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Flathead Lake House Family Retreat Near Bigfork, Montana

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Last updated: 07/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The First and Last Best Place for a Family retreat.

The interior of this home has been master crafted with log beams, vaulted ceilings, a stunning Montana river rock fire place and soothing paint colors. It has been redesigned to ensure that families can gather with ease and enjoy privacy. As shown here on our Accessibility Page the main bedroom of the Lodge is Wheel Chair Accessible.

The interior highlights the exterior surroundings with large windows to enjoy both the views of the lake and forest. It has the true feel of a Montana experience that adds to the memories of the last best place.

We have strived our The Flathead Lake House the “first and last best place” for everyone by making the lodge accessible to those with disabilities by incorporating barrier free design. The main floor master bed room and en-suite bath has a shower that is large enough to accommodate a person in a commode chair, which we have available on site, if needed. Please take a moment to read this article from Spinal Columns and page 2 of the publication of the Alberta Paraplegic Assoc. The main floor of the Lodge also features wide doors and grade level access to the large deck, and outside.

Main House

Cedar sided
Log beams
3 bedrooms
2 1/2 Bathrooms
2 levels
2800 square feet
3 miles from Bigfork
Complies with the Americans with disabilities act

Main Level

Stainless steel and gas appliances
Portable Kitchen Island
Wide door ways and spaces have been provide for guests in wheel chairs
Cork flooring has been installed throughout main level
ADA friendly handles are located in every room

Living Room
Cozy living area
Gorgeous rock fireplace
High ceilings
French doors overlooking lake
Ceiling fans located throughout the House

Master bedroom
Main floor
Queen size bed
Large picture windows with view of the lake
Bathroom with 2 sinks
Jacuzzi tub
Open double shower with shower stool
Grab bars ADA height toilets and sinks

Upper Level
Loft style sitting room with views of the lake
2 guest bedrooms One with queen size bed overlooking the lake
One with 2 sets of bunk beds
Bathroom with sink and shower
Additional loft area has full size futon
Maximum sleeping capacity: 10 Outside grounds

Natural landscape
Manicured lawn with lilacs and evergreens perfect for summer games
Propane BDock
200 feet of pristine pebble beach shoreline
2 slit boat dock
Gravel pathway to access

We do not Allow:
Tents or camping, Smoking, Pets, Out door fires or fires on the beach

Please see our VRBO listing: 320751
For our guest house that can be rented in conjunction with the main house Guest House During high season, July and Aug.

Keywords: lake house


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The main level has a wheel in shower, floors are cork for easy wheeling, and the deck is accessable by wheelchair....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    There are two tables in the great room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, oils, condiments....usually, unless a guest uses them and I haven't been there to replace...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 refrigerator/freezers...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove top...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 20 - Sep 5, 2015
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 9%



1. Smoking is NOT allowed on the property.

2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.

3. All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The 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 or others whom they invite to use the premise.

4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order

5. Only use appliances for their intended uses

6. Pets are NOT allowed.

7. Parking:

PARKING   Vehicles are to be parked on property’s driveway only.  Parking on the road is not permitted.  Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.

8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do provide beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units.

9. Septic: No napkins, tampons, or other items should be flushed in toilet.

10. Fires: No fires allowed on beach or anywhere on the property.

Cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 07/10/2015
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This is a lovely lake front property in the small village of Big Fork. Kalispell, 30 minutes away, is the nearest city.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: In 1989 our family came to Flathead Lake for our first reunion. The impact of this event was so profound that six months later our father bought property on the lake and built The Last Best Place. Our father’s dream was to have a place where his family would want to come together every year near Bigfork, Montana, U.S.A.

Why the Owner Chose Bigfork:
Our family has been blessed to have this opportunity come true. In 1997 our father sustained a stroke, which limited his ability to enjoy The Last Best Place. It brought to our attention the importance of barrier free design and accessing the beautiful outdoors. Our family wants to make a difference to the lives of others with disabilities that visitthe Flathead Lake area by accommodating their needs.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
“It is our vision and mission to make this place available to other families, particularly those who may have a physical impairment, and to provide an opportunity to share the magic our family experiences each and every year.” The Idler Family

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  • View from the lake.

    View from the lake.

  • Family Jump

    Family Jump

  • Queen master bedroom

    Queen master bedroom

  • Wheelchair heighth sink

    Wheelchair heighth sink

  • Bunk Room--- 4 bunk beds

    Bunk Room--- 4 bunk beds

  • Upstairs queen bedroom with window seat facing the lake

    Upstairs queen bedroom with window seat facing the lake

  • View of lake from deck

    View of lake from deck

  • Deck facing lake

    Deck facing lake

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Walk in shower

    Walk in shower

  • Wheelchair accessable shower

    Wheelchair accessable shower

  • loft area with queen futon

    loft area with queen futon

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