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the MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY cabin! Gorgeous setting! Deck over Creek. Jacuzzi tub!

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

If you are looking for a Yellowstone experience, this is it!! Our large property, only a half mile from the Park is the perfect setting to enjoy both the amazing wilderness of Yellowstone, as well as some nice amenities within walking distance!

The Mountain Hideaway cabin is a gorgeous handcrafted log cabin. It is bright and airy, with the best views in the valley! Enjoy the sounds and smells of the creek, and watch the sun hit the top of the highest peak from the bed.

The power can go out several times in our area due to trees hitting power lines. We have installed a Whole-house generator so that you still have lights and heat if this happens.

Silvergate is located at the NE Entrance to Yellowstone. This is the wildest and most rugged section of the Park, and just inside a few miles is the Lamar Valley, acclaimed as the best place to see wildlife. This little mountain town is very quaint, with a couple of cafes, a general store, gift shops, and several lodges. The town park has swings, picnic tables, and monkey bars.

The Mountain Hideaway is a beautifully restored log cabin, built in the 1940's and was part of a lodge that used to be on the adjacent property. We have added some wonderful comforts for you to enjoy! The cabin has big windows to see the peaks from anywhere inside. The Queen bed is comfy and has nice bedding including a comforter w duvet. We have a comfy love seat inside as well. The bathroom is sweet, with a deep soaking tub, and a separate shower. We have a breakfast bar with a sweet view. The deck is the best, and you can see the fish rising in the creek's deep blue pools! We're sure you will love the wilderness feel of this amazing location !!

You can hear the sounds of the creek as well as see the snowfields of Amphitheatre Mountain from the bed! We have a fire ring next to the creek for you to roast marshmallows! (there are often fire restrictions later in the summer)

The kitchenette has a mini-refrigerator, a bar sink, a single burner stove top, a microwave, coffee maker and a toaster oven. We also have a larger refrigerator/freezer on the deck.

We have a small flat screen with a DVD player that you can plug your I-Pod or CDs into. The deck has a bar height table with an umbrella and 3 chairs. Later in the summer when the water goes down, there's a sandy beach right in front of the deck.

Besides the Soda Butte Creek flowing by, there's a beautiful, smaller creek, Willow Creek that flows on the other side of the deck!!

This cabin is in the small town of Silvergate and we like the fact that we're not too far out in the woods, and 'in the middle of nowhere'. You can see some human activity across the creek from the cabin, but it is far enough away to still feel private to us! Because of the creekside location, large lot, and big, close up mountain views, you feel like you are having a wilderness experience just being at the cabin!

We would love to host you at our little piece of paradise. Be ready for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!

John and Kate Mickus

Selah Montana, Inc

Keywords: You'll love this romantic cabin for 2 set on a private lot with amazing mountain views! Please see our other 2 vacation homes on this property - VRBO# 169165 and VRBO# 352153. These listings also have a google map that show this cabin's location. What a dreamy property! If you are looking for the perfect blend of a mountain getaway and the comfort of being in a small mountain berg, this is great. You won't feel like you are alone on the planet, but you are far enough away from folks to feel private and very special!

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John and Kate Mickus
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About John and Kate Mickus

John and Kate Mickus live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Northeast Entrance and the Beartooth Mountains have been their favorite place to recreate for decades! 'We just love this area, its like going on a remote backcountry trip but still having some great amenities and the comfort of home!' John's parents purchased the property in 1975 and have created a spectacular combo of vintage log homes and modern comforts. Our management company, Selah Montana, Inc leases the property from John's LLC, Living Water Lodge LLC.

Combine this with the amazing creekside location in the Yellowstone ecosystem, and you have a vacation to remember! We're sure you will be impressed with the wildlife, mountains, and especially the beauty of our property. We look forward to hosting your family!

John and Kate Mickus purchased this cabin in 1975

Why John and Kate Mickus chose Montana

Because Silvergate allows us to actually 'be' in wilderness, while at the same time, have our cabin comforts. We have always enjoyed traveling and staying in places that show us the Best of the region both in natural beauty, as well as some local culture. This little mountain town has it all. And our cabins provide a peaceful, and inspiring experience!

John and Kate

What makes this cabin unique

Extremely well cared for property.


Silver Gate Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Very nice bathroom with a large, personal SOAKING TUB!!, and separate shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Very nice, new bed!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
This is a PHENOMENAL one room cabin with very nice, attached bathroom, AND A GREAT TUB!! The kitchenette has a mini refrigerator, bar sink, single burner stove top, toaster oven, and a microwave. There is a refrigerator with lock on the deck as well. The cabin is in excellent condition, maintained very well, and very clean!! The location is Phenomenal. Great views, on the creek, and lots of elbow room on the property.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

the MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY cabin! Gorgeous setting! Deck over Creek. Jacuzzi tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Location is great!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great little cabin, its small but perfect for two. Everything worked, its very clean, the view and the quiet is just what we wanted.

The people on the site were very helpful, kind and you didn't know they were around until you needed them.

We would rent this one again. Silver Gate and Cooke City pace is slow and easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yellowstone fishing

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is all everyone has claimed it to be. It was wonderful & the views are breathtaking. We left yesterday & I am already "homesick" for my little cabin .

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying here. Loved sitting and listening to the river. Beautiful place to relax. We had a visitor the first day (black bear) that was awesome. There was a little buck come and drink at the river every morning and evening. If you want. A great place with great accommodations then this is the place. Close to town that has great ice cream. I hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Basehor, KS

A Wonderful Week in Yellowstone!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at the Mountain Bluebell to celebrate our anniversary, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations at the Mountain Bluebell cabin! It was just as advertised - very clean and nice, comfortable bed, adequately equipped kitchen, easily accessible and fantastic views! There are other cabins within sight, but after hiking and fishing all day, travelling a very short distance (<1 minute walk) for a great meal is really nice. Having said all that, the proximity to the best part of Yellowstone is what will keep us coming back! A twenty minute drive puts you in the heart of the Lamar Valley and its incomparable wildlife, hiking and fishing. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ithaca, New York

Great little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This is a GREAT little cabin! We loved having this as our home base to the Yellowstone National Park. The cabin was VERY clean and had all of the features mentioned in the ad. The view out the door of the mountains was breathtaking and the stream off the deck was a great bonus. We loved the deep soaking tub after long days of hiking! This cabin was perfect for the 2 of us and you won't find this type of accommodations at any hotel!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ingram, Texas

Texas travelers

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cute, comfortable cabin. Perfect location for going into the Lamar Valley at Yellowstone, taking Beartooth Pass which was breathtaking and the scenic road to Cody for an afternoon at the great museum there. Also enjoyed fishing nearby - catching some small brook trout. Wonderful caretakers Lynden and Chris took care of our every need. Thanks for sharing your watermelon!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Cody Wy 80 miles, or Billings Mt or Bozeman Mt
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
In Cooke City
Car: necessary

This is the ideal place to base a Yellowstone vacation from!! The area is full of activities, and has some great restaurants/shopping. You can walk to Yellowstone Park from the cabin!

This is a 'stand alone property', as there is not another unit next to it. Just trees, willows, and creeks!

Please see our other 2 homes on the large property, VRBO #169165 and #352153


Rates & Availability

Silver Gate Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

We have a 3 night minimum, and in High Summer, we have a 4 night minimum. We sometimes entertain shorter stays depending on our schedules. Please no Saturday turnovers July and August.
You may pay with a Personal Check, but if you choose to use a Credit Card, please add a 2% fee. European cards have a 3 1/2% fee. No refunds. If you cancel and only if we are able to rent your dates we will send you 90% of your payments. Thank you! John and Kate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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