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Seclusion and the great outdoors in this Bitterroot Haven

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Nestled in the forest on the flanks of Trapper Peak, this rustic timber frame home offers a peaceful retreat in the woods. Adjacent to national forest with wilderness nearby, you will find easy access to mountain lakes, hiking trails, blue ribbon fishing, big game and bird hunting, mountain biking, back packing and more. Guide services easily arranged with the help of owner/manager next door.

Master and loft plus fouton in main house with full bath; large detached apartment above the shop with Queen and fouton with half bath.

Keywords: fly fishing, West Fork of Bitterroot river, mountain peaks, hunting, biking, forest, wildlife, hiking, secluded home, quiet

More Details

Property Manager
Ruth Herbert
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2018

About Ruth Herbert

My father built this home and we (his four kids) have kept it in the family since his passing. My brother lives next door, 1/4 mile down the dirt driveway. He is a true outdoorsman and knows the country like the back of his hand. We love the Bitterroot and are happy we can share its uniqueness and our home with others who enjoy being away from it all. Because of its pristine nature we have a land trust to protect if from development 'in perpetuity'

What makes this house unique

Coffee on the deck in the morning often means seeing the local elk herd or watching the wild turkeys pop up from the brush. Moose and an occasional black bear sometimes wander up as well. The house is rustic but very comfortable and a great place for family gatherings or to return after a day of outdoor recreation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Darby in Ravalli County

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen in master and in apartment, Double Beds (1) Double in loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two comfy foutons, one in living room and one in apartment
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Lots of storeage in basement, board games, books


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Seclusion and the great outdoors in this Bitterroot Haven
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Quiet, with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

A cabin in the woods with a deck, a grill, two comfortable bedrooms, at the south end of the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. The only sounds are your sighs of pleasure. The cabin is at the end of a rough and long driveway, and while the host says Prius has driven it Ok I'd be cautious with a very low clearance car. Other than that caution, this has everything.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect.

So beautiful! Vacation home was so nice and clean.

It had everything we needed and more.

We will be going back again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin is secluded in the middle of a beautiful forest and is absolutely wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is located about a quarter of a mile off the West Fork Highway. It is conveniently located to fishing access and many trailheads. There is an excellent restaurant just up the road and it is a short drive into Darby. The views from the cabin are strictly of the forest, no other cabins are visible. The cabin itself is very comfortable and equipped with everything you need (including a coffee bean grinder which really came in handy). Wildlife abounds. One of our favorite activities was having morning coffee on the back deck and watching elk (not twenty yards away), moving downhill towards the river. We have been renting Forest Service and private cabins for over twenty years and this cabin was one of the most comfortable and enjoyable that we have stayed in. We definitely plan on returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We awoke our first morning to find 15 elk wandering through the property, and it got even better as the trip went on. The cabin is cozy, with tremendous privacy (apart from the wildlife) and natural beauty. We would definitely come back to this spot again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin in the forest

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little cabin tucked back into the trees. Nicely set up with all you need to cook, sleep, etc. owners very helpful and easy to work with. Ultimate privacy setting. If I need a place there again, I'll be sure to return to this place.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful family built cabin in the woods. Lots of charm with elk nearby. Great base for hiking and other adventures. No wifi which is what we wamted. Not too close to any big stores.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles

Just under Trapper peak, next to national forest with extensive hiking, mountain biking and FLYFISHING the Bitterroot and West Fork of Bitterroot rivers. Painted Rocks reservoir is a few miles away. One hour drive to Salmon River for rafting the day stretch. Big Hole Country and Lost Trail pass about an hour drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Darby, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £55.7 + Tax
Pet Fee £37.13

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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