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Paradise on Bitterroot Lake


Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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Paradise on Bitterroot Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Marion House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)



Sample the beauty of Northwest Montana as you retreat to this custom Bitterroot Lake-front house in Marion, Montana. The house sits on one acre and includes 150 feet of private lake frontage, as well as 700 feet of frontage on the adjacent community property - a haven for wild birds and other native animals. Bitterroot Lake is a 3,000 acre lake, located just 20 miles West of convenient Kalispell and 40 minutes from Glacier International Airport. .

Designed for efficiency, you will enjoy the coziness of this spacious, smoke-free house which is furnished to sleep 8 to 10 people. This charming house was designed by the owner, who has college degrees in architecture. Rooms include: three bedrooms (two with lofts), two and a half bathrooms, a family theater/game room, a living room facing the lake, a kitchen opened to the dining room, an office, and an upstairs study desk area. Additional rooms include a laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer, and an outdoor shower with hot water.

Amenities include: wood burning stove for warmth or mood-lighting; audio and visual entertainment system, including multi-room and outdoor patio speakers and a large LCD flat screen television; outdoor Weber propane barbeque; a fire pit; and two rock patios with adjacent grass lawns. Enjoy the lake in your personal or rental boat that you may put in at the adjacent public boat launch near the Lions Camp. Or go fishing for Kokanee salmon and trophy-sized rainbow trout; enjoy a barbeque with family and friends; and end the evening with a campfire, games around the dining table, or a movie in surround sound. Winter fun activities include ice-fishing, snowshoeing, skate-skiing on the lake, as well as skiing at three different ski resorts (Big Mountain, Blacktail, and Turner) - all located about an hour from the house. In any season, this beautiful lake-house will warm your heart with memories for a lifetime.


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Angela (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We cannot thank you enough. It's absolutely beautiful. The entire family had just

a really great, great time. What a gorgeous home you have and an absolutely

gorgeous setting. Thank you very much!
Aug 2008
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Paradise on Bitterroot Lake
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews
Aurora, CO

Better than Disneyland!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 to include 3 children (5,7, and 9) +Dog stayed at Paradise on Bitterroot Lake last summer for 10 days. Bitterroot Lake is a best keep secret for the Kalispell area. It is mostly locals and not many tourists. Our kids spent HOURS playing in the lake (which was gorgeous)! You can go out on the lake and even at about 10-15 feet deep you can still see clearly to the bottom. The house was delightful and charming all in one. It had everything we needed and more. We rented a canoe from in town for the week, purchased some inexpensive inner tubes and with that the kids never wanted to come inside. They fished, we made smores in the fire pit and truly had the time of our lives! Every other day we would go into the National Park and hike and sightsee and on the off day we would just hang out at the house and enjoy one another. We haven't taken the children to Disneyland yet and so we asked them if they wanted to go there next summer for our next vacation. With a resounding "NO!", they unanimously stated that they wanted to come back to this house on this lake! Now that is a testament to sort of vacation we had! Thank you, thank you Angela!!! Your home is perfect and you were a delight to work with! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Statesville, NC

Aesthetic triumph, functionally lacking

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, but it was suboptimal.


•Home is beautiful inside and out.

•Gorgeous lakefront site.

•Firewood provided for fire pit.

•Most appliances are high quality.


•Of the 3 bedrooms, only 1 is suitable for adults. The others are only fit for kids; the beds are located in lofts. If your group includes more than 1 adult couple, then someone will be relegated to 2nd-class status on a fold-out futon. There's only 1 traditional bed in the house: in the master upstairs.

•No A/C. At this latitude it's not uncommon to find homes that have an attic fan instead of A/C. I was stunned to discover this home has neither. Consequently if you or your loved ones have a medical condition that requires a more controlled climate on hot days, you may want to reconsider.

•No television content. What, you say? Isn't there a LCD TV? Yes, there is but the only connected inputs are from a DVD player. THERE IS NEITHER CABLE NOR SATELLITE at this house. So unless you're willing to settle for DVDs, or unless you bring your own Roku or other internet media device, too bad.

•No TV in the main living area. The only TV is in the media room. A big problem when a second adult couple was forced to sleep on the fold-out futon in the media room and you want to watch TV.

•Slow internet connection. Barely passable.

•Ant problem. When we arrived, there were hundreds of large black carpenter ants in the living room. Most were clustered on the wood beams near the south windows, where it was apparent the ants had a point of entry. We contacted Angela immediately upon arrival and she arrived with a can of Raid and some ant baits. This temporarily solved the problem, but a professional exterminator should offer a more lasting solution.

•Lack of additional furnishings in the bedroom areas. Especially true in the master bedroom, where there is no dresser, no nightstand, and only a tiny bedside table with under 1 sq.ft. of surface area. Suitcases and clothes are relegated to the floor, although the closet is an option for hanging some items. Need a bedside spot for a CPAP machine or to charge your phone? Too bad.

•Dearth of kitchenware. The kitchen is beautiful, but without a blender we couldn’t make mixed drinks, and without tongs it was difficult to grill. Surprising these little things were overlooked.

Not recommended if anyone in your party has mobility issues. Various rooms on the main level are raised or sunken; one must ascend and descend frequently.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate a few of the legitimate criticisms that we have already begun to address. The rest is false. *BEDS: we have standard adult beds (please see photos), and two are in lofts, which may pose difficulty to those with mobility issues. Yes, rooms other than the Master bedroom are "second-class" in that way. In addition to the 3 bedrooms, there is the media room that includes a futon. There is also a full-sized hide-a-bed in the living room. *CABLE/SATELLITE: The attentive reader of our VRBO site will see that this amenity is not included. We exclude satellite/cable for two reasons: (1) many of our guests come to Montana to enjoy the outdoors, although we provide a very large, brand new Plasma television with DVD players and HDMI-capability for streaming from laptop; and (2) we lower the rental cost for you. *INTERNET: Technology is more limited in Marion, Montana (population=900) than for the reviewers from Statesville, North Carolina (population=25,000), or our good friends in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The internet speed is sufficient, and we’ve never had complaints. *AC: None is needed, given our use of ICF (insulated concrete form) walls, and passive/solar heating/cooling with large ceiling fan. *ANTS: the reviewer failed to mention that they called at 9 pm and that hiring a terminator for a handful of ants made no sense, nor was it healthy to bomb a house with tenants in there and whose elder parents had medical and breathing problems (at least one used a CPAP machine). We didn't want to take the risk. We also consider the impact of poisonous sprays on future tenants (many come with children!). *DRESSERS/TABLES: We have added these to increase storage space. We have added more endtables. *KITCHENWARE: We replenish kitchenware throughout the summer, as they disappear. While we hope that tenants return kitchenware to the house, sometimes people forget. We do our best to replace these items quickly. **CONCLUSION: We are sorry the reviewer did not reach out to us, beyond the ants, as we would have jumped to help. We agree that the house presents challenges for folks with mobility problems or in a wheelchair (house is listed as 2-story). *Vacations are few for most of us, and we enjoy taking care of you during yours. We agree with the reviewer’s title for our lakehouse – an “aesthetic triumph” - and we take pride in the fact than many families have found our home a paradise. We think you will too, and we hope to accommodate you. All best, Angela.
United States

Lovely Peaceful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Paradise on Bitterroot Lake in late August/early September and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The home is in beautiful shape - clean, well appointed and very comfortable. With a loft bed in one bedroom and bunk beds in the other, the house would be well suited to a family with children. The location is a bit remote, but the lake front spot was worth every minute of the extra drive time. We especially enjoyed waking up to the mist on the lake every morning and the sunsets on the patio in the evenings. We made easily doable day trips into Glacier National Park and also visited downtown Kalispell and Whitefish. Paradise on Bitterroot Lake - I would have to agree!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
West Monroe, LA

Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week of "Paradise on Bitterroot". We loved the privacy and solitude of the cabin nestled in the trees overlooking the beautiful lake. The cabin was the perfect "mountain cabin" and a great place to unwind and relax and it is about an hours drive from Glacier Park. Angela did a great job of designing and decorating the interior giving it a cozy and comfortable feeling. The cabin included all amenities that we needed including logs for the wood heater. Angela was quick to reply to any questions and very accommodating. We hope to return to this great getaway again in the near future and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Clearwater, FL

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location for our family get away. The home was clean and bright with great views of the mountains and lake. Kitchen was well equipped to enjoy making many of our family meals right there. We enjoyed the lake by canoe, swimming, and some fishing but didn’t catch anything. We enjoyed relaxing on the grassy hillside and around the fire pit. The kids enjoyed making and eating smores every day. The picnic table makes a great place to hang out at.

The owner was helpful, kind, and has put thoughtful design and details into the home.

Great things to do: Glacier National Park-Going to the Sun Red Bus Tour WOW! The sights are amazing. We saw mountain goats, many deer, a moose, and a wolf. Marion Grill around the corner has great burgers. Luna’s on the east side of Glacier National Park has a great wild salmon burger and bison burger too-great service! Mackenzie River has great pizzas! Liked the little towns of Whitefish and Bozeman too. We cannot wait to come back to this part of our beautiful America and Paradise on Bitterroot Lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Anchorage, AK

Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We just finished up 10 days at the house. We had such a great time that I just put the deposit down on 10 days next summer. This is a great spot for families with young kids, my 3 girls (11, 8, and 7) loved it there. The lake was warm and you can go out 100+ feet from shore right in front of the house and still be in 2 1/2 feet of water.

The house was just as advertised, and was stocked with everything you need. A quick trip to Costco on the way out of town for food and beverages and we were set. Unlike some other lakes in the area, you have a paved access road right to the house.

The owner (Angela) was great to work with. You can tell she took pride in designing the house and is really interested in making sure the guests enjoy their stay.

On a side note, don't overlook the Marion Grill for dinner, it's located on the corner of Hwy 2 and the access road you take to the house. I was amazed at the quality of the food and you can't beat the prices.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
33 Miles
FCA, Glacier National Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 2

'ice-fishing, skate-skiing, snow shoeing, and a little over an hour from Glacier National Park'


Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Marion House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rates
Nov 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Pet Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Check-in is at 4:00 pm Mountain Time and check-out is at 11:00 am Mountain Time.

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Marion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with laundry chute
    Downstairs Bath - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Great for rinsing off after playing in the lake
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room has a door for privacy
    Tree Tops Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed in high loft. Small fold-out bed for children
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room does not have a door
  • Queen size Beds (1) in Master suite, Double Beds (1) in a high loft in Loft bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in the tree-tops bedroom, Child Beds (1) in Loft bedroom, this pull-out couch is about 4 1/2 feet wide and 5 1/2 feet long, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) the family room (with door) has a futon; the living room (without a door) has a hide-a-bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
'outdoor shower, campfire pit, sandy beach, LCD flat-screen TV, surround sound, sound system including outdoor speakers, kid toys and books available'

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