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HAND BUILT LOG CABIN IN PONDEROSA FOREST

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Advertiser since: 2006
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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HAND BUILT LOG CABIN IN PONDEROSA FOREST

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Absarokee Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

There is no better way to make your Montana vacation complete than by lodging in and enjoying a secluded, authentic hand made log cabin.

This cabin has been a 34 year labor of love by a carpenter who designed it, cut and stripped over 180 lodgepole pine trees, and set in excess of 390 separate logs to create this beautiful log structure, unlike any you may have seen. From the hand built cabinetry, the masonry work, the hardwood and quarry tile floors, the handrailings, to the one-of-a-kind log spiral staircase, the craftsmanship is apparent and admirable.

The cabin has been decorated and tastefully outfitted with authentic antique furniture and Persian rugs to create a truly "turn of the century" ambiance, but still has a modern kitchen and bath for your comfort. It is situated on the edge a Ponderosa pine forest, full of deer and wild turkeys; it is honestly a joy to hike through the forest and explore.

The Hermitage is licensed and inspected by the state to insure your safety and comfort

Privacy and seclusion is assured, as no other structure can be seen from The Hermitage and it is at the end of a 300 yard private driveway.

Picture yourself sitting on the back balcony with a drink in hand, reflecting on your long day of either fishing or floating, grilling steaks (or your fresh catch)as the sun goes down and observe the deer head back into the woods and the wild turkeys roost in nearby trees. Just before dusk the nighthawks swoop down for your amusement. After dinner on the back deck the stars glow brightly in the crystal clear air and the constellations dance across the sky.

This is the way to really relax and experience a memorable evening, Montana Style.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the perfect get-away cabin. There is no place like this to bring two people together without the interruptions of everyday life. My favorite part of the cabin was the back deck. There were several things we saw and enjoyed but sitting on the deck, drinking coffee was absoultely beautiful.

We will remember this vacation our entire lives and may always look for the peace, solitude, and pure romantic setting that this cabin has.

Thank you so much for making this cabin available to strangers. It is so beautiful. When we walked in, we were in awe and it exceeded the expectations. The pictures of the cabin were very accurate & its as unique as I hoped.

Thanks again and hope to come back.
Sep 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

3.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Hand Built Log Cabin in Ponderosa Forest
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 9 reviews
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Hand Built Log Cabin in Ponderosa Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106130vb
-(406) 698-1079
Absarokee Yellowstone
Floresville, Texas
5

No place like "The Hermitage"

No place like "The Hermitage"
  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the cabin was all we expected and more. I was there in August of 2011 with my husband, daughter and son, both in their early 20’s. The cabin was built by hand and is rustic, charming and one-of-a-kind. We were greeted by six mule deer bucks the day we arrived and we continued to see them throughout our stay. We enjoyed drinking coffee out on the deck each morning and watching the wildlife come out to explorer and gather food. Each day we planned an excursion; there were several guide books and maps that were made available that assisted with our planning. Larry, the property manager was also a great resource. We spent one day fishing on the Yellowstone River with Chris, Stillwater Anglers. He was a great fishing guide and a wonderful person. Another day we went rafting and horseback riding, the views from the river were breathtaking and our guide was full of local trivia. We had lunch at the Dew Drop Inn in Absarokee, a small local burger joint that offered hand-dipped ice cream for dessert. Finally, we ventured out of the area to historic Little Bighorn Battlefield. The drive took over an hour, but it was well worth the drive. The events of the battle and Custer’s Last Stand were well documented with eye-witness accounts, maps, audio-visual presentations and artifacts. On this outing we also went to a casino. This was my son’s first and he was disappointed that he was only offered a cola – no alcohol on the premises. Another first for us was Indian fried bread. It was served with honey and oh so delicious. During our visit we were contacted by the owner, he called just to check-in on us and wanted to make sure that we were able to find everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Since I discovered VRBO through a colleague, I no longer stay in hotels. Would I stay here again? Absolutely!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hand Built Log Cabin in Ponderosa Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106130vb
-(406) 698-1079
Absarokee Yellowstone
Akron OH
4

Perfect Man-cation!

  • 4 of 5
My brother, father & I stayed for about a week and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Being raised a country boy in Ohio I was ready to get back to some basics. The view alone was astounding as were our daily adventures. Thank God for 4WD. The cabin was perfect for 3 boisterous men. The accomadations were fine and were what we were expecting for a trip to Montana. No fancy sheets for me thank you very much. The local contact met us promptly in Billings and we hit all the points of interest he mentioned. Perfect distance for short drives into Cody, Big Timber and Billings. The cabin was just what we wanted. Cheers!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Hand Built Log Cabin in Ponderosa Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106130vb
-(406) 698-1079
Absarokee Yellowstone
Idaho
2

secluded retreat, but NOT 2 bedroom

  • 2 of 5
First, this property is NOT a 2-bedroom cabin, as advertised. There is one bed in a loft that is not enclosed, i.e., it is not a separate room and is visible from the main room of the cabin. There is a futon in the common area between the kitchen and back deck. There is a sofa in the basement that folds out into a bed; it is in full view of anyone standing near the stairwell on the main floor. There is no private space in this cabin, except the bathroom.

The second drawback is that it is not especially clean. We had to change the sheets when we got there, and wash the dishes before we used them. The basement area does not appear to have been swept or vacuumed in a long time. There is dust and dirt in the corners, etc. Given that, it’s not clear what the $75 cleaning fee covered.

On the positive side: The owner(?)/manager(?) was quick to respond to rental inquiry, and was pleasant and easy to deal with. He met us in Columbus, gave good directions to the cabin, and also told us about some local attractions and services. The cabin is nicely secluded and very quiet, situated in the hills between Columbus and Absarokee. It is reasonably close to access points in the National Forest and Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, which were important to us because we planned to hike in the area. The road and driveway are a bit rough in places, but we had no trouble in our Subaru. The back deck and the front porch are both nice places to sit, especially morning and evening. The back deck has chairs and a table, but the front porch does not. You have to sit on the steps if you want to hang out there. We saw deer and turkeys in the yard. The kitchen was reasonably well equipped, in terms of utensils, plates, and appliances. There was not an oven but there is a microwave, stove, coffee maker, fridge, etc. We did not try out the TV or videos. Cell phone reception was good. As a “home base” for excursions into the national forest, it was a good location and a good retreat at the end of the day.

Overall, I give this a “Fair” rating, primarily because of misrepresentation regarding the bedrooms, and substandard cleaning.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am the absentee owner and after reading this particular critique, I promptly called my Property Manager and asked him why this renter gave The Hermitage such a poor review. He told me that when he first met her, he got a strange feeling from her, right away. I then inquired about the cleaning issue, and he told me that the cleaning service that we employ did a through job as always, and the sheets were just washed and all of the dishes were done, as usual. As a matter of fact, my Property Manager handles the laundry of the linens and towels himself. No one over the past 5 years have ever even mentioned the cleanliness of The Hermitage.

We have had dozens of guests at The Hermitage over the years, and this is the one and only poor review that we have ever gotten. I have provided a leather-bound guest book on the redwood burl table, asking each guest for their impression of The Hermitage, and I get them sent to me every season for my review; as a matter of fact, the reviews below are copied verbatum out of the guest book.

The Hermitage is a Montana State inspected and approved lodging facility, and we take great pride in providing a wonderful unique facility that you will never forget; some of the reviews even mention how they were so impressed with The Hermitage that they will remember their stay forever. I was personally deeply hurt by this one poor review; I hope that it does not cause you to pass over our unique facility in this beautiful setting that we offer.
Thank you,
Michael

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Rates & Availability

Absarokee Cabin Rental Rates

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  • From $175/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Jan 01-Dec 31 .. $175/night.
  • Two Night Minimum, Discount for Weekly Rates.
  • 150/night for 5 nights. 125/night for 7 nights.
  • $50 Pet Deposit
  • $75 Cleaning Fee
  • $200 Damage Deposit
  • 50% of deposit due at time of reservation with balance due at check-in
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Amenities

Absarokee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing

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