The SpaceSecluded Lake Altana, a 20 acre spring-fed lake, home to rainbow and cutthroat trout. Altana means arbor or alcove, and is a fitting name given the lake’s “arbor” shoreline of fir, larch and pine, and the delightful “alcove” cabin that will be your lodging.
Located in the Little Bitterroot River Valley, the 180 acre private property offers views of the Salish Mountains. The majority of the property is adjacent to thousands of acres of forested land open to public use. A trail around the lake accessible for hiking.
Less than two miles from your cabin door is picturesque Bitterroot Lake. A Flathead County Park with a boat launch provides quick access to the lake. Bitterroot contains kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, and yellow perch. Ashley Lake with trout, salmon and perch, and McGregor Lake with lake trout and rainbow trout are both within a 30 minute drive. A 13 foot aluminum boat with trailer is available for your use on these and other lakes.
A 45 minute drive will bring you to Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. This beautiful lake is bordered by the Mission Range and offers excellent fishing and boating opportunities.
If you desire a break from lake fishing, several blue ribbon trout streams are readily accessible. These include all three forks of the Flathead River, the Clarks Fork River, and the Thompson River, which also has a “chain-of-lakes.”
A trip to northwest Montana would not be complete without a visit to “The Crown of the Continent,” Glacier National Park. As with all great national parks, an array of tourist towns including Whitefish, Bigfork and Kalispell are readily accessible for a day of shopping and dining.
Peaceful, private and away from the crowds is Lake Altana. Three boats are available for use on the lake, or fish from shore. Enjoy quiet recreation including horse shoes, deck and dock relaxation, hiking, BBQs, a fire pit, and wonderful photo opportunities. You never know when a moose, deer, or in the autumn, elk may visit the lake for a drink or a meal. Ospreys or a bald eagle might be fishing with you. An assortment of songbirds and water birds frequent the lake and shoreline.
The quaint guest cabin is built on the foundation of one of the oldest fish hatcheries in the State of Montana. Completely reconstructed with native materials, it is modern yet maintains an aura of history. The cabin is designed to accommodate two – three people, or a family of four. All the necessary amenities are available including a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cooking burners, toaster, BBQ, and internet.* A wood burning stove will take the chill off the cool Montana nights while providing old West atmosphere.
Hold onto your rods… THEY HIT HARD! Tail dancing and 6 foot leaps are not uncommon.
Proprietors Fred and Joanne Lebow Guest AccessGuest will have access to cabin (with exception of cellar space), lake, trail around lake, beach area, dock and any docked vessels. Interaction with GuestsA representative of Trout Heaven will be available at most times throughout your stay. The NeighborhoodLess than two miles from your cabin door is picturesque Bitterroot Lake. A 45 minute drive will bring you to Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. If you desire a break from lake fishing, several blue ribbon trout streams are readily accessible. A trip to northwest Montana would not be complete without a visit to “The Crown of the Continent,” Glacier National Park. Getting AroundKalispell is the closest city and is a 40 minute drive and home to Glacier International Air Port. Other Things to NoteFly fishing only, catch and release, single barbless hook, fish can be kept with permission.