About the property
- Chateau / Country House900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We love the treehouse and come back to stay every May when we are in Big Fork to run the Spartan Beast. We can’t say enough about what a beautiful place this is. Gorgeously appointed, friendly owners and breathtaking scenery. We think of it as our perfect home away from home!
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!
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.
Quiet and lovely space
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.
Gorgeous, hidden treehouse
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!
This stay was just awesome. The tree house is first rate in every respect.
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.
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.