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Swan River Cottage + Private Dock on Swan River.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath ***** Perfect for Two *****

Let Swan River Cottage provide your DREAM VACATION! Enjoy views in every direction from this comfortably equipped cottage located on the very private banks of the "deep water" stretch of Northwest Montana’s famous Swan River. BRING your FLY ROD, fishing BOAT, FLOAT TUBE, KAYAK, CANOE, etc. Rental includes tie-down and kayaks at PRIVATE DOCK on this secluded10-mile section of the Swan River plus access to nearby public boat launch on Swan River as well as two additional nearby Flathead Lake boat launches. Enjoy fishing for big Northern Pike, Bull Trout, Walleye and Lake Trout while observing eagle, osprey, hawks and whitetail deer.
Whether you are a fisherman seeking the elusive 'big one;' a HONEYMOONer seeking a romantic getaway; or simply want to enjoy the real 'Montana experience;' you will find what you are looking for at Swan River Cottage.
And, there is still more!
Just a short 3.5 mile drive (or walk, or bicycle, on the Swan River Nature Trail), brings you to the charming Village of Bigfork, where you will find world-class art galleries; 5-Star restaurants; delicious breakfast venues; a grocery store; and numerous unique shops. This is also home to the Eagle Bend Golf Course, frequently rated among the most challenging and beautiful golf courses in the nation.
2015 Academy Award winning actor, J K Simmons. began his successful acting career here, at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. The Bigfork Playhouse is one of the Northwest's oldest & finest repertory theaters and is located in charming downtown Bigfork.
Also nearby are Glacier National Park; the spectacular and remote Jewel Basin; the Big Sky Waterslide/Water Park; and your choice of 7 additional golf courses!
Only 30 minutes from Glacier International Airport, Swan River Cottage combines the magic of a remote Montana getaway with the convenience of an ultra modern lifestyle including flat-screen, satellite TV with a multitude of channels.
Come stay with us and you will understand why Swan River Cottage is reputedly one of Montana's best kept secrets!
Keywords: Guest House/Cottage/Cabin
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathroom with access from each bedroom. (Jack & Jill)

Other Amenities

  • Private boat dock accesses Montana's famous, deep-water section of the Swan River. Bring your fly rod, fishing boat, float tube, kayak, canoe, etc. No diving from dock. Small, grass, airstrip nearby....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV - numerous Board channels...moreless

  • Television:

    New flatscreen HDTV added this year....moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful, 'up close & personal' views of the Whitefish Range, the northern Swan Mountain Range and the southern end of Glacier Natl Park including the Jewel Basin....moreless

  • Rural:

    Deer (does & fawns), in yard daily. Eagles, osprey, Canada geese, beavers, otter, hummingbirds, etc., all abound on and around this property....moreless

  • Village:

    See description....moreless

  • Water View:

    Swan River plus the Jewel Basin, the Whitefish Range and the Swan Mountain Range are all visible from the French doors and front porch....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Sealed front, electric. fireplace provides warm, cozy atmosphere without the problems associated with wood burning fireplaces (allergies, odors, stains, etc.). ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace (not gas) adds romance to this secluded getaway without the nuisance of wood smoke odor in your clothing....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Leather sofa and over-size chair...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for your boat & trailer are available on-site....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-Fi at Cottage...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, utensils Glass casserole dish Measuring cups & spoons...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    set-up for four...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly upgraded complete kitchen features sealed top, self-cleaning, full-size, electric range, microwave, refrigerator, toaster and coffee maker....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full-size, over-the-range microwave....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious, covered front deck complete with umbrella, table & chairs for outdoor dining, plus adirondack chairs & glider for tranquil reading, relaxing, and enjoying views of the mountains and river as well as local wildlife including deer, spotted fawns, eagles, osprey, etc....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks available on the dock. kayaks are for the use of our guests only. All other use by special request only. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,785 $7,905
Fall 2017
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,155 $5,100
Holiday 2017
Nov 20 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 7%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Signed Rental Agreement required.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier Intl Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Multiple choices in Bigfork
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Bend Golf Course
44 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak depot in Whitefish
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Montana Hwy 209
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple choices in Bigfork
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitefish Mountain or Blacktail Ski Area
Bigfork, MT, USA
Nearest Beach
Dock on Swan River on property

Car: Necessary

The Ferndale Airstrip: a small, public, grass, airstrip is located nearby. If you fly in, we will provide transportation to the cottage.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Rafting the swan

    Rafting the swan

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Relaxing spot on front porch on which to sit or barbeque.

    Relaxing spot on front porch on which to sit or barbeque.

  • French doors from inside. Dotted lines aren't really there. Uploading glitch.

    French doors from inside. Dotted lines aren't really there. Uploading glitch.

  • Queen bedroom looking out

    Queen bedroom looking out

  • Bath left

    Bath left

VRBO #181513

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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