Located 2,000' above the Bitterroot Valley, the Downing Mountain Lodge is a log chalet built in the round on a single level. With one hundred mile views and end of the road privacy, the lodge hosts skiers in the winter and retreat seekers in summer.
Laptop friendly workspace
1 king bed, 1 double bed, 1 single bed
1 double bed
1 double bed, 4 single beds
1 sofa bed
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
The location is amazing, we were not able to make it in (4wd low with sport diamond chains), since we decided to go in mid December and that had just received two storms nearly in a row. John was great, he made every effort to warn us of the possible difficulty ahead of time and …
John did a great job in welcoming us to the property. His instructions were very specific and not hard to follow. The Chalet has an amazing panoramic view of the Bitter root Valley and is so beautiful throughout the day. I really enjoyed this place and how close it was to the Bi…
Wonderful view. Lodge has a great space but did not live up to my expectations. First visit my daughter and family stayed and had no complaints thus the good review last time. Lots of upkeep needs to be done. Sticky notes throughout the place with notes of what not to do. No hair…
Response from John:
I'm sorry you were disappointed. While the carpet is old, it's not a liability. We note in the listing that there is no washer and dryer. It is a rustic mountain retreat center. Thanks for the iron and board; however most of our guests are here to hike, bike, fish, ski and spend time in the Montana outdoors. Hauling garbage for guests is a wintertime chore, I'm sorry you did not notice this detail. I'll make it more obvious to other guests. Having folks follow the checklist for leaving keeps the cleaning fee more reasonable. The lodge is a one of a kind space in a remote location. I think maybe you would have been better served staying closer to town. From the sounds of it your family had a great time the first trip, and you forgot to mention how accommodating I was with your change of plans in your itinerary and allowing you to come for a free night based on our policies.
skiing and hiking
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day