PLUM COTTAGE: IDEAL KALISPELL LOCATION, ECO-FRIENDLY

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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PLUM COTTAGE: IDEAL KALISPELL LOCATION, ECO-FRIENDLY

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

If you are looking for a cozy retreat with proximity to town and country alike, Plum Cottage is the place for you! You'll feel instantly at home in this charming 1950's cottage. Updated, yet full of character, the Plum is just 5 minutes from the center of Kalispell, swimming, or hiking, 15 minutes from Flathead Lake, the Majestic Valley Arena, and 2 golf courses, and 45 minutes from two ski resorts (Whitefish and Blacktail), two outstanding summer theaters, and Glacier Park. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Plum will more than meet your needs.

The cottage has 1850 square feet with two bedrooms upstairs (one queen, one double), one bedroom (queen) and bathroom on the main floor, and a hide-a-bed in the living room. Each bedroom has its own TV and vanity (no sink) with mirror. The living/dining area has an open feel with large windows and an inviting fireplace where you'll want to snuggle or play board games while you enjoy the crackling fire. Bring your computer and take advantage of the wireless high-speed internet or watch TV on the new 51' flat screen.

Outside, there is a lovely creek which meanders through the property. Relax on the deck while you listen to the birds, or play badminton on the lawn. Just 1/3 mile down the road is the trailhead for Lone Pine State Park. Hike to the top and you will be rewarded with an incredible panoramic view of the valley.

Cleaniliness and minimal environmental impact are priorities. The home is immaculate. Non-toxic, natural products are used as much as possible. Recycling is encouraged, with bins located in the garage.

Staying at the Plum--your home away from home--makes it fun and easy to take advantage of all that the Flathead Valley has to offer!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have been to time shares from coast to coast, Mexico to Alaska, and never have we found a nicer and more complete home as Kathy's. Love the place and will be back if possible.
Jun 2013
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Hi, I'm Kathy, the owner of Plum Cottage. The photo was taken at Hidden Lake in Glacier Park. When I retired after 25 years of teaching (mostly 2nd grade), I had no idea what the next phase of my life would bring. Then the notion of fixing up an older home to resell presented itself, and the more I told myself it was crazy, the more I wanted to do it! I had remodeled my own home to make an apartment for my father a few years ago, and found that I really enjoyed the process. So I channeled my carpenter grandfather, became a student of HGTV, and jumped in feet first! In the end, though, once I had put my heart and soul--and sweat--into this special old farmhouse, I fell completely in love with it. The original plan of reselling it was discarded, and the new plan of starting a vacation rental was born. Being able to exercise my creativity and share something I love with others has been very rewarding.

If I'm not doing Plum-related work I'm probably working on another rental, reading a good book, hiking, or visiting friends.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

I grew up in Kalispell, Montana. I've been to many other beautiful places, including the rain forests of Panama and the fjords of Norway, but somehow there's no place like home. Glacier National Park (near Kalispell) just takes my breath away every time I'm there.

One of my favorite places ever since childhood has been Lone Pine State Park, with its panoramic views. When I saw a for sale sign in front of an old farmhouse on my way to hike at Lone Pine, I knew I had found my next project!

The Plum's biggest benefit is location, location, location! You couldn't get closer to town without actually being in it, so you have all the conveniences of nearby shopping, restaurants, and culture. On top of that, a sweet little creek runs through the backyard, you have a view of the mountains beyond, you're a stone's throw away from Lone Pine State Park, and Glacier Park is about a 45 minute drive.

Plum Cottage has a unique, old-fashioned charm, with modern conveniences. It has a fireplace for the cooler months, and a great deck with a gas grill overlooking the creek for the warmer months. It has central air, wireless internet, and four televisions with digital cable. The home and grounds are very clean and tidy.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172270vb
(406) 257-3443
Kalispell Montana
5

Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Plum Cottage for three nights and found the property to be perfect in every way. Location, views, cleanliness, decor, amenities, privacy, and more!! I've stayed at dozens of VRBO properties over the years and the Plum Cottage is TOPS on my list. I felt like I was in my own little dream cottage the entire time and hated to leave. Kathy was very responsive to our needs and I'll definitely be back to enjoy this little jewel of a place in Kalispell.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • 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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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172270vb
(406) 257-3443
Kalispell Montana
Apopka, Florida
5

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5
This little cottage is very cozy, clean and convenient. We vistited Glacier Park and the city of Kalispell all in one day. Very nicely decorated and all you need to bring is your clothing and food.

We would definitley return.

Thank you,
Glenn and Barbara
Orlando, Florida
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly
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Kalispell Montana
Nashville, TN
5

WE LOVE IT HERE!!

  • 5 of 5
Plum Cottage has been our vacation rental of choice in the Flathead Valley for the last 4 years. It is a combination of comfort, spaciousness, attractiveness and cleanliness. It's furnished tastefully with a welcoming feel. The ample kitchen has everything needed to prepare meals. The deck overlooks the backyard, the meandering, tree-lined Ashley Creek, the nature refuge, a horse pasture and the mountains in the distance. We spent many an hour on the deck relaxing and just looking. Evening after evening we were treated to beautiful sunsets. It seems like a very restorative place to be...close to the beauty of nature but at the same time all the comforts of home. As if what I've described isn't enough already, the convenience of Plum Cottage to a variety of interesting places makes a lengthy list. Just to name a few:
Lone Pine State Park with 2 trailheads is within walking distance of the Plum. The trails are gradual to moderate to somewhat strenuous, but all with plenty of interesting views and forest features. The pinnacle is an overlook that provides a marvelous view of the Flathead Valley plus an opportunity to spot Plum Cottage in the distance.
The west entrance of Glacier National Park is about a 40-minute drive away. From there you can access the Going-to-the-Sun Road that traverses the park and its breath-taking scenery. There are plenty of hiking possibilities there. Our favorite is through the Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche Lake. At Logan Pass we took the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail. It requires a bit of exertion, but all along the way there are beautiful panoramas.
Kootenai Falls Trail, about 90 miles west on Highway 2, includes the falls and the swinging bridge. It's really something to see the water rushing down the falls. The bridge was pretty steady when we walked on it.
Whitefish is less than 20 miles north on Highway 93. We enjoyed going to the weekly farmers' market there, strolling around town, eating at the Buffalo Cafe and riding the chairlift up Big Mountain.
The National Bison Range is about 75 miles south, and the 16-mile, one-way drive through the park offers opportunities to view wildlife, as well as amazing vistas of the surrounding countryside. We like to have a picnic lunch near the highest point of the drive.
Nearby Bigfork has shops, restaurants, the Swan River walking trail and a great setting on the banks of Flathead Lake.
Kalispell has plenty of interesting shops, restaurants and nice places to walk, s
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 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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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly
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(406) 257-3443
Kalispell Montana
Alberta
5

Such a beautiful place!!

  • 5 of 5
Went for a girls getaway and had so much fun! The cottage was so cute and SO clean!! It is very cozy! We enjoyed shopping and skiing whitefish!! It was so nice to relax in the cottage at night! Recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful clean stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly
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Kalispell Montana
New Orleans, LA
5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5
A friend and I stayed at The Plum for 5 nights and thouroughly enjoyed our stay. It was so cozy and had everything you needed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We especially loved the back deck and grill and cooked all our meals out there after a long day hiking the trails in Glacier and Whitefish. Anyone thinking of visiting this area must stay at The Plum! I highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • 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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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly
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Kalispell Montana
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5
Our group stayed at Plum Cottage for 3 nights, and ranged in age from 4 - 65.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with a odour in the entryway and house, which after reading prior reviews, took to be the cleaning products used. After an hour or two of the patio door being opened, the odour only remained in the entryway.
The cottage was *immaculately* clean, and the photos on the website are an exact representation of what is at the cottage. The garden is great for the young ones to run around and play.
We spent days shopping, at Woodland Park waterpark, The Zone play area and touring the Conrad Mansion, all of which were no more than a 10 minute drive from the cottage. Costco, Walmart, Mall, you name it, you can reach it in 10 minutes!!
Would definitely recommend it to friends and family, and would stay here for sure on my return to Kalispell.
The additional touches Kathy has in the cottage were greatly appreciated!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm terribly sorry that these guests encountered an odor. That was a very unusual circumstance, and was NOT due to my cleaning products. There had been a power outage which had caused frozen cauliflower to thaw and spoil in the refrigerator/freezer. After cleaning the refrigerator/freezer over and over again with baking soda and lemon, I thought I had eradicated the odor. If I had realized some odor remained, I would have left the guests an explanation. The problem has now been solved, In addition, I have placed natural charcoal in bowls in the refrigerator as well as baking soda to absorb any potential odors.
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Lone Pine State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalispell Center Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Glacier Park West Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Flathead Lake Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Foy's Lake Access

Snowshoeing, Bird watching, Ice skating

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Photos

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kalispell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kalispell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) new with pillow-top mattress, Double Beds (1) new with pillow-top mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • hot air ballooning
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • rafting
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • skiing
Notes:
Vanity (no sink) with mirror in each bedroom, TV in each bedroom, Creek on property
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