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Things to do during "cabin time" in Philipsburg
These Philipsburg, MT rentals are near Missoula and on Rock Creek. It’s cabin time. Philipsburg is a 19th century mining town, but valuable stones aren’t the only jewels you’ll find here. Philipsburg’s cabins, lodges and cottages are equally precious and have been capturing the hearts of travelers for decades. This area has so much to offer including close proximity to pristine forests and parks, quaint local antique stores, and a rich history that make this area both beautiful and peacefully quiet. In fact, Philipsburg was once voted one of the “prettiest painted places” in the U.S. The locals are friendly and always wear a smile. With blue ribbon fly fishing, scenic hiking trails, and a number of other fun outdoor activities it will put a smile on your face too.
Just ten minutes south of Philipsburg sits the clear, 3,700 acre Georgetown Lake. Surrounded by dense woodlands and mountains, the lake makes for a perfect family getaway. Known for more than just a pretty photo, the lake is a popular blue ribbon fishery. Reports show that more fish are caught per person on Georgetown Lake than any other lake in Montana. Take a stroll to a few of the highest rated golf courses in the country near Georgetown Lake. The Fairmount Hot Springs Golf Course is an 18 hole, par-72 paradise. For a truly unique experience, you have to try the Old Works Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus signature course that is widely recognized as one of the best courses Montana has to offer.
Learn more about the proud tradition of Philipsburg by visiting the Granite County Museum and Cultural Center. Exhibits adorn clothes, personal items and photos that represent an earlier time in the county’s history. Be sure to check out the Ghost Town Hall of Fame in the museum to see evolving displays about Montana’s eerie ghost towns with many items donated by local residents. The Hard Rock Mining Exhibit continues to be a visitor’s favorite, because of its inclusive underground mining tour and display of old mining equipment.
If you have a sweet tooth, stop by the Sweet Palace candy shop in town. The whole family will love to choose from over 50 kinds of fudge and 72 types of freshly made saltwater taffy. For a full breakfast unlike any other, visit Sunshine Station Tavern and Casino. Their cinnamon rolls get some great reviews. Make the most out of your cabin time by staying at Philipsburg’s cottages and lodges. You stumbled upon several true gems.
Make sure you talk to MT rental owners about the many Philipsburg things to do and day trips to Glacier National Park. Compare cabin rentals in Philipsburg here, then book DIRECTLY with the owners or local managers. Skip those booking website traveler fees.