Lodge, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 18)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - With 8 children we are very family orientated!With 8 children we are very family orientated!
Pets allowed - Inquire with owners. Individual consideration.Inquire with owners. Individual consideration.
No smoking - This is a NO-SMOKING residence.This is a NO-SMOKING residence.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Had a great time at LVR
The house was very clean and well kept. Brit and Jake, the ranch managers, were terrific. Enjoyed talking with both of them. Also their wonderful dog Molly.
The elk were a little sparse, but that’s why it’s called hunting and not shopping. I have harvested 2 elk myself in the past few years during this same time of the year. We did hear several, but the elk were not in a talkative mood. Had a great time exploring the property in our search for the elk. Wouldn’t hesitate doing it again.
Great as ever
Very pleased to be at Little Valley Ranch once again. We enjoyed every minute and were so pleased the weather cooperated and it didn't rain or hail!! Looking forward to returning next year!!!
Great memories of this stunning place
I lived on this ranch when I was in high school 35 years ago, and knew what to expect from the ranch, and the guest house. Other than needing a few upgrades, it was great! Plenty of room for us all. The ranch manager Jacob, and his wife Brit were absolutely the best hosts we could have asked for. Brit went out of her way to provide us with extra chairs for a dinner, and even let us tour the ranch house (where we lived) and the outbuildings. Took my kids up into the mountains to show them "where daddy grew up" and gave them a new appreciation for this beautiful place. The house was comfortable, and had almost every amenity we needed.
Melanie and Joe were gracious in letting my family come here for less than the minimum stay because of our history with Little Valley Ranch. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to unwind and relax on a true to life working Montana cattle ranch.
2017 Archery Elk Hunt
Our group of 4 had a nice experience on the ranch this year. Plenty of room to roam in the search for elk. The elk were fairly scattered throughout the property. However, through perseverance and many miles on the hills, we were able to harvest 2 bull elk during our bow hunt. The extensive roads allowed us to pack out both bulls in short order. The terrain allows for hunting of many different physical abilities. Although, for the best hunting, be prepared to hike some hills. During our hunt we saw a grizzly bear, a mountain lion and a wolf. The wolf was encountered at 14 yards during an elk stalk. Too bad we didn't have a tag for the wolf. The ranch house was spacious and comfortable. The security deposit was promptly refunded after our stay. Thank you for the opportunity to hunt and stay at the ranch.
We were happy to have your group back for the 3rd year in a row, and again to see you group harvest 2 very nice bull Elk this fall!! The multiple Elk herds do move around, although this season most have been shot (by Bow) within 2-4 miles of the main lodge. Our Ranch is in the mountains with abundant wild-life of all types...wolf tags are available over the counter in our district. We take pride in the rugged terrain of the ranch - perfect for the avid outdoorsman & woman! We are glad you had such an enjoyable & successful hunting trip, and would love to have you back again next Bow season.
Rustic, working Montana mountain ranch located in the Garnet Mountain Range by Avon - Over 12,000 Deeded acres of Mountain wilderness! ....Follow logging roads on your own horses or 4 - wheelers to explore the mountain terrain; great for snow-mobiling, snow-shoeing & cross-country skiing during winter; other seasons - observe the Elk herd, Mule & Whitetail deer, Black & Grizzly bear, wolf, fox, wild turkeys & moose in their natural habitat; hike beautiful meadows & mountain trails on this unique Montana ranch! Archery hunting & rifle hunting reservations available upon special request...... Or watch the ranch hands moving cattle on horseback, enjoy a bonfire under the Big Sky Country night, or rack up a game of pool in the lodge! ... Civilization is just a short drive to Drummond, Deer Lodge, the state capital of Helena, Canyon Ferry, Lincoln, and roughly 90 minutes from Missoula.
About MELANIE V
We are native Montanans , Joe is a CPA & I am a retired Insurance Agency owner. We have invested in farms & ranches for the past 20 years. Between us we have 8 children, ages 36 to 16.
MELANIE V purchased this Lodge in 2008
Why MELANIE V chose Avon
Montana outdoors at it's finest!! We want to preserve our Montana heritage for our children.
What makes this Lodge unique
Hunting is the greatest love of this property for us - and we all enjoy the fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, and snowmobiling, along with running our cattle ranching operation in this wonderful Montana outdoor setting. This is your Montana Wilderness Adventure destination - over 15,000 acres to explore!!!