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Ideal vacation lodging: a beautiful ranch setting, apart from the traditional tourist scene, in comfortable, relaxed surroundings. ELK WILLOWS GUEST HOME is one of 4 unique accommodations we offer. All are in a private setting for guests looking for lodging with a personal touch. If your vacation is centered around exploring this unique area, you are within minutes of area activities and attractions. The East Entrance to Glacier Park is 15 minutes away, Many Glacier Valley is 20 minutes, Two Medicine Valley is an hour's scenic drive as is Waterton National Park in Canada. The Ranch is an ideal place to return to after a day of activity; to kick back, relax and plan your next day's adventure. If you prefer time to read, write, photograph or other more solitary pursuits, you will enjoy the space, privacy and inspiring natural ambience. All our vacation rentals offer the serenity, privacy and views that Paul Ranch Montana LLC is famous for.
Centrally located for a variety of destinations and pursuits, this premium vacation home is spacious, comfortable, and well-maintained. Each of our residences is personally and individually decorated so you will be in a comfortable home. The spacious kitchen and breakfast bar are perfect for casual meals and the separate dining area offers views of Glacier Park mountains. The living room includes a library and the separate sitting room includes a gas fireplace. The master suite includes a large bathroom with double sinks, garden tub, and oversized shower with seating. The smaller bathroom has a tub/shower combo and single sink. The on site washer/dryer provides an extra convenience. Daily service to your accommodations allows you to concentrate on your vacation, not housekeeping.
A large deck off the front door offers mountain views of Glacier Park that are beyond belief and is a perfect place to dine, to start your day with morning coffee or to end your evening relaxing and viewing wildlife that inhabit the property. A large open field invites an evening stroll; equipment is on hand for outdoor games and activities. This is a plus for families traveling with children.
RANCH MONTANA PAUL LLC proudly announces it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the new GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.
WILD HEART REFUGE, comprised of 155 acres, has been set aside on the Ranch as a wildlife refuge. The commitment of Paul Ranch Montana is to leave acreage undisturbed to support indigenous wildlife that live on, give birth on and migrate across the land.
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR OTHER LODGING CHOICES which include our newest addition 3 bedroom/2 bath vacation rental (Meadowlark Meadows Guest Home), our economical 2 bedroom/1 bath vacation rental (Wagon Wheel Guest Home) and our no-frills historic bunkhouse (Chaps & Spurs Historic Bunkhouse).
Reasonable pet requests can be accommodated. Water and pasture available if traveling with horses
On-site caretakers will ensure your stay is exceptional with personalized attention to detail.
Enjoy the mountain views, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and the sounds of nature.
Enjoy the free roaming alpacas who inhabit the property… they are such curious, mystical creatures.
We are adjacent to a wetlands conservation area which provides a great area for birding.
Keywords: Home, Vacation Rental, House
As a native of Montana, I was raised with sweeping prairies and rugged mountains. The Paul Ranch is 160 acres of natural beauty and I can't imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing this peaceful and spectacular setting. Rick and Kathy, your hosts, will personalize your stay to make it one to remember. Come stay with us a while...
The unique benefits of the Ranch include the wildlife that inhabit the property, the pair of red tailed hawks that take up residency every year, the awesome mountain vistas, the clean air, the clear night sky, the get-away-from-it-all setting. Hearing the morning and evening sounds from the wetlands conservation area that borders the property will connect you with nature and refresh your spirit.
We just returned from a 2-week road trip across the US. We stayed 2 nights at Elk Willows, and everyone in our party agreed it was one of the highlights of the trip. The pictures just do not even do the place justice. The sunrise and sunset views were spectacular. The silence there was wonderful. Our 10-year-old daughter had the best time there simply playing outside with the neighborhood friendly dogs and the ranch's alpacas. She now wants to move to Montana. :)
The lodge was so very clean and comfortable. Our family of 3 was traveling with my parents. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Our only regret was that we didn't book it for longer. I would love to sit on the front porch and just watch the endless views for several days.
Glacier National Park is a simple, short drive away as is the Canadian part of the park in Waterton. The border crossing was not crowded and was easy and quick. We found the east side of Glacier nicer and more picturesque than the west side. We saw lots of bears while in and around the park. We saw elk at sunrise on the ranch. Janice was so helpful and nice. She supplied us with bear spray and told us how to use it. :) She also cleaned daily and brought us some delicious homemade caramels! She makes you feel like you've known her for ages. I had to resist the urge to hug her goodbye after just 2 days! If you want solitude and beautiful views, book Elk Willows. We loved it and hope to visit again someday.
This was such a great find for us. The home was really nice - very clean and very well stocked (the kitchen had anything you could possibly need). Our kids loved visiting the alpaca herd, we all loved the beautiful views and the quiet area. The location was ideal - close to the border to go into Waterton, close to the Many Glacier and St. Mary entrances, and it didn't have the crowds that the west side of the park sees. Janice was very nice and very helpful and we loved having dishes done and beds made when we got back from visiting Glacier. It made it feel even more like a vacation. Our kids are already asking when we can go back. I would recommend this place (or any of their other properties on the ranch) to anyone. We hope to come back again soon.
This was the perfect place to explore and have fun on the East Side of Glacier. We went to Waterton Canada, Hiked from Many Glacier, rode the boats from the Swift Current lodge, drove to the top of Logan Pass. We tried to split our vacation in two parts and spent time on both the East and West side of the park. I would definitely say that this was our favorite part of our vacation! We saw more wildlife and it was just a much more peaceful part of the park.
Our party consisted of Grandparents, Parents and teenagers. The home was perfect for us, very clean and plenty of room for everyone. I really liked having the second sitting room. When the kids wanted to watch TV the adults could play cards at the table or relax in another room. The home was VERY clean and it was nice having Janice come in everyday and do the cleaning while we were playing in the park. The bathrooms would be cleaned, beds made and dishes washed when we got home! Wonderful!!
I would highly recommend this home.
My wife and I brought our two kids to Glacier last year, and from past experience we knew we wanted to stay on the east side of the park. With the kids we've found it much more economical to stay in a rental so we can eat two meals a day at home. Our stay at Paul Ranch was wonderful.
First of all, the location was excellent. Close to the Many Glacier entrance, really close to the highway to Waterton lakes, and a short drive to the St. Mary's entrance at Glacier. The west side of the park is built up more and there are more rentals/restaurants, but honestly the east side of the park is much prettier and has the better hiking trails.
Coming from Chicago, we really wanted to be away from it all, and this place hit the spot. The home is on top of a hill overlooking the ranch and the mountains in the distance. The view was outstanding. Every morning we watched the sun come up over the moraine. Completely quiet, we had some elk around our house the 1st day we were there. Our loud kids probably scared them away after that...
Speaking of animals, the house is on a ranch with cattle and more importantly, ridiculously cute alpacas and a llama.
The house itself was fine, quite nice inside, the deck was fantastic, kitchen was useful. No complaints.
The caregiver was very helpful, she made some homemade cookies for us one day. When we checked in she gave us a good overview of everything. We felt very much at home.
Bottom line, next time we come back to Glacier there's only one place I would stay.
This is a beautiful home with everything you'll need for a wonderful vacation (e.g., plenty of living space, deck with a gorgeous view, washer/dryer, fully-stocked kitchen, satellite tv, wi-fi, telescope, daily housekeeping and very friendly assistance 24/7). What makes this place so special, though, is its location. Located on a small, working ranch just just minutes from the Many Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park, the mountain and valley views are breathtaking. You are also likely to see wildlife in the early mornings or evenings -- we saw Elk and a grizzly bear one night, and our children loved seeing the Alpacas every morning. If you are interested in exploring the many spectacular hikes and scenery on the eastern side of Glacier and Waterton parks, I doubt you can find a better place to stay. We look forward to returning again some day.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: 'Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.'
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
7% Montana Lodging Tax added to totals. 2 nights minimum refer to consecutive nights. A credit card number is required at check-in in lieu of a damage deposit and will only be billed if damage expenses are incurred. There is no separate fee for Housekeeping, daily housekeeping is included in the rate. There is a $5/day charge for limited WiFi.
A 50% deposit is required to secure your Reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellations 60 days or more prior to arrival date will receive a full refund (less payment processing fees of approx. 5%). Cancellations with less than 60 days’ notice, deposit will be refunded for any nights that we are able to re-book (less payment processing fees).
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.