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Our home has 3 bedrooms + 16ft x 20ft loft bedroom, 2 bathrooms and will sleep 2-8 people. Beautiful all wood interior, no paint or sheet rock and custom log and barn wood furniture throughout. *************************** Located approximately 1 mile upstream from the famous Three Dollar Bridge. Enjoy private river access right out your back door.
West Yellowstone, the entrance to Yellowstone National Park is a short and scenic 30 mile drive around Quake Lake and Hebgen Lake.
Fish the legendary rivers of the Madison, the Gallatin, the Yellowstone, the Firehole the Gibbon and the Henry's Fork all from one destination.
If you prefer lakes, Hebgen lake, Quake lake, Henry's lake, Cliff and Wade lakes are minutes away.
The main level of the home sleeps 6 people in beds PLUS additional queen bed in loft provides sleeping for 2.
All the log and barn wood furniture in the house has been custom made for us by a local craftsman. Real wood floors in common areas and carpet in bedrooms and loft.
Very comfortable and thoughtful accommodations to make sure your trip is as enjoyable as possible, including comfortable mattresses, quality pillows and linens. We know a good nights sleep is paramount to enjoying your vacation! Open the windows at night and listen to the soothing sounds of the river!
ENTRY: Slate entry with barn wood bench with large overhead coat rack. Plenty of space for your daypacks, hats and small cooler in preparation for a day of exploration or fishing.
Spacious, fully equipped modern kitchen with quartz counter tops, knotty alder cabinets, under cabinet lighting and stainless steel appliances including trash compactor. Center island allows for comfortable kitchen gatherings. There is a nice propane Weber Genesis grill on the deck for your use including all the grilling utensils needed. There are plenty of small appliances such as crock pot, blender, Cuisinart food processor, rice cooker and coffee grinder. We have provided two small 28 qt. coolers and blue ice packs to use during your stay for picnics and trips to the market.
Adjoins kitchen and will seat 8-10 people at a 7ft barn wood table with side bench seating and end chairs.
Beautiful great room has 20ft ceilings, large elk antler chandelier and free-standing gas stove fireplace with river rock surround and hearth. There is plenty of comfortable seating offering space for everyone to stretch out and relax. There is a large 65' LCD flat screen TV with satellite cable and surround sound.
Open the dual 6ft sliding glass doors and hear the sounds of the river. Step out on to the large cedar deck with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and river. Watch your family and/or friends fishing just below while enjoying your coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening!
The spacious 20' x 16' loft has a queen bed, nightstands, dresser and cozy seating area perfect for reading or playing games. A ceiling fan and 2 large windows open for ventilation. Enjoy a view of the continental divide range and the river.
On one side of the main floor is a comfortable master bedroom suite with a barn wood furniture theme with a Cal-King bed. A 6ft sliding glass door opens to a private deck over-looking the river. It also has a private bath (soaker tub, separate tiled shower and double sinks). 58' LCD flat screen television in room. There is an electric fireplace to provide a little extra warmth and ambiance as well.
GUEST BEDROOMS AND BATH:
The other side of the main floor has a full bathroom with tiled shower/tub, two more bedrooms and laundry area.
Guest bedroom #2, faces the river and has it's own sliding glass door to the deck over-looking the river. It has a Cal-King size log bed and rustic log furniture theme. 50' flat LCD television in room.
Guest bedroom #3, has a view of the continental divide range and river. It has two twin rustic log beds, log furniture and 37' LCD flat screen television.
Guest bedroom #4 is the loft with queen bed.
A large rear deck overlooks the river and runs the full length of the house. There is a table and chairs with a propane Weber gas grill (extra propane provided, you will not run out). Perfect for enjoying a meal together with a spectacular view of the river and sunsets. Observe the evening hatch and the Montana moon and stars like you've never seen!
Bald Eagles, Osprey, Red Tail Hawks and sometimes Golden Eagles, fly overhead as they glide up and down the river. You will also see Pronghorn, deer, moose, river otters, beaver, and red fox near the house. Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats and Elk roam on the mountains above and can sometimes be seen coming down across the river.
FIT PIT: There is a rock fire pit down by the river with adirondack chairs to enjoy the stars and s'mores together. Firewood provided.
*Wireless Internet service is provided, just bring your laptop or tablet.
*Charging station area in living room with multiple outlets for everyone's must-have electronic devices.
*House has forced-air heat system and additional electric foot heaters under cabinets in the bathrooms and at the kitchen island.
*NO air conditioning. There are ceiling fans in all rooms for air movement. Just open some windows for great cross flow of air.
Quality pillows, high 570 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, and blankets. We have provided both down pillows and down alternative pillows to make sure everyone is happy....moreless
Large Great room with 21 ft high ceiling, propane river rock fireplace, comfortable couches and recliners, large 65' flat screen television, 2 sliding doors exiting to deck over-looking the river....moreless
Summer (June-July-August) Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Sept-October Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
No smoking - please be considerate of homeowner and other non-smoking guests. If it is discovered that smoking has occurred, you will forfeit your deposit and be liable for cleaning all drapes and carpets at a cost beyond standard deposit.
No pets - unless on approval by homeowners under certain circumstances only.
Cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $400
7% Montana state accommodations tax applies to stays less than 30 days.
50% deposit of base rent required upon making reservation
Remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival
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Our Madison River front home is centrally located to many activities. 30 Miles to Yellowstone Park and the town of West Yellowstone. The town of Ennis is 40 miles to the North. Both towns offer grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, fly shops and guide service, tourist information, medical care and pharmacy. Henry's Lake is 13 miles away.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: This photo is of the owners, Randy and Samantha.
This fishing lodge is a long time dream come true for our family. The Madison River and surrounding area has very special meaning to us. Randy's parents, Bill and Betty, came here in the 1970's and 1980's on fishing trips. Bill and Betty have since passed away. Betty helped build this house with her son Randy, and his wife Samantha, for future generations of fishermen to enjoy. This house was built in memory of Bill Arbogast.
Over the past 12 years, Randy and Samantha, have been coming to West Yellowstone every summer to fish and enjoy all the area has to offer.
It is our family's wish to share this beautiful and very special place with you, your family and friends. You are sure to leave with wonderful, lasting memories and great fishing stories!
Please contact our property manager, Kathy Looney, for reservations or questions.
Why West Yellowstone: We bought this acre of land in 2012 and built the house in 2013/2014. We put a lot of thought into designing this home and we are sure you will really enjoy your stay here. It is the perfect stretch for fishing the river and has easy access to the house from the road. Yellowstone National Park is just 30 minutes away.
The Unique Benefits at this House: This house is so much better in person. It's impossible to photograph the feel of this place, the enormousness of the mountains, the sound of the river, the clean fresh smell of the air. When inside the house, with all windows closed, it is very quiet. All the interior walls are insulated so you don't hear that there are many people staying in the house. It is very private and designed to face the river. Every room in the house has a spectacular view, even the front porch.