|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This beautiful and spacious home is located in the spectacular Pioneer mountains in southwest Montana, 35 minutes west of Dillon and 90 minutes southwest of Butte. Home is located in Torrey Mountain Ranch Estates directly off of the Pioneer Mountains National Scenic Byway which runs through the Grasshopper Valley to Wise River, Montana. Home sits at the top of the former ranch and overlooks the valley and Maverick Mountain downhill ski area. The area roads are plowed throughout the winter. Elkhorn Hot Springs and miles of cross-country ski and snowmobile trails are 5 miles from the house. This home backs directly to public land so you can hike directly out of the back door up into the Pioneer Mountains to spectacular high alpine mountain lakes with great fishing, wildlife and high mountain scenery. The home is also within 30 minutes of the Big Hole River and the Wise River both famous for fabulous river rafting and blue ribbon trout fishing.
Activities and adventure: This property backs directly to state land that is adjacent to federal (USFS) land. Consequently, the renters of this home have direct access to thousands of acres of mountain wildlands. Hike right from the house to high alpine lakes. Moose, mule deer, elk, sandhill cranes, eagles, hawks, hummingbirds and other songbirds are frequent visitors. Bear and wolf tracks are often seen when hiking behind the house. Yellowstone National Park is 3 hours away. Bannack ghost town, the first territorial capitol of Montana, is 25 minutes away as is Coolidge ghost town. The Big Hole Battlefield National Monument, nature trails, museum and interpretive center is a beautiful one hour drive from the house. Torrey Ranch Estates includes a small grocery store and 2 small trout fishing ponds for children.
More home details: This attractive, custom built home is 14 years old, solidly constructed and well-insulated. The exterior is cedar-sided and features two decks as well as a front patio and a back patio. The interior is highlighted by an abundance of wood and many large windows. The house is surrounded by aspen trees and large boulders and the views from all rooms of the house incorporate these into the expansive mountain views. The walkout basement includes a guest bedroom and full bath, a utility room with washer and dryer and a study/family area with a piano, foosball table, large windows and a walkout patio.
More home details: The main floor of the house includes a large master bedroom featuring cathedral ceilings, French doors with a walkout balcony (great views of the ski area) and a beautifully done master bath which includes a tiled vanity with two sinks, an oversized built-in (tiled) tub, and an attractive separate double shower. There is a large etched glass window between the master bath and the master bedroom. The large kitchen, also on the main floor, has extensive tiled counters with multiple oak cabinets and drawers. The main floor dining area features walkout sliding glass doors to a back patio and the main floor living area features multiple windows and access to a large deck. The main floor guest bedroom has two large windows and there is a separate, adjoining full guest bath (with tiled vanity). The upper floor has a fourth bedroom with beautiful views overlooking the aspen trees and a separate full bath.
The pictures don't really do this property justice. From the moment you walk in it feels like a home, there are books, artwork, details that matter. I stayed for two months, and never grew tired of the view, or the peace and quiet. If you must leave the house, Montana at it's best, is right outside. Hiking, hot springs, blue-ribbon fishing, or just taking in the beauty away from the crowds. Thanks to the owners, Brian and Andrea, no detail was left unattended.
Our purpose to travel to the area was to enjoy peace and quiet. We found that at this house, along with all the comforts we wanted. The house was as good in reality as it appeared on line. We enjoyed some ski activities on Maverick Mountain, rented snowmobiles, did some snowshoeing, and watched over 2 feet of snow fall during our 8 day stay. The area is a great little secret that I hope stays a long time. We will be back. Lyle from Iowa.
Beautiful setting in the grasshopper valley majestic views wildlife, every thing needed. Home away from home!!!
This was our first (but not last ) trip to Montana. Your cabin was so cozy and comfortable! Just wriring about it makes us want to go all of the way back and do it again! Thank you again so much! We had a blast!
Our 5 night stay at this Polaris, Montana home was everything that we hoped it would be. We had 6 adults and two children and the house and accommodations were superb and comfortable. The scenery was magnificent and the activities that we pursued were thoroughly entertaining and satisfying. The owners were easy to work with and provided us with lots of information about the area. We would do it again in a heartbeat! Nancy & Richard
We loved this home and this destination for our family vacation. The home is comfortable and nice. The owners are VERY accomodating and great to work with! They leave a notebook with info about the area and how things in the house work. The listing was very accurate. We loved the balconies, all the bedrooms, master bathroom, and the beauty. We loved digging for crystals at Crystal Park, the short easy hike to the "ghost town" of Coolidge (a silver mining town), the Elkhorn Hotsprings, and relaxing in the home each evening. If you really want to "get away from it all" and truly enjoy the peace and beauty of nature along with your family or friends- this is the place to do it. I would recommend this home to anyone and my family and I hope to stay there again in the future. It's the best vacation we've ever had!
Other Activities: 2 hot springs, 2 ghost towns
Ski: Maverick Mountain ski area is 10 minutes from the house as is Elkhorn hot springs for after ski soaking. Local relief at the ski area is 1800 feet with several challenging and intermediate runs and a 200 foot bunny slope. Season depends on snow, but is usually before Christmas through mid-March. Hours are Thursday through Sunday 9:30 - 4; half day starts at 1 PM. Open ALL days Dec. 22 through January 3. Ski equipment rentals and lessons are available. Many cross-country and snowmobile trails at Elkhorn Hot Springs (10 minutes from the house). 'True' backcountry (cross country) skiing directly behind the house on state and national forest lands.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
3 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Reservation is not confirmed until all of the following are met: owner agrees to rent, renter agrees to rental agreement through the method established by the owner, and owner receives the deposit by the established deadline. See rental agreement for full terms.
Payment schedules for stays longer than one week will differ from the posted generic schedule.
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