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Vincent and Virginia Grillo

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Cottage On Swan River, Bigfork, MT

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Flathead Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 (2 single beds or king sized, just advise)

Cottage on Swan River

Private cottage with outdoor kitchen shares riverfront with main residence on the Swan River. Spacious lawns and gardens along with spectacular mountain views and trout pond, an ideal setting for fly fishers, river floaters, artists, thinkers and dreamers seeking a bucolic private setting with easy access to the Bigfork environs.

The Space

Comfortable and peaceful, yet easy access to Glacier National Park, hiking, fishing, floating and the beautiful town of Bigfork with art and sculpture galleries, great restaurants and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse.

Guest Access

24/7 private access with hosts living on property to assist in whatever is required.

Interaction with Guests

Hosts will assist in arranging the pleasures of your delightful stay on the Swan River.

The Neighborhood

The setting on the Swan River is private, offering views of the Swan Mountain Range, towering pines and mystical flowing water.

Getting around

Your vehicle will be necessary to enjoy the pleasures of the area, however you can arrange for shuttle service from the hosts to float the river to fly fish or tube.

Other Things to Note

Your host can provide fly fishing equipment to fish for trout on the river or in our private trout pond.

No accommodations for extra guests.

Internet access provided by WiFi

Twin beds can be joined to create a double bed, simply advise

No Pets allowed

A retired fly fishing enthusiast living the summer on the beautiful Swan River in northwest Montana. In addition to caring for our riverfront home, tending our vegetable garden and nurturing our perennials, as a certified fly fishing instructor and fly tier, I enjoy teaching fly casting and all the intricate nuances of the sport. I relish the food of my heritage and am blessed with my wife, Virginia, who as an accomplished chef, teaches cooking, enjoys knitting and painting landscape scenes. I love to float the 5 miles from Swan Lake to the takeout on our property, catching rainbow trout along the way. Leisure is reading mystery novels. Fly fishing floats, fly casting lessons, river tube floating and other outdoor activities can be easily arranged. I can also supply all fly fishing equipment. Just let me know your desires. The cottage is available from May 1st to October 31st.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vincent and Virginia Grillo (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english


based on 5 traveler reviews

Cottage On Swan River, Bigfork, MT
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
El Dorado, Kansas

July 2016

  • 5 of 5

Vince and Virginia are wonderful hosts and strive to make your stay at their English Cottage enjoyable with all you need. Their very clean cottage is located near the river with a beautiful view. We wish we would have booked more days at their place to enjoy all the activities around Bigfork. The cottage is also close to Glacier National Park for day trips. Virginia and Vince are easy to work with and great resources for local activity recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Setting & Welcoming Hosts

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage for a long weekend while I was in Bigfork for a wedding. Vince and Virginia were so welcoming and flexible. The property is breathtakingly beautiful and the accommodations are clean and comfortable. I loved enjoying my morning coffee and delicious homemade baked good (courtesy of Virginia) on reclining chairs on the banks of the Swan River. I highly recommend staying here and will do so myself if I'm ever back in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and peaceful property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the cottage on the Swan. It was so peaceful and relaxing. We also had great hosts! Thanks for everything, Vince & Virginia!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairytale stay

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and cozy retreat! Our hosts were extremely hospitable...we feel a kinship to them now. This provides a fabulous view of the river and if you float the river then you are able to get out right at the cottage. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend booking this cottage if you are headed to Glacier or simply want a place to let your cares melt away.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood colorado USA

!!!!! :-). :-)

  • 5 of 5

This was the best place we have EVER stayed. Setting, hosts, location was PERFECT. Not being stuck in GN Park made it ideal. You can not go wrong staying here

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Flathead County Airport (FCA)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bigfork Cottage Rental Rates

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Summer 2016
Apr 20 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Owner will send further details upon request as well as detailed map to Cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Flathead Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - We will arrange one King size bed or two single beds
  • Two single beds available or can be joined to form king sized bed. Simply advise owner your preference.
  • Books ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Owner is an avid fly fishing angler and fly fishing instructor and has equipment available and will assist guests if desired.

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