About Roz Hayes
We both grew up and have spent our lives in Montana. We went to school , owned a small business and raised three great kids in Valier, Montana. Once the kids were grown, and off to college, we started a new adventure and moved to Billings. We have lived in a lot of towns in Montana but the mountains were calling us home. Our favorite place to be was in Glacier National Park and we were thrilled to be able to own property in this beautiful location . We bought the property in 2003 and couldn’t wait to get started on our cabin. We built the cabin and recently finished the carriage house. We now live here full time and hope that you enjoy this area as much as we do!
Roz Hayes purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Roz Hayes chose Essex
We have always loved the area around Glacier National Park. When our kids were growing up, our vacations were spent in Glacier. Each year, we look forward to taking a drive over Going to the Sun Road, one of the most beautiful and scenic drives in the world. We still enjoy spending time on the east side of Glacier Park, especially at Two Medicine, St. Mary and Many Glacier. Our favorite places on the west side include Apgar, Lake McDonald Fish Creek. Now being able to live halfway in between East and West Glacier is a dream come true.
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Loved it a lot.
Great place to explore Glacier national park. Really enjoyed it here. Be sure to check out Izaak Walton Inn for dinner / breakfast just a few miles away.
Thank you for the nice review. We enjoyed having you stay with us! We hope to see you again soon!
Ideal location and perfect hosts!
Mike and Roz were fantastic hosts and their home is in a perfect location for us to easily explore as much of Glacier National Park as one can do in only 5 days. My mom and I stocked up on groceries in Whitefish, hiked both east and west Glacier, and came back to the rental to cook dinner (we used the propane grill most evenings), have wine, and relax. We would have loved to use the firepit, but we were just too tired! We carried the bear spray that Roz and Mike had provided and (thankfully) never had the occasion to use it. This was the perfect spot for our first trip to Glacier!
We enjoyed meeting you and having you as guests. We hope to see you again soon.
Great stay in Essex
Property is great and remote. Owners were friendly and helpful. Theres a fire-pit and wood on-site. Quick scenic drives to hiking and parks. Strongly recommend staying here for Glacier park trips.
Thank you for staying with us we enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for the nice review.
Beautiful Location, Zero Privacy
This is not the “carriage house” or “cabin” the owners claim in the description, but it is in a beautiful area just outside of Glacier National Park. The photos are cropped to hide the fact that it is actually connected to their main home, and both allegedly “private” balconies overlook their main home, meaning you often see and hear them while you try to enjoy the view of the forest. We never even used the fire pit because, despite the photo on the listing that suggests relative seclusion, it’s essentially their front yard. Not exactly relaxing to roast marshmallows when your view is the owners watching television!
Also, the queen bed we intended to use—the hidden one in the photos—was locked our first night, so we had to sleep downstairs in the less comfortable room for our first night while we waited for them to respond and unlock the bed. Be sure to ask then to unlock it before you come.
Having said all of that, everything seems fairly new and we had no problem with the kitchen or the bathroom. They even gave us marshmallows and cookies and wine when we checked in. Wifi was bad, as they said, but who needs wifi when you’re in Glacier?! If only we’d had the promised privacy.
I’d say this place is good for families, but not couples looking for anything resembling solitude. Honestly? The whole experience was pretty awkward.
We are sorry that you were disappointed with your experience, we have not had any complaints from all the guests we have hosted while we have been on VRBO. We have had guests return for multiple stays at our Carriage house, and repeat how much they enjoy the property. We take pride in our hospitality, and the conveniences that our carriage house offers and we are open to constructive feedback. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Summer 2019.
A little piece of heaven.
We loved staying in the heart of Glacier and this wonderful luxury was amazing. It is beautiful, comfortable and Roz and Mike are a great couple who can point you in the right direction for sights to see. I highly recommend this place to stay, and enjoy this piece of heaven.
Thank you for the nice review. We enjoyed having you as guests and hope to see you again.
Great access to Glacier National Park
My family and I enjoyed a few nights here during our time in Montana. The central access to both sides of Glacier National Park made it easy to explore the parks amenities.
We loved the comfort, cleanliness, and quiet of the cabin. The kitchen was helpful to prepare snacks/meals for the long days in the park and dinners after a full day of hiking. We also enjoyed sitting around the fire pit during the cool evening hours.
The owners were accessible and accommodating. They helped give us directions and the quickest routes., which was very helpful! We are thankful for such an enjoyable stay.
Thank you for your nice review. We enjoyed your family and we hope to see you again!
We are located 5-6 miles from hiking trails and the Goat Lick. The Goat Lick is a natural salt lick that attracts mountain goats to it daily. We are a couple of miles from the Middle Fork of the Flathead River for fishing and whitewater rafting. We are halfway in between East Glacier and West Glacier.