Mountain Views on a Budget & Close to Glacier- a Rustic Taste of Montana's Past
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ideal vacation lodging: a beautiful ranch setting, apart from the traditional tourist scene, in comfortable, relaxed surroundings. CHAPS & SPURS HISTORIC BUNKHOUSE is one of 4 unique accommodations we offer. All are in a private setting for guests looking for lodging with a personal touch. If your vacation is centered around exploring this unique area, you are within minutes of area activities and attractions. The East Entrance to Glacier Park is 15 minutes away, Many Glacier Valley is 20 minutes, Two Medicine Valley is an hour's scenic drive as is Waterton National Park in Canada. The Ranch is an ideal place to return to after a day of activity; to kick back, relax and plan your next day's adventure. If you prefer time to read, write, photograph or other more solitary pursuits, you will enjoy the space, privacy and inspiring natural ambience. All our vacation rentals offer the serenity, privacy and views that Paul Ranch Montana LLC is famous for.
Centrally located for a variety of destinations and pursuits, this rustic one-room bunkhouse is comfortable, and well-maintained. It is decorated with historic period furnishings, except for the beds (we want our guests to get a good night's sleep). For the budget minded traveler, our Chaps & Spurs Historic Bunkhouse will help you stretch your travel dollar. Sitting on the porch morning and evening is a favorite spot of the Ranch owner...feeling the fresh air, listening to the natural sounds, gazing at the mountains, watching the gold finches drink and bathe in the adjacent pond, and the butterflies flutter about in the peacefulness of the setting. In a sense, you'll truly be roughing it (just like the cowboys)...there's electricity and a brand new private washhouse with shower, sink and toilet. It's a rustic taste of Montana's past! Potable water is provided. The Bunkhouse is equipped with a microwave, a small fridge, a coffeemaker & coffee fixin's, paper plates, cups, plastic wear, linens, blankets, and towels. Daily service to your accommodations allows you to concentrate on your vacation, not housekeeping.
A covered porch off the front door offers mountain views of Glacier Park that are beyond belief and is a perfect place to dine, to start your day with morning coffee or to end your evening relaxing and viewing wildlife that inhabit the property. A large open field invites an evening stroll; equipment is on hand for outdoor games and activities. This is a plus for families traveling with children.
RANCH MONTANA PAUL LLC proudly announces it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the new GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.
WILD HEART REFUGE, comprised of 155 acres, has been set aside on the Ranch as a wildlife refuge. The commitment of Paul Ranch Montana is to leave acreage undisturbed to support indigenous wildlife that live on, give birth on and migrate across the land.
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR OTHER LODGING CHOICES which include our newest addition 3 bedroom/2 bath vacation rental (Meadowlark Meadows Guest Home), our economical 2 bedroom/1 bath vacation rental (Wagon Wheel Guest Home) and our premium 3 bedroom/2 bath vacation rental (Elk Willows Guest Home).
Reasonable pet requests can be accommodated. Water and pasture available if traveling with horses
On-site caretakers will ensure your stay is exceptional with personalized attention to detail.
Enjoy the mountain views, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and the sounds of nature.
Enjoy the free roaming alpacas who inhabit the property… they are such curious, mystical creatures.
We are adjacent to a wetlands conservation area which provides a great area for birding.
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Member since: 2009
- 500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- One room with sleeping and eating areas
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Separate private washhouse with shower, sink & toilet
- Adjacent wetland conservation area, Birdwatching activities, Fire Pit for roasting hot dogs, toasting marshmallows, making s'mores. Complimentary for our guests: Private lakeshore cabin availible for day use (located on Lower St Mary Lake, 20 minutes from the Ranch), just 5 minutes from Glacier Park. On a private lot, it's a perfect spot for a day of swimming, fishing, picnicing, BBQ-ing, relaxing. A boat launch is available. If you are visiting Glacier for a few days and want to schedule a Day-at-the-Lake this would be perfect for family and friends. Reservations recommended....moreless
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
Mobile WiFi Broadband avail. for $5/day. Great service for emails & web browsing. NOT ALLOWED: downloading/streaming movies, music, videos, pictures & on-line gaming which uses up the data allowance...moreless
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $10
- Tax Rate 7%
7% Montana Lodging Tax added to totals. 2 nights minimum refer to consecutive nights. A credit card number is required at check-in in lieu of a damage deposit and will only be billed if damage expenses are incurred. There is no separate fee for Housekeeping, daily housekeeping is included in the rate. There is a $5/day charge for limited WiFi. CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations 60 days or more prior to your arrival date will receive a full
refund, less payment processing fees. Fees usually run approx. 5%. If you
must cancel with less than 60 days’ notice, we will gladly refund any nights
of your stay that we are able to re-book. We encourage our guests to
consider purchasing trip insurance, which usually runs 2-5% of your trip’s
costs, which can help defray your expenses due to unexpected emergencies
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: 'Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.'
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: As a native of Montana, I was raised with sweeping prairies and rugged mountains. The Paul Ranch is 160 acres of natural beauty and I can't imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing this peaceful and spectacular setting. Rick and Kathy, your hosts, will personalize your stay to make it one to remember. Come stay with us a while
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The unique benefits of the Ranch include the wildlife that inhabit the property, the pair of red tailed hawks that take up residency every year, the awesome mountain vistas, the clean air, the clear night sky, the get-away-from-it-all setting. Hearing the morning and evening sounds from the wetlands conservation area that borders the property will connect you with nature and refresh your spirit.
- Primary: (406) 470-0272
- Secondary: (406) 450-6293 (Montana, USA)
Links to more information:
Chaps & Spurs Historic Bunkhouse
Bunkbed and Single bed & Antique Writing Desk
Chaps and Cowboy hat that were used on the Ranch in past days...
My Grandma's Hoosier cupboard houses coffee, tea, paper plates and such
New private washhouse right next to the Bunkhouse... toilet, shower & sink
New Washhouse with Cowboy decor
Artisian pond with Rabbit Habit!
Comfortable covered porch
Mountian views and minutes to Glacier Park!
Chief Mountain Alpacas
Room for 3
Cowboy décor, fridge and microwave
Plenty of water provided at the wash basin... just like the old days
Cowboy artwork. The poster is from Wild Bill's Wild West Show.
Brand new private washhouse with shower, toilet & sink. You'll love the décor!
Gnome-home to welcome you!
Outside eating area while you view the mountains...
The birds and butterflies love the pond!
Watch for the sign off US HWY 89 approx. 4 miles north of Babb MT
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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