There is nothing like “roughing it” but with a roof over your head.
These 14 scenic Montana log cabin rentals give all the adventure & access of camping, but with some of the amenities of home.
These log cabins were built and are maintained by the US Forest Service.
Be sure to click through on each entry below to read the full description before you reserve your spot.
Access & amenities vary widely.
Directions From Dillon, travel about 40 miles southeast on Forest Road 202 (Blacktail Creek Road), to Antone Station turnoff. Turn north onto Forest Road 325 and continue about 6 miles to the cabin. During winter months, snowmobiles may be required for the majority of the drive, depending on conditions. Call ahead for road conditions. Phone 406-682-4253 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS Keywords ANTO,ANTONE STATION,ANTONE FS STATION,ANTONE GUARD STATION,BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NF -FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Road Conditions Montana State Tourism Overview The Antone Cabin sits in a beautiful open meadow, at the edge of a thick forest, providing visitors with a unique camping experience in the mountains of southwestern Montana. The cabin opens for use on July 1and stays open through December, and it is most popular during hunting season. In addition to hunting access, the facility provides ample opportunities for hiking, backpacking and
Directions This rental is located approximately 32 miles up the Thompson River Road (County Road 56 on maps, County Road 556 on the ground) from its junction with Montana Highway 200, five miles east of Thompson Falls, Montana. It may also be accessed from U.S. Highway 2 by turning south on the Thompson River Road (County Road 56 on maps, County Road 556 on the ground) between McGregor Lake and Lower Thompson Lake, approximately 40 miles west of Kalispell, Montana. After leaving Highway 2 or 200, area roads are low standard gravel or dirt and are often rough. Area roads also serve logging trucks and should be driven with care. During the winter, it may be necessary to hike, ski or snowmobile for at least a mile to the cabin, as roads are not always plowed. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District.
Directions From Dillon, travel north on I-15 for 12 miles to exit 74 at Apex. Turn west and continue about 8 miles on Birch Creek Road. Cross the bridge and take the first right onto Thief Creek Road. The cabin is about 1/4-mile to the west at Thief Creek. Depending on snow conditions, guests may need to park at the Birch Creek Road turnoff and ski or snowmobile to the cabin. Maps may be purchased at the Dillon Ranger District or online http://www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf (mobile maps are available). Phone 406-683-3900 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Keywords BCCA,BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NF -FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Road Conditions Montana State Tourism Overview Birch Creek Cabin is a historic log cabin with electricity and running water. It provides access to a variety of hiking, ohv, and for cross-country skiing and snowshoe
Directions From Ennis, travel south on Highway 287 for about 32 miles to the West Fork Rest Area. Turn right onto West Fork Road/Forest Road 209 and continue for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Standard Creek Road/Forest Road 237 and travel 18 miles to the cabin. Maps may be purchased by calling the Madison Ranger District. Phone 406-682-4253 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS Keywords BLKB,BLACK BUTTE,BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NF -FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Tourism Montana State Road Conditions Overview Black Butte Cabin is a snug log cabin that sits high in the Gravelly Mountains. It sleeps four people and has scenic views of Lion Mountain. The area is home to a variety of wildlife and provides access to numerous trails for hiking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles during warmer months, and snowmobiles in the winter. The cabin is open nine months out of the
Directions From Columbia Falls, travel north on Nucleus Avenue until the road ends at the intersection of Railroad Street. Turn right (east) on Railroad Street. Continue on Railroad Street; it becomes the North Fork Road. Continue north on the North Fork Road for 45 miles. Turn right on Road 308 just north of the Tepee Creek crossing. Follow Road 308 back across Tepee Creek to Ford Cabin. North Fork Road is gravel and rough in spots. It is only intermittently plowed during the winter months, requiring four-wheel drive or chains for travel. Phone 406-387-3800 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Keywords FORD,FORD CABIN,FORD WORK CENTER,FLATHEAD NF – FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Road Conditions Montana State Tourism Overview Ford Cabin offers a cozy, rustic getaway along the appropriately named Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Flathead River.
Directions From Whitehall, travel south on Highway 55 for about 20 miles. Turn right off the highway just before crossing the Jefferson River, onto Forest Service Road 125, and continue west about 14 miles on a dirt road. Winter access varies with snow conditions. Guests may need to hike, ski or snowmobile to the cabin during winter months. Maps may be purchased by calling the Butte/Jefferson Ranger District. Phone 406-494-2147 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS Keywords HELL,HELL’S CANYON CABIN,HELL’S,CANYON,GUARD,HELL S CANYON GUARD STATION,BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NF -FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Road Conditions Montana State Tourism Overview Hells Canyon Guard Station is a quaint log cabin located in the Highland Mountains of Montana’s Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. It is most often used as a base camp by hunters and hikers. The area is replete with wildlife and provides access to scenic mountain views,
Directions Travel west on Highway 43 from Wisdom, Montana for approximately 20 miles. Turn north on the Trail Creek Road #106, travel for approximately 6 miles to the cabin. It will be located on the left (west) side of the road. Access 1 This route takes off from the Chief Joseph Pass cross country ski parking area. Travel north on the Broadway Trail for about one mile until the trail intersects with FS road #1260. The first mile is for skiers only. The remaining road is shared by both skiers and snowmobiles. The route is marked with blue and orange diamonds. This route is recommended for the novice or inexperienced skier. The total distance is 6 miles. Access 2 Shoofly Trail #3117 is the shortest route into Hogan Cabin and also the most difficult. This trail takes off from the parking area along Highway 43 by the Cabinet Creek sign.
Directions From Dillon, travel south on Interstate 15 for about 20 miles, to Highway 324. Cross the Clark Canyon Reservoir Dam and travel west on Highway 324 for about 21 miles. At Red Butte, continue west on Forest Road 181 (Bloody Dick Road) for about 6 miles to the junction with Forest Road 7340 (Coyote Creek Road). Continue about 2 miles to the cabin. In winter, over-the-snow distance to the cabin will vary from 1 to 6 miles. Maps may be purchased at the Dillon Ranger District 420 Barrett Street, Dillon, MT 59725 – Monday through Friday from 7:30-16:30 mst. Or using a computer – http://www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf (mobile map applications are available). Phone 406-683-3900 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Keywords HRPR,HORSE PRAIRIE GUARD STATION,BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NF -FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Tourism Montana State Road Conditions Overview Horse Prairie Cabin is a
Directions From Great Falls, travel aproximately 23 miles east on Highway 87/89 and turn right (south) at the rest area/weigh station just past Belt, onto U.S. Highway 89 toward Monarch and Neihart. Drive approximately 50 miles to Kings Hill Pass. The cabin is on the left side of the highway just before the pass (within 300 feet of the pass). The total distance form Great Falls is about 75 miles. During the summer season, visitors can drive directly to the cabin. During the winter season, there is parking on the wide spot along the highway, which is plowed. From White Sulphur Springs, go about 3 miles east on Highway 12 and turn left (north) onto Highway 89. The cabin is just past Kings Hill Pass on the right. Total distance from White Sulphur Springs is 28.5 miles. Phone 406-236-5511 OR 406-547-3361 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING,
Directions From Townsend, Montana: Turn east from US Highway 287 onto US Highway 12 for approximately 3 miles. Turn north on State Highway 284 for approximately 15 miles. Turn northeast onto Forest Road 287, Confederate Gulch, travel on Forest Rd 287 for approximately 8 miles. Arrived at location. Junction of Forest Rd 287 and Blacktail Rd 4171. Please use caution when accessing Miller cabin in the winter months, winter access will vary based on snow conditions. Do not count on wheeled vehicle access from November through April. You can get to Miller cabin in the winter months with snowmobile or cross country skiing. It is not recommended driving full size vehicle to the site during this time period. Phone 406-266-3425 Activities CAMPING Keywords Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Road Conditions Montana State Tourism Overview The Miller Creek Cabin is located in the Townsend Ranger District and
Directions From Hungry Horse, drive east on Highway 2 to Martin City, then south on Forest Road 38. Drive about 55 miles on a winding, gravel road, along Hungry Horse Reservoir. At the junction with Diamond R Guest Ranch, turn east on Forest Road 568 and travel approximately 15 miles. Park at the trailhead and hike or ride on Trail No. 228 for about a third of a mile, to the Spotted Bear River Trail 83. Go past trails 43 and 89. Silvertip Cabin is just south of the Trail 89 intersection. If traveling in July or August, the trail requires a 1.5-mile hike to the cabin. If traveling in June or September, a gate will prohibit access on Forest Road 568 and the trek to the cabin may be up to 4 miles. Phone 406-758-5376 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Keywords STCB,Silvertip,Silvertip Cabin,SILVERTIP CABIN (MT) Related Link(s) Rec
Directions Located about 15 miles south of Helena. From Interstate 15, take exit 187 for Montana City/MT-518. East on Jackson Creek road for 0.5 miles. Turn right/south onto Johns St (Papa Rays Pizza) and continue onto McClellan Creek road for four miles. Turn right/south onto Warm Springs Creek/Strawberry Lookout Rd and proceed 1.7 miles. Turn right/west onto the Strawberry Lookout Rd, proceed 1 mile to the cabin. NOTE: From October 15th through May 15th the road is closed to motorized vehicles for the last 1 mile so access is walk-in only. Snow conditions only allow driving to within about a mile of the turn to Strawberry Lookout road, thus requiring about 2-3 miles of snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Snowmobiling is not allowed in this area. Phone 406-449-5201 Activities CAMPING Keywords Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Tourism Montana State Road Conditions Overview Explore a magnificent recreation and
Directions From Philipsburg, travel south on Highway 1 for just over 6 miles. Turn right onto Skalkaho Highway/Highway 38 and travel west for about 13 miles. The entrance to the cabin is on the left, behind a locked gate, which uses the same key code as the cabin. The last 200 yards of the road may be closed due to snowfall during the winter months. Maps may be purchased by calling the Pintler Ranger District. Phone 406-859-3211 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Keywords WROC,West Fork Guard Station,West Fork,West Fork Station,BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NF -FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Tourism Montana State Road Conditions Overview The West Fork of Rock Creek Cabin is located on the western edge of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and is open for reservations year-round. It is a large cabin that provides a great experience in the mountains of
Directions From Columbia Falls, travel north on Nucleus Avenue and turn east onto Railroad Street at the stop sign. The road becomes North Fork Road as it travels over the railroad overpass. Drive past the Schnaus and Ford rental cabins, and Wurtz is located on the west side of the road. Use caution during the winter, as the gravel road is only intermittently plowed. Chains and four-wheel drive are required for passage. Phone 406-387-3800 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Keywords WURT,WURTZ,WURTZ WORKCENTER,WURTZ HOMESTEAD,FLATHEAD NF – FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Montana State Tourism Montana State Road Conditions Overview Wurtz Cabin is located just south of the Canadian border, on the North Fork Road near the North Fork of the Flathead River. It is listed on the National Historic Register, offering guests a glimpse into the past. It provides access to a variety of
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