Flathead Lake Vacation Rentals & Cabins

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Make Flathead Lake your next getaway—choose from 44 great vacation rentals

Beautiful natural scenery, tranquility, and abundant outdoor activities make Montana an excellent vacation destination. With our variety of vacation rentals on Flathead Lake, you can enjoy all of this while residing on the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River.

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Flathead Lake vacation rentals for every getaway

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Chestnut Cottage
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Chestnut Cottage - Kalispell, MT

$240 avg / night
Edgewater Escape
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Edgewater Escape - Proctor, MT

$384 avg / night
Bigfork Bungalow
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Bigfork Bungalow - Bigfork, MT

$177 avg / night
Echo Lake Family Fun
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6

Echo Lake Family Fun - Bigfork, MT

$364 avg / night
Many Springs Lakeview Condo #413
0 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Many Springs Lakeview Condo #413 - Bigfork, MT

$176 avg / night

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Recent Flathead Lake vacation rental reviews

Beautiful location. The home is very clean and comfortable. Nice deck with sunshade. Lots of games, videos, and Apple TV. Long drive back and forth to Polson or Kalispel. Limited access if you don't have a boat and just want to fish from shore. The lake is shallow in this area, so no deep-water species. You pretty much have to drive to the other side of the lake and fish from the dock at Blue Bay. Fishing regs on flathead lake are very confusing. You're on the reservation in Dayton. Different rules and fees than the state portion a few miles north. Added fees if you wish to fish reservation rivers as well. Especially for non-residents.
Dan W. | Sep 2022
Perfect Location,Comfy beds, lots of room to have fun with fam and friends, Perfect Log cabin Montana home!
Joanna R. | Sep 2022
House was very comfortable and excellent scenery on the lake. We enjoyed the home. Only problem we had is there was no hot water for almost 4 days. We called maintenance and they were quick to respond. Water heater element was apparently faulty. Next day, a Sunday, no hot water again, and TV locked us out. Maintenance was quick to respond. Fixed both the hot water and TV.
Walter H. | Sep 2022
Flathead Lake Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 7 of our Flathead Lake homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 44 of our Flathead Lake vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Flathead Lake team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Flathead Lake, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Explore Flathead Lake

Relaxing on the shores and swimming in the massive 30-mile expanse of water provides hours of fun, but between nearby towns, seasonal festivities, and activities you just can't enjoy anywhere else, there's much more to Flathead Lake than meets the eye.

Small towns on Flathead Lake

When it comes to choosing the right vacation home for your visit to gorgeous Flathead Lake, there are plenty of lovely towns to consider. The quaint, western-themed town of Bigfork lies at the northern end of the lake, offering live theater and art galleries, alongside more conventional shops and restaurants. Sharing the same north-shore beauty just a few miles away is the community of Lakeside- home to Tamarack Brewing Company and popular for kayak and boat tours.

The tiny town of Dayton, nestled on the southwest shore of the lake, takes things a step further with boat access to nearby Wild Horse Island, an isolated state park. Nearby Rollins, also on Flathead's southern shore, provides a quiet place to relax in the comfort of a private vacation rental with wonderful views.

Flathead Lake is just south of several more towns—the bustling commercial hub, Kalispell, boasts several notable seasonal events, including pumpkin picking and races. Farther north is Whitefish, a small mountain town that boasts access to another beautiful lake and ski resort.

Summertime adventures on Flathead Lake

The most obvious summertime fun at Flathead Lake involves the water itself - swimming, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, and water sports are excellent ways to spend your time. Once you've had your fill of splashing around in the mountain lake, work up a sweat by taking a hike in the nearby Jewel Basin Hiking Area east of Bigfork, or work on your golf swing at Eagle Bend Golf Club. However you choose to spend your days, be sure to reward yourself with a fresh-tasting beer at Flathead Lake Brewing Co. in Bigfork.

Wintertime wonder around Flathead Lake

You may not be able to swim in Flathead Lake during winter, but that doesn't mean you can't admire the frigid beauty from the shore. After you've had enough of gazing at mesmerizing ice formations, check out a couple of ski resorts nearby. The closest one is Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort, directly west of the lake. With views of the vast lake in the distance, the three-story lodge at this resort boasts all the amenities you could want after hours of tearing up the slopes.

A little farther away but definitely worth the drive is Whitefish Ski Resort, just north of the small mountain town sharing the same name. The long mountain trails here are perfect for skiers of every skill level, and the delicious restaurants and art galleries in town provide plenty to do afterward.

Unique attractions of Flathead Lake

One of the biggest attractions of Flathead Lake are the cherry orchards directly east and west. Available from both the orchard itself and from charming roadside stands, you can bring as many cherries as you like back to your vacation rental to make a delicious dessert. For a fun day trip, stop by the Dayton Yacht Harbor to rent a sailboat for a new look at the lake. Or, if you'd rather admire the lake from the sky, companies like Fantasy Flights, Osprey Aero, and Skydive Lost Prairie Montana offer stunning airplane rides that let you see the full beauty and grandeur of the lakes and mountains below.

There are plenty of incredible sights awaiting you in Big Sky Country, and Flathead Lake puts plenty of quintessential Montana experiences right at your fingertips, from freshwater fun to small-town charms to mountainside beauty. Experience it like a local and rent your very own vacation rental today.

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