About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 6
Come stay at our beautiful guest house for fun, vacation, sporting events or a quiet romantic retreat. Our five star Montana guest house has a historical hysterical fun story and has been restored with all the modern amenities and conveniences.
Centrally located in Ponderosa Estates of Kalispell, this home is just a few minutes walk to the park, trails and golfing. Just a short drive to Kalispell for local shopping, dining and entertainment.
This home features a gorgeous kitchen has all modern appliances for cooking. $ave a trip to the laundry mat...Laundry room with all the fixens. The main living room features a large round family style table in the dining area. Living room lounge on our confy leather couch. Kick up your feet on that coffee table and crack a cold one or pour a hot cup a jo and see what on the flat screen. Free wifi and cable tv
In the entry you will be greeted by a carved bear and our custom window seating sills, bear paws are simulating a break in and break out. No worries not really going to happen around these parts. Master bedroom features a queen log bed with bear bedding, Queen bed in the 2nd bedroom with deer bedding, one nice upscale bathroom, private laundry room with vanity, large custom kitchen, dining area and living room with gas stove/fireplace.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Susanne Lucas
Craig and Susanne and 18 year old son Garrett
Susanne Lucas purchased this House in 2010
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Indoor space, cleanliness and decorations were lovely! Easy access to airport. Too close to neighbors. Owner did not respond to prior email or phone call I had prior to arriving.
So sorry about the lack of response. Happy to have a new phone - all is fixed and I'm available and quick at responding
Comfortable, Convenient, Restful Stay
We were pleased to find the vacation home roomy, clean, with a western mountain decor. Our hosts Susanne, Craig & Garret were welcoming, friendly, and accommodating. The house had everything we needed. The neighborhood was lovely and offered leisure walks. If we find ourselves travelling to Kalispell again we'll surely request another stay! Thank you!
Beautiful home; comfortable with plenty of room to move around.
My family of 6 stayed in this home for 8 nights. I can see why they call it "A Five Start Montana Guest House". It had everything we could need and was so clean and comfortable. Though there were six of us we never felt cramped. The home is a very convenient location and is just outside Kalispell and very close to Whitefish and Glacier National Park. We have such a wonderful time.
We are so proud of our little guesthouse and we enjoyed seeing your family enjoy your stay. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us and come again anytime.
very nice place to stay, with comfortable feel to it.
Good response from owner when booking and the communications were prompt and clear. The place is very nicely decorated in western style. It was a good place to stay.
Thank you for the nice comment. I appreciate your visit and hope you will join us again soon.
Probably used to be great, but not as much anymore
This rental property was updated (maybe a dozen years ago is my guess?) with high-end detail in mind. The style and unique features give this the "five star" vacation home it's name. You can tell that originally, a lot of thought was put in to this VRBO. HOWEVER, the attention to detail has lessened over the years.
As we read through the guest book (most comments being very old), we saw only glowing comments for the property and owners. We didn't have the same experience as the "first" renters had though. Instead of walking in to an immaculately clean home, we found areas of filth and neglect. First, we were greeted with a strange smell (that no amount of open windows could air out). Then we started noticing dirty cabinets, a mound of junk in the pantry (about 1/3 of the shelving was filled with old maps, guides, and grocery sacks... I wouldn't even put our groceries in there), bird poop on the windows, dirt in the window and sliding door tracks, dust-covered blankets and sheets on top of closets (not to mention the fact that bedding came tumbling down when you tried to pull it off the closet shelf). Pillows were stained, sheets were pilling, and the bathroom held a graveyard of partially used shampoos and random bath products, but not a single bar of soap. It was like digging through people's discarded junk to find anything to shower with. The welcome packet was a little out-dated as well (protocol for check-in and check-out were different than stated). There was no warm greeting (never got called back after two voicemails- just got a text the night before we left), and got two glares instead of smiles or a simple greeting from a young woman living/staying at the owner's home on the shared property. Also, we never could figure out how to use the beautiful, high-end oven (wish there was a user manual!) and the grill was broken too so we couldn't use that either. All of the games were missing pieces so couldn't be properly played, and the toy box was full of "junk" rather than toys.
Overall, we just felt like a little dirty and unwelcome there. Such a pity since it COULD and SHOULD be an amazing rental. With a REALLY good cleaning and a little organizing (maybe new towels and a fan in the bedrooms too?), this place would be great. I just wish we got the "Five-star" treatment we paid for.
Thank you for the list of ideas. I have replaced all the pillows, cleaned out and added new toys etc. Replaced the oven with a new one. Fixed the grill and did some spring cleaning. We have never had such a list provided and I appreciate your straight forward approach. I do care about everyone who visits and I am sorry you felt neglected. Several guest have stayed since your visit and all 5 stars. We hope you will check us out again
Relaxing & Cozy!
This recently remodeled rustic Montana home was much enjoyed & comfortable. Beautiful vistas of farmland & trees. Our hosts were welcoming & friendly.
Thank you for visiting our guesthouse we hope you will come back again
Within short driving distance to downtown Kalispell, Whitefish, Somers and Lakeside for dining, shopping, farmers markets etc...
31 miles to Glacier National Park
35 minutes drive to Flathead Lake
30 minutes drive to Bigfork
15 minutes drive to Whitefish
Top Tourist Attractions
Glacier National Park
Bob Marshall Wilderness Area
Flathead River System
Blacktail Ski Area
Big Mountain Ski Resort
National Bison Range
Dog Sledding...in the winter you must try this!
Enjoy all this and more....
Big Mountain Ski area / Mountain Biking /Cross Country
Climbing /Fitness Center/Gym
Antiquing /Cinemas/Movie Theaters
Live Theatre (Bigfork & Whitefish)
Museums /Horseback Riding
Additional pricing information
$350 damage deposit due - Check or cash at check in $125 winter nightly rental The rate is $145 a night 4 adults, 2 children up to 18 yrs. plus 7% Montana bed tax. $30 a night per person over 4 adults $85 house keeping fee $350 Damage/Cleaning deposit, Returned at check out One Half of the total rental fee is required at booking and is non-refundable; Remainder is due on arrival plus 7% Montana bed tax Check out time is 11:00 AM and Check in is 3:00 PM early a