100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Home Away From Home
Property is charming, comfortable and beautiful surroundings.
Probably good for 2
The location of the house was nice, quiet, and conveniently located to Glacier.
Being a family of 4, I do not feel it's accurate to describe this listing being suitable for 4 people. The main bed was comfortable but the second sleeping arrangement is an old (practically broken) pull out. After almost throwing my back out getting it open it was so uncomfortable that we ended up folding it back. The first night we tried having one kid sleep on each couch. However, the pull out couch was so old and lumpy that it did not offer a sleepable surface. In fact that kid ended up falling on the floor because the cushions wouldn't stay in place. Therefore, we ended up having one kid sleep with us, which resulted in no one sleeping well during our stay.
Because of this, although we had booked 7 nights, we left after 4. We let the owner know we left and explained why. She offered to bring a futon over, but at that point we had already made arrangements to head home early. To be honest, we were slightly frustrated with the inaccurate listing of the rental being suitable for 4, and didn't feel like trying something else out at that point.
There is no dishwasher, which we knew when we booked the property. However, when we arrived some of the silverware and plates still had food residue on them from whoever has staid before us. Therefore we started the trip washing a set of silverware and dishes that we then used. Also the tv service was not working while we were there. The owner did try to fix it but wasn't able to doing our stay. Neither was the best way to start our vacation. Compounded with the sleeping situation, it wasn't the relaxing getaway we had planned to cap off our road trip.
I was disappointed that the owner did not offer us a partial refund, seeing that we only staid 4 of the 7 nights. In my opinion that would have been the right thing to do.
Nice cottage. Worked well for our family. Stayed over the July 4th holiday. Beautiful area and community.
Exactly what we needed.
My wife and I flew in from NC, and it was late when we arrived. Lora was very kind and gracious to meet us at the gate of the property to let two tired travelers in for a good nights sleep. Our goal was to do as much hiking as possible in nearby Glacier National Park in 6 days. The cottage is about 45 minutes from the West Entrance of the Park. We were up each morning enjoying the sunrise out of the cottage windows and view of beautiful flowers and Foy's Lake. The cottage had all of the amenities we needed to rest and rejuvenate when we returned in the evenings. The community surrounding Foy's Lake is unique and quaint. The cottage is secure and private. Would certainly recommend this property to others looking to enjoy this beautiful and breathtaking area of Montana!
Lake Foys Stay
My husband and I stayed at this property for over a week and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It was amazing and absolutely beautiful with an amazing garden and breathtaking views of the lake in the distance. Lora and her husband were the perfect hosts and very pleasant to talk with. We would recommend this property in a heartbeat and we will be going back again to stay, hopefully sooner than later. Thanks for the hospitality and the use of your beautiful cottage.
Allens stay at Foys Lake VRBO
Absolutely a wonderful stay. It was hard for us to leave. Loved the cottage, grounds and the location. Thankyou.
45 minutes to Glacier National Park. At about 3,300 feet in altitude, it’s a lofty view located above the most frequent valley freeze zones, and below the mountain frost line-- where the gardening season can be extended as long as possible. The perennial flower beds provide a continuous parade of bulbs, orchard fruits, and harmonious perennial color changes of florid proportions from May to November. These are accompanied by the gentle rhythm of a brooking, recirculating stream and fish ponds. Together they are set within the native niche of naturally occurring glacier lilies, lupine, mushrooms; an understory of snowberry, ninebark, and wild rose bushes, guarded by a 75-year old contiguous forest of juniper, Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, Larch, Mountain ash and cedar trees.
An automatic sprinkler system on a private well covers 12 zones, above which favorite residents conduct their lives: eagle families, dragonflies, many migrating birds (which feed at the eye-level bird feeder), hummingbirds, ravens, and even an occasional and rare hummingbird moth. Surrounding neighborhood sounds include on occasion, the trumpet of an elk, the lament of loons, the howls from coyote dens, tree-top birdsong, and chirps of crickets and frogs, the announced arrivals and departures of vacationing geese on the lake, and snort of passing deer, not to mention wind chimes reverberating in the breathing breezes which themselves whisper through the forest boughs.
Foys Lake beyond can be viewed from this property on three sides; about two miles long and ½ mile wide, it turns deep jade green and Caribbean blue, with its Artesian up-wellings after the ice melts. In autumn, mist rises up in early morning swirls while the lake exchanges warmth with the sky. In winter, ice-fishing, ice-skating, and x/c skiing make it an excellent back door recreational playground. In summer, the public beach at the lake’s south end affords swimming, fishing, boating, windsurfing, kayaking, and canoeing, where you would be likely to cross paths with resident turtles, muskrats, ducks, geese, osprey, hawks, loons, pheasants, heron rookeries, grouse, wild turkeys, and of course, eagles.
Located just across Foys Lake from Lone Pine State Park, affords you access to a 150 acres for hiking, site-seeing, picnicking, archery, weddings, and conferences. Heron Equestrian Park is located only three miles south, a beautiful meadow and mountainous area to x/c in winter or attend equestrian events in summer. A fully paved road provides a scenic drive from the quiet seclusion of this property into Kalispell, only a four miles lilting descent to the valley floor where three rivers braid together providing a recreational paradise (river rafting, fly fishing, kayaking, floating, site-seeing). Take a motorboat down Flathead River to dinner and a play in Big Fork.
Flathead Valley is famous for its huge freshwater lake, upon which many water sports may be partaken, including yacht races and sailing. Glacier Park International Airport is within a twenty minute drive across the valley floor of lush meadows, checkered fields, and diverse forests. The ski conditions at Big Mountain Ski Resort can be observed from our north-facing windows before heading out for the 25 minute commute. Or, traveling in the opposite direction, Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort is located 30 miles to the south, with a 26-mile x/c ski/hiking trail connecting it to Heron Equestrian Park three miles from our door. Situated only 60 miles from the Canadian border, the Swan and Mission Ranges, within view, are some of the grizzly’s last-stand habitat. Moose, mountain goats, and elk migrate through and many opportunities exist for hiking, birding, mountain biking, river-rafting, x/c skiing, and horseback riding, to name but a few aspects of our paradise.
Absorb the lyrical wealth of living artfully with nature. It’s soul food. Eat. Enjoy.