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Glacier Park Lodging - 3 to 6 nights $210.00/night summer, $160.00 winter

Pat and Tod O'Connell

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Pat and Tod O'Connell

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Glacier Park Lodging - 3 to 6 nights $210.00/night summer, $160.00 winter

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Essex House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Nestled amid mountain views at the southern tip of Glacier National Park. Enjoy scenic drives to Logan Pass and Many Glacier area. This newly renovated historic railroad house is a perfect place for those seeking to enjoy the activities and beauty of the area.

Just steps from the historic Izaak Walton hotel, you can feel the energy of passing Amtrack trains from the nearby overhead walking bridge, before enjoying one of many available activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy nearby hiking, white water rafting, trout fishing, horseback riding, golfing, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing.

The newly renovated Essex Mountain House provides classic character with modern conveniences that is perfect for individuals or families. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Keywords: Glacier Park, Izaak Walton, Scenic, cabin,

mountain, Essex, adventure, Nordic skiing,

fly fishing, hiking, railroad enthusiast, Amtrak, river rafting

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pat and Tod O'Connell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Pat and Tod O'Connell

Pat and I moved to Essex MT in 2003. We had both worked in Glacier Park for 4 years in the late 60's and later went to the U of MT in Missoula. We both love the Glacier Park area and moved back here from St. Paul after the kids left the house. They found us shortly thereafter and come out frequently to visit. Pat and I love the mountains and the 4 seasons and enjoy going into Glacier hiking and animal watching.

Tod O'Connell

Pat and Tod O'Connell purchased this house in 2010

Why Pat and Tod O'Connell chose Essex

The Essex Mountain House came up for sale in 2010. It was formerly owned by the Great Northern Railroad and used by the roadmaster years ago. It was moved to this site, I'm told, 30 to 40 years ago. We liked the look, layout and history of the place and bought it when it came up for sale. It was in need of TLC so we totally updated the kitchen and bathrooms and did a lot of finish work while retaining the a lot of the old character. We're both really happy with how it turned out.

What makes this house unique

Totally updated large kitchen, laundry and a full bath upstairs and downstairs make this 2 story house great for families and groups. A big yard on a double lot allows plenty of room for bbq's and relaxing on the property. Essex is located half way between East and West Glacier and across the highway from the Walton entrance to Glacier. We're near the Amtrack train platform so there's great train viewing also.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Glacier Park Lodging - 3 to 6 nights $210.00/night summer, $160.00 winter
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Fantastic spot!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. A bunch of us descended upon Essex to celebrate our 40th birthdays. A few of us stayed a this cottage while the rest stayed at the Hotel. The cottage was very spacious yet cozy and has an excellent FULLY stocked kitchen. The ski trails are a few minutes walk and the setting is very tranquil. Pat and Tod were available to answer questions and are very friendly folks.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick, Thanks for celebrating your 40th at the Essex Mountain House. We are always glad to get good comments and it's nice to have guests from Canada stay with us and take advantage of this great area. Please come back if you get a chance. Tod and Pat
Whitefish
5

Happy New Year

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cozy and warm place to bring in the New Year in below zero temps! The OConnells were great hosts! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: D., Thank you for staying at the Essex Mountain House and thank you very much for the kind words and taking time to write a review. I hope you can come back sometime. If you or friends you recommend come between June 1 or October 1 there is a $50.00 discount on a stay of two or more days. Have a great 2015. Tod and Pat O'Connell
Flathead Valley
5

Weekend to remember.

  • 5 of 5

Me and 4 of my girlfriends took the trip from Kalispell to Essex and had a wonderful memorable weekend. Everything was just as stated and we had zero issues. We will be back for sure. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Montana girl(s), Thank you very much for your very kind words and recommendation. We try to make the house as good as we can and so it's like a Christmas gift to us to know people enjoy and appreciate it. If I didn't already tell you and your friends, there is a $50.00 discount on a two or more day stay for returning guests. I hope you can come back soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Tod and Pat
5

Family of 6

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our short trip to Glacier. The house was perfect for our needs, great location and Tod was very kind and pleasant to speak with. The house was well stocked and clean. Especially liked the fact that there was a washer/dryer in the home. We hope to come back again next year. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gemma, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and especially, thank you and your family for staying at the Essex Mountain House. We enjoyed meeting you and your family and the bag of berries the kids left us. We'll get a few more and make syrup for pancakes. It is really important to us that the families and guests enjoy their stay at the house and and it's obvious that you did. Don't forget that you and people you recommend get a $50.00 discount on a two or more day stay if you can come back in the future. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of the summer. Tod and Pat
Marysville, WA
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how great the rental house was, or how wonderful the owners were. The home was very clean, and and well stocked with everything we forgot at home. If you don't mind a beautiful drive, it is perfectly located between East and West Glacier. At night, you can relax by the camp fire or yard is big enough to enjoy games with your family. The home fit our 2 families perfectly, and our teenage crowd loved it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Marysville, WA
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how great the rental house was, or how wonderful the owners were. The home was very clean, and and well stocked with everything we forgot at home. If you don't mind a beautiful drive, it is perfectly located between East and West Glacier. At night, you can relax by the camp fire or yard is big enough to enjoy games with your family. The home fit our 2 families perfectly, and our teenage crowd loved it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gretchen, Pat and I are extremely appreciative of your really fabulous review. But, even more than that, we thank you for staying with us. When we refurbished this house to make a vacation rental in 2012, we thought it would be good for small groups and families and we are happy you could be one of the families. We stacked the place based on things we needed when we vacationed with our kids many years ago. Don't forget that if you get a chance to return you (or people you recommend) get a $50.00 discount for a two or more day stay. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of the summer and year. Tod and Pat

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kalispell (FCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Izaak Walton Hotel
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
West Glacier, East Glacier
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Izaak Walton Inn, Halfway Motel
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Cross Country in Essex and Marias Pass
Car: recommended

Spectacular viewing for train enthusiasts. A quarter mile to Glacier Park, and half mile to Great Bear wilderness.

Excellent cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Great hiking and sightseeing in the Glacier Park mountains. Area wildlife includes, mountain goats, bear, moose, elk, wolves. Recommend the Skyline trail from Logan Pass. Ask about complimentry cross country ski passes for Izaak Walton trails.

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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Essex House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Summer 2015 stay 3 to 6 nights and get reduced rate of $210.00 per night. Weekly rental $1400.00 Great Cross Country skiing in winter. For winter reservations, Izaak Walton has groomed trails.
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Amenities

Essex House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two - one upstairs with a shower and one downstairs with a tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three queen size beds with new mattresses and pillows, One twin bed with new mattress.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Large yard on double lot with mountain view. Plenty of room to use the gas barbeque in the back yard. Freestanding firepit available.

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