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Glacier Park - 2 to 6 nights $295.00/night summer, $185.00 winter

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Nestled amid mountain views at the southern tip of Glacier National Park. Enjoy scenic drives to Logan Pass and Many Glacier area. This newly renovated historic railroad house is a perfect place for those seeking to enjoy the activities and beauty of the area.

Just steps from the historic Izaak Walton hotel, you can feel the energy of passing Amtrack trains from the nearby overhead walking bridge, before enjoying one of many available activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy nearby hiking, white water rafting, trout fishing, horseback riding, golfing, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing.

The newly renovated Essex Mountain House provides classic character with modern conveniences that is perfect for individuals or families. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Keywords: Glacier Park, Izaak Walton, Scenic, cabin,

mountain, Essex, adventure, Nordic skiing,

fly fishing, hiking, railroad enthusiast, Amtrak, river rafting

More Details

Owner
Pat and Tod O'Connell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Pat and Tod O'Connell

Pat and I moved to Essex MT in 2003. We had both worked in Glacier Park for 4 years in the late 60's and later went to the U of MT in Missoula. We both love the Glacier Park area and moved back here from St. Paul after the kids left the house. They found us shortly thereafter and come out frequently to visit. Pat and I love the mountains and the 4 seasons and enjoy going into Glacier hiking and animal watching.

Tod O'Connell

Pat and Tod O'Connell purchased this house in 2010

Why Pat and Tod O'Connell chose Glacier Park

The Essex Mountain House came up for sale in 2010. It was formerly owned by the Great Northern Railroad and used by the roadmaster years ago. It was moved to this site, I'm told, 30 to 40 years ago. We liked the look, layout and history of the place and bought it when it came up for sale. It was in need of TLC so we totally updated the kitchen and bathrooms and did a lot of finish work while retaining the a lot of the old character. We're both really happy with how it turned out.

What makes this house unique

Totally updated large kitchen, laundry and a full bath upstairs and downstairs make this 2 story house great for families and groups. A big yard on a double lot allows plenty of room for bbq's and relaxing on the property. Essex is located half way between East and West Glacier and across the highway from the Walton entrance to Glacier. We're near the Amtrack train platform so there's great train viewing also.

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kalispell (FCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Izaak Walton Hotel
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
West Glacier, East Glacier
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Izaak Walton Inn and Stanton Creek
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Cross Country in Essex and Marias Pass
Nearest Beach
36 Miles
Lake Five in West Glacier
Car: recommended

Spectacular viewing for train enthusiasts. A quarter mile to Glacier Park, and half mile to Great Bear wilderness.

Excellent cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Great hiking and sightseeing in the Glacier Park mountains. Area wildlife includes, mountain goats, bear, moose, elk, wolves. Recommend the Skyline trail from Logan Pass. Ask about complimentry cross country ski passes for Izaak Walton trails.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Essex in Flathead County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two - one upstairs with a shower and one downstairs with a tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three queen size beds with new mattresses and pillows, One twin bed with new mattress.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Large yard on double lot with mountain view. Plenty of room to use the gas barbeque in the back yard. Freestanding firepit available.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Glacier Park - 2 to 6 nights $295.00/night summer, $185.00 winter
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews
5

10 years of September visits and all of them great!

  • 5 of 5

Our men's group from Minneapolis-St. Paul went out to Tod and Pat's mountain cabin last week for the 10th consecutive year, and despite unexpected rain and a little snow, had a great time. Caught trout while it snowed on Two Medicine Lake, rented a pontoon boat for fishing trip on Swan Lake, and hiked and fished nearby Stanton Lake. The rain and cooler weather greatly improved the forest fires situation, so we could hardly complain. And, as usual, our hosts and the cabin were delightful. It's up for sale now for $299,000, and I wish I could buy it, but maybe the next owner will continue to rent it, so we can return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few days as an intended stop on the Amtrak Empire Builder route. The location and set-up of the house worked well for the 4 adults in our party, with room to spare. We enjoyed having a few meals we made ourselves and the flexibility to explore our surroundings and experience some local restaurant as well. Thanks to the owner's Tod and Pat for recommendations on places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The smoke from forest fires dampered our visit, however, the rental was fantastic. The cabin was very clean and had everything you need including a good book to read. The best part of this rental for us was the owner. He lives right down the street and he and his wife couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. This rental will not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

So convenient and nicely supplied place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Off the beaten path and interesting place to stay. Highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

nice stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean with all of the conveniences of home. Owners were very friendly and even baked us cookies. They live a few houses down and were very helpful with any local info.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean place and quiet. I liked the sound of the trains coming by in the evening. Tod made us feel very welcome. In my opinion there were not any good restaurants close by. Bring your own food and cook it in their nice kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Essex, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£299
for 2 nights
From
£149
 
 
summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£477
for 2 nights
From
£238
£1,506
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£477
for 2 nights
From
£238
£1,506
 

Additional pricing information

no cleaning fee! £0
Tax Rate 7.0%

Summer 2016 stay 3 to 6 nights and get reduced rate of $230.00 per night plus MT lodging tax. Weekly rental $1540.00 plus tax. 10/1/16 to 5/31/17 (winter) $160.00/night plus tax. Across street from Glacier Park for great hiking and sightseeing. Great Cross Country skiing in winter. Groomed cross country trails at nearby hotel with ski pass available for guests at Essex Mountain House.

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