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Cozy cottage ' Escape to the Sun' in historic Red Lodge

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 625 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

This 625 sq ft cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, mountain views & is close to town

Escape with your partner or best friend to this vacation cottage in the heart of this historic Montana ski community in Red Lodge. You will enjoy the privacy and peaceful aura of this cozy cottage. Perfect for two, but accommodates three.

Stay in and enjoy a romantic meal that you've prepared in this well appointed kitchen or venture out and enjoy our classic Montana town and as you take in the sites whether it be in town or venturing beyond the town you feel that warm Montana hospitality around you. No matter what your plans maybe from quiet and intimate to adventure and fun or a social night life, the Red Lodge area has it all.

A great location, just 1 block from the Main street with mountain views. An easy walk to acclaimed restaurants, local micro brews, unique shops and all the charm that Red Lodge has to offer.

Just an hour drive from Billings and an easy drive to Yellowstone National Park, the Scenic Beartooth Highway, the Stillwater and in the winter great skiing at Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort.

More Details

Owner
Nancy L Merkel
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Nancy L Merkel

Originally from Great Falls, Montana and moved to Billings in 1992 where I currently reside.

Life's motto: Life is short and unexpected, experience life and travel while you can before its to late.

Nancy L Merkel purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Nancy L Merkel chose Red Lodge

I love the outdoors and the unique feel that Red Lodge has to offer, it's not like a big city but is close enough to Billings that I can get away from the city without going a long way to get there. I fell in love with the cottage when a business partner and I looked at it for the first time in 2006....and had to have it. It's a great escape to relax, play and have a great time. A number of updates have been done since the cottage was purchased and it has evolved into a cozy get away, unfortunately in 2012 my business partner passed away from cancer so I decided to share the cottage with others so they to can see it's appeal.

I enjoy sightseeing, riding my motorcycles, camping, socializing with close friends and relaxing so this is just the place to be.

What makes this cottage unique

Wildlife is abundant in the area from wild turkeys, birds of many varieties, deer, moose and even bears. The view from the picture window is amazing when the light hits the mountain just right and the warmth and cozy atmosphere the we've created inside and outside the cottage is something that keeps us coming back.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Red Lodge, Montana

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Over sized shower surround, toilet, hand sink w/ under cabinet, mirrored cabinet and baseboard heating.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa converts to a full size bed with pillow top mattress
  • Has chest of drawers, full length closet with shelf, night stand with alarm clock, full length mirror and adjoining bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Fire wood is included with your stay.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy cottage ' Escape to the Sun' in historic Red Lodge
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
Cumming, GA
5

Just about perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 3 full days and nights at the cottage on a snowboard vacation to Red Lodge Mountain with my two young sons.

The cottage was a wonderful place to come back to after full, fun and exhausting days of snowboarding nearby. Incredibly well stocked if you’re planning on cooking in with a full kitchen, but minutes off Red Lodge’s main street (Broadway) where you’ll find plenty of great restaurants, bars and shops ... not to mention all of Red Lodge’s great people.

Thanks, Nancy. We’ll be back ... even if we have to shovel 14 inches of snow again!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests, I know there was snow galore and I appreciate you and your boys clearing the walk ways. You are welcome again anytime in the future.
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Worland, WY
5

A fabulous weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as described. Very well stocked and attention to details given. I particularly liked the earlier check in time since we don’t live very far away. It was snowy when we were there so it was nice to have a warm cozy place to stay. We would definitely choose this cottage again and hope to be able to enjoy the deck and outdoor fireplace next time.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The was our third stay at the 'Escape to the Sun' cottage. Nancy and Al have provided everything a guest could ask for in a cozy cottage experience. We have yet to think of a single thing we needed that was not provided. We were able to meet the owners in person this trip, unfortunately due to a early snow storm that broke several branches on many of the trees and bushes in the lovely shaded yard. Though wet and cold from cleaning up fallen branches, they were both friendly, outgoing and showed an honest desire to provide a comfortable, memorable stay. Thanks again for the great accommodations!

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great stay in Red Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at "Escape to the Sun" cottage was every bit as pleasant as the first. Thanks for your wonderful attention the detail, Nancy!

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cottage in Red Lodge

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I came to Red Lodge to visit family, and the "Escape to the Sun" cottage was just what we needed. It is so cute! It had everything we needed and was thoughtfully stocked with anything we might need. The bed was comfortable and we loved the setting--it's an easy walk to downtown and in a nice neighborhood. The cottage is nicely decorated and was the perfect size for our needs. We love coming to Red Lodge and will certainly stay there again. Thank you Nancy.

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy spot to relax

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Red Lodge; the Escape to the Sun cottage was indeed cozy! It provided a great base camp for our adventures in the area. The deck and yard was a really nice place to observe wandering wildlife.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Billings Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Blue Ribbon
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 212
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Carbon County Steak House
Nearest Ski
7.2 Miles
Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Red Lodge, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rate
Jan 4 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$173
C$962
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer rates
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$180
C$962
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Beartooth Rally
Jul 19 2018 - Jul 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer rate
Jul 24 2018 - Sep 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$180
C$962
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall/Winter Rate
Sep 21 2018 - Dec 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$173
C$962
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Rate
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 3 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$224
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$173
C$962
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$384.78
Pet Fee C$57.72
Cleaning Fee C$64.13
Tax Rate 7.0%

The pet fee is $ 45.00 for 2 nights per pet. If staying for the weekly rate it's a $ 90.00 pet fee per pet up to 2 max.

You must be 21 years of age to rent the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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