Dining & Things To Do


Cabin rentals include a continental breakfast basket.  We also have a BBQ grill, accessories and picnic tables for guest use.  There is great dining available in Darby, Hamilton and the surrounding area, including:
Skalkaho Steak House – Combines the best steaks with the best views.
Little Blue Joint – Pizza, Mexican, open lunch and dinner. www.littlebluejoint.com Located on Main Street in Darby along side Sawmill Saloon.
Bandit Brewing – Our own, and the Best small brewery in Montana.  Check  it out noon til 8pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Montana Cafe – Open 7 AM – 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday, open for dinner til 8pm on Friday

For Anniversaries and Special Occasions we recommend

Triple Creek Ranch Restaurant – Triple Creek Ranch is proud to offer Bistro Fare to fine and elegant cuisine. Dining at the Triple Creek Restaurant is a culinary and visual feast of fresh foods, fine wines and global influences. With offerings ranging from traditional French dishes to innovative southwestern, West Indies, Central American and other international blends, dining at the ranch is a superb experience.

Fly Fishing

The Bitterroot River in Montana is a medium sized stream that begins with the confluence of the East Fork Bitterroot and the West Fork Bitterroot near Connor, MT.  It flows through the scenic Bitterroot Valley on its way to the confluence with the Clark Fork near Missoula, MT.The Bitterroot River flows through some wonderful scenery. The Sapphire mountains rise to the east while the Bitterroot mountains are found to the west. The Bitterroot Valley itself is lush by Montana standards, and is also located in a sort of banana belt. While it can get cold during the winter in the Bitterroot Valley, real cold days, like eastern and central Montana experiences, are the exception and not the rule.Unlike many of the rivers located in Montana that flow through isolated and remote country, the Bitterroot Valley is fairly well-developed, and also comprises the fastest growing region of Montana. As a result, services and other amenities are easy to find.The Bitterroot River has moderate fly fishing pressure in relation to other Montana rivers. During the early season, fly fishing pressure can be heavy but tapers off as the summer wears on.The river has moderate flows in its upper stretches with slower stretches below Florence. The banks of the Bitterroot River are a mix of woodland and grass, as the valley is a prime agricultural area in Montana.

Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing

Lake Como Cross Country Ski Trails – Located just five miles from the lodge, this new, 30 mile trail system offers spectacular views.  The trails are also dog friendly!
Lost Trail Powder Mountain and Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club are located a short 30 miles south of the lodge.  Check out their sites.


We have two great hiking areas located right by the lodge.  The first area starts behind our cabins, and follows the entire ridge to Lake Como (about 13 miles!).  For those less ambitious, it is a tranquil trail that meanders through woods, no matter how far you go.Tin Cup Creek Trail:  Located about 1 mile from the lodge.Tin Cup Creek Trail (96) is in excellent condition. The early part of this trail is notable primarily for the pleasant forest, varied plant life and easy walking. Mountains and rock cliffs are not much in evidence because the valley is broad and heavily timbered. At the first stream crossing, about 2.5 miles from the trail head, the mountains become visible and from there the aspect of the trail changes.Look for wildflowers along this trail. Yellow Coralroot, a member of the orchid family, grows in deep shade in this area.Great Links to other Bitterroot Biking, Hiking and Motorized Trails: Bitterroot National Forest

Other Links for Fun Things to Do:

Marcus Daily Historic Mansion: dalymansion.org

Darby Logger Days:  Darby Logger Days

Darby Rodeo Association:  Darby Rodeo Association