Sawmill Cabin – Monthly Rental

Rent our Sawmill Cabin by the month in winter! If availability allows, we are offering Sawmill, a two-bedroom cabin in a serene location near Rock Creek, for rent by the month from mid-October through March.

Less than 30 miles from Missoula, Montana, the Sawmill cabin is close to civilization, but civilization seems hundreds of miles away when you are at the cabin.

Peace with Wildlife

The valley is a quiet haven for humans and wildlife as the tourist season fades. The bighorn sheep rut often happens within feet of the cabin. Big whitetail bucks seek mates in the meadows near the creek.

As the first of winter snows fall, a hush sets over the land. Winter birds visit feeders while the fire keeps the cabin warm and toasty.

View of the Rock Creek Valley in Winter and Golden Stone Monthly Short term rental

View of the neighborhood in winter

Cutthroat Trout in April on Rock Creek

Cross Country Skiing in the Rock Creek Valley

Outdoors Activities So Close

Getting outdoors and getting exercise in winter is easy on Rock Creek. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing can be done within a very short distance from the cabin.

Discovery Ski Area and Missoula’s Snow Bowl Ski Area are short drives for downhill skiing.

For groomed cross country ski trails, there are numerous trails in Western Montana. Visit the Missoula Nordic Ski Club website for trail conditions.

Several of the Lolo National Forest hiking trails which are close to the cabin are perfect for snowshoeing in winter. Trails that follow creek bottoms are perfect as they are not steep. These forested trails offer peace and tranquility on a winter’s day.

Winter Fly Fishing

Winter fly fishing for trout (catch and release) and mountain whitefish is a great way to spend a sunny winter’s afternoon.

In the wider portions of the Valley, the river is open and fish-able all winter. In narrow portions that receive less sunlight in winter, the river freezes over.

Fish the river with nymphs and streamers in the dead of winter. As the season begins to change in March, the hatches begin, and catching fish on dry flies can be good late March through April.

Fly Fishing Rock Creek in Winter

Fly Fishing Rock Creek at Thanksgiving

Monthly Vacation Home Rental Near Missoula Montana

Winter View From the Cabin

The Weather

We moved from the NorthEast to Western Montana because the winters are much less severe than northern New Hampshire. So our view of the weather might not align with everyone’s, lol.

There are lots of sunny days, along with days of snow, and overcast gray days. The cabin is located in one of the wider positions of the valley do we receive a bit more sunshine than some locations.

My favorite days are those that snow at a constant pace, not heavy or light, without wind. On these days the silence is deafening, the fireplace inviting, and the view of the falling snow outside fills the soul with peace.

What’s Included

The monthly rental rate for Sawmill is $2500 per month.

Included in the rent are:

  • Heat
  • Electricity
  • YouTube TV
  • Netflix
  • Starlink WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Plowing
  • Fully Furnished

The cabin is not bookable online for monthly rentals. Please call us to discuss the possibility.

Sawmill Cabin during a January snow storm

Sawmill Cabin in Winter

Rock Creek Road - Icy Road to Paradise

Rock Creek Road on an Icy Morning – Gorgeous!

Who is the Ideal Winter Resident?

  • Someone who is either retired or works from home
  • Traveling Medical Professionals
  • Visiting Professors
  • Someone who values outdoor recreation and enjoys winter snow
  • Angler(s) who want to fly fish year-round
  • Writer(s)
  • Property Buyers

I’m sure there are many others I’ve omitted. If you commute to Missoula daily for work, we recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle. While the county maintains the road, and we have the driveway plowed, road maintenance does not occur during the early morning hours. Rock Creek Road is a lower priority for county maintenance crews due to the low number of commuters, lack of school-aged children, and distance from county maintenance facilities.

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