"My husband, 2 boys (excuse me, young men), and I stayed at the Bear Creek Log cabin at the end of August, 2016. We drove in to amazing Bozeman (the nicest people we have ever met – everyone, every time we have been there) to bring our youngest young man to start college at Montana State. We really enjoyed our time at the cabin. It was incredibly peaceful and quiet and still just a short drive from Bozeman. We had no problems with bats or rodents, but our sons probably would have enjoyed a good bat chase! That’s part of living in the woods, really, though I wouldn’t like to sleep with them either. We also observed the overgrown foliage going down to the creek, and set our youngest young man to the path with a machete, which he enjoyed (all boys love to play with machetes). Then my husband went down to the creek and did a little fly fishing (No luck - the fish are wild and wily.). The creek at the end of August is not running hard, but you can hear it from the cabin, which is nice, and you will be surprised at the size of the fish in the deeper pools. We also enjoyed daily visits from a flock of turkeys (hens) and saw a buck a few times that I affectionately named “Ghost” for his ability to come up the driveway and then completely disappear into thin air.
The cabin is indeed quirky with its sloped floor and no bathrooms upstairs, but we didn’t think it took away from the overall charm of the place (but I agree with a previous reviewer that the steep stairs might not be good for an elderly person). But a log cabin in the woods with an outside fire pit and a hot tub, how can you go wrong? Who wants to come to beautiful Montana and sit in a sterile hotel room in the city. Sprawling in the oversized chair in front of the wood stove with a glass of wine in the evenings was my idea of heaven. The washer and dryer were also great and much needed for a longer stay like ours. We had a little trouble at first with the wifi but got it worked out. Marie and Jim were very responsive and helpful in getting it fixed. The cell service was not totally “non-existent” … we could get it for an hour or two in the morning and sometimes late afternoon if we walked up the driveway, lol.
We will be back in Bozeman frequently and would definitely stay at Bear Creek Log Cabin again. The cabin and property are currently for sale though, so we hope whoever takes it over still rents it as a vacation home."
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 31, 2016