Beautiful Log Home in the Centennial Valley
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyNo
Description from the owner
The Anderson House is located on the J Bar L Ranch; which is an authentic working cattle ranch that grazes over 800 head of cattle and raises all natural grassfed beef. Guest of the Anderson House can join the cowboys for a day or two of horseback riding to move cattle if you would like to experience first hand the life of a J Bar L cowboy. The Anderson House is also the J Bar L Ranch's closest rental to the wildlife refuge, Elk and Hidden Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Henryâ€™s Lake and the famous Madison and Henryâ€™s Fork Rivers. Wilderness access begins just up the hill in the Beaverhead National Forest or across the valley in the Cent...Read more
Beautiful Log Home in the Centennial Valley
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
The J Bar L Anderson House is located in the heart of the Centennial Valley. The vast Centennial Valley hasnâ€™t changed much in the last 100 years: you can literally see for 50 miles from one end of the valley to the otherâ€”and all that youâ€™ll see are the five surrounding mountain chains. It is an undeveloped, remote place of spectacular vistas, a plethora of wildlife, and honest-to-goodness working ranches. Huge herds of cattle are still moved from horseback, neighbors still stop and chat out their pickup windows about the weather or the latest wolf sighting, and life is enjoyed at a slower pace.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$400||$400||$2,200 - $2,400||$0||3 nights|
|May. 13 2012 - Jun. 11 2012||-||-||$2,200||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 12 2012 - Sep. 10 2012||-||-||$2,400||-||3 nights|
|Sep. 11 2012 - Oct. 15 2012||-||-||$2,200||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$400||$400||$2,400||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- lodging tax - 7% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
To confirm reservation we require a 50% deposit, with the remaining 50% due 30 days prior to your stay. Pets are allowed but we require a $300 fully refundable pet deposit before your stay.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 09, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Three years in a row says something!
Visited J Bar L 2010, 2011 and 2012 so I couldn't say anything but - this is my second home and a part of me will always be there. The surroundings, the people, the happy dogs, the happy horses, the happy cows, the many birds, the big Montana sky...this place has it all. And great food and nice houses that makes you want to stay forever. This is the place that makes you feel small on earth and close to the meaning of life. Just go there and breath...and you'll add a dimension to your life story.
The most beautiful place I have been to.
This was not only the best work I have had as a travel photographer, it was also the best vacation I have had. And that means a lot coming from a guy who is a dedicated soul surfer and usually only go to surf places when I am on vacation.
Except for my half day crash course I had the week before I flew over to Montana I had never been in a sadle before. This was making me nervous since my travel company, 5 women from Sweden, had been riding their entire life. But Libby and Bryan really took care of me and keeping up with the others was no problem.
Great people, great horses and kickass surroundings really got me to wind down, event though I was working. Being able to see how the very day life is for the cowboys and cowgirls was very interesting and what I was really impressed with was how incredible good the animals get taken care of. They are not horses, they are individuals, friends, family and colleagues.
You do need a 4 wheel drive car when you are staying there since it is in the middle of nowhere. All you need (food, linens, towels, washing etc) except the rental car is included in the price. Butt if you need some favourite snack you can not live without, buy it before you go there since it is a long way to closest store.
The isolation is lovely. The beauty of the landscapes is breathtaking. I will come back.
Rare, unequalled experience. One of the best there is.
Staying at anderson was like staying on your own private nature preserve. Swallows and antelope go by, the sunsets are long, you can spend all day reading, walking or riding, it is complete paradise. The team nearby includes you like family and make you incredibly comfortable, yet you have as much privacy and independence as you wish. A hot tub and the kitchen and bedrooms are first-class, the kitchen itself was better outfitted than ours at home.
We saw foxes and babies, so many different kinds of wildlife, herded cows and rode [optional], you will never forget the sky, the mountains, the winding rivers and eagles. Bring a good deal of food as you likely won't leave the valley once you arrive. They are the kindest people, it really is a rare and memorable treat.
The anderson House sits nearly alone in the middle of a vast, pristine glacial valley in southwestern Montana. Truly off the beaten path, this restored homestead is a perfect place to relax, drink in the valley and mountain views, gaze at assorted wildlife--all within easy reach of fabulous hiking, fishing, canoeing, and the best grass fed beef on either side of the continental divide. There are few places like this left.Now we go back every year.
Robin and Allan
A week to remember...
More than a guest, one feels immediately part of the J Bar L extended family. Beautiful cabin; one could even say sublime. If remote is what you crave, this is the place to be. After day 2, you no longer grab for your Blackberry at the crack of dawn, instead you linger over coffee on the porch with a good pair of field glasses. Discussions of the economy and politics give way to the weather coming through the valley and the baby foxes bouncing across the pasture. "Happy hour" is a sunset ride across the ranch on gentle steeds watching Trumpeter swans from Canada nesting on the ponds. When night closes in and the pink and purple horizon fades into complete darkness, the glorious Milky Way shimmers across the velvet night sky like a canope of diamonds.
When we have to leave, my husband and I cannot speak to each other for miles and miles because we know it won't be long before the spell is broken and we are back to our "real" lives.