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DIRECTLY ON THE MADISON RIVER - 25 Minutes to Yellowstone NP *The Caddis Shack*

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Riverfront luxury log home, 25 min. to West Yellowstone, 5 Bedroom/3 Bathroom

Our beautiful, custom log home, which we call The Caddis Shack, was completed in 2014. By no means a “shack” with 4000 sq. ft., with 4 bedrooms plus a loft bedroom, and 3 full bathrooms, on 3 levels. We are located DIRECTLY on the Madison River on the best fly fishing section of the river! The home sits on a 1 acre parcel and is a short, scenic 25 minute drive to the West entrance to Yellowstone National Park. This is the perfect location for enjoying all the area has to offer.

We have furnished the home entirely with locally made custom log and barn wood furniture, and great quality mattresses, soft linens and premium cookware. The interior walls are well insulated for sound and keeps the home quiet and private from room to room.

Fish the legendary rivers of the Madison, the Gallatin, the Yellowstone, the Firehole the Gibbon and the Henry's Fork all from one destination. If you prefer lakes, Hebgen lake, Quake lake, Henry's lake, Cliff and Wade lakes are minutes away.

Our property manager, Kathy Looney with Madison Management, will assist in answering questions and with reservations. She lives nearby and that is helpful should our guests need assistance.

Please contact us for dates available, calendar doesn't always reflect accurate opening and closing dates for Spring or Fall. We adjust those dates based on requested bookings.

HOME DESCRIPTION:

Our home will sleep 10 people. The main level sleeps 6 PLUS additional 2 in queen bed in loft. A Second master suite is under construction in the lower level, ready for 2018. (The bathroom and bed are there now, but sleeping area needs to be finished, please see pictures for better visual description)

Very comfortable and thoughtful accommodations to make sure your trip is as enjoyable as possible, including comfortable mattresses, quality pillows and linens. We know a good nights sleep is paramount to enjoying your vacation! Open the windows at night and listen to the soothing sounds of the river!

ENTRY: Slate entry with barn wood bench with large overhead coat rack. Plenty of space for your daypacks, hats and small cooler in preparation for a day of exploration or fishing.

KITCHEN:

Spacious, fully equipped modern kitchen with quartz counter tops, knotty alder cabinets, under cabinet lighting and stainless steel appliances including trash compactor. Center island allows for comfortable kitchen gatherings. There is a nice propane Weber Genesis grill on the deck for your use including all the grilling utensils needed. There are plenty of small appliances such as crock pot, blender, Cuisinart food processor, rice cooker and coffee grinder. We have provided two small 28 qt. coolers and blue ice packs to use during your stay for picnics and trips to the market.

DINING ROOM:

7ft barn wood table with side bench seating and end chairs, seats 8 comfortably.

GREAT ROOM:

Beautiful great room has 21ft tall ceilings, large elk antler chandelier and free-standing gas stove fireplace with river rock surround and hearth. There is plenty of comfortable seating offering space for everyone to stretch out and relax. There is a large 65' LCD flat screen TV with Direct TV and Bluetooth surround sound.

Open the dual 6ft sliding glass doors and hear the sounds of the river. Step out on to the large cedar deck with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and river. Watch your family and/or friends fishing just below while enjoying your coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening!

LOFT BEDROOM:

The spacious 20' x 16' loft has a queen bed, nightstands, dresser and cozy seating area perfect for reading or playing games. A ceiling fan and 2 large windows open for ventilation. Enjoy a view of the continental divide range and the river.

MASTER BEDROOM:

On one side of the main floor is a huge master bedroom suite with a barn wood furniture theme with a Cal-King bed. A 6ft sliding glass door opens to a private deck over-looking the river. It also has a private bath (soaker tub, large tiled shower and double sinks). 58' LCD flat screen television in room. There is an electric fireplace to provide a little extra warmth and ambiance as well.

GUEST BEDROOMS AND BATH:

The other side of the main floor has a full bathroom with tiled shower/tub, two more bedrooms and laundry area.

Guest bedroom #2, faces the river and has it's own sliding glass door to the deck over-looking the river. It has a Cal-King size log bed and rustic log furniture theme. 50' flat LCD television in room.

Guest bedroom #3, has a view of the continental divide range and river. It has two twin rustic log beds, log furniture and 37' LCD flat screen television.

Guest bedroom #4 is the loft with queen bed, Rustic barn wood with tin themed furniture.

3rd full bathroom is in the lower level which walks out to the river. (Spring of 2018 this will become a 2nd master suite with queen bed)

Here in the lower level you will find an area to stage all your fishing gear, rods and waders. This is an unfinished space with a concrete floor and outdoor carpet remnants. Our guests love the indoor area for changing at night or rainy weather, no need to worry about bringing water and dirt inside. We have provided wader hooks, rod holders, big tables for packs/clothing/rod set up, and chairs to sit in while getting in/out of waders and boots. Just outside is bench for changing, hooks for waders and a hose to wash off.

DECK:

A large rear deck overlooks the river and runs the full length of the house. There is a table and chairs with a propane Weber Genesis gas grill (extra propane provided, you will not run out).

Bald Eagles, Osprey, Red Tail Hawks and sometimes Golden Eagles, fly overhead as they glide up and down the river. You will also see Pronghorn, deer, moose, river otters, beaver, and red fox near the house. Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats and Elk roam on the mountains above and can sometimes be seen coming down across the river.

FIT PIT:

There is a rock fire pit down by the river with 8 adirondack chairs to enjoy the stars and s'mores together. Firewood and marshmallow sticks provided.

EXTRAS:

*High-speed Wireless Internet service is provided.

*USB Outlets in living room with multiple outlets for charging everyone's must-have electronic devices.

*House has forced-air heat system and additional electric foot heaters under cabinets in the bathrooms and at the kitchen island.

*NO air conditioning and you won't need it. There are ceiling fans in all rooms.

*Local phone calls only.

*TWO SETS of high efficiency washer/dryers for convenience.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Looney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Kathy Looney

This photo is of, Randy and Samantha, owners of the Caddis Shack.

Please contact our property manager, Kathy Looney, for reservations or questions.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you very much for letting us rent your cabin. It is very beautiful and I really enjoyed it. I loved to roast marshmallows outside on the fire."
Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
West Yellowstone Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Grizzly Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
41 Miles
Ennis or Big Sky
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 287 and Highway 87 junction
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Grizzly Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
64 Miles
Big Sky

Our Madison River front home is centrally located to many activities. 30 Miles to Yellowstone Park and the town of West Yellowstone. The town of Ennis is 40 miles to the North. Both towns offer grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, fly shops and guide service, tourist information, medical care and pharmacy. Henry's Lake is 13 miles away.

Amenities

West Yellowstone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tiled shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , double sinks, soaker tub and separate 8 ft high tiled shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tile floor and shower/ located in lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Cal-King bed with barn wood furniture
    Guest Room 2 - River side - 1 king , Cal-King bed - rustic log theme
    Guest Room 3 - Mountain View - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds - rustic log theme
    Loft - 1 queen , Queen bed - barn wood/tin furniture
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Additional master suite, completion scheduled Spring 2018
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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DIRECTLY ON THE MADISON RIVER - 25 Minutes to Yellowstone NP *The Caddis Shack*
average rating of 4.965517 based on 52 reviews
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it ! The cabin, the scenery, the fishing.. everything was great. We will stay there again🎣😀!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lori! So glad you enjoyed your trip! -Samantha and Randy (owners)
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5

Rustic yet fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

The Caddis Shack was the perfect place to get away from the bustle of city life. It had all of the amenities one could ask for while having great views of the Madison river. It was also perfectly located for a day trip into Yellowstone. Would definetly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

The caddis shack was a suprisingly spacious house right on the Madison river. The view of the sunset from the back porch was breath taking. Getting to Yellowstone was a breeze and every local I talked to seemed to have nothing but good things to say about the owners. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael, So glad you enjoyed your visit to Montana! Thanks! Kathy
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5

Beautiful property!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two Granddaughters, ages 13 & 14, spent a fablous week enjoying this beautiful home. The owners have thought about everything from any gadget you might need in the kitchen, the most comfortable beds I have experienced in any property we have stayed in, great washer and dryer and the TV's! The space was unbelievable......we didn't even use the loft or the lower level space and still had plenty of room. The deck over looking the Madison River was the place my husband and I loved to sit and just take in our surroundings. The sound of the river and sitting to watch the sun sets will forever be in our memories. Thanks to Kathy, the property manager for all of her assistance in making this a great experience for all of us. Also, Samatha, the owner, for her kindness in letting me know she found one of the Granddaughter's new Yellowstone shirt, and will be mailing it to me! It was a great experience from beginning to end!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad Caddis Shack fit all your needs and that you had a great time! Sounds like you filled everyday with fun activities! Sorry I missed you! Kathy----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debra, it warms our hearts to hear our home provided your family a comfortable place for your vacation! Thank you for your nice comments and your shirt is on its way! Samantha
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5

Amazing family vacation in a beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

The Caddis Shack is a beautiful log home right on the Madison River. The owners have thought of every detail from binoculars and the Audubon Field Guide to Birds, to toddler plates and cups to the most comfortable beds. We barbqued and ate on the deck almost every night but we had a difficult time reading the books we brought because we kept staring at amazing view! Randy and Sam's suggestions for places to eat and river guides were spot on. Our son was fly fishing like a pro by the end of the trip (thanks to Madison River Outfitters and Rick Welle)! We didn't want to leave so We have already booked our trip for next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica! That warms our hearts! So glad you had a great time! See you next year!
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5

annot wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

words cannot escribe how perfect our stay was.

The house itself was built and furnished with use and comfort in mind.

Starting with the kitchen which has all the appliances and furnishing you need. It comes with complete sets of plates, utensils, pots, pans and baking dishes. Basic spices are there so no need to buy more or lug them from home (I would check with the owner as things do get used between visits). The kitchen is big enough, with an island, that two people can prepare meals at the same time.and not get in each other's way.There are two stools so you can eta at the island or visit with those cooking.

The dining table seats10 comfortably, with a country style table and benches along the side.

The living room offers a view of the river and adjacent mountain. It has a wood burning stove and a large screen TV. The chairs rotate so everyone can watch the TV if the fire and vista isn't enough.

There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor, a loft above and a bedroom suite downstairs. The beds are comfortable and the temperature is perfect for sleep. It sleeps 10 comfortably with two king sized beds, two queens and two twins.

A porch lines the back of the house overlooking the river and mountains. It has chairs and a picnic table as well as a gas bar-b-que. There is a fire pit with wood available for a campfire. Though I am not into fishing, the river is a great spot for fly fishing. We watched people fishing into the dark, reeling in fish.

The house is an easy 30 minute drive to the West Yellowstone gate and the town of West Yellowstone. There is a lot to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim! Great description, glad you had a good time! -Samantha
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 7.0%

No smoking - please be considerate of homeowner and other non-smoking guests. If it is discovered that smoking has occurred, you will forfeit your deposit and be liable for cleaning all drapes and carpets at a cost beyond standard deposit.

No pets - unless on approval by homeowners under certain circumstances only.

CANCELATION POLICY:

A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation within 7 days of booking. In case of a cancellation, the deposit is fully refundable less a $100.00 processing fee, if the written cancellation is received prior to 90 days of arrival. For cancellations within 90 – 60 days of arrival, 50% of the deposit will be retained unless we are able to rebook the rental. If a cancellation is made within 60 days of arrival, no refund will be made unless we are able to rebook the rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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