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Perfect for Couples Or Families Up To 4 In Lovely Two Story Log Home .

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


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.

More Details

Shelly and Bill Carroccia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Shelly and Bill Carroccia

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.

Shelly and Bill Carroccia purchased this cabin in 1965

Why Shelly and Bill Carroccia chose Yellowstone Country

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.

What makes this cabin unique

Guests here have the additional benefit of enjoying hiking and fishing on our Sweet Gras Ranch property.


Big Timber Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Perfect for Couples Or Families Up To 4 In Lovely Two Story Log Home .
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Well maintained, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Otter Creek Cabin. The hospitality was wonderful, warm, and genuine. We spent 9 glorious days of serenity, silence, and solitude. We watched the deer, kingfishers, kingbirds, and listened to the meadowlarks. We walked the back roads and gloried in the big sky. The cabin itself is wonderful, full of western touches and a back porch that faces West. The sunsets over the Crazy Mountains were a prelude to a night's sleep without traffic noises or stress. We have already talked to the owners to schedule a longer stay next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We thoroughly enjoyed having you as guests and are looking forward to seeing you again.
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Perfect Montana Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A simple review cannot summarize the perfection of this place. All of the little details make this cozy cabin a retreat to remember. To top it all off, we made sure to book some time at the ranch for a horseback ride and had no idea how amazing our experience would be. Everyone welcomed us to the ranch like we were old friends and we had one of the best afternoons of our vacation. Thank you Bill and Shelly for providing an experience we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you three and are so glad a ride fit your schedule! I would have replied sooner, but am just now learning some things about Have a wonderful Christmas! Ours will be VERY white at the rate it is snowing now! Bill joins me in sending our best, Sincerely, Shelly
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Cabin was nice, views beautiful, owners not overly welcoming.

  • 3 of 5

Overpriced for the level of customer service received!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that this couple came to a fully furnished cabin with hiking and fishing expecting "customer service". We were extremely busy at our guest ranch and did not have the time to take them around nor could we offer them riding. We do warn cabin guests that riding is not guaranteed. We are sorry they were unhappy.
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The cabin with the million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay in this beautifully handcrafted cabin. It was emaculate and comfortable. We enjoyed the spectacular view of the Crazy mountains and spent a lot of time enjoying the view on the back deck. It was truly a place to relax and unwind. We hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attorney and Rancher

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous weekend. This place is great for anyone who likes wonderful accommodations, privacy, great hosts and the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin for beautiful views, hiking, fishing and total relaxation. The cabin had all we needed and the owners were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Bozeman or Billings
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Big Timber
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Fort Benton
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Big Timber
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Havre for passengers
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Melville Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Bill's Place
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
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 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They also cater.


Rates & Availability

Big Timber Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Pet Fee $15
Property Damage Protection $59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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