Beautiful Ranch-Style Home on the Banks of the Swan River
The Wilder family purchased this property as a getaway for their family and friends. It's a respite from their busy lives and they love to entertain and share their property, and their piece of Montana, with those they love.
Carrie purchased this House in 2003
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Pets may be kept in the kennel by the garage
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location, great property
Lovely spot - couldn’t reach property manager
Overall we enjoyed our visit. The house was lovely, with beautiful views of the mountains and river. Not toddler friendly (stairs are open on the sides, and the yard has a steep drop at the edge above the river) but we.came prepared with baby gates and had no issues. Overall the house was very clean, but there were lots of dead flies in two of the upstairs sun porches. Main issue was the check in. We couldn’t figure out how to open the electric gate at the entrance, and had no cell service (Verizon). We drove to the little general store down the road and a very nice clerk let me use her personal cell phone to call the property manager. No answer and the voice mailbox was full. Thankfully one of the customers in the store called a friend who knew the owners and could tell us where the switch was. It had been a long day with two very tired toddlers in the car - not sure what we would have done otherwise.
Thank you for your review. I reached out via email in an attempt to figure out what the issues were with your arrival but have yet to hear back. We've never had any complaints or concerns with the instructions so any feedback you can provide would be much appreciated. The flies you found are cluster flies. They are native to our area, don't bite or carry disease and have a tendency to "cluster" in warm areas, such as windows and porches. Unfortunately, they are part of our rural, mountain environment and nearly impossible to eliminate. We just accept them as part of life in the woods.
Again, thank you for the review and your response to my email would be much appreciated.
This cabin, by far, was the most beautiful place my wife and I have ever stayed in. Perfect!
The cabin and the land surrounding the cabin were perfect! We could not have picked a more perfect place to stay. The only negative thing about this place was having to leave it. Thank you so much for the experience and allowing us to stay in your beautiful cabin.
Thank you for your kind words. You really can't beat the peaceful setting on the Swan River. Hopefully you can make a return trip!
Beautiful property for family gathering
The Wilder property was beautiful and well appointed for 3 bedroom. 4th bedroom/ loft area was very hot. Window could not be opened because of hornet nest. Washing machine was broken and never was repaired within our one week stay. Being on a 3 week road trip, this was very disappointing. But kitchen was beautiful and there was abundant space inside and out for gathering. The view from the back deck was breathtaking!
Thank you for your review.
Again, we apologize for the issues you encountered during your visit. The washing machine broke while you were using it the first day of your stay. We had it looked at the very next day. Unfortunately, a part had to be ordered. Due to the remote location of the home, and no local part stores, there was no way to speed up the repair process and have it functioning during your stay. This can be frustrating for those who are used to living in an area with multiple repair people and places to purchase parts. Our rural location can make quick repairs challenging. In an effort to compensate you for the inconvenience, I issued you a credit. We do our best to be as responsive as possible and to address guest concerns quickly.
Nice stay with side notes
Lovely home with a beautiful view. Clean and comfortable. The only downfall was the fourth bedroom above the kitchen; one of our couples had to sleep in their pickup because the room window didn't open and the space was way too hot. The other bedrooms were just fine. I wouldn't take young children there because of the steep drop-off down to the river. Otherwise, this was a beautiful home.
Amazing! We loved our stay at Wilder’s Ranch. The view overlooking the Swan River was breathtaking!! We enjoyed sitting outside watching the kids play and listening to the beautiful nature sounds. The inside was nicely decorated and well maintained. The kitchen was fully stocked and had all the essentials. We did not have cell phone service for Verizon and no wifi available, which was nice change. Holland Lake is nearby and spent a beautful day there. Next time we’d like to explore more of the surrounding lakes and hiking trails. We would definitely come back next summer!
Thank you so much for your kind words. You and your family were great guests and we would love to have you back to our valley in the future!
The vacation rental is located in a very rural area with few services available.