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Historic 1880's Log Cabin on Canyon Ferry Lake

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Helena cabin description

The cabin was built in the 1880's, and sits on Canyon Ferry Lake, 17 miles from Helena, Montana. It is near our other listings, #426916 and #483720, if more space is needed. It is a 20 minute drive from Helena Regional Airport. Historic decor, with modern conveniences, 2 large showers, washer/dryer, gas range, microwave. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spectacular private upstairs master suite. Great lake and mountain views from the kingsize bed. Two other very comfortable bedrooms, both with queens size beds, with shared bath between. Stone cookhouse on deck with Monarch wood range. Truly a wonderful old home, beautifully restored. This will be a memorable Montana experience for you. We even have a couple of ghost stories for you! Cabin is furnished with an eye to the past and your comfort in mind. Includes wifi. This has been our private retreat for 30 years, and feels like a home. There are large well-furnished decks. Canyon Ferry Lake is 26 miles long, on the Missouri River. Yacht Basin Marina and Restaurant are a 5 minute walk. Kim's Marina is 3 miles (boat rental available). Centrally located with easy drives to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Lewis & Clark Caverns. We have two other homes listed on this property, if you need additional room (VRBO #426916 and 483720). #483720 may be rented at a reduced rate with this house. Please note this is a non-smoking home. Smoking is not allowed on the premises. This is a pet-free home. Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 10:00 a.m. We try to be as versatile as we can on this. If you need an exception, please let us know ahead of time.

Here are some distances to amenities at the lake:
Norwegian Woods Gold Course & Restaurant 4.2 miles
Kim's Marina 3.0 miles
O'Malleys Irish Pub 3.0 miles
Chinaman's Campground 2.5 miles
Court Sheriff Campground 2.3 miles
Road to Missouri River & York 1.8 miles
Yacht Basin Bar & Restaurant 0.2 miles (350 yds)
Yacht Basin Marina 0.4 miles


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1480 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Students must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not permitted on the grounds....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            2nd floor king bed, ensuite...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            1st floor, queen bed - shares bath with 3rd bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            1st floor...moreless

          • King ensuite bedroom on 2nd floor, 2 queen bedrooms on 1st floor, with own vanities. Shared shower/toilet between the bedrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            TV is for movies only. ...moreless


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


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View:

            Best views on Canyon Ferry Lake....moreless

          • Mountain View
          • Water View:

            Great close views of Canyon Ferry Lake...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            More seating on the spacious deck!...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Cabin is completely stocked with all linens and other accessories. Everything you need for a comfortable stay....moreless

          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Parking for boat is available....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Cell service...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Washer & dryer provided...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Wifi on deck...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Large, natural river rock fireplace in living room. Great for cool evenings!...moreless


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

            Completely equipped, all utensils supplied....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Guests provide own groceries and paper products...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Kayak / Canoe
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill:

            Gas grill...moreless

          • Porch / Veranda:

            Front porch with swing chairs overlooks lake....moreless

          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Great Divide Ski area 38 miles away....moreless

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa


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          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • Tax Rate 7%


          Minimum stay requirements may vary during peak season.

          Cancellation policy:

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          Last updated: 12/17/2014
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          17 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Helena Regional Airport (HLN)
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Yacht Basin Bar & Restaurant
          4.2 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Norwegian Woods
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Hwy 284
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Yacht Basin Bar & Restaurant
          38 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Great Divide Ski Area
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Beach

          Car: Necessary

          Canyon Ferry Lake is just 17 miles from Helena, Montana, the state capital. There are recreational facilities at your doorstep, including boat rental, 2 marinas, several restaurants and a 9-hole golf course. Several other 18-hole golf courses nearby. The cabin is just feet from the lake, and you will enjoy views of the water and wildlife from the large decks. Helena is the capital of Montana with many cultural and historic sights. Local live theater, and many restaurants. Lewis & Clark Caverns, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National are all within 2-2.5 hours scenic drive.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1980

          About the owner: Carroll operates 2 restaurants, and Nancy is retired from General Motors. We love living in Montana, not far from the cabin, which is a second home.

          Why the Owner Chose Helena:
          We bought this home as a private get-away, and for family and friends, and are now opening it up to 'new' friends through VRBO. Carroll is a native Montanan, and Nancy is 'native' by choice.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          We never tire of the lake views, and watching all the activity, including all types of boating. Wildlife in the area adds to the Montana experience. The large river rock wood-burning fireplace is a real treat on cool evenings.

          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          • Historic Montana Cabin

            Historic Montana Cabin

          • Living Room river rock fireplace

            Living Room river rock fireplace

          • Main Floor queen bedroom

            Main Floor queen bedroom

          • View from MBR window.

            View from MBR window.

          • Front deck

            Front deck

          • View from the deck

            View from the deck

          • Rainbow over the marina

            Rainbow over the marina

          • Side deck

            Side deck

          • Cabin in winter

            Cabin in winter

          • Sailboats on Sunday

            Sailboats on Sunday

          • Helena Walking Mall

            Helena Walking Mall

          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • Kitchen


          • Upper floor king bedroom

            Upper floor king bedroom

          • Upper floor bath

            Upper floor bath

          • Yacht Basin Marina

            Yacht Basin Marina

          • Neighbors


          • Side deck hammock

            Side deck hammock

          • Cookhouse


          • View from the front deck

            View from the front deck

          • Downtown Helena Mural

            Downtown Helena Mural

          • Afternoon on the front lawn.

            Afternoon on the front lawn.

          VRBO #423121

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          This listing was first published here in 2012.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

          $395 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2012
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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