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Little Montana Ranch House

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

A serene Hill Country setting, alongside an intense chapter of local history, come together at the kid and pet-friendly getaway of Little Montana near Utopia! It's a ranch house rental that sits on 165 scenic acres, with year-round Little Creek flowing close by. This is an ideal location, quiet and rural, yet it's close to towns like Bandera and Concan, and popular attractions like Garner State Park and the Lost Maples and Hill Country State Natural Areas. It's a fascinating Hill Country escape!

Please keep in mind that Backroads Reservations only has access to Little Montana through May of 2024, though this could be extended. Please ask for details before booking!

In 1866 the founder of Utopia, R.H. Kincheloe, and his family lived on or very near the property that is now Little Montana ("Montana" was his original name for the town of Utopia). In October of that year, their home was the target of a late-night Indian raid, leaving Kincheloe's wife Sarah and their friend Cynthia Bolin gravely injured. Sarah survived, but sadly Cynthia succumbed to her wounds. This story is well-known locally, and traces of its influence echo over the land here. In fact, Little Montana is a popular place to hunt for arrowheads!

Not only will you have access to Little Creek here, but Little Montana also has a refreshing swimming pool to take the edge off the Texas heat! The patio and shaded deck are adorned with comfortable outdoor furniture, and offer a great perch from which to admire local wildlife and those beautiful Hill Country views. You'll also have access to a charcoal grill for an authentic Texas cookout!

Little Montana was built in 1995, and was recently renovated. Your indoor comfort is assured with central air and heat, ceiling fans, and even a fireplace in the living area! The living area, dining, area, and kitchen are all in an open-concept space, so everyone can converse and enjoy time together. With that in mind, there's a Roku-ready TV and Wifi service throughout the guest home, too. Little Montana's kitchen is fully furnished with both appliances and all the cooking ware, serving ware, utensils and glasses you'll need.

Your Hill Country nights will be nice and restful at Little Montana, too! There are two bedrooms here; one has two king-sized beds, and the second has one king, providing warm and comfy slumber for up to six people. There are two full baths, one with a shower stall, and the other with a shower/tub combo. Soft and clean linens are provided for all bed and bath spaces.

Step into history with the comfort of modern amenities at Little Montana! Book this wonderful ranch house rental with Backroads Reservations today.

The House:
Master bedroom furnished with 2 king sized beds and an attached large private bath
Second bedroom has a king sized bed
Second bathroom with shower
Living room equipped with seating, entertainment, and a Smart TV.
Dining table for six people
Fully equipped kitchen containing a dishwasher, oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave, and a regular coffee maker.
Central air conditioning and heating.
WiFi connectivity.
Washer and Dryer facilities.
Charcoal grill available.

Front deck providing picturesque views of the hill country.
Spacious covered back deck with scenic water views, ample seating, and charming string lights.
Catch and release fishing available for outdoor enthusiasts.
Private dock access for a serene waterfront experience.
Smart Roku TV for entertainment.
All towels and linens supplied for a comfortable stay.
Water levels may vary from the pictures; inquiries are welcome at the time of booking.

Rates and Details:
Accommodates six guests.
The nightly rate is for 4 guests and an extra guest of $50 per day per guest will be charged for the remaining 2
Children are welcome, noting no shallow areas or banks; water is deep and accessible from the dock.
Pets allowed (maximum 2).
Pet fee of $25 per day, per pet.
Potential pet fee discount for longer-term stays.
Smoking permitted only outside.
Prohibition on discharging firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Hill Country river and lake water levels subject to variation based on rainfall.

Distance from this home:  
Frio River: 30 miles
Medina River: 30 miles
Guadalupe River: 55 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 15 miles
Garner State Park: 20 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 25 miles

Every September, Utopiafest showcases live entertainment, multiple rodeos take place here during the month of June, and there's an arts and crafts fair in November. The Laurel Tree showcases an original customized treehouse dining room, featured on "Treehouse Masters" on the Animal Planet network.


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Veranda
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic