House, 4 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About Mac Swan
Owners: Mac and Karen Swan; Mary Swan and her son Ken. We grew up on Flathead Lake and have lived and worked in Montana throughout our lives.
Mac Swan purchased this House in 1957
Why Mac Swan chose Polson
One of the unique areas on Flathead Lake, Cat Bay is particularly remote with the old-time feel of Montana the way it used to be. We offer modern amenities in a quiet setting. You'll wish you could stay on and on.
What makes this House unique
Built as a family project over years, the original cabin was framed in 1957, bedrooms and bath added in 1964, garage, studio and third bedroom and bath completed in 1969. Entryway completed in 1972. We finished an extensive updatingl in 2017 with new flooring, counter tops, sinks and faucets. The Swan Family has enjoyed these three timbered acres away from the cares of the world, the clear waters lapping against the gentle gravel beach, the calls of the osprey overhead and communing with the animals who make their home here too. Bliss is lingering over coffee on the sunny morning deck--fledgling hawks casting quick shadows through the timber during their flight lessons to the knock of pileated woodpeckers on the pines.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Quiet hours from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
We rent for Saturday to Saturday only in the summer season.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Flathead Lake Gem
This was our second time staying at this property and once again were very pleased!
The cabin is spacious and has everything you need. It is located on a quiet cove which was perfect for boating and swimming, even when the lake was rough elsewhere. We hope to be back again.
So relaxing and homey.
Morning: Drank coffee in eating area enjoying gorgeous view.
Afternoon:. Sunned ourselves on shore that provides both sun and shade. Jumped in clear, refreshing, calm, quiet bay. Repeat.
Evening:. Roasted marshmallows over beach firepit. Played cards.
Night:. Slept soundly in comfortable bed.
Also loved air-conditioning, character of home and big room that cousins slept in.
Secluded Swan Family Home
Loved the location on a secluded bay on the lake. Not much boat or road traffic. House is updated and well equipped. The "Big Room" nicely accomodated the cousins. Enjoyed days at the lake: paddle boarding, swimming, canoeing. Wonderful week with family on Flathead!
Charming home on a beautiful quiet bay.
A wonderful week at Flathead. We loved the well-maintained inviting home with all its character and little details. We especially loved the big room because it allowed all the cousins to hang out together. Mac and Karen were very easy to work with, and we enjoyed learning the history of the home. Cat Bay was a very peaceful and calm area. We loved that we could have either shade or sunshine all day. We will be back!
Wonderfully Quiet Retreat
Having never been to Montana, I felt the Swan family home was such an incredible place. All the view, activity and solitude you could hope for.
Hope that you are able to return again soon. The solitude dials up in our favorite months of September and October.
Just what we needed!
We loved staying at the Swan family home. Mac Swan took care of our every need, and the house was set up to accommodate a family like ours perfectly. Everything we needed to cook at home was close at hand and In good working order. The Wi -Fi was a lifesaver, as I had to run some meetings, and do some other work while vacationing. The view are wonderful, and we made good use of the canoe, visiting some small islands about a half mile out. We’re already talking about coming back next year.
Birding, Canoeing, River Rafting, Golfing, Located on the historic Flathead Indian Reservation, National Bison Range is one hour south, Glacier National Park is two hours north, Peaks of the Mission Mountain Wilderness are omnipresent