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Roomy Loft Condo in the Heart of Bigfork Sleeps 6

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,263 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1.5 bath sleeps 6 w/ a view of the 'Wild Mile' part of the Swan Riv

This 1,263 square foot, 1 bed and 1.5 bath condo is located in the heart of Bigfork. Its two-level loft design means more room for you. This unit will comfortably sleep 6 adults.

This condo has a living room, kitchen and a dining area. It also has rear deck with a BBQ. There is a large loft ensuite bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed, full bath and a sitting area. There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room and a double sofa sleeper in the loft bedroom for additional sleeping space. The condo includes a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishwasher and laundry center. Dogs are welcome, but there is a small pet fee and you must let us know in advance

Flathead Lake, which Bigfork Bay empties into, offers boating, fishing and many other water sports. There is also rafting, tubing, kayaking, swimming and world class fly fishing in the local rivers. In the winter enjoy snow shoeing and cross country skiing in and around Glacier National Park. There's skiing and snowboarding at Big Mountain in Whitefish and at Blacktail Mountain in Lakeside. Don't miss the 4th of July fireworks on the lake, and the free summer concerts in Sliter Park.

In the summer hike the Swan River Trail, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall and Jewel Basin Wilderness Areas, or enjoy excellent golf courses, including Eagle Bend Golf Course in Bigfork. The Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork has horses for rent while the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell and the Blue Moon Cafe in Columbia Falls have rodeos to attend during the summer months. Enjoy Glacier National Park and its sister, Canada's Waterton Lakes Park, and all they have to offer. You can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the wilderness they are both known for. Millions of acres of untamed wilderness surround you. If you are into hiking, Jewel Basin is a great area to explore, but keep your eye out for Grizzly bears!

More Details

Owner
Steve Shapero
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Steve Shapero

My wife and I both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and after many years of working in the high tech industry started thinking about where we wanted to retire. After a long search we settled on Northwest Montana, and after buying some property we built our dream home overlooking Swan Lake about 10 miles outside of the village of Bigfork. We chose Montana because it had everything we wanted, boating, hiking, horses, camping, and was within an hour's drive of Glacier National Park, one of our favorite places to visit. We wanted a small town atmosphere where we could get to know everyone and Bigfork was just the right size for us. We love living here, even during the harsh winter months, and we have been able to do certain things, such as dog sledding, that we could never do in California. Even though we have only lived here for a few years, we can't imagine living anywhere else!

Steve Shapero purchased this condo in 2014

Why Steve Shapero chose Bigfork

We started looking for a vacation rental property in 2013. Bigfork is a very popular resort area, and there were a number of rental properties for sale, but we wanted to buy in the best location,which meant as close to downtown as possible. We didn't want a large unit that would cost a lot to maintain and that we would have to charge a lot for. A 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo was the perfect size for us and would complement our original vacation rental which happens to be right next door. C

What makes this condo unique

The best thing about this condo is that you can walk out the front door, cross the street, and be in downtown Bigfork. Just stroll down Electric Avenue and enjoy the shops, bars, restaurants and live theater available throughout the year. You can walk south on Electric Avenue, across the steel bridge, and spend some time either listening to a band in Sliter Park or letting your kids enjoy the playground area. Head north on Electric Avenue, turn right on Grand Avenue and walk up the hill to the trail head for the 2 mile Swan River Nature Trail. It's a leisurely hike that takes you along the beautiful Swan River. After you're done hiking you can head back into town and have an adult beverage at one of the two local bars, or grab something to eat at one of the many local eateries. You can wander through the shops and art galleries looking the the perfect gift for that special someone. Being located so close to downtown means you can walk to anywhere you want without having to get in your car.

Map

Echo Lake Cafe
"Need a hearty breakfast or lunch? Check out this local favorite. They have a full menu and..."
Showthyme
"A great place to get a fine meal that's located in the heart of downtown Bigfork. This rest..."
Kehoe's Agate Shop
"Looking for some interesting gen stones? Check out Kehoe's Agate Shoe on the outskirts of B..."
Bigfork Inn
"The Bigfork Inn has been serving great food for a long time now. Located in downtown where ..."
Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
"A great venue to watch professional and community productions throughout the year."
Saketome Sushi
"Our favorite restaurant in Bigfork. Great sushi in a wonderful atmosphere."
Swan River Inn
"Great location overlooking Bigfork Bay, good food, but the service is very slow."
Bigfork public docks
"Great place to drop your boat into and get out to Flathead Lake."
Bigfork Chamber of Commerce
"Great visitors center with lots of useful information about the area."
The Raven Brewpub & Grill
"Great place to hang out during the summer months. Sits on Flathead Lake in Woods Bay and ha..."
Bigfork Inn
"The Bigfork Inn has been serving great food for a long time now. Located in downtown where ..."
The Village Roost
"Nice pizza place and general bar food. Good when you're hungry and want a beer or to watch ..."
Grateful Bread Cafe & Bakery
"Fresh baked breads and sandwiches. Get there early, because by 2 pm most of their breads ar..."
Kravingz Bakery & Catering -- CLOSED
"Great sandwich and soup place that is one of Bigfork's best kept secrets. Never crowded, an..."
The Garden Bar
"Classic biker bar. Good people. Fun atmosphere. Nice selection of local beers. Good hamb..."
LA Province Restaurant -- CLOSED
Burgertown Dairy Freeze
"One of only two fast food chain restaurants in Bigfork. I would go there for soft server ic..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Garden Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Courses
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak Empire Builder
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Montana Hwy 35
Nearest Restaurant
Grill 459
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Wayfarers State Park
Car: recommended

The Village of Bigfork has many avenues for adventure throughout the year.

During the summer months there are the rivers and lakes in the area, including Flathead Lake (the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River), Swan Lake and Echo Lake. Boating, Sailing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and tubing are very popular activities for both visitors and locals. Surrounding Flathead Lake are many cherry orchards which means fresh sweet cherries during the summer.

Bigfork Village has many quaint shops for purchasing one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts. There is a fudge shop as well as coffee shops and full menu restaurants.

In the evening there are concerts in Sliter Park, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse provides musicals and dramas throughout the summer months.

During the day there is plenty to do away from the water. There are hiking trails throughout the area and horses can be rented from one of the local dude ranches. There are also some challenging peaks in the area for anyone interested in mountain climbing.

Amenities

Bigfork Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1263 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom with dual sinks and shower over tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with ensuite bathroom
  • Spacious loft bedroom with queen size bed and pull out sofa sleeper that sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 40 reviews
5

First class, great location and easy access

  • 5 of 5

This condo was our favorite of all rentals we've stayed at over the last few years. It was clean, managed with professionalism, and there was plenty of space for our family of 6 to relax and sleep comfortably. We really loved the back deck, which makes you forget you're just a street away from "downtown" Bigfork, and feel like you're in an isolated cabin in your private woods. We used the BBQ and enjoyed reading and breakfasting outside looking at kayakers on the river. I highly recommend this place for your stay near Flathead Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeremy- Thank you for the kind and generous review of you stay with us. Steve
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The condo was super nice, clean, beautiful place. It is right on the Swan River and the view off the deck is so peaceful and beautiful. Its also quiet, from inside we were not disturbed by any outside noise. Convenient to everything you want to do in the Bigfork area. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Las Vegas, NV
5

Fabulous condo on the Flathead River! We enjoyed the condo and the area so much, will return.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was just perfect. It has everything you need. The wifi was very fast. Great condition and very clean. Bed and pull out couch was comfortable. Very nice linens and towels. We saw deer every day between the condo and the river. Fabulous patio area and the BBQ was a plus. I would highly recommend this condo and when I return to Big Fork will definitely try to get this one again. Thank you !!! Terry from Las Vegas, NV

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fenton, MO
4

Vaca-retiree

  • 4 of 5

The unit was very clean with all the amenities one needs - making it a pleasure to stay in. The sound of the rushing Swan River heard from the deck is very refreshing. The close proximity to the main street in Bigfork is great for an early morning walk or visiting the stores during the day. Also, includes quality restaurants. However, I would advise having a flashlight handy if using the stairs after dark as they are not very well lit. Many thanks for a place that makes your guests feel very welcome and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All that was advertised

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It was all that was advertised. We spent 3 nights. The Swan River nature trail, restaurants and shops are walking distance away. All amenities worked including wifi and cell service! (we spent the previous 6 days inside Glacier National Park where we were completely out of touch) The only thing we missed was a toaster in the kitchen, although we managed to make our toast in the broiler. 😀

We would recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The toaster was missing? Hmmm... let me get in there and see if I can find it. Thanks Neil for letting me know. Steve
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4

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY

  • 4 of 5

BEAUTIFUL Condo with balcony overlooking river stream. Conveniently located --within walking distance to shops, restaurants, etc. Possible downside is loft bedroom (master) upstairs and no assigned parking.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Daily housekeeping is not included, however dishwasher and dish soap is provided for your use. For reservations greater than one week, a linen and towel service is provided. Use of the washer and dryer is included, however laundry soap is not provided.

Coffee, and tea supplies are included, and refreshed for reservations greater than one week.

There is $25 lost key charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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