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The Otter Lodge - Your Friends Will Wish They Were Here with You!

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The Otter Lodge-superb! w/Private kids trout pond next to blue ribbon Duck Crk!

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

West Yellowstone lodge description

The Otter Lodge occupies one of the most unique locations in the U.S. Its five acres are situated on a family homestead and the property is fronted by Duck Creek and the Duck Creek pond, both of which offer some of the best blue ribbon trout fishing in the West.

The property is less than 1/4 mile from Yellowstone National Park on its east side, and offers easy access (within 1/4 mile) to both Yellowstone Park and Gallatin National Forest.

This home offers breathtaking views of nature at its finest and is in a truly spectacular setting.

Wildlife Viewing: Duck Creek Retreat and the immediate surrounding area is rich in wildlife, including bison, elk, deer, moose, grizzly bear, black bear, otter, beaver, muskrat, Canadian geese, ducks, Trumpeter swan and Sandhill cranes.

Fishing: World class fishing is available on private Duck Creek and Duck Creek Pond. A professionally installed fish ladder permits runs of wild Brown and Rainbow trout from the Madison River and nearby Hebgen Lake. Native Brook trout also inhabit the pond and Brown trout up to 32 inches have been caught and released. A Montana fishing license is not required to fish on the Pond, but it is on other Montana waters. A Yellowstone Park license is required to fish inside the Park.

The west entrance to Yellowstone Park and the town of West Yellowstone are only a short 8.5 mile (14km) drive away, W. Yellowstone offers everything you'd hope to find in a destination resort town, from restaurants, live theater, museums and shopping to equipment rentals and guide services.

We can offer recommendations on a variety of local guides and outfitters - call us to find out more!

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1 - Master: 1 king

                Attached master bathroom has black granite walk-in shower...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Shares full bathroom with Bedroom 3...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Shared between Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3...moreless

              • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Entry from Master Bedroom 1, black granite walk in shower...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television:

                32' flat screen in living room....moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Monument View:

                Mt Holmes in Yellowstone National Park!...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The lodge has spectacular views through expansive windows: Duck Creek and its wildlife, the western mountains of Yellowstone Park, and the beautiful peaks of the southern Madison range. It's awesome!...moreless

              • Resort:

                West Yellowstone is a destination resort that caters to a wide range of traveler interests and seasonal activities. Whatever you need, from gear rentals to guides, you'll find it here....moreless

              • Rural:

                The cabin is located in a small rural subdivision and is on a family homestead on a 5 acre property with private access to a private pond on the border of Yellowstone National Park....moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                Yellowstone Park and Forest Service ungroomed trails are less than 0.5mi from the lodge, and the groomed Rendezvous Nordic trails are a short 8.5mi drive to West Yellowstone....moreless

              • Water View:

                Large windows in the front of the home look toward Duck Creek, which borders one side of the property. There is also a small private pond in the front yard, and Duck Creek pond on the west boundary....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                This home offers private access to awesome fishing on Duck Creek and Duck Creek pond, just downstream from where the creek flows out of Yellowstone National Park. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Garage:

                2 car attached garage...moreless

              • Heating:

                Great heat! For those wondering about AC - Our mountain climate doesn't require it, and homes in this area are not built with AC - call for more info!...moreless

              • Internet:

                Wireless DSL...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                One of a kind living room with bar, hand built rock fireplace, 270 degree views from rock and timber framed windows, large, comfortable couches, TV, deck with BBQ grill and hot tub... It's heaven!...moreless

              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                No landline, but most cell phone carriers provide reception...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Full sized machines in large laundry room...moreless

              Kitchen

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

                Fully equipped, including a large walk-in pantry...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Off of living room overlooking Duck Creek and the Southern Madison and Gallatin range mountains....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane BBQ grill, propane provided...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Sunken hot tub with amazing Duck Creek and mountain views, built into deck off of the living room. It's sweet!...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall/Winter 2014-2015
                      Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,495
                      Spring 2015
                      May 1 - May 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,495
                      Summer 2015
                      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $495
                      $3,189
                      Fall/Winter 2015-2016
                      Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,495
                      Spring 2016
                      May 1 - May 31, 2016
                      3 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,495
                      Summer 2016
                      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
                      3 night min stay
                      $495
                      $3,189
                      Fall/Winter 2016-2017
                      Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,495
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,495

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning fee $199
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

                      No smoking, no pets. Check-in 4:00 PM, Check-out 10:00 AM. Call or email for reservation/cancellation policy.

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                      3 night minimum stay, 2 nights in winter or after calendar has no more 3 night slots.

                      No 3% WY Resort Tax on this rental! All lodging pays a 7% MT State LFT Tax. 2.5% surcharge for Credit Card payments. We accept Visa, MC, AMEX, and Discover.


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                      Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                      Location

                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      West Yellowstone Airport-KWYS with SkyWest service
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      High Country Tavern, or in W Yellowstone (8.5 mi)
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Island Park, ID - 35mi or Big Sky, MT - 45mi
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US HWY 191
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      N Shore of Hebgen Lk, West Yellowstone (8.5mi)
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      USFS 0.25mi, Rendezvous Nordic 8.5mi, Big Sky 45mi
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Hebgen Lake beaches (closest about 5mi)

                      Car: Recommended

                      The home is only 8 miles from the resort town of West Yellowstone, MT, the road entrance to Yellowstone National Park that offers the easiest access to everything the Park has to offer.

                      Five miles away is the West Yellowstone airport (KWYS), which has a FBO for any size corporate jet and is serviced by SkyWest/Delta Connection. Air Force One has landed there many times. Only 8.5 miles away is the resort town of West Yellowstone, MT, the most centrally located entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

                      Other Activities: Golfing and downhill skiing at Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort is 35 miles north from Duck Creek Retreat, Golfing in Island Park, ID is only 35 miles south, and some of the best groomed Nordic ski trails in the world are only 9 miles away on the Rendezvous trails in West Yellowstone. Groomed snowmobile trail access is within a 1/2 mile of the home, beautiful Hebgen Lake is only a few short miles away... It's in an adventurer's wonderland!

                       

                      Manager info

                      About: This privately owned home is managed by WEST YELLOWSTONE VACATION RENTALS where we specialize in providing you with your home away from home! Vacation rental homes, cabins, and condominiums to suit any group or budget, only minutes from the entrance to Yellowstone Park… We have the place! We pride ourselves in working with our homeowners to offer unique, clean, well maintained properties that offer our guests a great value while experiencing Montana living. We are uniquely situated in an area that offers the most central access to all that Yellowstone National Park and the incredibly beautiful surrounding National Forests have to offer. We have just the place for you, whether it be for a once in a lifetime adventure or a return visit to this truly amazing area. Please have a look at this and our other VRBO and HomeAway listings, and call or email us for more information. Happy Trails! David Robinson Montana licensed property manager

                      Why West Yellowstone:
                      Beautiful, custom home, hand built by owner with fabulous rock and timber construction. Located on a 5 acre portion of an original family homestead that abuts Yellowstone Park - A one of a kind!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                      Summer or winter, this unique and gorgeous retreat is perfect for some Montana mountain play time. It's one you'll fall in love with and won't want to leave!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • The Otter Lodge-superb! w/Private kids trout pond next to blue ribbon Duck Crk!

                        The Otter Lodge-superb! w/Private kids trout pond next to blue ribbon Duck Crk!

                      • The Great Room (living room) with superb mountain and stream views, wildlife

                        The Great Room (living room) with superb mountain and stream views, wildlife

                      • Bar off of living room with large screen TV

                        Bar off of living room with large screen TV

                      • View of Duck Creek and private pond above creek-private pond access too!

                        View of Duck Creek and private pond above creek-private pond access too!

                      • Looking toward dining area from kitchen, amazing views from every window!

                        Looking toward dining area from kitchen, amazing views from every window!

                      • Lots of space for supplies with the walk in pantry (visible left)

                        Lots of space for supplies with the walk in pantry (visible left)

                      • Entry with fountain in background

                        Entry with fountain in background

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Master Bathroom sink

                        Master Bathroom sink

                      • Bedroom 3 with queen bed

                        Bedroom 3 with queen bed

                      • Laundry room between kitchen and garage, incl sink and full size washer/dryer

                        Laundry room between kitchen and garage, incl sink and full size washer/dryer

                      • View from patio, overlooking the kid's trout pond, Duck Crk, w/sweet views!

                        View from patio, overlooking the kid's trout pond, Duck Crk, w/sweet views!

                      • Also a superb winter destination! Central to awesome riding, skiing, Yellowstone

                        Also a superb winter destination! Central to awesome riding, skiing, Yellowstone

                      • Living room - grand fireplace, bar, access to deck, sunken hot tub, BBQ

                        Living room - grand fireplace, bar, access to deck, sunken hot tub, BBQ

                      • Dining area between living room and kitchen

                        Dining area between living room and kitchen

                      • Kids canoeing on Duck Crk pond, water flowing from Yellowstone, just above lodge

                        Kids canoeing on Duck Crk pond, water flowing from Yellowstone, just above lodge

                      • Kitchen with everything you'll need for a home-cooked meal.

                        Kitchen with everything you'll need for a home-cooked meal.

                      • Part of view from kitchen window, Yellowstone Park in background

                        Part of view from kitchen window, Yellowstone Park in background

                      • Fountain between bedrooms and living room - great ambiance for sleeping

                        Fountain between bedrooms and living room - great ambiance for sleeping

                      • Master Bathroom walk in granite shower

                        Master Bathroom walk in granite shower

                      • Bedroom 2 with queen bed

                        Bedroom 2 with queen bed

                      • Bathroom 2 with tub shower combo, shared with Bedrooms 2 and 3

                        Bathroom 2 with tub shower combo, shared with Bedrooms 2 and 3

                      • Two car garage, 5 acres with rustic barn, room to roam!

                        Two car garage, 5 acres with rustic barn, room to roam!

                      • The hot tub (to the right) just off of the patio, looking over Duck Creek. Nice!

                        The hot tub (to the right) just off of the patio, looking over Duck Creek. Nice!

                      VRBO #459834

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                      $356 - $495 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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