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Perfect for Couples or Families up to 4 in Lovely Two Story Log Home .

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Last updated: 09/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located at our Otter Creek cattle ranch, where we have lived for six generations,The cabin on Otter Creek has a living room with lovely views of the Crazy Mountains, comfortable stuffed hickory chairs and sofa, wagon wheel lights. The dining area has a hickory table which seats 4 easily by a picture window or there is a back deck for eating where you can listen to Otter Creek and watch one of our glorious sunsets as you watch deer, fox and birds enjoy the evening. The kitchen has a full refrigerator with freezer section, microwave, toaster, sink, dishes, utensils and cups and glasses. The propane stove has 4 burners and an oven. There are cooking utensils, pans, etc., in the cupboards as well as flour, sugar, cereal, s & p and some dry goods. There is also a wood burning stove in the living room for that unbeatable wood heat.
Through a hallway is the bathroom with tub, shower, sink, toilet and another mountain view. The bedroom downstairs has a queen bed, cozy comforter, bedside lights for reading and an overhead light, dresser and closet. This window looks out on the lawn and our own log home which Bill also built.
Up the stairs is a half loft with twin beds, oak dressers, chairs and a spotting scope for wildlife viewing. There is a ceiling fan in the living room which circulates the propane heat. All the rooms are well-appointed with Indian rugs, pictures, plenty of lights and books.
There are fish in Otter Creek that, although they aren't big, make excellent eating. Miles of hiking from the cabin to the mountains are home to sandhill cranes, Canada geese, hawks, eagles, and many song birds, coyotes, an occasional badger, deer, antelope, and elk on our 10,000 acres. There is swimming available in the reservoir; the creek is shallow except at run-off so is great for kids to play.
The photographic opportunities are limitless especially since this rental carries with it privileges to hike and fish in Sweet Grass Canyon at the Sweet Grass Ranch where we have taken guests for 50 years. Riding (mid-June to mid-September only) for several hours may also be available with prior arrangements once during your stay.
Crazy Mountain Cabin provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with family and enjoy the simple pleasures as there is no television. Internet is available. Cell phone service is available at the mailbox (1 mile) or on the hill behind the barn.
In the winter there is sledding on the hills, cross country skiing(call ahead to see if the wind has blown) and skating on the pond and the reservoir.
We do ask that you do not smoke in the cabin.


Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    We ask that you park your car by the cabin and hike from it. Please do not drive your car around the ranch....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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  • Pet Fee $15
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 09/27/2015
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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman or Billings
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Timber
150 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Benton
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Timber
100 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Melville Rd.
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bill's Place
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bridger Bowl

Car: Necessary

You are a short, very pretty drive away from the town of Big Timber. At Melville is Bill's Place which offers an excellent breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday. They also cater.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: We have ranched at Otter Creek since 1965, but my wife was raised there. We have a six generation history of sharing our ranching way of life with guests.

Why the Owner Chose Big Timber:
Our family has lived here since 1880, cattle ranching, raising horses and taking guests. We thoroughly enjoy sharing our way of life and lovely country.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Guests here have the benefit of enjoying hiking and fishing on our Sweet Gras Ranch ( property.

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  • Cabin living room

    Cabin living room

  • Kitchen


  • Stairs--note horseshoe
 under each step

    Stairs--note horseshoe under each step

  • Bathroom vanity

    Bathroom vanity

  • another view from loft

    another view from loft

  • Cabin exterior with Crazies in 

    Cabin exterior with Crazies in background

  • High country hiking

    High country hiking

  • Looking west over the reservoir

    Looking west over the reservoir

  • Looking east from Otter Creek

    Looking east from Otter Creek

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • View out dining room window

    View out dining room window

  • View
 from the loft

    View from the loft

  • Tub/shower


  • Loft bedroom

    Loft bedroom

  • Looking down at the Sweet Grass Ranch

    Looking down at the Sweet Grass Ranch

  • Bill Carroccia

    Bill Carroccia

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