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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Red Lodge cottage description
You will treasure our lovely Red Lodge home! In considering our home, please know that we offer it to selected guests at the most comfortable and affordable of rates. Our many amenities would suggest and would justify much pricier rates! WE KNOW THAT TIMES ARE TOUGH!!! So if you dare to compare, then we're sure you'll share our lovely home with us.
You will love staying in our cozy 1920‘s “Finn Town” cottage, expanded and tastefully modernized. Relax after skiing with either our indoor JACUZZI or soothing steam shower, shoot a game of pool in the knotty-pine game room, play monopoly or cards and enjoy the romantic River Rock gas log fireplace.
You are an easy two-block walk to the grocery, drug store, art gallery, library and historical museum. From there continue your stroll through picturesque Red Lodge, down Broadway (our “Main Street”) to a diverse group of restaurants, coffee and ice cream shops (some with Wi-Fi), Western bars, unique gift shops & boutiques and historical buildings dating from the 1890’s. NOTE: WE NOW HAVE WI-FI
You will appreciate the comfort and size of our 1600 sqA. ft. two bedroom, two bath home. In the living room, our cathedral ceilings and comfortably-placed sofas and large recliner will invite you to watch a movie on one of the numerous satellite stations on our 32” TV, or new DVD player. OR merely “savor” the flickering flames of the River Rock fireplace.
Wind down with another 32” TV in the master bedroom and experience a great night’s sleep on our comfortable, king-size memory foam bed. A large closet (with lots of hangers) and chest of drawers provide ample storage for all your clothing.
An appealing spiral staircase provides easy access to the second dormer bedroom with a two extra-long twin beds.
Experience the joy or suffer the drudgery :-)) of home-cooking in our fully-equipped kitchen or grill on back deck barbeque. Side-by-side washer and dryer are located off the kitchen for your convenience.
This is a smoke-free, pet-free home. We request that you remove your shoes or boots upon entering and wear warm house shoes or slippers while a guest in our home. 2ND REMINDER...WE NOW HAVE WI-FI
Keywords: House, cottage near mountains
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
- CD Player
- Music Library
Pool & Spa
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Nature Center - refuge for wild animals; Art Galleries
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We stayed at this home for 3 nights and found it to be a wonderful value. It is spacious, clean, and has all the amenities you need. The location is excellent: quiet neighborhood close to the creek, and an easy walk to downtown. We especially enjoyed the pool table which provided relaxing entertainment after a day of skiing. Great for two couples as you will have your own bedroom and bathroom or perfect for a family.
- Guest Lazy M
- Date of stay 02/24/14
- Review Submitted 03/03/14
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the kind words, David. I'm so glad that you got in some good skiing and liked Forbes Cottage. Your words are very much appreciated. Be well. -Tom
To start off, the place is great, the location is awesome and Tom was very easy to deal with getting everything set up! The pictures and description match the place perfectly! There was a group of four of us (all in our mid 20’s) that grew up together in Central Wisconsin and are now living between Wisconsin, North Dakota, Montana and Iowa that wanted to get together for a ski trip. Other than one person in our group no one had ever been to Red Lodge before which left us not knowing completely what to expect. Upon returning to our normal homes it is difficult to sum up the trip because there are so many stories that could be shared. The primary focus of our trip was getting together to ski/snowboard which was awesome. The ski hill has some older lifts and lacks the newer high speed lifts but it makes up for it in great runs and snow! The last day, it snowed making for one of my better days of riding I have had with finding the back side of the mountain tree runs (snowboarded in the Midwest, Rockies and Alps). We also did some snowshoeing on the Silver Run Trails which were beautiful. Probably the best part of Red Lodge are the people that reside in the town. Everyone is incredibly friendly and always excited to recommend new places to check out! For specific places to check out, go to the micro brewery (awesome beers), back alley metals and in general just the main street! To top it all off, the house is great! It is small but has separate rooms that divide the place really nicely. We spent a lot times next to the two fireplaces and playing pool. The pool table and board games kept on hand were heavily used in our trip. Would definitely recommend this house for anyone looking to come to Red Lodge! Overall, we had a great time and all want to get back to make the trip again!! Thanks for the great experience!
- Guest Ben
- Date of stay 02/13/14
- Review Submitted 02/23/14
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi Ben, I apologize for being late in getting this response to you. It is always gratifying to hear kind words about my place and know that my guests enjoyed themselves at Forbes Cottage and Red Lodge. I hope that you will return at some point. Thanks again for the very nice compliments. Be well. -Tom
A nicely outfitted property, close to downtown, a perfect retreat for our family of teenagers. WiFi was a must and worked great. Amenities were great for relaxing after a day of skiing.
- Guest Philip R.
- Date of stay 12/26/13
- Review Submitted 01/03/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Hi Phillip, Thanks for the nice review of your stay with us at Forbes Cottage! So glad you and family enjoyed it!....and appreciate your taking the time to put it on VRBO, so others will know of our place. Hope all is well with you and family. Be well. -Tom
What an absolutely great place...It wasn't the right place for me, but to no fault of the property, or Mr Tom, the owner. He is very proud of this house, and it shows. It is very well furnished, very nice, and cozy. I must say, I was scared to dirty anything. I might also suggest that the second bedroom is accessible via a small spiral staircase, might be worth mentioning, but that was no problem for my visit. The upstairs didn't get used at all while i was there for 2 weeks. I also found the back deck to not be very practical, but again not really a problem for my visit. The river/creek is a short walk around the corner, down the street with some neat little trails in the woods. We saw plenty of deer, elk, wild turkeys, fox. A very friendly and quiet neighborhood, and an awesome town. Downtown is only a few minute walk away, with great restaurants, bars, shops, and an outdoor skating rink. I strongly suggest the Mas Taco on the corner, Foster and Logans, and the Red Lodge Cafe. The Beartooth market is the same few minute walk away, for any groceries or supplies. In fact, I was there for 2 weeks and drove my car only 3 times. Mr Tom was great to work with, could not have been better. He even went out of his way to find someone to keep my dog while i stayed there, and that was right next door, so convenient. I would recommend this property to pretty much anyone other than a young, rowdy, party-goer crowd. It is NO pets. It is in town, so not quite a rustic mountain retreat. I was very pleased.
- Guest mike (new orleans, louisiana)
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We had a great time, had a moose in the back yard, deer passing by in the street and 6 wild turkeys in the front yard as we were packing up to leave. Enjoyed the cozy fireplace and surprised to have a memory foam bed.
- Guest Jim (Townsend, MT)
- Date of stay 10/14/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to comment, Karen. I have not seen a moose in my yard in 3 years or so. Glad you had a good time. Thanks, too, for choosing FORBES COTTAGE to celebrate your anniversary! Congrats on your new grandchild...what a gift! Blessings, -Tom
Fabulous Mountain Getaway!
Fabulous Mountain Getaway!
My boyfriend and I, along with another couple, stayed at the Forbes cottage during the Beartooth Rally. It was a wonderful, cozy (yet spacious) base for our days of enjoying Red Lodge and the surrounding area. It felt like home away from home in the best possible way. Thank you, Tom and Kathleen, for the extra care you showed us during our stay. Your kindness and hospitality was much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to visit again in the coming years.
- Guest Chris and Annette (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 07/19/12
- Review Submitted 07/27/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for such a kind review, Annette. Kathleen and I appreciate it greatly. We also want to thank you for the wonderful job you and your travel partners did in leaving Forbes Cottage so spic and span!!! We enjoyed meeting all of you and hope that you will return. P.S. We are in your state of CO right now 8/1/12 and love it here in Estes Park. Be well. -Tom and Kathleen
Wonderful place in a lovely little town
Wonderful place in a lovely little town
Four of us stayed at the this lovely rental over New Years and had a wonderful time. The place has a lot of charm, and we loved the fireplaces as well as the fancy bathroom. The pool table was also a bit hit! This was a great place, and if we go back to Red Lodge we'll definitely try to rent it again.
- Guest MHL (Casper, WY)
- Date of stay 12/30/11
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Home away from home!!!
Home away from home!!!
My husband and I loved this home. Tom and his wife were so nice and welcoming. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. We will diffently be staying there again in the near future.
- Guest Anne & Ty (Cody, Wy)
- Date of stay 01/13/12
- Review Submitted 01/16/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
We had a very comfortable stay. The house is warm and cozy with fireplaces, a pool table and jacuzzi tub. A relaxing place to be after a day of skiing or shopping!
- Guest Erica (Powell, WY)
- Date of stay 11/25/11
- Review Submitted 11/30/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
I stayed at Forbes Cottage in Red Lodge in early August, 2011, as a base for several rock-hounding excursions in the area. Tom and Kathleen were warm, welcoming and gracious hosts, with lots of tips on activities and places to eat! The cottage had everything I needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay -- I wish I could have stayed a month! The cottage is in a great location for exploring Red Lodge and the surrounding area, which is gorgeous in August. Property is very well maintained and clean. Thanks for sharing your home! I hope to make it back sometime soon....
- Guest Jasper (Chicago suburbs, Illinois)
- Date of stay 08/01/11
- Review Submitted 09/20/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Oct 1st - Nov.22 .. $130/night (Sun-Thu) .. $140/night (Fri-Sat) Nov 23-Apr 15 .. $130/night (Sun-Thu) .. $150/night (Fri-Sat) Apr.16-May 15 .. $120/night (Sun-Thu) .. $130/night (Fri-Sat) May 16-June 15 $150/night (Sun-Thu) .. $160/night (Fri-Sat) June 16-Sept 30 $175/night....All nights....2 night minimum Thanksgiving,Christmas,New Year's,Easter,July 4,Lab.Day .$195/night-2 night min. $40 cleaning fee on all stays (we pay the other 1/2). CONTACT OWNER TO ARRANGE PAYMENT-50% deposit required to hold reservation dates
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am a retired educator/realty agent, having lived in So. Cal. for 36 years. I was born and raised in Norman, OK and graduated Univ. of OK in 1962. I had always had a yearning to live in or near mountains and a couple of yrs. after my retirement in 2003, discovered Red Lodge, MT and took the plunge. I love my little town of Red Lodge, with all of its charm, culture, mountain beauty and its friendly people. The hiking in the mountains, biking, fishing and skiing all contribute to the happiness I have found here. I attended my 50th HS reunion and got reacquainted with my lovely lady, Kathleen, and now spend my winters in FL, while Kath enjoys the beautiful summers of MT. Such a deal! :-)) Now, my guests can enjoy our home and the surrounding beauty and the inviting ski slopes of Red Lodge.
Why the Owner Chose Red Lodge:
This was chosen as my home because of the beautiful scenery, wonderful summer weather and great skiing in Winter....not to mention the culture and friendly folks of Red Lodge!!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Close to mountains, ski resort and charming small town. Plus, pool table, jacuzzi and steam shower...and now we have added WI-FI
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Relax in cozy comfort of our Forbes Cottage living room.
Stay in historic mining cottage-expanded & updated
Fully-equipped kitchen for your convenience
Eat in! light airy dining area--all dinnerware provided
Extra long twin beds in cozy dormer bedroom.
Back deck is nestled next to a towering spruce
Dine in charming rustic restaurants like the Rock Creek Resort's Piney Dell.
Fine dining and pub with music at this exquisitely restored historic 1893 hotel.
One of 3 art galleries, featuring renowned local, national and int'l artists!
This oldtimer has escorted many a tourist into Yellowstone Nat'l Park since 1936
Nearby East Rosebud Lake--where the mountains meet the water!
The fishing--and scenery--are great at Beartooth Lake!
Enjoy 32' TV and romantic river rock fireplace.
Pool anyone? comfy knotty pine sports den awaits you
Washer and dryer are easily accessible and all cleaning products are non-toxic!
Comfy California King, 32' TV, Bose radio, roomy fitted closet.
Unwind! Both Jacuzzi & steam shower in spacious 2 lavatory master bathroom.
Scenic Rock Creek runs a mere 125 yards from our back deck.
Prindy's Place: great for breakfast and lunch, served up by Sweet Charity!
...when the railroad came through Red Lodge!!
Picturesque entrance to Lion's Park in downtown Red Lodge.
Hand-crafted elk and grizzly bear created from juniper by local artist Lee Kerns
Could this be the tooth inspiring the name for the Beartooth Mountains?
Forbes Cottage owner Tom Eurton recommends hiking on the Lake Fork trail.
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