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Fly Fisherman's Lodge on the Bitterroot River, Lolo Mt

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms plus two sleeping rooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16-18


This is a wonderful home situated just minutes south of Missoula on the Bitterroot River. The downstairs offers a game room with a pool table, foosball table and wet bar. In addition, the downstairs has a separate tv area with couches.


There are three levels to the main house. The basement level has a bedroom with a King Bed. There is also a sleeping area (open to the greater area) that has two queen beds, and a full bed. In addition there are two single foam mattresses that can be spread out on the floor. There is a bathroom on this level.

On the main level a master bedroom with a King Bed and the well appointed master bathroom. There is also a half bath on this level.

The upper level has a bedroom with a queen bed, and an adjoining bathroom with pocket door. The bathroom is shared by an adjacent sleeping loft with two twin beds, and a balcony deck overlooking the river.

In addition to the main house, there is a junior apartment with a balcony deck overlooking the river above the garage with a full bath/kitchen and Queen Bed.


Outside activities on the property include a firepit (for storytelling and s'mores), horseshoes and a newly added volleyball court as well as swimming, fly fishing and rafting.

The main level features an open floor plan with a gourmet kitchen and island, a timberframe post and beam throughout with a rock fireplace, and a master suite with all amenities, including a gas fireplace, TV, artist easel, master bath, walk in shower and gas fireplace. Lots of outdoor decking and living areas overlooking the river, including a hot tub and covered porch/barbecue deck. Included is a river view apartment over the garage.

A magical place in both summer and winter, this home is a stones throw to Missoula.

Wildlife viewing opportunities include year-round ducks, geese, eagles, fox, deer and elk, and the occasional beaver trudging upstream. For the fishing enthusiast in the family, there are opportunities to take Rainbows, Browns, and cutthroat trout, and well as a place to put in or take out a raft. This home is also available for weddings. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Albert Zepeda
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Albert Zepeda

Albert Zepeda has been a Montana resident since his family moved from California in 1974. What started out as a family trip across the northwest ended as a complete change of venue. The confluence of river, mountain, and stream led his family to buy a rickety house and ten acres on the Bitterroot River south of Missoula. It was here that Al first began learning the construction skills that would later become a profession, transforming the old structure into a sturdy home that would last 30 years and counting. Al attended Rocky Mountain College where he spent four splendid years playing defensive back for the Battlin’ Bears and earning a degree in Psychology, while diversifying his college experience with a myriad of extracurricular activities such as President of the Karate Club, Resident Assistant for Jorgensen Hall, and a Senator at Large as well as various other positions within the student government. For the past ten years, Albert has devoted himself to the Construction Industry, keeping current with industry standards and building products to offer his clients the very best in construction materials and value. As a builder of fine residential homes, Albert believes that more money spent on a project does not always translate into a better product, and his clients can be assured that decisions always involve a balance between cost, benefit, durability, aesthetics, and function.

The home sits at the end of private drive, Hugo Way, named after Hugo, (the handsome german shepherd featured on the Zepeda Homes Logo). Currently, Al and his new shepherd Strabo are in the process of building the new Lolo Peak Brewery!! While Strabo doesn’t make many decisions, he does seem to provide a mental clarity for his owner. Don’t be surprised if you see him in the back of Al’s truck and you’re sure to make a friend if you have a ball for him to fetch. Al is also a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Montana, but that is another story...

Albert Zepeda purchased this house in 2007

Why Albert Zepeda chose Lolo

The Bitteroot River is a very desirable destination fly-fishing trout fishery, offering many excellent opportunities for rainbows, browns and cutthroat Trout.

What I love most about this property is the close proximity to wonderful Missoula, yet when you are at the property you feel like you are in the great outdoors…It is comfortable for one or two people, or large groups...

This location also offers convenient access to the outdoorsman that Western Montana is known for.

What makes this house unique

Close to missoula, yet feels like you are in the wilderness. Lots of wildlife can be observed from the many decks and outdoor patio, as well as a panorama of mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Al for the great place and comfotable setting. Having the river outside the front door was very enjoyable. We look forward to making another Montana Trip and will definately book with you! Very convenient and close to Missoula. Thanks again and cheers!
Jul 2010
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Lolo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Level - toilet
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Apartment - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master - 1 king
    Upstairs - 1 queen
    Upstairs loft - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs - 1 king
    Riverview - 1 queen
    Down Sleeping room - 2 queen , 1 double
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Fly Fisherman's Lodge on the Bitterroot River, Lolo Mt
average rating of 4.7906976 based on 44 reviews

Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Fly Fisherman's Lodge was perfect! As some other reviewers mentioned, this is a great example of a property that truly is what it's represented to be. We had more than enough room, enjoyed the lovely kitchen, the office was a treat for my husband to work from vacation, the views are extraordinary. Great fireplace in the family room and also something I don't often find when we rent homes for vacations.....the bed was so comfortable! Also a very nice master bathroom set up. We used the jacuzzi on the deck in a snowstorm and it was pure magic. Several deer crossed through the yard one evening while we were outside - the best part of this property is the mixture of being in "town" and close to everything you need in Lolo, neighboring communities and Missoula BUT with the feel of being in your own world. Once you enter the house, you don't know the neighbors are even there....Al was great to work with, so accommodating and had the walkway blown for us every morning before we even considered leaving. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Las vegas, NV

Absolutely Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

this was one of the most amazing VRBO we have ever stayed at. It is just as beautiful as all the pictures show, there was more than enough space for my family, and the price was very reasonable for this beautiful home, and absolutely amazing location.

I was a little nervous about staying in the Lolo because we wanted to spend most of our time in Missoula. I am very glad that we did decide to stay in Lolo, because it is literally a five minute drive to get to town, so not at all a big deal . We actually had a sunnier skies in Lolo, with beautiful views, while Missoula was overcast and gray.

I will definitely be staying at this property again. It was extremely clean, well stocked with plenty of dishes etc...everything you need, and we felt right at home.

Thanks so much for having us and we hope to be back to Lolo soon!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Anaheim ca

Rustic, comfortable and fun!

  • 5 of 5

We were in the home for a week. Seventeen family members to attend my daughters wedding.

We grilled.cooked. Played basketball. Sat be the fire ring outside.

Enjoyed the game room downstairs.

Just basically enjoyed every inch of the house.

Would be happy to stay there again anytime!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great for family time!

  • 5 of 5

Family of 10 had a wonderful stay. The house was pristine, the river was super clean and the amenities were as stated. The driveway a closer to other houses than we thought, but being in the back yard along the river you would have never known it. Great location in Lolo. Just outside of Missoula. Tons to do locally!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great way time staying here. They house has everything you could need for a memorable vacation....something for everyone! Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Is fine. Owner is not responsive

  • 2 of 5

House was fine. Owner does not follow through on requests and is difficult to reach.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Missoula international
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kt's Hayloft
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lolo Creek Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Snowbowl ski area
Car: recommended

Western Montana is your backyard!

Other Activities: volleyball, horseshoes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weddings are a standard 1500.00 Fee. Group events of over 20 people are an additional 600.00 fee. Your well behaved pet is welcome to accompany you with approval. For larger events, a field adjacent to the house can be rented for 50.00 day to accommodate vehicle parking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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