VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Great Getaway- Break the Sound of Silence with the Gentle Sounds of Piper Creek!

You sent a message to this owner.

The Overlook Cabin on a mid-fall afternoon


Last updated: 07/04/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Swan Lake cabin description

Nestled in the majestic Swan Valley with its soaring peaks, abundance of wildlife, and lakes galore, this cabin is truly the Montana vision. Directly on the bank of Piper Creek, it is surrounded by forestland.

Creature comforts – you don’t have to rough it to get away. Enjoy all the comforts of home, including a complete kitchen, comfy beds, books, games and movies. We even provide a few toiletries if you forget yours, as well as some basic food items.

Fishing is plentiful! Drop your line right off the deck, or make the short jaunt to the Swan River just 1/4 mile away. If it’s lake fishing you want, a multitude of lakes are within an easy 20-30 minute drive from the cabin.

Wildlife viewing – deer and turkey frequent the property. See them right out your window, or as you relax outside. In the area are also elk, bear, cougar, moose, wolves, eagles and more.

Hiking – dozens of well marked trails are easy day trips, and range from easy to difficult. You can even start your exploration right outside the cabin door.

Glacier National Park – easily seen in a day, but you might want to make it more. Renowned for its spectacular beauty, plentiful hikes, and pristine lakes, be sure to make this part of your trip.

Boating – motor across a number of lakes large or small, or choose a canoe for a more pristine experience. Rafting opportunities are up and down the Swan River. The opening of the dam creates class 4 rapids in Bigfork every Memorial Day weekend. Flathead Lake is the largest in Montana, and can be accessed from Bigfork as well.

Swimming – lots of lakes offer great swimming opportunities. Don’t miss nearby Holland Lake’s fantastic rope swing. It is right on the easy hike to beautiful Holland Falls.

Golf – within a 30 minute drive is the Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake, or Eagle Bend Golf Club in Bigfork.

Shopping – just a short drive to Bigfork offers great gift shops, art galleries and more.

Restaurants – casual eats are just a 10 minute drive, or head to Bigfork for a variety of choices, including fine dining.

At the cabin – relax to the sounds of the creek in the comfortable deck chairs. Pull up a log and roast s’mores by the campfire. Go for a walk and collect pine cones or wildflowers. Enjoy the assortment of books, games, magazines and movies for some quiet time, or to pass a rainy day.

Wintertime – snowmobile, cross country ski, snowshoe or even dogsled through the plentiful snow. A snow fort and old fashioned snowball fight are always a safe bet for an afternoon of fun. You’ll want to enjoy some hot cocoa by the stove. Nearby Seeley Lake offers an annual winter festival in February.

Hunting – wildlife is plentiful, and the cabin makes a great base camp at the end of the day.

Accomodations inside include a log queen bed in the master bedroom. The open loft has one queen, one twin and a double futon. Divided from the sleeping area in the loft, is an entertainment area with seating, satellite TV, VCR, DVD, games and books. The living room has a sofa and loveseat, and a second TV. The gas stove with its glass doors completes the welcoming atmosphere.

The dining area joins the living room and the modern full kitchen. This open floor plan, and the vaulted ceilings make for a great gathering place. The bedroom and bathroom have hand painted wildlife borders. From the antlered chandelier to the rod and reel décor, you’ll truly get a feel of the Montana life.

The large wrapping deck overlooks the creek. Stone steps lead directly to the water’s edge, or take the meandering path to the bridge. The sounds of the water will have you relaxed, and wanting to stay forever!

Perfect for a romantic getaway, a family or medium sized group.

**HUNTERS - Make this your base camp with National Forest on two sides. You can reach hunting spots from here that very few others can. The hunting is great! Enough beds so 4 of you can have your own. The ultimate man camp!**


Keywords: mountain, cabin, river, beautiful, exciting, trees, forest, quiet, peaceful, tranquil, secluded

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            At least one occupant 21 years of age...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

            $25 pet fee per pet covers entire stay...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Generally a safe cabin, but not completely child-proof...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            You may smoke outside only, but please do not litter. Properly dispose of all smoking material....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Lower level: toilet, shower

            Apartment sized washer/dryer, large vanity...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This place has will appeal to all kinds of travelers. * On a budget? Cook your own breakfast and dinner, pack a lunch, and go see the sites. * Active? Hike, canoe, raft, explore Glacier. The possibilities are endless! * Need to relax? Just grab a deck chair in the sun or shade, close your eyes and listen to the sound of Piper Creek. Ahhh! * Romantic? Oh, yes! * Traveling with kids? Lots to explore outside, plus they have their own space upstairs in the left, including their own TV. For little ones, we have a Pak n Play onsite. * Sportsman? This is your paradise! Hunting and fishing opportunities are both exclusive to our cabin and plentiful....moreless


              • Games:

                Puzzle board under the twin bed in the left. A few other board games....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Assorted family,classic and popular movies...moreless

              • Toys:

                Puzzles and games....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) Includes optional Video on Demand and Pay Per View movie ordering. Cost of movies ordered will be deducted from the security deposit....moreless

              • VCR
              • Music Library:

                Available through Satellite TV - a wide variety of listening stations....moreless

              • Television:

                42' HD TV in main living area. Additional 13' standard definition TV in loft....moreless


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


              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Waterfront:

                The bubbling waters of Piper Creek flow directly along the deck side of the property, creating a visible and audible backdrop for your stay....moreless

              • Waterfront
              • River
              • Mountain View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowmobiling
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Please inquire. Entry/exit is not easy if the trailer or RV is more than 20 feet....moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Safe
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Telephone
                      • Linens Provided


                      • Dishwasher
                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Microwave
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Freezer
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Good assortment of utensils, lots of pots and pans for cooking and baking. An assortment of spices and basics are kept on hand as well....moreless


                      • Canoe
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Yard
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        A metal canoe next to the shed. Oars are in the shed....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 12 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer 2014
                      Jun 20 - Sep 28, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $1,100 $3,500
                      Fall 2014
                      Sep 29 - Nov 30, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $950 $3,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $1,100 $3,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Cleaning Fee $50
                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

                      This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
                      Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.

                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Last updated: 07/04/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates


                      Car: Necessary

                      Golf: Eagle Bend Golf Club is just a 30 minute drive north in the quaint town of Bigfork. 30 minutes to the south is the Double Arrow Golf Club in the town of Seeley Lake.

                      Ski: Blacktail Mountain is about an hour drive. Head around the lake to the town of Lakeside, and follow the signs up the mountain from there. Beautiful views of Flathead Lake and the entire valley can be seen from these lift chairs. It is truly spectacular! Head up to Big Mountain ski area in Whitefish (about 75 miles) for one of the best ski areas in the state. Super fast lifts, a wide variety of runs and lots of snow make this a skier's(or snowboarder's) ultimate destination. Big Mountain also has excellent summer activities as well.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We have lived in Montana for 13 years, having lived in many other areas of the country. Montana is one of the best kept secrets in our great country! We live about 3 hours south in the Bitterroot Valley, and we love visiting our cabin. It's such a special private getaway, but we don't have the time to get there as often as we'd like. The next best thing is to share it with others. Come see what we fell in love with years ago.

                      Why the Owner Chose Swan Lake:
                      Privacy, privacy, privacy! What more can we say? Except peaceful, quiet, scenic beauty, wildlife... It's a gem!

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Links to more information:

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

                      1 of 2


                      • The Overlook Cabin on a mid-fall afternoon

                        The Overlook Cabin on a mid-fall afternoon

                      • View of the cabin from front gate

                        View of the cabin from front gate

                      • Just a little of what's in store

                        Just a little of what's in store

                      • Dining area, deck and Piper Creek out the window to the right.

                        Dining area, deck and Piper Creek out the window to the right.

                      • Looking up to the loft with a queen and twin bed, plus a double futon.

                        Looking up to the loft with a queen and twin bed, plus a double futon.

                      • View of Piper Creek from the deck

                        View of Piper Creek from the deck

                      • The Overlook from the opposite side of Piper Creek

                        The Overlook from the opposite side of Piper Creek

                      • Living area inside the cabin.

                        Living area inside the cabin.

                      • Bedroom, with a queen bed.

                        Bedroom, with a queen bed.

                      $145 - $165 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 07/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Book It

                      Detailed Price

                      Email owner

                      (406) 544-5368 (Montana, USA)

                      Speaks: english
                      This owner accepts HomeAway Payments. Always use this free service to protect your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private.
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                      Get it now