FROM GREAT FALLS,
Montana: Take HWY 87 north, go through the town of Loma. Go 12 miles
past Loma, and after passing mile post 66, take the next gravel
road to your right. There are 2 signs at this turn off. Our sign says:
MISSOURI RIVER CANOE CO. 8 miles. BLM also has a sign for directions
to Coal Banks Landing. Follow this gravel road to the river bottom,
when you pass through a concrete underpass go right 1/8 mile to Virgelle.
(1 and ˝ hours travel time)
HAVRE, Montana: Take HWY 2 west to junction of HWY 87 and go south, toward Great Falls.
After passing through Big Sandy continue about 7 miles and look for the
HWY sign to VIRGELLE. Turn left and travel 8 miles on a gravel road to
Virgelle. (1 hour travel time)
are you Open?
We're open for river floats and lodging
vacationers during canoeing season, which generally runs from May through
depending on weather conditions. Our
Country Christmas Sale is the 1st weekend in December.
Contact Us for full details or find more information under "Special
the WEATHER like?
Montana's weather is typically unpredictable.
It may be unseasonably cold (or warm) at any time of the year. If you're
floating the river,
come prepared for any possibility:
adequate rain gear, change of warm clothing, hat, gloves. Spring &
fall we recommend warm (long) underwear.
about the Country we'll be floating through?
The Wild and Scenic Missouri River country is remote. Much is inaccessible
by land transportation. If problems arise, you may be a day or more from
the nearest help. The Bureau of Land Management has rangers patrolling the
river during summer months, but be prepared with warm clothing
(think layers), a good first aid kit, sufficient food and water, waterproof
What's the river like in your Part of Montana?
The Missouri River here is not whitewater rapids. There's a strong
current, but canoeing is pleasant and restful, - excellent for family
outings. Plenty of opportunity to hike & explore islands in the stream,
should we Arrive?
If you're staying in our B&B rooms or cabins, Check In time is between
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily. If you're also canoeing/kayaking on the river,
plan to arrive the day before you launch, depart at least one day after
you exit the river.
Contact Us for other details.
you have special Menus for those with special needs?
Yes. Given appropriate advance notice,
we can provide special menus (vegetarian, etc.)
Let us know what you require.
What is the Menu like?
hearty, home-cooked breakfast may consist of Baked-Stuffed French Toast,
Chokecherry Syrup, Fresh Fruit Salad, Bacon, Juice and Freshly Ground Coffee. A
wonderful home cooked dinner could include
Whiskey-Glazed Ribs, Lemon-Roasted Potatoes, Cole Slaw and Corn-on-the-cob
and special dessert.
What's Furnished in your Homestead Cabins?
The Cabins are completely furnished with full bed(s), linens, blankets,
towels, wood stove, firewood, kerosene lights, drinking water, etc.
An expanded continental breakfast is provided with cabin rental.
-Your own sleeping bag(s) good for 25 degrees*.
-Purchase Travel/Trip Insurance in advance.
-Allow plenty of time for a leisurely vacation.
*Not needed on some 1-day trips
Bring the following additional equipment:
__wet shoes; __hiking shoes;
__good day pack; __flashlight; __rain gear (VERY IMPORTANT...pants
and coat, not poncho)
__sunglasses; __suntan lotion;
__lip balm __sunscreen; __hat
with chin string or strap-( for
__insect repellant; __good first aid kit;
__canteens or water bottles (1 or 2 quarts);
__hand soap; __towel; __tooth brush,
__personal toiletry; __extra clothing (think layers); __jacket or sweater
__waterproof camera; Swimwear
we PROVIDE ON FULLY OUTFITTED
- GUIDED or UNGUIDED TRIPS :
2 person tent(s)*
All food and beverages
44 quart coolers
2-burner gas stove(s)*
Complete cook kit*
Plates, cups, utensils, etc.
Thermarest® sleeping pads*
needed on some 1-day trips