Historic cabins tucked in the beautiful West Boulder Valley.
Two bedroom main cabin and an additional sleeping cabin with bathroom.
Sweeping views of the West Boulder Valley and up into the mountains.
The main cabin has wireless Internet access.
This property has a 5 night minimum stay.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: These lovingly restored antique log cabins are tucked away in the West Boulder River Valley South of Big Timber, where they enjoy outstanding views of the nearby Absaroka Mountains. The main cabin and sweet guest cottage look quite rustic but are, in fact, polished and comfortable. The renowned Montana builder Terry Baird paid great attention to the details that make a cabin special. He built this as a retreat for his own family – so it received extra TLC. (You can see photos of these cabins and others that Terry has built in the book Old Wood New House.) The workmanship is first rate and the cabins are nicely decorated. It's a great spot for anyone who loves to hike, fish and see wildlife, and it’s also a tranquil & comfy retreat in the heart of some of Montana's prettiest country!
BEDROOMS AND BATHS: There are two bedrooms in the main cabin and one in the guest cottage. The main cabin has a bedroom on the main floor with one double bed and upstairs there is a bedroom with three twin beds. The main cabin has a bathroom on the main level with an antique claw foot tub and a hand-held shower as well as a Maytag stacked washer & dryer. The upstairs bedroom has a sink. The guest cabin is a nice bedroom with a queen bed and bathroom with a stall shower.
KITCHEN: This kitchen is made to look very rustic, but it’s just built that way. The electric range looks like an old wood cook stove and the refrigerator is hidden behind custom cabinetry. The kitchen is additionally appointed with an electric juicer, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, food processor, small microwaver & rice cooker.
DINING AREA: The sun porch, just off the living room and kitchen, is a great place to enjoy meals and the views. The table seats six comfortably and there’s another table just a few steps away in the living room that will seat four more. If the weather is nice, we bet you’ll be enjoying all of your meals out on the front porch.
LIVING ROOM: This is a cozy spot to read or watch movies after a day of exploring. There is a small stereo with CD player and a TV with DVD player for movie watching (no TV reception) and wireless Internet access. The living room also has a card table and a beautiful writing desk.
SETTING, ACREAGE, AND VIEWS: The cabins sit on one private acre but it looks like hundreds, as you are surrounded by wide open vistas and there’s not another home in sight. All of the surrounding property is part of a large privately held conservation area.
OUTDOOR AMENITIES: Each cabin has a nice front porch and the one on the main cabin is a great spot for morning coffee, evening cocktails and meals at the table. The cabins have a gas barbecue grill and there is a horseshoe pit in the yard.
ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Enjoy fishing on the three branches of the Boulder River as well as the Yellowstone River and other nearby blue ribbon trout fisheries, amazing hiking in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, rafting on nearby rivers, guided horseback riding, a visit to Yellowstone National Park (about 2 hours away) and exploring the nearby towns of Livingston and Big Timber. There's so much to do!
CLOSEST TOWN AND AIRPORT: You’re just over an hour from Bozeman’s Gallatin Field Airport. It's about 12 miles to McLeod, with a post office and a local watering hole, the "Roadkill Café”. It's about a one half hour drive to both Livingston and Big Timber with grocery stores and restaurants.
Additional amenities include: secluded, on 1-5 acres, no cell phone service, no dishwasher, no microwave, no TV reception, no air conditioning, washer & dryer, considered with approval & fee....Read more
Left on 02/23/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | HuskerReviewed Feb 23, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
These cabins are terrific for folks who want to relax and fly fish, and who like interesting architecture and rustic buildings. Crafted from reclaimed wood by a local builder,they are well designed and attractively furnished--rustic but comfortable. A gorgeous setting--the front porch has a view of the mountains (as best we could tell, the backside of the Yellowstone area). The porch, with its shaded overhang, is so inviting in the morning that we had a hard time putting down our books and coffee to go fishing. And the dining room/sun porch, with its walls of windows, is very pleasant for meals.
The cabins are isolated--pick up your groceries on the way. We found good fishing in several rivers and streams within a 30-40-minute drive. There's also a river with good fishing about 75 yards from the cabins--a short walk across the road and a field--though we weren't sure whether we were allowed to fish there or not. (We fished each day, so we can't address the hiking possibilities in the area.)
Although there were only three of us, these cabins, rented as a pair, are designed especially for a large family or for two couples (with or without kids). The kitchen is well equipped--more so than most we have stayed in--and the cabins have Internet access.
All in all, idyllic, as long as you don't mind being far from a town.
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