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Great Cabins for 2017 on the Swan River, quiet, family friendly, close to town.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A beautiful property on the Swan River with quaint cabins and a rustic backdrop.

Cabins 1 and 2 is a bundle and are rented together best suited for families who are staying together, but can have a bit of privacy too. This single rental accommodates up to 6 adults and 1 child. If you need more room please see other units we have available: VRBO #810538 This is a lodge house that can sleep up to 10 adults for larger parties.

The Coyote Riverhouse is established on one of the first homesteads ever to be settled in the Flathead Valley during the late 1800s. The original Billy Moos homestead cabin remains to this day on the property site. We are one of the most centrally located destinations in the entire Flathead Valley, with views of the Mission and Swan Mountain ranges and quick access to many local activities. You will find a unique combination of Montana hospitality, lodging, and rustic cabins.

We have cabins that are 20ft from the riverbank and can accommodate up to 5- 6 people. These cabins are rented as one. Cabin 1 sleeps 5 and has 2 bedrooms, a kitchenette, living room and bathroom. Cabin 2 sleeps 2 and has 1 bedroom, kitchenette, living room and bathroom.

Our location offers beautiful views and a quiet atmosphere. There are endless local activities to explore whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, wildlife watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, floating, canoeing, golfing, dining, gallery walks or theater. We are located on the shore of the beautiful Swan River in Bigfork, Montana.

The Coyote Riverhouse is the perfect getaway for couples, wildlife adventures and the unique Montana experience that will leave you breathless. We rent out our property for small specialized weddings, families reunions, business retreats. You have personal access to the banks of the Swan River accommodated with 50 foot docks to lounge on. We are on the bend of the deepest part of the river that is very clean and pure. The decks are a great location for sunbathing and people love taking in the beauty of the river while the kids may swim nearby. We also provide a basketball court on the premises for your entertainment and lots of room to roam.

We are a short four-mile drive, or walk or bicycle on the Swan River Nature Trail, to the delightful Village of Bigfork. Here you will find world-class art galleries; 5-Star restaurants; charming breakfast venues; a grocery store; and numerous shops and boutiques. We are within 4 miles of Bigfork, 20 miles from Kalispell, 40 miles from Glacier National Park and only 30 miles from Glacier International Airport.

Bigfork’s Eagle Bend Golf Course is rated one of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses in the nation. Downtown is the Bigfork Summer Playhouse is Northwest's oldest & finest repertory theaters and is home to J K Simmons, 2015 Academy Award winning actor.

The Coyote Riverhouse wraps its arms around you when you walk into the door like walking into grandma's house. Our property offers the quiet experience you are looking for as well as the convenience of minutes away from local activities.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Gary

The Coyote Riverhouse Cabins and Coyote Roadhouse is established on one of the first homesteads ever to be settled in the Flathead Valley during the late 1800s. The original Billy Moos homestead cabin remains to this day on this historical site.

The famous Coyote Roadhouse Restaurant was established in Bigfork Montana in 1986 and is still in operation today! Chef Gary Hastings, at 69 years old, cooks for private reservations that include small specialized weddings, business retreats and family reunions. The restaurant has achieved a Mobile Guide "***" rating, and is known as "Montana's best restaurant," according to travel and Leisure magazine. The restaurant continues to receive numerous cooking awards and writeups.

Executive Chef and owner Gary R. Hastings has been able to create a "true roadhouse" in the elegant country style of dining and lodging - all under the same roof! The Coyote Roadhouse Restaurant is open and available for reservation only. The Coyote Riverhouse cabins and lodge are available for rental to family reunions, couple getaways and specialized small weddings.

Gary purchased this cabin in 1985

Why Gary chose Flathead Lake

This property boasts one of the most centrally located destinations in the entire Flathead Valley, with spectacular views of the Mission and Swan Mountain ranges and quick access to many local activities. You will find a unique combination of Montana hospitality, beautiful views, lodging and rustic cabins.


Bigfork Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large Bathroom with either full shower or jet tub. Towels, closet space and makeup area provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 bedrooms are in cabin #1. 3rd bedroom is in adjoining cabin, #2. These 2 cabins are rented as a bundle. Best for maximum of 4 adults and 2 kids Cabin #6 is also available for rent that sleeps 5 people. Ask owner for details!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Mountain Bikes, Basket Ball Court.


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Great Cabins for 2017 on the Swan River, quiet, family friendly, close to town.
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed in cabin 1&2 with our elderly parents and had a very pleasant and relaxing stay! The owner was helpful and friendly and the property was exactly as described on the site. The beds were great and the cabins were clean and spacious. This is a unique, beautiful property and we would stay here again. Also, Amrak, the resident dog is awesome!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay at a beautiful Montana retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we stay at the Coyote Riverhouse and we have never been disappointed. The rooms are always clean, well furnished and comfortable. They even clean your room and make the beds every day like a hotel room. The owner and staff are great to work with, never had any problem. This is a great place for peace and quiet, just like a cabin in the woods. Don't leave before eating at the locals favorite spot; the Echo Lake Café. It's great for either breakfast or lunch.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great trip to the Coyote Roadhouse Cabins

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in cabin 6 for the second time (the first was last summer) and absolutely love the location. The cabin itself is rustic, beautifully handcrafted and restored, and equipped with comfortable beds. The owner, Gary, was a pleasure to deal with, gladly giving us a quick history lesson on the location and a tour of the other unoccupied cabins, which were equally as lovely. There is lots of space at this property, so you can socialize as a group or choose to have some peace in your own corner. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, utensils, dishes.

The location of the property provides easy access to town (Bigfork and Kalispell) and Glacier National Park with all it has to offer is a short drive away.

The cabin itself was clean and comfortable ... Not a hotel, but a genuine cabin experience. We have taken to calling it "the cabin" like it's our own!

With maid service daily to make the beds, take away the garbage (there is a lot of wildlife in the area), refresh the towels, and make sure we have everything we needed to enjoy our stay, what more could you ask for?

I'm sure there are newer, fancier properties to rent, but none that will give you the "I'm home" feeling of the Coyote Roadhouse Cabins. We'll be back again at the end of the summer, and I don't ever hesitate to recommend the place to friends.

Oh, yes it doesn't have a washer and dryer, but who wants to do laundry on vacation anyway?! Relax, enjoy, and leave the chores for when you get back home to the real world. And I received a detailed receipt for my deposit within a week of paying, and a receipt for the balance on arrival. Gary and his family run a wonderful business.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, poor ownership

  • 2 of 5

My family stayed here in July 2011. The house was nice, plenty of room, and good location on the Swan River. There is no washer or dryer, so we had to go into Big Fork to do laundry. The management was very poor. After staying there I could not get an itemized receipt and the owner would not return any calls or e-mails. After trying to get in touch with them for 2 months, I just gave up. I'd be very cautious, especially with so many other good options in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, It has come to our attention that this comment has been on our review page from over two years. This was written with malicious intent as the property protocol was violated with unnecessary behavior. We tried to reason, but our beautiful property by was disrespected inappropriate actions. Although, some of the comments such as the absence of a washer and dryer are true. We have been located here for over 30 years and this has not deterred people from coming here time after time. In 30 years technology has become more embedded within our society. We have gone through the transitions of learning and adapting our way of communication with the majority of people. Perhaps why this comment has not come to our attention sooner. However, we are available through phone, email and will respond to you as soon as possible because your experience matters to us. We at the Coyote Roadhouse preserve the integrity of experiencing Montana in its natural setting. We are sorry that this old reservation did not have the same interests. Thank you, Coyote.
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Eagle Bend
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Amtrak in Whitefish
Nearest Ski
47 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort


Rates & Availability

Bigfork Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Jan 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
cleaning $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Nightly rate includes a 4%service charge. A credit card number is required to have on file during stay in case of damages.

Our payment terms are simple. There is a service charge and required tax by Montana State Law. Our policy is that you pay half of your reservations total bill to reserve the dates and pay the rest upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.