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Spectacular Log Home on Creek, 1/2 Mile from Yellowstone Park!

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The Indian Paintbrush home boasts both indoor and outdoor mountain splendor!!!

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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Cooke City-Silver Gate house description

Location, Location, Location!! This is clearly the most spectacular vacation rental home we've seen anywhere in Yellowstone, and we love to share!
We're at the gateway to YELLOWSTONE'S Lamar Valley, considered the SERENGETI OF AMERICA! The herds of wild animals are spectacular, and unique to this last holdout of 'wild America' !

Our home is less than a mile from Yellowstone Park!! You can enjoy this amazing wilderness setting right from the house, and yet be a half minute's walk from the Log Cabin Cafe, the Silvergate town park, and 2 general stores! Wildlife, world class trout fishing, a family friendly mountain town, lakes, waterfalls, hiking, and even shopping are at your doorstep. You can't find a more desirable proximity to Yellowstone Park! This area of America is has held its character - you'll find caring people, comfort and true American wilderness !

Our family's vacation homes are situated in the beautiful Silvergate valley, less than a mile from Yellowstone Park, and only a few hundred yards from Wyoming's Absaroka Wilderness Area. Our location gives our guests the opportunity to walk to the town park with swings and teeter totters, walk to 4 different creeks with waterfalls in less than 1/2 hour, fish from the property, and yet be seconds from great food and gift shops! The hiking trail into Yellowstone Park from the cabins is amazing !! After mountain run-off we have a great sandy beach on the property!

We have a 5 nite minimum stay , and from MAY 18 - SEPT 6 we have a 7 nite minimum. Remember, we have a no pets/smoking policy. thanks !!

Our home, called the Indian Paintbrush, can be rented as either a 2bdrm/1bath, or a 3bdrm/2bath. During peak season, (May18 - Sept6), we only rent this home as a 3 bdrm, Outside of this time period you may rent it as a 2bdrm or 3bdrm. Please see the rate info for both options at the bottom of this listing.

Our home is comfortable, romantic, and just what you imagine when you think of a mountain log home! It has big mountain views, the sound of the creek, handcrafted logs, a huge rock fireplace, large living room and a spectacular sunroom! We have two dining areas, and a bar-height counter for socializing. The home is all on one level. The private deck boasts an unforgettable setting with a pristine forest, creek and mtn view! We frequently see moose eating willows in our yard, summer and winter. This is an ideal combination of mountains and a small village.

As a 2 bdrm home, (this option available in mid season only, 4/1 - May 17 and Sept 7 - Nov 30), each bedroom has a queen size bed. One bedroom has a play loft in it, and the other bedroom has a sink. You get exclusive use of the entire home and property with the exception of the Master Suite. We simply lock off that room and it remains vacant.

If you rent the home as a 3 bedroom, you will enjoy the glorious master suite. It is spacious, with a king size bed, a creek view couch, and a private, 1 person soaking tub on the deck. The outdoor soaking tub (swimming suit advisable) is available June 15 - Aug 31. The master bedroom has the sound of the creek coming in it's many windows. It is very private with its own yard and a 3/4 bath. It has fishing just a few steps away and a gorgeous mtn view from the bed!

If you need another bedroom, our fantastic one room Cabin, the Mountain Bluebell, (vrbo.com/354935), is only a 30 sec walk away. It sits in a secluded, creekside location with it's deck right over the water! It has a queen bed, a kitchenette with a single burner electric stovetop, a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and apartment size refrigerator. There is a 'full+' bath in the cabin with both a shower, and a fabulous deep soaking tub w/hand held spray. It has a love seat, and a small dining table. This cabin has one of the best views in the valley!! What a place to explore Yellowstone from !! (That is, if you can force yourself to leave the deck)

Our family's vacation homes are situated in the beautiful Silvergate valley, less than a mile from Yellowstone Park, and only a few hundred yards from Wyoming's Absaroka Wilderness Area. Our location gives our guests the opportunity to walk to the town park with swings and teeter totters, walk to 4 different creeks with waterfalls in less than 1/2 hour, fish from the property, and yet be seconds from great food and gift shops! The hiking trail into Yellowstone Park from the cabins is amazing !! After mountain run-off we have a great sandy beach on the property!

The region provides enough variety for weeks of adventure. You will find another collection of restaurants, gift shops, and a larger general store just three miles down the road in the small, 1880's mining town of Cooke City. Some day trips include driving over the amazing Beartooth Pass, described by Charles Kuralt as 'the most scenic drive in America'! Numerous lakes provide great car picnicking, or plan to reach Red Lodge for a game of golf! An hour drive to the West takes you to Mammoth, the park headquarters. A drive through Sunlight Basin to Cody, Wyoming, (80 miles), is a must. Every night Cody offers its professional rodeo with great kids events. Also try the museum, golfing or excellent whitewater rafting in the Shoshone Canyon.

We're confident that you'll enjoy the mountain experience of a lifetime in any of our homes! You can unwind and enjoy nature, float the Yellowstone river, relax in some hot springs, or challenge yourself to new heights. It's all here, and we'll do our best to show you some big, Western hospitality! We are now taking reservations for the 2012 season. Remember we have a 5 nite minimum, and in July, a 7 nite minimum in the Paintbrush. You'll wish you had more! See you soon!

John, Kate and Emily Mickus





Keywords: This amazing property less than a mile from Yellowstone's wild and scenic NE entrance!
The perfect mountain home, in the perfect setting! Inspiring! Please also see our vrbo.com/352153 & vrbo.com/354935

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Great small mountain resort town for Kids Use caution with creek flowing through property....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Attached Unit

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Pedestal Sink in room...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Indian Paintbrush home as a 2 bdrm has a queen size bed in each bedroom. One has a sink and the other a play loft. The home rented as a 3 bdrm adds the Master suite with a king size bed and a 2nd 3/4 bath. The sunroom has a queen sofa-sleeper....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • One of the bedrooms w a queen bed in it also has a sink.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen is bright, central, and has a great bar for socializing. Nice wall oven/microwave, deep double sink, and great views!...moreless

              • Dining:

                2 separate dining areas in this open floor plan. we have a child's booster chair....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Air Conditioning is not needed at this altitude with a properly designed and insulated house like ours....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Beautiful rock fireplace with leather seating around it. A rare find....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Our homes have electric heat as well....moreless

              • Heating:

                Electric, or if you prefer, wood....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                new front loading w/d...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                1 car carport...moreless

              • Parking:

                spacious...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Living Room seats 8
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Private location directly next to a mountain stream! WE BELIEVE IN COMFORT AND CLEANLINESS!! View snowcapped peaks from the home! Picture perfect home and location!! A GREAT MIX OF WILDERNESS AND TOWN CONVENIENCE!!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We have wifi with limited Data plan - ie, please don't download movies or other large files, great for emails, and web surfing...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Sauna:

                        SPECTACULAR Log Sauna with electric timer heat, Holds 4 people. Not exclusive to this house, Shared with another cabin....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Ski-Out
                      • Waterfront

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Rafting
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Spelunking
                      • Hunting
                      • Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Boating
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

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                      Indian Paintbrush is 3 bdrm/2bath.  During off season a 2bdrm option is available 
                      Indian Paintbrush 3bdrm/2bath (with Master Suite) $395/nite Max 6 persons
                      Paintbrush 2 bdrm/1bath option $295/nite Max 4 persons (not available peak season)
                      MAX # OF PEOPLE IN 3BDRM PAINTBRUSH IS 6, AND MAX IN 2BDRM PAINTBRUSH IS 4.
                      Please Add a 10% Bed Tax.  We accept credit cards or personal checks!
                      Sorry, NO SMOKING OR PETS. Open April 1st - Nov. 30 
                      We have a 5 night minimum, and a 7 night min in peak season. Thank You !!  
                      

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                      Location

                      Total Relaxation and Comfort! The setting of our acreage is one of a kind. We're in a small mountain town, yet you can enjoy Big views, the sound of the creek, mature trees, lots of sunshine, and amazing wildlife. Many pristine hikes leave from our property, yet you can walk less than a minute to 2 general stores and the famous Log Cabin Cafe! Cooke City is only 3 miles up the highway, or take the dirt back road! Lots to do and see! Easy and beautiful hiking trail along creek into Yellowstone's serenity! This is the most wild and scenic part of the United States!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1975

                      About the owner: John, Kate and Emily Mickus live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Northeast Entrance and the Beartooth Mountains have been their favorite place to recreate for decades! 'We just love this area, its like going on a remote backcountry trip but still having some great amenities and the comfort of home!' John's parents purchased the property in 1975 and have created a spectacular combo of vintage log homes and modern comforts. Combine this with the amazing creekside location in the Yellowstone ecosystem, and you have a vacation to remember! We're sure you will be impressed with the wildlife, mountains, and especially the beauty of our property. We look forward to hosting your family!

                      Why the Owner Chose Cooke City-Silver Gate:
                      Because this is the center of the best wildlife ecosystem in the country. It is cool in the summer, and you won't find crowds here!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      You'll enjoy our family's personal touch. We take excellent care of our homes, and provide you with all of the comforts you'll need.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

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                      • The Indian Paintbrush home boasts both indoor and outdoor mountain splendor!!!

                        The Indian Paintbrush home boasts both indoor and outdoor mountain splendor!!!

                      • Wilderness with indoor comfort! What a deck w/creek!  See 2nd large dining table

                        Wilderness with indoor comfort! What a deck w/creek! See 2nd large dining table

                      • This is the 3rd bedroom, what an amazing setting on creek with a Big bed!

                        This is the 3rd bedroom, what an amazing setting on creek with a Big bed!

                      • This is the SW corner of the main room near the kitchen and the fireplace area.

                        This is the SW corner of the main room near the kitchen and the fireplace area.

                      • Fishing in the creek just 10 steps from the deck. This setting has a wild feel!

                        Fishing in the creek just 10 steps from the deck. This setting has a wild feel!

                      • One of the many mountain streams in the surrounding area

                        One of the many mountain streams in the surrounding area

                      • The resident fox is a delightful visitor that you might find at your back door

                        The resident fox is a delightful visitor that you might find at your back door

                      • Minimal light pollution makes the stars fantastic!

                        Minimal light pollution makes the stars fantastic!

                      • Toasty rock fireplace! This room is comfy!  Leather couch, rocker and recliner!

                        Toasty rock fireplace! This room is comfy! Leather couch, rocker and recliner!

                      • You'll enjoy this kitchen's fabulous cedar bar top, where friends always gather!

                        You'll enjoy this kitchen's fabulous cedar bar top, where friends always gather!

                      • Another  angle of the amazing sunroom on the creek!  HD TV - bring your DVDs!

                        Another angle of the amazing sunroom on the creek! HD TV - bring your DVDs!

                      • To add privacy and a wilderness feel we own the moosey land across the creek too

                        To add privacy and a wilderness feel we own the moosey land across the creek too

                      • This is one of the many lakes in the area accessible by easy hikes or by car!

                        This is one of the many lakes in the area accessible by easy hikes or by car!

                      • Silvergate has snow from november through early May - truely a winter wonderland

                        Silvergate has snow from november through early May - truely a winter wonderland

                      • The gorgeous Silver Falls! Only 20 minute hike from the cabin!

                        The gorgeous Silver Falls! Only 20 minute hike from the cabin!

                      • Grand Prismatic - one of Yellowstone's most famous hot pools. Only a two hour drive from the cabin!

                        Grand Prismatic - one of Yellowstone's most famous hot pools. Only a two hour drive from the cabin!

                      • Elk and other wildlife can be seen around town and the Lamar Valley!

                        Elk and other wildlife can be seen around town and the Lamar Valley!

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