About the property
- Estate5500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Office, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)
This fantastic secluded retreat offers charming comfortable rooms and fabulous view in a cozy private setting. It is now most often used as a wedding venue. Please contact the owner to book for your wedding. This site does not know how to adjust for the variables involved in weddings.
This unique estate in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley offers endless vacation opportunities - or a secluded romantic get-away. The large deck overlooking the valley is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast or relax at the end of a busy day.
This site is available as a WEDDING venue in the beautiful Stone Arch garden with the Stone Barn main hall for a charming wedding reception area. Tables and chairs may be rented on site.
The main house has several separate suites. The King Suite master bedroom has a king bed and adjacent bathroom with a shower and a large soaking tub. The Queen Suite, on the main floor, has a queen bed, adjacent bathroom with jaccuzi bathtub, and sitting room with a cozy single bed for a third person. Also has a separate entrance and deck. The Tower Suite has two single beds and it's own bathroom with a walk in shower.
This property adjoins wild state lands for endless hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.
If unavailable on the dates you wish to stay, contact me for additional vacation rental nearby.
Keywords: country home, country setting, secluded home, country estate, Wedding Venue
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 23, 2018
About Peggy Steffes
I am the original owner and builder of this property, and worked on the elaborate stonework over a period of 9 years. I also enjoy organic gardening and my guests love to help themselves to the continuous abundance of fruit from the orchard, including peaches, cherries, apples and a favorite for the kids, my huge raspberru patch. Guests have their privacy, yet I am just a call away to answer any questions or help with local plans. I have really enjoyed the guests and have made many lasting friendships.
Peggy Steffes purchased this Estate in 2000
Why Peggy Steffes chose Ravalli County
I didn't buy it, I built it because I am a compulsive project starter and also feel compelled to finish what I start. Then I love to share it with others. Montana is, to me, the most wonderful place in the US and the Bitterroot has the best weather in Montana, so what a good idea to have a vacation home here. We are near the Bitterroot River and that has always been a big attraction for guests, especially those interested in fly fishing..
What makes this Estate unique
Most people are blown away by the sheer beauty of this home and property, and I invite you to come and be my guest for a delightful getaway.
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The best decision we made for the wedding!
The Stone Tower venue was absolutely stunning. It awed all of our guests and made them feel like they were in a fairytale. Peggy (the owner) is the hardest working person I've ever met. I woke up at 630am the morning of the wedding and saw her working away in the garden and tucking things away to make everything picture perfect. She was so flexible and understanding about what we wanted to move or set up. We had some of our family stay with us in the house and barn and it was perfect. It sleeps like a ski house so we just gave everyone that heads up that there were only two rooms with doors but no one minded at all. We had our rehearsal dinner in the house and the space worked perfectly. The only thing complaints from the 4 days we spent there was that the barn was hot upstairs even with the windows open at night and the house was hot during dinner. Which really wasn't a big deal. We had around 75 guests at the wedding and it was perfect. It wasn't crowded and it wasn't empty. There was plenty of room for people to move around. We used the first two horse stalls that are opened up for the buffet and pie table. We held cocktail hour and dancing outside of the barn. We couldn't have picked a better venue and we made so many memories there with out family. Peggy even let us pick the raspberries and cherries that filled the property. We sat out the deck and watched the stars every night. It was all too amazing. It was a dream and Peggy works every day to find ways to make it even more accommodating even though it's already too perfect. And any questions you have, she has the answers.
Thank you so much, you and your guest were so great to have here at the Stone Tower Estate. Really my pleasure to be a part of it. I do have air conditioning for both buildings. Very sorry that I didn't show you how to start it up.
Thank you for leaving it all so good too. Come pick more Raspberries any time.
What a spectacular wedding venue!
The Stone Tower Estate was the venue of choice of my daughter and her fiancé a year in advance. In fact, they scouted multiple venues in the Bitteroot/Missoula area, but when they first visited Peggy at her beautiful stone tower home, they were sold. It was the perfect place for them to start their married life together! The bride and groom communicated with Peggy multiple times during the year, and received much appreciated updates on any improvements made to the venue. She was a dream to work with.
We rented the entire venue, including the house and the loft over the barn, and everything was in perfect shape when we arrived the afternoon before the wedding. All accommodations were comfortable and well appointed. The rehearsal dinner for approximately 50 people was held in the barn, and the kids enjoyed outdoor games, visiting the horses and hunting arrowheads (long story, there!)
The morning of the wedding was glorious, but as the day wore on, those big Montana thunderheads rolled through. By the time for the ceremony, the most threatening thunderhead of the day split in two and slid by on either side of the garden ceremony site. It was perfect, and dramatic and hopefully made for some awesome photos!
Peggy has done a tremendous amount of work on the barn and the outdoor patio to make it as inviting and functional for any type of wedding you can imagine. You can go rustic, shabby chic, western or even vintage and have a truly unique wedding. You can bring in as many decorations as you desire, or as few as you want as the garden landscaping, combined with the stone arch and the panoramic view make for a spectacular ceremony location. As the mother of the bride, I received awestruck comments by relatives making their first visit to Montana who had a hard time believing the Stone Tower existed -- I'm not kidding! They were very impressed.
We were fortunate to research vendors who had worked with Peggy at the Stone Tower previously, as they were well-prepared with their arrangements.
I highly recommend offering a bus service for guests from Missoula, which we did, as it is about a 50 minute drive down the Bitteroot Valley to Stevensville and then 15 minutes or so winding up the hill and going the last couple miles on an unpaved, although well-maintained, dirt road. Guests really don't need to drive themselves back to Missoula at midnight.
Thank you, Peggy for everything you did to make this a memorable and joyous occasion!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your family , as well as the groom's were pure delight to work with. Make me feel so lucky to be a part of your wonderful day. Hope to see you all again.
Our younger daughter and her fiancé chose the Stone Tower Estate for their wedding and reception. The venue is even more beautiful than the photos would indicate. Most of the wedding party spent the weekend at the estate. Peggy was a welcoming, generous, and charming host. She obviously works very hard to keep the grounds in excellent condition. We had lots of time to set up for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, and the wedding and reception the next day. The estate offers many amenities, including tables, chairs, linens, and some decorations. Our guests were delighted with the experience, and found the house, barn, and views absolutely stunning. With Peggy's assistance everything went very smoothly. Everyone was happy and had a great time. It was a delightful experience. We definitely recommend this venue.
Many thanks for choosing the Stone Tower estate. People like you and your wonderful family make my job a happy one and I am honored to get to know you! Peggy
We had the honor to stay the weekend here to have our wedding ceremony and reception. It was an amazing place to have the wedding party and a few additional family members to stay in the main house and upstairs barn area. The property sits up on a hill and has an breathtaking view of the Bitterroot Valley and Sapphire Mountain Range. The landlord, Peggy, is very genuine, flexible and caring. She gaves us her full attention while we were there and listened to what was needed to make our expierence amazing. We could not have picked a better place to have this wonderful and special ceremony/weekend reunion. We will always remember how friendly and caring Peggy was to us. We would highly recommend this location for any family get together, it was a weekend full of great memories.
Thank you so much, It was wonderful to have have you and your wonderful families here for your wedding. Thanks also for sharing your photos. Holy Smokes are those ever amazing wedding photos.
Beautiful Wedding Venue
Our daughter's wedding was held (May 2016) at Stone Tower Estates and honestly 5 stars just isn't enough!! The setting, itself, is beyond beautiful and you won't find a kinder, more patient owner (Peggy) to work with. From the beginning she always replied promptly to our incessant emails, took time to allow us to visit the venue while we planned and worked so hard, in some really crappy weather, to make the place ready for our day. I could never thank her enough! We rented both the big house and upstairs in the barn for family which worked out great, both places are beautiful. The grounds were perfect for kids to play safely both before and after the wedding. It was just the perfect place. The weekend, the wedding couldn't have turned out any better! I would highly recommend Stone Tower Estates to brides, vacationing families, just about anyone who wants a special place to stay.
Thanks you so much, It was a pleasure to have you and your awesome family here for your Daughter's big event! Couldn't believe how the sky opened up and sun shined on the mountains exactly when the bride came out to get married.
March Wedding Venue
Our families loved staying in the house and barn and loved the mountain views and petting the horses on the property. There was plenty of space for our families to mingle while we prepped for the wedding. The wedding decorations turned out lovely, not that we needed much because the property is so beautiful. Setting the venue up before the wedding was more time consuming than need be because there were other decorations leftover from previous weddings and furniture in the space that we had to move before we could begin. We also could not move some decorations because the remodel wasn't complete so we had to cover up unfinished walls and light fixtures. The manager was helpful in setting up and cleaning, but some guests voiced concern about her presence taking pictures during the ceremony and eating and drinking during the reception. I would recommend the property for future weddings as long as the families are aware of the little privacy inside the home and barn and the couple prepares with lots of help to clean up the barn before they can set up.
So sorry you felt that way, Connie and I did vacuum the entire barn before you arrived and you did not do so before you left. I did have one glass of wine and when I came in at the end had one cupcake, so sorry if that was not appropriate. Yes, it was quite a push to get the new room done by the time you arrived. I was happy to see people liking the new space.
Guess out of every 20, 5 star reviews I am going to get one bad one. Sorry that you were not happy with your event.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Arrival 1 PM, Departure 11 AM. For Wedding venue 2 day minimum.This includes the Stone Barn living space for 2 guests for 2 nights, you can add up to 6 additional guest at $30 per person per night. the package begins at $2,950. for up to 110 guests, $3,450 for to 160 guests, $3,650 for to 200 guests. Weekday weddings start at $1,000 for small events to$1800 for up to 110 guests include the use of the barn apartment for changing however, overnight is an additional charge. Overflow - Stone Barn $200 per nt for 2, $2000 month (on the same property, sleeps up to 8). Overflow rental is pet friendly but on second level. *WEDDINGS - bed rates separate from wedding fees. See listing *Wedding deposit $500 or 20% of total contract. Tables, linens and chairs included in fees More Homes can be rented in addition to this property. Contact manager for rates and information.