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Riverfront Cabin on the Madison! 35 minutes to Yellowstone Nat'l Park!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Cabin + Studio apt., (Sleeps 8)

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Our custom built, 1600 sf cabin, which we affectionately refer to as 'The Fishing Shack', was completed in the fall of 2008. An additional 350 sf studio apartment was completed in 2013. The property is located on the Madison River, known for its majestic beauty and world class fly fishing. The cabin is a gorgeous, 40 minute drive to the entrance of Yellowstone National Park and about an hour to the winter hot spot, Big Sky Ski Resort. With its fabulous location, reclaimed barnwood floors, custom kitchen, 3 flat screen TVs, a Jotul wood-burning stove, and floor to ceiling windows, it is a magical vacation spot certain to deliver year round fun.

The master suite has a queen bed with pillow top mattress, flat screen TV, French doors opening to a 5 person Bullfrog Jacuzzi Tub overlooking the river, and a custom built pebble shower with dual shower heads (including a rain head). There are two bedrooms upstairs, each with log bunk beds (twin on top & queen below). Open the windows and let the smell of the mountains and the sound of the river lull you to sleep. The open loft has a cozy seating area, a third flat screen TV with DVD player, and Game Cube system for the kids (and the kids at heart). Directly on the river, you will find a large fire pit perfect for staying warm and making s'mores while watching the fishermen in your family catch that big brown just feet away.

Our cabin is located 30 minutes from Ennis and 35 minutes from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It is situated in a friendly residential community with about six other homes and delightful neighbors. It is across the river from a Forest Service campground and a short walk to the world famous 'Grizzly Bar & Grill' (you must sample their delightful wine selection).

Our location is perfect for year round Montana fun and adventure. In the winter, spend your days skiing the famed slopes of Big Sky Ski Resort, snowmobiling in West Yellowstone, cross country skiing on miles of pristine trails, watching the bald eagles soar above the river while soaking in the jacuzzi, or simply enjoying the beauty of the Madison while curled up with a good book by the wood burning stove. Fill the long summer days with activities such as fishing from the property, floating the Madison, exploring Yellowstone National Park, hiking beautiful mountain trails, horseback riding, listening to live music while sipping local wines and soaking in the Norris Hot Springs, experiencing an authentic Montana rodeo or riding the antique railway in historic Virginia City.

We hope you enjoy our cabin as much as we do, and we look forward to sharing the beauty of Montana with you.

~The Stewarts

Dave and Heather

Cole, Emerson, Eve and Soleil

Keywords: Cabin, Madison, Yellowstone, Montana, hot tub, fly fishing,

More Details

Owner
Heather Stewart
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Dave, Here are my comments added to your listing… All true “We have always wanted to Visit Montana, and this cabin was the icing on the cake!The pictures on this site do not do it justice! It is not only a beautiful place to stay but a great place to relax. We enjoyed the river, lots of fishing from the property and rafting down the river. The drive to Yellowstone was only 35 minutes and well worth it! The owners were wonderful to deal with; my deposit was returned very promptly. I am definitely staying there again. We have been lucky enough to travel all over the world and this was one of the BEST vacations we have taken!!” Will talk to you In March to book again next summer J Thanks,Robbin
Aug 2009
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Amenities

West Yellowstone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Studio - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Upstairs 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is over the Queen in a built-in log bunk-bed setup
    Upstairs 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is over the Queen in a built-in log bunk-bed setup
    Studio apt. - 1 queen , Detached Studio apartment
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
River Front Fire Pit Private Fishing Access

Reviews

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Riverfront Cabin on the Madison! 35 minutes to Yellowstone Nat'l Park!!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 58 reviews
5

Beautifully appointed and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the fishing shack. We found everything we could need. The beds were comfortable, the house is stunning, and the sound of the river lulled us to sleep. Highly recommend! Gorgeous fishing.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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It was a wonderful cabin along the Madison river.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the great views of the Madison River from the large windows of the living room overlooking the river. We could also see the activities of campers at the camp ground across the river. We were super happy to have spent a week at the cabin. Based on the pictures from the website, we thought it would be isolated and far away from other homes. The cabin has a well equipted kitchen, except there is not a tea kettle. A popcorn maker would be super cool to have, especially when watching a movie. It helps to cool the rooms off by leaving the windows open at night and the fans provided by the owners. The home has 100 years old wood floors. It is helpful to have flip flops to prevent splinters because socks are not enough. We arrived at Yellowstone airport. Our advice is to drive to Western Yellowstone which is 8 miles before going to the cabin. We made the mistake of going to Ennis to the supermarket which has less toutists and more items on the first day. So it made for a 78 mile drive from the airport. Then 25 miles plus from Ennis to the cabin. There are no places to eat from the cabin to the airport. By the cabin there is only the Grizzly Bear. So if you want a place to eat, you have to drive to Western Yellowstone or to Ennis. If you do not mind driving 40 miles each way to go the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park, this is a good home to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This is an amazing property, riverside to the Madison and is just what is advertised...

  • 5 of 5

The Fishing Shack was an awesome experience, it was clean, beautiful and easy to access. The owners have taken a lot of pride in this home and it shows. Built in 2009, the owners played a huge part in it's construction. The interior design is easy on the eye and the access to the Madison is just as practical as the Fishing Shack is gorgeous. Thanks Stewart's for sharing you Fishing Shack, you all ROCK!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The 'Fishing Shack' was an amazing week which went too quickly. The home is elegant yet very comfortable. The Stewarts' list of remcommeded things to do was spot on, we did many as well as fish right from the banks in front of the house and all were fun. The scenery in every direction is amazing as well. Definitely plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful Cabin on the river

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this "Shack" The cabin has a great view of the Madison River and is conveniently located to West Yellowstone, Virginia City, and many other attractions. The owners were very responsive to our questions and provided a very detailed overview of the areas attractions. Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

As described. Fantastic house!

  • 4 of 5

The property was as described. Would have received a 5 star but the prior renters left the doors open too much and we had a barrage of house flies to kill. We stayed a week and by the end the flies were down to just a few.

To the owner's credit, they gave us a $100 credit to the nearby restaurant to compensate for the flies. And, my children found it somewhat of a game to see who could kill the most.

As I say, other than that the house was fantastic and very comfortable for our visit on the Madison River.

It was an unforgettable family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Tubing/River Rafting

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50

We require a one week minimum stay unless approved by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund