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Exceptional property and home for Recreation and Relaxation

Bigfork, MT, USA
  • House2400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay31 nights

Beutiful private home site. Feel free to call 406-249-8910 with any questions

Welcome to our home. NOTE: Entire living space is upstairs. Master Bedroom has queen bed with kids sleeper sofa, flat screen TV. Master bath has separate shower and tub. Bedroom 2 has full log bed. Bedroom 3 has full iron bed. Family bath has tub/shower combo. TV room has sleeper sofa, flat screen TV and desk. Enjoy your morning coffee in our garden, front or rear deck. Full kitchen, washer dryer in laundry. Dining deck has table and seating for 4 and propane BBQ. Deck off Master and Living Room has seating for 4. Whatever you love for recreation, you have many choices nearby: Float, or kayak the Swan River (Inflated tubes and kayaks provided); Whitewater rafting the Flathead River; Fishing opportunities abound; Hike the world acclaimed “Jewel Basin” just minutes away; Walk or bike the Swan River Trail into Bigfork Village; Choose from several beautiful Golf Courses in the Valley, with Eagle Bend Golf Club just 15 minutes away; Enjoy spectacular Glacier National Park for hiking trails or drive world famous “Going to the Sun Road”; Enjoy mountain biking, zip lines, walking thru the trees, as well as many other fun activities at White Fish Mountain resort; Horseback riding stables nearby; Stroll thru Downtown Whitefish or Bigfork Village for unique shopping and exceptional dining choices; Treat yourself to a fun evening at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse and return to our property for a game of horseshoes, badmiton, or volleyball and relax by the campfire (firewood provided) with a glass of wine or making s’mores. It is so peaceful here you won’t want to leave. Two person Kayak and one person Kayak available for your enjoyment as well as several inflated tubes for floating the Swan River nearby.


John & Becky Burgess

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Jan 16, 2018
About John & Becky Burgess

We custom built our home and now with the kids grown up and moved on we decided to offer it to others as a special retreat while enjoying all there is to see and do in this very special part of our great country. If you have any questions feel free to call john 406-249-8910

John & Becky Burgess purchased this House in 2000

Why John & Becky Burgess chose Bigfork

Far to much to see and to in our area to stay for only few days... Make time to stay for a month and truly enjoy Glacier National Park. Jewel Basin Hiking area. Flathead Lake. and Whitefish Mountain for biking or fantastic zip line tour. We have a fenced dog area for your pet to run and be safe while you are away for the day. Will be the summer to remember!

What makes this House unique

Most dog breeds allowed, prior approval required. Secure fenced yard for your pet.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1 (Master)
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Kids day bed perfect for two or three kids
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Room for an Air Bed (provided)
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, Room for an Air Bed, provided


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub/shower is private from toilet-sink area
        • Bathroom 1 (Master)
          toilet, tub, shower, Views of the Swan Mountains from Tub

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Swan Mountain View to the East, beautiful glow on the mountain during most sunsets.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Free WIFI
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fireplace
                          Beautiful propane fireplace in Living Room. Propane cast iron stove in Master Bedroom.
                        • Parking
                          All parking is uncovered. Well marked, plenty of room.
                        • Telephone
                          Land line telephone provided for local use only.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining table seats 8. Bar chairs seat 2. Deck off dining area has table and seating for 4. Propane BBQ
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      Lots of books available
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Blu-ray with each TV
                                    • Games
                                      Several board games provided for your enjoyment
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Charter Cable
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen in TV room and Master Bedroom
                                    • Toys
                                      Horse Shoes, Badminton, Bag Toss
                                    • Video Library
                                      Several DVD.s available for your enjoyment


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Front deck accessible from either Living Room or Master Bedroom. Rear deck accessible from Dining Area
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          We provide a Canoe, two person kayak and a one person kayak and few float tubes as a courtesy for your enjoyment.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Lots and lots of lawn to run and play. We will set up net for vollyball or badmitton per your request. Beautiful, peaceful garden for your enjoyment.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              9 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Gorgeous Place to Stay

                                                              Ty H.

                                                              We stayed at the house August 20 to 27, 2016, and the house could not have been any more perfect. We stayed there while visiting family in the area and the house far exceeded everyone's expectations. We 100% recommend this house and will definitely stay here again if available. I cant thank the Burgess' enough for their hospitality and kindness to open up this wonderful place to visitors.

                                                              Gorgeous property in a beautiful area with many things to do for all ages!

                                                              Marcia H.

                                                              One of the best vacations we have ever had. My husband and I spent a week at this property in August, 2016 with our two kids, ages 15 and 23. The house was beautiful, well equipped with all the comforts of home and clean. We enjoyed many activities in the Flathead Lake area: horseback riding, renting boats and wave runners, hiking in Glacier National Park, and zip lining. We also enjoyed just relaxing at the property and hanging out with the kids playing horseshoes, bean bag toss, badminton and relaxing by the fire pit. Many excellent dining, microbrewery and shopping opportunities in the area as well. The property owners were friendly and happy to help with whatever we needed, but gave us privacy. Our family will certainly be returning to Montana some time in the future and would definitely be happy to stay here again.

                                                              Wonderful home base for Montana adventure

                                                              Beth J.

                                                              We had a family gathering at this lovely property. It was a wonderful home base for so many Montana adventures nearby - boating on Flathead Lake, horseback riding, hiking in Glacier National Park, tubing on the Swan River and strolling through art galleries in Bigfork. John and Becky's home is very clean and comfortable. It was nice to have access to all the amenities of home, including laundry. We particularly enjoyed the gorgeous yard and garden. Family members had fun picking raspberries, snow pea pods and green beans.......which were all delicious. I particularly enjoyed going barefoot in the beautiful grass. Last but not least, John and Becky were easy to work with and responsive to all our questions. It was a great experience!


                                                              Donald J.

                                                              What a great place! Really couldn't ask for anything else! We stayed for a week and honestly could have just stayed here the whole time. It is a little out of town which actually makes it more peaceful. It may add a little to your drive if you plan on glacier or whitefish but it is worth it. Just a magical place to stay!

                                                              John and Becky were both very nice and honestly it was like they weren't even there. Thanks again to both of you!

                                                              The Johnson Family

                                                              Comfortable and Serene

                                                              Rob MWest Linn, OR, USA

                                                              We chose this property to stay in with our two adult children because it's close to many outdoor activities including Flathead Lake, Whitefish and Glacier National Park. The home is very comfortable, clean and charming. The five acres it sits on are beautiful and very well maintained. The house had everything we needed including a gas BBQ and well stocked kitchen. The linens were fresh and fluffy with plenty of pillows on every bed. Entertainment options include many DVDs, a number of good books about the area (we really liked the Hiking Glacier book and used it to decide all of our hikes), a large screen TV with a good number of channel options and a smaller one in the Master, as well as several outdoor games, kayaks, and a fire pit. We didn't use the outdoor games or equipment as we spent most our time hiking and fishing and were worn out by evening! The deer came to visit every evening which just adds to the charm. The owners are easy to work with and pay a lot of attention to the details that ensure their guests are happy. One of the best things about this house and property is that it is very quiet and peaceful; no road noise, no city noise, no light pollution. Northwestern Montana is a beautiful place and this home fits right in.

                                                              Montana hospitality at it's Best

                                                              Troy T.

                                                              My wife & 3 boys (12, 10, 2) arrived at the Burgess home greeted by the deer they picture. It was a welcome sign for me, being from this part of MT. It is difficult to convey in so few words, the degree of accommodation the Burgess family afforded us. Simply put, they were overly conscience to give us privacy, extremely helpful with all our questions, needs, & favors. Most importantly they embody the Montana Spirit. Wonderful people. Their home was ripe with unique identity and comforts for my family. If you are looking for a home that can create a feeling of scenery and relaxation, the home is it. We loved that there were two separate decks (via 3 separate entrances) to sit, view, and hangout. Every day we saw 4-8 deer roaming the yard. The yard, HUGE!! Great for the kids to play and explore. We also enjoyed the garden that was open for us to pick and choose what we would prefer to eat. We also utilized the kayaks, canoe, and float tubes. John was very helpful to assist us with securing them to our vehicle. They are also in great condition. Being from the area I was familiar with Flathead and the Swan water ways. Which are a must see for anyone who has not been to this part of MT. We did discover Loon Lake, no more then 5 minutes from the Burgess home, that was great for fishing, canoeing, and the kayak. Kids loved it. Inside the home things were flawless, clean, and simply made you feel at home within minutes of arrival. We did spend a bit more time inside the home then I imagined, due to the amount of smoke from all the fires in the west. On that point, that gave us unique point of view to the "feeling" this property brings to a family. It truly felt like our home. No other way to put it.


                                                              Bigfork, MT, USA

                                                              Short walk to Swan River access. Near popular walking, bike trail into Bigfork Village - http://www.bigfork.org/contents/view/bigfork-montana-chamber. Surrounded by variety of lakes for all types of water recreation. Only 45 miles to Glacier National Park - http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm Only 10 miles to Jewel Basin hiking area - http://www.summitpost.org/jewel-basin-mt/448116

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                                                              9 Reviews
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