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Zen Sunsets-Waterfront-Walk To Bigfork-Boat Slip-Family Fun-Amazing Location!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

100 Ft Lakefront-Enjoy The Gold Coast Of Flathead Lake-Sleeps 10-3 Bathrooms

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Enjoy your family vacation away from home feeling “at home” in this property! And don’t waste one second more than necessary driving or walking. You’ll enjoy fabulous sunsets, ample waterfront, proximity to Bigfork and your own boat slip! (Please note Boat Slip guidelines below.) This two-level home boasts three bathrooms, three bedrooms and one large “bunk style” open room. The home can easily accommodate 8 to 10 people and pets are optional upon consultation with the owner. But hopefully you didn’t come to Bigfork to enjoy the air-conditioning and you’ll take advantage of the long summer days outside on the lake or perusing the galleries and restaurants of downtown Bigfork. So many possibilities and so little time! Make this home your home away from home for your next family vacation! Some of our home’s highlights below should tempt you!!

Zen Sunsets- Find your inner peace on vacation with the sunset view back-dropped against the lake and mountains of Flathead valley. And trust an old cowboy when I say that in the 40+ years of seeing them, they always astound me! Both levels have large windows and large open style floor plans facing west allowing unobstructed views of the fabulous Flathead Sunsets. But since most of you will be outside for the sunsets; let the purple, red, and orange hues mesmerize you along the 100+ft of waterfront!

Waterfront- The lower level of the home opens up to the lake only 10 steps from the cool crisp water of Flathead Lake! Bask in the tranquil sounds of waves along the 100 ft of developed shoreline. The water is deep enough to jump right off into the water! Your vacation will be perfect enjoying the mountain melt-off and the long sunny days of the Flathead valley; but if you get the itch to do some shopping, take a stroll to the Village of downtown Bigfork.

Walk to Bigfork-This house is situated the perfect distance to downtown Bigfork. Close enough to walk with loaded bags or small children but just far enough to avoid the noise of downtown nightlife! It’s about (not exaggerating) a 10 minute walk with children (or your heavy shopping bags!). We’ve timed it many, many times! Downtown Bigfork boasts award winning restaurants, galleries and shops while still maintaining the charm and serenity of small town USA. Location, location, location!!!

Boat Slip- Bringing a boat? Park it at the house (yes, in the water!). There are two boat launches within walking distance to launch your craft, but park it in front of the house in the private boat slip. As this was one of the original properties on the Flathead’s “gold coast,” you won’t have to share the boat slip (more like an open-walled boat house) with anyone else!

PLEASE NOTE- The boat slip can accommodate up to an 18 foot long boat with 8 foot beam and up to about 1800 lbs.

Bring your boat, bring your family, maybe your dog, and heck, even bring your in-laws, and have the experience of a lifetime close to downtown and right on the lake! Don’t wait to book your memories, I mean your vacation, today! (If you don’t someone else will!)

PARKING for 3 vehicles and boat trailer

Please - NO FAMILY REUNIONS OR EXTRA GUESTS other than the guests that are booked to stay. We want you and your family to have a lovely and memorable experience :-)

More Details

Lana Nelson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Lana Nelson

Lana Nelson and family, we are Native Montanans. We have an awesome family of 12 children and 33 grandchildren. This family property resonates with all the fun we have had raising our family here. We have lived the "vacation life" here at the lake.

We know that you will have a great time in this gorgeous setting also!

Owner lives next door to help with any of your needs during your stay. Our guests have loved this advantage.

Lana Nelson purchased this house in 1970

Why Lana Nelson chose Bigfork

We consider this place 'Heaven on Earth'.

What makes this house unique

We think the views of the sunsets here are as close to Heaven as we can get.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *Quiet family friendly neighborhood, NO PARTY GROUPS! *Maximum parking of 3 vehicles and 1 boat trailer. #1 Goal to make your Family memories : -)
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Master bedroom is large with double sinks and jetted tub.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lower level full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main floor bathroom across hall from queen bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Open Bunk Room with family room. - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Bunkbeds & trundle/twin beds sleeps 4, with a privacy screen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 3 lower level, Queen bed, close to full bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveller reviews)

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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to stay in Montana! Lovely lakefront property! The house is set up perfect for group meals; family meals, etc----everything you need is there!! It's nice when a large container of dishwasher detergent is already in the cupboard; your linens and towels are there and are nicer than most 5 star hotels, and so are paper products, spices, etc.! Dishes, pots and pans to make whatever you want--all there!. Being lake front on Flathead Lake is tops! Nice to be able to walk into town or to the state park. Plenty of places to sit and relax outside. Lana and her family are wonderful neighbors. What a sweet touch--Lana appeared the 2nd evening we were there with fresh huckleberries she picked earlier that day! We were able to make huckleberry pancakes because she provides a nice flat electric griddle!!! The house is lovely with everything you need. The location is tops! You can drive easily to Glacier National Park--which if you are there, and you have never been to this park--you MUST go! I can't say enough. I've rented plenty of houses, townhouses, etc from the VRBO/Home Away site; and Lana and her family by far go above and beyond to provide you with a great place to stay with friends and / or family--it's all well appointed, immaculately kept, and you feel welcome. If my husband and I vacation in Montana again---DEFINITELY I will hope to rent this property again from Lana and her family! Top notch rental on Flathead Lake!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review :-) It was a delight having you all as guests and we will definitely welcome you back! Very warmly, Lana
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Perfect spot for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Lana's house on the lake for our week long get away in Bigfork. The house had everything you could ask for & the boat house was so nice to have there for our boat. We paddle boarded, kayaked & swam right from the lawn! All ages enjoyed the amenities & we walked into town every day to visit the cute shops & attend a show at the playhouse!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect location

  • 5 of 5

very nice, clean and suitable for large families. we really enjoyed being on the water. enjoyed the sunsets and cool mornings on the new deck. kitchen provided much more than expected, (I brought all of my spices, oil etc... ) it was all there

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay :-) We loved having you and your wonderful family here at the lake. So glad you had a relaxing time. It was wonderful seeing you enjoy the lake so much going out with your boat. Will definitely welcome you back any time for more water fun and relaxation. All the best! Lana
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Beautiful scenic home right in the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house is very spacious and comfortable. It is right on the lakefront and spent a lot of time just relaxing and swimming. There are beautiful views from both inside the house and outside. There is both an upper deck off the living room and another one right out by the lake. We definitely would come back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay, what wonderful guests you are! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. We welcome you back to stay again :-) Lana Nelson
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Great location& perfect for 2 families with teenage kids

  • 5 of 5

Lots of places to sleep& 3 bathrooms- well stocked kitchen& very clean

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kind thanks for your remarks. We welcome you back any time! Lana Nelson
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Perfect house situated right on water near town!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful!!!!!!!! Perfect location steps from the water and walking distance to Bigfork! My family and I had an amazing time. The house was extremely nice, fully stocked with everything you could ever need. Anytime we head to Bigfork we will be staying there. Lana and her husband are great people and we had a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kalispell Montana

The Bigfork Chamber has this to say about our lovely area-

“The town of Bigfork is a picturesque and charming place. World class art galleries, fine restaurants, a 27-hole golf course, live theatre and unique shops can all be found within a quaint Western setting. Located near by, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall and the Swan Wilderness areas are full of wildlife and offer endless recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Chosen as 'One of the 50 Great Towns of the West' and designated as 'One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns of the Nation,' Bigfork offers you and your family a part of the West that you will never forget.”

We can't say it any better than that!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £194.16
Pet Fee £19.04
Property Damage Insurance £44.92

*Canceling reservation up to 60 days before stay- you will receive a refund minus $500 of deposit.

*Due to the number of guests we have to turn down the - DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE 45 days from booking- unless we can re-book. If we can rebook your dates the original deposit minus $500 will be refunded.

**We suggest traveler's insurance which is reasonable and can be purchased through VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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