|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This Bungalow kitchen is roomy and equipped for cooks and families! The Bungalow's neighborhood and recreation access is superior to all other vacation rentals in Missoula, quiet and friendly - the mountains come right down to the back yard. Everyone loves the upstairs loft, for play, computer work, naps and reading! ''What a wonderful place - Loved all your literature too! It inspired me to go to the used book store downtown and to stock up on our own Montana collection.' Jennifer Nunn, 2009
'What a fantastic place for families! Our two daughters (8 and 3) loved the place, the kitchen is well-equipped for family cooking, and Lane and Linda were fantastic hosts. The list of great family activities is endless: hiking, farmers markets, parks (Caras and Bonner were our favorites), restaurants, kid camps (M.O.L.A.!), festivals, minor league baseball, etc. We were at the Bungalow for three weeks in July and never lacked for fun things to do, all within walking/biking distance.' Derek Baggerly 2009
You will enjoy the patio in the garden, relax with a book and view. A gas Grille for outdoor cooking, and commuter bicycles with baskets are available for your around town use. You have a garage all to your use and may store bicycles and recreation equipment. Secure off-street parking - a summer brooke for floating and exploration, drifts by the front of the Bungalow. The neighborhood school playground is very close by.
The nearest walking trail is the loop trail through Greenough Park. There are both paved trails and a footpath through the woods. This is great spring bird watching habitat along the riparian corridor. Drive north on Rattlesnake drive to the trail-head for the Rattlesnake National Wilderness Area, about four miles upstream from here.
Our guests are University faculty and visiting professors, business travelers, experienced fly-fishermen, University students and their parents, musicians, film-makers and writers. The Rattlesnake neighborhood is beautiful and peaceful setting in the mountains and river corridors and trail systems. You will gain the energy and rest you seek with vacation travel here in Missoula. Please read our posted Guest's Comments. Guests are asked to leave their street shoes at the door when entering, please bring indoor footwear for your comfort, floors are slate, hardwood and marmoleum.
Mountain Line bus system with a downtown transfer station can be picked up near the corner just down the alley towards town. The University of Montana is just across the walking bridge over the river – just a short walk from here.
Our favorite local coffee house and restaurant is the Rattlesnake Gardens. Watch for the former nursery at 2501 Rattlesnake Drive on the left. They have a selection of food preparation and grocery items, wine and fresh bread and coffee drinks.
We have a solar-assisted on-demand gas-fired hot water heater. The evacuated tubes on the dormer roof collect heat from the sun, heat the glycol solution which transfers heat to the domestic water in the tank upstairs before passing through the Rinnai water heater. All water for the house is filtered through charcoal and then softened for all uses with a potassium salt – except the cold water faucet at the kitchen sink which is filtered but not softened. This water is excellent for ice cubes, drinks and coffee.
Abundant fresh organic produce, meats, fish and bread, and bountiful deli counter are found year-round at the Good Food Store. They also provide many gluten free foods. Along the way you’ll discover the Missoula Angler shop.
The southern boundary of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness (RNRAW) is just four miles north of Missoula, Montana. The National Recreation Area (NRA) lies south and adjacent to the wilderness and receives heavy human use, but primarily in the South Zone, within about three miles of the main trailhead. Far fewer people venture into The Rattlesnake Wilderness which is in the more remote northern portion of the RNRAW. A road that is closed to public motorized use and that is used as a trail leaves the main trail head and goes into the National Recreation Area along Rattlesnake Creek along a cherry stem NRA corridor to within about three miles of a scenic Wilderness cluster of high alpine lakes. Near the NRA entrance at about 3,600 feet, the elevation rises to 8,620 feet on McLeod Peak and a picturesque mountain setting.
Linda and I live in the house next-door and do all of the property maintenance and gardening ourselves. We both have professional backgrounds, Linda works in the local hospital foundation office as a fund-raising officer and we love to attend all of the music recitals and public lectures at the University of Montana - just a 20-minute walk from our home. We are members of the Missoula Art Museum.
Lane Coulston purchased this bungalow in 2001
The Lower Rattlesnake neighborhood is walking and biking distance to restaurants, the University of Montana, Medical facilities, the vibrant downtown neighborhood, the City Library, and all of the walking-biking-hiking trail systems. The City bus-stop is a half-block from the door.
Everyone loves the feel of this neighborhood, the locals and the visitors.
What a fantastic place for families! Our two daughters (8 and 3) loved the place, the kitchen is well-equipped for family cooking, and Lane and Linda were fantastic hosts. The list of great family activities is endless: hiking, farmers markets, parks (Caras and Bonner were our favorites), restaurants, kid camps (M.O.L.A.!), festivals, minor league baseball, etc. We were at the Bungalow for three weeks in July and never lacked for fun things to do, all within walking/biking distance.
What a fantastic place for families! Our two daughters (8 and 3) loved the
place, the kitchen is well-equipped for family cooking, and Lane and Linda
were fantastic hosts. The list of great family activities is endless: hiking,
farmers markets, parks (Caras and Bonner were our favorites), restaurants,
kid camps (M.O.L.A.!), festivals, minor league baseball, etc. We were at the
Bungalow for three weeks in July and never lacked for fun things to do, all
within walking/biking distance.
We came to Missoula for a wedding. The Bungalow was perfect for our needs. It's in a great location - two blocks from Greenough Park, and most places we visited seemed to be less than a 10 minutes drive. We shopped at Good Foods and ate in a couple of days. The pantry is fully stocked, so check the cabinets before you decide you need to buy an item like cinnamon or honey. Lane and Linda recycle, compost and use alternative energy sources like solar panels. Must see places to go, North: Bison Reserve, East: Garnet - abandoned mining town, South: Lee Metcalf Birding Refuge, and West: Lolo Pass, Idaho. All are less than an hour from the Bungalow. I would recommend this location for any couple who is looking for a low stress vacation rental.
This place was almost perfect for our stay. It was the perfect size to accommodate the two of us. They also had two twin beds upstairs for two other people. Plus, we had enough room to invite our son and his girlfriend over for dinner. It is in the perfect location to downtown Missoula and only two blocks from a nature park with nice hiking trails. There are also many other nice hiking and outdoor areas nearby. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. The only thing missing was a TV. But we stayed busy and did fine without it!
Our 10 day stay at the Bungalow on Lilac was wonderful. There is so much to do in the Missoula area and this place is perfectly situated to take advantage of everything. The house is fantastic and the kitchen is wonderfully equipped. Our daughter loved visiting with the chickens and playing basketball out back. She also loved her personal hideaway upstairs. Having the bikes at our disposal was great too - we had a fun time using the new tandem. Lane and Linda are the perfect hosts as well. Lane was so helpful when I was booking - it was fantastic. When we come back to Missoula, this will definitely be the place that we will be looking to stay at!
My husband and I spent two weeks at the Bungalow when our family gathered for a wedding in Missoula. We hosted dinner in the lush little garden for extended family several times. It was lovely to sit outside and grill some food and enjoy such a beautiful, private setting. The house is situated within easy walking distance to town and Greenough Park. The bungalow is very comfortable, nicely decorated, and the kitchen is well appointed. (We did lots of cooking!) Lane and Linda are the perfect hosts!
I can't say enough about this rental. Beautiful, quaint, cozy and comfortable house in charming neighborhood. Immaculately maintained and beautifully appointed. Kind, gracious and helpful host who took me on a walking tour of the neighborhood so I could get a lay of the land. Also gave me other suggestions to make my stay in Missoula what I wanted it to be. House is in walking distance to hiking trails and bike paths. While I had a rental car you don't need one as bikes are part of rental and bus route into town is nearby.
Honestly, I feel lucky to have found this rental and give it 10 stars! Thank you Lane :)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
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