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Whimsical Cottage On River

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 29 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 29 nights

About the property

Bitterroot River Is A World Class Fly Fishing Destination.

Cottage on the River. About half mile of your own riverfront to fly fish. Own private boat launch. This unique property is next to a five star lodge. There are several lakes which you may hike , bicycle or ride horses. Custom kitchen for gourmet cooking. Fabulous down bedding for a comfortable night sleep that only Goldilocks could relate to. You will experience a romantic and adventurous stay here on the West Fork River in Montana. Our home is a jewel on the river in the forest. Always contact me for a special price .

Medicine Woman Inc
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

Why Medicine Woman Inc chose Bitterroot Valley

Location, Location, Location!!!

What makes this house unique

Want one of the best fly fishing spots in the Rockies ? Then stay here at Whimsical Cottage on the River. Want a place that's happy, romantic, private , and different from all the rest ? Then stay here at the Whimsical Cottage on the River.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Whimsical Cottage On River
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Excellent Home and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Excellent home with awesome setting on the river! We stayed for a week with two teenage daughter-everyone had a great time. Hospitality was great and the home is very well equipped. We wanted a place away from crowds with great fishing and we found both! Great rainbows in the river and many fish were caught during the week. Darby is a neat town and has everything you need. Painted Rocks Lake is just down the road and many hiking trails nearby. First time to Montana and we will be back! I recommend this to families looking for a great house, great views, and awesome fishing!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing...

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was welcoming and comfortable, and the setting was absolutely beautiful. We saw elk, moose, deer and other wildlife right off the sun-porch. The owner was quick to remedy any minor issues we might have had, and the cottage had all amenities we needed. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed and pleased. Thank you for the week retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Had lots of family join us and was able to accommodate. Would recommend to everybody. Thank you for the stress free week on the river.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC USA

Great cottage on the river

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here during July 2016, and had a great time. Our purpose was fly fishing, and it was very good that week. The cottage has many positives - and also some negatives. The kitchen was amazing - the best we have ever encountered. Great appliances and cookware. Many provisions were also provided, such as coffee, toothpaste, charcoal for the grill, etc, which were a nice touch. There was more than enough room, and the location was quiet and right on the river. The beds, TV, Internet, tables were great. However, the sun room, which sleeps 3, was basically unusable due to the heat inside - it was 94* when I measured it even with the ceiling fan. It also had no curtains on some windows - not good for keeping it dark in the morning. As a result we had to sleep in the loft, which of course was also pretty hot. Overall, this is a good place if the temperature isn't super hot.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There was a portable air conditioner in the sun-room . I wish I knew that our special two fly fishing guests at that time did not know that the white unit in the sun room was a portable air conditioner . It needed to be turned on and have the vent out the sliding window during the day. It is better at night just to have the sliding glass door open and have the cool Montana evening air. Now I will leave a note for future guests and speak to them so they understand. I feel better that I spoke and communicated with my guest after reading their review and will make additional comforts for their stay next year. Thank you for all the strong positive compliments including assets of the kitchen, quality of the bedding and the special private location on the river . Even though I do not like curtains blocking the view of the river or curtains obstructing the wildlife experience that comes with the sunrise. Just this year I put up curtains. I will get the extra curtain for the window that also views the morning sunrise . It would be nice to sleep in after a long hard hike up the Rockies to a breathtaking lake, it would be nice to sleep in after rowing a raft for miles and fly-fishing along the way. It will now be a choice to wake up to a stunning sun rise and view the geese flying , the eagle soaring into the blue sky and the elk crossing the river a few feet away. However, I will not be able to prevent the rise of the trout splashing the water on the river, or hush the hooting of the owl , or quiet the woodpecker , or stop the graceful doe for calling her fawn. I want all my guests to experience the magic of staying on the river in the Whimsical Cottage of Montana.
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Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Hamilton Golf , Stock Farm
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

$150 credit towards utilities per month. Any other addition for the month will be paid by tenant.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Darby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Shower and antique claw tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Huckleberry Mermaid Bedroom - 1 king , Very Romantic with Breathtaking views of both the river and
    Bedroom 2 Forest Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom Sunroom Lewis & Clark and Sacajawea - 1 king , 1 double
  • There is a Sleigh Bed in another Room as Well that Santa Claus stayed for years at Christmas.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing

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