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Pleasant, Private, near Everything, super Clean, Very competitive rates!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, Sleeps 4, covered parking

We only accept vacations rentals for 30 nights or more. Prefer around 3 months. (There is no 7% room tax for stays longer than 30 days.) Our monthly rate is $2,500.00 and prorated at $83.33 for the number of days over 30. We pay the utilities.

We do have a discounted rate from October 1 to April 30. $2,000.00 per month, prorated at $66.67 for the number of days more than 30.

Located just 3 miles north of Bigfork Village and Flathead Lake this pleasant Guest Quarters, with a Montana cabin feel, is fully furnished and equipped for your stay. This 'Guest Quarters' is within a free standing building in an area of quality homes, each on 4+ acre parcels. It is 35 miles to Glacier National Park. Jewel Basin is nearby, within 10 miles. The Guest Quarters has a total of 1,250 sq. ft including 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom that sleeps 4. It has a living room/kitchen, master bedroom, second bedroom, big pantry, and huge 'mud room' with clothes washer & dryer, utility sink and room to put bikes and ski & boating equipment. High speed Wireless internet. There is a newer 42' flat screen HDTV in the living room and a 42' Sony plasma HDTV in Master bedroom. The kitchen has the dining room table, micro wave, stove/oven, refrigerator with ice maker, dishes, glasses, utensils, etc. Master bedroom has a TV, large walk-in closet, desk and plenty of room. Second bedroom has 2 twin beds and a big closet. Each room has a ceiling fan and light. The bathroom shower is roomy and there are 2 sinks for convenience. A 20' X 32' covered parking 'shed'. Get your boat, car, motor cycle, off road vehicle out of the weather. There is more parking in front of the residence. A propane BBQ ready to go on the front patio. There is also a play gym, with slide, for the kids.

It is about 20 miles to Kalispell, MT and the Glacier Park National Airport. The surrounding area seems to have every activity anyone has ever thought of to do. All the people who have stayed here say they 'love it'. If you stay with us once, you'll be back.

DISCOUNT of 20% off the standard rental rate October through April.

More Details

Jan Laverty
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Jan Laverty

Retired. We live in the main house on the property about 200' away from the guest quarters. We love Montana and the people of Montana.

Jan Laverty purchased this guest house in 2009

Why Jan Laverty chose Bigfork

We bought the property in 2009. Neither my wife or I had ever been in Montana. When we saw Flathead Lake, Bigfork Village, the Rocky Mountains and the natural beauty of the area, we knew we were home.

What makes this guest house unique

Peaceful, but still close to everything.


Bigfork Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Good sized shower with benches. Two sinks. Exhaust fan.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be pushed together to make a king bed.
  • Master bedroom has the Queen bed. There is also an antique desk. You have a 42' flat screen HDTV with remote control where you can watch programs different than the living room. The walk-in closet in this master bedroom is much larger than expected. The twin beds in the second bedroom can be pushed together to make a big single bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Guests are welcome to rent up to 3 months. Paper towels, toilet tissue, soaps, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent is a starting set up, but lots of it. This property is served by natural gas, so you don't have to worry about running out.


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Pleasant, Private, near Everything, super Clean, Very competitive rates!!!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Delightful experience!

  • 5 of 5

The Bunkhouse is spacious, comfy, quiet, well equipped & very clean. Owners, Jan & Bev, are delightful & caring people. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & wish it could have been longer! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 4

Spacious, comfortable, clean, quiet. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, quiet, clean. Owners are great!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 3
Santa Rosa CA

Previous Reviews Were Right!

  • 5 of 5

This is a sweet, comfortable little Bunkhouse in a beautiful setting. Our stay was not for recreation, so we had no sporting equipment but the parking and mud room would have accommodated most anything. The place is well-appointed, not lavish. We felt it was centrally located and private but not isolated. With the door to the mud room at the back of the covered parking it’s a perfect place to return to after a strenuous day. Rosauers Market about 20 minutes away had everything to satisfy our finicky tastes. Our only trouble was being so far north and visiting near the Summer Equinox, timing our dinners to sunset, had us eating around 9-10 PM. For us the Bunkhouse was both a great base for our activities and a gracious retreat in the woods

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 2
Las Vegas, NV

Outstanding Accommodations / Wonderful Area / Unbeatable Experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 2 1/2 months at the "bunkhouse" and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is well appointed and the home is centrally located to everything in the Flathead valley. The owners will give you privacy but I would suggest you make an effort to meet them, they are wonderful people, lots of fun and can give you advice on the area. The home would pass the clean test of even the most demanding. The covered patio is where we spent many hours watching the wildlife, reading and simply enjoying the views. The deer pass by the front porch every morning and evening, they are so wonderful to watch. We can not think of anything that this property lacks in terms of comfort, livability and accomodations. If you rent once, I promise you will be back, this is the real deal in a home away from home. Excellent internet service, a big flat screen TV in the living room as well as a TV in the master bedroom. We would come back except we liked the area so much, we bought a home here.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 2
Liberty Lake, Washington

Comfortable Cabin

  • 4 of 5

As other reviewers have said, this is a nice, clean cabin, well situated for exploring western MT. The beds are comfortable, furniture and trappings all good quality. The kitchen was well set up for cooking and eating there too. The only downsides are that there's no bathtub - a little tricky for washing small children but the shower is extra big, so not a major hardship. There's no stove or fireplace, which might put some people off in the winter, but of course it was no problem in July! Also, it would have been nice to have an outdoor seating/eating area, but again, it's not a deal breaker, esp. if you're like us and spend most of the time there doing other things. I'd recommend to a friend.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate our guests taking the time to give us a review. It helps us improve. In addition to the 10' X 40' patio that is already in front and has 8 outdoor chairs, we do have plans to expand the yard area in front and the side. We'll look into a picnic table too.
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  • 5 of 5

Great place! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our Siberian Husky was right at home in the secluded treed area. The owners are wonderful people! Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 3


Echo Lake Cafe
"A must. Nearby. Very good food. All the locals go there too."
Kehoe's Agate Shop
"Nearby. Unusual location for such a nice shop."
"One of the best. Next to the theater. Older charming building."
Bigfork Inn
"I think you have to eat here at least once while staying in Bigfork."
Grill at Eagle Bend
"Usually not overcrowded. They have really good french fries. "
Eagle Bend Golf Club
"Nation high rating. "
Terra Restaurant at Mountain -- CLOSED
"Very good. "
Mountain Lake Lodge Restaurant
"Same building with Terra Restaurant. The is more of a burger and pizza place."
Moroldo's Fine Italian Restaurant
"European style. Has a lot of followers that love it. Family owned and they live next door. "
Grateful Bread Cafe & Bakery
"Good stuff."
Rosa's Pizza
"A favorite in Bigfork. Taste great and they deliver."
The Garden Bar
"A tradition in Bigfork. You have to go at least once. Downtown Bigfork."
Saketome Sushi
"Perhaps the best sushi in the Kalispell/Flathead area. "
Swan River Inn
"One of the best views of Bigfork Bay. Sunday brunch on the deck is where to be."
Kravingz Bakery & Catering -- CLOSED
"Not in the main street location, but very good."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Garden Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Eagle Bend GC
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Montana Highway 83 (Swan Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tammy's Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Blacktail Mountain,
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Wayfarer's State Park
Car: necessary

The Village of Bigfork, Montana is within 3.5 Miles, 20 Miles to Kalispell, MT and Glacier Park International Airport. The highly rated Eagle Bend Golf Club is within 4 miles. There are 9 nice golf courses in the area. You have snow skiing at Big Mountain in Whitefish and even closer is Blacktail Mountain. There is premier hiking and cross country skiing at Jewel Basin which is just a few miles away. There is outstanding boating in Flathead Lake, Swan Lake, the Swan and Flathead rivers. Swan River is a fantastic place for family kayaking and is just 5 miles away. Bigfork Village provides you with many high end restaurants as well as excellent breakfast and lunch spots. Bigfork is very charming and has many activities throughout the year. The 4th of July parade 2011 was one of the best parades I have seen. People came from 200 miles away just to see it. You have hot rod shows, Christmas parades and the village is decorated beyond expectation for the winter holidays. The Bigfork Summer Playhouse is one of the special attractions in the area. There seems to be every activity known to man in the area, so there is always something to do.

The guest residence is 1,250 square feet and has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, combination living room, dining area and kitchen. There is a big pantry, a refrigerator with an ice maker. You also have a clothes washer and dryer. The 20' X 32' carport provides parking for many vehicles, boats or trailers full of recreational vehicles. You don't have to worry about removing all your stuff and it will be guarded from the weather and unsavory people. There is also parking in front of the residence. As well there is plenty of room, on site, to park trailers with tow vehicles hitched up.

You pretty much have everything you want in this charming guest quarters. For short stay guests there is a supply of laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet tissue, cleaning supplies, salt & pepper, etc.

Come stay with us. You'll be back.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

From May 1 to September 30 our rate is $2,500.00 per month. It is prorated at $83.33 for the number of days more than 30.
Oct. 1 to April 30 our rates are 20% LESS, for example 30-90 nights is $66.67 per night, $2,000.00 per month.

Deposits are fully refundable if unit left in good condition. No cleaning fee. No 7% State room tax for 30 day stay or more .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.