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Cozy Cabin with Pond, Private Skiing/Hiking Trail

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 3 beds + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Experience the quiet solitude of old Montana, yet have easy access to the amenities of a modern resort community.

Well-appointed, modern 2-bedroom cabin with full kitchen and living/dining located in the Gallatin Valley near Big Sky on a century-old, 250A homestead property with views of the Gallatin Range and the Porcupine Wilderness Management Area. A conservation easement was established on the property to protect the undeveloped land surrounding the cabin. There is a queen-size bed in one bedroom, two twin beds in the other bedroom, and one queen-size fold-out sofa in the livingroom.

The cabin property provides winter range for elk, moose and deer and a private 7 km trail for hiking and cross-country skiing. Private trout pond for catch and release fishing and open pit fire ring with seating.

20 minutes drive from the cabin to the alpine ski-area complex at Big Sky and Moonlight Basin. 30 minutes by car to Yellowstone National Park. Other nearby amenities include Lone Mountain Ranch Nordic Resort with 80km of groomed ski trails and 20 km of snowshoe trails and sleigh/hay ride dinners; outstanding restaurants, shops and boutiques; Big Sky Meadow Village 18-hole golf course and trout fishing on the blue ribbon Gallatin River and nearby streams. Tennis is available at the Big Sky Tennis Club and on public courts at Ophir School.

To the Cabin:

A scenic 1 hr drive south from Bozeman or north from West Yellowstone on Highway 191 along the Gallatin River, the cabin is reached via Beaver Creek Road and a private, winter-maintained road, 3 mi. south of the Big Sky spur road off Highway 191.

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More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2018

About The Owner

Four generations of owner family have lived on or near the rental property. Great grandparents were immigrants from Austria and Canada with a love of horses and skiing.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1959

Why The Owner chose Big Sky

Affords experience of old Montana ranch home near state of the art ski resort in beautiful mountain community.

What makes this cabin unique

Homestead property with original 1907 settlers cabin near rental cabin.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Big Sky in Gallatin County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    additional bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Cozy Cabin with Pond, Private Skiing/Hiking Trail
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A fabulous location for a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Pessl place was awesome. It was all ours for the week. We had the pond to ourselves to swim, canoe, fish and have evening fires. Saw lots of wildlife in the pond; turtles, frogs, birds( the sandhill cranes were our favorites), and of course Fred, Fredicka and lille Freditta our muskrat family watched us from the swim platform every morning and evening. We also had some visiting deer!! A great central location for many beautiful hikes(both on and off the property), Yellowstone and the Tetons, and of course horseback riding at Jake's with a wonderful leader Erin. The cabin was cozy and clean. We had the needed amenities to cook; grill, utensils, casserole dishes and of course the crockpot. We had dinners there every night and a couple of lunches if not out on the trails. Never ran out of hot water for showers either!!! Great reading material available both for the history of the area and for simply pleasure reading. The owners were very easy to contact and very friendly. I would highly recommend this cabin for your private vacation in Big Sky.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! If you want to be close to town yet have total privacy, then stay here. Cabin is clean and has all you need. The property is amazing and we often spent our evenings fishing and eating dinner at the pond. We saw deer and elk on the property. We will be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay on this incredibly beautiful property. The pond is beautiful, full of nice trout. Great hiking, views and completely private. It's minutes to Big Sky and the Gallatin River. The cedar lined interior of the cabin is cozy and perfect for 2 to 4. The owners are very kind, accomodating people, and we'd HIGHLY recommend this authentic place full of history and good memories, on 260 acres! Crazy beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston Area

Snuggly & Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights (January); it was so wonderful. It is a small, picturesque cabin. The perfect place to catch up on a book, eat some bison chili and unwind. There's some wildlife meandering now & again - a bonus! You are really off the beaten path and it's so pretty. The bed we slept in (of the two bedrooms) was very comfortable. The kitchen had plenty of cooking utensils and such. It's 10-15min from the Big Sky resort/hotels - so you *are* out in the woods and yet still close to other activities as well. The owner(s) emailed the day before our arrival and asked if she could make any recommendations for activities, restaurants etc. - she was so kind & helpful throughout the entire process.

We'd love to go back in warmer weather to experience the pond etc. as well!

Get some groceries on your way in to Big Sky (grocery stores *in* Big Sky are pricier, get some wine, make some hot cocoa...and snuggle up. AND...f you ever thought of writing - this is a writer's heaven...so write that essay or book ...or blog away!

Small, intimate, snuggly and WONDERFUL

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at this cabin. You are literally out in the country and the quiet helps you get away from it all. We sat by the pond and watched the wildlife. We could see two herds of elk across to the south and had a herd right in the back yard. We fished the Gallatin River several times and were close to the west entrance of Yellowstone to make it an easy day trip.

The owners made it very easy to stay in this cabin and all of the essentials were there and more. The pond is where we spent most of our time!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 was fortunate enough to spend almost a week in this magnificent place a few years ago and I've looked for it ever since. The solitude and serenity of this property is something I'll never forget. To this day and after seeing some of the country's most beautiful places, our family still recalls this as our favorite vacation spot. We awoke to the sound of the elk, spent beautiful days walking and exploring the property, had lunch by the pond while our girls fed the fish, and experienced total quiet as we watched the sunsets. This place will change your life.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so nice to know that others enjoy the place as much as we do. Please come visit again.
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Car: recommended

Enjoy Big Sky Resort, explore Gallatin Canyon and Yellowstone National Park--or just hide away on the property enjoying the solitude of a quiet, natural place.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £148.52

Long term, monthly rental rates available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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