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Custom Log Home: Best Views/Hot Tub/23 Acres/Wildlife

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Majestic, Mountain Views, Best in the Valley. 360 Degrees, From Every Room.

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Last updated: 10/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Darby house description

WELCOME!
Come and enjoy the best, MAJESTIC views in the valley and a luxury western Montana experience in this architect designed 2800SF custom log home on 23 acres (we call it 'Big Sky'). Enjoy the log home as a relaxing retreat, romantic getaway or perfect base for year-around outdoor activities including blue ribbon fly fishing. The home sits near National Forest land on three sides and is minutes from the Bitterroot River. Watch wildlife right on the property including elk, deer and bald eagles.

You've found the perfect place - with over 1200 square feet of outdoor decks with 360 degree majestic mountain views, a huge river rock fireplace, 8 person hot tub and home theater. Every night, look for shooting stars and satellites. The star watching is incredible!

SPECIAL FEATURES
• The best mountain views in the valley including Trapper Peak. Majestic mountain views from every room. 360 degrees.
• Close access to National Forest on three sides
• Close access to the Bitterroot River and West Fork fly fishing
• Wildlife right on the property
• 1200+ sq. feet of outdoor decks including comfy couches/chairs and dining table. GREAT OUTDOOR LIVING.
• An architect designed, custom log home crafted like the beautiful classic lodges of the west.
• Gourmet Kitchen
• Large Greatroom
• Huge River rock Fireplace
• Luxurious 'heavenly' king beds with down duvets & featherbeds
• As much or as little quiet and privacy as you want. Only minutes from town and activities but a world away.

MASTER BEDROOM, GUEST BEDROOMS & BATH HIGHLIGHTS
Experience the comfort of a luxurious western lodge! No need to fight over bedrooms because all three are large and have king size beds. The master bedroom features a huge king size double pillow top mattress and feather bed topper, down duvet and tons of pillows. You'll just melt into it. All beds are outfitted with the finest high thread count Egyptian or pima cotton sheets and down duvets. You won't want to get out of them in the morning. From all three bedrooms, you have amazing views of the Bitterroot mountains and the highest peak in the range.

The master bath features a custom designed, open shower and large jacuzzi tub. When you are done, wrap yourself up in a fluffy spa towel.

KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS
Enjoy the gourmet kitchen and have fun with the Jenn-Air and commercial grade cookware. The kitchen is fully outfitted with Keurig coffeemaker, toaster, blender, food processor, dishwasher, microwave and large refrigerator.

GREAT ROOM HIGHLIGHTS
The great room is the social hub of the house and has a 2 1/2 story high beamed cathedral ceiling, massive river rock fireplace, fine leather furniture and pub table. The house layout lets you gather together or enjoy as much privacy as you like.

DINING ROOM HIGHLIGHTS
The dining room comfortably seats six with sweeping 270 degree panoramic mountain vistas. It doubles as a fantastic sun room in the mornings or game room in the evenings. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and listen to the sounds of nature.

MEDIA LOFT HIGHLIGHTS
The media loft offers a Denon pro level home theater system with a 60' plasma HDTV and a Bower & Wilkens pro sound system. Sink into the huge double leather sofa that we call The Mitt. Also included is a Wii gaming system and DVD collection.

OUTDOOR DECKS HIGHLIGHTS
There are over 1200 sq. ft of decks including a comfy couch and lounge chairs and a granite dining table that seats six. And, of course, a gas grill. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner; and breathtaking sunrises or sunsets. After dinner, you can slip right into the large, 8 person hot tub and watch the nightly star show with a your favorite music from the outdoor sound system.

LOCATION
South of Darby MT, and only 5 miles up Rye Creek Road. Access to town, restaurants, shopping, grocery, post office but once you're at the home, feel like you are a million miles away. Its the best of all worlds.

SUMMER (summer is booking fast!): you will run out of time before you could do everything! Including blue ribbon fly fishing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, tubing, white water rafting, wildlife viewing and a wilderness area the size of Switzerland. And awesome views from the decks and hot tub.

FALL: falls colors along the river, blue ribbon fly fishing, crisp nights, top trophy elk and deer hunting (no hunting allowed on property), great hiking and majestic views from the decks and hot tub.

WE HOPE THIS SPECIAL PLACE STEALS YOUR HEARTS THE WAY IT HAS OURS. Sincerely, Ridlon & Carin Kiphart

ACTIVITIES
• Blue ribbon fly fishing
• Wildlife viewing, on the property
• Incredible sunset and star watching - right from the hot tub
• Great skiing and snowmobiling (winter)
• Hiking/Walking/Mountain Biking from your doorstep
• Salmon River kayaking, rafting and canoeing, 1 hr
• Shopping and antiquing, 15 minutes to Darby, 25 minutes to Hamilton
• Restaurants and brew pubs in Hamilton
• Some of the best elk and deer hunting in the lower 48, 10 minutes away (fall)
• Big Hole National Battlefield & Lewis and Clark Trail, 45 minutes away
• In home massages in front of the fireplace!

Keywords: Log Home, Western Home, Western Lodge, Mountain Home

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age 25 to rent....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Custom bedding, Egyptian and Pima cotton, down duvets...moreless

          • The Lodge Room: 1 king

            Custom bedding, Egyptian and Pima cotton, down duvets...moreless

          • The Map Room: 1 king

            Custom bedding, Egyptian and Pima cotton, down duvets...moreless

          • Den and Library: 2 twin/ single

            Full size daybed with full size trundle bed....moreless

          • King size beds. Huge, luxurious king size beds in every bedroom.

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Over 1000 square feet in decks and outdoor living space. Outdoor dining and living areas. Exceptional views and wildlife on property. You can hike or ride mountain bikes from the doorstep and the wildlife viewing can be fantastic....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Hundreds of music CDs....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                DirectTV...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Reference level, high performance home theater with Denon receiver and Bowers and Wilkens speakers....moreless

              • Television:

                52' HDTV in dedicated home theater loft....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Majestic 360 degree mountain views of the Bitterroot Mountains, Sapphire Mountains, Pintler Mountains and Continental Divide....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access:

                    WiFi throughout the house and on both decks!...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Beautiful, 2 1/2 story high river rock fireplace can heat the entire top 2 floors....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free domestic long distance....moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Free internet....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    High thread count, luxury spa quality....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Large greatroom ideal for gathering together....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    There is plenty of parking at the house....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone:

                    Free domestic long distance....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Luxury spa quality towel sheets....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi throughout the house and on both decks!...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Beautiful, 2 1/2 story high river rock fireplace can heat the entire top 2 floors....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped and stocked gourmet kitchen with Jenn Air gas stove and oven....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Coffee, tea, sugar, flour, spices, cooking oil....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Jenn-Air gas stove and oven...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Big, 8 person tub right off the back deck. Complete privacy....moreless

                  • Jetted Tub
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014: up to 8 people
                  Sep 28 - Dec 26, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $295
                  $1,825
                  Thanksgiving Week
                  Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,200
                  flat fee
                  New Years Week
                  Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,200
                  flat fee
                  Spring 2015: up to 8 people
                  Jan 3 - May 16, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $295
                  $1,895
                  Summer 2015: up to 8 people
                  May 17 - Sep 26, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $355
                  $2,300
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,600

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  Please add $150 cleaning fee.

                  COUPLES (2 PEOPLE) SPECIAL RATE! $1600/WK, $250/NT.

                  GOOD 10/1 TO 5/17 (excluding holidays). PLEASE INQUIRE.


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                  Last updated: 10/19/2014
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                  Location

                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Missoula MT (MSO)
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Darby MT
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Hamilton MT
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  HWY93
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Darby MT
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lost Trail Powder Mountain

                  Car: Necessary

                  We are on the doorstep of millions of acres of National Forest and National Wilderness with views of the Continental Divide, Bitterroot Mountains, Sapphire Mountains and Pinler Mountains.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: We are 10 year veterans of the luxury hotel industry and wanted to create a mountain lodge retreat with the look and feel of the 5-Star western lodges we worked with over the years. In the summer, we spend time on our outdoor living decks, love watching the abundant wildlife on the property, go hiking and enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub. In the winter, we love the skiing (downhill and x country) and chilling out by the fireplace. Every year, we travel and guide people to the most exotic places in the world but always look forward to coming back to this mountain lodge home. The Bitterroot Valley grabbed us with its stunning grandeur, access to millions of acres of National Forests, friendly people and absolute wealth of outdoor activities. We drove the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Canada looking for our mountain home and this is what we chose. We love it dearly.

                  Why the Owner Chose Darby:
                  360 degree majestic mountain views of the Continental Divide, Bitterroot Mountains and Sapphire Mountains. You stare at Trapper Peak from every room in the house and over 1200 SF of decks. 23 acres to roam on and wildlife right in the yard. The Bitterroot River and blue ribbon fly fishing is minutes away. National Forest on three sides of the home. And at the heart of all of it, a beautifully finished, custom log home.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  360 degree majestic mountain views of the Continental Divide, Bitterroot Mountains and Sapphire Mountains. You stare at Trapper Peak from every room in the house and over 1200 SF of decks. 23 acres to roam on and wildlife right in the yard. The Bitterroot River and blue ribbon fly fishing is minutes away. National Forest on three sides of the home. And at the heart of all of it, a beautifully finished, custom log home.


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                  • Majestic, Mountain Views, Best in the Valley. 360 Degrees, From Every Room.

                    Majestic, Mountain Views, Best in the Valley. 360 Degrees, From Every Room.

                  • Experience the Look and Feel of a Fine Western Mountain Lodge

                    Experience the Look and Feel of a Fine Western Mountain Lodge

                  • One of the most gorgeous rivers in the lower 48 - the Bitterroot.

                    One of the most gorgeous rivers in the lower 48 - the Bitterroot.

                  • Luxurious Bedding and King Size Beds in all the Bedrooms

                    Luxurious Bedding and King Size Beds in all the Bedrooms

                  • Best Views in the Valley from Over 1200 SF of Decks. Ourdoor Living at It's Best

                    Best Views in the Valley from Over 1200 SF of Decks. Ourdoor Living at It's Best

                  • Luxurious Bedding and King Size Beds in all the Bedrooms

                    Luxurious Bedding and King Size Beds in all the Bedrooms

                  • Quiet and snowing winters with great skiing, hot tub and fireplace!

                    Quiet and snowing winters with great skiing, hot tub and fireplace!

                  • Dine with Inspiring Views! Makes a Perfect Game Room too.

                    Dine with Inspiring Views! Makes a Perfect Game Room too.

                  • Wildlife on property - this image was taken from the bedroom window!

                    Wildlife on property - this image was taken from the bedroom window!

                  • Lost Trail Powder Mountain - 25 minutes to great skiing. X country too.

                    Lost Trail Powder Mountain - 25 minutes to great skiing. X country too.

                  • Winter paradise. Downhill, cross country, snow shoe or fireplace and hot tub!

                    Winter paradise. Downhill, cross country, snow shoe or fireplace and hot tub!

                  • The Bitterroot Valley - an outdoor playground.

                    The Bitterroot Valley - an outdoor playground.

                  • Your Custom Log Home, Majestic Views, on 23 Acres with over 1200 SF of Decks.

                    Your Custom Log Home, Majestic Views, on 23 Acres with over 1200 SF of Decks.

                  • This is why we call our log home 'Big Sky'

                    This is why we call our log home 'Big Sky'

                  • Hot tub with huge views, complete privacy and outdoor sound system.

                    Hot tub with huge views, complete privacy and outdoor sound system.

                  • Trapper Peak, the highest peak in the valley. This is the view from every room.

                    Trapper Peak, the highest peak in the valley. This is the view from every room.

                  • Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen.

                    Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen.

                  • Pro Home Theater in Loft with HDTV. Indoor/Outdoor Stereo System

                    Pro Home Theater in Loft with HDTV. Indoor/Outdoor Stereo System

                  • Master Bath, Jacuzzi Tub and Custom Walk in Shower.

                    Master Bath, Jacuzzi Tub and Custom Walk in Shower.

                  • Large Great Room with Pub Table. The Social Hub of the House.

                    Large Great Room with Pub Table. The Social Hub of the House.

                  • View of the Bitterroot Valley and our home from the summit of Trapper Peak

                    View of the Bitterroot Valley and our home from the summit of Trapper Peak

                  • Great skiing and amazing scenery in the winter.  Big hot tub and fireplace!

                    Great skiing and amazing scenery in the winter. Big hot tub and fireplace!

                  • Fall colors along the Bitterroot. A gorgeous time of year to be here.

                    Fall colors along the Bitterroot. A gorgeous time of year to be here.

                  • World class fly fishing on the East Fork, West Fork, Main, Blackfoot & Big Hole!

                    World class fly fishing on the East Fork, West Fork, Main, Blackfoot & Big Hole!

                  VRBO #303927

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                  Speaks: english
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