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McGregor Lake Guest Ranch on 2.5 Acres with 175' of Frontage

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms (1 king, 3 queen, 3 single beds), 3 Baths,


Enjoy breath taking big sky sunsets from the 1,700 square foot deck just 20' from the shore of alpine pure McGregor Lake. This 5 bedroom 3 bathroom guest ranch retreat has everything to make your vacation a truly memorable experience. McGregor Lake is one of the finest lake trout fishing lakes in Montana. McGregor Lake is spring fed and its pristine alpine-lake-quality waters are what companies bottle and sell as pure spring waters.

If you like the water there is boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, catching cray fish, sun bathing on the dock, dangling your feet in the water or just floating around on an inner tube. There is also hiking, 4 wheeling, mountain biking, off road travel and horse back riding in the nearby Kootenai National Forest. For the more sedate or just wanting to unwind, the in-deck hot tub is the place to start, a casual walk to observe and photograph the local wildlife, a good book on the deck swing or by the waterfall or just sit on a bench and ponder the mountains across the Lake. You can also use the guest ranch as a base camp for all that Northwest Montana and the Flathead Valley have to offer. This place has it all.

Keywords: Montana, lakefront, McGregor Lake, water front, Glacier, Flathead Lake, secluded, retreat, lake front, guest ranch, private dock, boat ramp and screened in porch area on lower and upper level. Pet friendly, but (pet limit/ pet restrictions/daily pet fee per pet/pet deposit & cleaning fee.) Payment received and accepted once guest returns signed rental agreement.

More Details

Karen Cromwell
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

About Karen Cromwell

Our names: Donald & Karen Cromwell.

Status: Retired/Semi-Retired.

Previous Careers: Donald (Certified Public Accountant) Karen (Attorney & Chief Financial Officer)

Semi-Retired Careers: Donald (Taxes & Acctg Svs) Karen (Manages Homeowner Associations & Acctg Svs)

Most important to us: Family & Friends.

Interest/Hobbies: Donald (Wood Turning, Cabinet Building, Fishing, Traveling, Internet, News & hi-definition movie junky.)

Karen (Pets, Wood Turning, Fishing, Traveling, Internet, Managing homeowner associations, Estate Planning.)

We enjoy meeting new people and strive to make your stay a very pleasing and relaxing one!

Karen Cromwell purchased this house in 1998

Why Karen Cromwell chose Marion

Beautiful big blue skies, clean air, crystal clear lake water, - natural spring feed lake 20 feet from deck, and breath taking views of the mountains. Lots of wildlife (deer, birds, frogs in side frog pond, moose and elk) in the yard. Lots of hummingbirds! Quiet & solitude when you want it to be.

What makes this house unique

Boat ramp & boat dock on the premises

Hot tub built into deck facing lake/towels provided

Snorkling equipment/canoe/kayaks/paddle boats/fishing boat provided for use on McGregor Lake by registered guests.

Tubes/Floats for rafting in the lake.

Craw dad traps

Fire pit for outdoor fires & cooking

Screened-in gazebo

BBQ grill (propane & charcoal available)

Screened in Gazebo

Screened Porch Areas

Large deck with plenty of outdoor furniture

Restaurants & taverns near by. Great outdoor sports & local wildlife viewing.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Marion

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Friendly Handicap Access. Wheelchair/Walker Access First level - no carpeting. Access straight out to porches. Medical equipment available - walkers, shower/bath seats. Side rails available for toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Receipt of the signed rental agreement and payment will be required by Guests before the reservation request & payment will be accepted. Owner will supply rental agreement upon initial contact by Guest. References and guest reviews provided upon request. Method of Payment: Please be advised: In order to keep our lodging rates down costs associated with Credit Card Processing /Paypal Fees etc..will be charged separately to the Guest and are not included in the posted lodging rates. Other additional information: Outdoor dog kennel, large & extra large indoor dog kennels available if necessary Oversized deck with hot tub, swing, bar and plenty of seating for watching sunsets. Large private dock, handicapped friendly, wet bar in bedroom suite, outdoor fir pit Screened porch area on lower and upper levels. Guests have commented that pictures posted online do not do the home justice. Spectacular view & exceptionally clean and maintained. Multi week discount may be available.


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McGregor Lake Guest Ranch on 2.5 Acres with 175' of Frontage
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews
Calgary, Canada

Fantastic Family (or Anybody) Escape

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth year coming here and we love it! It has everything you need for a lake vacation. The boats and kayaks are so fun, there are plenty of life jackets for kids and adults, and the house has everything you need, even for a most delish crawdad boil (traps and all). And the owners are awesome! Thank you for providing an excellent experience every year.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, Montana USA

Beautiful Home on McGregor Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 7 days at the house on McGregor Lake with our family. It was such a beautiful house! The kids spent hours a day snorkeling in the clear blue/green water. We enjoyed being able to use the paddle boat, water toys and life vests for everyone. The house is fully stocked with all the comforts of home, and Karen and Don went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable; they even took us for a boat ride around the lake! I have zero complaints about our experience with the lake house or the owners. In fact, the kids have been asking when we get to go back. I recommend this vacation home and hope to go back again as well.

Thanks for everything, Cromwells!

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Pierre, SD

McGregor Lake Guest Ranch

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at your McGregor Lake Guest Ranch! Each summer we rent a home for a week and this was by far the cleanest and best supplied home! Hope to return another summer! Thank you for making our stay so comfortable and special!

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from yet another wonderful trip to Montana. Don and Karen continue to be absolutely wonderful hosts. Our children adore them too and can't wait to see them each summer at the lake. The house itself continues to have absolutely everything we need and each year there are small upgrades done around the house making it even better. Although the weather wasn't perfect, even on windy days our kids loved swimming in the waves and jumping off the dock. There are more than enough kayaks and tubes to play around with and we loved the addition of the paddle boat this year. There are always enough life jackets for kids and adults. We highly recommend this as a great place to come and relax and enjoy time together as a family. Our kids' favorites: Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, swimming, hot tub, jumping off the dock, camp fires, catching crawfish, and waking up in the morning looking straight out to the lake. We can't wait for our return next year.

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cohasset, Mn


  • 5 of 5

Karen & Don, Thank you doesn't even seem adequate for the week we spent at your gorgeous cabin! This was just what our family needed after the loss of my stepfather - and it was such a relaxing week for our whole family. Your house was amazing an we loved spending time on the lake and watching sunsets on the deck! We hope we will be able to come stay again in the future. You and Don are fantastic hosts and the kids loved the pontoon ride around the lake! Thank you again for everything it was an incredible week! Hope we can be back in the future!!

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Round 2 even better

  • 5 of 5

Didn't think it could get any better than our first rental but it did! Don and Karen have made several upgrades (not that it needed them) in the past 4 years and will obviously continue to keep their property updated. This is by far the nicest rental property we have ever rented....I'm sure we will be back again.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Glacier International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
On the lake
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Kalispell MT
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US Highway 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
On the lake
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Whitefish, MT Big Mountain
Car: recommended

Sky diving, fly fishing guides, horses, off road dirt biking and four wheeling.

Screen outdoor porch area.

Child or pet gates on front deck.

Selected sizes of life preservers available for swimming or boating. Canoe, 3 kayaks, 2 paddle boats and alumnium fishing boat available for use.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Marion

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 12-May 18, 2018
May 12 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 19-May 25, 2018
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 26-Jun 1, 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 18-25, 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 25-Aug 31, 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8-Sep 14, 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 15-Sep 21, 2018
Sep 15 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 22-Sep 28, 2018
Sep 22 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29-Oct 05, 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 6-Oct 12, 2018
Oct 6 2018 - Oct 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 13-Oct 19,2018
Oct 13 2018 - Oct 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 20-Oct 26, 2018
Oct 20 2018 - Oct 26 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$627.75
Pet Security Fee Per Pet C$313.88
Cleaning Fee C$175.77
Pet Fee C$263.66
Tax Rate 7.0%

If credit card used, add credit card service fee. Credit card fees are passed onto traveler, rather than increasing rate.
Cleaning Fee $140.00 (without pets)
Pet Cleaning Fee $50.00
If pet approved in advance, Pet Lodging $210.00 per week (per pet)
If pet approved in advance, Pet Security Deposit $250.00 (per pet)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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