This luxurious craftsman home sits on the banks of beautiful Soda Butte Creek, with magnificent views of Mount Republic. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2400 s.f. of living space, there is plenty of room to spread out, and you'll love the year-round hot-tub overlooking the creek. Yellowstone National Park is only a few miles away, but you don't have to go anywhere to see abundant wildlife... we have resident fox, deer, elk, buffalo, eagles, and yes... even an occasional bear! The house features a multitude of craftsman features, including stonework, two stone fireplaces (one in the master bedroom), massive pine beams and pillars, covered decks, a soaring cathedral ceiling, and artistic cabinets and trim. This property is among the finest vacation rentals close to Yellowstone National Park.
The spacious kitchen includes brand new appliances (range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave), coffeemaker, toaster, and blender. Overlooking the island, you can converse with others in the dining and living areas, or just watch tv or listen to music. You'll enjoy lots of storage in designer cabinets; and all rooms in the house are radiant-heated hardwood.
The living room is expansive, with floor-to-ceiling windows in a vaulted ceiling that frame views of the creek and mountains. Three massive pine pillars, milled from trees that were cut on the property, rise 30' to the ceiling. You'll love the crackling and scent of pine burning in the authentic stone fireplace. You can relax and barbecue outside on the wrap-around covered deck, just a short distance from the creek-side spa and hot-tub. The radiant heated wood floors, comfortable designer furniture, large-screen tv with DVD player, and high fidelity sound system ensure a warm, welcoming gathering area.
The large master bedroom has an authentic rock fireplace, soaker tub, a "heavenly" queen bed, radiant heated hardwood floors, attached master bathroom, and walk-out french doors to the covered deck with beautiful views of the creek and woods.
There are three other spacious bedrooms in the house... one on the main floor and two upstairs. All offer great views, radiant-heated hardwood floors, plentiful closet and dresser space, and easy access to bathrooms. As in the Master Bedroom, the "heavenly" beds have compression foam, down comforters, and down pillows. There are three bathrooms in the house, two on the main level and one upstairs. All have shower/bath units.
The over-size 2-car garage provides ample space for vehicles and equipment that you want to keep indoors. The adjacent heated breeze-way houses a washer and dryer and plenty of space to hang wet fishing clothes or snowy winter jackets and pants.
Cooke City, at an elevation of 7400 feet and only minutes from the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, offers two distinct seasons. Summer is filled with outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, ATVing, fishing, rafting, photography, and sightseeing, either in spectacular Yellowstone National Park or in the beautiful surrounding areas. Fall through spring presents world-class snowmobiling and backcountry/cross-country skiing in the most gorgeous of mountain settings.
The road to Cooke City from Gardiner, through Yellowstone National Park, is kept open year-round. To the east, Cooke City is accessible by Highway 212 from May through November, depending on snow levels. Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Wyoming 296, climbs from the Cody area over majestic Chief Joseph Pass and then wanders through gorgeous Sunlight Basin before arriving at Cooke City. The Beartooth Highway, which twists and winds its way from Red Lodge, is open only through summer months, and is considered one of the most scenic drives in America.
The Soda Butte Creek Refuge has immediate access to the other two vacation rentals on the 1-acre property... The Fox Den (1146630) and The Eagle's Nest (1146668), that are also listed on VRBO. Larger groups may rent multiple units. Guests in all three rental properties have joint access to the hot tub and laundry room. These are all among the very finest vacation rental properties near Yellowstone National Park.