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South Valley RV Sites - Riverfront

4 sites · RVs2 acres · Darby, MT
Located on the Bitterroot River in Darby, Montana. Step out of your RV and into the river! Spend the day fishing right from the property. Easy kayak launch from the property. The boat launch is a half mile away. The town of Darby is a mile from the property. Beautiful river views and views of the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains. Watch the river and wildlife, relax, adventure, and enjoy! Steps from the Yellowstone Dutton ranch from the television show Yellowstone. Full hookups, including 50 amp power, water, and septic.
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Creekside getaway

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents81 acres · Victor, MT
Stunning creekside campsites, glamping on a working ranch with views of the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains, and stunning star gazing. Historic homeland of the Salish (Flathead) tribe. Eighty acres featuring an old apple orchard, boulders, two creeks, and open areas for hiking, birding, stargazing, and wildlife watching. Bathroom provided next to RV site. Potable water at nearby well head and table provided. Numerous hiking and farm experiences are nearby. Some of the property could have cows grazing, depending on the time of the year. We also have wildlife come through including deer, elk and eagles. This mostly applies to the RV spot we have. Pets are welcome, so bering them along! You are also allowed to have campfires so snuggle up with your favorites by the warm glow at night!
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Camp Sula

9 sites · RVs10 acres · Sula, MT
Welcome to the Historic Camp Sula! Camp Sula has been around for over 100 years and sits right near the Bitterroot River on the East Fork. Our location is just minutes from the Big Hole Battleground, Lewis and Clark Trail, Ross Hole, the Medicine Tree, and the famous Dutton Ranch, where the hit television series Yellowstone is filmed. Camp Sula is also located 12 miles north of Lost Trail Ski Resort, where we offer ski and stay packages. The area offers great fishing access, hiking trails, and the beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers around our property. The campground also offers for our guests a mini golf course, playground, fish-feeding-only pond, and so much more.
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Bitterroot Getaways

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Hamilton, MT
--Enjoy the quiet of a small treed clearing and follow a path down to the banks of the beautiful Bitterroot River--Nature-lover's paradise: Hear sand hill cranes calling as they fly over, watch kingfishers and osprey dive for fish, admire the resident elk herd as they graze in the hills --World-class fly fishing opportunities on the Bitterroot River
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The Meadow

5 sites · Lodging3 acres · Carmen, ID
Welcome to the Weaver's Meadow. We have lived on this property for the past 31 years and it is the very spot where a blind date led to an engagement which let to a beautiful love story and 3 wonderful children. Now, we hope you too can come and enjoy the utterly breathtaking beauty of our secluded, creekside paradise. Nestled among the aspen trees you will find a one room cabin complete with bed, table and chairs, wood cookstove and all the amenities you will need to truly relax with the comfort of a cozy cabin to forget the outside world.
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Glamping Adventure Awaits

2 sites · Lodging9 acres · Victor, MT
Drive down a dirt road, back into the mountains, until you arrive at Gash Creek Camp! Immerse yourself in the magic of Montana, while still being comfortable in our luxury tent! Wake up with the sun streaming through the windows and birds singing! Make yourself a cup of coffee with the french press and enjoy it on the deck before taking off into the mountains for the day! THIS LISTING IS FOR RENTAL OF BOTH TENTS Our family is building our camp slowly over time. We currently have 2 tents - The first featuring a queen bed, furnished with curated vintage items we have collected over the years. The second is a bunk tent sleeping 4 and reminiscent of camp with it's old school double bunks. Both tents feature a tiny woodstove to take the chill off in the spring and fall. Both tents have electric and a ceiling fan to keep it cooler in the summer. It's a short walk up the path to the newly remodeled bathhouse. There is a shower, toilet, washer and dryer in the bathroom section of the bathhouse. The kitchen section features a custom camp kitchen with a 2 burner stove top, mini fridge, coffee maker, toaster and open shelves. Everything you need to cook meals while camping! There is a large outdoor eating area with a picnic table, gas grill and a beautiful gas fire pit with lounge chairs, perfect for a glass of wine after the sun goes down. We are available by text and have someone nearby who can stop by if there is an emergency. While we do have neighbors around us, to access our property you must go through a locked gate. We have 9 acres of land and the mountain behind us is state forest land that anybody can explore! We're located less than an hour south of Missoula in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Just a note - our goal for this space is to eliminate distractions - we do not have wifi, however there is some service depending on your carrier. The woodstoves require chopping your own wood and keeping the fire going, but we think that's part of the fun!
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Old Barn Studios and RV Sites

2 sites · Lodging, RVs20 acres · Hamilton, MT
Old Barn Studios is located on 20 acres of mixed pasture, woods and riparian area. It includes a trout pond big enough to float kayaks on. The actual stay is in a rv which has three tip out, open air, queen beds ( so much like a tent,) the RV has a full bath and kitchenette. Most of the living space is outside. There is a picnic table and fire pit. The Old Barn is home to a range of farm animals — sheep, goats, llama, chickens,dog,cats . It also offers two craft studios where classes are sometimes held in spinning, weaving, felting and other craft arts. The owner lives on site and welcomes new visitors personally.
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SRAC Base Camp

4 sites · Lodging19 acres · North Fork, ID
Our unique riverside getaway is directly on the banks of the wild and scenic Salmon River and nestled in the mountains of Idaho. Our private property is surrounded by the Salmon Challis National Forest. If you are looking for a place to unplug and get away, you found it! Onsite we offer full day and half guided whitewater trips, kayak instruction, and much more!
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Mountain Majik

2 sites · RVs30 acres · Corvallis, MT
Picture an idyllic setting, meadows dotted with horses and wildlife, encircled with breathtaking views of the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountain ranges. Horses from our breeding program are now in 8 different countries. But more importantly are the lives that have been touched in positive ways from this beautiful land and what it has produced. We share our home with horses, deer, elk, and birds of many kind. From the majestic bald eagles to the flashy Chinese pheasant. Nature is vibrant and alive. Peace and magnificent beauty abounds...and we want to share that with you. Learn more about this land: Experience the magic of Montana and the Bitterroot Valley - a feast for your senses!  Wake up to the sound of the birds singing and the gurgling of a small stream right outside your door.  Smell the intoxicatingly fresh mountain air.  Watch the dazzling palette of colors as the sun disappears behind the Rocky Mountain peaks.  Feel the soft coat of a baby horse raised here on the ranch.  Educational ranch tours of Majik Arabians are available.  Nearby you can float the Bitterroot River, fish Blue-Ribbon trout streams, hike, bike, or ride horses on the many mountain trails.   Have your own horse with you?  There is a place for your companion, too!   To top it off there are natural hot springs nearby to soak in after a fun and adventurous day.  Enjoy the local flavor of multiple breweries, wineries, and restaurants.  Plan enough days to bask in the beauty of Bitterroot Valley! If your planning on staying during the school months, anywhere between the end of August to the end of April, us this code for 10% off Code: XSTHVZJT
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The Bitteroot National Forest provides sugar-sweet offerings to your senses. You can smell the aroma of wildflowers, taste the trout sizzl’n in your skillet, feel the wintry water as you dive into alpine lakes, hear the roar of raging rapids, and view the rugged peaks of the Bitteroot Ranges silhouetted by Montana sky. Hot damn! This is the place to be. With over 1.6 million acres, the Bitteroot provides heaps, loads, and bundles of outdoor recreational bliss. The forest has plentiful big game, the rivers are calling your kayak's name, the camping is otherworldly, and you can rent log cabins or fire lookouts (ooohwee)! What you waiting for, cowgirls and cowboys? Time to saddle up and experience the best the big sky country has to offer.

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