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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights


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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

If you are looking for a cozy retreat with proximity to town and country alike, Plum Cottage is the place for you! You'll feel instantly at home in this charming 1950's cottage. Updated, yet full of character, the Plum is just 5 minutes from the center of Kalispell, swimming, or hiking, 15 minutes from Flathead Lake, the Majestic Valley Arena, and 2 golf courses, and 45 minutes from two ski resorts (Whitefish and Blacktail), two outstanding summer theaters, and Glacier Park. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Plum will more than meet your needs.

The cottage has 1850 square feet with two bedrooms upstairs (one queen, one double), one bedroom (queen) and bathroom on the main floor, and a hide-a-bed in the living room. Each bedroom has its own TV and vanity (no sink) with mirror. The living/dining area has an open feel with large windows and an inviting fireplace where you'll want to snuggle or play board games while you enjoy the crackling fire. Bring your computer and take advantage of the wireless high-speed internet or watch TV on the new 51' flat screen.

Outside, there is a lovely creek which meanders through the property. Relax on the deck while you listen to the birds, or play badminton on the lawn. Just 1/3 mile down the road is the trailhead for Lone Pine State Park. Hike to the top and you will be rewarded with an incredible panoramic view of the valley.

Cleaniliness and minimal environmental impact are priorities. The home is immaculate. Non-toxic, natural products are used as much as possible. Recycling is encouraged, with bins located in the garage.

Staying at the Plum--your home away from home--makes it fun and easy to take advantage of all that the Flathead Valley has to offer!

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  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Kathleen Pierce
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2016
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About Kathleen Pierce

Hi, I'm Kathy, the owner of Plum Cottage. The photo was taken at Hidden Lake in Glacier Park. When I retired after 25 years of teaching (mostly 2nd grade), I had no idea what the next phase of my life would bring. Then the notion of fixing up an older home to resell presented itself, and the more I told myself it was crazy, the more I wanted to do it! I had remodeled my own home to make an apartment for my father a few years ago, and found that I really enjoyed the process. So I channeled my carpenter grandfather, became a student of HGTV, and jumped in feet first! In the end, though, once I had put my heart and soul--and sweat--into this special old farmhouse, I fell completely in love with it. The original plan of reselling it was discarded, and the new plan of starting a vacation rental was born. Being able to exercise my creativity and share something I love with others has been very rewarding.

If I'm not doing Plum-related work I'm probably working on another rental, reading a good book, hiking, or visiting friends.

Kathleen Pierce purchased this house in 2006

Why Kathleen Pierce chose Montana

I grew up in Kalispell, Montana. I've been to many other beautiful places, including the rain forests of Panama and the fjords of Norway, but somehow there's no place like home. Glacier National Park (near Kalispell) just takes my breath away every time I'm there.

One of my favorite places ever since childhood has been Lone Pine State Park, with its panoramic views. When I saw a for sale sign in front of an old farmhouse on my way to hike at Lone Pine, I knew I had found my next project!

What makes this house unique

The Plum's biggest benefit is location, location, location! You couldn't get closer to town without actually being in it, so you have all the conveniences of nearby shopping, restaurants, and culture. On top of that, a sweet little creek runs through the backyard, you have a view of the mountains beyond, you're a stone's throw away from Lone Pine State Park, and Glacier Park is about a 45 minute drive.

Plum Cottage has a unique, old-fashioned charm, with modern conveniences. It has a fireplace for the cooler months, and a great deck with a gas grill overlooking the creek for the warmer months. It has central air, wireless internet, and four televisions with digital cable. The home and grounds are very clean and tidy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been to time shares from coast to coast, Mexico to Alaska, and never have we found a nicer and more complete home as Kathy's. Love the place and will be back if possible.
Jun 2013
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Plum Cottage: Ideal Kalispell Location, Eco-Friendly
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 78 reviews

Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Plum Cottage for three nights and found the property to be perfect in every way. Location, views, cleanliness, decor, amenities, privacy, and more!! I've stayed at dozens of VRBO properties over the years and the Plum Cottage is TOPS on my list. I felt like I was in my own little dream cottage the entire time and hated to leave. Kathy was very responsive to our needs and I'll definitely be back to enjoy this little jewel of a place in Kalispell.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home sweet home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from Virginia with our three kids to visit family in Kalispell and enjoy the beauty of the Flathead valley. Our stay at the Plum Cottage made our trip feel like a real vacation with a cozy "home" to come back to. We picked apples from the apple tree in the yard to make apple crisps, we played badminton in the back yard by the creek with cousins. We hosted a couple of family meals as we had absolutely everything in the kitchen to cook out or to make the nicest gourmet meal. We all enjoyed the privacy of having three bedrooms and room to move around without feeling on top of each other. We look forward to returning to the Plum on our next visit to the beautiful Flathead valley.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good cottage to stay few days

  • 4 of 5

Good organized and clean cottage to stay for 3 and more days. You will find everything you need include Wi-Fi, TV, full equipment kitchen, BBQ and even garage. Perfect location on quiet street few minutes drive to the city center.

One washroom only!!! For two of us it was OK. Have it in mind if you are coming with the larger group.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Plum Cottage for two separate vacations. It is a great location, close to the airport, but also close to many attractions. It is so much roomier than a hotel room and has a comfortable "at home" feel. All the amenities you have at home are available. It is great for the family to spread out and have room to watch TV, use computers (it has wi-fi), grill on the deck or just relax. We will definitely stay there again the next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I strongly recommend Plum Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Six of us who are hikers spent nine nights at this house. We found the house was well stocked, very clean, very organized, excellent wifi, excellent location, close to town, very easy to get gas and foods.

We went out of BBQ gas on the outdoor grill. Kathy refilled it overnight. She is very attentive to the us. I strongly recommend Plum Cottage to people.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cheers from Canada

  • 5 of 5

Great clean beautifully located. This vacation home had everything we wanted and more. Nice clean house on a big lot with lots of privacy!! Defiantly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Lone Pine State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalispell Center Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Glacier Park West Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Flathead Lake Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Foy's Lake Access

Snowshoeing, Bird watching, Ice skating


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Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Kalispell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) new with pillow-top mattress, Double Beds (1) new with pillow-top mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Vanity (no sink) with mirror in each bedroom, TV in each bedroom, Creek on property

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