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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 and skiing. 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. • Convenient to downhill and cross country skiing. • 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 • Incredible sunset and star watching - right from the hot tub • Great downhill and cross country skiing and snowmobiling • Blue ribbon fly fishing • Wildlife viewing, on the property • 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
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
Summer 2015: up to 8 people May 17 - Sep 26, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall 2014: up to 8 people Sep 27 - Dec 18, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Week Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015 7 night min stay
$2,200 flat fee
Christmas Week Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015 7 night min stay
$2,500 flat fee
New Years Week Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
$2,500 flat fee
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$150 + tax
Please add $150 cleaning fee.
COUPLES (2 PEOPLE) SPECIAL RATE! $1600/WK, $250/NT.
GOOD 10/1 TO 5/17 (excluding holidays). PLEASE INQUIRE.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
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.