About the property
- Chateau / Country House1200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths with close up Mountain Views
PRIVATE and peaceful! The property is in the middle of trophy hunting and fishing areas, Lewis & Clark Forest are just a few minutes from the house and gateway to the Bob Marhsall Wilderness, Glacier National Park and the Boone & Crockett's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. This house has the best view of the mountains on the entire property and offers the most private and tranquil setting. Enjoy this warm and enveloping home with all of the modern conveniences and amenities!
The house is a Single Family Dwelling, in the carriage house tradition, located in a very private setting. There are 2 bedrooms (1 room with a firm California King bed that will sleep 2 and 1 room with a firm Queen bed that will sleep 2), plus a queen sofa bed in the living room that will sleep 2. 1 roomy bathroom with a full walk-in shower and 1 powder bath room. The kitchen is outfitted with all the modern conveniences - microwave oven, dishwasher, range and refrigerator and small appliances, like crockpot, mixer, etc. We have a comfortable dining area and living room. High speed WiFi and 'Direct' Satellite service (offers music stations, too) for a flat screen TV viewing, landline phone for local calls. Forced air heating and air conditioning. Very comfortable and roomy for 6 people. Due to no dogs allowed in the main living area, it is dog hair and dander free for those with allergies and asthma brought on by animal allergies.
View the Rocky Mountains Sawtooth Range looking west and the rolling prairies and buttes to the east. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The house is set on a hill among limber pines and fir trees with the living room windows facing the Sawtooth Mt. Range. The Teton River flows east out of the canyons and across the bottom of the property's north border. We are within 3 minutes drive of the South Fork Canyon and 5 minutes to the West and North Fork Canyons, leading into the mountains and numerous trails, with 100's of miles of hiking and horse trailheads.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Diana Arnold
Unlike most vacation rentals, we did not buy this property. This is a family owned property passed down through 4 generations to the present owner, whose great grandparents homesteaded the ranch in 1919 raising both sheep and cattle. Originally, it was the Bar-Lazy K-Triangle, but since we no longer raise livestock, it's known as the Moore Homestead. There is a sign inside the gated entrance, stating the name of the property, to help visitors identify where they are. The area is a Hunter's Paradise, but there is no hunting allowed on the property, although we are extremely close to state and federal lands where hunting is allowed. There is a meat processor in town, 30 miles away on the far south end. For the fisherman, the waterways have cutthroat (catch and release only), rainbow, brooke and brown trout. The lakes and reservoirs have perch, walleye and trout.
Diana Arnold purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1919
Why Diana Arnold chose Choteau
This property is situated in a dramatically beautiful setting, rather like straddling two different worlds. Set in the foothills of the Rockies; to the west sits the Rocky Mountain Sawtooth Range and to the east are the rolling prairies and buttes. Two distinctly different eco-systems. The canyons are made of glacier carved granite and have the look of Yosemite National Park on a smaller scale with a variety of conifers and aspen and hanging Alpine valleys. We are extremely close, just minutes from the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Our area is the 'Gateway' to Glacier National Park and the Boone & Crockett's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. This uniquely beautiful area has inspired many a writer and artist and has been included in numerous books and novels. The late Pulitzer Prize winner, A.B. Guthrie, (whose lands borders ours), was inspired by the area and it's western history to write many of his stories. ('The Way West', 'The Big Sky', the movie script for, 'Shane', among them.) Other books made into movies based in the area were 'The Horse Whisperer' and 'Legends of the Fall'. Maybe your artistic side will be inspired, too! Historically, this area is the site of fossil finds, Native American hunting grounds, Lewis & Clark Expedition, cattle & sheep ranches and wheat & barley farmers.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
This area of Montana is unique in it's eco-system and sparsely populated land, no crowds! The close up views of the mountains; watching the colors change throughout the day, on those rock and slab behemoths, creates its own enchantment. Ripe with wildlife in the area, hunters, fishermen and photo enthusiasts will LOVE this area! A person can have as much quiet and serenity as they need or as much activity as they can handle, depending on what the vacationer's needs and abilities are. If you are looking to 'just getaway', this vacation home is the perfect retreat for your needs! This is the most private and tranquil spot on the entire ranch! For indoor times, there are books, games, wireless Internet access and satellite TV. Updated furniture and appliances completes the comfort level! Close by are 100's of miles of mountain trails for hiking, lake fishing, fly fishing, small game and big game hunting - both bow and rifle, bird watching and numerous scenic vistas for photo and other artistic opportunities. The town of Choteau offers a museum, antiques shop, a theater, golf, bowling (not open for a quarter of the year, during summer), A small museum of the area's history, restaurants and eateries. A small town 10 miles north of Choteau, named Bynum, offers a dinosaur museum and a very reasonably priced rock shop with many unique finds. If you are a rodeo fan, periodically, there are rodeos held at the Choteau Fair Grounds. A fiddler's contest in the summer and an art auction in the fall. The Choteau Visitor's Center has numerous brochures and information. The U.S. Forest Service also has a building in town, where anyone can gather maps and information on what to do and where to go in the mountains and for hunting and fishing regulations. This is an all year lodge though the weather is variable: be prepared for possible extreme conditions in the winter, late fall and spring. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is advisable.
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The kitchen is very nice with some lovely dishes as well as anything you would need to prepare a meal. The home is tastefully decorated with vintage items as well as many interesting accent prices. The owner was really nice to work with and helpful too. She seems to be a very genuine and sincere person which is a rarity these days. Thank u.
Thank you for the lovely review.
Great views and wildlife
Definitely a do over for us. Wonderful clean house with stunning views. Our "Hidden" Lake hike is a must do there. Wonderful property and we've stayed at some great places in MT. Thanks Diana!
Thank you for the energetic review! That hike is a top fave and glad you could enjoy it.
Everything You Need
This cabin is one of the most well stocked VRBO's I have ever rented. The kitchen has every tool or pan we wanted, which is helpful since this is definitely a cabin in a scenic area - why would we want to go to a restaurant! We 5 adults had plenty of space for sleeping and relaxing. The table provided a good spot for family games and we used the barbecue both nights. Diana was quite helpful with information about the area and provided good notes around the house about where to find supplies and how to make things work. In addition to kitchen utensils, we found a nice supply of "extras" like salt, pepper, coffee filters, oil, condiments and drinking water. We would definitely recommend renting this cabin.
Thank you for the review, we're glad you all had a great weekend!
-Dan & Diana
Beautiful home with beautiful views. Kitchen fully stocked, including spices and condiments, even bottled water. Home was clean and comfortable. Beds comfortable, clean. Laundry room, bathrooms, kitchen, dining room and living room- all good and clean, well stocked. This home lacks nothing. Great views! Owners very understanding and accommodating. I will definitely come back!!
Thank you for the review and glad your stay was comfortable. Yes, the view is one of the best features of this vacation rental, ...I can't remember anyone not mentioning it. Hope the rest of you trip was as enjoyable.
I booked this property for a vacation for my 17 y/o daughter, 13 y/o son, girlfriend and me. My goal was to find a nice remote place that still had modern amenities for when we got back from a day of hiking, sightseeing, etc.
This property was in excellent condition. For use by us renters was the two-car parking pad, entering into the downstairs where there was a full bath, washer/dryer, and place to leave our shoes. We then go up the stairs to the family room and kitchen. Finally there were the two bedrooms. There was also a half-bath upstairs and a pantry.
The kitchen was stocked very nicely, including bottled water, plenty of cooking utentils, pans, etc.. What was nice was that the owners also stocked the kitchen with those things that you hate to have to buy if you're going to cook/eat in---ketchup, mustard, mayo, salt and pepper, flour, vegetable oil---all this was already found so we didn't have to worry about that.
Despite being there in mid-July, we rarely found a need for the a/c. Large windows with a nice cross-draft kept us cool overnight.
Every room was nicely-decorated, lots of lights, and ceiling fans. It really was like being in our home away from home!
No real criticisms. The water does have a bit of a sulfur smell, but that is to be expected this far out in the country. And again, the owners provided us with plenty of bottled drinking water. The nearest town is 20 or so minutes away, so assess what you need, what the owners already have, make a list, and do one trip. There is a grill (barbecue as I believe it's called in the west), however I couldn't get it quite as hot as I prefer for the steaks we were grilling. The steaks cooked fine, just not seared to my preference. Small issues, indeed! ( :
We all loved the property, and I would not hesitate recommending it to a family of four, and I will definitely consider it the next time we plan a trip to Montana! Thanks for everything!
Thank you for your detailed review and happy our place provided everything you needed.
Best view of Montana!
Great home, with a view that can not be beat! Well stocked kitchen and all the comfort of home. With high summer heat, the AC did great and kept us cool. We so enjoyed the Choteau Fourth of July parade, steak fry and rodeo! The hike to Hidden lake is second to none! The area is beautiful, and this home puts you in it!
Glad to hear the house lived up to your expectations! We aim to please.
Because of our unique location, this property acts as a central hub to many different areas and activities for nearly all ability ranges. A Hunter's Paradise and a Fisherman's Bliss, the gateway to the Lewis & Clark Forest, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Boone & Crockett's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch and Glacier National Park.
The property is located 25 miles NW of the town proper of Choteau, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front, straddling the mountains to the west and the rolling prairies and buttes to the east (where the antelope roam).
The town of Choteau is 80 miles south of East Glacier (Gateway to Glacier National Park area) and about 60 miles NW of Great Falls, Montana. We're also about a 2 hour drive north of Helena, Montana and a 3 1/2 hour drive from Missoula. The mountains and forests start 2 miles from the house. It's a 43 mile drive to the Boone & Crockett Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. (Check it out on the insider guide) If you bring a passport, it's approximately a 3 hour drive to Waterton National Park in Alberta, Canada.
Locally, we hike the mountain trails of the Lewis & Clark Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, use the Teton River and Eureka Reservoir to fish and do other water activities. We always carry a camera for wildlife photo opportunities.
We close down for the winter, the weekend before Thanksgiving in November thru Mid-June.
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Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest. Rates are subject to change.