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Book Your Family Vacation at #KirbyCottage!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath cottage in beautiful Woods Bay.

A spacious home, full of light, with a deck right off the kitchen offering a large yard with fruit trees and views of beautiful Flathead Lake. We are just steps from restaurants and entertainment while maintaining a private, away from the hustle and bustle feeling. This home is located two short blocks from a public boat launch and the summer vacation of your dreams. Downtown Bigfork is only 10 minutes away, as well as Eagle Bend Golf Course.

This home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The main floor bedroom has a King bed, plenty of storage and closet space, and a private bath. The Master bedroom is downstairs and offers a Queen size bed, en-suite bath with shower, and walk-in closet. The second guest bedroom downstairs has twin beds to keep families together with a convenient sink in the room. The living room downstairs has plenty of seating, and entertainment. The washer and dryer are also located in the basement for your convenience. The linens and towels, dishes and cookware are all new, just for you to come and enjoy your summer vacation in the Flathead Valley.

This property will sleep 6 comfortably and is located in a quiet neighborhood where you can enjoy a wonderful stay by the lake! We look forward to making you very comfortable in your Home Away From Home.

Woods Bay Marina is also close by with weekly boat slip rental.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorena Kirby
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Lorena Kirby

Lorena and her little girls, bought this home, (their 1st home) in 2011. Lorena, at the time she bought the house, was finishing her Business degree through MSU Billings. She graduated in May 2013, and now is busy building her career as an entrepreneur, business owner, and sometimes wacky, out of the box, thinker (or at least her little girls think so).

Lorena was transplanted here by marriage in 2005. She is raising two little Montana girls who love horses, hiking, fishing, camping and exploring Montana - but most of all, Lorena and her girls adore this little piece of Heaven they are lucky enough to call Home. The old-time 'Grandma's House' cottage feel, the proximity to Flathead Lake, Bigfork and the surrounding area makes this the perfect place to call 'home-base' for a short stay, or even an extended stay while you explore all that NW Montana has to offer.

Lorena and the girls work each year to make home improvements and little additions to make everything for your stay as warm, comfortable and inviting as possible. We are so excited for the Summer Season! We welcome you, and we are sure you will fall in love with this special place and want to return year after year.

Welcome to Woods Bay - We are thrilled to host you! Please follow KirbyCottages on Instagram #KirbyCottages

Lorena Kirby purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Lorena Kirby chose Flathead Lake

Why not Kirby Cottage! The cottage is not lakefront property but it is approximately 450 ft from the waters edge. It's near to everything that makes NW Montana a great place to visit! Public access to the lake in Woods Bay for swimming, and boat launch is about 1.5 miles away. Wayfarers Park to the north (closer to Bigfork) is a great family area with camping, swimming and picnic areas is less than 5 miles away. Yellow Bay to the south is less than 10 miles away with the same swimming, picnic and camping amenities. Glacier National Park is about 45 miles, northeast from the cottage, with lots of great hiking, and there is a terrific water park for the family in Columbia Falls, which is on the way to Glacier. You can rent everything from boats, jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks and even bikes near to the house. You and your family will find tons of outdoor fun here!

What makes this cottage unique

Within walking distance to several restaurants on the lake, and a micro brewery. Woods Bay marina close by. We have a lovely deck just off the kitchen to enjoy your dinner, and a fire pit with plenty of seats to soak up those cool Montana nights.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Main floor bedroom has two twin beds. Lower level master bedroom has king size bed. Lower level third bedroom has one queen bed. All beds have high quality linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Book Your Family Vacation at #KirbyCottage!
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Super nice cozy home with plenty of room with all the amenities and then some!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint older home, super clean, and close to the lake. Would recommend this place to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ron and the Pullman Team! I hope you did well at the Spartan races. Thank you for your excellent review. I'm so happy to know you found Kirby Cottage a comfortable place to rest after a hard day running obstacles. Please come again. Lorena
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Kirby Cottage for a wedding near by and it was absolutely lovely! The yard is amazing with a fire pit, porch swing, games, patio, BBQ and lake view! The house feels like home and the location is perfect. The owner is great to work with, she is very accomadating! She left us some snacks and we forgot some clothes in the closet and she went through the trouble of mailing them to us. We would definitely stay here again:)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for your generous review of Kirby Cottage. We're so happy that you were able to enjoy all of the outdoor features of the cottage. You were a lovely couple and we would love to host you again.
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Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Kirby Cottage is a lovely cottage a few minutes walk from Woods Bay (part of Flathead Lake)

The cottage was roomy for a one adult and five children household. The children enjoyed the outdoor area (badminton net & fire-pit) and we ate outside on the deck numerous times.The cottage was very functional and we enjoyed the great welcome basket. It is an older cottage but was kept cool by the ceiling fans and the breeze coming off the lake. You can see the beautiful lake from the front windows and see the sun setting over the water from the front porch.

The community is quiet. There is some nightlife and dining, the Raven and the Sitting Duck, though we didn't go in, we noticed the signs for live music numerous nights and it seemed to be well attended.

Flathead lake is a beautiful clean lake that is on the cooler side, it has rocky beaches so bring some water shoes if your soles are not used to it. There is a public water access right beside the Raven (two minute walk) that we used one day, though it is not necessarily a beach it allowed the kids to swim and use kayaks that we rented from the local store.

There are numerous activities to participate in: hiking, water sports (rental store just a walk away), state parks, dining, boat tours to Wild Horse Island, shopping in Kalispell (40 min drive), and a water park in Columbia Falls (40 min drive).

We really enjoyed it and it worked beautifully for our family and budget.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous recommendation of Kirby Cottage. I'm so happy you found our little corner of the world welcoming. It was our pleasure to host you and your lovely children. Best wishes and hope you come again!
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Very nice stay at Kirby cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Kirby cottage.

The house is very well located, you can walk down to the lake and enjoy lakefront restaurant, paddle board rental...

Lorena was very quick to answer our questions and she really helped us to solve a TV network challenge.

Overall we definitively recommend Lorena's cottage.

The Sauvage family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family was fantastic! It warmed my heart to see the children on the porch swing, or Mom relaxing with a book in the lawn chair, taking a nap on the front lawn, or the children playing outside. Thank you so much for choosing us! We would be honored to host you again!
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Great Location Near Glacier

  • 3 of 5

This quiet cottage was a great centralized location to Glacier National Park. While we spent quite a bit of time in the Park, we will definitely want to visit again due to its proximity to Flathead Lake, restaurants, and orchards.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private and big

  • 4 of 5

The basement bedrooms and TV are great for the hot days (although basements are basements)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Echo Lake Cafe
Kehoe's Agate Shop
Bigfork Anglers Fly Shop
Bigfork Summer Playhouse
Mountain Lake Lodge Restaurant
Moroldo's Fine Italian Restaurant
LA Province Restaurant -- CLOSED
The Raven Brewpub & Grill
Woods Bay Marina & RV Park
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Raven Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle Bend
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Raven Brew Pub
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Blacktail Mountain

Heading south from Bigfork on Hwy 35, travel approx. 9 miles arriving at Woods Bay. Watch for The Sitting Duck and The Raven on your right. Shore Acres Drive is on your left right across the street from The Raven at mile marker 26. Go 100 yards on Shore Acres drive and take the bend to the left, 14668 is the first driveway on your right.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bigfork, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Special Season Rate
25 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £76.53
cleaning £77.3
Pet Fee £115.95
Tax Rate 7.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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