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This fabulous 'Scandinavian-Country' home was once a notorious Yaak River Valley bar called Hell Roaring Saloon. Lovingly converted to a year-round family residence, it features an IKEA kitchen, a fully remodeled bathroom with tub and shower, river view dry bar, a library and a large master bedroom featuring a queen-sized bed with an unobstructed view of the Tamarack forested mountain across the river. There is a sleeper sofa (queen sized) in the main living area for a second couple.
In addition, there is a separate log cabin (perfect for kids or a second couple seeking their own privacy) with one bedroom and a sleeping loft, full shower, small kitchen. The cabin has two double beds, two twin beds and a sleeper hide-a-bed.
All of this on an open and SUNNY five-acre plot with a whopping 1,200 feet of private river front that wraps around the main building and flows within 15 feet of the full-view bar and front windows. Walk your kayak or fly rod to the river and be on the water in 30 seconds.
This is a 'get away from it all' vacation opportunity. Leave your cell phone at home (they don't work in the valley.) The trail head to Mt. Baldy is less than 100 yards from your front door. The deer and moose viewing - from your seat at the bar if you so choose - is incredible and your backyard is the Kootenai National Forest and the beautiful Yaak River.
Hunker down in your own piece of paradise, or use the place as a base camp for exploring the valley's multitude of gated forest service roads, hiking trails, secluded lakes and water falls. Once feted as 'the most remote valley in the lower forty-eight' The Yaak offers a truly unique vacation opportunity.
Don't let its name fool you ... the Hell Roaring property is quiet, beautiful and relaxing. The ultimate wilderness vacation for friends and family.
See for yourself on NetFlix. Click on HGTV, "You Live In a What", episode 12 - "saloon". We are the 3rd feature on the episode with a walk-through of the interior and overview of property and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Keywords: Lodge, house, log cabin, river, fly fishing
We are native Washingtonians who discovered the Yaak on a fly fishing trip to the northwest Montana. One day in the valley was all it took to know that we wanted to own property and spend time in this magical place. We bought the vacant Hell Roaring Saloon three days later and still marvel at our good fortune.
Rob Sorensen purchased this lodge in 1998
'The Yaak' is a remote wilderness valley in the two million acre Kootenai National Forest. Less than 10% of its land mass is privately owned. Our place - and river front - is bordered on the west and north by national forest. It's private, accessible and has an incredible - and notorious - historical connection to the valley.
The solitude and abundance of wildlife make staying in The Yaak a truly unique experience. Besides the beautiful surroundings, we see moose, deer, beaver, otters, eagles, osprey and owls...not to mention a wide variety of smaller - but no less enjoyable - flora and fauna
Long weekend to celebrate anniversary, property was a perfect getaway. Enjoyed all the wildlife, and the river was good for fishing. Already planning on another visit.
We actually stayed in the Summer of 2010. We gathered with our 3 adult children and their mates, and found this to be one of our most favorite family vacations! The Master Bedroom was so comfortable, the added guest cabin, came in handy for accommodating our family. We went down river each day in the warm and pleasant weather, did short road trips, walked, fished, read (thanks for the amazing collection of good reads left behind) played board games, sat by the fire in the evenings. Our family still talks about our time spent there, and even though it is a bit of a trek from where we live it was well worth the days drive and we look forward to returning there again soon, either as a couple, 55+, with another couple, for some peace and quiet, or with our new grandchild and our adult children and their mates. It was also nice that we could take our Yorkie, who is like one of the children, and goes everywhere with us, so thank you for being pet friendly! The dinners on the covered front porch, were so welcomed after a day in the sun as well as a great way to start the morning with a cup of java!
I could go on and on, highly recommend, and will return soon!
Thanks for thinking of everything we could have possibly needed!
This vacation property/home away from home, was more than we expected. Large private property bordering the Yaak river; you could walk across the river and just up from that spot was a wonderful area to fly fish, swim etc. Home provided everything you would have in your own home and more. Large with open concept and smaller cabin a short distance away which slept another 6 people. Saw a doe and her baby every morning on the other side of the river. We had such a great time, when we got home we immediately booked a week for next July.
This was an awesome place to stay! The lodge is beautifully decorated, very clean, and has everything you could need for a great stay. The location is beautiful - the river, fishing, wildlife (deer & moose) is all you could ask for. We had fun heading up to the Dirty Shame and visiting old friends. Hope to be back again!
This was an absolutely wonderful vacation...dad and son rode out on Harleys, mom in her mustang convertible and daughter and grand baby in SUV...guys thought they would do more riding but once we arrived at this awesome property, it was clear hanging out, watching wildlife and fly fishing were the order of the day...top that with a trip to the Dirty Shame Saloon in Yaak and Home Bar in Troy, what more could you ask for. We are trying fr next yea but longer time. Loved every minute of this beautiful home and amazing location.
Just returned from our 3rd yr in a row at this wonderful place! Beautiful setting on a bend in the Yaak River. Home is large, spacious and has everything you’d need in it’s well appointed kitchen. A charming cabin sits just yds away from the house and can accommodate up to 6. Very clean and comfortable. Not much to look at from the outside, but once you open the door you have an aha moment!
Fishing, rafting, kayaking, swimming, floating, biking, hiking, exploring, photography, horn hunting, reading, napping and vegging.
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3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|