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Living room with stone gas fireplace.

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This amazing lodge vacation home offers all you need for your authentic Montana experience. Situated at the very foot of the Swan Mountains the grace of the forest engulfs you as you drive through the whimsical entrance gate to Grizzly Blair Ranch. The log style home is exquisitely decorated and furnished in Western comfort and charm in an open and inviting floor plan that affords room for family laughter as well as a separate wing for multiple generations to spread out.

Vaulted ceilings in the open dining/living/kitchen area allow full view of the wall of windows for enjoying the abundant wildlife who call this place home too. The deck offers summer seating and year-round barbequing on a gas grill. The media room offers comfortable theater seating and a large screen, perfect whether your viewing choice is The Lion King or The King and I.

Five bedrooms sport an assortment of king, queen, and twin beds that are all “just right”. Two full bathrooms are jack-and-jill arrangements to accommodate four bedrooms, while the master suite has another full bath, including a luxurious jetted tub. An additional powder room is located near the main living area.

Although completely private and secluded, Grizzly Blair Ranch is just minutes from the village of Bigfork and Flathead Lake. The Swan River is just seconds away for floating, fishing, and kayaking. Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Blacktail Ski Area are all less than an hour away. And hiking and cross-country skiing in the Jewel Basin Wilderness is right down the drive. We have been here a long time and are happy to share our local secrets for all that Northwest Montana has to offer.

The Blair family has been enjoying their “Montana home” for nearly ten years. Grandbabies in other zip codes are calling them back to their roots, at least part-time----a perfect opportunity to share this amazing home with other families. Call today to find out how we can help you plan your Montana vacation.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Well behaved pets may be considered with additional deposit and cleaning fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The main living area in the house is accessible, (not complete ADA). Call for details....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Study: 1 double

    Hide-a-bed sofa in private study....moreless

  • Master suite: 1 king

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  • Upstairs guest room: 1 queen

    Shares jack & jill bath with other upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Upstairs bedroom.: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Crib may be set up in any of the bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Downstairs bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Downstairs guest room: 1 queen

    shares jack & jill bath with other downstairs bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Powder room in living area

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  • Master suite bathroom

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  • Bath in downstairs guest rooms

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  • Bath in upstairs guest rooms

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  • Master bath has walk-in tile shower and jetted tub. Other bathrooms each have full-size shower. An additional powder room is just off of main living area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If it's not listed here, just ask... We are happy to hunt down anything else you might need to complete your Montana adventure!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Swan Mountains are just outside our windows.... Mother Nature makes subtle changes to amazing view daily!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room offers plenty of room for the whole gang. Additional seating at granite counter between dining and kitchen. Tables available for outdoor dining in summer months....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful stone fireplace graces the living area....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage space for two vehicles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet available throughout downstairs living area....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Paved driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell service very good in our area....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Utility room includes new washer and dryer... just in case you have to spend some of your vacation cleaning adventure-stained clothes....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Our pantry and spice cabinet are well-stocked with spices, sugar, flour, and other basics....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spectacular view of the Swan Range, wildlife, and forest from large deck off of main living space....moreless

  • Golf:

    Eagle Bend Golf Course only 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Swan River just down the drive....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both gas & charcoal grills available for year-round use....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Ski Area each less than an hour away. XC skiing just out the door....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak
Jun 15 - Sep 15
4 night min stay
$675
Holiday Weeks
Nov 15 - Jan 4
4 night min stay
$585
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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$1000 deposit will hold your reservation, fully-refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival. Balance due 14 days prior to arrival.


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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier Park International
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Bend Golf Course
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Whitefish

Car: Necessary

Bigfork is a charming Montana village that offers an eclectic mix of services, art galleries, theater and world-class restaurants.

The greater Flathead Valley is home to the largest freshwater lake in the West, as well as being the gateway to Glacier National Park and The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.

Two downhill ski area are less than an hour from the house, and cross country skiing is just out the back door.

Our area truly is a year-round wonderland of Montana experiences, and we love to share our inside knowledge and tips to enjoy every minute of your vacation.

 

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Photos

  • Living room with stone gas fireplace.

    Living room with stone gas fireplace.

  • Gourmet kitchen has everything you need to feed the gang.

    Gourmet kitchen has everything you need to feed the gang.

  • Luxurious downstairs bedroom.

    Luxurious downstairs bedroom.

  • Walk-in tile shower in master suite.

    Walk-in tile shower in master suite.

  • Two bedrooms are in separate wing for multiple family privacy.

    Two bedrooms are in separate wing for multiple family privacy.

  • Media room with large TV.

    Media room with large TV.

  • Grizzlies saunter through the property--but not too close for comfort!

    Grizzlies saunter through the property--but not too close for comfort!

  • Cross country skiing in the area.

    Cross country skiing in the area.

  • Summer time!

    Summer time!

  • Magic of winter.

    Magic of winter.

  • Wildflowers abound in our neighborhood!

    Wildflowers abound in our neighborhood!

  • Dining & kitchen

    Dining & kitchen

  • Living and dining room-- kitchen to left, wall of windows to right.

    Living and dining room-- kitchen to left, wall of windows to right.

  • Master suite continues into dressing room, walk-in closet and spacious bath.

    Master suite continues into dressing room, walk-in closet and spacious bath.

  • All bedrooms boast luxurious beds with cozy linens.

    All bedrooms boast luxurious beds with cozy linens.

  • Media room with small wet bar.

    Media room with small wet bar.

  • Study offers privacy and hide-a-bed sofa.

    Study offers privacy and hide-a-bed sofa.

  • Just follow the rainbow to Grizzly Blair Ranch!

    Just follow the rainbow to Grizzly Blair Ranch!

  • 'I'm not coming down to the Valley. You'll have to hike if you want to see me!

    'I'm not coming down to the Valley. You'll have to hike if you want to see me!

  • Rocky Mountain Goat family in Glacier Park.

    Rocky Mountain Goat family in Glacier Park.

VRBO #491978

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Lodge
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/20/2015
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