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Swan Shores Lodge **Home Theater Room** 200 ft. of Waterfront**

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Swan Shores Lodge offers magnificent water views and is a one of a kind square log home with 200 feet of privacy on pristine Swan Lake. This square log home was architecturally designed to take advantage of the expansive lake and mountain views. The home his multi levels with spectacular lake views from every room. 7 bedrooms 6.5 baths and 6500 sq feet makes this home the perfect gathering place for a family vacation.

When sending us an inquiry please tell us a little bit about yourself and the purpose of the stay. We ask that you please read through the entire listing before booking online.

The home sits on one acre of privacy in a park-like setting and is sheltered by cedar trees. Walk through the front door of this impeccably maintained home with open great room floor plan, ideal for entertaining. Our home has been designer decorated with beautiful upscale nautical-style furnishings and designer theme touches and has wood floors throughout. This is true luxury vacation home that is considered to be one of the finest homes in the Flathead Valley.

Main Floor: The master bedroom is located on the main floor and features a king size bed a Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower is in the master bath, a second guest bedroom is located on the main floor with queen size bed and full size bath room with another walk in shower located next to this bedroom. A large gourmet kitchen features every small appliance imaginable, top of the line Monogram stainless steel double oven, microwave and a six burner gas range, warming drawer dishwasher and compactor. The dining area has a large dining table with seating for 12 guests, a nice breakfast bar is wide an open for family entertaining. Also, on the main floor is a half bathroom and large laundry area with large capacity washer and dryer, this area also serves as a mud room.

Second floor: Two guest bedrooms with two full size bathrooms are located on the upper level with a walkway bridge that separates the two bedrooms and baths providing really nice privacy. Both bedrooms are very spacious one bedroom has a queen size bed the other has two queen beds. Both bedrooms have larger dormer window seats.

Lower Level The 5th and 6th bedroom are both located on the lower level of the house. The 5th bedroom has a unique speed boat trundle bed that opens to make two twin beds. The 6th bedroom has a queen size bed with adjoining bathroom. Also on the lower level is a large game room with pool table and a private office set up for those that need keep in touch with work, the lower level also features a fabulous home theater room with ten recliner seats.

The 7th bedroom is through the breezeway and located over the garage, with a king size bed and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower.

For planning sleeping capacity the bedroom layout at Swan Shores Lodge is as follows:

#1 Bedroom Master Bedroom main floor – King size bed

#2 Bedroom main floor – Queen size bed

#3 Bedroom upper level – 2 Queen size beds

#4 Bedroom upper level – Queen size bed

#5 Bedroom lower level – two twin size beds (trundle)

#6 Bedroom lower level - Queen size bed

#7 Bedroom Guest Quarters – King size bed ensuite bathroom (not available winter months).

****** House Rules******

Dear Prospective Guest,

There aren’t really too many house rules. Basically, come in and make yourself at home. There’s no such thing as a check-in time that’s too late, so no worries there. During winter and off season let me know if you’d like an earlier check-in time than 5PM or later check-out time than 10AM. It can usually be arranged, depending on other bookings. Worst case scenario, we can store your luggage and have our housekeeper make you a cup of tea and you can lounge on the deck or watch a movie in the theater room while we are preparing the house.

Our only requests are to please remove your shoes while inside and please do not invite visitors, the lake house and all the amenities we provide are only for our registered guests.

The cleaning fee covers the time to clean and prepare the cabin for a guests arrival. Please be respectful of guests that are checking in right behind you and plan ahead for your departure tasks.

Please leave our lake house neat and tidy. Please do not strip the sheets off the beds we prefer to do this ourselves, just put the beds back the way you found them with bedding left flat on top of the beds. If towels are damp please hang them over the towel rack to air dry. Leav the kitchen clean, wipe down kitchen counter tops, load and start the dishwasher. If you are unsure where kitchen inventory belongs please leave on the counter. If grill has been used, please brush grill down and wipe off side trays. Confirm Home Theater Room Projector System has been turned off per instructions, turn lights and ceiling fans off, check to make sure all doors are locked and bag all trash from kitchen and bathrooms and just toss your trash in the bin on the side of the driveway on your way out.

After you book and well before your arrival date, you’ll receive an email from us explaining how to get to the cabin, where to park, and all sorts of good information about things to do in and around this wonderful town. When you arrive, there will be tourist brochures and welcome letter with more information, like WiFi access code and restaurant recommendations.

We want you to thoroughly enjoy our lake house and your time in Bigfork. We’ll do everything we can to make that happen. It’s hoped you’ll book with us over and over again. We truly want you to enjoy the accommodations. We'll do everything I can to make your stay wonderful.


Lisa & Richard - your hosts

Maximum Occupancy 12 guests including children and infants. We require a registered guest list showing the first and last names of every occupant along with the ages of children. Sorry we cannot accept reservations with different occupants coming and going throughout the stay. The person who has rented the house must be one of the lodging guests sleeping on site throughout the stay.

More Details

Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge

My husband and I manage our own vacation homes and do business under the name of Vacation Holdings. We are a trusted member of the Vacation Rental Industry and a member of the Professional Vacation Rental Association. We have been in business for over 10 years and have the highest integrity. We are not a management company these are all of our own properties. This enables us to describe the home in great detail. I am an interior designer so all of our homes have been designer decorated by the design arm of our company. In addition all of our vacation homes are maintained by a caretaker so that the property is well cared for and our guests are given individual attention. I respond to inquiries within 10 minutes of submission or give us a call as we are super easy to reach. We try hard to exceed our guests expectations!

Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge purchased this estate in 2005

Why Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge chose Bigfork

We live full time in the San Juan Islands in the State of Washington and choose Montana because of its close proximity. We started in Whitefish and narrowed our search to the Flathead Valley as we were looking for a lakefront home. We settled on Swan Lake because it was less populated and the views of the Swan Mountains. Swan Shores Lodge was really an ugly duckling the bedrooms were painted shocking pink and baby blue. We were initially not wild about the house because most log homes are stained in a rustic brown whereas this one was stained in a dove gray. It needed some serious updating but the lakefront location and views were just magnificent. Fortunately, we had some vision and could see the potential with some updating and interior design touches. I decided to design around the dove grey stain, so instead of following a traditional rustic we went with a nautical theme and it worked. The end result is we ended up with a totally unique lakefront vacation home that is not like anything else you will find in the State of Montana.

What makes this estate unique

Lakefront, Lakefront, being on Swan Lake which is a smaller lake that does not have a great deal of boat traffic. Winter months the views of the Swan Mountains are breathtaking! Just about every bedroom has a separate or private bathroom!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fun Times Bachelor Party Booyah Campions League! Thank you so much for the amazing weekend. We will definitely recommend to all of our friends and family. Be sure to check out the golf courses as well as Glacier Park.
Aug 2013
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Bigfork Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please take your shoes off while inside the house (slippers provided)
  • No Visitor Policy. Please do not invite visitors, the cabin and all the amenities we provide are only for our registered guests.
  • No metal of hard plastic toys, no ink markers of any kind or play dough allowed.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • #1 Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom main floor level
    #2 Bathroom - toilet , shower , located next to bedroom #2
    #3 Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , located next to bedroom #3
    #4 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , located next to bedroom #4
    Bathroom #5 - toilet , located next to laundry mud room
    #6 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Adjoining bathroom to bedroom #6
    #7 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Insuite bathroom for bedroom #7 over garage
  • Please note that 7th bathroom is only available for use from June 1st to end of September.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • #1 Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom main floor
    #2 Bedroom - 1 queen , located on the main floor
    #3 Bedroom - 2 queen , located upper level
    #4 Bedroom - 1 queen , located upper level
    #5 Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Speed boat trundle bed located lower level
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Lower level with adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Guest quarters over the garage in suite bathroom
  • Bedroom #1 has small retreat area Bedroom 7 and Bathroom (is winterized only available for use from June 1st to end of September)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Security Systems: The home has an alarm with a video surveillance system which monitors the driveway entrance, parking area and entry way.


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Swan Shores Lodge **Home Theater Room** 200 ft. of Waterfront**
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful Property with every amenity that you could want....

  • 5 of 5

We loved the movie room and the back deck most I think - we stayed out on the deck a good deal of the time since the setting on the water across from the mountains was such a great setting.

Rooms were very comfortable. Kitchen had everything you could ever want......overall great!

Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable home with great location

  • 4 of 5

Swan Shores Lodge is a thoughtfully conceived and very well stocked vacation retreat (our French son-in-law was delighted to find and use a crepe maker in preparing breakfast one morning) whose location is ideal. Our family of ten appreciated the calm and beauty of Swan Lake and the views of the nearby Swan Range from the house's water-facing decks, as well as time spent with our grandchildren in the water and on the dock and grassy shoreline area. Rides in the kayaks were fun, and we all enjoyed being able to eat at outside tables large enough for our whole family. A treat at the end of the single rainy day of our week was the appearance over the lake of a brilliant, sustained rainbow that was the best any of us had ever seen. We had hoped to watch all three episodes of our set of Lord of the Rings in the home theater, which everyone agreed was awesome, but found time only for the first. Big Fork with its playhouse and Glacier Park were a short drive away, and an afternoon on Big Mountain at Whitefish was also an easy and enjoyable trip for our family. The house with equipment for almost any activity along with the wonders of the surrounding area provided many more vacation opportunities than we were able to take advantage of. If you can, plan to stay for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome home!! My husband and 4 other couples stayed here in June. The house is not lacking for anything. Beautiful views throughout the house and on the deck. Hard to do anything but enjoy...The beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything you could need, with lots of extras. It was actually fun to prepare meals. Theater room was a great way to wind down every evening. Pool table, ping pong table, horseshoes, bikes, and kayaks were a few of the activites provided. You can't go wrong with this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words about our home. So pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. You were fabulous guests we would welcome you back any time!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $475
Damage Deposit $500

*Please note that the 7th bedroom and bath that is over the garage is winterized during off season making it only available for use from June 1st to end of September.

**Off Season Special Rates** From October - April we offer Book by Bedroom Rates (not a shared space rate...just bedrooms not ordered are closed off)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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