Welcome to the River's Bend Lodge, a comfortable Montana bed and breakfast located on the banks of the Missouri River near Tower Rock State Park, a campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
This light-filled retreat comes with a Queen-size Sleigh bed with a pillow top mattress and down bedding, walkin shower and towel warmer in the bathroom. This room is decorated with Birdlife art and photos by Montana Artists JoAnn Flesch, and Gus Wolf. Our female guests have commented frequenty that this is their favorite room.
This cozy room has a king-size elk horn & log bed with a pillow top mattress, down bedding, a shower, and main floor access to the Great Room, kitchen, and patio This room is decorated with wildlife art and photos by Montana Artists JoAnn Flesch, Larry Zabel and Gus Wolf.
4.6 on July 23, 2014
The kind of breakfast I like. Bacon, Eggs, and Potatoes.
5 on August 09, 2012
My 2 nephews (ages 8 and 4), my son (8 years old) and I stayed at the River’s Bend Lodge for a week the end of July in 2012. Having grown up in Plentywood and Helena, Montana I want my son and nephews to be able to experience Montana, this is the second year we have stayed at River’s Bend and it will not be our last! The hosts, Cindy and Soren were extremely helpful in telling us about the local area, and things to do. The breakfasts and dinners we ate at the lodge were always fantastic. The rooms and common areas were exceptionally clean and nicely decorated to give you that “country cabin” homey feeling; the beds are wonderful (I’ve never slept so well). The views from the deck on the river are breath taking and always changing with an abundance of wildlife, Golden and Bald Eagles, White Pelicans, Beaver, Whitetail and Mule deer are daily occurrences. Soren took the boys fishing to Pelican Point one day (they wanted to go every day after) each of them caught a Perch or two that they brought back. Soren showed the boys how to clean and skin the fish, and then cooked them for dinner. Mmmm good. Osprey, many waterfowl, River Otters, Martins, Big Horn Sheep, and a Weasel were some of the other wildlife we observed while floating the river. We floated the river 2 days once from Mid Canyon Access and once from the Deerborn Access back to the lodge, the boys and I love the river and floating it was peaceful and relaxing. We also climbed Tower Rock, Tower Rock State Park, an original campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is within easy walking distance of the Lodge. The boys and I spent a day, doing the Gates of the Mountain boat tour and visiting the State Capital; a day at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and the Charles Russell l Museum (these were more for Mom), so the next day we went to the Montana State Fair. Thank you, Cindy and Soren for letting us stay with you at your wonderful Bed and Breakfast and making us feel at home.
5 on March 20, 2012
I loved our stay here. Comfortable beds, amazing decor and wonderful host and hostess. Thank you!!!
4.4 on August 31, 2011
The beauty of this place is incredible and the owners are beyond delightful making our family all feel like part of their family. Our experience was all thumbs up!!
5 on August 28, 2011
Overall had a wonderful stay. Some key points: Breakfast prepared by host were fantastic and very tasty. Host were very welcoming, they made their home our home. We had full access to all the kitchen amenities. Everything was very clean (bathroom, bedroom, kitchen). Can't emphasize enough how friendly and helpful both our hosts were. Helped us book a hotel close to the airport with shuttle service. Offered advice on fishing and sight-seeing. Offered fantastic views of the Missouri river off their back deck. Great place to congregate early in the day, and in the early evening after a long day of fishing, hiking! Sit back, put your feet up on the rail and enjoy yourself. They are located in a beautiful part of Montana, very centrally located so trips to Glacier Natl Park and Yellowstone are within a few hours drive! The valley they are located in alone is worth the trip. Very scenic and peaceful.
5 on July 27, 2011
As part of my bucket list, I wanted to do a fly fishing trip to Montana. I highly recommend River's Bend Lodge. It has a lovely setting that is on the river, very comfortable and the rooms are decorated with tasteful fishing decor. Cindy and Soren are wonderful hosts and I felt like I made some new friends. They are also excellent cooks and the breakfasts that they prepared was outstanding. My first fly fishing trip to Montana was awesome and they made it extra special. I will definitely take another trip there and stay at River's Bend!
5 on June 07, 2011
Absolutely great location and rooms, and Soren and Cindy (the hosts) are incredibly courteous and hospitable. There is also a first-rate place to eat across the street for lunch and dinner (the River's Bend provides tasty and filling breakfasts). I can't recommend it highly enough.
Thank You Ron, Cindy and I are looking forward to your return next year...always remember Montana is the "Last Best Place" The Big Sky State.
5 on August 23, 2010
Beautiful location overlooking the Missouri river. Well appointed rooms. Very accomodating inn keepers. We loved it so much we spent an extra night.
Thank you, Doug and Phyllis we hope to see you back soon! Doug you will have to bring your brother out fishing in the fall this section of the Missouri River has some of America's best trout flyfishing, I'm sure you both would enjoy it.
5 on August 19, 2010
When we decided to take a road trip to Montana - I looked for a unique place to stay - one that had beautiful accommodations - on the river - surrounded by history - and hosted by true Montana natives that could provide advice and tell tales about the region. We found all of that and even more at our stay at the River's Bend Lodge. We knew we were someplace amazing when on the first night we were greeted by two beautiful deer on the front lawn as we drove in. Our stay was comfortable enough to say we felt like part of their family yet pampered enough to know that we were someplace special. Soren provided advice on tourist attractions and talked fishing to my husband. I enjoyed the view and looked out in awe at how close we were to where Lewis and Clark had camped. The room was great - roomy and comfortable - and breakfast was delicious and fun in the beautiful kitchen with views of the river. The Lodge would be a great place for a family reunion or friend get together. On our next road trip - we will be stopping by and staying again - hopefully soon!!! Thank you for making our adventure very special!!
Cathy and Ed it was such a pleasure having you stay with us, next time hopefully Ed and I will be able to do some fishing. Or we all can do a river float they are so peaceful and the wildlife and birds you see are fantastic. Some guest last week saw a couple of Big Horn Rams, and a herd of elk on different days.
5 on August 19, 2010
We were able to stay a week long had fabulous dinners. We had a Halibut with an port wine, Steak with a peppercorn sauce and Steak with a black and blue sauce. My husband is not thrilled with blue cheese but he loved the black and blue sauce. I highly recommend any of these dishes. Cindy makes a fabulous salad along with all the dishes. For breakfast we had crepes, eggs, pear pancakes, sour cream coffee cake muffin, and raspberry cream muffins. For drinks we made mojito's, cosimo's and a great selection of red and white wines. Our favorite rooms are the Osprey and Elk horn room they are great for a couple wanting to get away. Thank you Soren and Cindy for an amazing trip we look forward to future trips at Riversbend lodge.
Becci and Dennis it was a pleasure having you stay with us Cindy loves cooking and enjoys sharing her specialties with our guests. I don't remember how it was that you happened to get a my favorites?
Missouri River, Countryside, Mountains
Great Falls, MT (GTF) 30 miles
Take the I15 exit south to Helena proceed to exit 247 Hardy Creek about 30 miles. SEE ABOVE From Helena go North aprox 50 miles on I15 to exit 247 Hardy Creek turn left cross under interstate highway and follow directions above. Stay on frontage road appoximately 2 miles.
Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ribbon Trout Stream, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Blue Ribbon Trout Stream, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Cindy Bania & Soren DeTienne
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , With advance notice