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Tom Dixon

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Flathead Lake, Woods Bay, Lakeview Retreat

3 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

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Overview

Bigfork House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8, 1 king, 3 queens)

Open and spacious home, 3150 sq ft., perfectly suited to a Big Sky Country vacation! Beautiful surroundings, breathtaking views and easy access to all the exciting activities the Big Fork area has to offer. DOUBLE VALUE! Dual living quarters within the same home provides our multi family guests with plenty of room to spend time together or relax privately. The original owner built this as a weekend home with a mother-in-laws unit. Main unit 2 Bdrm, 13/4 bath large kitchen, and laundry room. Mother-in-laws unit 2 Bdrm, 1 bath, kitchen, laundry. This house is rented as one house. We will never rent this as 2 units.

Keywords: Great Lakeview.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom Dixon (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Tom Dixon

Retired Military and Retired Law Enforcement. 4 generations of our family have vacationed in the Flathead Valley for 6 decades. The natural beauty of this area is truly magnificant and inspiring. Once you visit, you will want to return. I first vacationed in the flathead Valley in 1958. Within the first hour of arriving there I was watering skiing for the first time. We returned to the Valley every 2 years, and then during the summer between my Junior and Senior year in High School, and the 2 summer's after graduation I worked at a local dude ranch, as a fishing guide and horse trail guide.

Tom Dixon purchased this house in 1998

Why Tom Dixon chose Flathead Lake

Spacious and comfortable, secluded. 2 families can vacation together, but each can have their own privacy. 2 complete kitchens. Walk out the back door and you have miles of hiking trails. The lake offers boating, fishing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. In the winter there is skiing at Big Mountain snow resort. Leave the Big City behind.

What makes this house unique

Heated tile floors keep you cozy while allowing easy care.

Adjacent to the back of our property is the Flathead National Forest, where there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Tom, we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation again this summer. Your home is perfect for our big family and the kid's friends. The duplex set up was a big plus!. It was absoulutely wonderful to begin and end each day with the overwheming beauty of the scenery around us. So many amazing things to do in your area. Looking forward to 2013. We finally saw the bear and heard the coyote behind the garage.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Flathead Lake, Woods Bay, Lakeview Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Fantastic House with a Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Lakeview Retreat. Plenty of room for our family of 7 with a bonus of 2 fully furnished kitchens. The view of Flathead Lake is breathtaking with the eagles soaring past the windows in the morning. Great location close enough to Glacier National Park for a day visit and plenty of hiking right from the house. We ate our weight in cherries as they were in perfect season. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Queen Creek, AZ
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house made our stay in Montana the best one yet!! The pictures don't do it justice, as there are so many extras and gorgeous views that are not shown. We travel to the Bigfork area every summer to visit family, but this year my my in-laws joined us for a week so our usual accomodations would have been way too crowded. Even with 4 adults and 4 children staying in this house there was PLENTY of room! The dual kitchens and washer/dryers made things so easy. Everything was provided, from extra bed linens, plush towels, and every kitchen utensil/appliance you could ever want or need (in both kitchens), and don't let me forget the BBQ grill that we used on several occasions. There is a little market about a mile down the road for any last minute items you might need, and if you want to go out for the evening there are few restaurants/bars, lakeside actually within walking distance. Plenty of room to park, even for the RV that my in-laws drove up. Glacier Nat Park is less than an hour away, and we spent an entire day in Whitefish playing on the Zip lines, Walk through the Treetops, and taking the lift to the top of the mountain, not to mention all the activities they had for the smaller kids. Of course we were there for the start of cherry season, so the two refrigerators helped house the 40 lbs of cherries we brought back to AZ! This house was always great to come back to after a long day, and truly felt like home by day 2!!

Tom, the owner of this property was an absolute joy to work with. He sent us receipts and information with every request, always answered the phone (or called back within the hour) when we called with a question, and returned our deposit within a week. We will definitely be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie and Steven, thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you, and look forward to your return visit. Tom
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Bakersfield
5

Fall 2010

  • 5 of 5

I had the priviledge of spending one heavenly week at the property in October. The property itself is exceptionally well maintained and comfortable. You could sit and stare at the lake's mesmerizing beauty all day. But if you choose to tear youself away, there's so much that the surrounding communities have to offer. There's a winery close by, a charming family operated rock shop, and the quaint town of Bigfork...not to mention the shopping, fishing, and hiking opportunities. I can hardly wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Glacier International, Kalispell, Montana
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sitting Duck
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Eagles Bend
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Am Trak,Whitefish, Mt
Nearest Motorway
Highway 35, is right in front of the house
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bigfork Inn
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Big Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Wayfarers State Park
Car: necessary

Winery, Alpine zip line, Walk in the tree tops, Boat Cruises, Glacier National Park

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Rates & Availability

Bigfork House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
 
 
Winter
Sep 16 2017 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
90 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $295
Tax Rate 7.0%

Payment Terms: The initial payment ($1000.00) is due within 10 days of booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to your stay. Winter rental rate does not include utilities, guests are responsible for (electricity, telephone, internet, cable TV, and gas.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Bigfork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has 750 Sq Ft, reading area, with cable tv
  • King size beds (1) 1 King bed in the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) 3 queen bed, 1 in each of the 3 other bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Access to the Montana State Forest and several hiking trails, just out the back door. Glacier National Park is 45 miles north

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