House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10) - River front.
About Keith Lee
The picture here is of Keith and Patty snow shoeing at the Big Hole Battlefield - a forty minute drive from the house. They have snowshoes you can use for free at the Battlefield. Keith and Patty have two kids and two grandkids, who all love the Riverhouse. They love the water and live on a lake near Seattle.
Keith Lee purchased this House in 2004
Why Keith Lee chose Conner
When we started looking for a vacation house as a fly fishing base in Montana and the Realtor sent us information about the Riverhouse, I said, “O-MY-GOD Patty, you have to see.” If you like to wade fish, it simply does not get better than this. Simply step off the deck a toss a line. It's location, right on the East Fork of the Bitterroot with its great dry fly fishing... and its close proximity to a half dozen world class rivers and dozens of great creeks blew me away! Then we found out about Lost Trail Powder Mountain skiing 16 miles away - all of the great trails (if you're used to skiing the mega resorts with huge crowds you won't believe how much room you have to yourself). The history, right here on the Lewis and Clark and Nez Perce trial - the wildlife, right on the property, in the river, and across the river - a wonderful 'Real Montana Home Cooking' restaurant only a mile away - and all that the Bitterroot Valley and surrounding mountains have to offer... The minute we drove onto the grounds of The Riverhouse, Patty and I knew this was our second home. When we bought the Riverhouse I expected to spend a lot of time fishing those other world class rivers and streams close by, but after fishing up and down the river right off the deck, I seldom go anywhere else. I’ve fished all of the famous rivers in Montana and scores of creeks, and it doesn’t get any better than up and down the river right here at the Riverhouse. I was shocked at how good the fishing was and then I realized it’s not easy to get on the river right around The Riverhouse unless you own property, or know someone who does, or rent our house, so it’s likely during your stay you will not see another angler.
What makes this House unique
Most guest tell us that spending time on the deck 18 inches from the riverbank with the Sapphire Mountains in the background is their favorite time at the Riverhouse. Their next favorite - taking in the same views from the second story or the cathedral windows of the house. Others like being just 16 miles from Lost Trail Powder Mountain and coming HOME after a day of skiing. Still others enjoy the dozens of hiking trials within a few minutes drive and then again others are in awe of the wildlife.
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Simply a fantastic place to stay. Location was great. Cabin was great. Fishing was great. Stars were great. Not sure we could have asked for anything more.
Thank you for the kind words Justin. We love sharing the wonders of Montana and the house with guest like you.
Best Vacation Rental Ever!
Our stay at The Riverhouse was fantastic! Keith was incredibly helpful in answering any questions we had. He provided lots of information about where to fish, buy groceries, hike and eat. He went out of his way to ensure everything was perfect.
The house itself is ideal for a family or group. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked. Everything was clean and organized. There were plenty of towels provided and a washer and dryer were available.
We spent the majority of our time fishing up and down the river right out the back door. Really - that was the best fishing we had. We also did a number of hikes (that Keith suggested) that were absolutely beautiful.
We would absolutely stay at The Riverhouse again. It was a perfect vacation!
I'm glad you had a great time! Perfect is nice. I absolutely love hearing about young people loving the outdoors in Montana. I'm glad the boys had a good time.
lots of drivving
Perfect Montana Getaway
Keith has a fantastic little retreat literally sitting on the banks of the East Fork! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the only problem we had was forcing ourselves off the deck to go fishing. Already looking forward to a return trip.
Thank you for the nice words Fred. It was great having you at our little slice of heaven.
This is the perfect house especially for those interested in spending time with a rod and reel. My husband and three sons loved fly fishing from the backyard and I really enjoyed sitting on the back deck and relaxing to the river sounds. We also took advantage of the location and spent days hiking the nearby national forest and finding other beautiful creeks and lakes. I highly recommend the house - it was really clean and had everything we could possibly need. My sons told me I had hit this vacation "out of the park."
I love hearing about kids enjoying the wonders of Montana!!!! You sound a lot like Patty and me. I fish and she enjoys the relaxation of the deck. Thank you for the nice words.
This house was exactly as described, we couldn't of been happier with the house, river and view. Fished everyday and caught many Cutthroat, rainbow and Brook trout. We visited Lake Como a few times and caught Rainbow trout there also. Lake Como is beautiful great views also the ride up to the lake we saw many magnificent Elk. The only thing that would have been nice to have was some wood to burn for the outdoor firepit. We spent hours outside watching the wildlife and being a birder saw many first time birds. Lewis's woodpeckers were a real highlight for me also many flycatchers were up and about. Took some rides to Hamilton and had the best Burgers and Burritos in town.
Thank you for the nice words George. Lake Como is wonderful and there's a nice hike around the entire lake. I'll see what I can do about getting some firewood.
You'll want to take incredibly scenic drives up the East Fork Road, 5 minutes away, and explore beautiful East Fork of the Bitterroot Valley in the Sapphire Mountains. You'll also want to drive up the West Fork Road - 5 minutes away on the other side of the Bitterroot Valley, and see the picturesque painted rocks and Bitterroot Mountains that surround you along the way. Be sure to visit The Big Hole National Battlefield - another wonderful drive through the Sapphire mountains to the Big Hole Valley. You'll also want to set aside a day to explore Darby, a quaint old west town 14 miles north on hwy 93, and don't miss historic downtown Hamilton. Most of all you'll want to enjoy the sounds of the river, the deck and the mountains from the deck right here at the Riverhouse.