A cozy rustic cabin set amidst the beauty of the rugged Montana mountains


Miller-Roodell Architects is responsible for the design of this cozy rustic cabin situated in Bridger Canyon, an idyllic area Northeast of Bozeman, Montana. This inviting cabin encompasses 1,665 square feet of living space with two-bedrooms. It offers an idyllic respite for a Texas family to feel both nostalgic and at home.

The homeowner’s vision for this rustic guesthouse included the following: a design that is regionally specific, modest in scale and historically appropriate. It also needed to be textured, layered and have personalized details throughout. With a symmetrical cross-axis design, timbered features, and simple materials, this cabin melds beautifully into the surrounding terrain.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECTURE Miller-Roodell Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Abby Hetherington Interiors CONSTRUCTION Cass Bolton Construction


What We Love: This cozy rustic cabin in Montana is infused with character, personality and a sense of place. Surrounded by a tranquil setting of aspens, forested foothills and breathtaking views, this guesthouse provides an idyllic getaway. We are especially loving the collected look throughout the interiors, with a rustic material palette providing a warm and inviting feel.

Tell Us: Would this cabin be your idea of the perfect mountain getaway? Let us why or why not in the Comments below!

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A simple material palette was employed in this guesthouse: wood siding, metal roof, stone base veneer and fireplace. The overall design aesthetic is more refined than a traditional rustic home.

Above: In the kitchen, pendant lights are from Urban Electric, while the wall sconces are Robert Ogden. Cabinet hardware is sourced from Rocky Mountain Hardware. Backsplash tile is Ann Sacks and the range hood is a custom design by Bolton Construction.


Above: The interior of this guest cabin is serene, featuring reclaimed wood walls, ceilings and cabinets, metal countertops and concrete flooring. 


Above: Decorating this living room is a sofa by Verellen, a Ralph Lauren table lamp and a floor lamp by Robert Ogden. Extending this space outdoors is a timbered, gabled extension, generating a covered patio.


Above: Throughout this cabin you will find one-of-a-kind items, courtesy of interior design studio Abby Hetherington Interiors. The designer sourced several pieces in this home from fairs and antique shops — in both Bozeman and Texas. Rugs were found at the Round Top Antiques Fair. There are also Yellowstone Park memorabilia found scattered throughout this cabin.


Above: Both of the bedrooms in this home have built-in window seats, Andy Warhol artwork and an opulent bed with mountain views.



Above: On the floor of this bathroom are graphic tiles from Sabine Hill. An arrowhead light fixture adds to the overly Aztec feel of this space.


Above: The homeowner wanted this cabin to have an overall collected aesthetic. Contributing to this feel is a piece of art on this bedroom wall, Buffalo Nickel by Andy Warhol.


Above: This bathroom features a custom reclaimed wood cabinet with a concrete trough sink and movable wood shelf. Adding a pop of color is an orange Saba Italia chair. The antler pendant lights are sourced from Fish’s Antler Art.



Above: The cabin was designed to tuck against the foothills among existing aspen trees.


Photos: Audrey Hall

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Erika Lessard
6 months ago

Some interesting touches here and there. The kitchen and living room are too neutral throughout, creating sterility in areas where you want to convey warmth.

6 months ago

Well it is designed to blend into the surrounding hills, which it does nicely. I did not see a patio or deck in the back, to sit and listen to the aspens blow in the breeze. I am hoping there is a better source of heat with all those windows than that fireplace. This is a house designed as a summer getaway for the wealthy and not a permanent residence. It’s a shame it will be priced accordingly. Hope the quality of the construction matches the asking price.