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The Little Blue House-Big Timber's in-Town Nightly Rental Home

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The Little Blue House. Big Timber's First Official Tourist Home.


Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

The Little Blue House, llc is an 1895 Carriage House converted into Big Timber's first official Tourist Home in June of 2011 and perfect for 1 or 2 couples or a small family. Keeping with its original charm and character, this 'in-town' vacation home offers nightly rentals within walking distance to fine dining, shopping, a movie theater, local bars stocked with locals, followed by a church for everyone!

Big Timber is flanked by the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers, so access to World Class Fly Fishing is just minutes away. Horseback riding, a float down the river, hiking the Crazies, a visit to the Crazy Mountain Museum, or wild game and bird hunting is so close; you would think it's in our back yard!

The Little Blue House welcomes you to a private courtyard, with a BBQ, outdoor table with seating. Comfort awaits as you walk through the front door. The living room is warm and inviting with a stone wrapped fireplace, cozy sofa, leather chairs, a flat screen cable tv, and art on the walls.

Passing through the living room, the charming kitchen is 'just like yours'. You will find a full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, stove with oven, a microwave, pots and pans, lots of dishes, oodles of glassware, a blender, mixing bowls and mixer. Expect items like spices, foil, saran wrap, olive oil and more.

Off the kitchen is a small bathroom with a shower. Off the other side of the kitchen is a hallway to the 'Main Floor' bedroom with a full sized bed.
Dashing up the stairs, you enter a private 'Suite', featuring a white tiled bathroom with a garden tub for a soothing soak after a long day. A king size bed adds comfort to your stay upstairs, along with a separate reading area, a flat screen cable tv, built in dresser and a writing desk. You'll also find The Little Blue House guitar hanging on the wall for your use.

We are NOT a B&B. We do not turn down bedding at night, put a chocolate on your pillow, or serve fancy eggs in the morning. We don't even make your bed. The Little Blue House is truly 'your home' away from home. Our goal is to provide guests with a high level of privacy and independence, while still being in the area, available for help and guidance if needed.

Although our Little Blue House has been thoroughly updated, its vintage charm has been retained. We adore it, and hope you do too!

UPON YOUR ARRIVAL, EXPECT: Coffee, OJ, Eggs, English Muffins, a special treat and a couple of sodas.

Keywords: Big Timber, Montana Vacation Home, Carriage House, Cottage, In-Town Housing, Nightly Home Rental in Big Timber Montana, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Small Family, Perfect for Couples, Hot Tub, Plein Air Painting, Bird Watching.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1125 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking in the home, but, ashtrays are available outdoors in the courtyard....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, even our own families can't bring their pets. It's better for all those future lodgers with allergies!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Upstairs Suite: 1 king

    Private bath with garden tub, sitting area and writing desk...moreless

  • Main Floor Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • King size bed in Upstairs Suite. Sleek with a low profile foundation. Two twin beds in Main Floor Bedroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Suite Bathroom: toilet, tub

    Garden tub, pedestal sink, white tiled floor & tub area...moreless

  • Main floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    It may be small, but, it is complete!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Stargazing! Also...there are hairdryers in each bathroom and each bedroom is supplied with lightweight bathrobes and slippers....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    A DVD player is connected to the living room TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV is available in the living room as well as the upstairs suite....moreless

  • Television:

    The living room and upstairs suite have tv's set up with cable tv....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The Upstairs Suite has seasonal Air Conditioning, for the few weeks that Big Timber really can use it....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Montana Field Stone wraps the Gas Fireplace in the living room, offering a warm and cozy feel to a wintery night....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric wall heaters in every room....moreless

  • Internet:

    Broadband Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    You have lots of bedding choices from Alternative Down or simply a lightweight blend. It's all available for your choice....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy. The couch seats 3. There are 2 leather chairs and 2 leather ottomans....moreless

  • Parking:

    On street parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided including bath, hot tub and of course, Kitchen towels...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    An access code is available upon your arrival....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Catering's available with advanced contact through one of Big Timbers caterers. Take out fine dining is available at the Historic Grand Hotel and to go orders at Iron Star Pizza, Thirsty Turtle and Timber Bar....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of pots and pans and cutlery, including steak and cutting knives....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of dishes and glassware, including little umbrellas for your fancy drink. Casserole, roasting pan and all the way to a salad spinner, blender and more....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Smaller than the standard size, but, large enough for a days worth of dishes!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is stocked! There is a built-in window seat, providing a casual dining area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    ...from saran wrap, spices, flour......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized with an upper freezer unit....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    A couple bikes are available for use with prior notice, so we set them out from storage....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    9 hole Overland Golf Course is about 5 miles away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    In front of the private patio, is a small lawn. It can be a great place to drag a chair over to the mock orange bush to enjoy the shade, take your shoes off and enjoy the grass between your toes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Just about an hour away is Bridger and Bohart (xcountry). Red Lodge is about 1 and a half hour away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    In Lions Park, we have several tennis courts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    During the summer, The Ramsy Pool is available for a very small fee. Classes are also available....moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


3 Night minimum stay during the months of July and August and Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter holidays; otherwise a 2 night minimum stay is required. Reduced weekly rate. Sleeps 4 comfortably and a cot may be added for a 5th person. The 7% state accommodations tax will be added to all stays. No pets, please. Fishing, hiking and horseback riding may be available on the owner's guest ranch in the Crazy Mountains, during the operation season of the guest ranch. Horseback riding is only available with minimum stays of 5 nights and is at an additional fee.

Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of the 50% deposit. Payment by cash or check, but no credit cards. $15 extra per person per day for more than 4 guests. The deposit is refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival, less a $100 booking fee.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Overland Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
85 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Big Timber is centrally located in South Central Montana within an hours drive to many activities. Day trips are easily made to include locations and activities like: Yellowstone National Park, The Beartooth Scenic Highway, hiking, flyfishing, bird or big game hunting, horseback riding, Cody WY, Red Lodge and more. The town offers you a choice between fine dining or local montana bars, a cinema, gift shops, real estate offices, medical services, a Carnegie Library, a NRA Rodeo, County Fair and more. Big Timber has big town pride!


Owner info

About the owner: My husband and I live north of Big Timber in the Melville community, which is a ranching community where I was raised. We own and operate a guest ranch there (Sweet Grass Ranch) in the Crazy Mountains and also work in Big Timber. Sweet Grass County is a wonderful place to call home.

Why the Owner Chose Big Timber, MT, USA:
We love the charm and sense of history in the Little Blue House. The prior owners took such care to lovingly restore the property and when they decided to sell, we jumped at the chance to purchase the Little Blue House. Decades ago, relatives owned the Little Blue House so it has family history as well as unique character.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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  • The Little Blue House. Big Timber's First Official Tourist Home.

    The Little Blue House. Big Timber's First Official Tourist Home.

  • Your Kitchen away from home

    Your Kitchen away from home

  • A place to read in the Upstairs Suite

    A place to read in the Upstairs Suite

  • A great gathering place

    A great gathering place

  • Christmas, 2012.  A gift from one of our 'younger' guest.

    Christmas, 2012. A gift from one of our 'younger' guest.

  • The Crazies with a Big Timber legacy, a herd of sheep

    The Crazies with a Big Timber legacy, a herd of sheep

  • The Natural Bridge and Falls, just a short drive away.

    The Natural Bridge and Falls, just a short drive away.

  • The Boulder River

    The Boulder River

  • Comfy and Cozy

    Comfy and Cozy

  • Upstairs sleeping area with a comfortable king size bed, satellite tv and desk

    Upstairs sleeping area with a comfortable king size bed, satellite tv and desk

  • Upstairs Suite Bathroom. Tranquil and Soothing

    Upstairs Suite Bathroom. Tranquil and Soothing

  • The compound; after a winter storm

    The compound; after a winter storm

  • The Little Blue House has a great kitchen to be creative and have a little fun!

    The Little Blue House has a great kitchen to be creative and have a little fun!

  • Summer Skies

    Summer Skies

  • Nearby Yellowstone during a winter road trip

    Nearby Yellowstone during a winter road trip

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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