Alta Ranch Montana
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Away from it all, Mountain, River|
Description from the owner
Deluxe cabin rental in Southwest Montana. Superb flyfishing, hiking, boating, and wildlife viewing. The West Fork of the Bitterroot River flows through the 150 acre ranch. This is midway between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. Large log home excellent for family reunions, retreats, weddings, business meetings, and other large groups.
Alta Ranch Montana
Additional Location Information
The Alta Ranch is located 3 miles south of Painted Rocks Reservoir at mile marker 27 on the West Fork Road (Highway 473), a very scenic drive. It is two hours south of Missoula and between Glacier National Park to the North and Yellowstone National Park to the southeast.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, River
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$400||$400||$2,000||$0||2 nights|
|Jun. 1 2012 - Dec. 15 2012||$400||$400||$2,000||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- lodging - $400 / day - Fee
Additional notes from owner
add 7% Montana lodging tax
Cabins range from $160-$400
AAA, Senior and military discount
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 12, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We found the alta Ranch through a recent LivingSocial promotion, as I was looking for a place for my wife and I to spend some downtime before starting my new job. We were originally looking to travel to Hawaii or Mexico but, as Montana is my favorite place to spend time (I'd live there if my career allowed for it!), decided it would be the most conducive to relaxation. And I was right - it was just what I needed.
We stayed in the very comfortable Moose Crossing cabin, which is well-suited for a couple, and has a second bedroom with two twin beds for the kids. The cabin is well-outfitted, with a complete kitchen. Katrin, the owner, supplied all of the things you could possibly forget, including milk, OJ, coffee, and a nice assortment of fruits and snacks. The living area has comfortable seating, with a propane fireplace, and large windows, giving a commanding view of the meadow, the creek, and surrounding mountains. In addition, the cabin has laundry facilities for longer stays. If you insist on staying connected, there is satellite TV (yes, I tuned in to my habitual Sunday morning political talk shows), and a decent Wi-Fi signal from the adjacent cabin. There is a landline phone for calls within the 406 area code, but you are a good 20 miles from cellular reception. It's refreshing. The cabin also offers a good variety of books (I recommend "The Last Best Place," a chronological collection of Montana-centric writings) and family-friendly board/table games, and playing cards.
The ranch is in an area heavily traveled by wildlife, including deer, elk, and moose. Although we saw none on this trip, there were tracks everywhere, so your odds are probably more in favor than against.
There is an adjacent bunkhouse, which also serves as a clubhouse, which has basketball, foosball, pool, and even a putting green. Great fun for the kids. Played my wife a round of foosball, and won.
The ranch itself is a lot of fun to wander around. The surrounding environs are some of the most beautiful to be found anywhere.
Finally, the owners are very friendly. Katrin was very helpful in getting us booked via e-mail, and meeting and working with her on-site and in person was a pleasure.
If you're on the fence about staying at the alta Ranch, do it! We passed many other places, both on the West Fork road and elsewhere, and this is by far the most gorgeous! Words don't do it justice. We left already talking about when we can come back. Enjoy!