Our most popular lodging option
Bitterroot Valley Vacation Rentals
Vacation rentals are a popular lodging option in the Bitterroot Valley for many good reasons.
They tend to get you closer to the outdoors, they are great for groups, and they are often cheaper than hotels when you factor in all trip costs.
We’re big fans of vacation rentals and highly recommend them for your Montana visit.
Our involvement with vacation rentals in the Bitterroot Valley goes back to 2007. Back then, there were only 40 vacation rentals in the entire valley.
My, how times have changed.
Now there’s several hundred vacation rentals in the Bitterroot, and the number continues to grow each year.
With hundreds of choices in such a large geographic area, how do you find just the right rental for your stay in the Bitterroot Valley?
We’ll, it can be tricky, but we’re here to help.
Here’s some resources to assist you with finding the perfect vacation rental for your stay.
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Vacation Rentals on Booking Platforms
Here’s some links to vacation rentals in the Bitterroot Valley on popular national platforms.
Vacation Rentals by Feature
Here’s some links to Bitterroot Valley vacation rentals by popular feature on the VRBO platform.
Vacation Rentals by Community
Here’s some links to vacation rentals nearest our Bitterroot Valley communities on the VRBO platform.
Here’s a map of the Bitterroot Valley if you need one.
6 Bitterroot Valley Vacation Rental Tips
1. Book Your Vacation Rental Early
Popular summer dates go fast. We recommend booking 9 – 12 months in advance if you can. Try to book by January for the busy summer season.
2. Consider Trip Insurance
Life is full of surprises and most vacation rentals have strict cancellation policies. For a nominal fee you can protect your trip costs for just about any situation that may arise.
3. Stay Close to Your Recreation or Activity
The Bitterroot Valley is almost 90 miles long and you can spend a lot of time driving. Focus on finding a vacation rental in the community closest to the reason for your visit.
4. Coordinate Check-in the Day Before Arrival
Touch base with your host or manager the day before arrival to coordinate check-in. Arrival always goes smoother with good communication.
5. You’ll Need a Vehicle
You are going to need a vehicle if you are staying at a vacation rental. There’s lots of driving to see all that the Bitterroot Valley has to offer. any vehicle during the summer months, but winter can be a different story. Four wheel drive with winter tires is a good idea from November to April.
6. Leave Your Food and Drink
Unless your host or manager instructs you not to, leave your extra food and drink in the kitchen rather than throw it away. Vacation rental housekeepers make great use of the extra food and condiments.