Axolotl Cabin

Ennis, Montana

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Axolotl Cabin is located approximately 14 miles southwest of Ennis, Montana, in the foothills of the Gravelly Range. The cabin provides access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities and breathtaking views as it peers over the Madison Valley. The cabin is at an elevation of about 7,000 feet and is adjacent to Axolotl Lakes Wilderness Study Area.


Recreation opportunities abound in the surrounding area including numerous small lakes for exploring, excellent areas for hiking, wildlife viewing, and horseback riding. The world famous Madison River winds through the valley below.


The cabin sleeps a maximum of seven people. There is a queen bed, a queen-size fold out futon, two single bunkbeds and a twin bed. No bedding is provided. The cabin is equipped with a stove/oven, refrigerator, barbeque, wood stove in the bedroom area, fireplace, outside fire pit, and an outhouse. There is non-potable water available. There is solar electricity in the cabin and the lights are now electric instead of propane. Two small corrals near the cabin can accommodate two horses each. You are required to bring your own certified weed seed-free feed; no grazing is allowed.

Natural Features

Axolotl Salamanders exist in a few of the nearby lakes. Several lakes provide ample opportunities for fishing. The surrounding lands are primarily managed by the Bureau of Land Management and provide a variety of recreational opportunities.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors to the area may like to explore nearby Virginia City and Nevada City historic districts.


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