Meet up with your favorite family and friends, or host a small reunion. Welcome to beautiful Flathead Lake - truly one of the last best places. Our home sits on Finley Point's protected Skidoo Bay, with views of the Swan and Mission Mountain ranges. Just steps beyond the stone steps of the house is a perfect lake shore where (weather permitting) you'll watch the sun rise each morning over those mountains.
This home is a newly constructed craftsman-style bungalow, designed by one of Montana's most famous living architects with inspiration from the famous Greene & Greene Pasadena houses. Natural materials, abundant with rock and stonewor...k, prevail inside and out. The home itself sits on a single level - designed for maximum lake views throughout the house.
In the winter, radiant heat keeps the wood and stone floors warm to the touch. Two rock fireplaces will further warm and charm you. The great room features a 20' rock fireplace, which backs to an outdoor courtyard with a separate fireplace for year-round use.
This home provides the perfect vacation retreat in any season. In the summer, the possibilities are endless. Hiking, boating, golfing and swimming are just a few of the outdoor options. The nearby Polson Golf Course overlooks Flathead lake and is a terrific bargain with 9 holes of golf for $20. The Mission Mountain Golf Course in Ronan has breathtaking views of the Mission Mountains and is an equally good value. Proximity to Glacier National Park is excellent, with travel time to West Glacier of slightly over one hour.
The fall and winter bring incredible beauty and solitude. As fall creeps in come October, leaves begin changing colors, temperatures cool, and the air is clean and pure. The fall season is treasured by the locals. Picture yourself sitting on an adirondack chair with your coffee, watching the loons skim the lake. Or take your kayak out for a scenic tour on the placid lake, quiet but for the birds and lapping water.
Winter on the lake is surprising mild. But the surrounding mountains do get snow, and there are two terrific ski areas to enjoy - Blacktail and Big Mountain. Both are drive-and-return daily ski options. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy the snow and other recreation options, or to just get a fire going, curl up on the leather sofa in the library, and read one of the hundreds of books offered in the library.
Or start a fire in the outdoor fireplace, bring out your hot chocolate, and watch the stars appear in the dark night sky. In the winter, four wheel drive is occasionally advisable as the roads on Finley Point and the long driveway down to the house can become icy. (We have it plowed when we can.)
The house is configured for privacy, with the master wing separated from the guest wing, with the kitchen, dining and great rooms, as well as the library, in between. The master suite has a queen bed and French doors which swing open to the outdoor courtyard and fireplace. The master suite's bathroom amenities include a double walk-in shower, a Japanese-style soaker tub for two, a large double vanity and a separate washer and dryer.
The bathroom is fully trimmed in travertine stones and marble. The guest wing has three bedrooms, a large bathroom and a large laundry room equipted with efficient Bosch appliances. One of the guest rooms is a large room with a queen bed perfectly situated to overlook the dock and lake. The second guest room has four bunk beds, with a view to the woods and water.
The third guest bed has two bunks and a double bed, with a view up toward the cherry orchard. The guest bathroom is large with double vanities as well as a double walk-in shower. This bathroom is also nicely appointed with travertine and stone floors and a marble vanity.
There is an additional half bath off of the dining room, with a unique polished stone sink with a wrought-iron pine cone pedestal, pine cone light sconces and rock trim behind the vanity.
The kitchen is very generously equipped for a gourmet chef, with an island...
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Cleaning fee | $250 per stay
Damage deposit | $2,000
Cleaning fee | $250 per stay
Tax rate | 7% of rent
Additional notes from the owner
Rates are variable, with high season (peak summer months, when available) at $7250 per week, to as low as $3150 per week. Tax, weekly cleaning and security deposit will be added. Longer stays are negotiable, but this is a luxury house, which will accommodate two or more families. (Ten person maximum.) The garage loft is available, except for winter, for an additional charge. Peak seasons require minimum one-week stays, usually with a Sunday afternoon to the following Sunday morning check in schedule.
Left on 06/09/2011 for a stay in July 2010 | Bonnie Wakefield
Beautiful location on the shore of Flathead lake. Relax with your favorite cocktail and book on the deck or the dock. Take a day trip to Glacier Nat'l park or travel a few miles for a day of shopping, theatre and dining in Big Fork. Wander up to the cherry orchard and pick sweet cherries.(in season late July early august)The kitchen is a chef's delight, fully stocked with cookware, two dishwashers and abundant dishware. Deer often come down from the orchard and dine on the lush lawn.
Left on 06/07/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | Betzy Fry
This is an incredible lake home with big bay windows, finished wood beams, deep walnut floors and an open floor plan. The kitchen was designed for entertaining with granite counters and stainless appliances. The best part of the house is the slate deck on the back side with a wide view of the lake - ideal for morning coffee, reading a book, enjoying dinner outside, stargazing the clear blue sky or just dreaming. A swim in the lake or paddling a kayak is quiet and relaxing. Sun shines through the windows all day. Time stands still from the moment we arrived. peacefulness of the lake is calming and the home is a wonderful place to spend your family's vacation.
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