TURN-OF-CENTURY FARMHOUSE, NEAR BIGFORK, FLATHEAD LAKE, GLACIER NP

Dan and Teri Harding

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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TURN-OF-CENTURY FARMHOUSE, NEAR BIGFORK, FLATHEAD LAKE, GLACIER NP

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HIgh quality 2 story homestead farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, sleeps 10.

Once the center of a homestead farm, this story and a half home is beautifully and solidly built. The rich farm ground in the valley produces wheat and barley, potatoes, orchards of cherries, apples and more. A watchful eye at dusk and dawn will often see whitetail deer passing through our property seeking either daytime shelter in the nearby timber or night time grazing out in the open fields. Bald eagles ply the skies overhead. The area has abundant wildlife, including Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer, black bear and grizzly, antelope and much more. The National Bison Range nearby provides spectacular opportunities to view this awesome creature. Come see for yourself!

Our farm house was built in the early 1900's on a 160 acre homestead created in 1895 under the direction of U.S. president, Grover Cleveland (a framed copy of the document is displayed in the home). Though most of the acreage was sold off over the years, it has been our home for 29 years, having raised our three children here (our son Brook was born in this house). Today, we are back and forth from Mexico where we do construction work as volunteers, staying in a 5th wheel trailer on our property while here in Montana.

In the heart of 'Big Sky Country', from our farmhouse take in the vista of the Whitefish Mountains and Glacier National Park to the north, the Salish Mountains to the west. South you will see the Mission Range in the land the Flathead Indian Reservation, home to the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreilles tribes. Southeast, the Swan Valley, nestled between the Mission and Swan mountain ranges, the latter continuing west and north of your new home away. Jewel Basin Hiking Wilderness Hiking area, sprinkled with high peak and alpine lakes, is your view looking due east from your living room window.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
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Thanks for the nice stay! We appreciate all of your help to make us feel comfortable. The hot tub was great and the location was perfect!
Jul 2013
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Dan and Teri Harding

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Teri and I moved into this house in 1983 and purchased it a year later. Our two oldest kids, Laramie, our daughter, was just a toddler, and our oldest boy, Cheyenne was just a newborn. Six years later, our third and last child, our son Brook, was born in this house.

We have operated our mobile family business from this location, traveling to area car dealerships installing pinstripes, graphics and lite accessories, as well as making and installing signs. For the last six years, we have been working as volunteers in construction in Mexico.

Dan and Teri Harding purchased this farmhouse in 1984

Why did we buy this home? We rented it for the first year and loved the location so much we bought it the following year. Our shopping area is primarily in Kalispell, which is easily accessible, yet we could enjoy raising our family in the rural countryside outside the village of Bigfork.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.6
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Turn-of-Century Farmhouse, near Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Glacier NP
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WONDERFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5
The house was beautiful and in the perfect location! everything was clean and tidy when we arrived and Dan was flexible with our check in time, which made everything a lot easier for us. The house is absolutely beautiful and there is a lot of space. I rented the house for my bridesmaids and I to spend the few days before my wedding in Bigfork, and it was perfect. we almost all had our own rooms! So glad we chose this house!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Turn-of-Century Farmhouse, near Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Glacier NP
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FAMILY GATHERING

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect gathering place for our family. It was more spacious than I thought it would be. I appreciated the extra things like towels for the hot tub and fans for the bedrooms. They provided a pack n play and high chair. Dan & Teri were very gracious with making last minute changes for us and making sure all our needs were met. Wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!

  • 5 of 5
After traveling several thousands miles and staying in many of the plastic rooms that the motels offer, we found the Old Farm house and it was the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern conveniences. The host provided us with directions to several of the local sights which enhanced our stay. We will definitely go back when it's time again for a get-away.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
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A WEEKEND WE'LL NEVER FORGET!

A weekend we'll never forget!
  • 5 of 5
Our party chose this property for a type of family reunion. The venue was the perfect place as it feels so much like home. It was immaculately kept and had ample space both inside and outside for all of our activities. We were able to make dinner together in the full kitchen which was very convenient. The house was also well located near Bigfork village with it's many attractions, Flathead lake, grocery store and many wonderful restaurants (we chose Echo Lake Cafe for breakfast). All and all we were exceptionally pleased with the cozy home atmosphere and the way our kind hosts cared for any of our needs. We hope to stay again as soon as possible!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Turn-of-Century Farmhouse, near Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Glacier NP
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
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JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!

  • 5 of 5
We really had an amazing time staying at the farmhouse. Looking forward to coming back again next summer!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Turn-of-Century Farmhouse, near Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Glacier NP
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Bigfork Flathead Lake
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GREAT PLACE TO STAY AND GET AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
WE stayed with our entire family for our 10th wedding anniversary and we had a great time. The home was comfortable, had room for everyone, had all of the amenities and was a great location. Clean and nice. I would stay here again!! Thank you Dan & Teri!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Car: recommended

The view from this gentle hill will often let you see upwards of sixty miles into the magnificent mountains of Glacier National Park, and similar distances to the south. Hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, fishing and hunting are available in virtually any direction.

Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, is less than three miles from your doorstep. If you have a hankering to go fishing, Flathead Lake mackinaw (lake trout) average 12.5 pounds and 30 inches in length, the state record of 42 pounds having been caught here. Similarly, nearby alpine lakes and streams, for example, Jewel Basin Wilderness Hiking Area, provide opportunities for fishing, hiking and unforgettable views. Nothing quite compares to the quiet solace of a day spent fly fishing. Unique to Glacier, fishing is free within this national park. There is plenty of parking here at your HomeAway for your vehicles and boat and three public boat docks are within ten minutes (Wayfarers State Park, Bigfork Bay and the Flathead River). Our Jacuzzi style hot tub (Sundance Altimar) enjoyed on the deck off the second floor, with an spendid view of the setting sun, is an excellent way to end the day relaxed.

Glacier National Park, only thirty five miles from your doorstep and is among the most magnificently sculpted pieces of real estate on this planet. The drive over Logan Pass on Going-to-the-Sun Road is a spectacular experience. An engineering feat, as you travel it, try to imagine the obstacles faced by the engineers and laborers who constructed the winding road almost 80 years ago. Sheer cliffs, short construction seasons, sixty foot deep snow-drifts, and tons of solid rock made building this road across the Continental Divide a unique challenge.

Bigfork Village, four miles away, built around the bay where the Swan River meets Flathead Lake, is a walking community rich with history, arts, crafts, fine dining and the world renown Bigfork Summer Playhouse with a history of more than half a century of live performances. Many struggle saying goodbye to this quaint village. An excellent grocery store is here, and a short 18 mile commute to Kalispell yields an array of large boxstores, Costco, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, (Cabella's is soon to open) etc.

In short, we believe you will love this wonderful farmhouse as much as we have. We hope you will come for a visit, even more, we hope you will return. We look forward to meeting you.

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Bigfork Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$269
$1,813
$7,650
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 1 - Sep 7
3 night minimum stay
$269
$1,813
$7,650
 
 
Non Peak Season
Sep 8 - May 31
3 night minimum stay
$229
$1,533
$6,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $149
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Use eCheck option and get $25 refund!
Pets Considered, please inquire for details.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bigfork Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Backpack
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heavy vintage porcelain tub, wood wainscot
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fiberglass Tub Shower combo, vaulted ceiling
  • Both Laramie and Cheyenne's bedrooms have a closet. Brook's has a closet rod and a full closet in an adjacent room. The upstairs is a large open area with three 8' x 12' gable dormers. In one dormer there is a large California King size bed on a six drawer pedestal and dresser. In another dormer, the bunkbeds and library. In the third, a walk in closet and full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Laramie's BR - 1 queen , Log Bed, Rustic theme
    Cheyenne's BR - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fishing theme
    Brook's Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , French Doors, off Living Room
    Dormer Bedrooms - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 dormers with beds
  • Both Laramie and Cheyenne's bedrooms have a closet. Brook's has a closet rod and storage in an adjacent area. The upstairs is a large open area with three 8' x 12' gable dormers. One dormer has a large California King with six drawer pedestal, the bunk beds are in another, and walk in closet and full bath in the third dormer.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Child's Swing
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • bay/sound
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
While both my mother and great aunt were both in wheelchairs during their later years, they visited many times. My father patiently would bring them up and down the four concrete steps coming into the home. However, I am reluctant to say it is handicap accessible.
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