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Melanie Vankoten- Eve

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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A place to call home while enjoying Montana's wonderful outdoors, this cozy log cabin is in its natural wooded habitat yet close to city amenities. Walk out your door to your own private boat dock right on Flathead Lake.... Bring your water toys! Great views of Big Mountain ski area to Glacier Park to Bigfork & the Missions Mountains. Central location on Flathead Lake's west shore south of Lakeside, this one bedroom, cozy log cabin has a queen bed, kitchen, shower, woodstove & a futon couch to sleep 4 comfortably. No boat of your own? We also have a canoe and 2 kayaks available for your use!!! Owners live in the house on the adjacent lot with separate boat dock.

If you are looking for a peaceful get-a-way or an 'on the water' sporting water vacation.....This Flathead Lake location has it! With your own boat dock out the door, there is plenty of room for your water toys! Flathead Lake is like a small ocean, lots of wide open space for everyone! If the mountains are for you - Blacktail ski area is minutes away or pack your lunch & hiking boots to test the trails of Big Mountain, only 40 minutes drive. In Winter, both areas offer great snow skiing! Just two miles to the town of Lakeside, stop to enjoy fine dining, fun shops, the local bars, boat cruises from the bay. Cherry season is the end of July, first part of August - orchards are within walking distance! The cabin is minutes away in both directions, from Polson & Somers Bay, too.

Head north to Glacier National Park, 40 miles, (hiking, scenery, wildlife, lakes), with a stop at the water slides along the way for the young-at-heart! For the culturally inclined, BigFork has the Summer Playhouse with different live shows nightly, only 20 minutes by car. Fine dining, quaint shops, museums & the marina are also attractions. Check out the Flathead Valley for golfing, fishing, hunting, water recreation,boating, tubing, marinas, horseback riding, hiking, Montana wilderness, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, fine dining - all out your back door or a short drive away!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Melanie Vankoten- Eve (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Melanie Vankoten- Eve

We are native Montanans, Joe is a CPA, I am a retired Insurance Agency owner. We have invested in farms & ranches for the past 20+ years. Between us we have 8 children, ages 16 to 36....

Melanie Vankoten- Eve purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Melanie Vankoten- Eve chose Montana

Both Montanan natives, we moved from the eastern side of the state to the Valley many years ago. Living in Whitefish & Rollins before settling in Lakeside, we decided Flathead Lake is our favorite place to be summer or winter. The views are amazing in any season, the lake an ever-changing tapestry with wind, snow & ice, sunshine & blue skies, fog, rain, sunrises & sunsets. We are on the lake for summer fun but also close to ski areas in the winter....

What makes this cabin unique

WOW! Montana at its finest! The Flathead Lake is amazing area .... whatever the season, the views change daily! Central location for you to base from while you enjoy your summer/fall/winter vacation plans.


based on 18 traveler reviews

FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews
Windsor, CO

Summer fun in Glacier country

  • 4 of 5

Just got back from a marvelous stay at Flathead Lake. Mel and Joe were great hosts, assisting us with various things, and even providing a great welcoming basket of goodies for us to enjoy! The location is pristine, and in the best spot on the entire lake. Town of Lakeside is full of friendly, helpful, and modest people. No elitism here. Just hard working people trying to assure your pleasure, while visiting this piece of heaven. Hiked Glacier National, a short 45 minutes away, and saw the beautiful town of Whitefish, and Kalispell. Whitefish lake is a must also, and can be reached in 30 minutes from the cabin. Tamarak Brewery in town is great. We purchased a growler and filled it with a fresh new brew every couple of days. Pulled our boat to Flathead, and the dock and facilities at this cabin are wonderful with great mooring, dock lights, and great ladder to lake providing for wonderful late afternoon swims. Can't imagine going a year without returning to this special place. Oh, and buy the way, returned with over 25 pounds of Mackinaw fillets in the cooler. What fun!

See you all next year........

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay at the cabin. It had all the amenities necessary and Melanie even let us use their boat dock for our boat because the lake was pretty rough when we got there. Our only disappointment was that we could never connect to the Internet which I guess happens there sometimes.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda & Mark - We are pleased you were happy with your stay, we would love to have you back anytime! Yes, unfortunately our WIFI is touch & go here on the lake...I wish we could offer more reliable & better service - for our guests AND ourselves! We are glad you enjoyed Flathead Lake & the beautiful mountain scenery here in Montana....
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Great views from the edge of the lake.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this property. The cabin has terrific views of the lake and close access to the city of Lake Side and lake access. The cabin was well furnished and kept very clean. The queen bed could use a new mattress. The firewood for the fire place doesn't fit real well in the fire place. But overall this was a very nice get away for us. The views from the deck were terrific it was just what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for 3 nights for our anniversary and were overwhelmed by how nice it was. Mel and Joe allowed us to bring our dogs and they had a great time playing in the woods and by the waterfront. The cabin was very clean and cozy, especially with the wood burning stove going in the evenings. The kitchen had more than enough supplies to cook whatever we wanted. It was October when we were here and we had beautiful fall weather. I can't wait to go back here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midway, UT

Great Experience in Montana!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at the Lakeside Cabin of Melanie's with my 2 young Labradors. They absolutely LOVED being able to swim all day, and I loved the peacefulness and tranquility of the location and being on the water. The cabin was neat and clean and had everything I needed to cook dinners during my stay, including the nicest barbecue grill I've ever used! And the views across the lake of the Mission mountains was just wonderful! Melanie was also a great host and made sure I had everything I needed. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway for single, couples

  • 5 of 5

I have a unique challenge when selecting a VRBO property: I'm a single guy escaping a very busy life, so it's just usually me traveling and I want something cozy and comfortable. This cabin on Flathead Lake was perfect. Single bedroom with wonderful views of the lake, a private dock for me and the rented watercraft, plenty of space and just 1.5 miles outside of Lakeside. There's a gas grill, and a full kitchen, and I made most of my meals at home. Afternoons were spent on the water or reading on the dock, and I did a morning workout on the front porch. Melanie and Joe were available part of my trip, and their kids were terrific - I needed help figuring out how to park the jet ski and there's Jacques to assist! I make this trip to my home state every summer, and each property I've selected has been a delight. I highly recommend the rental. Plus, you have the world's most wonderful dog-host, Matador.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flathead Lake Cherry picking late July & August... right down the road!


Rates & Availability

Lakeside Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jun 15 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

We offer various discounts throughout the year! Email or call Melanie to inquire. Pet fee may be more, depending on number of, age & breed of your pet. We are a pet friendly property!!!!

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Montana Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Private bedroom with queen bed, look out to the lake each morning!., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size, complete with bedding, pillows.
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Wooden boat dock for suntanning or lounging, available for a boat or other water craft tie-up. Canoe, kayaks & paddle boat available for renter use.

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