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Lisa Gilbert

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Enchanted Romantic Get-away Or Small Family Destination

21 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Flathead Lake Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Large Craftsman Style Studio Set Against The Magnificent Swan Mountains.

Nestled 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.

With enough room to accommodate up to two couples and three to four children, 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 and online streamed Netflix movies are also available to guests.

Just outside the door, guests will find immediate access to mountain trails 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 to 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa Gilbert (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Lisa Gilbert

Originally from Southern California, we purchased this 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 Flathead Lake

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.

If our property is booked for the dates you are seeking in August or September, we do manage a friend's property which has some similar characteristics. Please see VRBO listing #485999

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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

Enchanted Romantic Get-away Or Small Family Destination
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved staying at the treehouse. Lisa and her family were extremely friendly, generous, and welcoming hosts. Lisa was very responsive and helpful with any questions we had and we enjoyed getting to know her. The furnishings and amenities are very nice, comfortable, and functional--we especially loved the lovely steam shower and comfy bed. The treehouse is surrounded by an idyllic setting with views of the Swan mountains and wilderness. My two year old son loved all the animals, feeding the fish in the pond, and exploring the property. We had a wonderful time here and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! It's a pleasure to share our little neck of the woods and slice of paradise with others. Sometimes a sweet connection is made and other times our guests enjoy the privacy of Treehouse without much contact with us. Our son, Morgan, loved meeting all of you and really wished you had stayed longer so we all could spend more time together. Monica and I agreed! We are so glad you enjoyed the property, grounds and beautiful Glacier National Park, and it was our pleasure to accommodate you during your stay! We hope you come again and will keep in touch!
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5

The Treehouse is a gem.

  • 5 of 5

The treehouse is truly a gem. We stayed there from July 5 to July 12, and used it as a hub for our adrenaline junkie activities. We kayaked on Flathead Lake and Swan River, mountain biked in Whitefish,, and spent three full days hiking in Glacier National Park. It was wonderful to come home after a busy day and relax in the evening on the deck or in the living room with the fabulous views. The complimentary farm fresh eggs were awesome. We would hard boil them and take them on our hikes for lunch . Monica was sweet enough to give us an extra dozen, because we were there for a week and loved eating them on our adventures. Lisa and Monica were aweseome hosts. I would definitely stay at the treehouse again!!

Note: The weather can change drastically within an hour. If you are out in the elements be prepared. Bear spray and bells are essential in Glacier.

Zoe Winters

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We came down to Montana to run a Spartan Beast race at Bigfork. This was the perfect oasis to stay at. It was cozy, comfortable and with all the amenities of home. We loved eating out on the deck in the middle of the forest with mountain views. We couldn't have asked for a better escape and a place to recover post-races. We left restored, relaxed and rejuvanated. I would highly recommend the Treehouse to anyone looking for a cozy home away from home. :)

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here so much! The steam shower was awesome, and the bed was very comfortable. We felt at home during our stay. We appreciated the farm fresh eggs and the fresh baked scones were amazing! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, relaxing Montana retreat! We spent the last three nights of our Montana vacation in the treehouse and loved every minute! Loved the mountain views, coffee in the morning on the deck, hummingbirds, and most of all the peaceful sounds of nature. Only wish we could have spent our whole week there!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for five nights with our three sons, and I don't think we could have found a better place for our vacation! Our hosts were kind and welcoming and the house was lovely. All three of our boys slept up in the loft and had a blast. We came to hike, but our kids had so much fun playing outside on the grounds that they didn't want to leave each day! We spent every morning enjoying our coffee on the deck while the kids played outside. If you are parents looking for a beautiful place to relax while your children run and play, this is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed the Treehouse and our property, and found it as special as we do! Our son Morgan loved meeting and playing with your boys! What a special treat for us all! :-) We hope you will consider a trip back next summer. We would love to have you back!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rocky Mountain Roadhouse
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 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.

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Rates & Availability

Bigfork Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,155
$5,155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

If our treehouse is booked on the dates you are seeking, please see the Cabin in the Woods VRBO Listing #485999 for availability. It has similar characteristics in terms of rustic feel, privacy and is surrounded by woods too.

The treehouse studio and the surrounding grounds may be reserved for weddings or special events at a flat rate of $3000.00.

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.
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Amenities

Flathead Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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 7
  • 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 air 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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:
A complimentary dozen of fresh organic eggs is provided for your stay.

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