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In the midst of Glacier.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1100 sf house

Beautiful mountain views, colorful sunsets and starry moon-lit skies are yours to enjoy when you stay at my cozy country cabin. There are 13 windows that offer views in every direction. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the sunroom has a couch that turns into a double bed. It has a large bathroom with a tub and a fully stocked kitchen. The front room has a twin bed and piano and the pantry has a washer & dryer.

James Latyszewski
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About James Latyszewski

I was born and raised in Michigan. When I was young I traveled to Yosemite, California and was blown away by the mountains, waterfalls and wildlife. Ever since, I have spent all of my summers near national parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Arches, Acadia and Mesa Verde. In the wintertime I enjoy living in exotic tropical locations.

James Latyszewski purchased this house in 2006

Why James Latyszewski chose Montana

This property has an amazing view of the mountains and is centrally located to all four east side entrances into Glacier National Park. It is also conveniently located between St. Mary, Browning and East Glacier. Out of all the places I've lived and visited, this is the most tranquil, peaceful and relaxing.

What makes this house unique

Some benefits for staying here are:

You will not hear the trains in town or vehicles on the road.

You will hear great horned owls and coyote.

You will not see trash and roaming dogs.

You will see the mountains during sunrise, sunset, moonlit nights and dark starry skies.

If you are lucky, you may see the northern lights, bears or even a mountain lion.

Moose, deer, rabbit and squirrel are commonly seen in the yard and eagles, great horned owls, swallows and humming birds are usually around.

There is great drinking water from the tap.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • I provide towels, toilet paper, hair dryer, sunscreen, bug spray, first aid kit, soap and shampoo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Front room - 1 Single Bed
    Sunroom - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • You can comfortably sleep 6 people in the house and more are welcome if you are willing to use a provided inflatable mattress or bring a tent, RV or camper.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • whitewater rafting
If anyone is interested in doing a hike that requires a car being spotted, I may be able to help you drop off your car and give you a ride to the trailhead.


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(33 traveller reviews)

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In the midst of Glacier.
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

The cabin was beautiful, in a beautiful setting, close to Glacier!

  • 5 of 5

Driveway was a little rough, but worth it. Would absolutely stay here again! Spacious, nice kitchen, nice bathroom, laundry machines, newly remodeled cabin. Great value for the price. Property owner was very nice as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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would definitely recommend

  • 4 of 5

The place was great- clean (although it did smell like someone had smoked in it previously), comfortable, attractive, roomy, lots of cooking supplies and having a washer/dryer was a real plus since we could pack more lightly. It was convenient to all three entrances to East Glacier. Not to be redundant, but the driveway was definitely a challenge - it couldn't be done without a car that is pretty high off the ground and as a person with back issues, i literally had to hold my self off the passenger seat to make it. The prairie/lowlands scenery really grew on me and was a nice contrast to being in the mountains every day. I will definitely recommend this place to everyone I know visiting the area. The only things that kept me from giving it five stars was the driveway, the smokey odor and it could use a few more window screens for cross ventilation

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The views were excellent

  • 4 of 5

Exactly as described in the summary of the property. Would visit again if we were to go to East glacier.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place to stay off the beaten path

  • 4 of 5

Great little house on the prairie. We had grizzly bears in the field wrestling the 1st morning and deer roaming the field the 2nd morning. The cute ground squirrels are always around to welcome you home from a hard day of hiking. The 1/2 mile road in is the only thing bad about this house which is why I can't give it 5 stars although is was adventure each day. It is very bumpy and if it has rained recently there will be standing puddles of water/mud and will require you to wash your car after your stay. Otherwise James has gone out of his way to make this house very comfortable and well stocked and is very helpful in giving you suggestions on hiking trails and things to do in the area.....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Called it our Little House on the Prarie

  • 4 of 5

Yes, it was a little house on the prairie. The house sits in the middle of a field and yes, the road into the property would be a challenge to many cars (we had an SUV). But, we liked the quiet and wildlife. A bison visited us nearly every morning and evening grazing about 50 yards from the front door. We were also lucky enough to see two moose out front one morning. The house is rustic but pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montana cabin under the big sky

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay early in Sept despite cool and somewhat rainy weather. The house is as described. It is very well equipped. We especially liked having a washer and dryer and sharp knives. It can be a little hard to grill when it is windy but we managed. Jesse was available and made sure we were comfortable and gave us some good hiking recommendations. It is quite close to St Mary's but a 45 or so drive to Many Glacier. The sunroom is wonderful and the views magnificent. We saw deer, a big bison and 2 moose in the yard. The drive is rutted but quite doable if you go slow. The directions were easy to follow and accurate. We thought the bed was a bit soft (not so good if you have back issues) and the linens well worn but serviceable. We would definitely stay here again if we returned to the East Glacier area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Glacier International Airport (FCA)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
East Glacier Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aspenwood Cafe
Car: recommended

The house is nestled in the foothills of the northern Rockies. You can see nine summits in Glacier National Park from the windows. It is located between three entrances of Glacier; Two Medicine, Cut Bank Creek and St. Mary. The Many Glacier entrance is a one hour drive. In the yard you can frequently spot moose, deer, coyote and occasionally some bears. The house is in the middle of a small field that provides an ever changing 360 degree panoramic view. You can enjoy the sunrises and sunsets, which offer great photo opportunities of the surrounding area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Star, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
off season
15 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
on season
1 May 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50.52
Pet Fee £38.86

The driveway is a little hairy. Four wheel drive is recommended but not essential. The rental is located 3/4 mile from the highway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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