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Secluded Get Away with Magnificent Views Near Glacier Park, Lake & Ski Area

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

New Custom Designed Chalet Studio with all Amenities Sleeps 4/Barn Loft Option

Panoramic views are abundant from the open great room with vaulted aspen ceilings, custom granite kitchen, knotty alder cabinets, hand hewn log queen bed, queen sofa bed, spacious ceramic tiled bathroom with double sinks, heated towel rack and private toilet room. Situated on a secluded ten acre wooded lot near Somers, Montana (6 miles south of Kalispell and less than one hour from Glacier National Park). Relax in the hot tub on the large redwood deck of main house overlooking Flathead Lake and Swan and Mission Mountains.

In addition, available for rental this summer is a "Glamping" option in the new, custom designed barn which will feature a beautiful loft with incredible views, for a "real" Montana experience. It will be rustic but elegant and make it possible to "sleep under the stars" Montana style!

Features of the studio include:

Custom kitchen with top of the line stainless appliances: stove/oven, fisher paykel dishwasher, summit refrigerator with ice maker and freezer and wine storage. Italian granite countertops and large island with barstools.

Redwood walk out deck with glass panels for al fresco dining offering best views of Flathead lake and Mission mountains.

Tiger River spa/hot tub is right next door on the wrap around deck of main house with private access.

The great room with exposed beams, cathedral ceiling, and large picture windows offers unparalleled views in all directions. The studio/garage overlooks approximately 7 acres of forested land. A custom built barn is also situated approximately 150 feet away. The owners have two reining horses which are in the fenced-in portion of the property. There is a riding arena as well on the property.

Custom built-ins and furniture made by Montana craftsman.

Small faux fire place gives this Studio the added "mountain retreat" romantic touch.

Central Heating and Air Conditioning and Ceiling fan.

Color TV with satellite service and free WIFI.

Washer and Dryer and Additional full bathroom on lower level of Studio Garage Apartment is available.

Approximately 800 square feet.

7-day minimum rental.

No pets. No smoking. No outside shoes in the studio.

Features of the Barn Loft Studio:

Open loft accessible by stairs in the barn will feature Montana made log furniture, Queen bed and beautiful rugs. A small "kitchenette" with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and water supply will be set up for those early risers. A small RV toilet facility is in the barn and access to a full modern bathroom and laundry facility is available and located in the main studio apartment.

More Details

Owner
Jane Corwin and Dennis Spain
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2017

About Jane Corwin and Dennis Spain

We built the main house in 2000. Following retirement, in mid-2016 we decided to move permanently to Montana from Virginia and have settled into the main house. We decided to construct a separate large garage/studio apartment next to the main house so that we could offer this property for vacation rental in 2017. Everyone that sees this new studio is amazed with its awesome, custom designed features and unparalleled views. We also have two reining horses and a new barn and arena on our property. We built the barn with the idea of also offering a "glamping" option for those seeking a "real Montana experience". We are avid outdoors people and enjoy all of what Montana offers--gorgeous mountains, rivers and lakes.

Jane Corwin and Dennis Spain purchased this guest house in 2000

Why Jane Corwin and Dennis Spain chose Montana

Though we are not originally from Montana, having spent most of our lives in Virginia, we have always felt connected to this "Last Great Place". It is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors and live an active, healthy lifestyle. It truly is a special place and we love sharing it with friends, family and newcomers to the area.

What makes this guest house unique

The benefits of this property are the amazing views, the quietness and privacy but also the accessibility to all that Glacier Country offers. Close to the downtown of Kalispell, stores, great restaurants, music and the arts, but far enough away that you feel that you are surrounded by mountains and lakes. We are a very close easy 3 miles to the Somers Boat Landing and Rails to Trails bike path. We are 50 minutes from the entrance to West Glacier and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and 30 minutes from Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. In addition, there are few places that also offer the opportunity to stay on a real horse property--watching horses graze while gazing out at the amazing scenery is truly a one of the kind experience.

Amenities

Flathead Lake Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private toilet room with window with a view. Towel warmer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level full bath is available if needed. Towel warmer.
  • The bathrooms are all custom designed and built with top quality woods, tiles and materials. Comfort and quality and cleanliness make them particularly inviting.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest House is one large open room with private full bath
  • Hand hewn queen log bed with very comfortable mattress with duvet comforter and nice linens. Large dresser in niche area with beautiful lights above it. From the bed you have amazing views of the lake and mountains. Second double bed is a comfortable sofa bed from IKEA.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Secluded Get Away with Magnificent Views Near Glacier Park, Lake & Ski Area
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Frankfort, IL
5

Amazing Home on Flathead!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Achewa!!! Jane was wonderful to work with and was very helpful planning our trip. Everything was well stock including a beautiful kitchen with anything one would need. The home was immaculate and we enjoyed all the art and details in each room. The views from the deck were incredible and in the evening the stars were fabulous!!! There is so much to do from hiking in Glacier and Jewel Basin to horseback riding, rafting, and fishing for trout in Flathead. We enjoyed many of the local restaurants and shopping was close by. Would recommend this home to relax and restore your spirit !

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Magical Place

  • 4 of 5

Achewa was a magical place to enjoy a true Montana experience. Ideal location with a million dollar view close to Flathead Lake access, Glacier National Park, Zipline, Horseback riding, and Whitewater rafting. If you are choosing a non-air conditioned summer property, you will not find a more luxurious vacation rental. This immaculate mountain retreat had all the comforts and ample space for our family. We were blown away every evening enjoying the sunsets from the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Magical it is! We are so glad you had a wonderful time in spite of the record breaking heat wave! Never before have the temperatures soared so high! Fortunately, the downstairs stays cool regardless of the heat which we know is so important for getting a good night's sleep after hiking, horsebackriding and fishing! If the warming trend continues, we will have to think about air conditioning in the main living area in the years ahead and perhaps also start planting grapevines on our southeast facing slopes! Montana wines! What a great idea!
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5

best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

we had a mini-family reunion at this FABULOUS house in Montana and I cant speak highly enough about it. House is impeccable. The view is outstanding, overlooking the lake with the mountains in the background. All amenities are included, we didn't even have to get toilet paper. Well-stocked kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. The hot tub was wonderfully relaxing after a day of hiking or white-water rafting. Most nights we all sat on the deck just looking up at meteors and thousands of stars.

Only drawback is the last few miles of road to get to the house, up a steep gravel incline but the view and location are worth it.We had a van that did just fine.

Jane was the perfect hostess, answered any questions, gave great directions and hints as to where to go for fun.

We liked it so much we want to move to Montana!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is never enough time to see everything Glacier Country has to offer and this is not the first time, people who have stayed, want to actually move here! The 1 mile private road up to the house is actually being improved this Fall, so the drive up will be easier, but as was said, the view is worth it each and every time.
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Virginia
5

Best View of Flathead Lake

  • 5 of 5

Such a gorgeous home!! My stay at Achewa was phenomenal. This rental features everything you need to fully experience the secluded and calming experience of Montana without skimping on the amenities. Everything was in great condition and very clean. The view from the deck and living room was incomparable. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you could need! It was one of my favorite vacation kitchens I have ever cooked in. Jane is also great to work with. She has many resources of suggested activities and restaurants easily accessible for renters to see. There was never a dull moment! I would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives, and I can not wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enchanting Achewa!

  • 4 of 5

We (two families, 4 adults, 6 kids aged 7 mos - 9yrs) stayed at Achewa for the last week of July 2014.

The first thing anyone must talk about with respect to this property is the view - absolutely phenomenal. It felt like we were living in a postcard for a week! Lots of wildlife around - although we only saw whitetail deer.

We found the home to be very well-maintained in general - everything functioned perfectly.

The kitchen was extremly well-equipped -probably the best equipped property we have rented (we rent approximately 2 homes a year off VRBO). Chocolate birthday cake, banana bread for breakfast - no problem, the kitchen had everything we needed.

My husband and I were lucky enough to have the master bedroom as our sleeping quarters - it was a small oasis for us, remote from the rest of the house and, for some reason, cooler too. And waking up to that the view every day...just gorgeous.

The weather was hot (33-35C) for our entire stay and we did find the house heated up quite a bit by late afternoon, but opening up the loft windows in the morning helped with tremendously. Plus late afternoon / evening was prime deck time! Did I mention the view?

One last note: the home owner was a bit concerned by the ages of our children when we initially contacted her about renting this property. Having seen the place now, I understand her reservations. The home is located on a heavily wooded hillside (hence the amazing view) and there isn't really a flat, grassy area or a family / games room where the kids can run and wear off steam. We tired the kids out by spending our days at the lake / doing all kinds of other activities and had a lovely time at Achewa overall, but I do think the property is probably better suited to families with teenagers or adult groups.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The views surrounding Achewa are certainly one of the best and we are so glad you were able to get some rest and relaxation. As I stress for all prospective renters with small children, given the fact that we are up in the mountains and have all kinds of wildlife, including bear, it is not the kind of place where you can let children run free, probably not a good idea anywhere if you are surrounded by forests. That being said, we brought our children here each summer and they have all grown up to appreciate the natural wonders of Montana and all it has to offer! One of the great benefits of Achewa is that we are right above the lake and very close to the Somers Beach and Boat Landing, which provides great access and very safe swimming in crystal clear waters just minutes from the house--the best playground for sure!
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Graham NC USA
5

Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were on vacation and were blown away by the views from Achewa! The house is amazing, very comfortable, and super clean. We were close to everything we were interested in doing. Jane was great to work with and was always available to answer questions and provide information on fun activities in the area. We would definitely rent here again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pictures on VRBO cannot capture the amazing views surrounding the property. You really do feel like you are on top of the world. Being able to hike the Jewel Basin as well as fishing the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi literally minutes from Achewa is very special for sure. We hope to have you return someday!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kalispell, Glacier International Airport, (FCA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Del's Bar--famous for it's pizza and burgers
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Eagles Landing Bigfork
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Whitefish Station, Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy. 93
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Somers Bay Cafe, Tamarack Brewery
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Somers Public Access Beach and Boat Landing
Car: recommended

This spacious, beautiful, custom built vacation rental is perfectly situated at the North end of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana, 40 miles from the entrance to Glacier National Park and just 30 minutes from Kalispell Airport. It is surrounded by forest and extremely private but easily accessible by a privately maintained road, just 10 minutes from Hwy 93. This is the perfect place for those eager to explore the beauty of 'The Last Great Place'--world class hiking in Glacier Park, Jewel Basin, fishing the wild and scenic Flathead rivers, boating on Flathead Lake, golfing nearby beautiful courses, and horseback riding, etc. In fact, as the local magazine is titled, there are '101 Things to Do in the Flathead Valley'. The quaint old logging village of Somers just down the hill is across the Lake from the famous art community of Bigfork. Somers boasts several very good restaurants and Lakeside just a few miles away along the lake has a great brewery and a coffee cafe with the best cinnamon rolls ever! What is noteworthy however, are the spectacular views from the studio, with huge plate glass windows--it is like you are on deck of a ship you feel so close above the lake--it is truly a one of a kind place to stay. The studio is perfectly decorated with collections of art and furniture from around the world. The studio has everything in it for the gourmet cook and a beautiful redwood deck for those wanting to dine al fresco during warm summer evenings. The owner takes great pride in keeping 'Achewa' a real 'home away from home'.

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Rates & Availability

Flathead Lake Guest House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Hot Tub Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200

We require all guests to refrain from wearing their outdoor shoes in the studio. We do provide slippers and a storage area for shoes. This is a new studio with beautiful hard wood floors which we want to protect from the dirt and gravel from outdoors. Besides, this is actually a fairly typical Montana custom--"Bear Feet Only"!!

In addition, the Barn Loft will be available for a reasonable additional cost Summer 2017. Please ask about this unique option with the owner if interested.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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