3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
About Beth Hagan
We have lived in East Glacier Park since 1993, raising our two children and loving being part of this incredibly special community. I was raised all over as a Navy Brat, and Pat is a born-and-raised Anaconda, Montana boy. We fell in love with Glacier National Park when we both began working as summer seasonal Park Rangers in 1986 after we graduated from Western Montana College. I worked in the Park for 10 seasons, and the summer of 2016 marked Pat's 30th year as a Glacier National Park Ranger Naturalist. In 2006, his book "Seasonal Disorder," was published and is presently in its 8th printing! (Make sure a buy a copy when you visit and he can personally autograph it for you!) Pat is a teacher in the non-summer months and I have done a bit of this and that over the years, including restaurant and motel owner/operator, janitor, elder care and dog rescue and fostering.
Beth Hagan purchased this House in 2014
Why Beth Hagan chose East Glacier Park
When friends offered to sell us this cute place, we were so excited and jumped at the chance! We had always wanted to get a little place in the country, and this location, being just a few minutes outside of town, was ideal. It's quiet and scenic, but so close for running in to the store and to hang out with friends at the counter of the Two Medicine Grill (my favorite past-time!) Our property sits right on the edge of wild, undeveloped lands so there's a chance of seeing any of the area's indigenous wildlife right in the back yard. (Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Wolves and Mountain Lions have all been seen from the house!) The marvelous views of the mountains sweeping onto the prairie exhibit exactly why Montana is known as "Big Sky Country."
What makes this House unique
Everyone says they love how peaceful and quiet it is out here, but love the fact that they can get in their car and be in town within a few minutes. People appreciate its location in relation to the two main park entrances and its proximity to the Two Medicine Valley.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Wonderful Host. Great House
The host was so warm and welcome. The house is cozy and well stocked with kitchen/condiments. The bathrooms are bigs. We loved everything except the train noise at night, but, if you hike a lot during the day and fell asleep before the train runs, it would not be a problem.
A great choice for East Glacier
Our party of two couples rented this home for three nights in East Glacier in late July and were pleased with the entire experience. The place is an older manufactured home on rural property, so the question about “neighborhood” in the survey doesn’t really apply. The location is great. The house has an eclectic mixture of furniture and a few funky features, such as the bathtubs, but things were clean, comfortable, well-cared for and welcoming. Keeping a rental in working order in this harsh climate has to be a very difficult job, but one the owners take seriously. Beth, who along with her Park Ranger husband Pat, owns the house has a history of working in the hospitality industry and it shows. Her attention to detail (from the pots of cheery annual flowers at the entrance to the house to gadgets to keep the tablecloth in place during breezy outdoor meals) is amazing. She met us at the beginning of the stay to review the workings of the house, procedures to prevent wildlife from getting into garbage, how to keep the cows out of the yard and to recommend activities and hikes. She simply couldn’t have been more helpful. The kitchen truly is well-stocked. We ate all our meals in, we enjoy cooking, and make real meals as opposed to warming up Hot Pockets. We had everything we needed and then some. We enjoyed the water filtration system as the water has a slight sulfurous odor that was completely removed by the filter.
The house was stocked with reference books about the area, bear spray, sunscreen, umbrellas, a cooler for picnics, on and on. Bedding and towels were good quality. The only thing I can think of that could use some attention is the lighting in the bedrooms. At least in the larger bedroom it was difficult to read in bed because of the dimness of the bedside lamps.
With regards to groceries, for those who like to cook, be aware that grocery shopping in East Glacier is difficult. Beth accurately warned us about this. Even the IGA in Browning had a limited supply of fresh vegetables and good bread. So, if you’re coming from Columbia Falls, I would advise doing as much shopping there as possible before coming to East Glacier.
The hiking is wonderful here. Beautiful lakes, wildflowers, wildlife. It has it all. With good weather you will be outdoors all day.
We would return again to this property without hesitation. The owners really helped to make our trip to East Glacier a memorable experience.
Great base for exploring Glacier!
We loved our stay in Glacier and this house was the perfect home base. The owner was so welcoming and helped prior to and after our arrival with info for trip planning. The owner truly has thought of everything and the generous amenities of the house and personal touches were much appreciated. We even saw a bear in the side yard of the house on our first day! A great trip overall, we hope to return soon!
Perfect location for west glacier
We stayed 2 nights and the house was perfect for hiking in Two Medicine, and an easy drive to Many Glacier. The host was very helpful with tips on trails, timing and directions. We had everything we needed, and the property was what we were hoping for. Thanks!
A Beautiful Home
A very nice property in East Glacier park centrally located between both park entrances and very near the Two Medicine Lake area.
Loved it. Private setting, close to park. Beth was a real pleasure to deal with. Her tips on where to view moose and grizzly made for a fantastic ending to our trip.
So glad you got to see those critters! Thanks for choosing our place...come back any time :)
Our rental house is located 2 miles west of East Glacier Park*, a small town of about 500 residents on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation that sits on the border of Glacier National Park. It is an excellent "base" location for exploring the Reservation and the Park, being halfway between the two entrances to the Going To the Sun Road (St. Mary and West Glacier are each an hour away). We are only 15 minutes from the beautiful Two Medicine Valley, which has a wonderful selection of trails, ranger-guided activities, and boat tours and rentals on the famously scenic Two Medicine Lake. There is a nice selection of restaurants and shops in town, including the Glacier Park Trading Company, a historic "general store" that provides a great selection of groceries, sundries, gifts and freshly baked items from the Rock and Roll Bakery. (*MOTORCYCLISTS: Please note that about .3 miles of the road and driveway to the house is gravel and sometimes washboarded. While "doable," it can be a challenge for folks on motorcycles.)