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Fall Retreat:Glacier Park; Hiking, Biking; Fishing, Zip Lines and Biking

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Kalispell - Rainbow's End Vacation Home

'Wilderness' Feel' describes this 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath

Welcome to the beautiful Flathead Valley and Glacier Park regions. We know you will have a wonderful experience and create lasting memories when you visit this spectacular corner of the country. Our cabin is located on the Flathead River (the river is 30 feet from the front deck) and ideally located between Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake. We’re a short drive to Whitefish, Columbia Falls, downtown Kalispell, and a quick 10 minutes to Glacier Park International Airport. This cabin and surrounding property is the ideal location for a restful retreat and use as a home base for adventures and days of exploring.

The Cabin: The views from the cabin are simply stunning; guests love the sight of serene Flathead River, the majestic Columbia Mountain Range, and the ever present wildlife. You are guaranteed to see deer, eagles, turkeys, and the occasional bear. The entire east side of the cabin is windows - a sliding glass door leads to a beautiful deck for hosting outdoor dinners in the summer and year-round stargazing . An open kitchen, dining and living area is perfect for entertaining and gatherings with loved ones. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you will need to craft the perfect meal – cookware, small appliances, plating for 6, and much more. The comfortable living area is the ideal for getting cozy with a book, playing board games, or merely soaking in the view. A large master bedroom encompasses the loft with a queen bed, a sitting area nook, and water closet. Two cozy bedrooms located on the main floor include one queen bed, one full sized bed. The main bathroom contains a corner shower and is stocked with plush towels, a hair dryer and local handcrafted soap. A utility room, also on the main floor, contains a washer, dryer, ironing board, and iron. This lovely cabin was constructed in early 2014 therefore the amenities are fresh, new, and ready for you to use.

The Property: A one mile drive on a gravel road through the country will lead you to the cabin. The river boarders the east of the property, and we’ve kept the river side of our property open with a few tall trees for shade. Our property is kept natural and is not overly manicured – we love our connection with nature! The remainder of the property has a couple outbuildings for storage, and is covered with tall spruce and cottonwood trees. Guests are welcome to fish along certain sections of the riverbank or use property as a put in or take out location for river float and fishing trips. Our location is an unspoiled place to retreat and relax to after a fun day of exploring all the region has to offer.

Recreation: Nearby recreational opportunities are endless! Guests have close and easy access to hiking, skiing (all forms), fly fishing, sport fishing, mountain biking, cycling, rock climbing, sight-seeing, bird watching, boating, whitewater rafting, and the list goes on and on. The cabin is fully stocked with games, movies, and books. A fire pit for story-telling, marshmallow roasting and stargazing is available nearly year round. The river is wild, cold, and unpredictable therefore swimming is never encouraged or recommended.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Glenda D. Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016

About Glenda D. Brown

Robert and I have lived here on the Flathead River for 24 years in the A-frame built in the '70's. I grew up in the Valley, attending Evergreen Elementary till 8th grade, and Robert is a transplant from southern Idaho. We both attended FVCC, and he graduated valedictorian in the first class of land surveyors, and is still surveying here in the Valley after a 12 year hiatus in Alaska. My family has been here in the Valley since the 1920's, with each generation moving away (or being moved away!) and coming back, irresistibly drawn by the unforgettable loveliness of this Valley. I am excited to meet the people who want to experience our Valley and enjoy it's riches! You are welcome here.

Glenda D. Brown purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Glenda D. Brown chose Montana

We just finished building this Amish cabin 200 feet from our 'A Frame' home, to share the lovely serenity of this place with travelers. When we bought this property, the realtor kept saying, 'They don't make places like this any more...!' and he was right. This is a unique property for your complete rest and relaxation, combined with as much adventure as you want to pack into your time here! The owners nearby give you the opportunity for fast answers to questions about things to do, places to go, ... or complete privacy, as you choose!

What makes this cabin unique

'Wilderness' eight miles from two city centers is a huge benefit I enjoy about this property. I used to drive 45 miles into the 'Swan' to visit friends, and I have the same feel here, so close to town. Though one neighbor is in sight of this cabin, the Louisiana owners are seldom there, so, privacy combined with close proximity to all the attractions make this a special place. (Owner's property is 200 ft. away, screened by trees.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's easy to be kind to people who are so kind themselves! I enjoyed meeting all six of these folks, and was blessed by how they kept our cabin. Thanks for choosing Rainbow's End Vacation Cabin.
Aug 2016
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Fall Retreat:Glacier Park; Hiking, Biking; Fishing, Zip Lines and Biking
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Beautifully maintained property with a fabulous view of the Flathead River and mountain ranges.

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely well maintained, tastefully decorated and appointed with all the amenities one would require. Glenda, the property owner, was delightful and we all fell in love with her dog Jake. We all wanted to take him home! I would without hesitation recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful "home away from home" while exploring the Flathead River Valley and Glacier NP.

  • 5 of 5

We three retired couples comfortably used Rainbow's End as our "home base" while exploring the area. We hiked in Glacier National Park and the Jewell Basin Hiking Area, attended a symphony concert in Whitefish, enjoyed coffee and pastry at the Polebridge Mercantile, and fished the various forks of the Flathead River. The accommodations at Rainbow's End were wonderful: clean and well maintained, nicely equipped and decorated, comfortable beds, and an outstanding view off the back deck of the Flathead River. The owner was very attentive to our needs and quite helpful. We had a very pleasant experience and highly recommend this VRBO property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The BEST vacation home we have ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this vacation cabin...it was PERFECT for our family of 5 (ages 6, 9, 14)!! The house is very clean and has everything you need for your stay, including a grill with propane and even bear spray to borrow (in the laundry cabinet). With three kids and a gorgeous river out your back door, the washer and dryer came in very handy with dealing with wet and dirty clothes. I was initially worried about the house being too far from Glacier National Park to really enjoy the park as much as we wanted to. However, it was no problem at all. It took 30 minutes to get to West Glacier and about 1.5 hours to get to Logan's Pass (middle of the Going to the Sun road). The scenery is so beautiful and there are so many places to stop and either hike or take pictures that the drive never bothered the kids at all. We hiked in the park every other day and the days we were in Kalispell, we spent it tubing down the river out the back door, relaxing and grilling out, canoeing, exploring the nearby towns, etc.

However, what really made our trip extra special was the owners of the cabin...Glenda and Robert, who live next door. My husband and I must have said 5-6 times during our stay, "those people are so darn nice and kind". Robert taught my kids how to shoot a bow and arrow, took my little one of a jet ski ride, let us borrow his kayak and canoe, etc. Glenda left surprises for my younger kids on the porch in the morning (bubbles, Frisbees, etc.), checked in with us frequently to see if we needed anything, invited us over for dinner, and was a wonderful host. They made us feel so welcomed. (They were also great resources for the area since they have lived there for so long.)

And I saved the best for last...the stars of the show...their dogs, Sammy (small, cute little thing) and Jake (black lab). My 6 year old daughter spent hours bossing those sweet sweet dogs around and throwing the Frisbee and tennis ball to them. They made her vacation!!

We spent 8 nights at the cabin and wished we didn't have to leave. My husband gave the ultimate compliment when he said, "We are going to have to break our number one rule about never vacationing at the same place twice and come back to this place." It truly is a little slice of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! We didn't want to leave. We'll be back.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice. Beautiful new updated cabin in an amazing location. Just steps away from the river with Glacier Park in the background, the back wall of cabin is mostly windows for a 24/7 perfect view. Lots of wildlife viewing. Nice large deck off the back with large grill and outdoor furniture. Close access to Kalispell, Whitefish and Glacier. Very quiet at the end of the road. Glenda was awesome. Pretty much gave us permission to enjoy their whole property. Suggested we invite family over after the wedding. Even though the weather didn't let us use it, Glenda setup their fire pit and chairs for our family to use. We were able to bring our old dog along and just let her roam. Great place to unplug and relax. If you need cable, WiFi or cell phone access to survive this isn't the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyed our stay !

  • 5 of 5

Everything was really nice ! The view, the cabin, the owners, etc. were great !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Wonderful cabin in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything about our stay at Rainbow's End. The cabin has everything you need to relax at the end of the day. The property offers beautiful views and opportunity to observe wildlife. It was also conveniently located to all the activities we had planned out, glacier park and flat head lake.

You will not be dissapointed with this property, we are already thinking about our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Buffalo Hills, Kalispell
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Empire Builder, Whitefish MT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 2 and Hwy 93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Jagz, Kalispell
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Whitefish Mt. Resort
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Flathead Lk, Wayfarer's Park; Whitefish City beach
Car: necessary

To find our property, if you have GPS, put in either Kalispell or Columbia Falls, MT - (you might want to get groceries at the Super One on Hwy 2).

About 6 miles, you'll come to Glacier Park International Airport, cont. south through the stop light to the next stop light on Birch Grove by Jagzs Restaurant and Cowgirl Coffee. Turn EAST go to 1/2 mile to the next road to the SOUTH (not marked, but it is Helena Flats). Go 1.5 miles to intersection and turn EAST onto Eid Ln. Go 1/4 mile to end of pavement, turn SOUTH onto Goodrich Rd. (gravel). The sign is faded, but it is there on the corner by 9-10 mail boxes. You'll go 1/4 mile then the road turns to the left for another 1/2 mile to a blind corner. There is a mirror by the birch tree, with red ribbons and gold bells hanging by it - check the mirror then proceed around the corner slowly - it may be icy. Cross the bridge and go 1/4 mile to another 't' with brick and iron fence, with wreaths hung on it - turn LEFT and pass one house on the right. Take the NEXT driveway to the RIGHT - there is an arrow on a fish on the tree pointing to the Rainbow's End!

So many choices! Because our cabin is centrally located, I took the liberty of expanding the '15 minutes from....' to 'within 30 minutes of....' in all directions! Experience memorable white water rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with a gourmet dinner served on a gravel bar. Try your hand at horseback riding along mountain trails, or on a chuck wagon with dinner served. Plan to be here in August for the County Fair, with livestock, home grown and canned goodies, and rodeo every evening. See who can ride the bulls the full 8 seconds!

If water sports are your joy, try the water bumper cars in Coram, or the water slides in Columbia Falls. Mountain bike riding on Whitefish Mountain is a challenge, with many more miles of trails scattered throughout the Valley. Whitefish Mountain also has thrilling zip lines to enjoy. Challenge yourself to ride with the front pack of bikers to finish the 100 mile Huckleberry 100 and finish in roughly 5 hours!

For something unexpected so far north, tour the micro-breweries, find the whiskey and vodka distilleries, and sip wine at a winery south of Lakeside along Flathead Lake.

Matchless majestic scenery is available to those who choose to hike Glacier Park trails, or hire horses to ride into the wilderness areas nearby. There is no end to the outdoor activities available to the adventurous.



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Kalispell, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £164
Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 7.0%

Shoes: please leave the shoes at the door; bring slippers or use the ones provided!

Laundry detergent, drier sheets provided.

Standard condiments are in the fridge; sugar, flour, cooking oil and spray are provided.

Coffee and tea are provided, or you can bring your own.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Kalispell, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Water closet - Toilet , In the loft bedroom, with sink in room.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower with over-sized water heater serves both floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Tulip Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with antique Flower Basket quilt. Lovely.
    River view Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Antique brass with comfy full size mattress - cozy!
    Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , A single roll-away is available.
  • The loft bedroom is spacious, with a queen bed, two granny chairs for comfortable reading, table and chairs, and water closet with sink. Main floor bedrooms are cozy, each with one queen bed, closet, and dresser.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Car rentals are available at the Glacier Park International Airport, four miles from cabin.

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