Quiet, comfortable lower-level room with lots of natural light, views of the mountains. Private bath with shower. Rural neighborhood right on the river. Great hiking in Bitterroot Mountains. Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge nearby. 24 miles to Missoula.
Year-round stunning views of the Bitterroot mountains and the Bitterroot River from our house and patios, with eagles, geese, ducks, and herons, plus watching osprey fish every summer day. Great fishing and floating.
Wi-Fi and washer and dryer are available to our guests.
We do not have TV in the guest room.
Interaction with Guests
We will usually be in the home. Some days Tod works from home.
Newer neighborhood. Each of 12 homes is less than 10 years old and on an acre lot, so they are not close together. Our property is one of four adjacent to the common area bordering the Bitterroot River. The neighborhood is within sight of the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, although it is a 4-mile to drive around to the Visitor Center.
Guests will need a car to get to our home. We are 24 miles south of Missoula and about 27 miles north of Hamilton, Montana.
Other Things to Note
4 miles to the Visitor Center at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.
24 miles north to Missoula, 27 miles south to Hamilton. In between are more than 12 creekside trail systems taking you as far into the Bitterroot Mountains as you want to go.
Day trip: drive over Lolo Pass to Idaho's Lochsa River, with Lolo Hot Springs (developed), DeVoto Memorial Cedar Grove, Lochsa Lodge, and Jerry Johnson Hot Springs (undeveloped).
Day trip (summer only): Skalkaho Pass past Skalkaho Falls to Georgetown Lake and Philipsburg.
Day trip: the Mission Mountains, the People's Center and Mission Church at Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation, the National Bison Range.
Other day trips: Flathead Lake, Lake Como.
We are 3 1/2 hours from Glacier National Park, and 5 1/2 hours from Yellowstone National Park.
No smoking in the home. Pets are negotiable (we have two small dogs). Dogs may not be left at home alone unless crated. We expect guests to be respectful of our home and our furniture.
We very much enjoyed our stay here. Tod and Monica were very kind and helpful at orienting us to the area and suggesting places to visit. The room was lovely, comfortable and private on the lower level of the house. It was super convenient having use of the kitchen. The location is in close proximity to some of the best day hikes I've been to in a while. It is also conveniently located near Missoula for all the amenities there.
Todd and Monica were loving graces hosts. There space was clean, comfortable and wonderfully placed along the Bitterroot river. Maximum ratings!
The description of this listing is spot on. The hosts are very welcoming and the neighborhood is awesome. The view was amazing even at this time of year, just imagine what it would be like in the spring or even the winter blanketed with snow! We visited with our host and enjoyed a nice breakfast together. A very sweet place to stay and we really wished we would have had more time. Stay here and you wont regret it.
Tod and his wife are exceptionally thoughtful and kind. As a single woman traveling, I am careful to find safe, lovely places, and this one is a sanctuary I hope to get to return to visit again. The home is clean, private, beautiful, and feels like home.
Tod and his two enthusiastic greeters met us as we drove in and gave us a tour of his and Monica's refreshingly unique home, which backs up to (as noted in his profile) the beautiful Bitterroot River. Tod welcomed us to cook in their kitchen and eat at any of their dining areas. We chose the back patio so we could watch the sun drop on the Bitterroot.
Tod and Monica were as warm and welcoming a any guest could wish for! They gave us complete privacy, but when invited, they joined us in delightful conversation. Their guest room was clean, spacious, comfortable, quiet and private. Being on a fairly tight travel budget, we truly appreciated the exceedingly reasonable fee charged for this gorgeous lodging.
Such a beautiful peaceful home, we would have loved to have stayed longer! Tod put out an amazing spread for breakfast and was happy to cook for us. Such an interesting couple, we really enjoyed our chats and meeting their lovely dogs. An absolute must if you are anywhere near the area they are the perfect hosts.
We live in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana. We have two small dogs that are very friendly. We love to cook, hike and travel. We often visit our daughters in New Orleans and New York City. We also enjoy traveling internationally. Tod is a musician and Monica is a medical social worker. We both grew up in Illinois and have family back there. We have lived in Montana over 20 years. We love telling our guests about local places to visit and hike.