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River Keep. Mountain bike, fly fishing, ATV right from the cabin.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,248 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8. Add the Bunk house to sleep 4 more

10 private acres on the Swan River with easy access to hiking, boating, fishing, horse back riding, guided big game hunting, wilderness mountain biking, cross country skiing.

Large kitchen and breakfast bar, gas cook top, huge windows looking to the river and mountains, adjoining great room with a river rock faced wood burning fireplace, WiFi, and surround sound for movies. Open up the cabinet to find cards, poker chips, back gammon, cribbage and who knows what else will draw everyone around the table to play after a big day outdoors.

Large master suite with a king size bed on the main floor. Enjoy the double heads in the shower or maybe a relaxing steam shower. Double sinks and a private toilet room. Conveniently located laundry and powder room also on the main floor.

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms that each have a queen and a twin size bed. The bathroom has a 6 foot heated air tub.

Enjoy marshmallows and review the days past events around the huge bonfire pit in the front yard. Maybe a cold drink and quiet conversation on the patio that looks toward the bonfire pit and the rumbling Swan river.

At River Keep you are surrounded by public lands with miles and miles of roads, trails, lakes, streams and rivers gushing with fish, and forests full of huckleberries. You decide if you want to hike, bike, snowmobile or ride your atv, it's all right outside the door.

At the end of the day fire up the bar-bq and spread all the dinner goodies out on 2 picnic tables that seat 10 people each.

Several churches within 6 miles either direction. Also the Historical Museum is only 1 mile from the cabin.

Day trips to Seeley Lake just 25 minutes to the south where there is snowmobile or atv riding, boat rentals, ice fishing and shopping. A 45 minute trip north to Bigfork where you can enjoy western art galleries, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, or boat tours on Flathead Lake. Also 90 minutes north of River Keep is Glacier National Park.

More Details

Owner
Greg McCue
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Greg McCue

Greg is a second generation Montana builder who grew up going to the family cabin at Lindbergh Lake, just 14 miles away. Robi is a third generation Kalispell native and works as an RN at Providence Hospital.

Greg designed and built this cabin for their family of three boys, a daughter in law, and our grand daughter. Robi did the decorating.

Robi and Greg have spent their last 30 years together recreating both summer and winter in the Swan valley. Water skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hiking into various lakes and fishing the waters of the valley.

The more we spend time here the more we realize this is really is, 'The Last Best Place' for us and our family.

We are excited to be able to share what we love with you.

Greg McCue purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Greg McCue chose Condon

When we saw this property we instantly realized the wonderful potential for family and privacy. As we have uncovered the immense beauty of this property and the outdoors we continue to be wowed by the peace and happiness River Keep has blessed us with.

We love the close proximity to groceries, dining, church, fresh produce, the Community Center and Rodeo grounds, the Library, Lindbergh Lake, Holland Lake, and all the wilderness trails and lakes.

What makes this cabin unique

We have built a modern state of the art cabin with all the things to make roughing it so easy. With the privacy we have and the room to entertain it is always easy to have friends drop in, even if it gets loud.

Being able to help one of the kids learn how to fly fish is as much fun as early mornings alone on the river.

The Forest Service office is a mile away if you need maps, advice, or you just want to go through their animal museum. Check out the Grizzly Bear mount on display.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Condon

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2248 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Steam shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
  • The master bathroom has a two shower heads, a bench big enough for two people to enjoy a steamer, and double sinks. The upstairs bathroom has a 6' heated air tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • East Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    West Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , The master suite is tucked away behind insulated walls
    Bunk House - 2 large double bed , Add the bunk house for $150.00 per night or $750.00 per week
  • The master suite is on the main floor, the walls and ceilings are insulated to create a very private environment. Cuddle up with a book in the king size bed after your steam bath. The steam shower has 2 shower heads and a bench big enough for two people to enjoy a steamer. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has tons of windows and feels a bit like escaping into a tree fort. Watch the sun rise over the Swan's or set behind the towering Mission Mountains. From this perch you will have quiet, privacy and maybe even a chance to watch a storm rolling through the valley, or the elk grazing in the back yard. Crawl into the queen size bed and cozy up to a good book.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The bunkhouse is also available for $200.00 per night or $1,000.00 additional per week. The bunkhouse will sleep 4 people in a queen size bunk bed.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

This is a REAL GEM!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First time staying at River Keep but will guarantee it will not be our last! This home and location could not be more perfect for a family get away! Absolutely beautiful inside and out and so very quiet and peaceful!! Next time we stay we will plan on doing more cooking, after finding the kitchen so well equipped!! We were so pleased with everything about our stay, can't wait until next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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OH MY GOLLY! River Keep and it’s location are both fabulous and relaxing at the same time!

  • 5 of 5

We booked River Keep as a destination vacation spot to share with two of our grown children & six grandchildren. SUCH a welcoming, spacious, clean and very prepared space! We could not have asked for a better space to play, discover, snuggle and chill. The owners have truly provided a dream spot for those of us not lucky enough to live in Montana, yet helped us “feel very at home” by providing us with all we’d need to live the Montana life!

The location in Condon is close enough to local lakes for fishing, hiking and kayaking. There is a great local grocery / mercantile a quick 3 miles down the road to pick up any items you might need (or didn’t know you wanted while vacationing in MT.!).

We traveled easily to Glacier National Park, visited the arts community of Big Fork and ventured to Seeley Lake as well, the neighboring community. And let’s not forget the crown jewel of the area, the beautiful Blackfoot River, accessible from various locations. . . But the locals of Condon could point you to the best “secret” locations of the Blackfoot River.

There is a great Swan Valley Historical Museum that is a must see, especially if you are discovering the life lived by those who homesteaded MT or grew up in the Swan Valley- literally across the road from

River Keep’s local road.

We never turned on the television - why would we? :-) We loved morning coffee on the great patio facing the Swan River, right in front of us....and enjoyed many bbq family prepared meals in the evening outside as well!

The owners of River Keep truly provide all the household comforts one needs, but it’s always good to bring what makes you personally a happy vacationer.

Will I book again, you ask? I hope to have that option in the very near future, yes!!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

River Keep was all that we expected and more. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway plus the amenities of home, this is it!

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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germany
5

Beautiful location and home

  • 5 of 5

The views were spectacular!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our stay at River Keep with my family, my brother's family and our parents. River Keep is a beautiful cabin perfectly furnished for family gatherings. The property is beautiful and private, the kitchen is well stocked for big meals, and the patio is furnished with large picnic tables for dining al fresco. Due to fire restrictions we weren't able to roast marshmallows, but the kids loved playing and fishing in Swan River. There is plenty of outdoor space for the kids to play safely and a highlight of the trip was an amazing game of kick to can. ;) The property was also close enough to play golf in Seeley and rent a boat on Flathead. I sure miss the cool MT night air! Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property; well maintained and comfortable. Kitchen was great and well stocked with the essentials plus some. Plenty of paper towels and toilet paper for the average size family. Beds were comfortable and the light breeze off the river provided crisp refreshing air for sleeping (2nd fl bedroom). Lots of wildlife around the house and area - deer, eagles, coyote, badger, turkey, geese, marmot to name a few. Fishing (fly) was good in front of the house. Washer and dryer were great to have as it reduce the amount of clothing needed for the trip. Outdoor gas grill was new and was put to use several nights (worked great). We ate most of our meals at the house; although we did treat ourselves to a dinner at the Hunger Bear restaurant which had very tasty steaks. Daily morning walks along the very lightly traveled roads offered more opportunities to see the wildlife and meet the nice neighbors from the area. I highly recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Glacier Park International - Kalispell
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Liquid Louie's
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Seeley Lake
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Whitefish Montana
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 83
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Hungry Bear Steak House
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Whitefish Mountain
Car: necessary

River Keep sits between the Swan Range and Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Mission Mountain Wilderness. Our front yard is the confluence of Glacier Creek and the Swan River.

River Keep gives you a great place to start any adventure, central to everything wild outdoors.

Start the early morning with one of our complimentary fly rods and a 2 minute walk to the river to fish for Trout- Rainbow & Cutthroat. Enjoy standing knee deep in the gentle river current while the sunshine bounces off the Swan's. The geese cackle and the Eagles screech while you mend your line into some riffling pools of water teaming with fish. Watch the deer and elk along the bank as they start their day. Then the short walk back to the cabin for the best breakfast and coffee you've ever had. That's my favorite way to start the day!

Maybe you'd rather start your day with a mountain bike ride into the Mission Mountains, the ride starts at River Keep. And the kitchen is big enough to feed a whole bunch of hungry trail riders.

There are over 30 lakes close by that can be hiked into or recreated on. Holland Lake and Lindbergh Lake are within 12 miles, bring your own boat, there is fantastic flat water to ski on, or canoe or kayak. If you want to rent a ski boat go to Seeley Lake just 30 minutes away.

If you are looking for a back country experience gentle enough for the kids, there are lots of 2 to 5 mile hikes into mountain lakes. A family favorite is to grab the bear spray and fishing pole and hike 1 mile through the Mission Mountain Wilderness to Glacier Lake.

If you want some white water fun contact a Guide in Big Fork.

Head 8 miles south of River Keep to the Holland Lake Lodge to rent a canoe, kayak or sign up for a guided horse back riding trip into the Swan Range or Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the end of the day enjoy a world class dinner and drinks at the Lodge or get a steak or pizza dinner at the Hungry Bear Steakhouse.

Our brand new cabin is decked out for cooking your own steaks or fish on the patio gas grill. Arrange the patio chairs for relaxed conversation and have the kids slide into 2 over sized picnic tables that seat 10 people

each.

After a big dinner it's time for yard games, some evening fishing, a bon fire or maybe a walk on the road. Don't forget the hot dogs and marshmallows.

When it's time to slow it down go check out the cabinet next to the stone fireplace for board games, poker chips or a deck of cards. A fun way to bunch up the family for some laughs one last time for this day.

Glacier National Park is only 1 1/2 hours drive north. It's a beautiful drive through the Swan Valley past Swan Lake, through Big Fork, on to Columbia Falls and into the Park. Getting there is as fun as being there.

There are many outfitters available to guide you into the Bob Marshall for white water rafting, fishing for massive trout, or big game hunting in the Fall.

Winter in the Swan Valley is a wonderland. Cross country skiing or snowmobiling right from River Keep. There are miles of un-groomed trails right outside the door. Also if you go south 25 miles there are miles and miles of groomed and expert snowmobile trails.

Year round activities and year round quiet. Our log cabin on 10 acres will be the respite you're looking for.

Bring the book you've been meaning to read and see if you can sit still or stay awake long enough to finish it.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin around the Condon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$563
AU$3,774
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,372.2
Service Fee AU$411.66

The bunkhouse is an additional charge of $200.00 per night or $1,000.00 per week. It sleeps 4 people in a queen size bunk bed and has a small breakfast table and a sunroom all packed into 264 sq. feet. There is no running water, toilet, or Netflix television but there is a TV for playing DVD's. Also there is a refrigerator, and microwave.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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