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Bitterroot Valley Riverfront Rental Near Missoula

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This vacation home is in a quiet, peaceful, park-like setting on four acres along the beautiful Bitterroot River, on a quiet country lane. The house is located at the north end of the Bitterroot Valley, at the south end of the Missoula Valley. Missoula is just 15 miles away and has much to offer with shopping, restaurants, museums, farmers markets, the University of Montana. Florence, 3 miles from the house, has several restaurants, a bank, grocery store, and medical facilities. There are several small towns to the south with a variety of restaurants, museums, historical attractions and special events and festivals.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck while you watch beautiful sunrises over the Bitterroot River and Sapphire Mountains. In the evening, watch the sun set over the Bitterroot Mountains. Fish, swim, or float the river behind the house or just take a chair down to the river and enjoy the scenery.

Wildlife abound. Canada geese and a variety of ducks use the river. Watch deer and fox wander through the property and eagles and osprey dipping for fish. Hike to nearby mountain trails, lakes, creeks, and ponds.

There are a number of golf courses in Missoula, Stevensville, and Hamilton. And for cyclists, there is a bike path from Lolo south to Darby.

The living room, with glass doors opening to the deck, faces the river and the Sapphire mountain range. The family room, which has a gas fireplace for cool evenings, faces west to the Bitterroot mountain range. It contains a futon that opens to queen-size bed. There are two bedrooms, each with a large bathroom. The main bedroom has a queen bed; the second bedroom has two twin beds.

A sunroom is connected to the main bedroom through french doors. It's a great place to sit and read, work on your computer, or just enjoy the view. The house is spacious and very well stocked and equipped, including your basic cooking essentials and supplies.

There are table and chairs and a gas grill on the east deck.

There is new flooring in the living room, dining room and kitchen. Last season we added a roof over the east deck and screened-in porch off the sunroom.

Limit of six staying at the house. Occasional guests are ok, but no large or noisy groups. Not suitable for "events" as this is a quiet area. Come for the peace and solitude.

Keywords: Riverfront home, peaceful, scenic, quiet

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About The Owner

We are Dutch and Nancy Dillon and live on the adjoining acreage. There are several acres with each house and lots of trees, so plenty of privacy for both. We've lived in the Bitterroot Valley since the 70's and just can't imagine living anywhere else. It's quiet, peaceful, and beautiful here. We take pride in ensuring the vacation rental is well maintained and that our guests have everything they need to make their stay most enjoyable. We have stayed in vacation rentals ourselves. Using that as a learning experience, we have tried to make our vacation rental as close to home as possible.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Bitterroot Valley

Peaceful. Quiet. Country living but can be to town (Missoula) in 15 minutes or head the other direction 15 minutes and hike mountain trails.

What makes this house unique

Watching the sun rise over the Sapphire mountains. Watching the change of colors in the river. Watching the sunsets over the Bitterroot mountains. Fishing in private in the early morning or evening. Quiet, quiet, quiet, only disturbed occasionally by meadowlarks, Canadian geese, and coyotes.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Bitterroot Valley Riverfront Rental Near Missoula
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Warminster, Pa

Perfect as always..............

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this wonderful house. In my first review I said “it simply doesn’t get any better” and I was wrong. Nancy and Dutch continue to improve the place, this time enclosing the sunroom and covering a now expanded patio. The hospitality of our hosts continues to be warm and welcoming. The fishing was excellent and the area is home to some wonderful restaurants. The house was spotless as always. If you enjoy quiet, this is the place. We look forward to next year!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A little piece of paradise .

We had a great time tubing on the river. My family enjoyed quite evening with the windows open.

We even had a few deer visit the yard

The house is only 15 minutes from Missoula so we took the kids to the water park and came home to a peaceful evening

This is the perfect place to rest and connect with family

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Awesome as usual!

  • 5 of 5

Always an excellent time at the place. I inadvertently made a mistake in booking the place & the case manager and veterans I sent over thought they had one more night than I had actually reserved. Nancy was more than gracious about it. We worked it out by phone to stay the extra night. Very thankful that the next guests weren't arriving the next day! Embarrassing on my part but the guys are still raving about it. Second trip over this summer for veterans in our program.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The property and house were everything we expected and more! Had everything necessary and stuff that we didn't expect it to have, which made our stay very easy and comfortable!! Had a great time and would love to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed on the Bitterroot for 6 nights. I fished, she painted. The house was clean, well appointed and about 150 feet from the river. We saw 4 red foxes and some deer. Our stay was at the end of the Pale Morning Dun hatch, but I landed 30 trout in our time there. It was glorious. We'd go back again, and recommend it for folks who want to fish, paint or relax like the world is 500 miles away.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Relaxing vacation setting with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed for a week. We found the rental very comfortable and a relaxing place to be for our vacation needs. We spent some evenings fishing the Bitterroot, which is right in the backyard and enjoyed the lovely Mountain views out the front at any time of day. Conveniently located, we were never too far from the activities we desired for the day. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We enjoyed our time in Montana.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Whitefish, MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 93
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

North end of Bitterroot Valley. Easy access to wilderness areas, blue ribbon trout streams, mountain lakes, hiking, rafting, skiing, snowmobiling, biking, golfing, shopping. Beautiful landscapes alongside small town hospitality.


Rates & Availability

Florence House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring 2017
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Ravalli Cty tax $1/day $3
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates do not include 7% Montana lodging tax. There is no Montana lodging tax for stays of 30 days or more.

Monthly rate available off-season only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Two twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon opens to queen bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Basic food staples (coffee, tea, salt & pepper, oil, flour, sugar, spices), Foreman grill, new gas grill

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