|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Modernized 1890’s miner’s home, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath (sleeps 5 comfortably plus 2 couches suitable for children)
Fully furnished residence in easy walking distance to historic downtown. Deck with gas grill in view of Discovery Ski Mountain (10 miles by highway). Bring your RV; two pads with water, sewer and 20/30-amp hookups on the home's property. Hundred of miles of hiking, snowshoe, ATV or snowmobile trails leaving from the home or drive a few miles to the Beaverhead - Deerlodge National Forest for more. (Visit Granite Ghost Town and other mining sites.) Fly fish the famous Flint and Rock Creeks or ice and lake fish on Georgetown Lake; all only minutes away. Skate on a regulation-size ice rink with warming house just 5-minute walk away. Ample parking for several vehicles. Golf at a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course just a 30-minute drive (seasonal). Take in movies at the historic Washoe Theater in Anaconda (30 minutes away). Live broad-way shows during the summer at the historic Philipsburg Opera House.
Attack the ski slopes or just enjoy dining and shopping in beautiful Philipsburg. Activities abound in this unique vacation destiny all from the comfort of a warm, cozy home.
Bob retired as a forestry professor from Auburn University in 2001 and he and Nancy immediately started their western adventure in Philipsburg. Originally form South Carolina, the couple has lived in Georgia, New York, Oklahoma as well as Alabama. True southerners, but with a spirit of wander and have never found a place or people they did not love. They have two sons with wonderful families (7 grandchildren) who live in the South, but love to visit MT. Bob and Nancy travel South often in their RV to spend quality time with their families. Bob is an avid hunter and fisherman and Nancy is right there with him on every excursion. Nancy brings sanity to the couple and lovingly makes their home the most comfortable place to be as you will experience when you visit.
Bob and Nancy Lanford purchased this house in 2002
Having spent many years hunting in CO, the West was not completely new to Bob and Nancy. When Philipsburg was recommended by a friend, it reminded them of wonderful experiences in CO. After moving early in 2002, the couple fell in love with the people, community and everything else they found. They opened a bed and breakfast and ran it during the summer of 2002 but found not enough traffic to support an all year business. When the idea to put their home up for a vacation rental surfaced in 2009, it seemed like a great idea because of the bed and breakfast experience.
The name 'Cozy Home' is a perfect description of this little home that has evolved from a nineteenth century mining cabin in a very warm and comfortable place to take in the charm of Philipsburg. Expect to have a restful retreat from all the exciting activities available. While Philipsburg dining is superb, it is nice to have a fully functioning kitchen with an outside grill to prepare your own meals just the way you want them. While close to town, you are far enough away to have peace and quiet if that is your choosing. Staying at the Cozy Home in Philipsburg will be an unforgettable experience.
Three of my friends and I just wanted to get away from work, dishes, laundry, and our 'stuff'; so we rented this little cottage for a couple nights. We felt at home the moment we walked in. It was clean, comfortable, and practically furnished and supplied.
The view was great, and the air fresh and inviting. We looked the town over, drove around to see all the old houses, and let our imaginations run. We laughed because some of the things in the antique stores were still in use in our own homes.
When the air got cool at night, we turned on the stove and ate our candy from the Sweet Palace. We wrapped up in blankets, sat on the porch, watched the moon come up and listened to the dog barking in the distance.
The only problem we had was...... we didn't want to go home. So, we called Bob and Nancy and asked if we could stay another night. They laughed and said 'Yes.' (We had to bribe our husbands by promising them fudge from the candy store)
I've been doing rentals for almost 15 years, and I've met a lot of owners. These people were the easiest to work with that I've met. We will be going back when we can get away again. Thanks Bob and Nancy.
Owners were friendly, accommodating, and sweet. The home was perfect for our family and the pictures don't do it justice. It was homey and comfortable. We would definitely stay there again.
My wife and I had a great time in Philipsburg; a small but BIG hearted town. Property was as advertised; quite comfortable; good location for walking to town. You do get your exercise if you walk; one way down and the return is up! You are really centrally located to all the sites around the area from Butte, to Anaconda (the Old Works Golf Course is a Jack Nickalus design and is fun to play!), to Deer Lodge (great prison to walk about), to Missoula, and of course to all the back roads (dusty as they be) that lead to great fishing spots and old historic mining ghost towns. The owners were great and enjoyable to talk to. But be aware that there is limited cell phone service; there is wi-fi at a couple of downtown locations; no phone in house so you really do have PRIVACY!
This house was perfect for our family of 5. We also had a cousin that parked their trailer in one of the RV sites. The listing was exactly where we thought it would be. Quiet and beautiful views. Actually felt it was more charming that the photos depicted. Wonderfully stocked with all you need. Bob & Laura were very helpful and had locals to help us with anything we needed. We all enjoyed all Phillipsburg and the area has to offer especially Gem Mountain, fishing at Georgetown Lake and Echo Lake, Granite Ghost Town, & Virginia City. We had a wonderful gathering at Boulder Creek Lodge in their beautiful restaurant. Great food and a great deck to visit on. We also enjoyed Donivans in Anaconda and the Corner Bar in Phillipsburg. Everyone raved about our house and how cute it was. Great deck and lots of parking.
The Lanford home is an excellent choice for a Philipsburg retreat. The location is a short jaunt above the downtown area. You can walk, ride your bike, cruise down on your four-wheeler or just sit on the porch and let the view entice you. Their home is well kept, comfortably decorated and offers any amenity you have at home. The master bed is cozy and the linens are soft inviting. The home is one of comfort and happiness. Sunrise and sunset are exquisite from the porch. You will want to bookmark their location for a return visit. I will be returning again and again.
We are 3 women who stayed for 8 nights. We range in age from 31-56. This was our 1st time using VRBO. Bob and Nancy truly made this trip a great experience; their home is warm, comfortable and welcoming. It is the perfect place to return to after exploring each day. The town of Philipsburg is a jewel. We highly recommend this home to anyone visiting the area, and we cannot wait to do it again.
Pan for sapphires at nearby Gem Mountain or at stores in town, Fly fish the famous Flint and Rock Creeks or ice fish or lake fish on Georgetown Lake, Skiing (downhill, alpine, snowboarding and cross country), ice skating, outdoor hockey rink snowshoeing, ATVing, snowmobiling, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, exploring historic sights, stream fishing, ice fishing, antiquing, great dining, diverse shopping, exercise gym
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Monthly rates are available on request.
Payment by cash or checks. (Personal checks are OK.) One night's reservation deposit is due at time of reservation; the balance is paid upon arrival. Refund of reservation deposit for cancellations made 2 weeks before arrival date.
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