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Swan Lake View Home on 15 Acres. Log Cabins Also Available for Groups.

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Spacious dining with unobstructed lake and mountain views

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The two level Hummingbird House sits at the edge of a sunny tree-lined meadow on 15 acres overlooking idyllic Swan Lake. Comfortable and attractively furnished 3BR, 2BA home, with large dining and living areas, 2 large bathrooms and two levels of porches with lovely Swan Lake and mountain views makes a perfect base for your Montana vacation, family reunion, wedding, or retreat. Home sleeps 7 in beds + couch and a cot the home can accommodate up to two additional people. For large groups, there are 5 individual log guest cabins for rental separately which sleep from 2-5. The entire property sleeps up to 28 persons. If additional lodging is needed for group events, please check out our Swan Lake Cabins website. www.SwanLakeCabins.com
The main floor has one bedroom with a queen bed and a bathroom with shower and lots of built in storage; fully equipped kitchen plus a large pantry; spacious dining room with a table that can set up to 10. Dining room could accommodate a second table for larger events. Covered porch with gorgeous views of Swan Lake and the Swan Mountains, perfect for relaxing, reading, viewing wildlife and watching the sun set over Swan Lake.

The upper floor has two bedrooms and a large bathroom with tub/shower and ample storage. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen bed and the second bedroom has bunk style beds with a double mattress down and a twin up. In addition, there is a large living area with satellite TV and DVD player. This comfortable gathering area also works well for meetings or retreats, benefiting from abundant windows and an adjoining large covered porch, all with inspiring views.

Private grounds with a picnic table, gas barbecue, and outdoor fire pit.

A large level area with stunning views of Swan Lake and the Swan and Mission Mountains is available to set up for outdoor events with rental of the guest cabins as well as the Hummingbird House.

Hummingbird house is located in the heart of the Swan Valley recreation area just 10 minutes from Bigfork and a scenic 50 minute drive from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park. Just one mile away is the 2+ million acre Flathead National Forest which has myriad recreational opportunities, including boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, rafting, hiking, skiing, and horseback riding. The Swan River is nearby for tubing or rafting and there are numerous lakes, rivers, and streams available for angling or fly fishing. Or, you can hike or mountain bike right from Hummingbird House.

Nearby Bigfork is an artist village picturesquely set on the shores of Flathead Lake where the Swan River flows into lake. Bigfork is known for the quality of its Summer Playhouse Repertory Theater, fine dining restaurants and numerous galleries and shops. Be sure to check out the famous Flathead cherries which are available from local fruit stands and farmers markets in July and August.

WiFi is available throughout the home and nearly grounds and the home is equipped with satellite TV, DVD, and CD player. Cell phone coverage is available throughout the grounds. The owners live at the edge of the property giving you all the privacy you would like but are available to answer questions or be of assistance if needed.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    On main floor with peaceful wooded view....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    On upper floor, double mattress down; twin mattress up....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upper level very nice with lake and meadow view....moreless

  • Main Floor Bedroom: Queen bed. Easily accessible. Peaceful wooded views. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large bathroom with lots of custom cabinet storage....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large bathroom with custom cabinets and lots of storage....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    Located on 15 acres of woods and meadows in the heart of the Swan Valley recreation area....moreless

  • Village:

    10 minutes from Bigfork artist village with its renowned Summer Playhouse repertory theater, galleries, shops and restaurants. Sample local Flathead cherries from Farmer's fruit stands in summer....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Spacious dining room with lots of windows with gorgeous views of lake and mountains. Dining table seats up to 10 with space for second table. Large covered porch for outdoor dining and relaxing....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Lovely fully-equipped kitchen with gas range, plus large pantry for food storage. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas range top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two levels of covered porches with lovely view...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 15 - Jun 14, 2015
2 night min stay
$209
$1,400
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 - May 24, 2015
3 night min stay

$699
flat fee
Summer
Jun 15 - Sep 7, 2015
5 night min stay
$249
$1,700
Early Fall
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$219
$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Departure cleaning fee $150
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rocky Mountain Roadhouse
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Bend Golf Club
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Montana Hwy. 83
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Terrace Supper Club
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Blacktail Mountain
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Swan Lake

Car: Necessary

Located 10 minutes from Bigfork and 50 minutes from Glacier National Park. Just one mile from the 2+ million Flathead National Forest, a lesser known gem where you can enjoy unspoiled nature without the crowds. Golf Digest has named the Flathead Valley as a top 50 golf course Destination with 9 Championship courses within a 45 minute radius.

Bigfork is picturesque village nestled along the banks of the Swan River and the stunningly beautiful Flathead Lake. Bigfork is well known for its Summer Playhouse repertory theater, galleries, shops, restaurants, Eagle Bend championship golf course, and as a base for outdoor recreation and adventure sports.

In the nearby village of Swan Lake you will find the popular Laughing Horse restaurant and one of the best swimming beaches in the area. August is a wonderful time to visit Swan Lake to enjoy the Huckleberry Festival.

The area is also well known as a fisherman's paradise with its host of lakes and rivers which are home to pike, trout, bass, kokanee salmon, and many other species. 170 species of birds frequent the Swan Valley and this area is home to more species of large mammals than anywhere in the lower 48 states. In spring and fall, the area is also amazing for mushrooming, including our favorite, Morels. Wildflowers are another wonderful gift of the area with a wide variety growing on the property. May and June are the best time for Wildflowers on this property with the season arriving later at higher elevations.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: The property is owned and managed by Linda Brentano, and Charley Orth. We are a married couple with different last names. Linda is a Career and Business Coach who delights in helping people with career and life planning, particularly for the second half of life. Check the Swan Lake Cabins website or ask Linda about upcoming retreats that may be scheduled. Or if you are feeling in need of some recharge time, feel free to ask Linda for help designing a personal retreat or to schedule individual coaching. Coaching can be done while taking a walk or while enjoying the inspiring views from the Hummingbird House porch. Linda can also help with scheduling on-site massage appointments. Early is his career Charley was trained in Culinary Arts which he enjoys putting to use in preparing delicious breakfasts for cabin guests. You will also see Charley's special touches as a craftsman in the custom cabinets and special finishing touches in Hummingbird House.

Why the Owner Chose Bigfork:
Linda's brother, Glen Stout, was the original owner of Swan Lake (Guest) Cabins, which he established in 1996, after moving to Montana from Portland, Oregon. Glen was an iconic figure who was very well known in the area. If you have breakfast or lunch at the very popular Echo Lake Cafe, check out the second stool from the right at the counter as you enter and you will see a little plaque with Glen's name. In 2012, Linda and Charley purchased the cabin property from her brother's estate. Linda and Charley had long dreamed of having a Bed and Breakfast/ Retreat Center where Linda could do coaching and facilitate retreats and Charley could put his passion for cooking and craftsmanship to work. It felt like we were being called to move to Montana from Oregon to build on Glen's tradition with our unique backgrounds and interests. We have been heartily welcomed by the Bigfork community and are delighted to steward this very special property and attend to the needs of our wonderful guests. We are still amazed by the beauty of this very special part of Montana.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hummingbird House is located on a a very versatile property and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. In addition to serving as a vacation rental, the house can be rented to serve as a hub for a family reunion, wedding, or other special event with rental of the cabins to provide additional lodging for up 16-20. There is a lovely level bench overlooking Swan Lake which is available for outdoor weddings or special events. The outdoor area has great access, space for parking and is completely screened from the rest of the property and from the roadway. The outdoor venue area is only available with rental of the entire property including Hummingbird House and the 5 log guest cabins. The property is also available as a venue for other facilitators to host workshops or for corporate retreats or business meetings.


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Photos

  • Spacious dining with unobstructed lake and mountain views

    Spacious dining with unobstructed lake and mountain views

  • Kitchen provides a nice balance of separation and openness to dining area.

    Kitchen provides a nice balance of separation and openness to dining area.

  • Downstairs bathroom with walk-in shower and lots of storage.

    Downstairs bathroom with walk-in shower and lots of storage.

  • Spacious upper level living area

    Spacious upper level living area

  • Upper living area with space to relax with a book or take in views.

    Upper living area with space to relax with a book or take in views.

  • Upstairs bedroom with double and twin bunk bed combo.

    Upstairs bedroom with double and twin bunk bed combo.

  • Striped coral root orchid--one of many varieties of wildflowers on the property.

    Striped coral root orchid--one of many varieties of wildflowers on the property.

  • Perfect spot overlooking the lake to set up for outdoor events

    Perfect spot overlooking the lake to set up for outdoor events

  • Meadow picnic area with fire pit

    Meadow picnic area with fire pit

  • Covered porches with abundant seating perfect for viewing sunsets over Swan Lake

    Covered porches with abundant seating perfect for viewing sunsets over Swan Lake

  • 300' x 200 foot lake view area to set up for outdoor events with great access

    300' x 200 foot lake view area to set up for outdoor events with great access

  • One of five cabins each with private grounds available separately for groups

    One of five cabins each with private grounds available separately for groups

  • Nestled in the trees yet bright open plan with views from every window

    Nestled in the trees yet bright open plan with views from every window

  • Open plan kitchen/dining separated by a high counter

    Open plan kitchen/dining separated by a high counter

  • Main floor bedroom with queen bed and log 
furniture

    Main floor bedroom with queen bed and log furniture

  • Rockers in upstairs living area offer a relaxing place to enjoy the views.

    Rockers in upstairs living area offer a relaxing place to enjoy the views.

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed & pine log furniture and lovely lake views
.

    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed & pine log furniture and lovely lake views .

  • Large upstairs bathroom with tub/shower and large linen/storage closet
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    Large upstairs bathroom with tub/shower and large linen/storage closet .

  • View from Hummingbird House porch of 4th of July Fireworks over Swan Lake

    View from Hummingbird House porch of 4th of July Fireworks over Swan Lake

  • Peaceful setting with a balance of woods and meadow areas

    Peaceful setting with a balance of woods and meadow areas

  • Quiet, private natural setting with grass and trees

    Quiet, private natural setting with grass and trees

  • Sweeping lake views from outdoor event area

    Sweeping lake views from outdoor event area

  • Children with sparklers in our meadow against backdrop of Swan Lake Fireworks

    Children with sparklers in our meadow against backdrop of Swan Lake Fireworks

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
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