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Deluxe Cabin Nestled near the BMWC Wilderness, Horse Accomodations, Snowmobiling

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,344 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 10, Kitchen spacious living, laundry facilities,

Montana Mountain View Ranch has over 700 acres nestles in a scenic Blackfoot valley 65 miles from the larger city of Missoula. A delux cabin with 5 bedrooms (3 full, 4 twins), 1 bathroom with tub and shower. Large living room and dining/kitchen room. Laundry facility. Phone at the main house. Cell phones work at certain locations on the ranch compound.There are corrals for horses. 10 miles to the trail head to ride into the wilderness or ride out from the ranch. We raise and train horses so have the facilities for them. We have plenty of snow for snowmobiling right out of the ranch.

Karen B. Hooker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Karen B. Hooker

Jack and I (Karen) Hooker were in the outfitting industry for over 45 years taking folks into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. We operated a large summer pack trip and hunting business and in the winter months we trained horses for the business and to sell, repaired the outfitting equipment for the next season and booked folks for the upcoming season.

Jack worked for the original owner of the Whitetail Ranch in the 1950's-60's and wanted to be and outfitter here in Montana. He came back from Oregon and bought the Whitetail Ranch from Tom Edwards in 1969. Jack is an old time cowboy growing up in Hermiston, OR, who loves to share stories of his life on the trail and in cow camps. He even ran the Iditarod Dog Sled Race 2 years in the 1970's.

Karen was raised in the valley packing into the wilderness with her father at a very early age and knew that this was where she wanted to live. This is home to both Jack and I, we love the wilderness and this valley and enjoy sharing it with others.

Karen B. Hooker purchased this cabin in 1969

Why Karen B. Hooker chose Blackfoot Valley

This area has been our home since the early 50's and when the opportunity came to purchase the ranch we did. Karen grew up in the area and moved away for 3 years and knew that this was where she wanted to be. It is such a unique place full of serinity and peace. The beauty is beyond comparison.

What makes this cabin unique

The ranch is located at the southern end of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. It is just 10 miles to the Lake Creek or North Fork of the Blackfoot trailhead which leads into the Scapegoat Wilderness. Dry Creek trailhead is just 6 miles from the ranch. And the trailheads of Montour and Lodge Pole are just outside of the town of Ovando.

We are on the western edge of Huckleberry Pass on the Continental Divide Trail. You can travel on groomed trails by snowmobile in the winter months between Lincoln and Seeley Lake. This route is also part of the Race to the Sky sled dog race.

You’ll find something to do here year round. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, relaxing, hunting, bird watching, camping, x-country skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoe walking, for just traveling through; we think you’ll like the peace and quit that we have here.

The view looking north at the mountains and wilderness is spectacular. We look out on the valley where there are antelope. Deer come through the yard daily and wild turkeys wonder around picking up bugs and goodies. Coyotes can be heard at night howling together as well as occasionally wolves. There is nothing like sitting on the hill in front of the ranch on a moon lit night listening to the coyotes serenading out in the pasture. Look up and you will see a carpet of stars waiting for you to discover them. Watch for shooting stars overhead as you locate the Milky Way, North Star or Big Dipper.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Ovando in the Powell County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Our bathroom is accessible from inside the cabin or by a side door, and through a connecting door from the mud room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Each of our bedrooms are decorated in a ranch/country style with lots of room to roam & spread your gear. We want you to feel at home here.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
MT Mountain View Ranch owners have been working with horses & people since 1970; sharing their love of Montana, mountains, horses & home with guests that become family. Traveling with horses - Several sizes of corrals available for those traveling through, riding the local trails or into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. All stock must have a Health Certificate or proof of current vaccines. Well-behaved, housebroken dogs & cats are welcome with a pet deposit. Near by Cooper & Brown's Lake for swimming, boating or afternoon picnic. Into fishing - try North Fork of the Blackfoot & Blackfoot River (A River Runs Through It). Or take a day hike into the Scapegoat Wilderness. Looking for a location for that family reunion or small wedding, you've come to the right place. A large covered barn with wood platforms that can be used for weddings & dancing. Commercial walk-in cooler & additional freezers are avaiable upon request. We can also assist with catering & additional arrangemen


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Deluxe Cabin Nestled near the BMWC Wilderness, Horse Accomodations, Snowmobiling
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Remote, vast and right on the door step of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

  • 4 of 5

Karen and Jack were the nicest VRBO hosts we've ever had. The cabin is well suited for a large group (it can be booked by multiple parties) and has everything you need to enjoy nature, a quiet evening, a great book or great company. We'll be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chuck. We look forward to your return. A lot of rain since you left and some snow on the mountains. Have a good fall. Karen
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A dream come true location! So quiet and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The area, the people, the lakes were the best ever we enjoyed! So much to see and do. You are off the beaten path to a peaceful, gorgeous mountainous scenery, cozy cabin on the property with the best ever hosts (our new friends) Karen & Jack along with the furry side of the family - Bo, Beaver, Toby and Cat Cat! So many lakes in the area for fishing! We are already planning our return for next year!!

See you soon, Dave & Bridget Frazier

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility, Beautiful Views, Hiking & Fishing, A Unique Western Ranch Experience

  • 5 of 5

If you are craving tranquility, look no further. The cabin is great if you want to relax in peaceful surroundings, explore the nearby National Forest, and/or fish the Blackfoot. The cabin is comfortable and clean and having a full kitchen was a nice bonus. We never missed cable TV and really enjoyed watching Western movies from the video collection. And Karen & Jack are some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet. If you have the chance to stay at their cabin, consider yourself lucky. Reserve now if they have your days available! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

This place was truly amazing! Cabin had more then enough room for two adults, three kids (10,9,8) and a dog! Jack and Karen were so nice and very welcoming. I would recommend more people stay here. It's quiet, breathtaking views and spacious layout are a nice way to disconnect from the technology driven world we live in for awhile. I will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place is a real gem. The cabin is very clean and the setting is beautiful. It's a wonderful place to stay while visiting the area, but it is truly a destination itself. Jack & Karen are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My husband Jeff and I decided kind of last minute to take a trip (quick) to celebrate our 2nd anniversary so we booked 2 nights at Jack and Karen's wonderful cabin. We got in very late on the 3rd and Didn't have time to really plan but Karen brought us muffins and a couple of pieces of bacon and some eggs on the 4th which was perfect! We went to the Garnet Ghost Town and hiked to Morrell Falls. Jack and Karen thank you for your wonderful hospitality and amazing accommodations. I wish we could have had a chance to say good by but we had to catch an early flight! We will be back again I am sure of it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We missed saying goodbye but knew you were on a tight schedule. Have a wonderful summer. We are getting a wonderful rain today. I wanted to get my roses planted but that will have to wait for another day. God bless you. Karen
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Missoula International Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Seeley Lake
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Whitefish, Montana
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Discovery Basin, Anaconda, MT
Car: necessary

We're located at the south entrance to the Scapegoat Wilderness part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. A renown area for hiking, horseback riding, camping and hunting. and snowmobiling.

Like to fish, then drop a line in the Blackfoot River, a blue ribbon trout stream that the movie "A River Runs Through It" made famous. Or try several of our local lakes for fishing and swimming.

Horseback, hike, mountain bike or snow mobile over Huckleberry Pass, part of the trail for Montana's premier Race to the Sky sled dog race and the famous Continental Divide Trail. Or go exploring in Garnet a local "living" ghost town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in the Ovando, Montana

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Get-A-Way
1 May 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.47
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner'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.

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