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Incredible Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Historic Montana Ranch

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Ranch apple orchid, pasture and stream


Last updated: 11/07/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:8
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Separate Buildings Comprising 8 Bedrooms and 6 Bathrooms can Sleep 15

An ideal property for weddings, reunions, retreats or corporate events, this historic ranch was designed in 1909 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Serenely tucked in the beautiful southern end of the Bitterroot Valley, it bestows incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the river valley below. With over 200 lush acres of pastures and woodlands to enjoy and explore, this magnificent estate provides a sense of peace and solitude and the opportunity to enjoy the incomparable Montana lifestyle. Wildlife abounds on the property. Elk, moose, deer, fox, wild turkey, hawks and eagles can be spotted and horses and cattle graze in the pastures. The ranch is 100% organic and has been pesticide and herbicide free for the past 20 years. The ranch and surrounding area boast many and diverse amenities and attractions for an unforgettable vacation.
The ranch comprises four separate buildings which provide various options to comfortably sleep 16+ guests.

The Wright House, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed main house, has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a modern full sized kitchen, laundry area, dining area, sitting room, living room with field stone fireplace, and open back deck.

The Wright Cabin, also designed by the famous architect, has a queen sized bedroom, full bath with shower, a modern kitchenette and an open porch.

The Meadow Suites, is a building which houses two separate suites, one upstairs and one at meadow level. Each suite has two bedrooms that can sleep 4-6 guests, 1 full bathroom, a modern full sized kitchen, a dining area and a living room.

The Cider House, is a huge free standing great room with a full bathroom and kitchen. The gorgeous building with spectacular views can be used as a conference/meeting room, classroom, business center, banquet facility, game room, or as a gathering place for reading, relaxing and viewing the wildlife. The Cider House provides indoor/outdoor dining areas, a large terrace and a barbeque.

This incomparable estate ranch offers infinite options for enjoying the natural beauty and peace that Montana's great outdoors provides while lodging comfortably in a tranquil and historic home with every modern convenience.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/07/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 9000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    not suitable for very young children around animals...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Basketball court, indoor in main utility shed...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the river valley. Alpine Meadows Ranch is situated between the Wild Sapphire Range and the picturesque Bitterroot Mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    200+ private and serene acres adjacent to the Bitterroot National Forest...moreless

  • Village:

    Located 2.5 miles from the quaint, sleepy town of Darby, MT....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 23 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Local club...moreless

  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator:

    In every living facility...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    cross country trails...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $500
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 4%


Rates vary as to season and number of units rented. Call for information. Thank you

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
198 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish Montana
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 93
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Darby vicinity
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Chief Joseph XC
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Como

Car: Necessary

Nestled between the Sapphire Mountain Range and the picturesque Bitterroot Mountains, Alpine Meadows Range sits in the gorgeous southern end of the Bitterroot Valley. It encompasses 210+ private, serene acres of open pasture and Ponderosa Pine Tree forests. The ranch is adjacent to the Bitterroot National Forest which backs up to the 1.3 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The historic ranch lies just 2 miles from the sleepy western town of Darby, MT and 11 miles from Lake Como.

Abundant trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ATVs traverse the ranch and surriounding area. The Bitterroot River and its cold, clear tributaries offer some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the country. White water rafting is available one hour away on the North Fork of the Salmon River.

Wildlife is abundant in the area. Elk, moose, deer, hawks, eagles and wild turkey are among the viewing possibilities.

The surrounding area offers a multitude of destinations and activities including- sapphire panning, rodeos, Native American and Western storytelling, Lewis and Clark travel information, guided full moon walks, ATV and snowmobile guided tours, wildlife viewing, ghost towns, geo-caching, wildlife refuges, Celtic celebration in August, Logger Days in July, and numerous music festivals.

Golf: There are two golf courses nearby. The public 18 hole Hamilton course is a 20 mile drive and the private Stock Farm on the Marcus Daly estate is also approx. 20 miles away.

Ski: Downhill skiing and sledding are available at Lost Trail Powder Mountain, famous for family skiing at reasonable prices with excellent snow conditions, 45 minutes south of the ranch. Cross country skiing is available on the ranch. The best groomed cross country trails in Montana are found at Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Area, a few minutes from Powder Mountain. Snowmobile rentals and guided tours are also popular in the area. In the town of Darby, a small, free ice skating rink welcomes all visitors.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

Why the Owner Chose Darby, MT, USA:
Historic Montana Ranch designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on a beautiful site. Main Ranch house and cabin national historical site.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Private behind locked gates

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/07/2016

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  • Ranch apple orchid, pasture and stream

    Ranch apple orchid, pasture and stream

  • Front view of Frank Lloyd Wright Main house

    Front view of Frank Lloyd Wright Main house

  • Meadow Suites

    Meadow Suites

  • Ranch south views from upper suite

    Ranch south views from upper suite

  • Ranch cabin

    Ranch cabin

  • Ranch Stream

    Ranch Stream

  • Ranch four legged guest

    Ranch four legged guest

  • Local wild flower

    Local wild flower

  • Ranch lawn

    Ranch lawn

  • Main Alpine Meadows Ranch private entrance

    Main Alpine Meadows Ranch private entrance

  • Main ranch house kitchen

    Main ranch house kitchen

  • Interior of Meadow suites

    Interior of Meadow suites

  • Western view from upper suite

    Western view from upper suite

  • Stream by Ranch Cabin

    Stream by Ranch Cabin

  • Cider house view deck

    Cider house view deck

  • Walking on one of many ranch roads

    Walking on one of many ranch roads

  • Ranch pond

    Ranch pond

  • Wild Ranch Turkeys

    Wild Ranch Turkeys

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017

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