The First and Last Best Place for a Family retreat.
The interior of this home has been master crafted with log beams, vaulted ceilings, a stunning Montana river rock fire place and soothing paint colors. It has been redesigned to ensure that families can gather with ease and enjoy privacy. As shown here on our Accessibility Page the main bedroom of the Lodge is Wheel Chair Accessible.
The interior highlights the exterior surroundings with large windows to enjoy both the views of the lake and forest. It has the true feel of a Montana experience that adds to the memories of the last best place.
We have strived our The Flathead Lake House the “first and last best place” for everyone by making the lodge accessible to those with disabilities by incorporating barrier free design. The main floor master bed room and en-suite bath are equipped with a patient lift system that travels from the bed to the toilet, to the large jetted tub. The shower is large enough to accommodate a person in a commode chair, which we have available on site, if needed. Please take a moment to read this article from Spinal Columns and page 2 of the publication of the Alberta Paraplegic Assoc. The main floor of the Lodge also features wide doors and grade level access to the large deck, and outside.
2 1/2 Bathrooms
2800 square feet
3 miles from Bigfork
Complies with the Americans with disabilities act
Stainless steel and gas appliances
Portable Kitchen Island
Wide door ways and spaces have been provide for guests in wheel chairs
Cork flooring has been installed throughout main level
ADA friendly handles are located in every room
Cozy living area
Gorgeous rock fireplace
French doors overlooking lake
Ceiling fans located throughout the House
Queen size bed
Large picture windows with view of the lake
Bathroom with 2 sinks
Open double shower with shower stool
Grab bars ADA height toilets and sinks
Remote body lift for guests to move from bed to wheelchair virtually unassisted
Loft style sitting room with views of the lake
2 guest bedrooms One with queen size bed overlooking the lake
One with 2 sets of bunk beds
Bathroom with sink and shower
Additional loft area has full size futon
Maximum sleeping capacity: 10 Outside grounds
Manicured lawn with lilacs and evergreens perfect for summer games
200 feet of pristine pebble beach shoreline
2 slit boat dock
Gravel pathway to access
We do not Allow:
Tents or camping, Smoking, Pets, Out door fires or fires on the beach
Please see our VRBO listing: 320751
For our guest house that can be rented in conjunction with the main house Guest House During high season, July and Aug.
Keywords: lake house
In 1989 our family came to Flathead Lake for our first reunion. The impact of this event was so profound that six months later our father bought property on the lake and built The Last Best Place. Our father’s dream was to have a place where his family would want to come together every year near Bigfork, Montana, U.S.A.
Our family has been blessed to have this opportunity come true. In 1997 our father sustained a stroke, which limited his ability to enjoy The Last Best Place. It brought to our attention the importance of barrier free design and accessing the beautiful outdoors. Our family wants to make a difference to the lives of others with disabilities that visitthe Flathead Lake area by accommodating their needs.
“It is our vision and mission to make this place available to other families, particularly those who may have a physical impairment, and to provide an opportunity to share the magic our family experiences each and every year.” The Idler Family