About the property
- Cabin1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Cabin located right on the lake, private beach. King bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this lakeshore vacation retreat tucked away in the northwest corner of Montana. This spacious A-frame cabin sits on Lavon Lake located between Kalispell and Libby. Glacier National Park is located 80 miles away, perfect for day trips. The owners welcome children, and have made it comfortable for your stay.
Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the geese and ducks from the deck or living room. This spring-fed lake boasts crystal clear water is perfect for swimming, fishing and small boat recreating. The cabin has a stationary dock as well as a swim dock. A rowboat is available to guests and included in the rental price. Lavon Lake is a no-wake lake and is great for swimming. Crystal Lake has a public boat launch and is right next to Lavon Lake and connected by a navicable waterway. Crystal Lake allows tubing, wake boarding and water skiing. There are also boat launches on numerous other lakes within 15 minutes of the cabin. This area is a recreation mecca with countless hiking, mountain biking and fishing opportunities. The nearby Kootenai River is a world-class fishery and holds trophy rainbow trout. Guided trips are available on a daily basis. Roasting marshmallows in the evening at the fire pit by the shoreline caps off a fun-filled day.
The cabin includes a full kitchen, one bathroom, and two bedrooms and will sleep eight when you use the hide-a-bed in the large living room. Master bedroom has a king size bed. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the large, multi-level deck. A washer and dryer are on premise as well. We provide Wi-Fi at our cabin. Nearby amenities include Happy’s Inn and Café and the Kicking Horse Saloon and Eatery. Sorry, no smoking is allowed.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
About Stacy Dolan
Doug and I are both in the health care fields. Doug is an optometrist and I am a physical therapist. We both love to fly fish. We were born and raised in Montana and we love the outdoors. Katy is a great swimmer and like me, she enjoys downhill skiing. I especially like to travel and we try to take a trip somewhere every year. Doug enjoys exploring the mountains around the cabin on the 4 wheeler.
Stacy Dolan purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Stacy Dolan chose Libby
Back in 2003 we found this cabin and we both liked it right away. I spent many weekends at an A-frame cabin on a ski hill owned by friends of my family while growing up and so this cabin feels very comfortable and like 'home'. We especially liked the gently sloping entrance into the water as Katy was very young when we bought the cabin. We both felt it was easy to get to, not far from our home, and obviously had many recreational opportunities in every direction.
What makes this Cabin unique
Our family appreciates the quiet at the cabin, and time to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The lake is spring fed and is especially good for swimming because of the warmer temperatures and we all love to swim. Spending time here 'recharges our batteries' and lets us reconnect with each other.
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Lots of stuff to do not only at the cabin but around the cabin as well. There are lots of trails not only for hiking but riding ATVs as well. Lots of lakes around this property to explore and swim in. Beautiful cabin that easily held 8 of us and was well stocked. Will be going back!!
Thanks Sandy. I'm glad you and your family had a good time at the cabin and the surrounding area. We like it too!
Our 10 year-old is already talking about next summer!
What a great place. We stayed here for a week in August, 2016 and could not have been happier with the cabin. Perfect quiet remote location. It had everything we needed and plenty of space for our "gear." It could have accommodated a couple more people easily. The lake was lovely and quiet, and the swimming was spectacular. We went to Libby a couple of times as well as sight-seeing at the Ross Cedars and the Kootenai River Falls. I'll be voting for coming back soon too.
Calgary family of four including 2 teenage boys)
Our family enjoyed this cottage and lake for 2 very relaxing weeks.
It was wonderful to truly relax enjoying the peace and comfort of this lake cottage. We weren’t sure if two weeks at one lake would be too long but it was great. It worked largely because everything was so well set up. The canal connecting both lakes gave us the option of enjoying both a small and medium size lake.
The lake was great for swimming, boating, and fishing. It was so nice to enjoy a lake with warm water. The pedal boat was great for fishing in the shallows. Steve and the boys caught a lot of small fish, a few medium fish, but never went deep enough for the big one. There were a lot of turtles in the water. It took a couple of days of hard work for our 14 year old son to catch one. Catching one was a highlight of the trip for sure. The crayfish are silly animals to catch – we let them all go. Sitting on the lake front with a camp fire many evenings was a very good family experience.
The cabin had all the amenities we could want, easily accommodating all of our needs. The newly renovated bathroom was a bonus. We had a couple of rainy days that were perfect for visiting Libby and Kalispell, and do grocery shopping. We used WIFI to watch Netflix on a couple of those rainy evenings on the new big tv. Glacier Park is also close and so we made a couple of trips there, but our focus was truly to just relax and enjoy the lake.
Diana, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You and your family are welcome back anytime!
We want to come back
We stayed at the lakehouse for five nights. There are 6 of us, 2 adults and 4 kids under age 8. We have stayed at many VRBO places before and while not the most luxurious, this place was our favorite. It is very remote, but has a charming, tiny little shop/restaurant/espresso stand just 2 blocks away. The view from the cabin is worth the price on its own. The lake temperature is perfect for swimming all day and the lake itself looks and smells impeccably clean. The pictures cannot do it justice. The little lake is translucent up to about 10 feet, and you can see the turtles and crawdads and little fish scatter while you swim and boat. The beach is safe for children and the swimming dock is the perfect distance from shore. We stayed on mostly weekdays and really did have the whole lake to ourselves. We rented the paddle boat which meant the older kids could paddle around the whole lake on their own. This place is clean and spacious and extremely well appointed; I think the owners still stay there frequently, because there were a lot of little conveniences we aren't used to finding in a VRBO rental (flashlights, marshmallow sticks, firewood, flour, spices, etc). We had smores every night under a canopy of impressive stars, spent a full day at glacier and hiked all around Libby. The Hidden Lake hike at glacier was doable for the family, and the cedar grove walks (both in the Kootenai forest and at glacier) were like a huge playground for the kids. The Kootenai bridge and falls walk was also really fun. We caught crawdads and made a nice pasta dish with them. We tried to catch turtles (just to play with), but they were too fast...
The beds were comfortable and the place just feels perfect. Stacy, the owner was helpful throughout the rental and an absolute pleasure to deal with.
The only things to keep in mind are that the spacing on the deck is a bit wide for an infant (just had to keep an eye on her) and there is no dishwasher.
This place was absolutely wonderful, and we can't wait to come back.
Tomas and family
We are so glad you and the kids enjoyed the cabin. We try to stock the cabin and make it comfortable for our guests and yes, we do use it often. Spending time at the cabin is one of our favorite things to do.
Thank you for your kind words and fun illustrations in our cabin guest book!
This cabin was everything we could have asked for and more! I have rented numerous times through VRBO and have been happy with every experience but this cabin had everything but food and our clothes! Just about everything you could have asked for was there for our pleasure! Be sure to rent the paddle boat - my granddaughter and I had lots of fun adventures in it and it was great to use to get to the floating dock when we wanted to go fishing! I have to say the pictures do not do this beautiful cabin/home justice! Working with Stacy and Doug was a pleasure as well. Very helpful owners and willing to make our stay as pleasant as possible......even with a few nightly visitors! :-) I would highly recommend renting this breathtaking home - you will not be disappointed!
Becky, thanks for your great review. We enjoyed having you and your positive attitude! I agree the paddle boat is great for the kids, and fun for adults as well! It is very stable and easy to getting and out.
You and your family are welcome back anytime!!
The cabin was all that I expected and more! It was clean and neat and had all the comforts of home plus a fabulous view!! We had a great time though I wish I had spent more time relaxing there. We used the cabin as a base camp for different adventures so with all the miles we traveled we got home kind of late to enjoy all the property had to offer. I would definitely visit again and have recommended the cabin to others. Kootenai Falls was awesome. I would recommend this to others. Just driving and taking in the scenery was a favorite pastime.
We love being at the cabin too. The surrounding are provides lots to do but we spend most of our time by the water, going for walks on the nearby trails or relaxing. Thank you for your kind words!
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We rent by the week only. Our arrival day and time is Saturday at 5 PM and departure is the following Saturday at 11 AM.