About Darby & Fishing
With a population in 2007 of 853 people, the town is a quiet one with spectacular scenery and fabulous fishing opportunities. Just minutes away are the East and the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, known for some of the finest fishing in the country. The Painted Rock State Park and reservoir, as well as other streams and lakes make Darby prime territory for the fishing enthusiast. With Brook Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, and Westslope Cutthroat Trout prevalent, Darby and its surrounding areas is the perfect fishing destination providing a once in a life time "Big Sky" experience.
Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival, July 26-28
Down in southwestern Montana, in the Bitterroot Valley, come to the woods and meadows between Darby (7 miles north) and Hamilton (10 miles south) for the Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival. This is a great family, fun event that is affordable.
Mountain Spirit Inn
308 S Main Street (Hwy 93)
PO Box 431
Darby, MT 59829
Ph/Fax: (406) 821-3405
Rsvn: (800) 820-2554
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About our Inn - The Difference Is Caring4/9/13 UPDATE: View guest room photos on the Accommodations page, and scroll down to the room descriptions. Links to photos are included for each room.
Spring is in the air, and the flowers and trees are starting to bloom and bud. The weather is mercurial, sometimes it is incredible and sometimes cold and wet. However, you will always find a warm Montana welcome at the Mountain Spirit Inn. Whether you are visiting for business, family, fun, sports, or on vacation, you will discover a wonderful, little motel in a beautiful and historic community of Darby, situated on Highway 93, just one hour south from Missoula and 30 miles to the Idaho border.
Right in downtown Darby, the Mountain Spirit Inn is a clean and comfortable, family-owned motel. Darby is located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, which is in Ravalli County. The County comprises the southwestern portion of Montana, which is in the region called Glacier Country. Click on "Contact" information to view a map of Ravalli County.
Highway 93, also called Main Street through Darby, runs along the Lewis and Clark Trail. This scenic highway is also part of the Nez Perce Trail; it goes all the way from Canada to Mexico, and it is part of the TransAmerica Bicycle Path. The Mountain Spirit Inn is within close proximity to the Continental Divide Hiking Trail (CDT) and Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area. This is beautiful country!
Darby is a rural small town that is horse-friendly. The lifestyle is laid back. The pace is slow. There are so many activities to participate in and enjoy. Darby is the gateway to nature's playground and the entrance to the Bitterroot Valley. The Bitterroot National Forest surrounds it. Only 63 miles from Missoula, Darby can connect with the whole world via the Missoula International Airport. While being away from it all, you can still be in the middle of it all.
See the Accommodations page to view the room descriptions.