Sleeps 8-12. 4bedrooms 4baths + sleeping loft. Creek on property.
Dorinda and Dennis Delena
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 Missoula
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 yet...in 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.
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Family vacation in Missoula? This is the Place!
Our family of 12 had plenty of room and our every wish fulfilled at Butler Creek Lodge. Dorinda and Dennis are those rare hosts who really want you to be as comfortable as they are! From coffee and muffins for 1st mornings’ breakfast to DVD’s for the kids to beautifully landscaped grounds with comfy chairs to enjoy the sunsets, this is a lovely home in every way. This is a super well supplied kitchen!
It is convenient to downtown Missoula yet private and quiet in typical Montana country.
Gorgeous, comfortable and well-equipped lodge. Perfect for our family vacation.
We loved our stay at Butler Creek! For 6 adults and 3 kids, we had more than enough space. The grounds are immaculate and the house itself is gorgeous and so nicely decorated. We loved that Dorinda and Dennis keep the house so well-stocked...we arrived to find a full array of breakfast items ready for us plus milk and condiments in the fridge, laundry detergent by the washer, first aid supplies in the closet and countless more thoughtful touches that made our visit so much more comfortable. They really go the extra mile (oh and did I mention that all the adults in our group agreed how amazing the sheets on the bed were? Lol. No cheap, scratchy linens here!).
Dorinda and Dennis are so welcoming and lovely to talk to. They showed us the grounds and let us know about some activities our kids might enjoy but they also gave us the peaceful and private experience we were looking for. I really can’t say enough about them and their property — we truly had no complaints about our visit and we’re already talking about planning another visit for next summer. Thank you Dennis and Dorinda!
Thanks for the wonderful comments. We always want our guests to feel at home and comfortable. Please come again. Your family was delightful!
Dennis and Dorinda
Butler creek Lodge was a perfect location for my daughter’s wedding! Stunningly beautiful, private setting and the lodge is so comfy! Thank you for unforgettable memories!!!
Thank you. It was a beautiful event. We enjoyed having you
and your lovely guests at Butler Creek Lodge.
Breathtaking views with a piece of serenity on the side:-)
Dennis and Dorinda were perfect hosts!!! They were helpful, informative and just a lot of fun to be around. The large was like your personal park.Every bedroom came with the bathroom which made it nice for everyone and there was lots of privacy within the lodge. The area was clean and well kept. There were lots to things to do just on the property plus a very short distance into Missoula. This stay far exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend this property for a comfortable and very serene stay. Absolutely loved it!!!!
Your family was delightful. Thank you.
Butler Creek Lodge is a beautiful property and we enjoyed a wonderful week there with family.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Butler Creek Lodge. We had four generations together, from 91 to 1 and everyone had a lovely time! The grounds are stunning and the lodge is beautiful and impeccably maintained. The kitchen is large and spacious and has everything you could possibly need for cooking large family meals or a gourmet feast, including an array of spices and condiments. The appliances are beautiful top of the line stainless steel. Our hosts left a delicious assortment of pastries and breakfast items as well as coffee and bottled water to welcome us. The common areas are large and spacious with ample room for people to gather together or in smaller groups. There are two bedrooms downstairs, one with an en suite and the other with a common bathroom right next door, both with walk-in showers. The third and fourth bedrooms are upstairs, again, one with an en suite and the fourth bathroom in the hall. Both of the upstairs bathrooms had bathtubs which is great for the kiddos. There is an upstairs loft as well with its own sleeping and living area, as well as a balcony. Everyone felt like they had their own little private part of the house.
We had one family member using a walker and one kiddo with special needs and this property worked wonderfully for everyone!
Dorinda and Dennis greeted us when we arrived and were warm and welcoming. They were always available during our stay but never intrusive- it was a pleasure to meet them. When they saw that we had small children they immediately brought out two booster seats for the dining room table and several yard toys.
The yard and grounds are so lovely and we really enjoyed spending time outside. There is a basketball hoop (plus an adorable mini hoop for the kids), a fire pit area, picnic tables, and tons of great places to lounge and relax. The yard slopes down to a creek and a lower yard as well and there’s a great tree swing. The creek is so beautiful and sounds so relaxing! Lots of places to explore and either indulge in some peace and quiet or entertain a large group. We loved the grill and had some delicious burgers one night.
Our entire family had an amazing week and created so many wonderful memories. I would highly recommend Butler Creek Lodge, it was a pleasure spending our week there. Many thanks to Dorinda and Dennis!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience here at the Lodge with others. We enjoyed your visit. Your family was such a delight.
Dennis and Dorinda.
Wish we lived here!!
Delightful, roomy lodge, well supplied for very comfortable stay. The Delenas were wonderful and very friendly. (Dennis brought out sleds for our grandkids to enjoy the recent snowfall to sled on the hill right outside the lodge.). Would definitely love to stay there again. Convenient to Missoula, yet felt like we were nestled far out in the woods. Truly rates 5 stars!!!