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Perfect for Couples or Families up to 4 in Lovely Two Story Log Home .

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

Located at our Otter Creek cattle ranch, where we have lived for six generations, the cabin on Otter Creek has a living room with lovely views of the Crazy Mountains, comfortable stuffed hickory chairs and sofa, wagon wheel lights. The dining area has a hickory table which seats 4 easily by a picture window or there is a back deck for eating where you can listen to Otter Creek and watch one of our glorious sunsets as you watch deer, fox and birds enjoy the evening. The kitchen has a full refrigerator with freezer section, microwave, toaster, sink, dishes, utensils and cups and glasses. The propane stove has 4 burners and an oven. There are cooking utensils, pans, etc., in the cupboards as well as flour, sugar, cereal, s & p and some dry goods. There is also a wood burning stove in the living room for that unbeatable wood heat.
Through a hallway is the bathroom with tub, shower, sink, toilet and another mountain view. The bedroom downstairs has a queen bed, cozy comforter, bedside lights for reading and an overhead light, dresser and closet. This window looks out on the lawn and our own log home which Bill also built.
Up the stairs is a half loft with twin beds, oak dressers, chairs and a spotting scope for wildlife viewing. There is a ceiling fan in the living room which circulates the propane heat. All the rooms are well-appointed with Indian rugs, pictures, plenty of lights and books.
There are fish in Otter Creek that, although they aren't big, make excellent eating. Miles of hiking from the cabin to the mountains are home to sandhill cranes, Canada geese, hawks, eagles, and many song birds, coyotes, an occasional badger, deer, antelope, and elk on our 10,000 acres. There is swimming available in the reservoir; the creek is shallow except at run-off so is great for kids to play.
The photographic opportunities are limitless especially since this rental carries with it privileges to hike and fish in Sweet Grass Canyon at the Sweet Grass Ranch where we have taken guests for 50 years. Riding (mid-June to mid-September only) for several hours may also be available with prior arrangements and at an extra cost during your stay.
The Otter Creek Cabin provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with family and enjoy the simple pleasures as there is no television. Internet is available. Cell phone service is available at the mailbox (1 mile) or on the hill behind the barn.
In the winter there is sledding on the hills, cross country skiing(call ahead to see if the wind has blown) and skating on the pond and the reservoir.
We do ask that you do not smoke in the cabin.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There is an extra charge for pets of $15.00 per night...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books:

    There is a small library in the living room....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Hickory table and chairs sits 6 with ease....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room has two overstuffed chairs, coffee table and two rockers....moreless

  • Parking:

    We ask that you park your car by the cabin and hike from it. Please do not drive your car around the ranch....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    There bins a wood burning fireplace/stove with wood provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    There is a full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, utensils and dishes....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    It does not have an ice maker, but there are ice trays....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    You are welcome to bring your bike(s)....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Big Timber has a very good 9 hole course....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is an outdoor grill with propane....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 24 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$1,050 $3,150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,350 $5,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $15


Rates are subject to change until confirmed by 50% deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman or Billings
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Timber
150 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Benton
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Timber
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Havre for passengers
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Melville Rd.
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bill's Place
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bridger Bowl

Car: Necessary

You are a short, very pretty drive 22 miles from the town of Big Timber. At Melville is Bill's Place which offers an excellent breakfast and lunch Thursday through Sunday. They also cater.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: We have ranched at Otter Creek since 1965, but my wife was raised there. We have a six generation history of sharing our ranching way of life with guests.

Why the Owner Chose Big Timber, MT, USA:
Our family has lived here since 1880, cattle ranching, raising horses and taking guests. We thoroughly enjoy sharing our way of life and lovely country.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Guests here have the additional benefit of enjoying hiking and fishing on our Sweet Gras Ranch property.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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  • Cabin at Otter Creek

    Cabin at Otter Creek

  • Stairs to loft from living room

    Stairs to loft from living room

  • Loft bedroom with twin beds

    Loft bedroom with twin beds

  • Wood burning stove in living room

    Wood burning stove in living room

  • High country hiking

    High country hiking

  • Looking east from Otter Creek

    Looking east from Otter Creek

  • Reservoir


  • Fall--horse in upper country

    Fall--horse in upper country

  • Kitchen from living room

    Kitchen from living room

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Bathroom with tub/shower, toilet

    Bathroom with tub/shower, toilet

  • View from the back deck

    View from the back deck

  • Looking west over the reservoir

    Looking west over the reservoir

  • Early fall

    Early fall

  • South side of Big Hill

    South side of Big Hill

  • Winter at the cabin

    Winter at the cabin

  • Your hosts, Bill , Shelly and Taz

    Your hosts, Bill , Shelly and Taz

VRBO #599031

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017

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