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Cozy Contemporary Cottage On A Private Wooded Peninsula On Beautiful Swan Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This contemporary two-story cottage sits among the trees and boasts an amazing view of the mountains and beautiful Swan Lake. A wooded path takes you to a nice swimming beach equipped with a dock and over 200 feet of lackfront to explore. There is one bedroom with a queen bed and a fold out queen futon upstairs so it sleeps four comfortably. One bathroom with a shower and a clawfoot bathtub outside so you can soak in a beautiful private setting while gazing out at the lake. It has a well-stocked kitchen with stove/oven, microwave and dishwasher and there is a barbeque on the deck for guests' use. Cottage is equipped with a flat-screen tv, dvd/vcr/cd players with many movies, music and board games to enjoy. No wi-fi (but you won't want to be looking at a screen while you are here anyway :) There is good cell coverage. On the point of the property there is a gazebo with a swinging double-chair perfect for your morning coffee or evening glass of wine as you watch the beautiful sunset. Swan Lake has great fishing and swimming and it's usually glassy surface makes it perfect for water skiing and other water toys. There is very little boat traffic so you may feel that the entire lake is yours to enjoy. Swan Song is truly a little slice of heaven!

Pam Ponich
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Pam Ponich

I am originally from Billings, MT and also lived for many years in California where I got my degrees at Stanford and San Diego State. Though I loved the weather and the ocean, I missed the mountains, fresh air and beautiful lakes of my home state so moved to Helena, MT where I have lived for the past 22 years. I am married with two teen-age boys who have become expert water skiers on the 'glass' of Swan and have grown to love it as much as I do. We live year-round in Helena where I am a psychotherapist and entertainer.

Pam Ponich purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Pam Ponich chose Flathead Lake

My family spent many summers in the Flathead area when I was young and Swan Lake grew to be my favorite place on earth! My parents were some of the earliest performers at the Bigfork Summer Theatre and when I was old enough, I too did professional summer theatre in Bigfork (and many other places). My mom and I scraped our pennies together to put a down-payment on this property when I was in my twenties and later built our little cottage which has hosted many a family gathering. Later my brother joined in as part owner of Swan Song so it is really a family-owned place where we have all made many happy memories. I remember when we first purchased the property, I would sit among the trees, gazing out at the beautiful lake and mountains and think about how very blessed I was to get to own a little piece of heaven. I still think that every time I am there as it truly is one of the most beautiful and special places on earth.

What makes this cottage unique

So beautiful, serene, quiet but with so much to do close by in Bigfork village if you want great theatre, a great meal, or to stroll among beautiful artwork. What I love most about the property is that it stretches out into the lake at a point so it is very private and it truly does have an amazingly beautiful view of the lake and mountains beyond.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bigfork in Flathead County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathtub located outside with berautiful lke view
  • One small bathroom adjoins the master bedroom. Basic bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One master bedroom on the ground floor with comfortable queen bed. Double glass doors allow a beautiful view of the lake from your bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Cozy Contemporary Cottage On A Private Wooded Peninsula On Beautiful Swan Lake
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Cozy Treetop Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. I loved how the upstairs felt like a treehouse! That was probably my favorite part. The cabin had everything my family needed. We brought our own boats, enjoyed the water, the gazeebo, deck and all the games. The neighbors are close, but you cant see them. The spot is nice and private.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, cozy place for our small girls getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Pam, the owner was quick to respond when I had questions surrounding booking the cabin. The cabin is a small walk from the water Uphill, not directly ON the lake.

The cabin was stocked with everything we needed as far as kitchen utensils, towels, blankets and even shampoo. The bed and futon were very comfortable!

The lake is gorgeous, bring your own water toys. They have two boats but they only fit one person each. They have music, movies and books...not much variety in music, I would bring my own cd's we never turned on the tv. They had games and puzzles which we enjoyed immensely. Our group consisted of 5 women who went to college together. We had a blast!

Such a beautiful and peaceful area of Montana, I would definitely come back!

Only 4 stars because the parking area was small and difficult to maneuver especially with more than one vehicle.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't rent of wanting this for the boat dock/beach

  • 1 of 5

The house is fairly shown but the property is not. The boat dock is 100 or more feet down the side of a cliff that is not an easy path to walk. There is not 200 ft of usable beach and it has large rocks all over. The dock is secured with a cable to a tree and to a rock. On this date there was only 8 feet of dock in deep enough water for a boat. Unless you want your boat to hang into the lake several feet. If you have a v-drive or direct drive you can only dock forward and with your nose on rocks. When we arrived the beach was a mess with steel poles large boards and ropes. The items there were completely disheveled and unsafe. There is nowhere to put your boat trailer either so you will have to find other arrangements for that and your vehicle if it is a large SUV or truck. We could not use this property for any beach or boat use, which was our entire reason for going, and we were denied any refund at all. Unfortunately site unseen was an expensive loss to us, especially since they are charging top dollar because of the location (beach and dock). Because we were not able to cancel 30 days ahead we lost every penny. Even though the information listed was not full disclosure of what we would encounter when we arrived. Also, you can barely see the water from the cabin so it is a walk to enjoy the view of the lake. Pictures were added of the beach and lake after we complained and the description was changed but unfortunately that was too late for our family. There was total unwillingness to work out any solution.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cool & Relaxing Lake Space

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in Swan Song especially kayaking and our reading time on the shore with quick plunges off the dock to cool off. Close to Bigfork for a nice break from cooking…Showthyme for dinner and Pocketstone for breakfast and the Raven in Woods Bay for a burger and beer! Will come back nest year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful spot on the lake, great swimming off of the dock and a nice relaxing cabin to retire to after a day on the water. My son was even able to catch and releae a trout off the dock. Close enough to Bigfork to enjoy the summer theater (highly recommend it) and central to some great trailheads (we did the Holland Lake Falls hike). Pam is a great communicator and host. Thank you for sharing your little slice of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin on the ever-perfect Swan Lake

  • 5 of 5

The Swan Song cabin on Swan Lake is perfect for a summer getaway. Nicely appointed and cozy cabin on truly a beautiful property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Terrace Bar and Supper Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 83
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Terrace Supper Club
Car: not necessary

Swan Lake is one of the most beautiful and serene lakes in the area. Small enough that there isn't a lot of boat traffic, yet large enough for any kind of boating, amazing water skiing, jet skiing, fishing and swimming. Swan village with small boat rentals is minutes away as is the charming village of Bigfork which boasts fabulous restaurants, shopping, art galleries, live theater, a great golf course and a marina on Flathead Lake. There are beautiful day hikes and backpacking opportunities all around and gorgeous Glacier National Park is a short drive away. In the winter there is fantastic downhill skiing at Blacktail above Flathead Lake and Big Mountain in Whitefish as well as opportunities for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bigfork, Montana

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4 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £310.35
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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