Historic Riverside Saloon Converted to Vacation Home
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Troy lodge description
This fabulous 'Scandinavian-Country' home was once a notorious Yaak River Valley bar called Hell Roaring Saloon. Lovingly converted to a year-round family residence, it features an IKEA kitchen, a fully remodeled bathroom with tub and shower, river view dry bar, a library and a large master bedroom featuring a queen-sized bed with an unobstructed view of the Tamarack forested mountain across the river. There is a sleeper sofa (queen sized) in the main living area for a second couple.
In addition, there is a separate log cabin (perfect for kids or a second couple seeking their own privacy) with one bedroom and a sleeping loft, full shower, small kitchen and it's own satellite TV. The cabin has two double beds, two twin beds and a sleeper hide-a-bed.
All of this on an open and SUNNY five-acre plot with a whopping 1,200 feet of private river front that wraps around the main building and flows within 15 feet of the full-view bar and front windows. Walk your kayak or fly rod to the river and be on the water in 30 seconds.
This is a 'get away from it all' vacation opportunity. Leave your cell phone at home (they don't work in the valley.) The trail head to Mt. Baldy is less than 100 yards from your front door. The deer and moose viewing - from your seat at the bar if you so choose - is incredible and your backyard is the Kootenai National Forest and the beautiful Yaak River.
Hunker down in your own piece of paradise, or use the place as a base camp for exploring the valley's multitude of gated forest service roads, hiking trails, secluded lakes and water falls. Once feted as 'the most remote valley in the lower forty-eight' The Yaak offers a truly unique vacation opportunity.
Don't let its name fool you ... the Hell Roaring property is quiet, beautiful and relaxing. The ultimate wilderness vacation for friends and family.
Keywords: Lodge, house, log cabin
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Yaak River
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water View
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
great out door space
great out door space
To much personal items(personal care products, food, Clothing) etc. located at rental... No place for my clothing had to live out of suitcases for the whole vacation. Mattress was hard as a brick, had to sleep on the couch. Had a feeling of invading someones private space. Only reason the review was not a poor was the wildlife and the saloon remodel. Remove the personal items and get a comfortable bed and it would be a comfortable place to stay.
- Guest Montana (united states)
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Owner response: Dear Mari, Received your review and want to thank you for your input. In two years of VRBO renting we have never had a negative review response. It is true that our rental has a personal feel to it, as we continue to use the home for our own family on a regular basis. Based on your feedback, we will adjust the text on our site to inform potential guests of the homey atmosphere and will try to adjust the "visiting relatives" ambiance that we have always tried to present. We were surprised about your "lack of storage" comments, as we installed an empty bedroom dresser and emptied another closet-dresser before starting the program. You are correct about the bed (a bad back in the family needs ultra-firm) and - heeding your advice - will make an adjustment during the off-season. We are very sorry that your stay wasn't perfect. We love the Yaak AND the Hell Roaring Saloon and we want all of our guests to love it as much as we do! Sincerely, Rob
Wild and Comfortable
Wild and Comfortable
The Yaak Valley Lodge was perfect for our needs! We were very comfortable and of course the October weather cooperated perfectly. The lodge is spacious, clean and very well equipped. The property is beautiful and nicely situated on a bend of the Yaak River, which is in constant view via the bank of windows along three sides of the house. The adjacent cabin was a bonus and comfortably accommodated 4 additional members of our family. We wanted for nothing but more vacation days there! Don't hesitate to book a reservation here!
- Guest Peach State Travelers (Dallas, GA)
- Date of stay 10/06/12
- Review Submitted 10/28/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
$150 per night for up to six people (3 day minimum). $15 per night for each addit $950 per week for six (plus $75 per wk for each additional guest) $300 reservation deposit required at time of booking, plus a $100 NONREFUNDABLE cleaning deposit Prices listed are from June 1 to October 31
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: We are native Washingtonians who discovered the Yaak on a fly fishing trip to the northwest Montana. One day in the valley was all it took to know that we wanted to own property and spend time in this magical place. We bought the vacant Hell Roaring Saloon three days later and still marvel at our good fortune.
Why the Owner Chose Troy:
'The Yaak' is a remote wilderness valley in the two million acre Kootenai National Forest. Less than 10% of its land mass is privately owned. Our place - and river front - is bordered on the west and north by national forest. It's private, accessible and has an incredible - and notorious - historical connection to the valley.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The solitude and abundance of wildlife make staying in The Yaak a truly unique experience. Besides the beautiful surroundings, we see moose, deer, beaver, otters, eagles, osprey and owls...not to mention a wide variety of smaller - but no less enjoyable - flora and fauna
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This sign - rescued from a logjam in the Yaak River - welcomes our renters.
The master bedroom lets guests wake up and watch the sun come over the mountain.
The front porch with the log cabin (sleeps up to 8) showing in the background.
A corner of the main building living room.
The view from the bar window makes it difficult to leave your seat!
NOBODY is closer to the river!
Books under the bar that overlooks the river and valley.
The modern - and fully stocked - kitchen in the main building.
The Hell Roaring building and property from up river in the Fall.
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