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Little Cottage Nestled At The Base Of The Big Horn Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Pet Friendly 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Cottage On A Quiet Road.l

Although the house looks small, it has a large dining room, large kitchen and two larger bedrooms. The third bedroom was a converted porch, so it's smaller. Two new bathrooms as well as upgraded washer and dryer modernized the home too. During the winter months guests will enjoy the wood-burning stove. Wood is provided too. Relax on a comfortable leather sofa and recliner in the living room. Plenty of extra quilts for winter weather too. Enjoy dinner in a large more formal dining room or eat in the cozy kitchen. Summer you'll like dining on the little front porch or drinking coffee in the mornings while you watch deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, even an occasional moose. It's a very quiet, laid-back setting to enjoy the country and surrounding mountains. Our county road is very close so it always gets attention by the snow plows in winter. Close to several smaller towns like Buffalo and Story as well as an easy trip into Sheridan for necessities (we do have a WalMart as well as several grocery stores). Hiking is just a step outside too. Red Grade road provides a way up the mountain where you'll find wonderful views, hiking trails, wildflowers, creeks and winter recreation. Several lodges on top of the mountain for lunch or dinner. This little cottage sits close to Little Goose Creek and has plenty of large cottonwood and willow trees surrounding the property. Nice views of the mountains too.

Jill Small
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2018

About Jill Small

My husband and I have lived on the adjacent property for 30 years. We purchased this little 130 year cottage from our neighbors when they moved. We upgraded it over the years and rented it out. We are so fortunate to have grown up in this area so we are familiar with all the things there are to do. Being in business too has helped us keep in touch with the community. Now that we're retired, we enjoy traveling, having a couple antique shows at the barn next door, and just relaxing after years of running fast food restaurants.

Jill Small purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Jill Small chose Big Horn

When we purchased our home this little cottage was occupied and they also owned a couple acres with it. Since it is in close proximity to our home, when the neighbors decided to move, we purchased it. Since then, we have rented it out. Our guests enjoy hiking down the road or visiting the new $21 million Brinton Museum about a mile away, or taking a drive up Red Grade road to see the wildflowers in summer or to ride snowmobiles in winter. Mountain biking is popular here too, and not at all crowded. On the Dayton-Kane side of our area, hang-gliding is a big tourist draw. Small towns are always fun to explore for short day trips too.

What makes this cottage unique

It's a great home-base for lots of shorter day trips to Cody, Buffalo, Gillette, Dayton, Sheridan, Story. The whole area has a lot to offer. Nearby Sheridan has several museums...Kings Saddlery, Kendrick Mansion, Sheridan County Museum. Summertime it's always fun to head down to the local Farmer's Market or swim a the local pool. The historic Sheridan Inn (once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody) is a good stopping off point. Local restaurants and bars make it nice if you don't feel like cooking. A recent summertime favorite in the entire area is Longmire Days. Cast and local writer, Craig Johnson, come for a week and mingle with the locals and stay at the HFBar dude ranch. Buffalo, Dayton and Story are quaint little western towns with cute shops and fun restaurants. Snowmobiling is our area's best-kept secret. Mountain lodges atop the mountain are good stopping points after a long day on the trails. It's possible to ride your sled right out the driveway and up Red Grade...your own private winter playground.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Big Horn, Wyoming

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Showers in both bathrooms. Vanities in both bathrooms with mirror and drop in sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • North bedroom is a cheery yellow with twin beds.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Little Cottage Nestled At The Base Of The Big Horn Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Quaint and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This property is bigger than it looks. It is in a beautiful area and worked out perfectly for our family. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lucedale, MS USA

Wonderful stay at the great cottage.....Hostess with the Mostest

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the "Little Cottage" was wonderful. Waking up to the deer and turkeys in the yard every morning; listening to the babbling sounds of the nearby creek made this place even more perfect. The cottage was great for our Getaway Girls from the Deep South; touring the beautiful state of Wyoming. The four of us each had our own bed and two to a bathroom worked out to be a perfect fit for our group of four senior ladies. We loved the Brinton museum; such a gem right down the road.

Jill was the perfect hostess The WELCOME basket was enjoyed by the four of us and topped off a PERFECT stay. Would definitely stay again..Sure hope I get an opportunity!

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the wonderful location with abundant deer and turkeys. It was nice hearing the sound of the creek.

The owners were very helpful and friendly.

We enjoyed the newly opened Brinton museum it is a world class operation in an unexpected place, just down the road form the house.

We also enjoyed a polo match and a local rodeo.

We already have plans to return next year.

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Big Horn. The house was clean and comfortable. It had all the necessities and comforts of home. It was nicely located, close proximity to Sheridan and the Big Horn Mountains. The owners met us there and took us through the house to see if there were anything we needed. We would definitely stay there again.


  • Submitted: 4-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and this Big Horn cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return again next year. The location was beautiful, the cottage was adorable, and Jill was a wonderful host. This charming cottage had plenty of space, comfortable seating/dining, a well equipped kitchen, a big yard, and was on a quiet street (near a creek). Jill worked hard to make sure we had everything we needed up front, she was more than accommodating, and quick to respond throughout the process. Again... great property, great stay, great host.

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wyoming visitors

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the brightly painted rooms, tasteful antiques, modern bathrooms and the quiet countryside.

It was very convenient for drives in the Big Horn Mountains and to attend the Bradford Brinton Museum.

The hosts were friendly and helpful; we would go back.

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sheridan, Wyoming
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Last Chance, Big Horn, Wy
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Powderhorn Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Smokehouse Grill, Big Horn, Wy
Car: necessary

Just up the road from the Brinton Museum, right at the base of Big Horn Mountains and National Forest. Up on the mountain are lodges and restaurants for day trips. Plenty of room for hiking, biking, walkihg, snowmobiling in winter. Small towns of Buffalo (where Walt Longmire takes place) or Story up in the mountains, not far from Hardin and Little Big Horn Battlefield. Bozeman Trail also in Story. Historic Sheridan Inn once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody is also in Sheridan. The town of Sheridan is only 10 miles away and has an historic downtown mainstreet, many western activities abound. Good restaurants, nice library, older homes, lots of tree-lined streets. Kendrick Mansion where a catle-baron once lived. Kendrick Park and the elk pasture. Take a day trip to Custer Battleground in Montana or visit the Cody Museum across the mountain in historic Cody, Wyoming. Tour one of the many open pit coal mines around our area. We are known as the energy capital of the USA with coal-bed methane, oil, gas, and coal all around this area. Spend the night at one of the lodges on the mountain and go snowmobiling or cross-country skiing. Get a fishing license and fish the area lakes and streams. Boating is a good summertime activity on nearby Lake DeSmet.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Big Horn, Wyoming

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$64.19

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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