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Private lodge. Park like grounds. 15 minutes to downtown.

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge


About the property

Sleeps 8-12. 4bedrooms 4baths + sleeping loft. Creek on property.

The Butler Creek Lodge is located only five miles west of the Missoula airport on a splendid 4 acre property secluded in the woods. Four bedrooms comfortably appointed with top quality beds, dressers, and private baths. A loft area with couches , TV, queen size bed and futon. A large dining room and kitchen area. A great room with couches and chairs on the main level leading out to the deck area. Internet access, lan line phone and direct TV. A private 2 bedroom suite apartment across from the lodge with an entrance creek side is available for additional guests. Inquire about terms and availability if you need additional space apart from the main house. We call this area the Butler Creek suite.

Outside, Missoula Valley's inspiring scenery and local wildlife can be enjoyed from our deck areas or creek side on our secluded grounds. Tranquil and magnificent!

Located so close to Missoula, you'll find many nearby opportunities for dining, live entertainment, great shopping, theatres and recreation. Choose from fly fishing, golf, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, swimming, day trips to Glacier National Park or Flathead Lake, or numerous other national forests in the area.

Transportation to and from the Lodge is easy. We are close to the airport and Interstate 90, yet far enough away to provide you with peace and solitude. Ample private parking for six or more vehicles.

Make the Butler creek lodge your home away from home when you visit Montana. Plan a fishing trip with friends, bring the whole family on a skiing adventure, plan a family event, a wedding, special anniversary retreat or holiday gathering.

A great corporate meeting place as well.

The lodge can be rented with full services or no services at your request. For more information about the Lodge give us a call. We will be happy to answer any questions you have. The lodge is family owned and operated ensuring great attention to detail and pride in every aspect of your stay.

Call Dennis & Dorinda at 406-542-8307. Looking forward to seeing you at the Butler Creek lodge soon!

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More Details

Property Manager
Dorinda and Dennis Delena
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Dorinda and Dennis Delena

Dennis and Dorinda have retired after 30 years in the customer service industry. They live on the property in the caretaker's house. They are native New Yorkers transplanted to this tranquil and magical setting. They enjoy every aspect of life in Missoula. Having grown up in the Bronx and Westchester County in NY they are used to everything that NY City offers in the way of culture, shopping and lifestyle. They don't miss a thing except perhaps the white sandy beaches of long island. The magnificent rivers and many water ways satisfy their love of being near the water. Bird watching and communing with nature right at home on the lodge grounds provides a storybook retirement for them. Their family pets love the lifestyle as well. Luke and Leo are brothers from the same litter. They love to frolic in the creek and explore nature with Dennis and Dorinda. Gomez their 30 year old Macaw is lots of fun to be around. He is beautiful and dances for the guests. Gomez loves being outside on the deck and enjoys the surroundings. Lots of birds and wildlife for him to enjoy. He loves the guests at the lodge and will greet you with a happy 'Hello'

Dorinda and Dennis Delena purchased this lodge in 2000

Why Dorinda and Dennis Delena chose Montana

Missoula is a magical place. The scenery is breathtaking. Hip and modern while still giving you that old west feeling. On the way to the lodge you will see horses, cows, deer, wild turkey, large birds, mountains and more.

We immediately fell in love with the historic city center. The allure of a University town really appealed to us. So much going on all of the time...all four seasons.

The galleries, artist communities, farmers market and street festivals provide ongoing activities week after week. The parks, ski areas, golf courses, bike trails and forests provide enjoyable outdoor recreation year round. The change of seasons and endless outdoor activities make you feel like you are on vacation 12 months a year!

What makes this lodge unique

You will feel secluded tucked away in the lodge off of a dirt road in the mountains among the pines and just fifteen minutes you can be in the heart of down town Missoula enjoying live entertainment, great food, wonderful shopping, art galleries, the University Of Montana and historic monuments all around.


Missoula Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Butler Creek Suite room.
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size bed (1) In the loft room. Queen size Beds in all other rooms. 2 rooms have two Queen size beds, one room has a Twin or Single Bed and a Queen. The loft space also has a sleeping futon. The suite, located on the property in a different building has 2 queen size beds one bath and a sleeping futon. Inquire for rates and availability of suite for up to 5 additional guests.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Private lodge. Park like grounds. 15 minutes to downtown.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Peaceful, tasteful retreat close to civilization and culture

  • 5 of 5

My boys (16 and 22) and I were warmly welcomed by Dorinda and Dennis into their private Eutopia. The right mix of a quiet, well maintained retreat, with many peaceful and manicured nooks and crannies to take a nap, read, or just gaze across the Montana hills around the grounds. Dorinda went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed to ensure we were well fed and rested. We stayed in the in-law suite/apartment below their house -- an area which may not always be available (they built it for their visiting kids and grandkids), but which is a comfortable, modern, self-sufficient space with two sizable bedrooms. Perfect for us as we re-charged between wilderness outings with our backpacks. We felt like we'd visited our doting, accomodating, welcoming mom and dad, and we left sorry we didn't have more time to visit longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our guests. Please come again.
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Ennis MT

Faith based Institute Retreat

  • 5 of 5

14 guests with 5 local friends spent full days in great comfort for a Faith based weekend of prayer, song, and consultation. The setting was beautiful , meals easy to prepare with the fully equipped kitchen, sound, peaceful private sleep with a well planned layout of accommodation. Our every need was met by our gracious hosts Dorinda and Dennis. Our hearts, minds, and souls were inspired by the setting .

Warmest Regards from all of us.

PS ( 6 flew in from different parts of the county- great to be 10 min from the airport)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure havng you stay with us!
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Ideal and idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Large gracious house, well-equipped kitchen, new bathrooms (4!), good lighting in the bedrooms, and plenty of space indoors and out with a stream, fire pit, located just outside downtown Missoula and 10 minutes from the airport. We held a rehearsal dinner there but it would also work for weddings, family reunions, graduations, etc. Dorinda and Dennis were gracious hosts and always available to make our stay special. I highly recommend the lodge.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We enjoyed your stay with us.
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San Diego, CA, USA

I've never felt so relaxed!

  • 5 of 5

I went to Butler Creek Lodge this past weekend for my friends wedding. Living in Southern California, you don't get peace and quite, calm serenity, or even really nature for that matter. This place has all of that and more. Even amidst the hustle and bustle of preparing for the wedding, I've never felt so relaxed. This is definitely a place I will be going back to!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a beautiful event it was! We are so pleased that you enjoyed some relaxing time here. Hope you find your way back someday!
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Midland MI, now Asheville NC

Comfortable, quiet and well furnished property nicely described / documented in the listing.

  • 5 of 5

Missoula MT was the transition weekend for my road bicycling group. Several of us rode for two weeks from Portland OR to Missoula to Waterton Lakes and Glacier NP while others joined only for week 1 and other joined only for week 2. Butler Creek Lodge while secluded was perfectly located for the multiple airport trips and our trips to town for dining, vehicle maintenance and walking tours. The multi-bedded rooms and ample number of bathrooms allowed us to easily transition with 3 people leaving Saturday morning, 5 people arriving Saturday afternoon, and 5 of us staying both nights. While we chose not to cook any dinners, the facilities were well suited to cooking a nice meal for a large group.

Dorinda and Dennis were delightful and most helpful. For example they securely stored 5 bicycles we had shipped to the location several days in advance of our arrival and willingly took care of a specialty shipping box during our second week of cycling. We also appreciated Dorinda photo documenting our visit which was broadly shared with our friends - we wanted them to be jealous.

Next time any of us are in the area I'm certain that we'd look to stay again at the Lodge. This time we'd spend more than 2 nights.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our lodge. We hope you will pass this way again and stay with us!
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butler creek lodge

  • 5 of 5

this was the most beautiful house i have ever rented !!! so clean and spacious. has everything anyone could need. i just could not believe the beauty of the house and the property. close to airport, downtown and activities. i wish d &d had other homes in other states to rent; they were lovely people! and luke , the dog :) fantastic vacation !!!! thank you !

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Missoula International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Missoula Lodge Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are for 8 guests. $50 additional per night per person from the 9th to the 16th guest. A 7% Montana bed tax applies and must be added to to all prices listed. Special event rates available. Call us for a special event rate anytime. Note, there is a 2 bedroom 1 bath suite available in addition to the 4 bedroom lodge. Private entrance creek side across from main bldg. Ask about suite rates.

50% deposit at booking reservation. Balance paid day before arrival. Pay by check or Visa or MC

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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