4 Bedroom Beautifully Crafted Home on the Swan River

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Just east of the artist village of Bigfork are the mighty Swan Mountains with hiking trails, Jewel Basin and glacier-fed lakes. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath house is comfortably perched on nearly 300 feet of the navigable Swan River. This log ranch home enjoys a commanding view of the water and mountains. This residence is on seven parklike acres with beautifully maintained landscaping and mature native trees. Private dock just steps away from the house. Wrap around decks overlooking the water are on both levels of home are furnished with willow furniture. Bedroom 1 has a Queen bed with private shower bath on the main floor. Bedroom 2 Handmade Bunk bed with full on bottom and twin on top, full shower and tub located on main floor. Lower level has bedroom 3 with king bed with shower bathroom shared with bedroom 4 with a queen bed. Separate family and TV room with satellite TV on lower level. Upper level has a wonderful open floor plan with kitchen, dining table, kitchen nook, and comfortable sitting area.

This charming home has its own boat dock on the 'slow' part of the Swan River, perfect for canoeing, kayaking, or just floating. Across the river is a breathtaking view of the Swan Mountain Range. If you looking for other activities, Bigfork (shopping, five-star restaurants, art galleries and playhouse theater) is nearby. Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain, hiking areas are within a hour. Jewel Basin hiking area is literally down the street.

Top tourist attractions include: Bigfork Village with boutique shops, art galleries, Bigfork Playhouse and restaurants, Flathead Lake, Glacier National Park, Kalispell, Whitefish, Bob Marshall Wilderness (many types of outfitters and guides in these areas), National Bison Reserve, Jewell Basin hiking area with mountain-top views, and many small area lakes are nearby for day trips.

Area activities include, but are not limited to:
• Boating and watercraft activities, swimming, sunbathing
• Bigfork Playhouse and Theater, Art galleries and museums, shopping and fine dining
• Sightseeing, wildlife, photography
• Rafting, kayaking, canoeing
• Blue-ribbon fishing and hunting, horseback riding and back-country trips
• Biking mountain biking and hiking
• Art shows, antique car shows, 4th of July parade and festivities, Bigfork Whitewater Festival Days, NW Montana Fair and Rodeo, Dragon Boat races

Make this wonderful place your destination for a serene get-away that captivates your senses and is a destination where you can proudly entertain your family and friends, all making unforgettable, life-time memories of your stay in Montana.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3112 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 kayaks for use in river in front of house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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early summer
May 28 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

2016 summer
Jun 25 - Jul 8, 2016
7 night min stay

2016 prime summer
Jul 9 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

2016 late summer
Aug 13 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

2016 fall
Sep 10 - Oct 14, 2016
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 7%


Booking deposit of $2000 due at reservation. $1000 will be applied toward rent, $1000 held in security until after rental period. Balance due April 15.

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International Airport (FCA)
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MT 209

Car: Necessary

This is the perfect place for outdoor adventure. Hiking, biking, water sports, even peace and quiet are all very close and easily accessible.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Carl and Bert Herndon are long time residents of Bigfork. This wonderful town is where we chose to raise our family. Since the kids are grown, we now 'winter' in a warmer climate but will continue to go back to Bigfork for the summer and fall. Bigfork is a magical village with outdoor activities available for everyone in the village and surrounding areas.

Why the Owner Chose Bigfork:
This property is on the 'still' part of the Swan River and has a peaceful serenity to it. The house is full of charm and warmth and is the perfect place to unwind from your everyday life.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property could not be closer to the river.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • House Entrance

    House Entrance

  • upper porch

    upper porch

  • upper family room

    upper family room

  • kitchen nook

    kitchen nook

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • King room - downstairs

    King room - downstairs

  • Master Bedroom - main floor

    Master Bedroom - main floor

  • upstairs family room

    upstairs family room

  • downstairs family room

    downstairs family room

  • view down (South) the river

    view down (South) the river

  • view of river facing south (in winter)

    view of river facing south (in winter)

  • View of house and river

    View of house and river

  • porch entry

    porch entry

  • entry


  • kitchen


  • Bath on main floor

    Bath on main floor

  • Queen room - downstairs

    Queen room - downstairs

  • mud room

    mud room

  • dining table and kitchen

    dining table and kitchen

  • downstairs family room

    downstairs family room

  • view up the river (north) Swan Mountains (Jewel Basin)

    view up the river (north) Swan Mountains (Jewel Basin)

  • view of boat dock from porch (in winter)

    view of boat dock from porch (in winter)

VRBO #444218

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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