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SPECIAL PRICING, Great Views, Private, Hot Tub, Pets Welcome, Pet the Ponies

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,988 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Have a Bonfire, Play Horseshoes, Watch Stars from Hot tub, Pet Ponies...Welcome!

This newly remodeled home has a warmth that invites you in; you may not want to leave. It is perfect for a vacation for 2 or a romantic getaway. Your pets are welcome. The home has room for the entire family, sleeping up to 7. Whether your are heading to Glacier National Park or any of the many other things to do in the Flathead Valley, you'll love to come home to the peacefulness of the Country Gem and relax on the deck with your favorite cold beverage while enjoying the quiet views of the surrounding mountains. The 2 miniature ponies love to be petted and fed carrots and there's lots of room to play ball with your dog. Have a salad made with fresh ingredients you have picked from the garden (by mid-summer). Play a game of horseshoes or cook smores over campfire in the yard. Just 7 minutes from town, 20 minutes from Flathead Lake, 30 minutes from Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain (zip-lining), and only 5-30 minutes from several golf courses, you are conveniently located to whatever you would like to do. There are outdoor concerts, art festivals, and 2 summer theatres in the area.

This custom farmhouse has cherry cabinets, tile and laminate floors, skylights allowing for lots of light and an open feel with great views, an inviting fireplace, a piano and a guitar. The kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances and cooking needs, including spices and condiments (food not included). Enjoy the 55' HD LED flat screen TV to watch movies from the DVD library, Netflix or listen to music on Pandora inside or outside on the deck. Bring your laptop and take advantage of the high-speed Free WIFI. The main bedroom, which is newly remodeled, has skylights above the queen bed and there are large walk-in closets with enough space for all. A futon (double) and a queen luxury air-mattress are available in addition to the queen bed in the master bedroom along with a single bed in a separate bedroom downstairs. There is I full bath and 1 half bath upstairs.

The home has a total of 5 skylights to let in all the Montana sunshine, a large deck facing south with a smaller deck off the bedroom, facing East for your 1st morning coffee in the Montana sunshine, and a 4 person hot tub to relax in while enjoying the stars at night. There are 2 tree farms lining 2 sides of the property, allowing for privacy and a feeling of seclusion and a long row of poplar trees to relax under in the shade in the afternoons. There's plenty of room for the entire family to play outdoors, whether it is croquet, volleyball, horseshoes, yard games, or sitting in the shade or around a campfire.

Because pets are welcome in this Country Gem, there is a 'doggy' door upstairs with a custom area for 'little' dogs to go out onto the deck into a 5x8 covered chain-link kennel for their use as well, if desired. The yard, almost an acre, is fenced so dogs and little children can't get into the horse pasture accidentally. The owner is a certified professional dog trainer, so if your dog has any annoying behaviors or just needs a little friendly assistance on it's manners, these can be addressed, with an appointment, while you are out 'playing' in Montana.

Cleanliness is a priority in this immaculate Country Gem and non-toxic or natural products are used as much as possible making the home safe for your entire family, including your pets. Attention has been paid to every detail to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

More Details

Debi Buchholz
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Debi Buchholz

I grew up in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula, MT on a cattle ranch and was always on the back of a horse. After marrying, I was a mom of 3 children, including a set of twins, all of whom I home-schooled for several years. As a younger woman I trained horses and I've owned 2 breeding stallions and mares in the past. I've ridden jumping horses, done dressage, and 'natural horsemanship'. As my children grew up I began showing dogs in conformation. I have my little Shih Tzu as pets and am a Karen Pryor Certified Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer. I use all postiive methods and teach as well as train. Animals have always been a focal point of my life for as long as I can remember. I love Montana, the outdoors and all that there is to do here. Glacier Park never fails to take my breath away, and tho I've been other places, there's no place like Montana.

Debi Buchholz purchased this house in 2004

Why Debi Buchholz chose Kalispell

I moved to Kalispell in 2003 and after looking at property all over the valley, finally found this piece of land. It is in the farming area of Creston. It has amazing views, is private, yet close to everything there is to do. I absolutely love being next to the tree farms. I can have trees without having to look straight up to see the sun. The home was originally built to be a guest house upstairs with a horse barn downstairs, but it was never used as a barn and life circumstances changed those plan. The downstairs has since been finished out to be a training area where I teach puppy classes in the winter months. I do volunteer teaching for the local 4-H program during the summer months at a park in town so the downstairs is unused during those months. This property has great views and privacy and I love sitting on the deck watching the horses in the pasture, hummingbirds on the flowers and enjoying Montana.

What makes this house unique

This home is a very unique design. It is built to follow the sun throughout the day and to enjoy all the views and their beauty. It is secluded yet close, has decks, privacy, and a full RV hook-up in case part of your family wants to join you in an RV. There is room for all to play and your pets are welcome. Everything is very clean and I'll provide you with all the information and guidance that I can for a wonderful stay in Montana.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Kalispell

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1988 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • An additional refundable pet cleaning deposit may be required for larger breed dogs
  • In order to maintain a clean hot-tub, it is important that you shower 1st to remove lotions, oils, detergents, just as you would for any public pool.
  • Nothing is to be placed on the piano; Keep all wet towels,etc off cabinet doors, water of floors, no throwing/bouncing things in the house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink, electrical outlets, mirror, shelf area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , A large counter, sink, 6' mirror, good lighting, cabinets
  • The main bath sink is separate from the shower area; tub/shower with beautiful tile and removeable hand-held shower head, skylight. Large mirror, counter-space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , This is a separate room downstairs, fully furnished
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen with large walk-in closets for all to use
  • New queen size pillow-top mattress, huge walk-in closets enough for all guests, skylights. There is also a futon (sleeps 2) in the LR and and queen size deluxe (sleeps 2) air mattress with all bedding. More can be added on floor if desired.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Owner is certified professional dog trainer and can assist with your pet behavior questions. Two miniature horses are available for petting with owner's supervision only.


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SPECIAL PRICING, Great Views, Private, Hot Tub, Pets Welcome, Pet the Ponies
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews
Holly Springs, North Carolina

Beautiful, peaceful, wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an excellent stay at this property!! First let me say that Debi was very accommodating. We had to change our week to a later time in September and Debi was very responsive and changed it for us. Once we arrived, Debi walked us through her property and made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. The first thing I noticed after the beautiful scenery surrounding her property was how clean her house was! We have rented many homes over the years and this one was the cleanest by far! The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to feel right at home. Everything in the home was well maintained and of great quality. Debi gave us great recommendations of places to eat and we were not disappointed in the least with any of them. The views from the kitchen, decks, and bedroom are outstanding! Watching the sunset at night was just fabulous. The beautiful flowers on the decks and around the outside were gorgeous. This home is central to many local attractions and close to anything you need shopping wise. Even though Debi does stay in her RV at the back of the property, she was never intrusive and respected our privacy. We knew she had dogs as pets, but we never heard them. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property, loved meeting her sweet pets, and highly recommend Debi's lovely home to anyone. Thank you Debi, for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a total delight to have you. I enjoyed getting to know you and your husband and hope that you'll come back again, I would love to have you. You certainly hit the weather perfectly and saw Glacier at one of the prettiest times of the year with fall colors and not so many people. I hope we meet each other again.
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Great stay in Kalispell

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay with our 4 kids. We used the house primarily as a home base to go to Glacier NP and some of the surrounding sights. The house was very cheerful with a nice open lay out and lots of things that made it feel very homey. It was very nice to come home after being away looking at the beautiful Montana landscape.

We have stayed in many VRBO's in the past, but this is the first time we have stayed while the Home Owner (Debi) was on the property. We did not have an issue at all. Because of all the flowers and landscaping, it really is a lot to keep up and it was nice to have someone who knows the area well to ask questions. Debi never intruded into our vacation and we genuinely enjoyed getting to know her.

We had a great time!

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed having you and hope you'll come back again. Yes, It is a lot of work to maintain, but I'm always working on 'streamlining' the upkeep, lol. But, without all the work, we wouldn't have all the beautiful flowers, so it's well worth it to me....I love beauty. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here.
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beautiful country home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Debi's country home. The home is bright and airy, very clean and user friendly. Debi is very warm, helpful, and accommodating. I would recommend this lovely home to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice. It is on a big mostly fenced in property which was perfect for the dog (a chocolate lab) and playing chuck it. The house was nicely laid out and very pretty inside. It had a lot of kitchen gear which is half the reason to go rental over hotel is to cook and have your own food. The house is also very close to glacier and after long days hiking in glacier the hot tub was amazing. Debbi was very friendly and easily answered any questions. We would love to stay again. Thanks Debbi!!!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed having you and would love to have you again. What a nice dog you have....made my really miss Choc Lab who passed away last winter. I hope we meet again. Debi
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Lovely property, great for dogs

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome property that is especially great if you're traveling with dogs. It's right between Glacier and Kalispell. The views are nice, and the hot tub is great!

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you and your dog...what a great dog! I hope you'll come back again. The best part about renting my home is all the awesome people I get to meet.
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Omaha, ne

Pleasant stay

  • 3 of 5

The house was beautiful and the property was amazing. You just need to be ready to interact with the owner daily (sometimes more than once). She gave us feedback daily of how we were caring (or not caring) for her place. It does smell like dogs (probably because of the training facility on the main level). The hot tub was amazing (but we had to take a shower before using it). I am just used to more privacy from the places I rent. Overall, we enjoyed Montana. Very beautiful.

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The home, which allows pets, has not had any animals present in several weeks, and the dog training area was commercially cleaned in early June. The smell referred to is not 'dog' but the rubber flooring, which has had an unusual smell since it was new, as confirmed by 2 separate professional cleaning companies. When I do the "walk-thru" with each guest, I remind them that I will be coming in daily to check the hot tub chemicals and the deck plants for water. Yes, I had more frequent interactions with this guest. This guest treated my home with disrespect, such as: allowing their son to bounce a basketball repeatedly in the living room (many breakables and totally inappropriate), not abiding by the home instructions stated in the rental agreement and the walk-thru in a number of different ways, including allowing their children to go unsupervised into the horse pasture alone, NOT Allowed, road speed limit, etc! As for the hot tub, many people do not realize how difficult it can be to keep hot tub ph balanced, especially with dirt, sweat, oils and lotions. It is more difficult in hot weather and a hot tub is not a swimming pool for play of children. I feel that I was very tolerant given the situation, tho I felt a measure of repeated frustration. I'm opening my personal home to strangers as guests and in return I ask for the home and myself to be treated with respect.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mountain Crossroads Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crossroads Cafe, Kalispell is 5 miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
The Big Mountain, Whitefish, MT
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Flathead Lake
Car: necessary

Because this is Montana, we have everything but the ocean. If you want to do it out of doors, we probably have it, including petting zoos with farm animals, drive-in to see bears available, horse-back riding in Glacier Natl Park


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Kalispell

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$189.97
Pet Fee C$25.33
Damage Insurance C$100.05
Damage Deposit C$759.9

There is a pet fee of $20/night/pet depending on the size/breed of the dog. There may be an additional pet cleaning fee depending on the specific breed of dog. I try to not add this charge frivolously. Because this pet fee will not charge per pet/night accurately for pets on the "book it" feature on the automated web site, I will need to manually adjust this for you if you are bringing pets and using the "book it now" feature.

Please see Rental Agreement for specific details regarding the need to cancel, as this site does not offer an accurate automated choice for my cancellation policy.

Guest must return signed rental agreement before home access information is provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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