The Swan River is a flourishing 95-mile-long habitat in western Montana, set between the Swan Range and the Mission Mountains.
Black bream, bull trout, flathead and flounder swim in the partially glacier-fed waters. Canada geese, mallards and red-tailed hawks soar above. White-tailed deer, elk and moose thrive in the area.
And a few fortunate humans make their homes alongside it, too.
This waterfront cabin currently for sale takes in mountain, river and wooded views from every room. Heavy wood accent logs give the home a rustic vibe, while salmon-hued shutters add a pop of color against the brown, horizontal-slate exterior.
The main house features vaulted ceilings, wood-clad interiors and ample natural light. It contains a double-height great room, a center island kitchen, an office, an enclosed sunroom, a TV/recreation room, three wood-lined bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The separate guest cabin has another bedroom and bathroom for a total of 3,828 square feet of living space.
There’s a finished walkout basement, a heated two-car garage and a watercraft storage room.
Four decks and a shaded stone patio add outdoor living space and face views of the river and beyond it, the Swan mountain range.
Fishing and swimming are as close as the private dock, which sits off the 275 feet of water frontage.Bret Richmond and Cory Richmond of National Parks Realty are the listing agents for 699 Swan River Road, Bigfork, Montana. Glacier Park International Airport is about 28 miles away.
The nearly 2-acre property is listed for US $3.9 million. Furnishings may be negotiated separately.
The home is about 10 minutes from Flathead Lake and Bigfork, which Boatline.com ranked this year as the best lake town in America.
Bigfork also offers fine dining, shopping, a car museum and a center of the performing arts. Several ski areas, hiking and horseback riding are close at hand.
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