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Log Home on Creek Bordering Yellowstone Park! Walk to Cafe!

John and Kate Mickus

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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John and Kate Mickus

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Log Home on Creek Bordering Yellowstone Park! Walk to Cafe!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Cooke City House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Woodland Star home is situated creekside, on our amazing and unique parcel of land in the small mountain town of Silvergate. This vintage log home has mountain charm with modern conveniences. It's bright and sunny, with large windows, wood floors, and a great 'fool's gold' fireplace! There's 2 bar chairs if you like to hang out in the kitchen, or a fabulous, large, and comfortable dining room table set. The living room is super comfy, with a couch, easy chair, and a large rocking chair and a DVD player with a nice size screen. We do have a bluetooth sound bar if you bring some music.

The cabin sits conveniently off the highway on its large lot, with a stand of evergreen trees in front for privacy. The sunny, West side has a large lawn with an amazing sitting area RIGHT NEXT to the Soda Butte Creek, as well as a mature stand of lodgepole pine trees in the back yard. We have a firepit next to the creek if you like to roast marshmallows!

You can enjoy fishing right from the yard! There's also a huge grassy town park right across the street with swings and teeter totters.

The home has great views of the surrounding mountains. You can often see mountain goats to the south, and mountain sheep to the north at the same time! The king size bed has huge views of a snow capped peak all summer, and the sound of the creek comes in the west window. The huge bedroom also has 2 twin size beds in it. The bedroom is on the south side of the home with great windows looking at the mountains, trees and creek.

This is a fantastic setting for a Yellowstone experience you'll always remember. The little town of Silvergate itself is very charming and you are close to the Lamar Valley, the best place in the Park to view wildlife. Also, the Beartooth Pass to Red Lodge Montana is, according to legendary news anchor Charles Kuralt 'the most spectacular road in America'! There are several hiking trails from the cabin, and 4 different creeks with waterfalls all a 30 min hike or less. Silvergate also has a couple of cafes, general stores, and gift shops. There are several lodges in our little town as well.

We look forward to hosting you and your family !!

John, Kate and Emily Mickus

Keywords: We offer 2 log homes and 1 log cabin on an amazing property less than a mile from Yellowstone's wild and scenic NE entrance! Please also see our adjoining homes at VRBO #169165 and VRBO #354935.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John and Kate Mickus (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2015

About John and Kate Mickus

John, Kate and Emily Mickus live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They are avid outdoors enthusiasts and love the Silvergate area!! 'This is the place we go to find adventure and wilderness from Jackson Hole! We love to provide a warm and comfortable experience for our guests!'

John and Kate Mickus purchased this house in 1975

Why John and Kate Mickus chose Cooke City

We love the Northeast corner of Yellowstone. This area is inspiring to us with its towering peaks up close to the town, and the abundance of wild animals! It is truly a place to connect with nature, and to enjoy some really nice folks as well!

What makes this house unique

We have the most unique setting in the valley. Our large parcel of land right in the middle of Silvergate has both big views and sunshine as well as the sounds and delight of the creek running through!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Log Home on Creek Bordering Yellowstone Park! Walk to Cafe!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Emerald Isle, NC
5

Comfortable, cozy, convenient

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this wonderful little cabin in June, 2014 during a two month road trip. We wanted to be convenient to the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone for wildlife watching. It is also at the base of both the Beartooth Scenic Highway and the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, two of the most beautiful drives in America. The owner was easy to deal with and quick to respond to any questions we had. There was also a caretaker on the property who was there if you needed anything. This cabin has everything you need for a comfortable stay and is within steps to a great little restaurant and across the street from a little store where you can pick up limited supplies, souvenirs, and even rent a spotting scope for your trip into Yellowstone. We had the full gamut of weather, which is to be expected in June, and so spent some time sitting in the sun out by the creek on a couple of warm days and spent a cozy, snowy afternoon by the fireplace on another. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and are already planning another visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Southern Illinois
5

Great for those seeking wildlife

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay if you are wanting to see wildlife. Just one mile from the north entrance of Yellowstone where you'll find most of the wildlife located.

We had an awesome time.

I was a little nervous booking online since no one I knew had used VRBO, but was very pleased with the property and would definitely do this again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work very hard at creating a home environment for our guests, in hopes that our cabin is their place of refuge, and relaxation. Yes, this area is hard to beat anywhere in the US for watching wildlife. You can walk to the Park from our house in about 10 minutes.
5

Honeymoon Happiness!

  • 5 of 5

Our dream honeymoon was a cosy Log Cabin, with a fireplace, by a stream, and views of the mountains! We awoke each morning to views of snow capped mountains from one bedroom window and a tumbling stream from the other. We had everything we needed in the cabin to cook and get cozy (plenty of wood for our fire and wood burning stove, it was clean with good equipment for cooking The pictures did justice to the accommodation and the listing is accurate. There was one spacious bedroom with a King and 2 singles (great for families). Silvergate & Cooke City (3 miles away) are friendly quaint towns with fun shops and good places to eat.The location is fab' for exploring Yellowstone, hiking and wild life spotting (we saw a brown bear). The owners are kind, helpful people who patiently answer your questions and help with local info'. We had a great vacation and would happily recommend this holiday home to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are super pleased to be a part of this experience for you guys !! I'm glad you had a great time. Cant wait to see you again !!
Kansas City, MO, USA
5

A great little cabin for a honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We had a great little stay in the cabin for 6 days at the end of May. There was a little snow on the ground in Silver Gate so the weather was cool most nights. We enjoyed the open fire in the living area and the electric fire (which looks like a nice gas fire) in the bedroom. The views from the bedroom are spectacular. We woke each morning looking up at the majestic Ampitheater Mountain! The patio on the cabin has a great little fire pit right next to the river and a small lawn with a patio table, chairs and umbrella. It was a little cool for dinner outside but would be very nice in the summer. The cabin is plenty roomy for two people with a nice little lounge area with TV and a small kitchen with a small breakfast bar. The bathroom is also nice and well furnished. We loved the surrounding area too. It's about 3 miles from the Yellowstone Park entrance and right next door to Silver Gate Cafe which serves great food. I would definitely return to the cabin another time. It's conventiently located for plenty of walking, hiking and other outdoor pursuits.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Glasgow, Scotland
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property as part of a trip to America for our honeymoon (from Scotland). We loved our stay, the cabin was well equipped and warm even though our stay was late in the season. Both the owners were really helpful with our booking contacting us prior to our visit with an update on a road closure and once we were there to ensure everything was okay. The area is fantastic and although most businesses had closed up for the season suited our plans to do some hiking in Yellowstone. First night there we heard wolves howling and next day saw them in the park. We would not hesitate in recommending this property and would love to visit again......

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were proud to be a part of this couple's honeymoon! The fireplace and king size bed make for a romantic Yellowstone experience. The cabin is toasty warm in the cooler months, and at the same time, stays cool in the warmer months. The wolves definitely create a memorable wilderness experience like none other! In the Lamar Valley, just down the road few miles it is common to hear and see wolves from your car in early morning or evening. This is a great place and cabin for a honeymoon or anniversary!
Georgetown, Texas
3

Charming but...

  • 3 of 5

The listing is accurate and the property is as described.We had rented the cottage for a month. Everything would have been great if there were not maintenance issues. The phone was out of order due to a chewed cord, the cleaning was minimally done as we discovered when we looked under the beds(due to the following problem) and lifted the throw rugs to sweep the floor and we had a problem with rodents inside. The owner lives several hours away and doesn't have a great backup person to call on. This is a very small town and I guess services are not readily available. After we reported the problems he did come and set traps but it takes awhile to catch them. He did give us some restaurant gift cards(about equal to a nights lodging) for our inconvenience. He was to return the following weekend but didn't show. We left several days early due to our discomfort

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always working hard to improve the experience of our guests. What these guests have to say is accurate. We discovered shortly after this couple checked out that a chipmunk had gotten in the house, chewed part of the phone cord, and was living in the attic! Our attempts at catching the "mouse" were not working. We trapped and relocated the chipmunk after our guests had left. Sorry you guys !! Last summer we hired on-site property managers. This helps to prevent any unforeseen incidents as described above. Our guests love having a "go-to couple" for tips on great places to eat, hike, bird watch, see wolves, elk, etc...

Map

Nearest Airport
82 Miles
Cody, Wy Billings or Bozeman, MT
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
100 yards by foot, and more in Cooke City, 3 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Woodland Star Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Mountain Bluebell Cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Paintbrush Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Silvergate Town Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Log Cabin Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Silvergate General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Stop the Car General Store
Car: necessary

Relaxing on our lawn furniture with the creek running by! or take in the views and breezes from the gorgeous hand hewn log cabin !

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Rates & Availability

From $265 Per night

Cooke City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$295
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$265
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes You may pay with a Personal Check, or if you choose a Credit Card, please add a 2.5 % fee. We have a 5 night Minimum. Thank you for honoring our no smoking/no pets policy. Yours truly, John and Kate Mickus
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Amenities

Cooke City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a very enjoyable fiberglass shower with glass doors.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - King bed and 2 twins are in the one large bdrm.
  • Nice King size bed with the best views and sound of the creek!. 2 twin beds are located in the large bedroom with the King bed. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room as well.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
Silvergate is a small recreational community uniquely situated adjacent to Yellowstone Park. Many activities and amenities are available right from the front door! You feel like you're in the wilderness but have the comfort of a small town

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