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Exterior of our quaint little abode in the Shire.

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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-180 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    16 years and older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Blu-Ray HG TV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    We are located in a county that is 110 miles long by 60 miles wide and we have no stop lights....moreless

  • Water View:

    There is a view of Whitepine Ranch pond where the resident bald eagle - Baldwin may appear....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Being underground the facility provides a constant cool temperature....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood stove plus electric heaters...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    attached in a full kitchen, dining and living room arrangement so all is open with 20' ceilings...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Full parking available - private...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    There is no cell service...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-Fi available...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    for those chilly nights...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Come standard...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has everything you would want for the culinary chef...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    A real wishing well on the grounds...moreless

  • Golf:

    Thompson Falls golf course is a nice 9 hole course on the river only 14 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The Shire has an entire fairyland full of waterfalls, villages and fairy doors that encompass the village...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill out on the deck overlooking Whitepine Valley - located next to the Troll house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Yearly
Sep 9 - Sep 9, 2017
180 night min stay

$3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$345
$3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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Location

87 Miles
Nearest Airport
Spokane, WAshington
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Trout Creek
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
Thompson Falls
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Trout Creek
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
Clark Fork Reservoir

Car: Necessary

Visitors to the Shire of Montana will have the entire 20 acre's to themselves. Very Private.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Exterior of our quaint little abode in the Shire.

    Exterior of our quaint little abode in the Shire.

  • The Adventure begins... as you come up into the Shire

    The Adventure begins... as you come up into the Shire

  • One of the dwelling in the Shire

    One of the dwelling in the Shire

  • Warm and cozy - a common theme at the Shire

    Warm and cozy - a common theme at the Shire

  • Aerial Photo of the Shire

    Aerial Photo of the Shire

  • Deck overlooking the Shire with gas barbeque and picnic table

    Deck overlooking the Shire with gas barbeque and picnic table

  • Small Elf House

    Small Elf House

  • Looking across Dining room table

    Looking across Dining room table

  • Fireflies and flying sprites come to life at dusk

    Fireflies and flying sprites come to life at dusk

  • Modern Kithcen area

    Modern Kithcen area

  • Troll turned to stone is our bench in front of the cottage

    Troll turned to stone is our bench in front of the cottage

  • Elven Village

    Elven Village

  • Welcoming sign into the Shire

    Welcoming sign into the Shire

  • Dwarf house

    Dwarf house

  • Mailbox

    Mailbox

  • Laundry day for the Fairies

    Laundry day for the Fairies

  • Wishing Well

    Wishing Well

  • Kitchen & Living Room Area

    Kitchen & Living Room Area

  • Troll Mine where the nasty trolls live...

    Troll Mine where the nasty trolls live...

  • Wishing Well for the Shire

    Wishing Well for the Shire

  • Troll House

    Troll House

  • Troll Bridge

    Troll Bridge

  • Magic and mystery come to life as the lights turn on at dusk

    Magic and mystery come to life as the lights turn on at dusk

VRBO #324679

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, September 19, 2016

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Speaks: english
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