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Immaculate, Well Appointed Cottage In The Heart Of Ennis, Mt.

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bdrm. With 2 Additional Sleeper Sofas, Perfect For A Couple Or Up To 4.

1 bdrm. with a full sized bed, as well as a comfortable sleeper sofa in the living room, and also in the office. Rates are for up to two people, in one bed, and any additional guests, above two, will be charged a $25.00 per person fee. Shower, no bathtub. Well appointed kitchen with a 4 burner gas range, oven, microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, espresso maker, blenders, pots, pans, full cutlery, and dishes, wine glasses, place mats, etc. On demand water heater, stacked washer and dryer laundry facility. WiFi, Television with DVD player, and basic cable package, CD player for music, but no satellite service. Wonderfully private and well landscaped yard with lovely shade trees to keep you cool on those hot summer days. Concrete patio with patio seating for 6, Weber Briquette BBQ, small lush lawn to wiggle your toes in, and off street parking for your convenience. Centrally located near downtown Ennis and within easy walking distance to diners, bars, shopping etc.

marina smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About marina smith

I bought this house for my father to live in, in 2000, and have since decided to use it as a vacation rental, with the hopes of using it as my retirement home someday. While I upgraded it with a vacationer in mind, it is furnished as comfortably as a home, and I hope you will call it your home away from home. If you are lacking in something, within reason, I will do my best to see that your needs are met. I live 40 miles south of town, and while I can't be there in an instant, I will do my best to make sure that your stay is comfortable, and that the house is well functioning during your stay.

marina smith purchased this cottage in 2000

Why marina smith chose Gold West Country

This property is perfect for a couple looking for a comfortable spot to base their Madison Valley vacation out of. It is affordable, well appointed, comfortable and convenient. If needed, it can sleep up to 4 people, but is ideal for a couple, since it only has one small bathroom. Ennis is a quaint small Montana town with festivals, a 4th of July Parade, Rodeos, art walks, a golf course, antique and gift shops, a new library, several good restaurants/bars, and a locally owned, old time movie theater, all within an easy walking distance of the house. Don't miss a tour through the new Whiskey Distillery, Willie's Distillery at the east end of town.

What makes this cottage unique

This little house was one of the original homes in Ennis but is newly remodeled and modern. The location, in the 'old' part of town assures big mature shade trees and the quaintness of small town America. It has a residential/commercial zoning, and is surrounded by commercial buildings, which are used little, so you won't have a bunch of noisy neighbors bothering your vacation time! Off street parking is a bonus, and the close proximity to downtown makes everything in town an easy walk for most.


Ennis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a small sink vanity with drawers for storage, as well as shelving for additional storage of toiletries. There is a shower, and no bathtub. Mirror, hairdryer, curling iron are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Full size bed
  • The bedroom has one full sized bed, a small love seat, a dresser and 2 bedside tables. There is a small walk-in closet centrally located in the house for additional storage. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room, as well as in the office, which could be used for guests at a $25.00 additional charge per person, for a total occupancy of 4 persons. This house is best suited for a couple, or two couples max.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Immaculate, Well Appointed Cottage In The Heart Of Ennis, Mt.
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
Destrehan LA

Very quaint and quiet with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The only thing that could have been better is that we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Exactly the right place for our trip,

  • 5 of 5

Caddis shack was anything but a shack. Very clean and plenty of room. Well decorated with an obvious fishing theme. Beds were comfortable, even the sofa bed with the inflatable mattress. Great location, around the corner from the Madison River Fishing Company and Main Street. Will stay here anytime I am in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Elverson, PA

perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just a block off Main Street Ennis, and thus quiet. No more than a 10 min walk to any shop or restaurant in town. Great kitchen with dining area. Perfect for one, a couple, or two (pull out couch). Off street parking for 1.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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this really only has one double bed the pull outs are awful. owner should try to sleep on pull outs

  • 2 of 5

The yard is beautiful, the inside could be cleaned up a bit

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you did not find the bed comfortable. There are two pull out sleeper sofas and they are both air mattresses, which I fear you did not utilize. I paid a considerable amount more for these sleeper sofas so that they would be more comfortable than the average sleeper, which I describe as sleeping on a towel rack. Perhaps I need to sign them more clearly with instructions so that the full benefit of this feature can be better utilized. Again, my apologies that you did not notice this feature, for the beds actually are quite comfortable when used properly.
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Nice place walking distance from everything in town..

  • 5 of 5

Great place conveniently located in town.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

I joined my son for three days at the Caddis Shack based on a recommendation from Nate Stevan at Montana Trout on the Fly Outfitter. The Shack is ideal: located steps from downtown Ennis, immaculate, delightful backyard to enjoy a cold one after a day on the Madison and Missouri with Nate, fully stocked kitchen and medicine cabinet (toothbrush & paste), first aid kit, etc.

I highly recommend staying at the Caddis Shack as Marina is committed to a great customer experience and value. It is much more comfortable and relaxing to stay at the Shack than the typical hotel options in Ennis. I plan to recommend this VBRO to fellow anglers in New Hampshire, and plan to be back next year with my other son.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, BZN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Silverdollar Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Madison Meadows
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 287
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ennis Cafe
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Big Sky/Moonlight Basin
Car: necessary

The Caddis Shack is located in the heart of the small town of Ennis, nestled in the splendor of the beautiful Madison Valley, of southwestern Montana. If you enjoy fishing blue ribbon trout streams, the Madison is world famous, and other streams, such as the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Yellowstone and Gallatin, are within reasonable distance for a day trip.

If exploring caves is of interest, The Lewis and Clark Caverns and State Park is approximately 39 miles north of Ennis, and offers guided tours through the caverns, and can be a fun, cool thing to do, on a hot summer day. Stop by at the Water of the Gods for a soak in the natural hot springs at Norris on your way home. Enjoy a meal and some music, if your timing is right, then jump back in the car for a short 14 mile drive home.

Does floating down the river in an inner tube sound like a relaxing thing to do on a hot day? Be sure to check out tube rentals in town at Christensen's Rental's and journey to Warm Springs Fishing access on Hwy 87, for a slow meandering float along the shores of the Madison River below Ennis Lake.

Bozeman is approximately 52 miles from Ennis, and is where you can find most anything you might want, and is most likely to be the spot you fly into, if your arrive by jet. Take in a movie at the modern cinema's, or browse through the Museum of the Rockies, and marvel at the exhibits, planetarium and world renowned dinosaurs collection. Dining is a matter of choice, and their are many restaurants to chose from, whether it's Sushi at my favorite, Seven Sushi on Oak St., Thai food at Sweet Chili on Main St., or a fun and wonderfully creative meal at The Cat Eye Cafe, the list goes on and on, so be adventurous, and find your own personal favorite.

West Yellowstone is 71 miles from Ennis, and is the jumping off point to Yellowstone National Park, which offers an entirely different array of wonderful trout streams from the Firehole and Gardiner Rivers to the famous Slough Creek, known for it's big Cutthroat. If fishing isn't your bag, wildlife and photography opportunities abound in Yellowstone Park, and you are sure to be awed as you admire the scenery in our countries oldest National Park.

Historical Virginia City is a mere 14 mile drive from Ennis, where you can step back into time and be entertained by the Virginia City Players, or the bawdy antics of the Brewery Follies actors.

Whether you are a fishing fanatic, a history buff, or just simply looking for a beautiful place to relax, the Madison Valley, and the town of Ennis, has something for you. Browse the seasonal art walks, the weekly farmers market, take in one of the many festivals, listed with the Chamber of Commerce, peruse the galleries, antique and gift shops, or take in a meal at one of several wonderful local restaurants.

Want some wild and scenic touring time, that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car? Consider taking the Gravelly Range Rd., along the spine of the Gravelly Mountains, for scenic panoramas and wildflowers that will take your breath away. Check with the Forest Service (406- 682-4253) in town before departing for updates on travel conditions, just to be safe.

Drive south and enjoy the Centennial Valley, and Red Rocks Wildlife Refuge, on the Idaho border, for a chance to spot birds and wildlife, without the crowds of Yellowstone Park. Be sure to bring your binoculars, a bird book, and a spotting scope if you have one, and don't forget the fishing rods.

If you are not opposed to crossing a state line, and purchasing another fishing license, Idaho has some famous water that is worth the effort. The famed Henry's Fork of the Snake is approximately 73 miles south of Ennis, and you will pass by Henry's Lake en-route.

Whatever you chose to do, The Caddis Shack is centrally located for all of your activities, and can offer you a private, comfortable place to hang your hat and put your feet up for some R & R..


Rates & Availability

Ennis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

CANCELLATIONS must be made 30 days prior to arrival, and refunds will ONLY be issued if the house can be rented during the times that you had reserved. Check in time is 4:00 p.m., Check out time is 11:00 a.m. Please contact me for notification about keys. Rates are based on use of one bed. Please add $25.00 for each additional bed used, for a total of 4 persons.
Peak Season June 1 - Sept. 30. $100.00/night for 3 night minimum stay.
$700.00/ weekly. $2000.00/monthly. $75.00 cleaning fee.
Off Season Oct. 1 - May 31. $85.00/night for 3 night minimum stay. $550.00/weekly. $1100.00/monthly. Long term off season arrangements may be considered, and would be based on a monthly fee plus utilities. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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