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Madison River front luxury log home near Yellowstone National Park. Perfect Fly fishing getaway!
3800 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Samantha
10 Guests . 5 Bedrooms . 3 Bathrooms


Our beautiful, custom log home, which we call The Caddis Shack, was completed in 2014. By no means a “shack” with 3800 sq. ft., with 4 bedrooms plus a loft bedroom, and 3 full bathrooms, on 3 levels. Sleeps 10. TWO MASTER SUITES!

We are located DIRECTLY on the Madison River on the best fly fishing section of the river!

The home sits on a 1 acre parcel and is a short, scenic 25 minute drive to the West entrance to Yellowstone National Park. This is the perfect location for enjoying all the area has to offer.

We have furnished the home entirely with locally made custom log and barn wood furniture, and great quality mattresses, soft linens and premium cookware. The interior walls are well insulated for sound and keeps the home quiet and private from room to room.

Fish the legendary rivers of the Madison, the Gallatin, the Yellowstone, the Firehole the Gibbon and the Henry's Fork all from one destination. If you prefer lakes, Hebgen lake, Quake lake, Henry's lake, Cliff and Wade lakes are minutes away.


The main level has a master bedroom suite with private bathroom, 2 additional bedrooms and a bathroom. Also on the main level is the entry, dining room, kitchen and great room. The loft has a queen bedroom. The lower level (walkout basement) has a second master suite, a second set of front load washer/dryers, a separate living area and a large game room area. A barn wood bar/kitchen coming July 2019. Our home sits on a 1 acre parcel directly on the river with private fishing access.


Spacious, fully equipped modern kitchen with quartz counter tops, knotty alder cabinets, under cabinet lighting and stainless steel appliances including trash compactor. There is a nice propane Weber Genesis grill on the deck for your use including all the grilling utensils needed. There are plenty of small appliances such as crock pot, blender, Cuisinart food processor, rice cooker and coffee grinder. We have provided two small 28 qt. coolers and blue ice packs to use during your stay for picnics and trips to the market.


Beautiful great room has 21 ft. tall ceilings, large elk antler chandelier and free-standing gas stove fireplace with river rock surround and hearth. There is plenty of comfortable seating offering space for everyone to stretch out and relax. There is a large 65' LCD flat screen TV with Direct TV, Bluetooth surround sound and Apple TV. Open the dual 6ft sliding glass doors and hear the sounds of the river.

MASTER BEDROOM has a Cal-King bed, private bathroom and a 6ft sliding glass door opens to a deck over-looking the river. 58' LCD flat screen television in room, electric fireplace to provide a little extra warmth and ambiance as well.

GUEST BEDROOM #2 has a Cal-King size log bed and rustic log furniture theme. 50' flat LCD television in room. faces the river and has it's own sliding glass door to the deck over-looking the river.

GUEST BEDROOM #3 has Two twin rustic log beds, log furniture and 37' LCD flat screen television, view of the continental divide range and river.

GUEST BEDROOM #4 is the loft with queen bed, Rustic barn wood with tin themed furniture.

GUEST BEDROOM #5 Lower level - junior master suite with queen bed, barn wood theme

Here in the lower level you will find an area to stage all your fishing gear, rods and waders. Our guests love this indoor area for changing at night or rainy weather, no need to worry about bringing water and dirt inside with a concrete floor. We have provided wader hooks, rod holders, big tables for packs/clothing/rod set up, and chairs to sit in while getting in/out of waders and boots.

A game room joins this fishing gear area. It is set up as a game room with Foosball, ping pong table and corn hole. (seen in photos)

You will also find a large cooler and folding backpack chairs for day trips here. Just outside is a bench for changing, hooks for waders and a hose to wash off boots.


A large rear deck overlooks the river and runs the full length of the house. There is a picnic table with benches and 4 wood Adirondack chairs with a propane Weber Genesis gas grill (extra propane provided, you will not run out).

Bald Eagles, Osprey, Red Tail Hawks and sometimes Golden Eagles, fly overhead as they glide up and down the river. If you’re lucky, you will also see Pronghorn, deer, moose, river otters, beaver, and red fox near the house. Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats and Elk roam on the mountains above and can sometimes be seen coming down across the river.


There is a rock fire pit down by the river with 8 Adirondack chairs to enjoy the stars and s'mores together. Firewood and marshmallow sticks provided.


*High-speed Wireless Internet service is included.

*House has forced-air heat system and additional electric foot heaters under cabinets in the bathrooms and at the kitchen island.

*NO air conditioning and you won't need it. There are ceiling fans in all rooms.

*Local phone calls only.

*TWO SETS of high efficiency washer/dryers for convenience. Soap/dryer sheets provided. (Tide and Tide-free, Bounce dryer sheets, Bounce free dryer sheets)
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Sleeping Configuration
Master Bedroom #1 - Main floor
  • King
2TV + Bathroom
Guest Bedroom #2 - main floor
  • King
Guest bedroom #3
  • Single
  • Single
Loft bedroom #4
  • Queen
Master bedroom #5 - Lower level
  • Queen
2TV + Bathroom
No Pets Allowed
We are not allowing any animals.
No Smoking Allowed
No smoking. Any smoking must be done outside of the cabin and far away from the windows and pick up butts. A deduction from the security deposit will be taken if there is a lingering odor of smoke in the cabin after check-out.
Family/Kid Friendly
Children always welcome. Baby gate on stairs to basement.
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Large front parking area, fits 4 cars

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Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Gas Fireplace (Indoor)
Game Room
What we supply
Linens, towels, unscented bar soap, laundry soap and dryer sheets, dish/dishwasher soap and sponge, paper towels and napkins, foil and plastic wrap, picnic supplies, spices and some condiments, coolers with blue ice blocks
Gas Grill
Fish right from the house with private river access at our door
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
iPhone Dock
Direct TV in all rooms, Bluetooth sound bar for use for music or TV, Apple TV, Netflix, DVD player, Foosball and Ping Pong table in basement
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Small kitchen appliances: rice maker, blender, griddle, crock pot, toaster, microwave, coffee grinder, coffee maker, Cuisinart food processor, starter packs of locally roasted coffee.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Each bathroom has a supply of band aids if you need them.


Water skiing
Jet skiing
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Mountain biking
Whitewater rafting
Fly fishing
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



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We have been coming to the West Yellowstone area since 2001 and just fell in love with it! In 2014, we were fortunate enough to be able to build this home. Having been vacation renters ourselves, we knew what was needed to provide the best vacation experience. So much thought and care went into every decision and we love sharing it with family, friends and guests. We live in Northern California, but head up to Montana whenever we can!
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:30 PM Early check-in may be allowed with prior approval. Late-check out may be extended if our schedule allows it but prior approval is needed. Lock box code given before arrival.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Rental Agreement will be emailed upon request to reserve.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit returned 7 days after departure after home checked by staff. We don't charge for little things like a broken plate or glass, these things happen, just let us know so we can replace. Please take care of our home so that we can continue to provide the very best vacation rental.
Cancellation Policy
NO REFUNDS. If you need to cancel, we can attempt to rebook your dates. Refunds will be given only for dates we are able to rebook.
No pets
House Rules
Must be 25 or older to rent, no parties, weddings or large groups
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The Caddis Shack is a Vacation Home located in West Yellowstone, MT, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
The Caddis Shack has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Nov 2017