Bitterroot River Ranch

4301 West Fork Road , Darby, MT 59829 USA (Show map)


Brand new B&B, Just opened June 1, 2014! Come relax on the porch of our log home and enjoy the tranquility. The beautiful mountain views are spectacular! Enjoy our peaceful ranch setting. Located in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, we are just five miles south of Darby and only a mile and a half down the West Fork Road, off Highway 93. We are an all-season Bed and Breakfast, by reservation only. In the heart of the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, we truly have it all. Come vacation with us!



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

YES...YES...YES!! More than "Outstanding"!

5 on July 28, 2015

A few of the exceptional things you can expect at Bitterroot River B&B: The BREAKFAST's were fa-nominal...everything from scratch...amazing!! CLEAN...CLEAN...CLEAN! Each room has it's own amazing BATHROOM! Great DECOR, tasteful and RELAXING!!! Fantastic VIEW from every room. We stayed in the Chalet Room. Very ROOMY and more than COMFORTABLE...could have spent the entire time there, but didn't want to miss out on everything else. I noticed all the guests seemed to enjoy Dorothy and Lynn's warmth and fun personalities. They were very helpful and made everyone feel at home. I'd go back to Montana JUST to stay at the Bitterroot River Ranch B&B. FANTASTIC!!

Little piece of Heaven

5 on May 08, 2015

First time staying in Darby, and we got to stay at the BEST!! Beautiful cabin, beautiful scenery, great hosts and wonderful food made our stay more than what we had even hoped for. River close by for fishing and floating, hot springs and so much more. Excellent choice.


5 on February 02, 2015

I guess at the end of the day, the word that comes to mind about the this place is "relaxing". Lynn and Dorothy are great at making you feel at home as soon as you arrive. The beds are as comfortable as they come. I kept finding myself just staring out of their huge windows at the mountain front that's virtually in their front yard. The breakfast that Dorothy builds is fantastic. Beautiful home, great food, a setting that just makes the stress melt away. What more could you want?

Don't miss it!

5 on November 14, 2014

Loved our stay here! Beautiful location, comfortable beds, nicely decorated, delicious food and wonderful hosts, all at a reasonable price! I don't think it could get any better!

Classy but Cozy!

5 on September 19, 2014

I stayed almost a week and loved every minute! Breakfasts were scrumptious and beds were so comfortable I slept well even my first night. Dorothy was a gracious hostess and the accommodations were impeccable. I noticed that all the guests were treated like family. I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone who wants to receive first class service.

Amazing Place to Stay!

5 on August 29, 2014

We were amazed from the moment we got there - not only by the beautiful spacious log home, but also by the breathtaking view no matter where we looked. The hosts were very personable and went out of their way to make our stay perfect. Loved it!

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 21, 2014

very clean, well furnished, comfortable, welcoming, outstanding food, delightful owners, beautiful serene location, 360 degree views

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Rooms & Rates

Chalet Suite

This generous-sized room features two log beds; one king bed and one queen bed, and comfortably sleeps 4 people. Club chairs and satellite HDTV are in the seating area of this room. The Chalet bathroom has heated slate tile flooring and also an oversized soaking tub with a separate beautiful slate-tiled shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Safari Room

With African accents, this room is safari inspired. This room has a queen bed that sleeps two. The bathroom has slate flooring and also a combined tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Cowboy Room

Tastefully decorated in a western motif, this room has a queen bed. The bathroom has slate counters and flooring and also a combined tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

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Location Type

Easy access just 1.6 miles down West Fork Rd. off of highway 93,south of Darby. We are only 30 minutes from snow skiing at Lost Trails Powder Mountain Ski Resort, 20 minutes from swimming in the naturally warm water of Lost Trails Hot Springs, 15 minutes from beautiful Lake Como, less than 5 minutes from the border of the Bitterroot National Forest, and 2 minutes from fishing or floating down the famous Bitterroot River.


Missoula, MT (MSO) 73 miles

Directions to property:

From Darby ,MT. , heading south on hwy. 93, take the West Fork Rd.Turnoff, ( aprox. 5 miles). Then drive 1.6 miles and our gate is on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Lake, Movie Theater, Nature area, Lost trails Hot springs, hiking and riding trails, Bitterroot National forest, Lost Trails Powder Mtn. Ski Resort, Lake Como, Bitterroot River, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Farm, Cabin, Ranch

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Washer/dryer , For more information, see our website

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Great views from every direction

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% is required when making reservation
  • Cancellations: Cancellations - Received up to 14 days prior to arrival, deposit returned less $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received 13 days or less prior to arrival will be charged 50% for multiple-night reservations or 100% for single-night reservations. No refunds for early departure.



Lynn and Dorothy Eppich

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , 2 mules and 4 horses

About the innkeepers

Lynn enjoys hunting, packing, hunting, snowmobiling, hunting, skiing (both water and snow) and anything outdoors. Did I mention hunting? Dorothy enjoys her family, cooking, decorating her Montana home, searching for vintage 'finds' and meeting new people. They both love everything "Montana.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 but flexible
  • Serving Location: Patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Upon request