|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
BOOKING NOW FOR 2015! Check our off season rates for Nov '14 through May '15. Winter sports include cross country skiing on Mill Creek trails, dog sledding, winter treks and wildlife viewing in Yellowstone Park, downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl.
Trout fishing (Mill Creek access on property), Yellowstone drifting & river rafting, hiking, wildlife viewing, hunting, horseback riding (corral on property for your horses). Creek and river fishing, guided fishing.
Nestled on a hillside in beautiful Mill Creek Canyon, Mill Creek Retreat is ideal for a couple, small family (up to 4), or several close friends. The cabin has decks with canyon and valley views. Environmentally built with 'green' rated materials.
Cabin amenities include main living area with Murphy beds (1 twin, 1 double), couch/futon (double), sitting area, satellite TV. Full kitchen with eating area, 1 and 1/2 baths. One bedroom with daybed/trundle (2 twins or 1 king). Laundry room, main entry mud room/gear storage. Two decks with tables, chairs, umbrellas. Gas BBQ. Completely outfitted. Just bring your clothes and food.
Mill Creek flows out of the Absaroka Mountains to the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley and is a major source of Cutthroat trout for the upper Yellowstone. During the day, you can fish in the beautiful canyon creek for these legendary Cutthroat trout up into the National Forest. A day trip to Yellowstone National Park is a must. Viewing the magnificent scenery and wildlife is an experience that hikers, photographers, fishers, etc., will never forget.
Owners Johnny Hale and Joan Watts have lived in the Livingston area for 40 years and 20 years respectively. Johnny, a fisheries biologist by education, is a retired movie grip and former leader of a country/western rock group called the Buffalo Chips. He was a staff writer for ATV in Los Angeles when the company was owned by the Beatles. He retired from music when the company was sold. Joan a landscape painter, was formerly a marketing director and fund raiser for non-profit organizations in California. She opened the Blue Winged Olive, An Angler's Bed & Breakfast in 1995. The B&B has been written up in many publications including Fly Rod & Reel and The Wall Street Journal. Many of her guests return year after year. She is the daughter of the late writer, Alan Watts, philosopher and authority on Zen Buddhism. Both Johnny & Joan are avid fly fishers. Many guests have been greeted by various Jack Russells over the years, most recently by Eddie, a rescued Parson Jack Russell. Between them, they have eight adult children and thirteen grandchildren. They built the cabin as a retreat and vacation rental for folks like themselves, that enjoy occasional solitude in an incredibly tranquil setting.
Joan Watts purchased this cabin in 2007
What a great place to stay!! Cozy, and private. Just what we were looking for. This cabin has all that you need to have a great time. Very clean and an easy drive to Yellowstone. Would highly recommend
This is a wonderful cabin and we were so thankful to be able to rent from such thoughtful and conscientious owners. They have thought of everything and the communication is fantastic! The cabin is beautifully located and furnished, and very comfortable. This was a very special vacation for our family and one that we had really looked forward to doing for a couple of years. The cabin and the owner's kindness really helped to make our vacation wonderful and we will never forget our time in Montana!
My daughter, her husband, my son and I stayed here for 3 days as a base camp for visiting Yellowstone and the Paradise Valley area. We loved the little cabin so much and really enjoyed hiking on the trails up Mill Creek Road and exploring this area. After a long day at Yellowstone, we stopped at Chico Hot Springs (nearby)for a lovely dinner and a soak and looked forward to arriving back to Mill Creek Retreat where we knew we would find peace and relaxation. The cabin is very well equipped, beautifully decorated, clean and cozy, and has all the comforts one could need.
If you want to experience true Montana hospitality this is the place for you. My fiancé and I stayed at the cabin as we were looking for a permament residence in the area. Owner Joan was great from the time we arrived, she even tried to help us find a place to live. The cabin itself is also wonderful, very well maintained, and nestled in the pines of Paradise Valley. The cabin also offers a number of outside activities and the area has breathtaking mountain views. Would recommend to both family and friends.
Brad & Claire
My husband and son and I spent a week at Mill Creek Lodge and had a blast! We are from the city of Chicago so the peaceful setting of the house and falling to sleep with the sound of Mill Creek in the distance when it is pitch black outside made sleeping wonderful. We enjoyed countless hikes, horseback riding in Yellowstone, hot springs in Chico, coffee shop and gallery visits in Livingston and a day trip to Bozeman with our high school son. Our son is a runner and enjoyed daily 8-10 mile runs on Mill creek road. We had 8 unplugged days without phone or computer. Listened to music, read and grilled out most evenings. Joan was very helpful with suggestions and made us feel right at home. Thanks again! The Fricke/Grbas
We have nothing but great things to say about the "Millcreek Retreat" cabin. This was our second visit to Montana and this cabin was so comfortable, quiet, and accommodating! We loved the garage to pull into and unpack after a day of fishing (which we caught a lot of cut throat) and hiking. Along with the long table in the garage to lay out our hiking and fishing gear. We also loved how well the cabin was stocked with everything we needed... from cooking in the kitchen, the grill, the cooler, and the boot dryer to dry our wading boots! Thanks Joan for allowing us to use your beautiful cabin. We made so many memories that will last us a lifetime! We hope to come back and visit soon!
6.5 miles east on Mill Creek Rd., off Highway 89 South. Adjacent to Paradise Valley near Pray and Emigrant. Borders National Forest and BLM lands. Hiking trails, creeks, waterfalls, lakes and the Yellowstone River. Ten minutes from Chico Hot Springs (pool), restaurant, snack bar, trail rides and spa. Fifteen minutes to Emigrant Store and gas station, historic Old Saloon and Livery Stable Restaurant and the River's Edge Bar and Grill. Wildlife includes deer, bear, mountain lions, elk. Lots of fishing.
Other Activities: Located on Mill Creek with native Yellowstone Cutthroat, 40 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, near the Yellowstone River, wade and drift boat guides available. We can recommend outfitters/guides and areas to fish.
Golf: There is an eight hole golf club in Livingston, about a forty minute drive from the cabin.
Ski: Cross country skiing is available out the door of the cabin and up on forest service roads. Dog sledding and skijoring are favorite activities of winter guests. Nearest major ski area is Bridger Ski Bowl about an hour's drive from the cabin towards Bozeman.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 22 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. This facility is licensed by the Montana Dept. of Health & Human Services.
A 50% deposit is required at time of booking reservation. Balance will be due 21 days prior to occupancy. AmEx, Visa, MasterCard and personal checks accepted forms of payment. Owner processes payments.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.