The BLM’s Dillon Field Office is in the process of listing the two sites at Recreation.gov. The cabins are expected to be available for online reservations starting onMarch 11. To find the cabins, type “Axolotl” or “Henneberry” in the search box at Recreation.gov and look for the BLM-specific sites among the search results.
With the advent of the online reservation system, the Dillon Field Office will no longer take reservations for the two sites over the phone, via email or through in-person visits to the field office.
“We’re looking forward to the automated system of cabin reservations,” said Cornie Hudson, Dillon Field Office Manager. “This will streamline our operations and make reservations even more convenient for the public.”
In addition to going online, the Axolotl Cabin rental rate will increase to $75 per night this year. Normally, the rental season runs between late May and mid-October. However, because the cabin is due to be renovated this season, it will be closed to the public starting onJuly 19 through the end of the season. The major renovations include replacing the propane lights with solar-powered lights and other structural improvements to the cabin, which is located 14 miles southwest of Ennis in the foothills of the Gravelly Range.
Established in 1883, the Henneberry homestead is one of the best-preserved examples of early homesteading activities that remain on public lands in Beaverhead County. The house, built in 1905, is located 14 miles south of Dillon and sits on the bank of the Beaverhead River. The Henneberry House rental rate will remain at $75 per night and is available for rental year round.
The BLM apologizes for any inconvenience the new reservation system may cause. If the cabins are not listed on Recreation.gov by March 11, please continue to check the website.
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.