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Incredible Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Historic Montana Ranch

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 14
Property type lodge
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Photos and Description of this 14 bedroom holiday lodge in Darby - Alpine Meadows Ranch

4 Seperate Building Commprising 9 Bedrooms And 6 Bathrooms Can Sleep 18

An ideal property for weddings, reunions, retreats or corporate events, this historic ranch was designed in 1909 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Serenely tucked in the beautiful southern end of the Bitterroot Valley, it bestows incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the river valley below. With over 200 lush acres of pastures and woodlands to enjoy and explore, this magnificent estate provides a sense of peace and solitude and the opportunity to enjoy the incomparable Montana lifestyle. Wildlife abounds on the property. Elk, moose, deer, fox, wild turkey, hawks and eagles can be spotted and horses and cattle graze in the pastures. The ranch is 100% organic and has been pesticide and herbicide free for the past 20 years. The ranch and surrounding area boast many and diverse amenities and attractions for an unforgettable vacation.

The ranch comprises four separate buildings which provide various options to comfortably sleep 16+ guests.

The Wright House, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed main house, has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a modern full sized kitchen, laundry area, dining area, sitting room, living room with field stone fireplace, and open back deck.

The Wright Cabin, also designed by the famous architect, has a queen sized bedroom, full bath with shower, a modern kitchenette and an open porch.

The Meadow Suites, is a building which houses two separate suites, one upstairs and one at meadow level. Each suite has two bedrooms that can sleep 4-6 guests, 1 full bathroom, a modern full sized kitchen, a dining area and a living room.

The Cider House, is a huge free standing great room with a full bathroom and kitchen. The gorgeous building with spectacular views can be used as a conference/meeting room, classroom, business center, banquet facility, game room, or as a gathering place for reading, relaxing and viewing the wildlife. The Cider House provides indoor/outdoor dining areas, a large terrace and a barbeque.

This incomparable estate ranch offers infinite options for enjoying the natural beauty and peace that Montana's great outdoors provides while lodging comfortably in a tranquil and historic home with every modern convenience.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Analise Roland
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 January, 2016
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Why Analise Roland chose Bitterroot Valley

Historic Montana Ranch designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on a beautiful site. Main Ranch house and cabin national historical site.

What makes this lodge unique

Private behind locked gates


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Incredible Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Historic Montana Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
San Francisco, CA

The perfect Montana getaway

  • 5 of 5

This ranch is truly an amazing place. It is such a treat to wake up in a house built by Frank Lloyd Wright surrounded by good friends. We spent the weekend getting cozy by the fire, cooking great food, and exploring the scenic landscape. There's so much history to learn about this location— the 100+ year old apple orchard is just the start. We flew in to Missoula, stocked up on great food, and drove down through the Bitterroot Valley. Each of the buildings on the property has such character. The bright white January snow was beautiful and I would love to go back in the summer to experience other seasons there. The town nearby is really sweet - there's a local cider maker and a few restaurants. This is a really unique experience in a very special place that I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Montana retreat experience!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazingly beautiful sanctuary from the world!

This was my first trip ever to Montana, and I believe I landed in heaven! This gorgeous historic ranch included all of my favorite things! Immersed in woodland trails and surrounded by cattle, wildlife, mountains and open skies, and bathed in serenity, its a perfect destination for hiking, horseback riding, relaxing by the fire, and simply retreating from the hustle and bustle of life.

As a designer, I fell in love with the Frank Lloyd Wright design, the barn, the guest houses and the views from everywhere you looked. My husband and I were there on a personal getaway, but I was imagining all sorts of social and professional events I could also hold there for family, friends, and business associates.

The nearby town is charming, with local artisans selling beautiful handmade wares, and cozy restaurants serving wholesome and delicious country cooking. Be sure to check it out.

Do yourself a favor and take a trip to this lovely, historic, serene oasis You will want to return again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway and Apple Orchard Magic

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly remarkable place. Full of deep-rooted history and culture, the cabin and it's surrounding environment are truly one-of-a-kind. The magical experience of cozying up in the Frank Lloyd Wright designed cabin, and diverse array of activity made the weekend one to remember. From farm-to-table food, to local agriculture education opportunity, fishing, skiing, and hot springing... the options are endless. The space is ideal for a group of any size looking to fall in love with the Bitterroot Valley .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NYC, ny, usa

respite from the city, haven in the country

  • 5 of 5

analise was an extremely accommodating host, offering us some local tea that she cold brewed and bottles into cute mason jars upon our arrival. travel from Missoula airport is minimal as the views along the way provide ample opportunity for decompression and relaxation. we hiked around the gorgeous property within an hour of our arrival, and surveyed all the wide open space, as well as the dense national forest. i stayed in the Wright House, which was homey, spacious, filled with history and coziness. you will not believe how quiet it is at night (ATTN city folk!). our first night, we built a fire, sipped delicious local drinks, and sang as our compatriot strummed his little guitar. nearby lake como is a must when it's open. take advantage of the many outdoor opportunities, i became sick and couldn't partake, but everyone had a blast horseback riding with "old man Larry". all in all, be it for an event or a getaway, this is the perfect retreat for the mind and body.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

beautiful place. inspiring retreat.

  • 5 of 5

I visited the ranch for a meditative and restorative photo retreat this past July. The land and home were in great condition, and it was marvelous to spend the nights in a FLW original home. I saw an arrangement of wildlife while there, including elk, deer, and owls, and enjoyed exploring along the trails in the back 50 acres.Lake Como is just down the road, as well, and is a great place to hike and a calm spot to swim.

Grocery stores and local markets allowed me to make local, healthy meals. I also loved the local brewery -- Bitterroot Mountain!

It was a great place for me to get outside, slow down, and trade a skyline for a starry sky!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Nearest Train
198 Miles
Whitefish Montana
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 93
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Several in Darby vicinity
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Chief Joseph XC
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Lake Como
Car: necessary

Nestled between the Sapphire Mountain Range and the picturesque Bitterroot Mountains, Alpine Meadows Range sits in the gorgeous southern end of the Bitterroot Valley. It encompasses 210+ private, serene acres of open pasture and Ponderosa Pine Tree forests. The ranch is adjacent to the Bitterroot National Forest which backs up to the 1.3 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The historic ranch lies just 2 miles from the sleepy western town of Darby, MT and 11 miles from Lake Como.

Abundant trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ATVs traverse the ranch and surriounding area. The Bitterroot River and its cold, clear tributaries offer some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the country. White water rafting is available one hour away on the North Fork of the Salmon River.

Wildlife is abundant in the area. Elk, moose, deer, hawks, eagles and wild turkey are among the viewing possibilities.

The surrounding area offers a multitude of destinations and activities including- sapphire panning, rodeos, Native American and Western storytelling, Lewis and Clark travel information, guided full moon walks, ATV and snowmobile guided tours, wildlife viewing, ghost towns, geo-caching, wildlife refuges, Celtic celebration in August, Logger Days in July, and numerous music festivals.

Golf: There are two golf courses nearby. The public 18 hole Hamilton course is a 20 mile drive and the private Stock Farm on the Marcus Daly estate is also approx. 20 miles away.

Ski: Downhill skiing and sledding are available at Lost Trail Powder Mountain, famous for family skiing at reasonable prices with excellent snow conditions, 45 minutes south of the ranch. Cross country skiing is available on the ranch. The best groomed cross country trails in Montana are found at Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Area, a few minutes from Powder Mountain. Snowmobile rentals and guided tours are also popular in the area. In the town of Darby, a small, free ice skating rink welcomes all visitors.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Darby, Montana

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Pet Fee £41

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Darby in Montana

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 23 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 11 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 12 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • king and multiple queens
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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