About the property
- Cabin800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Two Bedroom, one bath, kitchen, laundry, screen porch, mudroom.
Hannon House is on the river, under the sky where fishing and outdoor fun come naturally. Hannon House is a 116 year old farm house in the style of old rural Montana. The life style and prices reflect the character and unique location of this rare piece of history. If you are looking for a taste of old Montana this is it.
A two bedroom cabin is located adjacent to the original farmhouse at the historic Hannon homestead on the Bitterroot River three miles south of Darby Montana. Settled in the late 1880’s the farm house and grounds sit on the western edge of the Bitterroot River with over 1700 feet of river frontage. Structures on the property date from the 1880's to 1974 including hand hewn log and milled lumber barns and out buildings. The main house was titled in 1900. This is the site of the areas original mercantile and post office. Bordered by the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains and situated on the Lewis and Clark trail (Really, they walked through the front yard) the house sits in the shadow of Trapper Peak, the highest peak in the Bitterroot Range. The site is located at the confluence of the East fork, West fork and Main branch of the Bitterroot River. This is a taste of old Montana steps from one of the finest native trout streams in the west. This is a working farm including irrigated hay production and garden crops. Property restoration is ongoing and currently in progress. Cabin accommodations are clean and simple with an emphasis on flyfishing, watersports, hiking, hunting, skiing, open space and relaxation. The site is hosted with the property owner residing on the premises. You are free to explore the grounds, fish the river, participate in activities or find the peace that solitude provides. We are 27 miles from Lost Trails Powder Mountain ski resort. Restaurants and shopping are located within 3 miles in the town of Darby.
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- Apr 23, 2018
About Steve Lilburn
Born and raised in the western states I have traveled its beaches, mountains and deserts looking for special places and unique environments. Now semi-retired I enjoy sharing this special place with visitors new and old while restoring this property to its original character.
Steve Lilburn purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Steve Lilburn chose Darby
Known for its flyfishing history and historic ruggedness this area attracts visitors from around the world looking for a taste of the old west and a chance to catch a native born westslope cutthroat, rainbow, brown, brook and bull trout. I bought this property to preserve its uniqueness and share its character with others.
What makes this Cabin unique
1700 feet of river front, boat launch, casting pond, at the confluence of the east fork, west fork and main branch of the Bitterroot River. Twenty seven miles from some of the greatest powder skying in southwest Montana, Lost Trails Powder Mountain. Close enough to all that's important, just far enough away from all that's not.
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Enjoyed the host making a fire in the fire pit every night.
Not only was the cabin comfy, Steve told me what the secret fly of the day was...and then, several days later, as I was leaving reluctantly, sent me off with a thermos of fresh brewed coffee (strong enough for your spoon to stand up in) and some of Kim home-made oatmeal cookies. Thanks to Steve and Kim for being supporters of CASTING for RECOVERY and CAST ONE FOR HOPE. See you next year, if not sooner.
Nicely situated on the Bitterroot River. Comfortable and rustic. Our host Steve very hospitable and friendly
Beautiful setting on the Bitterroot River. Nice accommodations . Our Host Steve was terrific. Hope to be back. Must stop in Darby is Bandit Brewing. If your fishing pick your spots for wading, try a drift.
How can a cabin stay on a river...be "classy?" Ask landlord Steve who always seems to go a step above. This was our 2nd summer staying at Cutthroat Cabin on the Bitterroot River for a week. I wrote a review last year & am glad to note that the quality here is still TOP notch. We stay at VRBO's all over the country & know what's "standard," what's above & below. This place covers every base & then some.
Here are a few of the many perks of staying. We love picking BIG bowls of raspberries in the a.m. & Steve encourages his guests to do so. He provides life jackets if you want to float the river, so no need to rent. His Keurig coffee basket is stocked as is a "treat" basket that he places out for you with gourmet snacks to greet you upon arrival. The pantry has all the essentials for cooking, oils, condiments, etc. Plenty of games & a stocked library in the main house to which the guests have full access.
Once again, we fished in the premier Bitterroot River on his private fishing access allowing us to catch our limit and have delicious fish for dinner. One night we bought Montana steak (best steak in the U.S in our opinion) cooked on the grill on our deck. The table for two is romantic and we felt like we were at a resort. In the evening we like to retire to the cozy living room & watch a movie and then sit on the back porch to watch the sun set behind Trapper Peak. The Swiss Alps have nothing on this bit of heaven.
There are people down the river spending $1000+ per night for a cabin stay while Steve keeps his prices CRAZY low. The beds are comfy with white duvets, the shower is awesome and the grounds are kept groomed and immaculate. I can't say enough about this "best kept secret" getaway & can't wait for our week there next year. If you book .. tell 'em Laurie & H sent ya!
Relaxing place with a very accomidating host!
Host very accomidating, river very nice, & sorrounding area beautiful fun to explore! If we travel to this area again we will stay here.
27 miles from Lost Trails Powder Mountain Ski Resort. One of the best kept secrets in the ski community. Deep powder, no crowds, low rates. Click on lodging and go to Hannon House rentals.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pricing begins at $95 per night plus tax and housekeeping (three night minimum) or $665 per week (7 nights plus taxes and housekeeping) for the Cutthroat Cabin only. This is a two bedroom cabin suitable for 4 to 5 individuals. The Westslope Suite is $55 per night plus tax and housekeeping or $385 per week (7 nights plus taxes and housekeeping). Combined rate for both Cabin and Suite is $150 per night or $1050 per week (7 nights) plus tax and housekeeping. Combined these units sleep 7. These units can be rented individually or combined.