This charming three bedroom, two bathroom custom-built timber frame home sits on an acre and is just ten miles from the west entrance to Glacier National Park. With three bedrooms and a full size sofa sleeper, it will comfortably sleep 7 people. The kitchen comes complete with stainless steel appliances including a microwave. There is a washer and dryer for your convenience and the home is equipped with WIFI internet service and cable television. The back deck offers a peaceful scene into the woods, with a grill ready for you to BBQ. The master suite is located up it's own set of stairs and includes a queen size bed, hand-tiled bathroom, cable television, a private upper level deck, and plenty of room to relax and unwind. The second and third bedrooms are located at the top of an open-air handmade wooden spiral staircase with full and twin beds respectively, built right into the walls. Additionally, there is a soothing meditation loft beneath the skylights which can be reached from the top of a built in ladder off the second floor. There is a television and DVD player in the living area along with a woodstove, perfect for curling up on those chilly Montana nights. The home has a private eight-person hot tub and a fire pit with a fully stocked supply of wood and is situated just a block off the middle fork of the Flathead River. The home is ten miles from the west entrance of Glacier National Park, and only 14 miles from Glacier International Airport in Kalispell. With easy access to Highway 2, this one-of-a-kind timber frame home is perfect for a summer vacation to Glacier National Park or Whitefish Mountain Resort, and is close to many other attractions around the Flathead Valley of Montana.
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Holly M. Bigelow
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jan 2019
About Holly M. Bigelow
My husband and I own and operate a full-service landscape construction and maintenance company in Columbia Falls, Montana.
Holly M. Bigelow purchased this House in 2004
Why Holly M. Bigelow chose Hungry Horse
This home is very special to us, as it is the first home we purchased as a young couple. It is one-of-a-kind, and you will never see another home like this. Everything inside is hand-built and unique. The location is very conveniently located, just off Highway 2, but still private and 'in the woods'.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect “base camp” for exploring Glacier National Park
Our stay at the Unique Retreat was nothing short of perfect! From the wood stove in the living room to the AMAZING hot tub on the back deck, we couldn’t have asked for more. Quiet and secluded but still close to the park, groceries, gas, etc. Highly recommend for anyone interested and we are already trying to plan another trip back.
This was a challenging stay....
We arrived after dark, from the north and the directions were for travel coming from the south and unfortunately heat was an issue upon our arrival, no wood by the stove, paper but no real kindling. Heat controls were in unusual places and after texting found the wood pile, so chopped wood for the fire that was great, but would have been nice to have a fire ready to go and maybe the outside light on. The bed in the master suite was horrible, a tunnel in the center, making us roll to the center. Lots of stairs in all parts of the house, so if you have any mobility limitations this is not the place for you. Close proximity to the Park was great and Hungry Horse proved to be a friendly helpful community.
This was clearly not the best house for this group of elderly folks to choose. They should have done their homework before booking. The stairs in each portion of the house are clearly visible in all of the photographs, and stairs are mentioned in the description of the house. The bed was replaced the same day that they brought it to my attention (after their stay), October 25, 2018. I have changed the directions in my "key code email" to make it easier for everyone. Check in is at 4:00 pm, during daylight hours.... There is a woodshed full of dry wood, approx. 15' from the front door. I firmly believe that if you can't chop your own kindling/firewood, or are not familiar with an ax/maul, you should not be using the wood stove. There is electric heat in the entire house, and it was set at 65 degrees when this party arrived.
We loved "Unique Retreat"!
We enjoyed our stay here. Loved the layout, landscape, privacy, comfy bed and hottub was a perfect plus after long days of hiking and sightseeing. This location close to Glacier NP was great. You won't be disappointed if you stay here. Hope to come back again.
Thanks Holly for everything!
Close to GNP
We enjoyed how close the house was to the park. I knew it had stairs but just did not realize how many stairs there were. We loved the hot tub, the kitchen was well stocked with all the amenities that were needed, the grounds were beautiful and the house was unique. A couple suggestions when giving directions to the house give some landmarks/businesses to look for we came from the opposite direction of the directions but there were no street names to look for and we all felt like the beds needed new mattresses they just weren't comfortable.
The directions to the house on the "key code email" were updated and are now hopefully easier to understand.
The master bedroom mattress was replaced on October 25, 2018.
Unique home, great location
We had a great time exploring Glacier National Park with this retreat as our home base. The home is clean and spacious, yet felt warm and cozy.
This was a perfect honeymoon house!
The house was well cared for and beautiful. It was in a serene setting and the hot tub right out the door was wonderful. It was well stocked and the bed was really comfortable! We would use this again for a special occasion.
Hungry Horse is a small community adjacent to the west entrance of Glacier National Park. Hungry Horse offers a handful of restaurants, two convenience stores, a grocery store, post office, laundromat, a bar and a liquor store. We also have a few great souvenir shops. Hungry Horse is located just inside the mountains on the way to Glacier, where the south fork of the Flathead River joins the middle fork.
25% of the rental fee is required as a down payment to hold the reservation. The remaining balance plus the 7% lodging tax is due two weeks prior to check-in date. After final payment is received, key box code and directions will be provided via email. Credit card information will be held for 48 hours after check-out date to cover any damages. Client will be notified of damage costs prior to charge. A rental agreement will be emailed to you upon payment of the deposit. If you choose to use online booking, you will be required to provide a credit card number directly to homeowner, in the case of damage to the property. CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel your reservation more than 30 days from the check-in date, you will receive your entire 25% deposit back. If you cancel 15-30 days from check-in date, you will receive 1/2 of your deposit back. If you cancel your reservation within two weeks of check-in, you do not receive your deposit back. There are no additional fees.