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Quiet rural home close to everything: Glacier, Whitefish, lakes, skiing & more!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 lofts, perfect for family or 2 couples.

The Bearfoot Cabin is a cozy 2 story home sitting on 2.5 acres in the Flathead Valley, centrally located between Whitefish, Columbia Falls and Kalispell. It is a lovely rural setting but is only minutes from Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and the airport. It's the perfect getaway for relaxing after a fun-filled day in the beautiful Flathead Valley.

The area is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with something for everyone: hiking, biking, fishing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, golfing, dog sledding. Whitefish, which is only about 6 miles from the Bearfoot Cabin, has wonderful restaurants, theater, music and shopping.

More Details

Nancy and Jesse Thompson
Member since: 2016
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Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Nancy and Jesse Thompson

Originally from Memphis, TN we vacationed here in 2000 and never wanted to leave! So we bought a piece of land and built the cabin in 2004. After vacationing in the cabin with friends and family every chance we got, we decided to make the Flathead Valley our permanent home. We moved into the cabin in 2010 while we built a home next door, which we moved into in 2011. The house and cabin are separated by a stand of trees so each have privacy. We certainly respect your privacy while on vacation, but are also happy to meet you if we are home and happy to answer questions about all the fun things to do around here!

Nancy and Jesse Thompson purchased this house in 2004

Why Nancy and Jesse Thompson chose Columbia Falls

We loved the rural setting, away from the hustle & bustle. But we also loved that it was close and convenient to everything! We feel like we live in the country, but we are only minutes away from all the conveniences of the surrounding towns - not to mention Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness area, 2 ski resorts and too many lakes and rivers to even name!

What makes this house unique

Rural feel but convenient to all the Valley has to offer. Only 7 minutes to Whitefish and Columbia Falls, 15 minutes to Kalispell, 10 minutes to the airport and 25 minutes to Glacier National Park. County roads and driveway are plowed during winter weather.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Columbia Falls around the Flathead County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , downstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upstairs bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs
  • There is also a futon and bean bag chairs that open to queen mattresses in the lofts for additional sleeping space. The spaces are not private, although blankets can be hung over railing to provide some privacy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Quiet rural home close to everything: Glacier, Whitefish, lakes, skiing & more!
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was immaculate and was very well stocked with supplies. The decor and private surroundings are perfect. I agree with some of the other reviews, the photos don’t do the house justice. It is conveniently located near Glacier National Park, Columbia Falls, Whitefish and Kalispell. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The layout and location of the cabin was outstanding. It had everything we needed - and than some! After hiking, rafting, and sightseeing it was nice to come back to a beautiful and cozy cabin. 5 star all the way!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boise ID

Completely a “Montana log cabin”!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at this cabin— it was perfectly situated between GNP and Whitefish for a variety of things to do. Nancy had everything stocked and provided for! It was the perfect accommodations for two couples (and even a loft for a kid or two)...couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay! Also loved how pet friendly this cabin was But you would never know that from how immaculately clean the place was!

We would love to return in the “off” season so we will definitely keep this place in mind when we do!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pflugerville, TX

Beautiful cabin - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family trip to Montana (5 of us), so we had high hopes for just about everything. Without hesitation, I can confidently say that this cabin is perfect, and exceeded every expectation. If you have more than 5 in your group, it might be a bit tight, but it worked perfectly for us (2 in one bed, 2 in another and 1 slept in the loft). The cabin is very nicely decorated, exceptionally well maintained and the owners provided a "handbook" of local activities and attractions. The cabin is also located in a nice, quiet, area.

The property is located only minutes from Whitefish, which is just an amazing little town, worthy of daily visits, and maybe 25 minutes from the west entrance to Glacier National Park.

Whether you are a first time visitor to Montana, or a returning vacationer, I cannot imagine that you'll find a better place to stay!

Go ahead, book your stay! You absolutely will not be disappointed!

The Messer Family

Pflugerville, TX

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

Perfect location, hosts, and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The Bearfoot Cabin is even better than described. We found everything to be excellent. The location is close enough to Glacier National Park to allow one to easily tour the park and come back to the quiet of the cabin. Whitefish is also within an easy driving distance. The cabin is well furnished, clean, and has great kitchen supplies. Jesse and Nancy are the consummate hosts. Although their home is next door, it is not visible from the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb House, great location in Montana

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is very well stocked, quiet location and convenient to both Columbia Falls and Whitefish. It is an easy drive to Glacier's West Entrance. After a fun day of hiking or exploring, it was wonderful to come back to this cabin to stay in. I do not think the pictures show how great this place is.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
Great Northern Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
6.2 Miles
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Whitefish Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
5.5 Miles
Numerous in Whitefish & Columbia Falls
Nearest Ski
12.5 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort/Big Mountain
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
City Beach - Whitefish Lake
Car: necessary

Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, numerous lakes, rivers and streams, beautiful golf courses and incredible views all make the Flathead Valley a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Music, theater, art and food lovers, will find much to see and do in the surrounding towns of Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Kalispell and Bigfork.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Columbia Falls,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 2018-19
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter/Spring 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
16 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2019
9 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Winter 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 2019-20
20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £189.93
Cleaning fee £98.76
Pet Fee £75.97

To allow cleaning crew ample time to properly prepare cabin for next guest, check in time is after 4 pm and check out time is 10 am. If we are not having a quick turn around, we are happy to arrange other times to suit your schedule.
Full payment refunds are available for cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date.

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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