On the mountain, close to town, near the rivers, and within an hour of numerous hiking trails, Downing Mountain Lodge is a three bedroom, two bathroom log chalet built in the round with sixteen sides. The cozy home has multiple amenities and is hands down the most amazing location on 80 acres of open forest and wildflower fields adjacent to the Bitterroot National Forest. Located near hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, biking, climbing, and at the end of a private mountain road, the lodge is as private as you can get while still being close to town. With panoramic vistas out of all windows, the mountain house is located 2000 feet above the Bitterroot Valley, and from May to June, the lands are covered in wildflowers!
- Two Nights Accommodation for Four Guests
- Full Commercial Kitchen, Hot Tub, and Sauna
- Cleaning Fees Included
Inside, guests will find a massive central fireplace, a large community living room, three bedrooms, and a sleeping loft, wifi, a stereo, two bathrooms with a shower, and a full commercial kitchen. On the north lawn is a hot tub and out the backdoor is a stone hut, cedar-lined sauna. Additional guests can be added at $55 per person (up to 12 guests total).
Hamilton, MT. The lodge is just 20 minutes from Hamilton, the Bitterroot Valley's largest town with plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
ABOUT THE LODGE
Outside is a wood stove sauna and outside shower and stock plunge tub. On the front lawn is a 6 person hot tub, without jets. On the spacious east deck is a large charcoal or wood fired barbecue with a picnic table. In the covered entryway there is patio seating, a propane barbecue, and a love seat swing adjacent to a small lawn. Up the mountain behind the lodge is a dirt road leading to the northwest and a spring creek, a ridge and the trail to Downing Mountain and the high mountain tarns 2,000 feet above, and to the south after a short climb a descending old two track roadway to Owings Creek where it springs from the Earth.
The kitchen is a full commercial setup with a gas range, four burner top and two ovens, a separate griddle top, and a charbroiler grill with a large venting hood. A double commercial sink, commercial dishwasher, and a freezer over fridge rounds out the essentials with plenty of room and tables for prep work and a sitting table for six. With plenty of tableware, silverware, and kitchen appliances including a toaster, microwave, crock pots and mixer, our guests or caterer is setup to prepare the most audacious of feasts. An access door to the outside and the hot tub deck is located in the west wall of the kitchen which is in the southwest quadrant of the building.
The master bedroom faces east and catches the sunrise. With a queen bed, full bed, and a long twin, this room can accommodate up to five. The second bedroom contains another double bed and can accommodate up to two guests. The third bedroom contains a twin over full bunkbed as well as a twin over twin bunkbed in addition to a single bed and can accommodate up to six guests. There is also a pull out Queen couch in the living room. The loft has a full mattress and three twin beds accommodating up to 5 guests.
The two bathrooms are communal space accessed from the living room. There is a vanity entryway to the bathrooms with two sinks. There is a shower bath and two toilets. The living room has three couches by the fireplace, a piano, a guitar, a large dining table for up to twelve people, and a few smaller tables, a foosball table, a board games table, and a woodstove.
At a crossroads of culture and environment, the Bitterroots blend a combination of Pacific Northwest influences with the Rocky Mountain West. Moderate elevations and increased rainfall combined with abundant sunshine makes the Bitterroot Valley one of the best destinations in the Last Best Place. From cattle ranches to organic dairies and produce farms, cafes to sushi restaurants and fine dining, flea markets and thrift stores to antique stores and boutiques, small towns to large university towns, high mountain lakes to creeks and swollen rivers, music events to rodeos and farmer's markets, and the greatest concentration of micro breweries in the region,Western Montana has much to offer the traveler and resident alike.