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Ricciardi's - West Fork Cabin Waterfront Retreat, Paved Access.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Minutes From Services In The Small Western Community Of Darby.

This log cabin has been updated and furnished to provide all the comforts. The Master Suite, on the upper level has a king size bed, full bath and sitting area. The second bedroom is on the main level and has a queen size bed and convenient full size bath across the hall. The living is bright and sunny with views and access to the river from the 3/4 wrap around deck. Fully equipped kitchen, electric range, microwave, dishwasher & Refrigerator. The deck offers a BBQ and table and chairs for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.

Satellite TV, WiFi, Washer, Dryer.

You have access to fishing the Bitterroot River at your disposal and a stocked pond on the property to practice your fly fishing techniques.

More Details

Betty & Ben Ricciardi
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2017

About Betty & Ben Ricciardi

My husband first visited the Bitterroot Valley in the early 1970's. He fell love with the area and brought me here in 1990. We both fell in love and moved out in 1995. We owned 18 log cabin in Maine that were over 100 years old. Hospitality is second nature to us. We enjoy sharing the beautiful surroundings that we enjoy so much. We live onsite in a distant cabin and are available if needed.

Betty & Ben Ricciardi purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Betty & Ben Ricciardi chose Bitterroot Valley

The location is amazing. Wildlife is abundant, great access to fishing and rafting at your fingertips. Painted Rocks Lake is only minutes away. ATV trails, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding. The West Fork of the Bitterroot River is one of the finest fishing places in Montana. Located 25 miles from the Idaho border for early hunting season.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Darby in Ravalli County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets not allowed on beds or furniture. Have to clean up after your pets.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large space with views of river & full bath on upper level.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Views of the river, main level.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Ricciardi's - West Fork Cabin Waterfront Retreat, Paved Access.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Lansdale, PA

Nature with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing stay at the Ricciardi's cabin home. Perfect hosts! Beautifully maintained home and the lawn was like a golf course! We saw elk, trout, and all sorts of birds. This is located off the beaten path, but close to restaurants if needed. We chose to grill out on the wrap around deck. Morning coffee was perfect out on the deck! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place! Beautiful riverfront.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week here and hope to return. Cabin and beds very comfortable. Beautiful setting. Good fishing. Many points of river access for wading, but the spots in front of the cabin were great. Multiple hiking options. Saw Golden Eagle, several elk and deer, Mountain sheep, and enjoyed the hummingbirds feeding at the cabin.

Hosts, Betty and Ben, couldn't have been nicer. They live on the property but respect your space. They gave us some fish which we enjoyed for dinner one evening. My wife and Betty enjoyed some hikes and bike rides together with other neighbors.

No cell service was a nice break for us. WiFi signal weak but adequate.! Had a wonderful, relaxing stay.

PS: Bo, a playful Border Collie, was an additional treat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Betty Ricciardi was absolutely amazing. She made sure that we were completely comfortable, so helpful and knowledgeable about all there was to do in the area, and took such good care of my mother, the one non-fisherman in the family while we were out on the river. We caught the Spruce moth hatches on the North Fork end of July and the fishing was some of the best I have ever had. You can wade stretches of the river right from their property. The cabin is very clean and comfortable. And being right on the river can't be beat. Elk and deer spotted right on the property! And for the City dwellers, the stars were just breathtaking with no light pollution. Can't recommend enough.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

You won't be disappointed one bit. Without making this too lengthy, everything was wonderful, and the only bad part was having to leave. Both Betty and Ben do everything to ensure your stay is top notch, and are there if you need something. Even Bo will come by to say hi. Lots of wildlife to see right from the porch. Plenty to see and do in the area. Would go back again with no hesitations! Just absolutely wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent a couple nights in this beautiful place recently and wish it could have been longer. The cabin is clean, comfortable, cozy and inviting with everything one could want. The owners, Betty & Ben, are delightful people and make you feel like part of the family. The location couldn't be better with the cabin on the water's edge and wildlife all around. An elk herd visited while we were there. We enjoyed this place greatly and recommend it highly.

Red & Bill

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Good Life

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic cabin right on the waters edge of the Bitterroot. You are surrounded by more outdoor activities and wildlife than you can imagine. The owners Ben, Betty and Bo are very welcoming and a delight to chat with. We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this place to any outdoors enthusiast or someone that just wanted a nice relaxing time away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Missoula, Mt.
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Darby, Mt.
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Darby, Mt.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Darby, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring summer
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

This is for cancellations. With a 30 days notice of cancellation that you cannot keep your dates we will give you 1 year from your booking date to reschedule as long as the dates requested are available. Thank you. If you have any questions you can e-mail or call us at 406-821-0977.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.