Ruby Valley Converted Creamery Gem/Art Studio

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  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. Half-bath
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Welcome to Poor Orphan Creamery Airbnb and Make Room. Originally an artisan farmstead cheese factory with Tasting Room, the converted creamery is perfect for anyone with a creative spirit who is looking for a wilderness gem in rural Montana.

You'll have the entire place to yourself with wifi and artist studio space in our Make Room.

Located in the Ruby Valley, you have unhindered access to the mountains via gold rush mining roads throughout the valley and easy access to Yellowstone and more.

The space
The main front entrance enters what was once our Tasting Room and has been converted into a lovely living space. The office upstairs now hosts the bedroom. The milk receiving room is now the kitchen and the lab is now the wash up area. There is a changing room adjoining the Make Room - where you can allow your creative spirit room to paint, sculpt, write, etc. The awesome shower is made from a converted livestock tank. Well...why not?
At first glance, it's the last thing you would imagine in rural Montana. The living space looks like a converted loft with an artistic flair. There is a front porch area for enjoying coffee in the mornings and wine in the cool evenings.

The Creamery has a grid-tie solar panel and holding tanks both to conserve energy and water consumption. This proved to be the best design for cheese production and economics. We ask our guests to be frugal and considerate with running water unnecessarily down the drain. There is an abundance of great water (we are on our own well) and our holding tank (while x-large) has a limited capacity. It's a bit of an adjustment to think with conservation in mind and we greatly appreciate your efforts without compromising comfort.

Montana evenings are cool and you'll find that most homes here do not have air conditioning. The creamery was built within an existing structure so it is well insulated keeping it around 60-65º F naturally so no air conditioning is needed. The trick in Montana is to open windows at night to let the cool breeze in, turn on the overhead fan, and then close the windows in the a.m. This keeps the home cool throughout the heat of the day. There is an overhead ceiling fan and also portable fans available to help circulate if need be.

You'll find the Ruby Valley full of beautiful trails and roads to explore in the surrounding mountains. Enjoy your stay!!!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed
Living room
1 couch, 1 air mattress, 1 floor mattress

What this place offers

Mountain view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Sheridan, Montana, United States

Laurin is a 19th century (#1 ghost town in Montana) french hamlet with about 10 residents. It is a rare village with a green, gothic french architecture situated on the banks of the Ruby River along the scenic byway from Glacier to Yellowstone. With easy access to outdoor recreation nearby due to the gold mining surge in the 1800's any side road takes you up into the mountains to access the lakes and amazing views.

Sheridan is the nearest town to find all the amenities you will need and is approximately 8 miles away.

Hosted by Lark

  1. Joined in September 2014
  • 6 Reviews
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I work internationally as a photographer and academician - teaching others how to make something out of nothing. The thing that trips my trigger is the creative problem solving that happens on a shoot that can be applied to just about anything in real life. In addition to photography, I am a shepherd, cheesemaker and rural graffitist. I shoot, I herd, I curd, I scribe.
I work internationally as a photographer and academician - teaching others how to make something out of nothing. The thing that trips my trigger is the creative problem solving tha…

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  • Tanner

During your stay

Although I'm not available in person, Tanner lives in Bozeman and will be available to help in case there is a need. I and Tanner, are both reachable by cell and feel free to call with any questions, etc. We also have great neighbors who can pinch hit if need be.
Although I'm not available in person, Tanner lives in Bozeman and will be available to help in case there is a need. I and Tanner, are both reachable by cell and feel free to call…
  • Language: Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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