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Majestic, Mountain Views, Best in the Valley. 360 Degrees, From Every Room.

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome from The Adventure Couple!

SPECIAL FEATURES
• The best mountain views in the valley including Trapper Peak and Continental Divide. Majestic mountain views from every room. 360 degrees.
• Convenient access to National Forest on three sides.
• Convenient to downhill and cross country skiing.
• Close access to the Bitterroot River and West Fork fly fishing
• Wildlife right on the property
• 1200+ sq. feet of outdoor decks including comfy couches/chairs and dining table. GREAT OUTDOOR LIVING.
• An architect designed, luxury log home crafted like the beautiful classic lodges of the west.
• Gourmet Kitchen with espresso/cappuccino machine and fine coffees, espressos and teas.
• Large Greatroom
• Huge River rock Fireplace
• Luxurious 'heavenly' king beds with down duvets & featherbeds
• As much or as little quiet and privacy as you want. Only minutes from town and activities yet exclusive.

We own and spend time between three homes;
Need to accommodate more friends and family? Then rent both the log home and our log cabin. Or want something smaller? Then just rent the cabin.
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Our log home is equal parts luxury western lodge, private relaxing retreat and grand adventure headquarters mixed with a majestic dose of inspiration.

As The Adventure Couple, we have worked in luxury adventure travel all around the globe including two decades in the American West. So when we decided to create our perfect vacation home, we knew we wanted a special retreat. We wanted to create a unique experience blending our knowledge of the finest lodges and resorts from over 100 countries around the world.

Starting with an architect designed, custom log home, we drew inspiration from luxury boutique resorts like Relais and Chateau and Small Luxury Hotels of the World. So the home is outfitted with the finest bedding, hand crafted western furnishings from top designers, a unique selection of indigenous art from around the globe and award-winning nature photography.

To find the right place to turn our vision into reality, we emailed our “house resume” to real estate agents across the West and then drove through the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to the Canadian border – exploring mountains, forests, valleys and rivers along the way. And when we first laid eyes on the Bitterroot Valley, we knew “this was it.”

The Bitterroot Valley had everything we were searching for – stunning scenery, millions of acres of national forest and wilderness, unlimited adventure activities, super friendly people, quaint towns, good restaurants; And all of those things minus the crowds.

Within this special valley, we carefully chose a location to build our lodge because not all home sites are equal. We discovered a location that benefits from an extraordinary amount of sunshine, absolute privacy and abundant wildlife - combined with stunning, 360-degree mountain views including the Continental Divide and Trapper Peak – the highest mountain in the range. The home is crafted to take advantage of the majestic views and wrapped with over 1000 square feet of decks.

Come and enjoy the best, majestic views in the valley and a luxury western Montana experience in this architect designed 2800SF luxury log home on 23 acres. Enjoy the log home as a relaxing retreat, romantic getaway or perfect base for year-around outdoor activities including hiking, blue ribbon fly fishing and skiing. Perfect for families, friends and couples wanting a visually stunning, relaxing, private and inspiring location. The home sits near National Forest land on three sides and is minutes from the Bitterroot River. Watch wildlife right on the property including elk, deer and bald eagles.

You've found the perfect place – relax on over 1200 square feet of outdoor decks with 360-degree majestic mountain views, a huge river rock fireplace, 8 person hot tub and pro home theater. Every night, look for shooting stars and satellites. The star watching is incredible!

MASTER BEDROOM, GUEST BEDROOMS & BATH HIGHLIGHTS
We took the Heavenly Bed and made it better, crafting what we call our most comfortable bed in the world. Pacific Coast Super Loft down comforters, Pacific Coast Luxe Loft feather beds, sumptuous pima cotton blankets, high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets (7oz premium flannel in the winter) and designer Western bedding sets all resting on Serta Luxury Edition double pillow top mattresses. You won’t want to get out of bed.

No need to fight over bedrooms because all three are large and outfitted with luxurious, king size beds. From all the bedrooms, you have amazing views of the Bitterroot Mountains and Trapper Peak - the highest peak in the range.

The custom designed master bath features an open shower with rain shower-head and a large, integrated Jacuzzi tub. When you are done, wrap yourself up in a fluffy spa-style, oversized bath sheet.

KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS – for the Foodie
We love to cook, have dined at Michelin starred restaurants around the globe and have outfitted the kitchen to be a chef’s dream including commercial grade cookware and a gas Jenn-Air cooktop and range with convection and downdraft. The kitchen is fully outfitted with toaster, blender, food processor, dishwasher, microwave and large refrigerator. We even include a stocked spice rack.

Enjoy the espresso/cappuccino machine, Keurig machine and coffeemaker including fine espressos, coffees and tea. All included.

GREAT ROOM HIGHLIGHTS
The great room is the social hub of the house and has a 2 1/2 story high cathedral ceiling, massive river rock fireplace, fine leather furniture and pub table. The house layout lets you gather together or enjoy as much privacy as you like.

DINING ROOM HIGHLIGHTS
The dining room comfortably seats six with sweeping 270 degree panoramic mountain vistas. It doubles as a fantastic sun room in the mornings or game room in the evenings. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and listen to the sounds of nature. Watch the sun set over Trapper Peak and the Continental Divide.

MEDIA LOFT HIGHLIGHTS
The media loft offers a Denon pro home theater system with a 60” plasma HDTV and Bower & Wilkens reference speakers for fantastic sound clarity and surround. Sink into the huge double leather sofa that we call The Mitt. Also included is a Wii gaming system and a large DVD collection. Incredible for movies, sports or enjoying your favorite show. Stream music from your favorite device and turn it up as loud as you like. There’s no one around but you.

OUTDOOR DECKS HIGHLIGHTS
There are over 1200 sq. ft of decks including two different comfy lounge areas and and a granite dining table that seats six. And, of course, a gas grill. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner; and breathtaking sunrises or sunsets. After dinner, you can slip right into the large, 8 person hot tub and watch the nightly star show - highly recommended.

LOCATION
South of Darby MT, and only 5 miles up Rye Creek Road. Easy access to town, the river, restaurants, shopping, grocery, post office but once you're at the home, complete privacy. It’s the best of all worlds.

WINTER: 45 minutes to both Lost Trail and Chief Joseph ski areas. Cross country or snow shoe from the house or go up Rye Creek, N. Rye or Moonshine. Majestic views from the hot tub and a huge fireplace. A perfect winter getaway.

SUMMER (summer is booking fast!): you will run out of time before you could do everything! Including blue ribbon fly fishing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, tubing, white water rafting, wildlife viewing and a wilderness area the size of Switzerland. And awesome views from the decks and hot tub.

FALL: falls colors along the river, blue ribbon fly fishing, crisp nights, top trophy elk and deer hunting (no hunting allowed on property), great hiking and majestic views from the decks and hot tub.

SPRING: is a gorgeous time of year in the valley. The river is lush and beautiful but snow still clings to the highest mountains. The days are temperate and sunny and nights are cool and crisp. Wildlife is abundant. The trails, rivers and lakes are open and fly fishing is excellent.

WE HOPE THIS SPECIAL PLACE STEALS YOUR HEARTS THE WAY IT HAS OURS. Sincerely, Ridlon & Carin Kiphart, The Adventure Couple

ACTIVITIES
• Incredible sunset and star watching - right from the hot tub
• Great downhill and cross country skiing and snowmobiling
• Blue ribbon fly fishing
• Wildlife viewing, on the property
• Hiking/Walking/Mountain Biking from your doorstep
• Salmon River kayaking, rafting and canoeing, 1 hr
• Shopping and antiquing, 15 minutes to Darby, 25 minutes to Hamilton
• Restaurants and brew pubs in Hamilton and Darby
• Some of the best elk and deer hunting in the lower 48, 10 minutes away (fall)
• Big Hole National Battlefield & Lewis and Clark Trail, 45 minutes away
• In home massages in front of the fireplace!

Keywords: Log Home, Western Home, Western Lodge, Mountain Home

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age 25 to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Custom bedding, Egyptian and Pima cotton, down duvets...moreless

  • The Lodge Room: 1 king

    Custom bedding, Egyptian and Pima cotton, down duvets...moreless

  • The Map Room: 1 king

    Custom bedding, Egyptian and Pima cotton, down duvets...moreless

  • Den and Library: 4 twin/ single

    2 x Full size daybed with full size trundle bed....moreless

  • King size beds. Huge, luxurious king size beds in every bedroom.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Over 1000 square feet in decks and outdoor living space. Outdoor dining and living areas. Exceptional views and wildlife on property. You can hike or ride mountain bikes from the doorstep and the wildlife viewing can be fantastic....moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Hundreds of music CDs....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network including HBO...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Reference level, high performance home theater with Denon receiver and Bowers and Wilkens speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    60' Plasma HDTV in dedicated home theater loft....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Majestic 360 degree mountain views of the Bitterroot Mountains, Sapphire Mountains, Pintler Mountains and Continental Divide....moreless

  • Rural:

    The log home sits on 23 acres and is very private....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    WiFi throughout the house and on both decks!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful, 2 1/2 story high river rock fireplace can heat the entire top 2 floors....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free domestic long distance....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free internet....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious spa quality, Egyptian and pima cotton....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large greatroom ideal for gathering together....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is plenty of parking at the house....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Free domestic long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxurious spa quality towel sheets....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi throughout the house and on both decks!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Beautiful, 2 1/2 story high river rock fireplace can heat the entire top 2 floors....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso/Cappuccino machine, Keurig machine, standard coffee machine, electric kettle....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped and stocked gourmet kitchen with Jenn Air gas stove and oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Specialty coffees and espresso's, tea, sugar, flour, large spice rack, cooking oil....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air gas stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Big, 8 person tub right off the back deck. Complete privacy....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large, beautiful jetted tub in master bath....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016: up to 8 guests
May 22 - Aug 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$455
$3,100
Late Summer
Aug 6 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$325
$2,150
Fall 2016: up to 8 guests
Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
$1,950
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,300
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Please add $175 cleaning fee.

COUPLES (2 PEOPLE) SPECIAL RATE! $1600/WK, $250/NT.

GOOD 1/2 TO 5/22 and 10/1 TO 12/17 (excluding holidays). PLEASE INQUIRE.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Missoula MT (MSO)
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Darby MT
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hamilton MT
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY93
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Darby MT
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Car: Necessary

We are on the doorstep of millions of acres of National Forest and National Wilderness with views of the Continental Divide, Bitterroot Mountains, Sapphire Mountains and Pinler Mountains.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: As The Adventure Couple, we have over 20 years experience in the luxury hotel industry and wanted to create a mountain lodge retreat with the look and feel of the 5-Star western lodges we have stayed at over the years. In the summer, we spend time on the outdoor decks, love watching the abundant wildlife on the property, go hiking and enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub. In the winter, we love the skiing (downhill and x country) and chilling out by the fireplace. Every year, we travel and guide people to the most exotic places in the world but always look forward to coming back to our mountain lodge home. The Bitterroot Valley grabbed us with its stunning grandeur, access to millions of acres of National Forests, friendly people and absolute wealth of outdoor activities. We drove the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Canada looking for our mountain home and this is what we chose. We love it dearly.

Why the Owner Chose Darby, MT, USA:
As The Adventure Couple, we have worked in luxury adventure travel all around the globe including two decades in the American West. So when we decided to create our perfect vacation home, we knew we wanted a special retreat. We wanted to create a unique experience blending our knowledge of the finest lodges and resorts from over 100 countries around the world. The home is equal parts luxury western lodge, private relaxing retreat and grand adventure headquarters mixed with a majestic dose of inspiration. Starting with an architect designed, custom log home, we drew inspiration from luxury boutique resorts like Relais and Chateau and Small Luxury Hotels of the World. So the home is outfitted with the finest bedding, hand crafted western furnishings from top designers, a unique selection of indigenous art from around the globe and award-winning nature photography. 360 degree majestic mountain views of the Continental Divide, Bitterroot Mountains and Sapphire Mountains. You stare at Trapper Peak from every room in the house and over 1200 SF of decks. 23 acres to roam on and wildlife right in the yard. The Bitterroot River and blue ribbon fly fishing is minutes away. National Forest on three sides of the home. And at the heart of all of it, a beautifully finished and furnished, custom log home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
360 degree majestic mountain views of the Continental Divide, Bitterroot Mountains and Sapphire Mountains. You stare at Trapper Peak from every room in the house and over 1200 SF of decks. 23 acres to roam on and wildlife right in the yard. The Bitterroot River and blue ribbon fly fishing is minutes away. National Forest on three sides of the home. And at the heart of all of it, a beautifully finished and furnished, custom log home.


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  • Majestic, Mountain Views, Best in the Valley. 360 Degrees, From Every Room.

    Majestic, Mountain Views, Best in the Valley. 360 Degrees, From Every Room.

  • Experience the Look and Feel of a Fine Western Mountain Lodge

    Experience the Look and Feel of a Fine Western Mountain Lodge

  • One of the most gorgeous rivers in the lower 48 - the Bitterroot.

    One of the most gorgeous rivers in the lower 48 - the Bitterroot.

  • Luxurious Bedding and King Size Beds in all the Bedrooms

    Luxurious Bedding and King Size Beds in all the Bedrooms

  • Best Views in the Valley from Over 1200 SF of Decks. Ourdoor Living at It's Best

    Best Views in the Valley from Over 1200 SF of Decks. Ourdoor Living at It's Best

  • Luxurious Bedding and King Size Beds in all the Bedrooms

    Luxurious Bedding and King Size Beds in all the Bedrooms

  • Quiet and snowing winters with great skiing, hot tub and fireplace!

    Quiet and snowing winters with great skiing, hot tub and fireplace!

  • Dine with Inspiring Views! Makes a Perfect Game Room too.

    Dine with Inspiring Views! Makes a Perfect Game Room too.

  • Wildlife on property - this image was taken from the bedroom window!

    Wildlife on property - this image was taken from the bedroom window!

  • Lost Trail Powder Mountain - 25 minutes to great skiing. X country too.

    Lost Trail Powder Mountain - 25 minutes to great skiing. X country too.

  • Winter paradise. Downhill, cross country, snow shoe or fireplace and hot tub!

    Winter paradise. Downhill, cross country, snow shoe or fireplace and hot tub!

  • The Bitterroot Valley - an outdoor playground.

    The Bitterroot Valley - an outdoor playground.

  • Your Custom Log Home, Majestic Views, on 23 Acres with over 1200 SF of Decks.

    Your Custom Log Home, Majestic Views, on 23 Acres with over 1200 SF of Decks.

  • This is why we call our log home 'Big Sky'

    This is why we call our log home 'Big Sky'

  • Hot tub with huge views, complete privacy and outdoor sound system.

    Hot tub with huge views, complete privacy and outdoor sound system.

  • Trapper Peak, the highest peak in the valley. This is the view from every room.

    Trapper Peak, the highest peak in the valley. This is the view from every room.

  • Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen.

    Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen.

  • Pro Home Theater in Loft with HDTV. Indoor/Outdoor Stereo System

    Pro Home Theater in Loft with HDTV. Indoor/Outdoor Stereo System

  • Master Bath, Jacuzzi Tub and Custom Walk in Shower.

    Master Bath, Jacuzzi Tub and Custom Walk in Shower.

  • Large Great Room with Pub Table. The Social Hub of the House.

    Large Great Room with Pub Table. The Social Hub of the House.

  • View of the Bitterroot Valley and our home from the summit of Trapper Peak

    View of the Bitterroot Valley and our home from the summit of Trapper Peak

  • Great skiing and amazing scenery in the winter.  Big hot tub and fireplace!

    Great skiing and amazing scenery in the winter. Big hot tub and fireplace!

  • Fall colors along the Bitterroot. A gorgeous time of year to be here.

    Fall colors along the Bitterroot. A gorgeous time of year to be here.

  • World class fly fishing on the East Fork, West Fork, Main, Blackfoot & Big Hole!

    World class fly fishing on the East Fork, West Fork, Main, Blackfoot & Big Hole!

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Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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