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Charming Lodging in Historic Hamilton, Montana

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Attached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Enjoy all the Bitterroot Valley has to offer from your centrally located 'home away from home' in a quite friendly neighborhood in historic south Hamilton.

At Withy Gate you will enjoy a completely remodeled kitchen, updated bathroom, hardwood and tile floors throughout.

You'll be just a few blocks walk to the River Park Trail System, Rocky Mountain Labs, downtown dining and shopping, and a grocery store with a great espresso stand. Any direction you walk in will take you past lovely old victorian homes along treelined streets.

We can direct you to special places, introduce you to local culture and rhythms, and refer you to folks who can provide whatever outdoor recreation experience you have in mind. During any season you will enjoy your stay at the clean and cozy Withy Gate Lodgings.

Keywords: Duplex, historic neighborhood, cozy, in town,

More Details

Kristine Komar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018

About Kristine Komar

I was born and raised in Seattle and first visited the Bitterroot Valley in 1979 when a girlfriend invited me to go home with her for the County Fair. I fell in love with this landscape and knew I would one day live here. After many more visits, I moved to Hamilton in 1999. Withy Gate was my first home and I loved being able to walk out in the morning and see the mountains or walk to the river or for a cup of coffee with friends. I now live about a mile away in Grantsdale where I am restoring a 1890-1930's farmhouse and outbuildings. I enjoy sharing Withy Gate and the Bitterroot with my guests and look forward to helping connect you to the best of the Bitterroot.

Kristine Komar purchased this house in 1999

Why Kristine Komar chose Hamilton

Withy Gate was my first home in Hamilton and when I purchased a slightly larger place I found I just could not part with it and so decided to convert my lovely duplex into a vacation rental so that others could enjoy it, too.

What makes this house unique

From Withy Gate, it’s an easy walk to Main Street, Hamilton where you'll find restaurants, a great bookstore, banks, shopping, and the post office. There's a history museum and several neighborhood churches. A local grocery store—with espresso stand—is just two blocks away. The private front yard, with patio furniture, umbrella and gas grill is perfect for outdoor summer living. It’s a short walk to the Bitterroot River and River Park where there is an extensive trail system. Completely updated and super clean, this cozy space is ready for you, your home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks, Kristine, we had a wonderful stay! Great hikes, visits with friends, Farmers Market, Daly Mansion -- a terrific vacation and nice to end each day at Withy Gate! (From Guest Book.)
Jul 2016
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Hamilton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bright and roomy updated bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming Lodging in Historic Hamilton, Montana
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Hereford, AZ

Really great little house in a really great little town

  • 5 of 5

My 3 dogs and I enjoyed our stay at this cute duplex in Hamilton. We were very comfortable and had everything we could possibly need during our stay. I set up some x-pens for a dog turn-out in the nice grassy area in front of the house - with that, and the small fenced side yard, my dogs were able to enjoy some outdoor time watching the squirrels and rabbits while I sat at the umbrelled outdoor table. Kristine is a great landlord! I appreciated being able to use the garage for sports equipment during our stay. The air conditioner cooled the place nicely - and I rarely used it in the evenings as the house was very cool and shaded by a huge tree. Nice neighbors; nice neighborhood. The kitchen was adorable - complete with Kuerig coffee maker! There were so many good place to eat in town that I don't think I can actually list a favorite.

In sum: A great little house in a great little town! Would definitely stay there again if I was in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki, Thanks so much for choosing to stay at Withy Gate, so glad you appreciated the setting and the house. I am only sorry that I didn't get to see your sweet dogs practicing their agility work--the props looked so interesting! You are welcome back anytime! Kris
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Bonita Springs, FL

Charming cottage in the historic neighborhood area of Hamilton

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, charming, adorable, peaceful, lovely. I could go on with many superlatives and it still it wouldn't be enough. I loved this cottage. It was perfect for my month's stay. The kitchen was complete with everything you need to cook. The refrigerator is small but there is a full size freezer in the garage for your use. The AC cools off the place quite nicely. The grill was great to use while sitting at the patio table. Many places deliver food--just sit outside and wait for it because the house sits on the back of the lot.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Plenty of room for me and my three dogs. Lots of storage. The location was great. I could walk to the library, restaurants and the Saturday market.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Withy Gate, Linda. Hope to see you again soon!
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Late update but just have to comment again

  • 5 of 5

Just another update on my 4th (yes 4th) stay at Kris's place. I've ran out of superlatives in describing Withy. If you're visiting Hamilton just book it. You won't be disappointed

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simon, you are always welcome at Withy Gate! Hope to see you every summer for a long time to come. ;-)
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Ausome b&b

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely enjoyed our stay, hope the future brings another oportunity to come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you are welcome anytime. Withy Gate can be your 2nd home! Glad you had a good visit with your family.
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Chicago IL

Charming Cottage in a Charming Town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks, and it felt like home. The bed is super comfortable, the kitchen has absolutely everything, and we ate out on the patio every day for breakfast and dinner. Thanks, Kris, for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Renee, for staying at Withy Gate. So glad your time here was a special. More soon!
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Kiwanis Park
"Great little park and trails along the river. Very relaxing and so close!"
Spice Of Life Cafe and Catering
"A "must do" eatery!"
Bitterroot Beanery
"The best in town."
2nd Street Sushi -- CLOSED
"I know... we're not near the ocean but this is GREAT sushi!"
Ravalli County Museum
"Wonderful Saturday morning Farmers Market (May-October) 9am-12:30pm. Take a basket from With..."
Ravalli County Museum
"Wonderful Saturday morning Farmers Market (May-October) 9am-12:30pm. Take a basket from With..."
Daly Mansion
"Great old house museum. Nice grounds if you're into picnics."
Bitter Root Brewing
"Great beer and food. One of the top local gathering places. "
Coffee Cup Cafe
"Best café breakfast in town. Coffee? Not so good. (I take my own and leave a big tip.)"
Bitteroot Public Library
"Checkout the independent film series... usually on Wednesday nights. With popcorn. Free."
Big Creek Coffee Roasters
"Smells good when they roast. The cold brew is exceptional."
Bitterroot Drug
"My favorite drugstore. Nice selection of gifts as well. Locally owned."
Iron Horse Outfitters
Chapter One Book Store
"Such a fine bookstore and very friendly people run it. "The Cultural Epicenter of the Bitter..."
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Banque Club, Main Street
Nearest Ferry
289.5 Miles
Vergelle Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hamilton Golf Course
Nearest Train
166.5 Miles
Kalispell, Great Northern
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 93
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
47.5 Miles
Lost Trail Poweder Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
River Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $150

Stays of longer than one month require monthly cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.