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An Apartment Gem Located In The Heart Of Missoula

Bedrooms 1
Space 630 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-3

This little gem has everything you need to make your visit a lovely, enjoyable & easy experience. Inside, this sweet apartment is fully equipped with all of the essentials & necessities for a quiet evening in or as a base camp for other activities.

Located in the heart of Missoula, just around the corner from the renowned Good Food Store where local & organic fresh foods are plentiful & a delicious eatery is steps from your front door. A few blocks away are the bikeable and walkable 'River Trails' that wend along the Clark Fork River into downtown Missoula, the University of Montana, and everywhere in between.

We have hosted short term as well as long term guests including traveling Forest Service, film, medical & business professionals. Ask about our affordable long term rates.

We welcome your pet upon approval.

More Details

Property Manager
Patricia Cloud
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Patricia Cloud

Our four generations have combined creative forces to offer this great little vacation gem. We have been blessed to live in beautiful Montana for 20 + years and continue to pinch ourselves daily. We come originally from the east & west coasts and spent 20 years in Alaska before finding our home in the Bitterroot Valley.

We have 3 daughters, our son-in-law, and our beautiful grandchildren living in Missoula.

We live in our country home 35 miles southeast of Missoula outside of Stevensville, MT.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Patricia Cloud purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Patricia Cloud chose Franklin to the Fort

Spending time with our children & grandchildren is high priority for us, besides finding Missoula a beautiful, active & compelling community. There is something to do every night if you want to go out and about, or stay at home and enjoy the cool summer & cozy winter nights. Missoula may be small by city standards but it has a huge heart that expresses itself in community events, Saturday & Sunday Farmers Markets, art, music, theatre, dance, Griz football, Osprey baseball, great food & beverages all abound.

What makes this apartment unique

Attention to detail, fine craftsmanship & location, helped us fall in love with the Catlin Gem Apartment. Inside is a well appointed and cozy space filled with comfortable and interesting furnishings. Step outside and within minutes you are either in the heart of the bustling downtown area, hiking up Mount Jumbo, floating or fishing the Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers or exploring, hiking or downhill/cross country skiing the Rattlesnake wilderness, Snowbowl, Lost Trail, Pattee Canyon or Blue Mountain. Entertainment, relaxation and exploration are only bounded by the imagination!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for being so caring and thoughtful!
Jan 2017
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Franklin to the Fort Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Henry Cloud Massage LMT Massage Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Feldenkrais, Lymphatic Massage 406-239-4817


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An Apartment Gem Located In The Heart Of Missoula
average rating of 4.571429 based on 31 reviews

Very cute

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was close to everything. It was one block from the Good Food Store. It was also located so it was easy to get around.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jona, Thank you for the review. You were a wonderful guest, thanks for choosing us!
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Nice Apartment, Great Location

  • 4 of 5

I was fortunate to be able to stay at this apartment for four months while I was on a work related detail. It was quiet and comfortable and the fact that it was fully furnished and had a washer and dryer made it even better. The neighbors were fairly quiet, I hardly saw them. And it is in a central location with great walking trails nearby which made it nice for walking my dog.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment with lots of fun kitchen tools! Great hosts are very responsive and flexible. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann & thank you for being a great guest! Enjoy your fall.
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Cute and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed For 2 weeks and were pleased with the apt. It had everything we needed. The apt is very comfortable. We will use again if the situation arises.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Audrey, Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you as a guest. Sincerely, Patricia Cloud
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Gainesville, FL

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is easy to find, is immaculately clean, has a well-equipped kitchen, and is an easy walk to the wonderful Good Food Store. The area that it is in is a bit busy but convenient to downtown Missoula. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. Also, the owner is kind.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, WA

Absolutely Adorable!

  • 4 of 5

Extremely clean, well-appointed and perfectly decorated. It's pretty tiny, but when you are on vacation, this is all you need. We are mt. bikers, so the washer and dryer was a HUGE plus. Everything was new, clean and very tasteful. Patricia has an amazing eye, the deocor was fantastic! To be honest, I was shocked that they had put so much effort and $$ into a little rental.

The only downside, if you are looking for a "Montana Experience" this is not it. It's across the street from a trailer park and near a busy road. We had been to Missoula before and just needed a place to sleep, so it worked out perfectly for us.

I would have given it 5~stars if it weren't for the surrounding area. Then again, it would not have been this price if it was on a river at the base of a mountain, now would it? Once inside, the apartment is quiet and it felt safe there.

Patricia let me bring my well-behaved dog, which was also a plus. There isn't cable TV, but WIFI is included, so we watched the Seahawks game via my iPad.

If you are looking for reasonably priced and a comfy bed, this is a little gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our location area has been redeveloped and gentrified since this review. The trailer park that was across the street has been replaced with a business and a new apartment complex. The street now has sidewalks and has been landscaped, summer 2015
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Ciao Mambo
Rockin Rudy's
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Clark Fork Natural Area
Catalyst Cafe
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Bernice's Bakery
Missoula Airport
The Wilma Theatre
Missoula Art Museum
Red Bird Restaurant & Wine Bar
Finn & Porter Missoula
Le Petit Outre Bakery
The Bridge Pizza
Food for Thought -- CLOSED
Bob Marshall's Biga Pizza
Sushi Hana Downtown
St. Francis Xavier Church
Linda Vista Golf Course
Greek Gyros
Good Food Store
Natural & organic foods store and deli
Scotty's Table
Excellent Bistro Restaurant
Five on Black
Brazilian Restaurant
Pearl Cafe
Gourmet Bistro
Hob Nob
Breakfast & lunch
The Silk Road
International Tapas
El Cazador
Mexican Restaurant
El Diablo
Mexican Restaurant
Missoula Children's Theatre
International Wildlife Film Festival & Media Center
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Missoula Saturday Market
Missoula Downtown Association
Downtown Dance Collective
Montana Snowbowl
Ten Spoon Vineyard & Winery
Mt Jumbo
Nara Korean BBQ
Break Espresso
Kettle House Brewing Co
Montgomery Distillery
Sawaddee Thai Restaurant
Iza Asian Restaurant
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Liquid Planet
Going-To-The-Sun Rd
Caffe Dolce
Old Post Pub
Sean Kelly's A Public House -- CLOSED
Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures
Shack Restaurant
Cedar Creek Salon & Day Spa
Greenough Park
Rockin Rudy's - S. Higgins Ave.
Sawaddee Thai Restaurant
Finn & Porter Missoula
Car: recommended

Historic Butte, MT 92.9 miles east

Lewis & Clark Caverns 125.8 miles east

Big Hole National Monument 82.5 miles south

National Bison Range 32.7 miles north

Mission Mountains 35 miles north

Flathead Lake & River 35 miles north west

Historic Stevensville/St. Mary's Mission 21 miles south

Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge 21.1 miles south

Daly Mansion 41.8 miles south

Historic Hamilton 42 miles south

Lost Trail Ski Resort 81 miles south

Snow Bowl 8 miles north

Garnet Ghost Town 33 miles north east

Bannack Ghost Town 132 miles south

Virginia City 147 miles south east


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Traveling professionals welcome.
Many visiting professionals have used the apt as their home away from home including USFS, Production Companies, Medical Professionals as well as various other traveling professionals. We offer special multiple month rates. Please find my contact information (phone, text, email) through my listing at under lodging, vacation home, 102 on Catlin. My phone for text & calls is a Montana area code and 2390771.
Many guests travel with their pet. We welcome well behaved pets and in order to keep the apts tidy & appealing we require their people to make sure the lawn & property has been cleaned up after them.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
During the high season there are no refunds on cancellations.

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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