Montana doesn't get any more real than this. We invite you to our secluded historic cabin 30 feet away from the Yellowstone River in the heart of Paradise Valley. Come and stay awhile, watch the river go by and listen to the sounds of the Yellowstone River's great birds moving over the river from the cabin deck. If you're quiet, you can hear the wind from their wings in flight just feet away from you.
You may want to play a little game of horseshoes before grilling up a good dinner on the barbecue grill. Toss in your fishing line from the property's banks or launch a raft and sail away. Or you could just soak up the sights and sounds until your appetite gets you moving to dine at Chico or the many other nearby dining choices.
The manicured mature trees and shrubs on the property provide an idyllic park-like setting. There is a fire pit and benches for a relaxing evening fire, long conversations and marshmallow roasting. Count on having an all-wheel drive vehicle for the driveway. It's a steep one!
Keywords: Paradise Valley, Yellowstone River, fishing, cottage, lodge, summerhouse, hut
Ralph and I bought this property soon after we were established with a job in Yellowstone National Park. We fell in love with Yellowstone and the unparalleled beauty of Paradise Valley. After searching real estate for a long time, the opportunity to purchase this property became available and the rest is history.
The Owner purchased this cabin in 1979
We couldn't have found a more perfect place for us. The charming cabin and the relaxing location was wonderful. We enjoyed sitting by the river and chatting as we watched wildlife and drift boats and beautiful sunsets. The cabin is in mint condition, tucked away right along the Yellowstone River. Close to Chico Hotsprings, Pine Creek Cafe and Yellowstone National Park. It was a perfect little getaway for us.
We choose this property for it's waterfront location, seclusion and easy assess to Yellowstone National Park's North entrance. Jackie and Ralph were wonderful hosts who have lovingly maintained the land and fully equipped restored cabin. They are great resources for the area and Yellowstone, leaving us there cell phones to contact them at any time but also are very respectful of our privacy. Flowers and homemade wine welcomed us.
Some area treasures- nearby Pray Cafe staff were so welcoming, loved meeting the Patty and family. The Old Saloon in Emigrant for beer and dinner. Also in Emigrant the Barbecue and bakery. Chico Hot Springs.
Gardiner and Yellowstone Entrance is over 30 miles away but an easy drive. Staying in Pray will give you the Montana experience of quiet fields, ranches and the beautiful river.
We loved our drive on the Bear Tooth Highway, our hike at Roosevelt Lodge which was cut short by a Bison on the trail. At the North Entrance of Yellowstone are the Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces and the Albright Visitor Center which is graced by the Elk grazing on the lawn. While driving from Mammouth to Norris we saw our first Grizzly.
When we return to Yellowstone we will definite stay at the Crabapple Cabin.
This is a beautiful little cabin with magnificent big back yard offering front row seats to the Yellowstone River. My friend and I had booked two float trips on the Yellowstone River and didn't want to trudge back to a generic hotel room after being on the river all day. Staying here was the best decision ever and created memories we will never forget.
The cabin is well equipped - the beds amazingly comfortable. We kicked back in the chairs on the deck each evening and watched the river flow by. Being fishermen - we had to float a fly or two in the evening. It was great fun walking up and down the river and rumor has it we caught some fish :-). Thanks Jackie for taking care of us.
We stayed for several days in July 2013. The cabin was lovely, clean and quiet. Jackie and Ralph were warm and welcoming when we arrived. Being allowed to have our pet along was appreciated. They gave us a bottle of their signature wine and it was fantastic! You really need a vehicle that can get up a very steep gravel hill. After a heavy rain, there were some tense moments but all worked out just fine. You will have a restful and relaxing time. Yellowstone Park is just 40-45 mins away. This is a place you don't want to miss and so much better than a hotel. You will not be disappointed.
Very cozy, yet very adequate for a couple, clean, and complete with everything but food. The setting is great, right on the Yellowstone River, with trees around the cabin and the property. The covered porch is perfect to sit and enjoy the quiet of the area. Shaded and cool.
If I had a complaint it would be the sleeping arrangement. The person sleeping on the inside of the bed has to climb out over the outside person to get up at night. I would actually use that room for the dining table, and move the bed into the front room, just to allow that little extra comfort of getting out on your own side of the bed. The bed itself is wonderful. Very comfortable.
Being pet friendly was important to us, and our dog had a great time there. I would recommend the cabin very completely, and for the price, especially, so much nicer than staying at a hotel or lodge.
If you are looking for a cozy, welcoming, clean, beautiful vacation rental this is it! We stayed for 2 full weeks in this little piece of paradise. The owners are available for any questions and so welcoming; they take wonderful care of the cabin. Everything described in the listing is exactly as it is when you arrive. We would recommend this cabin!!! (especially since we got engaged on our 1st day there right there on the bank of the Yellowstone!) We would rent here again..so relaxing!
Soak in the natural thermal hot springs of Chico Lodge nearby and enjoy their world class dining, enjoy fine dining and entertainment at locally renowned Pine Creek Cafe, visit the awe inspiring sights of Yellowstone National Park via the north entrance in Gardiner, Montana for wildlife viewing and geyser eruptions, check out the park's historic treasures at the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center in Gardiner in view of the Roosevelt Arch and take advantage of the public tours offered there, live theater in Livingston by Crazy Mountain Theater or the Blue Slipper Productions, experience blue ribbon fishing in the waters of the Yellowstone with supplies available at Knolls Fishing on Chicory Road or guided fly fishing trips from the Yellowstone Angler.