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Bitterroot River

Sold: The Lodge on the Bitterroot River

Hamilton, Montana Missoula

49.00 Acres$4,950,000


  • Located in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana's Banana Belt
  • Beautiful landscaped lawn
  • Over 1 mile of the Bitterroot River
  • Stone, log and timber main fishing lodge
  • Riverfront guest cabin

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The Lodge on the Bitterroot River is a 49-acre property located in one of Montana’s favorite scenic valleys, the Bitterroot Valley, known for its mild year-round climate and incredible scenery on nearly a mile of the beautiful upper Bitterroot River. The river flows in an arc around the property borders. The Bitterroot River has earned a reputation as one of the top trout rivers in Montana. The Sapphire Mountains to the east and Bitterroot Mountains to the west dramatically frame the ever-changing, four-season landscape. The property is a mix of irrigated ground, landscaped lawns, native grasslands, quaking aspen and Ponderosa Pine forests.

The Lodge on the Bitterroot River is comprised of six quality structures: the Main Lodge, the Fishing Cabins, the Bungalow, the Garage Apartment, the Gym and the River Bend Home. These structures are laid out on 49 timbered acres, wrapped on one side by cascading water. Every one of these buildings has an enchanting ambience, created by their design and their inspiration from the beauty of a legendary Bitterroot River.

The modernized historical lodge constructed of rock, log, and timber, with extended outdoor living areas, is nestled on the western bank of an active stretch of the river. Once a commercial fly fishing lodge, it was completely renovated and re-purposed into a family complex, while keeping the historic nature of the old fishing lodge. The Lodge could easily become a commercial enterprise again, whether a fishing lodge, corporate retreat, resort or VRBO, the site offers itself to many opportunities. Three quality guest suites and the master bedroom are encompassed in the lodge, with three separate guest quarters both near the lodge and at the far upper stretch of the property on a contiguous, separately deeded parcel. Irrigated lawns stay green throughout the summer, and the mature pine and quaking aspen forests provide cover for gamebirds and animals. The Stock Farm Golf Club and the dynamic community of Hamilton are within an easy 15-minute drive.

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Get To Know Missoula Ranches for Sale in Missoula, Montana

Rated by Outside Magazine as one of the “25 Best Small Towns in America,” Missoula is a vibrant university town located in Montana’s stunning Bitterroot Valley. Known as Montana’s “Banana Belt” for its slightly warmer temperatures, the Bitterroot Valley is home to some of Montana’s best recreational activities. River, small stream, and lake fishing are all within a short cast. The abundance of public land allows for great hiking, biking, hunting, and skiing adventures with potential for new exploration. Lost Trail Ski area is an exceptional family ski area at the south end of the Bitterroot. For the golfer, there are 10 private and public courses from Hamilton down to Missoula.

Missoulians are known for taking pride in the arts, music and all that makes their city and area special. The Missoula County Airport is a commercial airline facility and is currently served by Alaska, Delta, United, and Allegiant Airlines. Hamilton and Missoula offer excellent services, including sport and fly shops, shopping, premier restaurants, medical and emergency health services.

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