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A five star Montana guest house

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Susanne Lucas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2018

About Susanne Lucas

Craig and Susanne and 18 year old son Garrett

Susanne Lucas purchased this house in 2010


Kalispell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • $75 per night charge for extra adult over 4 guest
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Extra bedding available just ask if you don't have enough
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 cots in master closet
  • The sofa in the living room is a queen pull out bed. We make the beds according to weather. If you need more blankets etc. Check the closets. If you need anything just ask
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Big yard with view of Big Mountain Ski Resort you will never get tired of that. Beautiful walk around Ponderosa Estates. Our guest house is great for 2 to 6 people. Our limit is 4 adults Check out time is 11:00 AM and Check in is 3:00 PM early arrangements available large yard and parking area /room for trailers or RVs, Airport concierge available upon request Need extra beds? We have two large single cots available -just ask This home has been recently restored, Western Montana style and is immaculately clean. Maid service is available $85 additional charge at your request. All this for as low as $125 a night. And $300 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.


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A five star Montana guest house
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Very comfy and convenient to many sites an excellent restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay...lots of space and conveniences!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying- you were an excellent guest. Come back when you can
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  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the lack of response. Happy to have a new phone - all is fixed and I'm available and quick at responding
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Bandon, Oregon

Comfortable, Convenient, Restful Stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home; comfortable with plenty of room to move around.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Whidbey Island (Puget Sound), Washington

very nice place to stay, with comfortable feel to it.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comment. I appreciate your visit and hope you will join us again soon.
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Probably used to be great, but not as much anymore

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Shopping.

* Hiking.

* Walking.

* Relax.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Fishing.

* Biking...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Rafting.

* Ski.

* Snowshoe.

* Cross Co Ski.

* Hiking.

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

Flathead Lake

Glacier National Park

Bob Marshall Wilderness Area

Flathead River System

Blacktail Ski Area

Big Mountain Ski Resort

National Bison Range

Dog the winter you must try this!

Enjoy all this and more....



Restaurants /Rafting


Sailing /Boating

Waterskiing /Jet

Skiing /Swimming


Windsurfing /Biking

Big Mountain Ski area / Mountain Biking /Cross Country

Skiing /Hiking

Downhill/Alpine Skiing

Snowboarding /Snowmobiling

Sledding/Tubing /Wildlife

Viewing /Fishing

Hunting /Rock

Climbing /Fitness Center/Gym

Health/Beauty Spa

Antiquing /Cinemas/Movie Theaters

Live Theatre (Bigfork & Whitefish)

Museums /Horseback Riding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

$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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund