Updated – January 2024
If you’re looking for a memorable Montana vacation, consider a riverfront vacation rental.
Especially if you want to see a lot of wildlife or you’re heading to Montana to do some fly fishing.
The Bitterroot Valley has many riverfront vacation rentals to choose from, and here’s our list of some of the best.
We considered location, river access, indoor and outdoor spaces, amenities and reviews to compile this list.
Preacher’s Cabin is about as riverfront as a Montana vacation rental can get.
This cozy log cabin sits on 20 private acres with 1,000 feet of Bitterroot River frontage. 3 comfortable bedrooms accommodate up to 6 guests.
EAST FORK HOUSE
The East Fork House is an authentic Montana cabin experience on a great stretch of fly fishing water, the east fork of the Bitterroot.
This well equipped cabin on the river can host up to 10 guests in a variety of bedroom configurations.
THE BITTERROOT MILE CLUB
The Bitterroot Mile Club is a one of a kind Montana riverfront vacation rental on the Bitterroot River.
With accommodations for 18 people in a variety of unique rooms, it’s perfect for large groups. The list of amenities is long, and the grounds are spectacular.
OSPREY RIVERFRONT CABIN
We like the Osprey Riverfront Cabin’s great location near Florence, and the private setting on the Bitterroot River.
There’s wildlife galore in this area as the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is located across the river. The cabin accommodates up to 8 guests.
BLUE RIBBON LODGE
The Blue Ribbon Lodge features impressive views of the Bitterroot River and lots of privacy.
Plenty of river access, private boat launch, and a pickleball court make this Montana vacation rental unique. The home can accommodate groups of up to 12 people.
RIVERHOUSE ON THE EAST FORK
You won’t find a more riverfront Montana vacation rental than this well equipped home on the east fork of the Bitterroot River.
Located in the middle of unlimited outdoor recreation, the home accommodates up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms.
GORUS RIVERFRONT CABIN
Gorus Riverfront Cabin is located on a scenic 5 acre property with great Bitterroot River access.
This custom cabin features quality furnishings and amenities throughout, plus two king bedrooms with private baths. The cabin accommodates up to 5 guests.
Located at the confluence of Boulder Creek and the west fork of the Bitterroot River, the cabin is surrounded by two pristine Montana waters.
World class fly fishing and hiking is all around you, and the cabin setting is incredible.
FLY FISHERMAN’S LODGE
The Fly Fisherman’s Lodge on the Bitterroot River is an exceptional Montana riverfront vacation rental.
This custom home features quality finishes and amenities throughout, and the manicured grounds are gorgeous. The lodge accommodates groups of up to 15 people.
Common Visitor Questions
Which airport should we fly into?
Most people fly into Missoula, MT (MSO). Other popular options include Spokane, WA (GEG) and Bozeman, MT (BZN), each about a 4 hour drive from the Bitterroot Valley.
Hamilton, MT also hosts a small FBO. Our Bitterroot Valley Map and Directions article has more info.
Do we need to rent a car?
Yes, you'll need a vehicle. There's lots of driving to see all that the Bitterroot Valley has to offer.
Any vehicle is fine during the summer months, but winter can be a different story. All wheel drive with winter tires is a good idea from November through April.
When is the best time to visit?
Some will argue that it's always a great time to visit the Bitterroot Valley!
Having said that, mid-June through early September combines our most pleasant weather with the most recreational opportunities, activities, and events of the year.
When should we book our lodging?
Book early, popular summer dates go fast. Many people book their lodging 9 to 12 months ahead of June and July stays. Try to book by the end of January if possible.
Will I need a fishing license?
Yes, you'll need a fishing license to fish the Bitterroot River, or the mountain lakes and streams in the area.
Non-resident fishing licenses can be purchased in advance here.
About This List
This list and similar lists on Bitterroot Info are provided as a courtesy to potential Bitterroot Valley visitors.
We draw on 15 years of local lodging experience to create and maintain our lists, but we do not formally review or stay in the listed properties.
Please do your own research before booking accommodations.
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