MONTANA'S PREMIER FAMILY REUNION SPOT- 20% OFF THRU OCT!!

Arlan Wiggins

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps40
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Arlan Wiggins

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MONTANA'S PREMIER FAMILY REUNION SPOT- 20% OFF THRU OCT!!

Bigfork Estate Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Detached Unit 2 bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 34-40)

Located in Bigfork, in the middle of Flathead Valley, Cougar Trail Ranch is the ideal site for large gatherings. It is perfectly designed for family reunions, weddings, and corporate retreats. Nestled in fourteen acres of paradise, The Ranch is surrounded by the magnificent Montana wilderness. The view of the Rockies is simply breathtaking.

The Ranch House

This beautiful vacation home is cozy though very spacious (5,000 sq. ft). The Old World style woodwork and the earthy colors give it a true feeling of a home away from home. With its fully equipped kitchen and adjacent living room with fireplace, your family and friends will be able to create complete and/or fancy meals while enjoying the amazing view of the mountains.

It was built by the owner himself and his two sons. As a general contractor and carpenter, Arlan designed his dream home for his family. Now that his family is all grown up, you have the privilege of enjoying great moments in this superb home too. Each bedroom has its own style and personality. They are all named after his children and grandchildren.

The Ranch House is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property that includes bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and five-burner range top. The 8 bedrooms include 2 king, 7 queen, 2 full and 7 twin beds, as well as 2 sofa beds. There are 3 full bathrooms and a powder room. The master bathroom has a separate shower, and Jacuzzi tub. The living room has a gas fireplace, and the kitchen area a wood stove. There is a gym and a theater room that has state of the art projection system. It includes a wireless system that is connected to Wi-Fi and has TV, Netflix, hulu plus, Pandora, vudu, and other movie channels free of charge as well as all hook ups for tablets and portable computers. A speaker system is set to play music in all the main rooms of the first floor and outdoors on both the front and back decks.

The Ranch House features two large decks. On the front deck you will find a gas grill, tables and chairs for relaxing and dining. It is surrounded by gardens, a pond with a fountain, a beautiful lawn and an outstanding view of the mountains. Not to mention the fire pit for roasting marshmallows! On the back deck you will find a table and chairs for relaxing or dining. Wind down the day in the spa and have fun playing a game of foosball. On demand, we can set up our volleyball net on the side lawn.

The Cabin

A perfect place for a romantic getaway or a fun trip with the kids. Enjoy the beautiful Flathead valley and Glacier National Park. Offering space and solitude, yet close to the Ranch House, this is the ultimate private getaway that can sleep 6 people. From its front deck, you can also enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains.

The Cabin is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property that includes bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels and a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, 3 bar stools, a table and 6 chairs. It features a small living room, a master bedroom with a queen-size bed, a full bathroom, and a loft with a king size bed and a sofa bed that sleeps 2. We have to mention that to access the loft you'll need to climb a ladder (see photos). On the front deck you will find chairs, a small table and a gas grill for BBQs.

Information on the area

Located right in the middle of the Flathead Valley, Cougar Trail Ranch is surrounded by nature. It gives you access to amazing lakes, rivers and streams, mountains and wildlife. It is the perfect spot for outdoor activities and sports. From the Ranch, you can get to most activities within a few minutes.

Summer activities: Golf, fishing, canoeing, white water kayaking, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming.

Winter activities: Cross-country skiing, skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

Cougar Trail Ranch is also close to cultural centers such as Kalispell, Whitefish (city), Whitefish Mountain Resort, Blacktail Ski Resort, Glacier National Park. Nearby lakes are: Swan, Flathead, Echo, Loon and Horseshoe.

Concierge services

On demand, we can offer your group house cleaning and gourmet meal preparation as well as catering for special events. We can coordinate your fishing trips, snowmobile excursions and other special activities you might want to book in the area during your stay. Please call us today so we can help you plan your perfect vacation and create memories that will last a lifetime!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Arlan Wiggins

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks french, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps40
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Montana's Premier Family Reunion Spot- 20% Off Thru Oct!!
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FAMILY REUNION PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 18 adults and 14 children loved our reunion here. We used both the main house and the guest cabin. The kids played for hours on the well manicured lawn and at the Foosball table on the back deck while the adults relaxed on the porch, in the hot tub and in the theater room. The kitchen was well equipped with tools and basic cooking supplies. Although there is not a large eating area inside, the large covered porch had plenty of tables and chairs for us to eat comfortably while enjoying the perfect Montana weather and beautiful view. We have two family members in wheelchairs and the main floor rooms accommodated them well. The owners even set up a volleyball net for us to enjoy. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were spacious and quiet. We made great memories here. It was close to many lakes, beautiful trails for running and not far from Glacier National Park (about 45 min. drive).
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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MORE THAN YOU COULD ASK FOR!!!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely Perfect! The View, the home, the space, the home owners!!! We take a cousins trip every year and this was by far the most PERFECT place we've stayed. The Pictures do NO justice. There was more than enough room to accommodate our gathering of 13 people. Lot's of cookware, bedding and entertainment available at the Ranch. Arlan was very accommodating and always quick to answer our questions. GREAT Customer Service!! I would highly recommend this property to my family and friends. I WILL book this home for my future trips to Montana. Thank you Arlan!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
5

THE PERFECT PLACE TO GET MARRIED!

  • 5 of 5
The large, perfectly manicured lawn surrounded by pines and mountains was the most lovely backdrop for our wedding. I already miss sitting on the porch with that view and the sounds of nature. We initially wanted to find a place on the lake, but I'm so happy we found this beautiful property. All of our guests had their own space, and it was so nice for us to be under one roof. We rented the guest house as well, which was newly appointed and great to have an additional private space! As a note, you'll need to climb a ladder to get into the loft. It wasn't a problem for us, as we just switched around our guests once we discovered it. Would be fun for the younger ones! Arlan and Annie were wonderful and put up flowers, a new bbq and an outdoor table before our wedding day, and Arlan was available to answer any questions and give us advice when needed. My only constructive criticism would be that there were a few areas that could have been more cleanly, but it is a large home and surely difficult to get everything perfect in between renters. The kitchen is great and stocked well-fit our friend who baked cupcakes and a cake for the wedding, allowed us to cook meals for all, and fit our caterer and all the wedding food! The fireplace, fitness room, theater room (speakers running outdoors and everywhere downstairs were a bonus!) and the design of all the bedrooms made it even more fun and cozy. I also loved having the fire pit. The property has everything you need for a large gathering and would also be perfect for a relaxing stay. The home is lovely and before we even left, we all talked about coming back every year on our anniversary. Many thanks Arlan!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

GREAT WAY TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR

  • 5 of 5
This was the second time that we brought in the new year here. Like our first visit we arrived to nice inviting and clean house. Each year we have gone with a group of 25+ people and everyone has had somewhere comfortable to sleep. It is close enough to whitefish that many people made skiing day trips. For those that opted to stay at the house for the day there was no shortage of things to do. From hiking around the house, reading books by the fire place to watching movies in the theater room (not hard to do if you follow the instructions that Arlan gave upon arrival.) When we got home we realized we had forgot something that was pricey to replace. With a couple emails sent Arlan found it and had it in the mail to return it to us. The customer service was great and he did what he could to make our stay enjoyable. There is a good chance we will be returning and I would happily recommend the property to large groups looking a nice relaxing vacation.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
5

AMAZING CHRISTMAS VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I got married over the Christmas holiday. We had 16 people staying in the house and there was so much room still available! The kitchen and living area are beautiful and were a great gathering place for everyone! The theater was a fun place to watch movies, football, and tv. All of the kitchen appliances were very nice so we had big family breakfasts and dinners and ate out for lunch. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, far enough away from town to enjoy the beauty, but close enough for all the amenities Bigfork, Kalispell, and Whitefish offer. Arlan, the owner, was very welcoming and willing to help in anyway we needed him. Thanks so much. We had an amazing time!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SPOILER........

  • 1 of 5
This was our second Thanksgiving weekend there in a row, and needless to say it was not a good returning experience. Things sure do go down hill fast in a years time. There were several major things that did not work, and things that are not advertised correctly. #1 - there is NO tv and or cable connected to the entertainment room. Only Netflix. #2 - the forced air heat was manually shut off at the unit so that we were forced to try and heat 5000 + sq. ft. with wood only. Thankfully with several men exploring the cold premises, we flipped the switch and we had heat. The gas fireplace also was not working. #3 - the cleaning services that you are charged for to stay at this dumpy location is definitely not even close to being worth what you pay. A 10 year old could have done a better job. I personally cannot give this location a positive feedback of any kind and want to warn those that are thinking of going to this location to reconsider your destination. Also while we were there the power went out for 6+ hours and we could not reach the owner to ask him if there was a glimmer of hope that he had a back up generator system...... The kitchen could be stocked better with serving utensils, the oven bakes slow, there was no toilet paper, the bath towels are stained, the Jacuzzi tub in the master bath was filthy, not to mention the outdoor hot tub. There was also an infestation of ants. The location and size is decent but all the problems and dirt far outweigh that.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately in this business we run across guests like this and when you have up to 34 staying at a time, there is bound to be one in the group, from time to timer that is willing to slander our reputation because they couldn't figure out how to operate things. I will address these accusations one at a time to clarify things...

1) No TV in the Theater.
The theater is a full 1080p state of the art projection system and is not a TV.
The bulb has a short life and is very expensive to replace, it is for movies and turn off. We have a wireless system that is connected to wi-fi and has netflix, hulu plus, pandora, vudo, and other movie channels free of charge as well as all hook ups for I Pads and such. It is unfortunate that some guests are not up to speed with technology and fail to ask how to operate things.

2) Heat-
When I returned to the property, the gas valve had been turned off at the fireplace so they turned the pilot off instead or just adjusting the thermostat to turn the heat down also all the batteries had been removed from the thermostat for the furnace.

3)Power outage
Unfortunately we had a power outage because of the snow storm and not much we can do about that....everyone was out of power and not many people have generated power for a 5,000 sq ft home....we just are patient like everyone else, these things happen. I happened to be on the road and out of cell phone range but once i got the message I told them we do have a generator and it's location. I spoke with my land tenant and he said the power was out for about an hour and a half.

4) Cleaning-
One of the problems we have is that when a large group has a lot of kids is that when everyone shows up everyone is running all over in the excitement and the kids make a mess before the parents have a chance to walk through the whole house, just how it goes. As for the Tubs......well never has this been an issue with any other guest. And ants don't live in below zero temps.????

We hope that all the positive reviews clear this issue up.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Glacier International
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Roadhouse
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Eagle Bend
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Terrace
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Racquetball, Kayaking, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Basketball Court, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing

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Availability & Rates

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Bigfork Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$795
$5,495
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2014 - May 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
50% deposit and balance due within 60 days of booking date.
Tax Rate 7.8%
Notes Seasonal: Oct-Apr .. $375 /night .. $2495/week
Jun-Sept ...$735/night... $4995/week
All Holiday weeks are peak
All Weddings are peak
cancellations will be refunded on re-booking.
Additional charge for guesthouse
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

*Credit Cards Accepted:
* Visa
* MasterCard
* PayPal
Dates available: Year Round
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Amenities

Bigfork Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gas Heating
  • Gym
  • Grey Water System
  • Living Area
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Bedroom 1 : Serafina - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 : Olivia - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 : Austin - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 : Kristina - 2 double
    Bedroom 6 : Onika - 2 queen
    Bedroom 7 : Madix - 2 queen
    Bedroom 9 : Cabin : Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 : Cabin : Loft - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 : Brandon - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , 1 double
    Bedroom 8 : Foyer - 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Pet Friendly: Must be determined in advance no cats!
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