Riverside Escapes

Three destinations in the West let you laze by the river.

Riverside Escape MJ10

Three people fly cast on the Bitterroot River.

Stevensville, Mont.
Stay
Aquatic sights and sounds bathe the porch of the Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast. From $99. (406) 777-5205, bitterrootriverbb.com.
Play
River Otter Fly Shop & Outfitters offers fly-casting tips and a rod and reel rental package for $45 a day. (866) 800-4858, riverotterflyfishing.com.


Grants Pass, Ore.
Stay
Guests at Doubletree Ranch’s five cabins on the Rogue River often spy foxes, bears, eagles, and herons. From $95. (541) 476-0120, doubletree-ranch.com.
Eat
After a day on the river, retreat to the screened porch at the Riffle Restaurant in Merlin for blackberry pie ($3.25) and lemonade ($1.50). (541) 471-7000.
Play
Tour calm Hellgate Canyon in an inflatable kayak or raft with O’Brien’s Rogue River Outfitters. From $80. (800) 957-7238, obriensrogueriveroutfitters.com.


Graeagle, Calif.
Stay
At Feather River Park Resort, you’ll find golf links, pools, and 35 log cabins with decks and grills. From $155. (530) 836-2328, featherriverparkresort.com.
Eat
Partner up at the Coyote Bar & Grill to share a platter of New Mexico–style carnitas, plentiful side dishes, and dessert. $19 per person. (530) 836-2002.
Play
Head 20 minutes south to the paved, half-mile Frazier Falls Trail for cross-canyon views of a 176-foot cascade. (530) 836-2575, fs.fed.us/r5/plumas.

Photography courtesy Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast

This article was first published in May 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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