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Hannon House Cutthroat Cabin, On The River, Under The Sky

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

Steve Lilburn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

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 Bitterroot Valley

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.


Darby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Shower no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Cutthroat Cabin one queen, twin bunks, living room couch converts to double. Additional one bedroom suite with king is available upon request. Ask for availability of Westslope Suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Flyfishing, bait fishing, rafting, boating, kayaking, lakes, rivers, steams are here to enjoy. Mountains surround the area providing hiking, biking, mountaineering, climbing and exploring opportunities. Hunting, both fowl and big game begins in October. Winter skiing, both down hill and cross country is exceptional in addition to snowmobiling. A river does run through it and the sky is really big.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Hannon House Cutthroat Cabin, On The River, Under The Sky
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

The perfect cabin for an authentic Montana experience!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were perfect for our family of four. Right on the Bitterroot River. The fishing and hiking are so incredible. The owners are so laid back and helpful. A nice fire outside every night. We could not have had a better experience! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynnwood, Wa

Great Place To Stay.....

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Kim are great hosts. Came to fly fish for a week on the infamous Bitterroot and couldn't have asked for more from our stay. The lodging and property have a nice, easy feel and fires were burning every night when we arrived back. Highly Recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Way above average!

  • 5 of 5

Our 6 day stay at Cutthroat Cabin was marvelous. The property is a wonderful respite, providing all kinds of perks for the outdoor enthusiast, is beautifully maintained, and our host, Steve Lilburn, could not have been more accommodating and helpful, making sure all our needs, and then some, were met. We are returning next year! We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. You will not be disappointed.


Durango, Co.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sylvania, Ohio

Fantastic atmosphere and host

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area and location, shaded area with a campfire every night, fishing on the river, and Steve is a fantastic host that helped us enjoy the park and fishing. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

Steve is a great host and his spread adjacent to the Bitterrootis 20 acres of heaven. Our accommodations were clean and fully equipped. I will be back in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Better than expected!! Stayed 3 extra days

  • 5 of 5

I was looking to add a new ski slope to my resume, Lost Trail Powder Mountain. I found this location to be close and affordable. Booked three nights and ended up staying 6. Steve, the host, could not have been more accommodating. Besides the great skiing, the Hannon House location was right on the Bitterroot River. I had an extra bonus due to the Hannon House being in the "banana belt" of Montana, I got to go trout fishing in February! No matter what time of year, this is a nice getaway for adventure seekers with skiing, hiking, and exploring at your doorstep. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Missoula, Montana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Darby Montana
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Hamilton Montana
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 93
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Darby Montana
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Lost Trails Powder Mountain
Car: necessary

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

Darby Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Housekeeping $35
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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