|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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
We fell in love with this beautiful private property, the wilderness setting, and its unique craftsman style structures, and you will too!
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!
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.
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. :)
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!
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!
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!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.