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Glacier Chalet at Mountain Cleft Retreat by Glacier National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Mountain Views

The Glacier Chalet looks like something out of a charming storybook. (For larger groups, also check our other units located on the same property—Alpine House: Listing 134160, and Alpine Cottage: Listing 451633). The 1000 square foot, wood sided, red roofed, two story chalet with white painted balconies is a dream come true. Located at the edge of the woods, the quiet here is soothing and tranquil. Two cozy upstairs bedrooms, one with two twin beds, and the other with one queen bed, have down comforters. Each room is in European cottage decor and has its own private balcony with views of the mountains and woods and a place to sit and relax. A full bathroom is shared between the two bedrooms.

The downstairs has a full kitchen, dining room, living room with full sofa bed couch, reading chairs and a gas fireplace, a bathroom, entry room, and front porch. The living room opens out onto a large balcony deck with deck chairs and barbecue grill. The deck overlooks the meadow below and the mountains above.

More Details

Clyde Morgan
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About Clyde Morgan

Melissa and I (Clyde) take pleasure in providing a wilderness retreat where people can unwind, enjoy nature, and come closer together. The Alpine Cottage is a quality place where this can happen.

Why Clyde Morgan chose Columbia Falls

Melissa lived in this area for about 20 years and loves the mountain wilderness. Her favorite spot is Lake McDonald, by Apgar Village, a short drive from the retreat.

What makes this chalet unique

When you stay in the Glacier Chalet you are nestled in the woods where birds sing. Yet, you have the comforts and conveniences of home. Each bedroom has a walkout balcony from which you can view the surrounding natural beauty. If you're looking for romantic setting, the queen bedroom with its balcony view of the mountain meadow is very enchanting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Columbia Falls

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Upper Level Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Has balcony overlooking mountain meadow
    Second Bedroom - 2 single bed , Has balcony facing woods
  • The second bedroom has a sizeable alcove that can accommodate another person if needed. The retreat has two portable cribs that are available to guests, and we also have a baby gate if you need it.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Down near the 'barn' (consult the facilities diagram in the photos section) you will find a campfire area with supplied wood. It's a great place to gather the family or to enjoy some quiet time watching the flames jump and listen to the fire crackle.


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Glacier Chalet at Mountain Cleft Retreat by Glacier National Park
average rating of 4.521739 based on 23 reviews

Great location for exploring Glacier.

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was positive experience. Dishwasher wasn’t working (circuit breaker we didn’t have access to) and the dishes were dirty when we arrived. Probably a major problem for some. We hand washed and dusted dishes before using. Caretaker fixed right away but then it tripped again during a washing and we just gave up. Otherwise, a little dated but a great location and layout for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your overall experience was positive, but I'm sorry about the circuit breaker on the dishwasher. We are examining the breaker to see if it is faulty and needs replacing or if it is something else. We'll get it fixed.
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Great location near the park. House was very clean and nicely furnished. Loved the balconies, one on the lower level and one for each upstairs bedroom. Nice large kitchen. Everything we hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, a little out dated but comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved being out in a beautiful secluded area yet very close to West Glacier!

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Little Chalet - In The Woods

  • 5 of 5

It seems small from the outside, but on the inside, there was plenty of room for my wife and I. The home was in a great location. Not too far from West Glacier, and not too far from town, but still out in the woods. Saw a small herd of deer walk by the second to the last morning we were there. The furniture and bed were comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking and dining ware, but only one dish towel and dish rag. Also, pretty limited on bath towels and wash rags. It also would have been nice to have had a broom and dust pan to sweep up a bit when needed, and a mop, in case something was spilled. We stayed 5 nights, so this is something that may be needed. The gas fireplace was really nice in the evenings, while relaxing. The power went out one night, but the gas fireplace kept us warm, which was great, but there were no flashlights. I came prepared for that type of situation, and had a battery powered lantern, flashlight, and a backpack stove and food. Overall we enjoyed the Glacier Chalet, and would definitely consider staying again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 11/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it! Would stay at the chalet again

  • 5 of 5

Three friends and I stayed for four nights. We hiked Glacier NP during the days and the drive to the West entrance was easy and fast. The chalet was easy to access, clean, and offered plenty of towels and sheets. The view from the deck and windows is beautiful and we loved watching the stars at night. It was very nice to have the washer/dryer to do laundry. We are all very satisfied with our stay and we'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nicely decorated

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we were pleased with the chalet. The on-line photos represent the chalet accurately, but based on the photos I assumed that it was rather new - it is not. Having said that, it was a comfortable stay. The chalet was very clean and had the basic essentials. Our only complaint was that the front hall light didn't work, and neither did the fan in the upstairs bathroom. The owner was contacted but the issues were not resolved even though we were there for 3 more nights.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Glacier International Airport (Kalispell)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Glacier View Golf Club (near West Glacier)
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak Station at West Glacier
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Several in Columbia Falls
Car: necessary

Mountain Cleft Retreat is surrounded by national forest. Wildlife is abundant, especially in the Spring. Two forks of the Flathead River merge nearby where you can find a locally favorite fishing spot. Glacier National Park property is about 3/4 of a mile away as the crow flies. The West Entrance to the park is just 8 miles by road.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$137.88
Property Damage Insurance AU$81.35

We accept American Express, Discovery, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards. We also take money orders or cashiers checks. Sorry, no personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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