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Historical Guest Quarters on Rock Creek

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Missoula cabin description

During it's heyday this property, formerly known as The Valley of the Moon Ranch, originally belonged to William McDowell, the Lt. Governor of Montana from 1913 - 1921. Some noted visitors to the property were Theodore Roosevelt, cowboy author Louie L'Amour, and artist Charlie Russell. It is the only historical Rock Creek property available for rent, and one of the few buildings from that historic era that remains standing.

The Valley of the Moon property was later purchased by Bob and Maridell Bandy; Maridell still owns the property with her daughter Bonnie Gilbert and Bonnie's sons now lives in the main quarters of the home as a caretaker. Horses once again roam the 43 acres of lush green fields that remain of the original 1800 acre ranch. The balance of the property was sold to the USFS in the early 1970's leaving the remaining 43 acres fully surrounded by public access property. Rock Creek flows through the Southeast corner of the property. The 'Governor's Hole', a favorite fishing spot around the 3 mile marker of Rock Creek is named after this home, which can be seen across the creek.

Many artifacts remain on the property from its days as a working ranch, including old tractors, plows, sheepherders wagon, buggy house and other outbuildings. The octagon well house, which covers the original hand dug 20 ft deep brick lined well, is still there. Though the water quality is excellent from the hand pump that still works, the hand dug well is no longer used. A deeper, modern well, provides water for the property.

In addition to the old well house, the ice house (an old log structure) still stands on the south of the home. Unfortunately, it suffers from time and deterioration but is a wonderful reminder of days gone by. The interior walls of the ice house were lined with boards that provided a layer of sawdust as insulation to keep the huge chunks of ice collected from the creek in the winter frozen in the summer, and ta-da, refrigeration!

Unfortunately, the many years as a rental robbed the Valley of the Moon home of its former splendor, but renovation continues to unfold the beauty that once was there. The guest quarters is now a beautiful, fully equipped retreat for you to enjoy! The Bandy/Gilbert family (owners of this unique property) hope you will join in their excitement as they work restoring their 'Valley of the Moon Ranch' to what it once was.

The 650 sq ft 'guest quarters' with private entrance/porch is attached to the main portion of the home.
1 bath
satellite TV and wireless internet (NOTE: no land line, and limited cell service)
gas grill on rental side porch
wood burning stove
electric range
microwave oven
12 cf refrigerator
1 private bedroom w/1 queen and 1 full
just a short walk to Rock Creek...creek access outside the door
all linens, towels, and cooking utensils provided
no smoking
LEASHED Pets are welcome with $100 damage deposit and $20 pet fee

Get away from it all and come relax in the quiet, peaceful, beautiful countryside setting of Valley of the Moon Guest Quarters. Private, large, yet cozy cabin style living space, with full refrigerator, range, and microwave. Breathtaking views and pine covered mountain vistas. For the nature enthusiast options include, but are not limited to, wildlife photo ops, hiking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            this is a shared property, and pets must be leashed at all times ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Theme

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

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Surrounded by mountains and rivers...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    If you don't feel like running errands (grocery shopping, etc), contact Ashlie ...moreless

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone:

                    No land line - limited cell service (Verizon only)...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

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

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Renter's have access to their own covered porch with a table and outdoor grill...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter Wonderland
                  Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $105
                  $645 $2,200
                  Summer Fun
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $140
                  $915 $3,539
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $140
                  $915 $3,539
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning fee $35
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  50% deposit to confirm reservation

                  balance 1 week before arrival

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                  Last updated: 11/24/2014
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                  Location

                  34 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Missoula Montana
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 90

                  Car: Necessary

                  Get away from it all and come relax in the quiet, peaceful, beautiful countryside setting of Valley of the Moon Guest Quarters. Private, large, yet cozy cabin style living space, with full refrigerator, range, and microwave. Breathtaking views and pine covered mountain vistas. For the nature enthusiast options include, but are not limited to, wildlife photo ops, hiking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • Great views eastward

                    Great views eastward

                  • Make sure to take in great fly fishing!

                    Make sure to take in great fly fishing!

                  • Take advantage of seasonal horseback riding

                    Take advantage of seasonal horseback riding

                  • 'Welcome Creek' trailhead up Rock Creek

                    'Welcome Creek' trailhead up Rock Creek

                  • Bird's eye view on Valley of the Moon Guest Quarters

                    Bird's eye view on Valley of the Moon Guest Quarters

                  • Easy river access for fishing

                    Easy river access for fishing

                  • Stroll along the riverside at Valley of the Moon

                    Stroll along the riverside at Valley of the Moon

                  • Relish great views only a short distance from Valley of the Moon

                    Relish great views only a short distance from Valley of the Moon

                  • Enjoy scenic hikes within walking distance

                    Enjoy scenic hikes within walking distance

                  • Relax while tubing the Clark Fork

                    Relax while tubing the Clark Fork

                  • Keep a look out for wildlife!

                    Keep a look out for wildlife!

                  • Fishing at 'Welcome Creek' trailhead

                    Fishing at 'Welcome Creek' trailhead

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  $105 - $140 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

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                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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