|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Ideal vacation lodging: a beautiful ranch setting, apart from the traditional tourist scene, in comfortable, relaxed surroundings. ELK WILLOWS GUEST HOME is one of 4 unique accommodations we offer. All are in a private setting for guests looking for lodging with a personal touch. If your vacation is centered around exploring this unique area, you are within minutes of area activities and attractions. The East Entrance to Glacier Park is 15 minutes away, Many Glacier Valley is 20 minutes, Two Medicine Valley is an hour's scenic drive as is Waterton National Park in Canada. The Ranch is an ideal place to return to after a day of activity; to kick back, relax and plan your next day's adventure. If you prefer time to read, write, photograph or other more solitary pursuits, you will enjoy the space, privacy and inspiring natural ambience. All our vacation rentals offer the serenity, privacy and views that Paul Ranch Montana LLC is famous for.
Centrally located for a variety of destinations and pursuits, this premium vacation home is spacious, comfortable, and well-maintained. Each of our residences is personally and individually decorated so you will be in a comfortable home. The spacious kitchen and breakfast bar are perfect for casual meals and the separate dining area offers views of Glacier Park mountains. The living room includes a library and the separate sitting room includes a gas fireplace. The master suite includes a large bathroom with double sinks, garden tub, and oversized shower with seating. The smaller bathroom has a tub/shower combo and single sink. The on site washer/dryer provides an extra convenience. Daily service to your accommodations allows you to concentrate on your vacation, not housekeeping.
A large deck off the front door offers mountain views of Glacier Park that are beyond belief and is a perfect place to dine, to start your day with morning coffee or to end your evening relaxing and viewing wildlife that inhabit the property. A large open field invites an evening stroll; equipment is on hand for outdoor games and activities. This is a plus for families traveling with children.
RANCH MONTANA PAUL LLC proudly announces it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the new GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.
WILD HEART REFUGE, comprised of 155 acres, has been set aside on the Ranch as a wildlife refuge. The commitment of Paul Ranch Montana is to leave acreage undisturbed to support indigenous wildlife that live on, give birth on and migrate across the land.
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR OTHER LODGING CHOICES which include our newest addition 3 bedroom/2 bath vacation rental (Meadowlark Meadows Guest Home), our economical 2 bedroom/1 bath vacation rental (Wagon Wheel Guest Home) and our no-frills historic bunkhouse (Chaps & Spurs Historic Bunkhouse).
This home is pet-free. Water and pasture available if traveling with horses
On-site caretakers will ensure your stay is exceptional with personalized attention to detail.
Enjoy the mountain views, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and the sounds of nature.
Enjoy the free roaming alpacas who inhabit the property… they are such curious, mystical creatures.
We are adjacent to a wetlands conservation area which provides a great area for birding.
Keywords: Home, Vacation Rental, House
As a native of Montana, I was raised with sweeping prairies and rugged mountains. The Paul Ranch is 160 acres of natural beauty and I can't imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing this peaceful and spectacular setting. Rick and Kathy, your hosts, will personalize your stay to make it one to remember. Come stay with us a while...
The unique benefits of the Ranch include the wildlife that inhabit the property, the pair of red tailed hawks that take up residency every year, the awesome mountain vistas, the clean air, the clear night sky, the get-away-from-it-all setting. Hearing the morning and evening sounds from the wetlands conservation area that borders the property will connect you with nature and refresh your spirit.
The views really are beautiful from the property.
The good: The caretakers were very friendly and seemed ready to help with whatever we needed. The place was clean, spacious, warm (chilly weather!) and the beds were comfortable. Lots of clean towels. The washer and dryer worked fine.The front deck is a lovely place to be for a meal or happy hour. The location is great for getting to Waterton and Many Glaciers. Some (not us) would find the daily housekeeping to be a bonus.
The bad: Several of the windows are "blown", making it hard to see clearly out of them - a problem when you are keeping a sharp eye out for wildlife or trying to enjoy the view. The fireplace wasn't working when we were there. The caretaker offered to try to fix it but we were comfortable and decided it wasn't necessary. The kitchen utensils/cutlery/pots and pans could use an upgrade. They could particularly use some sharp knives and decent pans. We ate every meal in, so would have appreciated better tools to work with.
Bottom line? The weather was very dreary when we arrived, with low clouds obscuring most everything. Under those circumstances we were somewhat disappointed with the place initially because the views really are the best part. After staying there comfortably for two nights we woke to blue skies and the views that we were expecting. We would have to say that it definitely felt overpriced, but that is probably a function of supply and demand. Didn't pay for the WiFi (hey, we were on vacation) but agree that it should be included.
The $5 a day for the WiFi should be included in the price.
Barbara Paul's home was full of interesting artwork, immaculate, had the most comfortable beds, laundry facilities, and everything we could possibly want. The caretakers were very helpful and fun to talk to. We enjoyed the deck, the open space and the wildlife. Thank you so much for sharing your home!
This was a great place to stay on the east side of Glacier National Park - very close to Many Glacier and about 15 minutes from the St. Mary entrance. The house was extremely clean and the caretakers visited everyday to make the beds and take out the trash while we were out. Besides the views, I loved seeing the alpacas and other wildlife. As a wildlife photography enthusiast, I was amazed as the diversity of birds that visited the nearby wetlands (ducks, coots, Canadian geese, song birds, an owl and I believe 2 golden eagles or hawks). On the last morning of our stay 5 elk came out of the woods to briefly munch on the wildflowers in the early morning sunlight. What a treat!
The house is more remote than the other accommodations around, but I liked the serenity of waking up to the cows mooing and the homey feeling! Plus having laundry facilities helped to ease the transition back to reality after our vacation since I didn't come home with a mountain of dirty laundry :-)
We were 2 adults and 2 kids under 6 and very happy at the ranch. There was more than enough space, housekeeping every day a huge plus. The property managers are extremely responsive - our battery was dead on the second day and Gene responded to our call for help in less than 15 min. Great space for a family.
The house was clean and well cared for, kitchen had everything we needed, useful to have laundry too! Beautiful view from windows! Care takers were so very kind and helpful!! First time for us to receive home-made cookies as a welcome at a VRBO- nice touch!
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: 'Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.'
7% Montana Lodging Tax added to totals. 2 nights minimum refer to consecutive nights. A credit card number is required at check-in in lieu of a damage deposit and will only be billed if damage expenses are incurred. There is no separate fee for Housekeeping, daily housekeeping is included in the rate. There is a $5/day charge for limited WiFi. CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations 60 days or more prior to your arrival date will receive a full
refund, less payment processing fees. Fees usually run approx. 5%. If you
must cancel with less than 60 days’ notice, we will gladly refund any nights
of your stay that we are able to re-book. We encourage our guests to
consider purchasing trip insurance, which usually runs 2-5% of your trip’s
costs, which can help defray your expenses due to unexpected emergencies