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Log Home on the Banks of the Bitterroot River..End of the Road Privacy

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Last updated: 09/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Florence house description

This unique log sided home sits right on the banks of the famous Bitterroot River. The main house features five bedrooms and four bathrooms. (The bunkhouse sleeps an additional 9 people and is an addition $75.00 per night) The master bedroom is connected to a fully equipped exercise room with a treadmill, an elliptical and weight training machines. The master bath has double sinks, shower and a large Jacuzzi tub. Guest bedrooms feature queen beds and plenty of closet space. The large kitchen boasts a commercial gas range, large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and landscape windows with river views on two sides. The large harvest table and ten foot breakfast bar will seat all of your family and guests with room to spare. There is a screened in porch with river views. Relax and visit with family and friends next to the wood fire place or at the gaming table next to the picture windows with river views from the living area. A two car garage is available to park your vehicles or store your vacation toys during your stay. River House is especially suited for family vacations, corporate retreats, as well as weddings, graduations and special events.
For the fly fisherman River House is located right on the banks of the world famous Bitterroot River...wade and fish the holes behind the house, or use the property for as a put in or take out point for your rafts, canoes, or drift boats.. Guide service is also available locally.... Don't limit yourself to one just one river, fish four great rivers in four days! Three other blue ribbon trout streams are all within 1 hours driving time of River House. The Blackfoot, made famous by the filming of the movie 'A river Runs Through It' is waiting 40 miles to the North. The mighty Clark Fork is a is a big, flat Montana fly fishing River that is dominated by 16 to 24 inch rainbows. Again good fishing on the Clark Fork can be had in just 40 minutes. And of course Rock Creek provides an alternative to the 'big river' experience with moose and bighorn sheep and huge salmon flies along with high numbers of hungry trout that eat them. Just twenty miles East of Missoula. Want more...hike to any one of may high county lakes to try your hand at some great cutthroat and rainbow fishing or drop a line in any one of several of the smaller streams that feed out of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness into the Bitterroot valley. Many a fisherman has visited the Bitterroot valley only to return home, sell the family farm, pack up the family, and move here for good!! LOL
River house is just three hours from the West entrance to Glacier National Park and only five hours from West Yellowstone making it the perfect base camp for exploring all Montana has to offer.
Bring your horses! Lush grass paddocks, ample trailer parking, and plenty of water make River House the obvious choice for those equestrians wanting to explore the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness on horse back. Wilderness trailheads are as close as 10 minutes away.
If 4 wheelers are your thing the Sapphire Mountains 20 minutes to the East is loaded with great single track ATV trails waiting to be explored.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                no age limit, but definitely a maturity limit...River House is not available for 'animal House' style fraternity parties..LOL...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Every loves to take their pets on vacation...let us know about yours and we will try to accommodate...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                absolutely no smoking...our next guests will appreciate your consideration......moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                bring em on!!!!!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 10-20

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Bedroom 3


              • Bedroom 4


              • Bedroom 5


              • Bunk house: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 8 bunk bed

                an extra fee is required for the bunkhouse $75.00 per night ...moreless

              • King size beds (1) master bedroom features a great king size bed, Queen size Beds (4) four queens size beds in separate large bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (8)..these are in the bunkhouse and have and additional fee ($75 per night and you must rent for entire stay)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                nothing lacking in this huge gourmet kitchen, separate room with extra fridge and double oven...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                ask for more info on great local catering...moreless

              • Refrigerator:


              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave


              • Living Room:

                leather furniture, fireplace, game table, and agreat view of the river...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                relax and enjoy a crackling wood fire while visiting River House...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                for your vehicles or vacation toys...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                home gym is there for your use...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                in the bunkhouse...moreless

              • Garage
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • No additional lodging tax or hidden fees....we take care of all that....what we quote is what you pay....unlike most VRBO listings in MT!!!!!...moreless


                  • Music Library:

                    Stereo and CD's are yours to use in the main living area....outside speakers broadcast your favorite music while you barbeque...bring your own music if you have favorite artists...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    a small video library is available for evening entertainment...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    float tubes, mountain bikes ...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player


                  • Mobile Phone:

                    cell phone coverage is accessible from anywhere on the property 3g internet is accessible from capable cell phones...there is NOT a regular wireless internet connection....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    6mgb wireless available on the property...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    cell coverage for all major carriers...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        Relax after a hard day on the river in the king size Jacuzzi tub...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        screened in with table, chairs and great river views...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        huge lawn...park like setting...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Water View
                      • Waterfront


                      • Churches
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Hunting
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Rafting
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Boating
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Medical Services
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Sledding
                      • Water Tubing


                      Write a review 4.4
                      from 9 traveler reviews
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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay

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                      If guests use the bunkhouse for overflow there is a one time $200 cleaning charge added to the base rate.

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                      Last updated: 09/14/2014
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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Missoula MT
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      HWY 93
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Florence MT
                      90 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Lost Trail Powder Mountain
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Stevensville MT
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Florence MT

                      Located within casting distance of the Bitterroot River this home offers Blue Ribbon Trout fishing from the back yard, canoeing rafting and tubing are summer river activities that can be accessed from the property. Three other Blue Ribbon streams (the Clark's Fork River and Rock Creek) are within one hours drive. For those who like to hike or horseback ride access to trailheads leading to the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness are less than 10 miles away. The Rattlesnake and the Welcome Creek wilderness's are within 30 miles of the property. ATV trails abound 15 miles east in the Sapphire mountain range.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      Why Florence:
                      We invite you to enjoy our beautiful river-edge vacation home on the Bitterroot. After driving along the private driveway, you will notice the lovely setting of our special home. Situated right on the Bitterroot River, it provides the unlimited possibilities for exciting fun days spent fishing, swimming, tubing, nature walks, or just relaxing as the river runs by. Hikes in the nearby Bitterroot or Sapphire Mountains are sure to please with sightings of elk,deer, foxes, and countless species of birds. If shopping is your “bag”, the location of the home is only about 15 miles south of Missoula, where you will find plenty of places to pass the time. Inside the home every window view is like a painting in itself. Mountains, pastures, the river and 10 acres of lush grounds that surround the home. We doubt you’ll find a more beautiful place in the Bitterroot Valley. Welcome to Paradise! Dawn and Mike House

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                      • the front yard of River House

                        the front yard of River House

                      • you can almost see the trout rising....

                        you can almost see the trout rising....

                      • Kitchen dining area seats 8

                        Kitchen dining area seats 8

                      • Commercial quality kitchen facilities

                        Commercial quality kitchen facilities

                      • extra large master bedroom

                        extra large master bedroom

                      • guest bedroom

                        guest bedroom

                      • guest bedroom

                        guest bedroom

                      • relax in the yard and watch the river flow by

                        relax in the yard and watch the river flow by

                      • living room with river views, leather furniture, gaming table,and wood fireplace

                        living room with river views, leather furniture, gaming table,and wood fireplace

                      • bar accommodates another 10 diners

                        bar accommodates another 10 diners

                      • master bath with shower and Jacuzzi tub

                        master bath with shower and Jacuzzi tub

                      • dedicated workout room right off of the master bedroom complete with river views

                        dedicated workout room right off of the master bedroom complete with river views

                      • one of the guest baths with a sunken shower

                        one of the guest baths with a sunken shower

                      • bunk house for your overflow guests or event inside use.

                        bunk house for your overflow guests or event inside use.

                      VRBO #422977

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, September 13, 2014

                      $500 per night (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 20

                      View calendar: Updated 09/14/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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