QUIET PEACEFUL HISTORICAL CABINS AND HOMES (LARGE AND SMALL) 10 MIN FROM GLACIER

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QUIET PEACEFUL HISTORICAL CABINS AND HOMES (LARGE AND SMALL) 10 MIN FROM GLACIER

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Larger and smaller places available with pricing on smaller units being less

Abbott Valley Homestead is an awesome blend of the old and the new and covers some 270 acres of meadows, forests along North and South Abbott creeks. Some of the cabins are the original homestead cabins dating back 100 years. Each has been remodeled inside with all the modern amenities, and yet these cabins are still the original authentic log structures, cut by hand from the surrounding meadows by Mickey and his team of draft horses.

Mickey was the anglo name for a Prussian immigrant who came here by way of Ellis Island to fight forest fires in 1910. He stayed and took out a deed from President T.Roosevelt and settled Abbott Valley. Our Irish parents came here after WWII and bought the homestead, adding timber lands to the north which is where the other homes are located. These homes were shelter to the loggers, who cleared Hungry Horse Reservoir in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Our family is proud of our diverse background and the heritage we share. Some of our family lives on the property and together we help maintain and share in the abundance around us.

We still run the ranch, and have some cattle and horses in the meadows who graze along side the deer, elk, moose and other wildlife all around us. We decided some 15 years ago to remodel the various cabins and homes and share them with guests traveling through the area. Many return year after year, having 'chosen' this place or that one as theirs, putting their roots down, if only for a week or two, so they can enjoy ' time' and each other in a beautiful, peaceful, and serene setting...being here is an opportunity to embrace simplicity and restore your soul. As one family shared recently, staying here at Abbott Valley created a sense of 'living in Montana, not just visiting it...we thank you for this experience. We have stayed at places all over the world and yours is at the top of our list of an incredible place and time together.'

Our location is an ideal 'base' if you are wanting to spend any amount of time in Glacier Park. We have many walking trails, meadows, woods, beaver ponds and creeks to enjoy right here. Abbott Valley is known for its rich diversity of fowl, wildlife and other fur bearing animals. The reparian areas are renowned for birding and photography.

There are homes and cabins on both the north and south ends of Abbott Valley. These places are private from one another and your individual space is well respected. They are also close enough that a combination of two, three, five or all of them works great for more than one family or group sharing their vacation together. There is a pavilion on the north end for larger groups, and ample deck space on the South end for gatherings. We encourage family renunions, weddings and other events. Several of the larger homes have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and then there are smaller cabins for two or more. Some of us live nearby and we serve as your ambassadors, making sure your stay is enjoyable and your questions are answered.

In order to protect our heritage and pass it on to subsequent generations, we put the property into a conservation easement in 2008. This will be one of the few places on the globe that will stay as it is, with no developments. We feel privileged to have this piece of paradise and want to preserve the beauty and legacy for others to enjoy as well. As one guest put it, 'there's no crowd energy here...I just love it!' We invite you to stay at Abbott Valley and step into a world apart from the fast commercial pace...it is a 'high touch place for a high tech world.'

Several of our guests return frequently and have become our friends over the years. We offer a special reduction to those who have stayed with us before, or to those you might recommend. We appreciate your patronage and recognize that our success in what we do also depends on your desire to stay with us. Our guests continually tell us 'it's better than they ever expected'. We take that as a compliment and it is what Abbott Valley Homestead is all about...authenticity, friendliness and being real. It's our home as well. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

The Foley Family

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We loved staying here; it was a treat to eat outside everyday and see the stars at night and sleep with the windows open...we hope to be back.."
Jul 2010
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Our family purchased the original Homestead after WWII and added acreage to the north. During these years our parents mixed logging and ranching together to make a living, reflecting the spirit of a generation of Montanans who worked hard at homesteading in the North West. As their children, we have put the lands into a Conservation Easement to preserve Abbott Valley's rich beauty and history. The footprint that is here will not be changed into a development. In the past 15 years we have refurbished and remodeled the former cabins and homes to capture their history, their stories, and their essence. We encourage travelers who appreciate authenticity, nature and open space to come stay with us. You will experience a step back in time: a slower pace and a wonderful contrast to the demands of modern living. Its quiet and peaceful here. Our family still does most of the work and you can visit with any of us at any time to answer questions and offer suggestions. In addition to visiting Montana, you get a real feel for what it is like to live in Montana. We are your neighbors and go out of our way to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Families return over the years, getting together with grown children who were little once, running in our meadows. We hope this tradition can become yours as well.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1949

We feel our property is a very real reflection of Montana. Lots of places pretend to be 'a cabin' in the woods. Ours is the cabin in the woods! Some were built in 1910, others in the 1940's. They all have the richness of old growth wood in the interiors, and many still have the original logs cut down a century ago. We have carefully remodeled the places to make upgrades where necessary, while attending to the unique history of each place and maintaining their individuality. Each place is very different from each other, yet share a common area networked with trails, creeks and meadows. There is good space around each place and no one family is on top of another. Each place has their own individual fire pit to sit around in the evening to share the day, while anticipating the beauty of a rich dark sky full of stars. Some of our guests have return frequently to this cabin or that one, because they call it their place in Montana. We encourage you to come stay with us and begin your own tradition with your family and friends.

We are the next generation. Our parents logged and homesteaded here, and made sure the property was passed on in a way to preserve its boundaries and character. We have some horses and cattle and do limited logging to remove dead and diseased trees, but for the most part we have attempted to preserve the place for our kids and others to enjoy. We continue to work on this legacy. In 2008 we put the property into a Conservation Easement so it cannot be subdivided or developed. Our parents were kind enough to pass it on to us and we want to keep this 'trust' alive for future generations.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
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Quiet peaceful historical cabins and homes (large and small) 10 min from Glacier
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Whitefish, MT
5

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR A WEDDING

  • 5 of 5
Marion and family worked very close with us to help provide my daughter and new son in law with a beautiful wedding. The setting is perfect and the knowledge from past events helped us to set up what we needed. From the lights, tent, parking, they were on it. The cabins are cozy, clean and sooo comfortable. The views are beautiful and just down the road is plenty of room to explore the great outdoors.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Missoula, MT
4

MONTANA AT ITS MAGICAL BEST

  • 4 of 5
I worked with Marion for 2 1/2 months to configure accommodations for five-day gathering of 35. Our group included folks who required separated quarters, a few who just didn't feel like sleeping outside and many happy in tents. She was able to put it all together to meet everyone's needs, including a port-a-potty to better serve our numbers. The houses are close enough together that our large group could easily walk to the main gathering place, Quintonken, from Brownstone, Millhouse and the tent site, while affording privacy when desired. There were a couple of glitches last minute - a double booking of one cabin, switching of private accommodations - honest mistakes that were handled well. We made a concession or two while Marion and her sisters compensated us fairly. All of our needs and questions were addressed immediately. The guest houses are very comfortable, immaculate and the grounds are beautifully kept. There were not quite enough dishes for us, but we knew that and supplemented with paper and plastic cutlery. There is so much to love about Abbott Valley Homestead - the history, location, setting, the devotion of the family to its preservation. We will return and highly recommend Abbott Valley.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Pennsylvania
5

JAYBIRD JOY

  • 5 of 5
I just finished making reservations for our third summer at Abbott Valley. We love the quiet beauty of this place with the nearby creek, surrounded by trees and meadows. Last summer we watched a family of robins growing in a nest in the tree on the patio. Jaybird's is a lovely clean and well mainatined home with accomodations for me in my wheelchair. We enjoy the owner's sense of color and style in the house--this is not your typical bland hotel room. The house has some limitations (a step down into one room, no grab bars in one bathroom) but is better than anything else I could find in or near Glacier. The owners are extraordinarily thoughtful and have made accessibility improvements (lowered mirrors, ramps) based on our comments. We are so excited to return to this wonderful place. One caution--if you are a shy or very private person, be aware that window treatments in this house are sheer see-through materials. We find the place very convenient for our treks into Glacier but we also sometimes just love staying at the homestead for BBQs and relaxing.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Chicago, IL
5

WE COULD HAVE STAYED A LOT LONGER.

  • 5 of 5
We have a fantastic stay at Quintonken. It was super clean and was better than the pictures conveyed. Some may call these cabins. It felt more like staying in a nice home. Every amenity was thought of from pots and pans to washing soap for clothes. Our unit had its very own washer and dryer. We felt very welcome and everyone had a great time. We hope to come back soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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West Glacier Glacier Park
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5

WE RENTED ALL OF NORTH ABBOTT...

  • 5 of 5
Our daughter decided to have her wedding ceremony in Glacier and our rather large family (including a contingent from Europe) came up early to enjoy this beautiful part of Montana. To say we were delighted with our time in Millhouse, Brownstone, Jaybirds and Quintonken is a gross understatement. All the cabins are well-maintained and have nice touches that only come from places that real people made their homes in for many years. Each cabin and its setting are completely different from the others so it was fun to move the party to a different place each evening.
The flower boxes deserve special mention - all the cabins have beautiful planting at nearly every ground floor window and big planters on the decks.
Another great amenity is the "Pavilion" next to Millhouse. I think the Foley's just took the sides off a small barn to create it, but the result is a great place to barbecue and entertain no matter the weather. We had 50 some odd people there one evening and it worked perfectly.
Finally, the cost is very reasonable, especially if you compare it to the exorbitant lodges in Glacier Park (whose cabins aren't anywhere near as nice!)
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Acton, MA
5

QUINTONKEN IS GREAT!

  • 5 of 5
This was our third stay at Quintonken. We love its quiet location and the nearby creek adds an even more calming environment. In addition, the property is very convenient to Glacier NP, to swimming in the Hungry Horse Reservoir and to the local towns like Whtefish, Big Fork, and Kalispell. The owners are very helpful; the property clean and comfortable. We'd recommend this and their other cabins to anyone looking for a slice of Montana life.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Glacier Park International / Kalispell area
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Belton or West Glacier; also Whitefish
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hiway 2 East
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lion Lake or Hungry Horse Reservoir
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Martin City
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
West Glacier Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Coram3
Nearest Point of Interest
South Abbott
Nearest Point of Interest
North Abbott Valley

Are you wanting a beautiful historical Montana setting for your wedding?...We have hosted several weddings over the years on both the north and south ends of the property. The settings are awesome, with sunsets over the mountains, green meadows, creeks... houses and cabins for guests. We make sure the location is all yours with complete privacy for you and your guests. We work with you to individualize your dream of the perfect Montana wedding in the Great Outdoors. Our location is special, unique and authentic. We enjoy helping you plan the event you really want.

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Availability & Rates

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West Glacier Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 1 2014
1 night minimum stay
$295
$1,850
 
 
FALL
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 20 2014
1 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
 
 
WINTER
Oct 21 2014 - May 20 2015
1 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
HSKP $75 + Tax
Guests can pay with Visa, M.C, or checks. We require 50% down, balance upon arrival. We encourage travelers insurance if guests may need to cancel. No refunds. Owners will call guests to secure cc#. Owners prefer to visit with guests to match the best cabin with their needs and expectations. We assist in helping guests plan their itinerary. Prices are negotiable depending on time of year.
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Prices are based on our 3 bedroom, 2 bath cabins. There are smaller cabins available at less cost. We can combine cabins to meet your group needs. We host weddings, reunions and private functions. Our place is authentic and historical, beautiful, spacious and quiet. We have trails, creeks, meadows, riparian areas, horses and cattle. Wildlife abounds here and in the National Forest around us.
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Amenities

West Glacier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone
  • Computer Available
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • shuffleboard
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • hot air ballooning
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • sailing
Notes:
Our property is surrounded by the Flathead National Forest and is at the entrance to the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. We have maintained trails on our property and a number of trails in the surrounding forest area for those who want to hike, run, bike and/or stroll in the early morning or evenings. Horse back riding is available on a reservation basis for larger groups. In the winter, rented snowmobiling is also available. 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 diffrerent fur bearing animals as well as moose. Many different species of birds live in and around these wetlands, making it a haven for birders who come to the area. Abbott Valley has two major creeks (North and South Abbott) that crisscross its boundaries, with limited fishing in these streams and beaver ponds.
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