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Mountain Views, Wildflowers & 15 Minutes To Glacier East Entrance

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath, Eat-In Kitchen

Ideal vacation lodging: a beautiful ranch setting, apart from the traditional tourist scene, in comfortable, relaxed surroundings. MEADOWLARK MEADOWS GUEST HOME is one of 4 unique accommodations we offer. All are in a private setting for guests looking for lodging with a personal touch. If your vacation is centered around exploring this unique area, you are within minutes of area activities and attractions. The East Entrance to Glacier Park is 15 minutes away, Many Glacier Valley is 20 minutes, Two Medicine Valley is an hour's scenic drive as is Waterton National Park in Canada. The Ranch is an ideal place to return to after a day of activity; to kick back, relax and plan your next day's adventure. If you prefer time to read, write, photograph or other more solitary pursuits, you will enjoy the space, privacy and inspiring natural ambience. All our vacation rentals offer the serenity, privacy and views that Paul Ranch Montana LLC is famous for.

Meadowlark Meadows is our newest addition. The interior is completely refurnished and comfortably decorated.

Centrally located for a variety of destinations and pursuits, this vacation home is spacious, comfortable, and well-maintained. Each of our residences is personally and individually decorated so you will be in a comfortable home. The spacious kitchen is perfect for family meals and offers views of Glacier Park mountains. The living room includes a writing /computer work area. The master suite includes a large bathroom with double sinks, garden tub, and separate shower. The smaller bathroom has a tub/shower combo and single sink. In addition to the Master bedroom (with a California King bed), there is a bunkbed room decorated in boho-chic decor, and a bay- windowed bedroom dedicated to cowboys the owner grew up with. The on site washer/dryer provides an extra convenience. Daily service to your accommodations allows you to concentrate on your vacation, not housekeeping.

A large deck off the front door offers mountain views of Glacier Park that are beyond belief and is a perfect place to dine, to start your day with morning coffee or to end your evening relaxing and viewing wildlife that inhabit the property. A large open field invites an evening stroll; equipment is on hand for outdoor games and activities. This is a plus for families traveling with children.

RANCH MONTANA PAUL LLC proudly announces it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the new GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.

WILD HEART REFUGE, comprised of 155 acres, has been set aside on the Ranch as a wildlife refuge. The commitment of Paul Ranch Montana is to leave acreage undisturbed to support indigenous wildlife that live on, give birth on and migrate across the land.

SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR OTHER LODGING CHOICES which include our premium 3 bedroom/2 bath vacation rental (Elk Willows Guest Home), our economical 2 bedroom/1 bath vacation rental (Wagon Wheel Guest Home) and our no-frills historic bunkhouse (Chaps & Spurs Historic Bunkhouse).

Reasonable pet requests can be accommodated. Water and pasture available if traveling with horses

On-site caretakers will ensure your stay is exceptional with personalized attention to detail.

Enjoy the mountain views, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and the sounds of nature.

Enjoy the free roaming alpacas who inhabit the property… they are such curious, mystical creatures.

We are adjacent to a wetlands conservation area which provides a great area for birding.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About owner/property manager

As a native of Montana, I was raised with sweeping prairies and rugged mountains. The Paul Ranch is 160 acres of natural beauty and I can't imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing this peaceful and spectacular setting. Rick and Kathy, your hosts, will personalize your stay to make it one to remember. Come stay with us a while...

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of the Ranch include the wildlife that inhabit the property, the pair of red tailed hawks that take up residency every year, the awesome mountain vistas, the clean air, the clear night sky, the get-away-from-it-all setting. Hearing the morning and evening sounds from the wetlands conservation area that borders the property will connect you with nature and refresh your spirit.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Babb in Glacier County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 12:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Garden tub, separate shower, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Master ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cowboy decor & large bay window
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Fun Boho-chic decor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Adjacent wetland conservation area, Bird watching Activities. Complimentary for our guests: Private lakeshore cabin available for day use (located on Lower St Mary Lake, 20 minutes from the Ranch), just 5 minutes from Glacier Park. On a private lot, it's a perfect spot for a day of swimming, fishing, picnicking, BBQ-ing, relaxing. A boat launch is available. If you are visiting Glacier for a few days and want to schedule a Day-at-the-Lake this would be perfect for family and friends. Reservations recommended.


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Mountain Views, Wildflowers & 15 Minutes To Glacier East Entrance
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Our family really enjoyed our stay on the ranch as a home base for visiting Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on the ranch. The ranch managers went out of their way to be friendly, helpful, accommodating. Our children (ages 21, 18, and 15) said they loved the "home" and how cozy it felt. Watching the sunrise was beautiful. We enjoyed getting to meet and learn more about the alpacas too! The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Everyone enjoyed the homemade cookies that were waiting for us when we arrived. Communication before and during our stay was excellent--all my questions were answered in a timely manner. Being able to borrow the bear spray was also greatly appreciated, since we went on several long hikes. We also took advantage of the day use cabin on the lake when we needed a relaxing day after one of those long hikes! I cannot say enough good things about our experience here and would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to others. The beds were comfortable--we all slept well. Even my youngest, who is not typically an "outdoorsy" type said "I am sad to leave this place." Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality and helping us make wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Gene and Terry are awesome catetakers we would love to come back and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and private with a nice view.

  • 5 of 5

It was very warm the day we arrived and there is no a/c. We knew this before we booked. There are plenty of fans and it cools down quickly in the evening and is chilly by morning.The location is great for GNP . There are a couple of very pricey restaurants nearby. We bought most of our food with us from Great Falls. There is a gas grill which was nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Paul Ranch. The QUIET was wonderful and the location an excellent base for hiking the St Mary, Many Glacier and Belly River areas of the park. Terry and Gene gracious hosts/managers greeting us with cookies and the lowdown. Daily clean up helped us maximize our time. Would definitely stay there again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to Many Glacier, St Mary & Waterton with space for a family of 5

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay at Paul Ranch. My three children (14, 12 and 5) all said Paul Ranch was their favorite, we stayed at 5 accommodations over a 2 week vacation. Gene and Terry are more like Uncle Gene and Aunt Terry with yummy cookies upon our arrival and a true caring for their guests. We had plenty of space to spread out, very important when you have children who range from 14 to 5!! The area is very quiet, with a very large distance between the home you rent and others they have on the property. We stayed in West Glacier before going to Paul Ranch and shopped for food at Super One Foods (pretty good selection of organics and good donuts(lol)) in Columbia Falls, which is way closer than Kalispell and gave us more time for hiking. There is a grill off the back deck area, so my husband grilled most nights. The kitchen's cooking supplies are adequate. Washer and dryer worked great, was a necessity as this was our halfway vacation stop. They have bear spray in the rental for your use which is great, no need to rent or buy. We left the bear spray in the rental for the day we went into Canada, as I read Canada only allow certain bear sprays into their country and I did not want to take the chance it was the wrong kind. We also went to Two Medicine which was the longest drive on the East side from Paul Ranch. The road however was fun to drive and very scenic (R49 Looking Glass Highway) need to watch out for open range cattle and horses. We traveled in June to the Glacier area which is just the start of the "busy" season. Paul Ranch is very close to all of the popular areas but a world away from any crowded Glacier Park facility. Perfect for us because we wanted peace and quiet for our evenings.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Geat Base for Hiking in Glacier

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Meadowlark and it was just perfect for us. We were completely spoiled! From the fresh baked cookies welcoming us to the daily cleaning, including washing our dishes, and Terry coming by to let us know that there was a fresh vegetable market at the General Store in Babb -- we were made totally comfortable and welcomed. The house has everything you need. It was a great base for our hiking trip.

The weather was not the greatest -- cloudy, drizzle and cold -- but we made the best of it and it was always nice to come back to the house, have a glass of wine and then prepare supper.

The view from the house was awesome -- the stars at night (just a couple of nights) seemed closer than at home in Texas. This is truly a beautiful part of our country.

Gene and Terry were very helpful. We had deer in the front yard several evenings and we loved the alpacas sending us off in the morning and welcoming us home in the evenings.

It was so nice to have the washer/dryer with soap provided so that we could go home clean.

Beds were comfortable, had comfortable seating in the den and if the wind had not been blowing, sitting on the deck would have been really nice.

Also, the owner, Barbara Paul, was very helpful.

If we come back to Glacier, we will definitely stay here. Perfect for a trip visiting the park.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: 'Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.'


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Babb, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.77

7% Montana Lodging Tax added to totals. 2 nights minimum refer to consecutive nights. A credit card number is required at check-in in lieu of a damage deposit and will only be billed if damage expenses are incurred. There is no separate fee for Housekeeping, daily housekeeping is included in the rate. CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations 60 days or more prior to your arrival date will receive a full
refund, less payment processing fees of 5%. If you
must cancel with less than 60 days’ notice, we will gladly refund any nights
of your stay that we are able to re-book. We encourage our guests to
consider purchasing trip insurance, which usually runs 2-5% of your trip’s
costs, which can help defray your expenses due to unexpected emergencies
or cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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