The luxurious Avalanche Ranch, nestled in the foothills of the majestic Swan Mountain Range and located only 45 minutes from Glacier National Park, consists of a 17,000-square foot Lodge and four (4) additional alpine-inspired guesthouses. Inspired by 19th century Scandinavian architecture and appointed with hand-picked antiques and furnishings from Europe and beyond, Avalanche Ranch has a cozy, welcoming and absolutely unforgettable grandeur. Quoted nightly rate of $15,000 plus 7% Montana Accommodations Tax.
The Lodge features a gourmet kitchen, dining room for 14, Great Room featuring a 27 foot-high ceiling, stately stone fireplace, a library, an Old West-inspired billiards parlor, card room, an executive-grade Theo Kalomirakis-designed home theatre and five (5) bedrooms sleeping 10. The Master Suite features a California King Split Sleep Number adjustable bed, gas fireplace and sitting room. Immediately adjacent is the Master Bath with a walk-in steam shower, 2 person jacuzzi tub, and walk-in closet. The Guest Suite features a California King-sized Tempurpedic bed. The bath features his/hers vanity sinks and a walk-in jacuzzi whirlpool tub. The Carriage House apartment is accessed from a private garden entrance and hosts a separate kitchen, living area, and two (2) bedrooms with a shared bath. Both bedrooms feature Full-sized beds.
The Birch House is an elegantly appointed guest house with an open floor plan consisting of a living area, kitchen and dining room for 6. There are two (2) beautiful bedrooms. The red French Country bedroom features a Queen-sized bed and the Norwegian bedroom features four twin-sized bunk beds. There is (1) full bath with a tub/shower. There is an optional sofa sleeper in the living room.
The Alpinglow Cabin has a lovely chalet floor plan with a loft bedroom, living area with Jotul gas stove, and kitchen. The loft bedroom features a Queen-sized bed with an optional sofa sleeper in the living area below. The full bath features a whirlpool tub.
The Edelweiss Cabin is similarly appointed, but features a California King bed with an optional sofa sleeper in the living area below.
Flexible Check-In/Check-Out Time.
Well-Behaved Pets Allowed with Additional Deposit and Cleaning Fee.
Smoking Allowed in Designated Areas.
Full Service Staff including Estate Couple (both professional chefs), Housekeepers, and Facility Groundsmen.
Office Inside Lodge.
Satellite Cable Channels, Apple TV and DVD Player.
Local Phone/Domestic Long Distance (US).
Internet/Wi-Fi Network Throughout.
Private Gated Entrance.
Approximately 70 acres comprised of manicured gardens, maintained pastures and forest with walking/biking trails.
Main Lodge Features:
Deck/Patio with Dining Set and Conversational Sets
Large Screened Porch with Wood Burning Fireplace
Outdoor Hot Tub
Indoor Jetted Tub (2)
Wood Burning Fireplace (3)
Gas Fireplace (1)
Gas Stove (2)
Dining Room (Seats 14)
Recreation Room with Full Bar (alcohol not included)
Custom Pool Table
70' Flat panel LED TV in Great Room
Flat panel TV in Recreation Room
Theo Kalomirakis-Designed Movie Theater
AGA Cooker with 6 ovens and 6 cooktops
Green Egg Charcoal Grill
Dual Gas/Charcoal Grill
All Guest Houses have beds, living areas, full kitchens and full baths. See description for additional details.
Activities On and Near the Estate Include:
-Cross Country Skiing.
The Estate provides chef services daily housekeeping throughout your stay and has a highly knowledgable and personable onsite Estate Couple that will happily arrange any of the above activities for you and your group.
Keywords: estate, lodge, luxury, ranch
I love to immerse myself when I travel. It's about the experience, not the sightseeing. This is thanks to my fearless mother. When I was a child she packed my 2 sisters and I into a Chevette for a summer cross-country adventure. We visited Indian reservations, metropolitan cities, small missions, Mexican border towns and we went to see the site of the Watts riots. I want to meet the locals and feel what it is to live in a strange place, not just visit as a tourist. When I went to South Korea, I toured the DMZ. In Hong Kong, I visited posh hotels for tea, but also hung out in the slums checking out the markets and eating things that most people wouldn't imagine trying. I'm still unsure of the origin of some of the 'delicacies.' In Dubai, I strolled the streets in my burqa. In South Africa, I went on safari, but also visited the Soweto. As your hostess, I will help you experience the great State of Montana. Whether it's a day at the local county fair, horse trail rides in the wilderness of the Swan Range, kayaking or fly fishing, I'll help you make your experience here one of a lifetime!
I toured five states and looked at hundreds of properties before settling on the property now known as the Avalanche Ranch. Everything about this place is magical! Although only a short 15 minute drive to Bigfork, we have a remote feeling with soaring mountain views around us. We have abundant wildlife and are in very close proximity to numerous trailheads along the Swan Range. Every season brings a new beginning and a new adventure. Spring brings our young fawns, turkey poults, and bear cubs. Pastures green up and the warmer days find me hiking and gardening. Summer brings in glorious days for outdoor activities such as kayaking and horseback riding. The cool nights encourage us to gather with friends and loved ones around the outdoor fireplace. Fall greets us with the changing leaves of aspen and birch. Walking around in the woods we see all our wildlife coming off the mountains from their summer feeding grounds. Even Winter warms my heart as the place becomes a wonderland of snow and ice. The perfect excuse to grab a good book, a hot chocolate and sit by the fireplace in the Great Room when I should be out snowshoeing! A recent guest stated that a stay at the Avalanche Ranch should be on everyone's bucket list. I feel very fortunate that I've been able to experience it for so many years and I look forward to sharing it with you.
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The Avalanche Ranch is a place which creates lasting memories. The 2,000 sq. foot Great Room will bring your family and friends together in a cozy environment with it's down-filled couches, antique carpets and soaring 27-foot walk-through fireplace. The large terrace and patio is a great gathering place for the adults to relax while watching the kids playing in the yard and pond just a short distance away. Our screened porch is the perfect venue for enjoying the cool Montana nights in front of the fire whilst making S'mores. The lower level of the Lodge provides the ultimate entertainment experience with it's full bar, custom pool table, card table, and Theo Kalomirakis Theatre. When it comes time to retire for the evening, you will find yourself comfortably settled into your beautifully appointed bedroom with Frette linens.
The acreage of the Ranch features beautiful gardens, maintained pastures, and forest with numerous trails. It's a kids paradise which brings out the inner child in all of us! Whether it's hunting for tracks, watching the native wildlife and birds, or taking in the majesty of the mountains surrounding us, both young and old can experience why Montana is known as the Treasure State.
Our on-site concierge service will ensure that you spend your time enjoying yourself, not making reservations. With long-standing ties to the local community, we can coordinate private trail rides, rafting trips, fly-fishing lessons and tours to meet your specific needs. We can arrange for pre-arrival grocery delivery and can make the necessary arrangements for catering, if desired. On-site massages can be arranged as well as reservations at local spa facilities.
Nestled in the foothills of the Swan Mountain Range, the Avalanche Ranch is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the village of Bigfork and Flathead Lake. We are approximately 45 minutes from two ski areas, Blacktail Ski Resort in Lakeside and the Big Mountain Resort in Whitefish.
Glacier National Park is a 45 minute drive, providing access to one of America's premier National Parks.
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|$2,500 Refundable Security Deposit Required.
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