About the property
- Cabin2248 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8. Add the Bunk house to sleep 4 more
10 private acres on the Swan River with easy access to hiking, boating, fishing, horse back riding, guided big game hunting, wilderness mountain biking, cross country skiing.
Large kitchen and breakfast bar, gas cook top, huge windows looking to the river and mountains, adjoining great room with a river rock faced wood burning fireplace, WiFi, and surround sound for movies. Open up the cabinet to find cards, poker chips, back gammon, cribbage and who knows what else will draw everyone around the table to play after a big day outdoors.
Large master suite with a king size bed on the main floor. Enjoy the double heads in the shower or maybe a relaxing steam shower. Double sinks and a private toilet room. Conveniently located laundry and powder room also on the main floor.
Upstairs are 2 bedrooms that each have a queen and a twin size bed. The bathroom has a 6 foot heated air tub.
Enjoy marshmallows and review the days past events around the huge bonfire pit in the front yard. Maybe a cold drink and quiet conversation on the patio that looks toward the bonfire pit and the rumbling Swan river.
At River Keep you are surrounded by public lands with miles and miles of roads, trails, lakes, streams and rivers gushing with fish, and forests full of huckleberries. You decide if you want to hike, bike, snowmobile or ride your atv, it's all right outside the door.
At the end of the day fire up the bar-bq and spread all the dinner goodies out on 2 picnic tables that seat 10 people each.
Several churches within 6 miles either direction. Also the Historical Museum is only 1 mile from the cabin.
Day trips to Seeley Lake just 25 minutes to the south where there is snowmobile or atv riding, boat rentals, ice fishing and shopping. A 45 minute trip north to Bigfork where you can enjoy western art galleries, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, or boat tours on Flathead Lake. Also 90 minutes north of River Keep is Glacier National Park.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Greg McCue
Greg is a second generation Montana builder who grew up going to the family cabin at Lindbergh Lake, just 14 miles away. Robi is a third generation Kalispell native and works as an RN at Providence Hospital. Greg designed and built this cabin for their family of three boys, a daughter in law, and our grand daughter. Robi did the decorating. Robi and Greg have spent their last 30 years together recreating both summer and winter in the Swan valley. Water skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hiking into various lakes and fishing the waters of the valley. The more we spend time here the more we realize this is really is, 'The Last Best Place' for us and our family. We are excited to be able to share what we love with you.
Greg McCue purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Greg McCue chose Condon
When we saw this property we instantly realized the wonderful potential for family and privacy. As we have uncovered the immense beauty of this property and the outdoors we continue to be wowed by the peace and happiness River Keep has blessed us with. We love the close proximity to groceries, dining, church, fresh produce, the Community Center and Rodeo grounds, the Library, Lindbergh Lake, Holland Lake, and all the wilderness trails and lakes.
What makes this Cabin unique
We have built a modern state of the art cabin with all the things to make roughing it so easy. With the privacy we have and the room to entertain it is always easy to have friends drop in, even if it gets loud. Being able to help one of the kids learn how to fly fish is as much fun as early mornings alone on the river. The Forest Service office is a mile away if you need maps, advice, or you just want to go through their animal museum. Check out the Grizzly Bear mount on display.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful cabin for family gatherings
Just returned from our stay at River Keep with my family, my brother's family and our parents. River Keep is a beautiful cabin perfectly furnished for family gatherings. The property is beautiful and private, the kitchen is well stocked for big meals, and the patio is furnished with large picnic tables for dining al fresco. Due to fire restrictions we weren't able to roast marshmallows, but the kids loved playing and fishing in Swan River. There is plenty of outdoor space for the kids to play safely and a highlight of the trip was an amazing game of kick to can. ;) The property was also close enough to play golf in Seeley and rent a boat on Flathead. I sure miss the cool MT night air! Thanks so much.
Very nice property; well maintained and comfortable. Kitchen was great and well stocked with the essentials plus some. Plenty of paper towels and toilet paper for the average size family. Beds were comfortable and the light breeze off the river provided crisp refreshing air for sleeping (2nd fl bedroom). Lots of wildlife around the house and area - deer, eagles, coyote, badger, turkey, geese, marmot to name a few. Fishing (fly) was good in front of the house. Washer and dryer were great to have as it reduce the amount of clothing needed for the trip. Outdoor gas grill was new and was put to use several nights (worked great). We ate most of our meals at the house; although we did treat ourselves to a dinner at the Hunger Bear restaurant which had very tasty steaks. Daily morning walks along the very lightly traveled roads offered more opportunities to see the wildlife and meet the nice neighbors from the area. I highly recommend the property.
Beautiful home! The entire stay was amazing. The owners met us at the house at check in and showed us around the property. We had a wonderful week at this gorgeous home. This home and location has everything you could possibly want in a Montana vacation. We can't wait to come back.
Perfect family getaway
We loved our time at River Keep! The home was just lovely and very well stocked with everything we needed. We played in the river, enjoyed the deer coming through and loved the wild turkey family in the yard.
This place is truly spectacular! The setting is mesmerizing, and the well-appointed cabin is so comfortable, we didn't want to leave. The cabin is spacious, with plenty of room for larger groups. We had a group of 5 adults and 2 children and never felt crowded. We loved watching the deer and the turkeys wander around the property every day. It's in a great location, with wonderful hiking nearby. The guys did some fishing, and we booked a trail ride too. We could have done and seen so much, but we were very content relaxing together on the patio and enjoying the view.
Wonderful property and a fantastic secluded location. We held a family 60th birthday celebration at River Keep in mid September 2016. The cabin was perfect and we rented the cottage as well to accommodate our adult children and their spouses. It was perfect, as the fall evenings cooled we had a fire warming the home and enjoyed the "alone" time with family playing games and reminiscing. I highly recommend River Keep and those who rent the property owe a great big thank you to Greg and Robi for sharing their special place. Tons of whitetail deer on the property and the river was running low this time of year - great for walks along the bank. We took a day hike to Holland Lake falls - a great side trip and the trail is well maintained.
Simply put, we would do it all over again! Thank you Greg and Robi!
The master suite steam shower is killer!
River Keep sits between the Swan Range and Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Mission Mountain Wilderness. Our front yard is the confluence of Glacier Creek and the Swan River.
River Keep gives you a great place to start any adventure, central to everything wild outdoors.
Start the early morning with one of our complimentary fly rods and a 2 minute walk to the river to fish for Trout- Rainbow - Bulltrout & Cutthroat. Enjoy standing knee deep in the gentle river current while the sunshine bounces off the Swan's. The geese cackle and the Eagles screech while you mend your line into some riffling pools of water teaming with fish. Watch the deer and elk along the bank as they start their day. Then the short walk back to the cabin for the best breakfast and coffee you've ever had. That's my favorite way to start the day!
Maybe you'd rather start your day with a mountain bike ride into the Mission Mountains, the ride starts at River Keep. And the kitchen is big enough to feed a whole bunch of hungry trail riders.
There are over 30 lakes close by that can be hiked into or recreated on. Holland Lake and Lindbergh Lake are within 12 miles, bring your own boat, there is fantastic flat water to ski on, or canoe or kayak. If you want to rent a ski boat go to Seeley Lake just 30 minutes away.
If you are looking for a back country experience gentle enough for the kids, there are lots of 2 to 5 mile hikes into mountain lakes. A family favorite is to grab the bear spray and fishing pole and hike 1 mile through the Mission Mountain Wilderness to Glacier Lake.
If you want some white water fun bring a raft and put in the Swan River at Piper Creek. Keep an eye out for the moose. I'd also bring my fishing rod.
Head 8 miles south of River Keep to the Holland Lake Lodge to rent a canoe, kayak or sign up for a guided horse back riding trip into the Swan Range or Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the end of the day enjoy a world class dinner and drinks at the Lodge or get a steak or pizza dinner at the Hungry Bear Steakhouse.
Our brand new cabin is decked out for cooking your own steaks or fish on the patio gas grill. Arrange the patio chairs for relaxed conversation and have the kids slide into 2 over sized picnic tables that seat 10 people
After a big dinner it's time for yard games, some evening fishing, a bon fire or maybe a walk on the road. Don't forget the hot dogs and marshmallows.
When it's time to slow it down go check out the cabinet next to the stone fireplace for board games, poker chips or a deck of cards. A fun way to bunch up the family for some laughs one last time for this day.
Glacier National Park is only 1 1/2 hours drive north. It's a beautiful drive through the Swan Valley past Swan Lake, through Big Fork, on to Columbia Falls and into the Park. Getting there is as fun as being there.
There are many outfitters available to guide you into the Bob Marshall for white water rafting, fishing for massive trout, or big game hunting in the Fall.
Winter in the Swan Valley is a wonderland. Cross country skiing or snowmobiling right from River Keep. There are miles of un-groomed trails right outside the door. Also if you go south 25 miles there are miles and miles of groomed and expert snowmobile trails.
Year round activities and year round quiet. Our log cabin on 10 acres will be the respite you're looking for.
Bring the book you've been meaning to read and see if you can sit still or stay awake long enough to finish it.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The bunkhouse is an additional charge of $150.00 per night or $750.00 per week. It sleeps 4 people in a queen size bunk bed and has a small breakfast table and a sunroom all packed into 264 sq. feet. There is no running water, toilet, or Netflix television but there is a TV for playing DVD's. Also there is a refrigerator, and microwave.