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Life is Better at the Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 306 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 11)

Welcome to the Bitterroot Lake House. We are excited to share our home with you. We are located on beautiful Bitterroot Lake about twenty miles west of Kalispell, Montana. This lake is approximately 3000 acres and is known for its lack of boat traffic and great fishing. It has unique areas for fishing and is also an excellent water sports lake. We do have both a dock and a boat lift for your use. A public boat ramp is just a short distance from the house. Our frontage is shallow and allows for a great place for children to splash and swim in the water.

The home features four spacious bedrooms and three and one-half baths. Three of the bedrooms feature queen sized beds with the master having its own bath. The fourth bedroom in the basement level has three twin beds. Each level of the house also has a full bath. Every room in the home has picturesque view of the lake. There are three distinct living spaces in the home. We have the living room on the main floor, a large TV-media room on the upper floor, and a lounge area in the basement level with a futon available for extra sleeping. This space leads directly out to the yard with the lake beyond. There we feature a hot and cold outdoor shower for those quick rinse-offs after a day on the lake. Also, a fire pit is available for enjoying those beautiful, sometimes cool, Montana evenings and don’t forget the s’mores.

Our home should have all you need for a great stay. The kitchen is equipped with all of the basics you may need. We do provide some staples such as flour, sugar, spices, paper products, and detergents for dishes and laundry. The linens are of nice quality and bath towels and beach towels are provided. There is also a washer and dryer for your use if need be.

Besides the great lake fun you can have, there are a numerous activities for the whole family. You can visit Glacier National Park for hiking, scenic viewing, and animal watching. You can also shop, zipline, whitewater raft, golf, ski, and enjoy many other activities. Any season lends itself to a great stay at this beautiful Bitterroot Lake home.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About owner/manager

Greg and I have been married for 27 years. We have five children and one daughter-in-law. Greg grew up in Montana on the prairie, and I grew up in Iowa. Greg's family has farmed for over 100 years. He now farms and works for a gas and oil company. I have learned to be a farmer's wife, and I teach school and chase kids. Our children range in age from 29 to 13. They are wonderful and bring us great joy. We are hoping to share this home with them and their families in the future.

owner/manager purchased this house in 2012

Why owner/manager chose Marion

We fell in love with this house because it just fit us. The home is of our taste in that it is not too flashy and makes us feel comfortable. We love the size, the number of bedrooms, and the extra living spaces so that we can spread out if we want to. The yard, deck, hot tub, and outdoor spaces are great for family fun. We are close to the attractions but away from the all the crowds when we want to be. The lake is great for water fun and can meet the needs for the whole family from fishing, to swimming, to boating and water sports.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Marion

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 306 m²
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    main floor - toilet
    Basement - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 queen
    Upstairs Purple Room - 1 queen
    Upstairs Green Room - 1 queen
    Basement Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
  • Picturesque views from all of the bedrooms in the house. Portable crib available for quest use.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Life is Better at the Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Lovely Lakeside Home

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home on Lake Little Bitterroot is spacious, immaculate and contains everything you would need. We enjoyed every aspect of the property, from the beautiful home that easily accommodated our family - 7 adults & 2 small children, to the patio decks, hot tub, swimming, kayaking, fishing off the dock ( caught two 19 inch trout) and using our boat on the lake! Thank you Greg & Trish! We are coming back to make more memories next summer!

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corvalli, MT.USA

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent response time in working with Trish (the owner) on figuring out dates and times available. Home is well equipped and extremely well taken care of and clean. All aspects of the home and property were truthfully represented. Beautiful views of the lake with nice dock on the lake. My wife and two children spent a week swimming and using the kayaks and canoe. Good memories. We will be back.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palisades, New York

Perfect in every detail

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the wonderful owners Trish and Greg for a seamless stay on Bitterroot Lake. The house is set up to accommodate for every convenience, from the fully equipped kitchen, to the kayaks, canoe and paddleboat. Worthy of mention is the immaculate condition of the entire house and property. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome once again!

  • 5 of 5

We are a returning group of two young families. We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay. This time the weather was uncooperative for half of our week but we still had a wonderful time as the lake house is so well equipped. First half of week we played in the water making good use of the kayaks and paddle boat. Due to the weather, the last few days of our stay we played games, used the hot tub, and went shopping in Kalispell. Thanks for a great stay. We hope to return again for next summer!

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a family trip ages 10 - 82. There were nine people and everyone was comfortable and we all thoroughly enjoyed the home. All the amenities were there for us to cook. The lake is perfect for swimming, kayaking/canoeing. We rented two SUP paddleboards from Kalispell and used them the entire week. Glacier National Park is an easy drive and offers something for everyone. The owners are easy to contact and helpful. We would definitely book the house again.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cody, Wyoming

Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Great location!

Great house!

Our family of 4 (2 adult children) spent 4 days at this house and enjoyed every minute.

Very relaxing with a perfect view of the lake.

The house is very well constructed and laid out - makes you wish you lived in it year round.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We love the lake so much we enjoy sharing it with others when we can.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Whitefish Mt
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Marion Grill
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Big Mountain and Blacktail
Car: necessary

Bitterroot lake is located 20 minutes from Kalispell, MT. where you can find shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Big Fork has an exceptional theater during the summer months. We are close to Glacier National Park for hiking and scenic viewing. The area is perfect for hiking, dirtbike riding, ATVing, and snowmobiling. The skiers will be able to find great slopes at Big Mountain in Whitefish and Black Tail Mountain within 45 minutes of the house. Families will find a wonderful water park in Columbia Falls and a maze, mini-golf, bumper boats, and other activities near Coram. Whitewater rafting and ziplining are also available in the area.


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
Summer Season
May 1 - Sep 30
6 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$352.33
Damage Deposit C$640.6

Six night stay is preferred. Days may be subject to change if availability will allow. We will consider longer stays at a reduced rate. Please feel free to ask for shorter stays as they will be considered if the property is available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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