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Comfy, Rustic Log Cabin - Montana Experience, peace and quiet, fishing near by.

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The HJ Ranch is the peaceful and perfect setting for your getaway to Montana!

The Little Log Cabin is located south of Poindexter Slough, off the Beaverhead River, 5 miles south of Dillon Montana. Located at the foot of the Blacktail and Pioneer Mountain ranges.

The Beaverhead River flows just west of this cute little log cabin. You can access the public fishing areas just a mile down the road and get to the Poindexter Slough, or the river. Within an hour or so, you can also be on any of 4 blue ribbon trout rivers in this great SW region of Montana. Tons of other activities await you from this homey spot to lay your head at night.

The 800-square-foot cabin, is a story and a half, including a loft. Entry through the front door brings you into a combined living room with comfy recliner and sofa, dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

Large windows across the west side of this room allow a view of the mountains, pasture and the rugged mountains of the Blacktail Range. Deer and other wildlife are often spotted in the pasture.

The rest of the ground floor is occupied by master bedroom, equipped with new, comfy queen bed, and a bathroom. The loft has another queen bed.

There are a variety of activities available near the ranch to cabin guests. Guests can fish close by, go hiking the thousands of miles of trails just up in the Pioneers, go experience Bannack Ghost Town, dig your own crystals at Crystal Park, enjoy Virginia City within a short drive too. Experience one of the old time candy shops, or a real malt at the soda fountain shoppe.

There are vast views just from the yard of the cabin as well, to enjoy and grill a burger or steak on your gas grill.

For those more adventurous, the mountain lakes in the Pioneers also offer excellent day hikes, up to Boot, or Pear lake above Birch Creek station. Bring along your fishing rod to catch the plump Rainbow and cutthroat trout that inhabit the lakes, and bring your camera to capture the spectacular mountain views, including many wildlife opportunities, such as moose and mountain goats.

For those interested in what's available in town, Dillon is 5 minutes away, and home to the Patagonia Outlet, many neat shops from custom boots to antiques and some great gift and coffee shops to enjoy. A new local Micro brewery is also just in town. With your full kitchen, you can cook your own meals if desired and grocery stores are just a few minutes away. Dillon is also home to University of Montana, Western with a great campus and several opportunities with the outreach programs to experience some geological classes, etc.

If you are interested in a quiet setting in the foothills of the mountains, a place where 'do it yourself' can be as relaxing or demanding as you make it, in the comfort of a lovely cabin with great views, then this is the place for you.

More Details

Property Manager
Goose Down Ranch, Dan or Shannon
Member since: 2011
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Dillon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Nice open bathroom with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs loft, new queen bed
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 downstairs, 1 in the upstairs loft area, both have a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Comfy, Rustic Log Cabin - Montana Experience, peace and quiet, fishing near by.
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

One word to describe our stay...Peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. We had a relaxing stay at the cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirksville, Missouri

Beautiful, quiet setting—perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The cottage had everything we needed. It was very clean and comfortable. Thank you for making the, last minute, adjustment for our Grandson. It was a visit that our family will not forget.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No services No Internet No TV impossible to Cook No aération ...

  • 1 of 5

Very expensive for the service

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This delightful little cabin offers much, but as stated in the amenities, does not offer wifi nor SAT TV. Only a nice flat screen television and new DVD Player. The cabin has air conditioning that keeps the cabin cool, and large windows that can open at night for a cool breeze. The full kitchen has hosted a few folks that have made full Thanksgiving dinners during our popular hunting season. We are pleased to offer this low cost cabin, about the same of a decent hotel in town, that has a gas grill, beautiful views, set on one of the most picturesque, ranch homesteads in our county. We are certain that it is one of the cleanest, best values in the area. We do not offer daily maid service, although, if requested, we could add this service for a small fee.
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Absolutely Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for 5 nights, we were in town for our daughter's graduation. We traveled from ME and we could not have asked for a more perfect place for our family to spend this special time together. It was so peaceful and quiet and a perfect backdrop for grad pictures. Lots of wildlife for early morning photo shoots and very comfortable beds!! Kitchen was convenient as well and we saved money by being able to prepare food at the cabin. Close to town, yet very private. Starry nights and beautiful sunrises, so memorable. It made the best vacation ever, even more special! I can't wait to book again!!! Thank you Shannon and Dan for your hospitality!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lorraine! We'd be very happy to have you return, any time. Best wishes, Dan & Shannon, Goose Down Ranch.
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I was a little freaked out by the mouse that visited us. It was quickly taken care of!

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful. We loved seeing the many deer! Such beautiful sunrises and sunsets!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
butte mt
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Beaverhead Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Maverick Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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