Mountain Elk Hunting/Retreat Outdoor Recreation Ranch - Helena, Avon -
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- 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
- 5200 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room seats 14:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Pool Table:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & 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
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- 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
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Little Valley Ranch
Little Valley Ranch
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.
- Guest Torch (Fountain Valley, CA)
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 11/14/12
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.
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.
- Guest Gene (Hardin, MT)
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 09/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.
Excellent vacation rental. Will be pleased to return next year.
- Guest andado (Turlock, CA)
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
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 ***
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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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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Fabulous sunrises out the Great Room windows, all seasons.
The Poker Table corner for the Gambler!
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!
Double twin red western room.
Second wood fireplace located in the ranch office.
Moose on forested hill, wildlife is present everywhere...Elk photos to follow!
Trophy Elk - hunting is a Montana family affair!
Original homestead (now ranch manager home) with barns, corrals and outbuildings
Cool winter sunrise behind the mountains to the south east.
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!
Trophy Elk in the Great Room.
Rustic Great Room with Elk mounts & poker table.. relaxing after a day outdoors!
Or enjoy a beer & a leisurely game of pool......
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.
Winter day view of the ranch house.
Wild Moose on the run!
Many logging roads lead to the back country, home to huge Elk herds & wildlife!
Our Black Angus cattle with mountain terrain in the background.
Fabulous spring views out the Great Room windows.
Summer view of the ranch lodge.
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