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It is the best of both worlds... you can relax, put your feet up, and enjoy the stunning views of the Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone, one of the prettiest places in the West. At the same time, you can also enjoy the comfort and convenience of a first-class home base from which you can launch your dream vacation, fish the Yellowstone River just out your front door, hike nearby 10,000-foot Emigrant Peak which is practically in your back yard, soak your bones just down the road at Chico Hot Springs, and see the wolves of Yellowstone Park just a short drive away.
Your family will have plenty of space for a two-week vacation, but the location also works perfectly for weekend getaways. There is also the separate, historic, Fisherman's Cottage for even more privacy, and the entire property is terrific for a small wedding/reception or family reunion.
Fish, hike, raft, sightsee, relax any time of year. Less than an hour from Bozeman's airport, but far enough to hear the coyotes sing every night. It is all right here for you, at The Yellowstone House...!
Keywords: 1870s Log Home & Guest Cabin
We purchased the house and cabin in 2004 as we wanted to have a getaway for our family that was close enough to our home in Bozeman but also light years away in attitude and close to Yellowstone Park and the River. It has turned to be the best move we've ever made.
We get to spend time there as a family and share it with the world as well!
Tom Garnsey purchased this house in 2004
I spent several years working in Yellowstone when I was younger and had fallen in love with the Paradise Valley. It is one of the most beautifual and relaxing places on earth.
We are less than an hour from Yellowstone Park, two minutes from the river, ten minutes from a hike in the mountains,and ten minutes from world renowned Chico Hot Springs. The views from our deck are unsurpassed and the house has everything. Any questions?
My husband, four sons ages 16-21 and I enjoyed a wonder filled week at Yellowstone House. Everything exceeded our expectation. The house itself is perfect, the location close to everything, the views stupendous.
We loved having dinner at Chico Hot Springs, watching New Years Day bowl games together, making music, eating good meals all helped prepare anbd outings to Yellowstone Park, Bozeman and Bridger Bowl for skiing.
Driving thourgh the Lamar Valley to Cooke City in winter is not to be missed.
We saw wolves, bald eagles, big horn sheep, pronghorns, elk, otter, bison, and golden eagles. Seeing wildlife was a big part of our plan and it worked out so well.
Now we just need to find time to return in summer!
With much appreciation,
Terrific location for enjoying the spectacular scenery, great hiking, and generally soaking up Montana. The house is cozy and in a really wonderful location for visiting Yellowstone, local hiking trails, enjoying the Yellowstone river, and so much more. The neighbors are very nice too! Convenient to grocery shopping in Livingston if you want to cook, and also to the Yellowstone Valley Lodge Grill (thanks to the owners for the recommendation). In Livingston, Katabatic Brewing has a great Scotch Ale that is not to be missed, and Neptune's Brewery has the best fish and chips we've ever had.
Loved this house. gorgeous surroundings. Kids enjoyed playing games, reading books, and watching DVDs. They love building mud castles at the beach and going for nature walks.
Yellowstone House is the real deal, better than described. Our family of 6 (4 sons ages 16-21) enjoyed a great winter week. We would have had plenty of room with just the house but also rented the fisherman’s cabin. It was so cozy and charming - my youngest son loved sleeping there. Paradise Valley is amazing- big sky views, mountains and also views eagles, massive elk, delicate deer, thick-coated cattle and shaggy horses on ranches throughout the river valley. The area doesn’t have a lot of the glitz of the western ski resorts but has more a feel of old time ranching Montana, rugged, and authentic. I was concerned about the 45 minute drive to Yellowstone, but the beauty of the drive is such that it was a special part of each day’s outing.
The house itself has the feel of an old log cabin (actually built of old logs, beams, old boards for the floor, solid slab of wood for the bar, rough cut floor boards on the stairs) but with total comfort. The heat works great and there are no drafts. Views out the plentiful windows are nothing short of majestic. The master is upstairs, windows on all sides, very spacious and “cool”, and is a sleeping loft, open to downstairs, with only a half bath. If we went to bed early the boys went to the spacious basement to watch the nice tv or play games. The kitchen is well equipped (including a fabulous espresso machine) having everything we needed for feeding our crew many meals while here. The microwave is small and weak but all the other appliances are new and nice. The rock fireplace is even better than the pictures and turns on with the push of a button and looks real. Everything is well designed and decorated, nothing cheesy or fake.
We went in to the park 4 days: 2 days driving Lamar Valley seeing wolves, otter, eagles, fox, Big horn sheep, pronghorns, elk, bison and coyotes; one day snowmobiling 100 miles to Old Faithful at temps as low as 12 below; one day exploring Mammoth Hot Springs area. We skied Bridger Bowl another day (cheap, close, no crowdsand visited Bozeman downtown shops. We loved Chico Hot Springs restaurant- surprisingly fine food and great old west atmosphere.
The owner, Tom, made us feel we had a friend in Montana letting us use his very special home.
The only problem we have is knowing when we will ever be able to plan a return trip during the summer!
This was a perfect location for our family vacation with 8 people. The house and the cottage were exactly as described, both very well equipped and very comfortable. The views across the valley are beyond description - absolutely gorgeous. Where else can you have a 360 degree mountain vista and be able to walk to a world-class trout river to fish in the evening?
The location is very quiet - which suited us, and the view of the stars on a clear evening was stunning. Thank you Tom for sharing the property with us.
We had such a wonderful family vacation. The decks outside were great to enjoy the breathtaking senery. We got the telescope out and viewed two owls down by the Yellowstone river. The last night produced a full moon over the snow capped mountains that was beautiful.We went onto Yellowstone Park two times which was only about 40minutes to the North gate entrance. We saw Bison, Bear and Elk. The town of Livingston offered souvenier shopping and some nice causual dining. We would recommend this property to folks who like privacy and a causual, clean nicely appointed cabin. Thanks for having us. Also we went on a white water rafting trip out of Gardiner which was thrilling to say the least.
My family stayed at The Yellowstone House last week and it was the one of the best vacation experiences I ever had. My parents , 3 sisters , various husbands and a nephew stayed the week, (we also rented the cabin). The house could not have been lovelier and ready with everything you could want. The cabin also afforded my sister and her husband some privacy, but the house is set up in such a way that everyone has there own space. We sat on the 2 decks every morning and evening for sunrise and sunsets. Watched the deer go down to the river every night right past the house. My Parents first took us to Yellowstone 40 years ago and have not been back since then, this was a very special trip for them as well as us kids. Three generations shared this experience. Our memories of the family stay at Yellowstone House will be as priceless to us as those of our first trip out west as a family 40 years ago. Hope to return to Paradise Valley and The Yellowstone House. (I have over 400 pics, does that tell you anything)
Yellowstone House is located in the Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone River, 40 miles north of the Mammoth Hot Springs entrance to Yellowstone Park. We are centrally located between Yellowstone and the small cities of Bozeman and Livingston with access to hiking fishing,whitewater rafting as well as museums, shopping, and summer music and arts festivals.
Other Activities: rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, hot springs, Yellowstone National Park!
Ski: The amazing Bridger Bowl is located about 30 minutes from the Yellowstone House and is regarded as one of the best kept secrets in the Rockies. Light, dry powder and some of the most challenging terrain available.
1 1/2 hour drive brings you to world class skiing at Big Sky Ski Resort sporting 4,000 vertical feet of fresh powder and amenities.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$2,500 is for Yellowstone House only. Fisherman's Cabin is an additional $750 per week
50% to reserve the house and 50% 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.