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Lakeshore Home with Stunning Views of Warm Water Echo Lake + Boat Dock

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Large picture windows looking out to Echo Lake and Rocky Mountains

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Last updated: 12/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bigfork house description

Spacious, 2-level, 2400 sq. ft. home sleeping 8 persons. Located right on Echo Lake with 100 ft. of private lake frontage. Huge picture windows frame stunning views of Echo Lake, islands dotting the lake, and the towering Swan Mountain Range.

Fully and comfortably furnished, beautifully appointed, with Wi-Fi, Dish Satellite, 2 big screen TVs, DVD/CD players and stereo/CD/cassette player.

Private dock located right in front of the home for your boats, jet skis, and other watercraft (rentals available at nearby marina). Sitting and lounging out on the lake and diving in for a swim is highly recommended! Echo Lake is highly swimmable as it is largely fed by warm water aquifers, making for a quite comfortable time in the water. Paddle boat, banana boat, and canoe located on property.

Kitchen is fully equipped and accessorized to meet all of your cooking needs. Complete laundry facilities on site. Master bedroom with a private full bath on main floor. 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the lower level.

Main floor includes deck overlooking the lake, large living room with fireplace, dining area, kitchen, master bedroom, bath, and utility room. Huge windows in living room frame breathtaking views. Lower level includes large family room with wood stove, 2 bedrooms, bath and direct access to lake. Family room includes large windows for lake and mountain views.

Large wrap-around deck and lower level patio for outside lounging, barbecuing, dining and enjoying the surrounding views.

Attached 2-car garage, as well as additional parking and storage areas.

Located on over half an acre of private wooded land, frequented by deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife.

Winter sports and activities are nearby the home, including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Year-round access over paved roads that are regularly maintained and plowed.

Family get-away, to strengthen bonds and have a really fun time!

Writer's retreat. Quiet reflection, with ever-changing infinity views.

Honeymoon spot (first, second, third!), romantic escape.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master Bedroom - main floor: 1 king

            w/large screen TV...moreless

          • Bedroom 2 - lower level: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3 - lower level: 1 queen

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          • Family Room - lower level: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Pull out bed from sofa - sleeps 2...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bathroom - main floor: toilet, tub, shower

            Double sinks. ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 - lower level: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            Stereo/CD/cassette player...moreless

          • Television:

            2 big screen TVs - one in master bedroom and one in family room...moreless

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Lakefront
          • Mountain View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window unit. Cools home on occasional hot days during summer....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Clothes dryer in home, for your private use....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood fireplace in the living room....moreless

          • Garage:

            Attached two-car garage....moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heating on main level. Baseboard heating on lower level. Home gets as warm as you would like it in the winter!...moreless

          • Internet:

            High-speed Wi-Fi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            All linens provided....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large comfortable living room with huge picture windows framing stunning views....moreless

          • Parking:

            Attached two-car garage, and additional parking on property....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Landline phone is present in home....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All towels provided....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washing machine in home, for your private use. All supplies provided....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Large wood stove in the family room....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full sets of dishes, utensils, and other kitchenware. You are equipped!...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped and accessorized to meet all of your cooking needs....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            Main floor wrap-around deck and lower level patio, for dining, sitting and relaxing, conversation, with breathtaking views....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Home located on over half an acre of private wooded land, frequented by wildlife (deer, wild turkeys, occasional fox)....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall, Winter and Spring
          Sep 3 - Jun 19, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,945

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • End of stay cleaning $185
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Rental rate for Thanksgiving, Christmas through New Years Day same as Summer Rates except 14 night minimum stay required.

          Booking deposit or 1/2 of total rental amount due upon receipt of contract . Remaining balance plus refundable damage deposit due 14 days prior to arrival.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 12/03/2014
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          Location

          • Echo Lake Cafe

            "Off the charts breakfast -- be sure to try all of the varieties of eggs benedict they serve...."

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          • Showthyme Restaurant

            "Unique, creative and very tasty cuisine. Highly, highly recommended, especially after seeing..."

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          • Kehoe's Agate Shop

            "Beautiful semi-precious stones and gems local to the area. Fun!"

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          • Grill at Eagle Bend

            "Excellent American cuisine, perfect after a day on the links. "

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          • Swan River Inn

            "Truly interesting dining room, sincere service, delicious food. "

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          29 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
          8 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          The Garden Bar
          7 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Eagle Bend Golf Club
          36 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Amtrak, Whitefish Depot
          7.4 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Highway 35
          2.6 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Echo Lake Cafe
          43 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Big Mountain Ski Resort

          Car: Necessary

          Paddle boat/Banana boat/Canoe (located on property)

          Barbecuing

          Fishing

          Swimming

          Hiking

          Golfing

          Boating/Water tubing/Water skiing/Jet skiing/Kayaking

          Antiquing

          Horseback riding

          Whitewater rafting

          Wildlife viewing/Bird watching

          Scenic drives/Sightseeing

          Glacier National Park

          Shopping/Galleries/Fine Cuisine/Playhouse (in Bigfork, especially)

          Downhill and cross-country skiing

          Snowboarding

          Snowmobiling

          Snowshoeing

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1995

          About the owner: I purchased this home many years ago with my mother, and we enjoyed it very much over the years. My wife (Cynthia) and I (Bob) hope that you and your family experience it as a fun and inspiring family retreat. In the photo are my wife and I after an invigorating round of cross-country skiing! Highly recommended!! Our very best! Bob & Cynthia

          Why the Owner Chose Bigfork:
          As a youngster, I dreamed of owning a million acre ranch with millions of cattle, next to mountains as high as the sky, and crossed by rivers with all sorts of monsters in it. Okay, I was a kid with an active imagination. But through the years, I have wanted to own land and a home in a special and lovely place. I was fortunate to get that opportunity in the summer of 1995 when I traveled with my mother to Montana to see if that special and lovely place could be found. The thing about Montana is that just about everywhere you look has an amazing and eye-capturing quality, so even on a limited budget we were not short of homes to consider. Nice people, charming towns, and beautiful views abounded. But at the first moment I walked into my Echo Lake home, that was it. You will know what I mean the first moment you walk into the home, as well. A sparkling island dotted lake sprawled out in front of me with a mountain range draped in patches of white clouds and orange reflections of sunlight as an immediate backdrop. That was it, I knew I had found that lovely and special place which I would keep in my life and with my family forever. Our affection for this attractive and comfortable home, and its compelling surroundings, has grown even stronger over the years. And, for me, is a dream come true.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Warm water lake (most lakes in Montana are quite cold!), stunningly beautiful setting, quite abundant in largemouth bass (for viewing from dock and fishing), wildlife visitors of all sorts come by the home (fox, goose, squirrel, deer, turkeys), recreational lake...lots of fun!


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Large picture windows looking out to Echo Lake and Rocky Mountains

            Large picture windows looking out to Echo Lake and Rocky Mountains

          • Echo Lake just 15 minutes from downtown Bigfork.

            Echo Lake just 15 minutes from downtown Bigfork.

          • Rent or bring your own ski boat.  House includes canoe, kayak and peddle boat.

            Rent or bring your own ski boat. House includes canoe, kayak and peddle boat.

          • Comfortable dining with large kitchen space

            Comfortable dining with large kitchen space

          • High ceilings, comfortable seating and large picture windows.

            High ceilings, comfortable seating and large picture windows.

          • Utility room includes comfortable bench for removing shoes and washer/drye

            Utility room includes comfortable bench for removing shoes and washer/drye

          • Master bedroom on main level includes king sized bed and flat screen TV/DVD

            Master bedroom on main level includes king sized bed and flat screen TV/DVD

          • Downstairs family room also includes pull out sofa bed and large wood stove

            Downstairs family room also includes pull out sofa bed and large wood stove

          • Downstairs guest bedroom with queen sized bed

            Downstairs guest bedroom with queen sized bed

          • Echo Lake known for warm calm water for best skiing. Famous for large mouth bass

            Echo Lake known for warm calm water for best skiing. Famous for large mouth bass

          • Winter on Echo Lake!

            Winter on Echo Lake!

          • Rocky Mountains in golden splendor! View from deck.

            Rocky Mountains in golden splendor! View from deck.

          • Echo Lake home in Bigfork has it all with nice dock and best views around!

            Echo Lake home in Bigfork has it all with nice dock and best views around!

          • Large deck includes plenty of seating with outdoor dining tables & large gas BBQ

            Large deck includes plenty of seating with outdoor dining tables & large gas BBQ

          • Indoor dining for 8 with magical views of lake

            Indoor dining for 8 with magical views of lake

          • Large comfortable living room with gorgeous views and wood burning fireplace

            Large comfortable living room with gorgeous views and wood burning fireplace

          • Plenty of counter space and well stocked kitchen for large family gathering

            Plenty of counter space and well stocked kitchen for large family gathering

          • Main level bathroom off master bedroom includes large bathtub and stall shower

            Main level bathroom off master bedroom includes large bathtub and stall shower

          • Downstairs family room with flat screen TV/DVD and sliding door to waterfront

            Downstairs family room with flat screen TV/DVD and sliding door to waterfront

          • Downstairs bathroom with bathtub/shower combo

            Downstairs bathroom with bathtub/shower combo

          • 3rd bedroom located downstairs with King sized bed

            3rd bedroom located downstairs with King sized bed

          • Calm waters and wildlife abound.  Morning coffee and meditation on private dock.

            Calm waters and wildlife abound. Morning coffee and meditation on private dock.

          • Alpenglow on Rocky Mountains with winter in full swing on Echo Lake.

            Alpenglow on Rocky Mountains with winter in full swing on Echo Lake.

          • Winter is great time to visit Echo Lake.  XC skiing and hockey are common sports

            Winter is great time to visit Echo Lake. XC skiing and hockey are common sports

          $1,945 per week (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 12/03/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2014
          Speaks: english
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          • Response rate: 90%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/03/2014
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