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Silver Willows Sarva Cabin on 4 Acres by the Creek: Snowmobilers Welcome

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 9)

The Silver Willows "Sarva" cabin opened in the fall of 2010. It features many of the comforts of home with a mix of rustic charm, and is a great home base for visitors to Yellowstone and the Beartooth Wilderness.

**New Additions in Late 2016:**

- Our sister cabin, "Ursa" (the Bear, VRBO #929453), is now available for rent on the property. Ursa is perfect for smaller groups, or you can rent both cabins. A stand of trees separates the cabins on the property, maintaining privacy for our guests.

- New twin bunk beds, new full futon, dresser and privacy screens added to the loft, allowing for better bedding and accommodation for larger groups!

- More trailer parking added for snowmobilers.

This cabin is named for Sarva, the moose constellation of the Sami people, and is located on the western, wooded half of a 4 acre property.

This cabin is found in the small town of Silver Gate, Montana, 1 mile outside of Yellowstone National Park’s northeast entrance and 3 miles down the road from Cooke City. The Silver Gate/Cooke City area is popular with wolf watchers (the Lamar Valley is a short drive away!) and park visitors looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the larger border towns, as well as winter sports enthusiasts who come to take advantage of the recreation opportunities in the Beartooth Mountains.

Silver Willows is situated away from the highway on 4 acres of woodland bordered by Soda Butte Creek, which runs through the property on its way into Yellowstone National Park. The cabin sleeps up to 9 people on two queen sized beds (1 in the master, 1 in the loft) plus a queen sleeper sofa and twin bunk beds, all with memory foam mattresses. There is also a full sized futon.

Whether you want to enjoy the wonders of Yellowstone, a quiet picnic at the creek or a snowmobile ride in winter, Silver Willows is the perfect getaway.

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More Details

Max and Jenn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Max and Jenn

Jenn and Max are based in Seattle, but were annual visitors to Yellowstone for many years before choosing to build a cabin near the park. Max's work as a nature photographer drew him to the natural wonders of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and the cabin was "a really good excuse to visit more often."

Max and Jenn purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Max and Jenn chose Montana

We were very fortunate to find a property that was so close to the park, is filled with trees, has mountain views and even has Soda Butte Creek running through it on the way to the park. It really felt like being in Yellowstone despite technically being outside the park boundary. Seeing moose grazing in our willows or spying one of the town foxes hunting in the meadow really makes us feel at home in nature. Even when we're tucked inside, we're constantly peeking out the window to see if any of our wild neighbors have come by to say hello.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is in a great spot. Positioned on the opposite side of the creek from the highway, our guests are able to enjoy a fair bit of peace and quiet. During winter, visitors can ski out from the cabin, or ride their snowmobiles onto the Bannock Trail up to Cooke City and the backcountry. With so much of the property growing wild, we love going for peaceful walks along the creek, brushing past the moose's favorite willows and walking beneath the pine trees as woodpeckers tap away and squirrels gather food.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Silver Willows Sarva Cabin on 4 Acres by the Creek: Snowmobilers Welcome
average rating of 4.970588 based on 68 reviews

Beautiful cabin and location. Look forward to staying here in the future.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for snowmobiling

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moorestown, NJ

Sarva is the best!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cabin several times over a 4 year period. And, it is still as new and well maintained as it was the first time we visited. Everything is kept clean and well maintained. A new microwave had just been installed before we arrived for our latest visit. You can't go wrong with Sarva, and the new cabin (Ursa) is very attractive.

It is an easy ride into the Park, but you can often see wildlife from Sarva. This time we saw a cow moose, bison and a fox from the Cabin. In the Park, the wolves were out as were otters, bison, elk, eagles, coyote and fox. We had one "3 dog day" - fox, coyote and wolves all see in a single day. Winter is a great time to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Sarva cabin at Silver Gate is the perfect retreat for cold snowy days in the Yellowstone area. The setting along the small stream running just yards away from the cabin with the mountain view in the background was outstanding. We had light snow each morning we were there and it was so peaceful and serene watching the snow through the very large windows throughout the cabin. The gas fire kept the cabin very cozy. The cabin is everything others have described. Large open plan; nicely decorated; fully functional kitchen; all the conveniences one usually has at home. Though we were only 4 adults, the cabin could easily accommodate 8 - 10.

We spotted a bull moose and several bison within a half mile of the cabin and understand from others there can be sightings on the property. There are snow-mobiles available just 3 miles away in Cook CIty. This is definitely a place we will return to so that we can experience it in other seasons. It is truly exceptional.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at the Sarva Cabin. This property is a diamond in the rough for the area and is everything we could have hoped for. From the minute we arrived, it was clear Max and Jenn had put a lot of time, thoughtfulness and love into this property. This cabin is up to date and modern yet maintains its rustic and cozy feel. The rooms are spacious and airy; there was more than enough space for our family of four.

Although we spent most of our time in Yellowstone National Park (which is only about one mile away!) we looked forward to our return back to the cabin each evening where we played games, read and relaxed. Our five year old daughter particularly enjoyed reading the complete set of classic Disney stories which are part of an extensive library of books, games and DVD's.

The kitchen is modern and equipped with all the appliances and accessories anyone could hope for. We enjoyed cooking breakfast and dinner each day. And the washer and dryer were so useful traveling with two young children.

I could not give this cabin a high enough rating. Sarva Cabin really is a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, UK

Best ever cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks in September. Sarva is a beautiful cabin, spacious, well designed, functional, spotlessly clean in a dramatic or pretty setting depending on the weather. Everything works, the tiled, open plan indoor porch area is well equipped with plenty of pegs and benches to ease daily organisation of outdoor stuff. Apart from the kitchen and bathrooms, the rest of the cabin is carpeted in a hardwearing attractive weave that I have photographed to find similar at home in the UK. Wide stairs lead to a serene space with generous landings where you can go for a walk, or sleep. Sometimes the rain beats down, reverberates through the house and makes you even more snuggly. Great kitchen, loads of equipment, except eggcups which I think is a USA thing. Great laundry area and bathrooms, though upstairs shower is a bit fierce. And outside there is your own bison and mule deer. We loved every minute and highly recommend Sarva.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Haven

  • 5 of 5

This cozy and comfortable cabin offers peace and serenity in a perfect location just outside Yellowstone, allowing us to explore the beautiful Beartooth mountains for the first time. The well equipped kitchen and grill made cooking a breeze--just remember to pick up groceries before you arrive. Already looking forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Photography, Wolf Watching, Snowshoeing


Rates & Availability

Silver Gate Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Dec 2 2016 - Apr 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Low 2017
Apr 3 2017 - May 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
May 12 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Low 2017
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

We accept credit cards, eCheck payments via Paypal!

Please refer to our rental agreement (sent to parties interested in booking) for additional terms and conditions.

The rental fees cover up to 4 guests.

A $250 refundable security deposit is due at booking. Rental payments (50%) are due 60 and 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Silver Gate Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom w/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New master bathroom w/shower, added in Jan., 2013
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The bedroom also has direct access to the master bathroom.
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , The loft also has two standing screens for privacy.
  • Queen size Beds (2): There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and another queen bed in the loft. These feature memory foam mattresses. Twin or Single Beds (2): A new twin bunk bed was added in 2016. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2): The large living room sofa converts to a queen-size bed, which contains a memory foam mattress. A full sized futon has been added to the loft area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
We have a picnic table with a great view of the creek and mountainside.

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