19 reviews

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Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8612586

About the area

Located right in the middle of the Flathead Valley, Cougar Trail Ranch is surrounded by nature. You'll have access to amazing lakes, rivers and streams, mountains and wildlife. It is the perfect spot for outdoor activities and sports. From the Ranch, you can get to most activities within a few minutes. Summer Area Activities: Golf, fishing, boating, canoeing, white water kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, river floats, zip-lining, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming. Winter Area Activities: Cross-country skiing, skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and dog-sledding. Cougar Trail Ranch is also close to cultural centers such as Kalispell, Polson, Whitefish (city), Whitefish Mountain Resort, Blacktail Ski Resort, Glacier National Park and Hot Springs. Nearby lakes are: Swan, Flathead, Echo, Loon and Horseshoe.

Owner profile

Arlan W.

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (19)

Excellent – based on 19 reviews Excellent
19 reviews

“Awesome wedding venue!”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2016

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”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2016

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!”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2015

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”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2015

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”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2014

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!”

Reviewed 25 Dec 2014

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!”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2014

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”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2014

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”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2014

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.


Reviewed 3 Aug 2014

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!

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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