VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Show moreless regions

We're sorry, the exact location of this region is not in our database, so we are instead showing you the location of the nearest city .

Map view

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Bitterroot Valley reviews

  • A fantastic home in beautiful Montana

    "What an outstanding home. Wonderfully furnished, comfortable, great hot tub, a very complete and well equipped kitchen and perfect for a get away into the Bitterroot Valley. This is our second time renting this property and it exceeds all our expectations. Everything necessary for a comfortable and relaxing week is on-site. Deer and Elk visit the yard and the scenery from the property is fantastic. We will be back."
    Guest: Keysbear Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
    View listing
  • Quick Trip

    "Though this was a short stay it was a fabulous accommodation for our family. The owners were incredibly helpful and understanding of our needs as we blew through town. It is a lovely apartment and a place we will be staying again when we visit Hamilton. Our kids loved having the ping-pong table and fun games. We all just wish we could have spent more time there."
    Guest: NobleThistle Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
    View listing
  • Top of the World

    "Downing Mountain Lodge (DML) is one of the most unique and beautiful places you can visit. The lodge sits about midway up Downing Mountain and commands a sweeping view of the Bitterroot Valley and the town of Hamilton. I have spent a week at DML for the past two summers with my family and also used it in the winter. I would highly recommend it. The lodge is rustic with a huge central fireplace and a professional kitchen in the back. The building was once a public restaurant called the Gubb Steak. This fact gives the place a lot of its charm since the owners have left some of the tables and chairs, glassware, pots and pans etc.. There is also a great deck with a built in charcoal barbeque. The owners live down in Hamilton and are great to deal with. There is NOBODY nearby so if solitude is what you want solitude is what you will get. The property backs up to the largest tract of wilderness land in the continental USA. You can explore the mountain or head down to numerous NFS trailheads nearby. The Bitterroot River and Lake Como are also great for recreation. In the winter DML is a backcountry skier’s dream and you are not far from Lost Trail Pass if you prefer to ski in bounds. Hamilton is a great little town with multiple restaurants, three or four grocery stores and a couple of great breweries. There is a terrific playground near the Armory where my kids like to play. Hamilton is just 45 minutes from Missoula which is a great place to spend the day. One thing you need to consider is that DML is a 20 minute drive from Hamilton up 17 switchbacks from the valley floor. The dirt road is in good shape and it is unlikely you will see any traffic on it. That makes the drive is pretty painless. My family and I go up and down almost every day when we visit. With that said if you are not comfortable with that type of thing you should think twice. Access is slightly more complex in the winter due to snow so you will want to discuss that with the owners beforehand. I should stress that the commute up to the cabin is one of the things that makes it so special. This place is one of a kind so check it out."
    Guest: TFN Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 2014
    View listing
  • Great retreat for family and friends

    "We spent four days at Stonetower to celebrate my stepson's wedding and hosted the rehearsal dinner (60 people) in the finished barn. The house, apartment, and barn are great facilities for anyone wanting to have a social gathering, and Peggy has party tables, chairs and decorations, so the rehearsal dinner was quite easy to set up. The house and apartment were clean with well-equipped kitchens, lots of beds and space, and numerous fascinating artistic flourishes. The deck was a great place to enjoy the summer evenings and mountain views. Stonetower was just the right place for us to enjoy with family and friends--thanks to Peggy for making the experience so much fun and being so welcoming."
    Guest: Cathy W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
    View listing

Bitterroot Valley Travel Tips

Bitterroot Valley Vacation Rentals in an Outdoor Paradise

The beautiful Bitterroot Valley runs from Missoula to Lost Trail Pass on the border with Idaho. Running through the valley is US Highway 93, following the route of the Bitterroot River. Another, more scenic route often used by vacationers is Montana State Highway 269, known as the East Side Highway. This road is a more scenic route and visitors will find it a tranquil drive. To fly to Bitterroot Valley lodging, the closest airport is Missoula International Airport.

Its valley location provides a climate of dry hot summers and low humidity; fall brings cooler, shorter days and winter sees the snow fall.

Bitterroot Valley Cabins Are Perfect for Anglers and Hunters

This is a region of outdoor activities; one of the most popular year round pursuits is the fishing. Near to Bitterroot Valley vacation rentals are delightful rivers, peaceful lakes and creeks, offering seclusion, scenery and fabulous fishing. Native species here includes brook and rainbow trout, brown, bull, and cutthroat, as well as mountain whitefish. During the winter, the frozen lakes offer great opportunities for ice fishing.

Throughout the summer, visitors flock here to take advantage of activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding and whitewater rafting. Montana’s Bitterroot Valley is an ideal area for hunters, with game such as bear, cougar, deer, and elk all native species. For those who prefer to observe a photograph the wildlife, the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge is one place that will attract visitors. Birds such as Canada geese, blue heron and trumpeter swans pass through the region.

Being midway between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park gives visitors the opportunity to visit both areas. Many visitors at Bitterroot Valley cabins take advantage of the opportunity to explore both.

A Winter Wonderland Surrounds Bitterroot Valley Cabins

Bitterroot Valley cabins are a winter sports enthusiast's dream, with a wide variety of activities in the surrounding area. The snow brings many of the wildlife, such as the deer, bighorn sheep and elk down into the valley, making it a perfect time to watch and track them by spotting the different hoof prints in the snow. It is also a great time for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. There are vast areas of trails across the area. The Lost Trail Powder Mountain has been attracting winter sports enthusiasts for over 60 years for its average of 300 inches of snow per season. Here, there are almost 40 trails, lifts and groomed runs that run into Idaho. Those who prefer cross country skiing will enjoy Chief Joseph Ski Course close to Lost Trail Pass. Snowmobilers should try the Lost Trail Winter Park where there are miles and miles of open meadow, hills and parkland. This is a really remote area for snowmobilers to enjoy.

There are many towns to explore, each with its own unique charm as well as a wide variety of museums, historical sites, restaurants and stores.

Bitterroot Valley Lodging Is Fully Equipped with Many Luxuries

Bitterroot Valley cabins are ideal properties from which to make the most of this wonderful area. Each home provides an excellent standard of accommodation, with everything provided to ensure a comfortable stay. All kitchens are well equipped with appliances and extras, and each home provides full laundry facilities. Each home is unique and offers a wide variety of luxuries to make a great home into a perfect one. Extras such as outdoor hot tubs, BBQs, patios and deck areas with high quality furniture are in many homes. Indoors visitors may find big screen TVs, with entertainment systems, wifi internet access and much more.

Sponsored Advertisement