Unwind at our mountain top retreat. Spectacular views always included.
Downing Mountain Lodge
Passionately Sharing An Authentic Mountain Experience
Downing Mountain Lodge is a spectacular base camp in the summer and a perfectly remote backcountry retreat in the winter.
Well suited for almost any group looking for a retreat to get away from it all in the Big Sky state. In the winter months of deep snows and cold temperatures, only those groups seeking an exceptional and private backcountry skiing or split snowboarding experience dream of a visit to the lodge. Perched on a ridge two thousand vertical feet above the Bitterroot Valley and still three thousand feet shy of the airy, snow drenched summits, there is no better lodge in Montana to enjoy private, gladed backcountry skiing and a comfortable retreat with your group.
This is an amazing place to stay in a beautiful corner of the world! The lodge has a huge fireplace and an incredible kitchen, the skiing offers something for everyone, and the hot tub and sauna are waiting for you at the end. You could easily take novices right out the back door, and experts with snow safety skills won't have enough time to get it all. The owner John couldn't be a nicer guy, and his place will leave you wanting more!
Absolutely the best true Montana experience coming from a local! So beautiful inside and out with plenty of activities! Unforgettable and highly recommended for any occasion!
Amazing treasure in the mountains with wonderful valley views from the yurt and epic mountain views from the ridge! Great terrain! Hot tub AND SAUNA!!!!
View Rates and Availability
Guests enjoy amazing backcountry skiing and snowboarding on private and Forest Service lands adjacent to the lodge, with 3,000 vertical feet of gladed burnt-tree skiing and open bowls rising directly behind the Lodge. Indulge in professionally guided trips and catered food service if you like, or rent the lodge and explore the mountain on your own, self catered and self guided. You will love your visit to Downing Mountain Lodge.
At a crossroads of culture and environment, the Bitterroots blend a combination of Pacific Northwest influences with the Rocky Mountain West. Enjoy the best of Montana whether you like fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, boating, or historical and wildlife tours, Downing Mountain Lodge is near it all, and we can guide guests to the best adventures in the Last Best Place. Montana.
The Lodge is a fabulous place to practice social distancing, but guests must have been practicing diligent behavior prior to arrival. We will continue to take reservations for the winter ski season of 2020-21. In the unprecedented times that we face today, staying safe and alert to the dangers of travel is real. We will be following the CDC and state guidelines for allowing travelers to visit as well as disinfecting before and after hosting guests and allowing one full day between groups’ visits.