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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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1 bedroom, 1.5 bath sleep 6 w/ a view of the 'Wild Mile' part of the Swan River

New on the market, this 1,263 square foot, 1 bed and 1.5 bath condo is located in the heart of Bigfork. Its two-level loft design means more space for you. This unit will comfortably sleep 6 adults.

Visiting Canadians are welcome to stay here!

A stroll though the village of Bigfork reveals a vibrant arts culture. Along Electric Avenue there are world class art galleries, artists-in-residence, a community theater as well as summer concerts in Sliter Park. The condo is located in downtown Bigfork which features bars, shops, restaurants and live theater. It's just two blocks to Flathead Lake and the Swan River Nature Trail.

This roomy condo features wood beams, carpet and tile floors, forced-air heating and cooling, and a gas fireplace. It has a TV and DVD player, and an en suite bedroom with a queen size bed. The fully stocked kitchen has pots, pans, dishes, a microwave oven, an electric range, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a coffee maker, glassware and flatware.

In addition to stairway access, there is a public elevator available and plenty of outside parking. Downtown street parking is also available for your use. We have free wireless internet available so you can stay connected with family and friends. (No land line phone, but cell service is widely available.)

Flathead Lake, which Bigfork Bay empties into, offers boating, fishing and many other water sports. There is also rafting, tubing, kayaking, swimming and fly fishing opportunities in the local rivers. In the winter enjoy snow shoeing and cross country skiing in and around Glacier National Park. There's skiing and snowboarding at Big Mountain in Whitefish and Blacktail Mountain in Lakeside.

In the summer hike the Swan River Nature Trail, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall and Jewel Basin Wilderness Areas, or enjoy the many excellent golf courses, including Eagle Bend Golf Course in Bigfork. The Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork has horses for rent while the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell and the Blue Moon Cafe in Columbia Fall have rodeos to attend during the summer months. Enjoy Glacier National Park and its sister, Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park, and all they have to offer. You can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the wilderness they are both known for. Millions of acres of untamed wilderness surround you.

The following events are planned for Bigfork in 2014:

Feb 22 - NW Montana Wedding & Events Expo

Mar 1 - Annual Bigfork Brewfest

Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day in Bigfork

Apr 19 - Easter Egg Hunt

May 1 - Taste of Bigfork

May 10 - Spartan Races

May 17 - Flathead Cherry Blossom Festival

May 17, 18 - Northern Rockies Paddlefest

May 24, 25 - Whitewater Festival

Jul 4 - Celebrate the 4th in Downtown Bigfork

Aug 9 - Huckleberry Festival (Swan Lake)

Aug 2, 3 - 39th Annual Festival of the Arts

Sep 13, 14 - Montana Dragon Boat Races on Flathead Lake

Oct 11 - Tamarack Time/Oktoberfest

Nov 22 - Elves Decorate Bigfork and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec 6 - Christmas in Bigfork with Santa

Dec 27 - Annual Magical Holiday Parade

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Steve Shapero

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My wife and I both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and after many years of working in the high tech industry we started thinking about where we wanted to retire. After a long search we settled on Northwest Montana, and after buying some acreage we built our dream house overlooking Swan Lake about 10 miles outside of the village of Bigfork. We chose Montana because it had everything we wanted, boating, hiking, horses, camping, and was within an hour's drive of Glacier National Park, one of our favorite places to visit. We wanted a small town atmosphere where we could get to know everyone and Bigfork was just the right size for us. We love living here, even during the harsh winter months, and we have been able to do certain things, such as dog sledding, that we could never do in California. Even though we have only lived here for 5 years, we can't imagine living anywhere else!

Steve Shapero purchased this condo in 2014

We started looking for a vacation rental property in 2013. Bigfork is a very popular resort area, and there were a number of rental properties for sale, but we wanted to buy in the best possible location,which meant as close to downtown as possible. We didn't want a large unit that would cost a lot to maintain and that we would also have to charge a lot for. A 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath two level condo was the perfect size for us and at the end of 2013 we were lucky enough to find a condo for sale near downtown. Downtown Bigfork is the hub for activity in this area, and there are lots of things to see and do there. It's an easy drive to Kalispell, Polson or Glacier National Park, and if someone is interested in water sports it's the perfect spot on Flathead Lake. We have a boat and enjoy spending the day on the local lakes. We couldn't find a better location for us to have a vacation rental.

The best thing about this condo is that you can walk out the front door, cross the street, and be in the heart of the downtown area. Just stroll down Electric Avenue and enjoy the shops, bars, restaurants and live theater available throughout the year. You can walk south on Electric Avenue, across the steel bridge, and spend some time either listening to a band in Sliter Park or letting your kids enjoy the playground area. Head north on Electric Avenue, turn right on Grand Avenue and walk up the hill to the trail head for the 2 mile Swan River Nature Trail. It's a leisurely hike that takes you along the beautiful Swan River. After you're done hiking you can head back into town and have an adult beverage at one of the two local bars, or grab something to eat at one of the many local eateries. You can now wander through the shops and galleries looking the the perfect gift for that special someone. Being located so close to downtown means you can walk to anywhere you want without having to get in your car.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Echo Lake Cafe
"Need a hearty breakfast or lunch? Check out this local favorite. They have a full menu and..."
Showthyme Restaurant
"A great place to get a fine meal that's located in the heart of downtown Bigfork. This rest..."
Kehoe's Agate Shop
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Bigfork Inn
"The Bigfork Inn has been serving great food for a long time now. Located in downtown where ..."
Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
"A great venue to watch professional and community productions throughout the year."
Sake Tome Sushi
"Our favorite restaurant in Bigfork. Great sushi in a wonderful atmosphere."
Swan River Inn
"Great location overlooking Bigfork Bay, good food, but the service is very slow."
Bigfork public docks
"Great place to drop your boat into and get out to Flathead Lake."
Bigfork Chamber of Commerce
"Great visitors center with lots of useful information about the area."
Raven Brew Pub & Grill
"Great place to hang out during the summer months. Sits on Flathead Lake in Woods Bay and ha..."
Bigfork Inn
"Great food, good service, nice atmosphere. One of our favorite places to eat in Bigfork. F..."
The Village Roost
"Nice pizza place and general bar food. Good when you're hungry and want a beer or to watch ..."
Greatful Bread
"Fresh baked breads and sandwiches. Get there early, because by 2 pm most of their breads ar..."
Kravingz Bakery & Catering
"Great sandwich and soup place that is one of Bigfork's best kept secrets. Never crowded, an..."
Garden Bar
"Classic biker bar. Good people. Fun atmosphere. Nice selection of local beers. Good hamb..."
LA Province Restaurant
Burgertown Dairy Freeze
"One of only two fast food chain restaurants in Bigfork. I would go there for soft server ic..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak Empire Builder
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Montana Hwy 35
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Wayfarers State Park
Nearest Barpub
Garden Bar
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Courses
Nearest Restaurant
Grill 459
Car: recommended

The Village of Bigfork has many avenues for adventure throughout the year.

During the summer months there are the rivers and lakes in the area, including Flathead Lake (the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River), Swan Lake and Echo Lake. Boating, Sailing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and tubing are very popular activities for both visitors and locals. Surrounding Flathead Lake are many cherry orchards which means fresh sweet cherries during the summer.

Bigfork Village has many quaint shops for purchasing one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts. There is a fudge shop as well as coffee shops and full menu restaurants.

In the evening there are concerts in Sliter Park, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse provides musicals and dramas throughout the summer months.

During the day there is plenty to do away from the water. There are hiking trails throughout the area and horses can be rented from one of the local dude ranches. There are also some challenging peaks in the area for anyone interested in mountain climbing.

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Availability & Rates

Bigfork Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Spring Season 2014
Mar 15 2014 - May 25 2014
2 nights
2014 Whitewater Festival
May 23 2014 - May 25 2014
Flat fee
3 nights
Summer Season 2014
May 26 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 nights
Fall Season 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 nights
Winter Season 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 nights
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
Flat fee
7 nights
Holiday Season 2014
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Daily housekeeping is not included, however dishwasher and dish soap is provided for your use. For reservations greater than one week, a linen and towel service is provided. Use of the washer and dryer is included, however laundry soap is not provided.

Coffee, and tea supplies are included, and refreshed for reservations greater than one week.

There is $25 lost key charge.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bigfork Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1263 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Budget
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom with dual sinks and shower over tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with ensuite bathroom
  • Spacious loft bedroom with queen size bed and pull out sofa hide-ad-bed that sleeps 2.
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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