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Turn-of-Century Farmhouse, Near Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Glacier Np

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bigfork farmhouse description

Once the center of a homestead farm, this story and a half home is beautifully and solidly built. The rich farm ground in the valley produces wheat and barley, potatoes, orchards of cherries, apples and more. A watchful eye at dusk and dawn will often see whitetail deer passing through our property seeking either daytime shelter in the nearby timber or night time grazing out in the open fields. Bald eagles ply the skies overhead. The area has abundant wildlife, including Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer, black bear and grizzly, antelope and much more. The National Bison Range nearby provides spectacular opportunities to view this awesome creature. Come see for yourself!

Our farm house was built in the early 1900's on a 160 acre homestead created in 1895 under the direction of U.S. president, Grover Cleveland (a framed copy of the document is displayed in the home). Though most of the acreage was sold off over the years, it has been our home for 29 years, having raised our three children here (our son Brook was born in this house). Today, we are back and forth from Mexico where we do construction work as volunteers, staying in a 5th wheel trailer on our property while here in Montana.

In the heart of 'Big Sky Country', from our farmhouse take in the vista of the Whitefish Mountains and Glacier National Park to the north, the Salish Mountains to the west. South you will see the Mission Range in the land the Flathead Indian Reservation, home to the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreilles tribes. Southeast, the Swan Valley, nestled between the Mission and Swan mountain ranges, the latter continuing west and north of your new home away. Jewel Basin Hiking Wilderness Hiking area, sprinkled with high peak and alpine lakes, is your view looking due east from your living room window.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Up to two dogs, one year of age or older. Additional damage deposit required....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Laramie's BR: 1 queen

            Log Bed, Rustic theme...moreless

          • Cheyenne's BR: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Fishing theme...moreless

          • Brook's Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            French Doors, off Living Room...moreless

          • Dormer Bedrooms: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            2 dormers with beds...moreless

          • Both Laramie and Cheyenne's bedrooms have a closet. Brook's has a closet rod and storage in an adjacent area. The upstairs is a large open area with three 8' x 12' gable dormers. One dormer has a large California King with six drawer pedestal, the bunk beds are in another, and walk in closet and full bath in the third dormer....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Heavy vintage porcelain tub, wood wainscot ...moreless

          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Fiberglass Tub Shower combo, vaulted ceiling...moreless

          • Both Laramie and Cheyenne's bedrooms have a closet. Brook's has a closet rod and a full closet in an adjacent room. The upstairs is a large open area with three 8' x 12' gable dormers. In one dormer there is a large California King size bed on a six drawer pedestal and dresser. In another dormer, the bunkbeds and library. In the third, a walk in closet and full bath....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • While both my mother and great aunt were both in wheelchairs during their later years, they visited many times. My father patiently would bring them up and down the four concrete steps coming into the home. However, I am reluctant to say it is handicap accessible....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Television:

                Basic antenna based TV, approximately 42 channels...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Lake
              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                The Salish, Whitefish, Swan and Mission Mountain Ranges can be seen from our home, as well Glacier National Park....moreless

              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Window mount 12,000 btu upstairs...moreless

                      • Backpack
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Shampoo
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Catering Available
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Binoculars
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Deck off the second floor, with a nice view of the valley has a hot tub...moreless

                      • Large Cooler
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Wood Deck

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Jacuzzi style hot tub (Sundance Altimar) on second floor deck has powerful therapy jets for good muscle massage. At the same time, enjoy the beautiful view to the northwest and the awsome sunsets....moreless

                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Outdoor Hot Tub

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $269
                          $1,813 $7,650
                          Non Peak Season
                          Sep 8 - May 31
                          3 night min stay
                          $229
                          $1,533 $6,450
                          Peak Season
                          Jun 1 - Sep 7
                          3 night min stay
                          $269
                          $1,813 $7,650
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning Fee $149
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Tax Rate 7%

                          Notes:

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                          Pets Considered, please inquire for details.


                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                          Location

                          Car: Recommended

                          The view from this gentle hill will often let you see upwards of sixty miles into the magnificent mountains of Glacier National Park, and similar distances to the south. Hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, fishing and hunting are available in virtually any direction.

                          Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, is less than three miles from your doorstep. If you have a hankering to go fishing, Flathead Lake mackinaw (lake trout) average 12.5 pounds and 30 inches in length, the state record of 42 pounds having been caught here. Similarly, nearby alpine lakes and streams, for example, Jewel Basin Wilderness Hiking Area, provide opportunities for fishing, hiking and unforgettable views. Nothing quite compares to the quiet solace of a day spent fly fishing. Unique to Glacier, fishing is free within this national park. There is plenty of parking here at your HomeAway for your vehicles and boat and three public boat docks are within ten minutes (Wayfarers State Park, Bigfork Bay and the Flathead River). Our Jacuzzi style hot tub (Sundance Altimar) enjoyed on the deck off the second floor, with an spendid view of the setting sun, is an excellent way to end the day relaxed.

                          Glacier National Park, only thirty five miles from your doorstep and is among the most magnificently sculpted pieces of real estate on this planet. The drive over Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun Road is a spectacular experience. An engineering feat, as you travel it, try to imagine the obstacles faced by the engineers and laborers who constructed the winding road almost 80 years ago. Sheer cliffs, short construction seasons, sixty foot deep snow-drifts, and tons of solid rock made building this road across the Continental Divide a unique challenge.

                          Bigfork Village, four miles away, built around the bay where the Swan River meets Flathead Lake, is a walking community rich with history, arts, crafts, fine dining and the world renown Bigfork Summer Playhouse with a history of more than half a century of live performances. Many struggle saying goodbye to this quaint village. An excellent grocery store is here, and a short 18 mile commute to Kalispell yields an array of large boxstores, Costco, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, (Cabella's is soon to open) etc.

                          In short, we believe you will love this wonderful farmhouse as much as we have. We hope you will come for a visit, even more, we hope you will return. We look forward to meeting you.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1984

                          About the owner: Teri and I moved into this house in 1983 and purchased it a year later. Our two oldest kids, Laramie, our daughter, was just a toddler, and our oldest boy, Cheyenne was just a newborn. Six years later, our third and last child, our son Brook, was born in this house. We have operated our mobile family business from this location, traveling to area car dealerships installing pinstripes, graphics and lite accessories, as well as making and installing signs. For the last six years, we have been working as volunteers in construction in Mexico.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bigfork:
                          Why did we buy this home? We rented it for the first year and loved the location so much we bought it the following year. Our shopping area is primarily in Kalispell, which is easily accessible, yet we could enjoy raising our family in the rural countryside outside the village of Bigfork.


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                          Speaks: english, spanish

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                          Photos

                          • Outside our home with giant cottonwood, Douglas fir, cedar, lilacs, rainbow...

                            Outside our home with giant cottonwood, Douglas fir, cedar, lilacs, rainbow...

                          • A soak in the hotub enjoying the sunset feels so good after a day hiking!

                            A soak in the hotub enjoying the sunset feels so good after a day hiking!

                          • Portion of Living Room with Dining area in foreground.

                            Portion of Living Room with Dining area in foreground.

                          • A country kitchen with dishwasher, range and oven, refrigerator, blender....

                            A country kitchen with dishwasher, range and oven, refrigerator, blender....

                          • Front Room doubles as a bedroom and has a sofa sleeper for two guests.

                            Front Room doubles as a bedroom and has a sofa sleeper for two guests.

                          • Cheyenne's Bedroom.

                            Cheyenne's Bedroom.

                          • Large, open upstairs with sitting area 10' vaulted ceilings and wood floors.

                            Large, open upstairs with sitting area 10' vaulted ceilings and wood floors.

                          • I made these full size bunk beds for Laramie and Cheyenne when they were small.

                            I made these full size bunk beds for Laramie and Cheyenne when they were small.

                          • Upstairs shower and tub.

                            Upstairs shower and tub.

                          • West entrance to Glacier National Park is just 35 miles from your HomeAway!

                            West entrance to Glacier National Park is just 35 miles from your HomeAway!

                          • Northern Lights from hot tub, looking north over our shop roof.

                            Northern Lights from hot tub, looking north over our shop roof.

                          • Jewel Basin is a short drive from your HomeAway, located in the center of photo.

                            Jewel Basin is a short drive from your HomeAway, located in the center of photo.

                          • Winter with Swan Range backdrop. Large Cottonwood is 24 feet in diameter.

                            Winter with Swan Range backdrop. Large Cottonwood is 24 feet in diameter.

                          • Dining Room with view into Kitchen and stairs to second floor.

                            Dining Room with view into Kitchen and stairs to second floor.

                          • Portion of Living Room with french doors leading in Front Room.

                            Portion of Living Room with french doors leading in Front Room.

                          • Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, all necessary utensils and cookware.

                            Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, all necessary utensils and cookware.

                          • Laramie's bedroom has a solid heavy log queen bed and rustic decor.

                            Laramie's bedroom has a solid heavy log queen bed and rustic decor.

                          • Full bathroom downstairs. Vintage wood doors and glass doorknobs.

                            Full bathroom downstairs. Vintage wood doors and glass doorknobs.

                          • California King bed, with drawer pedestal sets in one of three gable dormers.

                            California King bed, with drawer pedestal sets in one of three gable dormers.

                          • Full bath upstairs.

                            Full bath upstairs.

                          • Sunset over Flathead Lake at Wayfarers SP. Just 5 minutes from your HomeAway!

                            Sunset over Flathead Lake at Wayfarers SP. Just 5 minutes from your HomeAway!

                          • Northern lights above peak of our home-the huge cottonwood has trunk of 24' dia.

                            Northern lights above peak of our home-the huge cottonwood has trunk of 24' dia.

                          • Our horses finally arrive! Brook & am I look on at horses we caretook in early 90'

                            Our horses finally arrive! Brook & am I look on at horses we caretook in early 90'

                          • You can see the peak of Mt. Aeneas from your HomeAway see the world from there!

                            You can see the peak of Mt. Aeneas from your HomeAway see the world from there!

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                          Turn-of-Century Farmhouse, near Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Glacier NP

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