Nestled on a ridge in the Flathead National Forest with views of Glacier National Park to the east and the Salish Mountains to the west, “Salish Ridge Retreat” will transport you to a place of tranquility. Surrounded by endless wilderness with glorious views, Salish Ridge Retreat immerses you in splendid mountain landscape. Enjoy incredible sunsets from the outdoor patio warmed by a beautiful native stone fire pit and encircled by native plantings, large fir trees and stone work. The home’s interior boasts a spacious and airy living space with a magnificent high ceiling finished in reclaimed lumber; a resplendent floor to ceiling fireplace and plenty of windows to bring the outside in. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own full bath with walk-in shower and furnishings made by local craftspeople. Plenty of comfortable places to sit and relax to take in the surrounding natural beauty, curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace and enjoy time with family and friends. Located on a private gravel road, mountain bike or hike right from the house.
This property is part of The Sapphire Collection – the ultimate in luxury. These hand-picked properties offer countless amenities, a welcoming basket full of local favorites, luxurious robes for your stay, and an in-person property orientation at check-in. You’ll also be greeted by Ella Cookies, our beloved family recipe plus a Stay Montana Family Cookbook for you to keep!
The Sapphire Collection of properties are meticulously vetted to our highest standards to ensure our guests have an extraordinary Montana vacation experience. Offering a consistent, top-of-the-line selection of amenities, these properties are your perfect home away from home.
Why Sapphire? Montana is called the Treasure State and produces almost all of the sapphires in the US! Sapphires are gorgeous, sought-after gems that come in many colors including the cornflower blue Yogo sapphires which are especially coveted.
In the summer, enjoy all the watersports imaginable at Whitefish Lake, or any of the 100+ lakes & rivers within 100 miles, including Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48! Whitefish Mountain Resort also provides endless activities such as mountain biking, hiking, zip-lining, ropes courses, alpine slides, and scenic chair or gondola rides (with Glacier National Park views). Speaking of Glacier National Park, it’s only 45 minutes away from Whitefish! Don’t miss the breathtaking Going-To-The-Sun road, Lake McDonald, and 70+day hikes! You'll also want to take advantage of the Whitefish Trail system with 43 miles of hiking & biking trails, as well as great restaurants, art galleries, breweries, distilleries, a train museum, golf courses and local events such as Huckleberry Days, farmer’s markets, rodeos and Under the Big Sky music festival!
Getting around Whitefish and to Whitefish Mountain Resort is a breeze with the FREE snow bus! The snow bus is a free shuttle service during peak winter and summer seasons. There are stops all around town and on the mountain. Whitefish also has Uber, Lyft and Taxis. **This property is located outside of town so you'd need to drive to the nearest stop.**
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Key Residence Features:
Gas Fireplace | Secluded | Gas Grill | Deck
View And Location:
Amazing views | Mountain Views | Glacier National Park views | Salish Mountain views | 10 miles to Historic Downtown Whitefish | 37 miles to Glacier National Park | 17 miles to Whitefish Mountain Resort
Bedroom 1: Master | King sized bed
Bedroom 2: Queen-sized bed
Bedroom 3: Queen-sized bed
Bathroom 1: Master | Single Vanity | Full Walk-In Shower | Toilet
Bathroom 2: Single Vanity | Full Walk-In Shower | Toilet
Bathroom 3: Single Vanity | Full Walk-In Shower | Toilet
Bathroom 4: Powder Room
Standard Coffee Machine | Toaster | Blender | Crockpot | Bakeware | Cooking Utensils | Basic Spices | Microwave | Dishwasher | Electric Range | Fridge | Freezer
Table for 6 people | 4 Bar Seats in Kitchen
What We Provide:
Stay Montana provides a complementary starter kit of amenities to make your stay more comfortable
Linens: Sheets | Pillows | Blankets | Comforters | Body Towels | Hand Towels
Hygiene: 1 individual travel sized Bee Kind by Gilchrist & Soames soap, shampoo and conditioner per bathroom
Household: 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom | 2 extra trash bags per can
Kitchen: Salt and Pepper | 2 rolls of paper towels | 10 dishwasher tablets | 1 bottle liquid dish soap | 1 Sponge
Laundry: 10 laundry detergent pods
Gas Fireplace | Flat Screen TV | Washer and Dryer | Fully Stocked Kitchen
This home is equipped with air conditioning.
Please note, most homes in Montana do not have air conditioning. We encourage guests to open the windows at night to enjoy cooler evening temperatures and close them during the day (including curtains/blinds) to keep the cool air in. For your safety, please only open windows when you are present in the property. Additionally, most homes will have fans located in the bedroom closets.
Patio | Porch | Gas grill | Fire Pit | Private Driveway
Summer: Festivals | Fishing | Fly Fishing | Golf | Hiking | Kayaking | Mountain Biking | Rafting | Rock Climbing | Swimming | Boating | Scenic Drives | Sightseeing | Shopping | Dining
Winter: Cross Country Skiing | Downhill/Alpine Skiing | Ice Skating | Sledding/Tubing | Snowboarding | Snowmobiling | Snowshoeing | Shopping | Dining
Wireless Internet (WIFI) - speeds cannot be guaranteed based upon weather or usage in the area | Cable/Satellite TV
Carbon monoxide detector | Smoke alarms | Fire extinguisher
Linens Provided | On-Call Maintenance | Concierge | 24-hour Emergency Line
No smoking | No pets allowed | Additional taxes and fees may apply | Minimum Age Requirement - 25 Years old | Required Vacation Rental Agreement to be signed by guest prior to arrival