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JC Cabin-Remodeled historic cabin w/gorgeous views, privacy, lake access w/canoe

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two story cabin w/wraparound deck, gorgeous mtn views & easy lake access!

The Johnson Creek Cabin is on the side of a beautiful mountain overlooking Hebgen Lake and the majestic mountains reflected in the water. It is very common to see several species of wildlife every day! The cabin is surrounded by National Forest and has access to hiking trails and skiing from the cabin! It also offers easy access to Hebgen Lake with a canoe available and sand beaches within 1/4 mile walk from the cabin, plus a marina 3 miles away. It's only minutes from the entrance to Yellowstone Park and the town of West Yellowstone.

This home is well equipped, and very cozy and comfortable! The cabin has two levels and plenty of space. The flooring on the ground level has radiant heat, which is super cozy and nice on the feet. The cabin has all electric heat and appliances, however there is also an old fashioned wood stove for additional heat and ambiance if desired. The living room has a queen sofa-sleeper couch, and one bathroom with a shower is downstairs. The second full bathroom is shared between the upstairs master bedroom and loft bedroom.

The loft bedroom is at the top of the stairs and has two twin beds. The private master bedroom has a queen bed and a futon/sleeper and shares the full bathroom with the loft bedroom. The cabin can sleep up to 8, but is most comfortable with 4 adults or adults with kids.

You will find all of the comforts of home, including a full kitchen and full-sized washer/dryer, unlimited hot water, high def TV with satellite, wireless internet, a wraparound deck with a propane barbecue grill, as well as a large yard with a small creek running through the property. Plenty of room for parking horse trailers and RV's, plus and un-fenced pasture is available for horses too!

The cabin offers spectacular mountain views with amazingly easy access to Hebgen Lake, fly fishing on the Madison River, and the mountains of Gallatin National Forest are literally only steps away. It is accessible by driving on a paved highway from the town of West Yellowstone and then taking a short 1/4 mile drive up a graded, maintained dirt road. It is only 16.5 miles outside the town of West Yellowstone and the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Cross country and backcountry skiing opportunities are also available right outside the cabin -- Ski right from the front door directly to the top of Hegben or Trapper Mountain for superb powder turns! The spring crust cruising on Hebgen Lake can't be beat. Or come and participate in an official North American Ice Fishing Circuit event, the West Yellowstone/Hebgen Lake Tournament on January 15-17th, 2016. For those three days, West Yellowstone becomes the center of Ice Fishing with tremendous Fishing Education opportunities on Friday & Saturday and World Class Competition on Sunday, January 17, 2016, with all of this excitement within a couple of miles, and within view of the cabin!

In the summer, only a couple of miles away, fishing boats and pontoon boats are available from the Kirkwood Resort and Marina.

It is in a great location for staging any Yellowstone adventure, whether exploring the Park or the surrounding forests and lakes. If your vacation includes guided boat trips, your guide is welcome to leave the boat at the cabin, saving him some trouble, and you will be able to enjoy an some extra relaxation time every morning before heading out to catch blue ribbon trout!

Thanks for looking! We look forward to your stay at the cabin!

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West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals
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18 September, 2018

About West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals

This privately owned home is managed by West Yellowstone Vacation Rentals where we specialize in providing you with your home away from home! Vacation rental homes, cabins, and condominiums to suit any group or budget, only minutes from the entrance to Yellowstone Park… We have the place!

In business since 2007, we pride ourselves in working with our homeowners to offer unique, clean, well maintained properties that offer our guests a great value while experiencing Montana living. We are uniquely situated in an area that offers the most central access to all that Yellowstone National Park and the incredibly beautiful surrounding National Forests have to offer.

We have just the place for you, whether it be for a once in a lifetime adventure or a return visit to this truly amazing area. Please have a look at this and our other VRBO and HomeAway listings, and call or email us for more information.

Happy Trails!

David, Marta, & the WYVR Crew

Montana licensed property manager

What makes this cabin unique

This is an historical homestead cabin originally built in 1908 by one of the foremen on the Hebgen Lake dam project. The owner of many years has restored it and added all of the modern conveniences and comforts you'd want while still retaining its historic charm and character. It's a one of a kind, and the owners are allowing us to share it with you. Enjoy your stay, it's a wonderful experience!

Check out this article on the cabin in a local magazine:

The owner is now retired after a long career working for the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park. He is the author of a new book about Yellowstone science entitled "Laboratory Yellowstone." The book is available online or at most of the local book stores.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the West Yellowstone around the Gallatin County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is shared by the two upstairs bedrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Great Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size sleeper sofa
  • All of the mattresses and couches are new, private bedrooms are upstairs, and sleeper sofa is downstairs in the Great Room
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
No phone in home, renter is required to have a cell phone for telephone access. WiFi available. However, internet and cellular services are limited here, no matter who the provider or where the location, in town or out. We have frequent outages, poor/slow performance, and many areas where cellular does not work, or works poorly, depending on your provider. Don't plan on doing business via internet or telephone while you're here! It cannot be counted on, no matter who tells you otherwise. We do not provide refunds or discounts for internet or cellular connectivity problems that are beyond our control, but we will do everything we can to help you maximize your uptime! Room for parking horse trailers and RV's, unfenced pasture available for horses too!


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JC Cabin-Remodeled historic cabin w/gorgeous views, privacy, lake access w/canoe
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Wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5

The view from the cabin is stunning! We stayed for 3 nights in early June. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean and generally well-stocked. We did have to contact the owner for extra pillows for the pull out couch, but he was very quick to respond. He also offered to share his canoe so our sons could explore the lake. It was a wonderful trip....just too short!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you here again!
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Absolutely wonderful cabin with lake and Mountain View.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is there! Nice furnishing and comfy mattress. We had one night that we needed to light the wood burning stove and even that was set up and ready to go. Close enough to the hustle and bustle of West Yellowstone. Near to other places of interest outside of Yellowstone National Park. Overall experience was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location! Great view, clean, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

It was so great to come “home” to a quiet and relaxing place at the end of a touristy day.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy..quaint...beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I loved this cabin.. perfect size for my family..everything you need. The views are spectacular. Bob, the owner, is the best. If you have a chance sit and talk with him!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice setting with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Kitchen well stocked and loved having w/d. Very comfortable for 4 people.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the cabin very much. It was furnished nicely and very comfortable. Had everything you needed. Great view of the lake.wish we had more time to enjoy it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
KWYS - W. Yellowstone with daily SkyWest service
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lakeview Lookout Bar & Grille
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Island Park (40 mi) and Big Sky (52mi)
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 287
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lakeview Lookout Bar & Grille
Nearest Ski
0.01 Miles
USFS .01mi, Rendezvous Nordic 7.5mi, Big Sky 52mi
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kirkwood, also the nearest boat launch
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90.4
Property Damage Insurance £44.82

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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