Crane Mountain Cottage-haven for discerning guests


Entire cottage hosted by Kristin & Ryan

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Fast wifi
At 177 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
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Our 1920's modern and fully restored boutique cottage comes with luxury comfort for the discerning traveller: high-end bedding, guest robes, large soaking tub, and 1.25 acres to comfortably make memories for a lifetime. You'll love this cottage for celebrations or the perfect retreat while exploring Glacier. Location is minutes from downtown Bigfork, 45 min to Glacier Park, Whitefish and other surrounding attractions. Excellent WiFi for those looking to work during an extended stay.

The space
New for 2022: white horse / property fence front of yard ~ June 2022, new King size bed in Master Suite and upgraded Queen in guest room.
New for 2021: new Bosch dishwasher, and Samsung full-size washer and dryer with steam settings. Also, completely refinished kitchen counters in keeping with our perfection standards.

Dates available:
2022 --> Jul 26 - 30, Aug 23 - 29, Sep 2 - Oct 8, Oct 16 - Dec 31 .

For Summer 2023, we highly recommend booking early. 3 night minimum except in Jul, Aug & Sep (4 night minimum).

(note: 10% discount upon booking according on Airbnb non-refundable booking policy)

Where Scandinavian simplicity meets mountain cottage all in a Montana farmhouse. Our high-end furnished farmhouse sits on a sunny 1.25 acres. Large, grassy private front and backyard with tall pines and partially wooded.

Our farmhouse (previously owned by Barbara Minty McQueen — fashion model, third wife and widow of American film star Steve McQueen) has been featured in six magazines (Sunset, This Old House, Cabin Living Christmas, Cabin Life, Country Polish and Only in Bigfork).

A spacious all equipped modern farmhouse kitchen with eat-in dining room.
All hardwood floors, accented with rugs. Barn-wood walls and barn-wood doors gives it a rustic cozy feel. Upstairs is a full master suite with king bed, sitting/reading area, full bathroom with walk-in shower, double sinks, and closet. The master also features an antique iron toddler bed and plush bedding that also doubles as small sitting sofa encased in turn-of-the-century French grain sack fabric. The master suite is ideal for families or those seeking privacy.
Downstairs has a guest bedroom with a queen size bed, living room with flat screen tv and dvd, laundry/mud room, and a full bath with an old soaking tub plus shower.
Huge wrap around porch looks over front lawn where deer frequently (every day and night) come through to eat apples.

High-end amenities include luxury linens, down comforters, heated mattress pads, white bath robes, fluffy white towels, EO French Lavender shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/lotion for all guests.

For the little ones, we have a toddler bed, toddler folding cot and pack-n-play. We also have a basket of toys, various baby and kid blankets plus plastic sip cups/plates/utensils.

**Rates fluctuate according to guest count**

***Max overnight guest count in the cottage is 4 adults. Total guests allowed on-property at any given time is 6. No events, parties or socials unless otherwise pre-approved***

If you're looking to accommodate 6, there is a separate 3rd bedroom Suite that can be rented for $80 extra per night with queen bed, twin bed (+twin trundle bed) and sitting room only during summer months. Please inquire for listing.

Our pet policy is strict, please no inquiries for exceptions.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 couch
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Living room 1
1 couch

What this place offers

Fast wifi – 177 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
HDTV with Chromecast
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 118 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bigfork, Montana, United States

Just 4.5 miles outside of downtown Bigfork, sits little mountain town of Ferndale.
Epic views of the Mission Mountain range are in view as you drive towards the house.
One half mile down the street is the Ferndale Market where you can grab local meats and other quick items. Also sells bait and tackle for the great fishing we have around this area.
Floating the lower swan river on tubes, float toys, or kayaks is a popular summer activity, highly recomend it.
1 mile down the opposite way is the Swan River boat ramp and hike/bike trail. The well maintained wide and flat trail runs along the Swan River and into downtown Bigfork, where there is great shopping, restaurants and bars.
Great mountain bike trails too! Beardance trail is a popular one, just up the mountain from the farmhouse.
The lakes and rivers and hiking are endless in this area. Jewel basin, Swan and Mission range offers more solitude hiking with incredible views, wildlife, and breathtaking scenary.
45 minutes to Whitefish and less than an hour from the west entrance to Glacier National Park.

Hosted by Kristin & Ryan

  1. Joined in June 2012
  • 121 Reviews
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  • Superhost
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 transaction for the cottage was performed by Ryan's grandfather, by meeting the prior owner in a bar with a bag of cash in hand. How different times must have been in this era. And so much is discovered in places like this. Whether it's antique fishing lures, or more simply, discovering in your youth that fishing lures actually even work! Or finding that one place in the forest, off the path, the sound of wind in the trees and you become curious ... maybe you are the first person who has ever been there. And now that one place is yours to share, or to revisit. The discoveries around cottages and cottage lifestyles, are indeed impressionable. Our family had the fortunate opportunity to acquire Crane Mountain Cottage in early 2018, from a talented and artistic couple. With pride we have opened up our cottage through Airbnb to like-minded folks. And together, we look forward to discovering, along with our 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…

During your stay

Self check ins will be provided with instructions prior to arrival. Will be available anytime by phone or email.

Kristin & Ryan is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy