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Escape The Hectic And Rejuvenate In Montana's Serene Mountain Splendor.

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5 bath brick home - 30 wooded acres close to the Mission Mountains

Spacious 2 story brick home boasting 5,000 square feet of comfort: 6 bedrooms plus a den. Five large bedrooms contain queen or king beds in each. The master bedroom on the main floor has its own bathroom with a jetted tub and walk in shower. One of the long bedrooms has 3 beds, as well as its own bathroom. The den has a fold out futon and can be used as a 7th bedroom. The home will easily accommodate up to 18 people.

There is a large flat screen TV, fireplace, wood cooking stove, music room, 2 laundry centers (one on each floor). The main floor boasts a large, open kitchen with 2 cook tops, stove and microwave for handling large groups.

Out back is a hot tub and large pool (seasonal). There is also a large patio out back with a gas grill and ample lawn chairs for summer barbeques. The very large yard has a trampoline and many beautiful trees as well. We have hosted several weddings in the back yard which contains a gazebo. There are also fruit trees, raspberries and grapes for our guests.

A large, 3-stall carport doubles as a pavilion for large groups. Five 10-speed bicycles are available for outings.

A huge, rustic red barn for large gatherings is located on the property and can be rented separately. It has hosted many weddings, receptions, barn dances, plays, family reunions, etc. The barn may be rented for $500.00, which includes a half day to set up and the day of the activity.

Mission Creek flows through the property and is just the right size for catching brook trout to fry up for supper. Nearby is a small pond graced with big golden willows which are home to many wild birds and waterfoul. A baseball field and skate boarding park are a stone's throw away, along with two well groomed walking paths that surround them.

More Details

Scott or Rita Tingey
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

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 pile 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. My relatives are some of the most avid fisherman in the valley and my nephew raises pheasants in his back yard, so I really do have some contacts to help you enjoy your visit.

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.

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 40 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 owned by the Jesuit Fathers is where I ran theater in for 30 years and is now used for family and community events. The property 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 happened 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 Ole' 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.

The big open kitchen with two stoves comes in very handy. The dinning 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 40 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.


St. Ignatius Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20 ...
  • Max. adults: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Outside security cameras will be installed for your protection.
  • Eat only in dining rooms & patio. No glassware near pool.
  • Leave wet towels and swimsuits in pool house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom #1 main floor - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Huge bathroom which contains a laundry center
    Long room bathroom #2 upstairs - toilet , tub , Antique claw foot tub.
    Guest bathroom #4 main floor - toilet , shower , Located off of library for guest use.
    Bathroom #5 Pool House - shower , This private bathroom in part of pool house out back.
    Bathroom #3 upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large, w/ 2 sinks outside main bath and 2nd laundry center
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom #2 - upstairs - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Very large with window view of mountains.
    1. Master Bedroom #1 - main floor - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very large. Master bath w/jetted tub & large walk in shower.
    Bedroom #7 Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Can be used as a bedroom - has leaded glass inside door.
    Bedroom #6 - Parlor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has solid doors for privacy.
    Bedroom # 3 - upstairs - 1 queen , Window view of mountains.
    Bedroom# 4 - upstairs - 1 queen , Window view of mountains.
    Bedroom #5 - upstairs - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Large, long room has separate bath w/ claw foot tub.
  • Three of the rooms are very large and the other two are average size. Both the parlor and the den can be used as bedrooms as they have a large fold down futons.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Catering available through local, home-town restaurant..


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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Wonferful stay and vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property that had all we wanted and more. From the beautiful yard, pool and hit run to the spacious rooms, this was a vacation that our whole family with remember and cherish. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Property is well stocked and very large.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at St Ignatius, Thanks Scott and really loved the pool, hot tub and trampoline.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing! Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

My sister's family and mine for a total of 11 people converged from Illinois and California for Thanksgiving! Everyone who wanted one had their own room, the huge sectional fit 5 tall teenagers and a few parents, by moving a small table into the kitchen we were 13 for a Thanksgiving dinner we prepared ourselves in an enormous kitchen. Really well stocked kitchen with many extras, such as the roaster we appreciated! Lots of homey touches and extra linens of all kinds. Toys and games stocked as well. It was an amazing getaway and we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Good condition

  • 5 of 5

We rented for our family attending a wedding nearby in late July, 2017. the house was just what we needed giving everyone space to spread out and enjoy the week. The pool was put to good use as temps were very warm

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Wonderful place for a group

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. This property accomodates a group nicely. We were visiting the area for a family wedding and this worked great! Looking forward to coming back sometime

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Happy Holiday Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

Two families - 14 people in total! - all made it to this holiday get-away for two nights! What a delightful space for a crowd this big! Each family brought food for one dinner and one breakfast. We were all able to sit together for our meals and the kitchen space is wonderful! with a gas and an electric stove/oven! The hot tub was a big hit too... and being that we stayed in the winter... the whole group put on bathing suites and snow boots, and we took a fun picture in the pool! (with snow instead of water!) We, obviously, enjoyed ourself immensely! The sleeping situation, even for a group this large, was perfect! We each slept on a bed! A few of us did some cross-country skiing around town, which was fun.

Scott communicated well throughout the booking process and through our stay.

This place comes highly recommended! Thanks Scott!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Missoula, Montana
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
St. Ignatius, Montana
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Mission Mtn. Golf Course Ronan, MT
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Whitefish, Montana
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
U.S. Highway 93
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Old Timer Cafe
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Missoula, Montana Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Polson, Montana Flathead Lake
Car: necessary

This beautiful home is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Mission Valley. The Mission Valley was named after the historic Catholic Mission that is just one block away. Located on 40 acres with Mission Creek flowing through it, the National Bison Range next door, and a view of the majestic Mission Falls from the living room window; this home offers the perfect family retreat. This is Montana at its best: fly fishing, hiking, a multitude of mountain lakes and rivers nearby and great pheasant and waterfowl hunting. It's a photographer’s heaven, with historic building, museums, Amish farms and store. All are within walking distance to a 20 minute drive.

Beautiful Flathead Lake is just a 30 mile jaunt to the north and offers swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing and lake cruise. There is golfing at coveted Polson Bay Golf Course.

The wonders of the spectacular Glacier National Park are just a convenient day trip away. Annual summer events in the area include live theater at the Big Fork Summer Playhouse and Port Polson Playhouse, the Polson Cherry Festival, St. Ignatius Good Old Days, Ronan Pioneer Days, Arlee Native American Pow Wow, , rodeos, tours of the winery and brewery, and county fairs

Winter offers ice fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, as well as the world class ski resort at Whitefish, Montana just 2 hours away. An additional three local ski resorts with abundant beginner and intermediate terrain are within an hour.

Have a passion for theater, symphonies, art, ballet and cinema? Missoula, home to the University of Montana and the Missoula Children’s Theater, is the cultural arts capital of Montana and offers various activities all year long. It is only a one hour drive away.

Maybe you are searching for a place to relax, rejuvenate, and heal. Why not curl up with a good book next to the fire in the Amish wood cook stove while your cup of hot herb tea and soup simmers. Nature is experienced at its best with breathtaking mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, crystal clear mountain well water, relaxing walking trails, and the serenity of inspiring sunsets.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 225 - 275 $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350

1. CANCELLATION POLICY - If you cancel 30 DAYS OR MORE BEFORE your arrival date, we will refund your first payment. If you cancel less than 30 days before your arrival date, there is no refund of this first payment. After you make the second payment, there are no refunds as it is unlikely that we would be able to rent the home/barn on short notice.

2. NO PETS are allowed.

3. If RENTING THE BARN (additional fee required) for any activity/event you are REQUIRED to purchase your own event insurance & name us as co-insureds. If beer, wine or champaign will be available, it must be served by a licensed liquor vendor. No hard liquor is allowed. We can provide references for insurance or vendors. For these two requirements, you must have DOCUMENTATION and provide this before arrival or the barn cannot be used.

4. CHECK IN TIME on the day of arrival is 3:00 pm or later. CHECK OUT TIME on the day of departure is by 11:00 am. If there are extenuating circumstances, such as airline flight times, please call to discuss.

4. BEDDING, TOWELS, ETC. are provided for up to 10 people. For quantities above 10 people, please call, provide us the number - we'll ensure sufficient beds, towels, etc.. A surcharge of $15 per day per person applies above 10 people.

5. IN-GROUND POOL, HOT TUB and TRAMPOLINE are located on the property but they are not separately fenced. There is NO LIFEGUARD on the premises and the renters are specifically RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF THEIR CHILDREN, GUESTS and THEMSELVES. You will be required to sign a waiver of liability upon arrival to acknowledge that you accept this responsibility and will “hold harmless” the owners should any incident occur.

6. TRASH cans and garbage sacks will be provided. Keep all garbage locked in the garage to prevent animals from getting into it.

7. BEFORE DEPARTURE: Place used towels in laundry hampers or bathtubs. Leave used sheets at the foot of beds. Tidy up thoroughly. Report ANY DAMAGE: your deposit may be affected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.