The Shire of Montana
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Trout Creek, MT- In a remote valley in Northwest Montana stay in a cabin patterned after the houses described in the Hobbit. More than a bed to sleep in and a stove to cook on, the Shire offers visitors a luxury lodging experience full of imagination, magic and yes, a truly unique retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Surrounding the home is a village that comes to life at night with the magical display of lights from the cavalcade of mushrooms that line Hobbit Lane to the lighted mural of a whole Elven Village. The excitement is heightened when these fairy structures begin to light up one after the other at dusk. If you are really lucky...and quiet, you may see the shadows of Fairy creatures or catch a glimpse of them at home as they like to gather in a special pine tree near the creek and chat the night away...
The owners have made it a point to share a special treat with each guest upon their arrival- a very large and distinctive Trollhouse cookie made with special fairy dust! They also made sure that the kitchen is well equipped including a barbeque grill located on the deck outside. The entire Shire overlooks their scenic Whitepine Alpaca Ranch which boasts an old fashioned, red barn built in 1918 and a pond that brings in a myriad of waterfowl including Baldwin the resident Bald Eagle, blue herons and many diving osprey who dine on the Cutthroat trout living in the pond. Guests might also see deer, elk, and moose swimming in the pond, coyotes, and mountain lions along with the occasional bear or wolf.
The 1,000 square foot guest cottage comes complete with one king bedroom and a very small, guest bedroom. It has XM Radio, HD-Satellite flat screen TV with a Blu-Ray CD player with a library of books and CDs. There’s even a wood burning stove for those rare chilly nights; however the cottage stays a constant 55 degrees because it’s entirely underground. Phone service is available as there is NO cell service in and among Whitepine Shire.
The Shire of Montana is available for rental for $345 per night with a two night minimum and must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Because of the intimate details and hand crafted displays, no pets nor children are allowed. Advance reservations are required.
Enjoy the unique features of this magical dwelling, with an added twist of imagery and sophistication. The enchantment is almost spiritual and unlike anything you have ever seen before because it is such an uplifting experience... makes you feel like a kid again!
Keywords: Hobbit House, Vacation Retreat, Underground Bungalow, One-of-a-Kind Vacation Rental, Unique Experience, Not a Stay But an Experience.
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Member since: 2010
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Troll mine with Troll house, Gandalf the Wizard figurine, Waterfall feature, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins homes, Multiple Hobbit, Fairy and Elf houses, Display of mushroom lights on Hobbit Lane, view of Whitepine Alpaca Ranch, Hand crafted furniture with one-of-a-kind murals of Hobbits, Troll bridge with Wishing Well. Also provided are a variety of props for picture taking including Gandalfs staff and hat, various pipes used by the dwarfs, Radagast hat and staff which really lights up along with the actual key to Erebor....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Air Conditioning:
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Ice Maker
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 7%
Minimum stay is two nights. 1 night, add $80 cleaning fee.
We require the two nights stay to hold the reservation.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Visitors to the Shire of Montana will have the entire 20 acre's to themselves. Very Private.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Steve & Chris Michaels are owners of the Shire and share their special place with Trolls, s, Elves and Fairies... and a whole lot more!
Why the Owner Chose Trout Creek, MT, USA:
Whitepine Valley has always been a special place visited by American Indians, Ravens and Wizards so the idea of a Shire was only natural.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
While visiting the Shire you are able to take some wildlife photo right out your front door due to the Michaels 2 acre pond which attracts bald eagles, herons and osprey who come in to dine on the many cutthroat trout. You are also able to sit along the River Shire and listen to the babbling brook, visit with Bilbo at his home or visit the many occupants of the Shire to share this magical experience like nothing else in the world.
- Primary: +1 4068277200
- Secondary: +1 4068277200
Exterior of our quaint little abode in the Shire.
The Adventure begins... as you come up into the Shire
One of the dwelling in the Shire
Warm and cozy - a common theme at the Shire
Aerial Photo of the Shire
Deck overlooking the Shire with gas barbeque and picnic table
Small Elf House
Looking across Dining room table
Fireflies and flying sprites come to life at dusk
Modern Kithcen area
Troll turned to stone is our bench in front of the cottage
Welcoming sign into the Shire
Laundry day for the Fairies
Kitchen & Living Room Area
Troll Mine where the nasty trolls live...
Wishing Well for the Shire
Magic and mystery come to life as the lights turn on at dusk
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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