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Backcountry Angler Deluxe River Lodge is your gateway to Blue Ribbon Fishing

Bedrooms 1
Property type lodge


About the property

4 separate units and a common Great Room a stones throw off the Beaverhead River

Each deluxe suite has a private entrance, private bath, 1 bedroom/sitting room, kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and some with a cooking range, 2 queen beds, central air and heat, satellite TV, ceiling fans, outdoor BBQ by the water and patio area ,wooden porch, sitting area, native Douglas Fir log work and access to the Great Room. Daily maid service included and Continental breakfast provided in your room. The Great Room has a gathering area, pool table, wood stove, large picture window to view wildlife and cliff in private setting, oriental rugs, leather couch, etc. Isolated setting but convenient to town. One mile to downtown restaurants, bars, museums, shops and area attractions. Walk out your door to fish the Beaverhead River. Short drive to Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing streams, recreation and area historical sites and ghost towns. Full service Fly Shop available at 426 South Atlantic Street Dillon. Guided Fly Fishing trips available. We cater to all travelers and tourist especially guided fly fishing visitors. University of Montana Western is 1.5 miles away. We do not have a pet-friendly unit. Available May 1 through October 30.

Tom or Mary Smith
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2018

About Tom or Mary Smith

Your host Tom Smith, 56, grew up fly fishing and has guided professionally in Southwest Montana since the early 80's . His wife, Mary, has managed rental properties since the early 80's. They work together with a friendly staff to ensure that you have a quality experience. Tom is one of the most experienced Outfitters in Montana guiding over 100 days most years. The Fly Fishing business has been his only occupation since starting his career in the 70's. He is a licensed Montana Outfitter and has been a Captain licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Tom is the head outfitter for Backcountry Angler, working with a select staff of professional guides to ensure for you a quality fly fishing experience.

Tom or Mary Smith purchased this lodge in 1998

Why Tom or Mary Smith chose Dillon

Centrally located to access some of the best blue ribbon streams in the country including the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Madison and Ruby. The property is situated in a private setting but convenient to the town of Dillon including amenities (one mile).

What makes this lodge unique

Fabulous views, privacy, convenience, walk out your door to fly fish or just BBQ by the water.


Dillon Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking


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Backcountry Angler Deluxe River Lodge is your gateway to Blue Ribbon Fishing
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Very nice place and awesome hosts! I recommend staying 100%!!

  • 5 of 5

The room was awesome and the great room and common areas are amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Stay Ever

  • 5 of 5

Everything was available that we needed. Very clean and nice. Enjoyed the daily maid service. This is one of the few places we have stayed in Montana that has central air - enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not quite as depicted

  • 3 of 5

The air conditioner did not cool the room well plus there was no control in the room to adjust it. I also did not like the fact that I couldn't lock the door to the common area from my side. That being said, Mary is a lovely host and was very gracious at the shop when checking in.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All our depictions are based on current facts. The Lodge has central air conditioning with three separate temperature controls throughout. The lowest setting we have the Honeywell thermostat programed for is 68 degrees. The nights have been in the low 50's. All our rooms lock from the inside. Even the bathrooms have inside locks on them. We request that the guests do not lock the hallways to the great room.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Dillon 3 miles Butte 60 miles or Bozeman 110 mile
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Beaverhead Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Backcountry Angler offers guided Fly Fishing Trips on the area Blue Ribbon Streams that are world famous including the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Madison, and other area waters. There is also a full service Fly Shop available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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