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Glacier Chalet at Mountain Cleft Retreat by Glacier National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Mountain Views

The Glacier Chalet looks like something out of a charming storybook. (For larger groups, also check our other units located on the same property—Alpine House: Listing 134160, and Alpine Cottage: Listing 451633). The 1000 square foot, wood sided, red roofed, two story chalet with white painted balconies is a dream come true. Located at the edge of the woods, the quiet here is soothing and tranquil. Two cozy upstairs bedrooms, one with two twin beds, and the other with one queen bed, have down comforters. Each room is in European cottage decor and has its own private balcony with views of the mountains and woods and a place to sit and relax. A full bathroom is shared between the two bedrooms.

The downstairs has a full kitchen, dining room, living room with full sofa bed couch, reading chairs and a gas fireplace, a bathroom, entry room, and front porch. The living room opens out onto a large balcony deck with deck chairs and barbecue grill. The deck overlooks the meadow below and the mountains above.

More Details

Clyde Morgan
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Clyde Morgan

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.

Why Clyde Morgan chose Glacier Park

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.

What makes this chalet unique

When you stay in the Glacier Chalet you are nestled in the woods where birds sing. Yet, you have the comforts and conveniences of home. Each bedroom has a walkout balcony from which you can view the surrounding natural beauty. If you're looking for romantic setting, the queen bedroom with its balcony view of the mountain meadow is very enchanting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Columbia Falls in Flathead County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upper Level Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has balcony overlooking mountain meadow
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Has balcony facing woods
  • The second bedroom has a sizeable alcove that can accommodate another person if needed. The retreat has two portable cribs that are available to guests, and we also have a baby gate if you need it.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Down near the 'barn' (consult the facilities diagram in the photos section) you will find a campfire area with supplied wood. It's a great place to gather the family or to enjoy some quiet time watching the flames jump and listen to the fire crackle.


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Glacier Chalet at Mountain Cleft Retreat by Glacier National Park
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful and close to GNP

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful, clean and within 20 minutes of Glaciers west entrance. We did have trouble finding it with our phone's GPS. Clyde informed us that Google maps does a better job with the location- so definitely try that if you are planning to stay.

Also- please note that they don't offer Saturday check-outs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our family found comfort, beauty and tranquility at the Chalet. The secluded location always felt safe and was convenient for exploring West Glacier. We were glad to stay at this property during our travels in Montana.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and secluded!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in June for 4 days and it was awesome! Directions were clear, and it was one of the cleanest VRBOs I've ever stayed in. Fireplace was cozy at night, and the deck looking out to the meadow was relaxing! There is a dirt road going out to the property, but it's very well maintained and not an issue. It makes it that much more secluded! Also, don't run the dishwasher if you want a shower. It steals all the hot water! Overall had an awesome time here, it was a perfect way to start and end days full of hiking and biking!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant house in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Glacier Chalet in August 2016. Directions to find it were spot on which is important in that part of Montana! Everything was clean and ready for our arrival. Internet worked well enough for email and travel planning. The kitchen is well equipped and decor is charming cottage with comfortable furniture. Two dormer style bedrooms upstairs with their own balconies and two full baths make this a good spot for a family of 4-5 or two couples. I cannot say enough about the location. So close to West Glacier and all the park has to offer but completely isolated in the woods with only one other house in view. We did not see major wildlife but really enjoyed the quiet and woods. Columbia Falls is only a 15 min drive as well for larger grocery shopping needs. We would definitely book this again or the nearby Alpine House for a larger group. Note: there is no A/C but the shade, fans and good airflow made this a non-issue even with days in the 80s.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs a thorough cleaning

  • 2 of 5

We were there for 5 days and each person was given 1 towel and 1 washcloth for their use. Had I know I would have brought some of my own. The pots with which to cook had no lids and there was not a pot big enough to fix soup in. The kitchen rug was dirty and the couch had food on the arm rests. There was a note in the upstairs bathroom which stated they were sorry but the hot and cold water was mixed up. This place could use a thorough cleaning. In addition the internet and TV took forever to get working.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very sorry your stay was not as positive as we want all stays to be. We have high standards and strive to meet them every time.
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What a great spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I wanted to take my Mom on a trip to Glacier Ntl Park for her birthday. We found this place online and it lived up to our expectations. The property was secluded and quiet, but close enough to the park that the drive was only maybe 15min. We saw Deer right in our backyard, and a Mama bear and her cubs down the street! The beds were comfortable and the cottage was equipped with everything we needed The hot water was plentiful and the gas stove was a treat (though I enjoy a wood fire more, which is why the outdoor fire pit was my personal favorite). We were right next door to the other rental properties, but we never really saw them. Everything was clean and the linens were fresh. It was also nice having a washer/dryer in the house in case we needed to do some laundry.

Thanks for letting us create some memories there!

P.S. We left a jigsaw puzzle there for the next people. It's a tough one...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Retreat, Scott, and we're delighted your family had such a great experience. Thanks for the puzzle. I'm sure future puzzlers will enjoy the challenge.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Glacier International Airport (Kalispell)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Glacier View Golf Club (near West Glacier)
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak Station at West Glacier
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Several in Columbia Falls
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Columbia Falls, Montana

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.56
Damage Insurance £45.76

We accept American Express, Discovery, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards. We also take money orders or cashiers checks. Sorry, no personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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