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Swan River Cottage + Private Dock on Swan River.

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath ***** Perfect for Two *****

Let Swan River Cottage provide your DREAM VACATION! Enjoy views in every direction from this comfortably equipped cottage located on the very private banks of the "deep water" stretch of Northwest Montana’s famous Swan River. BRING your FLY ROD, fishing BOAT, FLOAT TUBE, KAYAK, CANOE, etc. Rental includes tie-down and kayaks at PRIVATE DOCK on this secluded10-mile section of the Swan River plus access to nearby public boat launch on Swan River as well as two additional nearby Flathead Lake boat launches. Enjoy fishing for big Northern Pike, Bull Trout, Walleye and Lake Trout while observing eagle, osprey, hawks and whitetail deer.

Whether you are a fisherman seeking the elusive 'big one;' a HONEYMOONer seeking a romantic getaway; or simply want to enjoy the real 'Montana experience;' you will find what you are looking for at Swan River Cottage.

And, there is still more!

Just a short 3.5 mile drive (or walk, or bicycle, on the Swan River Nature Trail), brings you to the charming Village of Bigfork, where you will find world-class art galleries; 5-Star restaurants; delicious breakfast venues; a grocery store; and numerous unique shops. This is also home to the Eagle Bend Golf Course, frequently rated among the most challenging and beautiful golf courses in the nation.

2015 Academy Award winning actor, J K Simmons. began his successful acting career here, at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. The Bigfork Playhouse is one of the Northwest's oldest & finest repertory theaters and is located in charming downtown Bigfork.

Also nearby are Glacier National Park; the spectacular and remote Jewel Basin; the Big Sky Waterslide/Water Park; and your choice of 7 additional golf courses!

Only 30 minutes from Glacier International Airport, Swan River Cottage combines the magic of a remote Montana getaway with the convenience of an ultra modern lifestyle including flat-screen, satellite TV with a multitude of channels.

Come stay with us and you will understand why Swan River Cottage is reputedly one of Montana's best kept secrets!

Keywords: Guest House/Cottage/Cabin

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for an amazing stay. The cottage is immaculate. I think we both fell in love with Montana - amazing scenery, abundant wildlife (right in the yard-love it!) and great people. I am sure we will be back!
Sep 2014
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Swan River Cottage + Private Dock on Swan River.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 35 reviews

Oh so wonderful

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to say how great it was because I want to go back. The setting, the beds, the decor, the river alll so great.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are especially welcome to return any time. Hope to see you again, soon!
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Texas Two

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and well organized. there were plenty of deer, even in the area right off the front deck in the morning as we had coffee. The river was beautiful access was easy even for an old goat like me. our only regret was not having enough time to do and see everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Back for the second time in two months~

  • 5 of 5

I love staying at the cottage. I was here in July and came back because I loved it so much. Everything is clean, comfortable and well kept. I raved about the cottage before and will continue to do so. The owners are so wonderful. One of my favorite things to do it to sit on the porch and enjoy my coffee and watch the deer. The setting is beautiful and serene. I hope to be back in October.

Thank you for having me!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property was well kept and extremely beautiful. The owners were super nice and accommodating and it was awesome to have kayaks at our disposal. I would recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swan River Cottage

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful setting. Cottage is a little tight and could be kept cleaner on the outside. Very tight quarters for an adult couple. Beds and pillows are hard. Deer were just steps from the porch. We had access to kayaks on the dock of the Swan River. Cottage has Heat and Air. Very clean inside. Less than 10 minutes from Bigfork.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This cottage is in Montana's Glacier country, not a gated community. Mattresses are new & firm. All previous guests were delighted with their stay. Some return repeatedly. Others wish they could. Please see other reviews.
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It does not get any better than this...

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully decorated and very inviting. It is so clean it sparkles! The setting is absolutely beautiful and so serene. The owners are wonderful and always have a friendly wave. The beds are very comfortable, nice towels and did I mention how clean this beautiful cottage is when you walk in? Deer are right outside, kayaks on the dock, chairs on the porch and the most amazing scenery ever. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Glacier Intl Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Multiple choices in Bigfork
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Course
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Amtrak depot in Whitefish
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Montana Hwy 209
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Multiple choices in Bigfork
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Whitefish Mountain or Blacktail Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Dock on Swan River on property
Car: necessary

The Ferndale Airstrip: a small, public, grass, airstrip is located nearby. If you fly in, we will provide transportation to the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Bigfork Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Nov 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Signed Rental Agreement required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Bigfork Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with access from each bedroom. (Jack & Jill)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1)
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Private boat dock accesses Montana's famous, deep-water section of the Swan River. Bring your fly rod, fishing boat, float tube, kayak, canoe, etc. No diving from dock. Small, grass, airstrip nearby.

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