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Otter Lodge - Mountain retreat w/Blue Ribbon fishing in front yard!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath (Sleeps 6 in beds, max 8 in home)

The Otter Lodge occupies one of the most unique locations in the U.S. Its five acres are situated on a family homestead and the property is fronted by Duck Creek and the Duck Creek pond, both of which offer some of the best blue ribbon trout fishing in the West.

The property is less than 1/4 mile from Yellowstone National Park on its east side, and offers easy access (within 1/4 mile) to both Yellowstone Park and Gallatin National Forest.

This home offers breathtaking views of nature at its finest and is in a truly spectacular setting.

Wildlife Viewing: Duck Creek Retreat and the immediate surrounding area is rich in wildlife, including bison, elk, deer, moose, grizzly bear, black bear, otter, beaver, muskrat, Canadian geese, ducks, Trumpeter swan and Sandhill cranes.

Fishing: World class fishing is available on private Duck Creek and Duck Creek Pond. A professionally installed fish ladder permits runs of wild Brown and Rainbow trout from the Madison River and nearby Hebgen Lake. Native Brook trout also inhabit the pond and Brown trout up to 32 inches have been caught and released. A Montana fishing license is not required to fish on the Pond, but it is on other Montana waters. A Yellowstone Park license is required to fish inside the Park.

The west entrance to Yellowstone Park and the town of West Yellowstone are only a short 8.5 mile (14km) drive away, W. Yellowstone offers everything you'd hope to find in a destination resort town, from restaurants, live theater, museums and shopping to equipment rentals and guide services.

We can offer recommendations on a variety of local guides and outfitters - call us to find out more!

More Details

Property Manager
West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals

This privately owned home is managed by WEST YELLOWSTONE VACATION RENTALS where we specialize in providing you with your home away from home! Vacation rental homes, cabins, and condominiums to suit any group or budget, only minutes from the entrance to Yellowstone Park… We have the place!

We pride ourselves in working with our homeowners to offer unique, clean, well maintained properties that offer our guests a great value while experiencing Montana living. We are uniquely situated in an area that offers the most central access to all that Yellowstone National Park and the incredibly beautiful surrounding National Forests have to offer.

We have just the place for you, whether it be for a once in a lifetime adventure or a return visit to this truly amazing area. Please have a look at this and our other VRBO and HomeAway listings, and call or email us for more information.

Happy Trails!

David Robinson - Licensed Montana property manager

Why West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals chose Yellowstone Country

Beautiful, custom home, hand built by owner with fabulous rock and timber construction. Located on a 5 acre portion of an original family homestead that abuts Yellowstone Park - A one of a kind!

What makes this lodge unique

Summer or winter, this unique and gorgeous retreat is perfect for some Montana mountain play time. It's one you'll fall in love with and won't want to leave!

Amenities

West Yellowstone Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Entry from Master Bedroom 1, black granite walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , Attached master bathroom has black granite walk-in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shares full bathroom with Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
No phone in home, renter is required to have a cell phone for telephone access. WiFi available. However, internet and cellular services are limited here, no matter who the provider or where the location, in town or out. We have frequent outages, poor/slow performance, and many areas where cellular does not work, or works poorly, depending on your provider. Don't plan on doing business via internet or telephone while you're here! It cannot be counted on, no matter who tells you otherwise. We do not provide refunds or discounts for internet or cellular connectivity problems that are beyond our control, but we will do everything we can to help you maximize your uptime! Please note that the indoor fireplace is not available for guest use, however the outdoor patio fire pit is available and is great for enjoying our Montana summer mountain nights! Firewood is not provided but can be purchased in town.

Reviews

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Otter Lodge - Mountain retreat w/Blue Ribbon fishing in front yard!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
5

Cannot wait to return to this beauty!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to West Yellowstone was fantastic, and we could not have been more pleased with our choice to stay at Otter Lodge. This home has something for everyone. My husband and son couldn't wait to fish every evening after returning from the park, and the fish were plentiful. We ate fresh fish off the grill 3 of 7 nights we stayed. And it was delicious!! My favorite spot in the house was the kitchen with an enormous window looking out at a field of beautiful horses. The taxidermy throughout the house was tastefully done, especially for the region of the country it sits on. This was our first HomeAway vacation, and I would certainly do it again. They thought of everything here at Otter Lodge. If you had forgotten toiletries, they had them. Spices? No need to rush out to buy any. Bear spray? Covered! We just made sure we left behind something others may not have thought about...a pedestal fan! We cannot wait to return to Yellowstone, and we will be staying at Otter Lodge.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique and Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

You can't beat the natural beauty surrounding this lodge! We all wished that we had booked one more day!

It's definitely unique with all the mounts (we called it our own natural history museum!) but we loved it. The views from every room are breathtaking. It was a wonderful place to stay for six adults and we felt right at home.

We wish that the hot tub worked as we had anticipated sitting in it and watching the Montana night sky but it wasn't warm and looked like it needed to be cleaned. However, with that said .... it did not hinder our enjoyment of this VRBO.

It was so nice to have the fire pit in the evenings and the home is set up to make it feel like it's "yours" for your time there (which is very nice!)

We would stay here again and we would recommend it to others. The location / view / setting is spectacular - the decor is unique and interesting! We are happy that we booked Otter Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and amenities.

  • 5 of 5

My family's stay at the Otter Lodge was a great experience! The proximity to Yellowstone Park attractions, and amenities within West Yellowstone couldn't be better. My 4 year old son caught his first fish in the on property pond. We made s'mores and socialized using the outdoor fire pit.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it.

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

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Otter Lodge was a great place to stay during our Yellowstone visit. We enjoyed fishing in the river behind the house and fires at night watching the beautiful Montana sky. Awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been visiting the area for many years now. We love the location of this property. Close enough to town and the park to come and go, but far enough to get away from too many people. If you are into fishing, the access does not get any better. Duck Creek is literally right out your back door, and the Madison is just a very short drive away. We caught fish on both.

As far as the Cabin goes, It is not misrepresented in any way. Clean and comfortable. Everything worked as it should, including the hot tub.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
West Yellowstone Airport-KWYS with SkyWest service
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
High Country Tavern, or in W Yellowstone (8.5 mi)
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Island Park, ID - 35mi or Big Sky, MT - 45mi
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US HWY 191
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
N Shore of Hebgen Lk, West Yellowstone (8.5mi)
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
USFS 0.25mi, Rendezvous Nordic 8.5mi, Big Sky 45mi
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Hebgen Lake beaches (closest about 5mi)
Car: recommended

The home is only 8 miles from the resort town of West Yellowstone, MT, the road entrance to Yellowstone National Park that offers the easiest access to everything the Park has to offer.

Five miles away is the West Yellowstone airport (KWYS), which has a FBO for any size corporate jet and is serviced by SkyWest/Delta Connection. Air Force One has landed there many times. Only 8.5 miles away is the resort town of West Yellowstone, MT, the most centrally located entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Other Activities: Golfing and downhill skiing at Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort is 35 miles north from Duck Creek Retreat, Golfing in Island Park, ID is only 35 miles south, and some of the best groomed Nordic ski trails in the world are only 9 miles away on the Rendezvous trails in West Yellowstone. Groomed snowmobile trail access is within a 1/2 mile of the home, beautiful Hebgen Lake is only a few short miles away... It's in an adventurer's wonderland!

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Rates & Availability

West Yellowstone Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$549
$3,479
 
 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,479
 
 
Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,479
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$579
$3,579
 
 
Fall/Winter 2018-2019
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,479
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,479
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $199 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

No smoking, no pets. Check-in 4:00 PM, Check-out 10:00 AM. Please download and read the Rental Agreement for our refund/cancellation policy and other details, or contact us for for a copy, or see a synopsis of the agreement here: www.westyellowstonerentals.com/reservations

If you wish to avoid purchasing damage protection, you may make your payment through our company. We will hold your credit card number on file as a security deposit, but we will not charge the card until we have contacted you.

We have other VRBO and HomeAway listings - Call or email and we'll get you what you need!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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