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Secluded Southfork River Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Welcome to our Southfork Shangri La. Enjoy the end-of-the-road privacy and solitude of our 80 acres of Wyoming Wonderland. No traffic, just birds, bunnies and Bambi’s abounding. Sit on the large deck and enjoy the ever changing light and shadows on the panoramic mountains and views of historic Castle Rock. Take a hike on the BLM land that adjoins our property and wet your line in the beautiful Southfork of the Shoshone River. Roast a hotdog over the riverside fire pit and make s'mores for dessert while watching the river roll by. It’s like camping at Yellowstone without the crowds (and without sleeping in a tent). You may enjoy it so much you forget to go to Yellowstone National Park which is only 60 miles away via the scenic Stagecoach Road.

The cozy guesthouse was renovated with all new furniture, carpet and paint in the Summer of 2009. When you’ve had enough nature and the outdoors head inside, kick back in the leather recliner and catch up on the news or watch a movie on the flat panel TV. At night after watching shooting stars and marveling at the Milky Way, enjoy the queen bed in the master bedroom and tuck the kids or your friends into the aspen log bunk bed in the second bedroom, (a full sized bed with a twin on top). Fear of heights? That’s okay -your guests can sleep on the full sized sleeper sofa in the living room instead.

Your vacation would not be complete without visiting the nearby attractions in fabulous Cody, Wyoming. The World Class museums of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West are a must do and you won’t want to miss the free evening gunfight at the Historic Irma Hotel. Of course if it’s Summer that means there is a Rodeo and a variety of musical reviews to be seen in town too. Want something more adventurous? The area has many opportunities for river rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, ATV’s, hunting, fishing and mountain biking. Bring your boat and go out on nearby Buffalo Bill Reservoir. If It’s Winter then there is downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and world class ice climbing. Day trips can take you to Billings or Red Lodge, MT, to the Pryor Mountains to watch the wild horses, to the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, the Beartooths or to Thermopolis for a dip in the hot springs and the tremendous Dinosaur Museum (home to an Archaeopteryx fossil, one of only 10 in the world). History buffs will enjoy visiting the Heart Mountain Relocation Center where the story of the Japanese Americans who were interned by the government during World War II is told.

Nature lovers, sportsmen, adventure lovers, artists, and folks looking for a quiet spot to just sit and relax will love this cozy cottage. Families will appreciate the large grassy yard for the kids to run and play on. There is plenty of parking for all your cars and RV or boat trailers too. So grab your fishing pole, hiking boots and camera and prepare to fall in love with Wonderful Wyoming.

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About The Owner

After nearly 30 years of living in the flat, hot, dry region of West Texas we decided that when we retire we want to see trees, mountains and listen to the sound of running river water for the next 30 years. The quiet, peaceful spot we found is our idea of heaven.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Wyoming

The Cody area is wonderful. The Mountains, the rivers, the trout, the variety of things to do in the area, the small town attitude with cultural events that are normally restricted to bigger cities, the great entertainment and shopping opportunities all met with our needs. It couldn't be better.

What makes this cottage unique

Being at the end of the road makes for a lot of peace and quiet that brings a lot of wildlife. Listening to the river while sitting on the deck, fishing right out the back door, sunsets and moon rise over the Mountains, watching the wildlife that shares our yard,(deer, elk, coyotes, rabbits, chukars, hummingbirds, magpies, northern flickers, pine siskens, gold finches, kestrals, hawks, bald eagles, Golden eagles and even the occasional bear or mountain lion). The second largest population of Big Horn Sheep in Wyoming spend the winter in the mountains just down the road. We love going for drives and picnics in the nearby national forest.

Amenities

Cody Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size sofa sleeper., Bunk Beds (1) Double lower bed with twin above.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Adjacent to BLM land for even more river access.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Secluded Southfork River Retreat
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Cave City, Arkansas
5

OUTSTANDING!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!! The Bartel's provided us with OUTSTANDING accommodations, and their little cabin was a PERFECT spot for a private and secluded area for our little family while vacationing the Wyoming and Yellowstone area!!! Very clean, modern, and easy to access area attractions too....and the abundance of wildlife was GREAT as well!!! Thank you so much for providing us EXCEPTIONAL service!!! We WILL be back to visit next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family experience!

  • 5 of 5

It was awesome there. Cute, comfortable,very clean, amazing owners and the views and wildlife were great to see. Cody is a great little town too experience too. We will be going back there!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This Southfork River Retreat was quite and beautiful. Cabin was very nice. Will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is nice, comfortable, it had everything we needed. Kitchen has what you need to cook, charcoal grill was great. Surrounded by mountains on 3 sides, you can always hear the river. We really enjoyed our time here.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We live in the small town of Pine Level, NC.
5

This was a very, very nice place to call home for the week.

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to be able to come back to the cottage and relax after long days at the park. It was clean and immaculately maintained. The river side setting was peaceful and relaxing, and we were able to watch wildlife right from the deck or from the front picture window. I would 100% recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Island, New York
5

Lovely oasis on a busy trip

  • 5 of 5

If I had known how lovely this property was ,I would have adjusted my Itinerary to spend a couple more days just relaxing here. Our family of 5 decided to visit several national parks this summer, and chose Robin and Jim's cottage for a 3 day stay so we could visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks. The parks were fantastic, but the pleasure we experienced while at the cottage was delightful. My 4 year old grand daughter was thrilled to watch deer follow Jim around , bunnies bouncing all about. Scenery was gorgeous and it felt so peaceful and comfortable. The night skies were so clear and bright.

Everything we could think of needing or wanting was there, even books and hobby horses for the little one. The cottage is beautifully cared for, and Jim and Robyn were most welcoming, ideal hosts. If we ever have another opportunity to visit Cody again, we would jump at a chance to stay here. There was a lot we didn't get to do!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Guest House

Yellowstone National Park, Winter Ice climbing, The Shoshone National Forest and wilderness areas.

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Rates & Availability

Cody Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$4,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%
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