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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!**
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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
Puzzle board under the twin bed in the left. A few other board games....moreless
Games For Kids
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
42' HD TV in main living area. Additional 13' standard definition TV in loft....moreless
Spring 2015 Mar 29 - May 21, 2015 1 night min stay
Memorial Day May 22 - May 31, 2015 1 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 1 - Sep 7, 2015 1 night min stay
Fall 2015 Sep 8 - Nov 30, 2015 1 night min stay
My Standard Rate 1 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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!