LAKEFRONT! LAKE RETREAT FARM, LARGE, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHE

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LAKEFRONT! LAKE RETREAT FARM, LARGE, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHE

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

LAKE RETREAT FARM

You get your own 68+ FEET of FLATHEAD LAKE PRIVATE SHORELINE.

THE LARGEST FRESH WATER LAKE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

Explore the lake shore in our canoe or one of the 2 paddle-boards.

This beautifully furnished vacation rental home features hard wood and tile floors laid with stunning hand knotted Persian carpets; a large outdoor deck overlooking a cherry and apple orchard, Flathead Lake and the dramatic mountain backdrop on the opposite shore. Sunsets are spectacular! Sheep and chickens are usually here on the farm (check before booking if this feature is important to you).

This Retreat Rental also includes a large kitchen with a commercial range.

Rent the owners own beautifully furnished home for a week or even a few days! This 3+ Acre Home and Orchard Lake Shore Property offers many delights and amusements.

There is over one acre of fruit trees with all kinds of fruit, in season, to graze through: cherry, apricot, peaches, nectarine, pears, plums, apples, raspberries, strawberries.

You can saunter through our private sun dappled woods, to our PRIVATE LAKE SHORE for a refreshing dip in the lake (250 yards from the house, about a 5 minute walk).

Or just FLOAT YOUR CARES AWAY bobbing lazily on the water. There are also picnic tables, chairs, BBQ, a hammock and a campfire ring at the lakeshore.

Keywords: Lakefront House, Lakeshore,

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
There were 9 of us. Your home is spacious and roomy, the location is convenient to everything from Glacier Park to Polson and everything in between. And of course we picnicked down on your beach several times, pit fire, bar-b-que and all. We fed your chickens, sheep and fish. For a family vacation offering something for everyone.
Aug 2010
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We live here year around and in the summer we move out of the house. We are usually near by and can assist to insure your vacation staying with us is a pleasant experience for everyone in your group. You can visit our booth at the Whitefish Farmers Market during the summer where we sell organic fruit from our farm.(see Photo).

The Owner purchased this house in 1989

We enjoy all the different seasons as it is a change from So. Calif. where we used to live. We have good air connections here to travel conveniently. Even though we enjoy the rural living, our nearby cities have the entertainment and group activities we also enjoy (theater, music events,dancing and other clubs and groups doing may activities that we can participate in.

We enjoy swimming and boating the the summer, cross country skiing in the winter. A good hiking trail is nearby. Biking is fun in the fall when the hwy. traffic is less.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Lakefront! Lake Retreat Farm, Large, Beautifully Furnishe
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
Wyoming
5

COLLEGE FRIENDS REUNION

  • 5 of 5
This rental was a great choice, excellent value for the price. We had 14 adults and 7 kids ranging from 4 months old to 7 years old. Some had bedrooms and some tented out in the orchard and on the beach, it all worked great. Big meals were easy to make and serve indoors and out. When the babies went to bed the non-parenting adults took the party down to the fire ring by the water. Day hikes and trips to glacier were easy.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
Great Falls, MT
4

EAST WEST FAMILY GATHERING

  • 4 of 5
We all had a wonderful time. It was a good spot for a large family gathering. Thanks for everything.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
Southern California
5

FAMILY REUNION HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Lake Retreat Farm was just what we were looking for to host our family reunion. Scott answered all of our questions during the rental process and was very accommodating for our specific needs. We were able to park two RVs and the rest of our party's cars without a problem. We had 19 people ranging in age from 67 to 9 months old & several dogs. The home and property was exactly as stated & pictured. Everything you could possibly need to be comfortable and host a large group was supplied. There were even enough skewers to toast your marshmallows! The week we were there was very warm and the lake was a daily routine with the paddle boards & canoe. We had also brought our own kayaks and tubes & there was plenty of room to store them on the beach. There were plenty of chairs down at the lake in which to relax and enjoy the scenery. We even enjoyed our own fireworks and the super display from the neighbors on the 4th! The walk back up to the house was useful to help burn off some of the calories consumed each day! Driving was an easy option. There were a few maintenance problems that Scott took care of as soon as he was told. Any one who owns a house understands that problems do arise even when maintained. None of these issues disrupted our fun. The knives were dull and all it took was for me to bring them up to his shop and 15 minutes later they were sharpened. The sheep and chickens were an added treat along with walking through the orchard watching the cherries ripen more each day. The deck was a daily gathering place for the entire family. We took a day trip to Glacier National Park and also enjoyed the shops in Bigfork. We will have many happy memories from our week at Lake Retreat Farm, including the grand-baby's 1st tooth, a niece turning 18 and a daughter's wedding engagement announced! Thank you Scott and Chris for letting us take over the farm and making it ours for the week. When we come back to the Flathead we will be wanting to rent the house again!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lakefront! Lake Retreat Farm, Large, Beautifully Furnishe
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Toll Free: (800) 669-3555
Bigfork Flathead Lake
4

SATISFACTION!!

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time! the house suited our needs, and we are very pleased with our stay! Thanks for the memories!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
Spokane
5

AMAZING VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We very much enjoyed the trip. The home was very well cared for and roomy. At one point there were 24 of us there and with all the space in the home we only needed to use one tent. There is a nice open space just outside the house where you can easily set up a couple of large tents.
Everything from the booking to actual stay was ready, staff were accommodating and friendly. Although the walk down to the beach is a little long it's very doable for everyone we had age 4 to 65.
The kitchen was well equipped, there was a large gas grill filled with propane, and no shortage on storage with two refrigerators.
All our family and friends were impressed with the property and said they would love to stay again! Thanks for the great vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lakefront! Lake Retreat Farm, Large, Beautifully Furnishe
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
1

MISREPRESENTED AND OUTDATED.

  • 1 of 5
The pictures were obviously taken at least a decade ago because there are now big trees around the old 1960 or 1970's house. The "gormet kitchen" had many cabinets screwed shut, no basic supplies, dull old knives, a diswasher that was of questionable age and garbage disposal that barely worked. The "beach access" was at least 100 yards away past tumble-down shacks and old trailers with the only equipment a broken canoe that had to be decades old as well. We demanded a partial refund and left early after the first morning. This is not a legal rental.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most of the pictures of the outside of the house are only a few years old, trees do grow here in Montana. The interior pictures were all updated within the last year. We have been in full compliance with all Montana State vacation rental regulations for the past nine years and file our quarterly reports and pay our Montana State Bed Taxes when due; all very legal. We state very plainly in our descriptions and on photo captions that the house is located about 200 yards from the lakeshore
Members of this party seemed very disgruntled even as they arrived on the driveway and before they had even seen the house. Their stay turned out to be on a rainy spring weekend and a large part of their party had canceled out so they did not seem to need such a large house. We gave them the refund they requested quite promptly and with out fuss.
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach
Car: necessary

Near Glacier Park and the National Bison Range, Sheep and Chickens are usually on the Farm

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Availability & Rates

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Bigfork House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 15 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$320
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Refundable Cleaning Dep $90
50% Deposit
Remaining Balance due 30 days before check in.
Tax Rate 7.0%
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Amenities

Bigfork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3),
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
Notes:
3 full bathrooms, Two 50 gallon hot water heaters for plenty of hot water, Shade Trees, 100+ Tree Fruit Orchard, 68 feet Private Beach, Paddle-boards, Canoe, Fire Ring at the lake, Over 1 acre woodland, Classic Jaguar Car & Antique Truck Collection, Chickens and Sheep usually on the Farm (inquire if this is an important feature for you), NO SMOKING in HOUSE
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