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Charming Private 2 bedroom plus Bunk house in town - $150-$250/night

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Including Large Loft, 2 Bath Plus Bunk House Only Steps from back door

1500 square feet in this cute, private cottage in a fantastic neighborhood.

Cozy Master bedroom with queen size bed. Upstairs loft over looks the open beam living room area and has lots of room for the kids to play. The Loft includes 1 single bed and 1 Queen with plenty of separation. The bunk house has a built in queen bunk bed with pull-out double futon below. It's a great spot where the kids or another couple can get away for some added privacy, watch a show on the new LED TV.

The living room has all new furniture including a pull out queen sofa bed, 40' LED television.

The brand new kitchen has expansive views of the backyard, is very clean, functional and includes stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and stone counter tops.

The property is on over half an acre and feels like you are by yourselves in the trees but yet it's right in Whitefish. It has a large deck with a huge fenced backyard that boasts views of Whitefish Mountain Resort. You are only a 5 minute walk to the golf course, 20 minute walk to scenic downtown that has fantastic restaurants, night life and shopping. You can drive to the ski hill in 15 minutes. Two boat launches are only 3 or 10 minutes away. 40+ miles of hiking and mountain biking trails are only half a mile up the road.

We love this place and know that you will too!!

More Details

Merritt Ranseth
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Merritt Ranseth

Our Family lives in Calgary, Canada but grew up in Winnipeg spending all of our summers out at the lake and wanted our kids to enjoy the same experiences we had. We absolutely love Whitefish and have been going there for years, both in the summer for the lake and winter for the skiing. The atmosphere in Whitefish is fantastic anytime of the year.

Merritt Ranseth purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Merritt Ranseth chose Whitefish

We chose this property after years of searching for 'a cottage' because of the neighborhood, the feel of the house, the privacy and yet how close it is to everything Whitefish has to offer. We love the open ceiling and exposed beams, being in the trees and a short walk to the golf course.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Whitefish

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Brand new powder room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bunk House - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Futon
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Private 2 bedroom plus Bunk house in town - $150-$250/night
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Amazing Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We encountered some issues with our arrival, on our end, and our hosts went above and beyond to help us figure everything out. Merritt was always very fast at getting back to me by either phone, text or email. Fabulous experience!

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great atmosphere, charming house!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed coming home to this house after hiking Glacier National Park all day. Felt like coming home. Quick and friendly responses from owners. Perfect place to stay for a trip to the mountains!

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you guys enjoyed your stay Evelyn and were able to get into the park with the fires. Hope you can make it back again.
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Cozy cottage in the trees

  • 4 of 5

This home was comfortable and quaint, yet accommodated our family of 7 very well with the loft and bunk house. Somewhat secluded from its neighbors, it sits on the edge of Whitefish in a nice neighborhood with easy access to both downtown and a biking trail. We stayed in it during some of the hottest days of the year, and although it doesn't have air conditioning, ceiling fans, lots of operable windows, shade trees, and cool nights kept us comfortable. Bathroom space is limited, but we made it work. It served as a terrific landing spot for a trip into Glacier Park, boating on Flathead Lake, and our time in Whitefish. We would enjoy staying here again.

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Homebase for Glacier Country MT Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was an outstanding place to stay for my family of 5 (including 3 teens) during our western Montana vacation. Location is secluded yet within walking distance to town in one direction and hiking trails in the other. We saw more deer than dogs on our excursions from the house.

The deck is the perfect place to sip morning coffee or enjoy a drink in the evening - furniture was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare a meal - appliances were first class. My son enjoyed having his own accommodations in the Bunk House with his own television, while the girls loved the loft. It truly felt like home.

We enjoyed hiking down Big Mountain and renting a pontoon on Whitefish Lake. We drove to Glacier National Park 3 days and didn't make a dent in in our list of things we wanted to see.

Merritt's recommendations on restaurants were fabulous - don't miss Ciao Mambo's if you like Italian or Sweat Peaks for ice cream.

Thanks for one of our best family vacations ever - we look forward to coming back someday.

The Troughtons

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a gorgeous cabin and location. The home was warm and inviting, the kitchen was well stocked and the shower had great water pressure! But, most importantly, it was extremely clean. The owner was very responsive and accommodating of my shifting travel schedule. It felt like a home away from home and I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home. It had a great location that was near downtown Whitefish but also felt like we had privacy. The home was very clean and met our needs. Air conditioning would have been helpful for the lofts considering it was some of the hottest weather of the summer but opening the windows at night and closing them during the day did the trick.

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Whitefish Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 93
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
City Beach


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Whitefish

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$175
Refundable Damage Deposit C$300

Local Whitefish zoning requires 30 night minimum stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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