6 Bedrooms, 5 bath brick home - 30 wooded acres close to the Mission Mountains
Scott or Rita Tingey
- english, swedish
About Scott or Rita Tingey
We have lived in the Mission Valley for over 40 years. I grew up here, married here and raised a pile of boys here. We have such fond memories of hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, and skiing in this beautiful valley. I know all the haunts and I am eager to share them with you. Our beautiful, well-kept home is waiting for you to enjoy. My relatives are some of the most avid fisherman in the valley and my nephew raises pheasants in his back yard, so I really do have some contacts to help you enjoy your visit. For 30 of those forty years I ran two live theaters. One was a summer theater in my barn where we produced all the great musicals. I just finished opening the new performing arts center in Ronan and directing their productions for the last 4 years. Even though retiring, I still keep abreast of all the productions running for miles round. I have always hosted guests in my home. Over the years many exchange students, visitors and family members have come to experience Montana with us. They all talk about wanting to return. They have fallen in love with Montana, the Mission Mountains, this wonderful home and the down-home people. Some have told me after returning to their hectic pace of life that they only needed to close their eyes and reflect on their days in my home and all seemed well again. Something about returning to the simplicity of life at Grandma's house is so healing for the soul. Those who live here know that Montana was created in case heaven fills up. My husband is a ski instructor and loves the many ski resorts located in western Montana. He could make himself available to share these favorites with you and your children and provide instruction if desired.
Scott or Rita Tingey purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1993
Why Scott or Rita Tingey chose St. Ignatius
This property is part of the original property first owned by the Catholic Church when the Jesuits came as missionaries to the Native Americans living in the Mission Valley. On this 40 acre piece sits the original, historic grist mill that ground all the flour for the Pacific Northwest. The huge red barn that housed a large dairy owned by the Jesuit Fathers is where I ran theater in for 30 years and is now used for family and community events. The property at one time had a bakery, a boys school, a saddle shop, and a brickyard. The creek acreage was once home to a large truck farm run by the Jesuits and fed many families throughout the valley. There have only been 3 owners of this property. First the Jesuit Fathers, then the Brown Family, and then us. It has always been a great gift to live here. It has always been property that people worked on to serve others and I have tried to continue that labor of love. Historic pictures of the property and the many events that happened here can be found over at the tiny museum by the historic Catholic Mission just down the block. I have always felt that I was just the caretaker of this property. Providence smiled upon me and granted me this serene retreat. In return I share it, to the best of my abilities, to all that come my way and could benefit from a visit. I have sold a portion of the original 70 acre piece to the community to house their amphitheater and host their annual Good Ole' Days festival. Some who have walked the property say there is a spirit of community and good works that lives on here. We would happily tell you of all the fun we've had over the years taking part in plays, parades, wagon rides, horse pulls, greased pig contests, hootenannies, dutch oven cook offs and much more right at this location.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
After securing the property in hopes of protecting it for the area's continued growth, we began pouring over home building blue prints. We wanted to find just the right plans for a home to fit with the historical surroundings, yet offer the many amenities needed by our large family. So we chose the site where the former brick yard lay and we built a beautiful brick home ourselves with a picturesque view of the Mission Mountains out the living room window. The house plans called for an old fashioned parlor with a fireplace. We built it, but then rearranged it to house all our musical instruments. You can play on the baby grand piano. The big open kitchen with two stoves comes in very handy. The dinning room table was made just for us by a local carpenter and the chairs are over 100 years old and came out of a nunnery. The china chest was built for us by the Amish, as was the Amish wood cook stove that you can cook on if you wish. The year after we moved in, the family agreed that we lacked one really important feature. We just had to have a pool! I think my children were all born half fish! Children, schoolmates, grandkids; all enjoyed the pool for years and for grandma and grandpa we added the hot tub. It is a convenient walk to the local grocery store, a malt shop, church, schools etc. This property is secluded and private with its 40 acres is hidden away from any neighbors. How could it get any better? So often I have had people drive down the driveway and ask to show a friend or family member this most beautiful house - in a most beautiful setting. It truly is a sweet haven no matter the season of the year or the season of one's life.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a great time, meeting for a family reunion. Had plenty of bedrooms for all.
House was very private and was very clean. Enjoyed the hot tub and pool. Dining room had space for whole family(13). Location worked out great for us, even had a historic church with very inviting congregation nearby.
Wonferful stay and vacation!
Excellent property that had all we wanted and more. From the beautiful yard, pool and hit run to the spacious rooms, this was a vacation that our whole family with remember and cherish. Thank you!
Property is well stocked and very large.
We had a great time at St Ignatius, Thanks Scott and Rita...kids really loved the pool, hot tub and trampoline.
Absolutely amazing! Beautiful inside and out!
My sister's family and mine for a total of 11 people converged from Illinois and California for Thanksgiving! Everyone who wanted one had their own room, the huge sectional fit 5 tall teenagers and a few parents, by moving a small table into the kitchen we were 13 for a Thanksgiving dinner we prepared ourselves in an enormous kitchen. Really well stocked kitchen with many extras, such as the roaster we appreciated! Lots of homey touches and extra linens of all kinds. Toys and games stocked as well. It was an amazing getaway and we had a great time!
We rented for our family attending a wedding nearby in late July, 2017. the house was just what we needed giving everyone space to spread out and enjoy the week. The pool was put to good use as temps were very warm
Wonderful place for a group
We enjoyed our stay. This property accomodates a group nicely. We were visiting the area for a family wedding and this worked great! Looking forward to coming back sometime
This beautiful home is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Mission Valley. The Mission Valley was named after the historic Catholic Mission that is just one block away. Located on 30 acres with Mission Creek flowing through it, the National Bison Range next door, and a view of the majestic Mission Falls from the living room window. This home offers the perfect family retreat for reunions, attending nearby marriage venues, or unparalleled sight seeing. This is Montana at its best: fly fishing, hiking, a multitude of mountain lakes and rivers nearby. Excellent pheasant and waterfowl hunting. It's a photographer’s heaven, with historic building, museums, Amish farms and store. All are within walking distance to a 20 minute drive.
Beautiful Flathead Lake is just a 30 mile jaunt to the north and offers swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing and a lake cruise. There is golfing at coveted Polson Bay Golf Course.
The wonders of the spectacular Glacier National Park are just a convenient day trip away. Annual summer events in the area include live theater at the the Port Polson Playhouse, Big Fork Summer Playhouse, and in Missoula. Annual events also include the Polson Cherry Festival, St. Ignatius Good Old Days, Ronan Pioneer Days, Arlee Native American Pow Wow, rodeos, and county fairs.
Winter offers ice fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, as well as the world class ski resort at Whitefish, Montana just 2 hours away. An additional three local ski resorts with abundant beginner and intermediate terrain are just an hour or so away.
Have a passion for athletics, theater, symphonies, movies, or art? Missoula, just one hour south, is home to the University of Montana. Missoula is considered the cultural arts capital of Montana and offers various activities all year long.
Maybe you are searching for a place to relax, rejuvenate, and heal. Why not curl up with a good book and enjoy the beautiful view. Here nature is experienced at its best with breathtaking mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, crystal clear mountain well water, relaxing walking trails, and the serenity of inspiring sunsets.