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Tom Hanks

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beautiful home on the banks of the Bitterroot River..end of the road privacy

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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This unique log sided home sits right on the banks of the famous Bitterroot River. The main house features five bedrooms and four bathrooms. (The bunkhouse sleeps an additional 9 people and is an addition $75.00 per night) The master bedroom is connected to a fully equipped exercise room with a treadmill, an elliptical and weight training machines. The master bath has double sinks, shower and a large Jacuzzi tub. Guest bedrooms feature queen beds and plenty of closet space. The large kitchen boasts a commercial gas range, large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and landscape windows with river views on two sides. The large harvest table and ten foot breakfast bar will seat all of your family and guests with room to spare. There is a screened in porch with river views. Relax and visit with family and friends next to the wood fire place or at the gaming table next to the picture windows with river views from the living area. A two car garage is available to park your vehicles or store your vacation toys during your stay. River House is especially suited for family vacations, corporate retreats, as well as weddings, graduations and special events.

For the fly fisherman River House is located right on the banks of the world famous Bitterroot River...wade and fish the holes behind the house, or use the property for as a put in or take out point for your rafts, canoes, or drift boats.. Guide service is also available locally.... Don't limit yourself to one just one river, fish four great rivers in four days! Three other blue ribbon trout streams are all within 1 hours driving time of River House. The Blackfoot, made famous by the filming of the movie 'A river Runs Through It' is waiting 40 miles to the North. The mighty Clark Fork is a is a big, flat Montana fly fishing River that is dominated by 16 to 24 inch rainbows. Again good fishing on the Clark Fork can be had in just 40 minutes. And of course Rock Creek provides an alternative to the 'big river' experience with moose and bighorn sheep and huge salmon flies along with high numbers of hungry trout that eat them. Just twenty miles East of Missoula. Want more...hike to any one of may high county lakes to try your hand at some great cutthroat and rainbow fishing or drop a line in any one of several of the smaller streams that feed out of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness into the Bitterroot valley. Many a fisherman has visited the Bitterroot valley only to return home, sell the family farm, pack up the family, and move here for good!! LOL

River house is just three hours from the West entrance to Glacier National Park and only five hours from West Yellowstone making it the perfect base camp for exploring all Montana has to offer.

Bring your horses! Lush grass paddocks, ample trailer parking, and plenty of water make River House the obvious choice for those equestrians wanting to explore the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness on horse back. Wilderness trailheads are as close as 10 minutes away.

If 4 wheelers are your thing the Sapphire Mountains 20 minutes to the East is loaded with great single track ATV trails waiting to be explored.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tom Hanks (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Tom Hanks chose Bitterroot Valley

We invite you to enjoy our beautiful river-edge vacation home on the Bitterroot. After driving along the private driveway, you will notice the lovely setting of our special home. Situated right on the Bitterroot River, it provides the unlimited possibilities for exciting fun days spent fishing, swimming, tubing, nature walks, or just relaxing as the river runs by. Hikes in the nearby Bitterroot or Sapphire Mountains are sure to please with sightings of elk,deer, foxes, and countless species of birds. If shopping is your “bag”, the location of the home is only about 15 miles south of Missoula, where you will find plenty of places to pass the time.

Inside the home every window view is like a painting in itself. Mountains, pastures, the river and 10 acres of lush grounds that surround the home. We doubt you’ll find a more beautiful place in the Bitterroot Valley.

Welcome to Paradise!

Dawn and Mike House


based on 13 traveler reviews

Beautiful home on the banks of the Bitterroot River..end of the road privacy
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Great Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our family of 12. It far exceeded our expectations. The house was very comfortable and the river setting was beautiful. The kids and grandkids enjoyed the fishing, rafting, swimming and tubing so very much.

Tom was great to work with and made sure everything ran smoothly. We would love to come back again.


  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home, Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We were down in Florence for a baseball tournament and the home met all of our needs. Great layout, beautiful property, swimming and fishing in the river was awesome!!. Tom, the property manager, was very helpful and the house was more than we expected. Hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missoula, MT, USA

Very very good!

  • 5 of 5

Got married here, what a wonderful location! Beautiful! Had everything we could of dreamed of. Tom, the property manager is the best, very very helpful and accommodating. Great swimming, great views, great house, great yard, great bunkhouse, cool kitchen, everything was great. Wish I lived here.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Perfect 5 days

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the Ranch House. Great location, met all our needs. It was great to wake up early and test my fly fishing skills each day right out the back door. Then again late afternoon doing the same. My wife enjoyed all the great views from the house. Enjoyed her walks in the area plus all the wildlife.

The home offered plenty of room for us all as we had 3 couples at the house. It had all we needed amenity wise plus some. Location is such that you can travel in several directions and take in all the area offers.

We would highly recommend this vacation home and have hopes of returning again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silverdale, WA

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Incredible place to stay and the manager Tom was very helpful, provided excellent information prior to and during our stay and never once failed to answer my emails or text. In fact, Tom was fighting fires in Oregon prior to our arrival and maintained communications when his time allowed.

The house was absolutely perfect for our family reunion and the size of the property and access allowed other family members to bring their travel trailers which was great for them and keeping the crowd small inside the house. The house itself allows for cooking large meals and allows everyone to sit and enjoy each others company while not feeling crowded or overrun.

There are no words that could properly describe the view, the beautiful river and the amount of fun and enjoyment this property and Tom made possible for our family reunion. Thanks Tom and we look forward to another great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pilot Rock, OR United States

Western Regionals

  • 5 of 5

The home and property absolutely beautiful, located near to Missoula and other areas. The house is quite comfortable and spacious with a large kitchen and dining area which is easy to maneuver and cook in. We spent most of our time behind the house on the river bank enjoying the quiet scenery, fishing and floating the river. I completely fell in love the beauty of this location and surrounding scenery. I could have stayed a lifetime here.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Missoula MT
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Florence MT
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Stevensville MT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Florence MT
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Located within casting distance of the Bitterroot River this home offers Blue Ribbon Trout fishing from the back yard, canoeing rafting and tubing are summer river activities that can be accessed from the property. Three other Blue Ribbon streams (the Clark's Fork River and Rock Creek) are within one hours drive. For those who like to hike or horseback ride access to trailheads leading to the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness are less than 10 miles away. The Rattlesnake and the Welcome Creek wilderness's are within 30 miles of the property. ATV trails abound 15 miles east in the Sapphire mountain range.


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Florence House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $500

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Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bunk house - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 8 bunk bed , an extra fee is required for the bunkhouse $75.00 per night
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom features a great king size bed, Queen size Beds (4) four queens size beds in separate large bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (8)..these are in the bunkhouse and have and additional fee ($75 per night and you must rent for entire stay)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
No additional lodging tax or hidden fees....we take care of all that....what we quote is what you pay....unlike most VRBO listings in MT!!!!!

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