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Riverside Escapes

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

Via Staff
Riverside Escape MJ10
Photo caption
Three people fly cast on the Bitterroot River.

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

Grants Pass, Ore.
Guests at Doubletree Ranch’s five cabins on the Rogue River often spy foxes, bears, eagles, and herons. From $95. (541) 476-0120,
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.
Tour calm Hellgate Canyon in an inflatable kayak or raft with O’Brien’s Rogue River Outfitters. From $80. (800) 957-7238.

Graeagle, Calif.
At Feather River Park Resort, you’ll find golf links, pools, and 35 log cabins with decks and grills. From $155. (530) 836-2328,
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.
Head 20 minutes south to the paved, half-mile Frazier Falls Trail for cross-canyon views of a 176-foot cascade. (530) 836-2575.

Photography courtesy of Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast

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