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Yurt living, lake front, hiking, shopping, parade, concert, fireworks display

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

On the water, outdoor kitchen. lots of decks, sleeps 6 adults, bunkhouse for kids

The big yurt is set on a cliff above the lake and has amazing views from the deck. The yurt has a full kitchen and a living room area with a large flat screen tv and a gas stove for heat. There is internet and phone. Beneath is a master suite with king bed and full bath. The small yurt sleeps five and is steps from the bath house with full bath and washer/dryer. A new bunkhouse sleeps 8 kids.

Susan or Harold Diesen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Susan or Harold Diesen

We bought this property in 1997 as a family retreat. It is now our retirement home for a portion of the year. We also live in Arizona. I was born and raised in Montana and my husband is a transplant from North Dakota. We raised our family in Missoula and were there for 29 years before deciding to live in a yurt on our lake property.

Susan or Harold Diesen purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Susan or Harold Diesen chose Polson

We found this property while boating around Flathead Lake just checking out the various bays. I remember crawling all over this property when it was for sale. It was completely undeveloped and we fell in love with the rustic feel of it. After we bought it our first project was to thin the trees. We had an old pick-up topper on the ground where we kept our tools to keep them dry. I remember having our radio on in the truck listening to music when it was interrupted by the announcement of Princess Diana's accident. Our first building was an out house that is still on the property. It has stenciling on the walls and a padded seat. Our neighbor had a yurt and thought we should buy one, so we decided to take the plunge. He has since added a log home. We added a bigger yurt.

What makes this cabin unique

We love being on Flathead Lake- the largest and cleanest lake west of the Mississippi. A good portion of the property is mountainous so there is plenty of room to roam- hike. We have an abundance of wildlife- deer, ducks, squirrels, wood peckers, swallows, and even the occasional bear.


Polson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 8 child bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon , queen and double futons
  • Basement master suite with king bed, yurt with three beds (one queen futon , one double futon and one twin bunk), bunkhouse (8 kids' bunks), music room (one full futon), and main yurt with twin day bed that has two twin foam mattresses to make a king bed on floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Yurt living, lake front, hiking, shopping, parade, concert, fireworks display
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great family retreat! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property that fit our family's needs perfectly! The outdoor kitchen and eating area work well for a large group. The Diesens were wonderful to work with and very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review! And thanks for choosing our place for your Labor Day Weekend!
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  • 5 of 5

Beutiful location, very clean. Enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Suzy. We are so happy you had a good experience. It makes it all worth the effort and the time away to have satisfied renters. This season renters have had amazing weather and water. So happy you enjoyed your stay. Another Suzy
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The Place Is Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Harold were excellent hosts. My family and I really enjoyed our time spent at the yurts. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just read my reviews and am so happy your family enjoyed your stay. Please come back.
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Priceless experince

  • 5 of 5

This place is so amazing, my family and I made so many memories, very clean and great location in the bay. Lots of room to sleep people and felt just like home.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I forget to check reviews- ha. Thank you so much for yours. We are so glad you had a good time. Having people enjoy our place makes it all worth it. Sue and Harold
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  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible place to stay Plenty of sleeping arrangements that are comfortable and clean. The views from the decks are breathtaking! We loved the dock and water access, and found ourselves playing there all day. Plenty of space inside and outside (amazing outdoor kitchen and deck) to entertain our family and friends. The yurts were a fun experience and we would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The response on here was for our house in Arizona. Hilarious. Editing now! Anyway, Kelsey- thank you for your review. Knowing renters have a good experience here is so rewarding.
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Gorgeous Rental Property!

  • 4 of 5

Really great property -- beautiful! The lake is a beautiful turquoise and the yurt property is on a quiet little bay. The yurts are really fun to stay in. The bunk beds in the bunk house are really only for kids -- they are a little too narrow for adults. A bit of a drive back to Polson if you need supplies, so bring what you need. The outdoor kitchen is awesome! We had a great time making breakfast outside. The owners are really nice and are very helpful! My group loved this place and wanted to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't often think to read the reviews but just happened on yours today, Tara. Thank you for the great review! And thanks for being awesome and responsible renters.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kalispell, MT
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Miles
Polson, MT
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Polson, MT
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 93
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Polson, MT
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Blacktail MT, Lakeside, MT

Our property is approximately 8 miles from Polson. Polson is a small Montana town located on the Confederated Salish, Kootenai Indian Reservation. It is on the south end of Flathead Lake, the largest and cleanest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Polson has a small town atmosphere yet offers lots of festivities in the summer. Our property will only be available for a week over July 4, 2015. Polson has always offered an amazing fireworks display on the fourth, and this year they will have not only fireworks, but also a parade and a concert in Sacagawea Park located north of the bridge. There are great eating spots, including a wonderful Mexican restaurant at the bridge and overlooking the lake. On the south end of town there is a big Walmart and down the hill near the golf course is McDonalds. Close by there is a small stand run by a local gal that sells fresh produce. July might be early for Huckleberries but ask her. She might have some from last season. If you have never tasted a Huckleberry from the Montana mountains, you are in for a treat. The lake is 28 miles long and at the other end is Glacier Park, a must destination if you have never been there. It is not a bad drive from the north end of the lake. The east shore of the lake features lots of cherry trees. They have blossom festivals in May and in Polson July 18 there will be a cherry festival. I'm not sure when the fruit will first be available. There are some unique shops in the down town area and several second hand stores. Polson has a small town ambiance yet in summer swells by several thousand people so becomes a hub of activity. Festivals, concerts, parades, boat races, street basketball, antique car shows, etc keep the place hopping. Every week features a local Farmers' Market. In case of illness or injury the hospital in Polson is one of the best around. So much to say about this great place. If there is not enough to do in town, spending your whole time on our property can be all the fun you need.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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