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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Fireplace


About the property


Two Sisters Ranch:

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 small 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Tom Hanks
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Tom Hanks

Laura Louise Farley and Sheila Farley Bryan recently fulfilled a long-lasting dream to own property in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Walking around this beautiful place that Mother Nature created we’re overjoyed to own a piece of it that we can now share with you.

As young girls, we were lucky enough to spend every summer in the Bitterroot Valley with our grandparents, Joe and Louise Farley, at the Bitterroot Trout Farm in Hamilton, Montana. Our grandfather operated the trout farm and as little girls it was so fun to watch the fish slap the surface of pond while gulping down fish food. We were fascinated watching the fish go from the trout pond to the fish truck for delivery to other local ponds and this is where and how our love for Big Sky Country and fly fishing happened. As kids, we took it for granted, but now as we look back we know just how lucky we were.

Tom Hanks purchased this house in 2016

Why Tom Hanks chose Bitterroot Valley

Our grandparents have now passed, but we feel their presence in the wind blowing through the trees here along the Bitterroot River. We know how happy they would be that we share their love of Montana and that we are now going to share it with others. There was never a time in the summer without double digit guests at their table for dinner! Whether playing games and laughing with friends and family, or simply smelling the fresh air after a rainstorm, the memories are precious and endless. They wanted to share this beautiful country with as many people as possible and we hope to do the same—please enjoy!

Our grandfather made it well into his 90’s and we asked him before he passed; what was the secret to longevity—he said three simple things you must do…

• Be retired longer than you ever work

• Live somewhere 20 years behind the times

• Breath fresh air every day

What makes this house unique

The Bitterroot Valley provides the last two for sure and while the first one might seem difficult to achieve, it is certainly worth working hard early in life to try and make it happen.

Laura has a wonderful significant other Jason, who went to college in Montana, Big Sky Country lives in him as well. They reside in Alaska, but the Bitterroot will soon become their home. Sheila has been married to Jeff for over 25 years, from the very beginning she told Jeff that she had to end up in Montana on the Bitterroot River. They currently live in Washington, but will also soon make Montana their home.

Thank you for allowing us to share our story with you and enjoy your time here at Two Sister’s Ranch!


Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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!!!!!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Florence House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Please contact us for special pricing on week or longer stays, last minute bookings and off season rates. We will do the best we can to make your stay affordable as well as enjoyable.

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