, so, privacy combined with close proximity to all the attractions make this a special place. (Owner's property is 200 ft. away, screened by trees.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's easy to be kind to people who are so kind themselves! I enjoyed meeting all six of these folks, and was blessed by how they kept our cabin. Thanks for choosing Rainbow's End Vacation Cabin.
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Kalispell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Water closet - toilet , In the loft bedroom, with sink in room.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower with over-sized water heater serves both floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Tulip Room - 1 queen , Queen bed with antique Flower Basket quilt. Lovely.
    River view Room - 1 queen , Antique brass with comfy full size mattress - cozy!
    Loft - 1 king , A single roll-away is available.
  • The loft bedroom is spacious, with a new King bed, two granny chairs for comfortable reading, and water closet with sink. Main floor bedrooms are cozy, each with one queen bed, closet, and dresser.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Car rentals are available at the Glacier Park International Airport, four miles from cabin.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ski Retreat: Whitefish Mt., Blacktail, Glacier Park; Ice Fishing, Snow Biking
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews
4

River retreat

  • 4 of 5

Glenda and Robert provide a beautiful iconic Montana river retreat. Each morning you can wake up to a different view of the 'river runs through it'.

Fog with deer crossings are the norm at this time of year. My family floated and fished this catch and release, crystal clear river. We enjoyed the natural scenery. My family was able to reconnect together for our 40th wedding anniversary at this cabin. Glenda and Robert are attentive and ready to assist you in accessing experiences in the Kalispell area. We enjoyed our 6 day retreat from social media and our emails. Fabulous timber cabin on the river.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This sweet family is certainly one of the reasons we enjoy having a vacation cabin! Hosting these folks enriched our lives!
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Lakeside, California
5

Heavenly Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I even begin? Our stay was fabulous! Everything about the cabin and property was impeccable. The views are breathtaking.

Glenda was there to greet us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the cabin and property. What a delightful host! We very much enjoyed Glenda and hearing her tell stories on the background of the area. Jake, their labrador, was great too! I had so much fun getting to play a few rounds of fetch with him.

The beds were extremely comfortable, and the cabin offered all the comforts of home and more. Everything was clean, tidy and easy to find.

We loved watching the deer cross the river in the evenings. This is nature at its finest! The television did not get turned on once, as the best entertainment is directly off the back deck. It was so peaceful sitting out back, just listening to the wind blowing through the trees.

If I could leave a thousand stars I would! Looking forward to coming back in the Spring with my husband! 💖

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arvada Colorado
5

A perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable with everything we needed. The property views were breathtaking! We loved everything about our stay at Rainbow's End!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow's End was the perfect retreat for our stay in western Montana. Glenda and Robert are so welcoming! The cabin was warm and inviting and is centrally located to a variety activities - Flathead Lake, Big Mountain, Glacier National Park and more. Rainbow's End was wonderful to come home to after a day of adventuring - to sit by the river and watch the deer, beavers, ducks, geese and other wildlife and just relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

Glenda & Robert provided everything we needed for a group of 3. The home was very comfortable and in a great location. Jake (the dog) was a perfect fit to fill in for our dog that we were unable to bring w. us! The location is about 30min from GNP which is where we spent most of our time and then came home to crash from all the fresh air! I would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to host this family! Thanks for choosing Rainbow's End Vacation Cabin!
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Lakewood, CO
5

What a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed being on the river and having such a serene setting right on the river. The cabin is very comfortable and complete. Glenda does not advertise wifi, and with a recent storm it was difficult. However, they were very willing to allow us in front of their property to access wifi from there. You do arrive via an unpaved road, but no problem there. The Browns are very hospitable and helpful for any needs. Jake, their lab, is very sweet. Just watch your shoes, as he's learning to retrieve:):) I would visit again in a heartbeat if we are in the area. Easy access to the west entrance to Glacier.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to host this family! Thank you for coming, and thank you for such a fine review. Hope to see you another time, blessings.
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Mooses
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Buffalo Hills, Kalispell
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Empire Builder, Whitefish MT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 2 and Hwy 93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Jagz, Kalispell
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Whitefish Mt. Resort
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Flathead Lk, Wayfarer's Park; Whitefish City beach
Car: necessary

To find our property, if you have GPS, put in either Kalispell or Columbia Falls, MT - (you might want to get groceries at the Super One on Hwy 2).

About 6 miles, you'll come to Glacier Park International Airport, cont. south through the stop light to the next stop light on Birch Grove by Jagzs Restaurant and Cowgirl Coffee. Turn EAST go to 1/2 mile to the next road to the SOUTH (not marked, but it is Helena Flats). Go 1.5 miles to intersection and turn EAST onto Eid Ln. Go 1/4 mile to end of pavement, turn SOUTH onto Goodrich Rd. (gravel). The sign is faded, but it is there on the corner by 9-10 mail boxes. You'll go 1/4 mile then the road turns to the left for another 1/2 mile to a blind corner. There is a mirror by the birch tree, with red ribbons and gold bells hanging by it - check the mirror then proceed around the corner slowly - it may be icy. Cross the bridge and go 1/4 mile to another 't' with brick and iron fence, with wreaths hung on it - turn LEFT and pass one house on the right. Take the NEXT driveway to the RIGHT - there is an arrow on a fish on the tree pointing to the Rainbow's End!

So many choices! Because our cabin is centrally located, I took the liberty of expanding the '15 minutes from....' to 'within 30 minutes of....' in all directions! Experience memorable white water rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with a gourmet dinner served on a gravel bar. Try your hand at horseback riding along mountain trails, or on a chuck wagon with dinner served. Plan to be here in August for the County Fair, with livestock, home grown and canned goodies, and rodeo every evening. See who can ride the bulls the full 8 seconds!

If water sports are your joy, try the water bumper cars in Coram, or the water slides in Columbia Falls. Mountain bike riding on Whitefish Mountain is a challenge, with many more miles of trails scattered throughout the Valley. Whitefish Mountain also has thrilling zip lines to enjoy. Challenge yourself to ride with the front pack of bikers to finish the 100 mile Huckleberry 100 and finish in roughly 5 hours!

For something unexpected so far north, tour the micro-breweries, find the whiskey and vodka distilleries, and sip wine at a winery south of Lakeside along Flathead Lake.

Matchless majestic scenery is available to those who choose to hike Glacier Park trails, or hire horses to ride into the wilderness areas nearby. There is no end to the outdoor activities available to the adventurous.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Shoes: please leave the shoes at the door; bring slippers or use the ones provided!

Laundry detergent, drier sheets provided.

Standard condiments are in the fridge; sugar, flour, cooking oil and spray are provided.

Coffee and tea are provided, or you can bring your own.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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