Rustic Elegance in Your Own Mountain Meadow-Horseriding Avail!

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Main Lodge and Sleeping Cabins


Last updated: 05/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Black Mountain Lodge is ideal for extended families, reunions and retreats. Enjoy log cabin comfort and rustic elegance in the privacy of your own mountain meadow (50 secluded acres near Helena, Montana, surrounded by National Forest). The spacious Main Lodge with its sleeping porch and four private sleeping cabins easily accommodate up to twelve guests. A gurgling mountain stream winds its way between the Lodge and cabins lulling you to sleep at night.

During the day take in the panoramic view from the large screened porch. Or hike miles of spectacular trails right from the front door. Guided horse riding trips are also available onsite. Wildlife abounds in our mountain meadow and you will spot animals large and small--moose, deer, elk, coyotes, even bear--from both the porch and trail.

The Main Lodge sleeping porch accommodates two twin beds. The four sleeping cabins include a King size bed, a four person bunk house, and two cabins with a full size bed and bunk bed each. A full bathroom is located in the Main Lodge and a multi-user Bath House serves the sleeping cabins.

This historic property was originally a lucrative mining claim during the Gold Rush. The tailings from multiple mining claims can be found in the nearby hills. You might get lucky yourself but don't be tricked by the glittering Fool's Gold that laces the stream! In the early 1900s it became Primrose Farm, a dairy providing fresh milk to nearby Helena. Our family acquired the property in 1941 and we are now heading into our fourth generation as stewards of this remarkable piece of Montana.

Guided horse-riding trips can be arranged from the front door! If you want to explore the surrounding area there is fly fishing and river rafting for the adventurous types and fine western art galleries and historic sites downtown for the more cultural types. We would be happy to point you in the right direction depending on your interests.

Black Mountain Lodge is not winterized so rentals are for summer only: mid-June to mid September. Weekly or monthly rentals: $2625/week.
Weddings: 3-day minimum, $750/day, 125 guest maximum.

Keywords: Cabin, Retreat, Lodge

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Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Onsite guided horse riding, miles of hiking trails, stream running through the property; excellent fly fishing and river floating within 1.5 hours drive....moreless


  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards and dominoes available....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heaters are available in each of the sleeping cabins....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker, filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes & Utensils for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is attached to the Main Lodge and is for Black Mountain Lodge guests only. In other words, you won't need to share it with anyone outside your group!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, flour, sugar provided....moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 18 - Sep 16, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/10/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1941

About the owner: Hello, I'm Kim. I am the manager of this family property and a member of the family. For work I have a small consulting firm specializing in leadership development and executive coaching. I even use Black Mountain Lodge as a venue for my executive development retreats!

Why the Owner Chose Helena, MT, USA:
My grandparents bought this property in 1941. It is only 12 miles outside of Helena, the capitol city of Montana, but has all the pristine qualities and privacy of a destination deep in the wilderness.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We love starting our day with morning coffee on the screened porch as the sun streams in. Later on we usually go hiking or horse riding and bring a picnic with us. Early evening we hang out in chairs under the aspen trees and enjoy a cocktail. Dinner usually goes long and late as storytelling and eventually guitar playing takes place by the fireplace. What makes Black Mountain Lodge magical for kids is that they can roam safely for hours--exploring the stream, venturing up to the towering Ponderosa stand in the meadow, getting to know the different personalities of the horses. If we do feel like venturing into town, Last Chance Gulch is home to The Parrot, a vintage soda fountain and candy shop that will delight young and old. The Holter Museum is known for its fine collection of western art. The Wells Fargo bank hosts an impressive display of gold nuggets and Gold Rush trivia. For evening and dining fare, numerous brewpubs and restaurants are in walking distance of downtown.

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  • Main Lodge and Sleeping Cabins

    Main Lodge and Sleeping Cabins

  • View of the mountain meadow

    View of the mountain meadow

  • Main Lodge Interior

    Main Lodge Interior

  • Large screened porch

    Large screened porch

  • Sleeping porch off Main Lodge

    Sleeping porch off Main Lodge

  • Private Sleeping Cabin Porch

    Private Sleeping Cabin Porch

  • Stream running through Lodge and Cabins

    Stream running through Lodge and Cabins

  • Barn and meadow

    Barn and meadow

  • Horses in front of Main Lodge

    Horses in front of Main Lodge

  • Main Lodge Interior

    Main Lodge Interior

  • Dining for up to 12

    Dining for up to 12

  • Master Cabin

    Master Cabin

  • Bunk House

    Bunk House

  • Outside seating under aspen trees

    Outside seating under aspen trees

  • Horseback riding available from the front door

    Horseback riding available from the front door

  • Vista from the surrounding mountain tops

    Vista from the surrounding mountain tops

VRBO #382281

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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Rustic Elegance in Your Own Mountain Meadow-Horseriding Avail!

Helena, MT, USA #382281

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