6 Bedrooms, 5 bath brick home - 30 wooded acres close to the Mission Mountains
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 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 - Pool, trampoline, hot tub: NONE ARE FENCEDPool, trampoline, hot tub: NONE ARE FENCED
Parties/events allowed - Ask approval - large groups over registered guestsAsk approval - large groups over registered guests
Max guests: 20 (sleeps up to 20 adults) - Beds & towels provided for registered guests.Beds & towels provided for registered guests.
- Eat only in dining rooms & patio. No glassware near pool or hot tub.
- Leave wet towels and swimsuits outside in pool house so they don't stain carpet or wood floors.
- Please keep garbage in pool house to keep animals out.
Scott or Rita Tingey
- english, swedish
About Scott or Rita Tingey
We have lived in the Mission Valley for over 40 years. I grew up here, married here and raised a passel of boys here. We have such fond memories of hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, and skiing in this beautiful valley. I know all the haunts and I am eager to share them with you. Our beautiful, well-kept home is waiting for you to enjoy. For 30 of those forty years I ran two live theaters. One was a summer theater in my barn where we produced all the great musicals. I just finished opening the new performing arts center in Ronan and directing their productions for the last 4 years. Even though retiring, I still keep abreast of all the productions running for miles round. I have always hosted guests in my home. Over the years many exchange students, visitors and family members have come to experience Montana with us. They all talk about wanting to return. They have fallen in love with Montana, the Mission Mountains, this wonderful home and the down-home people of the area. Some have told me after returning to their hectic pace of life that they only needed to close their eyes and reflect on their days in my home and all seemed well again. Something about returning to the simplicity of life at Grandma's house is so healing for the soul. Those who live here know that Montana was created in case heaven fills up. My husband is a ski instructor and loves the many ski resorts located in western Montana. He could make himself available to share these favorites with you and your children and provide instruction if desired.
Scott or Rita Tingey purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1993
Why Scott or Rita Tingey chose St. Ignatius
This property is part of the original property first owned by the Catholic Church when the Jesuits came as missionaries to the Native Americans living in the Mission Valley. On this 30 acre piece sits the original, historic grist mill that ground all the flour for the Pacific Northwest. The huge red barn that housed a large dairy originally owned by the Jesuit Fathers is where I ran theater in for 30 years and is now used for family and community events. This area at one time had a bakery, a boys school, a saddle shop, and a brickyard. The creek acreage was once home to a large truck farm run by the Jesuits and fed many families throughout the valley. There have only been 3 owners of this property. First the Jesuit Fathers, then the Brown Family, and then us. It has always been a great gift to live here. It has always been property that people worked on to serve others and I have tried to continue that labor of love. Historic pictures of the property and the many events that occurred here can be found over at the tiny museum by the historic Catholic Mission just down the block. I have always felt that I was just the caretaker of this property. Providence smiled upon me and granted me this serene retreat. In return I share it, to the best of my abilities, to all that come my way and could benefit from a visit. I have sold a portion of the original 70 acre piece to the community to house their amphitheater and host their annual Good Ol' Days festival. Some who have walked the property say there is a spirit of community and good works that lives on here. We would happily tell you of all the fun we've had over the years taking part in plays, parades, wagon rides, horse pulls, greased pig contests, hootenannies, dutch oven cook offs and much more right at this location.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
After securing the property in hopes of protecting it for the area's continued growth, we began pouring over home building blue prints. We wanted to find just the right plans for a home to fit with the historical surroundings, yet offer the many amenities needed by our large family. So we chose the site where the former brick yard lay and we built a beautiful brick home ourselves with a picturesque view of the Mission Mountains out the living room window. The house plans called for an old fashioned parlor with a fireplace. We built it, but then rearranged it to house all our musical instruments. You can play on the baby grand piano if you wish. The big open kitchen with two stoves comes in very handy. The dining room table was made just for us by a local carpenter and the chairs are over 100 years old and came out of a nunnery. The china chest was built for us by the Amish, as was the Amish wood cook stove that you can cook on if you wish. The year after we moved in, the family agreed that we lacked one really important feature. We just had to have a pool! I think my children were all born half fish! Children, schoolmates, grandkids; all enjoyed the pool for years and for grandma and grandpa we added the hot tub. It is a convenient walk to the local grocery store, a malt shop, church, schools etc. This property is secluded and private with its 30 acres is hidden away from any neighbors. How could it get any better? So often I have had people drive down the driveway and ask to show a friend or family member this most beautiful house - in a most beautiful setting. It truly is a sweet haven no matter the season of the year or the season of one's life.