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The Sentinel Pine-30 acre Grand Estate on 2300 feet of Lakefront

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 17
Bathrooms9
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
estate
Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
17
Bathrooms
9
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Bigfork Estate Rental Photos and Description

House, 17 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, 30 Sleeps

THE SENTINEL PINE—GRAND 30 ACRE ESTATE ON 2300 FEET OF LAKEFRONT

The Sentinel Pine is one of the last truly great estates of the old west. Its six buildings are located on 30 acres with 2300 feet of waterfront on stunning Swan Lake and easily accommodate up to 25 guests. Located in the northwest part of Montana, just ten minutes from the charming town of Bigfork and less than an hour from glacier national park, it is also easily accessible by commercial airlines. We offer spectacular accommodations and amenities in one of the loveliest private settings in America. Our majestic scenery and serene beauty in the heart of the Rocky Mountains provide an unforgettable one-of-a-kind getaway experience. The Sentinel Pine is available for rental to select groups from mid-June through mid-September on a weekly basis (depending on availability we may accept shorter stays). Our guests have access to the entire estate as we do not rent individual buildings. OUR WEBSITE IS THE ONLY SOURCE FOR FULL AND COMPLETE INFORMATION AS EVERY RENTAL RATE IS FULLY CUSTOMIZED BASED ON DETAILS WE LEARN ABOUT YOUR GROUP, AND NUMBER OF NITES OR DAYS HAS LITTLE BEARING ON ACTUAL RATES. OUR WEBSITE IS: WWW--DOT--SENTINELPINE--COM (VRBO wont allow a direct link--just use REAL dots!).

In aggregate, the facilities encompassing the six primary buildings include 17 separate bedrooms with a total of 24 beds (4 king size, 9 queen size, 9 singles, and 2 pullouts). Five of the six buildings are comfortably set apart from one another over five beautifully manicured acres of lawn with a tennis court. The sixth building is located at the other side of an adjacent 8 acre mowed field that can be used as a baseball field, volleyball court, soccer field, golf driving range, or the like. Several of the buildings have patios and porches that face the western side of the lake and offer stunning evening sunset vistas.

Many of the guests at our prime lakefront property enjoy watersports. While we do not directly rent boats, rentals are available locally and we do provide docking facilities and watersports equipment.

Bigfork, less than 15 minutes from the Sentinel Pine, is one of the most charming towns of the old west. On the shore of Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the western half of the United States, this quaint town offers several dozen restaurants- - many of which are nationally- known and featured in major travel magazines- -and is an artists’ haven with a multitude of galleries and shops. The Bigfork Playhouse is one of the country’s finest summer-stock playhouses. Bigfork, and its sister town Whitefish 40 minutes north of it, are true “jewels” of the west.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Owner
James McGrath
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016
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About James McGrath

Our family has owned the Sentinel Pine since 1944. As we advance in years and use this incredible property all too infrequently ourselves, we look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with others.

James McGrath purchased this estate in 1944

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sentinel Pine

Where dreams come true



Our daughters have fond memories of their enchanted life growing up on Swan Lake, which included special times at Sentinel Pine. Swan Lake is as romantic and beautiful as it sounds, so when they both were planning their weddings (just 20 days apart) it was natural that they would want to stage their events on their beloved Swan Lake.



During the first wedding my five sisters and their families and my father stayed at Sentinel Pine, which provided a perfect setting for our first family reunion in four years, with lots of fun on-site with volleyball, baseball, tennis, croquet, swimming, diving, and kayaking along with long laughter-filled meals and lively cribbage games capped off by musical performances by family members at the Main Lodge. Unlike other resorts where previous reunions were held, our family had the place to themselves, so it truly felt like one big happy family.



Our second daughter’s wedding was held at Sentinel Pine on a perfect summer day – 70s and sunny – a typical August day on Swan Lake. Family and close friends were seated lakeside during the ceremony held against Nature’s stage - beneath towering pines, next to a sheet of emerald water that slid into rugged mountains topped by endless blue skies. Afterwards guests enjoyed a casual yet beautiful reception in the shade of scented pine trees. A tent served as a bar and sitting area and tables perched above the lakeshore as an outdoor dining room. Family and close friends stayed at Sentinel Pine, which extended the fun of the wedding into a fun-filled vacation week.



At the end of summer we had new family members and a boatload of new memories. All made in a place where dreams really do come true.
Jul 2012
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

The Sentinel Pine-30 acre Grand Estate on 2300 feet of Lakefront
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

"We highly recommend Sentinel Pine..."

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to rent the Sentinel Pine for our extended family from North Carolina and Georgia during the week of our wedding festivities. The baseball field was perfect for our family and friends softball game. There was even plenty of room for a local Bigfork hot dog vendor to pull up to entertain our guests. The opportunity for 25 family members to have individual family accommodation while being on one property was absolutely perfect. The views of Swan Lake are unparalleled. I am convinced that the main lodge back patio has the best view of Swan Peak of any other property on the lake. The canoes, kayaks and paddle boards were the perfect way to take On the sun, sunsets and even midnight stars. The main lodge was perfect for groups to convene early in the morning or late at night for games and guitar around the beautiful fireplace. We highly recommend Sentinel Pine for other active families.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Beautiful lakeside comfort for every need and age

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt one of the most enjoyable, unique and memorable places our extended family has ever stayed. There were enough activities to keep us all busy throughout the day, while there were also ample areas in which to relax in quiet. The town of Bigfork was easily accessible by car, yet not so close to impact our feeling of "getting away from it all".

It was the perfect balance of comfort and nature, and the daily activities could be molded to fit any age–from my 15-month-old daughter to my 86-year-old grandmother: Morning walks around the property; peaceful mid-morning kayak rides; lazy lunches on the dock; afternoon crafts on the lawn; delicious dinners in the lodge; post-dinner kickball games on the field; and lively card games into the wee hours.

The amazing on-site caretakers knew the property well, beautifully maintained everything inside and out, respected the privacy of all the guests, but were still readily available when we needed things. The owner was great in getting our trip planned, professional and trustworthy in all financial dealings, and flexible as to our large group's needs.

Will definitely plan a future weeklong stay there for a future family reunion. A+ in every regard!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Beautiful lakeside comfort for every need and age

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt one of the most enjoyable, unique and memorable places our extended family has ever stayed. There were enough activities to keep us all busy throughout the day, while there were also ample areas in which to relax in quiet. The town of Bigfork was easily accessible by car, yet not so close to impact our feeling of "getting away from it all". <br>

It was the perfect balance of comfort and nature, and the daily activities could be molded to fit any age–from my 15-month-old daughter to my 86-year-old grandmother: Morning walks around the property; peaceful mid-morning kayak rides; lazy lunches on the dock; afternoon crafts on the lawn; delicious dinners in the lodge; post-dinner kickball games on the field; and lively card games into the wee hours. <br>

The amazing on-site caretakers knew the property well, beautifully maintained everything inside and out, respected the privacy of all the guests, but were still readily available when we needed things. The owner was great in getting our trip planned, professional and trustworthy in all financial dealings, and flexible as to our large group's needs. <br>

Will definitely plan a future weeklong stay there for a future family reunion. A+ in every regard!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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3 5

Map

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Nearby activities and amenities include:

* Flathead Lake tour boats

* First class golf courses

* Glacier National Park

* Horseback riding

* Glacier Park

* Browsing Bigfork, Whitefish, and Kalispell

* Geat summer theater

* Outstanding restaurants

* Hiking and walking trails

* Flathead Lake fishing

* Parasailing

* Whitewater rafting

* Spa services

* Art galleries

* Fine dining in over 30 area restaurants

* Helicopter tours

* Bicycle rentals

* Boat rentals on Swan Lake

Rates & Availability

Bigfork Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$70
 

Additional information about rental rates

SEASON JULY AND AUGUST RATES ARE GENERALLY IN THE $2,300-$2,900 RANGE, JUNE AND SEPTEMBER TEND TO BE LOWER. WE ARE A VERY COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR LARGER GROUPS IN THE 25-30 PERSON RANGE (AT LESS THAN $100/NITE/PERSON), BUT WE ARE LESS COST-EFFECTIVE FOR SMALLER GROUPS. FOR FULL INFO EMAIL US OR SEPARATELY GO TO OUR WEBSITE (WWW--DOT--SENTINELPINE--DOT--COM--which doesn't directly link here).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bigfork Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
Bedrooms:
  • 17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3) These are full size, Twin or Single Beds (9) 11 twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Notes:
On-Site Caretaker, Large Dining Areas, Swimming, Walking Trails, Tennis Court, Basketball, Boat Docks and Diving Board, Baseball Field with Equipment, Volleyball Area with Equipment, Fishing Equipment, Water Skiing and Tubing Equipment, Croquet Court We offer the following activities and amenities: * On-site caretaker * Kitchen facilities in three buildings * Large dining areas * 2 TVs, s DVDs * 2 BBQ grills * 2 Washer/dryer facilities * Swimming * Walking trails * Tennis court and equipment with basketball area * 4 Boat docks and diving board * 3 Kayaks * Rowboat * Baseball field with batting cage, can accommodate other field usages * Volleyball area * Swimming and diving board * Fishing equipment * Water skiing and tubing equipment

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