My family just returned from the Gentry River Ranch. We were there for 8 nights with another family (8 of us all together, which included 3 teens and an 11 year old). Our cabin (the North Fork Cabin) was more than we had ever hoped for. It's also the perfect location for exploring Glacier National Park, Whitefish, the Swan Valley, and Flathead Lake. The kitchen is well-stocked with cookware, utensils, etc. It even has plenty of baking pans and spices. A gas grill on the covered back porch came in very handy. We ate almost all of our meals at the cabin and packed lunches for our days on the trail. The grocery stores in Columbia Falls were excellent.
The kids had the loft & TV to themselves, as well as a bathroom. The two couples slept great in the two main floor bedrooms, also with one bathroom. This is an excellent home to return to after a busy day of exploring. Pack light because the washer & dryer are right in the cabin (they even supply detergent!). Bring water shoes for the river down below--it's a short walk to the main branch and worth it. Bring carrots for the horses!
We stayed at the South Fork Cabin for two weeks and it was awesome. The hosts are excellent and the cabin is everything you could hope for. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Have not done much fishing in the past several years but we really got the bug after our stay...
Upon arriving with our party of 6 from various parts of the country, Deb greeted us by name, making us feel welcome and ready to begin an adventure of a lifetime. We were amazed with the cleanliness, the uniqueness of cabin design and items furnished by the owner's that exactly matched the pictures and descriptions that were online. The views of the Rocky Mountains in the morning while looking across pastures of grazing horses gave us that true western feeling.
The “Big Sky” State lived up to its reputation with warm days, cool nights and an unsurpassed view of the stars at night. We cooked all our gourmet meals in the fully furnished kitchen and barbecued on the deck facing the Flathead River. We used the cabin as our base camp for Glacier National Park, and the surrounding cities of Kalispell, Bigfork and Whitefish. The washer and dryer plus supplies kept us ready to look presentable after a day on the river or trails.
Part of our party booked a full day fly fishing float trip with Kirk, who was a very patient guide in teaching Janet how to fly fish (One o’clock stop, ten o’clockdrop and mend) while letting Al, who was experienced, do his own thing. The owner's provided a riverside lunch and drinks halfway through the trip to boast our energy for the remaining trip. Our party was invited up to the owner's home for drinks and hors d' oeuvres and got treated to the authentic feel of Montana life. Kirk and Deb are definitely positive ambassadors for Montana!!! We will spread the good word about Gentry River Ranch.
Awesome accommodations, loved the mountain views and location. We loved the spacious cabin for our Christmas time together. We stayed for a full week, wish we could have stayed longer. We would definitely return if we are in the area again.
Our cabin was beautiful and immaculate. It sits on the banks of the Flathead river, and has a beautiful view out the front door of the Swan Mountain range. We opted for the ranch vacation, which meant we were taken on horse back rides into the mountains with a wonderful box lunch, escorted on a fly fishing trip to a nearby mountain lake and shown around the area by the Gentry's . All meals were fabulous, conversation was fun and interesting and the setting: divine! We then headed off to Glacier for a few days, which is just a short hop away.
This is a great spot for a couples getaway like ours), a family vacation or a flyfishing trip that produces great excursions into the wild but brings you back to a hot shower, comfy bed and wonderful meals. I'm trying to get a group of women together to go back and ride, fish and have massage!! Thank you Gentry's for a great vacation !
“It was love at first sight! My husband surprised me with this vacation …and I was thrilled to note that the cabins were beautifully decorated and immaculate. They are perched on the high banks of the Flathead river, so it is lovely to go on the porch in the morning with coffee and just listen to the river and the birds singing a duet. We loved our horseback rides into the mountains; We loved the incredible meals that were served at the main house. We loved our fly fishing trip to Robinson Lake (did you know you can catch Greyling?). And most of all we loved the charming Gentry family. We can’t wait to return! All details were perfect. Thank you Gentry’s!!!”
-Dick and Laurie Melstrom – Cadillac, Michigan