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Charming Private 2 bedroom plus Bunk house in town - $150-$250/night

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Whitefish - Whitefish Cottage

2 Bedroom Including Large Loft, 2 Bath Plus Bunk House Only Steps from back door

1500 square feet in this cute, private cottage in a fantastic neighborhood.

Cozy Master bedroom with queen size bed. Upstairs loft over looks the open beam living room area and has lots of room for the kids to play. The Loft includes 1 single bed and 1 Queen with plenty of separation. The bunk house has a built in queen bunk bed with pull-out double futon below. It's a great spot where the kids or another couple can get away for some added privacy, watch a show on the new LED TV.

The living room has all new furniture including a pull out queen sofa bed, 40' LED television.

The brand new kitchen (no new pictures yet) has expansive views of the backyard, is very clean, functional and includes stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and stone counter tops.

The property is on over half an acre and feels like you are by yourselves in the trees but yet it's right in Whitefish. It has a large deck with a huge fenced backyard that boasts views of Whitefish Mountain Resort. You are only a 5 minute walk to the golf course, 20 minute walk to scenic downtown that has fantastic restaurants, night life and shopping. You can drive to the ski hill in 15 minutes. Two boat launches are only 3 or 10 minutes away. 40+ miles of hiking and mountain biking trails are only half a mile up the road.

We love this place and know that you will too!!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Merritt Ranseth
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Merritt Ranseth

Our Family lives in Calgary, Canada but grew up in Winnipeg spending all of our summers out at the lake and wanted our kids to enjoy the same experiences we had. We absolutely love Whitefish and have been going there for years, both in the summer for the lake and winter for the skiing. The atmosphere in Whitefish is fantastic anytime of the year.

Merritt Ranseth purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Merritt Ranseth chose Montana

We chose this property after years of searching for 'a cottage' because of the neighborhood, the feel of the house, the privacy and yet how close it is to everything Whitefish has to offer. We love the open ceiling and exposed beams, being in the trees and a short walk to the golf course.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Private 2 bedroom plus Bunk house in town - $150-$250/night
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Excellent Homebase for Glacier Country MT Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was an outstanding place to stay for my family of 5 (including 3 teens) during our western Montana vacation. Location is secluded yet within walking distance to town in one direction and hiking trails in the other. We saw more deer than dogs on our excursions from the house.

The deck is the perfect place to sip morning coffee or enjoy a drink in the evening - furniture was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare a meal - appliances were first class. My son enjoyed having his own accommodations in the Bunk House with his own television, while the girls loved the loft. It truly felt like home.

We enjoyed hiking down Big Mountain and renting a pontoon on Whitefish Lake. We drove to Glacier National Park 3 days and didn't make a dent in in our list of things we wanted to see.

Merritt's recommendations on restaurants were fabulous - don't miss Ciao Mambo's if you like Italian or Sweat Peaks for ice cream.

Thanks for one of our best family vacations ever - we look forward to coming back someday.

The Troughtons

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a gorgeous cabin and location. The home was warm and inviting, the kitchen was well stocked and the shower had great water pressure! But, most importantly, it was extremely clean. The owner was very responsive and accommodating of my shifting travel schedule. It felt like a home away from home and I can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home. It had a great location that was near downtown Whitefish but also felt like we had privacy. The home was very clean and met our needs. Air conditioning would have been helpful for the lofts considering it was some of the hottest weather of the summer but opening the windows at night and closing them during the day did the trick.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little cabin for its location and space. The quiet neighborhood was great for walks and close to town. The cabin was great for five adults and we thought it would be plenty of space for kids as well.

We are already planning to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy to have found this place!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! My friends and I spent 3 nights here to ski and celebrate New Year’s Eve. And we had an awesome time!! The property was exactly as described and very clean upon arrival. The cottage is well furnished and nicely decorated and the bed in the bunkhouse is so comfortable!! All the kitchen amenities were there too! The location of the property was perfect for the group I was with; a short drive to the ski hill, to x-country skiing, and to downtown. As well, the owners were quick to respond to any questions I had over email. I would recommend this property without question to anyone travelling to Whitefish whether with a group of friends or for a family getaway. I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Colleen, I'm glad the place was to your satisfaction. I'm sure the snow conditions helped make your trip enjoyable. Come back anytime.
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Very Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Whitefish is one of our favourite places to holiday, we love the skiing, hiking, boating and just the atmosphere. Our family of six just spent 3 nights in this very charming cottage. The cottage is exactly as stated. We enjoyed relaxing in the cozy living room and playing games on the large table in the kitchen. The bunk house is like a retreat, away from the noise it made a perfect place for my daughter and grand baby to sleep. Loved the loft upstairs with its two beds. The pull out couch was also very comfortable, which you very seldom find. Merritt was great to work with and we appreciated his concern that our stay went well. Everything was charming about this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda, we are glad that you liked the place and thanks for the referrals. Hope you can come back again...I was also surprised at the comfort level of the pull-out couch!!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Whitefish Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 93
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
City Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitefish, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Ski Season
2 Jan 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108
Refundable Damage Deposit £184

Local Whitefish zoning requires 30 night minimum stays

** Contact owner for a quote on your vacation dates**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitefish, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Brand new powder room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunk House - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double Futon
    Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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