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Log Cabin on the Shore of East Rosebud Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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Welcome to East Rosebud Lake, one of the most unique and picturesque settings in the Rocky Mountains. Nestled in a classic glacially carved valley at an elevation of 6206 feet, East Rosebud Lake is rimmed with sixty cabins forming the historic private town of Alpine, Montana. This 108-acre lakeshore community, managed by the East Rosebud Lake Association, is surrounded by forest service land. Awesome peaks of the Beartooth Range, rise from the lake to elevations over 10,000 feet and Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana, is just beyond the horizon. Three separate forest service trails originating near the lake lead to Red Lodge, Cooke City and Mystic Lake. East Rosebud Lake is located approximately 45 miles south of Columbus Montana, and 35 miles west of Red Lodge, Montana. The final 14 miles to the lake from Roscoe, Montana, consists of both paved and well maintained yet rugged unpaved roadway sections. The nearest airport in Billings is approximately 2 hours by car.

This lakefront log cabin at #48 Alpine Road, built in 1997, is a perfect abode for relaxation and staging adventures from mild to wild. The main living areas and covered wrap-around deck offer stunning lake and mountain views. The cabin has oak flooring with two bedrooms, a spacious loft and one bathroom with a large claw foot tub/shower. The downstairs bedrooms each have hand carved log frame queen beds and the loft has one queen bed.

East Rosebud Lake Association is under the direct supervision of a resident manager. A limited stock of groceries is available for purchase at the Association store during the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day), however it is recommended that you purchase your groceries in Billings, Absarokee or Red Lodge before arriving at the lake.

Rental of this cabin is contingent on awareness of and adherence to the following East Rosebud Lake Association (ERLA) rules:

1. Make sure to arrive at the lake during daylight hours and stop by managers cabin to announce your arrival. If arrival is at off hours proceed directly to the cabin and visit the manager the next day.

2. No large motor homes or trailers are allowed to be parked on ERLA property. Motor homes can be parked in areas just outside of ERLA property.

3. Use of fireworks and firearms are not permitted.

4. No hunting or trapping is allowed.

5. No horses are allowed.

6. No outside fires allowed.

7. No jet skis allowed on East Rosebud Lake.

8. Boat launching from trailers is allowed only at footbridge near outlet of the lake.

9. No garbage storage allowed outside of cabins. Bagged garbage must be hauled from cabin directly to metal bear proof bins located in front of the manager’s cabin.

10. Close chain gates across roadways each time they are used, maintain a slow driving speed on Association roads and no off road driving allowed on Association property.

Keywords: East Rosebud Lake, Log Cabin

More Details

John Bridenbaugh
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About John Bridenbaugh

Owner of Altitude Paddleboards, Littleton, CO and Professional Ski Patrol at Winter Park, CO.

I enjoy the pursuit of challenging outdoor activities in my spare time, and figuring out ways to have more and more spare time.

John Bridenbaugh purchased this cabin in 1996

Why John Bridenbaugh chose Roscoe

Our family has owned property at East Rosebud Lake for three generations.

What makes this cabin unique

Hanging out in with family and friends at East Rosebud Lake is a unique pleasure.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Roscoe in Carbon County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Historic restored claw foot tub with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Log frame queen bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Log frame queen bed
    Loft - 1 Large Double Bed
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Two person canoe, paddles and lifejackets available for use. Well stocked bookshelf. Electric Grill on deck. No TV in cabin. Due to the remote mountain location, cell service does not reach the cabin so will no be able to make or receive calls with your mobile phone. Cell service is available down canyon from the lake near Roscoe.


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Log Cabin on the Shore of East Rosebud Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Well Appointed Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a wonderful mountain vacation. The little store has the extra necessities you may forget, but suggest major shopping in Columbus or Red Lodge before arriving. Lunch or Dinner at the Grizzly Bar in Roscoe on your way in or out is a fun experience too. Also, don't forget your fishing license!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place on Earth

  • 5 of 5

It was heaven. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coolest review ever! Hits home.
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  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED our June get away at the Bridenbaugh cabin. We paddle boarded, canoed and hiked. We loved relaxing on the front porch in the comfortable chairs - enough chairs for everyone. At night we slept so comfortably in the warm beds. The kitchen and bathroom are modern, clean and well equipped. A moose meandered by our window during breakfast one morning. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Faboulous Week

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay at this cabin for a week in 2017 Summer. Everything as advertised: Beautiful property in a beautiful location. Very relaxing. Cabin is as advertised: Comfortable, clean, two private bedrooms with a loft and fully appointed kitchen. Laundry and bathroom facilities we perfect. No issues at all in dealing with the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible setting, some of the best views in Montana are right outside your door!

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, well-appointed cabin. Plenty of wildlife- viewing opportunities. The canoe was a big plus, too!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It's a place where you definitely feel "away from everything" - it was fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greatt Place to get together with family

  • 5 of 5

The setting is beautiful, the cabin wonderful and their are a lot of hiking options as well. The fact that there is no cell or internet connection makes reconnecting with family a lot easier as well. Access to lodge gives some additional recreation options and having a canoe was wonderful although we didn't use it much. Perfect location for a family of hikers.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Grizzly Bar, Roscoe. MT
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Red Lodge, MT
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Grizzly Bar, Roscoe, MT
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Red Lodge, MT
Car: necessary

Historic Lakefront Lodge that adjoins the store has large game room with ping pong, billiards, foosball, board games, horseshoes, and basketball court.

Dining at Grizzly Bar in Roscoe, Shopping/Dining in Red Lodge


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.83
Pet Fee £77.97
Damage Deposit £222.78

This property is closed for the winter and is not available for rent between the dates of October 1 and April 30.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.