Explore Flathead Valley’s Lake Houses in Montana

Lake HomesThe lake laps soft against the shore. The gentle swell of waves pass over speckled rocks, and if you stand quietly by, you can see schools of fish darting between the pebbles. With so much to do the waters are usually filled with boats, canoes, families swimming, but in the fall a little bit of magic happens. The cool weather brings visitors dressed in warm jackets and shoes built for walking. The trees display their brilliant colors of red, orange, and gold. The air is perfumed with the fragrance of sweet rain and the heady scent of wet bark. It’s the perfect time to explore the enchanting communities that fill the Flathead Valley.

Experience our fascinating lake houses that invite you to delight in the full luxury of the glacial waters surrounded by mountains and valleys. When you wake in the quiet morning, you get to step outside to the fog resting softly against the cool surface, creating a delightful display of smoke and reflection. Listen to the calls of the birds as they whistle and dip low to catch their breakfast. Stand still with the warmth of your coffee, while a family of deer steps gingerly across the wet grass to quench their thirst. When you stay in one of our well-crafted properties, you invite the delight of nature to play on the landscape before you.

True luxury exists in more than money can buy. It is fleeting moments that require your attention to become a memory. Fill your dreams with the delight of soft moonlight as it casts its glow against a glistening lake. Sit by the warmth of a fire pit while listening to the symphony of sounds played around you. Watch the stars sparkle their welcome, while you refresh your soul in one of our fantastic lake homes. It’s an invitation to the whispers of fancy that struggle to be revealed in words, but fill up the empty places with warmth and joy.

front yard of a lake home rentalPaddle a canoe around the lake. Discover osprey nests and the stream of light through the trees. With the cooler weather, there are not as many boaters or traffic to congest the still waters. Set your paddle in the calm surface and glide quietly to explore the local wildlife or discover a secret cove. Bring a picnic and snack on the soft grass under a canopy of evergreens. Montana invites you to partake in the wealth that its untouched frontier offers. It calls to the spirit of the wanderer inviting them to find rest in the unsurpassed scenery.

When you return to the sloping grasses or rocky steps of one of our properties, you’ll find every convenience available. Build a connection with those you value in an environment that encourages depth and reinforces relationship. Step outside of a world filled with schedules, demands, and social media. Remind yourself that your life is worth living and every moment is an invitation to treasure.

In our fabulous lake houses, you get to choose your experience. Whether it is a multi housed compound with a pier that disappears into the abyss of shining waters or a high-rise condominium that invites a glass of wine while the waves sparkle beneath your view. There are many different options available in our lake homes, but whatever house you choose, you’ll enjoy every morning to the quiet whisper of waves dancing softly against the shoreline.

This is Montana and it is calling to you.

 

Montana Cabins: Comfort in Nature

A cabin in montanaThe trees are changing, there is a hint of magic in the air. Cool wind swirls the early morning mist and everything sparkles. It’s official, fall is in Montana and it is inspiring beauty everywhere we turn. Our cabins are the perfect backdrop to experience the shifts in the weather.

Driving up to tall trees and sweet green grass surrounding log notched retreats is what excites many of our visitors. It transports the experience, from the usual or bland, to the extraordinary.

The Flathead Valley offers a wide array of activities to fill your seasonal bucket list. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, exploring the alluring fall foliage, and sinking into the whimsy of a slow paced life.

Many of the local communities offer craft fairs and bazaars that highlight the talented craftsmen that fill the area.

outside view from cabinPerfected quality and inspiring design are the hallmarks of the local artisans and it is the best time to stock up on their wares. Decorating for the harvest has many of the towns arrayed in hay bales, corn stalks, and copper colored mums.

Then find a festival that invites you to take part in a wheelbarrow race, pass through a haunted house, get lost in a  corn maze, or just sip a glass of locally made whiskey.

At the end of the day when you are filled with seasonal goodies and a depth of pleasurable experiences make your way back to one of our quaint cabin rentals. Light a roaring fire in a stone fireplace and sink down on a soft couch.

This is your vacation and we want it to delight your memory for years to come.

Vacationing In Montana: Outdoor Explorations

hiking spot in MontanaGlacier National Park beckons a plethora of visitors every year. With activities for every season, there is always something to do or an adventure waiting to be had. As summer winds down and families return to school, there are still a great many looking to take advantage of the natural wonders filling the valley. A popular family excursion is to hike the St. Mary Falls trail. It is a wonderful reminder to visitors of how much beauty surrounds the local area.

The trail is about two miles round trip, not too hard for most families, even those with younger children. For those who can’t get enough of the natural beauty, they can explore a little further and catch sight of cascading waters over mountainsides or the more impressive Virginia Falls and Baring Falls. That journey is a bit more intimidating and about five and a half miles round trip. In the summer months, it can become very congested, with many coming to see the multiple falls and to enjoy the stunning mountain vistas. It’s best to arrive early or take the shuttle from either Sun Point or Rising Sun.

There is something that resonates in the spirit when you stand in front of an impressive veil of water coursing into the flooding waters below. It may be the myriad of sounds and tone heard in the roar or the power of the river as it rushes over the rocky edge. It is worth experiencing, taking a moment to reflect on the seasons of nature as it abounds in beauty. St. Mary Falls is a staggering three tiered descent of water. However, the first two drops are the most stunning. Be sure to capture a photo of the scene to share with your family or friends back home.

montana lakeIt is moments like this that remind our guests of what a privilege it is to be on holiday in this astounding valley. Children run down the trail finding sticks that become swords, searching for wild huckleberries, or collecting treasures and rocks for souvenirs of their travels. The whole family can escape technology and band together to explore a vast and wildland. Stories are shared, imaginations run wild and together loved ones stare, as nature reveals her glory and they can appreciate and value all that this land offers.

The summer heat still clings to Montana in August. The nights are cool, and if you venture to hike around the falls, you’ll enjoy the cooler temperatures. Thunderstorms and snow are always a possibility given the unpredictable nature of Glacier National Park. The light still filters bright through the trees, and while summer fades, there is still the enjoyment of the many experiences that abound during the season.

Sojourners walk through the trees, admire the waterfalls, and play games to see who will be the first to spot the next cascade. Then they return, weary to their vacation rental; where a fire will be made in an outdoor pit, marshmallows eagerly pushed onto sticks, and while the sparks vie with the stars, they recant their tales of wonder. This is summer in Montana, filled with exploration, rest, and adventure.