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Yellowstone Park - 1/2 Mile to Ne Gate. Cooke City Silver Gate

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Wolves, bear, moose and elk abound in our area of Yellowstone and the Beartooth Mountains. There are beautiful mountain views from the back deck, and front windows. Some of the best wild trout fishing in the world is minutes from the house. These include the Yellowstone River, Lamar River, Slough Creek, Soda Butte Creek, and the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone. This is a summer rental only!

A great family day can be spent touring the famous features of Yellowstone or taking a day trip to Cody, WY to see the Wild Bill Cody Museum, a grnuine rodeo nightly, a gun fight at the original Irma Hotel, good food, and many shops including the Sierra Outlet. Best time for animal watching is June and early July, while the best time for fishing is mid July through September. Hiking is fabulous anytime.

The house is clean, spacious and comfortable, with a Great Room and fireplace, modern kitchen and laundry with half bath on first floor. Second floor has two very large bedrooms: One has three single beds and the other a queen bed and a single. This arrangement will sleep a family of six or 5 singles. Also a newly remodeled full bathroom upstairs.

Outside thre is a rear deck with gorgeous mountain vies so close you feel like you can reach out and touch them. There is a grill and patio furniture for outdoor dining. There is also a very small stream in the yard which holds a few native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. Very private yard.

Keywords: Yellowstone Log Home

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, English only
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Marcia

My husband Hank and I have over the years, run a fly fishing school, guided for 10 years in YNP, Hank builds bamboo fly rods. In our non-summer home in VA we fox hunt on horseback and are active conservationists. We are life members of Trout Unlimited, and we both have received numerous awards from that organization.

Presently, I am a retired teacher who writes Outdoor columns for a magazine and a local newspaper, and I have had an article on Yellowstone Cutthroat trout printed in Fly Fisherman Magazine.

Marcia purchased this house in 1992

Why Marcia chose Yellowstone

Our location has the best fishing in Yellowstone for native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. Lamar River, Slough Creek, Soda Butte and Yellowstone River are all less than 30 minutes from our home.

We are 20 minutes from the Lamar Valley which showcase wolves, grizzly, elk, deer, and many others depending on your interests and time of year and time of day to view them,

What makes this house unique

We are one of the closest residences to YNP in any of the gateway communities. In two minutes you can be at the NE gate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for everything. You guys wre so helpful! You were just great. The house was very pretty and the backyard with the little stream was awesome for us kids.
Jul 2009
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Cooke City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Vanity sink & laundry room with new full size washer & dry.
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom is spacious. Has w to w carpet a sm. sofa.
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Spacious bedroom with W to w carpet, closet & dresser.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small loveseat converts to child's bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Three single beds in second bedroom One single bed in main bedroom with Queen bed. Both bedrooms are very large and not crowded., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Small sofa bed can be used comfortably for a child
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Area has wonderful hiking, horseback riding, museum, old gold mining area with historic sites, excellent fishing, and close to Cody, WY for a day trip to the Wild Bill Cody museum and nightly rodeo.


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Yellowstone Park - 1/2 Mile to Ne Gate. Cooke City Silver Gate
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great location away from it all. Beautiful area. Friendly small town

  • 5 of 5

Great nearby waterfall to hike to. Saw buffalo, elk, a deer and a fox at the house in the first 12 hrs! Great nearby restaurants and no traffic entering or exiting yellowstone from this entrance. Also thanks to the owners who left us 3 cans of bear spray to borrow while we're hiking daily. Saw lots of bears and wolves but fortunately didn't have to use the spray.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This unsolicited, but appreciated, review of your visit at our home in Silver Gate will help others see that our home is everything we promised, and in a perfect location to see the wildlife in Yellowstone.
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Doesn't Get Better

  • 5 of 5

“Thanks for providing us with a “base camp” for our Yellowstone Adventure. We all had a great time at your Silver Gate Lodge. Marcia, a special thanks to you! We are all grateful for your willingness to share knowledge of flies, locations to fish, and techniques to catch ‘em.” Jim & the Super Secret Fly Fishers.”

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home for a Family Yellowstone Adventure

  • 5 of 5


Thank you so much for letting me stay at your home this summer with my family. We had an excellent vacation and there was so many things we enjoyed about your home.

1. Location, Location, Location! We were centrally located for trips to the park, heading to Gardiner for a day of rafting, going to Cody for the nightly rodeo, and outings to the K-Z for horseback riding.

2. Quiet town with wonderful people. Everyone we met in Silver Gate were extremely friendly and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable.

3. Great owners! I was able to talk with the owners before and during my stay who gave me great recommendations for places to visit and things to do.

4. Wildlife! From the buffalo in the front yard to the amazing animal watching throughout Yellowstone, this is the place to stay. We saw bears (both grizzly and black) with their cubs, wolves with their pups, and more bison with their calves than I can mention.

5. Well-equipped home that made it possible to cook our own meals and do a load of laundry when needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawaii and Virginia, USA

Hawaii fishermen find a fun, new experience

  • 5 of 5

On behalf of our group, I want to express my sincere thanks for helping us have a fantastic time in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Your recommendations were most helpful, without which we would have wasted a lot of time trying to figure things out for ourselves.

The group thoroughly enjoyed the experience and all agreed they had a wonderful time. They liked the cabin and it worked out just fine for all of us. It was clean, espeially the bathrooms. Internet worked when needed for an urgent business matter back home. Three of us guys bunked in one of the upstairs bedrooms and our married couple had the MBR. One other guy slept in the guest log cabin in the back yard. We all slept well.

We liked the Clark’s Fork best of all even though other rivers or streams were scenic and fun to fish. We primarily fished the Clark’s Fork just inside the Wyoming line that has beautiful gorges with rapids and pools.

The Yellowstone is also an impressive river in other ways. After fishing there and then hiking back to the Gardner River parking lot, we enjoyed a dip in the “Hot Tub” in the Gardner River. What a pleasant way to end the day! We also fished Soda Butte, Slough Creek, Lamar and Firehole.

We caught plenty of fish including one or two guys getting a four trout (Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook and Brown) grand slam. This is a trip we all would like to do again some time.

Thanks again for your help.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Marcia, for a truly great stay. Wonderful accommodations in a quiet part of the park with the best wildlife viewing and gorgeous scenery. Pleasant company, good places to eat nearby, and absolutely the best recommendations from our hosts for horsepacking trips and expert guiding for the best cutthroat trout fishing. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morganton, NC

Family Fishing Time

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in Cooke City. The house was great: prefect location, lovely view of the mountains and clean. Marcia was very helpful with local recommendations for rafting, horseback riding, and fishing locations. If your family is interested in the low key side of the park, this house is a great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
128 Miles
Billings, MT
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Miner's Bar, Cooke City, MT
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Log Cabin Cafe, Silver Gate, MT
Car: necessary

Day trip to Cody, WY for Wild Bill Cody Museum, nightly full fledged rodeo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There is a cleaning fee for each stay in the amount of $105 which is my contracted cost. I am only to happy to share any and all information and answer questions once I have your contact information.

Summer Rental only May 15th to Oct. 1st. $500 deposit at signing of lease. $500 half way to rental time, and $500 + tax of $150 or $650 total six weeks before possession. All payments are non-refundable. We are a summer only rental, and many weeks are rented a year ahead of time, and filling a week close to the time of rental is usually impossible. That is why we have the non refundable policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.