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Lakeshore Home With Stunning Views Of Warm Water Echo Lake + Boat Dock

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


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Lakeshore Home With Stunning Views Of Warm Water Echo Lake + Boat Dock

Spacious, 2-level, 2400 sq. ft. home sleeping 8 persons. Located right on Echo Lake with 100 ft. of private lake frontage. Huge picture windows frame stunning views of Echo Lake, islands dotting the lake, and the towering Swan Mountain Range.

Fully and comfortably furnished, beautifully appointed, with Wi-Fi, Dish Satellite, 2 big screen TVs, DVD/CD players and stereo/CD/cassette player.

Private dock located right in front of the home for your boats, jet skis, and other watercraft (rentals available at nearby marina). Sitting and lounging out on the lake and diving in for a swim is highly recommended! Echo Lake is highly swimmable as it is largely fed by warm water aquifers, making for a quite comfortable time in the water. Paddle boat, banana boat, and canoe located on property.

Kitchen is fully equipped and accessorized to meet all of your cooking needs. Complete laundry facilities on site. Master bedroom with a private full bath on main floor. 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the lower level.

Main floor includes deck overlooking the lake, large living room with fireplace, dining area, kitchen, master bedroom, bath, and utility room. Huge windows in living room frame breathtaking views. Lower level includes large family room with wood stove, 2 bedrooms, bath and direct access to lake. Family room includes large windows for lake and mountain views.

Large wrap-around deck and lower level patio for outside lounging, barbecuing, dining and enjoying the surrounding views.

Attached 2-car garage, as well as additional parking and storage areas.

Located on over half an acre of private wooded land, frequented by deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife.

Winter sports and activities are nearby the home, including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Year-round access over paved roads that are regularly maintained and plowed.

Family get-away, to strengthen bonds and have a really fun time!

Writer's retreat. Quiet reflection, with ever-changing infinity views.

Honeymoon spot (first, second, third!), romantic escape.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Bob & Cynthia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Bob & Cynthia

I purchased this home many years ago with my mother, and we enjoyed it very much over the years. My wife (Cynthia) and I (Bob) hope that you and your family experience it as a fun and inspiring family retreat.

In the photo are my wife and I after an invigorating round of cross-country skiing! Highly recommended!!

Our very best!

Bob & Cynthia

Bob & Cynthia purchased this house in 1995

Why Bob & Cynthia chose Flathead Lake

As a youngster, I dreamed of owning a million acre ranch with millions of cattle, next to mountains as high as the sky, and crossed by rivers with all sorts of monsters in it. Okay, I was a kid with an active imagination. But through the years, I have wanted to own land and a home in a special and lovely place. I was fortunate to get that opportunity in the summer of 1995 when I traveled with my mother to Montana to see if that special and lovely place could be found. The thing about Montana is that just about everywhere you look has an amazing and eye-capturing quality, so even on a limited budget we were not short of homes to consider. Nice people, charming towns, and beautiful views abounded. But at the first moment I walked into my Echo Lake home, that was it. You will know what I mean the first moment you walk into the home, as well. A sparkling island dotted lake sprawled out in front of me with a mountain range draped in patches of white clouds and orange reflections of sunlight as an immediate backdrop. That was it, I knew I had found that lovely and special place which I would keep in my life and with my family forever. Our affection for this attractive and comfortable home, and its compelling surroundings, has grown even stronger over the years. And, for me, is a dream come true.

What makes this house unique

Warm water lake (most lakes in Montana are quite cold!), stunningly beautiful setting, quite abundant in largemouth bass (for viewing from dock and fishing), wildlife visitors of all sorts come by the home (fox, goose, squirrel, deer, turkeys), recreational lake...lots of fun!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Enjoyed our stay once again only time went by all too fast. This is a great location. The beauty on this lake is fantastic. Thanks for the use of your place."

6/24/2010: Tom, NormaJean, children & grandchildren

Owner note: On the mobile app, a rating of five stars is indicated. While I love five star ratings, the guestbook from where the comments were taken does not have a "star system." Frankly, I do not know why on the mobile app a rating of five stars is automatically generated; in fact, the guestbook provides comments but not any stars.
Jun 2010
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1 traveler review

Lakeshore Home With Stunning Views Of Warm Water Echo Lake + Boat Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Portland, OR

A bite of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

First, it was great working with Denise, the property manager. While the home looks a bit rustic at first glance, the interior is spotless, the beds comfy, a great outside grill and a kitchen stocked with all the utensils you will ever need. Now...the real SPECIAL part of this vacation home...the VIEW from the deck overlooking an absolutely gorgeous lake. We where primarily interested in fishing for largemouth bass (catch and release) in Echo Lake. While the fishing was slow, we did land two huge largemouth bass and three Northern Pike. Just being on the lake was sweet and the fish an extra. The boat dock was perfect for a boat we rented from Wild Wave Boat Rentals. We created some great memories and we'll definitely return to this lakeshore home to forget about work and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Echo Lake. Can't wait!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Echo Lake Cafe
"Off the charts breakfast -- be sure to try all of the varieties of eggs benedict they serve...."
"Unique, creative and very tasty cuisine. Highly, highly recommended, especially after seeing..."
Kehoe's Agate Shop
"Beautiful semi-precious stones and gems local to the area. Fun!"
Grill at Eagle Bend
"Excellent American cuisine, perfect after a day on the links. "
Swan River Inn
"Truly interesting dining room, sincere service, delicious food. "
Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Garden Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Club
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Amtrak, Whitefish Depot
Nearest Motorway
7.4 Miles
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Echo Lake Cafe
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Big Mountain Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Paddle boat/Banana boat/Canoe (located on property)






Boating/Water tubing/Water skiing/Jet skiing/Kayaking


Horseback riding

Whitewater rafting

Wildlife viewing/Bird watching

Scenic drives/Sightseeing

Glacier National Park

Shopping/Galleries/Fine Cuisine/Playhouse (in Bigfork, especially)

Downhill and cross-country skiing





Rates & Availability

Bigfork House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 8 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Jun 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rental rate for Thanksgiving, Christmas through New Years Day same as Summer Rates except 14 night minimum stay required.

Booking deposit or 1/2 of total rental amount due upon receipt of contract . Remaining balance plus refundable damage deposit due 14 days prior to arrival.

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Bigfork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - main floor - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - main floor - 1 king , w/large screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - lower level - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - lower level - 1 queen
    Family Room - lower level - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out bed from sofa - sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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