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Red Dog Retreat-Cozy, mountain views, well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bed + Sofa Sleeper, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 4, full sized kitchen, fully equipped

Welcome to the Red Dog Retreat! This rental condominium is located in the mountains of Montana just 15 minutes (9mi, 15km) from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It is a one-bedroom unit that is roomy and comfortable for 2-4 people, with a queen bed in the bedroom and a queen sofa-sleeper couch in the living room. It's centrally located in an area surrounded by some of the best fly-fishing in the West, and only 15 minutes from the entrance to Yellowstone Park!

Along with spectacular views of Yellowstone Park and the 11'000 foot peaks surrounding West Yellowstone, enjoy a full-size kitchen, laundry facilities, and wireless internet. It also has a nice deck with propane BBQ where you can try your hand at cooking on the grill while watching the sunset.

There is abundant wildlife, much of which travels right past the condo, and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobiling trails right out the door. We also have other units available and can combine one, two, and three bedroom units to accommodate larger groups.

It is accessible by paved road (the last 1/4 mi is gravel), but sits in a secluded, quiet subdivision on the Horse Butte peninsula of Hebgen Lake, 9 miles outside the town of West Yellowstone.

It offers truly awesome views and the subdivision is surrounded by Forest Service Land. Yellowstone Park is 15 minutes away, the Gallatin National Forest is less than one-quarter mile away, and the two main arms of beautiful Hebgen Lake are five minutes either way.

West Yellowstone has its own charms, with both summer and winter time activities, museums, theaters, dining and shopping.

The fishing, skiing, wildlife watching and geyser gazing are world renowned. Come stay in this quiet mountain retreat and spend time exploring this adventurer's wonderland! Be sure to ask about Lava Creek Adventures, your source for Yellowstone guides, kayak tours and rentals, and other information about exploring the area. See the link below!

Please see our website for more info (link below)!

More Details

Property Manager
West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

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!

In business since 2007, 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, Marta, & the WYVR Crew

Montana licensed property manager

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had rental accommodations before in New York City, houses at beaches in Florida, but none paid as much attention to small details and nice touches as at your place! they made our week stay very pleasurable. It's like a home away from home!

YNP is a wonderful place to visit. Coming from Florida where the landscape is flat, the scenery is quite different with gorgeous mountains, deep gorges, geysers, fire holes and the autumn foliage at Gran Tetons are splendid.

We saw a lot of wild lives in the Park and a herd of a dozen of bison passed by the house one morning. We could admire them from the living room window.

My husband appreciated the well stocked kitchen since he considers himself a "gourmet" chef. He brought his own spices and knives, but found out he didn't need to.

We totally enjoyed our stay here and it will make a memorable vacation times for us!
Sep 2016
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Horse Butte Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, lots of closet space
    Living Room Sofa-Sleeper Couch - 1 queen , Queen sofa-sleeper couch in living room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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!


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Red Dog Retreat-Cozy, mountain views, well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities
average rating of 4.1923075 based on 38 reviews
Melbourne, FL

Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

The red dog retreat was perfect for our needs during our stay. It was clean, well stocked in the bathroom with towels and soap. The kitchen included every item needed to cook in our rental. Bonuses included movies, puzzles, and informational books about the area. The location is perfect for visiting West Yellowstone. We will recommend this rental and hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your next visit, hope to see you again soon!
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Beautiful views and bison!

  • 5 of 5

We loved seeing the wildlife around. It was just remote enough but close enough to the town West Yellowstone to run in if we needed something. The only thing, and this is just personal preference, is that the mattress may be on it's last legs. I felt like I was sleeping in a cup. My husband described it as "floppy". That didn't keep us from sleeping well as we hiked all over the area over two days but both days we woke up with hurting backs. We appreciated all the details that condo offered and would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay! So sorry to hear that the mattress was too soft for your liking. It's less than two years old, but it will be replaced with a firmer mattress that hopefully will be a happy medium for future guests. We look forward to having you back again!
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Nice place. Kitchen has everything you need to make your home cooked meals.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Red dog retreat

  • 4 of 5

Loved the stay at red dog retreat. Had all the comforts of home. Like being outside park and West Yellowstone town is cool place to just walk around. Was very well stocked with utensils in kitchen. Very pleasureful, clean bed was very comfortable.

The only thing need to fix is the shower valve could NOT get set to hot water. Really needs replaced. Other than that was wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! The shower valve is an older style valve that is not the most intuitive to use, but it works fine. However, it will likely get replaced this winter when there's time for the project since it seems to be problematic for many renters. Apologies for the inconvenience! Always feel free to give us a call anytime during your stay and we can explain how things work if anything is giving you trouble. Sometimes older homes have a few more quirks to go with their exceptional character. We try to always be proactive with maintenance, and we're also always happy to help with anything that seems amiss or to send someone out to fix any problems that might arise during your stay. We look forward to having you here again soon!
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Great, quaint, affordable stay

  • 4 of 5

It was a great addition to our trip. The only complaint we had was a leaky shower head which soaked the bathroom our first night.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, and so glad you enjoyed your stay! Apologies for the leaking shower head! The shower is not usually run when the tub is cleaned during turnovers, so we did not catch the problem before you arrived. Apologies again for the inconvenience, but had you let us know we’d have it fixed right away. Someone is available 24/7 either in our office or via our after hours number.
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Great place with all home comforts

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a fantastic week in Red Dog Retreat.

Within easy reach of the West Yellowstone entrance to the park.

Would certainly recommend using this condo - all home comforts and a very well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
West Yellowstone Airport KWYS
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Ernie's on 191, Happy Hour Hwy 287, town bars WY
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Island Park, Idaho (30mi) or Big Sky, MT (45mi)
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Highway 191
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
West Yellowstone and N shore of Hebgen Lk
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
USFS 0.5mi, Rendezvous Nordic 7.5mi, Big Sky 52mi
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hebgen Lake beaches
Car: recommended

The area offers easy access to Yellowstone Park and the thousands of acres of surrounding Forest service lands. Accessible less than 1 mile from the home, the Gallatin National Forest offers abundant wildlife and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, and exploring. With spectacular mountain lakes and rivers that create a myriad of fishing and boating opportunities, there's something for every outdoor enthusiast.

The town of West Yellowstone has its own charms, with both summer and wintertime activities, live theater and movie theaters, dining, shopping, outdoor and wildlife educational programs, the Rendezvous ski/bike trails, and a museum.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59
Damage Insurance $59

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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