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Yellowstone home ten minutes from the West entrance to Yellowstone National Park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The Fox Den Lodge was designed with vacationing family and/or friends in mind. Built in the spring of 2014 it has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.

Each bedroom has an independent bath accessed from the bedroom. The master bedroom has a Queen bed and walk in closet, and the bathroom has a deep tub and tiled shower combination. The second bedroom has a queen bed, closet and walk-in tiled shower. The third bedroom has two extra long twin beds, closet and walk-in tiled shower. The 1/2 bath off the living area is convenient if you have guests visiting during your stay or individuals sleeping on the pull out sofa.

The Great Room is 30' x 20' offering mountain views and classic Montana hospitality with the dining, kitchen and living room all part of the Great Room. The dining table seats 8 and there is a breakfast bar in the kitchen. You will find the kitchen well stock with appliances and cooking amenities. You can access the wraparound deck from the Great Room where you can enjoy grilling while taking in the view of Lionhead Mountain. The yard is away from the highway and a great place for the kids to play and enjoy the mountain air.

There is a large wash room with a washer and dryer along with a utility sink. The Swedish Sauna will seat up to 8 people. This is a dry sauna that you can sprinkle water over hot rocks, great for relaxing after a day of exploring Yellowstone and the surrounding area.

There are closets in each bedroom and a large closet off the Great Room for storing luggage. Larger items such as skies and bikes can be stored in the garage.

The lodge has WiFi and good cell phone coverage. A large HD TV is in the Great Room along with a DVD player and stereo to play your favorite music.

More Details

Michael P Keator
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Michael P Keator

Greetings! I moved from Upstate New York in 1980 to Jackson Hole Wyoming. For the next ten years I guided river trips and wilderness pack trips with horses and mules, guided in wilderness hunting camps and backcountry ski trips, and taught Telemark and cross country skiing. In 1987 I worked for the US Forest Service as a backcountry ranger in the Teton Wilderness. In the summer of 1990 I began my career in Yellowstone National Park as a US Park Ranger. I worked all over the park until June of 2012 when I retired to West Yellowstone, Montana. Currently I live in a log house that I built in Lazy Acres in 2005. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, rafting and skiing along with a sincere desire to share the surrounding area with visitors that don't have the opportunity to live here.

Michael P Keator purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael P Keator chose Lazy Acres

This property is unique because I designed it to meet the needs of friends and family vacationing in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area. The area will give you all the excitement you can handle, and I wanted a place that you can return to after a long day and totally relax in the comfort and style of Montana.

What makes this house unique

The Fox Den Lodge is not only unique because of the mountain views but the close proximity to Yellowstone National Park and the country setting it sits in. The name comes from the fact that during the summer of 2013 we enjoyed the adventures and follies of a fox and her 5 kits that built their den under the shed next door. We occasionally have moose and deer walk through Lazy Acres during the summer.


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bozeman Montana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bar N Ranch
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Big Sky
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Montana Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Resturants in West Yellowstoen Montana
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Sky and Moonlight Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hebgen Lake, no life guard, mountain lake
Car: necessary

The owner of the Fox Den Lodge, Michael Keator, is a retired Park Ranger who worked in Yellowstone National Park for over 22 years. Michael retired to West Yellowstone for the beauty and recreational opportunities. Michael can assist you with planning your visit to Yellowstone National Park.

The Fox Den Lodge is located 8 miles from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.Yellowstone is the nation's first national park offering exceptional recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities. During summer months you can hike and mountain bike U.S. Forest Service trails right from the lodge. Designated ATV trails are also available. Hebgen Lake is five minutes from the lodge and offers a boat ramp, remote beach, excellent fishing and water activities. You will have to bring your own boat, canoe or jet ski. The West Yellowstone Rodeo is within walking distance from the lodge, horseback riding is a 5 minute drive to the Diamond P Ranch.

During the fall months elk hunting is popular on the U.S. Forest Service lands surrounding Lazy Acres. Check with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks for out of state hunting license applications. Thanksgiving week offers the West Yellowstone Ski Festival held at the Rendezvous Ski Trails. The lodge is set up with an area that will accommodate two waxing benches.

During winter you can accesses 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and experience off trail riding and back country skiing.


Lazy Acres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings cancelled at least 60 days before the start of the reservation will receive a refund minus one night stay.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tiled Tub/Shower and floor.
    Elk Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tiled shower and floor. Attached to the Elk Bedroom.
    Bison Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tiled shower and floor. Attached to the Bison Bedroom.
    Visitor Bathroom - toilet , This half bath is just off the Great Room.
  • There are three bathrooms and a half bath in the house. The master bathroom has a deep tub/shower. The other two bathrooms have walk in tiled showers. Each bedroom has its own bath attached for your privacy and convenience. The half bath is ideal if you have guest visiting or individuals are sleeping on the pull-out sofa.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Walk in closet, attached bathroom with a deep tub/shower.
    Elk Bedroom - 1 queen , Attached bathroom with tiled shower, vanity and toilet
    Bison Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Attached bathroom with tiled shower, vanity and toilet
  • Master Bedroom has a walk in closet and attached bathroom with a deep bathtub / shower. Tile shower and floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
*Ski waxing bench * Snowmobiles can be rented in town and delivered to the Fox Den Lodge - High Mark Rentals and Service 406-646-7855 *Catering is available by 'Uncle Laurie's Catering' She can provide box lunches, prepared dinners or show up and grill your favorite steak with all the fixings. Catering services are not included in the rental price. *The owner lives in the neighborhood and can recommend the best fly fishing guides/shops, mountain bike and ski shops, Yellowstone National Park Tours etc.


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Yellowstone home ten minutes from the West entrance to Yellowstone National Park
average rating of 4.9857144 based on 70 reviews

The cabin and property were absolutely beautiful! The cabin was immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

We do not have any suggestions to make the experience better. Everything was as perfect as it could be. The cabin was clean/immaculate, all appliances were top of the line, beds were comfortable, the cabin was beautifully decorated, the views, the wildlife...just spectacular! We were fortunate and saw the momma fox that frequents the area surrounding the cabin. Michael and Mary are both one of a kind - very knowledgeable, friendly, warm people. We cannot wait to go back again and will most definitely rent this same cabin. We highly recommend staying at the Fox Den Lodge during your stay in West Yellowstone. ***** ~Beth and Mark Libertine

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark and Beth thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're happy that your stay at the Fox Den Lodge was enjoyable and a memorable experience. Michael
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Surpassed all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay over the Thanksgiving holiday at the Fox Den. It is a beautiful home with a well-appointed kitchen. It even had a turkey roasting pan and meat thermometer! Each room has its own bath. Our host is so knowledgeable about the region. The house is well-stocked with fabulous books and DVDs about the Park. Michael was also able to recommend some nice hiking trails in the area. For avid Nordic skiers, there is even a waxing bench in the heated garage. Nicer than our set up at home! Post-ski, it was great to come back to the sauna. We would highly recommend a stay and are hoping to book our next trip soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This modern house is a wonderful base camp for whatever you plan on doing in Yellowstone Country. Private baths for each bedroom, powder room, sauna and a great living area with all the modern conveniences. Will return when we come out next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Fox Den. The cabin was in a great location for visiting Yellowstone. It was beautifully decorated, very clean and in a quiet location. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The layout of the cabin is perfect for several couples. We even saw the fox several times. Michael was a great host. He was friendly, helpful and very quick to respond to texts and questions. I would definitely recommend staying at Fox Den.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clyde, NC

Such an awesome place to would be missing out if you didn't stay here

  • 5 of 5

The fox den was a beautiful cabin with all the top amenities needed. It is easy access to all areas of Yellowstone, Island park, and grand Tetons. We have been to west Yellowstone several times and this cabin by far is the greatest yet. We will defiantly return again and Michael was a great host. The cabin is a great location, lots of room, and we saw a red fox outside our cabin every morning. If you bypass this great place up, you are losing out!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cabin comfort to the max!

  • 5 of 5

The Fox Den is extremely comfortable & gives you a sense of openness. The sauna was pure pleasure after a day of fly fishing on the Madison. We even saw the red tail fox romping in the snow!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and the amenities at the Fox Den. Michael
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

8 guest maximum.
Damage deposit of $500 refunded within 14 days of checkout if there are no damages. Payment options: Credit Card payment through HomeAway Payment by clicking the "Book It" button on the home page. 50% at booking, balance due 30 days prior to stay. Check-in is 4 PM, Check- out is 10 AM. Early check-in is possible, call first to confirm 406-686-6806
CANCELLATION POLICY: 60 days prior to check-in date 100% refund minus one nights stay. After 60 days prior to check-in date 50% refund. After 30 days prior to check-in date, no refund unless the owner can re-book the reservation for the total number of days on the original reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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