|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Completely restored, this truly charming and cozy Rocky Mountain Trapper Style Log Cabin was constructed 30 years ago with lodge pole pine trees harvested from this 10 acre property bordering Bear Creek & State Forest Property! Yes, the creek has Brown & Rainbow Trout and you can see and hear it! Frequently, you will see moose, white tail deer, elk, and rarely black bears.
This two bedroom, two full bath, 1500 square foot log cabin has a large, galley style kitchen with dining room fully stocked with everything you will need and want to prepare even the most elaborate meal. Vaulted log ceiling in the livingroom, leather sofas, wide-screen plasma TV with Dish Satellite/DVD/Video Player Outside firepit/grill and campfire seating is ideal for a real 'Western' cookout. Firewood provided! Slate patio dining and gas grill also available.
Inside, we have a microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, wine glasses, and all of the cookware and utensils, dishes & glassware you may need. For your convenience, the Cabin has a washer/dryer plus all of the kitchen & laundry supplies for operation.
The Cabin has comfortable mattresses (one bedroom with Olympic Queen, second bedroom with two full sized beds) and luxury cotton bed linens for a great nights sleep! Bath linens and hot tub towels are provided. The decor and furnishings are luxurious and Rustic Hunting/Fishing themes!
You bring your clothing, personal toiletries, and buy your food at a local supermarket, which is a 10 minute drive to downtown Bozeman. Soak in your private hot tub under the stars overlooking the Creek!
Keywords: Log Cabin, Wilfdlife adventure retreat in the forest. Family vacation, romantic couples retreat, campfire memories, one of a kind properties for a unique vacation experience. I you fneed more room, also book nearby 'Bear Creek Ranch Home' (listing #341871) for your next family reunion or special event!
Bear Creek Log Cabin owner, Marie Clore of Bozeman, Montana. My family has been in the hospitality business for over 12 years with two vacation rental properties one mile apart in Bear Canyon. I enjoy helping folks have a great vacation experience, so, if you need our advice on things to do in the area, fishing tips, etc...., just please ask! I enjoy the hospitality business very much and look forward to meeting new people and showing them around Southwestern Montana, including Yellowstone National Park & Montana State University.
MarieFaith purchased this cabin in 2004
Unique Location, Unique Log Cabin! Beautiful location in the Rocky Mountain Alpine forest with a year round creek (with trout!), and, plentiful wildlife; deer, elk, moose, black bear, wild turkeys, coyote,bunnies, many friendly critters, eagles! So refreshing to be in the middle of the wild, and, yet just a 10 minute drive to Historic Downtown Bozeman. Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Lewis 'n Clark Caverns, etc..to name just a few...this is a Rocky Moutain Vacation Paradise. Oh, five larger Blue Ribbon Trout streams and two major ski resorts from 20 minutes to one hour away! Location, location, location, and, a destination in its own right if you just want to get away, rest & relax!
Hot tub soaking under the stars in the forest right next to Bear Creek. Campfire and s'mores...large swinging grill, complimentary firewood out back in the wood shed for grilling steaks, and great interpersonal family time making lasting, unforgettable memories.
A great place for solitude to restore the soul!
And, it is just 1 10 minute drive to Historic Downtown
Hello Jim and Marie,Our stay at your cabin was fantastic and we are certain to return. We searched and searched for the perfect place and yours stood out as the only one that had everything we were looking for: authentic log cabin nestled in the woods with a crackling fire and a hot tub. Being located so close to Bozeman was a real bonus.The web site looked great but we were impressed when we arrived to see it was even better than the pictures posted on VRBO. We loved the way you decorated and noticed your attention to the smallest of details and especially appreciated the bear theme! Baths were well stocked with high quality soaps and shampoos and the softened water made for a luxurious shower. The bedroom had such nice sheets and a very comfortable mattress; the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed and there was a bookshelf with current brochures of any activity one could want from Tours of Yellowstone to skiing at Bridger Bowl.A flock of wild turkeys strutted past our window every morning and white tail deer were abundant. Best of all, it was incredibly quiet and the perfect place to relax!I had hoped to post these comments on VRBO but they don’t make it easy to navigate their web site. Please feel free to use any of this on your comment page.Thank you for your incredible hospitality.KC Denham, CWESouthwest Region ManagerColeccion Internacional del Vino2033 Hillside DriveNapa, California 94559Cell 707-738-6247Fax 707-265-9466
My husband, 2 boys (excuse me, young men), and I stayed at the Bear Creek Log cabin at the end of August, 2016. We drove in to amazing Bozeman (the nicest people we have ever met – everyone, every time we have been there) to bring our youngest young man to start college at Montana State. We really enjoyed our time at the cabin. It was incredibly peaceful and quiet and still just a short drive from Bozeman. We had no problems with bats or rodents, but our sons probably would have enjoyed a good bat chase! That’s part of living in the woods, really, though I wouldn’t like to sleep with them either. We also observed the overgrown foliage going down to the creek, and set our youngest young man to the path with a machete, which he enjoyed (all boys love to play with machetes). Then my husband went down to the creek and did a little fly fishing (No luck - the fish are wild and wily.). The creek at the end of August is not running hard, but you can hear it from the cabin, which is nice, and you will be surprised at the size of the fish in the deeper pools. We also enjoyed daily visits from a flock of turkeys (hens) and saw a buck a few times that I affectionately named “Ghost” for his ability to come up the driveway and then completely disappear into thin air.
The cabin is indeed quirky with its sloped floor and no bathrooms upstairs, but we didn’t think it took away from the overall charm of the place (but I agree with a previous reviewer that the steep stairs might not be good for an elderly person). But a log cabin in the woods with an outside fire pit and a hot tub, how can you go wrong? Who wants to come to beautiful Montana and sit in a sterile hotel room in the city. Sprawling in the oversized chair in front of the wood stove with a glass of wine in the evenings was my idea of heaven. The washer and dryer were also great and much needed for a longer stay like ours. We had a little trouble at first with the wifi but got it worked out. Marie and Jim were very responsive and helpful in getting it fixed. The cell service was not totally “non-existent” … we could get it for an hour or two in the morning and sometimes late afternoon if we walked up the driveway, lol.
We will be back in Bozeman frequently and would definitely stay at Bear Creek Log Cabin again. The cabin and property are currently for sale though, so we hope whoever takes it over still rents it as a vacation home.
This cabin is very unique in it's features and a quiet place close to Bozeman and Yellowstone Park. It gets you away from the hustle and bustle of crowds and traffic.
That being said, there were a few issues. First of all, let me tell you, there was absolutely no evidence of bats or rodents. Part of the beauty of this cabin is that it is rustic in nature and a true log cabin. The only problem for us was that the top logs were recently sealed and left behind a terrible chemical smell. This lasted for about four days into our stay and made us nauseated and gave us headaches. (I'm highly allergic to chemical smells) There are fans provided and the windows do open, so we were able to have constant air flow, which helped tremendously.
On the VRBO site it listed the cabin as having air conditioning, which is particularly one reason why we chose this one instead of others. In July/August it is very hot in this part of the country during the daytime... it cooled down at night, so it wasn't terrible, just not what we were expecting. I was concerned for my elderly mother who wasn't used to the heat.
Both bedrooms are upstairs. Both bathrooms are downstairs. I must have overlooked that when I booked this cabin. It was awkward for an older person to manage the stairs, at night especially.
The wifi worked wonderfully. The cell phone service was non existent. Again, not necessarily a bad thing.
The hot tub was working great! It was just too hot to use it very much.
One of our plans was to go fishing on the property in the Bear Creek. The creek didn't have much water in it that we saw. Again, it was hot and dry this time of year. The land itself could use some tender loving care. A lot of growth and made the creek not accessible from the cabin. We saw a picnic table down by the creek but the weeds were so overgrown it was impossible to walk down to. You do however, hear the creek babbling in the distance, so there was water somewhere! We just couldn't find it.
It is probably a better place for the other seasons. Great area for a little cooking fire to make s'mores or hot dogs.
The owners, Jim and Marie were great! Communication was sufficient and they are very nice. It was very private and clean.
Thanks for sharing your cabin with us!
We cannot recommend Bear Cabin based on our very poor experience. The bottom line is that our vacation time was cut short and disrupted extensively due to rodent and bat problems at the cabin that made it difficult to sleep or relax. It looks like this property would be a nice place to stay if it were effectively maintained, but our experience was that it is not being maintained well and there are significant problems with rodents and bats in the place. The foundation is settling extensively (and/or just originally done poorly) as there is a significant slant/tilt to the cabin that is somewhat amusing at first encounter, but a problem given that it introduces a lot of gaps and openings in the woodwork such that the cabin isn't sealed against rodents, bats and pests.The simple facts are that on our second night (July 2, 2016) a bat began flying all over the cabin and buzzing us once the sun was down and it made it impossible to eat or go to sleep. Cell phone coverage is spotty (mostly non existent) at the location and we were unable to get a response from Jim (who we were told to contact by the owner) until the next day. I ended up trapping and killing the bat myself that night after a few hours of battle. Jim suggested the doors may have been left open by prior guests but this was not the case with us. We had already been careful, but were especially careful about doors and windows after bat #1. A few nights later (July 6) another bat began flying around the kitchen and cabin during dinner, buzzing our heads. I was unable to catch this one after several hours and we ultimately bailed out late at night and had to search out a hotel. The owner (Marie) again asked us to contact Jim which I attempted several times during all this. Jim did not respond until the next day to report that he had found a bat in our former bedroom and disposed of bat #2. Based on the noises in the roof/ceiling and walls, and the poorly sealed exterior of the cabin, it sounded to us like the bats were nesting in the roof/ceiling and coming into the cabin through gaps from all the settling.
We also encountered rodent issues with mice droppings in various places including the kitchen (even after vacuuming droppings only to find fresh droppings the next day). Jim reported catching a mouse in one of the traps set out when we asked him to investigate the rodent problem also. Jim did attempt to do some sealing but this didn't seem to help (nesting noises). Buyer Beware.
We loved the rustic charm of this cabin. An easy drive to town, it met all our expectations, and more.
This cabin was just perfect for our stay and only about 3 miles from Bozeman. With rippling water sounds from little Bear creek nearby and tall pines trees right next to the cabin it was everything I had hoped Montana would be! The beds were very comfortable, kitchen well-stocked, and the hot tub wonderful to use after long drives. It was very private and we had deer and turkey visit the yard. Owner was very helpful also. We would return for sure!
This cabin is loaded with character and charm, the owners are friendly and attentive.
We felt it is the perfect distance out of town as to feel secluded without feeling isolated. We were visited by deer, wild turkey and an extremely friendly kitty.
Will definitely recommend this place and hope to stay here again.
Bridger Ski Resort is 30 minutes away, Big Sky Ski Resort is 45 minutes away, Yellowstone National Park is 1 1/2hours South of Bozeman, Bozeman Airport is 15 minutes away, Five Blue Ribbon Trout Streams, Hunting Access & walking/biking trails just one mile away from Bear Creek Log Cabin. Grizzly Park is 20 minutes away by car! Awesome! Famous Museum of the Rockies, 15 minutes away! Lewis & Clark Caverns, 45 minutes away! Elk,deer, bear, moose, wild turkey, bald eagle, and other wildlife watching is scheduled by the wildlife, in the venue of their choice. Ask us for things to do and places to see. Seek Adventure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Seasonal Rate, 4 guests
Sep 14 2015 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee 1-8 guests||$150|
Rates & fees are based on total # of guests, season, & length of stay. Base rates quoted herein are for 1-4 guests. Extra guests okay, additional charge. Mannerly dogs, $20 per dog, per night.
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