About the property
- Condo1263 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
Fabulous condo on the Flathead River! We enjoyed the condo and the area so much, will return.
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
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.
All that was advertised
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.
The toaster was missing? Hmmm... let me get in there and see if I can find it.
Thanks Neil for letting me know.
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.
Great downtown location on the Swan river
Our two-night stay at the condo was great. One thing I want to note is the top windows of the loft are not covered and therefore let the sun in as it rises. Take an eye mask if you have thin eyelids.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.