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Paradise on Bitterroot Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)



Sample the beauty of Northwest Montana as you retreat to this custom Bitterroot Lake-front house in Marion, Montana. The house sits on one acre and includes 150 feet of private lake frontage, as well as 700 feet of frontage on the adjacent community property - a haven for wild birds and other native animals. Bitterroot Lake is a 3,000 acre lake, located just 20 miles West of convenient Kalispell and 40 minutes from Glacier International Airport. .

Designed for efficiency, you will enjoy the coziness of this spacious, smoke-free house which is furnished to sleep up to 10 people. This charming house was designed by the owner, who has college degrees in architecture. Rooms include: three bedrooms (two with lofts), two and a half bathrooms, a family theater/game room, a living room facing the lake, a kitchen opened to the dining room, an office, and an upstairs study desk area. Additional rooms include a laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer, and an outdoor shower with hot water.

Amenities include: wood burning stove for warmth or mood-lighting; audio and visual entertainment system, including multi-room and outdoor patio speakers and a large LCD flat screen television (there is NO television service, the TV is for DVDs only; some provided on site) outdoor propane barbeque; a fire pit; and rock patio with adjacent grass lawn. Enjoy the lake in your personal or rental boat that you may put in at the adjacent public boat launch near the Lions Camp. Or go fishing for Kokanee salmon and trophy-sized rainbow trout; enjoy a barbeque with family and friends; and end the evening with a campfire, games around the dining table, or a movie in surround sound. Winter fun activities include ice-fishing, snowshoeing, skate-skiing on the lake, as well as skiing at three different ski resorts (Big Mountain, Blacktail, and Turner) - all located about an hour from the house. In any season, this beautiful lake-house will warm your heart with memories for a lifetime.


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More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We cannot thank you enough. It's absolutely beautiful. The entire family had just

a really great, great time. What a gorgeous home you have and an absolutely

gorgeous setting. Thank you very much!
Aug 2008
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Marion

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with laundry chute
    Downstairs Bath - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Great for rinsing off after playing in the lake
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room has a door for privacy
    Tree Tops Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room does not have a door
    Top of Stairs - 1 twin/ single , At the top of the stairs, this bed has no door or privacy
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double , Double bed in a high loft, must climb ladder
  • *You must have a sense of adventure to sleep at this custom home. Adult couples who are not staying in the master bedroom, must either climb ladders, sleep in separate twins, or sleep on a hide-a-bed downstairs. Please discuss bed arrangements with entire party before reserving.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Outdoor shower, campfire pit, sandy beach, LCD flat-screen TV (for DVD movies only, no television service), surround sound, sound system including outdoor speakers, kid toys and books available'


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Paradise on Bitterroot Lake
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Exceeded the pictures and descriptions provided. Exactly how we'd want every vacation experience.

  • 5 of 5

A true diamond in the ruff!

The owner's attention to detail and unique amenities throughout raised my levels of expectations for future gatherings as well as what I would want to build into my own home.

One posting indicated a concern for the one tv. Two things:

1-It's a vacation

2-The one TV is in the home theater. It's an outstanding setup and more than offsets the lack of other TV's.

As the home is set up for family entertainment in a serene setting, the owners did an outstanding job of directing traffic flow. The home theater serves well to keep children gainfully entertained while allowing grownups to congregate nearby in the large living room or outside flagstone patio. The firepit's location close to the lake allows for increased groupings.

Having stayed at at cabins in Texas, California and million dollar extravaganzas in Colorado's ski country, this by far set a new standard of delivery.

Thank you for lettIng us stay in your home!!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. When you design a home, you put your heart in it; and it warmed mine that you could feel that in the house. We enjoyed having you, Cindy, and your daughter, and are glad that you made wonderful memories at our little piece of paradise on Bitterroot Lake.
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Cozy cabin with great lakeside charm.

  • 5 of 5

Great little cabin right on Bitterroot Lake with all the charms of a lakeside cottage. Great kitchen with all the amenities of home. The family room has a wonderful view of the lake with a cozy recliner for taking afternoon naps. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pueblo, CO

Private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Such a fabulous property. The outdoor spaces of the deck, fire pit area, shore, and side yard were wonderful and the pictures did not give it it's due. It was very private with no neighbors so we could let the kids giggle as much as they wanted! There was a picnic table that got plenty of game use as well as the indoor dining table for jigsaw puzzles. Lots of fabulous family memories made! Kayak rentals were easy to find and fishing was great right from the shore. The home was special, especially loved all the beautiful wood. The living room pull out had a fancy aerobed to it that made it cozy, no bar in your back! Super cute kid sleeping areas, very unique to rentals. We felt very lucky to be able to share this cozy place that the owners obviously had made special for their young ones in their family.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My sister-wife and our five children stayed here for a lovely Memorial Weekend. We had a fantastic time. We spent one day fishing by the lake and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Another day, we sauntered around Whitefish with the kids and took it easy. The home was beautiful and comfortable! We would definitely recommend it and return again.

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden Prairie, MN

Lovely home in and outstanding setting

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay in your home! Awesome views of the lake no matter what we were doing, and very comfortable facilities. Very quiet area where it was so easy to relax. Previous reviews indicate the wifi is a bit slow, but that only seemed to be an issue for me when looking at maps of the area online (to research daytrips and activities). I had good cellular data coverage while outside. I guess I don't care much about the internet at such a beautiful place!

Very nice property. I'd definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Summer Vaca Ever!!

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at the Paradise Cabin on Bitterroot Lake. The accommodations were just as described. The home was well equipped, clean and maintained. The sleeping quarters are best suited to a family with two adults and up to 5 children. We had 3 adult couples, 2 kids and 2 dogs but we made everything work! The location is spectacular, clear lake water, fresh air, warm days and cool nights....could not have asked for a more perfect setting to enjoy Montana and all its beauty. Days were spent fishing, swimming and exploring the surrounding area. The drive to Glacier National Park was well worth it! Evenings we would cook a big family meal for all to enjoy and late nights were spent around the lakeside fire pit toasting marsh mellows, telling fish stories and a lot of laughter. We hope to return for a future visit and would definitely recommend to anyone seeking a private lake front vacation spot. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Cindy, Las Vegas, NV

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
FCA, Glacier National Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Marion Hitching Post
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Blacktail Resort and Whitefish Mountain

'ice-fishing, skate-skiing, snow shoeing, and a little over an hour from Glacier National Park'


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Marion

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 Summer Rates
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$322.13
Damage Deposit C$515.4

Check-in is at 4:00 pm Mountain Time and check-out is at 11:00 am Mountain Time.

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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