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4 Seasons of Beauty

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 185 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This peaceful straw bale home is a retreat from a busy lifestyle . It is nestled in the foothills of the Sapphire Mountains in Montana's Bitterroot Valley, only a 35-45 minute drive from Missoula.

Situated on 20 acres of land with majestic ponderosa pines and a vibrant display of wild flowers all around the cabin. Inside, you'll find the comfort of natural wood and wide windows sills that display the view of snow-capped peaks of the Bitterroot range. From sunrise to sunset, you will bask in the immense landscape - inviting you to savor meals on the deck, take a walk on nearby trails, or nap with the summer breeze carrying the scent of pines. The abundant natural light and open floor plan create a feeling of relaxed spaciousness inside.

This unique home was a built by the owner, Rosemary, and her community of friends over the course of several summers. She was a teacher at the time and had a vision of creating a sustainable energy efficient home. She lived out of a teepee the first few summers and recalls the mourning doves cooing and keeping her company during the 7 year process. It was a labor of love that was finally completed in 2000. Straw bale construction is known for it's energy efficiency qualities and many renewable materials were used in the process.

When you're ready for adventure, culture, dining out or shopping, the surrounding area offers multitudes of opportunities. You can enjoy an active day in the forest, on the river, or shopping and take in some local music in Missoula; then return quickly to your serene mountain sanctuary. Information about outdoor and city activities are convienently located inside.

When you're spending a quieter day at the cabon and on the land in the hills, you're only a 15-minutes away from Florence, where you can shop for groceries and other necessities, or savor a delicious meal at cafe Fierenze.

This cabin has all the comfort you need to live the mountain life for a few days or a few weeks. This magical getaway is tastefully furnished with cozy new beds, comfortable seating, a fully equipped kitchen, a new state of the art wood stove, a barbecue and deck furniture. While wifi is not available Verizon and AT&T cell service is accessable. This spot is designed to ensure you have a relaxing and fun vacation.


The nearby Bitterroot River is perfect for fishing, swimming or boating. Local outfitters offer guided fishing, rafting, kayaking and canoeing trips, or you can rent equipment nearby. For land lovers, dozens of hiking and biking trails wind creekside through scenic canyons in the Bitterroot and Missoula valleys. A fun wildlife reasearch center only miles away is a great day trip, In the winter, the crisp Montana outdoors beckons you to snowshoe, cross-country ski or downhill ski at your choice of areas located within one and a half hours drive; or right outside your door when there's snow.


Is a thriving university town full of shops and restaurants. Local favorites include Saturday morning farmers' markets and weekend music, arts and crafts festivals. Right in the heart of downtown, the riverside Caras Park hosts outdoor live music and food events. A Carousel for Missoula is another popular downtown destination for kids of all ages. Museum lovers will want to check out the Missoula Art Museum and the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.


From the Missoula airport, you'll drive down the beautiful highway 93 with spectacular views of mountain peaks. You'll head east into the hills, winding through forests and meadows to your mountain haven. The cabin is located off a county maintained dirt road (all-wheel drive is recommended October through May) for the last mile.


Quiet, cabin, straw bale, sustainable home, Bitterrroot, mountains, mountain views, Missoula, four seasons, outdoor activities, natural light, spacious landscape, nature trails, BBQ, vacation rental, retreat, winter retreat.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Florence, Montana

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Fly fishing in the nearby Bitterroot River, Lee Metcalf Bird Refuge, cross country and downhill skiing is close by.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Florence, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
standard rate
May 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

more than 4 people C$33.98 + Tax
Pet Fee C$67.96
cleaning C$115.54 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$407.77
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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