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Staubach Creek Ranch, Great Mountain Vistas in Big Sky Country

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-15)

Montana's Staubach Creek Ranch - set in the shadows of the Elkhorn Mountains - features abundant wildlife viewing of elk, deer, birds and an array of other animals. Throw your line into the ranch's fishing pond stocked with brook trout. Explore the ranch's 1,600 acres or the nearby Elkhorns on foot or by horseback.

The ranch provides the perfect private getaway for a family or small group. Try your hand at wrangling or driving cattle. Or, just relax and enjoy views of the majestic Elkhorn and Big Belt Mountains, both part of the Rocky Mountain range, and the nearby Canyon Ferry Lake.

This historic ranch was homesteaded in 1865 by Valentine Staubach, a German immigrant. Many of the original buildings remain on the ranch.

The newly remodeled guest house provides a comfortable residence for guests. Linens and towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, silverware and flatware. The house also has a large-capacit washer and dryer.

Keywords: guest house, cottage,

More Details

Marie Hoeffner
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Marie Hoeffner

Jeff and Marie Hoeffner own and operate the ranch. They run about 300 head of cattle, a dozen horses, two mules, two donkeys,two dogs, two cats, and five peacocks. They are parents to three teenage children who contribute to the ranch operation.

Marie Hoeffner purchased this chateau / country house in 1997

Why Marie Hoeffner chose Winston

The guest house was originally the family home.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Experience a real, working cattle ranch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely stay with perfect hosts, accommodating at every turn. A really special vacation for our three families.
Jun 2009
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Winston

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • cell phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Staubach Creek Ranch, Great Mountain Vistas in Big Sky Country
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews

It was fantastic! We loved our stay and the hosts were great!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to experience MT, then take some time to experience Staubach Creek Ranch. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm & Welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

I had my friend's bachelorette party at the Hoeffner Family's beautiful guest home! The family was so warm and welcoming to us, took us horse back riding, and made sure we had everything we needed. Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lockport, NY

Bob and Patty

  • 4 of 5

If you would like a comfortable and unusually natural experience and surroundings the guest house at the ranch makes you feel like you are a guest at the Ewing ranch on the TV show Dallas. We walked in and could not believe how spacious it was. 20 mile views out the windows and elk bugeling outside the windows at night was an added feature we enjoyed. The hosts are kind family people and there is a lot to learn about cattle, hay, fencing, water and horses if you like. This is an unexpected nice experience for couples or families. Totally down to earth.

  • Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockport, TX

The Welcoming Family and the Beautiful Ranch Made This Our Favorite Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We are so grateful to the Hoeffner family for their warmth and wonderful hospitality while we stayed at their lovely clean and comfortable guest home at their ranch. They are the perfect hosts and made us feel welcome and at home. We traveled with three children ages 9, 12 and 15 and all were entertained the whole time we were there, just exploring the surroundings, playing with the dogs, and enjoying spending time with our hosts, who are some of the nicest people we have met in a long time. The horseback riding was so much fun, and the horses and ranch are so well cared for, it was so interesting to learn the day to day operations of a ranch, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we all regretted leaving. We hope to be back one day soon, as the Staubach Creek Ranch is one of our all time favorite vacation spots, we consider the Hoeffner's our new friends, and this visit was by far the highlight of our summer. We highly recommend the Staubach Creek Ranch!

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisonburg, VA


  • 5 of 5

We SO enjoyed our stay at Staubach Ranch! Heavenly surroundings and very nice spacious guest cabin. Our hosts were just great. They took us horse back riding and let our ten year old ride along in the tractor to bale hay. Enjoyed watching the family prepare for the State Fair rodeo. Loved experiencing ranch life and hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta

Relaxing family stay

  • 5 of 5

Our three night stay was too short! Very welcoming host family who provided lots of options at the ranch and in the surrounding area. We enjoyed two horseback rides and a fun game of basketball in the barn! Would love to make a return trip!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staubach Creek Ranch is a working cattle ranch offers horseback riding at the ranch and on nearby National Forest. Great hiking on and off the ranch. Guests are welcome to participate in ranch operation: moving cattle, roping, fencing, and irrigating. Fly/Spin fishing in nearby Missouri River, Canyon Ferry Lake and small streams. Explore Montana's capital city, Helena, which offers both historical and art museums, live theater/ concerts, shopping, tours of the beautiful capitol building and historic mansions. Located between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. It's also a great place to celebrate wedding or family reunion.


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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

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