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Steve Shapero

Member since: 2014
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Roomy Loft Condo in the Heart of Bigfork Sleeps 6

25 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Bigfork Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1.5 bath sleeps 6 w/ a view of the 'Wild Mile' part of the Swan Riv

This 1,263 square foot, 1 bed and 1.5 bath condo is located in the heart of Bigfork. Its two-level loft design means more room for you. This unit will comfortably sleep 6 adults.

This condo has a living room, kitchen and a dining area. It also has rear deck with a BBQ. There is a large loft ensuite bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed, full bath and a sitting area. There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room and a double sofa sleeper in the loft bedroom for additional sleeping space. The condo includes a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishwasher and laundry center. Dogs are welcome, but there is a small pet fee and you must let us know in advance

This Riverside Roost is a companion unit to our 486 sf 'lock off' 1 bedroom/1 bath condo called the Hummingbird Haven which sleeps 4. If you need more sleeping area for your party you can book both ( property ids #649782 & #557312), assuming they are both available on the dates you need.

Flathead Lake, which Bigfork Bay empties into, offers boating, fishing and many other water sports. There is also rafting, tubing, kayaking, swimming and world class fly fishing in the local rivers. In the winter enjoy snow shoeing and cross country skiing in and around Glacier National Park. There's skiing and snowboarding at Big Mountain in Whitefish and at Blacktail Mountain in Lakeside. Don't miss the 4th of July fireworks on the lake, and the free summer concerts in Sliter Park.

In the summer hike the Swan River Trail, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall and Jewel Basin Wilderness Areas, or enjoy excellent golf courses, including Eagle Bend Golf Course in Bigfork. The Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork has horses for rent while the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell and the Blue Moon Cafe in Columbia Falls have rodeos to attend during the summer months. Enjoy Glacier National Park and its sister, Canada's Waterton Lakes Park, and all they have to offer. You can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the wilderness they are both known for. Millions of acres of untamed wilderness surround you. If you are into hiking, Jewel Basin is a great area to explore, but keep your eye out for Grizzly bears!

The following events are planned for Bigfork in 2016:

April 26 - Taste of Bigfork

May 9 & 10 - Spartan Races

May 16 - Flathead Cherry Blossom Festival

May 17, 18 - Northern Rockies Paddlefest

May 22, 23 and 24 - Whitewater Festival

July 4 - Celebrate the 4th in Downtown Bigfork

Aug 8 - Huckleberry Festival (Swan Lake)

Aug 1, 2 - 37th Annual Festival of the Arts

Sept 12, 13 - Montana Dragon Boat Races on Flathead Lake

Sept 19, 20 - Chalk'n Rock Festival

Oct 10 - Tamarack Time/Oktoberfest

Nov 21 - Elves Decorate Bigfork and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec 5 - Christmas in Bigfork with Santa

Dec 26 - Annual Magical Holiday Parade

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve Shapero (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steve Shapero

My wife and I both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and after many years of working in the high tech industry started thinking about where we wanted to retire. After a long search we settled on Northwest Montana, and after buying some property we built our dream home overlooking Swan Lake about 10 miles outside of the village of Bigfork. We chose Montana because it had everything we wanted, boating, hiking, horses, camping, and was within an hour's drive of Glacier National Park, one of our favorite places to visit. We wanted a small town atmosphere where we could get to know everyone and Bigfork was just the right size for us. We love living here, even during the harsh winter months, and we have been able to do certain things, such as dog sledding, that we could never do in California. Even though we have only lived here for a few years, we can't imagine living anywhere else!

Steve Shapero purchased this condo in 2014

Why Steve Shapero chose Flathead Lake

We started looking for a vacation rental property in 2013. Bigfork is a very popular resort area, and there were a number of rental properties for sale, but we wanted to buy in the best location,which meant as close to downtown as possible. We didn't want a large unit that would cost a lot to maintain and that we would have to charge a lot for. A 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo was the perfect size for us and would complement our original vacation rental which happens to be right next door. C

What makes this condo unique

The best thing about this condo is that you can walk out the front door, cross the street, and be in downtown Bigfork. Just stroll down Electric Avenue and enjoy the shops, bars, restaurants and live theater available throughout the year. You can walk south on Electric Avenue, across the steel bridge, and spend some time either listening to a band in Sliter Park or letting your kids enjoy the playground area. Head north on Electric Avenue, turn right on Grand Avenue and walk up the hill to the trail head for the 2 mile Swan River Nature Trail. It's a leisurely hike that takes you along the beautiful Swan River. After you're done hiking you can head back into town and have an adult beverage at one of the two local bars, or grab something to eat at one of the many local eateries. You can wander through the shops and art galleries looking the the perfect gift for that special someone. Being located so close to downtown means you can walk to anywhere you want without having to get in your car.

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

Roomy Loft Condo in the Heart of Bigfork Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
5

Plenty of room with a postcard view

  • 5 of 5

The bedroom loft with a view of the river and the sky was amazing. Central location to downtown and all its amenities is a plus.The condo is the perfect way to unwind but still have all the comforts of your own home.Clean and well kept will keep me coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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4

Nice place! Lots of room and nice views of the river.

  • 4 of 5

Really good location. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, spacious, quiet, modern condo. Loved the big picture windows and the private balcony overlooking the river. Super-easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great option. Centrally located (walking distance to everything). Modern and clean. Well equipped. Beautiful view. Only one caution...upon entering the foyer, there are two doors. Enter the condo via the one on the right! We were surprised to open the one on the left and find some sleeping guests in another suite.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Awesome time in Big Fork!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Riverside Roost! Very comfortable and super close to Main Street!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at our stay at riverside roost. It met and exceeded all of our needs and provided a great place to spend a wedding weekend in Big Fork. Can't beat the location and it has a great deck with a view of the river.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
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Map

Echo Lake Cafe
"Need a hearty breakfast or lunch? Check out this local favorite. They have a full menu and..."
Showthyme
"A great place to get a fine meal that's located in the heart of downtown Bigfork. This rest..."
Kehoe's Agate Shop
"Looking for some interesting gen stones? Check out Kehoe's Agate Shoe on the outskirts of B..."
Bigfork Inn
"The Bigfork Inn has been serving great food for a long time now. Located in downtown where ..."
Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
"A great venue to watch professional and community productions throughout the year."
Saketome Sushi
"Our favorite restaurant in Bigfork. Great sushi in a wonderful atmosphere."
Swan River Inn
"Great location overlooking Bigfork Bay, good food, but the service is very slow."
Bigfork public docks
"Great place to drop your boat into and get out to Flathead Lake."
Bigfork Chamber of Commerce
"Great visitors center with lots of useful information about the area."
The Raven Brewpub & Grill
"Great place to hang out during the summer months. Sits on Flathead Lake in Woods Bay and ha..."
Bigfork Inn
"The Bigfork Inn has been serving great food for a long time now. Located in downtown where ..."
The Village Roost
"Nice pizza place and general bar food. Good when you're hungry and want a beer or to watch ..."
Grateful Bread Cafe & Bakery
"Fresh baked breads and sandwiches. Get there early, because by 2 pm most of their breads ar..."
Kravingz Bakery & Catering -- CLOSED
"Great sandwich and soup place that is one of Bigfork's best kept secrets. Never crowded, an..."
The Garden Bar
"Classic biker bar. Good people. Fun atmosphere. Nice selection of local beers. Good hamb..."
LA Province Restaurant -- CLOSED
Burgertown Dairy Freeze
"One of only two fast food chain restaurants in Bigfork. I would go there for soft server ic..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Garden Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Courses
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak Empire Builder
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Montana Hwy 35
Nearest Restaurant
Grill 459
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Wayfarers State Park
Car: recommended

The Village of Bigfork has many avenues for adventure throughout the year.

During the summer months there are the rivers and lakes in the area, including Flathead Lake (the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River), Swan Lake and Echo Lake. Boating, Sailing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and tubing are very popular activities for both visitors and locals. Surrounding Flathead Lake are many cherry orchards which means fresh sweet cherries during the summer.

Bigfork Village has many quaint shops for purchasing one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts. There is a fudge shop as well as coffee shops and full menu restaurants.

In the evening there are concerts in Sliter Park, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse provides musicals and dramas throughout the summer months.

During the day there is plenty to do away from the water. There are hiking trails throughout the area and horses can be rented from one of the local dude ranches. There are also some challenging peaks in the area for anyone interested in mountain climbing.

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Rates & Availability

Bigfork Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Post Fall Season 2016
Sep 23 2016 - Oct 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Daily housekeeping is not included, however dishwasher and dish soap is provided for your use. For reservations greater than one week, a linen and towel service is provided. Use of the washer and dryer is included, however laundry soap is not provided.

Coffee, and tea supplies are included, and refreshed for reservations greater than one week.

There is $25 lost key charge.

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

Bigfork Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1263 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom with dual sinks and shower over tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with ensuite bathroom
  • Spacious loft bedroom with queen size bed and pull out sofa sleeper that sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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