from $426 / night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $426 - $899
- Per week:
- $2996 - $6200
Description from owner
Cougar Trail Ranch
THE RANCH HOUSE: 7 Bedrooms with Foyer, 3.5 Bathrooms. Sleeps 33.
THE CABIN: ( Optional )1 Bedrooms, 1 Loft, 1 Bathroom. Sleeps 6.
Located in Bigfork, in the middle of Flathead Valley, Cougar Trail Ranch is the ideal site for large gatherings. It is perfectly designed for family reunions, weddings, and corporate retreats. Nestled in fourteen acres of paradise, The Ranch is surrounded by the magnificent Montana wilderness. The view of the Rockies is simply breathtaking.
The Ranch Lodge
This beautiful vacation home is cozy, though very spacious (5,000 sq. ft). The Old World style woodwork and the earthy colors give it a true feeling of a home away from home. With its fully equipped kitchen and adjacent living room with fireplace, your family and friends will be able to create complete gourmet meals while enjoying the amazing view of the mountains.
It was built by the owner himself and his family. As a general contractor and carpenter, Arlan designed his dream home for his family. Now that his family is all grown up, you have the privilege of enjoying great moments in this superb home too. Each bedroom has its own style and personality. They are all named after his children and grandchildren.
The Lodge is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property that includes bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and five-burner range. The 8 bedrooms include 2 King, 7 Queen, 2 Full and 7 Twin beds, as well as a sofa bed. There are 3 full bathrooms and a powder room. The Master Suite has a separate shower, and jacuzzi tub. The living room has a gas fireplace, and the kitchen area a wood stove. There is a fitness room and a theater room that has a state of the art Full 3D projection system. It includes a wireless system that is connected to Wi-Fi and has TV, Netflix, Hulu plus, Pandora, Vudu, and other movie channels free of charge as well as all hook ups for portable devices. The speaker system is set to play music in all the main rooms of the first floor and outdoors on both the front and back decks.
The Lodge features two large decks. On the front deck you will find a gas grill, tables and chairs for relaxing and dining. It is surrounded by gardens, a small pond with a fountain, a beautiful lawn and an outstanding view of the mountains. Not to mention the fire pit for roasting marshmallows! On the back deck you will find tables and chairs for relaxing or dining. Wind down the day in the spa and have fun playing a game of foosball. On demand, we can set up our volleyball net on the side lawn.
The Cabin(Approx.1000 sq ft)
A perfect place for a romantic getaway or a fun trip with the kids. Enjoy the beautiful Flathead valley and Glacier National Park. Offering space and solitude, yet close to The Lodge, this is the ultimate private getaway that sleeps up to 6 people. From its front deck, you can also enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains.
The Cabin is equipped and set up as a fully furnished property that includes bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels and a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, 3 bar stools, a table and 3 chairs. It features a small living room, a master bedroom with a queen-size bed, a full bathroom, and a loft with a king size bed and a futon bed that sleeps 2. We have to mention that to access the loft you'll need to climb a ladder (see photos). On the front deck you will find a custom wood bench and a gas grill for BBQs.
Additional charge for renting The Cabin:
Seasonal: Oct-Apr: $175/night, $1200/week
Peak: Jun-Sept: $225/night, $1475/week
We can offer your group house cleaning and gourmet meal preparation as well as catering for special events. We can coordinate your fishing trips, snowmobile excursions and other special activities you might want to book in the area during your stay. Please call us today so we can help you plan your perfect vacation and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Beds: 3 King Beds, 8 Queen Beds, 3 Double Beds, 7 Twin Beds, 3 Sofa Beds
About the area
- Air conditioning
- High Speed Internet
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
- Linen provided
- Parking Included
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- CD player
- Washing machine
- Cycling Trips
- Water sports
- Horse riding
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Swan Lake, United States Have you been a guest of this property? Write a review Reviews (19)
– based on 19 reviews
“Awesome wedding venue!”
Arlan was a gracious and helpful host, coordinated with vendors and always had a smile and local advice. House is beautiful and perfect for medium sized groups. Do yourself a favor and rent this house! It will simplify your trip to God's Country.
“Thank you for showing us the place”
The owner was friendly and easy to communicate with. He received us at our convenience to show us the place and made it a fun exploration for us. He was willing to work with us for our needs.
“Perfect for a family gathering!”
We truly enjoyed our stay here. The home is welcoming and spacious allowing for visiting and fun. We especially enjoyed nights at the campfire
“Family Christmas Vacation”
Cougar Trail Ranch exceeded our expectations for a family Christmas getaway right from the perfect turkey dinner waiting for us upon arrival to the overall warmth and character of this very spacious, well kept home. Inside we made good use the large kitchen, theater room, workout room and hot tub. the outside is breathtaking with trails for walking or sledding. Arlan was very attentive to our needs and always available if needed. I would highly recommend this property for any family vacation.
“felt like home”
Arlan made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. They had food in the fridge and on the stove for us to enjoy as soon as we walked in. All the rooms were very comfortable (kitchen, theatre, bedroom, living room, etc). The outside was as comfortable as the inside. The grounds were well kept. A hidden treasure is out the backdoor to the hot tub. A very nice treat after a long day. For a few of us the fitness room (which includes a TV! to make the time pass a little quicker) was a nice change from eating and drinking. Thanks Arlan for a great Christmas holiday. Morrison-Rebolone Family
“Just like home but better!”
This home is amazing! It is built and decorated beautifully! The attention to detail in design is flawless! We were shocked that a place so large could feel so warm and comfortable. Our family group of 17 stayed with plenty of room to spare and we felt right at home there. The owners were very accomodating to our needs as well. There was not a thing that we needed and did not have - the kitchen was well equipped to cook both gourmet and formal meals and there are many spaces to relax and wind down. We would recommend this rental to anyone and hope to return.
“Amazing Montana Weekend!”
We recently stayed here to attend an area wedding and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. The house was incredible; clean, spacious, awesome amenities, easy to get to, and so much fun to stay at! I can't say enough for Arlan's hospitality or the gorgeous house. I would absolutely recommend staying here if you're ever in this neck of the woods.
“Perfect spot for a high school reunion”
Arlan's home goes above & beyond what you could hope for in a large rental property. 13 of us were up in Montana for a wedding on Swan Lake & Cougar trail was the perfect spot for our group. We arrived & were blown away; even the pictures don't do it justice. The grounds are immaculate - Arlan joked that his lawn was nicer than any carpet he'll ever own! He gave us a detailed tour upon our arrival, showing us how to use his awesome theater room (where we even hooked up our laptop to stream an Oregon football game that wasn't on tv) & sharing some of his home brewed beer. We spent the days around the house, playing volleyball, football, BBQing on the huge porch, exploring walking paths at the nearby Swan Lake. At night, we would build a campfire in the firepit & make s'mores before going in the hot tub & star gazing on the lawn. Some of the most beautiful views I've ever seen are from the front porch of the house. Have nothing but wonderful things to say about the home & Arlan himself - he really goes out of his way to make sure you're happy, comfortable & have everything you could need. Will absolutely be returning - next time with even more friends! :)
“Great place for gatherings”
Had a mini family reunion here. It was an excellent place to stay. The little kids had fun on the large lawn playing and running. We used the firepit every night to roast marshmellows and hot dogs. The house was large, nice and very comfortable for ages from 82 to 4. I would highly recommend to friends and family.
We stayed at Cougar Trail the week of our son's Bigfork wedding. The house has everything you could possibly need. The only thing we had to run out and buy was bar soap for the baths. We had anywhere from 6 to 30 plus sleeping in the house on various nights and we never felt crowded. We had our rehearsal dinner under a tent on the front lawn with about 75 guests. Our caterer loved the kitchen and extra freezer and refrigerator in the house. Arlan and his lovely wife were wonderful hosts, always available if we had questions. I appreciate the fact that they didn't have a million rules for us to follow, they trusted us to respect their property. I highly recommend this property it is beautiful and comfortable!
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Arlan, your place is amazing!!! the pics don't do it justice. we had a fabulous time and are going to try and get a big group together for the Holidays. Thanks for your incredible hospitality. Steve