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Historical guest quarters on Rock Creek

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

This property is managed by Rock Creek Trout Bums

During it's heyday this property, formerly known as The Valley of the Moon Ranch, originally belonged to William McDowell, the Lt. Governor of Montana from 1913 - 1921. Some noted visitors to the property were Theodore Roosevelt, cowboy author Louie L'Amour, and artist Charlie Russell. It is the only historical Rock Creek property available for rent, and one of the few buildings from that historic era that remains standing.

The Valley of the Moon property was later purchased by Bob and Maridell Bandy; the Bandy's daughter Bonnie Gilbert now owns the property where horses once again roam the 43 acres of lush green fields that remain of the original 1800 acre ranch. The balance of the property was sold to the USFS in the early 1970's leaving the remaining 43 acres fully surrounded by public access property. Rock Creek flows through the Southeast corner of the property. The 'Governor's Hole', a favorite fishing spot around the 3 mile marker of Rock Creek is named after this home, which can be seen across the creek.

Many artifacts remain on the property from its days as a working ranch, including old tractors, plows, sheepherders wagon, buggy house and other outbuildings. The octagon well house, which covers the original hand dug 20 ft deep brick lined well, is still there. Though the water quality is excellent from the hand pump that still works, the hand dug well is no longer used. A deeper, modern well, provides water for the property.

In addition to the old well house, the ice house (an old log structure) still stands on the south of the home and is a wonderful reminder of days gone by. The interior walls of the ice house were lined with boards that provided a layer of sawdust as insulation to keep the huge chunks of ice collected from the creek in the winter frozen in the summer, and ta-da, refrigeration!

Unfortunately, many years have passed and the Valley of the Moon home has been robbed of some of the former splendor, but renovation continues to unfold the beauty that once was there. The renovated guest quarters is a beautiful, fully equipped retreat for you to enjoy! The Bandy/Gilbert family (owners of this unique property) hope you will join in their excitement as they continue the workof restoring their Valley of the Moon Homestead to what it once was.

The 650 sq ft 'guest quarters' with private entrance/porch adjoins the main portion of the home.

1 bath

satellite TV and wireless internet (NOTE: no land line, and limited cell service)

gas grill on shared porch

wood burning stove

electric range

microwave oven

12 cf refrigerator

1 private bedroom w/1 queen and 1 full

just a short walk to Rock access outside the door

all linens, towels, and cooking utensils provided

no smoking

Maximum occupancy 2

LEASHED Pets are welcome with $100 damage deposit and $20 pet fee

Get away from it all and come relax in the quiet, peaceful, beautiful countryside setting of Valley of the Moon Guest Quarters. Private, large, yet cozy cabin style living space, with full refrigerator, range, and microwave. Breathtaking views and pine covered mountain vistas. For the nature enthusiast options include, but are not limited to, wildlife photo ops, hiking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.

Rock Creek is a fisherman's haven. It is a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream which flows through the Sapphire Mountain Range, and hosts five species of wild trout; Rainbow, Brown, Bull, Cut Throat and Brook trout.

More Details

Property Manager
Debra Peltier
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Debra Peltier

Valley of the Moon Homestead is managed by Trout Bums, a locally owned and operated vacation property management company.

Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Missoula Montana
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 90
Car: necessary

Get away from it all and come relax in the quiet, peaceful, beautiful countryside setting of Valley of the Moon Guest Quarters. Private, large, yet cozy cabin style living space, with full refrigerator, range, and microwave. Breathtaking views and pine covered mountain vistas. For the nature enthusiast options include, but are not limited to, wildlife photo ops, hiking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.

Amenities

Clinton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw foot tub with rain style shower head
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen bed, 1 full bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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Historical guest quarters on Rock Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Stunningly beautiful property with amazing views of mountains, pasture, horses & deer out every window! Deb & Joe of Trout Bums were very accommodating, and in contact every step of the way. I'll be back next year for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jeff - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in spite of the high water!! It was a pleasure to get to know you and your son. Until next time, be well and have a wonderful summer. Deb & Joe
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5

Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This property, it's caretakers, and the surrounding area was easily one of the most beautiful, serene, and wonderful experiences I've had. Ashley and Will are attentive and so kind, we could easily approach them with questions about fishing and other fun explorations. The house was cozy, well laid out, and nicely appointed, with a great kitchen and comfy beds. Upon pulling into the driveway, you cannot help but feel instantly at peace and completely blissed! This place is perfection everywhere you look and I cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Donovan

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege of staying at this wonderful cabin for nearly three weeks. The owners are amazing, they made me feel at home instantly, and what a home it is. The river, mountains, peace and quiet, and history of this property can't be captured in photographs. The entire valley is a very special place and without question I will be back. Ashlie and Will, thank you so much for everything.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donovan, We enjoyed having you as well! Thank you for all your fun conversation. We hope to see you later this summer! Good luck with everything going on.
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Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

The place is as beautiful as advertised and a wonderful get away for anytime of the year. Very private and secluded but only a short drive from the interstate. The caretakers were very accomodating, but respected our privacy, we will definetely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed it! As our goal is to have continuous improvement, we welcome any comments that can help us move forward. Your comments were so kind! We look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Tax Rate 7.0%

The cleaning fee will be removed if you stay 4 nights or longer.
CANCELLATIONS:
All cancellations must be received in writing. 20% of total cost is non-refundable. Balance is refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival. After that, the balance is refundable if we are able to re-book your space.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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