Savenac Cookhouse


The Savenac Cookhouse is one several rentals located at the Historic Savenac Tree Nursery. This historic tree nursery was founded in 1907 as a Forest Service tree nursery. Nursery operations concluded in 1969.

The Savenac compound includes a visitor center that is operated from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Located on the compound are memorials, and interpretive trails with plenty of room to roam.

Beautiful Savenac Creek runs through the compound. In winter, groomed snowmobile trails are available and opportunities abound for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

At a Glance

Fees $80.00 per night. Visit to make reservations.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No smoking in building. Pets must be on leash in the main compound and not allowed in building. Please view our Visitor Guidelines.
Closest Towns: Haugan, Montana
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets.
Information Center: Superior Ranger District, 406-822-4233

General Information

General Notes:

The Savenac Cookhouse has a commercial range with grill and double ovens, microwave oven, assorted cooking utensils and service for 25 to 30 people, commercial dish washer, 2 refrigerators plus walk-in cooler for larger groups, dining area that can seat 25 to 30 and sleeping facilities for 9 with 3 bathrooms and 2 showers. The sleeping facilities consist of 9 twin beds with mattress covers and are located in the basement. Two beds are in a separate room with the remaining beds located in a common group area. Visitors need to bring bedding. Lookout Pass ski hill is located 10 miles west on Interstate 90. The world class "Route of the Hiawatha" is located 7 miles to the west for pristine mountain biking. Numerous mountain streams, the St. Regis River, hiking trails and alpine lakes are available for recreational activities within just a few minutes of Savenac. The road at the compound is plowed in winter. Bike rentals are available at Lookout Pass. View our brochure "Savenac Historic Tree Nursery."


The Savenac compound is located 90 miles west of Missoula, Montana on Interstate 90. Take Haugan exit #16. Compound is well signed and entrance is visible.

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The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built this beautiful compound and its buildings. The intricate stonework, courtyard and architecture of the buildings make this place fun to rent and experience.
Difficulty Level: Easy


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