Cabin In The Wildwood
My love affair with the Bitterroot Valley began at the age 7 after a full two day journey riding in the back seat of my parents buick. My best friend for the 2 week vacation beside me; my Grandma! We camped, out of that buick; sleeping on the ground in assorted campgrounds the entire time, just so my Dad who was a crazy fly fisherman could fish the river of his dreams ... The Bitterroot! The next summer we were back for another 2 weeks but, with a small upgrade: An F-150 with a topper. That second trip is when I remember sitting on the old Darby bridge, legs dangling off the side, a lovely little tune in my head & prayed and asked God if I could live here some day! July 3, 1989 my blessing had arrived! After a 1,000+ mile journey, with two vehicles, a U-haul truck, my two children, their father, two horses, a dog, 3 cats, the rest of our "worldly possessions" ... AND no jobs, we arrived in Hamilton to live out our new adventure! My sweet daughter, who at that time, was the same age as myself when I first came to the Bitterroot, said these words that I will never forget: "Oh Mother, look at those mountains, they are so beautiful!!" I now have Grandbabies that were born in the Bitterroot & many changes have come and gone in these past 28 years. But, one thing NEVER changes .... The mountains! They will always be beautiful!!
Owner/Manager purchased this Cabin in 2014
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfection and then some...
Molly has a beautiful piece of property. Quiet, private, clean and very welcoming. My pups were able to run around and explore. We had a great firepit and a little bbq. The cabin itself was outstanding. Stocked with lots of cookware, a fridge and microwave. It rained a bit while i was there so i was able to cuddle up on the comfy bed and watch movies :) would definitely stay again. Wish i didn't have to leave.
Everything I hoped for and more
I was in the Bitterroot Valley area for several days of fly fishing. The Cabin in the Wildwood was absolutely perfect for my needs during that time. It was just like advertised - cozy, rustic, private. I can't remember staying in a place away from home where I felt so comfortable and relaxed. Molly was a wonderful hostess and we struck up a friendship by the end of the week. I would definitely stay here again.
Absolutely wonderful! Very cozy and comfortable cabin.
I highly recommend staying here! Quiet and peaceful setting. Really enjoyed the firepit in the evening.
The cabin was cute very nice and comfortable. So peaceful. We saw deer with their fawn,
quail and can walk to the river. Loved the quiet area. Molly was a great hostess.
Dreamy PICTURES - Watch out for what you don't see!!!!
"Sleeps 4, Bath 1- Welcome to our Cute, rustic, dry cabin with all the amenities!!"
Am I the only one who filters rentals by sleep number, bed types, and number of bathrooms? Oh, and the pictures!?!!?
As an avid traveler, I took a 3 night stay thru VRBO for a place that was conveniently 10 mins from a softball college camp for my 17 yr old daughter plus 2 under this dreamy description!!!
After 11 hours of driving straight thru from Portland, OR to Missoula, MT and getting the owner on the phone upon our shocked arrival; we alarmingly discover that "dry cabin" does not mean "cozy, warm & water-proof cabin", but rather the opposite! No water inside at all!!! A toilet & adorable shower is a mere 500 feet from our cabin's front door to her personal home!??!!?!!?
WHA- THE WHAT?
How does VRBO, and other rental sites, etc, not have an onsite assessment of a property before unsuspecting travelers sign up? This property needs to re-write & clearly not use local language and should state: Sleeps 2 & ZERO Bath! Every nook, cranny, window sill, floor space is crammed from the pages of Pinterest!!! Cute, yes for the dreamy pictures of a cabin, but way too much in a very small space for 4 w/ bags.
The owner leaves fresh eggs, milk in the mini fridge which is a nice gesture; however with no running, nor hot water, I imagine that all of the silverware, plates, cups, bowls, pots and pans that fill up the cabinets have not been properly sanitized. Once you venture to the bathroom in the owner's home, you will find that there is used shampoo, conditioner, soap, and hand cream; which normally would be okay and hey, I am from Portland where recycling was invented & I admire her for being sustainable; but the fact 4 of us had to walk across two wet lawns and a gravely driveway in pj's while thinking "We've been bait & switched", seems pretty distasteful.
Needless to say, we know how to turn lemons into lemonade by embracing the adventure after the owner sadly gave me a 3 paragraphed sob story via text on why she wouldn't release me from one of my 3 nights as a compromise. We found the fun in funky & didn't engage. Mostly, the owner didn't realize that misleading these "City Slickers" would only lead to a BIG CALL OUT review. By the way, WHO wants to meet the owner & her large barking dog in the hallway of her bathroom @ 3am!?
(*Side note: owner has since revised her "dry cabin" to include a real description of no running water, etc!!!) Uh, Thx
I'm thinking you are not the person who left me the nice, "Hi Molly" note on the bathroom chalkboard?
I am even amazed you gave the cabin 1 star, with that review, but I suppose zero stars wasn't an option? Like I said on the phone to you at your 5:30 AM arrival, I am VERY sorry you were not happy with the cabin. I want my guests to be happy! 99% of my guests have been. And even more sorry that at your not knowing what "a dry cabin" is, you would not inquire before putting down your hard earned $ to reserve it. When you told me "you were not cabin dwellers" I wondered why would you rent a cabin? I would have happily answered your questions before you made your reservation, as I did all you had asked for (and even more), by making up the futon for you since you would be arriving "after midnight". It could've been that simple. You would have been happier somewhere else, and so would I.
The full description is/was/has been there in black & white from the beginning. In addition to captions under each bathroom photo of where "it" is located. Just a mere reading of guests reviews also gives insight to the "walk to the bathroom". As for the wet grass, its called: "dew" down here on the river bottom. :-) And, you also failed to read the cancelation policy you agreed to when making your payment. As I said in my "sob story" had you contacted me in plenty of time to make the cabin available to others, on your discovery of the dryness of the cabin, I would have worked with you.
I am not surprised, nor did I expect a "fair" review from you, and you are entitled to your thoughts and opinions. However, I do take issue with slander. You have NEVER been in my home, and describe meeting me & my barking dog in the hallway. I have NO hallways & the guest bath is private to guests only, and you know that. You also seem to forget mentioning in our phone conversation thinking the water cooler in the cabin was cute, like the one at your work. And yet you say there is "NO water" in the cabin. I don't appreciate your attempt in trashing my livelihood, with falsehoods to cover up the fact you just didn't do your homework. Again, I am very sorry it did not work out for either of us.
I wish you well in your other travel adventures, and wish your daughter much success in her softball!
Great quiet place close to hiking and Missoula
My wife and I stayed here during our recent trip to Montana. We enjoyed the cabin, it's rustic charm and privacy afforded by the location. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. We would definitely stay here again.