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As featured on NetFlix (HGTV)"You Live in a What?" (see text below)

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Property includes 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This fabulous 'Scandinavian-Country' home was once a notorious Yaak River Valley bar called Hell Roaring Saloon. Lovingly converted to a year-round family residence, it features an IKEA kitchen, a fully remodeled bathroom with tub and shower, river view dry bar, a library and a large master bedroom featuring a queen-sized bed with an unobstructed view of the Tamarack forested mountain across the river. There is a sleeper sofa (queen sized) in the main living area for a second couple.

In addition, there is a separate log cabin (perfect for kids or a second couple seeking their own privacy) with one bedroom and a sleeping loft, full shower, small kitchen. The cabin has two double beds, two twin beds and a sleeper hide-a-bed.

All of this on an open and SUNNY five-acre plot with a whopping 1,200 feet of private river front that wraps around the main building and flows within 15 feet of the full-view bar and front windows. Walk your kayak or fly rod to the river and be on the water in 30 seconds.

This is a 'get away from it all' vacation opportunity. Leave your cell phone at home (they don't work in the valley.) The trail head to Mt. Baldy is less than 100 yards from your front door. The deer and moose viewing - from your seat at the bar if you so choose - is incredible and your backyard is the Kootenai National Forest and the beautiful Yaak River.

Hunker down in your own piece of paradise, or use the place as a base camp for exploring the valley's multitude of gated forest service roads, hiking trails, secluded lakes and water falls. Once feted as 'the most remote valley in the lower forty-eight' The Yaak offers a truly unique vacation opportunity.

Don't let its name fool you ... the Hell Roaring property is quiet, beautiful and relaxing. The ultimate wilderness vacation for friends and family.

See for yourself on NetFlix. Click on HGTV, "You Live In a What", episode 12 - "saloon". We are the 3rd feature on the episode with a walk-through of the interior and overview of property and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Keywords: Lodge, house, log cabin, river, fly fishing

More Details

Owner
Rob Sorensen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Rob Sorensen

We are native Washingtonians who discovered the Yaak on a fly fishing trip to the northwest Montana. One day in the valley was all it took to know that we wanted to own property and spend time in this magical place. We bought the vacant Hell Roaring Saloon three days later and still marvel at our good fortune.

Rob Sorensen purchased this lodge in 1998

Why Rob Sorensen chose Troy

'The Yaak' is a remote wilderness valley in the two million acre Kootenai National Forest. Less than 10% of its land mass is privately owned. Our place - and river front - is bordered on the west and north by national forest. It's private, accessible and has an incredible - and notorious - historical connection to the valley.

What makes this lodge unique

The solitude and abundance of wildlife make staying in The Yaak a truly unique experience. Besides the beautiful surroundings, we see moose, deer, beaver, otters, eagles, osprey and owls...not to mention a wide variety of smaller - but no less enjoyable - flora and fauna

Amenities

Troy Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main lodge
    Cabin main room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Little Cabin main floor - sofa full size sleeps 2
    Main lodge open space - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Main lodge sleeper sofa - queen size sleeps 2
    Little Cabin Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Little Cabin - 1 double , Little Cabin main floor
  • Queen size Beds (1) Main lodge with a sleeper sofa in main part of living room Little Cabin has: Double Beds (1 in bedroom), Twin or Single Beds (2 ) and 1 full size bed in loft and Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in the main area of cabin
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Yaak River

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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As featured on NetFlix (HGTV)"You Live in a What?" (see text below)
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
5

Absolutely gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. House very comfortable and hosts very friendly and helpful. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough about the area and house! Loved it all. Didn’t want to go home. Wildlife everywhere . Even saw a moose with her calf.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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5

Wonderful place to get away and enjoy catching up with family and the beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at the Hell Roaring property. Great accommodations in a beautiful spot and we didn’t have to camp! The owners have transformed that old bar into a really cool place to hang out and enjoy The Yaak!

Thank you for sharing your special place with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation get away!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect. Just as described, the layout and features were great. Having the extra cabin for those that are the “loud” sleepers helped tremendously. The only thing I would recommend is using the bedroom for another twin bed or roll away. Seems there is some wasted space in that room. And the books ... goodness gracious this place is for a bookworm... literally seemed there were no less than 10k books on the shelves ... found something interesting to read before bed every night. We would absolutely stay here again. Having access to the washer and dryer was great and the Internet was just fast enough and reliable enough to keep you on the grid, but off also.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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5

Montana get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin and the town of Yaak. Caught lots of fish right out the back of the cabin on the Yaak river and saw all kinds of wild life. Planning on staying again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent facility. Well taken care of.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Our sons young family including three small boys stayed in the log cabin. There was room on the property for them to run and burn energy. We fished and caught trout and whitefish. The lodge is spacious and is like staying in a new home. Lots of area in the Yaak country to explore. Went to the Sasquatch festival in Yaak for a good time with the friendly locals. Overall a great time in a great facility.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bonners Ferry, Spokane 3hrs Major Airlines
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Yaak has 2 bars, Troy, Libby, Bonners Ferry 40 mi
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nice course in Bonners Ferry, Libby or Eurika
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Libby, MT
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Small Bar/Restaurant close, Casino & brewpub 30mi
Car: necessary

We are located in a remote area (30-60 min. for ATM, groceries, etc.2 local bars with food and convenience store are 10 miles up the river in Yaak. Families with children are welcome in bars in Montana. Good fishing, rafting, kayaking, swimming, floating, biking, hiking, exploring, photography, horn hunting, reading, napping and vegging.

The trailhead to Mt. Baldy is right across the road. Many of the forest service roads are gated and good for hikes/bikes (leave no trash).

Wild huckleberries (blueberries) in valley later part of summer.

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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