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Retreat at the Front Door of the Rockies - Glacier Gateway

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The entrance to the property with fabled Ear Mountain in the background

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Last updated: 08/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The property is in the middle of trophy hunting and fishing areas, Lewis & Clark Forest is just a few minutes from the house and gateway to the Bob Marhsall Wilderness, Glacier National Park and the Boone & Crockett's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. This house has the best view of the mountains on the entire property and offers the most private and tranquil setting. Enjoy this warm and enveloping home with all of the modern conveniences and amenities!

The house is a Single Family Dwelling, in the carriage house tradition, located in a very private setting. There are 2 bedrooms (1 room with a firm California King bed that will sleep 2 and 1 room with a firm Queen bed that will sleep 2), plus 2 elevated twin air beds that can be used in the living room. (Need to know ahead of arrival for air mattress use.) 1 roomy bathroom with a full walk-in shower and 1 powder bath room. The kitchen is outfitted with all the modern conveniences - microwave oven, dishwasher, range and refrigerator and small appliances, like crockpot, mixer, etc. We have a comfortable dining area and living room. High speed WiFi and 'Direct' Satellite service (offers music stations, too) for a flat screen TV viewing, landline phone for local calls. Forced air heating and air conditioning. Very comfortable and roomy for 4 people. (Again, can sleep up to 6 total with 2 on living room floor on the air beds.)

View the Rocky Mountains Sawtooth Range looking west and the rolling prairies and buttes to the east. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The house is set on a hill among limber pines and fir trees with the living room windows facing the Sawtooth Mt. Range. The Teton River flows east out of the canyons and across the bottom of the property's north border. We are within 3 minutes drive of the South Fork Canyon and 5 minutes to the West and North Fork Canyons, leading into the mountains and numerous trails, with 100's of miles of hiking and horse trailheads.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults over 21 years as main renter....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The living quarters are upstairs (with the best view!) so a tension gate is available for the top of the stairs. Pack n Play, highchair, booster seat available upon request at time of booking. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO Exceptions!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Talk to the owner; for a $50.00 refundable fee after checkout, any pets would have to be kenneled. You will have to bring your own dog bedding, towels. The kennel area is heated or cooled with the house. No dogs allowed in the upper living quarters, to keep it as animal hair and dander free as possible for those guests with allergies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The living quarters are upstairs. No elevator....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King bed, Sleeps 2 with firm mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2, Firm mattress....moreless

  • Each bedroom has a closet and a dresser for personal storage, dual nightstands, reading lamps and an alarm clock. We have 2 raised twin air mattresses to sleep 2 more people in living room. We, also, have a Graco Pack & Play for babies. Let us know your needs at the time of booking for set up, air mattresses and pack & play are not stored inside the living quarters. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Spacious, sink vanity for personal item storage & heater....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    A toilet and sink vanity....moreless

  • Bathroom 3

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  • A window and a bathroom fan in each bathroom provide circulated air for the comfort of the user....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The ceiling fans, forced heating and air conditioning maintain your comfort level. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An assortment of books and some local information....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, poker chips, cribbage board and an assortment of board games....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views if the Rocky's east face....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Can supply a booster seat or high chair for a small child. Notify at time of booking, they are not stored inside the living quarters....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Forced air, not a window or swamp unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The linens are not permitted off the property....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Close up views of the South Fork Teton Canyon and the Sawtooth Mountains....moreless

  • Parking:

    Concrete driveway with a concrete walk to the door. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    For local calls only. Use cell phone or calling card for long distance. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    The towels are not permitted off the property....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Eco friendly phosphate free soaps only for septic system are provided. Oxyclean and spot remover also provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Complimentary coffee and coffee filters provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All basics are supplied....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher soap provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, bright and light work space, with cabinets and a pantry closet for storage. Basic cleaning supplies provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in above range top....moreless

  • Oven:

    The stove/oven are one unit....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic staples, some spices, teas and coffee, starter condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The stove/oven are one unit. The stove is propane, as is the heating for the house....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    No bikes provided but a good area for BYO to go mountain biking. Gravel roads, not good for touring bikes, but can transport them by car to paved roads....moreless

  • Boat:

    We do not supply a boat, but there are local reservoirs to run boats on....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Cemented area for BBQ....moreless

  • Golf:

    In town, about 25 miles away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural grasses yard, goes dormant in the late summer until spring....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ and tools....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Supply your own gear or rent at the ski hill. The ranch property is a good cross country skiing area....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a tennis park in town, about 25 miles away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a community pool in town, open during the summer season, 27 miles away. And, there is the Teton River bordering the north end of the property. ...moreless

 

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Fees:

  • Manditory cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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Location

  • Grizzly Sports Auto Sales

    "For all your local sporting needs, along with a variety of local books and Carhartt clothing."

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  • Log Cabin Family Restaurant

    "Gourmet food on the Frontier!"

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  • John Henry's Restaurant For Sale By Owner

    "Good cheesy pizza!"

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  • Elk Country Grill

    "Try wild game here, healthy low fat elk and bison dishes available."

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  • Eureka Reservoir

    "Fish, water ski, bird watching."

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  • Ear Mountain

    "This famous local mountain is the subject of many books, photos and paintings. Hike on seve..."

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  • Lewis and Clark National Forest

    "NW of the town of Choteau, MT, provides miles of horse and hiking trails with vistas to insp..."

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  • Glacier National Park

    "Visit and discover "the jewel" of "The Crown of the Continent"."

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  • Teton Pass Ski Resort

  • The Roxy Theater

    "For a weekend night entertainment, try the town's historic theatre."

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  • Boone & Crockett Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch

    "Learn about ranch life, local wildlife, conservation."

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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Great Falls, Montana
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in town of Choteau
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Choteau Golf in town
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 89
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in town of Choteau
13 Miles
Nearest Ski
Teton Pass Ski Area on the North Fork Teton Rd.
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
Eureka Resevoir

Car: Necessary

Because of our unique location, this property acts as a central hub to many different areas and activities for nearly all ability ranges. A Hunter's Paradise and a Fisherman's Bliss, the gateway to the Lewis & Clark Forest, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Boone & Crockett's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch and Glacier National Park.

The property is located 25 miles NW of the town proper of Choteau, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front, straddling the mountains to the west and the rolling prairies and buttes to the east (where the antelope roam).

The town of Choteau is 80 miles south of East Glacier (Gateway to Glacier National Park area) and about 60 miles NW of Great Falls, Montana. We're also about a 2 hour drive north of Helena, Montana and a 3 1/2 hour drive from Missoula. The mountains and forests start 2 miles from the house. It's a 43 mile drive to the Boone & Crockett Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. (Check it out on the insider guide) If you bring a passport, it's approximately a 3 hour drive to Waterton National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Locally, we hike the mountain trails of the Lewis & Clark Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, use the Teton River and Eureka Reservoir to fish and do other water activities. We always carry a camera for wildlife photo opportunities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1919

About the owner: Unlike most vacation rentals, we did not buy this property. This is a family owned property passed down through 4 generations to the present owner, whose great grandparents homesteaded the ranch in 1919 raising both sheep and cattle. Originally, it was the Bar-Lazy K-Triangle, but since we no longer raise livestock, it's known as the Moore Homestead. There is a sign inside the gated entrance, stating the name of the property, to help visitors identify where they are. This is a Hunter's Paradise, but there is no hunting allowed on the property, although we are extremely close to state and federal lands where hunting is allowed. There is a meat processor in town, 30 miles away on the far south end. For the fisherman, the waterways have cutthroat (catch and release only), rainbow, brooke and brown trout. The lakes and reservoirs have perch, walleye and trout.

Why the Owner Chose Choteau:
This property is situated in a dramatically beautiful setting, rather like straddling two different worlds. Set in the foothills of the Rockies; to the west sits the Rocky Mountain Sawtooth Range and to the east are the rolling prairies and buttes. Two distinctly different eco-systems. The canyons are made of glacier carved granite and have the look of Yosemite National Park on a smaller scale with a variety of conifers and aspen and hanging Alpine valleys. We are extremely close, just minutes from the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We are the Gateway to Glacier National Park and the Boone & Crockett's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. This uniquely beautiful area has inspired many a writer and artist and has been included in numerous books and novels. The late Pulitzer Prize winner, A.B. Guthrie, (whose lands borders ours), was inspired by the area and it's western history to write many of his stories. ('The Way West', 'The Big Sky', the movie script for, 'Shane', among them.) Other books made into movies based in the area were 'The Horse Whisperer' and 'Legends of the Fall'. Maybe your artistic side will be inspired, too! Historically, this area is the site of fossil finds, Native American hunting grounds, Lewis & Clark Expedition, cattle & sheep ranches and wheat & barley farmers.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This area of Montana is unique in it's eco-system and sparsely populated land, no crowds! The close up views of the mountains; watching the colors change throughout the day, on those rock and slab behemoths, creates its own enchantment. Ripe with wildlife in the area, hunters, fishermen and photo enthusiasts will LOVE this area! A person can have as much quiet and serenity as they need or as much activity as they can handle, depending on what the vacationer's needs and abilities are. If you are looking to 'just getaway', this vacation home is the perfect retreat for your needs! This is the most private and tranquil spot on the entire ranch! For indoor times, there are books, games, wireless Internet access and satellite TV. Updated furniture and appliances completes the comfort level! Close by are 100's of miles of mountain trails for hiking, lake fishing, fly fishing, small game and big game hunting - both bow and rifle, bird watching and numerous scenic vistas for photo and other artistic opportunities. The town of Choteau offers a museum, antiques shop, a theater, golf, bowling (not open for a quarter of the year, during summer), A small museum of the area's history, restaurants and eateries. A small town 10 miles north of Choteau, named Bynum, offers a dinosaur museum and a very reasonably priced rock shop with many unique finds. If you are a rodeo fan, periodically, there are rodeos held at the Choteau Fair Grounds. A fiddler's contest in the summer and an art auction in the fall. The Choteau Visitor's Center has numerous brochures and information. The U.S. Forest Service also has a building in town, where anyone can gather maps and information on what to do and where to go in the mountains and for hunting and fishing regulations. This is an all year lodge though the weather is variable: be prepared for possible extreme conditions in the winter, late fall and spring. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is advisable.


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Photos

  • The entrance to the property with fabled Ear Mountain in the background

    The entrance to the property with fabled Ear Mountain in the background

  • Mountain View's East side in late fall.

    Mountain View's East side in late fall.

  • The cold/wet side of the kitchen area with a pantry behind door to the right.

    The cold/wet side of the kitchen area with a pantry behind door to the right.

  • Another view of the Great Room.

    Another view of the Great Room.

  • Bedroom 1; with new Cal King size bed, closet and dresser outside of photo.

    Bedroom 1; with new Cal King size bed, closet and dresser outside of photo.

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • A morning of fishing...

    A morning of fishing...

  • A 'neighbor' to the east.

    A 'neighbor' to the east.

  • Bison herd on the nearby Deep Creek Ranch.

    Bison herd on the nearby Deep Creek Ranch.

  • Bald eagle on the property.

    Bald eagle on the property.

  • Experience a trail ride on horseback.

    Experience a trail ride on horseback.

  • A little cowboy in training at the Choteau Rodeo.

    A little cowboy in training at the Choteau Rodeo.

  • 'Mountain View's western vista of the Rocky Mountains.

    'Mountain View's western vista of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Sunrise and eastern view.

    Sunrise and eastern view.

  • Cooking side of kitchen & dining area.

    Cooking side of kitchen & dining area.

  • TV sitting area with view of mountains and canyon.

    TV sitting area with view of mountains and canyon.

  • Bedroom 2; with new queen size bed, closet and dresser outside of photo shot.

    Bedroom 2; with new queen size bed, closet and dresser outside of photo shot.

  • Laundry area.

    Laundry area.

  • Famous Ear Mountain in the Fall season.

    Famous Ear Mountain in the Fall season.

  • A black bear looking for his lunch.

    A black bear looking for his lunch.

  • For the bird watchers, one of the locals.

    For the bird watchers, one of the locals.

  • Taken over the Teton River,  during a rare 'Blue Moon' phase.

    Taken over the Teton River, during a rare 'Blue Moon' phase.

  • Big Sky Sunset over the Rockies.

    Big Sky Sunset over the Rockies.

  • The Benchmark area, south of us.

    The Benchmark area, south of us.

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