Our place is close to skiing (downhill and cross country), great views, restaurants and dining, family-friendly activities, nightlife, lake, river, streams, mountains, solitude, shopping, quaint towns. . You’ll love my place because of the neighborhood, the light, the comfy bed, the kitchen, the coziness, solitude, sauna, views, helpful and knowledgeable hosts.. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids)..
We invite you to come stay in this brand new studio suite in a quiet forest setting yet close to all that the Flathead Valley has to offer. From atop our knoll enjoy the beautiful views of the Swan Range and the town of Kalispell to the east, Smith Valley to the south, and to the north and west, ten acres of pristine old growth Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir forest. We are situated 4.5 miles west of Kalispell - close enough to enjoy the amenities of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, but still savor the solitude of a country setting and the privacy of your home away from home. You will have a private entrance to this stand-alone unit and a carport parking space.
We offer a fully equipped kitchen with almost any basics you need to cook your own delicious meals. A queen-sized bed sleeps two and a queen sofa-sleeper can accommodate a child or two or two additional good friends or family. A good–sized shower is stocked with towels, shampoo and the other necessities. A washer/dryer and a private deck to enjoy your morning coffee. We will provide bagels, cream cheese, decaf and regular coffee, a selection of teas, hot chocolate, one dozen eggs, and fruit juices to start your morning. Please inform us if you need gluten free bagels. The kitchen has a range, refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker.
You will be centrally located 25 miles from Glacier International Airport, 50 minutes from Glacier National Park, 45 minutes from Whitefish Resort that offers skiing and summer activities as well, 1 hour from Blacktail Ski Area above Lakeside, 25 minutes from Flathead Lake, 25 minutes from Whitefish and Amtrak Service, 30 minutes from Big Fork, 1 hour from the Jewel Basin hiking area, 30 minutes from the Whitefish Trail System, and 90 minutes from the Canadian border…and much more areas and activities for every season of the year. Enjoy our own half mile hiking trail on the property where you might see white-tail deer, foxes, grouse, pheasants, Hungarian partridges, resident nesting great-horned owls and red-tailed hawks, harriers, woodpeckers, and songbirds. In the spring and summer hear and see sandhill cranes fly over on their way to the Smith Lake nesting grounds 5 minutes away. Enjoy a stroll through our large vegetable garden, the flower gardens and our orchard with over 50 fruit trees including 10 varieties of heritage apples new to Montana, peaches, pears , cherries, apricots and maybe nibble on some berries (tundra, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants and strawberries). Relax in the new cedar sauna or just sit outside and enjoy the striking views. There is no TV but we have a bookshelf with a wide variety of titles. Internet is available but can be slow in the evening.
The suite is a self-contained, furnished apartment with full kitchen and a separate entrance. You will walk up 6 wide concrete steps to 12 stairs to the deck and entry. You will have your own key and access to the outdoor sauna, our ten acres of forest, parking in the carport, and other amenities.
Bring your bike or walk on the over 30 miles of Rails to Trails network a half mile below the property. Candi is a guide in Glacier Park in the summers with the Road Scholar Program and both she and Craig have hiked many trails in the area. Candi is a downhill, cross-country, telemarker, and back country skier and can assist you with finding just the right places to both ski and snowshoe. We can help you plan your stay in the Flathead Valley. We also can give you restaurant and entertainment recommendations. We both canoe, kayak, and fish so we can share that information with you as well. We have a multitude of creeks, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in the valley. Our property is a remnant of Candi’s great grandparents’ homestead. We know you will enjoy this special property and its suite in this quiet, private setting with beautiful views and fall in love with Montana.
Please do not smoke inside the suite. An ash can is on the deck for those who choose to smoke outside.
If you are renting a car in winter please get a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle as our road climbs gently up hill. We plow in the winter.
- Smoking allowed outside on deck. Ash can provided. Queen bed for adults, sleeper sofa for kids or additional guests.
- Quiet time (including no sauna use between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am).