Recent Bitterroot Valley reviews
"Our extended family of 9, including 6 adults and 3 children (9,5 & 5), stayed at Eagle's Nest for one week. The house easily accommodated all of us, with room to spare, and was perfect for our family. The house was very clean and had lovely interior decor. There were enough bedrooms to sleep everyone, with very comfortable mattresses. The master bedroom was wonderful, with a large bathroom and jetted tub as well as shower. We had some concerns that there would not be enough bathrooms for 9, but it did not prove to be the case. We never even used the bathroom in the basement. The kitchen was well equipped (although a microwave would have been nice to have) and there was a very nice gas grill outside. We cannot say too much about the 360 degree view from the house -- spectacular. The numerous balconies around the house were wonderful ways to relax and enjoy the vistas. The children enjoyed exploring the area. Although it was a little trek to get there, the view and the house are worth it and getting there was part of the fun. The owners of the home were very friendly, helpful and accommodating and were nearby. Our experience at Eagle's Nest was a very good one and we hope to return sometime in the future."Guest: Carol & family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014View listing
"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, 2014View listing
"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, 2014View listing
"My husband and I spent 4 nights at Withy Gate and were very pleased with it. Clean as a pin with everything we needed and more. Kris's personal touches were appreciated. Loved the patio area and it is located in a great location in Hamilton. We would definitely stay here again!"Guest: Lydia, Georgia Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014View 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.