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Playful Mountain Retreat*Hot Tub*Trampoline*Ping Pong Table*Yellowstone Park


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Speaks: english, dutch
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Playful Mountain Retreat*Hot Tub*Trampoline*Ping Pong Table*Yellowstone Park

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Emigrant House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedroom,2 1/2 bathroom,recreation room with extra kitchen,on 20 private acres.

Wishing for Peace in Paradise?

Where on Earth will you find this?


Tasting the spirit of nature by just entering this unique property overlooking Paradise Valley with a stunning view of Emigrant Peak.The Home is surrounded by 20 acres of canyons, hills and cliffs. There is a beautiful WRAP-AROUND DECK with outdoor seating and a hot tub that accommodates up to 7 people, a perfect place to observe Montana's starry nights. We have a front lawn that is maintained and holds the possibility of small sided soccer games, volleyball, badminton and various other lawn games. For our guests with small children, we have a smaller play tee-pee, a swing set and a trampoline that is dug into the ground. Take a leisurely walk to the campfire pit only a short distance away from the house where you can have a real Montana camping experience with cookouts and story telling around open fire and under open sky. For those wanting to indulge their free native wild spirit and roughing it, we offer a humble sleeping space in the larger tee-pee near the camp fire!

The Paradise Mountain Retreat is a 6 bedroom home that will comfortably accommodate 16 people.

The house features a recreation room with a ping pong table and an extra kitchenette.

There are two bedrooms with king size beds, one bedroom containing two twin size beds, one bedroom with a full size bed, one bedroom with a queen, the largest bedroom contains a queen bed along with two twin size beds. We also have a queen size pull out couch in the living room.

The kitchen features granite counters and is well equipped to meet all your cooking needs. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate multiple cooks and helpers, it is a great holiday kitchen. The kitchen also has a dishwasher, convection oven and large french door refrigerator. The dinning room has a wooden table that is large enough to accommodate up to 14 people.

For those cold, magical winter days the floor heat radiates through the playful Mexican style tiles while the wood stove keeps the whole house feeling cozy and warm.

For winter fun outdoors we have a list of exciting options:

* for a Hot Springs experience, try Chico Hot Springs Resort, located 15 min away. Or for the more adventurous type, try the Boiling River located in Yellowstone park just before Mammoth (40 min away).

*Sledding at snowbank camp ground up Mill Creek Road (20 min away).

*DOG SLED RIDE, jingle belling through a winter wonderland with Absaroka Dog Sledding Company located at Chico Hot Springs Resort (15 min away).

*YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK--- Take the family ice skating, snowshoeing or cross country skiing all conveniently located in Mammoth Hot Springs. (40 min)

To catch the winter wildlife, take a drive through Lamar Valley, the best winter wildlife watching route. You might spot wolves, coyotes, buffalo and here and there a sneaky fox.

At the end of this route, you will find yourself pleasantly surprised at the sight of Cooke City; an old-western rural village tucked away in the mountains where you can rest your horse(oh sorry, park your car!) slurp some hearty winter soup and be ready for the trip back home.

*world famous downhill ski resort Bridger Bowl is located an hour and a half away from Paradise Mountain Retreat.

Of course, the cozy home and hot tub will be waiting for you upon your return to the Paradise Mountain Retreat.


A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. In the event of cancellation, a full refund of your deposit will be made (within 14 days) if we are notified at least 60 days in advance of your confirmed arrival date. If however, you cancel within 60 days and we are able to fill your dates, we will be pleased to refund your deposit less $50 administration fee. The balance of your rental fee along with a $250 security deposit and accommodation tax of 7% is due on arrival (security deposit refunded within two weeks of departure). We accept Master card, Visa & personal and traveler's checks.

*Cancellation refunds will not be issued when multiple cancellations are requested at the same time, due to the following circumstances beyond the control of the Paradise Mountain Retreat: Natural disasters and acts of God, Acts of terrorism, Governmental shutdowns or other restrictions effecting the enjoyment of the region, Social or economic disorder or collapse.

Keywords: Montana, Yellowstone National Park, Whitewater rafting, horse back riding, fly fishing, Chico hot springs, boiling river, skiing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, x-country skiing, hiking,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

Pouwel and Miriam Gelderloos are immigrants from the old country The Netherlands. After many adventures and travels they pitched their tent in Paradise Valley. They were fortunate to purchase their own 6 bedroom Paradise Mountain Retreat to raise their 8 children, spoiling them with wildlife, caves, cliffs, canyons, storytelling by campfires accompanied by the music of the hooting owls, cooing doves, twitter of song birds and the whispering winds.

Miriam is a former Montessori Teacher, Pouwel is a Builder/Designer/Innovator known for his signature craftsmanship. Come and vist his last project our solar powered and heated greenhouse.The Paradise Mountain Retreat is now available as a vacation rental,to share its countless bounty and blessings with kindred spirits.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Emigrant

The property really choose us. It was a perfect match. we were looking for mountains, wilderness, beauty, lots of space, a comfortable and cozy family home, sheltered garden, dramatic views and all this close to the magic of Yellowstone National Park. It is a central point between Bridger Bowl Ski Resort and Yellowstone Park. And here we are one half hour away from the Yellowstone National Park and an hour away from Bozeman, a bustling university town with its cultural and natural diversities. Not to forget to mention Historic downtown Livingston(half hour away), an eclectic gallery paradise with its eateries, breweries and wine cellars.

Our children grew up with weekly Chico Hot Spring visits ( 8 minutes away), bridge jumping and floating the Yellowstone River.( 5 minutes away) But most of all they lived daily with the wildlife wonders of a mini Yellowstone Park that covered and adjoined our 20+ acres of Paradise Mountain Retreat.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated at a precise midpoint in Paradise valley minutes from premium elk and deer public land hunting grounds and prime fishing on Yellowstone River. 30 Minutes away from North entrance to Yellowstone Park with access to Lamar Valley for prime winter wildlife viewing and cross country skiing among the geysers in Mammoth Hot Springs. The Paradise Mountain Retreat is Heaven for young and old. It always surpasses everyone's expectations. It is ideal for large groups and still cozy and intimate for a intimate getaway and for small families. It is a Real Home away from Home with enough room and space, inside as well as outside, for everyone to be happy. The gourmet cooks enjoy the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, the teenagers can't wait to explore the cliffs and canyons. The younger children spontaneously kick off their shoes, run out unto the inviting lawn exploring the tepee and discovering the dug in trampoline hidden by a a circle of green bushes and then run to the swing set.They will find a family of deer or rabbits somewhere hidden close by. Moms enjoy a quiet moment in the hammock under the trees. I will not forget to mention the views from artistically placed picture windows in the house, the stillness that speaks peacefully day and night, the starry sky adored from a soothing hot tub after a day of exploring The Yellowstone National park. The house is for rent by itself, however, tenters are welcome also. The larger Tee-pee is also available for adventurous spirits!

Take advantage of the many winter activities around. Great Snowmobiling and Cross Country skiing trails in Mill Creek and Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone Park, a 30 minute drive. Downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl, a 1 hour drive. Downhill sledding or dog sledding in Mill Creek, a 30 minute drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

June 28, 2008

Delightful stay at this beautiful mountain home.

Thank you for sharing your home, we enjoyed the beautiful weather, playing soccer on the front lawn, hiking, enjoying the hot tub and visiting Yellowstone.

All your work on making this home a comfortable vacation is appreciated!
Mar 2009
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Playful Mountain Retreat*Hot Tub*Trampoline*Ping Pong Table*Yellowstone Park
average rating of 4.931818 based on 51 reviews
Missoula, Mt

Amazing Birthday Get Away

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for my 23rd birthday weekend get away and let me just tell you... WE HAD A BLAST! The house was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Miriam was more than a gracious host, she recently put in a ping pong table which was a huge hit. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of cooking utensils and tools. The house was large and clean (plenty of room) and the hot tub warm and clean. All in all a great time! I highly suggest it.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hammond, LA

Fun for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for my sister's 40th birthday celebration with friends and family! This home is just as you see in the photos! We had all ages from 4-67! There was plenty of room and fun for everyone! We cooked every meal at the house and had plenty of space for entertaining. The house is equipped with everything you can think of that you may need (towels, pillows, blankets, laundry room, etc.), just bring your food, beverages, and clothing! I can only wish we could have stayed longer and next time we will. It was a dream!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Multiple-family NYE get-away

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house as our big NYE vacation spot. We were 4 families, all with kids between the ages of 1-9. There were plenty of comfy, spacious bedrooms for everyone- including a couple bedrooms large enough for pack n plays. We all had something to do the whole time- hiking the gorgeous hills around the property, making fires outside in the fire pit, jumping on the tramp, hot tubbing and of course, ping pong! The kitchen and dining area was really the hit amoungst the grown-ups. There was plenty of space for multiple cooks and then dining table, beside the kitchen, was a perfect spot to hang while the meal was being prepped. The big treat for me was the in-floor heat. It made for a truly cozy get-away.

We made wonderful memories and are already talking about coming back during summer months.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our week-long family gathering in August. The variety of sleeping configurations accommodated the 12 (ages from 7 to 68) who slept in the house. In addition, two of us slept in our RV, which we parked in the driveway.

We had all our meals in the house. The kitchen was well-equipped and we made use of the outdoor bar-be-que, the slow cooker, microwave, coffee maker, pots and pans. At our largest meal, we sat 17 in the dining area. The lovely garden provided fresh berries and tomatoes.

The setting is beautiful, with the view of Mt. Emigrant and a large lawn in front of the house. There are so many things for children: play structure, teepee, basketball hoop and balls, trampoline, not to mention the indoor games. With easy access to Yellowstone N.P., we made several day trips into different parts of the park.

One of the adults wrote: “Such a kid friendly house, we loved our stay. Loved the deer in the yard! Thank you so much!”

One of the children (age 9) wrote: “Thank you for letting us stay in this house. I really liked the trampoline.”

Another adult wrote:” This is a beautiful environment and house. Prado (miniature poodle) and I had a wonderful time enjoying both...I would return in a heartbeat.”

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Jackson WY

Beautiful setting and lovely hosts

  • 4 of 5

We celebrated my 50th birthday weekend here with 12 friends. We had a very enjoyable weekend. The official celebration Saturday Sept 6 was a combination of a lovely float on the Yellowstone River with the put in very close to the property and the take out several miles down the highway. The evening activity was celebrated at Chico Hot Springs in the wine cellar and could not have been a more special setting for my friends and I to have a lovely evening with dancing in the bar for the final night cap. We would recommend this property to others.

Bridget Mullen

Jackson WY

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great time and great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 8 really enjoyed our stay. The beds were comfortable as advertised, the views of the mountains are even better then the pictures. The distance to Yellowstone was perfect. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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Pine Creek Lodge & Cafe
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Old Saloon
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Black Mountain Outfitters
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Story Cattle Co. and Outfitting
"For your Fall hunt"
Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa
"Absaroke Dogsled Treks available at Chico during the winter!"
Yellowstone National Park
Boiling River
"This hot springs is really a gem! Wake up early and watch the sunrise while soaking in nature!"
follow yer' nose BBQ
Emigrant Fishing Access
"Easy access for fishermen, boaters, floaters and swimmers. Has a sandy island beach you can ..."
Montana Whitewater
"Montana whitewater offers rafting, flyfishing,and ziplining! Whether you are seeking thrills..."
Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Rockin' HK Outfitters
"Guiding Yellowstone National Park horseback day rides and pack trips. Backcountry Fly-Fish..."
Livingston Country Club
Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser Basin
Lamar Valley
Gil's Goods
"Best pizza in Livingston!"
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Yellowstone River Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

Paradise Valley scenic airplane rides, River boating/tube floating, Yellowstone National Park 30 minutes away, Historic landmark 'Chico Hot Springs' minutes away, Trout-filled mountain lakes, Backpacking, Overnight camping/hiking trails to remote areas, Petrified wood treks, Dog sledding, Elk horn hunting, Rodeos, Horse clinics, Local Music Events.


Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Emigrant House Rental Rates

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High Season and Holidays
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
Cleaning fee $250.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes There is a 2.5% fee per payment made with a credit card.
Check payments are preferred.

The security deposit is due upon arrival in the form of a check for the amount of $250
And will be destroyed after we have cleaned and inspected the house.
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Emigrant House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2) 2 Full Beds In Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) All new. High quality. Can easily be rolled together., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in optional attached apartment sleeps 2
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Summer:Property features organic garden and green house, a dug in trampoline surrounded by Comfrey plants. a swing set and slide for small children, a camp fire pit in the canyon 100ft from the house, one large teepee, one small teepee,beautiful large lawn,canyons and cave, private camping spots.Hike on private property with spectacular views of Paradise Valley. Winter: The Mexican tiles in Kitchen and Living room are comfortably warmed by radiant floor heat!

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