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Montana Wilderness Log Cabin with Pond and Mountain Views

(22 Reviews)

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Front of the cabin (Bob Marshall Wilderness in background)


Last updated: 01/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 2+ Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Full, Full/twin bunked, 3 twins in basement room

Get a real taste of the Rocky Mountains of western Montana in this rustic lodge at this private, log home retreat in the Swan Valley. Enjoy magnificent views of the Swan Range of the Bob Marshall Wilderness to the east and Mission Mountains Wilderness to the west. This retreat overlooks a spring-fed wildlife pond and wetlands. The Swan River is not far with its cascading beauty. Elk, native trout, great blue herons, frogs, deer, ducks, geese, and moose are among the frequent inhabitants. Located in a region of dozens of pristine lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and mountain trails, there are ample opportunities for recreation.

This retreat is perfectly situated for wildlife viewing opportunities and the enjoyment of the outdoors. Holland Lake six miles away you can take a short hike to a waterfall, enjoy a romantic canoe or kayak paddle in a glacial cirque, go horseback riding, and end the day at the historic Holland Lake Lodge for dinner or a drink. Other outdoor opportunities include fly fishing the Swan River, mountain biking the myriad of trails and roads on public lands in the region, huckleberry-picking, cross-country skiing right out the door, and - for the more adventurous - wilderness excursions into the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountains.

A scenic drive to the north past beautiful Swan Lake brings you to Big Fork, a unique town on the edge of Flathead Lake where art galleries, boutiques, cafes, music and drama festivals, restaurants, and lake boat tours can round out your experience in the region. (If you like to stay closer to the cabin, there is a little country store and cafe 2 miles from the cabin, and 6 miles further is a full grocery with gas station and bakery.

Just one-and-one-half hours from the cabin to the north is Glacier National Park and Whitefish Ski Resort (Big Mountain). Twenty-five minutes to the south is Seeley Lake, where additional recreational opportunities such as waterskiing, birdwatching along a canoe trail, golfing, and holiday celebrations are available.

The master bedroom has a large double log bed and an eye-popping mountain view and private bathroom. There is another bedroom (bunked full-size and twin bed) and main bathroom upstairs, plus a huge carpeted basement bedroom/recreation room (three twin beds) with its own wood stove. Relax in the cozy living room with leather and log furniture under a vaulted ceiling. A full kitchen with new stainless steel appliances will allow you to cook a mountain feast in luxury!

Keywords: Cabin, river frontage, spectacular mountain views
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    The owners have kids and make available kids games, toys, and sports equipment to our guest. Kids love this place!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are allowed by pre-approval. There is an additional pet fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    This 3rd room is a rec room in the basement with wood stove...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    bunked queen plus single on top of bunk...moreless

  • Large log bed (sleeps 2) in master; Double Bed and Single Bed bunked in second room; Baby Crib (can be moved to any room); Three twin beds in basement recreation room with woodstove....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fireplace with wood stove insert, TV with VCR/DVD and a free video library, Washer and Dryer...moreless


  • Books:

    Enjoy a great selection of some of the favorite books about the region, as well as some of the owners' favorites for your enjoyment. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Swan Range to the east and the Mission Mountains to the west provide breathtaking views from every vantage point....moreless

  • Rural:

    This area is off the beaten path, where wildlife still roams freely and you can enjoy the mountain views unobstructed. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful pond with ducks, geese, and other wildlife within view of the back deck of cabin. A 5 minute walk to the river on the property nature trail is for the more adventurous and surefooted. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This property has Swan River frontage at the end of a minimally developed nature trail. Flyfishing in the Swan is ideal, if you don't mind the rustic access. Beautiful pond for waterfowl by cabin!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Includes dining room table that can seat up to 6 people plus a bar counter with three seats. Outdoor picnic tables can be found in front and back of cabin. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating:

    Wood stoves and supplemental electric heat...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Local calls, bring long distance prepaid card as needed...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove in living room, wood stove in basement ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well-equipped kitchen provides all the cookware you need for the length of your stay. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Relax on the deck while you take in the incredible views of the peaks of the Swan Mountain Range. The front porch is a nice place for relaxing and taking in the views of the Mission Mountain Range....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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2 night min stay
$1,000 $3,000
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $10

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 01/20/2017
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  • A

    Duck Pond View on map

    Watch waterfowl swim on the property's beautfiful pond as you relax on the deck.

  • B

    Swan River View on map

    Go fly fishing or take a dip in the clear waters of the Swan River right on the property during your stay at Riverbend Retreat. World class trout fishing in one of the most pristine rivers in the west is just a few minutes down a lovely nature trail from the cabin!


Car: Necessary

Close to Holland Lake lodge, which has canoe rentals, gift shop, gourmet meals, lovely waterfront, and a bar. Seeley Lake is 30 minutes away to the south and has a number of recreational attractions, banks and medical facilities, and more restaurants and gift shops. Big Fork to the north is known for its restaurants, the arts, gift shops, lake boat tours, antique shops, and more.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Scott is a Wildlife Biologist and Lisa is an educator. We have a son and a daughter who love to visit the cabin.

Why the Owner Chose Condon, MT, USA:
Scott's wildlife research takes him to the Swan Valley and Glacier National Park regularly, and we happened across this property and thought it could serve a dual purpose- as a getaway for us during the 'off-season' and as a vacation rental the rest of the time.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love to watch birds, hike, pick huckleberries, boat on Holland Lake, and discover all that nature has to offer. We also run to the visitor journal we keep on the counter, we so enjoy reading about the adventures our guests have had while staying at our place.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

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  • Front of the cabin (Bob Marshall Wilderness in background)

    Front of the cabin (Bob Marshall Wilderness in background)

  • The living room (being shown off by our 5-year old!)

    The living room (being shown off by our 5-year old!)

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Downstairs (second bed is to the left of the one shown)

    Downstairs (second bed is to the left of the one shown)

  • The back deck!

    The back deck!

  • Kitchen and dining room

    Kitchen and dining room

  • Bunk beds in second bedroom.

    Bunk beds in second bedroom.

  • The cabin is a great place to visit in winter!

    The cabin is a great place to visit in winter!

VRBO #65987

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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