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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

CRESTWOOD RETREAT offers you a tranquil hideaway. The home is in a great location - 1 minute from Downtown Whitefish, 7 minutes from the ski slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, and 40 minutes from west entrance to Glacier National Park. It is located on a quiet residential court. The backyard offers privacy with a spacious patio. It overlooks mountains, meadows, and occasional visitors of whitetail deer.The bird life is abundant including pheasants, morning doves, and woodpeckers. The retreat has a handsome decor. Three private bedrooms and a queen sofa sleeper in the living room comfortably sleep up to 8 guests. Each bedroom has a flat screen LED TV hooked up to cable. There are 2 full baths, 1/2 bath and the master bath includes an all glass steam sauna/shower. The main floor is very roomy with a large dining area, living room, and a well equipped kitchen. Enjoy the gas fireplace, WiFi high speed internet access, and the 46-inch SMART LED TV with digital cable and blue ray DVD player. The perfect Montana getaway!

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Judy

My husband and I visited Whitefish for a ski vacation many years ago and we never left. The Rocky Mountain landscape and the friendly down-to-earth residents captured our hearts. We started a business and a family. We opened up "Crestwood Retreat", our vacation rental, to offer our guests the perfect setting to unwind and to explore the area's natural beauty and stunning vistas.

Judy Engibous

Judy purchased this house in 2010

Why Judy chose Whitefish

The property is in an ideal location. It is centrally located to Whitefish Ski Resort, Glacier National Park, and Downtown Whitefish. We are conveniently situated in the historic town of Whitefish - just a 3/4 mile from downtown. The town offers visitors a low key atmosphere and a variety of fine restaurants, charming shops, unique galleries, and nightlife.

What makes this house unique

Crestwood Retreat is a "home away from home" with all the creature comforts. Guests love to watch the "community whitetail deer" in the backyard and the numerous bird feeders surrounding the home attract a wide range of species.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful & so well equipped for every need. We came stressed out & tired and left so relaxed & happy. The house is exceptionally clean & comforting. The little critters outside kept us entertained.
Apr 2011
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Car: recommended


Whitefish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you have children under 3 years, please notify.
  • Maximum in Your Party is limited to the number of people stated in your reservation including adults and children.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , steam sauna/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The master bathroom has an all glass steam sauna/shower for you to relax and rejuvenate.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double bed with twin top bunk & twin trundle pull out.
  • Each bedroom has cable television. Queen beds in two of the bedrooms. The third bedroom has a double bed with a twin top bunk & a twin trundle bed that can be pulled out.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
If you have children 3 and under, please inform us, so we know what 'extras' you may need.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 87 reviews

Perfect place, perfect host, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Whitefish is magical. And, the stay at Crestwood Retreat made it even more so. A wonderful house, beyond expectations for your average VRBO rental. House layout is perfect for a big group that enjoys hanging out together (open concept, big island, large dining table). Plenty of room for boots, coats, etc in a cool front foyer. Beautiful garage to keep the car and skis safe. Finishes to the house are first class (tile, woods, etc). Three different ways to make your coffee (drip, Keurig, & french press) should give you some idea on how well the house is equipped. Furniture and beds were incredibly comfortable with lots of blankets, pillows, etc. Steam shower made finishing the ski day relaxing. Wildlife out the back door entertained us. And to top it all off, a host (Judy) who was friendly, welcoming, and has thought of everything a renter might want. We will keep it on the top of our list for future stays.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable & Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Being an avid traveler and using HomeAway in the US and Europe, Crestwood Retreat was the very best rental to date. From the moment we pulled into the driveway it just kept getting better. The home is adorable, comfy, and homey! Judy has left no stone unturned and you truly could arrive with the clothes on your back and enjoy every luxury imaginable. The kitchen is well stocked with all the best and cooking was a pleasure. The living area with fireplace was comfy and cozy. The bedrooms and felt like you were in a beautiful hotel with again the very best of everything...beautiful linens, facial soaps, lotions, body wash...and it goes on and on. Judy has also taken the time to leave notes throughout the house on how things work which was very much appreciated. Crestwood Retreat caterers to your every need for a perfectly wonderful vacation. Thank you Judy! You were great to work with and I hope we can return one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything as advertised and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is probably one the best places we've stayed in all the years we have used VRBO. There wasn't a time that our needs were not met, everything is here. Clean, comfortable and a well stocked kitchen provided us with all the amenities needed for a wonderful stay near Glacier National Park.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best VRBO house we have ever rented. Judy was a great host the house had everything we could want and the location was perfect. Comfortable and Clean as well. We only wish we could stay longer but had to get going on our road trip... but we will be back. Thanks Judy!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I read all of the reviews before booking this lovely home. They were all glowing reports yet I still could not have imagined how much thought was put into every detail of the home and the comfort of their guests. The pictures of the living room made me a little nervous for 6 adults but they do not do it justice. There is more than ample space in this lovely home. Judy thought of everything. I practically could have left my cosmetic bag at home. We saw deer everyday in the backyard as well as multiple types of birds including pheasants and at night we could hear the wolves in the distance. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need to make any type of meal. We had considered staying at a condo closer to the mountain but with the added benefit of the outside patio and the close proximity to restaurants, shopping, the lake, the entrance to Glacier and even a brewery just a few blocks away this was definitely the best choice for us! Do not hesitate to rent this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is my third stay here and it gets better every time. The owners think of everything to make your stay very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $95
Tax Rate 10.0%

Minimum nights are specified per season. You may request to "fill in dates" between bookings if the minimum can't be met.
50% down at booking. The balance plus a refundable $300 damage deposit due 45 days before arrival.
Occupancy - Maximum 8 Guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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