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Mountain Elk Hunting/Retreat Outdoor Recreation Ranch - Helena, Avon -

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Fabulous sunrises out the Great Room windows, all seasons.

Fabulous sunrises out the Great Room windows, all seasons. Trophy Elk in the Great Room. The Poker Table corner for the Gambler! Rustic Great Room with Elk mounts & poker table.. relaxing after a day outdoors! Spacious kitchen is great for entertaining with glassed-in porch to the right. Or enjoy a beer & a leisurely game of pool...... Master bedroom suite with king bed, built-in closets, views to Mountains! Sunny reading corner by Master bedroom at the the top of the stairway. Double twin red western room. Boys Camo room with 1 King bed and 2 twin beds, built in bench under window. Second wood fireplace located in the ranch office. Winter day view of the ranch house. Moose on forested hill, wildlife is present everywhere...Elk photos to follow! Wild Moose on the run! Trophy Elk - hunting is a Montana family affair! Many logging roads lead to the back country, home to huge Elk herds & wildlife! Original homestead (now ranch manager home) with barns, corrals and outbuildings Our Black Angus cattle with mountain terrain in the background. Cool winter sunrise behind the mountains to the south east. Fabulous spring views out the Great Room windows. Pasture with forest behind. The elk herd moves right through this area. Summer view of the ranch lodge. Rainbow on top of one of many forested mountain peaks... Truly God's country!

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Last updated: 03/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Helena lodge description

Rugged back country makes up the majority of this vast working Montana mountain ranch. An ELK Hunters Paradise & Outdoor lover's Retreat, located by Avon in the beautiful Garnet Mountains, it is 42 miles west of Helena & Canyon Ferry, 15 miles east of Garrison & Drummond, & roughly 40 miles south of Lincoln.

With over 10,000 acres to play on - this is a true outdoor recreation delight for Big Game Hunters (rifle & bow) with huge ELK herds, Trophy Muley Deer, Black Bear, Wolf & occasional Moose; also for avid horseman (endless mountain trails), nature lovers (watch big game & other Wild-Life, fields of colorful wildflowers, mountains, trails) , fisherman (fly fishing in our stocked reservoir), 'big toy' enthusiasts (4-wheelers in the summer, snow mobiles in the winter, over logging roads in the back country), snow-shoeing & cross country skiers (unbelievable views & endless roads). Also a wonderful place for a sabbatical, family reunion, or group retreat....a peaceful, natural setting for guests 'to get away'.

Enjoy the warmth of the wood fireplace in the Great Room, viewing the Elk trophy mounts on surrounding walls. The poker table corner is sure to delight those who enjoy a good card game, reminiscent of the old Wild West gambling days! Or step across the hall to partake in a game of pool. The large kitchen is great for entertaining large groups, with an attached sunroom & sauna.

This older ranch home offers lots of room to spread out with the Great Room, pool room, kitchen & office all on the main floor, along with the King bed Master Suite with double hide-a-bed & its own shower & bathtub. On the lower level you will find the Queen bed suite with shower & tub; bunkbed room, King bedroom, 5 single twin beds with 2 bathrooms adjoining the bath & shower.

Looking out the dining, sunroom & office windows, down the road is the ranch manager's house, with the corrals, barns & farm buildings of this operation. Cattle may be present in the corrals, depending on the time of year. With Mountain views of Helena National Forest to the west & Garnet Mountains to the east, wildlife is everywhere - an occasional fox or elk may stray cross the backyard hill! Treat yourself to a rugged Montana Wilderness vacation with over 10,000 acres to explore & come in at night to the comforts of our huge ranch house! Our property is great for your back-to-nature retreat, family reunion, nature exploration, big game hunting, bow hunting or fly fishing expedition. Close to mining opportunities by Helena.

Close to Montana cities - Helena (Helena is Montana's capital, mining nearby, restaurants, historical tours), Garrison, (bars & restaurants), Canyon Ferry (boating), Deer Lodge (prison, hot springs, restaurants), Lincoln (hunting, restaurants, bars) - if you feel the need for civilization !

Keywords: Ranch home, Outdoor, Recreation, ELK Hunting, Big Game, Bow Hunting, Fishing, Fly fishing, Mining, Hiking, Horse back riding, Retreat, Sabbatical, Reunions, Montana Western Adventure, Camping, 4-Wheeler, Snowmobiles, Cross country skiing, Snow Shoeing, Wildlife, Get-A-Way, Mountain Home, Paradise, Wilderness, Adventure, Helena, Garrison, Lincoln, Canyon Ferry, Drummond, Deer Lodge

Property Type

  • 5200 sq. ft.
  • Lodge
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Main level has Master bedroom suite, kitchen, den, pool room access. Two stairs to get into Great Room. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Inquire with owners. Special permission to allow pets, with extra deposit required....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            With 8 children of our own - we are very family orientated!...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          • Master King Room: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Master has it's own private bathroom with shower & bathtub. ...moreless

          • Southwestern : 1 queen

            Queen suite has it's own bath room with shower & bathtub...moreless

          • Girls Bunk: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

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          • King Bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

            King with adjoining bathroom...moreless

          • Red Western Room: 2 twin/ single

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          • Boy's Camo Room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • The spacious King Master Suite has built in closets,its own shower, bathtub,the Queen Suite has its own bathtub/shower., the King bedroom has 1 King bed and 1 twin, The boys 'camo' room offers 1 King bed and 2 twin beds. The Red Western room has 2 twin beds with built in desk area., The Girls Bunkbed room has 1 set bunkbeds and one twin bed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Master Suite: toilet, tub, shower

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          • Main Floor: toilet

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          • Queen Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Shares shower/tub room with Bathroom 5 ...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Shares shower/tub room with Bathroom 4...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Our wonderful ranch staff will offer one Ranch-style breakfast & dinner for an additional fee!..SEASONAL.......moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large ranch kitchen with huge built in pantry. Crockpot, electric skillet, pots & pans....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices & cooking oils are included - please replace what is used!...moreless

          • Stove:

            New stove top ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 14:

            Trophy mounts watch over the Great Room. A nice room for groups to relax in, to watch movies or try your hand at the poker table! ...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood fireplaces in the office & Great Room to take the chill off cool mountain nights....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Endless parking! Room for all your 'toy' trailers, trucks, cars, etc!...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Unlimited parking for multiple vehicles!...moreless

          • Garage:

            Drive under single car garage....moreless

          • Heating:

            Propane heat....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • ASK ABOUT OUR MONTANA RANCH BREAKFAST (additional $10 per person) & MOUNTAIN MAN DINNER (additional $25 per person), served to you & your crew ..........moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Cards, a few board games. The GREAT OUTDOORS is your playground here!...moreless

              • Pool Table:

                The pool room is always a center of activity!...moreless

              • Television:

                Big screen TV, great for VCR or DVD movies....moreless

              • Video Library:

                VCR & DVD movies....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Endless roads for cross-country skiers & snow mobilers!...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The GREAT OUTDOORS is your backyard here!...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Located right in the Garnet mountain range, this beautiful ranch setting provides breathtaking views of Montana forests & ranch land. Views of Helena National Forest from the Great room, office & dining area. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                BIG GAME HUNTING! OUTDOOR RECREATION - 4-WHEELING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HIKING, FISHING, WILDLIFE WATCHING !!...moreless

              • Ski-In:

                Cross country skiing out your front door right into the mountain wilderness!...moreless

              • Ski-Out

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hunting
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Groceries
                  • Skiing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding

                  Other Activities

                      • Rustic, working Montana mountain ranch located in the Garnet Mountain Range by Avon - Over 10,000 acres of Mountain wilderness! ....Follow logging roads on your own horses or 4 - wheelers to explore the mountain terrain; great for snow-mobiling, snow-shoeing & cross country skiing during winter; other seasons - observe the elk herd, deer, bear, fox, wild turkeys & moose in their natural habitat; hike beautiful meadows & mountain trails on this unique Montana ranch! Bow hunting & rifle hunting reservations available upon special request...... Or watch the ranch hands moving cattle on horseback, enjoy a bonfire under the Big Sky Country night, or rack up a game of pool in the lodge! ... Civilization is just a short drive to Drummond, Deer Lodge, the state capital of Helena, Canyon Ferry, Lincoln, and roughly 90 minutes from Missoula....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Little Valley Ranch

                        Little Valley Ranch

                        • Guest Torch (Fountain Valley, CA)
                        • Date of stay 11/10/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/14/12
                        Little Valley Ranch is an awesome location nestled in the Garnet Mountains. It has a large rustic farm house that is part of a working ranch. You have access to miles of rugged mountains to explore. There is an abundance of opportunities for activities. We saw amazing numbers of elk, deer and antelope. Also enjoyed some awesome fishing and hiking. If you like the outdoors or just want to relax and take in the big sky country you will love this ranch.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Minnesota Group

                        Minnesota Group

                        • Guest Gene (Hardin, MT)
                        • Date of stay 09/08/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                        The hosts were great! They even gave me a birthday party. Fishing was good. Saw lots of elk. The lodge was excellent and well stocked. Good fishing destinations nearby. The 4-wheeler trails were plentiful but a map of the trails would have been helpful. All in all a good place to stay. Would highley recommend it.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Excellent

                        Excellent

                        • Guest andado (Turlock, CA)
                        • Date of stay 07/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/24/12
                        Excellent vacation rental. Will be pleased to return next year.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                       
                      WEEKLY RATES - Sat. to Sat. (Monthly, other requests, call for exact quote)
                      Weekly $2500 plus $300 Cleaning Fee,& Refundable damage deposit 
                      HUNTING SEASON - DATES & RATES ask for special permits & specific rates
                       * HOME-COOKED MONTANA RANCH BREAKFAST - one morning - $10 per person - Inquire!
                       * HOME-COOKED MOUNTAIN MAN DINNER - one evening - $25 per person - Inquire!
                                    *** CHECK OUT OUR OTHER LISTINGS - # 386509 & # 418826 ***  
                      

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 03/12/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We are native Montanans , Joe is a CPA & I am a retired Insurance Agency owner. We have invested in farms & ranches for the past 20 years. Between us we have 8 children, ages 32 to 12.

                      Why the Owner Chose Helena:
                      Montana outdoors at it's finest!! We want to preserve our Montana heritage for our children.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                      We all love to fish, hike, hunt, 4-wheel, along with running our cattle ranching operation. This is your Montana Wilderness Adventure destination - over 15,000 acres to explore!!!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Fabulous sunrises out the Great Room windows, all seasons.

                        Fabulous sunrises out the Great Room windows, all seasons.

                      • The Poker Table corner for the Gambler!

                        The Poker Table corner for the Gambler!

                      • Spacious kitchen is great for entertaining with glassed-in porch to the right.

                        Spacious kitchen is great for entertaining with glassed-in porch to the right.

                      • Master bedroom suite with king bed, built-in closets, views to Mountains!

                        Master bedroom suite with king bed, built-in closets, views to Mountains!

                      • Double twin red western room.

                        Double twin red western room.

                      • Second wood fireplace located in the ranch office.

                        Second wood fireplace located in the ranch office.

                      • Moose on forested hill, wildlife is present everywhere...Elk photos to follow!

                        Moose on forested hill, wildlife is present everywhere...Elk photos to follow!

                      • Trophy Elk - hunting is a Montana family affair!

                        Trophy Elk - hunting is a Montana family affair!

                      • Original homestead (now ranch manager home) with barns, corrals and outbuildings

                        Original homestead (now ranch manager home) with barns, corrals and outbuildings

                      • Cool winter sunrise behind the mountains to the south east.

                        Cool winter sunrise behind the mountains to the south east.

                      • Pasture with forest behind. The elk herd moves right through this area.

                        Pasture with forest behind. The elk herd moves right through this area.

                      • Rainbow on top of one of many forested mountain peaks... Truly God's country!

                        Rainbow on top of one of many forested mountain peaks... Truly God's country!

                      • Trophy Elk in the Great Room.

                        Trophy Elk in the Great Room.

                      • Rustic Great Room with Elk mounts & poker table.. relaxing after a day outdoors!

                        Rustic Great Room with Elk mounts & poker table.. relaxing after a day outdoors!

                      • Or enjoy a beer & a leisurely game of pool......

                        Or enjoy a beer & a leisurely game of pool......

                      • Sunny reading corner by Master bedroom at the the top of the stairway.

                        Sunny reading corner by Master bedroom at the the top of the stairway.

                      • Boys Camo room with 1 King bed and 2 twin beds, built in bench under window.

                        Boys Camo room with 1 King bed and 2 twin beds, built in bench under window.

                      • Winter day view of the ranch house.

                        Winter day view of the ranch house.

                      • Wild Moose on the run!

                        Wild Moose on the run!

                      • Many logging roads lead to the back country, home to huge Elk herds & wildlife!

                        Many logging roads lead to the back country, home to huge Elk herds & wildlife!

                      • Our Black Angus cattle with mountain terrain in the background.

                        Our Black Angus cattle with mountain terrain in the background.

                      • Fabulous spring views out the Great Room windows.

                        Fabulous spring views out the Great Room windows.

                      • Summer view of the ranch lodge.

                        Summer view of the ranch lodge.

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                      Date last modified - Monday, November 11, 2013

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                      6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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