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A True Montana Getaway and Flyfishing Heaven

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Last updated: 10/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Montana River Lodge is a wonderful facility available to couples, families, or large groups by reservation. We are located on 25 acres of Clark Fork river frontage completely surrounded by state forest. A wide array of activities and an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful beauty of Western Montana awaits you. The lodge overlooks a spectacular river setting with great fishing, swimming, volleyball, and a huge bonfire area.
Fishing at the lodge uniquely combines terrific trout size in good numbers and very low fishing pressure. Our easement provides private access to over two miles of rarely fished trophy trout stream. Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, and Bull trout average 15 to 20 inches with some over ten pounds.
The beach has several sandbars, a perfect spot to sunbathe while the kids play in the river. Have you ever tried gold panning? The beach has some 'color' that is fun to swirl in a pan and gives you the feeling of a 'gold rush'. Eagles and osprey often soar over the river pool formed by the cliffs on the shore across from the lodge. Watch them swoop down on an unsuspecting trout.
The open hillsides on the mountains across the river provide opportunities to see deer and elk through a spotting scope or binoculars. Get a magnified view of the eagles and osprey as they perch in the trees or in nearby nests. We are surrounded by thousands of acres of forest with endless miles of trails and roads for secluded walking and riding, and the river provides miles of amazing fishing and floating pleasure. Just 40 miles west of Missoula, we provide a spacious, secluded, and private atmosphere for those looking to get away or just relax in an enviornment of cozy comfort. Let us know how we can make your vacation a truly memorable experience.

Keywords: Lodge


Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Tobacco use is allowed outside the lodge, but please use containers for your butts and not the bonfire pit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35, Beds for 20-35

  • #1 Master bedroom, main floor: 1 king

    Jetted tub, private entrance from deck with river view...moreless

  • #2 Bermuda Bedroom , main floor: 1 queen

    bath and private entrance...moreless

  • #4 Mini-master Bdrm, lower floor: 1 queen

    Private bath and entrance from lawn with river view...moreless

  • #5 Family Bedroom, lower floor: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 bunk bed

    River and pasture view, lawn level...moreless

  • #6 Cowboy Bedroom, lower floor: 1 queen

    Pasture view, lawn level...moreless

  • #7 Fishing Bedroom, lower floor: 1 queen

    Orchard view, lawn level...moreless

  • #8 Indian Bedroom, lower floor

    Orchard view, lawn level...moreless

  • #9 Rustic Bunk house: 8 twin/ single

    separate bldg & bath house; two showers, toilets, sinks ...moreless

  • #3 Dorm bedroom, upper floor: 2 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 6 with two separate baths...moreless

  • King size Beds (1),Queen size Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (3), Twin beds (2), Bunk house single beds (9)...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    master bedroom on main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Shared as main floor guest bath with two entrances ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    one of two separate baths on upper dorm bdrm floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    second separate bath on upper dorm bdrm floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private bath in mini-master bdrm on lower level...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    This bathroom serves lower bdrms with three showers...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

    A separate bathroom building by the volleyball court...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We are surrounded by thousands of acres of state and national forrest with endless miles of trails and dirt roads for hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, ATV and horseback riding. We have four horse corrals, a large hay barn, and can provide for feed with adequate advance notice....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    The rec room has a bigscreen tv with dvd and vcr, universal gym, ping pong, foosball, and recumbent bike...moreless

  • Games:

    Six to eight board games are located in the rec room cabinet...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Two, on separate floors connected to Direct TV satelite service...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Three total; one available for dvd and vcr use...moreless

  • Toys:

    Soccer and volleyballs for outsideplay...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Sunbathe on the sandy beach, then jump in the river! Find some flat rocks and teach your kids to skip them....moreless

  • River:

    Our location on the Clark Fork River is perfect for fishing, swimming, canoeing, rafting, kayaking and just relaxing....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are a private inholding surrounded by hundreds of acres of permanently gated state forest. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The lodge overlooks the winding river where we often see eagles and osprey...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    beach has sand areas and great for swimming in mid to late summer...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Regular dining table seats 10, dining in rec room seats forty; outdoor patio, overlooking the river, has 4 picnic tables....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 40 people


  • Broadband Access:

    no cable or dsl...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two sets, one on the main floor and one on the lower level...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a universal gym and recumbent bike in the recroom...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor radiant heat from propane furnace...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows, and comforters are provided for forty...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The cozy living room has a piano and satelite TV...moreless

  • PC
  • Parking:

    Ample parking for 12 or more cars by the lodge and additional nearly unlimited parking for events...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Ample turning and parking for boats, RVs, trailers, buses, etc....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Cell reception, no land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    In addition to one bath towel per person, beach towels are located in the main floor laundry room...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two sets, one on the main floor and one on the lower level...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The wood stove on the lower level heats the whole house in winter...moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Catering or private chef available at additional cost....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two twelve cup, two thirty cup, and one coffeemaker with self-grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for forty...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Corian counters with center island, oak floor, and fully equipped with serving dishes for forty....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Guests provide own food unless catering or chef requested...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We have two refrigerators with freezers....moreless

  • Stove:

    Five burner gas range and two ovens (one convection)...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Mountain bikes been somewhat abused and may not all be in working condition...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    A boat ramp is located 1/4 mile downstream from the lodge...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck wraps around three sides of the lodge, two side decks are covered...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are two courses about thirty minutes away and several more forty-five minutes away in Missoula...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Upriver is fantastic kayak and white water rafting rapids. Downriver is a gentle float for great canoeing/tubing...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The fruit orchard, strawberries, and raspberries are available for snacking...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two gas grills are located on the patio overlooking the river...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The best ski/board mountain in the area is also the closest, about 60 freeway miles...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    About 10 tubes are free for use, a 14' raft, six or eight float tubes, and a one man pontoon raft are for rental use...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $300
  • boat rental $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $850
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • laundry $10 per person $10
  • raft rental $75
  • Tax Rate 7%


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Rates shown are for first four or five adults. Additional adults are $60 each per night, teens between 13-19 are $30 each per night, and children between 7 to 12 are $10 each per night. An additional processing fee applies to credit card payments. Depending on group size and length of stay, discounts apply.

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Last updated: 10/09/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Missoula International
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
King Ranch
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 90
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lookout Pass
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private beach on property

Car: Necessary

Our lodge is located 40 miles from Missoula, at the Tarkio Exit 61, about 1 mile off of I-90 on the Clark Fork River. There is excellent fishing on our property and on the river above and below us. The Alberton Gorge is a very popular class 3 whitewater stretch that ends just upstream from the lodge. A thrilling ride awaits the adventurer on a raft ,kayak, or bogieboard. The section of river from the lodge downriver is perfect for gentle floating on a raft, canoeing or tubing. We are surrounded by state and national forest lands, and there are numerous trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes, ATVs or even snowshoeing in the winter. Our beach is the ultimate swimming hole or the pefect place for a sunny afternoon nap. Mountain bikes are available at Lookout Pass for touring the famous Hiawatha Trail thru tunnels and over trestles. The National Bison Range is a favorite day trip. The nearby historic Jesuit Mission has amazing frescos and an informative history of early mission work among the local native tribes. But above all else, the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery is the highlight of all these activities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We designed and built the lodge in 2002 and operated a teen home for 9 years. In our design and western decor we have incorporated our interest in fishing, hunting and the Montana outdoor experience.

Why the Owner Chose Missoula:
While floating the river one day, we found this amazing setting on the famous Alberton Gorge whitewater canyon. The undeveloped site was completely surrounded by hundreds of acres of state forest offering the ultimate in privacy in our end of road location. The forest around us is closed to automotive use, resulting in a nature preserve offering quiet walks, mountain biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, or x-country skiing. The scenic setting is simply stunning. Guests repeatedly tell us the views of the river and mountains result in relaxation and rejuvination. We watch eagles and osprey gliding over the river from our deck daily. The river allows an amazing assortment of water sports including fishing, rafting, kayaking, swimming, tubing, and boating. The natural flat below the lodge made a perfect area for our sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, sports field, bath house, and bonfire ring. The large lawn areas overlooking the river are available for events such as outdoor weddings.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
There is a fruit orchard and berry patch with raspberries and strawberries for snacking. We have several tubes and life jackets for enjoying the river. There is a 14 foot self-bailing raft, float tubes, and a one man pontoon raft available for rental.

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  • A Beautiful Lodge

    A Beautiful Lodge

  • A Gorgeous Deck with Great Views

    A Gorgeous Deck with Great Views

  • Skiing


  • Great Fishing

    Great Fishing

  • Private Fishing

    Private Fishing

  • A Scenic River Valley

    A Scenic River Valley

  • Beautiful Views from the Deck

    Beautiful Views from the Deck

  • Rare Bull Trout 21"+

    Rare Bull Trout 21"+

  • Snowboarding


  • A Beautiful Fish

    A Beautiful Fish

  • Enjoy the River!

    Enjoy the River!

  • A Great Place for Groups

    A Great Place for Groups

  • Relax in Comfortable Rooms

    Relax in Comfortable Rooms

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • A Luxurious Atmosphere

    A Luxurious Atmosphere

  • Come Enjoy Our Lodge

    Come Enjoy Our Lodge

VRBO #121713

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