If you are looking for a fun mountain getaway, consider our vacation house located on the southern boundary of Glacier National Park, just one-half mile north of the Great Bear Wilderness, and five highway miles west of the Continental Divide at Marias Pass. The house is tucked in gladed woods with mountain views, and provides solitude and privacy within easy access (one-quarter mile) of US Highway 2. There are trailheads to both Glacier Park and the Great Bear Wilderness within minutes from our front door.
Our favorite 'room' is actually the large, covered front deck. This porch provides a quiet place to sit and enjoy the day or outside meals. There is a gas barbeque with plenty of outdoor seating and picnic tables provided. The front entrance door opens into the great room which contains the living and dining room spaces. The living area has a log futon couch, comfortable chairs and french doors that open onto a small, intimate back porch. The living room area boasts a natural gas fireplace which provides the perfect setting for a relaxed ending to a fun-filled day.
The master bedroom is located off the living room, and has a double-entry door that can be closed for added privacy. The log-framed bed has a comfortable pillow-top queen mattress. The master bath offers two sinks, a large tub, and a small shower. The other two bedrooms are located at the opposite end of the house, each with a pillow-top queen mattress on a log-framed bed. The shared bathroom is located off the hallway and offers a sink, and a tub/shower combination.
The laundry facility is located in a separate utility room adjacent to the shared bathroom. It has a washer and a dryer, and the hallway door can be closed for quiet operation.
This home offers a living space that evokes the feeling of a bygone era when life was simpler and much less complicated. We made many of the furnishings from local materials, and have used structural log work in the interior to give this house a wealth of character and an unexpected uniqueness. Many people seeing it for the first time appreciate studying all of the detail, as behind each rustic element there is a story. Past visitors have enjoyed this place, and we hope you do as well.
Glacier National Park, the Great Bear Wilderness, and the Continental Divide - it's all right here. Head out the door in any direction. Adventures await as you recreate along the backbone of the Rockies. Our home is outfitted with several informative hiking and sightseeing guide books and maps to help in selecting your activities for the day. This country begs your attention, so get out there and enjoy it. Rest assured, you will have all the comforts of home waiting right here for you when you return.
We do have neighbors. We are located adjacent to a guest ranch which operates as a year-round facility. One other private residence is visible from the driveway.
I moved to this part of Montana in 1974 to work as a wilderness guide and horse wrangler on a nearby guest ranch. A year later I met Maggie, my bride-to-be, and together we assumed management of the ranch until it sold to new owners in the fall of 1979.
Our love of Glacier National Park and the Great Bear Wilderness has kept us in this remarkable area for all these years, and now we are enjoying a return to our guest ranch roots through this offering of our mountain home to vacationing visitors. We know that our guests will enjoy this beautiful corner of Montana as much as we have, and it is our pleasure to once again share this unique region with others.
View Mountain Goats and other wildlife at the nearby natural salt lick in Glacier National Park.
Visit the historic Izaak Walton Inn at Essex.
Dine at the Snowslip Inn and Cafe, located one mile to the west. Other restaurants are located in nearby East Glacier Park and Essex: Serrano's, Firebrand Cafe, Halfway House.
Enjoy the native history found at the Museum of the Plains Indians located in Browning.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 15 2014
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
|Property is available for summer rental season only.
Maximum occupancy of 6. No exceptions.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.