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Western Montana Paradise!

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Spectacular views from the wrap-around porch. Abundant wildlife and birds.

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Last updated: 03/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ovando chateau / country house description

This historic 1880's hand hewn log home is the combination of the original homestead house and a barn that were completely renovated by the family in 2002. While the logs & ranch ring with history the facility is first class.

Our third generation, operating ranch includes the North Fork of the Blackfoot River, two spring creeks and four ponds that hold native trout waiting to challenge fishermen. Guests have exclusive access to these waters and the ranch. The storied Blackfoot river is nearby and other rivers are an easy drive. The ranch is located between Montana's two major national parks and the Bob Marshal wilderness is north of the ranch. We are happy to share our bit of heaven as well as generations of stories! Many of our guests just enjoy the peace & quiet of the ranch & it's surroundings. Lots to enjoy besides the fishing! Please see our khomestead.com website for more information & pictures.

Keywords: Luxury Log Home on beautiful working ranch

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking on wrap-around porch allowed....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Mountain bikes, wide open beauty; Exclusive access to entire ranch,including four ponds, two streams & river....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Northern expansive mountain view of Bob Marshall Wilderness...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Natural ponds & forest-home of many birds & wildlife....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance:

    Calling card available if needed....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Propane stove & baseboard electric...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone coverage is available in parts of valley....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Many areas of W. MT local, no charge....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Local caters available for picking up groceries, cooking & local grown vegetables & eggs available...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee included...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments included...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Overlooks spring fed crystal clear pond....moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around porch provides 480 degree view....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
 

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$350
$2,100 $6,000
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • MT State Lodging tax/day $14
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rate is for two people. Additional persons over six years old are $25/person/day.

Personal check. 50 % deposit(refundable within 30 days of arrival) required to confirm reservation. Balance due upon arrival. Credit card number for refundable damage deposit of $300.


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Last updated: 03/12/2015
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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Missoula
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ovando
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 200
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ovando

Working ranch setting with spring creeks and ponds. Excellent hiking and biking and river fishing close by. Many western MT sites and recreational opportunities within easy driving range.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1949

About the owner: My family purchased our ranch in 1949. It has been a love affair ever since. Many small ranches in this area have been purchased for summer trophy ranches. Instead, our family has restored the original homestead home into a vacation rental. We enjoy sharing the home as well as the ranch. Guests have exclusive use of the spring creeks, ponds, & access to the N. Fork of the Blackfoot that runs through the ranch. I am happy to tell guests the history of the valley & our 65 years of toil on the ranch.

Why the Owner Chose Ovando:
Has been in family for 65 years so it is our roots. Rental income is allowing us to keep the ranch operating. We enjoy sharing it with many wonderful guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Tranquil, beautiful environs Exquisitely renovated 1880 homestead home Close to small MT towns and both national parks Border collie Laddy & I may stop in for coffee & chat during our daily walk. Lots of history about the west & MT. Local crafts, grass fed beef & fresh vegs. & eggs available.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Spectacular views from the wrap-around porch.
Abundant wildlife and birds.

    Spectacular views from the wrap-around porch. Abundant wildlife and birds.

  • Fully equipped cheery kitchen; barbeque on back deck.

    Fully equipped cheery kitchen; barbeque on back deck.

  • Dining area with a view

    Dining area with a view

  • Spacious master suite--deck overlooks emerald pond.

    Spacious master suite--deck overlooks emerald pond.

  • Upstairs queen bedroom

    Upstairs queen bedroom

  • Your own tennis court

    Your own tennis court

  • Two pristine spring creeks & N. Fork Blackfoot for outstanding fly fishing.

    Two pristine spring creeks & N. Fork Blackfoot for outstanding fly fishing.

  • Spectacular sunsets

    Spectacular sunsets

  • More fishing and hiking

    More fishing and hiking

  • Another spring creek

    Another spring creek

  • Panoramic views

    Panoramic views

  • Creeks never freeze.

    Creeks never freeze.

  • View with morning coffee

    View with morning coffee

  • Spacious kitchen

    Spacious kitchen

  • Comfortable living room with a view.

    Comfortable living room with a view.

  • Main floor queen bedroom

    Main floor queen bedroom

  • Awesome fly fishing

    Awesome fly fishing

  • Enjoy quiet times together on four ponds, clay tennis court & entire ranch.

    Enjoy quiet times together on four ponds, clay tennis court & entire ranch.

  • Ovando mountain and the southern edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness area

    Ovando mountain and the southern edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness area

  • Some real ranch history and stories

    Some real ranch history and stories

  • Cool off with a dip in the emerald pond.

    Cool off with a dip in the emerald pond.

  • Crystal clear waters.

    Crystal clear waters.

  • Winter fun for the whole family.

    Winter fun for the whole family.

  • Your own winter wonder land. Come see for yourself.

    Your own winter wonder land. Come see for yourself.

VRBO #79453

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 2 days
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/12/2015
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(406) 793-5607 (Montana, USA)

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