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Ponderosa Cabin, Luxury, hand-hewn log cabin on Rye Creek near Darby, MT

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

2 bedrooms each with queen beds. Overlooking our stocked trout pond.

Ponderosa Cabin offers distinctive decor and a lavish, cozy interior from which guests can set out each day to discover a new Montana adventure. Located near our pond that supports 12 inch and better Rainbow Trout and at the trailhead of our “on ranch” hiking trail, you’ll surely not be at a loss for things to do. The floor plan offers two bedrooms, a complete kitchen, a massive natural stone fireplace and a private outdoor hot tub that you can step into right from the back porch.

Experience renowned hospitality and the captivating splendor of one of Montana’s best lodges set in the heart of the awe-inspiring Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Montana Rockies. Ponderosa Cabin offers a vacation experience of distinguished rustic elegance amidst the beauty of a high mountain retreat. Here, travelers enjoy a truly romantic setting with unrivaled scenery, a wide variety of native wildlife, and an almost endless menu of outdoor activities. Come join us for a memorable retreat and truly relax in our exemplary accommodations.

Activities include trail riding, wilderness hiking, world class fly fishing, fly casting lessons, white water rafting, and ATV rides. Fly fishing is rewarding on the Bitterroot, Selway, Salmon and Big Hole Rivers or the many nearby alpine lakes. For a slower pace, relax on your cabin’s front porch and view wildlife or visit a hot spring. Our luxury hand-hewn log cabin is nestled in a beautiful natural setting and offers excellent privacy. Ponderosa Cabin has a river rock fireplace, modern kitchen, laundry facilities, and a private outdoor hot tub.

Ponderosa is a unique Montana luxury cabin located at the southern end of the scenic Bitterroot Valley in western Montana. Rye Creek meanders through 120 acres, providing over a mile of prime habitat for moose, elk and deer. Several ponds create an oasis in the "high country" of Montana. Granite outcroppings, large ponderosa and numerous aspen provide close-up views while Trapper Peak looms overhead. Escape to Ponderosa Cabin for an unforgettable Montana experience. Make your reservations today…

More Details

Mike Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2018

About Mike Nelson

I am interested in the history of the Bitterroot Valley, particularly the Lewis and Clark Trail as well as the Trail of the Nez Perce.

Mike Nelson purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Mike Nelson chose Darby

Rye Creek is a very private, quiet property. You will feel as if you are staying in a log cabin in the middle of the wilderness though we are only a mile off of a paved road. Ponderosa Cabin is exceptionally well appointed. You are not roughing it here....

What makes this cabin unique

In a word, Wildlife. We have resident herds of elk and deer that call Rye Creek home. All of the activities that you would expect to find in Montana are available. White water rafting, fishing, hiking, ATV rides, Snowmobile rides, etc.


Darby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Missoula, MT
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sawmill Saloon
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Hamilton Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Rocky Knob
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Lost Trail Powder Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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