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Grandpa's Cabin - Private pond, blue ribbon fishing, spectacular views, 7 rooms!

Bedrooms 7
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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!

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

Property Manager
West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 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

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!


West Yellowstone Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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 supplied at the home and the indoor fireplace is not meant as a heat source but for ambiance only. Firewood can be purchased in town.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Grandpa's Cabin - Private pond, blue ribbon fishing, spectacular views, 7 rooms!
average rating of 4.2272725 based on 22 reviews

Three nights in a rustic cabin experience

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a lovely stay.

Pros: plenty of space, lots of bedrooms, a pool table, and a lovely outdoor fireplace.

Cons: carpeting, Linens, bathrooms, pretty much everything needs to be updated. There were bats in the house initially, but the owner and management were able to take care of the situation. There was a news paper and tape around the indoor fireplace which I did not understand and it was never explained to me. Because it's summertime when we visited, there was lots of overgrown grass and weeds and such, and I felt like they should've been mowed back. Also, because it's summertime, there's lots of bugs and mosquitoes outside.

If you have never visited Yellowstone before, trust me it's hard to find a place to stay in West Yellowstone. So I felt lucky to get this cabin which had lots of space and entertainment for my teenage kids. We would stay there again if we visited West Yellowstone. So although I listed a lot of cons, I would stay there again. Hopefully the owner will take note and make some improvements to the property.


  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay! Great room for everyone! Plenty of towels, plates etc. Only down fall boat had holes was unable to use.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, and so glad that you enjoyed your stay! And thanks for letting us know about the boat, it is being repaired and should float high and dry and be ready for another summer of fishing and fun!
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Good for large groups but needs heat

  • 2 of 5

The house is good if you have a large group but the front part of the house where the kitchen is not comfortable to be in unless you are basically dressed for the outdoors. The back part of the house has a gas fireplace which you can be comfortable in.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool and comfortable place. Lots of room.

  • 4 of 5

I'm glad the owners pay attention to the reviews- there's a brand new coffee pot and the grill had been dug out of the snow when we arrived. As previously stated, firewood is an absolute must. One of the cool things about this place, especially in the winter, is the fireplace. It is much cooler with a fire burning in it and wood was not easy to find in town. We will definitely rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Some suggestions

  • 4 of 5

It was a great place and had plenty of room. I would suggest when you know guests are coming have the house equipped. We had to dig out the bbq, 4 coffee pots but not one worked completely, had to piece a few together to make one work, I agree with one of the posts firewood totally should have been provided. Maybe put that is BOLD print b/c you NEED firewood to stay warm in the house. Great time was had by all however in West Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $199 + Tax
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.

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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