Our large & incredibly charming, fully self-contained 1000 sq ft private rural guest home retreat sits over our garage in the middle of 20 lush acres bordering US Forest Service land and is located just minutes from Lost Trail Ski area, rivers, fishing, lakes and hiking (guests can hike into the forest straight from the property). It has the rustic quintessential Montana vibe + 360 degree views of mountains, pine trees & horse pasture. It features a queen size log bed with a super comfy mattress, a queen size couch bed, futon (fits one adult or two children), Franklin style gas fireplace, full Kitchen (with spices, oil, herbs, organic coffee, sugar and honey), bathtub/shower with shampoo, conditioner and soap in a pump bottle, two additional couches, WIFI, skylights & HD TV as well as access to a 5-person hot tub on the main house back deck with views of the mountains and horses! And when the chickens are cooperating, we will supply organic eggs with yummy bacon!
- Guest House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min StayNone
Guest Home on horse ranch w/dir access to Forest Svc hiking trails & a hot tub
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 2018
Jim and I (Donna) have lived on our ranch in Darby, MT, for 12 years with our son Dean, now 17, and a multitude of critters; 8 horses, 4 (fenced) dogs, 2 cats, and 40 chickens. We enjoy horseback riding, skiing and riding bikes. Donna is a self-employed mortgage broker and Jim is a rancher, producer, arranger, and both work out of our home and are usually available.
Donna purchased this Guest House in 2006
Why Donna chose Darby
After my dad moved to Montana in 1983, this valley became my ONLY vacation destination until we moved here in 2006. The Bitterroot Valley, Ravalli County, has the best climate and beauty that Montana has to offer, located in a "banana belt" situated in a valley with a river running through it surrounded by mountains. It is gorgeous here, and of course, backing to the forest service, we are visited by wildlife often and can ride our horses and hike endless miles of trails right off the property.
What makes this Guest House unique
If we have help available, you can ride the horses on the property! We have 20 acres, a round pen (for learning) and a large arena. Please ask about availability for your desired dates
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Property was awesome and setting was perfect for a retreat. Lovely owners and experience.
Quick escape made perfect.
This property was amazing, the location ideal to escape city life. The hosts were friendly and informative, but not overbearing (the privacy was perfect). Our only regret is spending one night here. We definitely plan to return.
Nice and quiet, and peaceful Jim and Donna were accommodating and pleasant.
The horse ranch was a nice get away. The family and dogs were very friendly and helpful. We really liked the town's of Darby and Hamilton. We would recommend a day trip to painted Rock lake and look for bighorn sheep. A great time thanks again Jim and Donna.
Beautiful and very comfortable!
Loved it! Will be back for the ski season
Thank you :-)
Cozy room with the best views!!
This was truly a getaway from city life. Everything about the property was wonderful. Stocked with everything we needed and more! The town of Darby is beautiful with tons of character too!
Great place to stay!
Beautiful property with horses and a fish pond, wonderful hospitable owners that open up their homes as well as their hearts. Loved it!