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Rocky Mountain Front Retreat: Comfortable Adventure on the Edge of Wilderness

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat; 3 BRs 2 baths; 2 kitchens; Sleeps up to 11

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is located 23 miles NW of Choteau, at close to 5,000 feet above sea level, on a 20 acre section of the historic Moore homestead established in 1919. If you are looking to experience the 'last best place' in the Crown of the Continent, where the rugged Rocky Mountains meet the expansive Great Plains, this is it.

Many outdoor activities are at your door step, such as hiking, photography, running or biking. Also, there are over 1,000 miles of wilderness trails close by in the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Plus, there are fishing, hunting and skiing opportunities in season.

There are very few places to stay located on the Rocky Mountain Front. It is sparsely populated with plenty of wildlife viewing, including: mule and white tail deer, elk, many varieties of birds, grizzly and black bears, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels.

For those times you prefer to be cozy and stay indoors, the interior is comfortable and inviting, with quality furniture, and fully-equipped kitchen(s). The area is very quiet if you are looking for some writing or other creative time.

The Retreat has just been upgraded with high speed internet and two flat screen TVs for streaming from the internet, together with DVD players for watching movies.

High speed WiFi is available, as is a land line phone for local calls.

Introductory pricing from $120 to 220 per night (plus cleaning fee and taxes).

• The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat offers two suites: The Elk Suite and the Grizzly Suite.

• Both suites together (this site) can accommodate up to 11 guests.

• If you are interested in the one bedroom Grizzly Suite that can accommodate up to 5 guests, please see: vrbo #822351

• If you are interested in the two bedroom Elk Suite that can accommodate up to 6 guests, please see: vrbo #822466

The two suites are private and fully separated from each, joined only by a large common entry area containing the laundry and some reading/games materials.

The Retreat is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Front on the edge of wilderness, yet not too far from town. It truly is part of the Crown of the Continent.

More Details

Aki and Laura Lintunen
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, finnish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Aki and Laura Lintunen

We built on the 'old homestead' about 20 years ago, with a major addition and total renovations completed over the last year, to create the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat. Family members have been spending time there, in all seasons, for many decades.

Aki and Laura Lintunen purchased this chateau / country house in 1992

Why Aki and Laura Lintunen chose Choteau

The property has been in the family for 5 generations; however, the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is a modern and comfortable place in the 'last best place' on the Rocky Mountain Front which is part of the Crown of the Continent.

We are now excited to share the experience with discerning travelers who are looking for something unique.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

There are very few places to stay located on the Rocky Mountain Front. It is sparsely populated with plenty of wildlife viewing, including mule and white tail deer, elk, many varieties of birds, black and grizzly bear, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels.

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is nestled between the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness to the west and the Pine Butte Preserve and the Great Plains to the east.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Choteau

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Elk Suite bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Large full bath
    Grizzly Suite bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk in shower and double sinks.
  • Bathrooms are fully functional, private and clean. Well and pressure tank provide good water pressure, however, green practices conserving water are encouraged! Propane hot water tank has large capacity and quick recovery rate.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Elk Suite master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , King sized bed with closet, chest of drawers & book case
    Elk Suite second bedroom - 2 single bed , Extra long Twin beds can be put together for a King bed
    Grizzly Suite master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Large room with 16 ft of closet, a King sized bed & sofa bed
  • All bedrooms are well organized with good quality new beds and linens. All have closets and lots of storage space. There is central heating and air conditioning to maintain comfort. Also, there are sofa beds in both living rooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Amazing views from the property with plenty of opportunities for outdoor and indoor activities


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Rocky Mountain Front Retreat: Comfortable Adventure on the Edge of Wilderness
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
missoula, MT

Great location great home!

  • 5 of 5

Superb location!!! Incredible!!!! Supeeb amenities in the home!!!! This is my third time there and I will certainly return. I've stayed in many VRBO's. This is hands down the most well appointed---everything a person could possibly need!

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and location. Well stocked kitchen had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Except toilet paper supply was insufficient or else we couldn't find it.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Wonderful 2nd Stay at Your Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again for another wonderful stay at your property. We found the home in clean and orderly condition. The directions provided before our arrival made the check in process quite simple. The directions to the home are easy to follow as are the directions for getting the keys and accessing the home. We love the quiet setting of the home and there is nothing like waking up to the views and wonderful Montana breezes. We love the quiet solitude of the home and the fact that unless we needed anything we didn't see a person! Thank you again for opening your home to us. It is the perfect spot to access the Rocky Mountain Front. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outdoor Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Location, Location, Location! Anyone looking for outdoor activities, this is the place! You are minutes away from hikes that are hard to beat. We did the hike up to Hidden Lake, and enjoyed all the natural beauty! We had the Elk property for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. It was Dad, two adult sons and a nephew. Plenty of room, good beds, and a view out your front door that makes it worth while all by it self! We cooked trout or BarBQ'd every night. Aki was a great host and full of help full information and directions. We look forward to future stays, and exploring the Choteau area more in the future. A huge bonus was being able to attend the Agusta Rodeo! The oldest rodeo in Montana! One note of caution, driving at dawn & dusk be cautious of wild game, there is plenty in the area. On a good recommendation from the fine folks at Grizzly Sports, we picked up cans of bear spray. While trout fishing, we never saw a bear, how ever there was plenty of tracks and fresh sign. A true Montana adventure! Martin Carstens

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, clean & spacious house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice, clean, and spacious with comfortable beds. The owners were accommodating and helpful. The location is beautiful as well. It was a great place to stay when spending the weekend skiing at Teton Pass.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Rocky Mountain Front Retreat and your skiing at Teton Pass. Welcome back!
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Helena, MT

This was a well equipped home in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed both suites and highly recommend this great VRBO! Close to Teton Pass for skiing and cozy to come back to. The property had everything our larger group needed. Excellent place to stay near Choteau!!

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Great Falls, Montana
Nearest Barpub
23 Miles
Elk Country Grill, Choteau
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Choteau Country Club Golf Course (open to public)
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Highway 89 to Glacier National Park & Yellowstone
Nearest Restaurant
24 Miles
Log Cabin Cafe, Choteau
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Teton Pass Ski Resort, North Fork Teton River
Car: necessary

This majestic, scenic property is located on the historic Moore Homestead, founded in 1919. It overlooks the Saw Tooth Range of the Rocky Mountain Front. It is close to the trail head for Ear Mountain and has about 1,000 miles of trails in the close by Lewis and Clark National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness. It is truly a part of the 'last best place' on the Crown on of the Continent.

The homestead is located only a 1/2 mile from the Teton River, and is adjacent to the original A.B. Guthrie Jr place, the American Pulitzer Prize author of The Way West, and Big Sky, among other books. Guthrie noted that he returned to his place facing Ear Mountain after publishing these novels as it was his 'point of outlook on the universe.'

Also close by is the Old North Trail where, according to many, the original inhabitants of North America traversed in the safety of the shadow of the rocky mountains.

Egg Mountain one of the largest finds of dinosaur eggs is just down the Bellview Road. Remember Jurassic Park? The scientists were digging at Egg Mountain at the beginning of the movie.

Nature's Conservancy is conserving and protecting large areas of land in the area, including the Pine Butte Preserve, which is the only place where Grizzlies roam from the mountains to the great plains. They also work closely as part of the community on common interests, such as the awareness and management of noxious weeds identification and control.

Often the only sounds heard are created by nature. Watch the birds dip and dive among the ancient jack pines, feasting on the pine cone nuts. Little chipmunks and rabbits are amusing to watch as they run along and hide among the rocks close by. Deer often forage in the area, sometimes coming within feet of the windows in the Retreat.

The Rocky Mountain Front Retreat is located at close to 5000 feet above sea level on the edge of wilderness, yet close to amenities. A variety of interesting walks and hikes are nearby; something for nearly all age and ability levels. Choteau is 23 miles away and Great Falls is 75 miles away.

Glacier National Park is about 1 1/2 hours away and Missoula is just over 3 hours away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Choteau

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$284.72 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates subject to change until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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