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Everything's Better at The Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Everything's Better at The Lake! ~ 3+ bdrms/ 3 full bath /Private Dock/Boat Ramp

Book now for Summer 2018 ~ Our calendar almost full!

WINTER is a very special time at the lake, quiet, beautiful and you have the place to yourself, the crowds are gone. Watch deer, elk, fox and winter birds from the hot tub. Call us or email us for special rates.

Jane's Place is located on a gently sloping acre, on the East shore of Flathead Lake in Northwestern Montana. The home overlooks Flathead Lake and the famous Flathead Cherry orchards. We are about 11 miles south of Bigfork.

Our property runs from Highway 35 to the's a short walk down through the orchards, about a 3 to 5-minute walk, it's a little longer of a walk on the way up!

Your beach has a 50' wooden dock and rustic concrete boat ramp, open for your use. 20' boat max. Guests with disabilities are welcome to drive right onto the beach. The beach is the small rocky type. Beach chairs, loungers, tables and umbrellas are available for your use. Campfires at the beach are allowed most times of the year, please inquire. No RVs.

Our driveway is shared with our neighbors to the north.

Jane's Place is comfortable and set up with the basics, and then some. The kitchen is simple and clean. It comes fully equipped with cookware, dishes, glassware, stemware, plenty of silverware, cooking utensils and more, just ask!! Also provided are basic spices, fresh coffee beans, a grinder & tea. The stove is electric, the fridge is a new large stainless GE model & the dishwasher is the "old school" roll out style with a large butcher block top.

Sleeping Arrangements: There are 3 plus bedrooms.

On the main floor, there are two bedrooms, they are on the small side but they are comfortable, fresh and clean. #1. The Lake View room has a new Serta queen bed with soft comfy sheets and pillows.#2. The Garden View room also has a new Queen bed. This bedroom contains one of the 3 full bathrooms in the home. Both of these queen rooms are upstairs. Downstairs, you will find #3. the master bedroom, with the most wonderful king size bed on the planet, as well as another of the three full bathrooms in the home. The master opens onto the lower deck, (1 of 3 decks!) and hot tub.

The living room has one queen pull out (#4 bed) sleeper sofa and 1 new Queen bed lounge area that is made into a bed( bed#5). There is also another 'regular' sofa (leather) that a person could sleep on. We also have a trundle bed, sleeps 2,(beds 6 & 7) downstairs off the master and laundry rooms. This it is not 'officially' a separate bedroom. It has draperies dividing it off and is a great place for kids. It also stays nice and cool during the Summer months. We also have a single bed, (bed #8) outside, on the lower deck for outdoor sleeping during the warmer evenings.

Bathroom Arrangements: There are 3 full bathrooms. The 'master bath' is downstairs with a great walk-in tiled shower and plenty of room. Bathroom #2 is in the Garden View room upstairs on the main floor. The Garden View has a shower IN the room. This bath also has a little separate room with W.C. and sink. Bathroom #3 is a full bath with shower & tub on the main floor, off the kitchen area. The two bathrooms upstairs are considered on the small side, but they are clean, fresh and serve their purpose.

The front deck, off the kitchen, has a large charcoal BBQ/smoker, charcoal & lighter fluid are provided. All bedding and towels are provided.

** PLEASE bring your own beach towels, house towels are not allowed on the beach.

PETS: Well behaved adult NON-SHEDDING dogs are welcome at Jane's Place. No puppies. Pets MUST be pre-approved. 2 dog max. $10 per dog per night. No barkers, no markers.

We require a refundable deposit "fee". This is your security/damage deposit. It will be returned within 7 days of checking out if there is no damage. Please see your rental agreement for specifics, it is clearly spelled out

Flathead Lake is a FANTASTIC vacation destination, Jane's Place would love to share it with you!!

If you are looking for a place to 'PAR-TAY', this is not the rental for you. Please look elsewhere. Most people are here to enjoy family, the lake, the beauty this area affords and the ability to 'chill'. Loud, drunken parties and abusive language are not appreciated. We are sorry to report that we have stopped renting to bridal or bachelor parties unless you are "a friend of Bill's".

During your stay, I will be, at times, out and about to maintain the gardens and hot tub as needed. We have a large property which requires a lot of maintenance, so we hope you will understand this, but I do stay out of your hair and generally am not there. I do not live on the property.

Please remember we are located amongst the active cherry orchards of Flathead Lake. During the Summer months, June, July, and August, the harvest is on and farming activities around the home are in full swing, farm machinery, pickers etc.

Jane's Place is listed through the Polson Montana Chamber of Commerce. Please email me with an "inquiry" rather than a "request to book" for special rates. Or give me a call at four oh six five fore six oh for oh fore.

Thank you for considering Jane's Place Montana on Flathead Lake for your vacation. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Teresa Frankfurth
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Why Teresa Frankfurth chose Bigfork

I am blessed to live in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, it's an honor to share my home and the beauty this area has to offer with my guests. Hosting guests is a pleasure I very much enjoy. Jane's Place on Flathead Lake does not consider itself 'fancy'. What we are is family run, clean, homey and very comfortable. least that's what they tell me! We want you to feel at home and have most of the conveniences of home while enjoying the beauty of the Montana countryside and Flathead Lake.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful views from all 3 decks, Cozy beds, Hot Tub, short walk, about 4 mins. down to Flathead Lake with your own beach, private dock and boat ramp. A little over an acre to play on, comfy, not stuffy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest book ~ Sept. 4 - 7 2015..... Teresa, Thank you for the wonderful stay! As the weather wasn't great, we were so thankful to be staying in such a nice cozy place.
Sep 2015
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Bigfork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ALL dogs must be pre-approved.Non shed breeds only. 2 dog max. $10 per dog per night
  • Security/Damage Deposit Fees are COMPLETELY refundable & are based on length of stay & number in party. They're returned within 10 days of departure.
  • SPEED LIMIT ON DRIVEWAY IS 5 MPH from the highway to beach....that's really slow :). Thanks.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor hall
    Garden View - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located in the Garden View queen room.
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Master bath downstairs has a nice walk-in tiled shower.
  • All towels and linens are supplied, however we ask that you PLEASE BRING YOUR own BEACH TOWELS. House towels are not allowed at the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Garden View Room - 1 queen , New Queen, this rm has 1 of the 3 bathrooms in it.
    Lakeview Room - 1 queen , This room has a view of the cherry orchards above the lake.
    Master King - 1 king , Hot tub right outside! Flatscreen & great bathroom too!
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen bed in living rm,see photos/lounge area & sleeper sofa
    Basement - 2 twin/ single , This area is off the laundry room/great for kids.2 singles.
    Lower Deck - 1 twin/ single , This bed is 13th bed,is outside on the deck,great for kids
  • King size beds (1) New Serta plush pillow top king with a view of Flathead Lake and steps from your private hot tub. Queen size Beds - 3 new queen beds with soft comfy sheets and lots of pillows! 1 queen each in the upstairs bedrooms and the other queen is in the living area made as a daybed/hangout/lounge area by day, place to sleep at night. Twin or Single Beds (3) A sweet new trundle bed, makes up for one or two people. Is located off the laundry and master bedroom, downstairs. Summer '15 will see 1 single bed outside on the lower back deck outside the master, great for kids. Sleeper Sofa - A new queen sofa sleeper with extra padding and nice linens. This bed is located in the living room across from the lounger queen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Small orchard with 3 kinds of cherries, apple, pear and apricot trees, enjoy fresh fruit from our orchard!! 'Private' beach with concrete boat ramp & 50' dock, water toys and chairs available. Two 50 gallon water tanks for lots of hot water! Two dining areas, upstairs and down.


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average rating of 4.7619047 based on 52 reviews

A perfect combination of relaxed and elegant

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Jane's Place. It had everything we needed and more. Lovely furnishings, fully-stocked kitchen, and a comfortable layout. My mom walks with a walker, and she did fine in the house. The various decks gave us gorgeous views. Access to the lake was easy, and the private dock was amazing. We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We always get the best guests here at Jane's Place! We'd love to have you back! Don't forget, 10% off a 7 night stay for our returning guests!
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Great big home.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful view. Nice house. Teresa was very helpful and caring. The colors during fall is awesome!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To the newlyweds ~ Thank you choosing to stay with us on your honeymoon. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again sometime.
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Awesome Lake View House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Lake House. The owner Teresa was a delight to work with and always answered my questions. The house is very clean and has everything you need during your stay. All the little extra things she provides her guest is so thoughtful. We hope to visit again some day. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

The Evans

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeside property that makes you feel right at home

  • 5 of 5

This place is so special. Huge, immaculately clean, and right next to the lake with private dock and beach. Theresa baked a pumpkin nut bread and left it out for us.. upon arrival it smelled like fall, and all the desiguois trees leaves were turning while we were there. The views from the hot tub were out of this world. I recommend staying here anytime, not just summer. Thank you so much Theresa!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU for the glowing review, yes, anytime is a fantastic time to stay at Jane's Place on Flathead Lake, but I need to correct one "fact", the house itself is not set directly "RIGHT next to the lake", it's set back on the property, a short walk, about 3 minuets down through the orchards.
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  • 5 of 5

Jane's Place is fantastic! The view of Flathead Lake from the decks are breathtaking. An array of flowers were blooming in the front flower beds and add a heavenly scent to enjoy while lounging on the porch. Just a short walk takes you to a stately dock that overlooks the lake and surrounding mountains. After a day on the lake it was immensely relaxing to soak in the hot tub, all while gazing at the magnificent views. The pups also enjoyed themselves, lounging in the sun and frolicking in the lake. Our introduction to the Flathead Valley could not have been better. The accommodations were tidy and very clean. Teresa was extremely friendly and a wonderful host. Our family will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great thanks to the Arrants family! I'm extremely happy that after close to an entire month in our home you still felt like it is a place you'd come back to. I also appreciate the care you took of the house, especially considering the fact that 2 huge Great Danes were in residence as well. Good luck to you and Arrants Outdoors as you launch into your new adventures in Montana.
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway for a girls' weekend and would also be great for families.

While the house isn't on the lake it's a super short walk down to the private shore. The views were beautiful and there was plenty of space to accommodate a group. We enjoyed watching the sunset over the lake and having a fire in the fire pit.

The accommodations were clean and comfy. The only negative was the roll away dishwasher that had to be hooked up to the sink to operate. But hey, at least there was a dishwasher! Kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, etc.

Theresa was great and was quick to respond to my questions even though she was away on vacation.

I will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jamie!! ...and thanks for leaving the house in such great shape, and as for the dishwasher situation, I know, it's not the best setup. Every year we consider this configuration and decide against moving it as we don't want to lose cupboard space and now, with the new tile countertop next to probably won't happen for awhile. Also, I don't know if you are aware, but we do offer a 10% discount on a week stay to our returning guests at the lake house and the 5th night free after 4 nights booked at our Hot Springs Mt. get a have my number! We hope to see you again soon either at the lake or in Hot Springs. Happy Travels, Teresa
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Glacier International
Nearest Barpub
6.2 Miles
The Raven ~ Woods Bay
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Glacier National Park
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Eagle Bend in Bigfork
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Metres
out front ~ Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
6.2 Miles
The Raven ~ Woods Bay
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Blacktail in Lakeside, Mt
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
at the end of 'your' driveway
Car: necessary

We are NOT in Rollins, the west side, we are located on the east side of Flathead Lake. VRBO has this wrong.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage $500
Pet Fee $10

Thanks for considering Jane's Place! We look forward to hosting you! Please call us with any questions. Four oh six five fore six oh for oh fore.
All monthly rates include all utilities: electric, water, garbage, cable/internet, snow plowing, and landscapers.

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.
Cancellation Policy: During the Summer Season/ June thru September: Full Refund if canceled before 90 days or more prior to check in. Full refund if canceled less than 90 days prior to check-in IF we are able to rebook.
During the off-season we offer a full refund if canceled within 7 days before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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