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Lake KooCanUSA, Eureka, West Kootenai, Rexford - 2.5 Acre Retreat & Recreation

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Place to Stay is Simply That!

A Place to Stay is simply that! A welcome respite after a long day of travel. By the time you get to the West Kootenai you will appreciate the fact that there is A Place to Stay. It's not a gorgeous, romantic hideaway or bungalow by the beach. There are no fine tapestries or linens. A Place to Stay is a simple yet comfortable place to take a load off and nestle in for a day or two while you explore the vast, beautiful wilderness of Montana.

A Place to Stay was purchased by the Dessaint Kimura Family in November 2011 from Pastor Andy Yoder. The home is often referred to by the community as 'The Bishop's Place'. A Place to Stay is a get away from it all; unplug, unwind and reconnect with our children and ourselves kind of place! In many big cities that just doesn't always seem possible. In the West Kootenai it definitely is!

A Place to Stay was originally Amish Built by a growing Amish community in the late 90's. With 6 bedrooms and over 4000 Square Feet our intent was to stay true to the original house while modernizing it just a bit. It is unique in that there is very little electricity, no flat screen tv or microwave and no central heat or air. There are no light switches by the doors. You will see and experience some of the little things that are obviously Amish as you explore the home and surrounding areas.

We are nestled between the Montana Woodworks, the Amish School House and the Kootenai Kraft & Grocery with restaraunt. You are remote and at the same time in the thick of town life. One of my favorite things to see as I sit at my desk is a cowboy riding a horse while talking on his cell phone.

Our guests are welcome to cook at home or go next door to the restaurant to grab coffee and a meal. The store has many of the supplies you need for daily life and they serve a good meal.

Visiting A Place to Stay takes some strategic planning and preparation. Because we are so remote, guests will need to stop at Stein's Market in Eureka or visit the Kootenai Kraft & Grocery right next door. Our guests will have full kitchen access to cook their own meals. Stein's Market is a 40 minute drive and The Kootenai Store is a 1 minute walk :) The Kootenai Store also has a restaurant and a hot pot of coffee! They are truly the 'Breakfast' to our 'Bed'. They are closed on Sundays so stock up early!

Our Rooms are very unique in their simplicity. Each room is appointed in blues and greens to reflect the sky and the forest that surround you.

Using A Place to Stay as a home base you will find fishing, hunting, boating, biking, hiking, Glacier National Park, Eureka, Whitefish, The Yaak and Canada all within two hours of our retreat.

A Place to Stay is perfect for Group Retreats or Family Reunions. There are 6 bedrooms with a large shared family room and kitchen. The home is over 4000 Square feet so there is plenty of room to spread out and relax. There is one bathroom on each floor, each with a shower. Our home is often rented by the Amish community. Our 'Season' is typically May through October, weather permitting. Check In at 4:00 p.m. and Check Out at 12:00 Noon. There is no central heat or cooling but we do have fans for warm summer days. There is minimal electricity - only 1 socket per bedroom, a bathroom socket and a power strip to charge your electronics. Plug in the Christmas lights as a night light. Solar touch lamps on the stairs and throughout

I can see Canada from my bedroom window!

More Details

Janelle Dessaint Kimura
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About Janelle Dessaint Kimura

We bought the home as a retreat for our family away from the big city. Having spent several years in Tokyo and then Phoenix we wanted a special place to kind of unplug and unwind from the attractions of modern life. With very little electricity it is so fun to see kids learn how to find something to do and go explore their world.

Janelle Dessaint Kimura purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Janelle Dessaint Kimura chose Rexford

Big enough for a large family or group. Privacy and community at the same time.

What makes this lodge unique

A Place to Stay is interesting in that it was originally Amish built. Next door is the one-room Amish school house where children are delivered by horse and cart and the Sunday morning hymns in German are just fantastic to hear.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge on Rexford on Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located on Main Floor: No feminine products in toilet please
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located on 2nd floor: No feminine products in toilet please.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
The neighbors are all very helpful. If you have a question the best place to ask is at the Kootenai General Store.


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Lake KooCanUSA, Eureka, West Kootenai, Rexford - 2.5 Acre Retreat & Recreation
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great value and very nice atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place and exactly as described. It was a great place for multiple families to get together to create unforgettable memories. This place is also a great value would highly recommend it if you need a quite space for a big family or multiple families.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
91 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Kootenai General Store & Restaurant
Car: necessary

West Kootenai Annual Amish Auction the 2nd week of June each year.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £42.14

This is a non-smoking property, non-pet property. If you are traveling with dogs the may stay kenneled in the barn or the carport but are not welcome in the house due to cleanliness and allergy reasons. Thank you for understanding. We know how it is we travel with our dogs too. Absolutely no cats!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.