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

Keywords: Guest Houses, family vacation, reunions, weddings,

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
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About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose West Glacier

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

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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Quiet peaceful historical cabins and homes (large and small) 10 min from Glacier
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Washington
5

Wonderful Rural Place

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in the Jaybird Cabin. The decor was adorable and welcoming. It was comfortable, clean, warm, and cozy. Our stay was quiet, relaxing, and such a treat. There was a bit of mix up trying to figure out where we should stay, but Marion was kind and worked hard to get us settled. Customer service was excellent. We so loved our time there! Beautiful place! We loved coming "home" after galavanting all over Glacier.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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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
4

Off the beaten path

  • 4 of 5
We are a family of 4 that stayed in the Brownstone cottage. It was a little smaller than we would have liked, but it was all that was available due to our late booking- and given that I was only able to find motels along the busy highway that had vacancies- we decided to take what we could get and we were happy we did! The cabin and the property are lovely- felt remote, yet not far from the grocery store and the park. We were so incredibly happy to find a place way off the main road. The cabin was clean and well equipped. It had 1 queen bed and the owners were able to accommodate our kids with air mattresses and a tent which 1 kid set up on the deck and the other slept inside in the living area. There was a bit of a mix up on the first night that we got there on the bedding, but we are easy going and the owners took care of the problem the next day when they could. They were always available by phone for anything we needed. It was a wonderful place to come back to after a day out adventuring- sitting on the deck after a long day was great and we loved the dog that would come by and say hi. We would definitely stay here again and hope to some day!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • 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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Quiet peaceful historical cabins and homes (large and small) 10 min from Glacier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114648vb
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Harpers Ferry, WV, USA
5

Pet friendly, close to everything and still secluded!

  • 5 of 5
Lovely, comfy cabin in a beautiful setting! Great covered patio and a lovely deck by the stream. We stayed in Quintonken and loved the seclusion, flowers, walking, and it was still only couple miles to a market. Convenient to West Glacier entrance to GNP and has its own washer/ dryer!
Good cell service but no TV and wifi was only available out on driveway :). Not a problem for us but be forewarned.
I would definitely return here!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • 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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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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Map

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

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
 
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
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.
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.
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Amenities

Amenities

West Glacier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Computer Available
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Wood Stove
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
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:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
  • boating
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • golf
  • skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • hot air ballooning
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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