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900 sq ft of deck and porchCozy winter wonderland - perfect for snowmobiling (trail sign just off the property), cross-country ski out the front door or day trips to Whitefish and Blacktail mountain for downhill skiing. Nearby Flathead lake is also good for cross-country skiing along the shoreline.
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Crane Mountain Cottage: cozy luxury in Bigfork

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Crane Mountain Cottage: cozy luxury in Bigfork

6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean15 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
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Fall 2018 and 2019 open for reservation. House is featured in the Sep '18 issue of SUNSET magazine!

Our 1920's fully updated & restored cottage comes with nostalgic charm, lots of space and privacy, large porch & big sunny yard. Great location! Easy access and minutes from downtown Bigfork. Short drive to Glacier Park, Whitefish and other surrounding attractions. Great access to hiking, biking, floating, skiing and all the year-round recreation the location offers.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years) - Ok for non-walking children. Steep stairs with no railing.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad


59 Reviews

Fancy User Profile
September 2018
We loved our visit to Bigfork. It was our first time in the area and we are now ready to move. The house is top notch. It is well designed, clean, and full of thoughtful touches. Kristin and Ryan were generous hosts. They made sure we had a few extras to make our stay more enjoy…
Erin User Profile
September 2018
I booked this beautiful cottage as a surprise getaway for my parents and they had an absolutely incredible stay! The cottage was picture perfect (seriously straight out of a magazine) and the location was outstanding. They went on gorgeous daily walks on trails close by and in ne…
Alli Joy User Profile
Alli Joy
August 2018
Our family had the most incredible experience at this picturesque Montana cottage! Staying here made our time in Montana so memorable! Kristin & Ryan were beyond accommodating to us. The location was ideal, close to Flathead Lake & Swan River. We would love to come back to Montan…
David User Profile
August 2018
Crane Cottage is so welcoming and comfortable.. It is the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying all that the area has to offer. Every amenity has been provided and the cottage has been meticulously renovated and cared for by the owners.. We will plan to stay again in the future…
Julia User Profile
August 2018
The Crane Mountain Cottage is the most amazing Airbnb we’ve stayed in to date! The location is perfect for the active family who enjoys hiking, Glacier Backpacking, lakes, rivers and fun classic (Schwin) bike rides to the cute town of Bigfork. We spent 5 days exploring all the Mo…
Steve User Profile
July 2018
Ryan and Kristin and are fantastic hosts and very responsive to any questions or needs. The home has a large yard that is great for gathering, playing soccer, having a BBQ or enjoying a fire. Kids loved the large front porch, the hammock, and swing chair. The kitchen was very wel…
Brianna User Profile
July 2018
We absolutely adored this house and all of the beautiful details! We did a little happy dance when we walked in for the first time — we found something unique around every corner. Waking up with a cup of coffee + relaxing on the porch was my favorite way to start the day. It ju…

Hosted by Kristin-Ryan

Hermosa Beach, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Kristin-Ryan User Profile
68 Reviews
Kristin-Ryan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Cottages have always had a unique place in our upbringing and in our family. Ryan grew up with a cottage of this era, although in the Midwest. The Midwest cottage was different in some ways, maybe architecturally, but certainly as impressionable. The story goes that the transacti…
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