THE RIVERHOUSE ON THE EAST FORK OF THE BITTERROOT

Keith Lee

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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THE RIVERHOUSE ON THE EAST FORK OF THE BITTERROOT

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Are you going to finish your coffee on the deck while watching elk graze across the river as the sun peeks over the Sapphire Mountains, or are you going to step off the deck and catch that 18 inch Westslope Cutthroat feeding at your feet? Life is full of tough choices.

Whether your day is filled with fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, downhill skiing at Lost Trial Powder Mountain - 16 miles away, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, browsing antique shops, exploring small town Montana, visiting the Big Hole National Battlefield, tracing Lewis & Clark’s steps without leaving the property (what a great history lesson if you have kids!), or exploring the Nez Perce Trail (also on the property), horseback riding, enjoying a good book, or a napping on the deck while listening to the river gurgle at your feet... you’ll love coming home to The Riverhouse and an evening that’s likely to include sites of big horn sheep, moose, deer or elk.

Then s’mores at your campfire next to the river and the sight of more stars in one night than you’ve likely seen in a life-time. Leave your 'Sounds of Nature' white noise maker at home, crack the sliding door and nod off to the sounds of the river just a 33 feet from your King Size 'Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed' in the master bedroom. You might be treated to owls hooting the evening away or Coyotes singing you to sleep from Coyote Gulch (yes, that's the real name of the gulch) across the river.

The Riverhouse is a unique experience, away-from-it-all, yet in the middle of everything the Bitterroot Valley and Mountains have to offer. So close to all of the activities you want to experience in the Bitterroot Valley and the surrounding mountains, yet once you enter the grounds, you’re away from it all - ready to enjoy the river, the mountains directly across the river, the wildlife, and the peace and serenity of The Riverhouse.

Whether you're looking for relaxation, wildlife viewing, fishing, or hiking you can do it all and more right here at The Riverhouse and still be only minutes away from everything the Bitterroot Valley, Bitterroot Mountains and Sapphire Mountains have to offer.

If you're the adventurous type you'll want to wade across the river and hike to the top on Coyote Peak or take your four wheel drive up to the top of Sula Peak and take in the awesome views of the Bitterroot Valley and the surrounding mountains.

You'll love the extra touches that make The Riverhouse your home for a few days, a week, or a month. Touches like:

* King Size Sleep Comfort Sleep Number bed in the master bedroom. Ever wonder what it was like to sleep in perfect comfort? Find out while you're at the Riverhouse.

* The huge deck that starts 18 inches from the river bank.

* Fitted bottom sheets. Don't you hate it when you stay in a hotel and you're ready to jump into bed and you end up remaking it because the bottom sheet comes untucked?

* Large soft snuggly bath towels.

* Snuggly comforters – Grab a comforter and a deck chair for comfy star gazing.

* Themed decorating that highlights local history and the great outdoors of Montana (The Lewis & Clark trail, Nez Perce Indians, Big Sky country, and of course fly fishing. Enjoy the themed bedrooms. The second bedroom with the deck overlooking the river has a comboy and cowgirl theme. The 3rd bedroom have a Montana wildlife theme.

* Give yourself a history lesson and study the wall maps and artwork that show that Lewis & Clark likely had lunch right on the property. The Nez Perce trial runs right through the property also.

* Outdoor fire pit

* Comfy deck chairs

* The balcony off the 2nd floor bedroom with its wonderful view of the river and 'The buffet' just across the river where deer, elk and big horn sheep grasses and willows. We call the grassy area across the river the buffet because the wildlife are over there grazing so much they must think it's a 'buffet'.

When we started looking for a vacation house as a fly fishing base in Montana and our realtor sent us information on The Riverhouse, I literally said, “O-MY-GOD Patty, You have to see this.” It's location, right on the East Fork, 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 wide Montana sized 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 - the wildlife, right on the property, in the river, and across the river - a great 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 classes 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.

Please remember, it is always illegal to keep any cutthroat trout on the East Fork and to keep this one of the best places to fish in the world, please practice catch and release with all fish.

Remember what Lee Wulff said in 1938, “A good game fish is too valuable to be caught only once. Releasing the fish is your gift to other anglers.”

If you need a fishing guide, just ask us.

We're sure you'll love The Riverhouse like we do.

Give us a call, see phone number below - Pacific Time.

Please call between 8am and 10pm pacific time.

Keith & Patty Lee

P.S. I've started mounting biking since we bought the Riverhouse. My favorite ride is to drive to the Crazy Creek campground, 4 miles away, and then bike up 3-4 miles and fish. It is beyond awesome.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Keith Lee (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Keith Lee

The picture here is of Keith and Patty snow shoeing at the Big Hold Battlefield - a forty minute drive from the house. They have snowshoes that 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 Sula

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.”

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 that 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 that 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. There 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 other are in awe of the wildlife.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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The Riverhouse on the East Fork of the Bitterroot
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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The Riverhouse on the East Fork of the Bitterroot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85837vb
(253) 638-0472 (Washington, USA)
Sula Bitterroot Valley
Grafton, WI
5

The house, the river, the views, the area, the stars...AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Riverhouse for almost two weeks and the pictures do not do it justice. Sitting on the back deck surveying the beautiful scenery is fantastic and listening to the river is the ultimate in relaxing. The house was perfect for our needs and the viewing of the stars at night is breathtaking. While in the area we enjoyed the Hiawatha Bike Trail, ziplining and whitewater rafting at Glacier National Park, Big Hole Battlefield, hiking, swimming at the aquatic center in Hamilton and Painted Rock State Park. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to enjoy home cooked meals. The owner was friendly and helpful in providing information on the property and the surrounding area. My youngest son uses both a wheelchair and walker and having just two steps into the house, a first floor master bedroom and walk out deck made maneuvering around the property fairly easy for him. I would highly recommend this rental property to anyone!!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
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The Riverhouse on the East Fork of the Bitterroot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85837vb
(253) 638-0472 (Washington, USA)
Sula Bitterroot Valley
Castle Rock Lake, Wi
5

Great Place to get away.

  • 5 of 5
Four College Friends from the 70's on a road trip to reconnect found the River House the perfect place to kick back.
Took the owners suggestions on side trips to Big Hole Battlefield, Up the East Fork, time in Darby, and Farmers Market in Hamilton.
All great side trips and well worth the time, but the best time was simply sitting on the deck with a beverage catching up with old friends.
The deck is worth the trip in itself with the river right at your feet.
If you get the chance, go!!!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Riverhouse on the East Fork of the Bitterroot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85837vb
(253) 638-0472 (Washington, USA)
Sula Bitterroot Valley
Fresno, CA
5

Everything was just how it was advertised, beautiful and serene!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 4 nights, and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The view of the river from the deck is amazing! Although our trip was jam packed with a 3 day wedding event that didn't allow us much time at the house, we would definately stay here again. The house was clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed, and more.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
business
The Riverhouse on the East Fork of the Bitterroot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85837vb
(253) 638-0472 (Washington, USA)
Sula Bitterroot Valley
Belton, TX
5

No Regrets

  • 5 of 5
Cabin was everything it was advertised to be. Private and peaceful yet only minutes from shopping. Enter the East Fork right off the deck with great fishing spots in both directions. Whether you travel the Nez Pierce and/or Lewis and Clark Trails as a history buff or hit the Hamilton farmer's market for a piece of Americana the Bitterroot valley has plenty to keep you busy. I am sure we will be back.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
The Riverhouse on the East Fork of the Bitterroot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85837vb
(253) 638-0472 (Washington, USA)
Sula Bitterroot Valley
Belton, Texas
5

Cozy Home on the River

  • 5 of 5
Excellent, comfortable and clean home. The deck was outstanding with its views (day and night) and amenities such as the grill, chiminea, telescope and Adirondack chairs. Beds were comfortable and there were plenty of throws for napping or reading. The washer and dryer meant I didn't have to pack dirty clothes. I would definitely recommend this unit to friends and family. The only drawback is a non-working wood stove. My husband is the fisherman and he enjoyed casting in the "backyard".The nearby towns of Darby and Hamilton took wonderful care of our grocery, church and dining needs.The people of these towns treated us most warmly and helpfully.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Riverhouse on the East Fork of the Bitterroot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85837vb
(253) 638-0472 (Washington, USA)
Sula Bitterroot Valley
Montana
5

our favorite getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5
Over the years THe Riverhouse has become our favorite getaway, not only for the adults, but the kids too! Breathetaking views, beautiful setting on the river, awesome deck, etc. Love the open layout of the house that makes it perfect for enjoying the view. Very nice accomedations, great sleep number beds, nicely furnished bathrooms and a fully stocked kitchen! The ideal getaway for anyone: couples retreat, family time, girls/guys weekend, etc. We are already looking forward to the next time we get to stay here!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Missoula
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Missoula
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 93
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rocky Knob
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Lost Trail Powder Mountain
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Hamilton Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rocky Knob
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sula House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$320
$1,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2014-2015
Oct 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,320
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$320
$1,920
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes 50% of total amount is due at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days for arrival. All payments are forfeited unless we re-rent your dates.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) King Size Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed, Queen size Beds (1) Queen beds in the second and third bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin inflatible bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size futon in the great room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
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