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Glacier Park Mountain House

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrm house; wooded acre;views of GlacierPark/GreatBear Wilderness; river.

Private 1 acre wooded lot; peaceful retreat for large family of travelers - full sleeping loft upstairs, 20'x44' - warm bedding - balcony - forested acre, wild flowers, wildlife - river and beach 100 yards thru forest - Nestled between Glacier International Peace Park and Great Bear Wilderness on E/W, West and East Glacier Park entrances to N/S. Natural gas kitchen and heating - Gas grill - Satelite TV, VCR/VHS/DVD, WiFi internet - local phone only - Water supply is wonderful mountain well water, no additives. The community of Pinnacle has many mountain cabins with historic village of Essex 6 miles, and Amtrak Station - Fishing Access 100 yards - Paola Creek boat landing is 1/2 mile south; kayaking, rafting, exploring. Creeks, lakes and rivers abound. Golf course 20 miles north. Flathead and Whitefish Lakes 60+ miles.

My Glacier House is perfect for families to truly explore the wilderness.

More Details

My Glacier House
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About My Glacier House

Your Hostess is a great lover of the wilderness, its animals, its weather, its preservation. I am a retired speech therapist of the Blackfoot Nation. I learned to skii and love the snow and adventures in Montana, 1970s. I'm an avid hiker, cross-country skiier, snowshoer, traveler. The trees, animals, mountains, rivers are my guardian.

I have lived in 18 countries teaching English as a Second Language, Speech Therapy. I have a daughter who is horse crazy, a whitewater raft guide, and an artist of wire and water color.

I hope travelers who wish to experience the wonders of nature, take adventures of self discovery, will make an inquiry with me.

My Glacier House purchased this house in 2004

Why My Glacier House chose Essex

This rustic home is nestled between the forests of the Great Bear Wilderness and Glacier International Peace Park. My community is called Pinnacle, 6 miles north of the village of Essex. MyGlacierHouse lies 20 miles south of W. Glacier, 36 miles south and west of E. Glacier, perfect for the adventurer. Guests can easily visit Waterton Park on the Canadian side. Easy access to dining and spirits of all flavors, on the East or West. Crystal clear sky viewing-milkyway!

Amtrak arrival and car rental is 6 miles away.

What makes this house unique

The home is a two story log house, warm wood heat of winters and cool mountain breezes of summers. The house is naturally air conditioned by the cool nights of the summer which last all thru the 90 degrees of the summer day.

Wild strawberries, june berries and infamous huckleberry picking is available. Stars,planets and milkyway viewing; dazzling moonlit nights. Wildlife come to visit frequently viewed through 4 southern exposure windows, with caution and respect due to them by all visitors/occupants.

The hostess lives on the property in the apartment above the barn. Your privacy is greatly respected and undisturbed.

Walking access to river beach and fishing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful glacier house. We were able to do everything we planned during the day and come back to a comfortable, cozy retreat! Everything you provided certainly fulfilled our needs. Hope we meet again.
Jul 2016
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Essex House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Very Limited internet. No streaming, gaming, videos, uploading/downloading. 10 GB a month. If guests use up internet, the next guests have none.
  • No campfires/bonfires in neighborhood, on property, sorry. Smoking can be arranged in designated area only. No changing wiring of TV, cable, DVD.
  • If guests change their vacation plans after booking, they will be charged addi-tional credit card fees for charges paid through Homeaway only.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub, marble vessel sink
  • Towels, toilet paper, paper towels, tissue supplied.
  • Studio, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 2 queen air beds, full sleeping loft
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , large sleeping loft with one privacy screen.
  • Full sleeping loft with one room divider upstairs. 2 single bed fold outs downstairs in main room. 1 queen sofa fold out downstairs in wood room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Glacier National Park; Flathead Lake; Whitefish summer and winter resort(60 miles away), golfing in West Glacier(20 miles away) or East Glacier (36 miles away), Bob Marshall Wilderness, Great Bear Wilderness, Middle Fork Flathead River with river beach 100 yards, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, exploring.


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Glacier Park Mountain House
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 27 reviews

We very much enjoyed Penny and her house.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and more. Very much enjoyed Penny's expertise re the area and will definitely stay again if we're back at Glacier

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do so enjoy my guests. I learn so much from them about new activities, restaurants, places to go. to hear of their adventures in other places.
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Great time in Glacier!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time visiting Glacier National Park and staying at this beautiful cabin made it even more special. The cabin is only 20 minutes from the west entrance to the park, so we had no problem getting there early to hike. The cabin is cozy, yet spacious enough for families. The gardens surrounding the cabin are beautiful and Penny, the owner, is so friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this cabin to our friends and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do enjoy all the guests that grace my place; I learn wonderful new perspectives from each group. And the kids, love their enthusiasm. I'm just lucky lucky to have the location.
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Love this gem!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Penny's cabin. About midway between both park entrances so a great location. We enjoyed hiking the trails and then coming back to enjoy the beautiful flowers, hummingbirds, rabbits, squirrels, and birds galore! Thanks so sharing your little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad when guests can relax into nature enjoying the antics of the creatures about them. And the guests recognize the convenience of location, between the two entrances. Glacier Park and its Canadian counterpart, Waterton Lakes National Park, just became the world’s first transboundary international dark sky park, 2017. It's really dark here, so amazing to view the gigantic Milky Way above you.
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Perfect Cabin Home in Perfect Setting!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, cozy and we enjoyed every single minute of our time there.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wedding party! Great to have the groom's family find the House suitable for their functions and preparations. I was tickled to see all the activity and happiness. Thank you for being here.
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay thoroughly! Perfect location to explore Glacier National Park. The home was comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. And The owner was very gracious and helpful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I guess I'm lucky to be in such a great location to access both sides of the park. Great folks need restful places to relax, enjoy all party members. So good to notice this in families that come and stay. Thanks for being in my life.
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A great place to stay, closer to the park and then Rivers for tons of fun options!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at My Glacier House! Penny is great to work with and is a wealth of knowledge about the local area. We enjoyed four days on the river, kayaking, rafting, and paddle boarding! Thank you Penny for proving a wonderful stay for our great Glacier trip! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So important to me to have satisfied happy guests. I try very hard to have everything ready and working.
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Centrally Located B/t East And West Glacier, This Is Your Home Away From Home.
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Flathead International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Issak Walton Inn
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Flathead Lake
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
West Glacier Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak, Essex, Montana
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
hiway 2
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Izaak Walton Inn
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Isaak Walton Historical Chalet/Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
On Middle Fork Flathead River,wild river corridor
Car: necessary

Glacier Park; Great Bear Wilderness; Jewel Basin; Bob Marshal Wilderness; wilderness backpacking, Guided Fishing, hiking trails, Rocky Mountain scenic experiences; Flathead River Drainage; River and Lake Beaches; Blackfoot Nation National Pow-Wow July; Rock Climbing; Whitewater Rafting/Kayaking; Nature Trails; Stargazing supreme; Trail Rides; Lake Kayaking; Big Fork Summer Playhouse; Whitefish Ski Resort; Whitefish Lake fishing and boating; Cross Country Ski Isaak Walton Inn; Golfing West Glacier; Bison Viewing; Elk, Deer, Moose, Linx, Mountain Lion, Grizzly Bear, Black and Brown Bear, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Loons, birds, birds, humming birds.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Housekeeping $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Booking weekend stay Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday nights, rates are 300.00 a night. If you book for 5 nights or more including the weekend, the daily fees are $250.00 a night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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