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Private lodge. Park like grounds. 15 minutes to downtown.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8-12. 4bedrooms 4baths + sleeping loft. Creek on property.

The Butler Creek Lodge is located only five miles west of the Missoula airport on a splendid 4 acre property secluded in the woods. Four bedrooms comfortably appointed with top quality beds, dressers, and private baths. A loft area with couches , TV, King size bed and futon. A large dining room seats 12-14 and a gourmet kitchen. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and eat.

The great room with couches and chairs on the main level leading out to the deck area. Internet access, land line phone and direct TV. A fire pit and outdoor grill.

A private 2 bedroom suite apartment across from the lodge with an entrance creek side is available for additional guests. Maximum number of guests 10-14.

Inquire about terms and availability

Outside, Missoula Valley's inspiring scenery and local wildlife can be enjoyed from our deck areas or creek side on our secluded grounds. Tranquil and magnificent!

Located so close to Missoula, you'll find many nearby opportunities for dining, live entertainment, great shopping, theatres and recreation. Choose from fly fishing, golf, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, swimming, day trips to Glacier National Park or Flathead Lake, or numerous other national forests in the area.

Transportation to and from the Lodge is easy. We are close to the airport (6 mi.) and Interstate 90, yet far enough away to provide you with peace and solitude. Ample private parking for six or more vehicles.

Make the Butler creek lodge your home away from home when you visit Montana. Plan a fishing trip with friends, bring the whole family on a skiing adventure, plan a family event, a wedding, special anniversary retreat or holiday gathering.

A great corporate meeting place as well.

The lodge can be rented with full services or no services at your request. For more information about the Lodge give us a call. We will be happy to answer any questions you have. The lodge is family owned and operated ensuring great attention to detail and pride in every aspect of your stay.

Call Dennis & Dorinda at 406-542-8307. Looking forward to seeing you at the Butler Creek lodge soon!

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More Details

Property Manager
Dorinda and Dennis Delena
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Dorinda and Dennis Delena

Dennis and Dorinda have retired after 30 years in the customer service industry. They live on the property in the caretaker's house. They are native New Yorkers transplanted to this tranquil and magical setting. They enjoy every aspect of life in Missoula. Having grown up in the Bronx and Westchester County in NY they are used to everything that NY City offers in the way of culture, shopping and lifestyle. They don't miss a thing except perhaps the white sandy beaches of long island. The magnificent rivers and many water ways satisfy their love of being near the water. Bird watching and communing with nature right at home on the lodge grounds provides a storybook retirement for them. Their family pets love the lifestyle as well. Luke and Leo are brothers from the same litter. They love to frolic in the creek and explore nature with Dennis and Dorinda. Gomez their 30 year old Macaw is lots of fun to be around. He is beautiful and dances for the guests. Gomez loves being outside on the deck and enjoys the surroundings. Lots of birds and wildlife for him to enjoy. He loves the guests at the lodge and will greet you with a happy 'Hello'

Dorinda and Dennis Delena purchased this lodge in 2000

Why Dorinda and Dennis Delena chose Missoula

Missoula is a magical place. The scenery is breathtaking. Hip and modern while still giving you that old west feeling. On the way to the lodge you will see horses, cows, deer, wild turkey, large birds, mountains and more.

We immediately fell in love with the historic city center. The allure of a University town really appealed to us. So much going on all of the time...all four seasons.

The galleries, artist communities, farmers market and street festivals provide ongoing activities week after week. The parks, ski areas, golf courses, bike trails and forests provide enjoyable outdoor recreation year round. The change of seasons and endless outdoor activities make you feel like you are on vacation 12 months a year!

What makes this lodge unique

You will feel secluded tucked away in the lodge off of a dirt road in the mountains among the pines and just fifteen minutes you can be in the heart of down town Missoula enjoying live entertainment, great food, wonderful shopping, art galleries, the University Of Montana and historic monuments all around.


Missoula Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Drunken or loud vulgar language not tolerated.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Butler Creek Suite room.
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size bed (1) In the loft room. Queen size Beds in all other rooms. 2 rooms have two Queen size beds, one room has a Twin or Single Bed and a Queen. The loft space also has a sleeping futon. The suite, located on the property in a different building has 2 queen size beds one bath and a sleeping futon. Inquire for rates and availability of suite for up to 5 additional guests.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Private lodge. Park like grounds. 15 minutes to downtown.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Gorgeous, comfortable and well-equipped lodge. Perfect for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Butler Creek! For 6 adults and 3 kids, we had more than enough space. The grounds are immaculate and the house itself is gorgeous and so nicely decorated. We loved that Dorinda and Dennis keep the house so well-stocked...we arrived to find a full array of breakfast items ready for us plus milk and condiments in the fridge, laundry detergent by the washer, first aid supplies in the closet and countless more thoughtful touches that made our visit so much more comfortable. They really go the extra mile (oh and did I mention that all the adults in our group agreed how amazing the sheets on the bed were? Lol. No cheap, scratchy linens here!).

Dorinda and Dennis are so welcoming and lovely to talk to. They showed us the grounds and let us know about some activities our kids might enjoy but they also gave us the peaceful and private experience we were looking for. I really can’t say enough about them and their property — we truly had no complaints about our visit and we’re already talking about planning another visit for next summer. Thank you Dennis and Dorinda!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful comments. We always want our guests to feel at home and comfortable. Please come again. Your family was delightful! Dennis and Dorinda
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Unforgettable memories!!!

  • 5 of 5

Butler creek Lodge was a perfect location for my daughter’s wedding! Stunningly beautiful, private setting and the lodge is so comfy! Thank you for unforgettable memories!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a beautiful event. We enjoyed having you and your lovely guests at Butler Creek Lodge.
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Moses Lake, WA

Breathtaking views with a piece of serenity on the side:-)

  • 5 of 5

Dennis and Dorinda were perfect hosts!!! They were helpful, informative and just a lot of fun to be around. The large was like your personal park.Every bedroom came with the bathroom which made it nice for everyone and there was lots of privacy within the lodge. The area was clean and well kept. There were lots to things to do just on the property plus a very short distance into Missoula. This stay far exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend this property for a comfortable and very serene stay. Absolutely loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family was delightful. Thank you.
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Butler Creek Lodge is a beautiful property and we enjoyed a wonderful week there with family.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Butler Creek Lodge. We had four generations together, from 91 to 1 and everyone had a lovely time! The grounds are stunning and the lodge is beautiful and impeccably maintained. The kitchen is large and spacious and has everything you could possibly need for cooking large family meals or a gourmet feast, including an array of spices and condiments. The appliances are beautiful top of the line stainless steel. Our hosts left a delicious assortment of pastries and breakfast items as well as coffee and bottled water to welcome us. The common areas are large and spacious with ample room for people to gather together or in smaller groups. There are two bedrooms downstairs, one with an en suite and the other with a common bathroom right next door, both with walk-in showers. The third and fourth bedrooms are upstairs, again, one with an en suite and the fourth bathroom in the hall. Both of the upstairs bathrooms had bathtubs which is great for the kiddos. There is an upstairs loft as well with its own sleeping and living area, as well as a balcony. Everyone felt like they had their own little private part of the house.

We had one family member using a walker and one kiddo with special needs and this property worked wonderfully for everyone!

Dorinda and Dennis greeted us when we arrived and were warm and welcoming. They were always available during our stay but never intrusive- it was a pleasure to meet them. When they saw that we had small children they immediately brought out two booster seats for the dining room table and several yard toys.

The yard and grounds are so lovely and we really enjoyed spending time outside. There is a basketball hoop (plus an adorable mini hoop for the kids), a fire pit area, picnic tables, and tons of great places to lounge and relax. The yard slopes down to a creek and a lower yard as well and there’s a great tree swing. The creek is so beautiful and sounds so relaxing! Lots of places to explore and either indulge in some peace and quiet or entertain a large group. We loved the grill and had some delicious burgers one night.

Our entire family had an amazing week and created so many wonderful memories. I would highly recommend Butler Creek Lodge, it was a pleasure spending our week there. Many thanks to Dorinda and Dennis!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience here at the Lodge with others. We enjoyed your visit. Your family was such a delight. Dennis and Dorinda.
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Wish we lived here!!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful, roomy lodge, well supplied for very comfortable stay. The Delenas were wonderful and very friendly. (Dennis brought out sleds for our grandkids to enjoy the recent snowfall to sled on the hill right outside the lodge.). Would definitely love to stay there again. Convenient to Missoula, yet felt like we were nestled far out in the woods. Truly rates 5 stars!!!

Amelia Wilbur

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Butler Creek Lodge is a stunning property. Every angle is breath-taking. Love this spot!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience at the Butler Creek Lodge was magical. Dorinda and Dennis were amazing hosts and helped make our wedding stress-less and enjoyable. With the lodge location just outside of Missoula, it was easy to make last minute trips to the store but also provided the middle-of-nowhere, relaxing, forest experience. The weather was perfect even though it was still pretty hot in town. Every guest at our wedding commented on how perfect the venue is for a wedding. We had a perfect wedding and being at the Butler Creek Lodge was the icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Your event was beautiful. Your family and wedding guests were lovely.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Missoula International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for 8 guests. $50 additional per night per person from the 9th to the 16th guest. A 7% Montana bed tax applies and must be added to to all prices listed. Special event rates available. Call us for a special event rate anytime. Note, there is a 2 bedroom 1 bath suite available in addition to the 4 bedroom lodge. Private entrance creek side across from main bldg. Ask about suite rates.

50% deposit at booking reservation. Balance paid day before arrival. Pay by check or Visa or MC

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.