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

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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests need to be 23 years if age or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    The yard is unfenced, and the bedrooms are carpeted, so pets will be considered only on a case by case basis. There is a large outdoor kennel, so families can hike in the Park, where dogs are not allowed outside camp sites. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Tulip Room: 1 queen

    Queen bed with antique Flower Basket quilt. Lovely....moreless

  • River view Room: 1 queen

    Antique brass with comfy full size mattress - cozy!...moreless

  • Loft : 1 king

    A single roll-away is available....moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Water closet: toilet

    In the loft bedroom, with sink in room....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Shower with over-sized water heater serves both floors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Car rentals are available at the Glacier Park International Airport, four miles from cabin. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Variety of titles - if you start a paperback NOVEL and would like to finish it, just take it home with you. Please leave the area histories, and Glacier Park guides. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Samsung BluRay/ DVD plays most anything you like to watch or listen to....moreless

  • Games:

    Apples to Apples; Gab, plus more family oriented games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Classical, Christian, contemporary....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV most times of the year. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Blu/Ray enabled Sound bar plays your music from your cell phone, and radio for local radio stations, CD's. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Wall mounted 46' Samsung TV. Blu/ enabled for TV, music, etc. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Children's toys and books, blocks, basketball hoop....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Assortment of family oriented videos....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sunsets reflect off the 6700 foot high Swan Range across the river - watch the sun set from the comfort of the deep chairs in the front room. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    There is only one other home within view of this cabin, and the Louisiana owners are in residence only 2-8 weeks of the year. Owner's residence is on same property, screened by trees. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Flathead River flows swiftly by this home, with trout and whitefish. Charter fishing boats are a regular occurrence, one of the attractions. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Fishing from near the cabin is a kick! Fishing charters ply their trade on the river from spring to fall, and this stretch of river is prime for cut throat trout!...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Enjoy both interior and outside dining, depending upon season. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New front loading top stack....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating for toasty toes!...moreless

  • Internet:

    From near-by main home. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Settle into over sized chairs and recliner to watch the sun come up, and sunsets reflected on the the Swan mountains across the river to the east....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two cars possible, with more space if needed. This space was NOT planned for a motor home .... possible, not easy. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New stacked front loading Kenmor. Laundry soap and drier sheets provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Watch the flames dance in the Kent wood stove for added comfort....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for 8 of dishes, bowls, glasses, flatware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchenaid with food disposal for easy clean up - just load it and push 'start.'...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New fridge with ice in bottom, full size stove/oven; dishwasher and microwave. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New LG, medium capacity....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, other basic spices, flour, sugar, coffee, tea. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Whirlpool - double door with bottom freezer and ice maker, water from outside on door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Whirlpool Glass top with full sized oven and timer for delayed baking....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yup! 2 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Stretching the full length of the cabin and facing the rising sun, this deck will welcome you and your friends. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas BBQ on the deck for year-round entertaining. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/ Spring
Feb 1 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$135
$895
Summer 2017
May 28 - Sep 4, 2017
6 night min stay
$255
$1,685
Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,265
Winter
Oct 15 - May 27, 2018
3 night min stay
$135
$895

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Flathead National Forest

    "Unlimited opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, down hill and cross country skiing on g..."

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  • Moose's Saloon

    "Iconic saloon and pizza place on Main Street, Kalispell. Sawdust floors scattered with pean..."

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  • Montana Coffee Traders

    "A finalist for Good Food Award in Coffee category! Fair Trade Organic Ethiopian Sdiama Shil..."

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  • Sweet Peaks - Homemade Ice Cream

    "Five stars for these yummy new flavors made with fresh milk and cream, with old favorites do..."

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  • Hockaday Museum of Art

    "Enjoy current featured artists from around the US, and local artists, both current and by-go..."

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  • ScottiBelli's

    "Outstanding Italian menu with inviting atmosphere in one of Kalispell's original establishme..."

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  • Conrad Mansion

    "Home of Charles Conrad, founder of Kalispell, tours are available all summer to marvel at th..."

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  • Buffalo Hill Golf Club

    "Named for the bison Charles Conrad pastured on this hill in the center of Kalispell, this ou..."

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  • Sykes Diner

    "Center of old downtown Kalispell since the city was founded, Sykes is still the heart beat o..."

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  • Tamarack Brewing Company

    "Trendy sports bar with brewery alongside Stoner Creek in Lakeside. Outdoor seating along th..."

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  • Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts

    "World class performances such as Nutcracker, Guys and Dolls are booked early during the thea..."

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  • O'Shaughnesy Cultural Arts Center

    "Feel like you are in the center of the action in this cozy theater in the heart of Whitefish..."

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  • Big Sky Waterpark

    "Kids and "big" kids love this park, with slides, pools, and the best mini-golf course I have..."

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  • Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

    "Wonderful family ski area for both downhill and cross country skiing. See Flathead Valley f..."

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  • Huckleberry 100

    "World class bike riders come from across the western US and Canada to participate in this bi..."

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4.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier Park International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mooses
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Buffalo Hills, Kalispell
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Empire Builder, Whitefish MT
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 2 and Hwy 93
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jagz, Kalispell
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitefish Mt. Resort
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

Welcome!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Kalispell, MT, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
'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.)


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • The sky declares His handiwork! Photo by Eric Trott

    The sky declares His handiwork! Photo by Eric Trott

  • Across the river to our cabin.

    Across the river to our cabin.

  • Modern, convenient kitchen allows you to fix great meals for making memories!

    Modern, convenient kitchen allows you to fix great meals for making memories!

  • Quiet time spot to read in master bedroom.

    Quiet time spot to read in master bedroom.

  • Downstairs bath has a shower with an over-sized hot water tank!

    Downstairs bath has a shower with an over-sized hot water tank!

  • View through the front room windows - enjoy meals on the deck watching the river

    View through the front room windows - enjoy meals on the deck watching the river

  • Sunrise on Flathead River, Rainbow's End, Taken by Eric Trott, guest 2-2015

    Sunrise on Flathead River, Rainbow's End, Taken by Eric Trott, guest 2-2015

  • Early sun on the bridge across Goodrich Bayou on route to Rainbow's End.

    Early sun on the bridge across Goodrich Bayou on route to Rainbow's End.

  • Goodrich Bayou - great timing!

    Goodrich Bayou - great timing!

  • Event planning in the sun.

    Event planning in the sun.

  • Crossing Goodrich Bayou on the way to Rainbow's End.

    Crossing Goodrich Bayou on the way to Rainbow's End.

  • Winter family.

    Winter family.

  • Sit in the sun as you sip coffee or tea.

    Sit in the sun as you sip coffee or tea.

  • The Tulip Room has a queen bed with antique Flower Basket quilt.

    The Tulip Room has a queen bed with antique Flower Basket quilt.

  • River View Room has full antique brass bed.

    River View Room has full antique brass bed.

  • Roomy deck for entertaining or relaxing, complete with BBQ.

    Roomy deck for entertaining or relaxing, complete with BBQ.

  • Eagles frequent this stretch of river, fishing for trout!

    Eagles frequent this stretch of river, fishing for trout!

  • Spot the buck in 'velvet?'  Near our cabin!

    Spot the buck in 'velvet?' Near our cabin!

  • Hike Sieyah Pass in Glacier International Peace Park only 35 miles away!

    Hike Sieyah Pass in Glacier International Peace Park only 35 miles away!

  • Welcome!  Peace and relaxation await!

    Welcome! Peace and relaxation await!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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