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Amazing Views ,New 5 Bdrm Timber And Cedar Home,360 Views Mountains, River

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 br, 4 ba. 3500sft ,full wraparound 2800sft deck,edge of river, pool table

Just finished building this 5 bedroom 4 bath custom timber and cedar home in late June.

Open kitchen with hand made island.

Rec room with pool table and wet bar/ kitchenette. Large screen TV's . Direct TV with NFL Sunday ticket.

Jacuzzi in main master bath with views and custom hand made in Montana vanity and shower wall. All new leather furniture and appliances.

Circle sawn, skip sanded hardwood floors in dinning, family, master bedroom. Tile in kitchen, mudroom, foyer and bath. Enjoy your coffee on the 2800sft full wraparound deck with the sun coming over the mountains and the edge of the river

. Plenty of outdoor furniture around the open deck with covering on part of it. Keep comfortable on cooler days or evenings with the inferred heaters on the beams out on the deck. Rancher with walkout basement to the river with pike. Rods and tackle box provided for fishing.

Main level, Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom, both with own sliding door to deck. Lower level with 9ft ceilings have the other 3 bedrooms. One has its own bath with a queen bed and large window with views over the river and the mountains. Another bedroom has a queen and views of the river. The 3rd bedroom has a queen and a twin. There are 2 roll away beds also for use if needed. Laundry room with new HE washer.

It is close to town and airport yet you wouldn't know it.

There is an elk farm just to the south across the road and you can see them from the front deck at times of the year. Separate ramp for handicap. Horse shoes to play.

If you want the Montana flavor this is the area. One of the best

caterers in Montana just 5 min down the road. For any needs

Caretaker 1/4 mile down the road.

For larger groups, weddings, family reunions, video shoots etc. rent our other 5 bedroom log home on the ranch together with it HA 284623 VRBO 249584

More Details

Fred Goldsmith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Fred Goldsmith

Purchased the land in 2008.

We live in Maryland but have been vacationing there for years.

Spent a lot of time driving through the northwest

years ago. We restored the cabin from the ground up at the

other end of the ranch and started renting it out. Things worked

out well as far as renting it and vacationing there ourselfs and would drive by the spot the new

home sits on and was amazed at the beautiful views and instead of putting a bench there to sit on and look out ,thought we would

build something a little more comfortable there so we could enjoy it and others could as well. It made it easier, having a friend and caretaker

in the area who is also an excellent cabinet maker to help with it.

It also would be great for large groups or weddings or

commercial shoots having both places. We have had weddings at the cabin and people were always looking for other places

for guests.

I have travelled all over the country for years and

the northwest is my favorite. People scenery and mindset.

I have tried to make the rental experience like renting from your brother,

the nice one. and it has worked out well. It also helped having

a friend who is also the care taker and an excellent custom

cabinet maker and contractor living 1/4 mile up the road.

Definatlly The Last Best Place

Fred Goldsmith purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

The one thing that sets this apart is the view and deck. When I

was building the deck I may have gotten a little carried away.

An extra foot here, extra foot there. It ended up to be a

2800 sq. ft. full wrap around and the views are amazing.


Whitefish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Custom tub deck and tile shower wall, Double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Each of the 5 bedrooms have queen beds. One of them has a queen and twin. 2 rollaway beds available along with an air mattress. Highchair and pack and play available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Great spacious home in the heart of Montana.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 spent the long weekend here. Everyone had really comfortable bedrooms and more than enough space to really feel at home. Fred has the house fully stocked with kitchen gadgets and other items that make it really easy to have a comfortable stay. Really enjoyed this home and would certainly be glad to come back in the future. Thanks for the hospitality Fred.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Most Magical & White Christmas in Whitefish

  • 5 of 5

My family, in-laws and I stayed here at River Meadow Ranch (newer house) over Christmas and we couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. First of all the house and ranch property are stunning! Everything was just as pictured, but even more gorgeous in person! The views from the wrap around porch are definitely a sight to take in, and the house is beautiful, cozy and the perfect amount of space with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms - we all felt so comfortable and so at home (they even had a Christmas tree setup for the Holidays which I LOVED because it was our first Christmas away from home and I was hoping there would be a tree out!).

Should also mention that the location was perfect. Just a short drive to the Mountain for skiing or into Downtown Whitefish. We would definitely stay here again. My family also loved the place and we can't wait to come back. Thanks for all of the special memories that were made!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Excellent choice for multi generation family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home for a group that is spacious and well designed. We shared with six adults and seven teens. There is room to gather together and room to go off and do your own thing. The pool table was well used on the very snowy very cold days. Beautiful setting

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Wildlife Photo Op.

  • 5 of 5

What a great home and in a great location. Fred and Kirk are a pleasure to work with, the house was everything they said . Really enjoyed all the wildlife you could see every day (elk-deer) and great scenery. Would stay here again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

My family celebrated our parents 50th wedding anniversary here and it could not have worked out better. My parents wanted to have all of their children and grandparents under one roof; and we were able to do that here. We traveled to Glacier NP almost every day. The property location was perfect for us, outside of town, and close enough to get supplies as needed. We spent much of our time enjoying an amazing deck and ever changing vistas. We cooked on the grill many nights. We explored the dairy later in the visit than we should have. Fred and Kirk are pros and a joy to work with. Reserving, payment and check-out were hassle free. We would love to return to this location over and over. We loved that the next guests were using the property to get married.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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The best week of my life!

  • 5 of 5

Montana is a magical place and Fred’s property made it all the more special. I got married on this property and the whole experience was amazing and better than I imagined. My close friends and family rented both properties for an entire week in July. It exceeded my expectations! The kitchen was fully stocked ready for cooking and entertaining right down to a juicer and coffee grinder. The house layout is perfect for a large group and additional guests. We had 11 in each house (he has another house within walking distance) and never felt crowded. We also hosted the rehearsal dinner and the deck accommodated all of us. The pictures do not show how massive the deck is. The deck is amazing, what a wonderful place to relax with amazing views. It was in a great location, only 15 minutes away from Costco and yet we felt a world away from the city. Just walking down the road and around the property was wonderfully peaceful with wildlife. But still so close to Whitefish Lake, Whitefish Mountain, Glacier Park and a hundred other great hiking and outdoor activities. There was a nice fire pit, grass area, BBQ grill and did I mention the great deck... Kirk the property manager was extremely helpful when it came to getting ready for our big day, he treated me like family and not like a “renter”. It was great place to just stay and enjoy. My husband and I are counting the days until we return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Glacier Park Int FCA
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Whitefish Train depot
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 93
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Big Mountain, Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended

River Meadow Ranch is situated close to town yet

secluded. An elk farm sits just up the road and you

can see them from the front deck sometimes.

Surrounded on 2 sides by approx. 800 acres of open land with cattle at times and a few horseback riders sometimes.

Big Mountain and Blacktail ski resort are seen from the deck. Walk out back, fish and catch pike with rods provided. 360 degree views of mountains from the 2800 sq. ft. full wraparound deck.

Short drive to Costco, Wallmart, In Kalispell. 10 min to grocery stores in Whitefish. Best caterer in the valley 10 min. away.

Horseback riding close by . Easy access to town via very scenic

drive or scenic drive. Close to quiet lake rarely used by tourists with restrooms and camping sites. Horses all around. Watch the eagle across the river on top of the pines. Play horse shoes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

Rates subject to change before booking.
Cancellation policy, speak with owner

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.