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Rustic Cedar Home Near Glacier National Park

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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!


More Details

Ty Tinkey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Ty Tinkey

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

What makes this house unique

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.


Columbia Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2) master bedroom has 1 queen log bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa pulls out to a queen size bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Rustic Cedar Home Near Glacier National Park
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Amazing views at this unique property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed returning to this place each day after exploring Glacier National Park. It was about a 20 min. drive to the West entrance. The view from the deck is stunning, so we had dinners and s'mores there every night. The solar power provided all the electricity we needed, and it was fun to see how much we used each day. Ty answered all our questions and took care of all our needs. We would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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we had a wonderful time in this comfortable and relaxing cabin amidst the beauty of nature

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 8 nights at Ty's wonderful cabin and can not express enough how wonderful it was - from the cozy cabin, amazing deck just waiting for wine and dinner, watching the sunsets and the storms from all over the cabin, and access to the amazing nature nearby. Ty's place was centrally located to everything we did from going to Polebtidge to kyack Kintla Lake, fishing the rivers and lakes, relaxing at Lake 5, and spending lots of time in Glacier National Park. We ran hard each day and we so happy to have the comfort of this cabin to relax in afterwards. Thank you Ty for sharing with us. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Avoid the GNP Crowds

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely off the grid...

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to start off by thanking my guest for staying at my home and taking the time to write a review. I do agree with my guest by saying my home is not suitable for small children and is not kid friendly for the reasons explained. My home is totally off the grid so yes, the water that comes out of the faucet is from the creek. It's ok to use for everything, showers, dishes etc but I don't recommend drinking because it's creek water.However, I do supply plenty of fresh drinking water for your needs. At the time of their stay were under stage 2 fire restrictions which means no fires outside so that's why the BBQ was locked away. I supply 1 towel and wash clothes per person staying. The cleaning I do myself and take pride in having my home in the best shape possible for my guest to enjoy. I am only a phone call away to help out with any needs you have. Once again this is a remote home "off the grid" and may not be suitable for everyone.
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located between town and GNP. Great place to rest after full day of activities. Close to the beautiful Flathead River for flyfishing.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Columbia Falls House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nightly Rate
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50

$225.00 per night is based on 4 people. There will an additional $25 per person per night up to 6 people

I except cash, check or paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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