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Historic 1890's Log Cabin On Canyon Ferry Lake

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


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3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with gorgeous lake views.

The cabin was built in the 1890's, and sits on Canyon Ferry Lake, 17 miles from Helena, Montana. It is near our other listings, #426916 and #483720, if more space is needed. It is a 20 minute drive from Helena Regional Airport. Historic decor, with modern conveniences, 2 large showers, washer/dryer, gas range, microwave. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spectacular private upstairs master suite. Great lake and mountain views from the kingsize bed. Two other very comfortable bedrooms, both with queens size beds, with shared bath between. Stone cookhouse on deck with Monarch wood range. Truly a wonderful old home, beautifully restored. This will be a memorable Montana experience for you. We even have a couple of ghost stories for you! Cabin is furnished with an eye to the past and your comfort in mind. Includes wifi. This has been our private retreat for 30 years, and feels like a home. There are large well-furnished decks. Canyon Ferry Lake is 26 miles long, on the Missouri River. Yacht Basin Marina and Restaurant are a 5 minute walk. Kim's Marina is 3 miles (boat rental available). Centrally located with easy drives to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Lewis & Clark Caverns. We have two other homes listed on this property, if you need additional room (VRBO #426916 and 483720). Please note this is a non-smoking home. Smoking is not allowed on the premises. This is a pet-free home. Motorhomes, campers, tents, etc. are not allowed on the property. Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 10:00 a.m. We try to be as versatile as we can on this. If you need an exception, please let us know ahead of time.

Here are some distances to amenities at the lake:

Norwegian Woods Gold Course & Restaurant 4.2 miles

Kim's Marina 3.0 miles

O'Malleys Irish Pub 3.0 miles

Chinaman's Campground 2.5 miles

Court Sheriff Campground 2.3 miles

Road to Missouri River & York 1.8 miles

Yacht Basin Bar & Restaurant 0.2 miles (350 yds)

Yacht Basin Marina 0.4 miles

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Nancy Moen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2016
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About Nancy Moen

Carroll operates 2 restaurants, and Nancy is retired from General Motors. We love living in Montana, not far from the cabin, which is a second home.

Nancy Moen purchased this cabin in 1980

Why Nancy Moen chose Montana

We bought this home as a private get-away, and for family and friends, and are now opening it up to new friends through VRBO. Carroll is a native Montanan, and Nancy is a native by choice.

What makes this cabin unique

We never tire of the lake views, and watching all the activity, including all types of boating. Wildlife in the area adds to the Montana experience. The large river rock wood-burning fireplace is a real treat on cool evenings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Returned for another wonderful family vacation. This time fished a great deal in rented craft from Kim's Marina. Caught Walleye and 3 kinds of trout. Observed a "super moon" and some spectacular thunderstorms on the deck. Went over to the Vigilante Campground near York and hiked the Trout Creek Canyon hike - Quite gentle for us "young seniors" and perfect for novice hikers. Beautiful scenery. Thank you, Carroll and Nancy, for your wonderful hospitality as always. Already looking forward to our next visit.
Jun 2014
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Historic 1890's Log Cabin On Canyon Ferry Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Irving, TX

Such a special home. We loved the view of the lake and the location.

  • 5 of 5

Such a unique experience to be able to stay in such a historical home. We enjoyed the peacefulness of the place and loved being able to walk down to the access to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five spent a wonderful week at this comfy, well appointed cabin while accompanying our daughter back to Carroll College. The cabin was extremely comfortable and set the tone for a relaxing peaceful rest away from our busy lifestyle. The view of the gorgeous lake from the cabin was magnificent! The deck area of the cabin is a wonderful outdoor living space and our teens enjoyed competition at the dart board every evening. Nothing was better than the graceful deer on the front lawn and deck of the cabin and they soon became our friends.

The owners were very helpful with our requests for advice on where to fish and what to see.

We spent two days boating and exploring the public beaches on jet skis. Nighttime was quite and and tranquil and even the lightening show was memorable. The entire place was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite Montana cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at five homes during our Montana vacation and this one was the best. It ticked all our boxes, clean and comfortable, charm galore and fantastic location with beautiful views. We enjoyed playing darts in the evening and our nightly visits from the deer. They came right to the edge of the deck and settled in to watch us play darts. Sitting around the fireplace in the evenings was a treat. Plenty of firewood and lots of other amenities . My husband fished all over Montana but the best was just a across the street and down the easy to navigate wooded steps. And lastly, good communication and trust is very important when you are renting a vacation home and Nancy and Carroll get an A+! We usually don't return to the same place twice but in this case we just might have to do it!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT

Historic Lake Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed this property! The cabin was a perfect combination of the old & new with amazing antique features and modern convenience. We spent most of the time on the wonderful deck & porch soaking in the lake views in those hanging chairs. Our hosts were so warm & welcoming and close by when we had questions. The kitchen was well appointed & charming and we suggest bringing up every meal and cooking as the restaurants nearby were disappointing. The cabin stayed cool all day & was super comfortable. Our only disappointment was lake access, it was pretty steep to get to the lake so we had to drive our kayak just a short distance to a really nice camp ground. We enjoyed every minute at the cabin & recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was awesome, tastefully decorated with great views. We were visited daily by deer and hummingbirds. The proprietress were right there if you needed anything.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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State College, PA Centre County USA

Away from it All

  • 5 of 5

Our Montana stay with our friends, the Woods, at Nancy & Carroll's cabin was a chance to steal away from the noise of the world & just listen to nature. The cabin itself is historic, having been built in the late 1800's. But authentic as it is, it sports most of the modern conveniences including wifi. It sits at the edge of lovely Canyon Ferry Lake where we could sit on the porch swings or at the table on the side deck & watch the sail boats & ospreys entertain us.

Nancy & Carroll are very helpful & accommodating, not to mention being an artist & an artisan respectively.

If you are addicted to TV or find serenity not to your liking, then, perhaps, you should take yourself off to Vegas. If you appreciate a chance to extract yourself from 24/7 responsibility in a beautiful setting, contact Nancy.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Helena Regional Airport (HLN)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Yacht Basin Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Norwegian Woods
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 284
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Yacht Basin Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Great Divide Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

Canyon Ferry Lake is just 17 miles from Helena, Montana, the state capital. There are recreational facilities at your doorstep, including boat rental, 2 marinas, several restaurants and a 9-hole golf course. Several other 18-hole golf courses nearby. The cabin is just feet from the lake, and you will enjoy views of the water and wildlife from the large decks. Helena is the capital of Montana with many cultural and historic sights. Local live theater, and many restaurants. Lewis & Clark Caverns, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National are all within 2-2.5 hours scenic drive.


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3 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Helena Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • 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
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor king bed, ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor, queen bed - shares bath with 3rd bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1st floor
  • King ensuite bedroom on 2nd floor, 2 queen bedrooms on 1st floor, with own vanities. Shared shower/toilet between the bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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