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Stillwater Riverfront Home: Premier Fishing on Private Ranch, Wildlife, Birding

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Stillwater Sweet on the banks of the Stillwater river

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Absarokee house description

Located on the Circle T Ranch, this Montana Stillwater Riverfront Home is a 2 bedroom 3 bath 2.800 sq ft luxury home located directly on the banks of the Stillwater River, one of the premier trout streams in America. If you're looking for a secluded Montana destination for fly fishing, wildlife viewing, exploring, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and ranching experiences on a multi-generational working ranch, you won't find a more spectacular location.

Decorated with original family antiques, this spacious retreat can accommodate 6 people (2 bedrooms with 1 queen bed each, daybed and futon areas upstairs). Large kitchen and dining area, great room, sauna shower, jacuzzi tub, radiant floor heat and wood stove, Wifi, satellite t.v., and the open floor concept allow the comforts of luxury living while enjoying old west atmosphere. This spacious home with the surrounding windows and decks allow unique wildlife viewing and photography opportunities on the owners ranch with panoramic views of the river, mountains, and surrounding landscape. An active eagles nest upriver provides entertainment as eagles fly the river fishing.

The Stillwater River, which flows into the Yellowstone is absolutely beautiful and wild. Enjoy world renown fly fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout right out the back door, whitewater river rafting, horseback riding, hiking, or just relaxing on the wrap-around porch or upstairs decks with the sounds of the Stillwater River. This is a 'locals favorite' river where anglers will experience first-class fishing with no crowds. Your own riverfront property to fly fish and explore the river.

Five miles from the quaint town of Absarokee, this riverfront home is at the end of a private ranch road only a short 1 hour drive from Billings.
Enjoy the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness close by with unparalleled wildlife viewing, outdoor exploration, hiking, and back packing.

The route to Yellowstone Park from the ranch is a beautiful trip that takes you through the historic town of Red Lodge onto the Beartooth Highway to the Silver Gate entrance. Due to scenery and mountain switchbacks, it takes approximately 2 hours to get to this Yellowstone Park Entrance, it usually opens in late May and closes in September due to snowfall. Livingston to Gardiner offer an alternate entrance/exit.

Three wetland mitigation ponds on the ranch provide unique opportunities to view Montana's birds, wildlife, and flora in their natural wildlife environment. Photography and birdwatching opportunities abound.

Participation in ranching activities optional and always welcome.








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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Outdoor dogs or kenneled when indoors. Livestock/wildlife in area ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Water View
              • Waterfront:

                Stillwater River boarders the property...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

              • Sauna
               

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              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $275
              $1,925

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $50
              • Cleaning $150
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Separate contract for pets

              Horse boarding available for guests at ranch


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/15/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

              5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Absarokee
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Columbus
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Absarokee

              Car: Recommended

              As well as Stillwater Riverfront fishing, the property has three wildlife viewing ponds which provide many opportunities for viewing birds and mammals in their natural habitat.

              Guests can hike or ride horseback to the historic Bozeman Trail wagon snubbing post or travel the leisurely Mexican Joe Creek Trail. Both are located on private land of owner.

              Horseback rides are individualized for guests.

               

              Manager info

              About: Tim Thompson, owner of the property, was born and raised in the Stillwater Valley. Tim grew up on the family owned Circle T Ranch where he enjoys living and ranching promoting stewardship of the land and animals.

              Why Absarokee:
              This property has been passed through four generations. Guests can enjoy authentic western decor and antiques while enjoying the comforts of home.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The 'Ponds' are a successful Wetland Relocation Project where guests can view many native bird species living and interacting in their natural habitat. Scientific studies can be provided for the avid bird watchers!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • Stillwater Sweet on the banks of the Stillwater river

                Stillwater Sweet on the banks of the Stillwater river

              • View of Stillwater Sweet and Beartooth Mountains.

                View of Stillwater Sweet and Beartooth Mountains.

              • Entry way

                Entry way

              • View from dining room

                View from dining room

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Upstairs daybed

                Upstairs daybed

              • Upstairs futon

                Upstairs futon

              • Upstairs bath

                Upstairs bath

              • Upstairs bath  sauna/with shower

                Upstairs bath sauna/with shower

              • Enjoying a pony ride

                Enjoying a pony ride

              • Elk getting a drink on the ranch

                Elk getting a drink on the ranch

              • Whitetail deer, taken from the great room window-Stillwater Sweet

                Whitetail deer, taken from the great room window-Stillwater Sweet

              • Trout caught on front of Stillwater Sweet

                Trout caught on front of Stillwater Sweet

              • 2014 Stillwater River in winter    from west facing comfortable chair

                2014 Stillwater River in winter from west facing comfortable chair

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Dining, breakfast bar

                Dining, breakfast bar

              • Upstairs

                Upstairs

              • Upstairs office, futon area with east deck

                Upstairs office, futon area with east deck

              • Upstairs bedroom. It has a full walk in closet

                Upstairs bedroom. It has a full walk in closet

              • Upstairs bath jacuzzi

                Upstairs bath jacuzzi

              • Downstairs bedroom

                Downstairs bedroom

              • Riding instructions before moving cattle

                Riding instructions before moving cattle

              • 2 pheasants outside the front door, one hiding in bush

                2 pheasants outside the front door, one hiding in bush

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

              $275 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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