Plaid Swan Cottages - Gingham House

Plaid Swan Cottages

We have designed our location for the traveler to have a refuge from the world.  You will find a high quality vacation rental tailored to the best standards welcoming you and your family to Northwestern Montana.  Our park like grounds and alpine inspired architecture will allow you to experience the Montana lifestyle in the quintessential manner.  Visitors will discover outdoor adventures for every season and a cozy atmosphere retreat inside each cottage.  The cottages allow someone to visit for a weekend or for much much longer. 

Each cottage is situated in tucked in areas of the breathtaking grounds that will provide views in every direction to captivate visitors.   The location is great for outdoorsy fun or romantic getaways. 

Lastly, Plaid Swan Ranch and Cottages has the unbeatable location and proximity to all of the various attractions and sites you will want to explore.  You will be nearby or a short car ride to everywhere you want to be!  See the list of activities in the special tab on the site.  Click Here for Activities Page.

Note:  Each cottage is equipped with a Guest Guide that elaborates on the various rules, technology as well as functions of the various amenities in the cottage plus resources for local restaurants and menus.


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Standard Features: Each unit is appointed with everything you will need to enjoy your vacation.  Each unit is equipped with individual wifi, a desk if you need to do any work while traveling; propane stove and/or forced heat plus air conditioning.  Modern amenities throughout each cottage with special attention paid to the unique design style and elements of each cottage.  Each cottage has its own bbq for your personal cooking needs.  Playing cards, games and puzzles as well as books and magazines are available in each cottage. Basic condiments and cooking products are stocked in the cottages as well.


Unique Extras


  • Check in gift awaits you upon arrival
  • Locally made bath bombs provided
  • Nordic wood fired Sauna for use
  • Each guest upon arrival can order fresh eggs from our own Cluckingham Palace chicken house (as availability). 
  • Multiple Fire Pits
  • Free Wifi with separate system for each cottage
  • Robes to use when visiting the sauna
  • Electric Blankets
  • Books, magazines, cards, games and puzzles are provided in each cottage
  • Ping Pong Table in garage of Gingham



Aberdeen Cottage - Plaid Swan Cottages

Aberdeen Cottage



This cottage will allow you to fill the pulse of wildlife as well as the llama ranch outside your front door. This cottage has some of the best pond views where you can watch various waterfowl enjoying the water. The sunsets from the deck are unbeatable while the proximity to the baby llama pasture will transfix you.

A sweet and airy cottage that features vintage farmhouse pine furnishings and luxury bedding and quilts. Relax in the airy private cottage with a spiral staircase to the spacious pink and green toile wallpaper and wood bedroom suite with lots of windows and high ceilings.

Perfect retreat for a couple offering a secluded and shaded sitting areas as well as a large porch to BBQ and eat meals at the outdoor dining table. Aberdeen is fully equipped with all of your vacation needs. The cottage overlooks a pond and waterfall and captures the best sunsets from your living room or porch.

Aberdeen shares the parking pad just outside the cottage along with the guests of Brenton Cottage.



Brenton Cottage - Plaid Swan Cottages

Brenton Cottage



The Brenton Cottage is one of two mini alpine inspired cottages on the grounds. This cottage sit at the top of a stone walk way where you are greeted with a porch overlooking the large stone fire pit and the meadow below plus adjacent to ranch trails and fern gully. A front porch with incredible views and surrounded by trees with a stone walk way up to the cottage speckled with lavender plants. This cottage backs to the forest where visitors will find white Adirondack chairs and to kick back and relax and embrace the natural beauty and mountain views.

This cottage is the match to Aberdeen Cottage which is just steps away. Brenton features oak furnishings throughout with a rich color palate. Cozy in the winter and so pleasant in the summer; the perfect little get away for a romantic weekend. The spiral staircase to the large bedroom area features a red and blue French toile wallpaper with sumptuous bedding. Additionally, a vanity/desk is provided for any work that you might need to perform while staying at Plaid Swan.

Brenton Cottage shares a large parking area out front of this cottage and adjacent to Aberdeen Cottage.





Gingham House - Plaid Swan Cottages

Gingham House



This is the largest cottage on the property and is stunning, unique and upscale in all aspects. Guests enter through a magical turret with live edge wooden staircase. The cherry on top is another spiral staircase that takes you from the great room to an outlook with a built in bunk for relaxing or reading your favorite book. This area is highlighted by a copula like window set up with 360 degree unparralled views of the mountains and forest.

Sophisticated details abound in this House from the custom designed kitchen and high end appliances to the Nordic bunk room and luxurious master suite. The house is designed for open family living and entertaining. A Romeo and Juliette inspired balcony off of the dining rooms allows you to open the French doors and take in the outdoor mountain air.

Sleeping quarters feature a four bunk room along with a special master style bedroom. House is equipped to entertain and have a luxury stay. Cottage windows throughout the great room provide a view of mountains, trees and wildlife. Cottage yard is planted with a scent garden of lavender complete with a white picket fence. And this unit has a two car garage to house your toys or vehicles during your stay.

Gingham House also features a spacious two car garage is available for your use as well as a full size washer and dryer for taking care of any clean ups while on vacation. We don’t think guests will want to leave this European wonder!



Red Ryder Ranch House - Plaid Swan Cottages

Red Ryder Ranch House



Red Ryder Ranch is situated on 20 acres of a working hay ranch and next to one of the largest llama pastures is Red Ryder Ranch House. With its stunning mountain views and an open area that attracts lots of wildlife for your enjoyment.

This quintessential ranch house features a black and white décor punctuated by farm artwork and other farm touches throughout. French doors open to a spacious master suite with a large master bath and Jacuzzi tub with views. While in the king size bed you can relax and take in the magnificent views of the Swan Mountain Range from the extra-large picture window. A pull out queen couch bed is available to accommodate additional guests if needed. The master bath features a corner jetted tub looking out to the hay field where wildlife can be seen roaming as well as the mountains beyond.

A large dining table and open kitchen is perfect for entertaining. New kitchen filled with all of your essential cooking appliances and tools provide a perfect entertaining area for the large dining table.

An indoor equipped laundry room allows you to take care of any necessary cleaning at your convenience.

The House features a two car garage that can be used by visitors to store their motorized toys or car. A special farmhouse inspired fire pit with red Adirondack chairs will allow you to take in wonderful sunsets each evening. An outdoor covered and open patio is perfect for al fresco dining and bbq-ing.



Tartan Cottage - Plaid Swan Cottages


Tartan Cottage



This cottage has reimagined style in a fun farmhouse way. The cottage features a French door entrance that open to a spacious great room with a splattering of tartan fabric throughout.. A local stone patio is just off the porch with a crabapple tree parked in center for nice shade. Vintage wrought iron furniture in black and white stripes provides comfortable seating to enjoy the views of the mountains and the animals on the Ranch from the all season covered porch and stone patio.

This two bedroom house features tons of storage for the traveler so that you can be unobstructed during your stay. A built in entertainment unit is stocked with books, magazines of all types as well as a TV , board games and puzzles. The tranquil setting of the cottage is just inside the gates of the property with a circle drive for your vehicles.

Plaid Swan VRBO kalispell and the flathead valley rental

INFO: (406) 499-1440

3005 & 3039 Foothill Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901


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