About the property
- House3800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
River front luxury log home, FISH RIGHT FROM THE HOUSE, 5 Bedroom/3 Bathroom
Gorgeous luxury log home, known as The Caddis Shack, was built in 2014. It is 3800 sq. ft., with 4 bedrooms plus a loft bedroom, and 3 full bathrooms, on 3 levels. Sleeps 10.
The home sits on a one acre parcel on the best fly fishing wade section of the river! It 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.
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.
The main level has a master bedroom suite with private bathroom, 2 additional bedrooms and a bathroom. Also on the main level is the entry, dining room, kitchen, great room and laundry. The loft has a queen bedroom. The lower level, walkout basement with second laundry, table tennis and is a large unfinished area great for all your gear. A Second master suite with full bathroom is under construction in the lower level, ready for 2018. (The bathroom and bed are there now, but sleeping area and walls need to be finished, please see pictures for better visual description)
Spacious, fully equipped modern kitchen with quartz counter tops, under cabinet lighting and stainless steel appliances. There is a nice propane Weber Genesis grill on the deck for your use including extra propane and 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.
Beautiful great room has 21 ft. 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. 6 of the seating areas are recliners! There is a large 65' LCD flat screen TV with Direct TV, Bluetooth surround sound and Apple TV. Open the dual 6ft sliding glass doors and hear the sounds of the river.
Huge MASTER BEDROOM has a Cal-King bed, private bathroom and a 6ft sliding glass door opens to a deck over-looking the river. 58' LCD flat screen television in room, electric fireplace to provide a little extra warmth and ambiance as well.
GUEST BEDROOM #2 has a Cal-King size log bed and rustic log furniture theme. 50' flat LCD television in room, faces the river and has it's own sliding glass door to the deck over-looking the river.
GUEST BEDROOM #3 has Two twin rustic log beds, log furniture and 37' LCD flat screen television, view of the continental divide range and river.
GUEST BEDROOM #4 is the loft with queen bed, Rustic barn wood with tin themed furniture.
GUEST BEDROOM #5 Lower level
(Spring of 2018 this will become a 2nd master suite with queen bed and attached bathroom)
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. 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. There are also folding beach chairs to use and a Ping Pong Table.
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.
There is a rock fire pit down by the river with 6 adirondack chairs to enjoy the stars and s'mores together. Firewood and marshmallow sticks provided.
OTHER GOOD THINGS TO KNOW:
*High-speed Wireless Internet service is included.
*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. Soap/dryer sheets provided.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Kathy Looney
This photo is of, Randy and Samantha, owners of the Caddis Shack. We do use a local property manager, Kathy Looney, to assist us. You may contact either of us for questions or reservations.
Kathy Looney purchased this House in 2014
Why Kathy Looney chose West Yellowstone
We have been coming to fish the Madison River since 2000. Over the years we have stayed in motels in West Yellowstone, brought our RV to West Yellowstone and rented homes along the river. We really wanted to have a home on the right water and offer it as a rental to others coming here. In 2012, we were able to buy this lot and finished building our custom log home in 2014. So much thought has gone into making this the best rental around. We used our experience as guests ourselves and provided what we felt all the others were missing. We want you to enjoy our home with family and friends, feel at peace listening to the river and taking in all Montana has to offer. It's the perfect getaway spot!!
What makes this House unique
Fish right from this river front home. Gorgeous Montana furnishings and feels like home. Close to the Park and many other local towns, rivers and lakes.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect in every way!
We loved it ! The cabin, the scenery, the fishing.. everything was great. We will stay there again🎣😀!
Thank you, Lori! So glad you enjoyed your trip!
-Samantha and Randy (owners)
I needed a break from reality and I can't think of a better place to have accomplished this. The house was amazing. Everything you need is provided for you. My husband and I and our adult kids just had one of the best vacations of our lives. Such beautiful scenery at every turn. We did not want to leave! Will definitely be returning. We love you Montana and The Caddis Shack! Thanks for life time memories!
Rustic yet fully equipped
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.
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.
So glad you enjoyed your visit to Montana!
annot wait to go back!
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.
Thank you Kim! Great description, glad you had a good time! -Samantha
Amazing and spacious cabin!
Stayed here for the eclipse and it was wonderful! The home was spacious and updated, and it had room for everyone in my family. The couches, beds, and chairs were very comfortable and the decor was "woodsy" and absolutely lovely. The back deck was awesome to spend time on in the lounge chairs and the sound from the river was calming to fall asleep too. You can tell a lot of thought and love went into this cabin, and I enjoyed my stay very much!
Thank you, Stacy! Glad your family enjoyed the house! -Samantha
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.