A friend and I booked Butler Creek Lodge for the first 4 nights of our Montana fly fishing trip. The owner's sister Dorinda, and her husband Dennis have recently taken over management of the Lodge and are doing a fantastic job!
The Lodge was full and so we were accommodated in a self-contained apartment within the main house. The apartment was ideal for our needs, consisting of 2 bedrooms, shower room, kitchen and living area; and also had a covered patio area looking out over the gardens.
The gardens are well looked after and very peaceful, and you can find yourself sharing your coffee with a couple of grazing deer.
Dorinda and Dennis were a lovely couple who couldn't do enough for you, without making you feel as if you were being crowded or watched. The breakfasts were superb and the choice extensive.
I feel the Lodge was perfectly located. Only 10 minutes from the airport, but well away from the flight path so the tranquility was not affected. Only 10-15 minutes from downtown Missoula, and located about halfway between two of the main National Parks, Yellowstone and Glacier.
If you are a fisherman then you're in for a treat! The Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Rock Creek and our favourite, the Blackfoot river are all only a short drive away,
We enjoyed our stay so much that we booked in for the last 3 nights of our 2-week fly drive fishing tour as we couldn't leave without fishing the Blackfoot one last time. Coming back to Butler Creek was much like coming home.