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Rocky Mountain Front Retreat: Comfortable Adventure on the Edge of Wilderness

People11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
chateau / country house
People
11
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Choteau - Rocky Mountain Front Retreat

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat; 3 BRs 2 baths; 2 kitchens; Sleeps up to 11

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is located 23 miles NW of Choteau, at close to 5,000 feet above sea level, on a 20 acre section of the historic Moore homestead established in 1919. If you are looking to experience the 'last best place' in the Crown of the Continent, where the rugged Rocky Mountains meet the expansive Great Plains, this is it.

Many outdoor activities are at your door step, such as hiking, photography, running or biking. Also, there are over 1,000 miles of wilderness trails close by in the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Plus, there are fishing, hunting and skiing opportunities in season.

There are very few places to stay located on the Rocky Mountain Front. It is sparsely populated with plenty of wildlife viewing, including: mule and white tail deer, elk, many varieties of birds, grizzly and black bears, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels.

For those times you prefer to be cozy and stay indoors, the interior is comfortable and inviting, with quality furniture, and fully-equipped kitchen(s). The area is very quiet if you are looking for some writing or other creative time.

The Retreat has just been upgraded with high speed internet and two flat screen TVs for streaming from the internet, together with DVD players for watching movies.

High speed WiFi is available, as is a land line phone for local calls.

Introductory pricing from $120 to 220 per night (plus cleaning fee and taxes).

• The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat offers two suites: The Elk Suite and the Grizzly Suite.

• Both suites together (this site) can accommodate up to 11 guests.

• If you are interested in the one bedroom Grizzly Suite that can accommodate up to 5 guests, please see: vrbo #822351

• If you are interested in the two bedroom Elk Suite that can accommodate up to 6 guests, please see: vrbo #822466

The two suites are private and fully separated from each, joined only by a large common entry area containing the laundry and some reading/games materials.

The Retreat is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Front on the edge of wilderness, yet not too far from town. It truly is part of the Crown of the Continent.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Aki and Laura Lintunen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Finnish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2016
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About Aki and Laura Lintunen

We built on the 'old homestead' about 20 years ago, with a major addition and total renovations completed over the last year, to create the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat. Family members have been spending time there, in all seasons, for many decades.

Aki and Laura Lintunen purchased this chateau / country house in 1992

Why Aki and Laura Lintunen chose Montana

The property has been in the family for 5 generations; however, the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is a modern and comfortable place in the 'last best place' on the Rocky Mountain Front which is part of the Crown of the Continent.

We are now excited to share the experience with discerning travelers who are looking for something unique.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

There are very few places to stay located on the Rocky Mountain Front. It is sparsely populated with plenty of wildlife viewing, including mule and white tail deer, elk, many varieties of birds, black and grizzly bear, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels.

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is nestled between the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness to the west and the Pine Butte Preserve and the Great Plains to the east.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Rocky Mountain Front Retreat: Comfortable Adventure on the Edge of Wilderness
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

Wonderful 2nd Stay at Your Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again for another wonderful stay at your property. We found the home in clean and orderly condition. The directions provided before our arrival made the check in process quite simple. The directions to the home are easy to follow as are the directions for getting the keys and accessing the home. We love the quiet setting of the home and there is nothing like waking up to the views and wonderful Montana breezes. We love the quiet solitude of the home and the fact that unless we needed anything we didn't see a person! Thank you again for opening your home to us. It is the perfect spot to access the Rocky Mountain Front. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outdoor Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Location, Location, Location! Anyone looking for outdoor activities, this is the place! You are minutes away from hikes that are hard to beat. We did the hike up to Hidden Lake, and enjoyed all the natural beauty! We had the Elk property for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. It was Dad, two adult sons and a nephew. Plenty of room, good beds, and a view out your front door that makes it worth while all by it self! We cooked trout or BarBQ'd every night. Aki was a great host and full of help full information and directions. We look forward to future stays, and exploring the Choteau area more in the future. A huge bonus was being able to attend the Agusta Rodeo! The oldest rodeo in Montana! One note of caution, driving at dawn & dusk be cautious of wild game, there is plenty in the area. On a good recommendation from the fine folks at Grizzly Sports, we picked up cans of bear spray. While trout fishing, we never saw a bear, how ever there was plenty of tracks and fresh sign. A true Montana adventure! Martin Carstens

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, clean & spacious house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice, clean, and spacious with comfortable beds. The owners were accommodating and helpful. The location is beautiful as well. It was a great place to stay when spending the weekend skiing at Teton Pass.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat and your skiing at Teton Pass. Welcome back!
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5

This was a well equipped home in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed both suites and highly recommend this great VRBO! Close to Teton Pass for skiing and cozy to come back to. The property had everything our larger group needed. Excellent place to stay near Choteau!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were thoroughly pleased with our stay at the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat. From the moment of inquiry to departure the owners/managers were incredibly responsive, easy to work with and made the whole process very easy. The location is spectacular - and the house was perfectly comfortable. It was very clean, tidy and clearly well taken care of. We will absolutely return! Thank you for such an enjoyable stay at your beautiful property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Away From It All...

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the property is perfection. Aki's directions to the house were flawless, although we still managed to get lost, all part of the adventure! The house itself is beautiful and very new. Everything about it screams comfort! From the huge tv to the huge bed- its all about rest and relaxation in that home. The couches were comfy, the decor was cozy and I don't even know where to start when it comes to the property itself. Such beauty! My Husky was in heaven chasing butterflies and grasshoppers. There is a creek to go swimming in just a quick walk down the driveway. Other than the birds and bees, you can't hear a sound, make sure you get food and supplies on your way in, you won't want to have to go back into town for anything and leave the amazing sanctuary. We were lucky enough to meet Aki during our stay and he was very friendly and welcoming. I can't find enough good words to say about our stay there. I highly recommend it!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Great Falls, Montana
Nearest Barpub
23 Miles
Elk Country Grill, Choteau
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Choteau Country Club Golf Course (open to public)
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Highway 89 to Glacier National Park & Yellowstone
Nearest Restaurant
24 Miles
Log Cabin Cafe, Choteau
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Teton Pass Ski Resort, North Fork Teton River
Car: necessary

This majestic, scenic property is located on the historic Moore Homestead, founded in 1919. It overlooks the Saw Tooth Range of the Rocky Mountain Front. It is close to the trail head for Ear Mountain and has about 1,000 miles of trails in the close by Lewis and Clark National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness. It is truly a part of the 'last best place' on the Crown on of the Continent.

The homestead is located only a 1/2 mile from the Teton River, and is adjacent to the original A.B. Guthrie Jr place, the American Pulitzer Prize author of The Way West, and Big Sky, among other books. Guthrie noted that he returned to his place facing Ear Mountain after publishing these novels as it was his 'point of outlook on the universe.'

Also close by is the Old North Trail where, according to many, the original inhabitants of North America traversed in the safety of the shadow of the rocky mountains.

Egg Mountain one of the largest finds of dinosaur eggs is just down the Bellview Road. Remember Jurassic Park? The scientists were digging at Egg Mountain at the beginning of the movie.

Nature's Conservancy is conserving and protecting large areas of land in the area, including the Pine Butte Preserve, which is the only place where Grizzlies roam from the mountains to the great plains. They also work closely as part of the community on common interests, such as the awareness and management of noxious weeds identification and control.

Often the only sounds heard are created by nature. Watch the birds dip and dive among the ancient jack pines, feasting on the pine cone nuts. Little chipmunks and rabbits are amusing to watch as they run along and hide among the rocks close by. Deer often forage in the area, sometimes coming within feet of the windows in the Retreat.

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is located at close to 5000 feet above sea level on the edge of wilderness, yet close to amenities. A variety of interesting walks and hikes are nearby; something for nearly all age and ability levels. Choteau is 23 miles away and Great Falls is 75 miles away.

Glacier National Park is about 1 1/2 hours away and Missoula is just over 3 hours away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Choteau, Montana

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£560
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£1,333
£3,753
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £175 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Choteau, USA

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Elk Suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large full bath
    Grizzly Suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower and double sinks.
  • Bathrooms are fully functional, private and clean. Well and pressure tank provide good water pressure, however, green practices conserving water are encouraged! Propane hot water tank has large capacity and quick recovery rate.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Elk Suite master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King sized bed with closet, chest of drawers & book case
    Elk Suite second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Extra long Twin beds can be put together for a King bed
    Grizzly Suite master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large room with 16 ft of closet, a King sized bed & sofa bed
  • All bedrooms are well organized with good quality new beds and linens. All have closets and lots of storage space. There is central heating and air conditioning to maintain comfort. Also, there are sofa beds in both living rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Amazing views from the property with plenty of opportunities for outdoor and indoor activities

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