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Peaceful, Quiet Mountain Experience, Onsight Amenities Nestled in a Cedar Grove

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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You will find yourself a most welcome guest in this quiet & peaceful home.

* Cable TV * WiFi * Two Bedrooms * Three Beds * Heat Pump with A/C * Full Bath * Half Bath * Cozy * Charming * PTARMIGAN VILLAGE - a Private Resort Community located on 52 mountain acres off BIG MOUNTAIN Rd. - 2 miles from ski slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort * Private Beach on Whitefish Lake * Walking - Hiking paths * Mountain Biking * Huge Outdoor Hot Pool * So much more


Front Bedroom: One King and One Double - great for the kids

Back Bedroom: One Queen Bed - great for the parents

Full Bath with jetted tub, shower, two sinks


Fully equipped kitchen

Half Bath

Dining Room

Living Room with TV, wifi

LOWER LEVEL: Private residence of caretaker who will rarely be seen unless needed.


Access to Private Beach on WF Lake, Indoor Pool & Outdoor Hot Pool, Sauna, Tennis, Outdoor Pool, Hiking Paths, Fishing Pond

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english


Having lived in North Carolina, Colorado and Montana, I highly recommend the peace and tranquility that the Montana mountains offer. I enjoy vacations where there are fewer people, I can breath easier, and let my hair down, so to speak. At Cedar Grove, you will feel this way and more. It's a relaxing mountain home with all the modern amenities. Get outside and take a walk to Elmer's Pond, sit down on a bench and allow the water to mesmerize your thoughts. After your trip is over, please let me know what you thought. Thank You Very Much for Your Reservation! :)

CEDAR GROVE MGMT TEAM purchased this house in 1998


Of all the vacation rental options in the Whitefish area, Ptarmigan Village offers the most amenities in the Flathead Valley: large indoor pool and sauna with outdoor hot sectional pool that can fit up to 25! (See photos) Plus, Outdoor pool, private beach on Whitefish Lake. Walking/hiking paths, stocked children's fishing pond, tennis, basketball...

What makes this house unique

Have you ever seen a "Ski Garden" before? You will at Cedar Grove, along with an outdoor swing with one of the original ski chairs from Big Mountain Ski Resort in Whitefish, now called Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain.

Consumed in a mountain cedar grove, Cedar Grove Vacation Rental promotes a feeling of seclusion while being hidden from the few surrounding neighbors. You'll find lots of privacy, peace and quiet while enjoying your stay at Cedar Grove.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our last two February reservations have exemplified the perfect guests! We couldn't be more pleased with the care and kindness given to Cedar Grove, and for that we're all very thankful. They are the reasons we keep our cleaning costs lower than the area rates.

Safe Travels, Everyone! And give Cedar Grove a try.

Best wishes from CEDAR GROVE MGMT TEAM

:) :) :)
Feb 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Peaceful, Quiet Mountain Experience, Onsight Amenities Nestled in a Cedar Grove
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an extraordinary time with my son & family! Several days of enjoying Glacier National Park were the highlight of our time together. Cedar Grove was a beautiful place to relax when returning from the park. We also enjoyed fishing in Elmer's Pond, swimming in the pools, exploring Whitefish (don't miss Piggyback BBQ restaurant - yum!) and relaxing on the deck. The home is beautiful, comfortable & very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible vacation this year, and staying here was a large part of that. The condo is exactly as the pictures indicate with a great space outside with both the deck and out the back (loved the swing!), fantastic upstairs bath, comfortable beds, and well-stocked kitchen. We spent our days hiking and exploring Glacier NP (a 40 minute drive to West Glacier, 2+ to Many Glacier), and made it back each night to enjoy the many amenities (the outdoor pool, the salt water indoor pool, the hot tub, etc.). We also loved Whitefish! Don't miss Jersey Boys pizza or the city beach. Overall, a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the privacy and quiet stillness of the setting. Weather permitting the beach is worth visiting. If ever back in the area would definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: BEST GUESTS EVER!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and especially for your kind care of Cedar Grove. Please come back and visit again. Best wishes and Safe return, CEDAR GROVE VACATION RENTAL Luke & Lori
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  • 5 of 5

This place is quiet and relaxing

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were GREAT guests, and we hope you can return soon. Try our winter season! Lori can even give you ski lessons. ;) Best wishes from CEDAR GROVE VACATION RENTAL, . . . Luke . . . & . . . Lori
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Great home base for our Glacier vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was very cozy, comfortable and restful after a day of exploring Glacier National Park (took 40 min. to get to the west entrance of the park). We enjoyed having a home to come back to and not a motel room. We had three adults and three kids in the house and it was sufficient space for us. In one place it says that it's not suitable for children, though my boys--ages 2, 4 and 6--had their own toys and left all the "stuff" in the house alone so I think it's a fine place for kids. We took advantage of the pool in Ptarmigan Village and went to Whitefish Mountain, but most of our time was spent in Glacier.

We cooked a number of meals in the house and it was adequately stocked with the necessary cooking and storage items. We also made use of the washer and dryer. The town of Whitefish is charming and we would have loved to explore more.

There was a list of instructions, including check-out instructions, but that didn't bother us. It really didn't take that long to put towels/linens in the laundry room and take out the trash. It's not any different than what I would do when staying at someone's house anyway. The caretaker checked in with us periodically and took care of a slight mishap; she was great to work with! We would definitely consider staying here again if we ever have the opportunity to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melanie and Family, Thank you for being such wonderful guests at Cedar Grove. We really appreciate you treating this home as your own. Your comments are extremely helpful, as we don't want any surprises when you arrive. We're especially pleased to hear that this rental was suitable for children. That is awesome. We hope you can bring your family back this winter and try Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain - Lori can even give you all a family ski lesson! :) Best wishes and continued happy travels, CEDAR GROVE VACATION RENTAL Luke and Lori
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OK - Not an inviting home

  • 3 of 5

The house is OK. Location is OK for a Glacier NP focused vacation. Everything seems to be a long drive in Montana.

The owners (or caretaker?) live on the main level and you get the second and third story. The house is overloaded with stuff, not leaving much room for your stuff. Look closely at the pictures as they do accurately represent some of this. The house is mostly carpeted which is old, worn, and stained. The house has a unpleasant odor you notice when you walk in. The house does not feel clean. No pets allowed but there were a couple of baskets of dog toys in the living room - odd.

They have built barriers out of stuff - like blocking the stairway with random suff like a kitchen stool and ribbons between the main and second level - the separation between us and them. They have ribbons holding cabinet doors shut and tape on many different drawers to prevent guests from messing with their stuff. If you want to rent your property, please declutter and move your personal valuables out of the house instead of all these odd tactics used. A rental should feel like a hotel - this does not.

Like another reviewer stated, you are greeted with a huge list of things you have to do or cannot do during your stay an upon checkout. You get an extremely detailed double sided sheet stating all the rules upon arrival - kinda crazy. I have never been required to take out trash, strip linens, close doors, not touch this or that, etc. I have not had owners food in the freezer in past rentals with notes to leave it alone.

The house does not have AC as stated in the overview. It does have minimal windows you can open (many don't have screens or have lights taped to them or knickknacks in the way. There is a box fan you can put in the window at night and it cooled off nicely.

Nice neighborhood. The pool areas are nice. There is an outdoor pool you can walk to. There is an indoor pool and outdoor hottub you drive too.

The management was fine and helpful. They do want you to enjoy your stay. We had a fine time at the cabin - but it could be a lot better.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mr. Johnson, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Cedar Grove in Whitefish, Montana. We truly value everyone's insight and suggestions. Because we avoid surprises when guests arrive, we provide specific details in 1) the VRBO website, 2) the initial response to an inquiry, and 3) the information sent prior to arrival. Most of your comments are addressed in these three occurrences. We're glad to hear the photos represent this vacation rental, as we do not want a guest to feel like they're in a hotel; we prefer a more comfy atmosphere, akin to going ... over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house... :) Thankfully the carpet is being replaced. It's unfortunate when guests cannot be trusted to follow the rules and guidelines, particularly when bringing their pet(s) with them. This is out of our control, and we noticed the smell as well, just after your departure. Fortunately, the carpet is being replaced this Fall, after our busy summer season. Likewise, we cannot control how children behave, which is why it was easier to ribbon-off areas that don't need to be touched. So far, we have not encountered any interference with this. Cedar Grove has a heat pump on the middle level, which maintains the same temperature, whether winter or summer. It is both a heater and an air conditioner, as all heat pumps are. We're glad using the fans upstairs helped keep your nights cool. As indicated, we often have a 30-40 degree fluctuation in day to night temperatures; welcome to the mountains. The cleaning fees have been reduced from $125 to $90 because guests participate in the departure terms as indicated prior to arrival. We will revise the statement online to include, "If you would rather not follow the departure terms, we will gladly deduct the additional $35 from your deposit." Thank you for your comments that lead up to this suggestion. Best wishes and may your travels bring you back to our mountain community. Sincerely, CEDAR GROVE VACATION RENTAL
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport FCA
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Whitefish - SO MANY!! Easy Bar-Hopping downtown
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
10 Courses in this area!
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak - Whitefish
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 93
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
TONS from which to choose!! Fine dining and more.
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Whitefish Lake - Private beach with day dock
Car: necessary

Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Glacier Raft Co., rafting, fly fishing, hiking, Zip Line Adventure Tours, White Water Rafting, Hunting, Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Sailing, Kayaking, Adventure, Mountains, Peaceful, Northwest, Mountain bike trails, huckleberry picking, Restaurants & Bars, Local Brewery, One Hour from Canada


Rates & Availability

Whitefish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Winter 16/17
Dec 2 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
NEW YEARS 2016/17
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Presidents' Week 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $90
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Whitefish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , two sinks
    Mail Level Half Bath - toilet , & Sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The larger bedroom with two beds includes a flat screen Cable TV.
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Ptarmigan Village offers many amenities, including indoor pool, outdoor hot tub with heated path, outdoor heated pool, sauna, tennis & basketball courts, walking paths, private beach on Whitefish Lake, children's fishing pond (the Ptarmigan Office provides fishing poles and tennis rackets).

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