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Glacier Park Lodging - 2 to 6 nights $255.00/night summer, $160.00 winter

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 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.

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
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

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Glacier Park Lodging - 2 to 6 nights $255.00/night summer, $160.00 winter
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Super cute!

  • 5 of 5

Great location to see Glacier National Park. Host was very personable. House was clean and kitchen was stocked with extras like spices and food wrap. Very helpful. Owner had a golden retriever to greet us at his house at check-in. Loved that as I was missing my golden. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Train tracks were nearby but not bothersome for us. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Beautiful house, comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and met the owners. The house was spic and span, incredibly cute and comfortable. The bedding was comfortable, the bathrooms great. We are three retired nurses on our "annual retreat". Just down the road is the Isaac Walton Inn with great food. The area is between East and West Glacier Park--the major access points. It is two stories with stairs. Also the train tracks are fairly close. But many of the VRBOs and rentals (especially near West Glacier) are near the railroad tracks. We enjoyed watching the trains travel through.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100% successful!

  • 5 of 5

Needed a break, a chance to exhale, walk in the woods, curl up and watch Forrest Gump....couldn't have been better. Beautiful accommodations....Todd and Pat were perfect....can say for sure, "we'll be back"

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

Mountain Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable, very high quality. Really a relaxing setting with ample outdoor options!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Mountain Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming and comfortable! ! All the amenities of home in a mountain setting.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thank you very much for the kind comments. Pat and I are glad you enjoyed your stay and plan to see you again next winter. We enjoyed having you here and and appreciate your taking the time to write comment and rate your stay. We are considering some changes to the Essex Mountain House and will keep you posted. Tod and Pat
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation spot. Just down the road from the historic Isaak Walton hotel, this VRBO rental was perfect for our needs. Beautiful location, very comfortable, and well stocked. It's close to the East or West entrance to the park. Tod and Pat are wonderful hosts and were very responsive to our needs and provided lots of information about the area. I would definitely recommend the rental and plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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, Halfway Motel
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Cross Country in Essex and Marias Pass
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.

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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
 
summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£422
for 2 nights
From
£211
£1,390
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£633
for 3 nights
From
£211
£1,390
 

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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