|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Mountain Cleft Retreat, next door to Glacier National Park, is the perfect choice for your next 'escape the world' getaway. This secluded wilderness refuge is a quiet and lovely European style house set in the magnificent Montana mountain wilderness. A charming twenty-acre paradise, it is located just one mile from the wild and scenic Flathead River where the North Fork and Middle Fork converge, a popular spot to fish, whitewater raft, kayak, or canoe. Retreat accommodates up to 28 when the Alpine House, this listing, is combined with the Alpine Cottage, listing 451633, and the Glacier Chalet, listing 451634, on this same property. (See property diagram in photo section, next-to-last photo). Check with owner for availability of Alpine House.
The retreat is just eight miles from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. Breathtaking mountain views, wilderness solitude, abundant wildlife, herb and flower gardens, forests and meadows, combined with private, beautiful accommodations and every comfort to make you feel relaxed, revitalized, and pampered.
The retreat's secluded alpine wilderness location, bordering Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park, affords frequent opportunities to observe wildlife. Bear, moose, and deer are frequent visitors here, so be sure to bring your camera!
The Alpine House is one of 3 units onsite. The Alpine House has a sleeping capacity of 16. As indicated above, when combined with the Alpine Cottage and Glacier Chalet, the retreat can sleep 28 or more. Whether you are a family on vacation, or a larger group such as a family reunion or other special occasion, Mountain Cleft Retreat can serve your needs.
Bedrooms include a king, queens, and bunk beds, as well as sofa beds. Private bedrooms have beautifully hand-painted wall art, down comforters, and decorator linens. The den has a gas log fireplace, a large sheepskin rug, comfortable fireplace chairs, and two couches. The den exits to a beautiful private garden with grill, and umbrella table and chairs for relaxation and eating.
A fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities are available for guest use. We also provide high-speed wireless Internet.
Upon entering the Alpine House, stairs and an arched doorway transport you to the spacious, romantic Old World style king bedroom suite with down comforter, bedroom library, and reading chair. The handsome corner wardrobe provides a place for clothing, and windows on both sides of the room look out onto the surrounding Montana woods. This room has an elegant private bathroom with 2-person whirlpool tub.
A few steps up from this bedroom is the Great Room with cathedral ceiling, living room with overstuffed red velvet furniture, a two story stone fireplace with a gas log fire, and a full bathroom. A balcony off the Great room overlooks the front flower gardens. Graceful arched doorways, stained glass windows, hand painted wall art, tapestry rugs, an iron chandelier, and skylights makes this room a breathtaking hideaway.
Stairs up from the Great Room take you to an upper loft, a combination library/bedroom/business center, with a queen sofa bed, desk, skylights, and windows overlooking spectacular mountain, forest, and meadow views.
Washers and dryers are available in the retreat for guests to use as needed.
Melissa and I (Clyde) take pleasure in providing a wilderness retreat where people can unwind, enjoy nature, and come closer together. The Alpine Cottage is a quality place where this can happen.
Melissa lived in this area for about 20 years and loves the mountain wilderness. Her favorite spot is Lake McDonald, by Apgar Village, a short drive from the retreat.
Whether you're looking for an unforgettable family reunion, or a delightful vacation for a smaller group, we have the place for you.
We stayed at the cottage with our three year old twins and had an excellent time. The girls loved the little sleeping nooks. It was comfortable, elegant, and well stocked. Just lovely with perfect access to everything worth seeing and doing in the valley. It would be perfect for either a romantic getaway or a family like ours. We will be back.
Perfect location. Just 10 minutes to West Entrance to Glacier National Park. Located right in the heart of the Flathead National Forrest. It is the perfect get-a-way. We loved it. Everyone was so gracious and we loved Clyde and Melissa. Hope to come back soon
When I arrived, the scenery took my breath away!!! So beautiful, it was if God had tucked a 20 acre parcel of heaven right here in the woods.
Picture majestic mountains, summer meadows full of wildflowers, tall timbers reaching toward a bright, blue sky..........chubby little bumble bees among the lavender, sweet orange and yellow butterflies dancing in the summer warmth. We haven't even gone inside yet!!!
What a wonderful place for a group, couple or if you just need to spend some time alone.
The interior was warm, inviting and very nicely appointed. The sheets were soft, the down comforters warm and the bathrobes snuggly!!! Floor-to-Ceiling windows make the space perfectly light & bright and can coax you into an unexpected nap before you know it!!!
When was the last time you enjoyed a large family breakfast or dinner around an enormous table with filled with family, friends, love, joy and laughter??? It reminds you to slow down and enjoy the truly important things in life.
Of all the rentals I've enjoyed over the years this one was the most impressive, the owners are caring, wonderful people who've shared their sense of taste and style in this lovely mountain retreat. Every detail has been considered for the guests comfort and enjoyment!!!
I look forward to the next visit with great anticipation!!!
We had a delightful time! The scenery was magnificent! The lodge was very comfortable. We wish we could've stayed longer. It will defiantly be in future travel plans. It was a home away from home.
The cottage suited our family of four very nicely. The location and amenities were fantastic. It was the simplest and smoothest VRBO transaction I've ever experienced, which was refreshing. I will caution that you're only separated from the main house by some locked interior doors and, depending on your neighbors, it might be noisy at times. We didn't mind the noise, but our kids did have a hard time sleeping in the loft because we couldn't block the light from the skylights. Other than that, the place was great and I'd stay there again.
We had a family reunion at the Mountain Cleft Retreat. It was wonderful. The main purpose was to spend time with family and the retreat came through. There was a lot of rain in the park during our late June week, so it was nice to have a place to get together out of the weather.
There is a large bunk room downstairs that the children enjoyed. The upstairs living room was more plush for the grown-ups. The dining room was big enough for all of us (7 kids, some with spouses and grandkids). The books were great.
The owners were very kind and easy to work with. I was pleased with our selection.
Mountain Cleft Retreat is surrounded by national forest. Wildlife is abundant, especially in the Spring. Two forks of the Flathead River merge nearby where you can find a locally favorite fishing spot. Glacier National Park property is about 3/4 of a mile away as the crow flies. The West Entrance to the park is just 8 miles by road.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
7 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Notes||If you wish to charge your stay using American Express, please contact the owner directly.|
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