• Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Pets: Not Allowed
  • Check-in: After 3:00 pm
  • Check-out: Before 11:00 am
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Pets: Not Allowed
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check-out: Before 11:00 am
OBO Amenities: Fire Pit, Grill, Outdoor Cooking Area, Outdoor Living Area, Private Dock\Pier, Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile
Everyday Living: Air Conditioning, CO2 Detector, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Wifi
Bonner, MT 59823

Waters Edge Lodge

Discover a unique 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom retreat on the Blackfoot River, offering both a scenic outdoor escape and quick access to Missoula. With a patio overlooking the tranquil river and a Blue Ribbon trout stream nearby, this spot combines natural beauty with entertainment. Less than 1.5 miles from the Kettlehouse Amphitheater and surrounded by peaks, it’s a blend of adventure and relaxation. Keep an eye out for BigHorn Sheep and enjoy a walking bridge nearby. Perfect for up to 6 guests, embrace the extraordinary in this unforgettable setting.

Outdoor Access

Nestled along the banks of the scenic Clark Fork River and surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas, Bonner-West Riverside, Montana, offers an array of outdoor adventures for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Fly Fishing Rivers and Access Points:

Bonner-West Riverside is a paradise for fly fishing enthusiasts, with the legendary Clark Fork River flowing right through its heart. Anglers flock to prime fishing spots along the river, such as the renowned Alberton Gorge section, known for its abundance of trout and thrilling rapids. Access points like the Kona Bridge Fishing Access Site and the Turah Fishing Access Site provide convenient entry to these prized fishing areas.

Blackfoot River:

Made famous by Norman Maclean’s novel “A River Runs Through It,” the nearby Blackfoot River offers exceptional fly fishing opportunities. With its pristine waters and scenic surroundings, anglers can target trout while immersing themselves in the tranquility of Montana’s wilderness.

Rock Creek:

Just a short drive from Bonner-West Riverside, Rock Creek is another angler’s haven, boasting crystal-clear waters teeming with trout. Whether casting from the banks or floating downstream, anglers can enjoy a day of unparalleled fly fishing amidst stunning mountain scenery.

Mountain Biking Trails:

For mountain biking enthusiasts, Bonner-West Riverside boasts an extensive network of trails catering to riders of all skill levels.

Check these out!

  • Blue Mountain Loop Trail: Located in the nearby Blue Mountain Recreation Area, the Blue Mountain Loop Trail offers a variety of terrain, from smooth singletrack to technical sections. Riders can enjoy panoramic views of the Clark Fork Valley along this intermediate-level loop trail. Distance: Approximately 7 miles round trip.
  • Clark Fork River Trail: Following the scenic Clark Fork River, this beginner-friendly trail provides a leisurely ride along the riverbank with opportunities for wildlife viewing. The trail offers relatively flat terrain, making it suitable for riders of all levels. Distance: Varies depending on the chosen route, typically ranging from 5 to 10 miles round trip.
  • Blackfoot River Trail: Parallel to the famed Blackfoot River, this intermediate-level trail offers a mix of smooth singletrack and rocky sections, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and river scenery. Distance: Approximately 15 miles round trip.
  • Ninemile Divide Trail: Located in the Lolo National Forest, the Ninemile Divide Trail offers a challenging ride with steep climbs and technical descents. Riders can enjoy expansive views of the surrounding wilderness as they traverse through diverse terrain. Distance: Approximately 20 miles round trip.
  • Pattee Canyon Recreation Area: Just a short drive from Bonner-West Riverside, the Pattee Canyon Recreation Area offers a network of interconnected trails suitable for riders of all levels. From gentle forest paths to more technical singletrack, riders can explore the scenic beauty of the area. Distance: Varies depending on the chosen route, with options ranging from 5 to 15 miles round trip.

These mountain biking trails around Bonner-West Riverside provide a range of experiences, from scenic river rides to challenging backcountry adventures, allowing riders to explore the natural beauty of Montana’s landscapes.

Hiking and Nature Trails:

Hikers will find endless opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Bonner-West Riverside. From leisurely strolls along the Clark Fork River Trail to challenging hikes in the nearby Lolo National Forest, there’s a trail for every adventurer. Nature enthusiasts can also explore the nearby Maclay Flat Nature Trail, which winds through lush forests and offers glimpses of local wildlife.

Wildlife Viewing Areas:

Bonner-West Riverside is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, with abundant opportunities to spot native species in their natural habitat. Birdwatchers will delight in sightings of bald eagles, osprey, and a variety of waterfowl along the Clark Fork River. For a chance to see larger mammals, such as elk and deer, visitors can explore the surrounding national forests and wilderness areas.

With its unparalleled natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities, Bonner-West Riverside, MT, invites visitors to explore its rivers, trails, and wilderness areas, providing an unforgettable outdoor experience in the heart of Big Sky Country.


OBO Amenities

Fire Pit Fire Pit
Grill Grill
Outdoor Cooking Area Outdoor Cooking Area
Outdoor Living Area Outdoor Living Area
Private Dock\Pier Private Dock\Pier
Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile


Air Conditioning, CO2 Detector, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Wifi

Things to Do

  • boating
  • Brown Trout
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Elk Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Freestone River
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • National Parks
  • Nature Trails
  • Public Lands
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Riverfront
  • Rivers & Streams
  • Rivers and Streams
  • Singletrack Riding
  • Stargazing
  • Trout Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wilderness Areas
  • wildlife photography

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