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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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

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Fred Goldsmith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

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:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Amazing Views ,New 5 Bdrm Timber And Cedar Home,360 Views Mountains, River
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Perfection! Montana at it's best.

  • 5 of 5

We got married at River Meadow Ranch and could not have asked for a more beautiful setting or more comfortable accommodations. We rented both the cabin and river house for the week. Our family and friends had plenty of space to gather and also share private moments. The deck on the river house is incredible, the layout of the house itself is very functional with lots of open space to gather, as well as spacious bedrooms for privacy. The river made a gorgeous backdrop for our ceremony, and the swallows that gracefully flew above it added to the scene. Many of our guests enjoyed fishing in the calm water, viewing the elk from the front deck, and watching the big sky at night. Both the owner and caretaker could not have been more helpful. My expectations were far exceeded. We did not want to leave! THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful place to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Ourt golfing froup loved the place. Although it is a little off the road what a wonderful place to relax and well worth the few minutes longer to get there.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tucson, Arizona

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family, 9 of us in all, stayed for 5 days in this gorgeous house. It was so spacious, beautiful and very clean. When we walked in the front door it had that new house smell. It was better then described. There was plenty of room for all of us. My middle son, his wife and our three granddaughters along with our youngest son, occupied the downstairs. My husband, myself and our oldest son were upstairs. What was especially nice was that everyone had there own bathroom, the girls and our youngest son had to share, but that's what happens when you are outranked. My three young granddaughters particularly loved going down to the little river behind the house to try their hand at fishing. They did not catch anything but enjoyed the experience. They also enjoyed the grass in the back, the baby calves across the street, and the deer we would see at night across the fields. Even though the neighbors were within sight, being at the house and sitting on the deck made you feel like you were in your own little world. It was so peaceful. My favorite time of the day was the mornings, just sitting with my coffee on that beautiful wrap around deck. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need. Even though the dinning room table was beautiful and large enough for everyone, we enjoyed eating most of our meals out on the deck and we used the grill a lot. The house is a short drive into town but it was a nice drive.

The owner and property manager were wonderful. Kirk the property manager came by several times to see how things were. He was very friendly and great to talk with. Fred, the owner, called to see if everything was fine and he was very friendly also.

We had a wonderful time. I have rented from Home Away for a number of years and this was one of the best houses we have every stayed in. I would recommend it highly. My family and I would loved to come back next time we are in Montana. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation with Amazing Accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Montana was our family choice for vacation in 2015 with Glacier National Park and the surrounding area as our destination. We stumbled on this house rental and it is everything anyone could ask for and more. There were 10 of us in total with bedrooms to accommodate all. The house is amazing - beautiful kitchen with all the supplies you could ask for. The dining room table sat everyone comfortably as we shared many a meal all together. The younger family members stayed downstairs and loved the mini kitchen and pool table. The wrap around deck was great with lots of seating, table, swing, grill and yes a hummingbird feeder which was an added plus as they are one of my favorite birds that we see only occasionally at home. The men fished with much success, some played "Corn Hole", we walked to the nearby dairy for eggs and milk and mostly just enjoyed the wonderful weather and beautiful sunrises and sunsets overlooking the fields. Glacier National Park was so much fun - loved the Red Bus, hiking, sightseeing, Grizzly Bear sighting and so much more .... the town of Whitefish is just a short drive - good restaurants, shopping and other attractions close by. When the week was complete there was not one person who wanted to return home.....Would love to come back again and would definitely return to this wonderful vacation rental. Thanks so much Fred for being so helpful in making our stay so comfortable....a great family get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idaho Falls, ID

Exceeds expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this property justice. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out. We have rented several properties through Home Away and have never found the homes to more than meet our expectations until we arrived at this one. If you plan to cook your meals, you will find the kitchen has almost every utensil, pot, pan or dish you might need. The beds are very comfortable and the family areas on the main and lower floors allow separation when you want it. Although it was the end of September, the weather allowed us to really enjoy the deck surrounding the house. We watched the animal life (beaver, deer, turkeys and a red fox) for hours. There were so many activities close by that we quickly ran out of time. The owner and his friend who lives just down the road are very accommodating. You won't go wrong renting this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Picture Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful stay at the house and it could not have been more perfect. We hosted a large BBQ and wedding ceremony the next day for 60 people on the balcony and it was everything we could have hoped for! Fred was gracious, friendly, accommodating and helpful. The house was amazing and had ample room for our guests to enjoy the HUGE, BEAUTIFUL balcony. The men had a great time taking turns fishing in the pond out back and we loved waking up to the sound of birds on the water. All our guests expressed an interest in coming back to Whitefish and renting the house for family vacations in the future. We will definitely be back! It was just perfect for our needs and fully stocked with all the kitchen dishes you could need.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Glacier Park Int FCA
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Whitefish Train depot
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
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

Whitefish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer,peak season 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

50% Deposit at time of booking. Balance due no less then 60 days prior to stay
Cancellation policy, see owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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