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Barbara and Lee Langhus

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german


13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, Sleeps 5


ITS ALL ABOUT LOCATION! MORE THAN ELEVEN THOUSAND ACRES PRIVATE PROPERTY IN THE CRAZY MOUNTAINS! NO OTHER CARS, Private Road, A REAL QUIET HIDEAWAY WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS, BEAUTIFUL HIKES ON ONE OF THE OLDEST RANCHES IN MONTANA and last but not least: more than 2.5 miles private access to the Big Timber Creek, only about 5 miles away. Access to the Canyon with beautiful mountain lakes.

The Crazy Mountains, a part of the Rocky Mountains, are one of the most peaceful and natural places on earth. Just on the best spot in this paradise we’ve placed our cabin for guests looking for a very special getaway home. The Crazy Mountain Hideaway Cabin is located in a beautiful mountain valley surrounded by healthy firs and Aspen trees. Only a few minutes away, Amelong Creek provides an ideal location to hang loose and enjoy its cool refreshing water. This untouched natural beauty presents you with an opportunity to experience wildlife as you’ve seldom seen it. Elk and deer roam the valley, often within a few meters from the cabin. The cabin lies at about 6420 ft.

The secluded cabin is nestled about four miles from the original old ranch house of the Hailstone Ranch, one of the oldest and most established cattle ranches in the Yellowstone Country, extending over 11,500 acres. For guests who want a quiet and peaceful dream vacation where they can enjoy the freedom to roam almost limitless expanses of the big-sky country, the cabin provides the ultimate retreat for rest and relaxation. It is a place where individuals who value their privacy can kick back, undisturbed by the all-too-common hectic of other vacationers.

The Crazy Mountain Hideaway Cabin is Montana’s TOP ranch cabin, off the beaten path. A vacation in our comfortable Western Style Cabin will capture your own true spirit. After a couple of days you will be hearing differently. You’ll tune to more tranquil sounds like the quiet rustle of the wind through the trees and the accompanying whisper of wildlife stealing through the undergrowth. Your horizons shift, you see things differently and you are able to view important decisions from a new and clearer perspective.

A vacation in the Crazy Mountain Hideaway Cabin stays in your heart forever. Life can be great, off the beaten path. Catch the good times in life.

Because of the natural mountain roads you need a car with high ground clearance and 4-wheel-drive.

Due to the altitude, access to the cabin is limited during the winter time.

Water for the bath (tub/shower), the kitchen water plus the huge fridge are heated by a separate propane gas system plus, last but not least, take advantage of a supportive generator. Enjoy the unique CM Hideaway Cabin with all the luxury that a fantastic getaway vacation home can offer.

But don't forget: You will have all what you need PLUS very quiet, amazing isolated surroundings in front of your new home.

PRIVATE ACCESS TO THE BIG TIMER CREEK - ABOUT 2.5 MILES, 5 miles ride away. Private FISHING. For hunters: ask for the trespassing hunting fee.

For smaller groups/couples/solo travelers: look at our second cabin at vrbo. No. 276340

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara and Lee Langhus (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Barbara and Lee Langhus

The vacation rentals are owned by Lee and Barbara Langhus. Lee is the president of the Hailstone Ranch, one of the oldest and most established Black Angus Cattle ranches in this area. Barbara manages the vacation rentals. She is a German writer and HR Consultant from Munich, Germany.

Why Barbara and Lee Langhus chose Montana

Annie’s story from Robert Redford’s film “The Horse Whisperer” inspired us to offer our private cabin to people who want to relax completely. The Hailstone Ranch can be seen in Redford’s film. It is the backdrop scene in which Annie is on her way to Tom Booker’s ranch, where they meet for the first time.

What makes this cabin unique

Lying in the Crazy Mountains at a height of 6520 ft., the story how the cabin came into being is quite simple. It was the strong desire of stressed-out individuals seeking an untouched retreat in Montana’s natural wilderness. They wanted to be free and sought a positive counterpoint to their hectic professional lives. The founders reflected on a number of factors when looking for the perfect location for this cabin: • Isolated but easy to reach • A fresh source of water to provide comfort and amenity • Surrounded by strong a healthy trees to preserve a comfortable interior temperature in the heat of the summer • A sunny porch with an unobstructed breathtaking view • The best place for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, fishing on private land and only about 2 h away from the Yellowstone River, cross-country skiing and hunting. • Sneak-away days reading and relaxing on the quiet porch outside

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Crazy Mountains – there is really a range in Montana with that name. In about ten miles you leave the paved highway and resume the trip on gravel roads which tell you that you are now entering the real Montana, and leaving another life behind.

After another few miles, you rise to the top of a major foothill and suddenly look out over a panoramic view so breathtaking that Robert Redford decided to include it in his film The Horse Whisperer. From horizon to horizon, nearly all you see is the (Hailstone) ranch. Four miles from the main house and about 2000 feet higher, we round the corner of a woodlot and see our cabin. It is modern and attractive and sits on the side of a mountain valley. In the front is grassland; in the rear is mountain forest. The setting is perfect. Inside, the cabin is well-appointed for our comfort. The single bathroom is small but nicely equipped. The tub has a good shower that provides plenty of hot water quickly. Three small bedrooms are equipped to sleep six people and the beds turned out to be very comfortable, with snuggly duvet bedding for the cool nights that can occur even in mid-summer at this altitude. Except for the small groups of Angus that moved past our cabin on some mornings or evenings, and the many deer that visited, we were quite alone. We loved it.

Our thirty days passed surprisingly quickly. Most days, we elected just to stay at the cabin. We read, hiked and explored a bit, but most often just sat on the pleasant front porch and admired the scenic beauty around us.

I have fished in Montana trout streams for 25 years, but this was the best I ever experienced. I never failed to catch whatever we wanted for dinner and I released many, many more. In the fall the CM Hideaway Cabin is used frequently for hunting. Deer and elk are abundant. In the summer months, it has often been used for weddings and hideaway honeymoons too. For us – it was a place to have a quiet and lengthy wilderness experience we had never had before.

If you wish to consider this place to visit – you must be prepared for a close-to-nature experience utterly unbounded by the need to own a wristwatch. Such an experience is not for everyone, but for those it is- it will be one of the highlights of a lifetime.

Sandy C. from Osprey (Florida)
Jul 2012
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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Five Star experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place in an amazing location: Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Beautifully decorated inside the cabin, very unique. We called it "Home, sweet home" and did not like to leave. The pictures are amazing but the place is even better. What for a great surprise when we entered this isolated cabin. Well maintained, very clean and way bigger than we expected. There is all what you need for a great vacation. Don't miss this opportunity. We already have decided to come back this year.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

It's always wonderful getting away and retreating to the Hideaway Cabin. Peaceful, Comfortable, and Scenic. Three key ingredients to a wonderful vacation. The Owners are constantly working to make the cabin more comfortable with more amenities. Fresh air and a serene setting is my favorite amenity. We've been coming to the cabin for years now and always look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Can't wait to see you again next year.
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

We WILL be back!

  • 5 of 5

A hideaway cabin is exactly what you get with this experience. Barbara and Lee have created an amazing opportunity for visitors to experience an authentic Montana outdoor adventure. The hideaway cabin is nestled far from everything at the base of the Crazy Mountains, though this may not be the perfect get away for everyone it is the perfect place for those who want to leave the world behind and enjoy nature at its finest!

This hand built rustic cabin gives you a sense of pioneer ranch living but with access to modern convienences and ammenities.

This was our family's first trip to Montana and Barbara and Lee were very helpful in directing us towards activities that gave us the full "West" experience. A trip we will never forget, truly the vacation of a lifetime.

We have returned to Pennsylvania but a piece of out heart truly remain at the CM Hideaway Cabin! I suspect this is true for most who visit.

From the free range angus out your window to the hiking opportunities it's hard to identify what would be the best part of the experience. What you can be sure of is that The CM Hideaway cabin truly encompasses the essence of Montana and what living in the "Wild West" could have been.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are always looking for a place that is beautiful, secluded and not overly rustic - the Hideaway Cabin certainly fits that description. We spent a wonderful week here and loved the time to ourselves. The setting is so quiet and peaceful with plenty of space to explore/hike. Lee and Barbara are welcoming and friendly hosts, answering all of our questions before we arrived and sharing fun local info once we got to the cabin. Anyone who wants to truly get away from it all and soak in the beauty of nature will love this adventure.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starnberg, Germany

Amazing Place! Peaceful and Rejuvenating

  • 5 of 5

The Hideaway Cabin was one of the best vacation experiences I can remember. The cabin is unbelievable quiet, sitting in a beautiful mountain valley, surrounded by the forest at one side with great views to Aspen trees and the Black Butte Hills. It's the perfect getaway for nature's lover with everything you need. The cabin was very clean with unique furniture, a combination of rustic and modern elements. We loved the old wood stove in the living room. Can't wait to come back in order to experience the warm feeling of this lovely home again. Very friendly owners, thanks Barbara and Lee. I highly recommend this cabin if you are looking for something very special.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special Place

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is such a special place to stay! We brought our two older children and there was plenty of room for all of us. It is situated on a mountain overlooking the most beautiful meadow of wildflowers and aspen covered stream. We felt we were in a dream! Driving through the ranch, we felt it must be the most beautiful ranch in Montana. Barbara was the sweetest host and we felt like we were family by the time we left. We hope to return every year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
in Big Timber
Car: necessary

Yellowstone Park only about 2 h ride


Rates & Availability

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Year round 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rental contract with conditions and rules is part of the rental booking. Contract will be emailed with booking request.

During HUNTING SEASON: Rate per night for up to 4 guests is $ 213 p.n. plus tax, cleaning fee $ 125 and damage security deposit $ 250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Montana Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • small bathroom: 1 tub with shower, sink, toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • New King Size Bed (1) in Cowgirl Room, Single Bed (1) in Cowman Room, two single beds in Cowboy Room (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
The cute bathroom with a tub/shower plus sink, the kitchen oven and big fridge are powered by propane gas. Lights are add. powered by batteries. The whole cabin can be powered by an additional generator outside so that you are always on the safe side and not dependent on the weather! You only will need the generator for the coffee machine, hair dryer and microwave plus electric stoves.

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