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Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area is Open Thursday - Sunday

Ski season is here, and the Mountain Spirit Inn™ is your place to stay for downhill skiing and snow boarding get-aways. We are one of the closest accommodations to Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area. Guests receive a complimentary coupon for $2 off your lift ticket at Lost Trail.

It was just reported that Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area is in the top ten for best snowpack. With over 300 inches of snowfall every year, these still undiscovered slopes await your visit. There are gentle beginner trails, challenging moguls and the finest tree skiing for experts. All levels of ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults are available. The day lodge offers great food and drinks. There are skis and snowboards for rent and excellent instructors for all types of lessons. Located at the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley along the Continental Divide, Lost Trail has a vertical drop of 1,800 ft; its longest run is 2.5 miles. For more information, visit Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area.

Updated [3.1.2015]

About Darby, MT

Log buildings still stand as a reminder of the gold dust days. Darby's Pioneer Memorial Museum was originally one of the first hand-hewn homestead cabins built in the area.

Warm, friendly people will greet you at the unique shops, grocery store, post office, library, restaurants, saloons and lodging establishments. Highlights of this prime recreation area include Alta Ranger Station, Darby Pioneer Memorial Museum, Lake Como Recreation Area, Lost Trail Ski Area and Painted Rocks Lake.

With a poplulation in 2007 of 853 people, the town is a quiet one with spectacular scenery and fabulous fishing opportunities. Visitors will enjoy the National Museum of Forest Service History located here.

To pay tribute to its founding fathers, Darby hosts Logger Days each summer. 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, because Darby is the gateway to nature's playground.

Darby's elevation stands at 3,888 feet.

For more information, call the Town of Darby administration at (406) 821-3753, or visit the official [ Facebook for Mountain Spirit Inn
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Rates & More Motel Information

Mountain Spirit Inn - Darby, Montana

The affordable nightly rates are based on number of occupants per room, and in January, February and March the cost ranges between $58 - $88. Rates are seasonal. With stays of seven nights or more, the rates are even lower.

Montana has a 7% tax on lodging, and Ravalli County has a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) fee of $1.00.

Check-In, Check-Out

Mountain Spirit Inn - Darby, Montana We have convenient check-in services to serve you. Check in can be as early as 9:30 am, if the room is ready.

Check-out time is 10:30 am. For those who decide to extend their stay another day, we ask that you make arrangements at the office by 10:30 am.

Payment Method

Payment Method: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Cash, Travelers Checks


Mountain Spirit Inn - Darby, Montana Your dog is welcome if you accept our policy. Pets must be registered at the front-desk. Pets are an additional $10 each per day. There is a two (2) pet max. Pets must not be left unattended in the room. Crates are encouraged. It is the owner's responsibility to clean up after their pets. Please do not allow your pet to jump on the furniture. Cats and other types of animals are not allowed.

Senior Discount

A senior citizen discount is available of $4 off per room night to those patrons 60 years or older.


Reserve Online Now
Make your reservations online now on our "Reservations" page, or call (800) 820-2554 or (406) 821-3405.

See the Accommodations page to view the room descriptions.

Reservation Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy is if the travelers plans should change, they must call by 12:00 noon two days prior to their arrival to make any changes/cancellations.

Group Reservations

If a person (coordinator) reserves multiple rooms for a group event, then the individuals using each room, must call and reserve one of the rooms under the coordinator's name. A week out (7 days), the un-reserved rooms will be released for general sale.

A second option is that the coordinator may pay for the first night of each room as an un-refundable deposit.

Business Services

Available in the office/lobby are the following business services: copying, faxing, printing and scanning. The prices are reasonable.

Grills, Picnic Tables, Group Campfire Ring & Playground

For your enjoyment are BBQ grills, picnic tables and a playground in a beautiful, private, outdoor area available just for guests. There is also a group campfire ring.


We have free WiFi! If WiFi is important to you, please let us know, so that you can reserve a room in the North Building (Rooms #1-7).

Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board

Available upon request are a hair dryer, iron and ironing board.


100% non-smoking rooms are offered. Anyone who smokes in a room will be assessed a $150 deep cleaning fee.


There are no telephones in the guest rooms. However, there is a complimentary telephone in the lobby for guests to use to call anywhere in the world.


All the guest rooms have TVs, and many are plasma, flat-screen TVs. You can enjoy Dish Network with several hundred channels.

Travel Agents

We are happy to work with Travel Agents.

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Darby, MT Highlights Distance to various attractions:

Darby to Glacier National Park.....................................207 Miles
Darby to Spokane, WA................................................260 Miles

Darby to Yellowstone National Park
Gardiner, MT - North Entrance....................................290 Miles
West Yellowstone, ID - West Entrance..........................294 Miles

Darby - A great place to visit:

Prime recreation includes:

Reservations Recommended

The Mountain Spirit Inn - Your ideal choice for Darby Montana motels!

See the Accommodations page to view the room descriptions.

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