Beautifully restored Stone House and historic Overlook Cabin on an authentic working Montana ranch in the gorgeous Madison Valley south of Ennis.
Blue ribbon fishing access
on nearly a mile of both the main Madison River and a channel of the river that's mixed with the waters of Blaine Spring Creek.
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Originally built in the early 1900's, this unique stone ranch house was fully restored in 2007 to its original beauty. Gorgeous wood floors, restored original woodwork trim throughout the home, historic style lighting fixtures and tasteful artwork are just some of the details that add to the overall sense of history at the property. The authenticity and quality of the restoration has allowed the Thextondale Homestead to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Stone House and accompanying Overlook Cabin are located on an authentic, working Montana ranch several thousand acres in size. Guests staying at Thextondale will enjoy the use of a huge yard about two acres in size immediately surrounding the Stone House and Overlook Cabin. In addition, guests enjoy access to approximately 100 pristine acres of the ranch via walking trails and foot bridges leading down to nearly a mile of fishing access and wildlife viewing along the Madison River and the Madison/Blaine Spring Creek channel. The bird and wildlife watching, as well as the fly-fishing opportunities, are truly second-to-none!
GENERAL LOCATION: The Historic Thextondale Homestead is located approximately 5.5 miles south of Ennis, and fifty miles north of West Yellowstone - one of the main entrances to Yellowstone Park. There is an airport in West Yellowstone, as well as in Bozeman, which is about an hour and twenty minutes from the home.
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS: The home has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. On the main level of the home is one of the bedrooms, with a luxurious king size bed and attached bathroom. This bathroom is accessible from the living area of the home also. Upstairs, guests will find another bedroom with an equally luxurious king size bed and attached private bathroom. Across the hall is the third bedroom, which is set up with two queen size beds and attached full bath with a walk-in style shower. For flexible sleeping space there are two sofa beds in the Overlook Cabin.
KITCHEN: This wonderful kitchen has all the modern conveniences - yet still retains the home's old fashioned charm. The chef of your group will find all the high quality cookware and serving ware that any meal may need. Happy cooking!
DINING ROOM: A 'formal,' yet casual dining room with gorgeous built in china cabinets is located just off the kitchen. The spacious table will easily seat a group of eight. This beautiful dining area has dining room chairs that are extraordinarily comfortable!
LIVING ROOM: A spacious living room is located off the dining room, in the home's 'front parlor room.' Cozy sofas with windows looking out across the native landscaped yard and to the main ranch beyond provide a great place to relax at the end of the day. Guests will find a nice flat screen television with satellite service and DVD player.
OVERLOOK CABIN:Additional space for relaxing, as well as sleeping space for one or two more guests is available in the Overlook Cabin just across the yard from the main house. This sweet cabin has been reconstructed from an old log tack barn. It includes an open living space with two comfy sofas and a harvest style dining table for meals and playing games. A small, propane fired stove can be used to warm up on a chilly evenings.
Additional amenities include: secluded, less than 15 minutes to town, 1 hour to yellowstone park, on more than 100 acres, on a creek, washer & dryer....Read more
Left on 07/14/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | MicheleReviewed Jul 14, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
We recently stayed here as a family, including my dad and two grown children. We all had a great time. The kids stayed down at the Cabin several nights. The house was perfect for us and with the attic fan the temperature was very nice! The only things that could have been improved upon was the walk down to the river was too steep for my dad. Also, we were excited about the "walking trails on 100 pristine acres" but could not find any trails. I emailed on Wednesday of our Monday to Monday stay inquiring about the trails but didn't hear back. We didn't call though and maybe the email was not a good choice on our part. Also, being near the river, there were a lot of bugs and several of the screens had holes. Once we figured out which windows to open and which to leave closed, our stay was much more pleasant! We would stay at this house again!!
Left on 08/30/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Santa Barbara cowgirlReviewed Aug 30, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
I would rent this house again in a heart beat. We loved the home. It is remodeled to create a look of authenticity, yet it is comfort for the 21st century all the way from the fine bedding and huge bathrooms to the flat screen TV. Great setting on the creek although I found the trout illusive. Maybe next time they will take my fly!
Left on 07/25/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | TrudyReviewed Jul 25, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
This house and place are exceptional in every way. Beautiful beyond description. Comfortable and extremely well appointed in household amenities. The service from the cleaning team was outstanding in quality of cleaning and responsiveness to my request to come on a Sunday to clean for new guests coming in. My guests and I all feel this is about the best, most beautiful place we have ever been, and we have been a lot of places.
Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | LondonReviewed Aug 22, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Thextondale is a lovely home away from home. It has superb access to fishing and is only a short drive from Ennis, and an hours drive from Bozeman. Yellowstone is a bit further away, but can be accessed for day trips if you don't mind the drive.
If you are planning to cook, suggest stocking up on food on the way in (Albertson's or Rosauer in Bozeman). Ennis has a supermarket, but does not stock a wide variety of items.
The house sleeps six people comfortably and provides good facilities for home cooking, including a gas BBQ. We have now stayed here two times and love the location and the house itself.
Thoroughly recommend it if you are into fly-fishing, hiking, open space and the oudoors in general and want to sit by the river, watch the deer cross the river and enjoy the phenomenal sky!
"A lot of Madison Valley history in totally modern outfittings."
Left on 07/08/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 8, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
Our stay at the Texdondale Homestead was a very relaxing week on a large Montana spread. The accommodations are first class and the scenery of the Madison Range unfolding at your doorstep is worth the trip alone. We fished Blaine Spring and managed to spend quality time on the adjoining cabn deck overlooking the valley floor with its abundant wildlife. A great place to layback, fish and enjoy quality time with your spouse.
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