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Log Home Overlooking Flathead Lake. June Dates Available!

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Kids Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 12)

Cherry Creek Retreat in Montana is a 7-acre parcel perched above one of the highest points of Flathead's East Lake Shore. The Bigfork property is near Glacier Park and surrounded by Flathead Valley beauty on all sides. Behind are tall forested mountains. In front is expansive Flathead Lake with excellent fishing. On each side are quaking Aspens. In between are cherry and apple trees, an old red barn, 3 trout ponds and beautiful Cherry Creek. Minutes away is Flathead Lake with boat access at Yellow Bay State Park, Woods Bay and Bigfork. Boat & kayak rentals and guided fly-fishing are available. The 3-story hand crafted post & beam log home has spectacular views from all rooms. Three decks flow from large rooms with french doors. Wood floors, rock work & custom art add further beauty. In addition there are three overflow cabins. This property is perfect for family reunions & weddings. Sleeping capacity is 22.

Pictures and Rental Information: This land has been in our family for 30 years and the small cabins on it have been fun to stay in for our vacations. In 2005, after much planning, we built our dream retirement home but cannot move in it yet so we have put it on the vacation rental market. The experience has been satisfying as we make contact with each family staying and all have been very happy with the place. Each season has its own beauty. Spring time has cherry blossoms and lilacs, Summer the slow, beautiful sunsets and ripe fruit, Fall the golden leaves and Tamarak trees. Winter is blanketed with snow. The scenery is breathtaking, even spiritual. You will love it! To book, check availability on calendar here and send us an email. We will answer all questions and if property is available, send you a rental agreement with details of our rental policy. For summer dates, plan to book 9-12 months ahead as these popular weeks fill early.
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Kids Loft: 1 queen

    kid's loft for sleeping only...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1 looks out onto back of property with view of Cherry Creek, pond, Aspens, fruit trees, barn and mountains. It has a walk-out deck with seating and high open-beamed ceilings. Bedroom 2 has broader view of mountain and is next to bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Bedroom 3 looks out onto back of property with view of mountains. Bedroom 4 is an open loft with spectacular views in all directions, walk out deck and high open beamed ceilings. Bed 5 is a 'kid's loft' with log railing and log ladder. There is also a better quality futon with a Simons queen mattress in the family room. Sleeping in log home is for 12....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 2: combination tub/shower

    Restored old-fashioned tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 is wheelchair accessible and is closest to Bedroom 2. Bathroom 2 is quaint with hand painted wildflowers on restored cast iron, free standing antique tub. Bathroom 3 is in cabin next to log home and has access from outdoors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The living room is part of the Great Room which flows into the dining area and a large wrap around deck. On the deck are two tables including a large hand crafted farm table to sit 12. This table may be moved indoors for large groups. Chairs can be moved about so that seating capacity in any of these areas is expanded. On the first floor is a large room with television, stereo, games, futon-sofa, another sofa and kitchenette. There is also outdoor seating in different locations including at picnic tables and around a fire pit....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


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from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall-Spring 2016-2017
Sep 6 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $140 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%


House cleaning rates for groups 1-9: $140 10-16: $200, 17-22: $260

For larger groups there are three smaller cabins that sleep 10, making total sleeping capacity 22.

Overflow Cabin Rates: (Rates are based on 1 week or portion thereof): Cedar Cabin that sleeps 4 is $250. Cabin with kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom for 2 is $400/week. Loft unit that sleeps 4 is $200/week.

After contacting owner to confirm dates are available, a rental agreement will be mailed to you to fill out and return with 50% payment to secure dates. Balance is due 30 days prior to check in.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kalispell / Glacier Park
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
43 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Flathead Brewery & Islands
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Yellow Bay State Park

Car: Recommended

Cherry Creek Retreat of Flathead Lake is off Highway 35 in Bigfork, Montana. It sits atop a hill providing spectacular lake and mountain views. A beautiful lake swimming and boat launch area is 3 miles down the highway at Yellow Bay State Park. The fishing on this lake is excellent. Other local attractions include the village of Bigfork, Wayfarer's State Park, Glacier National Park, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Jewell Basin hiking trails, Blacktail and Big Mountain Ski Resorts, Crane Mountain snowmobile trails, Mission Mountain

Winery, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, art galleries and restaurants, Wood's Bay shore front restaurants and brewery, Eagle Bend, Big Mountain & Buffalo Hill golf clubs, Conrad Mansion Museum, University of Montana Biological Station and writer's workshops, Wild Horse Island Boat Trips, Flathead and Glacier Raft companies. Hiking trails abound, including one from our property up the mountain behind!

Other Activities: Big Fork art galleries, picking Flathead cherries and other fruit


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Bigfork, MT, USA:
Grandpa Jim was raised nearby and had a dream to find the perfect property on the Flathead Lake before he retired in the 1970s. He knew the land well and what he wanted. It was to be a place with it's own natural spring, a view of the lake, good for growing cherries and putting in fish ponds, bordered by forest, close to town but with the feel of being in nature. He found this place and it is indeed special! We fell in love with it ourselves years ago, and the feeling only grew over the years. Now we know others feel the same. Since we've built the Log House and let the property be used as a vacation rental, we hear from so many, "This place is heaven on earth!"

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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  • Log home overlooking Flathead Lake

    Log home overlooking Flathead Lake

  • Front Yard Now Enclosed

    Front Yard Now Enclosed

  • Log Home Kitchen

    Log Home Kitchen

  • Main Floor Lilac Bedroom

    Main Floor Lilac Bedroom

  • Third floor bathroom

    Third floor bathroom

  • One of Three View Decks

    One of Three View Decks

  • 3rd floor Master Bedroom deck

    3rd floor Master Bedroom deck

  • 1st floor Rec Room

    1st floor Rec Room

  • First floor bedroom.

    First floor bedroom.

  • Overflow Loft Cabin has viewing deck

    Overflow Loft Cabin has viewing deck

  • Inside overflow Cedar Cabin

    Inside overflow Cedar Cabin

  • Fountain in Lower Pond.

    Fountain in Lower Pond.

  • View of Lake From Front Deck

    View of Lake From Front Deck

  • Inside Log Home w/ Wood Floors and High Ceilings

    Inside Log Home w/ Wood Floors and High Ceilings

  • Hallway toward living room

    Hallway toward living room

  • Third Floor Loft Bedroom

    Third Floor Loft Bedroom

  • View from third floor bathroom looking over back yard

    View from third floor bathroom looking over back yard

  • Northeast view from north deck

    Northeast view from north deck

  • Back view from kitchen of Cherry trees

    Back view from kitchen of Cherry trees

  • First Floor Recreation Room Kitchenette

    First Floor Recreation Room Kitchenette

  • Inside overflow Kitchen Cabin

    Inside overflow Kitchen Cabin

  • Inside overflow Loft Cabin

    Inside overflow Loft Cabin

  • Cherry Creek flows through property

    Cherry Creek flows through property

  • One of three trout ponds

    One of three trout ponds

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