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Quiet rural setting convenient to Glacier NP, Whitefish, lakes, skiing, shopping

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 32 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 lofts, perfect for family or 2 couples.

The Bearfoot Cabin is a cozy 2 story home sitting on 2.5 acres in the Flathead Valley, centrally located between Whitefish, Columbia Falls and Kalispell. It is a lovely rural setting but is only minutes from Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and the airport. It's the perfect getaway for relaxing after a fun-filled day in the beautiful Flathead Valley.

The area is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with something for everyone: hiking, biking, fishing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, golfing, dog sledding. Whitefish, which is only about 6 miles from the Bearfoot Cabin, has wonderful restaurants, theater, music and shopping.

More Details

Nancy and Jesse Thompson
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Nancy and Jesse Thompson

Originally from Memphis, TN we vacationed here in 2000 and never wanted to leave! So we bought a piece of land and built the cabin in 2004. After vacationing in the cabin with friends and family every chance we got, we decided to make the Flathead Valley our permanent home. We moved into the cabin in 2010 while we built a home next door, which we moved into in 2011. The house and cabin are separated by a stand of trees so each have privacy. We certainly respect your privacy while on vacation, but are also happy to meet you if we are home and happy to answer questions about all the fun things to do around here!

Nancy and Jesse Thompson purchased this house in 2004

Why Nancy and Jesse Thompson chose Columbia Falls

We loved the rural setting, away from the hustle & bustle. But we also loved that it was close and convenient to everything! We feel like we live in the country, but we are only minutes away from all the conveniences of the surrounding towns - not to mention Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness area, 2 ski resorts and too many lakes and rivers to even name!

What makes this house unique

Rural feel but convenient to all the Valley has to offer. Only 7 minutes to Whitefish and Columbia Falls, 15 minutes to Kalispell, 10 minutes to the airport and 25 minutes to Glacier National Park. County roads and driveway are plowed during winter weather.


Columbia Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstairs
  • There is also a futon and bean bag chairs that open to queen mattresses in the lofts for additional sleeping space. The spaces are not private, although blankets can be hung over railing to provide some privacy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Quiet rural setting convenient to Glacier NP, Whitefish, lakes, skiing, shopping
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews


  • 4 of 5

A stunning property! If it is a five star rating I give it a 10!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with everything you could ask for. Truly a comfortable place to stay. Will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and well equipped cabin

  • 5 of 5

Place was impeccably clean and well equipped. Jesse and Nancy are awesome owners and could not have been nicer. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Bearfoot Cabin exceeded our expectations! The cabin is incredibly well equipped and stocked with amenities that are far better than any hotel. The owners are very responsive, caring and thorough. They provided us with everything we needed. Prior to our arrival, they sent a package of information about the cabin, dining and activities in the area. We found that to be fabulous resource. Loved the wildlife that we could watch from the front porch. Great location for exploring Glacier Natl Park, Whitefish and Kalispell. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Great owners!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, quiet and well furnished. We never ate out!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There was nothing we didn't like, everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

We were out a lot exploring the area everyday and the location was perfect! And then to come back and relax at the barefoot cabin was very enjoyable! Very nice stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
Great Northern Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
6.2 Miles
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Whitefish Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
5.5 Miles
Numerous in Whitefish & Columbia Falls
Nearest Ski
12.5 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort/Big Mountain
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
City Beach - Whitefish Lake
Car: necessary

Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, numerous lakes, rivers and streams, beautiful golf courses and incredible views all make the Flathead Valley a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Music, theater, art and food lovers, will find much to see and do in the surrounding towns of Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Kalispell and Bigfork.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $125

To allow cleaning crew ample time to properly prepare cabin for next guest, check in time is after 4 pm and check out time is 10 am. If we are not having a quick turn around, we are happy to arrange other times to suit your schedule.
Full payment refunds are available for cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date.

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.