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Come & "Catch" Our Skwala Hatch Special Until End of April!! Cozy, Rustic Quiet

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 one room 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.

The Cabin In The Wildwood is a dry cabin, but only a short walk across the grass greets you with a private outside entrance (for our guests only) 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.

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.

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.

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!

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Owner/Manager

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Stevensville in Ravalli County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Cabin bath located in Main house private to guests only
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Come & "Catch" Our Skwala Hatch Special Until End of April!! Cozy, Rustic Quiet
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Cozy and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Molly’s cozy mountain cabin. She was so welcoming and happy to help us with anything we needed. Our favorite part of the staying at the cabin was the short walk down to the river with our dog. Thank you for your hospitality Molly!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was super cool with a great owner who is friendly and willing to help anytime she can. The place is very clean and comfy. We came for a fishing trip and the river was nice and close. End of the day we were able to have a fire which was nice. At the end of the trip I forgot a jacket and Molly was all over it and was willing to ship it to me. Great place recommend it to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brock for your kind words! Was great having you "boys" and was super glad you caught fish! Also enjoyed seeing that rip roaring fire every night, I love it when people can enjoy their visit to the max! Bummer about your jacket .. but it is on the way! Hope to see you again for a summer visit!
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Virginia, USA

Kind and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Molly was so kind. I loved staying here and meeting her cats and her dog, named Tank. She had farm fresh eggs for me which is something I would never get at home. The cabin was so cozy, clean, inviting and comfortable, especially the bed. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anybody traveling in this area of Montana.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and lovely beyond compare!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our time at Molly's beautiful cabin. It is one of the most peaceful places, and she makes it incredibly special and unique. There were fresh eggs from her own chickens in the fridge and dog biscuits waiting for our pup on our arrival. She provided recommendations on all the things we love to do including local hiking trails, breweries, and restaurants. The cabin is impeccably clean, adorably decorated, and perfect for getting away from the busy world. The private bathroom in the house for only guests is a very short walk across the lawn and a chance to see the (numerous!) deer and horses in the field. The cabin cooled down at night and stayed cool throughout the day, even in the August heat! Molly is very attentive and available to answer any and all questions. We truly could not have imagined a more perfect place to enjoy our vacation, and we found it incredibly difficult to leave! I have always loved spending time in Montana, and now I cannot imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoughtful host, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Molly's cabin and felt so blessed by her thoughtfulness and generosity. She was also very understanding and accommodating for our pups. I would highly recommend her cabin to any of my friends. It was a lovely place to spend an anniversary.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin in peaceful setting.

  • 4 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my brief stay in Molly's little cabin. It's tastefully decorated, and has everything you need, except for a bathroom. The facility is a little walk from the cabin, and has a separate entrance at the back of the house. This was no big deal for me. The location was ideal, halfway down the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, and five minutes from the town of Stevensville, Montana's oldest settlement, which has shopping, and restaurants. I'm hoping to have the chance to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Missoula International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Wildwood Brewery
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Hamilton Golf Course
Nearest Train
164 Miles
Amtrak Station, Whitefish Montana
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 93
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Maries Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
68 Miles
Lost Trail Powder Mountain
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Lake Como, Darby Montana


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £17.88
Pet Fee £17.88
Damage Deposit £71.53

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.