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JC Cabin-Remodeled historic cabin w/gorgeous views, privacy, lake access w/canoe

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two story cabin w/wraparound deck, gorgeous mtn views & easy lake access!

The Johnson Creek Cabin is on the side of a beautiful mountain overlooking Hebgen Lake and the majestic mountains reflected in the water. It is very common to see several species of wildlife every day! The cabin is surrounded by National Forest and has access to hiking trails and skiing from the cabin! It also offers easy access to Hebgen Lake with a canoe available and sand beaches within 1/4 mile walk from the cabin, plus a marina 3 miles away. It's only minutes from the entrance to Yellowstone Park and the town of West Yellowstone.

This home is well equipped, and very cozy and comfortable! The cabin has two levels and plenty of space. The flooring on the ground level has radiant heat, which is super cozy and nice on the feet. The cabin has all electric heat and appliances, however there is also an old fashioned wood stove for additional heat and ambiance if desired. The living room has a queen sofa-sleeper couch, and one bathroom with a shower is downstairs. The second full bathroom is shared between the upstairs master bedroom and loft bedroom.

The loft bedroom is at the top of the stairs and has two twin beds. The private master bedroom has a queen bed and a futon/sleeper and shares the full bathroom with the loft bedroom. The cabin can sleep up to 8, but is most comfortable with 4 adults or adults with kids.

You will find all of the comforts of home, including a full kitchen and full-sized washer/dryer, unlimited hot water, high def TV with satellite, wireless internet, a wraparound deck with a propane barbecue grill, as well as a large yard with a small creek running through the property. Plenty of room for parking horse trailers and RV's, plus and un-fenced pasture is available for horses too!

The cabin offers spectacular mountain views with amazingly easy access to Hebgen Lake, fly fishing on the Madison River, and the mountains of Gallatin National Forest are literally only steps away. It is accessible by driving on a paved highway from the town of West Yellowstone and then taking a short 1/4 mile drive up a graded, maintained dirt road. It is only 16.5 miles outside the town of West Yellowstone and the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Cross country and backcountry skiing opportunities are also available right outside the cabin -- Ski right from the front door directly to the top of Hegben or Trapper Mountain for superb powder turns! The spring crust cruising on Hebgen Lake can't be beat. Or come and participate in an official North American Ice Fishing Circuit event, the West Yellowstone/Hebgen Lake Tournament on January 15-17th, 2016. For those three days, West Yellowstone becomes the center of Ice Fishing with tremendous Fishing Education opportunities on Friday & Saturday and World Class Competition on Sunday, January 17, 2016, with all of this excitement within a couple of miles, and within view of the cabin!

In the summer, only a couple of miles away, fishing boats and pontoon boats are available from the Kirkwood Resort and Marina.

It is in a great location for staging any Yellowstone adventure, whether exploring the Park or the surrounding forests and lakes. If your vacation includes guided boat trips, your guide is welcome to leave the boat at the cabin, saving him some trouble, and you will be able to enjoy an some extra relaxation time every morning before heading out to catch blue ribbon trout!

Thanks for looking! We look forward to your stay at the cabin!

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:
August 16, 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

What makes this cabin unique

This is an historical homestead cabin originally built in 1908 by one of the foremen on the Hebgen Lake dam project. The owner of many years has restored it and added all of the modern conveniences and comforts you'd want while still retaining its historic charm and character. It's a one of a kind, and the owners are allowing us to share it with you. Enjoy your stay, it's a wonderful experience!

Check out this article on the cabin in a local magazine:

The owner is now retired after a long career working for the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park. He is the author of a new book about Yellowstone science entitled "Laboratory Yellowstone." The book is available online or at most of the local book stores.


West Yellowstone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is shared by the two upstairs bedrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sleeper sofa
  • All of the mattresses and couches are new, private bedrooms are upstairs, and sleeper sofa is downstairs in the Great Room
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • 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! Room for parking horse trailers and RV's, unfenced pasture available for horses too!


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JC Cabin-Remodeled historic cabin w/gorgeous views, privacy, lake access w/canoe
average rating of 4.756098 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5

The view from the cabin is stunning! We stayed for 3 nights in early June. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean and generally well-stocked. We did have to contact the owner for extra pillows for the pull out couch, but he was very quick to respond. He also offered to share his canoe so our sons could explore the lake. It was a wonderful trip....just too short!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you here again!
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Nice setting with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Kitchen well stocked and loved having w/d. Very comfortable for 4 people.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the cabin very much. It was furnished nicely and very comfortable. Had everything you needed. Great view of the lake.wish we had more time to enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setup and amazing hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We had booked this place for 3 nights and totally enjoyed our stay in this log cabin. The very first day, owner visited us to welcome to his place and gave us quite a lot information on the area and surrounding. He even offered his Canoe, but unfortunately we couldn't use it as mostly we were in the Yellowstone Park. The place itself has fully furnished kitchen and bathroom with clean towels and linens. The kitchen surprisingly also had some Indian spices and we were amazed to find it.

The place is quite near from the West Yellowstone Park entrance and next to the Hebgen Lake, just 5 mins walk from the cabin.

The cabin might look small from outside, but from inside its quite comfortable and doesn't look small at all.

Overall very nice and cozy stay at this cabin with wonderful service from the owner and the Manager. I also would like to mention about Marta with whom we communicated from the beginning regarding this property and found pro-active communication and very detailed information whenever we requested. Excellent service from the team.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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fargo, ND

Fun time at Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Fun time. Enjoy a bit of history. Great views of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester, Virginia

Great restored cabin in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Even though the Johnson Creek Cabin is located about 20 minutes from the west entrance to Yellowstone NP, we found the privacy and setting to be well worth the drive. Getting away from the park crowds and traffic was a necessity, and this location was perfect for our family of five. It was cool and rainy during our stay, and we loved the radiant heat in the floor! Everything was great except for the cantankerous coffee maker, but that should be an easy fix. Be aware that this cabin is basically one big room, so privacy is somewhat limited, even upstairs. We would highly recommend this property for small families and couples.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, and so glad that you enjoyed your stay and had a great time here! Thanks also for the note about the coffee maker; it's been replaced. Looking forward to having you back again!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
KWYS - W. Yellowstone with daily SkyWest service
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lakeview Lookout Bar & Grille
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Island Park (40 mi) and Big Sky (52mi)
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 287
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lakeview Lookout Bar & Grille
Nearest Ski
0.01 Miles
USFS .01mi, Rendezvous Nordic 7.5mi, Big Sky 52mi
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kirkwood, also the nearest boat launch
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119
Property Damage Insurance $59

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.