For winter bookings, please inquire directly.
Our winter availability calendar can be found here.


Winter Ski Season Rates
December 23, 2023 - March 31, 2024

For booking inquiries call John at 406-531-1486 or

Friday-Sunday and Holiday Nights
$165 per person per night
  • 10 person, 2-3 night minimum
  • 15 guests max occupancy
  • +8% Montana Accommodations Tax applied to all visits

Monday-Thursday Nights
$125 per person per night
  • Hostel style accommodation unless booking 10+ guest private stay
  • 15 guests max occupancy
  • +8% Montana Accommodations Tax applied to all visits

Weekly Rates
  • $9,000 per week + 8% tax

Spring Ski Season Rates
April 1 - April 30, 2024

For booking inquiries call John at 406-531-1486 or
Hostel Style
$95 per person per night, 10 person minimum for exclusive booking
  • Hostel style accommodation unless booking 10+ guest private stay
  • 15 guests max occupancy
  • +8% Montana Accommodations Tax applied to all visits

Summer Rates

For booking inquiries call John at 406-531-1486 or

Base Price
$350 per night for 2 nights, $325 per night for more than 2 nights, BOOK ONLINE
  • $75/person after 2 guests, children under 10 stay for free
  • 15 guests max occupancy
  • +8% Montana Accommodations Tax applied to all visits
  • $175 cleaning, bedding, and garbage disposal fee applied to all visits
  • 2 dog max, $50 per dog visit

Special Event Venue Rates
$1500-$2000 per night, 2 night minimum, inquire directly
  • Price includes lodging and is dependent on event size and needs
  • Suitable for intimate, micro weddings and gatherings up to 150 people max standing
  • +8% Montana Accommodations Tax applied, $200 cleaning fee

Quick Info

For booking inquiries call John at 406-531-1486 or

Booking Your Stay

Downing Mountain Lodge is truly unique, and not suited for all. Please call or text (406-531-1486), or email us directly to book your winter ski season visit, otherwise, during other seasons feel free to book online.

Before June 1st, a $500 booking deposit is requested to secure any winter booking. Payment in full is requested after June 1st.

Payment Methods

We accept Paper Checks, Venmo (@John-Lehrman-1), PayPal(, EBT(quickbooks invoice), Cash, All Major Credit Cards (+4% surcharge), and Trade. A group leader reserves the Downing Mountain Lodge and coordinates payment and logistics for their group. Trip leaders should not commit to booking the lodge unless they are certain of the financial committment of their group members or are willing to take responsbility for the group finances.

Checks can be mailed to:
Downing Mountain Lodge c/o John Lehrman
536 Blodgett Camp Rd.
Hamilton, MT 59840

Flexible Rates

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience life at Downing Mountain Lodge and we are committed to flexible pricing whenever possible. Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be very difficult to fill given the nature of the winter business. Please only commit to a reservation if you intend to visit. Refunds will ONLY be issued IF your space can be filled at the same rate, minus a $200 administrative fee. If your space cannot be filled, a refund will not be issued. If your space is partially filled, your refund will reflect the rebooking payment. Trip cancellation insurance is widely available from various companies.

Staying At The Lodge

Food | Self-catered is standard. A catered food option is available for groups of 10 or more.

Parking | Parking is available for multiple vehicles at Switchback 11 on the Grubstake Road during the winter months. Winter tires and 4 wheel drive are always required as are tire chains. Please park facing downhill for ease of exit and out of the way of the snowmobile turnaround and through traffic. Ice cleats for shoes are also recommended as the parking area often has icy patches. Long term free parking for carpooling is available in Hamilton across the street to the north from the main street Post Office.

Pet Policy | Well-behaved, trained dogs are welcome for $50 per dog with a maximum of two dogs per group. Dogs must not be left alone at the Lodge. Owners are expected to remove dog excrement from around the lodge area.

Waivers | All group members are required to understand that accessing the lodge via the roadway, using the roadway, and all activities based to and from and in and around the lodge are at guests' sole risk and that guests will take responsibility for their own liability and personal safety and equipment and vehicle safety. A copy of the liability release is posted on the inside of the front door of the lodge. All people accessing the roadway and lodge are responsible for their personal safety and liability and by entering the private roadway assume all risk and responsibility for themselves, their vehicles, their passengers and their property. Downing Mountain Lodge and it's owners and employees are released from guests' liability and guests release their right to bring lawsuits against the business or owners for injuries or damages sustained on the private property or Forest Service lands adjacent to the lodge.

Additional Services

Guiding | Guiding is availble for your whole trip or for individual days. Guiding is $700 per guide per day.

Catering | Catered meals are available and prepared from the freshest ingredients by a culinary expert. Dinners are $60 per person. Full catering is $100 per person. Ten person minimum.

Shuttles | During the winter months, snowmobile shuttles for luggage and food are available for $500 per roundtrip. This includes up to 2 luggage haul loads from switchback 11 parking to the Lodge and return to switchback 11 parking. A snowmobile load is about 250 lbs and 16 cubic feet. We recommend and encourage packing carefully. One water resistant less than 51 liter duffel per person, and coolers or cardboard food boxes if requiring a shuttle. Individuals will carry their day ski packs to lodge and should not be included in shuttle. Loose gear and equipment is discouraged and may be lost from shuttle. Please keep it tight! Heavy winter boots are not neceassry for lodge life. A pair of crocs or flip flops for the hot tub and sauna will suffice, alongwith a pair of ankle high winter hikers or snow boots. There are a couple pairs of loaner winter boots at the lodge for firewood chores, alongwith a number of pairs of loaner crocs.

Additional Fees

Winter Cleaning | A cleaning, garbage disposal, and bedding fee of $175 will be assessed to winter parties who do not follow the checkout list thoroughly and $175 for stays during the non winter months. The fee is based on travel and cleaning time at the $25 hourly rate.

Tax | The 8% Montana Accommodations Tax will be applied to all stays.