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A Boutique Guest Ranch Where You Can Bring Your Own Horse or Ride One of Ours!

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Welcome to Dunrovin Ranch, a little slice of paradise along the Bitterroot River

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Missoula apartment description

Dunrovin Ranch is the perfect place for a family vacations or reunions. Located on the Bitterroot River with over a half mile of river access, the ranch offers an unlimited number of outdoor activities on site: fishing, swimming, canoeing and inner tubing, horseback riding, lawn games, dancing in our barn wood dance hall, evening s'mores around our fire pits, and plenty of wildlife and bird viewing. Accommodations include two separate cottage apartments which are cozy and inviting. One apartment has two separate rooms with a total of two queen beds and two twin beds, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining and sitting area, and deck. The other apartment is an upstairs studio apartment with one queen bed and two twin beds, bath, full kitchen, and deck overlooking the garden. Accommodations include laundry facilities, internet wifi, and satellite TV. Dogs are welcome. Horse boarding is available, or guests can join the ranch's guided rides on one of the ranch's horses. Canoe and inner tube rentals are available. Dunrovin's friendly staff are always available to help you enjoy the unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities in both summer and winter.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • 2 individual apartments that can be rented separately or together. One is on the first floor with two queen beds and two twin beds; the other is on the second floor with an open floor plan with one queen bed and one twin bed. Both have full service kitchens, dining area, sitting area, and bath. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Dunrovin is only 10 short miles south of Missoula and all its urban charms, yet it seems worlds away in it rural mountain setting along the Bitterroot River ...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Nestled between the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains, Dunrovin offers stunning mountain views in all directions. ...moreless

          • Rural:

            Dunrovin straddles two worlds: the wild environs of the Bitterroot River and the quiet small town atmosphere of Lolo ...moreless

          • Waterfront:

            Dunrovin is located on the beautiful Bitterroot River with world class trout fishing, clean water for swimming, and lovely gravel beach that is perfect for camp fires and picnics....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Ski Lift Privileges
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

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

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio
          • Kayak / Canoe
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill

          Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  • Pet Fee $20
                  • Tax Rate 7%

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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Missoula
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Missoula Country Club
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highways 93 and 12
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lolo Creek
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Snowbowl

                  Car: Necessary

                  Dunrovin offers travelers the best of both worlds: the wilds and beauty of Montana's back country with the Bitterroot River and Bitterroot Selway Wilderness Area, the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states at your back door; plus all of Missoula, Montana's many urban charms with its arts scene, great restaurants, live theater, symphony, shopping, festivals, and performances. You can easily spend the day riding horseback or mountain biking along scenic and rough mountain trails, canoeing the clear, pristine waters of the Bitterroot River full of native trout for you taking, hiking in the foot steps of Lewis and Clark, skiing or snowmobiling on miles of groomed trails, or poking around the small Bitterroot Valley towns, each with its own unique history and special attractions, then spend the night dining in one of Missoula's many fine restaurants, attending the symphony in the park, taking in a live performance, or taking in a Montana Grizzly or Osprey sporting event. Ghost towns, Indian battlefields, national wildlife refuges, stunning mountain lakes, slow meandering streams, class four white water rapids, and endless miles of trails for hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding are within easy driving distance of Dunrovin. Several hot springs are close by - including remote hot pools along forest streams. The wildlife watching is unsurpassed. During the months of April through mid September, Dunrovin hosts an active ospreys nest above it barn with a live web camera for intimate nest viewing. Birds of all kinds gather at the ranch's bird feeders, and the riparian corridor is literally a wildlife superhighway for deer, bear, moose, and small critters of all kinds. The Sapphire Mountains across the river from Dunrovin Ranch is home to a wild herd of horses that has been in the area since the early 1900's and are often seen from the ranch.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: SuzAnne Miller, a fourth-generation Montanan, grew up roaming the mountains and fishing the streams of western Montana. Fresh out of high school, SuzAnne became one of the first women to “man” a Forest Service fire lookout by herself. She met the love of her life, Sterling Miller, at the University of Montana while she was studying forestry and he was studying wildlife biology. After marrying, they joined the Peace Corps and spent three years in Chile. They returned to the US for graduate school at the University of Washington, where SuzAnne majored in bio mathematics. They then migrated north to Alaska, where they spent more than 24 years in professional posts with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Sterling as a research biologist specializing in bear research and SuzAnne as a biometrician involved in research on nearly every species of fish, bird, or mammal in Alaska. SuzAnne's experience included countless field trips, where she fine-tuned her outdoor skills under extreme conditions – including going toe-to-toe with a 1,000-pound sea lion in the Gulf of Alaska. The Millers' time in Alaska brought fulfilling careers, fantastic adventures across the entire state, and two wonderful sons: Jake (born in 1987) and Mark (born in 1992). Yet for all the beauty and grandeur of Alaska, Montana retained a strong hold on their hearts – in part because of SuzAnne's love of horses and her desire to return to “horse country.” They bought Dunrovin in 1997 and have since turned the property into a quality Tennessee Walking Horse ranch. When not introducing Montana to guests, SuzAnne continues to consult with government and private agencies on the human dimensions of managing natural resources. One of her consulting projects, The Montana Challenge, established the link between the health of Montana's natural landscape - its land, water, and wildlife - and Montana's socioeconomic landscape. She has been across the state meeting with public groups to discuss the economic

                  Why the Owner Chose Missoula:
                  Dunrovin offers the best of Montana. When we moved back to Montana from Alaska, we wanted it all - great scenery with access to mountain trails and clear rivers, great community with lots of cultural and educational attractions, great outdoor recreation opportunities, and great climate. And Dunrovin has not disappointed. It is only 10 short miles south of Missoula which has been called the Paris of the West because of it active arts community full of authors, dancers, musicians, painters, photographers, theater, and skilled artists in every possible media plus its vibrant commercial hub of shops, restaurants, and the University of Montana. The Bitterroot Valley is known as Montana's banana belt with its warmer temperatures, moister climate, and rich soils. Fruits and vegetables of all kind thrive in the valley. This area is within a few miles of hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness in the Rattlesnake, Bitterroot Selway, Bob Marshall, and the Great Burn Wilderness study area. Known as the Five Valleys, the Missoula area has abundant water and beautiful blue ribbon trout streams and rivers in every direction. Outdoor recreation is a way of life in the part of Western Montana with plenty of trails for mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and horseback riding.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  There are few places in the United States like the Missoula area that can boast the combination of small town friendly atmosphere, incredible mountain and river resources for every kind of outdoor sport, and generally mild weather. No place captures these characteristics better than Dunrovin with it easy proximity to Missoula, yet it rural and wild feel along an uninhabited stretch of the river. Our orchard, garden, river beach with private swimming hole along with our horse riding arena, stalls, and pastures make you feel a million miles away from civilization. Dunrovin straddles these two worlds - the wild and the urban.


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                  • Welcome to Dunrovin Ranch, a little slice of paradise along the Bitterroot River

                    Welcome to Dunrovin Ranch, a little slice of paradise along the Bitterroot River

                  • Nothing beats a day of spring fishing on the Bitterroot River.

                    Nothing beats a day of spring fishing on the Bitterroot River.

                  • Little girls and spotted ponies just go together.

                    Little girls and spotted ponies just go together.

                  • Guests can see the resident osprey from the ground or via the web camera.

                    Guests can see the resident osprey from the ground or via the web camera.

                  • Dunrovin's mascots, Miss Gertie and Miss Maude will steal your heart.

                    Dunrovin's mascots, Miss Gertie and Miss Maude will steal your heart.

                  • Dunrovin is dog friendly - and heaven from a dog's perspective.

                    Dunrovin is dog friendly - and heaven from a dog's perspective.

                  • Wally Watusi is always available for some practice roping.

                    Wally Watusi is always available for some practice roping.

                  • The birds feeders brings in  birds of all kinds all year long.

                    The birds feeders brings in birds of all kinds all year long.

                  • Your private deck above the garden awaits your morning coffee.

                    Your private deck above the garden awaits your morning coffee.

                  • The upstairs apartment is perfect for a family of 4 or 5.

                    The upstairs apartment is perfect for a family of 4 or 5.

                  • The downstairs apartment offers two separate rooms to sleep up to 6 people.

                    The downstairs apartment offers two separate rooms to sleep up to 6 people.

                  • The spacious galley kitchen has everything needed for cooking fine meals.

                    The spacious galley kitchen has everything needed for cooking fine meals.

                  • The Bitterroot Valley from the back of a horse.

                    The Bitterroot Valley from the back of a horse.

                  • Dunrovin owner harnesses Captains Lewis and Clark to give a guest a ride.

                    Dunrovin owner harnesses Captains Lewis and Clark to give a guest a ride.

                  • Gather around the fire pit for a little 'fire pit fondue.'

                    Gather around the fire pit for a little 'fire pit fondue.'

                  • Trails right from the ranch lead along and across the river.

                    Trails right from the ranch lead along and across the river.

                  • Horses galloping through winter snows can be see from your window.

                    Horses galloping through winter snows can be see from your window.

                  • Dunrovin's dance hall is the perfect place for a party or some line dancing.

                    Dunrovin's dance hall is the perfect place for a party or some line dancing.

                  • The Bitterroot River's clean and clear waters just beg you to jump in.

                    The Bitterroot River's clean and clear waters just beg you to jump in.

                  • The compact kitchen offers plenty of counter space and is fully equipped.

                    The compact kitchen offers plenty of counter space and is fully equipped.

                  • The Murphy bed in the living space can be used for additional people.

                    The Murphy bed in the living space can be used for additional people.

                  • Patio hot tub and fire pit

                    Patio hot tub and fire pit

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