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Authentic quaint log cabin

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 With Mountain Views

Log Cabin with elegant tranquility in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, MT. Offering nature's solitude with spectacular Rocky Mountain Vistas. The perfect spot for vacations, honeymoons, or sporting retreats.

John and Jani Meuchel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About John and Jani Meuchel

The Bitterroot Valley has been our home forever. We take great pride in this property and participated in the construction from the beginning.

John and Jani Meuchel purchased this cabin in 2001

Why John and Jani Meuchel chose Bitterroot Valley

The cabin was built on my childhood family ranch with lots of memories of cattle ranching and beautiful horseback riding.

What makes this cabin unique

The view of the mountains to the West is breathtaking from the hot tub and there is nothing like watching the sun go down from the swing on the front porch.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Authentic quaint log cabin
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

The perfect relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect week away at this cabin. It had everything you could ask for and the scenery was amazing. Hamilton was a great little town. We would highly recommend staying here if you get the chance!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin is meticulously clean and completely outfitted. Great views! Close to town but you feel completely private and away from everything. This was excactly what we were looking for. I would stay here again and recommend it to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Well worth the cost.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin quality and location was above expectation and John and Joni were incredibly helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain views and a luxury cabin.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very well stocked with all the "comforts of home" right down to shower soap if you didn't bring any. The interior is comfy with leather furniture and a great recliner. The kitchen has pots and pans for all of your cooking needs. There is a porch on the north side with a glider for two. On the south side there are two chairs and a patio table and grill. The scenery is too spectacular for me to even try to convey! Grocery stores and restaurants abound. There is nothing I can say that would be remotely negative about Harlan Cabin.

John and Joni are very nice to deal with and they are available to help with whatever you might need.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent lots of time trying to find a private secluded cabin nested in the mountains, look no further!! This cabin captured everything we were looking for. The craftsmanship in the cabin, kitchen amenities and overall hospitality of John and Jaynie are unmatched! Plenty to do in the area as well. My wife and I hiked around lake como, went horseback riding by the alta ranch and gave our luck for trout fishing! We even were blessed to see the cacti and bitterroot blooming (mid June). Would definitely recommend Naps grill and red rooster (breakfast calzone is amazing)!! We will definitely be planning to come back to this amazing little piece of heaven. We would strongly recommend this cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyable vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Harlan cabin in December when, for a few days, the temperature outside was 0 (yes, ZERO!). It was warm and cozy inside the cabin the entire visit. The view through the windows is FANTASTIC! The Bitterroot Mountains are so close on the west side of the valley and it was gorgeous to watch the sunrise turn the snow covered mountains a beautiful pink color. At night the stars shine so brightly it is a amazing. The cabin is on a hill slightly above the valley floor so when you look out of the windows (or when you are outside) you do not see the homes on the valley floor- just the mountains in their full glory.

The cabin's location couldn't be more perfect. It is located about fifteen minutes south of Hamilton. We did not mind the quick drive from town at all because we felt we were out away from the "hustle and bustle" of everything. Because the cabin is situated on a hill you can not see any other houses nearby so you feel very secluded. The land behind the cabin is a large privately owned ranch so there isn't anyone around to bother you. There were deer and bunnies around the house during the day and they were a delight to watch. The cabin has a nice deck outside with a couple of nice chairs, although we did not utilize it much in the zero degree weather. We expected to freeze when we got there, but the cold air is very dry and does not penetrate like damp air. We were very surprised at how comfortable we were outside, so don't be afraid to rent the cabin in the winter. If you get the bonus of snow then the place is additionally gorgeous.

The cabin has a nice open and airy feeling and there is plenty of light that comes in the numerous windows to make the place feel cheery. The propane fireplace kept the cabin nice and warm and we didn't have to carry in any wood! And, as you have probably read numerous times in the other reviews, THE PLACE IS IMMACULATE! The very large bathroom is spotless, the kitchen and the appliances are spotless, and we felt so comfortable with the knowledge that is was so clean. The queen size bed in the downstairs bedroom was very comfortable. There are two more beds upstairs in the loft, which was deliciously warm and toasty when we checked it out. Perfect for kids or extra guests, but we didn't use the loft because it was just the two of us.

The owners were very friendly and we had a very enjoyable chat with John one afternoon. You will not regret renting this place- it is a diamond

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Missoula, MT
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hamilton Golf Course
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Lost Trail Ski Resort

The Harlan Cabin is located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 7.0%

Four wheel drive recommended during winter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Hamilton in Montana

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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