Cabin, Studio + Loft, Bathhouse, (Sleeps 6) WATERCRAFT INCLUDED
Charlie & Judi Bennetts
About Charlie & Judi Bennetts
Grandparents of owners. We maintain property and live only 7 miles from property on Flathead Lake.
Charlie & Judi Bennetts purchased this Cabin in 1995
Why Charlie & Judi Bennetts chose Bigfork
Property has been in family for 20 years. My daughter's family did extensive remodel about 6 years ago. New sauna, hot water in finished bath house and water in to the cabin
What makes this Cabin unique
When you are at the cabin, you wonder why any one would be living any where else! WATERCRAFT USE GOES W/RENTAL OF CABIN
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great time in a great cabin
Very quaint cabin. Great location both for the view and convenience to boat landing and town. Literally right on the shore of the river, which makes for both a choice view and relaxing sounds. The use of kayaks was a nice benefit as we don't own our own and renting them can be expensive and a fair amount of work to get on/off the car. The sauna was a really nice touch. Hope to be able to get back sooner rather than later. Owner was very helpful and communicative.
The trapper cabin was amazing! Clean and breathtaking views. Charlie told us about a place to rent a boat by Echo Cafe! We rented a boat and got engaged on Flathead lake! So, it was such a special trip! Thank you Charlie for the recommendation! We really had the best time and it was so relaxing. The views are breathtaking and we saw deer swimming in the river!
Maximum serenity, minimum cleanliness
We really enjoyed the relaxed feel of this quaint little log cabin, the deck perched along the river was fantastic, add a cozy fire and you’ve got a tiny slice of paradise. Charlie was a pleasant welcome, such a friendly fellow!
As a family that can enjoy the simple things in life- we have no issues with “rustic” living, dirt and bugs really don’t bother us. But it so happens that mouse droppings do. Not just a few here and there, it was covered. In every corner, each nightstand and piles of it in the cupboards made it hard to use the amenities that should be included in our four night stay (cups, plates,utensils, towels etc.) We tried cleaning with the vacuum that was there, but it didn’t work properly and we were also left without dish soap. We called Charlie and he was more than willing to come out and do a clean for us, which was very much appreciated, the dishes were washed and we were supplied with a full bottle of dish soap. It was just unfortunate that the next morning we woke to fresh mouse droppings. A little pest control/cleaning would have put this place a 5 out of 5 for us!
A great rustic experience, very beautiful setting.
Very fun unique place to stay. The views were beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed swimming and kayaking on the river. The cabin was nice and cozy.
Rustic, charming, and a complete Montana experience
We loved our visit to the Log Trapper Cabin. It made our family trip to Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake a complete Montana experience. Our 3 teenage/young adult kids slept fine in the bunks and pull out bed. Everything you need is provided but make sure to bring your own drinking water. Each night we paddled in the canoe and kayaks and then sat at the picnic table by the fire and played games and cards. Charlie met us upon arrival and couldn't have been more helpful and charming. He had the fire set for us the first night. I recommend the cabin to families wanting an outdoor, rustic experience. We loved our visit. Thank you Charile!
Best location in Big Fork. The river was picture perfect, the cabin had everything we needed.
Myself and two teen daughters stayed 4 nights and did a different adventure each day. Easy drives to GNP for rafting and horses, Whitefish for zip lining, and Lakeside for boat rental. The kayaks were a huge hit and we rode the bikes to town along a fantastic trail - more of a dirt road (easy ride). We had no bug problem-didn't need the spray. Slept with door open (screen shut) every night. The different toilets were an experience. Outhouse was the farthest (maybe 25 steps) for number one..not too bad. Showerhouse had the incinolet for number two and was close. No sink for hand washing but sanitizer is there. The water pump had a leak so Charlie asked that we turn a valve in the shed on and off to use the cabin sink. The faucet was small and not a lot off pressure for dish washing so we used paper plates. Hopefully that gets fixed. Shower had great pressure and super hot water-the head had about 6 streams coming out but they were powerful. The traffic noise is pretty constant and can lessen the serenity. Just have to block it out if you can. There was no paddle board that a previous review mentioned just in case you're counting on that. Didn't use the sauna room. Water was cold, but temps were about 90 each day so it was refreshing. We did smores twice- the fire pit is right on the deck so it's easy. There were marshmallow sticks there and extra wood and kindling. The fridge is a mini and is outside on the deck. Don't buy anything big. There is also a nice ice cooler on the deck that Charlie had filled with water bottles. Don't expect hotel level clean-it's rustic. There are bugs and dust and sign a mouse lived in the lower cupboards at some point in the past. But the linens are clean, the bed is comfy, the roof over head and all the amenities beat camping any day. We saw deer every day, two otters, a couple little snakes (not near the house), and of course kayakers. I watched in the mornings for bears upriver but never saw them. If it's the right season, definitely go pick cherries and try the huckleberry ice cream next to the Inn. The pub at the back of the Inn has free games-foosball, skee ball, video arcade and the mac n cheese is fantastic.
Overall we had a fabulous vacation. The cabin was perfect for our adventures. If you want seclusion and scenery, this is the place.
On Swan River, just two miles from Flathead Lake, the largest fresh water lake in western U.S. 30 miles from International airport. 50 miles from Glacier National Park. 40 miles from Big Mountain Ski Resort. 20 miles from Bob Marshal Wilderness Area. Outstanding golf facilities in Flathead Valley.