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the MONTANA DREAM...Huge, log lodge on gorgeous private pond!

Kylanne (Ky) Sandelin

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

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Kylanne (Ky) Sandelin

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2014
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the MONTANA DREAM...Huge, log lodge on gorgeous private pond!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Whitefish Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Kylanne (Ky) Sandelin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2014

About Kylanne (Ky) Sandelin

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

Why Kylanne (Ky) Sandelin chose Whitefish

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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the MONTANA DREAM...Huge, log lodge on gorgeous private pond!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Great family getaway outside Whitefish

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Central Coast, California
5

Wonderful family time.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Log Home and Cat Skiing/boarding adventure!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Covington,LA
5

GLORIOUS!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary
5

Most Beautiful spot in Montana

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Stillwater Bar on Stillwater Lake
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Stillwater Fish House ..awesome!!
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Great Northern Powder Guides!!! backcountry cat sk
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Whitefish Lake Beach
Car: necessary

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!

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Rates & Availability

Whitefish Lodge Rental Rates

Notes

  • $450. per nite
  • Us currency
  • SUMMER- June-Sept.weekly rentals only $450. per nite up to 6 guests, $55. ea. per
  • night up to 14 includes taxes, cleaning, vacation insurance thru VRBO.
  • SKI SEASON- Dec-March 3 nite minimum $450. per nite for 6/ $65 each after that up
  • to 14 guests free shuttle if private cat booked
  • HOLIDAYS- Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years $550. per nite up to 6/ $65.each up
  • to 14
  • OFF SEASON-(April, May, October, Nov. call for rates
  • as always..includes ALL. tax, cleaning, vacation insurance!
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Amenities

Whitefish Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon couch, pull out sleep sofa, Bunk Beds (4) we have 3 twin over full log bunk beds in the loft of attached guest quarters (great kid space!)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Our family owns and operates Great Northern Powder Guides whose base of operations is only minutes from this property. If you are interested in the backcountry powder skiing experience of a lifetime...we provide shuttle service to and from base camp! Natural Horsemanship lessons available for anyone right on the property. Learn Love Language and Leadership with magnificent equine friends!

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