Georgetown Lake is truly one of the unspoiled gems of the Rocky Mountains with four season access and four season excitement. Our cabin offers convenient lake access, outstanding mountain views and world class recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Community access to miles of timbered Forest Service property on the western edge of the site leading into the Pintler Range. Our cabin is also adjacent to the Lakeside at Georgetown Marina which offers an opportunity for watercraft launching, your own secured boat slip, picnicing, swimming, walking trails and a variety of other activities.
Our cabin was just finished and we have outfitted it with beautiful custom furniture. This is a two level home with an open floor plan. There is a master bedroom on the main floor with a queen size bed. Upstairs is another bedroom with two full size beds. There is also a loft area with a full size futon. The cabin can sleep a total of 8 people. There is a covered deck to enjoy the views of Georgetown lake and watch the bald eagles that nest in the trees next to the cabin. You can see how they show the local fishermen how it is really done.
Our cabin has all the comforts of home including wireless internet service, two tv's with smart dvd players, an assortment of movies, books and games, outdoor bbq, fully equipped kitchen and a washer/dryer.
The outdoor enthusiast has endless opportunities in this area. Georgetown Lake offers unmatched scenery, great fishing, sailing, boating, waterskiing and a popular new sport of kite boarding. During the summer months the National Wilderness Area and public lands provides hundreds of miles of trails for backpackers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and ATV riders. These same areas turn into a backcountry skier and a snowmobile rider’s dream in the winter. Local groups groom and maintain miles of trails for snowmobile riders and cross country skiers. The Georgetown Lake area receives some of the finest snow in Montana. Capitalizing on this is Discovery Ski Area.
Stepping out into the wilderness surrounding Georgetown Lake, you will be in awe of this unspoiled area of the Rocky Mountains. The wildlife is abundant, ranging from big game animals like bear, mountain lion, elk, moose, mountain sheep and white tail deer to smaller animals like badger, fox, coyote, snowshoe hare, beaver, raccoon and porcupine. Birds are also plentiful in this area including many species of ducks, geese, herons, grebes, osprey, golden eagles and bald eagles. It is not uncommon to come into contact with most of the animals listed above, so make sure to know the rules of the wilderness and have a camera handy.
To quote a popular line from A River Runs Through It, “In Montana there’s three things we’re never late for: church, work and fishing.” Trout fishing is probably the biggest draw in and around Georgetown Lake. There are over 500 miles of streams and over 50 lakes in Granite County alone, providing some of the best fishing in the nation. Surrounded by so many Blue Ribbon Rivers and creeks, some of these areas never see an angler all season. Both spin and fly-fishing are possible all year long. The rivers and lakes are full of Rainbow Trout, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Bull Trout, Mountain Whitefish and Kokanee Salmon. Whether you want to step out of the front door of your cabin and fish one of Montana’s finest still water fly-fishing destinations, backpack into a remote mountain lake or float some of the surrounding rivers you will feel like you are living the life of Norman Maclean. There are also local guide services and fishing classes to get you started. After a few seasons you will know when the hatches occur and the best flies to use. To get you started you may want to try an elk hair caddis, royal wulf, san juan worm or a woolly bugger in the summer months.
No matter what you are looking for; a quiet place to unwind, endless outdoor recreation, social activities or family adventures you can find it all at Georgetown Lake. Spending time at Georgetown Lake will allow you to experience the rugged elegance of real Montana living. It doesn’t matter when you visit this area, there is always something to do. Within 20 minutes of Georgetown Lake are two extremely lively and unique towns; Anaconda and Philipsburg.
Both towns came into existence during the 1800’s during the mining heydays. Anaconda was founded in 1883 and is now part of the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark District. Anaconda is also home to a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Old Works Golf Course incorporates many historic mining relics of the past for a very unique golfing experience. Just outside of Anaconda is the full service resort of Fairmont Hot Springs. Long before the resort was constructed, Native American tribes such as the Flathead, Nez Perce and Shoshone frequented this area and referred to the hot pools as “medicine waters.”
Founded in 1866, the unique and now famous town of Philipsburg is also part of the National Historic Landmark District. All summer long events are planned in and around this lively little town. Philipsburg is arguably one of the best preserved towns from the past. Philipsburg is a perfectly restored version of the nearby ghost towns. The town has the oldest operating jail, school and opera house in the state. The downtown is filled with structures whose design and materials have been restored to represent the exact look and feel of the boom towns of the past.
Whether you are looking for a unique shopping experience, dining, learning the history of the area at the Granite County Museum, nightlife at an authentic Montana saloon or a live theater, you can find it in Philipsburg. The historic Opera House was established in 1891. It is the oldest operating theater in the state of Montana and has recently been restored to its original splendor. All summer long, professional actors perform live theater shows, including original vaudeville works that are much like the shows from a century ago.
The area around Philipsburg is famous for the mining and numerous ghost towns that attract visitors from around the world. Montana sapphires, gold and silver can still be found in the area. Gem Peak, just outside Philipsburg became one of the largest gem quality sapphire discoveries in the United States. Organized mining is offered at Gem Mountain and Philipsburg for a great family experience. Gem enthusiasts regularly find sapphires exceeding two carats in size. Getting to some of the ghost towns in the area is an experience on its own. This is a four wheeler paradise as mining roads traverse the mountain sides passing historic ghost towns and mining claims.