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Preacher's Cabin - a real Montana log cabin, right at river's edge - sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,546 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Looking for a real log cabin, at the very end of a secluded road, right on the river, with satellite TV and wifi to boot? Look no further!

This gorgeous log cabin, nestled on 20 acres on the banks of the beautiful Bitterroot River, is located only 21 miles south of Missoula. It sits on a small knoll with a green lawn running to the river's edge, just 100 ft. away.

Originally owned and built by a faithful minister , this two story log cabin features a nice sized living room with knotty pine cathedral ceilings, four skylights and a beautiful large stone fireplace framed with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Bitterroot River. The comfortable master bedroom is on the main floor with a queen sized log bed and lots of windows and wonderful views. There is a newly remodeled full bath with shower next to the master bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped including microwave and a coffee maker, and plenty of cookware and dishes for a sit-down family meal. Upstairs there are two nice sized bedrooms with a queen log bed in one and two twin log beds in the other. Both upstairs bedrooms have great views.

The Preacher's Cabin has a gas barbecue grill on a covered porch overlooking the river and a spacious screened-in porch for dining. With over a 1000 ft. of private Bitterroot River frontage, good trout fishing is only a cast away.

The property is a very quiet, end-of-the-road 20 acre parcel, directly across the river from the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge. Birds and wildlife abound! The Preacher's Cabin is a perennial favorite for many guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Amy Sage
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018


Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1546 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs queen room - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Main floor queen room - 1 queen , Main floor bedroom
    Upstairs twin room - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Preacher's Cabin - a real Montana log cabin, right at river's edge - sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Just what the doctor ordered! Perfect week's getaway in nature! early Fall at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

First off, we had an amazing stay, again, in Montana. We love Montana's wildlife, seasons, and wonderful people & towns. Visiting the Preacher's Cabin in Florence was amazing and it was our first visit in the early Fall season. This might be my favorite time of year, warm days and cold nights! Florence was unique too, along with the small towns just south of missoula.

About the cabin: loved the remoteness and the overall well appointed cabin, with everything one would need. The detail is rustic and the amenities inside are perfect for any cooking or relaxing, including a nice warm shower or big roaring fire. The property itself has an amazing seat on the river and a small trail leads to a path where you can easily access the water for fishing. We caught a few decent rainbow! The property has a fire pit overlooking the river, perfect for cool nights and stargazing overhead. Maybe our favorite part of the experience! There is an awesome CharBroil grill on the patio!

The wildlife: plenty of osprey flying, a daily bald eagle visit and screech, beaver, trout, deer, turkey... all seen from the property. At night, the wolves would be calling too, as we watched the stars pop out. The trout are active late afternoon and hit dry flies on the surface... strong river current, so watch kids closely. I was fine mid day in watershoes and shorts while fishing. Early morning and late day waders are ideal.

Outside: plenty of close hikes! We chose Blodgett Canyon's Horsehead Arch and loved it! The mountains are a bit different than up in glacier, but made for an enjoyable hike that seemed more of a walk in the woods versus endless switchbacks. So, the hike was awesome and rewarding to reach the horse head arch (don't listen to the trail reports, its more than 3 miles from the trail head)

The Town: Florence is a small town, but the grocery store has everything one might need. The Rustic Hut is a great throwback local bar and grill with plenty of local beer options. You will likely hear some great stories from the patrons at the bar!

What would we change: literally, wouldnt change a thing about the cabin, setting, or the memories we made! I would love to go back mid-late Spring and around Christmas time. Thank you for making this cabin available for us to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a little slice of heaven! It’s located at the end of a road so it’s completely secluded. It sits on the river and offers some of the best views. There is fishing available right from the property. Both the fireplace and the beds are super cozy. Amy, the manager, was great to work with and allowed us to modify the reservation once we got there. We will be back for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful on river complete privacy

  • 5 of 5

Very exclusive setting quiet on river—great log home at end of road—tremendous fishing on the Bitteroot river. Very clean with everything needed for a perfect stay. (Hard to beat location so close to Missoula)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Missoula International Airport

End of the road privacy.

Over 1000 ft of riverbank.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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