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Secluded Riverfront Paradise-the Tailwater House: not the average rental...

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 1 convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps max 5)

The Tailwater House: A Magical Place!

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Unlike many rentals, the Tailwater is not a low quality spec home of plywood and formica. It is not on the busy I-93 corridor. It is not located in parched, wind-blown country. It is a quiet, shaded, secluded custom home built of high quality, natural materials. The Tailwater is for those who desire a relaxing experience in a tasteful home, as opposed to a generic mass produced “cabin”. Our price reflects this experience.

The Tailwater House offers first class accommodations in an unmatched natural setting. No dwellings are visible from the Tailwater; it is extremely private. The Tailwater offers all modern comforts and displays the hand-chosen accoutrements of a well-planned retreat. The Tailwater sits at the confluence of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River and Boulder Creek outside of Darby, Montana. Both watercourses flow out of the largest contiguous block of federally protected Wilderness in the lower 48 states, and meet one another at this very magical place. The Boulder Creek Trailhead into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a short walk away.

From the Tailwater’s decks, patios, and picture windows, native westslope cutthroat trout, as well as rainbows, brookies, and browns may be seen plying the blue ribbon waters of the West Fork or returning to the cool waters of Boulder Creek to spawn. Kingfishers, mallards, hummingbirds, owls, ospreys, eagles, and many more avian species inhabit the forest in which the Tailwater House resides. Some of these birds may be fishing along side you! In the forests, meadows, and surrounding peaks, elk, moose, black bear, bighorn sheep, and intact ecological systems flourish in the Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests. Instream flows have been preserved on the West Fork for perpetuity. Deep pools abound in the waters surrounding the property. For flatwater enthusiasts, Painted Rocks Reservoir is a few miles away.

The Tailwater House offers pristine trout waters a few steps from the door. It is a fly fishing Mecca, but moreover, it is a magical escape in which Boulder Creek’s gurgling rhythms and the West Fork’s deep songs will serenade your worries away--all day and all night. Writers and artists take note; inspiration is a year-round occupant at the Tailwater.

The Tailwater House is 20-30 minutes by car from Darby, MT; 40-45 minutes from Hamilton, MT; and 1.5 hours from Missoula International Airport and the University of Montana, Missoula. The Tailwater is approximately a one half-day drive to both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, as well as to Idaho's world-famous Salmon River.

There are several lodges within minutes of the tailwater that offer informal as well as fine dining options. These include the Triple Creek Ranch and the West Fork Lodge--both 5-10 minutes from the Tailwater House. Please google for the websites of these businesses as VRBO limits the websites we can list here.

Tailwater House Amenities

The Tailwater sleeps 5 guests. (5 maximum, no exceptions.) It has 1 bathroom, 1 king size bed, 1 queen bed and 1 twin bunk bed, and 1 sleeper sofa (full). Appliances include telephone, flat screen HD tv/vcr, microwave and conventional ovens, washer/dryer, dishwasher, stereo, and other kitchen appliances. 100% cotton linens provided for use. No smoking. No pets. We don't make exceptions to these rules, as many are in need of a smoke-free, or pet-hair free lodging environment. Please keep these restrictions in mind prior to making any plans. House features large book, guidebook, and DVD/VHS library.

The Tailwater Tale

The Tailwater is a magical place. It will be love at first sight, cast, or swim for you--as it was for us.

We purchased The Tailwater in 2006, and manage it as a family business. Our philosophy is one of sharing this special place for a reasonable price, rather than maximizing occupancy and income. We try hard to be conscientious stewards of The Tailwater and the ecosystem in which it exists. We ask that our guests do the same. It is our pleasure to share this special place and its inimitable moods and sylvan magic with you. We send our warmest thanks for your patronage,

-The Tailwater House

*Minimum Stay is five nights during summer months (June- August). Two night minimum stay otherwise. Additional days will be pro-rated.

Payment is by certified check, personal check (with one month lead time prior to rental), electronic transfer, or credit card. No cash transactions. Payment via paypal may be possible (please call to inquire). Rental rates exclude a refundable $400 Security Deposit, to be returned after stay if property sustains no damage.

The Tailwater House

West Fork Road

Darby, Montana

For more information, call or e-mail.

Keywords: Riverfront House

More Details

Owner
Holly Sienkiewicz
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Darby

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-out time at 11 am is firm. We value and respect our caretaker's time. Charge is $50/hour for every hour departure after 11 am.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • King sized bed (1), queen sized bed (1), twin bunk bed (1), pull-out sofa bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Sits at confluence of classic trout river and tumbling mountain stream. 3/4 of property surrounded by all manner of water feature: deep pools, riffles, runs, plunge-pool. Inimitably beautiful. Fly-fishing river paradise. Finest riverfront available in Montana.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The Tailwater was the perfect place to spend our anniversary. The peace and serenity we experienced while listening to the river rapids was indescribable. We can’t wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

You have to see this place to believe it!

  • 5 of 5

The Tailwater House is breath taking! It is hard to find the words to describe this place because it is just that beautiful and relaxing. It is quiet and private, and there is great fishing right in front of the property. Holly and Alex are great hosts, very down to earth people that take your comfort seriously and bend over backwards to accommodate you. Seriously, put your cell phone down and go stay at the Tailwater House.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Location, Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I apologize for the late review but appreciate the opportunity to lavish praise for this superior rental. The location is almost beyond description, superlatives don't seem to do it justice but spectacular will have to do. The soothing sounds and serene sights of the river and creek were the highlight, the wildlife just added to the attraction. Frequent deer sightings and saw a small black bear down the road. The accommodation was perfect for the setting, lots of windows and very comfortable. The kitchen was well supplied as well. Wish we could have stayed longer and would definitely return to this special place. We truly enjoyed every moment, the only downside was that we liked it so much that we were reluctant to leave to see the many awesome sights in the Bitterroot Valley area. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay! We all loved fishing and catching many trout, hiking, swimming and relaxing next to the water. Thanks so much for making this beautiful place available to us. We didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

A little hard to find, but once you're there it's worth it! The river is gorgeous. The cabin is well cared for and has tons of books, movies, and games, which came in handy during the rain. We look forward to coming back someday!

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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CockTails at the Tailwater

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, great maps, superb volumes of reading (quality!) reading material...the river was Wonderful, hard to beat the overall environment. Remote, and that's just what we desired! Surprisingly there was no kitchen dish rag to be found, and a gas grill would have been preferred over charcoal, had good music set-up but few CDs (saw only the 5 included in the disc player). Toaster needed to be updated (or pressure washed). Town of Darby provided our food requirements sufficiently. The drive going west from North Fork was spectacular. Outdoor seating and chairs were excellent, many options to view the river. We enjoyed much time outside reading, tuning into the river, and enjoying our cocktails. Am sure there is wildlife around, but it was scarce during our stay. The owners, Holly and Alex, were pleasant and easy with whom to deal. We could easily return.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Missoula
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hamilton, MT
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I 93
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
West Fork Lodge, Triple Creek Ranch, Blue Joint
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Lost Trail Powder Mountain/ Chief Joseph Pass

Close to Darby, Hamilton, Missoula, etc. Within minutes of dining/lodging opportunities of West Fork Lodge and Triple Creek Ranch. Surrounded by federally protected wilderness. Fly fishing paradise. Backpacking opportunities abound. Abundant wildlife. Captivating natural beauty. Unmatched privacy. Four star dining at local lodges only a few minutes away. Less formal dining also available in West Fork Valley minutes from house.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Darby

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$310
AU$2,170
AU$8,266
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$551.08
cleaning fee AU$137.77

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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