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The Little Blue House-Big Timber's in-Town Nightly Rental Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,125 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Little Blue House, llc is an 1895 Carriage House converted into Big Timber's first official Tourist Home in June of 2011 and perfect for 1 or 2 couples or a small family. Keeping with its original charm and character, this 'in-town' vacation home offers nightly rentals within walking distance to fine dining, shopping, a movie theater, local bars stocked with locals, followed by a church for everyone!

Big Timber is flanked by the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers, so access to World Class Fly Fishing is just minutes away. Horseback riding, a float down the river, hiking the Crazies, a visit to the Crazy Mountain Museum, or wild game and bird hunting is so close; you would think it's in our back yard!

The Little Blue House welcomes you to a private courtyard, with a BBQ, outdoor table with seating. Comfort awaits as you walk through the front door. The living room is warm and inviting with a stone wrapped fireplace, cozy sofa, leather chairs, a flat screen cable tv, and art on the walls.

Passing through the living room, the charming kitchen is 'just like yours'. You will find a full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, stove with oven, a microwave, pots and pans, lots of dishes, oodles of glassware, a blender, mixing bowls and mixer. Expect items like spices, foil, saran wrap, olive oil and more.

Off the kitchen is a small bathroom with a shower. Off the other side of the kitchen is a hallway to the 'Main Floor' bedroom with a full sized bed.

Dashing up the stairs, you enter a private 'Suite', featuring a white tiled bathroom with a garden tub for a soothing soak after a long day. A king size bed adds comfort to your stay upstairs, along with a separate reading area, a flat screen cable tv, built in dresser and a writing desk. You'll also find The Little Blue House guitar hanging on the wall for your use.

We are NOT a B&B. We do not turn down bedding at night, put a chocolate on your pillow, or serve fancy eggs in the morning. We don't even make your bed. The Little Blue House is truly 'your home' away from home. Our goal is to provide guests with a high level of privacy and independence, while still being in the area, available for help and guidance if needed.

Although our Little Blue House has been thoroughly updated, its vintage charm has been retained. We adore it, and hope you do too!

UPON YOUR ARRIVAL, EXPECT: Coffee, OJ, Eggs, English Muffins, a special treat and a couple of sodas.

Keywords: Big Timber, Montana Vacation Home, Carriage House, Cottage, In-Town Housing, Nightly Home Rental in Big Timber Montana, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Small Family, Perfect for Couples, Hot Tub, Plein Air Painting, Bird Watching.

More Details

Page and Pat Dringman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2017

About Page and Pat Dringman

My husband and I live north of Big Timber in the Melville community, which is a ranching community where I was raised. We own and operate a guest ranch there (Sweet Grass Ranch) in the Crazy Mountains and also work in Big Timber. Sweet Grass County is a wonderful place to call home.

Why Page and Pat Dringman chose Montana

We love the charm and sense of history in the Little Blue House. The prior owners took such care to lovingly restore the property and when they decided to sell, we jumped at the chance to purchase the Little Blue House. Decades ago, relatives owned the Little Blue House so it has family history as well as unique character.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for making Christmas 2012 so special. The LBH was everything we imagined and more. Fully stocked a perfectly decorated for Christmas right down to the freshly cut tree.

You were great hosts...thank you

Owners Note: This was a lovely family of 4 visiting their parents/grandparents for the Christmas Holidays. The absolute BEST thing about their visit, was a gift to us from their daughter. She made a darling gingerbread Little Blue House. We love it. We posted it on our vrbo site and it is carefully packed away for next year! Thank you so much!
Dec 2012
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Big Timber House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1125 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , Garden tub, pedestal sink, white tiled floor & tub area
    Main floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , It may be small, but, it is complete!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Suite - 1 king , Private bath with garden tub, sitting area and writing desk
    Main Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size bed in Upstairs Suite. Sleek with a low profile foundation. Two twin beds in Main Floor Bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Stargazing! Also...there are hairdryers in each bathroom and each bedroom is supplied with lightweight bathrobes and slippers.


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The Little Blue House-Big Timber's in-Town Nightly Rental Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Charming Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Little Blue House. It is completely renovated and yet retains the charm of an older home. And it is stocked to the gills with everything you could possibly need for a summer or winter stay. We are a military family and my husband was slated to leave on a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, so this vacation was extra-special for us. Our week at The Little Blue House was both relaxing and exciting as we were able to explore Yellowstone, Bozeman and Livingston, but also spend days just "chilling out" in Big Timber. Exactly what we needed. I highly recommend this special house located in this beautiful Montana locale.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD

Blue House

  • 5 of 5

Awersome stay and great hospitality. Can not go wrong here

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan, MT

Wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience staying in the Little Blue House. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the accommodations. It was cozy, clean, and every detail has been addressed. As stated…an experience to fondly remember.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

A Gem and a Terrific Base for your Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Little Blue House is just about perfect. We spent a week on vacation to explore Yellowstone and the house had EVERYTHING we needed to feel it was ours. The bed was truly comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped and the owners even stock the fridge with what you need for your first breakfast! They supplied us with detailed driving information on wonderful places to go, things to do and the best way to organize seeing Yellowstone. And we got to see so much more than just Yellowstone because of their recommendations.

But even though they live next door we never felt they intruded - the Little Blue House was ours for all week. Comfortable, spotlessly clean, furnished in great taste with everything you could want including satellite TV and wi-fi (if really MUST check in with the office) and a hot tub under the stars if you don't. Plus Big Timber has a Fabulous restaurant at the Grand Hotel and some great shops.

You just can't go wrong if you stay here - and we wish we could have stayed longer! We hope we get the chance to go back-SOON.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma, CA

The Little Blue House A Big Wonderful Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I stayed here for almost a week the end of June 2013 & absolutely loved this home! We were in town to visit family for a very important event & the Little Blue House could not have been more perfect for our needs. Growing up I spent several weeks every summer in Big Timber & was so pleasantly surprised to find this home for rent this past year. Not wanting to stay in a hotel/motel for the week, this house provided us with everything we could have needed & more with only one exception -- no washer & dryer in the house, which I'll admit was a bummer (& my fault for not noticing beforehand); however there is a fabulous laundromat literally just a few blocks down on the same side of the street & was wonderful.

O.K. Back to what the house did have & offer -- EVERYTHING! Not to mention the attention to detail throughout, even down to eggs, butter, ground coffee, juice & homemade breads in the fridge upon our arrival. And clean! Super, super clean. The beds in both rooms -- incredibly comfortable.

Barb & Jerry were absoloutely fabulous & very generous with their hospitality; always quick to respond if we had any questions or needed anything.

I would highly recommend this rental to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5






  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that the pictures were enticing enough to assist you in the original booking, and we're even more delighted that it was beyond your expectation. Having a home to settle into and relax during a family reunion, a wedding celebration, or even a graduation makes the event more fun and comfortable. The two brothers could have stayed in a hotel for the same price...but why rent a room when you can have the whole house? Glad you stayed! Looking forward to your next Big Timber visit! Barb and Jerry
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Overland Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Car: necessary

Big Timber is centrally located in South Central Montana within an hours drive to many activities. Day trips are easily made to include locations and activities like: Yellowstone National Park, The Beartooth Scenic Highway, hiking, flyfishing, bird or big game hunting, horseback riding, Cody WY, Red Lodge and more. The town offers you a choice between fine dining or local montana bars, a cinema, gift shops, real estate offices, medical services, a Carnegie Library, a NRA Rodeo, County Fair and more. Big Timber has big town pride!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

3 Night minimum stay during the months of July and August and Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter holidays; otherwise a 2 night minimum stay is required. Reduced weekly rate. Sleeps 4 comfortably and a cot may be added for a 5th person. The 7% state accommodations tax will be added to all stays. No pets, please. Fishing, hiking and horseback riding may be available on the owner's guest ranch in the Crazy Mountains, during the operation season of the guest ranch. Horseback riding is only available with minimum stays of 5 nights and is at an additional fee.

Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of the 50% deposit. Payment by cash or check, but no credit cards. $15 extra per person per day for more than 4 guests. The deposit is refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival, less a $100 booking fee.