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Blue Mountain Beauty. Top Location Savor a Montana Experience

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)


Enjoy the Missoula outdoor activities. Each season is a beautiful time to visit Missoula. Our unique site allows the visitor to enjoy views of snowcapped mountains, acres of pines and the twinkling Bitterroot River across the road. A prime spot. Practice your fly fishing. Brown, Rainbow and Cuthroat trout abound. Experience the magic of Montana. Ten to fifteen minute drive to the city of Missoula and the University.

Our one bedroom apartment is nestled in the pines on a ten acre area overlooking the Bitterroot River.

No granite counter tops or elegant furniture...just clean, casual and comfortable.

Apartment is on the ground floor of a three story home with a private entry. Enjoy a large deck with spectacular views of the river, mountains and forests while you barbeque or have that early morning breakfast before you fly fish for rainbow trout just across the road.

Truly a find for the outdoors person with Blue Mountain Recreation area less than half a mile down the road.

Perfect vacation spot for two adults or family with young children. We offer minimum one month occupancy. Come enjoy!. !

One queen bed in bedroom

Queen Lazyboy sofa sleeper

Shower in bathroom/ stool or chair available as needed

cable tv

air conditioning tobacco free

Wildlife abounds but no hunting on premises

Keywords: Bitterroot River waterfront property. Fully equipped one bedroom apartment with private entry in private home. Prime location in Missoula's favorite recreation area, spectacular views, wildlife, popular trout fishing spot across road, adjacent to Blue Mtn Recreation area, tobacco free, no hunting on property, 15 minute drive to Missoula downtown Check us out for a wonderful vacation. If you visit Montana, suggest you visit to enjoy the special beauty away from heavy traffic and parking problems. We are minutes from the city of Missoula. Yet, we are at a site to fully enjoy why travelers love Montana.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017


Owner, Helen Orendain, has lived in Missoula over 26 years. Her Montana roots run deeply since her maternal grandparents settled in Butte while MT was still a territory. Helen is a retired attorney who enjoys being busy and sharing this special, beautiful setting.

HELEN ORENDAIN purchased this apartment in 1995

What makes this apartment unique

Come visit and you will see!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is always a joy to share the magic of Missoula with guests. Our site is special. Close to town. Yet, a rural, serene location to enjoy hiking trails, flyfishing and savor the stunning views.
Apr 2012
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Missoula Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (9) We have queen bed in bedroom and queen sofa sleeper in living room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) brand new Lazboy Qeen sofa sleeper in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Large deck with views of river, mountains, forests with patio table and barbeque shower in bathroom, shower stool, chair available one floor, no steps


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Blue Mountain Beauty. Top Location Savor a Montana Experience
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Perfect Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed three days of solitude, and peace. Perfect place to relax, very comfortable bed and cozy atmosphere.

Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for your positive message. The VRBO experience is new to us. It has been wonderful this past year meeting guests from all over the US and Canada. Our guests have enjoyed hiking, fishing and kayaking on the Bitterroot River virtually across the road! WE have the perfect site to enjoys the marvels of Montana just minutes from downtown Missoula without the constant traffic and parking issues. We feel if you come to Montana, seek out the special spots to relish the spirit and beauty of the Big Sky.
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neptune beach, florida

A Great Stay at Helen's Blue Mountain Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Missoula for the first time to visit our granddaughter who is attending UM...we had such a lovely time. Helen is so precious and such a wonderful "hostess"....The accomodations were perfect...and each morning we woke to such a gorgeous view out of the front door. Deer greeted us in the am as we left to hike Blue Mountain and walk the Bitteroot River paths. It was so convenient to downtown Missoula without the crowds. This Blue Mountain Retreat offers the solitude and beauty of the mountains with all the conveniences close by if you need them.....If we find ourselves in the Missoula area again we would,without doubt, return to this Blue Mountain Retreat.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA

So Perfect!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I came to Missouli Oct 27th thru the 31st from Bellingham, WA to visit my daughter and son-in-law and stayed at Helens. What a fun and exciting experience from the wild turkeys roaming the property to the hikes and walks along the river. The scenery around the property was stunning and the fall colors were spectacular. The apartment was so comfortable, cozy and clean. I haven't been so relaxed in a long time as I was at Helens. Very fair price too!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
johnson International, Missoula,MT
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Larchmont Public course;Missoula Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 93 south on Blue Mountain Road
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Blue Mountain recreation area. Half mile

Bitterroot River, across road


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates


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