Flying R Guest Cabins & Lodge

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

~ Patti Johnson Redmond, Wyoming

Guest cabins Guest cabins on our Montana Ranch
rainbow bitterroot mountains montana A peaceful place to relax and enjoy the wonder of western Montana
birdhouse in meadow of vacation rental 77 acres of meadow bordering the Bitterroot Range
Sunset on the Bitterroot Mountains Sunset on the Bitterroot Mountains

Experience the best of what a Montana vacation has to offer in charming handcrafted cabins nestled in the Bitterroot Valley. Choose from a cozy cabin for 2, the spectacular 'Ranch House' for 12 or the entire property which accommodates 20 for your next adventure.
Our family ranch shares 77 acres with a variety of wildlife, features comfortable accommodations and offers plenty of room to roam for all our guests.

cabin interior - loft

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.