You won't find a whole lot of lodging variety within Missoula's city limits: It's dominated by chains, with a smattering of independents and Victorian-era B&Bs. For a distinctive night's sleep, try roughing it in a historic cabin. Information on rental of old-fashioned miner's cabins at the ghost town of Garnet is available by contacting the Garnet Preservation Association, 3255 Fort Missoula Rd., Missoula, MT 59804 (tel. 406/329-3883; www.garnetghosttown.net). The cabins are available for $30 to $40 a night from December through April, when they are typically accessible only on skis, snowshoes, or snowmobiles. Rustic cabins and lookouts are also available for rent through the National Forest Service, 200 E. Broadway (P.O. Box 779), Missoula, MT 59807 (tel. 406/329-3511) and the National Recreation Reservation Service (tel. 877/444-6777; www.recreation.gov). Get information on camping at Missoula's Bureau of Land Management, 3255 Fort Missoula Rd., Missoula, MT 59804 (tel. 406/329-3914; www.blm.gov/mt).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.