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Quaint country stucco house on the Bitterroot River

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom stucco farmhouse on a working ranch with breathtaking views

This house has 1 bedroom/1 bathroom on the main floor with a queen size bed, 2 bedrooms upstairs (one with a king bed and the other with 2 twins). The home is fully equipped with everything you need for a memorable stay. During your stay you have 2400 acres of private land to hike, bike, ride horses or ATVs, picnic, and fish the blue ribbon Bitterroot River (which is the West boundary of the ranch).

John and Jani Meuchel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About John and Jani Meuchel

John and I grew up in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley and it will be our home forever. The saying, 'there's no place like home' is so true and we feel so blessed to live in such an amazing area.

John and Jani Meuchel purchased this house in 1946

Why John and Jani Meuchel chose Bitterroot Valley

My dad moved to this property as a boy when the neighbors in town complained of 'too many hound dogs'. He purchased the ranch from his parents in 1965 and my grandmother continued to live in this house for many years. We thought that many guests would enjoy the beautiful scenery and tranquility of the ranch that I was blessed to enjoy as a child.

What makes this house unique

This home was built in 1939 and is located on a working ranch and the views from the large living room windows are incredible. You'll enjoy many of the original features of this home. One of the many attractions is the fishing access right out the front door.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Quaint country stucco house on the Bitterroot River
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had several days at this perfect riverside house with family. Perfect location for fishing the bitterroot and surrounding smaller waters and placed conveniently between Hamilton and Darby where you can find great fly shops, restauarants, breweries and groicery stores . Enjoyed morning coffee at the gazebo overlooking the river and ended the day with a camp fire with the ranch mountains as our backdrop. The views on your walk up old darby road are some of the best in the valley. Add to all this that the owners are great with pre-trip communication and we got a chance to meet John and he was even more generous with his time and advice in person . Wonderful people and a wonderful property. We will be back . Thanks again John and Jani

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house and perfect location for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home and the surrounding ranch are beautiful! With a river, horses grazing, and a great mountain view out EVERY window it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. The nice sized comfortable home, with great bedrooms and decor, has everything you need to make you feel at home and John and Jani are very friendly and accommodating. This home has been in the family for years and the owners have put time and energy into making it a great place for others to enjoy!

Just bring your clothes and food and everything else is provided.

There are several quaint towns within 15 minutes for shopping, groceries, and eating. Lake Como is only about 15 minutes away and it has great hiking and water access.

I highly recommend this lovely home for anyone who wants to have a relaxing experience in rural Montana.

Thank you to John and Jani for making this year's Sister's Trip great! Nic, Liz, and Michelle

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home with beautiful views of Bitterroot.😊

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental!!!!It was beautiful,quaint,and had everything we needed close by.The river was amazing and John was an absolute gem taking the time to come and teach my boys how to fly fish.They have found a new hobby and a new love because of his patience and guidance.Jani was so sweet and easy to talk to about any problems I encountered at the house.We already are trying to figure out when we can come out again to visit.Jani your grandmothers home was truly a blessing to us and we will hold this house,you and John close to our hearts.Thanks again. P.S. I mentioned to John about the rug in the hallway that you may want to just do away it as I slipped and fell,my husband and both my boys slipped on it also.Beautiful touch but a bit unsafe for anyone walking down the stairs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Grandma's House was the most PERFECT place we have ever stayed. It felt like the house wanted you to be there. Everything in the house had an old world feel, but was spotless and redone beautifully. We slept like rocks, going to bed and waking up to the sound of the river outside the window, wild geese and song birds. Heaven!

The location was amazing, if you want peace and quiet. We spent an entire day fishing on the river. We ate dinner and breakfast sitting in the little gazebo that overlooks the river. Talk about a view!

We did not want to leave this charming place and if possible, would have stayed for the rest of of our trip!

We were not able to meet John and Jani, but John was charming on the phone. We feel very fortunate that they allowed us to spend some time at their exquisite place.

Lyn and Blake

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 3 nights at the house in October and we enjoyed every moment. The location on a large ranch in the Bitterroot valley is absolutely beautiful, and it is only a short distance from the towns of Hamilton and Darby. It's a great place to hike, fly fish, view wildlife, sit by a fire, or just relax in the gazebo and watch the river go by. The owners were there to greet us when we arrived. We enjoyed visiting with them and appreciated their hospitality. The stucco house has been restored, remodeled, and tastefully decorated. It has new appliances, washer and dryer, 3 bedrooms, large dining room table, satellite TV, Towels, Linens and all the kitchen utensils needed to cook family meals. We prepared all of our meals at the house except for one breakfast at our favorite place in Hamilton - the Coffee Cup. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who appreciates the beauty of the outdoors in rural Montana. It is our hope that everyone who stays in the home, which once belonged to the owners grandmother, will leave it in pristine condition for all others to enjoy. Whenever we come back to Montana, this is where we would like to stay. Thanks to the owners for sharing this piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property and Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely, the house was perfect, spacious, clean and all the amenities while the property was perfect, wildlife and right next to the river for fishing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Missoula, MT
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hamilton Golf Course, Hamilton, MT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 93
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Lost Trail Ski Resort


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hamilton, Montana

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Tax Rate 7.0%

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