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Abbott Valley Homestead - Minutes to Glacier Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Jaybird's 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Forest and Mountain Views

Jaybird's is one of seven Abbott Valley vacation rentals. Under Owner Information, click on LINKS to view our website for availability and booking.

"Jaybirds" is a three bedroom, two bath single family home on one level with a king in the master, one queen bed and one double. Jaybird's is located in the country on the 275 acre Abbott Valley homestead and is sited on a secluded acre amidst swaying tamarack, birch and aspen. A fully equipped kitchen, dining area and master bedroom open out onto a lovely patio with a BBQ and dining area which is great for outdoor morning coffee and evening meals. A fire pit is perfect for relaxing and listening to the trees sway in the breeze and later for stargazing. There is a swing set and easy access to North Abbott Creek which is a paradise for nature lovers. Jaybird's was extensively remodeled in 2011. While it retains the original knotty pine and charm, it is equipped with all the modern amenities and conveniences for your comfort.

Please email, call owner or browse our website, abbottvalley, for more information and availability. The homes are private from one another, but close enough that a combination of units works great for larger groups. This is a perfect base for visiting Glacier National Park. It is also centrally located for all shopping needs: Grocery store (4 miles), Kalispell (20), Whitefish (15) and all the Flathead Valley has to offer.

More Details

Owner
Doyle Foley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2017

About Doyle Foley

Abbott Valley was gifted to us by our parents about 25 years ago. We grew up here riding horses, fishing and swimming, hiking in the mountains, building forts, and riding tractors and haying and raising cattle. We went away to school, had careers, came back and now our third generation of family is enjoying 'the ranch'. The Foley Family

Doyle Foley purchased this house in 1946

Why Doyle Foley chose Glacier Country

Abbott Valley is a 270 acre homestead minutes from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park. Nestled near Desert Mountain, and surrounded by Flathead National Forest, this is one of the larger tracts of land, still intact, which was originally homesteaded in 1910 shortly before the establishment of Glacier National Park (1911) and the founding of the National Park Service (1916). Abbott Valley is comprised of meadows, forests, beaver ponds and criss-crossed by two creeks, North and South Abbott. Two of our rentals - Mickey's and Baptiste - are the original homestead cabins dating back 100 years and though they have been remodeled they retain their original authentic log structures. They are a delight to stay in and it is fun to marvel that right here the Indians pitched tee-pees on the property and traded with the early settlers.

Abbott Valley is family owned and operated. We live here and are available to answer questions to help make your vacation a memorable experience. We have been welcoming guests for 25 years. Many return year after year, having 'chosen' one cabin or another as theirs, putting their roots down, if only for a week or two, so they can enjoy time with each other in a beautiful, serene setting.

What makes this house unique

Our location is an ideal base for exploring Glacier National Park, the Hungry Horse Reservoir, Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork and all that the Flathead has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting! We really did not want to leave.
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Martin City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Second bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Our property is surrounded by the Flathead National Forest and is the last homestead before reaching the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. We have maintained trails on our property and there are a number of trails in the surrounding forest area for those who want to hike, run, bike and/or stroll in the forest. The meadows and surrounding trails provide for extensive cross country skiing and snowshoeing as well. Elk and deer frequent these same meadows year around...close by is a large wetland area that is habitat for many different fur bearing animals and an abundance of bird species. It is a haven for birders and nature photographers.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 22 reviews
5

Great place in private setting.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy. Perfect spot for couples or families.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This house is very comfortable and retains the feel of a one-time family home, right down to the height chart for the kids who grew up here, carved into some doorposts. It is in a peaceful location and well equipped. It was surprisingly cool even on hot days. The hosts are friendly and helpful. One wrote an informative and entertaining history of this property and the area, which is kept in an album in the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Jaybird's during a trip to Glacier. It was absolutely perfect and beautiful! It housed my family as well as our parents very comfortably. Doyle was incredibly helpful by sending a ton of information on things to do around the area and answered any of our needs quickly while we were there. It was a short drive from the Park and all of the other local attractions. The homestead and surrounding area was gorgeous and peaceful. I would highly recommend this place and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting. We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had plenty of room to spread out. We enjoyed the back patio and grill and the kids had a ball looking for rocks in the stream and exploring the trails. We had a great time and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a perfect place for family

  • 5 of 5

our family of two adults and two teen aged grand children loved staying at this home. the house consists of a master bedroom and two other bedrooms. the two bathrooms are down the hall from the bedrooms. the only negative is the lack of a place for clothing, we lived out of our duffle bags....no big deal.

we loved the outside of the house!!!!! a wonderful patio, a bar-b-que and a fire pit. all three of these features were used and enjoyed every night. there is even a swing that the kids loved.

we enjoyed our stay....thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim, for your review. Glad you enjoyed Jaybird's. Thank you for your comments. Doyle
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Enchanting getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a great meeting place for us. We had 4 adults and 2 children and still had plenty of space. The house was extremely clean, had all of the necessities, and the views were beautiful. We used the patio, fire pit, grill, kitchen, and took some lovely walks. We will definitely try to come back to the Jay-Bird again!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jessica, we would love to host you again! Doyle
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kalispell
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
West Glacier
Nearest Train
10 Miles
West Glacier
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Coram
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Whitefish
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lion Lake
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75

We offer discounts of 10% to returning guests.
Prices are based on our 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes. There are smaller cabins available at less cost. We can combine cabins to meet your group needs. Abbott Valley is authentic and historical, beautiful, spacious and quiet. We have trails, creeks, meadows, forests and riparian areas. Please call or email Owner for winter rates. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.