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Large, Fully Equipped, Private & Cozy Montana Guest Home with access to Hot Tub

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type guest house


About the property

Guest Home on horse ranch w/dir access to Forest Svc hiking trails & a hot tub

Our large & incredibly charming, fully self-contained 1000 private rural guest home retreat sits 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 (one adult or two children), Franklin style gas fireplace, full Kitchen (with spices, oil, herbs, organic coffee, sugar and honey), bathtub/shower with shampoo and conditioner and soap in a pump bottle, two 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 and Jansal Valley fruitwood smoked uncured, certified humane nitrate and antibiotic free bacon!

Member since: 2018
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Donna

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, we can take our guests on a horseback ride! Please ask about availability for your desired dates


Darby Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS ON THE BED OR FURNITURE (the hair is a bear to clean up). We appreciate your cooperation. :-)
  • WIFI GB allowance is capped & WIFI service is cutoff after a relatively low amount of GBs are consumed each month; please do not stream movies, etc.
  • Please do not visit the horses unaccompanied. Being herd animals w/a pecking order, they often boss each other around and humans have to be careful
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full bath with tub and shower, shampoo, condition, soap in a pump bottle
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • the space is studio style, so there is no wall separating the sleeping spaces
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
horseback riding available with advanced notice


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Large, Fully Equipped, Private & Cozy Montana Guest Home with access to Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Darby derby...

  • 5 of 5

Great location and nice hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Bandit Brewery
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4.6 Miles
Smokin Pup
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Lost Trail Powder Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Pet Fee $10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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