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Crooked Canyon Lodge


Stunning lodge below Storm Castle Peak, one of the prettiest spots in the scenic Gallatin River Canyon.

A hot tub is just above the river for relaxing after a day of skiing, fishing or hiking.

Seven night minimum during the summer with Saturday arrival and departure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This incredibly handsome lodge is built at the location of the fishing scenes in the classic movie “A River Runs Through It” in the Gallatin River Canyon between Bozeman and Big Sky. There are stunning views of the cliffs and the summit of Storm Castle from almost every room. From the deck you’ll enjoy the sound of the river just down the slope, pines all around, and the view across the river to the rock wall of Castle Rock. In addition to the lodge’s beautiful décor, you’ll enjoy a great stereo system, a 42” TV in the great room and in each bedroom, along with satellite internet throughout the lodge.

BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS: The home has four bedrooms and extra sleeping space in three different areas – the den, the loft, and the TV room off the bunkroom. The lodge has 3.5 baths. The master bedroom, just off the great room, has a king size bed, double doors to the deck and the river, and a private bath with two sinks and a large shower with a river pebble floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a loft. The bedrooms have a king and a queen size bed and the loft has a queen sleeper sofa. These areas share a bath with a tub & shower, 2 sinks and a large closet. At the other end of the home, the bunkroom has two sets of bunk beds, one a double/twin, the other a twin/twin setup. The attached TV room is a great kid zone with a TV/DVD/satellite setup and a double size futon couch. The bunkroom also includes a bath with tub and shower. The last sleeping space is a queen sleeper sofa in the den off the great room. There’s also a half bath just off the kitchen.

KITCHEN AND DINING: The well-appointed kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a large walk-in pantry. There is a bar counter that seats 4 for chatting with the cook, and the dining table that seats 10 comfortably. There is also a gas barbecue for your outdoor grilling.

GREAT ROOM: The great room has an amazing bank of windows looking out to the river canyon. There’s a vaulted ceiling, a large stone wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating for a crowd, and a wet bar with a fridge and sink. It’s a wonderful room for gathering! There’s a stereo, iPod docking station, TV, DVD, and in-wall speakers for stereo and TV surround sound.

OFFICE: If you need to do a bit of work during your stay, you’ll enjoy the very comfortable den just off the great room. It’s equipped with comfortable seating, a nice built in desk, and wireless satellite Internet. Due to the home's location, internet streaming and downloading may not be guaranteed also there is no cell phone service at the home.

SETTING, ACREAGE, AND VIEWS: This lodge is situated at the filming location for the great fishing scenes in the classic “A River Runs Through It”. Hollywood chooses locations carefully, and they did well on this one. The Storm Castle cliffs are spectacular, and the view up-river to Garnet Peak is beautiful.

OUTDOOR AMENITIES: The highlight is a large deck accessed from the great room, dining room and master bedroom. From this vantage point, you’re looking up at the incredible cliffs and down towards the Gallatin River. With a picnic table in the yard, a hot tub & stereo speakers on the deck, it’s a perfect place to spend your evenings.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Besides fishing right out the door, hiking, skiing and whitewater rafting are nearby. One of our favorite river outfitters is just up the road, and there are great hiking trailheads within a few miles. Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski areas are about 30 minutes away. Be sure to check out Yellowstone National Park!

Special for Mountain Home guests: $50 credit towards a Yellowstone Park tour! For the very best experience in Yellowstone, book a private tour with our other service, Greater Yellowstone Guides. Our incredible guides have each been exploring and guiding in the region for over 20 years, so it promises to be a very special day. All Mountain Home guests get a discount on our Deluxe Tour cost using coupon code MH50GYG. Call us to book both your lodging and a Yellowstone adventure!

**Rates below are for seven night stays. Reservations for as short as 3 nights are accepted at most homes. You can use the chart at the upper left to get a quote for your desired dates, or we invite you to call us at 800-550-4589 to visit with one of our reservationists.

  Weekly Monthly
November 26 - December 20, 2018 $3,150 -
December 21 - January 09, 2019 $3,950 -
January 10 - May 11, 2019 $3,770 $15,993
May 12 - June 08, 2019 $3,450 -
June 09 - September 07, 2019 $4,350 $18,479
September 08 - October 05, 2019 $3,450 -
October 06 - November 23, 2019 $3,150 $13,336
November 24 - December 01, 2019 $3,950 -
December 02 - December 21, 2019 $3,150 -
  • Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 3½
    Sleeps: 14
    Sleeping Arrangements: 2 King, 1 Queen, 3 Sofa Bed, 2 Bunk
    Square Footage: 3500
    1 hour to Yellowstone Park
    DVD Player
    Gas Grill
    Hot Tub
    Ipod docking station
    Ironing Board
  • Less than 30 min to town
    No Air Conditioning
    No cell phone service
    No Pets
    On 1-5 acres
    On a River
    Picnic Table
    Satellite TV
    Stereo System
    Washer & Dryer
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5 5
Great Place
1 5 5
Review Date: 06/29/2018
John D
First time in Montana with family of 7. We loved this house. It is large, spacious, and was stocked with a lot of daily essentials. The kitchen had all the spices you would need and a lot of paper towels, garbage bags, TP, etc.. We only needed to buy food and drink. There are closets with tons of extra pillows, blankets, etc to use. In the canyon (and this house) you will not get cell reception but it does have Wi-Fi to get texts and email. It won't be fast enough to stream movies. It is 1 hour from Yellowstone and maybe 30 minutes from Bozeman. Google Maps took us right to the house from the airport. Bozeman has Walmart and all the major food chains. Big Sky is the other way and maybe 20 minutes. There are 4 or so restaurants there but check their hours of operations before you drive there. Some were closed at 2:00 when we came thru to eat. Montana Whitewater Co is 200 yards from the house. They were great. The place to go for whitewater, fly fishing guides, horseback tours, etc. The Gallatin is in the back yard down a steep path, you have to be a little careful getting there. There was not enough open shoreline to fly fish from the bank there, but also the river was still high and fast when we came. Maybe in the summer you can wade out in it but now everyone said stay out of it. Overall we loved this place and the owners did this rental right. We would certainly come back.
Manager Response:
Hello John - Thank you for your glowing review of Crooked Canyon and the area.! And you are right in your guess that the water level drops in the Gallatin to the point where standing and walking on the bank is very doable. Typically that happens by about the Fourth of July, but spring through June can be very high (and thus not very good fishing) water. Thanks again for being our guests and we hope that you'll be back soon! - Suzy
Montana Vacation
1 5 5
Review Date: 01/25/2017
Crooked Canyon is an amazing home with amazing scenery. The house was roomy and beautiful inside and walking down to the river was breathtaking. We had 8 adults in this amazing home and never felt as though we were on top of each other. We would spend all day outside enjoying Montana and all evening fireside playing games. This house is worth the price. We will definitely be back!
Manager Response:
Hello Foy - Oh yay, we're so happy that Crooked Canyon Lodge was a good fit for your group. We love that location and the lodge as well. In fact, that's where we celebrated a 40th birthday weekend for one of our office staff...and that stay was amazing as well. Please come back soon! - Suzy advertised..only better!
1 5 5
Review Date: 01/25/2017
Teri S.
This is an exceptional home. It was perfect! The family room/kitchen area was more than we could hope for and made for the perfect gathering spot for our extended family group of 13! We loved it and highly recommend. It exceeded our expectations.
Manager Response:
Hi Teri - "As advertised...only better!" I love that! We're so happy to hear that Crooked Canyon Lodge worked for your large family. What is interesting about the lodge's layout is that it works for 13, but groups of 4 or 6 don't feel like they are rattling around in it. It's comfortable for all. Thank you for being our guests and we hope that you can plan to come back with your family again soon. - Suzy
Crooked Canyon Lodge
1 5 5
Review Date: 12/21/2016
Kevin & Debbie
Crooked Canyon Lodge was one of the nicest rentals we have stayed in. The place was spotless and had all the accommodations we needed. The grandkids loved the bedroom above the garage. The hiking trails close to the lodge are fantastic. We loved having the Gallatin River right out the back door. The grandkids spent hours throwing rocks in the river and breaking the ice. I would recommend this place this anyone
Manager Response:
Kevin & Debbie -It sounds like your family really enjoyed their time at Crooked Canyon Lode. We agree that it's a pretty special spot - and we're so glad you got out on the hiking trails even thought it was getting to be wintery there. Your crew really took advantage of the outdoor experiences! We hope that you cna come back again, either in winter or summer - they are both amazing times to be there. - Suzy
The Lodge was beautiful
1 5 5
Review Date: 12/20/2016
Patty B.
The lodge was beautiful, just as described. A lot of open space, beautiful furnishings. Plenty of bedding, kitchen utensils, fire wood, etc. the loft over the garage created a great separate living space. The extra amenities were very helpful, spices, foil, Saran Wrap, etc. Every detail was included.
Manager Response:
Hi Patty - We're so happy that the layout, furnishings and amenities at Crooked Canyon Lodge were all to your liking. We love this lodge and its location - and we agree that the details are pretty amazing. We hope that you can come back soon! - Suzy
Great Place!
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/25/2016
Great Place! View is spectacular. Felt like Home away from Home. Good for family reunions.
Manager Response:
Hello Steven - We're glad that Crooked Canyon Lodge worked so well for you. Thank you for your kind words and please come back soon! - Suzy

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