Beautiful Swan River Waterfront Home(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Beautiful, highly furnished waterfront home right on the Swan River. This 2,700-square-foot home -- plus a 500+ sf deck -- has approximately 200 feet of direct Swan River frontage with views of the river from nearly every room including the sitting room and living room. The other side of the house overlooks a large, private front yard for your enjoyment.
We have been renting our home to families visiting Montana for many years, and we invite you to read some of our prior guests' review which are included below. We believe our home may be the perfect place for you and your family or group. Enjoy the beauty and fun of the great Swan River which is about 10' from your deck and also enjoy Bigfork, Glacier, and the entire Flathead.
The home is unique in that it has two master bedroom suites at opposite ends of the house - each with its own bathroom and one with an adjacent, small, private office for your use. An additional bedroom and bathroom is located in the center of the house.
The living room is large with a stone fireplace. It has picture windows overlooking the river on one side; it has direct access to the large 500-square-foot deck which also overlooks the river. A barbeque and canoe are kept on the property for your enjoyment.
There is a separate dining area and a separate sitting/reading room and a large kitchen which is fully furnished and equipped. Lastly, there is a separate laundry room with a washer, dryer, and utility sink.
The house has been fully renovated over the years complete with a new stamped concrete front porch and entryway and a huge deck on overlooking the river. The house is designed with some wonderful antiques and furnishings combined with soft leather sofa and loveseats and flat creen TV with DVR TV recording system in the living room.
The property is southwesterly-facing so that you can enjoy the vivid sunsets each night.
The property is conveniently located, only eight to ten minutes driving from the restaurants, galleries, Summer Playhouse, and shopping in downtown Bigfork. Beautiful Glacier National Park, Echo Lake, the more rugged Jewel Basin Hiking area, and Whitefish are also nearby for day trips.
The house is available on weekly basis during the Summer months (normally Saturday to Saturday), but we also especially welcome those persons or families who wish to spend several weeks or longer. We are happy this year to offer reduced rates for those staying a month or longer during the Summer, and we also have substantially reduced rates for longer term leases during the Fall and Winter months.
Please note that my family moved back to this Montana house on and off during the years 2012 and 2016, and
thus we did not VRBO the house during those years. Thus, the 11 wonderful reviews of our home are from before those years. Just this year we have begun renting our house again, and we will add the hopefully-again wonderful reviews this year. The pictures of our house, however, are new and accurate -- excepting the kitchen which we have just finished remodeling and is now even more wonderful --- can lights, under-counter lights, and even good views of river from the kitchen !!!!
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Member since: 2007
- 2684 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1) Cal-King. , Queen size Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Separate sitting/reading room, separate dining room overlooking the river, 2 master suites with private bathrooms and a separate bedroom in the middle of the house. One of the master suites also has a small private office overlooking the deck and river. There is also a large, private front yard....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
Full kitchen with all of the pots and pans, dishes, wine glasses, and utensils which you'll need to enjoy your stay. We just remodeled kitchen - raised ceiling, can and under-counter lights......moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Jun 14, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $145
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 7%
All rates are subject to change prior to booking reservation.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: I was born in Kalispell, and after many years away I bought this home on Swan River about 18 years ago. My wife and I and our son now split our time between Bigfork and our home in Santa Barbara, CA., but my whole family -- going back 4 generations -- is from Northwest Montana ... we hope and think you will love Montana .. hiking, canoeing (or tubing) downriver from our deck, relaxing and watching the deer, wild turkeys, Canadian geese, ...... We look forward to your staying at our home.
Why the Owner Chose Bigfork, MT, USA:
There are many beautiful places to stay in the Bigfork area ... we like our property because it is quiet, private, and on the river -- and yet it is still only about 8 minutes door to door to the downtown shops and restaurants of Bigfork ... (and only about 2 minutes from the famous Echo Lake Cafe -- which serves the best deck breakfasts in the valley)..
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Every property has its own unique charms ... for us, we think you might especially enjoy the quiet privacy, the front yard, the large deck overlooking the river, the Summer swimming, tubing,and canoeing right to or from the house ... Also, the property faces southwest so you will see the magnificent sunsets over the river every night from your living room, from the dining room, and from the deck ... Have fun. Most people come to Montana in the Summer, but maybe come sometime in the Fall and Winter as well.
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View of Swan River from the deck off of the living room.
View of dining room overlooking river and with antique sidebar.
View of part of living room and entryway into living room.
View of entry to house except now new stone entranceway porch and walkway
Downriver View from Living Room and Deck from our new riverside picnic table.
Upriver View from Deck in Summer
Christmas In Bigfork
This sitting room is off the living room so that you can look upriver as well.
View of front yard from new stamped concrete front porch and entryway of house.
View of private sitting/reading room which overlooks the river.
Sunset view from living room, dining room, and deck.
Middle Guest Bedroom Overlooking Deck and Swan River
Downriver View In Winter
Upriver View in Early Fall
Looking Downriver in Winter
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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