|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Quiet cabin in the woods off of a private road on 10 acres. Cabin has been remodeled with environmentally friendly materials, locally sourced when possible. Enjoy stunning views of the Mission Mountains from the living room and the loft and take in the amazing sunsets to the west.
*Cedar sided cabin (composed of two older re-purposed buildings)
*South facing passive solar design with clerestory windows in loft.
*Re-used wood beams from the property.
*Small orchard with apple, cherry and plum trees; you may have to share with the wild-life!
*Mud-room with bench.
*Operable windows throughout the main room with a ceiling fan. You can easily control the temperature. Good heater for the cold mornings.
*Large, full kitchen with custom crafted wheatboard and bamboo cabinets with ample pantry space.
*Concrete counter tops.
*Large, built-in refrigerator.
*Cold, mountain well-water.
*Bar height eat-in table for 4.
*Custom built spiral staircase.
*Clerestory windows (2 open).
*2 other opening windows (1 to west/1 to east-entryway).
* The ceiling in the loft is Low.
*Queen bed with linen and blankets (floor space for air mattress - provided)
*Bedside table with reading light.
*Small dresser and table for you to organize your things.
*Futon in living space can be made in to queen size bed.
*Linens and blankets provided.
*Toilet! - Dual flush low flow.
*Concrete counter top with barn wood mirror.
*Custom walk in shower with wrap around metal interior.
*Washer/dryer with eco-friendly detergent.
*Re-used license plate wainscoting.
*Marmoleum flooring (eco-friendly linoleum).
*Door to the outside.
From Missoula, drive a short 50 minutes North in to the Flathead Indian Reservation. Crest a hill just outside of Ravalli and be awed by the majestic Mission Mountains. Just a short distance up the valley, heading towards Glacier National Park, you will turn towards the mountains just at Nine Pipes Reservoir. Another 3 miles to go (some on dirt road) before arriving at a sweet, newly remodeled cabin in the woods.
Walk up to a covered porch where later that evening you could charcoal grill your meal. Enter in to the mud room with a custom built bench for slipping your shoes off before entering into the living space with a vaulted ceiling and huge picture windows that look directly at MacDonald Peak and Sheep's Head.
Run through the living area to the bathroom to relieve yourself from the long drive from 'wherever you came from'. Welcome.
The bathroom has a dual flush toilet. Help us conserve water; use the 1/2 flush for #1 and full flush for #2. Don't forget to wash your hands in the small sink undermounted on the custom concrete counter top - ground down to see the aggregate. Wink at yourself in the mirror and head back out to the kitchen.
All kitchen amenities are right at your finger tips. Cook breakfast, fix lunch for your outing and stay in for dinner. While doing the dishes, you can look North towards the Kicking Horse reservoir; looking west enjoy the incredible Big Sky sunsets. Custom cabinetry with concrete counter tops, track lighting and a unique ceiling gives this kitchen a modern feel. A large pantry gives you the opportunity to stay a while without having to take the 9 mile drive in to Ronan for a market run.
Up the spiral stairs to the loft (watch your head, the ceiling is low) where there is a queen size bed with all bedding provided and a small dresser and table space to organize your things. The window facing east gives you incredible views of Mt Calowahcan (formerly Mt. Harding) while looking west you can see the expanse of the Big Sky and watch summer thunder storms roll in.
Sleep well... the design of the home allows for very good temperature regulation and ventilation. Use the ceiling fan to keep the upstairs from getting too hot. Open the windows at night to feel the cool mountain air on your face; close the windows as the Montana sun begins to warm the cabin.
Plan your day over coffee and a little breakfast. Stay close for adventures in the Mission Mountains or head towards Flathead Lake for water sports galore. Further north you arrive at one of America's treasures - Glacier National Park.
We hope you enjoy your stay. Welcome to your cabin in the woods.
Keywords: cabin, green, cozy, private, wooded, mountain views
I am a Montana native. This house has been a true labor of love. My extended family owns and operates the Cheff Guest ranch, just 2 miles from here. Working and living at the ranch over the years has been a gift. I love the outdoors and have spent many hours in the Mission mountains, the Bob Marshall Wilderness and beyond. I own a sustainable building construction company in Spokane, WA. I have a wonderful wife and a great dog. We love to travel (especially in our newly renovated 1960 Shasta camper) and enjoy most outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, biking and hiking. We hope you enjoy our home.
I grew up here on this property but now work and live in Spokane, WA. We want to share this magical place with others. While it is close to Ronan, MT (9mi);, Flathead Lake (15mi), Missoula (50mi) and Glacier National Park (100mi) it is in the heart of Big Sky Country and the natural beauty of Montana.
Our house has been completely renovated over several years. We have re-purposed two buildings from a former structure and have used sustainable, locally sourced materials (when possible) and environmentally friendly finishes. The house is nestled in the beautiful Mission Valley on 10 acres. Though close to the amenities of town, it is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. It is adjacent to Kicking Horse bird refuge and is within 2 miles of Nine Pipes Wildlife Bird Refuge. Within minutes you can be at one of the many trailheads heading into the magnificent Mission Mountain Wilderness. Just 11 miles away is the National Bison Range (one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the country)
Very quiet location. Loved the personal touches in the remodeling of the cabin. Enjoyed close access to the Bison Range. Owner was very friendly and helpful with all questions. Would recommend and would rent again ourselves.
Cabin was nicely situated with excellent privacy and complete quiet. Layout was well thought out with interesting architectural details. Large, well equipped kitchen. Photos are very accurate of what to expect. With summer temps in the 80's, the evening breeze kept the cabin cool and comfortable for sleeping. Bed in the loft is on the firm side. View of the stars at night, as well as deer and pheasant visiting during the day were additional pleasures. Beautiful area to explore. Responsive owner.
Clean and charming. Montana was in the midst of a heatwave, but the cabin cooled off at night and we were outside and away from the cabin during the day anyway. Kitchen is well-appointed and the cabin is equipped with two outdoor grills (gas and charcoal). The cabin's relatively close proximity to Missoula, Polson and Glacier National Park makes it an ideal, economical choice for those wishing to take in all that Big Sky Country has to offer. Free wifi for those who can't seem to get away from the office even when on vacation, too.
We visited this cabin during a record heat wave; the lack of air conditioning is a big contributor to my lower rating of it. While we were supplied with a box fan, it was still unbearably hot in the evening, until around midnight. We tried to stay away as much as possible in the heat of the day. The kitchen was nicely equipped, and we made breakfast each day, but we ended up eating other meals out, to avoid more heat in the kitchen. I actually put aluminum foil over the windows without curtains, which seemed to help some. I am sure our stay would have been much more enjoyable in cooler temperatures or with air-conditioning.
The bathroom area is a combination laundry room, and also contains the back door, which is fine, except that the only curtain on the back door is transparent lace, and only covers half of the window. One night, I got out of the shower to find the neighbor and his two sons in the back yard (accessing power to the electric fence for horses), with half of a see-through sheer separating my well-lit bathroom from the darkness outside. A new curtain is highly recommended.
FYI - Both the landing at the top of the spiral staircase and the loft entry are very short (I would guess under 48"). My husband and I are both very tall, and both bumped our heads several times. Thinking of families: I am not sure how one would safely wrangle little kids up those stairs while stooping, and I wouldn't let them go up or down by themselves, either.
We really enjoyed the touches hat went into the design of the cabin. The bicycle gears and coins embedded in the concrete of the kitchen counters was unique, as was the license plate wainscoting in the bathroom. I recommend putting pictures of more of the details on the home description.
My family visited the 2nd week of June. It was perfect weather. The location of this cabin is great. It is on the Flathead Indian reservation, so the valley surrounding the area is not as commericalized as some others we've seen. Also, there is horseback riding within 10 miles at the Chaff Ranch. It is a MUST if you like to ride in the mountains!! The cabin itself is a nice place for a couple or a small family with older children. We had my husband and I in the upstairs loft (which is open-ish to the downstairs). We also had our 17 month old in a playpen upstairs. But if he wasn't in the playpen, it was not safe for him to be there because of the design of the loft area. We also had my sister and her 7 year old daughter on the futon downstairs. Then we had our 9 year old son on the couch. A little tight with all of us, but we did it =-). I would recomend this cabin to the adults for sure. The only complaint I had, if any, was that there was no coffee maker. The one there was a plug in old style that I had no idea how to use. Oh, one of the good highlights of the cabin is that the neighbor has horses. At times they run right by the big side windows that overlook their "asture". My kids loved that part! Ronan is a great area. I highly recommend visiting.
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2 night minimum stay
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