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Harold Hogan

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Indonesian

LUXURY HOME w/ Spectacular lake/mountain views, secluded, 2 mi from boat launch

15 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Flathead Lake House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10+

Peaceful wooded environment and relaxing Montana decorated home with inspirational views of lake and mountains. Recreational activities abound: hiking, hunting, fishing (river, lake and ice), skiing (snow and water), jet skiing, boating (sail & power), ATVing, river rafting, kayaking and much, much more. Just 20 minutes to Blacktail Ski Hill and 45 minutes to Big Mountain. Less than 1 hour to Glacier National Park.

Our son, Chris, has a paddleboard rental business. If you would like to reserve a board for any or all of your stay with us you can make a reservation at www.paddleboardoutfitters.org/rentals/

Relax, Refresh And Enjoy!: This a wonderful place to come for a relaxing, peaceful stay in the woods with inspirational views of the lake and mountains. Located 2 miles from the highway gives it a very quiet, but yet easy access to travel in any direction of a variety of recreational and shopping adventures. Artists and adventurers of all types flock to this area for fulfilling their vacation and vocational dreams away from the hubbub of busy life in the city.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Harold Hogan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Indonesian

About Harold Hogan

Hogie and Connie just celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary and are blessed with 4 children and 15 grand children. Hogie works as a builder with his own company called HISBIZ and Connie as a realtor with TrailsWest Realty in Bigfork, MT. We love our family and feel so blessed to live in the most beautiful place on this planet.

Harold Hogan purchased this house in 2007

Why Harold Hogan chose Flathead Lake

We built this custom home on property that is able to give capture the beauty of lake and mountain views and the special Montana sunrises that are literally breathtaking most every morning. You have the feel of flying since it is situated 800 feet above the lake level.

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

LUXURY HOME w/ Spectacular lake/mountain views, secluded, 2 mi from boat launch
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Perfect for Extended Family Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Follow the turn-by-turn directions on the App - you will likely lose cell service intermittently when driving up into the hills where the home is, and your map App on your phone likely won't work. Wi-Fi at the home worked great. Although not clear on the website, the property has four physically separated sleeping areas/bathrooms on three different floors which made it easy for our kids and their kids to have their own place to sleep without fussy little ones disturbing other families. (The exception is the Gameroom/bedroom, which although the most physically separated only has a half-bath.) The kitchen lacks a large crock pot (we brought our own) and a Kitchen Aid mixer (there is a hand held mixer), but is otherwise well appointed. Very nice separate laundry with a large washer and dryer. The large deck is right off the Great Room and is well furnished with chairs and table (and a gas grill). We really enjoyed our mornings and evenings out there. The view from the Great Room and deck is just as beautiful as the pictures, and we saw deer (either by the pool or in the yard) daily. Our family favorite was definitely the large wading pool (about 30 feet across and gently sloped from all sides to about 2' deep at the center) - the kids (and the adults) loved it! That feature is definitely what sets this property apart from others, and it served to very effectively entertain (and cool) the kids (and the adults). Again not clear from the website is that the pool is a pretty steep hike down from the cabin over a well attended lawn that can be quite slippery. Unfortunately our stay was in August during a week when the daily high temperatures were most often in the 90s. In a home without air conditioning (or an effective way to bring cooler outside air into the house at night) the days were uncomfortable and it took quite a while at night (particularly in the master bedroom on the top floor) for it to get cool enough to sleep. Ceiling and floor fans in each room helped, but box fans that would fit in the windows would have been far more effective at night. Hogie (I wonder if his friends call him Gyro) was terrific, responsive and accommodating, and the property was clean and well maintained inside and out. Temperatures notwithstanding, we had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some summers above average temps for prolonged times can be a challenge, however typically our cool mountain breezes at night help to cool things down just like having an air conditioner in every room. We will do our best to make future guests more comfortable.
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5

Family Retreate

  • 5 of 5

My family of 12 came from several states and we had a wonderful stay at this amazing home. Thanks to the design of this gorgeous home, we were able to have some privacy; we also had several areas inside to play. Daily we arose to wildlife in the yard. Although we had several fun things planned to do in the area, often we were just content staying at the house. The kids were thrilled with the play area and we could watch them from the huge picture windows or deck. We took turns with meals in their fabulous kitchen but there was plenty of room for everyone to work together. We finally ventured out to Glacier Park, the waterslides, Whitefish mountain activities, Kalispel, for huckleberry shakes, and a party barge day on the lake. The owners made a quick repair to the laundry room and was so easy to work with on any requests. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miller family

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as the description says and looks like the pictures posted! Felt at home! The property was mowed and the home very clean! The owner was very helpful and explained things to us well! Would definitely recommend this property! It was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary Alberta
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay included four young families. The yard was a great place for the kids to run and play. The deck had fantastic views of the lake. The pool was great. A great stay!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully built house with views of flathead lake. The owners were super helpful ! We enjoyed with our kids the little wading pool, as well as jaunts into glacier park, the Americana museum in Polson as well as the national bison range!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Garretson, South Dakota
5

Awesome Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this awesome home. It has a breathtaking view of the mountains and FLathead Lake. The house itself was very beautiful. It was extremely clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The owner Hogie was a very pleasant person to work with.

Our grandchildren loved swimming in the wading pool on the premises. We all enjoyed sitting on the deck in the evenings. It was very peaceful and every night a buck, deer, and triplet fawns roamed the yard. The house is located close to the lake, restaurants, and shopping. It was just a short drive to the Glaciers which are also breathtaking. This was a trip of a lifetime for our family. We would highly recommend this home to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Tamarack Brewery
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Course
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
H93
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Vista Linda
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Blacktail
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Somers
Car: necessary

Flathead Lake is the largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi and known as a boaters paradise for both the sailing enthusiast or motorized party. We are located just one hour from the entrance of Glacier National Park. This is a photographer's paradise. Hiking is a top recreational sport with numerous trails in every direction. We are known for top notch fly fishing as well as white water rafting down our crystal blue rivers. The valley is home to music and art festivals almost every weekend and if a night of fine dining and live theater is an interest be certain to put Whitefish and Bigfork on your list to visit. If you are here for a week or a month you will find the supply of activities to be endless.

Also, our son, Chris, has a paddleboard rental business. If you would like to reserve a board for any or all of your stay with us you can make a reservation at www.paddleboardoutfitters.org/rentals/

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Rates & Availability

Somers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak (summer)
May 28 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weeks go from Saturday to Saturday only.
Check-in: 4pm, Check-out: 10am.
Rates listed are for 10 people, for additional people add $20/person/night.
50% deposit to confirm reservations. Balance due upon arrival.
$750 refundable security deposit upon arrival.
$100 cancellation fee prior to 90 days out, 50% thereafter.
Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted.
WINTER RENTAL includes home w/ Xmas décor.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Flathead Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Master has jetted tub and glass enclosed shower. Bedroom 4 suite has glass enclosed shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , share bath w/ BR3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , share bath w/ BR2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , doubles as a bonus room
  • There is ample room to add air mattresses (not provided) for larger families. Additional charge of $20/per person for more than 10 people, but not to exceed 14.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool is a wading pool, ideal for small children and lounging adults. If you happen to visit us in the winter months, be aware that the home is on a mountain and 4 wheel drive vehicles are required to access the home as the driveway can be snow packed and occasionally icy. We do our best to keep it plowed and sanded, but sometimes perfect storms happen :-(

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