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Enjoy the Swan River! Great House, Yard, & Deck Right on the River, Monthly Only

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home with the river and mountain views

Why be close to the river, when you can stay right on the river? Only 5 miles from the charming Bigfork downtown, our spacious 3 bedroom home includes a wrap-around deck facing the river, a two story living room, vaulted ceilings, wood floors, two master bedroom suites, large well-stocked kitchen, a dining area looking out at the river, a dinette area looking out at the pond and the mountains, and a barbecue on the deck.

We have a dock to fish off of and a large yard only 8' above the river - easy to get your kayaks and canoes in and out. We include a couple of kayaks, and a canoe for your use on the Swan River. Lots of parking - bring your boat and head out to Flathead Lake or Swan Lake only a few miles away - or if it is a small fishing boat, you can put it right on the Swan River and tie it to our dock.

One master bedroom has a queen bed with a one-of-a-kind slab pine bedhead, deep tub, steam shower, and walk-in closet, the 2nd master bedroom and bath is the 2nd floor exclusively with a king bed and large walk-in shower. The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed. The 3rd bath also has a walk-in shower. A half bath is off the kitchen. We have 2 single foam pads if you need them for kids. We also have a large 'smart' TV in the living room, and a gas fireplace. We are pet friendly and have a dog run. Oh, did I mention we have a few bicycles to ride around the neighborhood?

Whitetail deer tend to wander through our property and it is not uncommon to have a bald eagle or horned owl land in our trees. Bring your binoculars to view the geese, swans, mallards, buffleheads, golden eyes, and muskrats right out front. Bring your marshmallows for the fire pit off the deck. Better bring your cameras too.

Please note - Flathead County will only allow monthly rentals. Please read comments from other guests (although note - most of them stayed in our home weekly which is no longer allowed). A reservation must be booked for no less than 30 days. I have lower rates in the winter if you would like to stay 60 days or more. If you only want to come for one month this winter (holidays, March, etc) the rate is $3000/month.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    You will need to watch them around the river and the pond - we have no fences. Probably better for older children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Non barking dog only. Must be on a leash, or voice command. Chasing wildlife strickly forbidden....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Probably. One step on walkway to house, one step into house, one step down to living room and 3rd bedroom. I do not have handicap rails near toilets or in showers. Mostly wood floors with thicker carpet in bedrooms....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1st Master: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2nd Master, upstairs: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Master bedroom has a queen bed with custom made local, knotty pine, slab bedhead with built in bedside tables. Views of the river and mountains, walk in closet, jacuzzi tub, and steam shower. 2nd master is upstairs with king bed. 3rd bedroom has a queen. 2 single thick foam pads are available....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1st Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    steam shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2nd master: toilet, shower

    large walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    large walk in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet


Other Amenities

  • The home if very open and has lots of windows and high ceilings everywhere except in the 3rd bedroom....moreless


  • Television:

    Large flat screen 'smart' TV in living room...moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Our Swan River is just like a lake - we are right at the edge of it....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The Swan River is like a lake in front of our home....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Swan mountains are on one side of our home, the Swan river on the other side. Who could ask for more....moreless

  • Water View:

    You couldn't get a better view - from the kitchen, living room, dining area, and master bedroom - all look right at the Swan River and most look at the Swan Mountain Range too....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located right on the Swan River, the slow part - great for kayaking, canoeing, swimming, birdwatching, fishing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    I'll have a dining room table that seats 8, and a dinette table that seats 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 story...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of them....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    huge, lots of counterspace, extra sink in island...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Will have one or two for you to use...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
30 night min stay

July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
30 night min stay

Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning check out fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glacier International, Kalispel, Montana
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bigfork, MT
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bigfork, MT
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bigfork, MT

Car: Necessary

Bigfork is a charming, waterfront small town with live theater, great restaurants, unique shops, and art galleries.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Larry and I started out as ski bums - in fact, we met up skiing one day 42 years ago. Slowly we became responsible with careers as a general contractor and a tour guide/property manager/realtor. Our 3 children and spouses and darling granddaughters love the out-of-doors and like to keep active (so we have to entice them to come and visit us). We love buying properties in beautiful areas, fixing them up, furnishing them, and sharing them with others. Let us know if you are interested in Ouray, Colorado and/or Maui, Hawaii.

Why the Owner Chose Bigfork, MT, USA:
Larry and I lived our first 20 years in Aspen, Colorado, the next 20 years in Ouray, Colorado (both beautiful mountain communities) and always had a desire to live on a beautiful river. After visiting the Flathead Lake area for the past 10 years, we found the perfect property right on the Swan River. We still have easy access to hike in the beautiful mountains around here and in Glacier National Park. I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Kayak, fish, swim, canoe, take pictures, watch wildlife right from our wonderful home.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • View up river from lawn

    View up river from lawn

  • Home with deck facing river

    Home with deck facing river

  • Two story living room

    Two story living room

  • Breakfast nook

    Breakfast nook

  • Slab wood custom bed in Master with views of Swan River

    Slab wood custom bed in Master with views of Swan River

  • King bed in 2nd master bedroom upstairs

    King bed in 2nd master bedroom upstairs

  • Bath with walk-in shower

    Bath with walk-in shower

  • Front of our home

    Front of our home

  • Firepit


  • A happy fisherman

    A happy fisherman

  • A lake in Jewell Basin, close to our house.

    A lake in Jewell Basin, close to our house.

  • How we love our decks!

    How we love our decks!

  • living room with desk

    living room with desk

  • Spacious kitchen with everything you will need

    Spacious kitchen with everything you will need

  • Dining room table expands to easily seat 8

    Dining room table expands to easily seat 8

  • Main level master with queen bed

    Main level master with queen bed

  • 2nd master bedroom with king bed

    2nd master bedroom with king bed

  • 3rd bedroom with queen bed

    3rd bedroom with queen bed

  • Sunset from our deck

    Sunset from our deck

  • Side deck

    Side deck

  • Great kayaking, and pet friendly

    Great kayaking, and pet friendly

  • Winter sunrise from house

    Winter sunrise from house

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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