Gettin' Here and Where to Stay When Do

We live here. We've lived here a long time and we know that you are likely to come in to the airport at Missoula. It is normally a long, worthwhile trip. When you get here, you will be able to stay at any of the places below. We know these inns, and we most likely know the owners too.

With each town, is a bit of where to eat and have fun outside of fishing. Wherever you stay, you can get great information on local establishments, evening fun, and more. If you have any questions, send me an email or I'll let you know the best beta when you come fishing.


The Darby Green Bed and Breakfast

(406) 821-0076

This B&B is run by folks who have been in the lodging business for a long time. They have it set up to be very comfortable with walk in showers, one level floor access as needed and all environmentally friendly. Your stay will be warm and refreshing.

Mountain Spirit Inn

(406) 821-3405

A Darby local inn on the south side of town. It is walking distance from hometown restaurants and drinking establishments. Darby is classic western Montana without pretense. It is walking distance to the river for the Water Street put in.

Travellers Rest Cabins

(406) 821-3282

Tin Cup Lodge Bed and Breakfast

(406) 821-1620

Tin Cup is a five star lodge. They serve food grown in their own garden and as much local produce as they can get their hands on. You are likely to find other trout hunters eating next to you.


Bitterroot River Inn

(406) 375-2525

Just like the name says, it is on the Bitterroot River. Located on the north end of Hamilton, it has all modern amenities and is located next to a park, sports grill, and town shopping.

Best Western Inn

(406) 363-2142

Hamilton hotel centrally located within walking distance of downtown and fine local breweries.

Angler's Lodge

(406) 363-0980

Outside of town, but on the river. You can sit on your patio and watch the Bitterroot River roll by while you enjoy Big Sky sunsets. Close by amenities include a store, Hideout Lounge, fields, ducks, and deer.

Sula and Conner

Off the beaten path, and all quality Montana and worthwhile

Broad Axe Lodge

(406) 821-1745 or (406) 363-0979

On the East Fork of the Bitterroot River and very private, this lodge and fine restaurant is run by the owners who love living in the South Valley community. The drive to the lodge passes large ranches and pastures framed by the Bitterroot Mountains. Designated viewing area for Bighorn Sheep. Worth the trip.

Sula Store Cabins

(406) 821-3364

Near to the Broad Axe Lodge, Sula Store Cabins are located adjacent to the East Fork of the Bitterroot River and host fine amenities including a hot tub, convenience store, restaurant, and RV hookups.

The Alta Ranch

(406) 349-2142

Located deep in the Bitterroot Mountains, near Painted Rocks Lake, this lodge has great access to onsite stream fishing and just a few minutes from the West Fork put in. The lodge has luxury cabins and very Montana feel with green pastures, elk, and eagles. A great get-away for fishing or weddings.

The West Fork Lodge

(406) 821-1853

Big Hole Accomodations

Big Hole River Cabins

(406) 832-3271

These cabins are located in the heart of the Big Hole Valley right on the river near Wise River. Run by good friends local to the valley for generations, excellent fishing is literally steps from the door.

The Jackson House

(406) 821-0076

This finely accomodated home is located in historic Jackson, Montana on the upper Big Hole. Adjacent to mineral spring soaking and fine dining at Jackson Hot Springs.

Sportsman Motel

(406) 835-2141