GREAT NORTHERN GETAWAY...the lodge for GREAT NORTHERN POWDER GUIDES..Montana's premiere backcountry powder cat skiing operation...a very unique private property available not only for our skiing guests...but for your year round vacationing enjoyment! Perfect for 4 or 14. Gorgeous views, abundant wildlife, horses on property, Extremely private yet minutes from town. Large custom lodge-like home has gorgeous covered log decks all around. House sits on 70 very private acres without another home in site. Access to state forest providing miles and miles of hiking, cross country skiing, mountain biking, snow-shoeing, right out your front, back, and side doors!
Home provides amazing privacy for large groups or multi families. Main house has 3 stories, 4 bedrooms-2 king, 2 queens, and 4 log bunk beds! Covered decks everywhere with tables for outdoor eating, or morning coffee. Gorgeous views of the pond. Huge windows throughout the home. A very open feeling. Kitchen and great room are connected by a walk around fire place with river rock that soars to the cathedral ceiling .
Master bedroom is in a large loft overlooking the pond and great room w/ jacuzzi tub and shower. Large dining room that seats 8, additional dining off kitchen for 6, and bar that seats 4-6. The lower level of the main house has 3 separate bedroom areas (2 queens/1 king) and bath with two sliding glass doors that look out to patio and pond.
-Attached to the main house is two story (over the garage) separate living quarters! Featuring a loft with 3 twin over fulls, 1/2 kitchen, shower, huge cathedral ceiling, wall of windows..this section of the house is the 'play room' with huge flat screen, pool table, arcade game, and a full size grizzly bear! And another beautiful fire place. It boasts it's own large covered deck with log furniture and a two person hammock! if additional sleeping areas required, we can set up a 'glamping' queen on this deck in the summer months. Glamping is glamorous camping complete with a big air queen under a sheer sexy canopy/twinkle lights/feather bed and down comforter for total coziness. sleep under the beautiful stars in complete comfort and safety!
My husband and I have lived in the beautiful Flathead Valley for almost 30 years. We have had several business's here..excavation, helicopters, raising elk and buffalo, and most recently Montana's premiere backcountry cat skiing operation GREAT NORTHERN POWDER GUIDES, with it's base camp only 10 minutes from the property! Jay was a professional skier for many years and our whole family loves to show the world our powder thru our winter business, Great Northern Powder Guides backcountry cat skiing! I am passionate about my horses and making sure all of our guests, whether skiing or lodging have the BEST time ever!!
Kylanne (Ky) Sandelin purchased this lodge in 1998
This is a gorgeous piece of Montana. Very private, not another house in site. It has incredible views, wonderful hiking, and the pond that Jay built is the showpiece. Sitting on the deck watching the glorious sunset over the water and you'll know exactly why we choose this piece many years ago. We love the peace, the quiet, the animals.
My horses live on this property as well as our Great Northern Powder Guides mascot...Sway the bobcat! don't worry, she won't be living with you! But if you or your family would like a REAL Montana experience...we can provide it! I teach Natural Horsemanship and would be happy to provide lessons and can customize a package for your kids or yourself. We love families and are honored to share our life here.
We just got back from an amazing week at this property. Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay another week (or two). After our very urban kids got used to the hunting trophies, they settled right in and were all sad to have to leave. Ky was a welcoming host full of helpful information (and was able to give the 2 younger kids in our group a riding lesson) but left us to enjoy the solitude and natural beauty on our own.
Location is a relatively quick drive 8 or so miles northwest of town--close enough for grocery store/beer runs and dinners out but remote enough to really feel like you are enjoying great outdoors that city people like us come to Montana to experience.
My wife and I stayed here with our daughter, her husband and 5 girls ages ranging from 8 months to 10 years. What a great place to unwind, play games, and just relax and enjoy nature with the family. Beautiful setting, beautiful house, and great owners on site. The location was good being close to Whitefish, and not too far from Glacier entrance. Also my wife and I are road cyclers and some of the roads near the house are the best I have been on. Would definitely come again!
Just got back from an unforgettable time with a bunch of close friends celebrating a few 40th birthdays at the ultimate Cat Ski/board and lodging combination in Montana! Thanks Ky and Jay for being such great hosts! We spent 3 nights at the exclusive lodge, booked a private cat for day 1, and skied/boarded Whitefish on day 2...perfect way to experience NW Montana and the amazing ski/boarding terrain it has to offer. The lodge was immaculate when we showed up, the setting was second to none, and it easily accommodated our group of 14, with room to spare. The Cat Skiing/boarding was phenomenal with an outstanding staff (thanks again Clay and the Lisa's!), and for a bunch of first-timer's, we are all sold on this amazing experience! Will most definitely spread the word, and look forward to a repeat!
Wow! The Lodge was more than we could have hoped for; outstanding hosts, the perfect place for Christmas (beautifully decorated), and exactly what a family needs for a great holiday. This is an amazing place to entertain or kick back and relax with nature. Ky and her family will make sure you have a great holiday - they sure did for us.
My husband and I spent 18 days in this heavenly place and we hated to leave. We entertained family and friends and it was wonderful to share this special place with them. Ky and Jay have provided every amenity,the well stocked kitchen,the comfy beds,music system,hammock,rocking chairs and hot tub for night time star-gazing to name a few of my favorites. We spent lots of time exploring Whitefish,Glacier National Park,Kallispell and Bigfork but were happy to get back" home" in time for the sunsets from the front porch. Thanks Ky and Jay for sharing your piece of heaven with us! Hope to get back soon.
I stayed 4 nights in this amazing place in late August and couldn't have had a better time. Tons of beds if you have a rather large party (We had 12 and everyone got their own bed). The pond out front is absolutely stunning and the temperature is perfect for some swimming. The 12 of us were a little hesitant at first being it was a little far from town but once we were here no one wanted to leave.
I will definately be booking at this property again.
Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, swimming,cross country skiing, snowshoeing right our your door. Total privacy. Incredible sunsets off covered decks overlooking the pond. Just a few minutes from town of Whitefish with fabulous restaurants, theater, shopping, farmers markets, world class skiing, and 10 minutes from GREAT NORTHERN POWDER GUIDES backcountry cat skiing! Natural Horsemanship lessons available on site for all members of the family! learn Love, Language, and Leadership with magnificent equine friends!