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West Boulder Cabins

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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.

**Rates below are for seven night stays. Reservations for as short as 3 nights are accepted at most homes. You can use the chart at the upper left to get a quote for your desired dates, or we invite you to call us at 800-550-4589 to visit with one of our reservationists.

  Weekly Monthly
September 08 - October 05, 2019 $1,775 -
May 10 - June 06, 2020 $1,775 -
June 07 - September 05, 2020 $1,775 $7,361
September 06 - October 03, 2020 $1,775 -
  • Bedrooms: 3
    Bathrooms: 2
    Sleeps: 7
    Sleeping Arrangements: 1 Queen, 3 Twin, 1 Full
    Square Footage: 1500
    $1795 weekly 5 night minimum
    DVD Player
    Gas Grill
  • Microwave
    No Air Conditioning
    No cell phone service
    No dishwasher
    No TV reception
    On 1-5 acres
    Pets considered
    Washer & Dryer
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Into the Wild
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/17/2019
Lisa & John
Pure magic. Many other reviewers have captured the aesthetics of the property and Cabins. All very true: rustic comfort - not luxury - but comfort, which we think is better. A truly authentic, peaceful, beautifully considered cabin home, inside and out. And the surrounding wilderness is full of wildlife. Not really a place for small children or curious pups, in our opinion, at least during the early summer months when the bears (black and grizzly) and wolves are active in the area. This is not a negative - quite the contrary - but a precaution. You will need bear spray, and they do provide some at the cabin, but do take a fresh can per person if you have any plans to fish or hike. Other wildlife that makes this valley their home: moose, turkey, white tail deer, sand Hill cranes, mountain lions. And that glorious, ever changing mountain weather. A gorgeous setting and a very special place. She, sit back on that fabulous porch and witness the wonder of one of the last best places on earth.
Rustic chic
1 5 5
Review Date: 12/04/2018
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.
Manager Response:
Hello "Husker" - Thank you for your kind words about the West Boulder Cabins. It sounds like you had a great time both exploring AND just enjoying the cabins and property. We, too, have a hard time putting down the books and coffee cups - that front porch is like a magnet that just won't let you go! We hope you'll come back for some more fishing and relaxing. - Suzy
Beautiful, cozy and quiet
1 5 5
Review Date: 08/24/2018
It's a wonderful property, and the people at MMH are great. I have worked with them for a few years now and have never been disappointed. One of the most peaceful/quiet places we have stayed at. Beautiful location. Perfect for hiking, fishing and reading. Just be respectful about private property and head up to the campground...or dip a line. Plus, you have the he Boulder and so much other water nearby. Ideal for 2 people....
Manager Response:
Hello Casey - Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff and about West Boulder Cabin. We do try to take very good care of our guests, to make you feel like just that - guests! And we love it that you enjoyed the cabins so much. It is a very special spot in a peaceful out-of-the-way corner of Montana. Thank you for staying with us so many times and we hope that you'll be able to visit again soon! - Suzy
West Boulder Cabins
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/19/2016
Rustic yet modern convenience served the spectrum of our family needs from 90 year old father to the teenage kids. The quiet West Boulder Valley was perfect for us. West Boulder Cabins are perfect for those families that want some solitude, but with access to Livingston or Bozeman for a day out.
Manager Response:
Hi Heather - Thank you for being our guests and we're so happy to hear that your family enjoyed the cabins. We sure love them! - Suzy
West Boulder Cabin Relaxation
1 5 5
Review Date: 09/28/2015
Angela K.
We traveled to the area from MN and this home/area delivered the calm, serene feeling we so yearned for! The views around the home are breathtaking. The pictures online don't portray the beauty you really experience when there. The property is home to deer, wolves, and bear. We were able to see all three! It was so exciting! The interior of the home was amazing! It provided all of the comforts of home and then some. The beds were very comfortable, the furnishings in the home showed history and taught our children things they cant read in any school book. Thank you for allowing us to make the memories we did! If anyone has questions about the home or would like a review straight from us, we are more than willing to give advice of hikes, and area tips! Thanks again to the homeowner for sharing their beauty and to Mountain Home Vacation Rentals for arranging the stay. Highly Recommended Property!
Manager Response:
Hello Angela - This just makes our day! We love, love, love these cabins and we're so glad that you do, too. My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend with plans to hike and explore. We did go for a nice long walk up the West Boulder one of our days but we mostly sat still and drank in that calm serenity that you mention. I could have sat on that front porch ALL WEEK LONG! It really is a special spot. We're glad that you and your children really enjoyed it. Time to plan another visit? We'd love to have you back! - Suzy

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