Bitterroot Stock Farm

Bitterroot Stock Farm

Glimpse into the past when you tour the impressive 50-room Daly Mansion, known as "Riverside," and Bitterroot Stock Farm and grounds, located an hour south of Missoula in Hamilton, MT.

  • Daly Mansion and Bitterroot Stock Farm are located 50 miles south of Missoula. 
  • View Bitterroot Stock Farm’s remaining acres and enjoy a tour of Daly Mansion and grounds. 
  • Tours just $9/adult, $8/senior, $6/youth (6-17) and children under 6 free. 
  • Hear about reported mansion hauntings and paranormal activity.  
  • Call: (406) 363 – 6004.

Overview

Located in Hamilton, Montana, the Daly Mansion was a summer retreat known as “Riverside,” purchased and remodeled by the 19th century copper magnate, Marcus Daly and his wife, Margaret. Daly had a passion for breeding and racing thoroughbred horses and acquired over 22,000 acres to create his Bitter Root Stock Farm, famous for producing excellent race horses.

Today, the mansion and remaining 650-acres of the stock farm are owned by the state of Montana. The state leases the Daly Mansion and 50 acres of adjacent grounds to the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust. The trust relies on generous donations to provide tours and other activities on mansion grounds. Guided tours and daily operations, maintenance, and research activities are carried out by volunteers.

Enjoy a tour through the 56-room, 24,000 square foot summer home while a knowledgeable guide (dressed in period garb) leads you through parlors and music rooms, butler’s quarters and more, shedding light on Daly’s personal history including his passion for the Bitterroot Stock Farm. Tours also include a turn through the Margaret Daly Arboretum and Botanic Gardens.

Daly Mansion is also available for a variety of activities including weddings, parties, and conferences. Annual activities include athletic and cultural events and holiday house parties such as the Haunted Mansion House Party that happens in late October.

Location

Daly Mansion and the remaining acres of Bitterroot Stock Farm are located in Hamilton, 50 miles south of Missoula off US-93 S.

To get to the Daly Mansion and grounds, travel 10 miles west on US-12 before continuing 36 miles south on US-93 S. Turn left at E Main St/Marcus St/State Hwy 269 and travel 2 miles. The Daly Mansion is located at 251 Eastside Hwy in Hamilton, MT.

Hours/Season

The mansion is open from mid-May through mid-October. For specific tour schedules and event listings call 1-406-363-6004. Holiday tours are also available.

Cost

Admission/tour fees:

  • $9/Adult
  • $8/Senior
  • $6/Youth (6 – 17 years)
  • Free under 6

More Information

Daly Mansion is the scene of paranormal activity and investigations including an unexplained light that is sometimes seen in the mansion sun porch. Learn more about these unusual happenings during your tour. 

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