Beginning this fall, the ‘rustic’ cabin will be available for rent starting November 17, 2012 through March 31, 2013. It will also be available for the summer season starting May 10, 2013. Recently Wood’s Cabin underwent a major $200,000 renovation. New features include a new roof, refinished floors, remodeled kitchen with propane stove, new entry doors and two new high-efficiency wood burning stoves. There is no electricity. Lighting is provided by propane and there is a vault toilet next to the cabin.
Wood’s Cabin has 3 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, and large living room. It sleeps up to 12 people and rents for $60 per night. Reservations can be made six months in advance by visiting www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
During the winter there will be no drinking water available. The woodshed at the cabin will be stocked with firewood. Also, the road to the cabin is not plowed, so you may have to park at the boat launch and walk across the dam to reach the cabin.
Lake Como is a beautiful setting in the wintertime and is popular with cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and ice fishermen. There are groomed cross-country ski trails on the south side of the lake which begin near the boat launch.
For more information, contact the Darby Ranger District at (406) 821-3913 or visit the Bitterroot National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot.