Spectacular home; panoramic lake, forest, mountain views nestled in private cove
Shelley Van Atta
About Shelley Van Atta
Shelley worked in higher education for over 20 years. Larry has been one of Montana's top, award-winning financial advisors for nearly 40 years. We have two grown sons and a daughter who plays basketball for Montana State University Billings, where Larry also serves as a trustee. We live in Billings, Mont. We are native small-town Montanans (Larry was raised on an eastern Montana ranch, Shelley in Laurel) who love our state and delight in seeing others enjoy it as well. Shelley is retired and writes for several magazines.
Shelley Van Atta purchased this House in 2010
Why Shelley Van Atta chose Rollins
Larry and I have wanted a home on Flathead Lake all our lives. We have travelled extensively and agree wholeheartedly that this is the most beautiful place we ever have seen. Under the expansive azure skies of Montana's "Big Sky Country,' we have found our 'Last Best Place,' right here, in Dewey's Cove, on Flathead Lake. We look at the giant teeth of the magnificent Mission Mountains, with their white caps scratching the belly of heaven, and turn our eyes to the incomparable Flathead Lake, one of the 300 largest natural lakes in the world, and we know we had found paradise. Once you are here, we feel confident you will agree. When 'Watersong' became available, we were so excited. It is a stunning home, in a magnificent setting. This is our family's vacation home, and we want to share it with people who will appreciate it, respect it; and, we hope, become part of our annual 'family of friends,' returning every year. This is not a home for large parties and raucous frivolity. It is a place to enjoy the tranquility of nature at her pure best. Even if Watersong is not the right property for you, please consider renting another home on Flathead Lake. We have travelled extensively, and continue to feel that there is no more gorgeous area than here. With that said, wherever your vacation travels may lead you, we hope they will lead you to Watersong's front door, for a family adventure that will include a hearty Montana welcome! Warmest regards, Shelley & Larry Van Atta
What makes this House unique
We like to boat, swim, drive around the lake, and go for quiet meals in the area villages, which boast their own brand of originality. Each has its individual charm; the people are friendly and welcoming. Our kids like to jet ski, water ski, go water-tubing, boating, plus swim and paddle-board in the calm waters of Dewey's Cove, right off our dock. In the evening, we barbecue on the upper deck of the home, then bring the food down to the beach, after which the kids will light a fire in the open fire pit and cook s'mores. We often sit on the extensive dock and watch the sun set. There is a bald eagle that frequents a certain tree on our property, and geese that live on our shore. White-tail deer come into our front yard nearly every evening. What a Montana treasure! My favorite thing to do, however, is to enjoy a good book while sitting either on the upper deck of the home or on the boat dock, savoring the gentle, pine-filled breezes of Dewey's Cove, appreciating the backdrop of those magnificent Mission Mountains; and, of course, drinking in the view of the most gorgeous lake in the world.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Our home is for private family vacations, only,
Not allowed anywhere on property
Must receive owner's written approval.
Under 8 with owner's written approval.
Minimum age of primary renter:8
No more than 4 cars on property at one time; no more than 11 people, total, including non-overnight guests, without owner's written consent.
Darling cottage-themed Guest House available ONLY to those renting Main Home. Sleeps 3. $400 per night. Spectacular deck views. Kitchen, full bath.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Perfect family vacation
All aspects were perfect
Watersong cabin was beautiful and very well supplied. The view from the decks were lovely and the whole area was very peaceful. We were treated to daily viewings of the local deer and wild turkeys. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you, and we look forward to your return visit!
“A Place that You Dream About”
Watersong provided the perfect location and amenities for our family vacation in western Montana! It was absolutely georgeous, like “a place that you dream about” according to my son. We originally thought that we would spend more time at Glacier National Park, but ended up spending most of our time enjoying Flathead Lake at the cabin and the immediate surroundings. We particularly enjoyed the waterfront and boat dock outside the back door. It was amazing for our family which lives for boating together. The cabin was beautifully decorated, clean and well stocked with everything that we needed. Shelley Van Atta (owner) treated us as if we were family and provided excellent service with ideas and directions to activities in the vicinity. We can’t wait to visit Watersong again to create more memories that will last a lifetime.
You and your family were an absolute delight and we look forward to having you return. I am glad, too, that some of your family enjoyed staying in the guest house. It is such a darling place that affords an extra measure of privacy, and the views from the balcony are magnificent. Every year we add extra luxuries, so please hurry back!
Great house, wonderful location!
We loved our time at the house. Very comfortable, lovely amenities. Highly recommend to anyone who asks.
Looking forward to your return visit!
House was wonderful.
House was great really had a nice time.
We are making even more improvements, with added luxuries, so please hurry back!
Wonderful views from a beautiful home!
We had a wonderful week, full of lake time and being leisurely on the big back deck and enjoying the incredible view. The home was beautiful and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and hope to stay there again in the future.
Please hurry back! You and your family are a delight, and you now, officially, are members of our Watersong Family.
Kalispell is only 30 miles to the north; Polson is 23 miles to the south; and the charming town of Lakeside is only six miles away. Just the drive to these places is worth the trip to see the magnificent views, speaking of which, Glacier National Park is but an hour away, The quaint village of Bigfork is just around the lake, where you may enjoy live professional theater during the summer. Each town offers a variety of activities, some of which are unique to the area.
Skiers: Blacktail Mountain is approximate a 40-minute drive and Whitefish Mountain is just under an hour away.
Watercraft of all kinds may be rented in Lakeside, which is only six miles away.