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Abbott Valley Homestead - Minutes to Glacier Park

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


About the property

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

"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 recently remodeled. 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. There are seven private homes on Abbott Valley, perfect for single rentals or family reunions. 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

Doyle Foley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Martin City

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

Cozy and convenient to Glacier!
Sep 2017
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Martin City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please contact owner to review our Pet Policy.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Second bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • 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
Jaybird's is one of seven vacation rentals situated in a private setting on Abbott Valley Homestead. This beautiful 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. Crystal clear lakes are nearby for swimming. That said, it is still very convenient to the Park , local grocery shopping and all that the Flathead has to offer!


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Abbott Valley Homestead - Minutes to Glacier Park
average rating of 4.818182 based on 26 reviews

Lovely cabin minutes from Glacier

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was comfortably furnished with everything needed for base camp. As promised the cabin was very close to Glacier and many national forests. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kim! Happy you enjoyed Jaybird's summer home. Doyle
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Great place in private setting.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy. Perfect spot for couples or families.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments! Doyle
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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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made our day when you mentioned the wall chart with heights etched on it! How fun! Please come see us again! Doyle and the Foley Family
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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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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: June 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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Martin City
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
West Glacier
Nearest Train
10 Miles
West Glacier
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lion Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.