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Secluded Riverfront Paradise-the Tailwater House Hideaway

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Last updated: 10/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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The Tailwater House: A Magical Place!

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The Tailwater House offers first class accommodations in an unmatched natural setting. No dwellings are visible from the Tailwater; it is extremely private. The Tailwater offers all modern comforts and displays the hand-chosen accoutrements of a well-planned retreat. The Tailwater sits at the confluence of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River and Boulder Creek outside of Darby, Montana. Both watercourses flow out of the largest contiguous block of federally protected Wilderness in the lower 48 states, and meet one another at this very magical place. The Boulder Creek Trailhead into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a short walk away.

From the Tailwater’s decks, patios, and picture windows, native westslope cutthroat trout, as well as rainbows, brookies, and browns may be seen plying the blue ribbon waters of the West Fork or returning to the cool waters of Boulder Creek to spawn. Kingfishers, mallards, hummingbirds, owls, ospreys, eagles, and many more avian species inhabit the forest in which the Tailwater House resides. Some of these birds may be fishing along side you! In the forests, meadows, and surrounding peaks, elk, moose, black bear, bighorn sheep, and intact ecological systems flourish in the Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests. Instream flows have been preserved on the West Fork for perpetuity. Deep pools abound in the waters surrounding the property. For flatwater enthusiasts, Painted Rocks Reservoir is a few miles away.

The Tailwater House offers pristine trout waters a few steps from the door. It is a fly fishing Mecca, but moreover, it is a magical escape in which Boulder Creek’s gurgling rhythms and the West Fork’s deep songs will serenade your worries away--all day and all night. Writers and artists take note; inspiration is a year-round occupant at the Tailwater.

The Tailwater House is 20-30 minutes by car from Darby, MT; 40-45 minutes from Hamilton, MT; and 1.5 hours from Missoula International Airport and the University of Montana, Missoula. The Tailwater is approximately a one half-day drive to both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, as well as to Idaho's world-famous Salmon River.

There are several lodges within minutes of the tailwater that offer informal as well as fine dining options. These include the Triple Creek Ranch and the West Fork Lodge--both 5-10 minutes from the Tailwater House. Please google for the websites of these businesses as VRBO limits the websites we can list here.

Tailwater House Amenities

The Tailwater sleeps 5-6 guests. (6 maximum, no exceptions.) It has 1 bathroom, 1 king size bed, 1 queen bed and 1 twin bunk bed, and 1 sleeper sofa (full). Appliances include telephone, flat screen HD tv/vcr, microwave and conventional ovens, washer/dryer, dishwasher, stereo, and other kitchen appliances. 100% cotton linens provided for use. No smoking. No pets. We don't make exceptions to these rules, as many are in need of a smoke-free, or pet-hair free lodging environment. Please keep these restrictions in mind prior to making any plans. House features large book, guidebook, and DVD/VHS library.

The Tailwater Tale

The Tailwater is a magical place. It will be love at first sight, cast, or swim for you--as it was for us.

We purchased The Tailwater in 2006, and manage it as a family business. Our philosophy is one of sharing this special place for a reasonable price, rather than maximizing occupancy and income. We try hard to be conscientious stewards of The Tailwater and the ecosystem in which it exists. We ask that our guests do the same. It is our pleasure to share this special place and its inimitable moods and sylvan magic with you. We send our warmest thanks for your patronage,

-The Tailwater House

*Minimum Stay is one week. Additional days will be pro-rated.

Payment is by certified check, personal check (with one month lead time prior to rental), or electronic transfer. Sorry, no cash or credit card transactions. Payment via paypal may be possible (please call to inquire). Rental rates exclude a refundable $400 Security Deposit, to be returned after stay if property sustains no damage.

The Tailwater House

West Fork Road
Darby, Montana

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Keywords: Riverfront House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Sits at confluence of classic trout river and tumbling mountain stream. 3/4 of property surrounded by all manner of water feature: deep pools, riffles, runs, plunge-pool. Inimitably beautiful. Fly-fishing river paradise. Finest riverfront available in Montana....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library:

                    CDs and Ipod dock....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Location

                  Close to Darby, Hamilton, Missoula, etc. Within minutes of dining/lodging opportunities of West Fork Lodge and Triple Creek Ranch. Surrounded by federally protected wilderness. Fly fishing paradise. Backpacking opportunities abound. Abundant wildlife. Captivating natural beauty. Unmatched privacy. Four star dining at local lodges only a few minutes away. Less formal dining also available in West Fork Valley minutes from house.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • Private river front paradise.

                    Private river front paradise.

                  • A Happy Camper with a Nice West Fork Cutbow

                    A Happy Camper with a Nice West Fork Cutbow

                  • Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout

                    Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout

                  • sun-dappled trout pools.

                    sun-dappled trout pools.

                  • alpine meadows in the high country.

                    alpine meadows in the high country.

                  • magic sunsets.

                    magic sunsets.

                  • Bitterroot Peaks.

                    Bitterroot Peaks.

                  • Spring wildflowers.

                    Spring wildflowers.

                  • Patio.

                    Patio.

                  • 3 Different Decks, Outdoor Space Designed to Be Used

                    3 Different Decks, Outdoor Space Designed to Be Used

                  • Paradise!

                    Paradise!

                  • Wildlife abounds. A local bighorn.

                    Wildlife abounds. A local bighorn.

                  • Your neighbors…

                    Your neighbors…

                  • mountain lakes abound.

                    mountain lakes abound.

                  • Your Own Private Riverfront

                    Your Own Private Riverfront

                  • Bitterroot muley.

                    Bitterroot muley.

                  • Floaters from the back porch.

                    Floaters from the back porch.

                  • Cozy and well lighted.

                    Cozy and well lighted.

                  • stained glass windows--master bedroom.

                    stained glass windows--master bedroom.

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                  Speaks: english
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