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Recent Bitterroot Valley reviews

  • Home Away from Home

    "We wanted a place to rest and relax and this was it.Great quite location, hiking trails right out the door. We hauled our Harley's over with us and had amazing rides and with a garage to park them in it was wonderful. (Lolo pass is a must) I love to cook and the kitchen had everything I needed which was really nice. We stayed for 10 days and I wish it had been more. The home has a true awe factor when you walk in the door. If we are back in this area again this is where I want to stay!"
    Guest: Karen L. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Spacious ranch house

    "We rented the entire house and plenty of space. Two window units in the upstairs section and fans in the lower section. Very spacious with plenty of sheets and towels, water pressure was low but it could be the cost effective shower head that makes it seem extra slow of course you want to ensure there is enough hot water for large groups during the winter times. There is plenty of closed space in each room. Wish we had better access to the river but still enjoyed throwing rocks into the water. Outside patio was a nice addition to sit and relax at with a swinging bench to enjoy. Two TVs upstairs and one in the downstairs with direct tv access on everyone. Older house and great for outdoors adventures, there is an elk head mounted in the sitting area between levels. You can get a good workout if you keep going up and down between levels. Remember this is a ranch house and you may get some bugs. We did get to see a turkey a few times and three white tailed deers wondered up to the barn area...a nice treat for the kids. Grocery store and gas stations close by. Missoula is 15 minutes away if you need more options in stores and dining. Overall it took some getting use to since we had so much space to allow the kids to get lost. My 4 year old loved having his own house....one level was basically his to enjoy on his own. Our group consisted of 4 adults and 5 kids ranging from 4-13 years old. We chose this location for its space to relax and take a few days off together."
    Guest: Trina A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 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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