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Cute, Cozy, Rustic Privacy Awaits You @ Cabin in the Wildwood!!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 16, 2016
Cabin In The Wildwood

Tucked away from the busyness of life & nestled between the ponderosa pine & aspen trees sits; Cabin In The Wildwood. Only 1/4 mile walk from the Bitterroot River, this one room cabin might be all you need to regain your peace of mind from the whirlwind of life. This simple & rustic, but warmly cozy cabin will take you back to a time where life was much more simple. A place where farm life meets the wild life, and all you have to do is watch. And, the newly built log cabin is complete with many windows to see it happen all around you! A queen sized log canopy bed & full sized futon both with linens is where you will rest at the end of a busy (or not so busy) day enjoying the wonderfullness of our beautiful Bitterroot Valley and all she has to offer.

We are located approximately half way between Darby & Missoula, a straight shot north or south on Hwy 93. The Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Sapphire Mountains to the east. A gorgeous drive you won't soon forget! Five miles from the cabin you are at Kootenai Creek trailhead, a breathtaking hike through the rocky mountains alongside freshwater waterfalls that are the Kootenai Creek. Only two miles from shopping and restaurants in Stevensville; where Montana first began! St. Mary's Mission, Blacksmith & Wildwood Breweries, Creamery Picnic, Mission Bistro, & Maries Italian Restaurant are just a few places and events to experience while lodging at Cabin In The Wildwood.

The cabin is complete with a small range with oven, sink, fridge & microwave. Dishes, pots and pans, flatware & glasses are available along with a BBQ if you feel like dinning in. A fireplace & extra blankets will be provided in case the Montana evenings are a bit more chilly than you were expecting. Summer month temps can get to 100, but its very rare. One thing you can always count on: it WILL cool off in the evenings.

The Cabin In The Wildwood is a dry cabin, but only a short walk across the grass greets you with a private outside entrance to a full bath in the main home complete with fresh towels and hot water! A casual 1/4 mile walk leads you to a private 5 acre "park". Owned jointly with the surrounding landowners, sits on the edge of our beautiful, & bountiful Bitterroot river.

Wake up to the sounds of numerous birds that make the wildwood their home. Watch the deer, elk or moose make their way to water each day as they travel through the woods on the property's southern border. A bear & mountain lion have also been known to visit, however I have only witnessed the bear! Cabin in the Wildwood could easily be the Bitterroots "best kept secret" .... it could also be yours!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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 26 years. But, one thing NEVER changes .... The mountains! They will always be beautiful!!

Speaks: english

15 Reviews

based on 15 traveler reviews


Idyllic setting

  • 3 of 5

Delightful rustic cabin in a tranquil setting. Short walk down a tree lined lane to the Bitterroot River. Shorter walk to the private bathroom. Cabin is "dry", (i.e. no running water) although there is a sink with water in the cabin. Wonderfully eclectic decor. Charming host and friendly dog.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sally for your kind and thoughtful words, and being such a good sport, even after realizing you had skimmed over the full description of the "be it ever so humble" little Cabin in the Wildwood! She is a unique humble abode, not boasting of anything more than she is, a dry cabin with a detached bathroom. Only, private, quiet, cozy and close to the Bitterroot River, being her only claims to fame! Was so nice to meet you, and hope you had a wonderful weekend in spite of the lack of the finer things in life you might find elsewhere. But, then again ... you did catch fish .. So life should be pretty darn good, right?! Thank you for being a part of my very successful 2016 season, I surely appreciate you.
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Awesome cabin rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to decompress and relax. The cabin and surroundings were even better in person than the website pictures portrayed. The rural setting provided great opportunities to enjoy the river, the woods, and all sorts of wildlife. And with the mountains as a backdrop, the sunsets were spectacular.

The cabin décor was spot on and extremely comfortable, and the grounds were neatly kept. With all that and the personal touches geared to individual guests, it was certainly easy to see how much love and attention the host has put into this property, and making guests feel welcome.

The town of Stevensville is only a 10 minute drive away and provides all sorts of places to shop for antiques, or grab a pizza and enjoy some micro brews.

So if you are looking for a place to kick back and unwind, while still having many of the creature comforts of home, this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lewis for your lovely comments and observations! It makes all the hard work worth every blister and splinter! Glad you got the opportunity to unwind and let the stress flow out during your stay and I should say I feel honored you chose to do that here at my little cabin. You and your four legged friend were the model guests .. You are both welcome anytime! Do please come again when the world starts closing in and you need to run to the woods & river to wet a fly and/or watch the flames dance around the campfire ring ! :-)
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Cozy Montana Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect, cozy Montana cabin to spend a weekend. You can't beat fresh eggs, butter and milk waiting for you in the refrigerator! Everything was very, very clean. The space outside was great for roasting marshmallows into the night. The inside of the cabin was made for relaxation and comfort. It's the perfect place to get out of town but not be too far away. The owner is very welcoming and if you need something, she's right there to help.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I will also tell "the girls" you enjoyed their eggs! I hope to make each guest feel like they are the first and only I've had stay with having the cabin and bathroom clean and fresh! Thank you for noticing! You, in turn were lovely and thoughtful guests, and welcome anytime, please come again when you are in need of a quick but close getaway!
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Wildlife abounds

  • 5 of 5

The owner was fantastic. The cabin was clean and warm and private. I enjoyed my stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Theresa, it was great having you, please come see me again when you are out this way!
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  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for. Will recommend to others even though we would love to have it to ourselves! The owner is a very gracious and thoughtful hostess. Hope to make this an annual destination.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marty & Nicole, was great meeting you both! I am so honored you chose to celebrate your anniversary here! I thank you again for coming and bringing such lovely goodies from the harvest of your state! YUM. Please come see us again ... any time!
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Great Stay and Host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for 13 days, between the closing of our home in Helena, and the closing of our new place in Stevensville. The cabin was perfect for our needs. Minutes to downtown Stevensville, for dining, shopping, and laundry facilities. A short walk to the Bitterroot River for our dog. Great host that is now a greater friend. Perfect and highly recommended!

Phillip and Linda Dahl

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phillip & Linda! I hate to say this .. but I am kinda glad your closings were spaced so far apart! Otherwise .. we would not have ever met! How sad would that be? I know it was stressful for you both, but I am hoping the quietness here helped soothe the raw "moving" nerve endings! So delightful for Tank and I to meet and become friends with you three. Enjoyed your visit, company, my super cute chicken sign, dinner and the wonderful chats! Looking forward to more hanging out time when you get all settled in at your new place!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Missoula International Airport at 33 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wildwood Brewery at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Hamilton Golf Course at 22 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Station, Whitefish Montana at 164 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 93 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Maries Italian Restaurant at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Lost Trail Powder Mountain at 68 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Como, Darby Montana at 37 Miles


Rental rates

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Standard Rate
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping 7+ day stay $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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