Montana Wilderness, Riverfront, Luxury, Log Cabin Retreat
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Get a real taste of the Rocky Mountains of western Montana in rustic luxury (yes, it is possible to have both!) at this private, log home retreat on the Swan River. Enjoy magnificent views of the Swan Range of the Bob Marshall Wilderness to the east and Mission Mountains Wilderness to the west. This retreat overlooks a spring-fed wildlife pond and wetlands, with a private nature trail through the shade to the edge of Swan River, well-known for its fly fishing and clear, cascading beauty. Elk, native trout, great blue herons, frogs, deer, ducks, geese, and moose are among the frequent inhabitants. Located in a region of dozens of pristine lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and mountain trails, there are ample opportunities for recreation.
This retreat is perfectly situated for wildlife viewing opportunities and the enjoyment of the outdoors. Holland Lake six miles away you can take a short hike to a waterfall, enjoy a romantic canoe or kayak paddle in a glacial cirque, go horseback riding, and end the day at the historic Holland Lake Lodge for dinner or a drink. Other outdoor opportunities include fly fishing the Swan River, mountain biking the myriad of trails and roads on public lands in the region, huckleberry-picking, cross-country skiing right out the door, and - for the more adventurous - wilderness excursions into the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountains.
A scenic drive to the north past beautiful Swan Lake brings you to Big Fork, a unique town on the edge of Flathead Lake where art galleries, boutiques, cafes, music and drama festivals, restaurants, and lake boat tours can round out your experience in the region. (If you like to stay closer to the cabin, there is a little country store and cafe 2 miles from the cabin, and 6 miles further is a full grocery with gas station and fresh-baked bread on Thursdays and Sundays).
Just one-and-one-half hours from the cabin to the north is Glacier National Park and Whitefish Ski Resort (Big Mountain). Twenty-five minutes to the south is Seeley Lake, where additional recreational opportunities such as waterskiing, birdwatching along a canoe trail, golfing, and holiday celebrations are available.
The master bedroom has a queen size log bed and an eye-popping mountain view and private bathroom. There is another bedroom (full-size and twin beds) and main bathroom upstairs, plus a huge carpeted bedroom/recreation room (two twin beds) with its own wood stove downstairs. Relax in the cozy living room with leather and log furniture under a vaulted ceiling. A full kitchen with new stainless steel appliances will allow you to cook a mountain feast in luxury!
Keywords: Cabin, river frontage, spectacular mountain views
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Wood Fireplace
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
Wi-Fi can be accessed at the Swan Valley Public Library free of charge. This is located 2 miles from the cabin and can be accessed 24 hours per day from the parking lot, even when the library is closed. ...morecollapse
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
This property has Swan River frontage, ideal for flyfishing and taking a dip in the cool waters, as well as its own pond where waterfowl can often be seen with their young in spring and summer. ...morecollapse
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Our family stayed in this cabin in August 2008. It was very beautiful and very accommodating.The cabin is furnished very nicely and the scenery is awesome! I would recommend this cabin to all who want a nice place to stay and to just take time out from the busy day to day duties we all have and just sit on the back deck and look at the gorgeous views.We had an excellent time.
- Guest Tim & Katie Wendler
- Date of stay 10/21/08
- Review Submitted 10/21/08
We stayed in this cabin in July 2007. The view is gorgeous, the accommodations were great, and I would highly recommend this cabin for anyone's vacation.
- Guest Loretta Ryden
- Date of stay 01/29/08
- Review Submitted 01/29/08
Peak: June 15-September 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas $240/nt, $1320/wk (2 nt. min) Non-Peak, Non-Holiday: Sept. 2 - June 14: $165/nt (2 nt min); $1025/wk Rates Include Taxes; mastercard, discover and visa are accepted via online payment 2 night minimum stay, 50% Deposit of rental rate due 60 days prior to arrival. Balance due 14 days prior to arrival. $200 Damage/Sec Deposit w/in 7 days of booking (refund sent w/in 14 days} 60 day notice required for cancellation with full refund. Pets: Must be approved in advance, $10/night additional fee per pet.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Scott is a Wildlife Biologist at the University of Montana in Missoula, and Lisa is an educator who works for the Extension Service. We have a son and a daughter who love to visit the cabin.
Why the Owner Chose Swan Valley:
Scott's wildlife research takes him to the Swan Valley and Glacier National Park regularly, and we happened across this property and thought it could serve a dual purpose- as a getaway for us during the 'off-season' and as a vacation rental the rest of the time.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love to watch birds, hike, pick huckleberries, boat on Holland Lake, and discover all that nature has to offer. We also run to the visitor journal we keep on the counter, we so enjoy reading about the adventures our guests have had while staying at our place.
- Primary: (406) 370-4052
- Secondary: (406) 552-3119 (Montana, USA)
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Front of the cabin (Bob Marshall Wilderness in background)
The living room (being shown off by our 5-year old!)
Downstairs (second bed is to the left of the one shown)
The back deck!
Kitchen and dining room
Bunk beds in second bedroom.
The cabin is a great place to visit in winter!
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Date last modified - Wednesday, May 22, 2013