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Debi Buchholz

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Bring Your Family & Your Pets! Enjoy the ponies, Sleeps 7, Peaceful, Convenient

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bring your family and your pets and 'live' Montana (pet fees under rates/notes)

This home has room for the entire family, sleeping up to 7 plus your pets. Whether your are heading to Glacier National Park or any of the many other things to do in the Flathead Valley, you'll love to come home to the peacefulness of the Country Gem and relax on the deck with your favorite cold beverage while enjoying the quiet views of the surrounding mountains. The 2 miniature ponies love to be petted and fed carrots and there's lots of room to play ball with your dog. Have a salad made with fresh ingredients you have picked from the garden (by mid-summer). Play a game of horseshoes or cook smores over the campfire in the yard. Just 7 minutes from town, 20 minutes from Flathead Lake, 30 minutes from Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain (zip-lining), and only 5-30 minutes from several golf courses, you are conveniently located to whatever you would like to do. There are outdoor concerts, art festivals, and 2 summer theatres in the area.

This custom home has cherry cabinets, tile and laminate floors, lots of light and an open feel with great views, an inviting fireplace, a piano and a guitar. The kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances and cooking needs, including spices and condiments (food not included). Enjoy the 55' HD LED flat screen TV to watch movies from the DVD library, Netflix or listen to music on Pandora inside or outside on the deck. Bring your laptop and take advantage of the high-speed wireless internet. The main bedroom has skylights above the queen bed and there are large walk-in closets with enough space for all. A futon (double) and a queen luxury air-mattress are available in addition to the queen bed in the master bedroom along with a single bed in a separate bedroom downstairs. There are 2 separate bathrooms, I full bath and 1 half bath, upstairs with sinks and large mirrors for your needs.

The home has a total of 5 skylights to let in all the Montana sunshine, a large deck facing south with a smaller deck off the bedroom and a 6 person hot tub to relax in while enjoying the stars at night. There are 2 tree farms lining 2 sides of the property and a long row of poplar trees to relax under in the afternoons. There's plenty of room for the entire family to play outdoors, whether it is croquet, volleyball, horseshoes, yard games, sitting in the shade of multiple full-growth poplar trees or around a campfire.

Because pets are welcome in this Country Gem, there is a 'doggy' door upstairs with a custom area for 'little' dogs to go out and large outdoor chain-link kennels for your use as well if desired. The yard, almost an acre, is fenced so dogs and little children can't get into the pasture with the horses accidentally. The owner is a certified professional dog trainer, so if your dog has any annoying behaviors or just needs a little friendly assistance on it's manners, these can be addressed, with an appointment, while you are out 'playing' in Montana.

Cleanliness is a priority in this immaculate Country Gem and non-toxic or natural products are used as much as possible making the home safe for your entire family, including your pets. Attention has been paid to every detail to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Debi Buchholz (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Debi Buchholz

I grew up in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula, MT on a cattle ranch and was always on the back of a horse. After marrying, I was a mom of 3 children, including a set of twins, all of whom I home-schooled for several years. As a younger woman I trained horses and I've owned 2 breeding stallions and mares in the past. I've ridden jumping horses, done dressage, and 'natural horsemanship'. As my children grew up I began showing dogs in conformation. I raise and show Shih Tzu and am a Karen Pryor Certified Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer. I use all postiive methods and teach as well as train. Animals have always been a focal point of my life for as long as I can remember. I love Montana, the outdoors and all that there is to do here. Glacier Park never fails to take my breath away, and tho I've been other places, there's no place like Montana.

Debi Buchholz purchased this house in 2004

Why Debi Buchholz chose Montana

I moved to Kalispell in 2003 and after looking at property all over the valley, finally found this piece of land. It is in the farming area of Creston. It has amazing views, is private, yet close to everything there is to do. I absolutely love being next to the tree farms. I can have trees without having to look straight up to see the sun. The home was originally built to be a guest house only, but life circumstances changed those plan, so now it's where I choose to be, and I love it!

What makes this house unique

This home is built to follow the sun throughout the day and to enjoy all the views and their beauty. It is secluded yet close, has decks, privacy, and a full RV hook-up in case part of your family wants to join you in an RV. There is room for all to play and your pets are welcome. Everything is very clean and I'll provide you with all the information and guidance that I can for a wonderful stay in Montana.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Bring Your Family & Your Pets! Enjoy the ponies, Sleeps 7, Peaceful, Convenient
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Excellent accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in Montana! My husband and our two kids enjoyed Debi's property as our home base for a week spent exploring glacier national park and surrounding areas. Debi was available to answer questions and give us pointers, etc about the area. For the house - it has it all! Very clean, large kitchen with everything imaginable, private setting, hot tub, super clean grill, fire pit, laundry, games, movies and our favorite - two adorable mini horses to visit with! I was very happy we chose this rental over a hotel or condo because it gave us privacy with a remote feeling and that gorgeous Montana scenery. Debi also surrounds you with beautiful flowers and gardens on her property that are the icing on the cake. I would highly recommend this property for families with or without pets!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a delight to meet your family and to have you stay in my home; I'd love to have you stay again if you ever get back to Montana. Debi
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view, peaceful, quiet and clean. Helpful, friendly owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to have you.
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Peaceful, tasteful and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We traveled as a couple with our dog from the Midwest to see Glacier National Park. We stayed for 5 nights and were very pleased with this rental. Kalispell is about a 5-minute drive for groceries, gas, restaurants, and the west entrance to Glacier was approximately 35-40 minutes. We also checked out Big Fork and Whitefish while there. The home is artfully designed, tastefully decorated, very open and comfortable. Owner Debi is on the property but never intrusive. We took advantage of her recommendations for nearby attractions and restaurants. She is pleasant, friendly and helpful. When we weren't exploring we spent a fair amount of time on the deck cooking on the gas grill and using the hot tub, both of which were clean and well maintained. Mountains can be seen in the distance, and many pictures were taken of sunrises and sunsets. If you are traveling with a dog, this is the place for you with a tremendous setup for dogs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you, Debi, for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belgrade, MT

Very nice, would stay here again

  • 5 of 5

Marvelous place, was very luxurious for a couple of trout bums. It has a big LCD TV with Netflix and Pandora, surround sound, very nice hot tub, appliances, spacious deck, and all flooring and furniture are "fancy". Lots of open space indoors and outside, big yard, lawn games available, great mountain views, and pet friendly. Be aware that the owner does stay on the property in an RV at the back of the lawn (in case that would impede your sense of privacy) but she is very nice and unintrusive. It made a great base camp for area adventures, and would make a great place to relax on the deck or couch. I wish I was still there...

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location pleasant setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was neat and clean, the views from the deck & inside were wonderful, especially with all of the openness of the house, lots of windows, never felt like was inside, was just as pleasant inside as was sitting on deck.

Had every convenience possible, and was great location for us, we were able to easily get to Glacier National park, to Bigfork for shopping or eating out, to flathead lake for fishing, and into Kallispell for a conference my husband was attending.

The owner was very welcoming and always around but the day I stayed in I didn't even know she was there, so was quiet and private but with all convenience of being close to everything.

I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away or anyone wanting to be centrally located to just about everything imaginable , shopping to hiking to fishing you name it....

Can't say how much we enjoyed the freedom openness and conveniences of this place.& very close to airport as well.

Overall great place!!! Well stocked, with all a person needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montana experience

  • 5 of 5

The home was great, and Debi provided suggestions for things to do and places to visit. The home is in a great location, with easy access to Kalispell, Whitefish, or BigFork, We fell in love with evenings on the deck and watching deer wander by, the amazing sunsets, and playing a game or two of horseshoes....It was the relaxing vacation we all needed to recharge. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Debi for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mountain Crossroads Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crossroads Cafe, Kalispell is 5 miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
The Big Mountain, Whitefish, MT
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Flathead Lake
Car: necessary

Because this is Montana, we have everything but the ocean. If you want to do it out of doors, we probably have it, including petting zoos with farm animals, drive-in to see bears available, horse-back riding in Glacier Natl Park


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Cleaning fee, varied $0
Pet Fee/ night/pet $15
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $15
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is a minimum pet fee of $15/night/pet depending on the size of the dog. There may be an additional pet cleaning fee depending on the specific breed of dog. This pet fee will not charge per pet per night accurately for multiple pets on the "book it" feature on the automated web site, so I will need to manually adjust this for you if you are bringing pets and using the "book it now" feature. Until confirmed with a deposit, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Montana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , there is a large counter, mirror, a sink and good lighting
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , electrical outlets, mirror, shelf area, sink
  • The main bath sink is separate from the shower area; tub/shower with beautiful tile and removeable hand-held shower head, skylight. Large mirror, counter-space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , This is a separate room downstairs, fully furnished
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen with large walk-in closets for all to use
  • New queen size pillow-top mattress, huge walk-in closets enough for all guests, skylights. There is also a futon in the LR and and air mattress with all bedding. More on floor can be added if desired.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
I have a full hook-up RV space available for separate rent. Owner is certified professional dog trainer and can assist with your pet needs including day care, grooming, or training. Two miniature horses are available for petting with owner's supervision only.

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