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Forest Edge Inn ~ Premier Vacation Rental At Georgetown Lake In Southwest MT

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 7 Bath Luxury Home On 20 Acres Above Georgetown Lake In Sw Montan

Forest Edge Inn nestles in the heart of beautiful Southwest Montana. We reside on the topmost hill overlooking fabulous Georgetown Lake approximately 18 miles west of Anaconda, Montana and 15 miles south of Philipsburg, Montana. We are just down the hill from one of the most popular ski areas in Montana--Discovery Ski Area. It would be our pleasure to welcome you as a guest. We are located just a short distance off the beautiful Pintler Veterans' Memorial Scenic Highway ~ Montana Highway 1 ~ halfway between Anaconda and Philipsburg.

Forest Edge Inn features 7 suites with 6 and 1/2 baths. We offer sunsets beyond compare and beautiful 360° views overlooking the Pintler Mountain Range, Georgetown Lake, as well as the farmland and ranches of the Flint Creek Valley below. The property offers 20 acres for short hikes and a lovely forest perfect for a picnic in the woods.

Guests enjoy a fully equipped gourmet kitchen to prepare any size meal--from sandwiches to that full-course evening gala. State-of-the-art is the best description for this kitchen. There's also a large grill on the elevated deck for those outdoor barbecues.

Sitting in the living room in front of a beautiful rock fireplace warming your toes, reading, visiting with friends or just to nap is an ultimate pleasure.

Guests may dine in the dining or sun room, or al fresco on the elevated deck overlooking the Pintler mountains and Flint Creek Valley!

The Sun Room is the perfect, comfy place to sit and read a book, watch the snowflakes fall, enjoy a meal, soak in the sun or be entranced by an unbelievable sunset or gentle snowfall.

The media room sports a large flat screen TV with DVD player and movie collection, as well as a player piano that can be set up for retreats and conferences. Sink into plush comfort here and sit back to enjoy the show!

The Inn overlooks Georgetown Lake and the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. Guests experience spectacular views from any of the upper rooms. It feels like the top of the world!

Guests are more than welcome to use the laundry at Forest Edge Inn. We provide the latest equipment and facilities for all your laundry needs.

We rest in the heart of exciting, beautiful Southwest Montana that includes the historic mining towns of Philipsburg, Anaconda & Butte, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, Georgetown Lake, Silver Lake, the Bitterroot Valley and Flathead Lake. Area activities abound all year long. Winter sports include skiing, kite-boarding, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and more. Summer fun includes fishing (both lake & stream fishing), boating, horseback riding, hiking and golf to name a few. There are 3 golf courses within a forty five minute drive, including Old Works Golf Club, a Troon built course designed by Jack Nicklaus, in Anaconda. Whatever you fancy, it's just a short drive away!

Georgetown Lake is a popular recreation area for boating, fishing, camping, kiteboarding and windsurfing. It is a large, 3,000 acre, high mountain lake above 6,000 feet. The lake is surrounded by the Flint Creek Range to the north and the Pintlers to the south. At Georgetown Lake, Kokanee salmon is the most sought after species, followed by rainbow trout. In winter, Georgetown Lake is used for ice fishing, kite-boarding and snowmobiling. Easily accessible from Montana Highway 1, the Pintler Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway, Georgetown Lake is located approximately 18 miles west of Anaconda and 15 miles south of Philipsburg, Montana.

Georgetown Lake has four public boat ramps, public rest rooms and easy access for swimming, fishing and playing. Camping is available around the Lake at a number of National Forest campgrounds. Access to lodging, restaurants, casinos and a beautiful marina make Georgetown Lake the perfect Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring playground for everyone.

Georgetown Lake is a mid-sized lake in the southwestern area of Montana. The lake features plentiful snow and nice hills on the north shoreline. The wind is usually side shore, coming up by 11AM and lasting till dark. The lake plays host to many kite-boarding events and welcomes anyone wanting to catch some air.

Georgetown Lake is one of Montana’s premier blue ribbon fisheries offering nearly year round angling for trophy rainbow and brook trout and Kokanee salmon. With an average depth of 16 feet, the lake is relatively shallow and much of the lake bottom is weedy. Whether you are fishing, sailing, jet skiing or boating, the lake is beautifully clear and clean. Fabulous any time of year.

St. Timothy's Memorial Chapel is an ecumenical ministry above Georgetown Lake. The Chapel is open for 12 Sundays each Summer. The magical views provide a wonderful venue for weddings. St. Timothy's also is the site of a Summer Music Festival.

Join us at the top of our world for relaxation and fun. We look forward to your visit.

More Details

Property Manager
Karyn Byhre Hansen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why Karyn Byhre Hansen chose Anaconda

The pristine lakes, streams, and creeks are such a pleasure for all water activities, all types of fishing, and wildlife viewing.

The spectacular wildlife of the area includes bald and golden eagles, moose, bear, mountain lion and every small critter you can name. We just love seeing them all.

The historic mining communities of Philipsburg and Anaconda offer all kinds of pleasure all year round. Summer events in both communities give you that home town feel that so many of the larger cities cannot offer. People are friendly and the events are family oriented. Golfing at a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, sapphire mining, the hand-dipped chocolates and fresh-made salt water taffy at 'The World's Greatest Candy Store,' Montana's best barbecue, ghost towns, parades, art fairs, live theater, Shakespeare in the Park, Art in the Park, historic tours, the homecomings, and so much more make this place so very special.

Watching the ice fishing, as well as the snow and kite boarding on Georgetown Lake in winter is lots of fun. One of the best ski resorts in Montana, Discovery Ski Area, is just around a bend or two in the road. In summer, there are sail boats, jet skis, kayaking families, campers, and plenty of fishing boats on the lake. The views from Forest Edge Inn lets you take it all in. We are close enough to everything that any season of the year is filled with fun and activities.

What makes this house unique

The spectacular 360° views from the property, the close proximity to all sorts of activities, and the sheer beauty of Georgetown Lake stop you in your tracks.

The views to the west of pastoral lands and distant mountains, the views to the south and east of snow capped mountain grandeur, and the views to the north of Discovery Ski Area all make this property the place to stay for anyone's vacation. The sunsets and sunrises take your breath away.

The proximity to any activity you can name in a pristine environment makes this property the only place to choose for a vacation of fun and adventure.

Describing Georgetown Lake here seems so inadequate. Pictures do not do it justice. The beauty is surreal almost. The lake is a large jewel in the crown of Montana. It is the place to be for beauty, serenity, and peaceful reflection.


Anaconda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • The Honeymoon Suite ~ en suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Large Tile Shower & Separate Bathtub
    The South Side Suite en suite Bath - toilet , shower
    The Lake Side Suite en suite Bath - toilet , shower
    The Valley View Suite en suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    The Family Suite en suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double Sinks
    The Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Dressing room, copper soaking tub, large tile shower
  • Forest Edge Inn offers an en suite bathroom for each suite of rooms (7) for the comfort & convenience of our guests.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The Family Suite ~ 4 Guests - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Daybed w/trundle in Separate Room, Double Sinks in Bath
    The Lake Side Suite ~ 2 Guests - 1 queen , Seating Area, Lake View, en suite Bath
    The Valley View Suite ~ 2 Guests - 1 queen , Seating area, deck access, en suite bath
    The South Side Suite ~ 2 Guests - 2 twin/ single , Seating area, Private Entrance, Lower Patio Access
    The Honeymoon Suite ~ 2 Guests - 1 queen , Fireplace, Seating Area, Private Entrance & Balcony
    The Master Suite - 1 queen , This bedroom has a private bath with soaking tub and shower.
    The Family Suite ~ Childrens Room - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle, shares Family Suite Bathroom
  • Forest Edge Inn offers 7 Bedrooms with en suite baths for the comfort & convenience of our guests. Detailed images and information can be found at
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please let us know if you have any questions!


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Forest Edge Inn ~ Premier Vacation Rental At Georgetown Lake In Southwest MT
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

There were 14 of us staying at the Forest Edge Inn and it was perfect for us, bedrooms with bathrooms for all, great public spaces and well equipped kitchen. We were there only two nights and decided we should have figured out some way to stay longer because you could easily spend one day enjoying the view from the sun porch and deck. Skiing at Discovery was so accessible, brewery in Phillipsburg the same and still time to soak at Fairmont Hot Springs. We're all checking our calendars to see when we can find common time to return because we'll be back for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at Forest Edge Inn was fabulous. The views inside and out are beyond compare.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone from 65 to 5 months had a wonderful time, so beautiful, comfy and cozy!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies loved the Forest Edge Inn

  • 5 of 5

Our 28th annual ladies ski trip was a success and the ladies loved the accommodations. With 12 - 14 women the 6 bathrooms were great and the bedrooms were perfect. By adding a card table to the dining room table we were all able to sit together and have dinner. It was a very comfortable house and the location was ideal, being just a few miles from Discovery Ski Resort.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Family Gathering Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered at Forest Edge Inn for Thanksgiving Weekend. The views were gorgeous off the deck so we took family photos on the deck and in front of the fireplace. The kitchen was easy to cook the entire Thanksgiving feast with a large, six burner gas stove and two ovens. The kitchen also has a very large island, two dishwashers and a prep sink. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed. The garage had an extra freezer and counter space to hold our food as we prepped. There were several card tables, so that we all could eat in the dining room. We used the dining room/living room as the gathering to play cards, games and visit. We used the sunroom as a puzzle room and a place for several to visit. There were 15 adults and 2 children. Each family had their own bedroom & bathroom. All beds were comfortable and bathrooms are attached to each room which allowed some privacy. We enjoyed the weekend so much that we will definitely want to stay again. Because this was family time, we didn't miss the TV (satellite).

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything it was written up to be.

  • 5 of 5

11 of us sisters and brother -in-laws spent three nights here. We love Georgetown Lake. Spent much of our childhood there. It was great fun to get back and enjoy it. The house was amazing. Very clean! It is big enough that everyone had their space. Thank you for sharing!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is spacious, clean, and has amazing views. Truest a home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better rental at Georgetown Lake. The location was ideal for hiking, morning runs, fishing, paddle boarding, swimming and leasurely family walks. Our entire group can't wait to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Butte, Montana
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Seven Gables Resort or The Brown Derby
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Old Works Golf Club ~Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Montana Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Seven Gables Resort or The Brown Derby
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Discovery Ski Area
Car: necessary

The Flint Creek Valley abounds with summer activities for family and friends to enjoy. Whether you prefer hiking or biking over the old trails and roads through beautiful mountains and historic ghost towns, screening for sapphires indoors or outdoors, scenic driving tours, strolling along in historic downtown, fishing blue ribbon trout creeks and lakes or hunting the mountains, Granite County is the place to explore. Fascinating sites, interesting rock formations, and wonderful views meet the eye everywhere you go.

In addition to special events planned for most weekends of the summer, summertime offers all visitors the chance to relax and enjoy themselves. We invite everyone to visit the Granite County Museum, peruse the shops in Philipsburg or Anaconda to pick up that special gift or necessity, screen (mine) for sapphires, enjoy live theater productions at the Opera House Theater or movies in the historic Washoe Theater, concerts at St.Timothy's Memorial Chapel high above Georgetown Lake, and follow Philipsburg's Historic Walking Tour through the Philipsburg Historic District.

Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, local eateries fill, quench and refresh travelers with fresh-brewed beer from the microbrewery and tavern fare, BBQ, breakfast , burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, old world-style pizza, steaks, and seafood. To top off all the great food, ice cream from an old-fashioned soda fountain and chocolates from the “World’s Greatest Candy Store” can fix any sweet tooth.

Stay awhile in comfortable rooms and suites at hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, vacation house rentals, mountain cabin rentals, or a resort. For those seeking the fresh air of the great outdoors, RV parks and campgrounds surround Philipsburg, Maxville, and Drummond.

Philipsburg is right at the middle of the Pintler Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway - Montana Highway 1. Sightseers exiting off Interstate 90 in Drummond first enjoy the rolling ranch country near Hall and later, the creek side, canyon drive through historic Maxville, over Willow and Boulder Creeks. Closer to Philipsburg, the Flint Creek Valley opens wide, framed with majestic views of the high alpine Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, soft ridges of the John Long Mountains, and Flint Creek. Further south of Philipsburg, the two-lane highway climbs Flint Creek Pass flanked by three billion year old exposed rock walls topping out at Georgetown and Silver Lakes. Following a fabulous lakeside drive framed by the magnificent Pintler Mountain Range, the scenic drive descends through beautiful mountains (watch out for the Bighorn sheep) to Anaconda and then Interstate 90 once again.

Literally hundreds of miles of roads and trails crisscross Granite County. Old mining and logging roads make for a four-wheeler and ATV paradise. Mountain tracks traverse past multiple ghost towns and historic mining claims spread throughout the region. Turn your wheels immediately east of ‘The Burg’ to take the Philipsburg Mining District Tour. Behold stunning vistas, hillsides and meadows just made for wildlife viewing, and high elevation lakes and streams brimming with trout. When four-wheeling, riding ATVs, hiking or biking, please always stay on established roads and trails. Respect both private and public property as well as the abundant wildlife in the area―bears, mountain lions, moose, elk, Bighorn sheep, and more.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 7.0%

Manager'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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