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Blue Ribbon Waters Cabin on the West Fork River W/ Hot Tub

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Darby cabin description

Relax in this serene 5+ acre setting while Elk, Deer, and Moose wander through the Ponderosa Pines. Enjoy the stunning drive following the winding West Fork river, coming upon the breathtaking Painted Rocks Lake, and a little further to mile marker 26. 7 miles further along the road is the Idaho boarder. The drive alone is breathtaking.

From May through September you'll see fly fishermen and women all along the West Fork and add in creeks, plus numerous float boats with guides and fisherman, after five different trout species.

Summer nights are frequently in the mid 40's with days in the dry 70's at this elevation of 4,800. The road is well kept in winter, allowing easy driving access to Lost Trail Ski Resort where you'll discover great skiing and snowboarding. It's locally owned, so come prepared with equipment or stop in Hamilton and get stocked up at Bill Ward's Outdoor store that carries everything for the year round avid outdoors sports person.

Our favorite activities are fly fishing the West Fork River and Overwhich Creek as the sun sets in the West, hiking, and riding ATV's. Summer activities are numerous, including hiking, fishing, and ATV riding the 3,000 miles of Forest Service trails we have behind us, including the Magruder Trail into the Frank Church Wilderness.

Or, simply enjoy the front porch swing and read a good book. Afternoon naps are wonderful, especially with the refreshing mountain air, snuggled under a wonderful down comforter. There's also plenty of sightseeing to do from Glacier National Park to historic battle sights, and Hamilton's famous Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot

'A beautiful flower, a beautiful river, a valley, a magnificent range - such is the Bitter Root'
- Wheeler, 1898 -

Keywords: Log cabin, West Fork River, Bitterroot mountains, fly fishing, trail riding, hunting, remote, wildlife, 55+, relaxation, peaceful, solitude, R&R, fishing, hiking. nature, family reunions.

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Upon approval from owner, $350 refundable deposit will be required....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                So many fun things for kids, outside and inside....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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              • Guest cabin: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Separate guest cabin, close to main cabin....moreless

              • Bunkhouse: 1 king, 2 bunk bed

                separate building 100 yds from main cabin...moreless

              • Main Cabin: one queen bed in master, two twin beds in guest bedroom. Guest Cabin: one king and double sleeper sofa. Bunkhouse: one king in master, one bunk bead in living area....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully stocked kitchen, everything you need is here, even a 6 qt new crockpot, large griddle, waffle maker, 4 slot toaster, 2 sets of cookware, 12 place setting dishes & flatware. 3 coffee makers in main cabin, a 32 cup auto drip coffee maker, 10 cup regular coffee maker, and new Keurig single cup maker. Bring your favorite singles for the Keurig. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Oversized fully stocked kitchen with Jenn-Aire down draft stove in island and new counter tops. 10 seat custom log wood dining table right next to two large picture windows. Pantry is stocked with seasonings, flour, sugar, coffee, etc... ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (3) Two refrigerators in Main Cabin, one in kitchen and one in utility room. One small refrigerator in Guest Cabin....moreless

              • Microwave:

                (3) One in each of Main Cabin, Guest Cabin and bunkhouse....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                In Main Cabin only, all necessary soaps are provided....moreless

              • Dining:

                Seating for 10 requires two chairs from guest cabin....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove:

                Main cabin also has large wood burning stove that heats entire cabin. Mostly used in winter along with electric heat....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Over sized river rock fireplace in Living Room and plenty of firewood just outside the kitchen door....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Bedding and towels. High quality down comforters and 3' memory foam toppers on all beds. ...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                We are in the Bitterroot Mountains....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Games, puzzles, cards in hidden living room closet; BOSE iPod player in main cabin....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Large flat screen TV and DVD player in Main Cabin; standard TV in Guest cabin. DISH network service in both cabins.Bose player for iPod's in main cabin....moreless

                  • Video Games:

                    007 Golden Eye; Need for Speed, the run; and Skyrim....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Numerous recent DVD's in main cabin....moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    Brand new PS3 in main cabin....moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Cabin number will be provided upon executed rental agreement. Make sure to bring a calling card, or check with us about limited long distance usage....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    PLEASE NOTE - CELL PHONES DO NOT WORK ONCE YOU PASS CONNER CUTOFF RD (approximately mm4)....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Six person hot tub. Very private, just steps out the utility room door. ...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Peaceful wrap around deck with custom wood porch swing for nature watching. Hummingbirds race back and forth in summer to two feeders hanging outside kitchen large picture windows. Excellent wildlife viewing at dusk....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        Large separate covered pavillion building on property with electric and picnic table....moreless

                      Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        The West Fork River gives 36 miles of pristine trout fishing, both sides in places to fish up and down. But these are definitely the flyman's dream waters....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Out large kitchen picture windows is view of the Coal Creek Mountains. ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Rafting
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Hunting
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Churches
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Library
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                       

                      Reviews

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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $193
                      $1,180

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Pet Fee $350
                      • Cleaning $150
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

                      A bunkhouse is also on the property that sleeps 4 with a full bath. There is 1 private log cabin bedroom with a king size bed attached to the main bunkhouse that has a bunk bead, sitting area, kitchen with under counter refrigerator, two burner range, convection microwave and sink. The bunkhouse can only be rented as part of the main cabin and is $50/night plus $50.00 cleaning.


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                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                      Location

                      100 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Missoula, Hamilton has a small private airport.
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Painted Rocks Lake Beach
                      38 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Lost Trail Ski Area
                      16 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      West Fork Lodge - excellent steakhouse

                      Car: Necessary

                      Amazing fly fishing on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River; great cut throat, rainbows, cut bows and brown trout all around in the creeks and rivers. Guide trips available from numerous professionals. Gym, gas, hunting supplies in Darby; grocery stores, salon/tanning beds, shopping, golf in Hamilton. Swimming and water activities in Painted Rocks Lake near cabin and Lake Como in Hamilton.

                      The Bitterroot Chamber:

                      has a very good video that gives you an idea of what there is to see and do in the area

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: I have been exploring Montana, Colorado and Idaho since 1966. When we found the Bitterroot Valley, we fell in love with the land and the people of Ravalli County. Home is Florida for us, but our hearts are in the Bitterroot Valley.

                      Why the Owner Chose Darby:
                      The West Fork area is full of treasures just waiting to be discovered. There are over 3,000 miles of trails to ride, and we haven't even discovered the winter activities yet! All the locals tell us how great the local ski slopes at Lost Trail are for snowboarding and downhill skiing. Plus, there are thousands of miles to ride snowmobiles that await our exploration this winter.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      I love exploring the high mountain lakes, trails, and creeks that surround the West Fork area. Sleeping is so refreshing with the fresh mountain air under the down comforters and memory foam topped beds, so I love taking naps at 4,800 altitude. I'm usually tired for the first three days as my body adjusts to the altitude.


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                      Photos

                      • front of cabin

                        front of cabin

                      • Painted Rocks Lake, on your drive up to cabin.

                        Painted Rocks Lake, on your drive up to cabin.

                      • View out kitchen window; elk - left, whitetail - right. Large kitchen & table

                        View out kitchen window; elk - left, whitetail - right. Large kitchen & table

                      • Living room with wood burning fireplace, leather sofas, and flat screen TV.

                        Living room with wood burning fireplace, leather sofas, and flat screen TV.

                      • Second bedroom with twins, memory foam topped beds with down comforters.

                        Second bedroom with twins, memory foam topped beds with down comforters.

                      • pavillion with fire pit, great place for sitting by the fire and making s'mo

                        pavillion with fire pit, great place for sitting by the fire and making s'mo

                      • Christmas on Westfork

                        Christmas on Westfork

                      • detached guest cabin

                        detached guest cabin

                      • Front door of main cabin.

                        Front door of main cabin.

                      • Large living room with vaulted ceilings, leather sofas, lodge style decor.

                        Large living room with vaulted ceilings, leather sofas, lodge style decor.

                      • Master bedroom with queen memory foam topped bed and down comforter

                        Master bedroom with queen memory foam topped bed and down comforter

                      • outdoor hot tub, private and hidden.

                        outdoor hot tub, private and hidden.

                      VRBO #294629

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, September 04, 2014

                      $193 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Blue Ribbon Waters Cabin on the West Fork River W/ Hot Tub

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