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

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Last updated: 11/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

            At least one occupant 21 years of age...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

          • Pets Considered:

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


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

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

              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

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

              • 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

              • Television:

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

              • Toys:

                Puzzles and games....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Assorted family,classic and popular movies...moreless


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


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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • River
              • Waterfront
              • 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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Free Local Calls
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

              • Safe
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • 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

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Canoe
              • Deck / Patio
              • Deck Furniture
              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch Furniture
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck
              • Yard

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 14 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring 2015
                  Mar 29 - May 21, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $990 $3,000
                  Memorial Day
                  May 22 - May 31, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $1,050 $3,100
                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 1 - Sep 7, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $1,150 $3,500
                  Fall 2015
                  Sep 8 - Nov 30, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $990 $3,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $1,150 $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.

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                  Last updated: 11/30/2014
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                  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!

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                  • 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

                  • The Overlook from the opposite side of Piper Creek

                    The Overlook from the opposite side of Piper Creek

                  • 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.

                  • Relax on the covered front porch.

                    Relax on the covered front porch.

                  • View of Piper Creek from the deck

                    View of Piper Creek from the deck

                  • Living area inside the cabin.

                    Living area inside the cabin.

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

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

                  • Bedroom, with a queen bed.

                    Bedroom, with a queen bed.

                  • Just a little of what's in store

                    Just a little of what's in store

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $150 - $170 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 11/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 1 nights
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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/30/2014
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