Living room/kitchenette.King size bed with Tempurpedic "Cloud Supreme" mattress.
Luxurious 1-Bdrm Couple's Retreat. Quiet & Private
Hosted by Tom & Lisa
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Welcome to the Swan Mountains Guest Suite! Sitting on 10 acres just outside Glacier NP (West Entrance), this suite is centrally located in the Flathead Valley amid hundreds of year-round recreational activities. After a day exploring or hiking, you can look forward to coming home and relaxing in this clean & comfortable suite with its Tempurpedic King Bed, mountain views, kitchenette, huge bathroom, and many special touches. Why put up with noisy hotels? You'll love the quiet and privacy here.

The space

Bright and modern, this sparkling clean, stand-alone guest suite features a Cal-King Tempurpedic bed, and a large bath with dual vanities, towel warmer, walk-in shower with two showerheads, and a private toilet room.

The comfortably appointed living room includes two loveseats, large ottoman/coffee table, 32-inch flat screen HDTV (local channels, Roku with Netflix and PandoraPlus) with in-wall surround-sound speakers. Top-down, bottom-up cellular blinds allow privacy while still allowing you to enjoy the views and let light in. There is a drop-leaf dining table with seating for two. The kitchenette features full-size fridge/freezer (with ice-maker), Culligan bottled-water on-tap, KitchenAid smart toaster/oven (fits a 12" pizza), electric fry pan and microwave. There is no cooktop or ventilation hood, so guests should plan on light cooking only (gas grill on patio).

The suite features heated stained-concrete floors throughout. Our guests often enjoy sunsets and an evening beverage on the large patio, which includes a picnic table, gas fire pit and Weber gas grill (fire pit and grill available April thru September).

Whenever possible, we use products that are local, organic, non-GMO and/or natural.

How do you like your coffee? We appreciate great coffee, so you won't find any stale hotel-like packaged coffee here! We have a number of brewing options available -- from AeroPress to Drip to French Press -- and we provide Montana Coffee Traders coffee (fresh, locally-roasted, organic, and we grind the beans just before you arrive). We also provide an assortment of teas, cocoa, spices, condiments, and other goodies. A small but well-stocked market is just a few minutes up the road. We have a laundry pair available to guests on request (No charge).

While we don't cook breakfast for you, you will find an assortment of breakfast items stocked for your stay.

This guest suite can accommodate one or two people only (no extra people).

Keyless entry means no keys to lose and you can check in late if your arrival is delayed (although we are usually up late).

We have strong 5-bar cell signal (Verizon) at our location. (Note that most of Glacier Nat. Park has no cell service). WiFi is available in the guest suite.

We have lots of parking space, so if you are towing a trailer, there is room to park it. Our property is a 'work in progress' with continual improvements being made to the landscape and amenities---but we never allow work to disturb our guests.

Our nightly rates vary due to seasonal demand; Rate includes 7% Montana State Accommodation Tax.

Guest access

This is a stand-alone guest suite with private entrance in a building separate from the owner's residence on a 10 acre site. Keyless entry means no keys to carry...or lose. The site is mostly level and the suite is on the ground floor with no stairs. Feel free to walk on the open grassy site, watch wildlife, or visit the neighboring horses (they love carrots and apples).

Interaction with guests

We like to welcome our guests and show them around the guest suite when they arrive. After that, we leave you be unless you need something or have questions. Although we live on-site, the guest suite is very private with no window-to-window line of sight. We are happy to share our knowledge of the area and provide recommendations. You may see us working in the yard or in our large vegetable garden. In season, we are happy to share fresh veggies from the garden with you. We have our own friendly pets, who you are welcome to visit with...or not.

Other things to note

Our nightly rate varies due to seasonal demand. The rate includes a 7% Montana State Accommodation tax. We operate in a highly seasonal market, so please note that our cancellation policy is "strict" and Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly suggested.

Shortly after you book, we will send you a link to our online guest welcome book. It can be viewed from any computer or smart phone. It includes info about the guest suite, the area and restaurants, and things to do. There is also an interactive map. The restaurant listings include web-links to the map and TripAdvisor and/or a business website.

Bear Spray is a "MUST" when hiking in the area. We usually have Bear Spray (with holsters) that you can borrow, but it is widely available for purchase here as well as for rent---just search online for "Glacier bear spray rentals." Glacier National Park and the surrounding wilderness where you may be hiking, are BEAR COUNTRY. Bear Spray is NOT allowed on commercial airlines---nope, not even in checked-luggage. Please look online for instructions and videos about the use of bear spray and how to be BEAR AWARE! (links are included in our online guest welcome book)

We have dogs and cats that live on our property; however, they do not enter the quest suite.

Weather-wise, you just never know what Mother Nature will dish out in Montana. Evenings are cool--even in summer, and a 40-50 degree temperature change in a day is not uncommon. The rule here is to dress in layers so you can add or subtract depending on weather. The suite has an extra heater and extra blankets in case you need them.

We set up an air-conditioner in the suite for the summer.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $66 NZD
Security Deposit $438 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

We attempt to keep rules to a minimum, but good rules make for better understanding.

Clean, well-behaved dogs may be allowed with ADVANCE approval (please contact us and provide details about your dog BEFORE booking). Dogs are not to be left unattended in the guest suite . Your dog must be leashed while on our site and you must immediately pick up after your dog. We provide a dog bed and have crates available to loan, so kindly keep your dog off the people bed and furniture.

The entire guest suite and site are NON-SMOKING.

This is an awesome place in a peaceful and quiet setting---we expect that our guests are here to enjoy the peace and quiet and won't do anything to disturb us or the neighborhood. Visitors are not allowed. While we do a thorough, professional cleaning between each guest stay, we kindly ask that prior to leaving, you clean and put away any dishes or kitchenware and wipe up or sweep up as needed. A laundry hamper is provided where you may place towels and sheets at the end of your stay. We certainly don’t expect you to clean the place when you leave, but a decent level of tidiness is appreciated. This helps us get through our cleaning process more quickly and allows us to keep our cleaning fee low.

The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises. Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises. Further, by booking our guest suite, guests affirm that they have read the entire listing and acknowledge these rules.

Our nightly rates vary due to seasonal demand. Additional night(s) requested after arrival are charged at the then current rate. Rate includes 7% Montana State Accommodation Tax.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 15 - Sep 3, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

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Chelsey User Profile
September 2017
From the snacks to breakfast items to Netflix, this airbnb has thought of everything you need. Closest thing to the luxury of a nice hotel you can get without actually staying at one. Would recommend for sure.

Kay User Profile
September 2017
Staying at Tom and Lisa's was beyond our expectations! They were so kind and welcoming - from the handwritten notes, to the cookies and snacks, and the dog goodie bag with gluten free treats, and too many other wonderful things to list here. The bed was like a cloud and the sheets were a dream. The place is on this beautiful open land at the foot of the mountains with horses next door and tons of privacy. Not only was the location and place fantastic, but most importantly Tom and Lisa are just genuinely good people - Lisa volunteers at the dog shelter and it's obvious they put so much love and attention into their home and your stay. We will definitely stay here if we are ever back - it's like staying at home but with nicer things, prettier landscapes, and they are much nicer to you :)
Tom & Lisa User ProfileTom & Lisa is a superhost.
Response from Tom & Lisa:
Thanks so much, Kay and Loren, for this awesome review! We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we'd love to host you again some day. Be sure to bring Bella and Lacy; they are such sweet, well behaved girls! The last line of your review is our new favorite sound bite for our Airbnb; we laughed out loud when we read it. Thanks so much! :-)
September 2017

April User Profile
September 2017
If I could give Tom & Lisa 10 stars I would! Stop reading all the reviews and immediately book this place! They are beyond friendly and they think of everything you could possibly need and have it on hand for you! The home made treats and warm welcome instantly make you feel like you're at home! Tom & Lisa are readily available to answer questions and offer suggestions. They have a wealth of information that is useful and they strive to make your stay the best it can possibly be. The space is immaculately clean, spacious and exactly as they portray it. The surrounding area is QUIET and lovely! It's a very short drive from their property to the downtown area of Kalispell or to the west entrance of Glacier National Park. This was our first visit, but not our last!
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Response from Tom & Lisa:
Thank you, April and Jonathon, for this wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope you will come back and stay with us again! Thanks for being such awesome guests. :-)
September 2017

Derek User Profile
September 2017
Our stay with Tom & Lisa exceeded any expectations we had. Of course we had read through all the ratings and reviews and loved the pictures, but until you experience it all for yourself you just don't know. This was, hands down, the NICEST, CLEANEST, BEST place we've ever stayed, including hotels. Everything is clean, well cared for, secure, and the hosts are so unbelievably gracious and kind. When we ran out of all our cool weather clothes faster than planned, they allowed us to use their private washer and dryer. It spared us from having to send a few hours of our vacation at a laundromat. The bed, pillows and couches were some of the BEST and we slept SO well. There was fresh ground coffee and homemade chocolate chips cookies IN ADDITION to a snack basket and items in the fridge and freezer for us to enjoy. We were gifted a bottle of wine as it was our 5 yr wedding anniversary when we stayed and that was such an amazing touch. The shower and heated towel rods?! HEAVEN. Do yourself a favor and book with Tom and Lisa, you will NOT regret it. We hope to visit again someday!!
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Response from Tom & Lisa:
Derek and Laura, thank you so much for this amazing review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We certainly enjoyed meeting and hosting you, and we hope you'll come back and stay with us again! :-)
September 2017

Joy User Profile
September 2017
I cannot say enough positive things about this beautiful little gem. From great communication prior to arrival, warm greetings on getting there, to every thoughtful touch provided for, this was the best experience I've had traveling (including expensive hotels). I was amazed at how completely outfitted this place is: snacks, food in the fridge, spacious bathroom, dog bed, and binoculars for wildlife viewing to boot. The retreat is comfortable and cozy, the fridge stocked with goodies, and the property is beautiful and well located to Glacier National Park as well as Kalispell and Whitefish. We especially appreciated the comfortable king-sized bed after several nights of staying in hotels. Can't wait to come stay with Tom and Lisa again!
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Response from Tom & Lisa:
Thanks so much, Joy and Michael, for this awesome review! We really enjoyed meeting and hosting you (and Buddy!), and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return visit! Enjoy the rest of your adventure. :-)
September 2017

Jim & Mary User Profile
September 2017
This place is exactly as advertised. It is in a convenient location and offers nice amenities for a perfect home base for the trip. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary while there. Tom & Lisa had a bottle of wine for us along with a goodie basket. Beautiful, peaceful setting but close to Whitefish or West Glacier. We were kept up to date on fires before arriving and Lisa checked in several times during our trip to ensure we had everything we needed. We did not take advantage to the outdoor grill or firepit due to smoke, but adds a nice touch. Definitely recommend staying here.
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Response from Tom & Lisa:
Thank you, Jim and Mary, for this lovely review! We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in spite of the wildfire smoke conditions; thanks for being such good sports! We sure enjoyed meeting you both. You were great guests, and you'll always be welcome here. :-)
September 2017

Nicole User Profile
August 2017
Tom & Lisa's place surpassed all expectations. They thought of everything possible for a comfortable stay - from standard items to personal touches. The location is absolutely perfect for exploring Glacier National Park or heading downtown Whitefish/Kalispell. It was the perfect place to come "home" to after a long day of hiking for a relaxing evening looking at the mountains or watching the gorgeous sunset. If you are planning a trip to the area and considering this location, stop looking and book! You will not be disappointed.
Tom & Lisa User ProfileTom & Lisa is a superhost.
Response from Tom & Lisa:
Thanks so much, Nicole and Jake, for this wonderful review! We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope you will come back and stay with us again. Thanks for being such great guests -- it was a pleasure meeting and hosting you. :-)
August 2017

Kalispell, Montana, United StatesJoined in January 2016
Tom & Lisa User ProfileTom & Lisa is a superhost.

Married for 18 years, Tom is a retired Deputy Fire Chief and serves as a board member for a healthcare non-profit; Lisa is a retired business owner (pet sitting/dog walking) and volunteers at the local animal shelter. We spent the first half of our lives near the Puget Sound in NW Washington State; now, we like living in the mountains of the northern Rocky Mountains. In summer, you'll usually find us working in our yard or vegetable garden. In winter we enjoy playing in the snow. No matter what the season, we love spending time with our much-adored dogs and cats.

We care a great deal about our guests' experience and satisfaction. We go the extra mile to ensure our guest suite is clean and comfortable and we source high-quality amenities throughout the guest suite.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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