1 bdrm. with a full sized bed, as well as a comfortable sleeper sofa in the living room, and also in the office. Rates are for up to two people, in one bed, and any additional guests, above two, will be charged a $25.00 per person fee. Shower, no bathtub. Well appointed kitchen with a 4 burner gas range, oven, microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, espresso maker, blenders, pots, pans, full cutlery, and dishes, wine glasses, place mats, etc. On demand water heater, stacked washer and dryer laundry facility. WiFi, Television with DVD player, and basic cable package, CD player for music, but no satellite service. Wonderfully private and well landscaped yard with lovely shade trees to keep you cool on those hot summer days. Concrete patio with patio seating for 6, Weber Briquette BBQ, small lush lawn to wiggle your toes in, and off street parking for your convenience. Centrally located near downtown Ennis and within easy walking distance to diners, bars, shopping etc.
- Cottage74 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay3 nights
1 Bdrm. With 2 Additional Sleeper Sofas, Perfect For A Couple Or Up To 4.
- Response rate
- Response time
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jul. 2018
About marina smith
I bought this house for my father to live in, in 2000, and have since decided to use it as a vacation rental, with the hopes of using it as my retirement home someday. While I upgraded it with a vacationer in mind, it is furnished as comfortably as a home, and I hope you will call it your home away from home. If you are lacking in something, within reason, I will do my best to see that your needs are met. I live 40 miles south of town, and while I can't be there in an instant, I will do my best to make sure that your stay is comfortable, and that the house is well functioning during your stay.
marina smith purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why marina smith chose Ennis
This property is perfect for a couple looking for a comfortable spot to base their Madison Valley vacation out of. It is affordable, well appointed, comfortable and convenient. If needed, it can sleep up to 4 people, but is ideal for a couple, since it only has one small bathroom. Ennis is a quaint small Montana town with festivals, a 4th of July Parade, Rodeos, art walks, a golf course, antique and gift shops, a new library, several good restaurants/bars, and a locally owned, old time movie theater, all within an easy walking distance of the house. Don't miss a tour through the new Whiskey Distillery, Willie's Distillery at the east end of town.
What makes this Cottage unique
This little house was one of the original homes in Ennis but is newly remodeled and modern. The location, in the 'old' part of town assures big mature shade trees and the quaintness of small town America. It has a residential/commercial zoning, and is surrounded by commercial buildings, which are used little, so you won't have a bunch of noisy neighbors bothering your vacation time! Off street parking is a bonus, and the close proximity to downtown makes everything in town an easy walk for most.
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Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quaint, very well maintained, and appointed.
Terrific location in downtown Ennis. Tremendous stay for a couple chasing trout and visiting Yellowstone.
Great location! Walking distance to everything!
The owner was wonderful! Clean and super location! Walked to everything (even in the cold snowy weather)!
This cozy cottage was just right for us. We appreciated the Internet connection and washer and dryer. There was an odd odor that was annoying. A couple of suggestions are a king/queen bed in bedroom and a handheld shower wand. Thanks for having us.
Has everything you need! We love staying here every year!
super easy to find just 200 ft from main street.
A home away from home
I am kind of reluctant to write this review, not because of any problems we had, but because I cannot say anything but good things about it and when people read this review it will make them want to stay at this house and possibly make it hard for me to schedule another stay there. So, since I think a lot of the owner and this review hopefully will help to get her additional renters I will tell everyone our experience at the house. It was exactly as I said in my Review title, a home away from home. The house was immaculate. I am a very particular person and in the 8 days we were there I could not find a single thing wrong. It had everything you could possibly need or want, probably more than most people have in their own homes. It even had a beautiful back yard with patio and a charcoal grill. It is close to most everything, like restaurants, grocery stores, bars, tackle shops, sport shops, antique stores, churches, clothing stores, fishing access areas, Virginia City, Nevada City, Yellowstone Park, Hiking Trails, and beautiful mountains. The only thing we had a problem with was the weather!! We were there the middle of September and the locals said it was not a typical fall. It was cold and even snowed one day.
The Caddis Shack is located in the heart of the small town of Ennis, nestled in the splendor of the beautiful Madison Valley, of southwestern Montana. If you enjoy fishing blue ribbon trout streams, the Madison is world famous, and other streams, such as the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Yellowstone and Gallatin, are within reasonable distance for a day trip.
If exploring caves is of interest, The Lewis and Clark Caverns and State Park is approximately 39 miles north of Ennis, and offers guided tours through the caverns, and can be a fun, cool thing to do, on a hot summer day. Stop by at the Water of the Gods for a soak in the natural hot springs at Norris on your way home. Enjoy a meal and some music, if your timing is right, then jump back in the car for a short 14 mile drive home.
Does floating down the river in an inner tube sound like a relaxing thing to do on a hot day? Be sure to check out tube rentals in town at Christensen's Rental's and journey to Warm Springs Fishing access on Hwy 87, for a slow meandering float along the shores of the Madison River below Ennis Lake.
Bozeman is approximately 52 miles from Ennis, and is where you can find most anything you might want, and is most likely to be the spot you fly into, if your arrive by jet. Take in a movie at the modern cinema's, or browse through the Museum of the Rockies, and marvel at the exhibits, planetarium and world renowned dinosaurs collection. Dining is a matter of choice, and their are many restaurants to chose from, whether it's Sushi at my favorite, Seven Sushi on Oak St., Thai food at Sweet Chili on Main St., or a fun and wonderfully creative meal at The Cat Eye Cafe, the list goes on and on, so be adventurous, and find your own personal favorite.
West Yellowstone is 71 miles from Ennis, and is the jumping off point to Yellowstone National Park, which offers an entirely different array of wonderful trout streams from the Firehole and Gardiner Rivers to the famous Slough Creek, known for it's big Cutthroat. If fishing isn't your bag, wildlife and photography opportunities abound in Yellowstone Park, and you are sure to be awed as you admire the scenery in our countries oldest National Park.
Historical Virginia City is a mere 14 mile drive from Ennis, where you can step back into time and be entertained by the Virginia City Players, or the bawdy antics of the Brewery Follies actors.
Whether you are a fishing fanatic, a history buff, or just simply looking for a beautiful place to relax, the Madison Valley, and the town of Ennis, has something for you. Browse the seasonal art walks, the weekly farmers market, take in one of the many festivals, listed with the Chamber of Commerce, peruse the galleries, antique and gift shops, or take in a meal at one of several wonderful local restaurants.
Want some wild and scenic touring time, that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car? Consider taking the Gravelly Range Rd., along the spine of the Gravelly Mountains, for scenic panoramas and wildflowers that will take your breath away. Check with the Forest Service (406- 682-4253) in town before departing for updates on travel conditions, just to be safe.
Drive south and enjoy the Centennial Valley, and Red Rocks Wildlife Refuge, on the Idaho border, for a chance to spot birds and wildlife, without the crowds of Yellowstone Park. Be sure to bring your binoculars, a bird book, and a spotting scope if you have one, and don't forget the fishing rods.
If you are not opposed to crossing a state line, and purchasing another fishing license, Idaho has some famous water that is worth the effort. The famed Henry's Fork of the Snake is approximately 73 miles south of Ennis, and you will pass by Henry's Lake en-route.
Whatever you chose to do, The Caddis Shack is centrally located for all of your activities, and can offer you a private, comfortable place to hang your hat and put your feet up for some R & R..
Additional information about rental rates
CANCELLATIONS must be made 30 days prior to arrival, and refunds will ONLY be issued if the house can be rented during the times that you had reserved. Check in time is 4:00 p.m., Check out time is 11:00 a.m. Please contact me for notification about keys. Rates are based on use of one bed. Please add $25.00 for each additional bed used, for a total of 4 persons. Peak Season June 1 - Sept. 30. $100.00/night for 3 night minimum stay. $700.00/ weekly. $2000.00/monthly. $75.00 cleaning fee. Off Season Oct. 1 - May 31. $85.00/night for 3 night minimum stay. $550.00/weekly. $1100.00/monthly. Long term off season arrangements may be considered, and would be based on a monthly fee plus utilities. Please inquire.