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Cozy log house located 60 mile from east entrance of Yellowstone National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quiet and cozy with a western flare and amazing mountain views

Our log home is located 8 miles from downtown Cody and we are approximately 60 miles from the East entrance of Yellowstone Park and not far from the northeast entrance through Cooke City, MT. The house is located a half mile off county rd 2AB at the end of a cul-de-sac in a very quiet neighborhood. We have 5.2 acres that is fenced for horses. No pets inside. The terrain is rolling hills and high plains dessert which consists of sage brush and cactus. Landscape around the house has grass, trees, bushes and a perennial flower garden. We sit at about 5400' elevation with spectacular 360 degree mountain views in each direction. We often see antelope, mule deer, pheasants, and golden eagles from our property. We have low humidity, virtually no bugs and many sunny days. The owners live in the upstairs of the house and are renting a private walk out basement of our log home that has been fully remodeled in 2013. It is about 1200 sq ft. It includes one bedroom with a king size bed and plenty of storage. It has a very spacious bathroom, double glass vessel sinks, marble counter, a 5' shower. It includes a laundry room/utility sink located just off the bedroom which will be shared with the owners. We have a fully equipped kitchen that has a full size refrigerator, electric stove, custom counters made from wood that was milled and stained and stocked with pots, pans, dinnerware and the basic supplies for making most meals. The kitchen is full of antiques from the owners old homestead where they were raised in Western Pennsylvania which includes a butcher block, Hoosier, old bottles and tins. The bar comes from a historic cabin on a local private ranch made in the early 1900's. A warm and inviting living space includes couch and love seat recliners, a 55" smart TV that has Hulu, Amazon and netflix for movie watching along with surround sound and a custom stone gas fireplace. We have a basic local cable, no direct TV, but we have a blu ray and VHS player and we also have wi-fi for internet access. Just a few steps out the back door is a 20' tepee with Queen bed and electric cord for a "glamping" experience. The tepee will share the bathroom in the house. The tepee has a fire pit on the outside and chairs to kick back and enjoy the mountain views and starry night skies. There is a gas grill and picnic table outside your back door also. This property is ideal for couples traveling together.

Aaron and Denise Connelly
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Aaron and Denise Connelly

Aaron and Denise were both born and raised in Western Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh area. Aaron has hunted and traveled out west with his father and brothers since he was young, with a passion for the outdoors and love of the west, we landed a job in Cody in September of 2001. Aaron who has been a taxidermist and sculptor of Big game animals and is currently sculpting manikin forms for the taxidermy supply industry and has several wildlife bronzes on display and for sale in the home. Denise has a house cleaning business and has a passion for gardening and entertaining. We enjoy being physically active, enjoying many outdoor activities, viewing and photographing wildlife, and proclaiming our love of the Lord Jesus Christ for all that He has done for us!

Aaron and Denise Connelly purchased this house in 2002

What makes this house unique

This property is ideal for couples who are traveling together.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cody in Park County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious and updated. Western style with owners photos of wild mustangs displayed. Toilets are "comfort height". Shower has grab bars and seat can be added for handicap. Two glass vessel sinks and all linens and towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king bed is in house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen bed is in the tepee
  • Basement bedroom has King size bed and the tepee has Queen bed. A queen air mattress or a single cot can be added if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
20' Glamping tepee with queen bed will sleep 2. Additional blow up mattress can be added. Call for detail. The tepee will share the basement bathroom. Tepee has extension cord running to it for multiple plugs onside. Meals can be provided on request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy log house located 60 mile from east entrance of Yellowstone National Park
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing stay. Everything was as described or better. They had everything you needed and more, much more. Very Friendly and had absolutely no issues with anything at all. It's close to town but far enough away to be out in the open. Loved hearing the coyotes howling at dusk, no worries though they were not anywhere near the house. Cody is a short drive with many restaurants to pick from. Cassie's and Bubba's were very good with HUGE portions!! Walmart is near by for anything you might have forgotten. Yellowstone is a short drive and I would highly recommend Beartooth Highway, absolutely stunning views and a fun drive into the small towns of Montana. We had an absolutely wonderful visit and hope to return soon. You will not be disappointed! Thanks Aaron and Denise!! Oh I forgot the decor, it was awesome! I could have spent all day looking at everything!! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great family, be careful of the "cows" Joel, LOL, they sound like strange critters in the night😂� We are so glad you enjoyed the stay and wish we could have spent more time visiting with you.
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Home away from home, only better!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing, wonderful, relaxing oasis! We were met by Denise and Aaron, who showed us around and made sure that we had everything we needed for our stay. Every situation would be covered! The decor was beautiful and fun to look at. The view is spectacular. Sunsets and animal watching a bonus! Only a few miles from Cody, where shopping, the rodeo, Buffalo Bill Museum etc, tons to do. One hour from Yellowstone park. The perfect location for our home base. The Tepee was an added bonus in that it added extra room and privacy. Already planning a girls trip back to take advantage of the areas horseback riding, shopping and Yellowstone. Denise and Aaron are the most excellent of hosts. It was a pleasure meeting them and to be able to stay on their property. If I could I would rate them a 10!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are super sweet and such a great family and am sooo looking forward to a “ladies” trip and showing you so much more that is around this wonderful area.
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Cozy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This establishment should be in a home decorators magazine or on HGTV a home decorated with western flair perfectly laid out. Denise prepares the house with everything you need. You can tell Denise and Aaron love their house by every little attention to detail. They have all info for the surrounding areas and were very kind suppling us with suggestions. It was such a nice getaway we will always remember.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful family. We always wish we had more time to visit with these great family’s that stay. I love that my friendship list grows bigger each year.
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Very cozy

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place to stay away from town. Great for 2 couples or a small family. The kitchen is well stocked, and the house is beautifully decorated in a western motif. And the tepee is very comfortable to sleep in. Aaron and Denise are super hosts, very polite, and make sure you have everything you need. They also are very willing to offer advice on local things to see and do, including restaurants etc. A very pleasant couple. We will be up in Cody again next June and plan to stay at this beautiful home again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What great people. I wish we had more time to visit and would love to have you back. Thanks for blessing us with a great experience in hosting you. I only wish you were able to enjoy a campfire...maybe next time 😁?🔥?
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Beautiful and cozy home base for your Wyoming adventures!

  • 5 of 5

Owners are incredibly warm and welcoming, cabin is gorgeous and full of things you didn't realize you forgot and are available for your use. Teepee is amazing and so comfy, offering a bit of an escape if traveling with a larger party. We enjoyed the cabin so much that we decided to keep an entire day clear just to lounge around and enjoy it while working on personal projects. Would definitely return if the chance presented itself

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

This property was very well taken care of. The owners were super nice and helpful. We would definitely choose to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Cody regional airport
Car: necessary

We are close to 2 Yellowstone Park entrances the East gate and Northeast gate, Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West with 5 museums under 1 roof. We are close to the McCollough peaks wild mustangs herd and the Pryor mountain wild mustang herd. There are many ATV trails. Take a ride on the Cody trolley tours of historic downtown Cody. Stroll through the past at Old trail town located by the rodeo grounds or enjoy an exciting evening watching bull riders and bucking broncos at the Cody night rodeo grounds every night Memorial day through Labor day along with the Stampede rodeo held July 1-4. Take a horse back ride at the Buffalo Bill ranch or enjoy an evening at a chuck wagon dinner and western music show at the Cody Cattle company. Don't forget to sing along and slap a knee listening to Dan Miller live country/western music show. Not to mention the specialty shops and restaurants on main street down town Cody and find a bargain at Sierra trading Post outlet. Take a walk in the past through petroglyph canyon, Take a drive over the most scenic highway in the lower 48 states the Beartooth Pass and then enjoy lunch and shopping in the small quaint mountain town of Red lodge Montana. Adventure up to the abandoned ghost town of Kirwin and visit historic Meeteetse museum. We have great areas for fly fishing or try some trophy fishing at Monster Lake ranch. These are to name a few and there is so much more. Here's YOUR opportunity to explore the West!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.79

The Tepee is winterized starting October till May. The basement is a 1 bedroom but a queen air mattress is provided. The owners live in the upstairs of the log home. Laundry room will be shared with owner.

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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