Garnet Ghost Town Cabin Rentals Available
By OutdoorAly

Posted: March 29, 2013

April is the last month garnet ghost town cabin rentals are available before they close for tourist season. Have a chance to sleep with the ghosts in Garnet Ghost Town in one of two cabins available for rent. Dates are still open for rental on a first come basis. Have the whole town to yourself for exploring and recreating!
The cabins are managed by the Bureau of Land Management and are only available to rent from December through April at the historic site located 40 miles east of Missoula.

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The remote site is popular among winter recreation enthusiasts who enjoy skiing and snowmobiling in the rugged terrain around the small cluster of historic buildings.

Access into the town in winter is limited to skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoes or dog sled. From Highway 200, turn south on the Garnet Range Road between mile markers 22 and 23 and park near the gate about a quarter-mile from Highway 200.  The winter journey is about 12 miles with a steady incline from the closed gate to Garnet.

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Cabins come furnished with beds, dishes, gas cook stoves, lanterns, and wood heat stoves. The Dahl Cabin (pictured above) sleeps up to six for $40 per night, and the McDonald Cabin sleeps four for $30 per night.

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Enjoy a little Montana history by staying the night in the heart of what used to be a thriving gold-mining town with numerous hotels, a newspaper, and assay office, two barber shops, a meat market, several general stores, a blacksmith shop, a jail, a stage stop, and almost a dozen saloons.

When the snow is good, the area is full of recreation opportunities including groomed snowmobile trails. Or go ghost hunting in the abandoned buildings that make up the old town.

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For more information about cabin rentals or to receive an application via mail, call the BLM’s Missoula Field Office at 406-329-3914.

Applications and detailed information can be found on the BLM Missoula Field Office website.

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