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Perfect For Outdoor Enthusiasts And History Buffs!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Great Vacation "Getaway"

Luxurious, custom-designed and built private home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large recreation room in the finished basement downstairs, hand-built furniture and stone fireplace designed by owner, and a magnificent view of the surrounding foothills, pasturelands and Pintlar Mountain Range of the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness Area in southwestern Montana.

Ours is a single-level house with vaulted ceilings and a finished basement. Amenities include internet WiFi access, Direct TV, an indoor jacuzzi in the master bedroom, a pool table, Foosball table, wood-burning chiminea, propane barbecue, a large yard and sheltered patio area, and plenty of space for parking your RV or trailers.

If you decide to bring your horses, we have a barn and a five acre paddock to help make them comfortable.

With only a five minute drive to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, you can enjoy swimming, dining, golf, a relaxing spa day, or take a walk along the Copperway Trail that helps link Butte and Anaconda together in an east-west route through Durant Canyon. Thirty minutes from the house, the Mt. Haggin Wildlife Management and Recreation Area offers an abundance of sporting and recreational opportunities, depending on the season, including hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

If your tastes are inclined toward history, you can explore Butte and Anaconda, which, together, form the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark District; or visit the beautifully restored 19th Century buildings and attractions of Philipsburg, or the vintage car museum or the old prison in Deer Lodge less than an hour away. Numerous ghost towns dot the area, and up at the 10,000 foot level of the nearby wilderness area, the crest of the Anaconda-Pintlar Range helps form a small part of the American West’s spine that is the Continental Divide. If you’re lucky, and careful, you might even spot some white-tail deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, elk or perhaps other wildlife while you’re out on a hike or a drive.

Go for a scenic drive past Georgetown Lake, or downhill skiing at Discovery Basin, take a Trolley Tour or one of the guided walking tours of Butte's historic district, visit the Mining Museum, take a drive over Mill Creek Pass, visit the Big Hole Battlefield, enjoy the falls at Lost Creek State Park, get your license and fish one of Montana’s blue ribbon trout rivers or streams, or schedule your visit to coincide with Evel Knievel Days or the Montana Folk Festival. Then come back to a cozy home, and maybe an evening swim at Fairmont Hot Springs.

An abundance of historic and recreational activities await your visit, and so do we. If possible, we’d like to be there when you arrive so we can help you get acquainted with our house. If this is not possible, then please give us a call so we can let you know where the key is.

The attached garage is not available for guests, but there’s plenty of room for parking in the driveway.

Check-in is at 4:00 P.M., and check-out is by 11:00 A.M.

We have recently opened another rental! If the group is too large for the Smelterviewinn or a small party needs more privacy check out our other listing "cozy cottage" #936086 is the property number. It is only an eighth of a mile away!

We no longer offer an outside hot tub, but the Jacuzzi tub in bedroom is awesome!! Fairmont is also an incredible hot springs!

More Details

Russ and Lisa Scherman
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Russ and Lisa Scherman

It all started with my great-great grandfather, Hans Henry Peterson, who immigrated from Germany in 1880 and homesteaded a portion of the land that eventually became the family ranch where I grew up. Hans was known locally as the “Sauerkraut King” for his particular sauerkraut, which he cooked with his specific recipe from all of the harvested cabbage! The barrels of sauerkraut were hauled to butcher shops by horse and wagon. From these humble beginnings, he and his children, and theirs, on down to my parents, and the thirteen of us who are their children, built up what is today a successful, multi-generational working ranch. My mother and each of my twelve siblings and their families still live close by!

My husband, Russ, and I built our own beautiful home where we did so we could raise our children and enjoy all the area has to offer, and still be near our large extended family. We have had so many memorable family gatherings around skiing, hiking, fishing, picnicking, snowmobiling, hunting, horseback riding, exploring ghost towns, and following scenic routes on drives that yield one breathtaking view after another. We want to keep our home in our family, and also share its beautiful sunsets and homey atmosphere with those special people who wish to come be our guests here and enjoy our little corner of the world.

Russ and Lisa Scherman purchased this house in 2005

Why Russ and Lisa Scherman chose Anaconda

My husband, Russ, and I chose this site both for the beautiful scenery surrounding it, and its accessibility. Our home is one mile away from the main ranch house where my mother still lives and all the hands gather for lunch, and just a few minutes from Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, where we like to go for regular swims. Russ is in construction, and I taught school in Anaconda, so the location could not have been better for our work. It is also conveniently located only a couple minutes from Interstate 90 (I-90), which is the main artery we take to Butte, Bozeman, Billings, the Dakotas, Missoula, Spokane, Seattle, or the I-15 junction that threads the Canadian border with the Mexican border and all the U.S. towns and parks between. Yet even with such proximity to Interstate access, the property is still quiet and feels secluded.

What makes this house unique

My husband, Russ, designed our beautiful home, as well as several of its furniture pieces, and the stone fireplace. Russ has excellent taste and a keen eye for combinations of material, lines of sight and detail, so our home is rustic, but also classy and elegant. Each window offers a uniquely beautiful view. In fact, with the contours of southwestern Montana’s landscape as a backdrop, all the views, whether from the inside or out of doors, are incredible and change constantly, depending on the light and time of day. Yet, from our place, one can be in any one of several nearby towns within fifteen minutes to an hour, or at the trailhead to a recreation area or local park in similar time. This unique combination of magnificent views and convenient accessibility adds to the overall relaxing feel of being on retreat, nestled into a quiet location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Anaconda

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , the jetted tub is in the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , This bathroom is located downstairs close to bedroom.
  • There are 3 bathrooms. Each bathroom is a full bathroom (i.e., with commode, vanity, and combination tub and shower). Bathroom 1: (ground floor, Master Bathroom) 1 toilet, vanity, combination tub & shower; 1 stand-alone shower; separate jacuzzi-like jetted tub in Master Bedroom Bathroom 2: (ground floor, Guest Bathroom) 1 toilet, vanity, combination tub & shower Bathroom 3: (downstairs, near Bedroom 4) 1 toilet, vanity, combination tub & shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms. Each bedroom sleeps 2. All four bedrooms sleep 8. Beds for 8. Bedroom 1: (ground floor) 1 king bed, includes Master Bathroom and separate Jacuzzi-like jetted tub Bedroom 2: (ground floor) 1 queen bed, shares bathroom with Bedroom 3 Bedroom 3: ground floor) 1 double bed, shares bathroom with Bedroom 2. Bedroom 4: (downstairs) 1 queen, adjacent bathroom. Opens to large recreation room. The Master Bedroom is very roomy, even with the king-sized bed frame that Russ designed and built. The Master Bathroom is off one side of the Master Bedroom, and has great morning views. On the other side of the Master Bedroom, a Jacuzzi-style jetted tub faces another beautiful view. The two additional bedrooms down the hall from the Master Bedroom have a full bathroom in between. In the finished basement downstairs, a fourth bedroom and bathroom are located.
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect For Outdoor Enthusiasts And History Buffs!
average rating of 4.898305 based on 59 reviews

Big Hospitality in Big Sky Country

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything we could ever want or need for our family vacation! Lisa was a gem and welcomed us with that famous Montana hospitality! It slept our family of 4, my sister and my parents with plenty of room to spare. The kids spent the entire time back and forth between playing pool in the basement and petting horses. You will not be disappointed here!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting and kind words! We love happy renters snd appreciate feedback! Hope to see you again🤠?
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truly the comfort of a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The Montana home was our home the minute we walked in. Beautiful "Montana" home with more than enough room for 8 people and for the 35 relatives that came from all over the country for a family reunion and BBQ at the house. Huge outdoor space for little ones to run all over and more than enough parking for guests. Comfortable furniture in all rooms. Home was located between Butte and Anaconda so the things to do were unlimited. Loved our "Innkeepers"!

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience and so glad you could all enjoy our home🤠it was a pleasure meeting you!
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Very comfortable and accommodating cabin

  • 4 of 5

Needs a central air conditioning system basement was cool but upstairs was too warm. Also a better outdoor grill. Otherwise the place was great

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and owners

  • 5 of 5

Great place for our family! The views from the yard are amazing - I've rented a lot of vacation homes and the owners of this one where by far the best and most attentive of any I have every seen.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Good Time was had by All!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house and area and enjoyed the peace and quiet in the country and found many activities in the area, including the walking path, Fairmont Hot Springs, the scenic drive along Georgetown Lake to Philipsburg where we went to the summer theater, ate at a lovely restaurant, and went sapphire hunting. The drive from Anaconda to Wisdom was enjoyable along the Big Hole River. We liked the kitchen at Smelter View Inn and made, not only wonderful meals, but good memories, too. We highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice spot for a family reunion or a nice getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting and awesome review! We hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

We just had a bachelor party at Lisa’s home this weekend. It was in perfect condition and the proximity to Fairmont was ideal. I recommend this house for both family and friend gatherings!

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for awesome review and renting! Good luck to all of you🤠
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Butte, Montana
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fairmont Hot Springs
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fairmont Hot Springs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fairmont Hot Springs
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Discovery Basin
Car: necessary

Our location offers endless opportunities for golfing, fishing, horse riding, hiking, cross-country skiing, downhill, swimming, biking, museums and historical cities. We have a private location to enjoy barbeques and sunsets or go site-seeing! It is a breathtaking area everywhere you go within minutes or and hour!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Anaconda

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning AU$137.22
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$274.44
Property Damage Protection AU$80.96

If there are more than 8 adults a fee of $10.00/per person nightly is required. We do charge a fee of $250.00 for parties of 20-50 people, runions, birthdays, etc... We allow one camper plug in for $35.00/nightly. $20.00 no plug in, two campers maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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