Lolo Forest Service Cabins and Lookout Towers



Rent Lolo Forest Service Cabins or Fire Lookouts for an Incredible and Unique Outdoor Getaway




What a great experience!  Renting one of the Lolo Forest Service cabins or fire lookouts could be one of your best vacations ever. 

They are usually rustic and without the amenities we are used to at home - but they are very comfortable and warm.  You will usually find a heating stove, bed, table and chairs, an outhouse and they normally don't have water.  You will probably have to provide your own cooking stove, dishes and utensils for eating, cookware, bedding, food and water.


When you rent one of the historic fire lookout towers, you will be staying "on top of the world" with spectacular views in every direction.  You will experience the big sky at night with more stars than you can imagine and have comfort while enjoying the great outdoors.


Check out these primitive cabins and lookout towers that are available in the Lolo National Forest:



Lolo Forest Service Cabins and Lookouts in the
Lolo Creek Area


West Fork Butte Lookout

This lookout tower is about 25 miles from Lolo and sits at the top of the mountain overlooking the surrounding trees.  You can observe lots of wildlife wandering around - elk, moose, bears, deer, maybe even some bighorn sheep and mountain lions.  Inside the lookout you will find bunk beds with mattresses for 4 people, table and chairs, propane cook stove, basic eating and cooking utensils, wood stove and minimal cleaning supplies.  There is an outhouse and no water.  The fee is $30.00 per night and if you would like to make a reservation or learn more, click here: West Fork Butte Lookout.





Lolo Forest Service Cabins and Lookouts in the
Thompson Falls/ Plains Area


Cougar Peak Lookout

This lookout is about 10 miles from Thompson Falls and sits on top of the mountains - it is not a tower, but sits on the ground.  You can drive to the parking area and then it's about a 150 feet hike to the lookout.  There is a lot of wildlife in this area - elk, deer, moose, bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep and grizzly bears.  You will find beds for 2 - wood stove - table and chairs - outhouse - no water or electricity.  Fee is $30 per night and if you would like to make a reservation or learn more, please click here : Cougar Peak Lookout.





Lolo Forest Service Cabins and Lookouts in the
Rock Creek Area


Hogback Homestead

This 2 story log cabin is about 25 miles from Philipsburg and sits in the Sapphire Mountains near Hogback Creek.  It is completely furnished and the main floor is wheelchair accessible.  You will find 3 bedrooms to sleep 8 people, wood stove, propane cook stove and lights, table and benches, couches and chairs, outhouse, a hand pump outside that sometimes works.  The rent is $60 per night with a 6 day maximum stay.  To learn more and/or to make reservations, please click here: Hogback Homestead.


Morgan Case Homestead

This historic log cabin is located in the Sapphire Mountains next to Rock Creek.  It is quite popular for fishing and hunting as wildlife is plentiful and Rock Creek is well known for fishing.  You will find beds with mattresses for 5 people - table and chairs - electric stove with oven, refrigerator and lights - wood stove for heat - hand pump outside - outhouse.  It is completely furnished and is wheelchair accessible.  The rent is $65.00 per night and if you would like to know more or make reservations, please click here: Morgan Case Homestead.




Lolo Forest Service Cabin in the
Seeley Lake Area


Monture Guard Station

This 2 story cabin is about 8 miles north of Ovando and is available in the winter only.  You will find a propane stove and oven, refrigerator, heater - beds with mattresses for 8 people - table and chairs - cooking and eating supplies - couches, etc. - outhouse - hand pump.  There is about a 1 mile hike, snowmobile or ski to the cabin from the parking area.  It rents for $60 per night and if you would like to know more and/or make reservations, please click here: Monture Guard Station.




Lolo Forest Service Cabins and Lookouts in the
Superior Area



Savenac Bunkhouse

This building is one of 3 buildings on the Historic Savenac Tree Nursery Compound and is located 90 miles west of Missoula in the Bitterroot Mountains.  The 2 story cabin will accommodate large groups and is for sleeping only - no cooking or eating.  It will sleep up to 30 people. The bathrooms have flush toilets, running water, sinks and showers.  It rents for $75 per night.  If you would like to know more, or would like to make a reservation, please click here: Savenac Bunkhouse.




Savenac Cookhouse

This is another one of the 3 buildings on the Historic Savenac Tree Nursery Compound and is only for cooking and eating.  It will accommodate up to 30 people.  There is a commercial stove with grills and double ovens - cooking and eating dishes and utensils - dishwasher - 2 refrigerators - walk in cooler.  It rents for $80 per night and if you would like to learn more or make a reservation, please click here: Savenac Cookhouse.



Savenac West Cottage

This building is also one of the 3 in the Historic Savenac Tree Nursery Compound and is for a family or a small group.  It is fully furnished with beds for 5 - electric stove and refrigerator - cooking pan and utensils - eating dishes and utensils - hot and cold running water - flush toilet - and a shower.  It rents for $30 a night.  If you would like to make reservations, or learn more, please click here: Savenac West Cottage.




Thompson Peak Lookout

This lookout is different in that it is on the 3rd floor of a multistory cement block building that is used for a radio and cellular tower.  It has electricity and cell phone coverage, which most lookouts don't have.  You will find beds with pads for 4 people - electric stove, heater, microwave and small refrigerator - basic eating and cooking utensils - outhouse - no water.  It is available only from May 30 until October 15 and is located about 60 miles west of Missoula.  The fee is $30 per night and if you would like to make a reservation or learn more, please click here: Thompson Peak Lookout.




Up Up Lookout Tower

This fire lookout tower sits on the top of a rocky knob in the Bitterroot Mountains and is about 100 miles west of Missoula.  You can drive right to the lookout, which makes it easy.  Wildlife abound in this area and you can probably observe many of them from the tower.  You will find a twin bed and a pad - propane heater and lights - outhouse - no water.  Rent is $30 per night and if you would like to know more or make a reservation, click here: Up Up Lookout Tower.





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