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Grandpa's Cabin - Ask about 6 or 10 day winter pass! Save 20-25% & choose dates!

Bedrooms 7
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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West Yellowstone Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms On 5 Acre Homestead With Private Pond, Sleeps 15

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

More summer photos coming soon! It's beautiful, summer or winter!

Grandpa's Cabin is one of two original family homesteads we offer in this very special location, easily one of the most unique in the U.S. Its five acres are situated on a family homestead and the property is bordered by Duck Creek pond, which offer some of the best blue ribbon trout fishing in the West.

The property is less than 1/8 mile from Yellowstone National Park on its west side, and offers easy access across the street to backcountry trails in both Yellowstone Park and Gallatin National Forest.

This home offers breathtaking views of nature at its finest, and with huge picture windows offering views across Duck Creek pond to the western mountains of Yellowstone National Park.

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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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

Montana licensed property manager

Why West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals chose Yellowstone Country

A rustic retreat like no other! Located on a 5 acre portion of an original family homestead that abuts Yellowstone Park - A one of a kind! Several generations of the family have grown up spending time here enjoying everything that makes living in the mountain west so amazing!


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Grandpa's Cabin - Ask about 6 or 10 day winter pass! Save 20-25% & choose dates!
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews

great stay

  • 5 of 5

A little ramshackle, a little dated, but a great value and plenty of room for big groups. We really appreciated the well-stocked kitchen. From the living room windows we saw trumpeter swans, foxes, coyotes, and a family of otters playing in the pond.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Murray, UT

An enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, it had everything we needed for our long weekend there. People were comfortable and the view was amazing. The appliances all worked as expected, and while the wifi was spotty out in the kitchen and social area, it was very strong and reliable in the back of the cabin near the pool table. I'd recommend this place to any large group wanting a comfortable stay in between venturing into Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nice place for group or family re-union

  • 5 of 5

We are 5 small families with kids. Grandpa's cabin is the perfect place to fit all of us. The kids liked the loft so much and we all have our own rooms.

The view from the kitchen and family room is very nice especially in the morning when the sun rise. The backyard connects to the Creek, we enjoyed the canoeing although we didn't catch any fish due to time limit.

We stayed there 4 nights when we visited Yellowstone national park. The distance is acceptable around 12 minutes.

The cabin was well stocked with cooking staffs and the laudrary with detergent as well.

It is really conveniet for travelers.

The entire house is clean except the sofas in the living room seem worn out.

The agent was responsible, provided all the info and returned the call quickly.

Thank you for everything which made our vacation a big fun.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The location to Yellowstone was fabulous. Close enough to West Yellowstone too. Beautiful setting.

  • 3 of 5

There were a few minor issues like the bear-proof dumpster being really full and the sliding glass door with a broken lock, but that was able to be remedied. We couldn't find life vests for the canoe (major reason for booking)so the grand kids couldn't get out on the lake to fish. There really isn't good shore fishing, only off a small dock, so only one or two could fish at a time. There was a fire ban for the first night but the fire pit later wss awesome! The rooms were small but comfortable and overall it's a really fun place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Sac City ,Iowa

40 th Anniversary

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with our children and grandkids spending a week visiting Yellowstone and we stayed here. We enjoyed the property and the solitude it offered. The minor issues were quickly resolved by the manager. The grandkids enjoyed exploring the pond on the canoe and our son caught several large trout.

Our kids surprised us by hiring a photographer for family portraits on Sunday. We found several backgrounds for the pictures that worked great. This is a great house for a family get-together and we have made memories that will last forever.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful cabin with plenty of room for everyone!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this cabin. Everything was just as described. The views were amazing and it was close enough to make going to Yellowstone a breeze. The maintenance man responded quickly to fix a small problem with the heat in one bedroom when we called. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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. 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!


Rates & Availability

West Yellowstone Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 15 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
May 15 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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:

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.

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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West Yellowstone Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Sink, toilet, tub, no shower, shared between Bedrooms 1,2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible from main floor, shared with Bedrooms 3,4,5,6,7
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible from main floor, shared with Bedrooms 3,4,5,6,7
  • (please see bedroom and individual bathroom notes)
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Main floor Full Bath 2 & 3 shared with Bedrooms 3,4,5,6,7
    Loft Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bathroom 1 & loft entry shared with Loft Bedroom 2.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main floor Full Bath 2 & 3 shared with Bedrooms 3,4,5,6,7
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Main floor Full Bath 2 & 3 shared with Bedrooms 3,4,5,6,7
    Loft Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Bathroom 1 and loft entry shared with Loft Bedroom 1.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Main floor Full Bath 2 & 3 shared with Bedrooms 3,4,5,6,7
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Main floor Full Bath 2 & 3 shared with Bedrooms 3,4,5,6,7
  • Loft bedrooms share a common set of stairs and the entry to Loft Bedroom 1 is through Loft Bedroom 2. There is a wall between the loft bedrooms, but the ceiling is open. The loft bedrooms share a common 3/4 bath (tub, no shower) off of Loft Bedroom 2. The main floor bedrooms 3,4,5,6,7 have private entrances and share two full bathrooms accessible off of the main floor hallways. Bedroom 7 also contains the laundry area with a full-sized washer and dryer
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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
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 available for guest use, as is the outdoor patio fire pit, which is great for enjoying our Montana summer mountain nights! Firewood is not provided but can be purchased in town.

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