Flying R Guest Cabins & Lodge


"Staying at your place was like finding a little piece of heaven"

~ Patti Johnson Redmond, Wyoming

Flying R Guest Cabins, Lodging in Montana

Experience the best of what a Montana vacation rental has to offer in a beautifully handcrafted cabin nestled in the Bitterroot Valley. At the Flying R Guest Cabins & Lodge, we have created two charming cabins to complement your Montana adventure. Our guest cabins share 77 acres with our lodge/residence and feature spectacular scenery, cozy accommodations, and room to roam.

The Bitterroot Valley, in southwestern Montana, offers a truly unique western experience without the crowds. If your idea of vacation includes time for sunrises & sunsets, stargazing, hiking, bicycling & river running, skiing, wildlife viewing, fishing and the like, join us here at the Flying R in celebrating life's simpler pleasures.

The Flying R is located six miles south of Darby, Montana, just five minutes from the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, where the fishing is legendary. Try the Flying R for an early spring trip, in mid-July for the best of summer, or a late fall end of the season outing. Your hosts, Mark and Deborah can suggest local outfitters for guided floats or offer helpful advice on great fishing holes to explore by yourself.

Nearby Lost Trail Powder Mountain offers some of the best powder skiing and boarding imaginable, with friendly prices and down home attitudes. Cross country skiing is also close, with groomed trails available at Chief Joseph Pass, on top of the Continental Divide. Snowmobiling trails abound in all directions, and snowshoeing can be had right out the door of your cabin, depending on what Mother Nature delivers during the winter.

The Flying R Family in the beginning
When the
Flying R began

The nearby towns of Darby and Hamilton offer a plethora of shopping and dining options, along with many cultural activities and local gatherings. There are a host of interesting day trips in the area, including the Big Hole Battlefield & Museum, last stand of the Nez Perce; Crystal Park, where you can dig for amethyst and quartz crystals; and Magruder Ranger Station, in the famous Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness Area.

The Flying R Family today
We've grown
up a bit!

Our place under the 'big sky' is rich in history, brimming with recreational opportunities, and spectacular in its surroundings. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway weekend, a fun family vacation, a relaxing retreat, or a base camp for your next adventure, we welcome the opportunity to acquaint you with the best of what Montana has to offer.

The Flying R Family - Mark, Deborah, Zack & Shelby - welcoming visitors to the Flying R Guest Cabins & Lodge since 1996.