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Modern, Convenient, Cozy Cabin in the Woods Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 670 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

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

Book for Dragon Boat Races!!

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 new deck off the porch with umbrella patio table/chairs. Gas grill and BBQ available w/picnic table under 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. 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

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 Flathead Lake

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 Lake County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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, Cozy Cabin in the Woods Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
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: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fergus Falls, MN

Cabin and property were beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This cabin exceeded our expectations! It was so cozy, in impeccable shape, and spotless. Everything was there that you need, minus food of course. Les and Mary were so nice and helpful with information on the area and referred us to some great places. We highly recommend it!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great host. Cabin was great and cozy. Lots of charm with all of the extra "touches" in decor. Conveniently located just a few minutes away from Bigfork and Jewel Basin area. About an hour drive to West Glacier. Host were great and provided a few updates for us via text!

Thanks for a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Stunning cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. The cabin was welcoming and the detail in decor was on point. The first thing we noticed and had us hooked was several hummingbirds that greeted us on the patio. The location was perfect for all kinds of entertainment. Would stay again and recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pocketstone Cafe
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Moroldo's Fine Italian Restaurant
Bigfork Anglers Fly Shop
Burgertown Dairy Freeze
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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
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Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival
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Dragon Boat Races
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"August 3-9, 2015 http://www.gscmusic.org/festival-amadeus Chorale and Symphony in Whitefish "
Swan Lake
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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

Prices for this holiday cabin in Bigfork, Montana

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.38
Damage Deposit £194.2

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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