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Modern, Convenient, Cabin in the Woods Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 670 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Great Getaway, beautiful Rocky Mountains, Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Kalispell

This cabin is great for a Couple's getaway or a Family vacation.

(Rates are quoted for a couple OR parents/children 18 and under. Contact for additional guests)

The cabin has a great front and side porch and large deck on which to sit and enjoy the woods, beautiful sunsets and wildlife.

There is a nice deck off the side porch with umbrella patio table/chairs. Gas and BBQ Grills available w/picnic table under the shelter of the Carport.

There is a freestanding Log Swing for two adults near the fire pit.

Each evening a cool breeze comes down off the mountain behind, offering natural cooling inside. The cabin is also air conditioned.

On the side porch there is a table and chairs for adults and a set for small children. There is a fire pit to enjoy roasting marshmallows or gaze at the embers of the burning fire.

Our cabin has a queen size Log Bed in the bedroom, a queen size Sofa sleeper in the living room, and an upscale queen size airbed and regular twin bed in the loft area. Children and adults, alike, enjoy the loft.

The cabin is basically an open floor plan with one Bedroom, fully equipped Kitchen, separate Dining Room, Living Room, and full bath with tub/shower combo. The kitchen has dishes, cookware, small appliances, etc. Towels and linens are provided as well as shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

There is a wood stove for chilly nights, and a ceiling fan on the vaulted ceiling to circulate the air. Air conditioner. Lots of windows.

Outside seating including log benches around fire pit and a nice picnic table under the carport.

We enjoy the quietness of the rural setting but the convenience of being just 10 minutes from the village of Bigfork, which is unique in itself - a great place to go and visit the shops, eateries, galleries, lake, etc. Within 30-45 min of Glacier Park, Kalispell, Big Mountain Ski Resort.

Owners will be accessible to you as needed.

Key words: fly fishing, cozy cabin, inner tube floating, Bigfork, Private, Swan river, Bigfork Whitewater Festival, Spartan Race, Dragon Boat Races, Riverbend Concert Series, Bigfork Festival of the Arts, Wild Horse Island, bass fishing, fishing charters, boat rentals, hiking, biking, trails, Wild Mile kayaking and walking trail, dragon boat

More Details

Les & Mary Stinespring
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

About Les & Mary Stinespring

We moved to Montana from West Virginia in 1997. We chose this northwest corner of the state so we could continue to enjoy the mountains, rivers, lakes, streams, and wildlife we had become accustomed to ‘back home’.

In WV, Les worked for Shell Chemical, Universal Glass and Westvaco as well as being self-employed over 40 years as a Taxidermist . Mary worked there for the WV DOH, Borg Warner Chemicals, Nashua Corporation and then was employed by CenturyTel here in Montana.

We worked as Managers of Glacier Wilderness Resort near Glacier National Park managing 10 full size, 2 bedroom cabins with individual hot tubs..

We have been married over 40 years, have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Our four daughters reside here and our son lives in northern California.

Les & Mary Stinespring purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Les & Mary Stinespring chose Bigfork

This property is a little bit of Heaven.

We love the huge mountain range right behind us, the woods, and the animals that live here. We like the close proximity to the river, Flathead Lake, grocery stores, banks, restaurants, entertainment – all the things we can access with a few minutes of driving. At night we sit on the porch and gaze up at the star studded 'Big Montana Sky'.

We enjoy the low humidity in the summer which makes it comfortable to be outdoors. In the evening a cool breeze comes down off the mountain, naturally cooling the cabin for a comfortable nights sleep.

It was 'love at first sight'. After visiting this area, we knew this is where we wanted to spend the rest of our lives.

What makes this cabin unique

We searched every day for the ‘right’ property when we arrived in the Flathead Valley in June, 1997. On a snowy December day, in response to an ad in the paper, we made the trip to Bear Creek Road to check it out. We waded through the snow as we walked in the circular drive.

We fell in love with what we saw and quickly made it ours.

We have had no desire to go on vacation because we feel we are, indeed, on vacation every day.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ********MY CANCELLATION TERMS ARE LISTED UNDER 'DESCRIPTION'. Read them for an accurate statement of our cancellation policy******************
  • No additional overnight guests if not listed on original lease agreement.
  • No cutting trees on the property at any time...Do not damage trees with tools, nails, knives, etc. Avoid contact with trees enclosed in wire cages.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lavoratory
  • There is shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, makeup remover sheets, liquid hand soap and body wash for your convenience. Towels, washcloths, bath mats, first aid kit, emergency candle
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Log Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sofa sleeper in Living Room area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 upscale Queen Airbed, 1 twin bed in Loft
  • The sofa bed is queen sized - there is NO futon. (The program inserted that) VRBO considers each sleeping area a 'bedroom'. Ours are explained in detail above.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Tourist attractions close by. Nice laundromat available in Bigfork, 10 min drive, also offers wash/fold service and dry cleaning.


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Modern, Convenient, Cabin in the Woods Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews
Englewood OH

Charming Cabin & Setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this cozy cabin during our stay Sept. 11th - Sept. 13th. The cabin had all we needed and had a great cabin feel. We LOVED the cabin & the setting, it was so peaceful. Especially the friendly squirrel that loved sunflower seeds :). We wished we could have stayed longer. We would recommend this cabin, especially if you love the outdoors. Thank you Mary & Les for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace & Quiet in fantastic little cabin

  • 5 of 5

Despite all the wildfires and ever-present smoke in the air....we had a very nice visit. The cabin was very comfortable, and had everything you needed (including Wi-Fi, which was a must for us to keep in contact with our 2 little ones back home with the grandparents). The outdoor space was great, and we enjoyed the different critters around the area. Conveniently located 10 minutes away from Big Fork in case you needed anything, and less than an hour away from West Glacier Park. Perfect place to stay to see lots in Montana! Would definitely recommend, Les and Mary were great hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Montana

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our stay at the cabin. The location is a perfect central location for day trips to Whitefish, the Park, Bigfork, Swan Lake, Flathead lake and lots of rivers for fishing. We enjoyed coffee in the morning and wine in the evening on the perfect little deck. We wish there had not been a burn ban because the fire pit looked awesome. The cabin's interior is cozy, practically brand new and just modern enough. The kids slept in the loft and loved it. We barbecued most nights and watched deer walking though the property right outside our door. The owners offered suggestions on everything Montana. Thank you for a great trip!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Cozy, comfortable, and relaxing stay in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Les and Mary were very quick to respond to any queries and extra helpful in providing input on activities/itinerary plans in the area. The cabin is secluded in the woods and very peaceful with a lot of great amenities. As Montana had many wildfires this month and has been very smoky, we were unable to use the fire pit due to state fire restrictions but still enjoyed sitting outdoors in the evenings and grilling meals. The cabin is in a great location near downtown Bigfork, Flathead Lake and about an hour drive to Glacier National Park. We were sad to leave but thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. The kids really liked sleeping in the little loft. Loved hearing the breezes blowing down from the mountains behind the cabin. Overall it was very clean and well maintained. Bigfork is just a few minutes away for any last minute shopping and dinning. Would recommend staying here! We just wished we could've stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Place in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is extremely well kept and fully equipped. Les and Mary were very helpful with regard to area activities and suggestions. We were able to check in early and found everything we needed. Don't hesitate to stay in the woods. The evenings and nights are awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Echo Lake Cafe
Kehoe's Agate Shop
Bigfork Inn
Pocketstone Cafe
Eagle Bend Golf Club
Bigfork public docks
Moroldo's Fine Italian Restaurant
Bigfork Anglers Fly Shop
Burgertown Dairy Freeze
Favorite burger place. Home of the FLATHEAD MONSTER BURGER
Rosa's Pizza
Best pizza in the valley!
Taco Mexico Restaurant
Authentic Mexican food and atmosphere
Electric Ave
Quaint village with great variety of Shops
Bigfork Summer Playhouse
Popular professionally done shows
Swan River Floating/Rafting
Bigfork Whitewater Festival
May 23-24, 2015. This is the 40th year Great for participants or spectators! The last ...
Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival
August 30-September 6 Guitar Festival in Bigfork http://crownguitarfest.org/ Workshop and F...
Dragon Boat Races
September 12-13 2015 Dragon Boat Races http://kalispellevents.sportngin.com/page/show/729496...
August 3-9, 2015 http://www.gscmusic.org/festival-amadeus Chorale and Symphony in Whitefish
Swan Lake
Nice swimming area, Huckleberry Arts and Crafts Festival
Flathead Lake Brewery
Brand new, recently opened, brewery
Wayfarers State Park
Swimming, boating, water skiing, boat launch, pier out into lake, benches on top of rock cli...
Kerr Dam
Hungry Horse Dam
Beautiful Dam in a mountainous setting
The Raven Brewpub & Grill
Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Flathead Lake Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Eagle Bend Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Whitefish Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Echo Lake Cafe
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Big Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Flathead Lake
Car: necessary

In 2011, Yahoo Travel named Bigfork as one of the nation's top eight 'perfect summer lake towns. The list of lake vacation destinations was compiled based on accessibility, affordability, and overall experience.

Bigfork Village & Flathead Lake are 10 minutes away. There are boat rentals and chartered rides and/or Guided Fishing.

Less than one hour from Zipline, Hungry Horse Dam, and Glacier National Park, Waterslide, Small waterpark.

Inner tube and boat rentals are available close by. Nice easy float on the Swan River. We will do free drop off and pickup after your float.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.16
Damage Deposit £180.52

It is advisable to purchase a Vacation Insurance Plan in the event some unforeseeable situation arises. You will then be reimbursed by the insurance company, ONLY, per their terms.
*If you do NOT purchase an insurance plan, Owners will refund only the damage deposit and cleaning fee (NO rent $ will be refunded) with the following exception:

If we are able to fill the dates you previously scheduled, we will reimburse for the NUMBER OF DAYS we are able to rent to another guest. Ex: you rent 3 days, need to cancel, and we are able to rent 2 of the 3 days. We will reimburse the money you have prepaid for the 2 days rent and any damage deposit or cleaning fee you have prepaid for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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