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#1 of 3 B&Bs in Darby
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
5.0
Our luxury Bed & Breakfast lodge is located just 5 miles south of Darby MT. In our log home, each of our themed bedrooms has its own private bath. The Chalet Room has two beds - one king and one queen. It also boasts of an oversized soaking tub and separate shower. Both the Cowboy and Safari Rooms have queen beds and shower/tub . A delicious country style hot breakfast is served daily.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Patio
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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Nestled in scenic surroundings, the Bitterroot River Ranch draws guests in with its homemade breakfasts and treats like freshly baked cookies, complemented by serene views. Its inviting atmosphere is enhanced by tasteful decorations and comfortable furnishings, a sentiment echoed by many travelers. The spacious rooms, noted for their cozy ambiance and spotless condition, are just part of the exceptional hospitality provided by hosts Dorothy and Lynn. Visitors also find value in the ranch's authentic atmosphere, with the stunning main house and picturesque horse and garden vistas.
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Meticulous
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Warm
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Jennifer K wrote a review Oct 2023
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Dorothy & Lynn Eppich were wonderful hosts! Their log home B&B is gorgeous and the surrounding property is spectacular! We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed every minute. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable and well-appointed. The delicious homemade breakfasts were a fantastic way to start each day. Don't miss this gem in the Bitterroot valley!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Dorothy Eppich, Owner at Bitterroot River Ranch
Responded Oct 19, 2023
Thank you Jennifer, for your kind remarks. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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CDS5457 wrote a review Jul 2023
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia49 contributions38 helpful votes
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“Arrive as strangers, leave as friends” is how Bitterroot’s website description begins. We spent 2 nights there a few days ago and truly felt we left as friends with Dorothea and Lynn. They are wonderful people who made us feel right at home. The ranch house is stunning with beautiful views, furnishings, and architecture. I awoke early both mornings and sat on the patio sipping my coffee, watching the hummingbirds, and soaking up the serenity of this location in the shadow of the Bitterroot Mountains. We felt like we were staying at the Dutton Ranch-house in the Yellowstone series. Speaking of ranches, this is a working ranch, and we loved the atmosphere there with the horses there. Dorotheas breakfasts were hearty and delicious. We stayed in the cowboy room which was very comfortable and tastefully furnished. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts in the country, and Bitterroot River Ranch is as good as it gets! We’ll be back on our next trip to Montana!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Dorothy Eppich, Owner at Bitterroot River Ranch
Responded Jul 17, 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Bitterroot River Ranch.
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Kenny J wrote a review Oct 2023
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Everything was as good as it could get. From the time you arrived and had a view of the 70 acres we knew we made the right decision to stay here. The home Dorothy and Lynn have built lacks nothing. The attention to detail is very obvious, there is nothing lacking. Our room was as comfortable as it can get. Wonderful bed, spacious room, and a great shower. Then It’s Dorothy’s cooking. Loved every minute of every breakfast we enjoyed. Lightest waffles I’ve every had! She definitely enjoys cooking! Then there is the hospitality of both Dorothy and Lynn. Both engaging and fun to dialogue with…and yes, I cannot forget Max, their 9 year old Boxer…another special treat. Trust me, you will not go wrong staying at the Bitterroot River Ranck!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Dorothy Eppich, Owner at Bitterroot River Ranch
Responded Oct 15, 2023
Thank you very much Kenny! I appreciate your kind remarks. It was a pleasure having your group here and we’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Mary H wrote a review Oct 2023
Redmond, Washington1 contribution
Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, and welcoming are the words that come to my mind when I think abour our 3 day stay at the Bitterroot River Ranch. Our hosts, Dorothy and Lynn made us feel so welcome when we arrived and throughout our stay. We started each day with a different delicious breakfast, enjoyed while looking out the windows at panoramic views of Montana. Lynn and Dorothy shared their love of Montana and were very helpful guiding our sight seeing excursions. Things that I really appreciated: - very clean and spacious home with tasteful, fun decorations and many large windows with great views out of all of them - Comfortable furniture in TV room and there is large game table - bedrooms are roomy with easy temperature control. High quality mattress, pillows, and linens and a very quiet environment made for great sleep - Dorothy arranged massages for us at the house and the hot tub was ready for us! - it was the perfect environment for lots of good conversations and laughing and absolutely no stress Thank you Lynn and Dorothy we would love to return
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Dorothy Eppich, Owner at Bitterroot River Ranch
Responded Oct 11, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! It was so fun having your group here. Hope you make it happen again!!
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Kathy C wrote a review Oct 2023
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Absolute perfection from the minute we arrived. This beautiful home was lit up welcoming us as we drove into the yard. We’re 5 lifelong friends who have traveled to Vegas, New York, Oregon Coast and many more destinations and this is one place we’ve all agreed is worth repeating. Dorothy and Lynn are exceptional hosts that treat you like family. Dorothy’s breakfasts are to die for, especially the yeast waffles with homemade caramel sauce!! Second to the warm hospitality is the breathtaking scenery no matter which direction you turn. Thank you for exceeding our expectations! We’ll be back!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Dorothy Eppich, Owner at Bitterroot River Ranch
Responded Oct 6, 2023
Thank you so much Kathy!! It was a joy having you ladies here and we're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We can't wait for your return visit. :-)
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Jennifer M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Dorothy and Lynn were the sweetest hosts we have ever encountered. Dorothy's breakfast was absolutely amazing....fresh, made to order. After a day of sight-seeing we came back to fresh cookies and muffins. The quietest, most relaxing place that felt like home. Cant wait to make another trip out to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Dorothy Eppich, Owner at Bitterroot River Ranch
Responded Oct 2, 2023
Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you felt at home at our bed and breakfast lodge!
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Two-TX-Travelers wrote a review Sep 2023
Houston, TX7 contributions3 helpful votes
The Bitterroot River Ranch is perfect! Dorothy and Lynn are such welcoming hosts, and we enjoyed visiting with them and feel like they became friends. The house is beautiful and so tastefully decorated - exactly what one would picture for the Montana countryside - with many areas to relax, and it was hard to choose which porch to sit on because the views are spectacular from all sides. Dorothy’s yummy breakfasts kept us going all day without the need to eat lunch. We will return!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Dorothy Eppich, Owner at Bitterroot River Ranch
Responded Sep 29, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!
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Michael wrote a review Sep 2023
Jersey, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
The Ranch is superb from the warm welcome, fantastic rooms, amazing breakfast and wonderful views all around. Dorothy and Lynn really make you feel special and it is an experience to enjoy. We would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Lots of trails and places to eat nearby but you can also just relax at the Ranch too
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Responded Sep 29, 2023
Thank you Michael for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating!
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Mark R wrote a review Sep 2023
St Minver, United Kingdom2 contributions
Wonderful family home, fabulous stay.The breakfasts are wonderful and Lynn and Dorothy the exceptional hosts made the stay very pleasant. We went to the rodeo in Darby and Lynn even let my wife have use of his jacket to keep the chill off.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Dorothy Eppich, Owner at Bitterroot River Ranch
Responded Sep 25, 2023
Mark, we’re glad you enjoyed staying with us at our BnB lodge.
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Marci H wrote a review Aug 2023
Scottsdale, Arizona22 contributions23 helpful votes
From the moment you're welcomed to the Bitterroot River Ranch Bed & Breakfast, you realize you have found something special. Sitting on a rise with incredible views of the Bitterroot range, this home was designed to be a treasured retreat. Beautiful horses and gardens, this home is beautiful and well loved. Dorothy and Lynn are incredible hosts and a wealth of local knowledge. They enjoy their guests and it shows. Each morning, Lynn serves a homemade with love breakfast that is so tasty. You must try her waffle! The room was spacious and cozy with a large private bath. We loved our visit and cannot wait to return!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded Sep 1, 2023
Marci, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We’re so glad you enjoyed staying with us!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bitterroot River Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Bitterroot River Ranch?
Nearby attractions include West Fork Mountain Crafts (1.6 miles) and Lost Trail Ski Area (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bitterroot River Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bitterroot River Ranch?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Bitterroot River Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bitterroot River Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bitterroot River Ranch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smokin Pup Steakhouse & BBQ, Knotty Nymph, and Two Rivers Bar and Casino.