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Seclusion and the great outdoors in this Bitterroot Haven

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Nestled in the forest on the flanks of Trapper Peak, this rustic timber frame home offers a peaceful retreat in the woods. Adjacent to national forest with wilderness nearby, you will find easy access to mountain lakes, hiking trails, blue ribbon fishing, big game and bird hunting, mountain biking, back packing and more. Guide services easily arranged with the help of owner/manager next door.

Master and loft plus fouton in main house with full bath; large detached apartment above the shop with Queen and fouton with half bath.

Keywords: fly fishing, West Fork of Bitterroot river, mountain peaks, hunting, biking, forest, wildlife, hiking, secluded home, quiet

More Details

Property Manager
Ruth Herbert
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Ruth Herbert

My father built this home and we (his four kids) have kept it in the family since his passing. My brother lives next door, 1/4 mile down the dirt driveway. He is a true outdoorsman and knows the country like the back of his hand. We love the Bitterroot and are happy we can share its uniqueness and our home with others who enjoy being away from it all. Because of its pristine nature we have a land trust to protect if from development 'in perpetuity'

What makes this house unique

Coffee on the deck in the morning often means seeing the local elk herd or watching the wild turkeys pop up from the brush. Moose and an occasional black bear sometimes wander up as well. The house is rustic but very comfortable and a great place for family gatherings or to return after a day of outdoor recreation.

Amenities

Darby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen in master and in apartment, Double Beds (1) Double in loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two comfy foutons, one in living room and one in apartment
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Lots of storeage in basement, board games, books

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Quiet, with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

A cabin in the woods with a deck, a grill, two comfortable bedrooms, at the south end of the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. The only sounds are your sighs of pleasure. The cabin is at the end of a rough and long driveway, and while the host says Prius has driven it Ok I'd be cautious with a very low clearance car. Other than that caution, this has everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect.

So beautiful! Vacation home was so nice and clean.

It had everything we needed and more.

We will be going back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This cabin is secluded in the middle of a beautiful forest and is absolutely wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is located about a quarter of a mile off the West Fork Highway. It is conveniently located to fishing access and many trailheads. There is an excellent restaurant just up the road and it is a short drive into Darby. The views from the cabin are strictly of the forest, no other cabins are visible. The cabin itself is very comfortable and equipped with everything you need (including a coffee bean grinder which really came in handy). Wildlife abounds. One of our favorite activities was having morning coffee on the back deck and watching elk (not twenty yards away), moving downhill towards the river. We have been renting Forest Service and private cabins for over twenty years and this cabin was one of the most comfortable and enjoyable that we have stayed in. We definitely plan on returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We awoke our first morning to find 15 elk wandering through the property, and it got even better as the trip went on. The cabin is cozy, with tremendous privacy (apart from the wildlife) and natural beauty. We would definitely come back to this spot again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice cabin in the forest

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little cabin tucked back into the trees. Nicely set up with all you need to cook, sleep, etc. owners very helpful and easy to work with. Ultimate privacy setting. If I need a place there again, I'll be sure to return to this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful family built cabin in the woods. Lots of charm with elk nearby. Great base for hiking and other adventures. No wifi which is what we wamted. Not too close to any big stores.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Missoula

Just under Trapper peak, next to national forest with extensive hiking, mountain biking and FLYFISHING the Bitterroot and West Fork of Bitterroot rivers. Painted Rocks reservoir is a few miles away. One hour drive to Salmon River for rafting the day stretch. Big Hole Country and Lost Trail pass about an hour drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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