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Summer 2017 Still Available!! Yellowstone Getaway on the Madison River!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Cabin + Studio apt., (Sleeps 8)

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Our custom built, 1600 sf cabin, which we affectionately refer to as 'The Fishing Shack', was completed in the fall of 2008. An additional 350 sf studio apartment was completed in 2013. The property is located on the Madison River, known for its majestic beauty and world class fly fishing. The cabin is a gorgeous, 40 minute drive to the entrance of Yellowstone National Park and about an hour to the winter hot spot, Big Sky Ski Resort. With its fabulous location, reclaimed barnwood floors, custom kitchen, 3 flat screen TVs, a Jotul wood-burning stove, and floor to ceiling windows, it is a magical vacation spot certain to deliver year round fun.

The master suite has a queen bed with pillow top mattress, flat screen TV, French doors opening to a 5 person Bullfrog Jacuzzi Tub overlooking the river, and a custom built pebble shower with dual shower heads (including a rain head). There are two bedrooms upstairs, each with log bunk beds (twin on top & queen below). Open the windows and let the smell of the mountains and the sound of the river lull you to sleep. The open loft has a cozy seating area, a third flat screen TV with DVD player, and Game Cube system for the kids (and the kids at heart). Directly on the river, you will find a large fire pit perfect for staying warm and making s'mores while watching the fishermen in your family catch that big brown just feet away.

Our cabin is located 30 minutes from Ennis and 35 minutes from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It is situated in a friendly residential community with about six other homes and delightful neighbors. It is across the river from a Forest Service campground and a short walk to the world famous 'Grizzly Bar & Grill' (you must sample their delightful wine selection).

Our location is perfect for year round Montana fun and adventure. In the winter, spend your days skiing the famed slopes of Big Sky Ski Resort, snowmobiling in West Yellowstone, cross country skiing on miles of pristine trails, watching the bald eagles soar above the river while soaking in the jacuzzi, or simply enjoying the beauty of the Madison while curled up with a good book by the wood burning stove. Fill the long summer days with activities such as fishing from the property, floating the Madison, exploring Yellowstone National Park, hiking beautiful mountain trails, horseback riding, listening to live music while sipping local wines and soaking in the Norris Hot Springs, experiencing an authentic Montana rodeo or riding the antique railway in historic Virginia City.

We hope you enjoy our cabin as much as we do, and we look forward to sharing the beauty of Montana with you.

~The Stewarts

Dave and Heather

Cole, Emerson, Eve and Soleil

Keywords: Cabin, Madison, Yellowstone, Montana, hot tub, fly fishing,

More Details

Heather Stewart
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Dave, Here are my comments added to your listing… All true “We have always wanted to Visit Montana, and this cabin was the icing on the cake!The pictures on this site do not do it justice! It is not only a beautiful place to stay but a great place to relax. We enjoyed the river, lots of fishing from the property and rafting down the river. The drive to Yellowstone was only 35 minutes and well worth it! The owners were wonderful to deal with; my deposit was returned very promptly. I am definitely staying there again. We have been lucky enough to travel all over the world and this was one of the BEST vacations we have taken!!” Will talk to you In March to book again next summer J Thanks,Robbin
Aug 2009
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West Yellowstone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Studio - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Upstairs 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is over the Queen in a built-in log bunk-bed setup
    Upstairs 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is over the Queen in a built-in log bunk-bed setup
    Studio apt. - 1 queen , Detached Studio apartment
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
River Front Fire Pit Private Fishing Access


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Summer 2017 Still Available!! Yellowstone Getaway on the Madison River!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 53 reviews

As described. Fantastic house!

  • 4 of 5

The property was as described. Would have received a 5 star but the prior renters left the doors open too much and we had a barrage of house flies to kill. We stayed a week and by the end the flies were down to just a few.

To the owner's credit, they gave us a $100 credit to the nearby restaurant to compensate for the flies. And, my children found it somewhat of a game to see who could kill the most.

As I say, other than that the house was fantastic and very comfortable for our visit on the Madison River.

It was an unforgettable family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On The Madison

  • 4 of 5

After a day of hiking and exploring, sipping my evening single malt on the banks of the Madison doesn't get any better. Great setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maidens, VA

The Fishing Shack - Our Favorite VRBO Rental Ever !!!

  • 5 of 5

Finding our way from West Yellowstone, to the "Fishing Shack" was a breeze. The drive was beautiful! We saw 6 big horn sheep, a moose and bison traveling to and from the "Fishing Shack" and Yellowstone. In Yellowstone we had sightings of all the local mammals that the Park Rangers say one might see! When we arrived at the "Shack" everything was just as described, only nicer and spotless. The home has so much character and charm and every detail is spot on. The reclaimed barn wood floors, ceilings and trim create a warm, yet, elevated effect. The view of the river and mountains is spectacular! We were fortunate to see a hawk and bald eagle through the massive wall of windows facing the river. Food prep was easy in the well equipped kitchen and the Webber grill. Communication with Heather was always, generous, easy and thorough. This vacation ranks at the top out of our 24 yrs of vacations together!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I just wrapped up a wonderful fishing trip and stay at this cabin. The accommodations exceeded our expectations in every way! The owners were great to work with and willing to go above and beyond to make our stay awesome!! We will certainly be booking this amazing cabin again in the future. JPS

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the bank of the Madison river.

  • 5 of 5

Heather was great to work with. Nice riverfront cabin with all the modern amenities. Pretty tough to beat winding down in the hot tub after a long day in waders fighting those Madison browns! Our group of 4 can't wait to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT

Best option for Yellowstone and the Madison

  • 5 of 5

The 'Fishing Shack' is unequivocally one of the best homes I've stayed in through VRBO. This is the rare option that is outfitted to a level of quality and comfort that exceeds "vacation rental" standards. It feels like the owners poured their heart and soul into outfitting the house and then decided to generously share it with the world.

Every aspect of the home (kitchen, deck, outdoor area, hot tub, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.) is exceptional. A group of 8 would be completely comfortable in the space, and families with children could comfortably fit even more. The views across the river are fantastic, and the home's location is perfect: Close to Ennis, the Madison range and river, Yellowstone, Hebgen, etc. This area is a hidden gem compared to the more common Yellowstone outposts like Gardiner and West Yellowstone.

The 'Fishing Shack' is recommended in every way: Do yourself a favor and stay here!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tubing/River Rafting


Rates & Availability

West Yellowstone Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July '17
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
August '17
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
September '17
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
October 1-31, 2018
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov. 1 - Dec. 15, 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

We require a one week minimum stay unless approved by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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