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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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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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, (there's 4 within a 30 walk from the house), hiking, a sandy beach, 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 home, called the Indian Paintbrush, 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, a spectacular sunroom and nice beds! We have two dining areas, and a bar-height counter for socializing. The home is all on one level. We have ceiling fans in the sunroom, living room, and all three bedrooms. It never gets hot enough to need AC. 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, comfort and a small village.

The glorious master suite is spacious, with a king size bed, a creek view couch, and a small, 1 person soaking tub on the deck, (available June 15 - Aug 31, swim suit advised). 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!

The other 2 bedrooms each have a queen size bed. One room has a play loft in it, (the ladder is vertical and not advised for small children). The other room has its own sink. Both bedrooms share the main 3/4 bath of the house. This bathroom is small, but does have a spacious tiled shower. This is a great house !!

We have a 5 nite minimum stay , and from June 13 - August 22 we have a 7 nite minimum. Remember, we have a no pets/smoking policy. thanks !!

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 also 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





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The perfect mountain home, in the perfect setting! Inspiring! Please also see our vrbo.com/352153 & vrbo.com/354935

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

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 also has a sink.

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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ski-Out
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    1 car carport...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    within the US...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    spacious...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new front loading w/d...moreless

  • 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

  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
Apr 1 - Jun 12, 2015
5 night min stay
$395
$2,595
Peak Summer
Jun 13 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay
$440

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 23 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$395
$2,595

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

You may pay with a personal check, or if you use a Credit Card, please add a 2.5 % fee. Thank you ! John and Kate


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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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  • 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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