Whether this is your first time to the area and you are doing all the researching or you are visiting family again, looking for lodging for a wedding or on your tenth trip to Glacier National Park we would like to welcome you to stay at one of our great properties!

We have been helping travelers with their accommodations since 2016, and really since way back in 1999 when Hilary, owner of Explore Montana Rentals, worked as a reservation agent for the 7 lodges in Glacier National Park. We are passionate about travel and love to be your resource to make your trip to the Flathead Valley the best it can be. 

Having lived in the Flathead Valley since 1995 we pride ourselves on being local experts! If you would like to chat with Hilary about what services and rates she offers owners looking for management of vacation homes please send a message through this site and she will respond promptly!

Thanks and we hope to see you on your next visit!!

Hilary and family

Explore Montana Rentals

12 properties  

4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-6
Internet Mountain View Forest
Nestled in the woods, this beautifully updated home is ready to be your quiet retreat at the end of a fun day exploring Glacier National Park, skiing or riding at Whitefish Mountain Resort or playing on Whitefish Lake! With 3 private queen room and 1 twin room, all furnished with luxurious beds and lines along with two lounge areas you won't have a hard time relaxing and getting some quality rest at Alpenglow Retreat.

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3 Bedrooms • 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 1-7
Internet Fireplace Lakefront Mountain View Downtown Hot Tub

Living is easy at this luxury 3 bed, 3.5 bathroom 2 story condo at the Waterside condos in Lakeside, MT! Available for both long and short-term guests, contact host for all the options! This home has 2 master en suites making it perfect for traveling friends or a multi-generational family group. The location is walkable to restaurants, shops in Lakeside and a short drive to winter activites at Blacktail Ski Mountain, boat launch and Marina right next door and a dock to tie up to located at the condo complex! The Waterside condos feature an outdoor hot tub, private swimming beach, docks and beautiful landscaped grounds.

Drive time to popular attractions:

Glacier National Park (West Glacier) 1 hour

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area 30 minutes

Whitefish Mountain Resort 45 minutes

Bigfork, MT 20 minutes

Glacier International Airport (FCA) 32 minutes

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3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-5
Internet Fireplace Mountain View

This home is the perfect getaway for golf and Glacier! This quiet golf course neighborhood is situated in the heart of Flathead Valley and just minutes from downtown Kalispell. 2 private bedrooms and an enclosed office with twin bed, 2 full bathrooms, single level accessible living just minutes from Glacier National Park and tons of areas to explore!



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5 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-12
Internet Forest Hot Tub

Come on in! This ranch-style home has 2,700 sq ft. of living space that is decked out with an industrial, yet cozy mountain aesthetic. This family-friendly retreat exceeds the comforts of home. Nestled next to a state forest with miles of trails to explore. Back at home you can sit back and enjoy the enchanting view of this woodland wonderland right from the comfort of the front porch. Or, take time to relax and recharge in the cozy backyard outfitted with a hot tub, 6 person barrel sauna, and cozy fire pit. 

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3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-6
Internet Fireplace Lake

This 3 bedroom home is centrally located in Kalispell. This single level 3 bedroom home has a double garage and fully fenced yard You will have access to the entire home and a window air conditioner was added to the living area and master bedroom in 2021 to help keep you cool! Located in a quiet residential neighborhood with miles of walking/bike trail right around the corner.
City and County permits are approved and you can book with confidence that your booking will not be cancelled by the host unless there is a disaster making the home uninhabitable. This property is professionally managed and cleaned and we are nearby should you need anything during your stay!


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4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 6
Internet Fireplace Lake Forest Hot Tub

Choose this beautiful single level 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for your next trip to Bigfork! With 2 bonus spaces, one set up for kids and the other a loft with tv as well as a large fenced/landscaped yard with a hot tub, patio furniture and outdoor grilling area and kids playset and sandbox! Located just a few minutes north of downtown Bigfork, within a mile of Flathead Lake and about 40 minutes to Glacier National Park this is the perfect home base for your adventures!


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3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-6
Internet Fireplace Lake View Mountain Forest
This is where you want to stay, the perfect combo of a nicely furnished home, beautiful outdoor relaxation area, access to the coveted private Lake Blaine with large beach AND only 35 minutes from Glacier National Park. Cozy up at Lake Blaine Hideaway and make memories to last a lifetime.

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5 Bedrooms • 5 Baths (4 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 1-10
Internet Fireplace Beachfront Mountain View

This incredible home sleeps 10 people and is perfect for your adventures in Glacier National Park, boating on Flathead Lake, or skiing Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Area. This home has a great lodge feel and has all of the amenities and features of a mountain lake home including, a private boat dock, a private beach, an outdoor firepit, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 living areas, modern lodge décor, and so much more! The perfect location for a winter ski vacation to Blacktail Ski Mountain or Whitefish Mountain Resort and in the summer visit Glacier National Park and enjoy boating on Flathead Lake! The home is impressive but the views and location on Flathead Lake are what make this home unique. The home being tucked away in a private bay makes for calm waters near the home, perfect for swimming, fishing, boating, or paddle boarding right from the back yard! You'll be sure to check every box staying at this home. 

The primary renter will also be required to sign a rental agreement as well as a liability release waiver. 


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4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 5-8
Allows pets Internet Fireplace River Mountain Forest
Enjoy this freshly remodeled 4 bed, 2 bath home on an acre located above the Flathead River with beautiful views in all directions! Located just 10 minutes from the west entrance of Glacier National Park this is the perfect home base for hiking, fishing, biking, floating the river, driving Going-to-the-Sun Highway, boating and winter recreation! This home has quickly become a "guest-favorite" as evidenced in the many 5 star reviews!
The home has brand new furniture and furnishings in 2020 and is ready to welcome your group for a trip to remember to the Flathead!! The property sits above the Flathead River, as shown in the photos, and there is a very steep bank to the river which prohibits walking directly to it. There are, however, several river access points very nearby! We have cornhole for the back yard, and ping pong table and wall darts downstairs! This home is dog-friendly up to 2 dogs as long as you notify the host at the time of booking and clean up after them. 


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3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-8
Internet Firewood Provided Mountain

This 2200+ sq ft home sits at the base of Columbia Mountain and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and accommodates up to 8 guests. The large open concept kitchen and dining is great for entertaining and if you want to take the party outside, the 2 acre lot features a large deck  an outdoor dining table with seating for 8, a grill, a professionally landscaped fire pit, and a breathtaking view of Columbia Mountain. Back inside the home, there is a living area with a TV and games for indoor fun. A full size kitchen is stocked with dishes, eating utensils, cooking utensils, a blender, a coffee machine, toaster, and all the cooking tools you may need for your visit. There are also hangers, a hamper, and towels in each bedroom. 

This home is also located just... 

5 mins from Big Sky Waterpark

10 mins from Smiths Food and Drug 

10 mins from the town of Columbia Falls which has food, shopping, and coffee. 

18 mins from Hungry Horse Dam and Reservoir

20 mins from Glacier National Park

20 mins from Whitefish, which is the host town to Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Whitefish City Beach.

30 mins from Flathead Lake


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2 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-4
Internet River Mountain Forest
Located just 12 miles from West Glacier! Featuring breathtaking views of the MIddle Fork of the Flathead River, this adorable 1000 sq. ft. log cabin with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms will surely be the place you want to call home when visiting Glacier National Park or other top destinations in the Flathead Valley.

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4 Bedrooms • 4 Baths • Sleeps 5-6
Internet Fireplace Lake Mountain Forest Hot Tub

This Montana Paradise Home is a beautiful, spacious, mountain view home located just 7 miles north of downtown Whitefish and 50 minutes from Glacier National Park. This home was recently completely remodeled and includes full length windows, log and beam construction throughout, hardwood floors, with a beautiful open concept design. Relax in your hot tub while admiring the Whitefish Mountain Range! Privately located on 20 acres with views of the Whitefish Mountain Range, this home is sure to please. This mountain retreat features two large private decks, one of which overlooks a private 4 acre pond. The other deck has a large gas grill with a seating area and is perfect for an evening of stargazing. Surrounded by Tamarack trees, have a relaxing soak in the hot tub and take in the sites and smells of the forest with the beautiful mountain range in the distance. Grab some lawn chairs and sit and watch the geese, herons and muskrats playing in the water. With dynamic two-story floor to ceiling windows on the east and south side of the home, natural light abounds. The log and beam main living area, boasts expansive windows with the amazing views. The grand, natural stone gas fireplace makes this area the perfect place for après ski. The gourmet kitchen offers an abundance of cabinet and counter-top space with a commercial grade gas cook-top and breakfast bar. You will definitely be the center of attention when preparing the day's feast! The separate dining area offers additional seating with a view. Does part of the group want to chat and the other part want to watch a movie? There is a separate living area in this home re-pleat with a bar and 70 inch tv with Sonos surround sound. The home is designed with 3 bedrooms (one of the master suites is in a loft over the kitchen), a bunk bed loft and 4 baths. The two master bedrooms have a king bed and private bath, the third bedroom has a queen bed and a private bath. The loft has a twin over double bunk bed. The whole house and property are yours to enjoy. No fishing or swimming in the ponds.

County and state Accommodations licenses have been obtained and the 8% Montana bed tax is included in your booking. Professionally managed by a local company and we are ready to help with anything you may need during your stay!

Located just: 

11 miles to Whitefish City Beach.

33 miles from Lakeside, on of the many towns that surround Flathead Lake, which will have everything you may need for your stay. Including, groceries, shopping, eating, and entertainment. 

22 miles from Glacier Park Airport.

25 miles from Kalispell, a great place to hit Costco, Target, or any other big store before your stay. 

10 miles from Whitefish Lake State Park.

10 miles from Whitefish, with fun shopping, restaurants, and activities. As well as skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort and swimming at Whitefish City Beach. 

37 miles from West Glacier at Glacier National Park.

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