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Quaint country stucco house on the Bitterroot River

Bedrooms 4
Space 195 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom stucco farmhouse on a working ranch with breathtaking views

This house has 1 bedroom/1 bathroom on the main floor with a queen size bed, 2 bedrooms upstairs (one with a king bed and the other with 2 twins) 1 bedroom/1 bathroom on lower level with a king size bed. The home is fully equipped with everything you need for a memorable stay. During your stay you have 2400 acres of private land to hike, bike, ride horses or ATVs, picnic, and fish the blue ribbon Bitterroot River (which is the West boundary of the ranch).

John and Jani Meuchel
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About John and Jani Meuchel

John and I grew up in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley and it will be our home forever. The saying, 'there's no place like home' is so true and we feel so blessed to live in such an amazing area.

John and Jani Meuchel purchased this house in 1946

Why John and Jani Meuchel chose Hamilton

My dad moved to this property as a boy when the neighbors in town complained of 'too many hound dogs'. He purchased the ranch from his parents in 1965 and my grandmother continued to live in this house for many years. We thought that many guests would enjoy the beautiful scenery and tranquility of the ranch that I was blessed to enjoy as a child.

What makes this house unique

This home was built in 1939 and is located on a working ranch and the views from the large living room windows are incredible. You'll enjoy many of the original features of this home. One of the many attractions is the fishing access right out the front door and you will love the gazebo right on the river's edge.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Quaint country stucco house on the Bitterroot River
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Cumming, GA

Unbelievable family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

John and Jani have done an exceptional job making Grandma's house a perfect location for respite, peace, and family time. We took our children here for over 2 weeks to enjoy fly fishing, horseback riding, and being together away from our hectic lives, and my did Grandma's house not disappoint. John and Jani made sure to add to our stay and went so above and beyond for us--from suggesting places to go, hitching up a team of horses and taking us on a wagon ride, shuttling us to a tubing spot, loaning us tubes and life jackets, lettting our kids ride the horses on the ranch--they made our memories so much greater because of their attention to detail and willingness to go out of their way to ensure our enjoyment. The house is perfectly located for exploring the Bitterroot Valley, the decor is wonderful, the beds comfortable, and it truly does offer peace and quiet along the river--we enjoyed the horses immensely and spent many an afternoon in the gazebo and an evening around the firepit. Thanks John and Jani for offering Grandma's house to travellers. Our family shall NEVER forget it.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solana Beach, California

Peaceful paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely vacation in this quaint country house. The house was adorable. It was extremely clean and was fully equipped with everything you would need to make a vacation great.. The property is private and peaceful, located right on the Bitterroot River. The scenery is spectacular with beautiful mountains and pastures. The super friendly horses coming right up to the property was a special treat everyday. All of the family members we talked to and met while we were there were incredibly nice as well as very helpful. It really was a true relaxing vacation and we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bitterroot Celtic Games

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Cheryl Tenold for booking Swagger at Grandmas house. The property was beautiful & clean. We very much enjoyed our stay which made our performance at the Bitterroot Celtic Games even better. We hope to return next year. Thx Swagger

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a three night stay here with our family of four. Such a peaceful and relaxing place to unwind! House is beautifully maintained and decorated and has all the amenities needed for a great stay. The gazebo overlooking the Bitterroot river was just perfect for enjoying that morning cup of coffee! Our family took an inner tube float down the river which ended just below the house, so quiet and relaxing! It was a pleasure meeting John and Jani and appreciate the time they took to take us out for a quad ride, such fun ! Will definitely be on our list of stays when we return for another visit. Thank you !! :)

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey Stay in Beautiful Montana

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Hamilton, MT for a family reunion was made easier and much more pleasant by staying at Grandma's House on the Bitterroot River. The location of the home is perfect to travel to any place in the Bitterroot Valley. The house was perfect for four adults, a one year old and a rambunctious 3 1/2 year old! Our hosts, Jani and John, were wonderful and very accommodating! We will definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time, relaxing, fishing, and visiting family

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Missoula, MT
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hamilton Golf Course, Hamilton, MT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 93
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Lost Trail Ski Resort


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Hamilton, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.94
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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