Jack Janetski

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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6,500 square foot Castle with three towers, a true castle experience!

A true castle with stories to tell in the walls and turret towers, columns, and arches setting on 10 forested acres with high tower views. From the west turret tower you can view Whitefish Mountain ski slopes and from the East turret tower you can look into Glacier International Park. Starting with the Kings master turret tower bedroom, which is 80' above the forest floor, you will be sleeping in a king size canopy bed with plush high end mattress and covers. When you are laying in bed, you will experience a nearly 360 degree view of the tree tops, and at night you will see the city lights far below. The 28' ceiling above gives you a spacious feeling. The remote modulating fireplace exudes warmth and a dancing flame that you control at your fingertips. Lanterns light the way up the winding spiral staircase to the King's Bed Chamber in the high tower. The entire turret floor below the bed chamber is exclusively for the King and Queen, featuring a large garden tub, a large double shower room, body spray, and rainforest shower bell. The bathroom also features a large walk-in closet and a sink for the King and one for the Queen. The garden tub is high in the King's tower and sits in front of a large window over looking the forest. The main floor bedroom in the King's tower is fit for a Prince who guards the royal bed chamber.

The Prince's Bed Chamber features a king canopy bed with a high-end mattress and Renaissance-style furniture. When you sink into that mattress you will not want to get out.

Rapunzel's Turret Tower reaches nearly 50' above the forest floor and features a 24' dome ceiling with skylights to view the moon and heavens. Rapunzel's Tower opens out onto a balcony for fresh mountain air and has a queen bed with a comfy pillow-top mattress that rivals the Princess and the Pea. The winding staircase from Rapunzel's Tower spirals down to an exclusive large bath area featuring an elegant clawfoot bathtub and double sink set in marble. The bathroom suite has a large closet and white/silver marble floors.

The third turret tower houses the Dungeon Quarters, which has an outside entry off of the 1000' entertainment deck. The Dungeon features a plush carpeted floor with a double bunk bed and bean bags for the floor. The young at heart will love this chamber because it has a flat screen smart TV connected to the net. Anyone banned to this chamber will not want to escape!

The spacious Castle Game Room on the main floor includes table games, puzzles, a reading area, and a lounging area for private conversation. This room features Roman columns and arches, Venetian plaster walls, African black walnut floors, and glass doors leading out to a southern exposure sundeck well above the forest floor.

The kitchen, ready to please royalty, is set up with a Bertazzoni 6-burner gas cook range imported from Italy. The refrigerator is a 48' built-in unit with ice and cold water in the door. The large deep copper sink with the castle crest embossed on the front overlooks the entertainment deck and the nearby forest. The 8' granite top dining bar between the kitchen and the large vestibule seats four and is well lit with recessed lighting in the arch above. A small arched passage off the kitchen leads to a pantry stocked with the King and Queen's favorite spices, condiments, and food so you won't have to go shopping right away but can start enjoying your castle adventure. The kitchen refrigerator, under the counter juice cooler, and wine rack, is also stocked with all sorts of beverages and food. All we ask is that you replace what you take with something similar or make a donation for this service before you leave. The spices and condiments are on the house.

The dining area features a hutch and buffet and extreme high-end table and scrolled dining chairs. The dining room also features Roman columns, Venetian plaster, and travertine rock floors imported from Italy. The large floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the white birch forest and wildlife below.

The vestibule between the entry leading into the main castle floor is 48' long and features two 300-pound Old World chandeliers with 48 candleabra lights that glisten on the yellow-gold imported marble floors. At the end of the vestibule is a picture gallery framed with two Roman columns. Between the columns is another marble top with three dining chairs and a lighted arch above.

The living quarters, located at the heart of the castle, feature yellow-gold marble floors, framed by eight Roman columns and seven arches. The leather furniture allows you to relax from the business of the kingdom and enjoy the warmth of the 60' wood-burning fireplace. The living room area also features a twelve foot cathedral ceiling with a 300 crystal chandelier, inset in a circular ceiling. Two four-foot high silver candelabras stand on each side of the fireplace.

Every floor in the castle has a concrete base with hot water tubing throughout to keep the stone floors comfortably warm and inviting.

Just off of the vestibule is a guest bathroom with a marble free-standing sink for the common subjects.

On the main floor is a washer and dryer made by Asko from Denmark, an ironing board, clothes steamer, and iron for your laundry needs. We also have three high end portable queen mattresses and two sofa's that brings the castle sleeping capacity to 16. In the winter, if the King, Queen, or any of their subjects desire snow cats, just say the word and we will provide phone numbers for you to rent premium machines for a discounted price. You can have them gassed up, delivered, and ready for your outdoor adventures. After all, the castle is located at the trail head of over 60 miles of trails and mountainous terrain ready for you to experience.

Just to give you a little taste of what the Flathead Valley has to offer in the winter season, the ski slopes of the world-renowned Whitefish Ski Resort can be seen from the castle towers and is only a 20-minute drive and you are there. The resort offers 10 lift stations, snow cat adventures, sledding, boarding, fine dinning, bars, or just riding up the lift to view the entire valley below; and on occasion, live music, and special events throughout the winter. Bring your cold weather clothing and all the rest can be rented on the mountain or in Whitefish. Again, all you have to do is call us and we can arrange everything for you.

Mid-winter begins the Whitefish Winter Carnival, which takes in an entire weekend of nonstop fun. The entire town is lit up and full of action. There are numerous nightclubs, dancing, and any kind of cuisine you desire.

On a little quieter side, Whitefish offers an indoor ice skating arena to be fun for sure.

Just 20 minutes from the castle is the heated Majestic Arena, which features equine events including rodeos, and many other night concerts and events.

This gives you a little taste of the varied winter valley events. Just let us know what your tastes are and we can supply you with a complete list of all events.

For summer events, the Flathead opens up to literally thousands of things to do and events to attend.

The home page of this vacation rental ad includes a more complete listing of the possible activities the Flathead has to offer. Just to mention a couple, Glacier International Park with all of it's beauty and splendor, featuring helicopter tours, hiking, back-packing, camping, sightseeing, swimming, boating, snorkeling, picnicking, or just driving through is thrilling...don't forget your camera! The park entrance is only 35 minutes from the castle door.

From the castle door is also summer four-wheeling with miles of national forest trails and roads, not to mention mountains to climb and wilderness to explore. You can travel all the way to Canada and back on a four-wheeler from the front door of the castle. On a more laid back note, you can simply enjoy the castle and never leave the grounds.

The entertainment deck in the summer and fall will be furnished with a hot tub, professional barbecue/cooker, tables, chairs, hammock, fountain, and a fire pit, or you can get a suntan on the private sun deck on the other side of the castle.

On the castle grounds you can see most any animal the wilderness has to offer. The deer visit most days and sometimes all day long. My daughter has hand-fed many deer, including a huge 5-point buck. She has named most of the deer. Springtime includes the joy of watching the fawns frolic all over the castle grounds.

You do not need to bring much of anything other than special clothing you might need and your sense of adventure.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking pots and pans, baking dishes, dishes, utensils, cutlery, and more. The bedrooms are ready for you to jump into and relax.

If you have a special event, we can arrange for a gourmet chef or catering at a special price.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact us. We will work with our staff and do all we can to help you. We will do everything we can to make your stay a once-in-a-lifetime memorable experience.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Jack Janetski (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Jack Janetski

I am a native Montanan attended grade school through high school right here in Flathead Valley. I completed 4 years of college in the Northwest then came home to Columbia Falls and started a building construction company which eventually evolved into Castle Construction. I have lived in this castle for quite a while and when I decided to make a vacation rental out of it I found it very hard to live in a conventional home! My daughters are going to school in Michigan so I will be going out there for a while but it is very hard for a mountain loving Montana boy to live most anywhere else. But no matter where I go I will always be a Montana boy!

Jack Janetski purchased this castle in 1999

Why Jack Janetski chose Columbia Falls

When I was a boy I use to hunt and hike in this very area where this castle was built. We are talking 50 years ago so things have changed a lot in those 50 years. This area was dense forest with no homes for many miles. In 1999 I looked over this property and found a little hill overlooking the valley so I found out who the owner was and asked if he would sell me 10 acres to which he agreed and I bought the land. I told my wife that I was going to build her a castle so I started the construction right away. It took me 14 years to build this castle from the foundation to the finish. From the castle heights you will probably view many big game animals. I and my family have put blood, sweat, and tears into this castle and I hope you will enjoy it as well!

What makes this castle unique

The unique benefits of this vacation rental is the three towers each with it's own unique bedroom. Climbing the spiral staircases to the four story 80 foot tower is actually a lot of fun. You feel very secure and hidden away in the tower rooms many feet above the forest floor. The castle pantry and refrigerator will be filled with all types of food so you don't have to go shopping right away. All I ask is that you replace what you use with something similar or leave a donation of approximately what you use. I really can't think of much that you will have to bring accept you sense of adventure and an appetite for lot's of fun. If you want seclusion you would never need to leave this castle and still have lots of fun! In this castle you will be centered right in the center of all the valley attractions both summer and winter.

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Enjoy The Adventure Of Staying In A Real Castle-Sleep 80' Above the Forest
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Enjoy The Adventure Of Staying In A Real Castle-Sleep 80' Above the Forest
Columbia Falls Glacier Park

Amazing! It's a castle!

Amazing! It's a castle!
  • 5 of 5
Myself along with 10 other ladies stayed here for a bachelorette weekend and it was everything we hoped it could be and more. The castle shelves are stocked. Cupboards had more than enough dishes to accommodate our group. The Kings chambers bed is beyond comfortable. Hot tub was ready and waiting for us. We felt so comfortable and had the best time. The owner is so accommodating and was happy to help with anything we needed. Would stay here again in a heart beat. Hope to in the very near future!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Enjoy The Adventure Of Staying In A Real Castle-Sleep 80' Above the Forest
Columbia Falls Glacier Park
Kansas City, MO

Castle house

  • 5 of 5
The castle house was so much fun with great views of the mountains and wild life. The house its self is beautiful and my two daughters had so much fun and were so happy to see we were going to be living in a castle. The owner has done a very good job with the place and is very helpful. The house is a must stay. My family and I will be staying there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Enjoy The Adventure Of Staying In A Real Castle-Sleep 80' Above the Forest
Columbia Falls Glacier Park
West Richland, Washington

The castle

  • 4 of 5
This place is wonderful...the dude built this from the ground up. I have nothing but good things to say about this rental. I would give this a perfect rating if it wasn't for the fact that the owner is going to live downstairs while the house is being rented out...now, I am not a party animal, but I am paying my hard earned money for a place that should belong to me for that time. So, long story short, be aware that the owner is living downstairs, and the place that you pay for is never yours.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The ground floor of the castle is the maintenance area for the castle and contains tools, supplies, and equipment for the castle and grounds maintenance. The ground floor is therefor off limits to the castle guests. The owner or manager sometimes stays in a small quarters located in the ground floor area and has it's own entry. Usually the ground floor is unoccupied.
Enjoy The Adventure Of Staying In A Real Castle-Sleep 80' Above the Forest
Columbia Falls Glacier Park
Calgary, AB, Canada


  • 5 of 5
Our group just came back from a fantastic stay at the castle. We were there for a 'guys' weekend, and it exceeded expectations in every way.

The Castle was exactly as described, clean, and incredibly well stocked with absolutely everything you may need from food & drink to shampoo to cleaning supplies. It will feel like home right away, with nothing left to do. It was handy to have little things like condiments, spices, coffee, etc. and not have to go out to buy things that we would only use a small amount of in 3 days. We simply left a cash donation at the end to cover what we had used.

The owner, Jack, is great. He was there doing a little work on the castle basement (dungeon) and it only made our trip better. It was not intrusive to our stay in the slightest and we didn't even know he was there most of the time. We had a couple extra people with us, and he had some air beds set up all ready to go when we arrived. He had lots of information for us regarding the surrounding area and offered to help set up any activities we would be interested in. There is no better person you could rent from.

The Castle is about 10 minutes from Whitefish, and was not hard to find. The entire road up to the castle is lit up with lights. The deck is huge, and has a BBQ and hot tub for entertaining.

The price is incredibly reasonable for what you get. This is a well run property and there is nothing we would change.

There is a ton of parking, that is a non-issue. There is a horse and pony on the property, in a separate enclosure that are very friendly and do not in any way interfere with the stay.

You don't need to bring anything to the Castle except yourselves. It is quite isolated and you will not hear any noise at all from the surrounding property, nor do you need to worry about bothering the neighbors under normal circumstances. There is no air conditioning, but it was not needed at all. The Castle maintains a very reasonable temperature, and was easy to keep cool.

I'm not sure what else to say other than it was one of the best rental experiences we have ever had, and we have had many. It was a perfectly managed rental property. Thanks again to the owner for making our stay as enjoyable as possible, and we hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Enjoy The Adventure Of Staying In A Real Castle-Sleep 80' Above the Forest
Columbia Falls Glacier Park

Great Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5
Great stay at the Castle. 4 couples came down for a ski trip and you couldn't ask for a more relaxing setting after a day on the slopes.

The Castle is very private and located smack dab between Columbia Falls and Whitefish. Roughly 10-15 minutes to either. The access road up to the Castle was a little rough due to the Spring weather and snow melting but all vehicles made it up no problem.

The house is incredible and spacious and has every amenity you could possibly desire! Great kitchen if you want to cook a few meals and enjoy the huge dining room!

The owner has two horses on the property, a small pony (Snip) and a massive Clydesdale (Duke) that is still a colt and already a big boy! Both are super friendly and we bought carrots to feed them every day!

This is a great place to enjoy all the activitites the Whitefish area has to offer while also having a place to go with some peace and quiet and enjoy some quality time with friends or family.

We saw a bunch of deer go go through the yard and a couple moose as well. Duke wasn't too impressed with the moose that were encroaching on his territory and made quite the show to help hurry them off! Snip was right behind him doing his best:)

We will be coming back for a trip during the summer months next year when the dungeon is complete.

All in all, I don't think you could ask for a more peaceful and accomodating location and rental.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Back Room Restaurant
"Best chicken and ribs in Western Montana!"
Three Forks Grille
Los Caporales
"Best Mexican food!"
The Grille at Meadow Lake
"Fine dining at the Meadow lake resort only 3 miles away!"
A & W All-American Food
"All American root beer and burger!"
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Burlinton Northern Railway
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Highway 2
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Whitefish City Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blue Moon Nightclub
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort & Ski Lift
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Meadow Lake Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Truby's Fine Food & Spirits
Car: necessary

Winter fun all over the valley. Whitefish Ski resort is just 20 minutes away. Whitefish winter carnival is a must see attraction only 15 minutes away. We are located at the trail head of over 60 miles of snow cat trails. We are only 35 minutes from Glacier International Park one of the most spectacular parks in the USA. There are over 30 dining establishments within 7 miles of the Castle. Only 7 miles from indoor ice skating. You won't want to miss the white water rafting only minutes away. You are within 15 minutes of 4 large golf resorts. There is hiking and mountaineering all over the Flathead County. Flathead lake the largest fresh water lake West of the Mississippi features boating, sailing, para sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, swimming, water tubing fishing, jet skiing, wind surfing, and more. There is cycling and mountain biking all over the valley. The Flathead valley is renowned for it's many attractions both Summer and Winter.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Columbia Falls Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $180
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes The kitchen, Pantry, and refrigeration units are stocked with food and drink. If you choose to use the food or drink all I ask is that you replace what you use with something similar or simply make a donation by putting a donation in the donation box in the pantry. This service is for your convenience so you don't have to go shopping right away or perhaps not at all. ENJOY!!!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Columbia Falls Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large private bathroom with double shower and garden tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Large private bathroom with birthday bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest bath with roman sink
  • Kings master bathroom I is located in the master tower and is the kings bathroom. Featuring a large double tile shower with seat body spray and rain forest shower bell. The large garden tub is placed in front of large window 40' above the forest floor. Truly fit for royalty! Bathroom two is a private bathroom for tower two and the birthday bath tub is placed in front of a picture window 30' above the forest floor. Truly fit for a prince! Bathroom III ia a unique bathroom with a marble pedestal sink and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom at the top of an 80' tower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master II at the top of a 50' tower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Located in master tower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 in bunkbed at top of 30' tower
    Three Queen Portable Beds - 3 queen , Queen portable beds can be moved anywhere in the castle.
    Two Single Sofa's - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two single sofa's can sleep two more adults or children.
  • The master bedroom is at treetop level featuring a gas fireplace, spectacular views, a private balcony, and 28' ceilings, truly fit for a king! Master II bedroom features skylights, a 24' ceiling, and a small balcony. Truly fit for a queen! Bedroom III features a canopy king bed tucked away in the master tower. Truly fit for the kings guard! Bedroom IV is in a tower accessed off of the entertainment deck. The kids and the young at heart will love this bedroom which features a bunk bed with single top and single bottom. This bedroom is equipped with its own wall mounted flat screen smart TV which is hooked to the internet. This bedroom is located in the dungeon at the top of tower III. Truly fit for a gladiator captor! We also have three queen portable beds accommodating six more.
  • Games ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
This accommodation is available for weddings, birthdays, reunions, snow cat parties, four wheeling parties, and many other gatherings. This castle is at the trail head of over 60 miles of four wheeling and snow catting trails. Discounted and delivered snow cat rentals available. Also a professional cook and catering is available. Enjoy vacationing in a real castle with three towers and roman columns and high arched ceilings. This castle is setting at the foothills of big mountain and is at the heart of Flathead valley. There are many attractions with in just a few miles including Glacier national park. Whitefish mountain resort, many golf resorts, and all the four wheeling and snow catting trails you could possible want. You can also opt to just stay in the castle and snuggle by the fire, read a book, enjoy the gaming and cook delicious meals! Just call me with any of your needs or requests and we will make it happen!
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