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Amazing Look Out Tower with 360 views of the Bitterroot Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Unique, top of the world experience in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley

The Look Out Tower is located above Little Sleeping Child Road just south of Hamilton, MT. Close to town and yet worlds apart is this unique off the grid and eco- friendly experience. Built with maximum views in mind, this comfortable and self contained home is like nothing you have ever experienced. The Look Out Tower is part of a 165 acre ranch- so there is lots of room to roam. There is wildlife galore.

With (most of) all the modern conveniences in a typical home, we are equipped with stainless steel refrigerator and range. There are two bedrooms downstairs - 1 Queen size bed in one room, and the other has a Queen bed with a European style twin bunk above it. We can accommodate 5 guests in these beds and there is also a couch upstairs for one more person if needed.

We will have the solar power and propane tankless hot water heater turned on and waiting for you when you arrive. Use your hot spot on your phone for the internet. We have a cistern which accommodates running water including a flushable toilet. We ask you to always be conscious of your activities to minimize your water and electrical usage, as our systems are small but very functional. We believe that we have all the amenities that you will ever need, but remember, our resources are finite.

The road (driveway) is 1 mile long and has recently been upgraded. It can, however, be a bit slippery in a few spots if it has been raining for couple of days previous to your arrival. An all wheel drive car, SUV or truck is strongly recommended.

Hiking options are endless on this property, as the east side borders the forest service. Hunters, this is the perfect spot for you. The public access to unit 270 is at your doorstep. I have included a photo of a bull elk my daughter shot in Nov. of 2016 at 240 yds from the tower! We do not allow others to hunt on the ranch, but with our binoculars and spotting scope, you can see the game across the meadow and plan your hunt accordingly! The Bitterroot river is close by for all your trout fishing desires.

The peace you will feel while sitting on the deck of this tower is unsurpassed. You can hear elk bugle in the fall. Wildlife will surround you and the stars at night will fill every window, making you feel at one with nature. Sunrises and sunsets are often indescribably beautiful from this vantage point.

Your stay in our tower will be more than just a vacation. It will be a luxurious adventure. We know you will want to return after finding this one of a kind retreat.

Jeep tours are available in the Sapphire mountains. They will pick you up at the tower!

Massages available with professional upon request. Shooter will arrive with her own table and set up on the deck.

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Hamilton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Please conserve on shower water and flush when necessary
  • One bathroom with shower and instant hot water heater. Flushable toilet and sink. Do not use blow dryers please!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • We have two separate bedrooms downstairs. One has a queen bed with a twin bunk above it with ladder access. The other has a queen size bed. Beds are medium firmness.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
This is a very unique get away. We will be a phone call away for any of your questions. Otherwise you will be in ultimate privacy. Grab your groceries in downtown Hamilton and create your own priceless vacation. If you are interested in a massage on the deck let me know. Shooter is a certified massage professional and fantastic. $100 for 75 min. Thanks! Jeff and Tristan


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(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Lookout Tower trip.. Three guys looking for comfortable lodging with immediate access to outdoor act

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent six nights at the Tower and it was a great experience. The quality of the lodging greatly exceeded our expectations. The interior has been very thoughtfully laid out and is as comfortable as any 5 star lodging you will find. The views are stunning and the entire area is beautiful. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive. I would highly recommend the Tower as a get away for everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to the Tower House was excellent. Great weather, crisp fall nights & warm sunny days. Great birdwatching, sun rises, sunsets & starry nights! We noticed some energy system improvements since our visit last year, making everything all the easier to understand. We look forward to our next stay at this unique and enjoyable vacation home.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful adventure in MT

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay! Comfortable rooms, everything we needed/wanted in a place to stay and more. Views were amazing, even saw stars one night despite the wildfire smoke. Great central location for hiking and exploring and a mission to follow Lewis and Clark. We carved out some time to relax and enjoy the tower too. Tristan was quick to respond to questions. The tower exceeded our expectations!! We will be back🔆?

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Loved the tower!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 nights in the tower. It was very hot, but there was just enough breeze on the deck to enjoy the amazing views and quiet. Tristan was always available for the questions we had. Hamilton was a neat little town to visit. Turn off the cell phone and head up to the tower!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, would definitely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay. Tristan was very helpful and the Tower is such a unique experience. The views are mindblowingly beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Bitterroot Range view from 270 degree deck and windows

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed incredible sunsets, over the Bitterroots, while preparing dinner and dining. Look Out is on top of a foothills knob, very remote, lots of wildlife. A second floor deck and full length main room windows extends around 3/4 Look Out. Very well furnished and equipped, and very well maintained. Could not ask for anything in addition, beyond expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Property Manager

Tristan Reynolds
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Tristan Reynolds

Jeff and I purchased this ranch years ago and our entire family has worked on making it a special retreat for ourselves and now for others. The rock work has completed by our children. Jeff built all the cherry cabinets in the kitchen along with most of the furniture in the home.

I am a stained glass artist and Jeff, a retired contractor, turned realtor. We now live in Durango, Colorado.

Tristan Reynolds purchased this house in 2007

What makes this house unique

The views and privacy offered by the ranch are incredible. It is hard to describe how it feels to sit on the wrap around deck of this tower and take in all the beauty. The stars at night will astound you. You may never want to leave.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I can't believe you guys saw a moose. That is fantastic. We always see elk and deer but not so many of the big guys! Hope you came back next summer and bring friends. All the best, Tristan p.s. I'm a girl. HA.
Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Missoula, Montana
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hamilton Golf
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Spice of Life in downtown Hamilton
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Lost Trail
Car: necessary

The pristine valley of Little Sleeping Child does require a vehicle that does well on dirt roads. The driveway has recently been graded, but if it has been raining for a few days before arrival, it may be a bit muddy in parts and an all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive is recommended. It adds to the experience of being off the grid!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please email me or call if you are interested in staying in the tower. Thanks !

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.