1/1/2019 Because of the road situation between the bridges at Valley of the Moon, and the fact that it washed out in both 2017 and 2018 (and has not yet been properly repaired) neither unit of the Valley of the Moon property will be available to reserve until July 1 - unless the road is repaired and we know it is not in danger of washing out again. Please follow us on Facebook, where we will update the situation if there is a change.
We are committed, as one of Montana’s premier, blue ribbon trout locations, to provide you with a memorable stay at one of our rental cabins.
We have a 4 night minimum from April 13 – September 30; 2 or 3 nights may be reserved, but the cleaning fee will be added on (rate varies by cabin); we do not offer single night stays. We do not accept reservations for stays after October 15 or before April 15.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation (100% if booking within 30 days of your stay).This can be done with any major credit card or PayPal. REMEMBER…you are not confirmed until your deposit arrangements have been made!
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to refuse service
Trout Bums follows general resort hotel deposit policies. When you reserve a cabin, we agree to turn away all other requests for the cabin you select and guarantee to hold it for all the days you request. In turn, you agree to pay the rate quoted for the number of days you have reserved. Acceptance of your deposit is our confirmation of your reservation. To rent any of the properties we have available, reservations are recommended, along with a required deposit to confirm your reservation. Your personal check will always be accepted, along with cash, American Express, MasterCard or Visa – weekly discounts are available.
We make no guarantees with regard to stream/fishing conditions. Poor fishing conditions, hoot-owl restrictions, or any other acts of nature do not constitute a reason for cancellation. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that guests take out travel insurance, available for purchase at Travel Insurance.com. All cancellations must be received in writing with the understanding that 20% of the total cost is non-refundable. The balance of the deposit is refundable for cancellations made a minimum of 60 days prior to arrival - cancellation of reservations longer than 2 weeks must be made 120 days prior to arrival. After that, the deposit balance is refundable only if we are able to re-book your space.
Rock Creek is located off I-90 exit 126, whether you're coming from the east or the west, this is the exit you'll want to take.
From the Missoula Airport, turn right (east) onto Hwy 93. About a mile down the road, there will be a sign to turn left and go to I-90, take this turn. When you get to I-90, you will want to head east, so turn right onto the highway. Continue on I-90 until you see the Van Buren exit, take this and turn right onto Van Buren. Get into the center lane; go through the light (at Van Buren and Broadway). You will see an Albertson's grocery store and shopping center; this is an easy place to get your supplies. Across the street (Broadway) you'll see a fly-shop called Kingfisher; you can stop there to get your fishing license if you didn't take care of it online https://app.mt.gov/Als/Index .
To head to Rock Creek, get back on I-90 via Van Buren, heading east. You will go about 15 miles and will see the town of Clinton. There is a small grocery store and gas station there (for further information); continue on past Clinton about 6 miles and you'll see the Rock Creek exit (126). Take that exit and turn right (south). If you're coming from the east, you will turn left and cross the overpass. About 1 mile up the road on your right will be the Rock Creek Fisherman's Mercantile (fly-shop), and just beyond that will be Ekstrom's Stage Station (restaurant). Ekstrom's also has a coin op laundry facility.
Trout Bums office is located at 824 Rock Creek Road (8 1/2 miles South of I-90). When you pull in the driveway, you will notice 3 buildings - the office is the one in the middle. Stop by to check in, and make your final payment. We have a small fly shop, a selection of t-shirts and hats, an espresso coffee bar, and a selection of gift items. Our REGULAR office hours are 8 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Saturday (closed Wednesday & Sunday). You will be given a key code when your final payment has been made - this can be done prior to your arrival. If you are arriving after 8:30 PM, or on a Wednesday or Sunday, please request a 'pay now' link so that you can make your final payment and receive the code. Our phone rings at the office, as well as our home office 406/825-6146; you can reach us at any time (please, no calls after 9:30 pm or before 7 am Mountain time). THERE IS NO CELL PHONE COVERAGE AT ROCK CREEK BEYOND MILE 5, so don't count on that for your communication.