QUIET RETREAT ON HANSON DOYLE LAKE 15 MINUTES FROM WHITEFISH

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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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QUIET RETREAT ON HANSON DOYLE LAKE 15 MINUTES FROM WHITEFISH

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Peaceful 10 acre forested retreat on quiet 11 acre spring-fed lake. The house is on 2 levels with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a small rustic cottage with 1 bed. This is a comfortable, well appointed country home; light and open, surrounded by forest, hills and the lake. Windows look out in every direction.

The main area on the 2nd floor includes a large, fully equipped kitchen adjoining a small deck with a gas grill. Also on this level is the living room and dining room with a wood stove (electric heat is also throughout the house), high wood paneled ceiling and a large deck. A queen size bedroom, twin bedroom, office with computer, and bathroom complete the upstairs.

Downstairs is a queen bedroom, small bedroom with a twin and trundle bed, library with satellite TV-DVD and a hide-a-bed sofa, laundry, and the 2nd bathroom. Outside is a fenced garden with the small cottage which sleeps 1. The back door opens to a deck and a large hot tub with high powered jets.

Open meadows around the house are for running and playing or watching deer and birds and night=time stargazing. The lake is private, shared by 4 other houses, mostly wooded with areas of wetlands, undeveloped and natural. A dock provides great swimming, sunning, and bird watching, or cross country skiing in the winter. It is linked to 2 more small lakes accessible by canoe from the dock. Northern pike are easy to catch with lures and a half mile walk leads to another lake that the Forest Service stocks with trout. Miles of Forest Service roads lead into a gentle wilderness. Tally lake, with a public campground and sandy swimming beach is an 8 mile bike ride (or drive) away.

If you have a larger group consider combining with the neighboring Lodge at Griddle Cake Lake #77149 on VRBO.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Mike & Jill,

Thank you so much for doing this with your retirement home! How lucky we are!

It was really great to e-mail with you prior to our stay, and by looking around your house, you seem like people I would like to get to know! Thanks you for all the maps you left (we used the kid's map quite a bit and you may have to make a new one for the next group).

We caught 4 large pike, saw 2 turtles, something brown and furry in the water, a mother doe and fawn on your front lawn, several herons, a falcon, and dozens of very brave hummers.

Your property is beautiful and though I'm not much of a snow bunny, I imagine it is a winter wonderland.

Thank you once again and I imagine we may see you again.
Aug 2009
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Mike retired from a career as a mathematician and manager at Boeing 19 years ago. Jill did graduate work in psychology at The University of Chicago but 3 kids defined her role for years. She is also a painter and has been a spiritual teacher for 20 years.

The Owner purchased this house in 1991

Our life is focused outdoors. We ski, x/c ski, snowshoe, hike, mountain bike, float rivers, paddle our lake, fish, swim, bird, backpack, and golf. Mike has lived in Europe and Japan and has travelled all over the US. He has skied for 65 years at most major resorts. There is no place that fits us like the Flathead Valley. We've tried it all and the only way we'll leave the valley is when our ashes blow over the connental divide.

The peace and quiet. The numerous birds and animals. The gentle waters of the lake for swimming. The forest service roads for walking, snowshoeing, and skiing. Being 15 minutes from town, 30 minutes from my favorite ski area and 45 minutes from Glacier Park

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Quiet Retreat on Hanson Doyle Lake 15 Minutes from Whitefish
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Quiet Retreat on Hanson Doyle Lake 15 Minutes from Whitefish
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170094vb
(406) 862-8070 (Montana, USA)
Whitefish Montana
United States
5

WONDERFUL PROPERTY WITH WONDERFUL OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
I was selfishly reluctant to add another 5 star review for fear that this cozy retreat would get too popular... but praise is due. This place was absolutely amazing for our group of parents and young children.

First off, Mike and Jill are the nicest people. They were very attentive, informative and sweet. They made sure that we were aware of all that the cabin had to offer and really made us feel at home.

As for their property, I don't believe we have ever had a such a peaceful, comfortable and enjoyable vacation. The cabin is very clean and inviting. The beds are all very comfortable, the living space is very cozy and the kitchen was set up perfectly for all our cooking needs. The gas grill is great too and got ample use. There is also a fenced yard which was a big hit with our young ones. The upscale hot tub was definitely appreciated by us adults.

The 10 acres of land is the best part. So many trees, flowers, grasses and wildlife. While there, we saw an eagle, a giant blue heron, hawks, the smallest hummingbirds I have ever seen, big bucks and does, turtles, garter snakes, and tons of fish. That brings me to the private lake. We must have spent 8 hours a day on the dock/water. Mike and Jill graciously supplied a kayak and a canoe which made for regular relaxing paddles on glassy waters. They even supplied a fishing pole which produced 4 large northern pikes! They make for great fish tacos by the way!

All in all, we had a vacation that far exceeded our expectations. If you are looking for a cozy, woodsy, private and relaxed vacation, this cabin will surely deliver. Hats off to Mike and Jill for creating such a special place. We will definitely be returning, again and again.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • 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: Thanks so much Ryan! It is truly a pleasure to share our home with people who really appreciate it. Of course we think the property is wonderful but finding others who feel the same way is very satisfying.
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Quiet Retreat on Hanson Doyle Lake 15 Minutes from Whitefish
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170094vb
(406) 862-8070 (Montana, USA)
Whitefish Montana
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME IN GORGEOUS SETTING!

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful place, Mike & Jill haven't forgotten any last detail! The house was clean, spacious, well-stocked. Lots of fun for all ages. The lake and boats are great and were enjoyed daily. Close proximity to both Kalispell for shopping and the town of Whitefish for the city beach and all the fun summer activities (we especially enjoyed the alpine slide!). We had four generations and had a great time. The activity options are endless, we never got bored. Games, fishing, bird watching, sun tanning, swimming, hikes, scenic drives, bike rides, etc, etc! Would love to come back next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles

Peaceful, quiet solitude. Bird and animal viewing. Hiking, mountain biking & cross country skiing right out the door. Swimming, canoing and fishing on the lake. Town of Whitefish is 15 minutes away with Restaurants, cinema, theater, etc. Whitefish Mountain Resort with downhill skiing is 30 minutes away. Glacier National Park is 45 minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

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Whitefish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 - Oct 1
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$7,714
 
 
Low Season
Oct 2 - Dec 20
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,505
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Low Season
Feb 6 - May 30
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,505
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$7,714
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Whitefish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • PC
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • snowmobiling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
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