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Beautiful Swan River Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,684 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Large riverfront house - three bedrooms with two master suites - three bathrooms - large deck overlooking Swan River.

Beautiful, highly furnished waterfront home right on the Swan River. This 2,700-square-foot home -- plus a 500+ sf deck -- has approximately 200 feet of direct Swan River frontage with views of the river from nearly every room including the sitting room and living room. The other side of the house overlooks a large, private front yard for your enjoyment.

We have been renting our home to families visiting Montana for many years, and we invite you to read some of our prior guests' review which are included below. We believe our home may be the perfect place for you and your family or group. Enjoy the beauty and fun of the great Swan River which is about 10' from your deck and also enjoy Bigfork, Glacier, and the entire Flathead.

The home is unique in that it has two master bedroom suites at opposite ends of the house - each with its own bathroom and one with an adjacent, small, private office for your use. An additional bedroom and bathroom is located in the center of the house.

The living room is large with a stone fireplace. It has picture windows overlooking the river on one side; it has direct access to the large 500-square-foot deck which also overlooks the river. A barbeque and canoe are kept on the property for your enjoyment.

There is a separate dining area and a separate sitting/reading room and a large kitchen which is fully furnished and equipped. Lastly, there is a separate laundry room with a washer, dryer, and utility sink.

The house has been fully renovated over the years complete with a new stamped concrete front porch and entryway and a huge deck on overlooking the river. The house is designed with some wonderful antiques and furnishings combined with soft leather sofa and loveseats and flat creen TV with DVR TV recording system in the living room.

The property is southwesterly-facing so that you can enjoy the vivid sunsets each night.

The property is conveniently located, only eight to ten minutes driving from the restaurants, galleries, Summer Playhouse, and shopping in downtown Bigfork. Beautiful Glacier National Park, Echo Lake, the more rugged Jewel Basin Hiking area, and Whitefish are also nearby for day trips.

The house is available on weekly basis during the Summer months (normally Saturday to Saturday), but we also especially welcome those persons or families who wish to spend several weeks or longer. We are happy this year to offer reduced rates for those staying a month or longer during the Summer, and we also have substantially reduced rates for longer term leases during the Fall and Winter months.

Please note that my family moved back to this Montana house on and off during the years 2012 and 2016, and

thus we did not VRBO the house during those years. Thus, the 11 wonderful reviews of our home are from before those years. Just this year we have begun renting our house again, and we will add the hopefully-again wonderful reviews this year. The pictures of our house, however, are new and accurate -- excepting the kitchen which we have just finished remodeling and is now even more wonderful --- can lights, under-counter lights, and even good views of river from the kitchen !!!!

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Mack W. Borgen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

About Mack W. Borgen

I was born in Kalispell, and after many years away I bought this home on Swan River about 18 years ago. My wife and I and our son now split our time between Bigfork and our home in Santa Barbara, CA., but my whole family -- going back 4 generations -- is from Northwest Montana ... we hope and think you will love Montana .. hiking, canoeing (or tubing) downriver from our deck, relaxing and watching the deer, wild turkeys, Canadian geese, ...... We look forward to your staying at our home.

Mack W. Borgen purchased this house in 1992

Why Mack W. Borgen chose Flathead Lake

There are many beautiful places to stay in the Bigfork area ... we like our property because it is quiet, private, and on the river -- and yet it is still only about 8 minutes door to door to the downtown shops and restaurants of Bigfork ... (and only about 2 minutes from the famous Echo Lake Cafe -- which serves the best deck breakfasts in the valley)..

What makes this house unique

Every property has its own unique charms ... for us, we think you might especially enjoy the quiet privacy, the front yard, the large deck overlooking the river, the Summer swimming, tubing,and canoeing right to or from the house ... Also, the property faces southwest so you will see the magnificent sunsets over the river every night from your living room, from the dining room, and from the deck ... Have fun. Most people come to Montana in the Summer, but maybe come sometime in the Fall and Winter as well.


Bigfork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2684 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Two of the bathrooms are located right in the master suites for your convenience and privacy. The third bathroom is directly across hall from third bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King (!) For Your Comfort!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With adjoining small private office for your use!
  • King size beds (1) Cal-King. , Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Separate sitting/reading room, separate dining room overlooking the river, 2 master suites with private bathrooms and a separate bedroom in the middle of the house. One of the master suites also has a small private office overlooking the deck and river. There is also a large, private front yard.


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Beautiful Swan River Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Fantastic river property rental

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Swan River Front rental. It was ideal for our family's accommodations. It was also fun kayaking the Swan river which was right out our back door.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swan River waterfront

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed watching all the wild life and people on the River. It was VERY hot in the afternoons in the living and dinning rooms.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home base for the Swan Valley!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our week here. The house is large and well appointed, very comfortable with a super deck that looks over the river. We fished, canoe-ed and floated on the wide river almost every day. Day trips to Polson (hit the 3 Dog Down outlet), Bigfork (see a show!) and lots of hiking everywhere made for a great trip. Eat at Echo Lake- yum! Shop at the big red barn on the way to Bigfork- cool finds. Enjoy coming home to this welcoming house- Mack was a great host and made sure that everything was perfect! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture perfect week near Flathead

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect home base for our family of 4 while exploring the Flathead Valley and Glacier NP during the kids' fall break from school.

The owner is very responsive and provided pre-trip planning advice for our crew. The house is very well maintained and has all the cooking supplies we needed for our breakfasts and dinners.

We enjoyed canoeing off the back dock, gazed at the stars at night, went fruit picking at one of the orchards on rte 35 (apples, pears, peaches, plums, oh my!) and enjoyed meals at several local restaurants nearby, and even went for a leisurely jog through the back roads alongside the farms.

The house has a solid wireless internet connection and satellite TV service as well (and plenty of power outlets), so we were able to stay as connected to the digital world as we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, huge, well-equipped home

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, spacious home in a gorgeous setting and very convenient to Bigfork, Flathead Lake, and Glacier. The house is very well-equipped...the best-equipped rental home we've ever stayed in. The river views are great, and we even caught a few fish right from the back yard. Whitetail and mule deer visited the front yard almost daily and we watched them swim across the river just about every morning and evening. We'd definitely book again on our next trip to the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Terrific Vacation House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, fully-equipped house on the Swan River was an ideal base for fishing, hiking and visiting Glacier National Park. The place was immaculate, the locale beautiful and quiet and the owner very responsive to any questions. Bigfork is a great little town, and for fishermen, the Flathead is an absolute gem. A first-class vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Glaicer INternational at Kalispell, Montana
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Downtown BIgfork
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Course, Bigfork, MT
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Echo Lake Cafe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Harry Norn State Beach Flathead Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Damage Deposit $500

All rates are subject to change prior to booking reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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