A Montana and Idaho Backcountry Airstrip Lodge 406-821-1853
The Lodge is closed for the season. Thank you for your business this year. We`ll open again in the spring. If you need you can reach us at 406-821-1853.
The Montana West Fork Lodge is situated in the Bitterroot Mountains right along the border of Southwest Montana and the Idaho back-country. 90% of our guests fly in to enjoy the beautiful natural setting and the exceptional hospitality.
"I will stop whatever I`m doing and get you what ever you need. We even have a courtesy van you can use to get to prime fishing, floating, hiking and biking." -Tex Irwin, Owner
We offer comfortable motel-style rooms, cabins, tent camping area, full bar and restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also provide accommodations to private parties of 8 or more.
Welcome Backcountry Fliers and Bush Pilots
Backcountry and bush pilots come from all over. We even have several European clients that arrive by rental aircraft. Many of our clients fly in as stopover before entering the Idaho backcountry.
Anyone interested in property on the West Fork and with access to the airstrip should check this out. 10 acres with 50` x 60` heated hangar, house and huge green house for $449,000.00 (reduced price) with partial ownership in the runway and full access deeded to owner. Call me and I`ll fill you in. 406-821-1853. If I had the funds I`d purchase this property at this price. The neighboring vacant 10 acres is on the market for $200,000.00 and the buildings, infrastructure and hangar would costs more than $260,000.00 to build. If you wish to contact the Real Estate agent handling this property you can call Jan King @ 406-375-8784 (direct line) 406-375-0166 (office) or www.weleadtheway.com.
Many of our guests come to enjoy the hiking and biking in Southwest Montana. Just a short distance from the lodge you will find Trapper Peak Mountain trail head with miles of beautiful mountain trails.
Half-day or full-day float trips are available from several outfitters in the Southwest Montana and Idaho area. Let us know your desire and we will make it happen.
We want you to come to Montana and enjoy what we have to offer. We try to accomodate everyone`s wishes and hope that your stay with us is wonderful and exciting, one that entices you and your family to return. Whether you arrive by flying or driving , you can experience Montana`s Magic with us. July is right around the corner and we have been having a wet spring so everything is bright green and growing. We need it as the snow pack was pretty low this year. Hopefully this will keep any major forest fires at bay this year. Come visit Montana and relax. -Tex and Heidi Irwin, your hosts. 406-821-1853