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Montana may be renowned for its spectacular mountain ranges, but it also offers some beautiful lakes for those who are looking for an escape that includes time enjoying the water. Of course, in many destinations that come with breathtaking mountain views are opportunities to take advantage of scenic hiking and biking trails during the warmer months, and snow sports like skiing, boarding and snowshoeing in the winter. No matter what your idea is for the perfect lake vacation, these lake house rentals are sure to make for an ideal base.
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This waterfront cabin for six offers an especially unique stay, located on the west side of Deer Island. You know you’re going to enjoy plenty of peace and quiet as it can only be accessed by boat. A pontoon boat is available to get your there, you can bring your own vessel or rent one. The cabin has two bedrooms plus a sleeping loft, accommodating six, a well-appointed kitchen and a living room with a fireplace. There’s a large wrap-around deck to enjoy the lake and mountain views, along with a fire pit and outdoor seating.
This two-bedroom cabin is nestled in the Mission Mountains on over four acres and overlooks Flathead Lake. It accommodates four guests with a master bedroom open loft with a king-size bed, while the second bedroom includes a queen-size bed. You’ll have a huge wrap-around deck for relaxing with the breathtaking view while access to the water is just steps away. The open living area includes a kitchen, dining and living room space with a fireplace.
This stunning three-bedroom log cabin is tucked into the trees and offers direct access to Flathead Lake. It offers year-round fun, including cross-country skiing right out your door in the winter, along with hiking trails that are steps away, swimming, fishing and boating when the weather is warm. It’s close to two ski resorts and Glacier National Park while providing an ideal base to return to. It accommodates up to 10 guests and includes a fireplace, full kitchen, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi and everything else you need for the perfect stay.
This four-bedroom house on Flathead Lake’s southwest shore sleeps up to eight comfortably and offers spectacular views of the lake as well as Wild Horse, Dream and Melita islands, with the Mission Mountains as the backdrop. Enjoy relaxing in the screened-in porches, including a third-story porch with more impressive views. Kayaks and paddleboards are provided for complimentary use, and there’s a fire pit for making s’mores and enjoying the stars after dark. All the comforts of home can be found inside too, including a washer/dryer.
A beautiful four-bedroom lake house accommodating up to eight guests, you can avoid the crowds while taking advantage of a wide range of outstanding amenities. It includes kayaks and canoes, as well as a private dock if you want to bring your own boat. On the upper deck enjoy grilling out on the BBQ and after dinner, relax around the fire pit which sits on the lakeside patio. An approximately 200-foot-long stairway leads directly to the water and you’ll be just 15 minutes from Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort for winter fun. There’s a full kitchen, a spacious living room with access to the upper deck, a washer/dryer and Wi-Fi too.
This three-bedroom waterfront home in Whitefish’s Bay Point Country Homes subdivision, which provides access to a community beach and picnic area, accommodates up to six guests. It’s directly on Whitefish Lake just 15 minutes from Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and 25 minutes from Glacier National Park. Enjoy the wrap-around patio for relaxing with a view, a generously-sized kitchen for cooking your own meals and a gas fireplace to cozy up to as well. Cable TV, Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer are just some of the other amenities you’ll enjoy.
If you’re looking for a lake house close to Yellowstone National Park, this is a rare option just a 15-minute drive from the west entrance. It sits along the shores of Hebgen Lake and accommodates up to 10 guests in three bedrooms. Look forward to glorious sunset views over the lake’s Grayling Arm while relaxing on the porch and ending your day chatting around the stone fireplace. There’s a full kitchen and large wooden dining table, a washer/dryer and Wi-Fi too.
Enjoy a quiet stay in this three-bedroom home that sleeps up to nine, right along the shores of the picturesque north-west cove on Duck Lake, 15 minutes from the Many Glacier and St. Mary Gate entrances. Look forward to wildlife watching, hiking, fishing and countless other outdoor adventures while taking advantage of a comfortable lakefront base. You’ll have all the necessities, including a full kitchen for making your own meals, a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi and TV.
Stay right inside Glacier National Park at this two-bedroom Airbnb that’s just steps from the sparkling waters of Lake McDonald, one of the most stunning lakes in the U.S. It sits along McDonald Creek and includes a private deck with an alfresco dining area and gas grill. Enjoy gathering around the fire pit and taking advantage of the three kayaks and two stand-up paddleboards for getting out on the lake. The interior boasts lots of natural light, beautiful hardwood flooring and mountain-themed decor, along with a flat-screen Smart TV and games, a well-equipped kitchen, breakfast bar and dining table.
Located in the less-visited Philipsburg Bay area on Georgetown Lake, booking this house you’ll be just steps from the water, enjoying 70 feet of private shoreline and a red sand beach with views of the Pintler Mountains. It comes with kayaks, ideal for paddling out on the calm water, and sleeps up to nine guests, ideal for a large family. Enjoy the cozy woodstove, a large TV with a DVD player and DVD collection, Roku and Wi-Fi with capacity for streaming movies. Lots of outdoor amenities are also included, like a fire pit with wood and roasting sticks supplied, a lawn area with a hanging swing, picnic table, grill and dock access.
A four-bedroom home overlooking Ashley Lake, enjoy a tranquil private paradise for eight that includes fishing and swimming right outside your door. It provides a luxurious lake house experience with a long list of high-end amenities and comes complete with a floating dock so you can rent a boat or bring your own. Some of the other highlights include a fireplace, cable TV and a gaming system, washer/dryer and a BBQ grill.
For the ultimate luxurious lake house vacation, it would be hard to find better than this three-bedroom home that provides the chance to be on your very own private island with nearly 1,000 feet of water frontage and a private dock. Emerald Island was named for this stunningly clear emerald waters that surround it, offering swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, water-skiing, fishing, and so much more just steps from your door. The home includes a large patio with a BBQ grill and patio furniture along with a living room featuring a rock wall wood-burning fireplace, a full kitchen with all the essentials, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.
This 3,000-square-foot four-bedroom home accommodates up to 10 and sits along the border of Glacier National Park. Enjoy spectacular views of the mountain peaks and multiple outdoor living spaces, including a huge backyard, stone patio and fire pit, with Flathead River a short walk away. You’ll have a chef’s kitchen with a large island, farmhouse sink and wine fridge along with high-end appliances and items like a food processor, blender, coffee grinder, and coffeemaker. Enjoy views from the wall of windows and sun porch, a fireplace and a wide range of entertainment options like a game area with a foosball and chess table, and flat-screen Smart TVs.
For an escape away from the crowds, this three-bedroom waterfront cabin on Lake Koocanusa is located north of Libby along the Kootenai River, just seven miles south of the Canadian border. You’ll have a magnificent view of the lake and the Canadian Rockies from a huge upper deck and a lower patio with a fire pit. It’s just a five-minute walk or one-minute drive to the Abayance Bay Marina with a boat launch, rentals, slips, store, restaurant and bar too. Inside are huge windows for lake and mountain views, a gourmet kitchen and living area with a fireplace and Fire TV.
This four-bedroom home comes with Ptarmigan Village amenities which provide Whitefish Lake beach access, indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor hot tub, a fishing pond, hiking trails and tennis courts. It sleeps eight comfortably and comes with all the essentials. Remodeled in 2018, a new kitchen with granite counters and a natural stone fireplace were installed in the process – ideal after a day on the slopes with the Whiteish Ski area just three minutes away. It also has a deck for sipping your morning coffee or evening wine among the fresh mountain air.