Welcome to Mountain Gem from The Adventure Couple!
***Mountain Gem is the only home in the entire Bitterroot Valley to have a VRBO Bear Stay! Read the review below.
***Mountain Gem is the top rated home in the valley! Check out our reviews below!
SPECIAL FEATURES OF MOUNTAIN GEM LOG HOME
• The best majestic mountain views in the valley including Trapper Peak and the Continental Divide from every room and expansive decks. 360 degrees.
• Private Hot Tub
• Wildlife right on the property
• Outdoor grill with 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.
• Luxurious 'heavenly' king beds with down duvets & featherbeds
• 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.
• Gourmet Kitchen with espresso/cappuccino machine.
• Large Greatroom and panoramic Dining Room
• Huge River Rock Fireplace
• As much privacy as you want. Only minutes from town and activities yet exclusive.
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 so our 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 1200 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.
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
• 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