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Enchanted Romantic Get-away Or Small Family Destination

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Craftsman Style Studio Set Against The Magnificent Swan Mountains.

Nestled up and between tall evergreens and situated against the Swan Mountain Range, sits this lovely craftsman style guesthouse, we call our “tree house.”

Guests will enjoy this magnificent peaceful space amongst the tree tops, as a romantic get-away or a small family retreat destination.

Guests will find a comfy queen size bed, thick queen size futon, a cozy loft for children to play, read or sleep, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a therapeutic steam shower, washer and dryer, and a large deck to enjoy outside dining with incredible panoramic views of the mountains and its wildlife residents. Wireless Internet service (a dedicated radio tower delivers the fastest speed in the area). Online streamed Netflix movies are also available to guests.

Just outside the door, guests will find immediate access to State Land mountain trails using a recreational day use permit, and nearby access to rafting put-ins along the Swan River. Guests are also invited to share the beautiful surrounding grounds, a lovely waterfall studded pond, tree swing, hammock, and private mountain bike trails.

We also encourage our guests to visit with our goats, chickens, and special livestock guardian dogs (just beware of the electric fence), see our four-season greenhouse, and sample our fresh eggs and any of the organic fruits and veggies grown on our property.

This property is incredibly special and uniquely showcases the majestic qualities of each season. On any day one can spot a variety of wildlife traversing the land, sightings could include deer, elk, moose, foxes, bobcat, raccoon, squirrels, bald eagles, ducks, geese, hawks, herons, owls and many other birds, most notably the wild swan. White Tail Deer tend to be the most common but are the most lovely and peaceful sighting. Occasionally, bear, wolf, and mountain lion are seen but our big guardian dogs keep these larger predators off our property.

We invite people to retreat from their every day lives into the wilderness and forested sanctuary we have created at the edge of the Swan Mountain Range amongst the Northern Rockies. We encourage our guests to unplug from their urban lives so that they might reconnect with their best selves, their loved ones and their source of inspiration. Our natural sanctuary is ideal for reflection and introspection and to reset intentions for answering your soul’s calling. We're especially interested in providing a peaceful and inspirational space for those pursuing creative projects and a desire to connect with the natural world.

We are offering a special Family Connections Package for families looking for a uniquely connective Montana experience, which combines outdoor adventure, wilderness survival skills, deep nature connection, and methods to open up family communication and strengthen connections between family members. Families will participate in this experience for 2 days mostly in wilderness areas off property, but then will have time to debrief, relax, enjoy new connections and strengthen new communication skills in the comfort of this beautiful retreat home and surrounding lush grounds. An additional fee of $1,500 per family member, up to $5000 maximum, is charged for this experience, and rental rates are reduced to $149/night during and following this experience for up to 5 nights. Memorial Weekend is the first weekend we are offering this experience, but Family Connection Weekends may be scheduled throughout the year. Please contact owner for more information.

More Details

Owner
Lisa Gilbert
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

About Lisa Gilbert

Originally from Southern California, we moved to this 20 acre property to create a quiet self sufficient and sustainable life for our small family. We are raising goats, chickens, livestock guardian dogs, and organic fruits and veggies.

Lisa Gilbert purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Lisa Gilbert chose Bigfork

This property is incredibly special and uniquely showcases the majestic qualities of each season. We love the variety of wildlife traversing the land, including deer, elk, moose, foxes, bobcat, raccoon, squirrels, bald eagles, ducks, geese, hawks, herons, owls and many other birds, most notably the wild swan. White Tail Deer tend to be the most common but are the most lovely and peaceful sighting. Occasionally, bear, wolf, and mountain lion are seen but our big guardian dogs keep these larger predators off our property.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We fell in love with this beautiful private property, the wilderness setting, and its unique craftsman style structures, and you will too!

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rocky Mountain Roadhouse
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Atanaha Center (Theta Healing/Weddings)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Club, Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork, M
Nearest Train
39 Miles
Whitefish Train Stn, Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
83
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Showthyme Restaurant, Electric Avenue, Bigfork, MT
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, Lakeside, MT
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Flathead Lake State Park, Bigfork, MT
Car: necessary

Our property borders Flathead National Forest with immediate access to mountain trails (with permit) on which guests will enjoy hiking, horseback riding, dirt biking, or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

We are also within 2 miles of the Swan River ideal for either calm river rafting or wild rapids further down! Only minutes away, one can stroll through Bigfork Village shops, boutiques and galleries, take in a live show at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, or listen to live music above the river at Brookies Cookies or Sliter Park; hike or bike the Swan River Nature Trail or numerous trails in the Jewel Basin Wilderness Area; boating or other water sports on Flathead Lake; golfing at Eagle Bend Golf Course; and fishing in Swan River or Flathead Rivers Lake.

Also within 45 minutes, guests will enjoy Big Sky Water Park, Glacier International Park, Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, and skiing Blacktail Mountain or Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Other nearby activities include horseback riding, alpaca trekking, bird watching, hunting, boat tours, and much more.

Amenities

Bigfork Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Therapeutic Steam Shower
  • Nice bathroom with therapeutic steam shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio w/bedroom - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd queen size futon is in small upper loft.
  • Bedroom area with a comfy queen bed divided from living area by a built-in bookshelf. 1 queen size plush futon in living area, and 1 full size futon mattress in loft for children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are offering a special Family Connections Package for families looking for a uniquely connective Montana experience, which combines outdoor adventure, wilderness survival skills, deep nature connection, and methods to open up family communication and strengthen connections between family members. Families will participate in this experience for 2 days mostly in wilderness areas off property, but then will have time to debrief, relax, enjoy new connections and strengthen new communication skills in the comfort of this beautiful retreat home and surrounding lush grounds. An additional fee of $1,500 per family member, up to $5000 maximum, is charged for this experience, and rental rates are reduced to $149/night during and following this experience for up to 5 nights. Memorial Weekend is the first weekend we are offering this experience, but Family Connection Weekends may be scheduled throughout the year. Please contact owner for more information.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
5

Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

The Treehouse is a beautiful, comfortable, clean, and peaceful place from which to experience the beauty and calm and majesty of the Montana landscape. It has everything one could want with very considerate and accommodating owners. A spectacular place!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We ended a long 10 days of adventure with 2 relaxing nights at the Tree House and were not disappointed. The place was even more charming than the pictures and made for a great spot to recuperate. Lisa was very detailed in her correspondence and gave us some great suggestions on near-by hikes. I would highly recommend this stay to couples or small groups that are looking to unwind in the woods.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and lovely space

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this wonderful and remote studio/loft space for a wedding in Bigfork. It was a great place for us to take off and land at.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, hidden treehouse

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, gorgeous property! Perfect for our family of 4. Loved the secluded setting (yet close to town), the animals, the hosts, and the home!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

This stay was just awesome. The tree house is first rate in every respect.

  • 5 of 5

If you want a secluded environment off the main road but with all of the conveniences this is it. We had a great time and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrounded by beauty!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. Stunning natural surroundings, and friendly and helpful hosts.

Our family of three spent 5 nights at the Treehouse recently - and never wanted to leave! During the days, we explored Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake (and even went to the rodeo in Kalispell), and in the evenings we relaxed on the deck or watched a video in the Treehouse. One night we walked out on the fire road behind the house to watch the sunset turn the sky pink and orange; then watched bats swooping over the pond in the twilight while our daughter swung on the huge swing. And every morning, we ate delicious eggs from Lisa's own hens!

The area is full of fun and interesting things to do - we hiked, kayaked, picnicked, swam, and paddleboarded; saw elk, deer, bison, and antelope at the Bison Range; took a boat tour, and even stepped over into Canada. We had delicious meals in Big Fork and sampled buffalo jerky, local beers, Flathead cherries, and huckleberry taffy.

A couple of practical things to bring:

* shoes such as tevas, keens, or watershoes that you can wear in the many streams and lakes

* earplugs, if the barking of the livestock dogs and the crowing of the rooster might keep you awake (we slept great)

No need to bring:

* bear spray (there's one at the Treehouse to borrow)

* linens, including swim towels

The house is comfortable, clean, and private, with a beautiful view of the Swan Range mountains. And best of all, Lisa's family is warm and friendly, ready with local tips and wisdom.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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