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Stillwater Riverfront Home: Premier Fishing on Private Ranch, Wildlife, Birding

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Stillwater Sweet on the banks of the Stillwater river

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located on the Circle T Ranch, this Montana Stillwater Riverfront Home is a 2 bedroom 3 bath 2.800 sq ft luxury home located directly on the banks of the Stillwater River, one of the premier trout streams in America. If you're looking for a secluded Montana destination for fly fishing, wildlife viewing, exploring, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and ranching experiences on a multi-generational working ranch, you won't find a more spectacular location.

Decorated with original family antiques, this spacious retreat can accommodate 6 people (2 bedrooms with 1 queen bed each, daybed and futon areas upstairs). Large kitchen and dining area, great room, sauna shower, jacuzzi tub, radiant floor heat and wood stove, Wifi, satellite t.v., and the open floor concept allow the comforts of luxury living while enjoying old west atmosphere. This spacious home with the surrounding windows and decks allow unique wildlife viewing and photography opportunities on the owners ranch with panoramic views of the river, mountains, and surrounding landscape. An active eagles nest upriver provides entertainment as eagles fly the river fishing.

The Stillwater River, which flows into the Yellowstone is absolutely beautiful and wild. Enjoy world renown fly fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout right out the back door, whitewater river rafting, horseback riding, hiking, or just relaxing on the wrap-around porch or upstairs decks with the sounds of the Stillwater River. This is a 'locals favorite' river where anglers will experience first-class fishing with no crowds. Your own riverfront property to fly fish and explore the river.

Five miles from the quaint town of Absarokee, this riverfront home is at the end of a private ranch road only a short 1 hour drive from Billings.
Enjoy the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness close by with unparalleled wildlife viewing, outdoor exploration, hiking, and back packing.

The route to Yellowstone Park from the ranch is a beautiful trip that takes you through the historic town of Red Lodge onto the Beartooth Highway to the Silver Gate entrance. Due to scenery and mountain switchbacks, it takes approximately 2 hours to get to this Yellowstone Park Entrance, it usually opens in late May and closes in September due to snowfall. Livingston to Gardiner offer an alternate entrance/exit.

Three wetland mitigation ponds on the ranch provide unique opportunities to view Montana's birds, wildlife, and flora in their natural wildlife environment. Photography and birdwatching opportunities abound.

Participation in ranching activities optional and always welcome.








Keywords: House, cabin, fishing, hiking

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Stillwater River boarders the property...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275
$1,925

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Horse boarding available for guests at ranch


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Absarokee
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Columbus
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Absarokee

Car: Recommended

As well as Stillwater Riverfront fishing, the property has three wildlife viewing ponds which provide many opportunities for viewing birds and mammals in their natural habitat.

Guests can hike or ride horseback to the historic Bozeman Trail wagon snubbing post or travel the leisurely Mexican Joe Creek Trail. Both are located on private land of owner.

Horseback rides are individualized for guests.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Tim Thompson, owner of the property, was born and raised in the Stillwater Valley. Tim grew up on the family owned Circle T Ranch where he enjoys living and ranching promoting stewardship of the land and animals.

Why the Owner Chose Columbus, MT, USA:
This property has been passed through four generations. Guests can enjoy authentic western decor and antiques while enjoying the comforts of home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The 'Ponds' are a successful Wetland Relocation Project where guests can view many native bird species living and interacting in their natural habitat. Scientific studies can be provided for the avid bird watchers!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Stillwater Sweet on the banks of the Stillwater river

    Stillwater Sweet on the banks of the Stillwater river

  • View of Stillwater Sweet and Beartooth Mountains.

    View of Stillwater Sweet and Beartooth Mountains.

  • Entry way

    Entry way

  • View from dining room

    View from dining room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Upstairs daybed

    Upstairs daybed

  • Upstairs futon

    Upstairs futon

  • Upstairs bath

    Upstairs bath

  • Upstairs bath  sauna/with shower

    Upstairs bath sauna/with shower

  • Enjoying a pony ride

    Enjoying a pony ride

  • Elk getting a drink on the ranch

    Elk getting a drink on the ranch

  • Whitetail deer, taken from the great room window-Stillwater Sweet

    Whitetail deer, taken from the great room window-Stillwater Sweet

  • Trout caught on front of Stillwater Sweet

    Trout caught on front of Stillwater Sweet

  • 2014 Stillwater River in winter    from west facing comfortable chair

    2014 Stillwater River in winter from west facing comfortable chair

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Dining, breakfast bar

    Dining, breakfast bar

  • Upstairs

    Upstairs

  • Upstairs office, futon area with east deck

    Upstairs office, futon area with east deck

  • Upstairs bedroom. It has a full walk in closet

    Upstairs bedroom. It has a full walk in closet

  • Upstairs bath jacuzzi

    Upstairs bath jacuzzi

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Riding instructions before moving cattle

    Riding instructions before moving cattle

  • 2 pheasants outside the front door, one hiding in bush

    2 pheasants outside the front door, one hiding in bush

VRBO #203085

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 09/28/2016

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