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Escape the Hectic and Rejuvenate in Montana's Serene Mountain Splendor.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

6 Bedrooms, 4 bath brick home- 40 wooded acres- close to the Mission Mountains

Spacious 2 story brick home boasting 5,000 square feet of comfort: 7 bedrooms counting the parlor and den. Five large bedrooms contain queen or king beds in each. The master bedroom on the mail floor has its own bathroom with a jetted tub and walk in shower. One of the long bedrooms has 4 beds, as well as its own bathroom. The parlor and library have fold out futons and can be used as bedrooms. 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.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, swedish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Two story brick country home

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of places for children to explore on property and close by, including a skateboard park....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 18-20

  • Master Bedroom #2 - upstairs: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Very large with window view of mountains....moreless

  • 1. Master Bedroom #1 - main floor: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Very large. Master bath w/jetted tub & large walk in shower....moreless

  • Bedroom #7 Library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Can be used as a bedroom - has leaded glass inside door....moreless

  • Bedroom #6 - Parlor: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Has solid doors for privacy....moreless

  • Bedroom # 3 - upstairs: 1 queen

    Window view of mountains....moreless

  • Bedroom# 4 - upstairs: 1 queen

    Window view of mountains....moreless

  • Bedroom #5 - upstairs: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Large, long room has separate bath w/ claw foot tub....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom #1 main floor: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Huge bathroom which contains a laundry center...moreless

  • Long room bathroom #2 upstairs: toilet, tub

    Antique claw foot tub....moreless

  • Guest bathroom #4 main floor: toilet, shower

    Located off of library for guest use....moreless

  • Bathroom #5 Pool House: shower

    This private bathroom in part of pool house out back....moreless

  • Bathroom #3 upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large, w/ 2 sinks outside main bath and 2nd laundry center...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Catering available through local, home-town restaurant..


  • Books:

    Library with lots to read....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Boze stereo....moreless

  • Television:

    Large, flat screen TV with satellite feed. DVD player with plenty of movies....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 100 DVDs, including many classics....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Near the foothills of the spectacular Mission Mountains. Living room window has a panoramic view of mountains...moreless

  • Rural:

    Secluded rural setting on 40 acres just off Highway 93. Huge, historic red barn and Mission Creek on the property that is sprinkled with maple, golden willow & fruit trees. 1 block to historic Mission...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Very large antique dining table which seats 10 or more. There is also a bar with stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Heating:

    Hot water baseboard heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room features a huge picture window with a view of the Mission Mountains. Amish wood cook stove....moreless

  • Parking:

    For 5 or more cars. Also room for a RV (extra charge)....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Two laundry centers...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Large, specially made Amish wood stove will heat entire house. Can also cook & bake on....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Very large w/ island and lots of counter space. Lots of cupboards....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New oven - electric....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Both an electric and propane stove top. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    5 bicyles...moreless

  • Boat:

    Flathead Lake is 30 miles to the north. Swimming, water skiing, fishing, canoeing and kayaking....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large deck with plenty of chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two courses: one 15 miles north in Ronan and the second on Flathead Lake 30 miles north. This one is a very nice course....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and canoes are for rent from local vendors....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acre yard with fruit trees, raspberry bushes and grape vines. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Local resort is 40 miles south at Missoula Snow Bowl. An extremely nice ski resort is at Whitefish about 2 1/2 hours north....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available from local vendors at Flathead Lake....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Large In ground backyard pool. Note: NOT FENCED...moreless



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from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 early season
Jan 3 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

2017 Memorial weekeend
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

July 4th period
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day Wknd
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Clean $160 - $275.00 $160 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%


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. If you are RENTING THE BARN for a wedding, reception or other activity you are REQUIRED to purchase your own event insurance and 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.

3. CHECK IN TIME on the day of arrival is 4:00 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 14 people. For quantities above 14 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. When you leave, please place all trash in the empty chicken coop to prevent animals from getting into it.

7. DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE call w/ est. check out time. Place used towels & bedding in laundry hampers or bathtubs. REPORT any damage & tidy up (for full deposit refund).

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Missoula, Montana
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
St. Ignatius, Montana
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mission Mtn. Golf Course Ronan, MT
120 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish, Montana
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Highway 93
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Old Timer Cafe
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Missoula, Montana Snow Bowl
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Ignatius, MT, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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.

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Speaks: english, swedish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Close up of 5000 sq ft home - plenty ofroom

    Close up of 5000 sq ft home - plenty ofroom

  • Big country kitchen w/ electric & propane stove tops, plus oven

    Big country kitchen w/ electric & propane stove tops, plus oven

  • Large master bedroom

    Large master bedroom

  • Upstairs master bedroom

    Upstairs master bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Wedding out back of barn

    Wedding out back of barn

  • Inside barn set for dinner

    Inside barn set for dinner

  • Historic Catholic Mission two blocks up the street

    Historic Catholic Mission two blocks up the street

  • Interior view - fresco paintings & stained glass

    Interior view - fresco paintings & stained glass

  • Tour Kerr Dam on the Flathead River

    Tour Kerr Dam on the Flathead River

  • Living room w/ Amish wood cook stove

    Living room w/ Amish wood cook stove

  • Music room w/ baby grand Kawai, antique pump organ & drum set

    Music room w/ baby grand Kawai, antique pump organ & drum set

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Rustic Barn - for weddings, receptions, etc.(Addt'l fee)

    Rustic Barn - for weddings, receptions, etc.(Addt'l fee)

  • Dinner inside barn

    Dinner inside barn

  • Mission Mountains contain many small lakes within hiking distance

    Mission Mountains contain many small lakes within hiking distance

  • Glacier Park - see it all in a day trip

    Glacier Park - see it all in a day trip

  • Flathead Lake - 30 mi north. Largest freshwater lake west of Mississippi.

    Flathead Lake - 30 mi north. Largest freshwater lake west of Mississippi.

  • Skiing - 3 resorts within easy driving distance

    Skiing - 3 resorts within easy driving distance

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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