GLACIER NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS RETREAT (MOUNTAIN CLEFT)

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Clyde Morgan

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Sleeps28
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS RETREAT (MOUNTAIN CLEFT)

West Glacier House Rental Photos and Description

Houses, 9 Bedrooms + Lofts + Den, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12-28).

Mountain Cleft Retreat, next door to Glacier National Park, is the perfect choice for your next 'escape the world' getaway. This secluded wilderness refuge is a quiet and lovely European style house set in the magnificent Montana mountain wilderness. A charming twenty-acre paradise, it is located just one mile from the wild and scenic Flathead River where the North Fork and Middle Fork converge, a popular spot to fish, whitewater raft, kayak, or canoe. Retreat accommodates up to 28 when the Alpine House, this listing, is combined with the Alpine Cottage, listing 451633, and the Glacier Chalet, listing 451634, on this same property. (See property diagram in photo section, next-to-last photo). Check with owner for availability of Alpine House.

The retreat is just eight miles from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. Breathtaking mountain views, wilderness solitude, abundant wildlife, herb and flower gardens, forests and meadows, combined with private, beautiful accommodations and every comfort to make you feel relaxed, revitalized, and pampered.

The retreat's secluded alpine wilderness location, bordering Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park, affords frequent opportunities to observe wildlife. Bear, moose, and deer are frequent visitors here, so be sure to bring your camera!

The Alpine House is one of 3 units onsite. The Alpine House has a sleeping capacity of 16. As indicated above, when combined with the Alpine Cottage and Glacier Chalet, the retreat can sleep 28 or more. Whether you are a family on vacation, or a larger group such as a family reunion or other special occasion, Mountain Cleft Retreat can serve your needs.

Bedrooms include a king, queens, and bunk beds, as well as sofa beds. Private bedrooms have beautifully hand-painted wall art, down comforters, and decorator linens. The den has a gas log fireplace, a large sheepskin rug, comfortable fireplace chairs, and two couches. The den exits to a beautiful private garden with grill, and umbrella table and chairs for relaxation and eating.

A fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities are available for guest use. We also provide high-speed wireless Internet.

Upon entering the Alpine House, stairs and an arched doorway transport you to the spacious, romantic Old World style king bedroom suite with down comforter, bedroom library, and reading chair. The handsome corner wardrobe provides a place for clothing, and windows on both sides of the room look out onto the surrounding Montana woods. This room has an elegant private bathroom with 2-person whirlpool tub.

A few steps up from this bedroom is the Great Room with cathedral ceiling, living room with overstuffed red velvet furniture, a two story stone fireplace with a gas log fire, and a full bathroom. A balcony off the Great room overlooks the front flower gardens. Graceful arched doorways, stained glass windows, hand painted wall art, tapestry rugs, an iron chandelier, and skylights makes this room a breathtaking hideaway.

Stairs up from the Great Room take you to an upper loft, a combination library/bedroom/business center, with a queen sofa bed, desk, skylights, and windows overlooking spectacular mountain, forest, and meadow views.

Washers and dryers are available in the retreat for guests to use as needed.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Clyde Morgan

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Melissa and I (Clyde) take pleasure in providing a wilderness retreat where people can unwind, enjoy nature, and come closer together. The Alpine Cottage is a quality place where this can happen.

Melissa lived in this area for about 20 years and loves the mountain wilderness. Her favorite spot is Lake McDonald, by Apgar Village, a short drive from the retreat.

Whether you're looking for an unforgettable family reunion, or a delightful vacation for a smaller group, we have the place for you.

Sleeps28
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Milwaukee, WI
5

vacation family reunion at mountain cleft retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Everything at the mountain cleft resort was exactly what we anticipated or even better! The rooms were beautifully decorated, beds were great, plenty of towels, and the kitchens had all we needed for making our meals. We were a family of 25 persons, grandchildren ages 9 mos to 23 and all had a great time- plenty of games and even toys for the little ones to "play house."
I would highly recommed this for any age groups to enjoy a lovely place near the west entrance to Glacier-one of the most beautiful National Parks!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)
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West Glacier Glacier Park
bozema, mt
5

Couldnt ask for a better location for a Family Rebellion/Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
I reserved this for a family reunion. It was fantastic. We could fit everyone under one roof, very comfortably. There was 16 of us and never was there waiting for the bathroom or anything the like. The place was fantastic and had everything we needed for any meal we needed to cook. The deck was the favorite place to hang out and the fire pit couldnt be beat. It was only 20 minutes to Glacier and 20 minutes to Columbia Falls. Secluded enough but close to everything. Saw two black bears within 2 miles of the place, but none in Glacier of course. Family said they wouldnt mind coming back her for every family reunion. Grandma, who is getting up there, says "if this place was closer to home then absolutely, but I don't like traveling anymore" So it looks like the one stay is going to be it for our family. In the 18 years we have been doing family reunions this rental takes the cake.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: John, we're delighted your family had a great reunion at Mountain Cleft Retreat. You're all welcome back anytime.

Clyde and Melissa Morgan
Owners
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Houston, TX
5

The Perfect Retreat for a family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
Our family has just returned from a magical week at Mountain Cleft Retreat, refreshed in body mind and spirit. This wonderful property offers comfort, seclusion, and an environment to enhance wonderful family gatherings. The special touches in decor, convenience, and proximity to Glacier Park and the Flathead River helped us maximize our times of recreation and enjoyment. In addition to 4 separate bedrooms, other areas are available for groups to find space for quiet reading, television viewing or wonderful meals together. The kitchen is well equipped and efficient. Refrigerator/freezer held food for 12 for the entire week. Outdoor grill and garden, yet another space for family enjoyment.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tabitha, we're really glad your family enjoyed the retreat and had a great time. Thank you for staying with us. We hope you can come again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)
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West Glacier Glacier Park
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5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
Glacier Chalet was the perfect place for our Glacier Nat'l Park vacation. Adorable, relaxing, secluded and quiet. The balcony is a great place to drink your morning coffee
, then drive 10 minutes to Glacier Park. Helicopter ride and the huckleberry pie from the Huckleberry Patch in Hungry Horse highly recommended!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Glacier National Park Wilderness Retreat (Mountain Cleft)
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West Glacier Glacier Park
Gainesville , GA
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
We just had a great week here. Everything was first class. This is like having your own house in the middle of thousands of acres. Beautiful drive to Glacier Nat. Park, Whitefish and other fun places. The owner was awesome and gave true "southern hospitality"...Montana style.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Glacier International Airport (Kalispell)
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak Station at West Glacier
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Glacier View Golf Club (near West Glacier)
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Several in Columbia Falls
Car: necessary

Mountain Cleft Retreat is surrounded by national forest. Wildlife is abundant, especially in the Spring. Two forks of the Flathead River merge nearby where you can find a locally favorite fishing spot. Glacier National Park property is about 3/4 of a mile away as the crow flies. The West Entrance to the park is just 8 miles by road.

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Availability & Rates

West Glacier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 7 2014 - Jun 9 2014
$371
$2,467
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 10 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$495
$3,292
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Shoulder
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 15 2014
$468
$3,112
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 16 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$371
$2,467
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 29 2014
$3,300
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
New Years Holiday
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$2,475
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$495
$3,292
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $165.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes If you wish to charge your stay using American Express, please contact the owner directly.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

West Glacier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Alpine Old World Suite Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , This ensuite bath is with the Alpine Old World Suite bedroom
    Great Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower
  • Four additional bathrooms are in Alpine Cottage (Listing 451633) and Glacier Chalet (Listing 451634).
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Alpine Old World Suite - 1 king , Has ensuite luxury bath with 2 person whirlpool tub
    Queen Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Queen Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Queen Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Red Room - 2 bunk bed , Two sets of bunk beds and large floor space
    Upper Level Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Semi-private with queen sofabed
    Lower Level Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofabed
  • King size beds (1) The Old World Suite has a King bed., Queen size Beds (3) Three bedrooms have queen beds., Baby Cribs (1) We have 1 crib which can be used in most bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Loft has a queen sofabed. Den has queen sofabed., Bunk Beds (2) A large bedroom with two sets of bunkbeds for a maximum of four single beds. (4 additional bedrooms are in Alpine Cottage [Listing 451633] and Glacier Chalet [Listing 451634]).
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The retreat has a business center equipped with wireless internet access, telephone (with free long-distance calls), and a color printer/scanner/copier. Robes, slippers, down comforters, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, water bottles, Montana reading materials, board games, and seasonal editions of 'Flathead Living' magazine. Down near the 'barn' (consult the facilities diagram in the photos section) you will find a campfire area with supplied wood. It's a great place to gather the family or to enjoy some quiet time watching the flames jump and listen to the fire crackle.
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