Secluded Riverfront Paradise-the Tailwater House Hideaway
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible: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
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Keywords: Riverfront House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- DVD Player
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Hunting Big Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- 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....moreless
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Great Fishing, Great River View
Great Fishing, Great River View
The river is steps from the front door - the fishing is awesome. This is an incredibly relaxing place to sit and read a book - we had a blast hiking around the area. Many trails to explore - Boulder Creek is a great one! We saw lots of elk, deer and even a moose! The bed was comfy too.
- Guest c (Missoula, MT)
- Date of stay 09/12/09
- Review Submitted 08/12/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the kind words. It's a pleasure to share this special place with special people. Please come back again!
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Your Own Private Riverfront
A Happy Camper with a Nice West Fork Cutbow
Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout
3 Different Decks, Outdoor Space Designed to Be Used
Kitchen With A View!
Master Suite, Queen Size Bed, The Sounds of a River to Serenade...
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