The Darby Bed and Breakfast

4485 Thorning Loop , Darby, MT 59829 USA (Show map)


Located in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, just outside of the quaint town of Darby, we are a Montana Adventurer's ideal lodging destination for all activities including hiking, fishing, rafting, hunting, skiing, golfing, antiquing or shopping. You will see many of the local Artisan's Creations among our furnishings, our bathroom amenities are pure herbal body care and we use mostly Organic Ingredients for our Gourmet Breakfasts. Our lodging is just minutes away from a variety of Scenic Attractions including Lake Como, Painted Rocks Reservoir, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Golfing, Wildlife Viewing and over 20 Access Points to the Bitterroot River.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5.0

Outstanding place to stay in Darby MT

5 on May 30, 2017

We had a great weekend stay at Darby B&B. The breakfasts were fabulous. Cushy beds. Very clean. The hosts were very accommodating, made us feel at home and even had snacks for us. Beautiful setting. Highly recommend.

The Darby is delightful

5 on September 08, 2013

What a delightful B&B! Hosts, Annie and Josh, are lovely, experienced and welcoming and we had a great night's sleep, a soak in the beautiful outdoor Japanese tub and a delicious, gourmet breakfast in the morning. Very well priced and one of the nicest B&B stays ever!

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast near Darby/Sula Montana

5 on August 14, 2013

This is the first time we were staying in this specific Montana area and we were pleasantly surprised by The Darby Bed and Breakfast. Would we stay again?? YES! It was a quiet place to stay, furnished to compliment it's beautiful Bitterroot Valley location and extremely clean. The new owners, with restaurant experience, were very, very nice and friendly. The gourmet breakfasts were superb and they accommodated by asking if we had any food allergies and by asking what time we wanted breakfast to be served. We stayed two nights in August 2013 and had two completely different, delicious and beautifully presented breakfasts. We were told what ingredients were in the breakfast items and the produce was purchased at the local farmer's market and picked fresh from their backyard garden. The layout of the house and the bathrooms were handicapped assessable. Guests are free to enjoy both the lower floor of the house and the backyard for relaxing, especially in the evening while enjoying the freshly made cookies and fresh coffee prepared just for them. When you are staying in the Darby/Sula area, please consider The Darby as your home away from home and you won't be disappointed! M and S from Iowa

Sightseeing Montana

3.4 on August 13, 2013

My husband and spent the night in Darby at this charming B and B while driving through Montana. I enjoyed the garden all afternoon until it too dark to read. Anne and Josh were friendly and breakfast was delicious. Would stay again.

Wonderful getaway

5 on August 09, 2013

Spent our anniversary at The Darby this year. The accommodations were excellent, The hosts very friendly and Annie's breakfast was superb. Even though we live nearby, we plan to return.

Darby B&B review

4.6 on July 17, 2013

Annie was GREAT! Best night sleep we've had in a long time. SPOTLESS and SUPER breakfast. Would definitely stay there again.

Superb Montana B&b

5 on May 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night at The Darby during our recent tour of Montana. Inge was a fantastic host, providing an amazing breakfast, an incredibly comfortable and clean room, and a great patio area in which to enjoy the scenic views. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend The Darby unreservedly..

XC skiing weekend

4.8 on February 26, 2013

A very clean an lovely B&B, the food was above excellent and so was the service. The Ofuros soaking tubs were a very welcome experience under a full moon after a day of XC skiing. I would go back again and would recommend to anyone.

Great Experience!

4.6 on January 14, 2013

This B&B was definitely a great place for a quick weekend get-away with my husband. The place was immaculate. Loved the cozy fireplace, the food was outstanding (we are admittedly food snobs), the service was outstanding, and the Ofuro tubs are a must! Inge is very hospitable and makes you feel very welcome. I'd recommend this to everyone. The Bitterroot Valley is so beautiful and sitting in the hot tub at night with the starry sky is a must-do. You wqn't regret it.

Treated Like Family at this Gourmet's Delight B&B

4.8 on November 11, 2012

I was treated like family by Inge at the Darby during my October 2012 stay. The room was simple and modestly furnished, but the bed and the linens were the standouts there as they were super comfortable and I only spent time in the room to sleep anyway. I had views to the mountains from my room and it was super quiet. The breakfasts were outstanding and easily the best meals I've ever had at a B&B and I've been to more than a few. Inge prepares a multi-course meal as if she is feeding you for a day of hard work out on the ranch: pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, juice, coffee, and then an amazing entree with usually locally-sourced, gourmet ingredients, piping hot served up just as you're done with the first course. I was in heaven with her vegetarian take on eggs benedict and other incredible dishes. She always made sure I had recommendations for lunch/dinner options, too, and I had a great time visiting some of the hiking and sightseeing destinations she suggested. The common space in the Darby was spacious, open, and very inviting. I spent time sitting by the fireplace in a leather chair reading while looking out across their horse pasture to the mountains beyond. The Japanese soaking tubs are amazing as well. I highly recommend doing that as many nights as you can during your stay. It's such a relaxing experience to be outside with the snow gently falling, soaking up to your chin in the fragrant red cedar of the tubs, watching the steam rise into the clear, quiet night surrounding you. All-in-all I had a very good experience at the Darby and would recommend it to anyone!

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Rooms & Rates

Bedroom # 1

Queen size Artisan created White Cedar Log Bed. Guestroom #1 features a Rocking Chair and View of the Sapphires and Bitterroot Mountains. The Sitting area has a Mamasan type Willow Chair as well as a Desk. Wireless Internet and Free Local Phone, Private Entrance and Wheelchair accessible. Shared bath only if room #2 suite is also booked.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $190

Bedroom # 4

Friendly Guest Room with Double Closets, Queen size White Cedar Log Bed, Leather Barrel Chair and Private Bath with Oversize Walk-in Shower. Dual Windows featuring View of the Bitterroot Mountains. Access to common Living Room with Wireless Internet, Satellite TV. DVD Player, i-Pod Deck and Free Local Phone. Wheelchair accessible.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Bedroom #3

cozy guest room with Amish made mission style queen size sleeping accommodations and mission style bench, great scenic view of the Bitterroot Mountains

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bedroom #5

Large guest room with sitting area and Montana Artisan created queen size sleeping accommodations, comfortable sitting area with large viewing windows of the scenic Saphire Mountains and wildlife

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Bedroom #2

This room features a Queen size Artisan created White Cedar Log Bed and an Amish made Rocking Chair and view of the Sapphires and the Bitterroot Mountains. Wireless Internet and Free Local Phone, Private Entrance and Wheelchair accessible. Shared bathroom only if suite 1 is also booked.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains


Missoula, MT (MSO) 70 miles

Directions to property:

Take Highway 93 South of Darby for 5 miles. Turn east onto Thorning Loop. We are located on the westside of Thorning Loop right after you turn.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Horseback Riding, Golfing, Brewery, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% at time of reservation




Languages spoken

English, German

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 7 am to 9 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options