So far as anyone can remember, The Big Yellow House has always been painted yellow, and situated at the start of Absarokee's main street, it has been a local landmark for decades. It was referred to so often as the big yellow house that it simply became its name.
Listed on the National Register of Historic places, The Big Yellow House is lovingly furnished with period antiques, and includes many original touches, including rich oak trim and maple flooring. The elegantly carved doors at the front entry are original to the house, as well as many interior fixtures. Great care has been taken to preserve the historical integrity of the house while meeting or exceeding modern standards for safety and comfort.
Many touches, such as push-button light switches, original door knobs, and authentic furnishings remain. The kitchen is almost all original, as is the dining room. The tool shed in the garden was the original outhouse, which was relocated from behind the house. There is ample on and off-street parking.
Absarokee is a small Montana town with strong agrarian roots. It was named after the Crow Indians and means, "children of the big-beaked birds." The community is nestled in the Stillwater Valley in the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains, the tallest range in Montana. The Beartooths offer numerous opportunities to get out and enjoy the beauty of Montana. Absarokee and The Big Yellow House are your base camp for everything from fly fishing to skiing and whitewater rafting to scenic hiking.