|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
As seen on HD TV off the grid edition. Unplug and get into nature. Conveniently located in the middle of nowhere Teakettel Mountain Ranch has 40 perfect acres to 'get away'. This off-the-grid home is your true get away from the big city life. Leave your computers and hair dryers at home and come enjoy breath taking views of Glacier National Park while relaxing on the deck. Listen to the birds sing and the coyotes call as you enjoy your morning coffee. You might even get a chance to see some 'locals' (deer, elk, moose, bear, mountain lion or an eagle flying above the trees). This home is solar powered with a generator, and is your true Montana Experience. There are 2 fire pits to sit around and reflect on the days events. Master bedroom has a log queen bed, fireplace for the romantic nights and floor to ceiling bay windows to catch the morning sunrise and views. Kitchen is fully furnished with propane stove and refrigerator with all the things needed for a mountain dinner. There is a 47' flat screen TV with total surround sound and DVD player to watch your favorite movies. The deck has breath taking views, BBQ grill and a fire pit for ambience. Rustic Cedar home with knotty pine. Solar and generator. Unplug, get into nature and enjoy life!
Hi my name is Ty and I will be your host. I look forward to meeting you and making your Montana Exprience the most enjoyable and relaxing fun time ever! Bring your cameras!
Ty Tinkey purchased this house in 2007
Located near Glacier National Park and 5 miles from the Northfork, Southfork and Middlefork rivers fishing and rafting are at your fingertips. Snowmobile, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, boating, horse back riding and sight seeing are only the beginning of things to do.
If you do not like the crush of humanity at national park entry towns like West Glacier, this off the grid home is perfect. A short ride to the park or town, but peace and quite when you're here. And furnished the way one would expect a Montana hunting lodge to be. Our daughter/son-in-law and their dog joined us for several nights so got to meet Ty who brought out extra linens. We only saw 1 deer but is you choose to explore the surroundings on foot, be bear aware. We did not, the views from the deck were fine enough, especially with the propane firebowl for the cool evenings. As VRBO owners also, we appreciate the detail and sharing of special places like these.
Our group was two families with small children. When we arrived, we had a great first impression - beautiful large windows, overlooking the valley and secluded. While I can see where groups with adults only would have no issues, we felt that the home itself was not suitable for families with young children (we had two 1 year olds and a 3 year old) for the following reasons:
-The railing on the stairs, while beautifully crafted, had gaps large enough that the children could very easily fit between the wood.
-The deck was quite unstable, had a significant slant to it, one rail fell out at one point, and the rails were far enough apart, our little ones could have crawled right off the edge
-The decor, while in keeping with the rustic feeling of the home, was dangerous for our small children (many sharp antlers, small rocks, etc)
-We were not informed until after we arrived that the water was undrinkable
-The first night, we realized the BBQ had been locked in the shed on the property and, after calling Ty, the only way to obtain the keys was if we drove 40 minutes to Whitefish to retrieve them
-Being that the cabin is off the grid, there is no cooling system which made it quite difficult to remain in the house beyond 10AM as it became unbearably hot (again, if a group of adults were there and had outings planned they would not notice this, however we had small children who required naps and therefore, we weren't leaving the property early in the day).
-The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils, however there was no dish soap, dish rags or paper towel, leaving us to improvise until we could purchase these items.
-While tidy, the property wasn't particularly clean - specifically the floors were quite dirty.
-There was a floor grate in the living room, which made any noise, even quiet conversation taking place upstairs, very loud downstairs which made it quite difficult to get kids to sleep.
-There were not enough towels to last the week for our stay, and there was only 1 roll of toilet paper available for the duration.
Overall, a group of adults may not see issue with the property, and as has been reviewed, would have a wonderful time - the scenery is absolutely breathtaking, so how could one not enjoy the area. However it is very unsuitable for anyone with small children, and truthfully even though the price is quite low for the area, I would rather pay a little more for something better stocked and more reliable.
Great place! I was a little nervous about staying "off the grid", but the solar system provided plenty of power. We did not have any issues, I even used my blow dryer. Beautiful view from the deck, we saw deer and elk every day. The kitchen has everything you need, but you might want to bring some extra towels. Several miles on gravel roads to get there, but they are well maintained and not a problem. So close to Glacier National Park! The drive to the park entrance was maybe 20-30 minutes. Our only disappointment was not being able to use the fire ring outdoors, but we understood about the ban due to dry conditions.
Perfectly located between town and GNP. Great place to rest after full day of activities. Close to the beautiful Flathead River for flyfishing.
What a neat experience we had staying at this home. Ty was most helpful with suggestions on places to visit for good views, etc. Staying "off the grid" was very interesting and made us think about how we could do something like this in our area. The home is so private with an absolutely gorgeous view of Glacier Park. Thanks for sharing your home Ty!
We got to see the first snowfall of the season high in the mountains of Glacier! The 2 bedroom getaway was cute and charming and just perfect for two couples. We ate most of our meals in the well equipped kitchen and the "liveability" was excellent. The only unfortunate thing about our trip was that we spent so much time in Glacier, we didn't spend enough time on the great deck with views and the firepit. Ty was very welcoming and gave us tons of information regarding the area.
David & Nancy
Park City, Utah
Tom & Mary
glacier national park, 50 mile long hungry horse dam, go cart tracks, waterslide, maze, bumper boats, mini golf, heli tours, 18 hole golf course, bear park, house of mystery, whitewater rafting, museums
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
$225.00 per night is based on 4 people. There will an additional $25 per person per night up to 6 people
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