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GLACIER'S FAMILY FRIENDLY RETREAT, Perfect location for exploring the valley

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,235 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Queens-1 Full-2 Twin Bed, 2 Bath And HUGE Bonus Room for every family!

This will be your home away from home in Montana, nestled in the trees, private community, birds and animals on property everyday, amazing views of the night sky and the location perfect for your retreat. Your adventure awaits you! The entire home is available to every guest! Full kitchen and supplies. Flat screen TV's with Apple TV and DVD player. Games of all kinds from chess to poker. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms with a HUGE bonus attached tot he fourth bedroom. Bonus room has 2 couches (not for sleeping), SMART TV and kids nook. Fire pit out back for the family time in the evenings or a fire pit off the front to enjoy while playing some yard games.

This home is simple in many ways but its charm and comfort make it special. Private and quite community. Meadow Lake Golf Course is right around the corner, grocery store is 2 miles away, airport is 10 minutes away, Amtrak is 10 minutes away, Glacier National Park is 30 minutes away, Whitefish Lake and town is 10 minutes away, Summer Rodeo is 5 minutes away, Kalispell is 20 minutes away, Flathead Lake and cherries picking 20 min. and you can go go go any direction you wish!

Check Eagle Transportation for community bus information. Maybe drive into Kalispell and take the bus system to see the historic town. You can also find the Canadian border only 60 miles away from our doorstep.

More Details

Jennelle Cassidy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Jennelle Cassidy

We are Montanan's! Our family homesteaded this landscape and have been an intricate part of the Flathead Valley and Glacier Park since the beginning of Montana's History. Scott is French Canadian and his family is part of the Sam Steele Historic Village in Canada. Jennelle's family forged the road to this magnificent land on a covered wagon from Sweden. Our family history is bold and exciting and this is how we live our lives. We too love adventure and travel is our favorite past time.

Jennelle own's a specialty bakery for Gluten Free and Vegan needs and Scott is in the iron business. Our oldest is in college and two in high school. We travel back and forth from MT to TX but we will forever have our hearts where our home is, The Big Sky~

Jennelle Cassidy purchased this house in 2000

Why Jennelle Cassidy chose Columbia Falls

We are not fancy, full of frills but we are a family home where your fun awaits you! We enjoy being comfortable when we travel and eating at home and playing cards or a game at the end of a great day. Our home is a place you can spread out and find your own space or come together as you like. You will find the yard and fire pits an enjoyable addition, let the stories be told. The location is ideal for easy access to Glacier National Park as well as many of the areas amenities. Super One Foods is just a few miles down the road for easy shopping and you can find eating out a treat down town as well. We welcome you to enjoy our little slice of home with Montana Dawn.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location, you can go any where from this locations! Easy to find and tucked away just perfectly. We are located in a small rural town but uniquely beautiful in it's nature with worlds of opportunity!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you again for providing exactly what we were looking for on our


The home was perfect and gave a cabin type feeling that we loved.

Again there were a few things that could use some fixing, but past that was


I definitely recommend a new coffee pot, though we did run vinegar thru to

work a little better for the next group.

Again though those are small compared to the experience we received, we

just like to help as much as possible and we look forward to staying again

and will definitely recommend to our friends and families.

Thank you so much again.

Have a great day

Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Columbia Falls in Flathead County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2235 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mater Bedroom and private bathroom on the top floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This room has extra space, shares bathroom on ground floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , This room has a shared bathroom and is on the ground floor.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Bunk Bed , Bonus Room, private sleeping and entertainment area
  • There is a bonus room in the basement for extra lodging for the children, queen air mattress (not provided) and plenty of space for more guests! Great game room and place to hang.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Our home is just that, a home a place we come back and forth from and enjoy ourselves, where our family and friends stay because it's home away from home. Not fancy, but Montana isn't about fancy it is simple and comfortable and ready for your Montana adventure. Enjoy the views at night off the back deck. Listen to the birds and watch the deer run through the yard. Our family fav is a little badminton in the front yard and followed up by a camp fire and smores. Montana Dawn is home~


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GLACIER'S FAMILY FRIENDLY RETREAT, Perfect location for exploring the valley
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Location Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Columbia Falls last week! The house accommodated eight of us comfortably...mostly. Low capacity water heater made showering after being on the dusty trails all day a little challenging but it thankfully recovered quickly and we learned to adapt. The kitchen is well-stocked with the right tools. Awesome washer and dryer...again, important after being on the dusty trails. The home was warm, welcoming and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again! The location is amazing. We were halfway between Whitefish and Glacier National Park. Owner was very sweet and welcoming. I would highly recommend this home for a vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you and we certainly would love to have you come back and enjoy the Montana Dusty Trails anytime!! Thanks again, Montana Dawn
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Really enjoyable time

  • 5 of 5

Loved the small town feel, outdoor firepit was fun, everything worked, got a little stuffy at night but too tired to care, so much to do. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montana Dawn, a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Montana Dawn was great. Everything we needed was available and the Cassidy family was responsive and very accommodating to some unplanned requests. The location is perfect for Glacier National Park, Flatehead Lake and a lot of other interesting places to make day visits. Excellent hiking, swimming, kayaking and relaxing.

Thanks to the Cassidy family for letting us use their home. We had a great time ...

John & Magie

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious House - Large Backyard

  • 4 of 5

Only 15 Minutes from Airport. Only 15 minutes from Whitefish, MT which as many nice restaurants and stores. Only 40 minutes from Western entrance to Glacier National Park.

We wanted convenience to local attractions so it fit our needs The house was well kept.

Needs less decorations to be kid-proof.

House is a tri-level with stairs. It is in a quiet area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Glacier home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here! It was the perfect location for our Glacier National Park vacation! It was only 1/2 hour from the west entrance and close to everything we needed...groceries, gas, coffee, and the liquor store. The house was decorated adorably and was stocked with everything we needed. Plus there were movies and an Apple TV for Netflix and Hulu. There was plenty of room for everyone. Every morning we saw deer in the yard when we were drinking coffee and every night we had a bonfire. Janelle was so friendly and available for everything we needed. Just an email away. Can't wait to go back and stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer thank you so much for your kind words! You were an excellent guest and appreciate your business. We welcome you with open arms, come back to Montana Dawn any time. Blessings to you- Jennelle
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It was very comfortable and a nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves very much. It was clean and nice and quiet house to stay in. Thank you very much. How do we get our refund from the deposit? The address was a little hard to find. Yes I would recommend this to a friend. We were there for a family reunion so most of our meals were provided there.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Blue Moon Cowboy Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Meadow Lake Golf
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak, Whitefish
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 2, Hwy 40, Hwy 93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Backroom
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Whitefish City Beach, Whitefish Lake
Car: necessary

Babysitter available upon request! You are in the best location because you have the choice to go in any direction and find and an adventure!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Columbia Falls, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Special Rate
29 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
4 Aug 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
13 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
21 Aug 2018 - 21 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
22 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
23 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
24 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
25 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
26 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Special Rate
27 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season Fall 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Holiday Rate 2018/2019
17 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Off Season Special Rate 2019
14 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Shoulder Season 2019
1 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Special Spring Season 2019
20 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fees £76.83
Refundable Damage Deposit £230.49

Rates are subject to change with out notice unless reservation is confirmed. Taxes included. Additional fees will be assest for cleaning and late check out if guest does not comply to house rules.

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.
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