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We Love Our Cliff Haven Home on Jerry Creek! Find Out Why!

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Wise River chateau / country house description

Located near the quaint little town of Wise River, Montana, Cliff Haven on Jerry Creek offers just about anything you could want in a Montana getaway. We built our home at Cliff Haven 25 years ago and we still love to spend time here on Jerry Creek although we are no longer living here year around. We spend time during the summer traveling to B.C. and we travel to Arizona in the winter, so this allows us to share our home with discriminating guests like you!

Why do we love this place so much? Well, we Love outdoor sports and especially fly fishing! We have fished literally all over Montana in our almost 35 years as Montana residents. Most importantly, we could have chosen anywhere in Montana to live, but we chose this area of the Big Hole River because in our humble view it offers simply the very best that Montana has to offer.

The Big Hole River just a mile down the road from us is one of the most unique and delightful rivers not only in Montana but in the entire U.S.A. Elevated to legendary status by sports publications in the 1950's, the Big Hole became one of the most popular and important destinations in the west. The many photographs of trophy Brown Trout in the 5 pound plus class which surfaced at the time literally insured the legend of the Big Hole. Those browns are still availabe today in ample numbers especially in the waters near our home on Jerry Creek.

But large numbers of trophy trout are only one of the attractions. Throughout its reach the Big Hole offers a variety of unique attractions. Every type of fly water and challenge is available fo the fly fisher from the pastoral upper river to the many riffles and boulder strewn runs throughout the massive Big Hole Valley, and then on to the deep 'big fish' canyons flushing out onto the agricultural lands on the river's downstream stretches.

One of the most rewarding characteristics of the Big Hole is the large variety of fish that can be caught. The Big Hole is the ONLY river in the lower 48 states where fluvial arctic greyling are native and can also be caught on the fly. I have had days on the Big Hole where I have caught tremendous browns and rainbows, enviable brook trout, then cutthroat and finally arctic greyling. That is known as a true grand slam, and a truly amazing, uplifting day of fishing! And, the Big Hole is the only place where it can happen!!

Delightful little Jerry Creek runs right through our property. Not only does it create a wonderful atmosphere, it is full of 10 to 16 inch rainbows, rainbow/cutthroat crosses, and pure cutthroat with a smattering of brook trout as well. Jerry Creek itself is tremendous fun yet challenging fishing.

Finally, for the fly fishing enthusiast, In addition to the phenomenal waters of the Big Hole, there are many 'blue ribbon' and trophy streams available within a short distance from our home at Cliff Haven on Jerry Creek. The Beaverhead, Jefferson, Ruby, Missouri, Rock Creek, Clark Fork, and many other of Montana's great fly fishing waters are all readily accesible for a relaxing and rewarding day trip from our home.

But fishing is not the only attraction! If you are a big game hunter, you are in the heart of it in Wise River country. Fleecer Mountain which can be seen from our deck is home to a 1000 head resident elk herd. Elk are in addition to white tail and mule dear, bears, moose, and goats. If you like to plink at gophers or other varmints, have at it!

In addition to GREAT hunting and fishing, there is hiking, bicycle riding (if you like a 156 mile ride through Wise River and other towns along the Big Hole, you can join the RatPod Ride in June, or just try any of the mountain bike trails around our home on your own), four wheeling, bird watching, photography, wild game viewing, sightseeing, camping, horseback riding, or just kicking back on the deck and watching Jerry Creek flow by. It can't be beat!

In the winter you can cross country ski, snow shoe, snomobile, ice fish, take a winter trek touring through the mountains, or travel to any of the three nearby downhill ski slopes available.

We try to keep our home nice, comfortable, and accommodating. It offers 3 bedrooms and three bathrooms, a den/office equipped with telephone, fax, shredder, and desks for those who just have to do a little work while they are here (we don't recommend it, but we are equipped for it), fireplaces on both floors, sun twin heaters to keep you extra cozy on those deep winter nights, a workout room with free weights, a bow flex machine, a Lifecycle eliptical, and a sauna. And at night, after all the fun and excitement, while sipping your favorite beverage, settle back and relax to a warm massage in our Human Touch massage chair!

We have owned our home here for over 25 years now, and we still enjoy it immensely. We have lived in it year around, so we have begun upgrading and will continue to do so. Our prices will reflect improvements as they are accomplished, so we encourage you to take advantage of the lowest rates now!

We sincerely hope that we have given you a better feel for why we LOVE our home a Cliff Haven on Jerry Creek! We know you will love it too, and we simply ask that you take pride in it, and care of it, like we do!

Thank you, and we very much look forward to hearing from you and to sharing our home in this most amazing part of Montana with you! All the best!!

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            This has been a smoke-free home for 25 years. Please keep it that way....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

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          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            Pioneer 42' Plasma...moreless

          • Toys
          • Video Library

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

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          • Water View:

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          • Waterfront:

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          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Spelunking
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fitness Room / Equipment
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Fireplace

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden

          Pool / Spa

          • Sauna
          • Jetted Tub
           

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          • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
          • Cleaning Fee $150
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          Year Purchased: 1985

          About the owner: What can we tell you about us? First, as you may have gathered, we LOVE our home at Cliff Haven on Jerry Creek - and now you know why! :-) We have been married for well over 30 years, and have raised our family here. Through that time, I have been fortunate to fish almost every piece of moving water in Montana. Even more fortunately over that time, I have spent over 1000 days fishing the Big Hole. We love the area, the people, and the opportunities to enjoy this amazing part of Montana. We highly recommend it to you!

          Why the Owner Chose Wise River:
          This property was our dream. We bought the land first, 80+ acres, from one of our neighbors back in 1985 and proceeded to build our home here. We have beautiful views, we are right on the creek, and this home was designed by my wife. We built a lot of it ourselves, and it continues to provide us with great experiences. We look forward to sharing some of what this place has to offer with you!

          The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
          What can we say that we haven't already said? Our home is ideally situated in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The rich variety of experiences that truly add to life are just too numerous to mention. One look from our home site to the cliffs above, the mountains downstream, and the beauty and music of Jerry Creek flowing by, and we were sold - and still are!


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          Photos

          • Our home at Cliff Haven on Jerry Creek.

            Our home at Cliff Haven on Jerry Creek.

          • Living room with sofa, massage chair, lounger, plasma television, and more!

            Living room with sofa, massage chair, lounger, plasma television, and more!

          • Dining room and deck off the french doors.

            Dining room and deck off the french doors.

          • Fully furnished kitchen!

            Fully furnished kitchen!

          • Master bedroom with king size TempurPedic bed and skywindow for star gazing.

            Master bedroom with king size TempurPedic bed and skywindow for star gazing.

          • Master bathroom.

            Master bathroom.

          • Second bedroom.

            Second bedroom.

          • Three pound brookies caught on the Big Hole.

            Three pound brookies caught on the Big Hole.

          • Floating the Big Hole near Jerry Creek.

            Floating the Big Hole near Jerry Creek.

          • Rainbow cutthroat cross caught on Jerry Creek the morning I wrote this listing!

            Rainbow cutthroat cross caught on Jerry Creek the morning I wrote this listing!

          • Mountain bike one of the many roads and trails above Jerry Creek!

            Mountain bike one of the many roads and trails above Jerry Creek!

          • Just relaxin' on Jerry Creek.....if you dare!

            Just relaxin' on Jerry Creek.....if you dare!

          • Welcome to your home away from home!

            Welcome to your home away from home!

          • Looking up to the master bedroom from the front room.

            Looking up to the master bedroom from the front room.

          • View of Cliff Haven from the dining room.

            View of Cliff Haven from the dining room.

          • Den/office with desks, copy, fax, shredder, and wifi internet.

            Den/office with desks, copy, fax, shredder, and wifi internet.

          • View of Cliff Haven from the master bedroom.

            View of Cliff Haven from the master bedroom.

          • Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom looking toward pasture and mountain view.

            Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom looking toward pasture and mountain view.

          • Third bedroom.

            Third bedroom.

          • Releasing a beautiful, trophy class Big Hole Brown.

            Releasing a beautiful, trophy class Big Hole Brown.

          • Bull elk on Fleecer Mountain.

            Bull elk on Fleecer Mountain.

          • Horseback riding near Cliff Haven.

            Horseback riding near Cliff Haven.

          • Four wheeling Jerry Creek Road behind our home.

            Four wheeling Jerry Creek Road behind our home.

          • Snomobile the mountains behind Cliff Haven!

            Snomobile the mountains behind Cliff Haven!

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