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Wildlife Habitat on 32 Acres in Western Montana

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 371 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Home, 4 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

ON GOLDEN POND is the perfect vacation home for a group of 10 or less.Since the property is a wildlife refuge, this home isn't used as the venue for other activities, such as reunions, weddings, etc.

On Golden Pond is located in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana with close views of the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains. You can walk out any of the bedrooms or the den and watch waterfowl on the pond and deer sleeping on the grass.

Whitetail deer, fox, coyote, California quail, ducks, geese, pheasants, turtles and bull frogs are some of the wildlife that call this property their home. That is why we limit the amount of guests. You can see wildlife in action when the environment is calm!

More Details

Owner
Marilyn A. Morris
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Marilyn A. Morris

I always use VRBO when I travel so it was easy to place this home with them. I retired from a 32 year career in 2006. My goal was to start a lavender farm on the property and that is what I am doing!

Marilyn A. Morris purchased this house in 2000

Why Marilyn A. Morris chose Bitterroot Valley

My family is from Montana and we love it here!

What makes this house unique

beautiful mountain setting; 33 acres of wildlife habitat; 2 trout ponds

Guestbook comments from the owner

Even though I grew up in Hamilton, I think of the view from your deck when I reminisce about the Bitterroot. This was our fourth time staying On Golden Pond.We have gazed at the deer, quail, hummingbirds, finches, chick-a-dees, sunrises, sunsets, the moon and the stars all week long. Another fabulous, relaxing vacation!

Thank you!
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hamilton, Montana

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No campers, motor homes, tents On Golden Pond is not to be used as the venue for larger gatherings
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • We have 2 hideabeds in other rooms. One hide-abed is in the comfortable office...has it's own exterior door but will share the downstairs bathroom...the 2nd hideabed is in the den
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
2 large trout and wildlife ponds and 3 creeks on property. We have started a Lavender farm which will be increased each year. We plant forage for the wildlife so many animals call this property home.

Reviews

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Wildlife Habitat on 32 Acres in Western Montana
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews
5

Beautiful home on beautiful property with a great host!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at Golden Pond. Marilyn was such a great host, available and willing to help with anything we needed. The house was perfect for our family of 9. My grandparents loved the side suite. We hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was fun meeting you all! And after learning a bit about each other, it was fun to find our "connections"!
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5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to On Golden Pond and it was just as enjoyable as our first visit. A truly delightful property with lots of fun wildlife to watch and a great pond for fishing. We enjoyed the back deck porch which overlooks one of the ponds for the most amazing sunsets you will ever see. We grilled out for several of our dinners and enjoyed eating on the porch. One thing we particularly enjoyed was the fully furnished kitchen - all the things one would need to easily cook a family meal. Marilyn was also such a wonderful host! If we ever had any questions, she was always quick to respond either by text or coming to the house as necessary. Truly a wonderful host! I would highly recommend this property/home to anyone who loves the outdoors and enjoys a home with nice perks!

We enjoyed the town of Hamilton and visited many restaurants and shops. Some of our favorites are the Saturday Farmers' Market (so many delicious homegrown veggies and nice jewelry/pottery), Sweetwater Beads and Gifts, A Taste of Paris Restaurant (my favorite!), Naps Restaurant....so many! We did a few day trips as well to Polson, Missoula, and more. The fishing on the Bitterroot River was loads of fun!

Just a great trip full of many fun memories - we have already made our reservations for a third year at On Golden Pond! Can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kindness! Your family is amazing!! I loved having you all stay On Golden Pond
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5

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to stay. The accommodations were fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

On Golden Pond is very peaceful and quiet with amazing views of the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains. Adults and kids alike were entertained with the pool table, Foosball table, fishing ponds, paddle boats and sitting on the deck enjoying a beverage. The house is very spacious and comfortable so our family didn't feel like we were on top of each other - plenty of space to spread out. We will definitely be recommending this property and renting it again. Marilyn is a fantastic host!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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THE BEST

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was absolutely perfect. The only thing that could have made it better is if we could have stayed longer. The home is gorgeous and was the perfect fit for our family. Marilyn was super nice and helpful, the perfect host. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting On Golden Pond! I hope we get to see you all again! You were perfect guests!!
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Chester, UK
5

the perfect house for our party of fisherpeople

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying with Marilyn every July for several years, and we simply cannot imagine a more perfect place to stay. She is a lovely host, the house is immaculate, and we all just love our evenings spent wining and dining on the beautiful deck.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear friend!
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5

This property is very spacious and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time coming to this property and it is just a really amazing the house is fully equipped with everything that you might need for your stay which makes cooking and cleaning easier the kids absolutely enjoyed running around playing in the yard going out on the paddle boats fishing in the pond and just enjoying the wildlife the deer coming right up in the grass behind the house this morning the property is well tended the grass is cut nice for the kids to play and family games the house is clean and spacious Marilyn is a wonderful woman to work with

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Juanita and you know that it's guests such as you that make it all so easy!!! I hope to see you soon!
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Map

Car: necessary

The Bitterroot Valley is known for its beauty and a style of life which is sought after. We are surrounded by mountains, Sapphire mountains and Bitterroot mountains. We have historical sights surrounding us. Lewis and Clark traveled through this valley and almost starved while doing so. We have the Selway wilderness area to the west of us.

Other Activities: Boating, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Sledding/Tubing, Basketball Court, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Cross Country Skiing

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance A$74.46

This property is a wildlife refuge. On Golden Pond isn't used for parties larger than 10 guests.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made