Montana Mountain View Ranch has over 700 acres nestles in a scenic Blackfoot valley 65 miles from the larger city of Missoula. A delux cabin with 5 bedrooms (3 full, 4 twins), 1 bathroom with tub and shower. Large living room and dining/kitchen room. Laundry facility. Phone at the main house. Cell phones work at certain locations on the ranch compound.There are corrals for horses. 10 miles to the trail head to ride into the wilderness or ride out from the ranch. We raise and train horses so have the facilities for them. We have plenty of snow for snowmobiling right out of the ranch.
- Cabin1344 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
5 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 10, Kitchen spacious living, laundry facilities,
Karen B. Hooker
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 17, 2018
About Karen B. Hooker
Jack and I (Karen) Hooker were in the outfitting industry for over 45 years taking folks into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. We operated a large summer pack trip and hunting business and in the winter months we trained horses for the business and to sell, repaired the outfitting equipment for the next season and booked folks for the upcoming season. Jack worked for the original owner of the Whitetail Ranch in the 1950's-60's and wanted to be and outfitter here in Montana. He came back from Oregon and bought the Whitetail Ranch from Tom Edwards in 1969. Jack is an old time cowboy growing up in Hermiston, OR, who loves to share stories of his life on the trail and in cow camps. He even ran the Iditarod Dog Sled Race 2 years in the 1970's. Karen was raised in the valley packing into the wilderness with her father at a very early age and knew that this was where she wanted to live. This is home to both Jack and I, we love the wilderness and this valley and enjoy sharing it with others.
Karen B. Hooker purchased this Cabin in 1969
Why Karen B. Hooker chose Powell County
This area has been our home since the early 50's and when the opportunity came to purchase the ranch we did. Karen grew up in the area and moved away for 3 years and knew that this was where she wanted to be. It is such a unique place full of serinity and peace. The beauty is beyond comparison.
What makes this Cabin unique
The ranch is located at the southern end of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. It is just 10 miles to the Lake Creek or North Fork of the Blackfoot trailhead which leads into the Scapegoat Wilderness. Dry Creek trailhead is just 6 miles from the ranch. And the trailheads of Montour and Lodge Pole are just outside of the town of Ovando. We are on the western edge of Huckleberry Pass on the Continental Divide Trail. You can travel on groomed trails by snowmobile in the winter months between Lincoln and Seeley Lake. This route is also part of the Race to the Sky sled dog race. You’ll find something to do here year round. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, relaxing, hunting, bird watching, camping, x-country skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoe walking, for just traveling through; we think you’ll like the peace and quit that we have here. The view looking north at the mountains and wilderness is spectacular. We look out on the valley where there are antelope. Deer come through the yard daily and wild turkeys wonder around picking up bugs and goodies. Coyotes can be heard at night howling together as well as occasionally wolves. There is nothing like sitting on the hill in front of the ranch on a moon lit night listening to the coyotes serenading out in the pasture. Look up and you will see a carpet of stars waiting for you to discover them. Watch for shooting stars overhead as you locate the Milky Way, North Star or Big Dipper.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cabin works perfectly for us and wonderful place to spend Christmas. Jack and Karen and Greg made us feel like family and Karen provided great fresh baked treats. Highly recommended
Very comfortable and well appointed cabin
We stayed three nights at this cozy cabin, located on the edge of the Lolo National Forest near Ovando MT. With only two of us and five bedrooms, there was plenty of room! The front room /kitchen was roomy with comfortable furniture, and well equipped for cooking. We were astonished at how cool and breezy the interior was despite the mid-90 degree weather outside. We would highly recommend this cabin, and would like to return in the future!
Steven, We toughly enjoyed you and know that you had a great time. The Ranch is such a peaceful quite place where a person can get back to nature and feel again. Thanks for coming a sharing a time with us. Jack and Karen
Thanks Jack and Karen!
The cabin was everything a western cabin should be!
We didn't stay over night - however. This is a great place for hunters and fishermen looking to spend time in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The owners are very friendly and flexible!
Stacy was awesome. I would recommend her to other hosts.
The trip of a lifetime!
Jack and Karen are two of most wonderful people we have ever met. They go over and beyond to make their guests feel at home. The view from the ranch is absolutely breath taking! I am already looking forward to our vacation here next summmer. Thank you again Jack and Karen for such an unforgettable stay at your ranch! See you next time!
Thank you so much for coming and staying with us. You are awesome!
Remote, vast and right on the door step of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Karen and Jack were the nicest VRBO hosts we've ever had. The cabin is well suited for a large group (it can be booked by multiple parties) and has everything you need to enjoy nature, a quiet evening, a great book or great company. We'll be back for sure!
Thanks Chuck. We look forward to your return. A lot of rain since you left and some snow on the mountains. Have a good fall. Karen
We're located at the south entrance to the Scapegoat Wilderness part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. A renown area for hiking, horseback riding, camping and hunting. and snowmobiling. Like to fish, then drop a line in the Blackfoot River, a blue ribbon trout stream that the movie "A River Runs Through It" made famous. Or try several of our local lakes for fishing and swimming. Horseback, hike, mountain bike or snow mobile over Huckleberry Pass, part of the trail for Montana's premier Race to the Sky sled dog race and the famous Continental Divide Trail. Or go exploring in Garnet a local "living" ghost town.
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