Flathead Valley's Premier Family Reunion Spot- 15% Off Thru November!!

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Last updated: 10/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located in Bigfork, in the middle of Flathead Valley, Cougar Trail Ranch is the ideal site for large gatherings. It is perfectly designed for family reunions, weddings, and corporate retreats. Nestled in fourteen acres of paradise, The Ranch is surrounded by the magnificent Montana wilderness. The view of the Rockies is simply breathtaking. We are close to both Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Resort for those who want to have reunions in the winter, the skiing is unreal here as well as the snowmobiling. We have the perfect lodging for your large ski group and the off season pricing makes it all perfect.

The Ranch House

This beautiful vacation home is cozy though very spacious (5,000 sq. ft). The Old World style woodwork and the earthy colors give it a true feeling of a home away from home. With its fully equipped kitchen and adjacent living room with fireplace, your family and friends will be able to create complete and/or fancy meals while enjoying the amazing view of the mountains.

It was built by the owner himself and his two sons. As a general contractor and carpenter, Arlan designed his dream home for his family. Now that his family is all grown up, you have the privilege of enjoying great moments in this superb home too. Each bedroom has its own style and personality. They are all named after his children and grandchildren.

The Ranch House is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property that includes bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and five-burner range top. The 8 bedrooms include 2 king, 7 queen, 2 full and 7 twin beds, as well as 2 sofa beds. There are 3 full bathrooms and a powder room. The master bathroom has a separate shower, and Jacuzzi tub. The living room has a gas fireplace, and the kitchen area a wood stove. There is a gym and a theater room that has state of the art Full 3D projection system. It includes a wireless system that is connected to Wi-Fi and has TV, Netflix, hulu plus, Pandora, vudu, and other movie channels free of charge as well as all hook ups for tablets and portable computers. A speaker system is set to play music in all the main rooms of the first floor and outdoors on both the front and back decks.

The Ranch House features two large decks. On the front deck you will find a gas grill, tables and chairs for relaxing and dining. It is surrounded by gardens, a pond with a fountain, a beautiful lawn and an outstanding view of the mountains. Not to mention the fire pit for roasting marshmallows! On the back deck you will find a table and chairs for relaxing or dining. Wind down the day in the spa and have fun playing a game of foosball. On demand, we can set up our volleyball net on the side lawn.

The Cabin

A perfect place for a romantic getaway or a fun trip with the kids. Enjoy the beautiful Flathead valley and Glacier National Park. Offering space and solitude, yet close to the Ranch House, this is the ultimate private getaway that can sleep 6 people. From its front deck, you can also enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains.

The Cabin is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property that includes bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels and a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, 3 bar stools, a table and 6 chairs. It features a small living room, a master bedroom with a queen-size bed, a full bathroom, and a loft with a king size bed and a sofa bed that sleeps 2. We have to mention that to access the loft you'll need to climb a ladder (see photos). On the front deck you will find chairs, a small table and a gas grill for BBQs.

Information on the area

Located right in the middle of the Flathead Valley, Cougar Trail Ranch is surrounded by nature. It gives you access to amazing lakes, rivers and streams, mountains and wildlife. It is the perfect spot for outdoor activities and sports. From the Ranch, you can get to most activities within a few minutes.

Summer activities: Golf, fishing, canoeing, white water kayaking, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming.
Winter activities: Cross-country skiing, skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

Cougar Trail Ranch is also close to cultural centers such as Kalispell, Whitefish (city), Whitefish Mountain Resort, Blacktail Ski Resort, Glacier National Park. Nearby lakes are: Swan, Flathead, Echo, Loon and Horseshoe.

Concierge services

On demand, we can offer your group house cleaning and gourmet meal preparation as well as catering for special events. We can coordinate your fishing trips, snowmobile excursions and other special activities you might want to book in the area during your stay. Please call us today so we can help you plan your perfect vacation and create memories that will last a lifetime!


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 40

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Pet Friendly: Must be determined in advance no cats!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Grey Water System
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:


  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nicest lawn in Montana!...moreless

  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Whitefish Mountain Resort Blacktail Mountain Resort...moreless

  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Tubes for floating the river...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub


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from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Summer 2016
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
5 night min stay
Winter 2017
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.2%


All holidays and weddings are charged peak rates.

Cancellations will be refunded on re-booking.

Additional charge for renting The Cabin:

Seasonal: Oct-Apr: $175/night, $1200/week

Peak: Jun-Sept: $225/night, $1475/week

Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.

*Credit Cards Accepted:

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Dates available: Year Round

We reserve the right to cancel a booking.

50% deposit and balance due within 90 days of booking date.

Fully refundable on rebooking prior to the 90 day period. No refunds after.

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Last updated: 10/23/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Roadhouse
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Bend
35 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Terrace
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitefish Mountain Resort

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Racquetball, Kayaking, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Basketball Court, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

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  • The Entrance

    The Entrance

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The Main floor

    The Main floor

  • The Front Deck

    The Front Deck

  • The Master bathroom

    The Master bathroom

  • Powder Room

    Powder Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Kristina Bedroom

    Kristina Bedroom

  • Onika Bedroom

    Onika Bedroom

  • Brandon Bedroom

    Brandon Bedroom

  • Guest House Loft

    Guest House Loft

  • The Ranch House and cabin

    The Ranch House and cabin

  • The Main floor

    The Main floor

  • The Main floor

    The Main floor

  • The Theatre

    The Theatre

  • The Master bathroom

    The Master bathroom

  • Main House

    Main House

  • Austin Bedroom

    Austin Bedroom

  • Maddix Bedroom

    Maddix Bedroom

  • Olivia Bedroom

    Olivia Bedroom

  • Cabin Master

    Cabin Master

  • Guest House

    Guest House

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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