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Incredible Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Historic Montana Ranch

Bedrooms 8
Space 836 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Separate Buildings Comprising 8 Bedrooms and 6 Bathrooms can Sleep 15

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.

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Amy Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2016


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Darby, Montana

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 836 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 23 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • king and multiple queens
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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 privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$629.25
Pet Fee C$62.92
Damage Deposit C$629.25

Rates vary as to season and number of units rented. Call for information. Thank you

Pay 30 days or more in advance by check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.