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Mountain Log Home Nearby Historic Downtown Bozeman & Bridger Bowl Ski

Bedrooms 2
Space 130 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to max. of 6: 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath, Spacious Loft Area, Mtn & Wildlife Views

Nestled in a grove of 100 year old Fir trees, this beautiful log cabin welcomes you to the charm of mountain living. The setting presents comfortable remoteness, yet is an easy 25 minutes from all the amenities the vibrant town of Bozeman has to offer.

The morning sun graces the dining area which seats 6 people comfortably. You have your choice of decks upon which to relax, the larger main deck or a more private, smaller deck off the upstairs loft area.

There are two twin beds in one bedroom, a queen bed in the master bedroom, and a sofa sleeper in the open spacious loft area, all provided with linens.

The kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, utensils, pots, pans, dishes and essentials like cooking oil, salt n pepper etc. as well as light breakfast foods.

21 acres surrounding the log home are yours to enjoy, as well as a garage that can easily fit outdoor gear.

More Details

MaryEllen "M.E." and Christopher Spogis
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About MaryEllen "M.E." and Christopher Spogis

Having lived in Montana for 37 years, my husband Christopher and I welcome you to our Mountain Log Home nestled in the Bridger Mountains, a short drive from downtown Bozeman, Montana. I grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, moved to Montana for college, and have stayed ever since, raising our daughter in the nurturing community of Bozeman. We enjoy all of the culture this area has to offer, and would love to share our favorite spots for skiing, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, eating, libations, theater, shopping, visual art, and any other Montana experiences.

MaryEllen "M.E." and Christopher Spogis purchased this cabin in 1988

What makes this cabin unique

Without a doubt, our log home is town and country at its height! It has the best of both worlds, wherein one is able to truly feel away from it all, yet be a short drive west to the small city of Bozeman, or east to the small, charming Montana towns of Clyde Park or Wilsall, where burgers and beer & rodeos await. The 10 minute, 5.5 mile drive to Bridger Bowl Ski Area and Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center are without reservation an awesome boon! The drives to all of these locations are stellar, with views of numerous jagged mountain peaks, and green, tree swept mountain sides, backset with our Big Sky.

Additionally, I have always loved how our home is just off the paved Brackett Creek Road, yet the driveway is just long enough to feel quite removed and cozy, nestled in the huge fir and pine trees!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Anonymous said...

Oct 14, 2015


Great cabin experience!

15565 Brackett Creek Rd, Bozeman, MT, 59715, United States (747851)

Date of Stay

October 7, 2015

Helpful votes:2/2

Amazing view, lots of wildlife, cozy cabin. Great weekend. Thank you!

My Response

Thanks Devon, So glad you and your family enjoyed the attributes & ambiance of our log home. We'd love to have you back! Christopher and MaryEllen 'M.E.'
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Bozeman

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer and Dryer in bathroom closet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Mountain Log Home Nearby Historic Downtown Bozeman & Bridger Bowl Ski
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful, scenic location. Lovely log home.

  • 5 of 5

Christopher met us at the cabin when we arrived. The rustic cabin was clean, cozy and warming up for us. Lots and lots of powder snow so we had great skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Cabin is well stocked with supplies and gorgeous views outside the windows including the bird feeder stocked with chickadees for our entertainment. Garage came in handy for our vehicle so we didn't have to brush off all the snow. We didn't nordic ski but there are trails close by. Cabin had a great game called Minotauer which entertained us for two evenings. I enjoyed my daily yoga routine each morning in the loft with the scenic view and morning sunshine warming my skin. We'll return again!

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you were able to enjoy all that our 5Firs Cabin has to offer. We'd like to invite you back to enjoy any of the seasons! Thanks again for taking such good care of our home! Christopher
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Perfect Christmas Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We were first met at the cabin by Christopher ( not sure if timing was perfect or if he greets everyone), he had the heat going ( which was great because we arrived in sub zero freakish cold), the driveway was plowed ( yeah, snow too), & quickly gave us an instructional tour, showed us the tree stand for the Christmas tree he told our 6 year olds they could cut & got out of our hair ( he wasn’t actually in our hair, but he left us to our own) . So, he was awesome.

There was food in the fridge for weary travelers, emergency toothbrushes ( for nimrod teenagers), & even some vodka for adults who spent too long in a car. In other words, needs were met.

The cabin is clean & cozy & just a 9 minutes drive ( on icy & snow packed roads) to Bridger Bowl & about a 25 minute drive on said crappy roads to downtown Bozeman.

Plenty of room on the property to play & roam & many amazing hiking trails within minutes from the cabin.

If you want simple, cozy & convenient, this is your place. Did I mention the owners are super cool?

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded & Quiet Cabin

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking to get away and really "unplug" this cabin is for you. Wonderful views and a quiet setting set back from the road. About a 20-25 minute drive outside of Bozeman, but close to great hiking and camp sites.

But if you need to stay connected to the outside world beware the data charges! There is a 1GB limit for your stay and you have to pay for additional usage. Checking email and texting pretty much eclipsed that limit within 2 days of our stay and we were told we were over the cabin limit!

I would definitely recommend this property to people looking to get off the grid! Owners were very responsive and their check in/out directions were very easy. You should really be staying here for the views from the porch and the secluded nature of the cabins location.

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet cabin with modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

Dark skies, quiet area except for sounds of nature, truly rustic log cabin with everything you would need. The cabin was a very welcoming sight after traveling and staying within Yellowstone park. Very relaxing atmosphere with great views. Loved being able to wash laundry to take home and grill our own food! Played games, read books, caught some sun on the deck while the boys went fishing, best part of our trip!

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beauty and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time at the Five Firs cabin and I look forward to my next opportunity to stay there. The location is away from the road, private and absolutely beautiful. The cabin itself is comfortable and charming. We enjoyed watching the birds and other wildlife. I loved sitting on the deck outside with my coffee in the morning. In other words this is the perfect place to unplug and relax. Christoper is a welcoming and accommodating host. We had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property! Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed the drive from Bozeman through the mountains. The bird feeder was great entertainment while we relaxed on the deck.

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Jimmy B's Bar & Grill & Grizzly Ridge Station
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Bridger Creek Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Jimmy B's Bar & Grill/Montana Ale Works
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Any season of the year offers a wealth of recreational pursuits from our log home.

Kick back and RELAX on the sunny decks and enjoy the occasional sightings of moose, deer and elk that wander through the area. Numerous species of birds frequent the surrounding woods, including wild Turkeys, Stellar Jays, and Crossbills.

HIKING opportunities can begin at your doorstep. Or, take a short drive to the pristine waters of Fairy Lake. From the nearby Trailhead, ascend Sacajawea Peak, the highest Peak in the Bridger Mountains. From the summit, seven mountain ranges are distinctly in view. Wildflowers abound along this moderately easy trail.

FISHING opportunities abound in the area with RIVERS such as the Blue Ribbon Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone Rivers close enough for enjoyable day trips. Of course, RAFTING these rivers are fun options as Day Trips for the family and Adrenalin Junkies alike.

An excursion to Yellowstone National Park is under 2 hours away.

Soak in the natural HOT SPRINGS of the Boiling River in Yellowstone, or take in one of the many Hot Springs closer to Bozeman.

MOUNTAIN BIKERS will love being just over 2 miles from some of the best trails in the Bozeman area. There are several locations in Bozeman that can completely outfit your Mountain Biking and Road Biking needs.

Would you like to see a real GHOST TOWN? There are several, including Virginia City and Nevada City.

WINTER finds you conveniently located just 6 miles from Bridger Bowl and even closer to Bohart Cross Country Ski Center. Or, just strap on snowshoes or cross-country skis and explore the 21 acres from your doorstep.

Farther afield, you can easily access BIG SKY, MOONLIGHT, or LONE MOUNTAIN for a day of skiing.

Late Spring brings the unique sport of "CRUST CRUSIN" on skate skis to an area of Yellowstone Park, just a little farther up the road.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Bozeman

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$632.5
Pet Fee C$189.75
Cleaning fee C$113.85
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please limit internet usage to 1GB which is included with your stay.
ADDITIONAL GB's can be purchased for $10.00/GB

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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