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Rocky Mountain Front Retreat: Relax in Comfort by the Edge of the Wilderness

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Rocky Mountain Front Retreat with Ear Mountain in the background

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Last updated: 08/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Choteau chateau / country house description

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is located 25 miles NW of Choteau, at close to 5,000 feet above sea level, on a 20 acre section of the historic Moore homestead established in 1919. If you are looking to experience the 'last best place' in the Crown of the Continent, where the rugged Rocky Mountains meet the expansive Great Plains, this is it.

Many outdoor activities are at your door step, such as hiking, photography, running or biking. Also, there are over 1,000 miles of wilderness trails close by in the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Plus, there are fishing, hunting and skiing opportunities in season.

There are very few places to stay located on the Rocky Mountain Front. It is sparsely populated with plenty of wildlife viewing, including: mule and white tail deer, elk, many varieties of birds, grizzly and black bears, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels.

For those times you prefer to be cozy and stay indoors, the interior is comfortable and inviting, with quality furniture, and fully-equipped kitchen(s). The area is very quiet if you are looking for some writing or other creative time.

The Retreat has just been upgraded with high speed internet and two flat screen TVs for streaming from the internet, together with DVD players for watching movies.

High speed WiFi is available, as is a land line phone for local calls.

Introductory pricing from $125 to 225 per night (plus cleaning fee and taxes).

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat can accommodate families or groups up to 10 people in two self-contained suites: the Elk Suite and Grizzly Suite. These suites are separated by a common entry area, with both suites providing privacy in comfortable surroundings with all the modern conveniences. The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat can be rented as a whole, or each suite can be rented on its own.

The Retreat is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Front on the edge of wilderness, yet not too far from town. It truly is part of the Crown of the Continent.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed outside on concrete patio only....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            For hunting parties, outside dogs are considered (or garage may be made available). For proposed small pets inside please inquire for further information....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Low threshold shower in Grizzly suite. No stairs throughout the Rocky Mountain Frontier Lodge...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Grizzly suite master bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Large room with 16 ft of closet...moreless

          • Elk Suite master bedroom: 1 king

            King sized bed with closet, chest of drawers & book case...moreless

          • Elk Suite second bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Extra long Twin beds can be put together for a King bed...moreless

          • All bedrooms are well organized with good quality new beds and linens. All have closets and lots of storage space. There is central heating and air conditioning to maintain comfort....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Elk Suite bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Large full bath...moreless

          • Grizzly Suite bathroom: toilet, shower

            Large walk in shower and double sinks....moreless

          • Bathrooms are fully functional, private and clean. Well and pressure tank provide good water pressure, however, green practices conserving water are encouraged! Propane hot water tank has large capacity and quick recovery rate....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Amazing views from the property with plenty of opportunities for outdoor and indoor activities...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Various board games...moreless

              • Books:

                Small library of books about local places and also various fiction books...moreless

              • Television:

                Grizzly Suite has 60 inch flat screen smart TV; Elk Suite has 39 inch flat screen TV with smart DVD. Both are wired to the internet for streaming...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Stereo on both Elk Suite and Grizzly Suite. Internet radio streaming is recommended for more station variety (e.g. TuneIn, Pandora or Nobex radio)...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Blue Ray/DVD smart players in each suite...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Waterfalls

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Rocky Mountain Front, with a view of the Sawtooth Range, including Ear Mountain and Choteau Mountain, by the Crown of the Continent...moreless

              • Water View:

                Teton River view from the property and if you listen closely you can hear the pure snow/glacier melt river gurgling over the rocky bottom....moreless

              • Rural:

                Privacy and peaceful quiet abounds, with the Rocky Mountain front and and Great Plain views featured prominently; only a handful of rooftops are visible from the property....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Both dining areas have large tables with 6 chairs for eating, playing games or other activities...moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls. Calling card required for long distance...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Bedding provided. Laundry facilities on site for longer stays...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels provided. Laundry facilities on site for longer stays...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Both the Elk Suite and Grizzly Suite have comfortable large living rooms...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Large washing machine available to service both suites in common utility area...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Large clothes dryer available to service both suites in common utility area...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air conditioning throughout Elk Suite and Grizzly Suite with separate controls for each suite...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Central heating for both Elk Suite and Grizzly Suite with separate controls for each suite...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of parking at the lodge...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    High Speed wireless internet throughout Rocky Mountain Front Retreat...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Stove:

                    Propane in Elk Suite and full surface electric in Grizzly suite...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Both suites have coffee makers with clocks...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Some basic items such as salt, pepper, spices, starter toilet and paper towels etc. provided...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Both kitchens have high quality appliances and other amenities...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Oven:

                    Propane in Elk Suite and electric in Grizzly suite...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Microwave hood fans in both kitchens...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Elk Suite has a dishwasher. Grizzly suite has large Kohler sink...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty of dishes and utensils...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Both suites have toasters...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Good quality Weber barbecue is hooked up to central propane tank...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Elk Suite only
                  Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  $900 $3,000

                  Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  Both Elk/Grizzly Suites
                  Jul 1 - Dec 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,400 $4,300

                  Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $125
                  $750 $2,500

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $100 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  Details on rental rates:

                  - Grizzly Suite (1BR) ("Standard Rate") - $125/nt; $750/wk; $2500/month; 2 people

                  - Elk Suite (2 BR)- $150/nt; $900/wk; $3000/month; 3 people

                  - Both suites - $225/nt; $1400/wk; $4300/month; 5 people

                  - $15/extra person

                  - Plus cleaning fee of $100 per Suite and taxes

                  - Month is 4 wks

                  - Max people: 5 for Grizzly Suite; 6 for Elk Suite; 10 for both suites


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                  Location

                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Great Falls, Montana
                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 89 to Glacier National Park & Yellowstone
                  24 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Elk Country Grill, Choteau
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Teton Pass Ski Resort, North Fork Teton River
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Choteau Country Club Golf Course (open to public)
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Log Cabin Cafe, Choteau

                  Car: Necessary

                  This majestic, scenic property is located on the historic Moore Homestead, founded in 1919. It overlooks the Saw Tooth Range of the Rocky Mountain Front. It is close to the trail head for Ear Mountain and has about 1,000 miles of trails in the close by Lewis and Clark National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness. It is truly a part of the 'last best place' on the Crown on of the Continent.

                  The homestead is located only a 1/2 mile from the Teton River, and is adjacent to the original A.B. Guthrie Jr place, the American Pulitzer Prize author of The Way West, and Big Sky, among other books. Guthrie noted that he returned to his place facing Ear Mountain after publishing these novels as it was his 'point of outlook on the universe.'

                  Also close by is the Old North Trail where, according to many, the original inhabitants of North America traversed in the safety of the shadow of the rocky mountains.

                  Egg Mountain one of the largest finds of dinosaur eggs is just down the Bellview Road. Remember Jurassic Park? The scientists were digging at Egg Mountain at the beginning of the movie.

                  Nature's Conservancy is conserving and protecting large areas of land in the area, including the Pine Butte Preserve, which is the only place where Grizzlies roam from the mountains to the great plains. They also work closely as part of the community on common interests, such as the awareness and management of noxious weeds identification and control.

                  Often the only sounds heard are created by nature. Watch the birds dip and dive amongst the ancient jack pines, feasting on the pine cone nuts. Little chipmunks and rabbits are amusing to watch as they run along and hide among the rocks close by. Deer often forage in the area, sometimes coming within feet of the windows in the Retreat.

                  The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is located at close to 5000 feet above sea level on the edge of wilderness, yet close to amenities. A variety of interesting walks and hikes are nearby; something for nearly all age and ability levels. Choteau is 25 miles away and Great Falls is 75 miles away.

                  Glacier National Park is about 1 1/2 hours away and Missoula is just over 3 hours away.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1992

                  About the owner: We built on the 'old homestead' about 20 years ago, with a major addition and total renovations completed over the last year, to create the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat. Family members have been spending time there, in all seasons, for many decades.

                  Why the Owner Chose Choteau:
                  The property has been in the family for 5 generations; however, the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is a modern and comfortable place in the 'last best place' on the Rocky Mountain Front which is part of the Crown of the Continent. We are now excited to share the experience with discerning travelers who are looking for something unique.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  There are very few places to stay located on the Rocky Mountain Front. It is sparsely populated with plenty of wildlife viewing, including mule and white tail deer, elk, many varieties of birds, black and grizzly bear, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels. The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is nestled between the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness to the west and the Pine Butte Preserve and the Great Plains to the east.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, finnish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Rocky Mountain Front Retreat with Ear Mountain in the background

                    Rocky Mountain Front Retreat with Ear Mountain in the background

                  • Living area in Elk Suite

                    Living area in Elk Suite

                  • Elk Suite kitchen and dining area with gas cook top and stove

                    Elk Suite kitchen and dining area with gas cook top and stove

                  • Elk Suite main bedroom with King bed

                    Elk Suite main bedroom with King bed

                  • Elk Suite second bedroom with 2 extra long singles that can be joined for King

                    Elk Suite second bedroom with 2 extra long singles that can be joined for King

                  • Grizzly Suite seating area in the Family Room

                    Grizzly Suite seating area in the Family Room

                  • Grizzly Suite kitchen area

                    Grizzly Suite kitchen area

                  • Grizzly Suite bedroom with King bed and sofa

                    Grizzly Suite bedroom with King bed and sofa

                  • Common laundry area

                    Common laundry area

                  • Deer in front of Rocky Mountain Front Lodge (taken from patio)

                    Deer in front of Rocky Mountain Front Lodge (taken from patio)

                  • Horse back riding near Augusta

                    Horse back riding near Augusta

                  • Buffalo on the great plain at Deep Creek property just down the road

                    Buffalo on the great plain at Deep Creek property just down the road

                  • Rocky Mountain Front Retreat 'Big Sky' view from the property

                    Rocky Mountain Front Retreat 'Big Sky' view from the property

                  • Sitting areas in Elk Suite

                    Sitting areas in Elk Suite

                  • Pantry area of Elk Suite with second sink, coffee area and plenty of storage

                    Pantry area of Elk Suite with second sink, coffee area and plenty of storage

                  • Elk Suite main bedroom

                    Elk Suite main bedroom

                  • Bathroom with shower and tub combination in Elk Suite

                    Bathroom with shower and tub combination in Elk Suite

                  • Grizzly Suite dining area

                    Grizzly Suite dining area

                  • Grizzly Suite kitchen area with stove, microwave and sink

                    Grizzly Suite kitchen area with stove, microwave and sink

                  • Grizzly Suite bathroom with two sinks and large walk in shower

                    Grizzly Suite bathroom with two sinks and large walk in shower

                  • Covered patio and barbecue area for both suites

                    Covered patio and barbecue area for both suites

                  • Hiking on Ear Mountain

                    Hiking on Ear Mountain

                  • Cattle drive in early summer near Rocky Mountain Front Retreat

                    Cattle drive in early summer near Rocky Mountain Front Retreat

                  • Scenic Highway 89 near Choteau

                    Scenic Highway 89 near Choteau

                  $125 - $225 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 08/25/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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