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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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
No landline, but most cell phone carriers provide reception...moreless
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring 2015 May 1 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016 7 night min stay
Spring 2016 May 1 - May 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Summer 2016 Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016 3 night min stay
Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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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West Yellowstone Airport-KWYS with SkyWest service
High Country Tavern, or in W Yellowstone (8.5 mi)
Island Park, ID - 35mi or Big Sky, MT - 45mi
US HWY 191
N Shore of Hebgen Lk, West Yellowstone (8.5mi)
USFS 0.25mi, Rendezvous Nordic 8.5mi, Big Sky 45mi
Hebgen Lake beaches (closest about 5mi)
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!
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.
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!