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Western Montana Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This historic 1880's hand hewn log home is the combination of the original homestead house and a barn that were completely renovated by the family in 2002. While the logs & ranch ring with history the facility is first class.

Our third generation, operating ranch includes the North Fork of the Blackfoot River, two spring creeks and four ponds that hold native trout waiting to challenge fishermen. Guests have exclusive access to these waters and the ranch. The storied Blackfoot river is nearby and other rivers are an easy drive. The ranch is located between Montana's two major national parks and the Bob Marshal wilderness is north of the ranch. We are happy to share our bit of heaven as well as generations of stories! Many of our guests just enjoy the peace & quiet of the ranch & it's surroundings. Lots to enjoy besides the fishing!

Keywords: Luxury Log Home on beautiful working ranch

More Details

Jon & Diane Krutar
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Jon & Diane Krutar

My family purchased our ranch in 1949. It has been a love affair ever since. Many small ranches in this area have been purchased for summer trophy ranches. Instead, our family has restored the original homestead home into a vacation rental. We enjoy sharing the home as well as the ranch. Guests have exclusive use of the spring creeks, ponds, & access to the N. Fork of the Blackfoot that runs through the ranch. I am happy to tell guests the history of the valley & our 65 years of toil on the ranch.

Jon & Diane Krutar purchased this chateau / country house in 1949

Why Jon & Diane Krutar chose Montana

Has been in family for 65 years so it is our roots. Rental income is allowing us to keep the ranch operating. We enjoy sharing it with many wonderful guests.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Tranquil, beautiful environs

Exquisitely renovated 1880 homestead home

Close to small MT towns and both national parks

Border collie Laddy & I may stop in for coffee & chat during our daily walk.

Lots of history about the west & MT.

Local crafts, grass fed beef & fresh vegs. & eggs available.


Powell County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Blow up Queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Mountain bikes, wide open beauty; Exclusive access to entire ranch,including four ponds, two streams & river.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Western Montana Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Dillon, MT USA

Worked Perfect for Family Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My son recently got married near Helmville and we rented the Krutar Ranch for myself, my husband, my niece her husband and their 3 month of son. It is beautiful and worked well for us as we prepared for the wedding. On Saturday the groom and his groomsmen came to get ready and we had a bbq for them on the back deck. They took some pictures outside on the property and near the pond-I am sure they will be awesome. The pictures on this site or good but the property is even more beautiful than captured in the pictures. I would highly recommend this property-the owners were amazing to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review. We are glad that the Homestead was part of your major event. Best wishes to the bride & groom.
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Montana Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Lots to do for everyone! My teenager went paddle boating on the ponds, my grade schooler rode a bike on the property and my spouse enjoyed the views, and the fantastic house. I went fishing--on the ponds, the spring fed creeks, and the Blackfoot River. Only about an hour from Missoula and Helena, you can always go into town if you want to, but we never felt like we should. The mountains are stunning, the stars uber bright, and seeing rainbows only added to the splendor. We cannot wait to go back to enjoy the house and our hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, VA

Excellent rental and experience

  • 5 of 5

Can not say enough good things about the Homestead. Great access to fishing on the blackfoot, north fork of the blackfoot, and multiple creeks on the property and nearby. The property is very close to the amazing wilderness complex where you can hike for months without ever hiking the same trail twice. The house is in a wonderful location with great views. The house is modern as far as the appliances and such, but still retains a nice ranch/cabin feel. I highly recommend a visit here.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Must Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Krutar Homestead is the BEST of all the vacation homes/properties at which we stayed in the last 5 years! The homestead is awesome- it's rustic yet modern makes it so relaxing and fun with its early 1900 details in fixtures and furnishings! The property-all 500 acres-and setting is BEAUTIFUL with so much to explore. Did I mention the peacefulness it provides-which is what vacation is suppose to be! Then there is fishing the spring creeks and we love our fly fishing! Sitting on the wrap around porch with sun rise and sunset was beyond words! We will go back...

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First impression - WOW! and it got better from there!

  • 5 of 5

This isn't just a vacation rental - it's an experience! What a fantastic property! Views in every direction. Excellent fishing and recreation and to top it off - a beautiful handcrafted masterpiece of a home! LOVED it! Would go back in a heart beat and will recommend it to others for sure! What a great place to unplug, get off the grid and do what you're supposed to do in Montana - enjoy the serenity and beauty! A+++++

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay in a Charming Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 6 days and loved it. We loved the well designed house, the 500 acre ranch, the horses, the front porch, the crystal clear ponds, the mountain views, the quiet, the serenity, the wildlife and the ability to rest, relax and recuperate. This is one of our favorite VRBO rentals - it was exactly what we were looking for. Jon and Diane, the owners, are warm and welcoming and made our stay special. This place is a real gem. Don't miss a chance to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Working ranch setting with spring creeks and ponds. Excellent hiking and biking and river fishing close by. Many western MT sites and recreational opportunities within easy driving range.


Rates & Availability

Powell County Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
MT State Lodging tax/day $14

Rate is for two people. Additional persons over six years old are $25/person/day.

Personal check. 50 % deposit(refundable within 30 days of arrival) required to confirm reservation. Balance due upon arrival. Credit card number for refundable damage deposit of $300.

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