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Piquett Creek Ranch on the West Fork of the Bitterroot www.bigskyadventure.com

Bedrooms 11
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Homes, 11 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 9 Baths, (Sleep 25 in both homes)

"The Bitterroot" is one of North America's most pristine alpine valleys, and Piquett Creek Ranch is among the area's finest destination locations for relaxing, discovering and enjoying the incredible wilderness, rivers, mountains and wildlife of southwestern Montana.

In the heart of the majestic Bitterroot Mountains just south of Darby, Montana, you'll find the Piquett Creek Ranch.This beautiful, family-owned 400-acre property is located on the banks of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, surrounded by the Bitterroot National Forest and the magnificent Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

There is never a need to leave the property which includes: golf, tennis, world-class fishing, hunting, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and more. Both houses are fully stocked. Perfect location for a guys fly fishing and/or hunting excursion, families vacations, weddings, snowmobile base camp or corporate retreats. Riding instruction on the ranch can be arranged. Guided fishing trips down on the Bitterroot River are also easily arranged. Best of all, the scenery and quiet allows one to escape and be completely "un-plugged". Town, Darby, is 15 minutes away.

Here's the real Montana. The kind of place you won't have to look hard to spot or even catch some of the abundant wildlife. Piquett Creek, with its numerous beaver ponds, criss-crosses the ranch pastures and meadows. Your kids will enjoy our stocked pond. And with a mile of Bitterroot River frontage to wander without even leaving the ranch, you're sure to find a spot to drop a line and land a trophy specimen for your next big fish story!

Keywords: 2 houses; 1 large and 1 small house; fly fishing; river rafting; hiking; back packing; family vacation; family reunion; family get together

More Details

Property Manager
john talley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About john talley

We are John and Niki Talley. I am one of Frank Talley’s grandsons. Frank and his wife, Arline, purchased the property in 1961. I have spent most summers of my 45 year life on the Ranch. I am an avid fly fisherman and fly tier and was a Wisconsin DNR Angling Instructor for 2 years. I also am a 2 handicap on the golf course so if there is any instruction needed on our little course, or on the river, I am your guy. Niki has 6 years managing large multimillion dollar accounts in the outdoors industry. She has spent time in wilderness survival programs for youth teaching outdoor survival skills to troubled teens while obtaining skills herself. She is always willing to share (ask her to teach you the bow-drill fire starter while you’re here!) We both love backpacking, with many trips in the Tetons, Wind Rivers, Uintas, and of course in the Bitterroot Mountain ranges. In short we love the outdoors and are exited to share this great part of the country with you!

john talley purchased this house in 1961

Why john talley chose Bitterroot Valley

With close to a mile of riverfront on the West Fork of the Bitterroot, and exclusive access to one if it’s largest tributaries, Piquett Creek, Piquett Creek Ranch is your flyfishing home base for river floats, fishing the high alpine lakes, wade fishing the river or spring creeks, or just honing your skills on our ponds with the kids. In addition to the world class flyfishing, enjoy backyard access to hiking, mountain biking, backpacking into alpine lakes and just about any other alpine mountain outdoor activity possible.

What makes this house unique

2 separate homes to rent large(sleeps 18) and small(sleeps7) email for pricing structure. Sauna House, 6 hole Par 3 Golf Course, walk in access to a mile of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, 3 Private Ponds, Flyfishing/flytying, and Golf instruction available.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , small house downstairs
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , small house upstairs
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 5 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , Trundle bed
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed
  • Large House has 8 bedroom areas each with its own bath with the exception of 3 and 4 which share a bath. Small house has 3 bedrooms and share 2 baths.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Great basecamp for flyfishing, hunting, mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, rafting kayaking, snowmobiling, atv riding, and so on.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Piquett Creek Ranch on the West Fork of the Bitterroot www.bigskyadventure.com
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Salt Lake City, Utah

The best place in Montana!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth time my family and I have gone to the ranch, and every time we have come home with more amazing memories. Our family has a range of grandchildren from 21-1 and each and every child and adult is able to fill every moment of every day with experiences and fun adventures. The meals out on the beautiful patio with the wonderful view of mountains and endless beauty, and every day packed with tennis, golf, fishing, games on the lawn, the rope swing into the pond, boat races down the little pickett creek and just exploring the unbelievable beauty of the surrounding mountains and lakes have made this vacation spot the favorite of my entire family. The accommodations are perfect for a large family and the people there on the ranch are always available and happy to help out in any way needed. If you want a family get away from all the things that keep us too busy to enjoy each other along with the beautiful gifts of nature, this ranch is the best place in the world to come!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Group of 12

  • 5 of 5

Great place with a beautiful setting and very accommodating managers

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgefield, Ct

Best of Montana

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Piquett Creek Ranch in early August 2016. The property is very private and beautiful . We played tennis and golf on the private facilities and went fly fishing every day along a great private stretch of the Bitterroot River . Hiking was excellent . The Tully family were very hospitable and helpful. The house is large, comfortable and fully equipped . This is a great Montana ranch vacation which we highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been better. The houses were everything as advertised and more. We had 26 people comfortably between the two houses. Golfing, tennis, fishing, floating all very convenient. Best of all a great place to just relax. We have booked again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Montana Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Piquett Creek Ranch last summer and it was the best vacation our family has ever had. The ranch offers something for everyone: fishing, golf, tennis, rafting. The facilities are first-rate, and the location is amazing. Would recommend it for anyone looking to experience all that Montana has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho

Absolutely Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 17 people stayed in this vacation rental in August a few years ago for a family reunion, a treat from my mother-in-law. We found it on the internet. We couldn't have made a better choice. Family members from Minnesota, Idaho, California, and Washington all met at the Piquett Ranch. I cannot imagine a better view, a more idyllic setting, or a more magical place to be and relax. We rented the main house, and it's much larger than it appears in the photos. Seven bedrooms & seven bathrooms allowed all four adult couples to have their own bathroom & privacy, and that makes for a happy family. We had five boys (all first cousins) ages 5 - 15, and what a great time they had - tubing in the river, biking, fishing, swinging on the rope over the pond, playing tennis, basketball, golf, hiking and exploring. Bill, the ranch manager, led my 3 sisters-in-law and I on a horse ride early one morning and it was fabulous; we saw a large herd of elk. My brother-in-law went for a hike one day, and snapped a photo of a large moose. The horses are gorgeous and add to the beauty and ambiance. Each couple/family took turns preparing the meals each day. The kitchen is well equipped and there is plenty of seating for a very large family. We especially enjoyed sitting on the large patio, with the weather being absolutely perfect. One night a wind storm came through just as we finished our family dinner, and the electricity went out for a few hours. There were plenty of large candles in the house, and we enjoyed our night of candlelight, sitting around the large round table telling stories and laughing. After the storm, we laid out in the reclining lawn chairs and watched a beautiful meteor shower light up a huge Montana sky. (Did I mention that the famous Bitterroot River borders the property?) We made my mother-in-law a memory book of the trip, and I even made a CD with music with our hundreds of photos. It's truly a week we will all treasure for a lifetime. I wholeheartedly recommend this vacation home and ranch. You truly get a feeling that you are tucked away from all the problems of the world - no phone, no internet, no problem. Montana is truly "the last best place."

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
West Fork Lodge
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
On Site or Hamilton Public
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
West Fork Lodge
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Lost Trail Pass

Aside from fishing the river and Piquett Creek, there is an acre+ stocked pond on the ranch. There is also a horseback riding insturction area at the barns. Becasue we are surrounded by national forest, there are plenty or roads and trails on which to ride. The tennis court is new; the golf course more for fun than for serious players. Perfect place for nountain biking on logging roads and mountain trails.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Darby, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Full Ranch
21 Mar 2016 - 8 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
9 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Full Ranch
16 Jul 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
7 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Full Ranch
11 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Tax Rate 7.0%

Standard pricing for Both Homes. Small house will sleep 7 available to rent by itself for 3 days $900 or for 70days for $1500. Big house will sleep 18 available for 3 days for $2000 or for 7 days for $3500 . Please email with questions and options about renting our small home by itself, our large home by itself or both of them together.

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Portable wifi hotspot

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