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Recent Bitterroot Valley reviews

  • Awesome retreat weekend

    "I was in charge of finding a venue for our woman's retreat. We all live in the bitteroot valley, and wanted a secluded retreat that was close to home. Downing mountain Lodge was perfect. It was secluded, with an awesome view of bitterrot valley. As the woman arrived, the responses were "WOW, AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL and PEACEFUL ". DML was clean, hot tub was clean and heated, kitchen well stocked with all cooking utensils, wood pile well stocked. The great room/dining room was large, and inviting. The large outside deck was perfect for enjoying quiet meditation. The owner was available for any questions/problems, but there was no need, everything was perfect. All in all a very special get away weekend!"
    Guest: Cate Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Exceeds Expectations

    "The house and the setting are beautiful and relaxing. Almost every room has windows that bring the outside into the house. The layout is spacious and intuitively efficient. The appointments and furnishings are lovely and in keeping with the log cabin character of the house. We stayed for 11 nights. Some days we stayed in and just kicked back, and many days we explored the area and hiked on the many trails in the valley. The house has lots of help with books about hikes and trail maps. Although we went out to dinner a few times, more than on other vacations, we cooked because the kitchen was great, and it was just so pleasant to eat at "home." The owner Amy couldn't be nicer or more helpful. She's a wonderful mixture of being available if you need her but never intrusive if you just want to be left alone. Her sheep and goats often come over to the guesthouse property and happily graze on the grass. The goats are a hoot as they try to grab branches on some of the trees by propping themselves up on the trunks. This is one of the loveliest houses we've rented. It's someplace you could actually live and be content. I strongly recommend it."
    Guest: Bob S. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • Hayes Creek is Heaven

    "What a great location and a fantastic setting. It snowed the whole time we were there and it was awesome. We cross country skied, snowshoed and just played in the snow. We saw Elk and Deer. Took beautiful hikes into the wilderness and really felt alone in the area, which is what we were looking for. The owners were fantastic and very accommodating for fitting us in at the last moment. I really recommend this home to anyone, who knows we may make it an annual event."
    Guest: G Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 5, 2014
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  • Perfect 5 days

    "Enjoyed our stay at the Ranch House. Great location, met all our needs. It was great to wake up early and test my fly fishing skills each day right out the back door. Then again late afternoon doing the same. My wife enjoyed all the great views from the house. Enjoyed her walks in the area plus all the wildlife. The home offered plenty of room for us all as we had 3 couples at the house. It had all we needed amenity wise plus some. Location is such that you can travel in several directions and take in all the area offers. We would highly recommend this vacation home and have hopes of returning again!"
    Guest: Rick Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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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.

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