Montana style Great Room, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, with mountain views
Michael P Keator
About Michael P Keator
Greetings! I moved from Upstate New York in 1980 to Jackson Hole Wyoming. For the next ten years I guided river trips and wilderness pack trips with horses and mules, guided in wilderness hunting camps and backcountry ski trips, and taught Telemark and cross country skiing. In 1987 I worked for the US Forest Service as a backcountry ranger in the Teton Wilderness. In the summer of 1990 I began my career in Yellowstone National Park as a US Park Ranger. I worked all over the park until June of 2012 when I retired to West Yellowstone, Montana. Currently I live in a log house that I built in Lazy Acres in 2005. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, rafting and skiing along with a sincere desire to share the surrounding area with visitors that don't have the opportunity to live here.
Michael P Keator purchased this House in 2014
Why Michael P Keator chose Lazy Acres
This property is unique because I designed it to meet the needs of friends and family vacationing in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area. The area will give you all the excitement you can handle, and I wanted a place that you can return to after a long day and totally relax in the comfort and style of Montana. Even though the summer months have a six night minimum, I will accept rentals that fill in the gap between rentals. You can check in the same day someone is checking out. Call if you are interested.
What makes this House unique
The Fox Den Lodge is not only unique because of the mountain views but the close proximity to Yellowstone National Park and the country setting it sits in. The name comes from the fact that during the summer of 2013 we enjoyed the adventures and follies of a fox and her 5 kits that built their den under the shed next door. We occasionally have moose and deer walk through Lazy Acres during the summer.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Overall, we had an FANTASIC time at the Foxden and at Yellowstone. The cabin is beautiful and well built; very modern with all the necessary appliances. Mike the owner was very friendly and offer us great park activities and recommendations. Highly recommended. Definitely go again.
Property was so cute, very clean, comfortable and had everything we could have asked for. Owner was helpful too. We have never been to Yellowstone below but we really couldn’t imagine being happier somewhere else seeing in person some of the other options. We will want to rent this house if we ever make it back to Yellowstone.
The house had every detail covered to make it a pleasant stay. Lots of information about the surrounding area. Nice open and clean living areas. We loved the National Parks and wildlife décor. Thanks
Everything we needed for our stay!
Totally stocked; wanted for nothing. Thanks Michael for your YNP tips!
Michael has excelled at making the Fox Den Lodge feel like your “home away from home”.
Our stay at Lazy Acres was wonderful! Very clean house and well stocked. It snowed 3 out of the 4 days we were in Yellowstone! It was beautiful! The house was just far enough away from town without being too far -- excellent location. We would highly recommend and would stay again.
The owner of the Fox Den Lodge, Michael Keator, is a retired US Park Ranger who worked in Yellowstone National Park for over 22 years. Michael retired to West Yellowstone for the beauty and recreational opportunities. Michael can assist you with planning your visit to Yellowstone National Park.
The Fox Den Lodge is located 8 miles from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.Yellowstone is the nation's first national park offering exceptional recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities. During summer months you can hike and mountain bike U.S. Forest Service trails right from the lodge. Designated ATV trails are also available. Hebgen Lake is five minutes from the lodge and offers a boat ramp, remote beach, excellent fishing and water activities. You will have to bring your own boat, canoe or jet ski. The West Yellowstone Rodeo is within walking distance from the lodge, horseback riding is a 5 minute drive to the Diamond P Ranch.
During the fall months elk hunting is popular on the U.S. Forest Service lands surrounding Lazy Acres. Check with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks for out of state hunting license applications. Thanksgiving week offers the West Yellowstone Ski Festival held at the Rendezvous Ski Trails. The lodge is set up with an area that will accommodate two waxing benches.
During winter you can accesses 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and experience off trail riding and back country skiing.