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MOUNTAIN ELK HUNTING/RETREAT Outdoor Recreation Ranch - Helena, Avon -

Melanie Vankoten- Eve

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

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Melanie Vankoten- Eve

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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MOUNTAIN ELK HUNTING/RETREAT Outdoor Recreation Ranch - Helena, Avon -

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Helena Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Rugged back country makes up the majority of this vast working Montana mountain ranch. An ELK Hunters Paradise & Outdoor lover's Retreat, located by Avon in the beautiful Garnet Mountains, it is 42 miles west of Helena & Canyon Ferry, 15 miles east of Garrison & Drummond, & roughly 40 miles south of Lincoln.

With over 10,000 acres to play on - this is a true outdoor recreation delight for Big Game Hunters (rifle & bow) with huge ELK herds, Trophy Muley Deer, Black Bear, Wolf & occasional Moose; also for avid horseman (endless mountain trails), nature lovers (watch big game & other Wild-Life, fields of colorful wildflowers, mountains, trails) , fisherman (fly fishing in our stocked reservoir), 'big toy' enthusiasts (4-wheelers in the summer, snow mobiles in the winter, over logging roads in the back country), snow-shoeing & cross country skiers (unbelievable views & endless roads). Also a wonderful place for a sabbatical, family reunion, or group retreat....a peaceful, natural setting for guests 'to get away'.

Enjoy the warmth of the wood fireplace in the Great Room, viewing the Elk trophy mounts on surrounding walls. The poker table corner is sure to delight those who enjoy a good card game, reminiscent of the old Wild West gambling days! Or step across the hall to partake in a game of pool. The large kitchen is great for entertaining large groups, with an attached sunroom & sauna.

This older ranch home offers lots of room to spread out with the Great Room, pool room, kitchen & office all on the main floor, along with the King bed Master Suite with double hide-a-bed & its own shower & bathtub. On the lower level you will find the Queen bed suite with shower & tub; bunkbed room, King bedroom, 5 single twin beds with 2 bathrooms adjoining the bath & shower.

Looking out the dining, sunroom & office windows, down the road is the ranch manager's house, with the corrals, barns & farm buildings of this operation. Cattle may be present in the corrals, depending on the time of year. With Mountain views of Helena National Forest to the west & Garnet Mountains to the east, wildlife is everywhere - an occasional fox or elk may stray cross the backyard hill! Treat yourself to a rugged Montana Wilderness vacation with over 10,000 acres to explore & come in at night to the comforts of our huge ranch house! Our property is great for your back-to-nature retreat, family reunion, nature exploration, big game hunting, bow hunting or fly fishing expedition. Close to mining opportunities by Helena.

Close to Montana cities - Helena (Helena is Montana's capital, mining nearby, restaurants, historical tours), Garrison, (bars & restaurants), Canyon Ferry (boating), Deer Lodge (prison, hot springs, restaurants), Lincoln (hunting, restaurants, bars) - if you feel the need for civilization !

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Melanie Vankoten- Eve (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Melanie Vankoten- Eve

We are native Montanans , Joe is a CPA & I am a retired Insurance Agency owner. We have invested in farms & ranches for the past 20 years. Between us we have 8 children, ages 32 to 12.

Melanie Vankoten- Eve purchased this lodge in 2008

Why Melanie Vankoten- Eve chose Helena

Montana outdoors at it's finest!! We want to preserve our Montana heritage for our children.

What makes this lodge unique

Hunting is the greatest love of this property for us - and we all enjoy the fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, along with running our cattle ranching operation in this wonderful Montana outdoor setting. This is your Montana Wilderness Adventure destination - over 15,000 acres to explore!!!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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MOUNTAIN ELK HUNTING/RETREAT Outdoor Recreation Ranch - Helena, Avon -
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Fountain Valley, CA
5

Little Valley Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Little Valley Ranch is an awesome location nestled in the Garnet Mountains. It has a large rustic farm house that is part of a working ranch. You have access to miles of rugged mountains to explore. There is an abundance of opportunities for activities. We saw amazing numbers of elk, deer and antelope. Also enjoyed some awesome fishing and hiking. If you like the outdoors or just want to relax and take in the big sky country you will love this ranch.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hardin, MT
5

Minnesota Group

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were great! They even gave me a birthday party. Fishing was good. Saw lots of elk. The lodge was excellent and well stocked. Good fishing destinations nearby. The 4-wheeler trails were plentiful but a map of the trails would have been helpful. All in all a good place to stay. Would highley recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Turlock, CA
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Excellent vacation rental. Will be pleased to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Helena
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Rustic, working Montana mountain ranch located in the Garnet Mountain Range by Avon - Over 13,000 Deeded acres of Mountain wilderness! ....Follow logging roads on your own horses or 4 - wheelers to explore the mountain terrain; great for snow-mobiling, snow-shoeing & cross country skiing during winter; other seasons - observe the elk herd, deer, bear, fox, wild turkeys & moose in their natural habitat; hike beautiful meadows & mountain trails on this unique Montana ranch! Bow hunting & rifle hunting reservations available upon special request...... Or watch the ranch hands moving cattle on horseback, enjoy a bonfire under the Big Sky Country night, or rack up a game of pool in the lodge! ... Civilization is just a short drive to Drummond, Deer Lodge, the state capital of Helena, Canyon Ferry, Lincoln, and roughly 90 minutes from Missoula.

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Rates & Availability

Helena Lodge Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2500 Weekly
  • US Dollars
  • WEEKLY RATES - Sat. to Sat. (Monthly, other requests, call for exact quote)
  • Weekly $2500 plus $300 Cleaning Fee,& Refundable damage deposit
  • HUNTING SEASON - DATES & RATES ask for special permits & specific rates
  • * HOME-COOKED MONTANA RANCH BREAKFAST - one morning - $10 per person - Inquire!
  • * HOME-COOKED MOUNTAIN MAN DINNER - one evening - $25 per person - Inquire!
  • *** CHECK OUT OUR OTHER LISTINGS - # 386509 & # 418826 ***
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Amenities

Helena Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Floor - toilet
    Queen Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate toilet/sink room, adjoins shower room w/ bathroom 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate toilet/sink room, adjoins shower room w/bathroom 5
  • 5 total bathrooms, Main floor- 3/4 bath off kitchen, full bathroom in Master King suite. Walk-in basement - full bath in Queen suite, there are 2 - 3/4 bathrooms that adjoin shower/tub in center room.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master King Room - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master has it's own private bathroom with shower & bathtub.
    Southwestern - 1 queen , Queen suite has it's own bath room with shower & bathtub
    Girls Bunk - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King with adjoining bathroom
    Red Western Room - 2 twin/ single
    Boy's Camo Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • The spacious King Master Suite has built in closets,its own shower, bathtub,the Queen Suite has its own bathtub/shower., the King bedroom has 1 King bed and 1 twin, The boys 'camo' room offers 1 King bed and 2 twin beds. The Red Western room has 2 twin beds with built in desk area., The Girls Bunkbed room has 1 set bunkbeds and one twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
ASK ABOUT OUR MONTANA RANCH BREAKFAST (additional $10 per person) & MOUNTAIN MAN DINNER (additional $25 per person), served to you & your crew .......Seasonal....

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