Montana Log Cabin Vacation Rentals 
Southwestern Montana

For a Memorable Family Vacation, Reunion, Fly Fishing Trip, Retreat, Wedding, Honeymoon, Hiking or Relaxing Getaway

The Alta Ranch is tucked away in a picturesque and pristine setting in the Bitterroot Mountains 90 miles south of Missoula, Montana and 30 miles southwest of Darby, Montana. With five vacation homes (authentic log cabins) on 350 acres, the Alta Ranch offers plenty of privacy and room to roam.

Two-thirds of a mile of the upper West Fork of the Bitterroot River flows through the ranch. Enjoy excellent walk-and-wade cutthroat trout fishing on the ranch all year round in the river or large rainbow-stocked private pond.  Guests can visit the nearby Selway, Salmon, Bitterroot, and Big Hole rivers. The ranch abuts the Bitterroot National Forest for hiking or hunting adventures.

Watch moose, elk, deer, and a variety of small mammals, waterfowl, bald eagles, osprey and other birds from the porch of your private, hand-hewn log cabin nestled in the pines. Other things to do on the ranch include canoeing, gold panning, hiking, biking, campfires, cross country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, and good old relaxing. Horseback trail rides, float trips, and natural hot springs are nearby.

The five charming, fully furnished, log cabin vacation homes vary in size; the largest can accommodate twelve. Cabins feature a wood stove in the living room, a fully equipped kitchen and gas barbecue grill, 2-4 bedrooms (linens provided), 1-3 bathrooms (towels provided), covered porch, laundry, and private campfire site. Click on our Cabins page to see photos of each cabin and the surrounding area.

The Alta Ranch is open April-January. The minimum stay is generally 3 nights. Families, couples, singles, nature lovers, hikers, anglers, hunters, photographers, honeymooners, and outdoor enthusiasts are welcome.  The ranch is an ideal location for family reunions, weddings and religious or business retreats.  Pets are generally not allowed; ask for exceptions. Cabin rates vary, so please click Rates for details and our online availability calendar.

The Alta Ranch has been featured in National Geographic, the LA Times, Trekaroo and

Alta Ranch, LLC

9203 West Fork Road

Darby, MT 59829   

Toll-free phone: 1-888-349-2142

Phone: (406) 349-2142

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Come vacation with us in our remote location, surrounded by beautiful scenery and the sounds of nature.  In winter season there is beauty and wildlife all around, and still plenty of activities for those who want to be active. Peace and quiet, outdoor activities, wildlife viewing... what you want is exactly what you get right here at the Alta Ranch. We are Montana’s premier vacation rentals. We have luxury log cabin rentals that are ideal for anyone looking for a relaxing vacation. Our MT vacation rentals are the perfect accommodations for you.

Our rental cabins are authentic log cabins. The rustic look and amazing smell from the wood will keep you wanting to come back year after year. The Alta Ranch is tucked away in a picturesque setting in the Bitterroot Mountains. The Alta Ranch offers plenty of privacy and room to roam. Our Montana cabin rentals vary in size so we can accommodate a group of people or a single individual. Our cabins are equipped with all of the necessities and for a stay over a few days or several weeks.

Montana is the pristine location for the most beautiful and amazing scenery. Our location allows you to take strolls throughout the grounds or a hike on the nearby trails. We have maintained a peaceful atmosphere so you can take time from your busy life to relax and have a good time. We have sample pictures of all of our cabin rentals. We have everything to offer you no matter the season. Our number one goal is customer satisfaction. We don’t believe in changing the atmosphere around our cabins, almost all of the land is untouched.  We have a conservation easement on the ranch’s central 150 acres to preserve its special beauty forever.  We are a great venue for weddings, as well!

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to being your hosts and providing you with a wonderful experience with our Montana vacation cabin rentals. We guarantee that your stay with us will be one of the most enjoyable and relaxing that you’ve had in a long time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are located in Montana. Alta Ranch LLC is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

A guest fishing the West Fork

The Cottonwood Cabin