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Beautiful Hand Built Log Cabin with Private Fishing

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Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

This is a beautiful hand-built log cabin. It is built of large cottonwood logs originating from the banks of the Big Hole river 20 miles from Silver Star. The logs are flattened on two sides with a chainsaw, and dove-tail notches are used on the corners to fit the logs in place. This cabin was hand built by the owner, Chip Ashcraft, who is a custom log cabin builder.

This cabin features a common sleeping area on the second floor with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, and a single bed.

The cabin is located 400 feet off the county road nestled in a patch of trees, providing a very peaceful and private setting. The closest neighbors are deer and the occasional moose. It is within 5 minutes walking distance of Silver Star fishing access site on the Jefferson river, just downstream from the famous Big Hole, Beaverhead, and Ruby Rivers. It is about an hour's drive to the Madison river. We have private fishing (Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, etc.) in a spring creek on the ranch.

Clair and Doris Everson from Hayden Lake, Idaho, commented: "We came on "Roots" expedition with friends - a success! And we fell in love with the little cabin in the Montana Woods. Thank you for a wonderful quiet time".

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Chip Ashcraft
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Chip Ashcraft

Montana native Chip Ashcraft of Silver Star, Montana has been building log homes since 1986. He has built private residences from North Carolina to Montana using the traditional scribe fitted method in his building process. Each handcrafted log cabin is created from hand-peeled lodge pole pine or Douglas fir which is then individually scribed, notched, and then fitted into position. Each log home is unique in its construction and detail, unlike milled log homes.

Chip Ashcraft purchased this cabin in 2003


Silver Star Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Beautiful Hand Built Log Cabin with Private Fishing
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was comfortable and the area beautiful. It was a very nice vacation home for our family to enjoy time together.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the nice atmosphere

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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one more cast

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from spending most of May at this wonderful spot. Had a great time and found this to be a great location to operate from to explore over a 100 miles of the Big Hole and Jefferson rivers. Quiet, secluded, and lots of wildlife. Look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to clarify that pets are only welcome if they are kept outside of the cabin, as some of our guests have pet allergies.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

Private hunting on property is not covered by listed fees. Call for information.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 1(406)287-3069

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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