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John Perry

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Clark Fork River Lodge: the Finest of Western Montana

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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Cabin, 8 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 20-26)

The Clark Fork River Lodge is located on the banks of the beautiful Lower Clark Fork River, northeast of St. Regis, Montana. A scenic stone pathway carves out an easy trail to the river, where trout fishermen can match wits with browns, rainbows, and the native cutthroat.

Guests may also simply relax and savor the view from the open deck of the lodge. During your stay, enjoy the hot springs and fine dining a few miles up the road. Complete the day with an evening campfire, and fully take in the starscape of the Big Sky.

Our lodge has a rustic atmosphere, with custom-made log beds and wood floors, yet guests will appreciate the modern conveniences of a full kitchen and three full bathrooms.

The Clark Fork River Lodge is owned and operated by John Perry's Montana Fly Fishing. Custom packages which include lodging, professional fly fishing guide service, and on-site dining, are available.

Keywords: Cabin

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John Perry (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John Perry

My name is John Perry and, in addition to owning the Clark Fork River Lodge, I also operate John Perry's Montana Fly Fishing. This business is an outfitting company specializing in fly fishing some of Montana's finest waters such as Clark Fork River, Rock Creek, Bitterroot River, Blackfoot River, and the Missouri River, as well as many of their tributaries.

John Perry purchased this lodge in 2002

Why John Perry chose Montana

I chose this location because of the solitude, beauty, serenity, fly fishing opportunites, wildlife viewing, and proximity to a wide variety of outdoor and recreational activities, such as hiking, skiing, bicycling, etc. The Clark Fork River is one of Montana's best kept secrets for fly fishing.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Clark Fork River Lodge: the Finest of Western Montana
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Coastal Washington

Be Prepared

  • 3 of 5

I have to begin by saying this was a really fun place for our large family reunion. We rafted and kayaked, watched wildlife from the deck, enjoyed nightly campfires and hiked local trails. We make the most of our reunion location, wherever we go! But, before staying at this house you should know: 1)trains run so close that no one can sleep through their passing (3 times a night or more while construction happens summer 2016) 2) The outdated solar power system means you can't use any heat producing electric items (blow dryers, curling irons, toasters, etc.) It also means that lights in the basement won't stay on at night and people using a CPAP machine were unable to run it through the night. The refrigerators are very small, propane refrigerators. 3) Grills outside did not have enough propane to even be used once without going to town to refill tank. 4) There are NOT 8 bedrooms. There are 5 bedrooms with 3 sleeping areas that people have to walk through. One of the beds was broken which made for a rough night until we rearranged beds. 5)Many windows don't open making it very hot and difficult to cool at night. Some of the windows that did open had ripped out screens. 6) A pile of larvae of some kind was on the floor in the downstairs refrigerator room (after the cleaning person had just left.)

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA

Perfect week at a truly great Montana river cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends and I stayed at the Clark Fork River Lodge for a full week in August, 2014. We had a full house for most of the time and the lodge was large enough to accommodate all of us. It was beautifully situated on the Clark Fork. The walk down to the river needed to be navigated carefully, but nobody fell or injured themselves on it. Once on the river, there was ample space for fishing, floating, or just sitting back and enjoying the scenery. The girls in the group visited the Superior Rodeo on a Friday night and had a blast. The boys rafted down the Flathead and also had a great time. Both were pretty close and did not require too long of a drive. St. Regis is only about 10 minutes away and great for grabbing the essentials. I would absolutely recommend the Clark Fork River Lodge for those trying to getting away from it all who enjoy the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still cold in mid June

  • 5 of 5

Owner is extremely good to work with. This location is set up as an amazing hunting/fishing lodge. At this time would not recommend for families with small children , however owner is working to make improvements so it can be more family friendly. If you are looking to get away and spend quality time with your family this is the place for you. Great access to multiple rivers and Glacier National Park(2 hrs) - Plains was a really nice surprise. Great people, grocery store and church. Stang's in St Regis is a amazing store with the best people who go out of there way to help you enjoy the area. Great fishing and wildlife- caught fish, saw Bald Eagles, Beavers, Elk and deer.

Also found out the Montana Railway is the #1 train watching destination according to a train magazine my step father receives which was very cool as the trains are a short walk from the property and run throughout the area.

Lastly be aware even in middle of June the highs can only reach into the 50's and the lows into the lower 40's/upper 30's . Just make sure you check before you go so you have the correct clothing.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hastings Michigan

Michigan Family Loves Clark Fork River Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our family has enjoyed several stays at the Clark Fork River Lodge. We always are very pleased with the spacious accommodations. The lodge was well supplied and very clean with plenty of linens. I would recommend spending a day biking the Hiawatha Rails to Trails, everyone's favorite next to fishing the Clark Fork River.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The trip to the lodge wil...

  • 5 of 5

The trip to the lodge will be some of my best memories! When I first pulled up to the lodge, all thoughts of work, bills and the rat race of life left my mind. It was so peaceful. The wonderful guides did such an amazing job of making sure it was an awesome trip. Thank you for taking care of us up there. Hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had heard so much abou...

  • 5 of 5

We had heard so much about the lodge so we were so excited to finally be there!

It is absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for the pleasure!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nationally ranked Hiawatha Bike Trail-30 minutes away. National Bison Range and spectacular Mission Mountain range-35 minutes. Quinn's Hot Springs 15 minutes. St. Regis Montana offers several great antique shops.


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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

These rates will not be increased for 2014.

Traveler's are expected to pay 50% of the base price when booked. The remaining balance is due at the end of your stay. We prefer checks but accept most credit cards. Mailing address: John Perry/68 Rock Creek Road/Clinton, MT/59825.
Cancellation policy is flexible and based on circumstances. We recommend you contacting us at 406-370-9183 or by e-mail with any questions.

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Paradise Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Full Kitchen with Microwave, Range/Oven and Cooking Utensils provided, Pets may be accommodated with prior approval (We charge an extra $150 cleaning fee for pets.)

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