Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)
orville vander griend
About orville vander griend
A large, extended family owns this 220 acre property. We have been enjoying a yearly family reunion here for 23 plus years. For most of our children (and certainly the grandparents): this is the best week of their entire year. We anticipate our time together---at Cyara Cabins---all year long. We make plans for butterfly hunting, building tree-forts, making s'mores and setting up bike-and-boat relays. We made a tree-size sling shot once, go at it in ping-pong tournaments and take turns resting in the hammock. We pick flowers and play cards, swim and snap photos; we go on bike rides and long hikes, and enjoy leisurely walks around the lake. We barbecue, grill and picnic. When not enjoying our favorite week of the year (at Cyara Cabins) our families reside, work and go to school in varying locations across the Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Bellingham and Vancouver BC).
orville vander griend purchased this Estate in 1992
Why orville vander griend chose Troy
To escape. But not just to escape our busy lives or big cities; we bought it so we could escape TOGETHER. Our family keeps getting bigger---and lives just get busier. We don't always get to spend time together, especially living in different cities. When we go to Cyara Cabins we spend time together, re-tell our best stories and create new ones. Cousins play together, siblings catch-up, parents soak up everyone. Sure, its a few hours from Silverwood Theme Park (good for the drive-to or from), near Sandpoint, ID (so quaint!) and just 3 hours from Glacier National Park BUT we find we want to go straight there, and soak up every minute we have until we have to go home.
What makes this Estate unique
Lake is private---exclusive to guests and entirely on the property (catch-and-release fishing in lake). You see no neighbors, the property is large, private and 'all yours' for the duration of your stay. Includes vast acreage, 3 separate cabins and lots of opportunity to walk, boat, bike, swim, fish, cook, read, relax and more. The river is very very good fishing but does require a license to fish there. If you love nature and wildlife this is your place to spend a week. The quiet is stunning. The wild life is everywhere(deer, elk, coyote, moose, etc.) Daily we see eagles, osprey, loons, kingfishers, swallows, finch, etc.. Many of our guests say that when you put it all together the property seems very "thin", i.e.very close to God or Heaven.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Magical Place!
A cabin on a lake is one thing; an entire lake all to yourself in a beautiful river valley is quite another. That's what Cyara is, and it is a truly magical experience to spend a week there. Peace and solitude to this degree are unknown in today's world. The setting is gorgeous, the cabins are completely charming. There is everything here for adults and children to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. And all is comfortable and convenient, even for city folk! My husband and I love all of Montana but this spot is our favorite. And since our family reunion at Cyara our Los Angeles children love it too. They can't wait to go back and do it all again!
Absolutely...the last best place in Montana!!
If you want to visit a place where few people travel…experience minimal noise…enjoy the sights and sounds of wildlife…relax on the front porch overlooking a beautiful lake…sleep in well-appointed cabins…and enjoy the fellowship of family and friends, then Cyara Cabins is the place to be. This was our 4th annual family reunion and this place was voted “Grand Champion” out of the other three locations! We would highly recommend Cyara Cabins for your next event!
Thank you to our gracious hosts for sharing their piece of heaven (on earth)!
Wonderful place for family reunion!!
Absolutely wonderful place to have a family reunion! Relaxing, peaceful and something to do for all ages!! Children and adults alike...everyone enjoyed the water activities! Fishing, canoeing, swimming, everyone had a blast! Others enjoyed walking, hiking, biking! Cabins were nice and clean! Owners were wonderful to work with!!
I would highly recommend the CYARA Cabins to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing place in MT!!
An Experience of Shalom!
We recently had a delightful experience at your awesome place. We were amazed at the combination of being in a place of pristine beauty and natural splendor along with facilities that are beautifully designed and equipped with every modern convenience. We were there with others so had opportunity to see all three buildings, all in excellent condition and with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay.
The lovely lake and surrounding trails provided opportunity for exercise and meditation. We especially enjoyed kayaking on the lake.
We trust that the beauty of this place with the comfortable facilities will bless many others as it has us. We highly recommend it!
Cyara is a magnificent place to visit and be "entertained" by Montana's wonders - a river, creek and private lake at your front door. Get up early and go fly fishing on your private lake literally at the front porch. In the afternoon paddle out to the floating dock and read a book while an osprey circles looking for careless trout on the lake. Then take a stroll around the lake or to the river that cuts a semicircle the cabins. Kids can take off their shoes and chase little trout in the shallow creek running next to the cabin - while you watch from the shade of a tree. When it is time for some exercise - drive up one of many forest service roads - no 4X4 required - and then make your way to a pristine mountain lake with trout that rise all day and have lunch. It is a great place to enjoy a secluded piece on Montana at its best.
Great for a Getaway
God's country. A serene, peaceful, Montana getaway experience. No interruptions from cell phones, computers or the outside world. Your own huge piece of outdoors for hiking, contemplating, meditating, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, fishing and sunning on a private lake and stream. The photos do not do justice for the beauty and expanse of the place. The cabins are clean and quaint. We saw an abundance of wildlife and enjoyed the trail around the lake and through the meadows. This place worked perfectly for our large group...lots to do and lots of room to do it in. We were able to be with the group all together for meals, but get away from it all when we wanted to. You can easily drive or bike to a trail head that leads to a beautiful waterfall. Plenty of games on site for the young ones to play.
Hiking, waterfalls, fly-fishing; golf course 1 hour away (Libby). Silverwood Theme Park/Waterpark is 2 1/4 hours from property. Glacier National Park 3 hours from property. Catch-and-release fishing in private lake, mountain biking, large-scale water-gun-fights.