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Riverwood

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Darby, MT

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 35 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    1

  • Same Day Requests

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    Yes

  • Preferred Check-in Time

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    2:00 PM

We live on 7 acres with frontage on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River. Access to hiking trails, creeks, and lakes. Less than 30 miles from Lost Trail Ski Resort. There is a local saloon within walking distance and a taphouse and restaurants a few miles away. We have a 50 amp RV connection and a regular 20 amp outlet available. Dogs are welcome and can have a fenced-in area to romp and explore. We have an older GSD mix and a younger pup still finding his way in the world. He will bark at you a bit but quickly warm up to your dogs. We have lots of animals in the area. Plenty of deer. We saw river otters once. The occasional beaver. We have had a big bull moose and a medium black bear on the property in the past year. We came across a mountain lion while hiking upstream a few years ago. If you are hiking the Bitterroot, follow the rules: Don't hike alone, carry bear spray and know how to use it, be loud, carry food and water. The Bitterroot Valley is a mountain hiker's paradise. You can find opportunities online here: https://www.visitbitterrootvalley.com/hiking-trails/ and https://bitterroot.info/hiking-the-bitterroot-mountains/ These sites just scratch the surface of what is available. Close to us you can find: Baker Lake, a relatively short hike but with some elevation gain. Accessible from West Fork Road and then several miles of driving on a reasonably well-maintained gravel road. From Baker Lake, you can continue to hike further into the mountains to Gem Lake. Tin Cup Creek to Tin Cup Lake. The trailhead is available from Tin Cup Road in the Town of Darby. The trail up the creek is very nice with a gradual elevation gain and not too strenuous unless you try to make it all the way to the lake (10 miles). Lake Como Loop, available from Lake Como Road about 4 miles north of Darby. This is an 8 mile hike if you go all the way around the lake. There is very little elevation gain and loss.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 50A

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Slideouts Allowed

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

No generators after 8 pm but we have electrical hookups you can use.

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Location

The parking area is a combination of grass and gravel. If you are not comfortable backing your trailer down a long narrow driveway this might not be the place for you. If there is snow on the ground, camper vans and small RVs only, no big trailers.

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Gravel

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Hosted By OnTheBitterroot

Age:

55-65

We moved to the Bitterroot valley in Montana in 2016 and would never go back! We have since retired and in 2022 acquired a camper van that we use to explore North America. We joined Harvest Hosts in 2022 and have had nothing but great experiences. We have now joined Boondockers Welcome and signed up as hosts as well. One of us likes to fish and we both like to hike. We are animal lovers. We usually travel with a dog and will soon add a new puppy to the family. We have been known to drink a mug of beer or a glass of wine (or two) and have enjoyed all our brewery and winery visits through Harvest Hosts. We have two sons and three grandsons. One of the sons is local to us and the other lives with his family in a 5th wheel trailer (and is currently based in Texas). Both are Marine veterans.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Jessbebarefoot

    5 months ago

    wonderful host, highly recommend!

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    MontanaTravelers2

    6 months ago

    Everything the previous references said is absolutely spot on. Dave & Linda are amazing, as is their property. Truly World Class. Thank You both so much for your incredibly generous hospitality!

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    Vic_Kathy

    6 months ago

    We had the privilege of staying with Dave and Linda for 2 nights. This is a beautiful piece of property in the majestic Bitterroot Valley. We had power and everything we needed. There was even an enclosed, covered area to sit and relax with our pup. Travel info, games, etc were even provided to enjoy. Linda and Dave are kind and caring people that are delightful to spend time with. Thank you both so much for allowing us to spend 2 quiet nights on your piece of heaven on earth!!! Vic & Kathy

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    ckwalker64

    7 months ago

    We had the privilege of being the first guests at Riverwood and would definitely return when we are back in the area. Communication was great and we received lots of information about the area. Such a beautiful part of Montana! One word of caution (and the hosts are very clear about this), we have a 24’ travel trailer and it was a little tricky getting it backed into the spot. Not a huge issue just something to be prepared for. We had the privilege of being the first guests at Riverwood and would definitely return when we are back in the area. Communication was great and we received lots of information about the area. Such a beautiful part of Montana! One word of caution (and the hosts are very clear about this), we have a 24’ travel trailer and it was a little tricky getting it backed into the spot. Not a huge issue just something to be prepared for. We had the privilege of being the first guests at Riverwood and would definitely return when we are back in the area. Communication was great and we received lots of information about the area. Such a beautiful part of Montana! One word of caution (and the hosts are very clear about this), we have a 24’ travel trailer and it was a little tricky getting it backed into the spot. Not a huge issue just something to be prepared for.

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