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Mere's Magic Rainbow Trout Pond

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· Ronan, Lake, Montana
10 acres hosted by Meredith T.
5 RV/tent sites
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Stay on an Old Trout Farm around the pond and listen to the water flow through the property. The property looks out to the Mission mountain range and campers can drive right to their spot. We have shaded tree spots and glamping with a community kitchen and outdoor shower. There is potable water fill up, wifi, and firewood upon request. Its best to show up for sunset (before dark). Plus, on way out you can bypass the 93 highway new road construction by taking crow road west past the iconic old barn and then get back on the 93 going North to Flathead lake or Glacier Nat'l Park.We are located in Ronan on the Flathead Indian reservation in between Missoula and Kalispell right off the 93 in the Mission Valley. Stay on our trout pond and listen to the water flow through the property. The property has been in our family since 1890 and we are the original founders of the McLeod Ditch which allows for a canal and creek to run water through and fill the trout ponds. I do have renters living on the property so two of the ponds are currently private property but you are welcome to walk up the road to the canal and forest area. We are only 15 minutes south of Flathead Lake.
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82 ratings · 74 reviews
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Delaina H.recommends
September 10, 2023
Mere's Magic Rainbow Trout Pond
Such a great, beautiful stay! We were in town for a wedding at the Silver Knot and loved how quick and easy it was to get there and back. Meredith is a gracious host and has a great spot with all the details and so serene and quiet. Thanks for sharing your place with us!
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Sarah F.
September 1, 2023
Mere's Magic Rainbow Trout Pond
Expensive but enjoyable farm
First, Mere's place is beautiful and overall my pup and I had a great trip. It's a mostly quiet area, offers gorgeous sunrise and sunset views, and plenty of wildlife coming through camp. The down side: several of the amenities listed were not available and that made the price pretty high for a dispersed tent site. The propane burner setup as the kitchen didn't work, the water for the dishwashing station was full of mold and not clean water you would want to use to wash your dishes (yes, I could have used my soap and the potable water to clean the container, but I wasn't keen to for a few reasons), and the setup for the shower water was dirty and full of debris, again making it not something you'd want to wash with. Had I known these, plus campfires, were not going to be available or allowed, I probably would have booked somewhere else that is cheaper and truly dispersed camped and saved the money. Mere left a friend's phone number to reach out to with questions or issues since she was out of town, but I felt awkward texting someone who was not the host to address these things. I was thankful to have electric hookup and wifi to make work a bit simpler this week, but a tad disappointing to pay so much for what I can get for free at a coffee shop. The potable water source was also fine for a refill. Overall, I probably wouldn't book again unless I could guarantee that the amenities that make it a more expensive dispersed site are available for the duration of my stay.
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Erin E.recommends
August 13, 2023
Mere's Magic Rainbow Trout Pond
Stunning view from this campsite
This is such a cute spot to camp! Tranquil, well planned, maintained grounds. Pictures really don't do this place justice. The owner was very helpful in offering suggestions for recreational activities in the area and responded quickly to questions. I would absolutely stay here again!
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Jess W.recommends
June 25, 2023
Glamping on a Trout Pond "New Deck"
Magical is right! I loved this little slice of heaven. All the sounds of farm life and gorgeous views all around.
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Ashley P.recommends
June 10, 2023
Glamping on a Trout Pond "New Deck"
This site was beautiful and perfect for a night away. Meredith was super kind and accommodating. Will definitely be coming back in the future!
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Jill B.recommends
August 29, 2022
Mere's Magic Rainbow Trout Pond
This was a gorgeous and quiet setting. It was well equipped with a nice outdoor kitchen and the ability to shower with a little creativity! There was lots of animal feces around so beware if you’re bringing small children. Overall it was peaceful and a wonderful stay.
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Ronan, Lake, Montana, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, Salish, and Salish & Kootenai Tribes First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Meredith T.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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