RETREAT ON THE YELLOWSTONE...LOCATED IN THE HEART OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RETREAT ON THE YELLOWSTONE...LOCATED IN THE HEART OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY

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Convenient to Yellowstone National Park and Chico Hot Springs Resort.

The Home: The House has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and sleeps 12. Beautifully furnished, Riverwatch is predominantly a glass structure, exemplifying the architectural philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright. Utilizing its form to take full advantage of its location, bands of glass on both floors provide 360 degree views of the Absaroka and Gallatin mountain ranges. As it captures the constantly changing light, Riverwatch is a continuous inspiration for all who come to the mountains for a retreat.

Location and History:

Located in the heart of the Paradise Valley, Riverwatch is nestled along the shore of the Yellowstone River, the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states. The Yellowstone originates at the Continental Divide in northwestern Wyoming and flows northward

through Yellowstone National Park where it both feeds and drains Yellowstone Lake, the deepest high elevation lake in North America. Lured by the mysteries of what is now considered to be one of the largest thermal areas in the Park, the owners of Riverwatch came in 1985 to film, study and explore the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. In 2005, they purchased Riverwatch as a home base to support future research in Yellowstone. The home invites you to celebrate the spirit of exploration with historical photographs of the 1871 Hayden Expedition. 135 years ago, Ferdinand Hayden began his journey into Yellowstone setting out from Bottlers Ranch, a point just across the river from

where Riverwatch stands today. Together with his painter, Thomas Moran and his photographer, William H. Jackson, these gifted explorers inspired Congress to establish Yellowstone as our first National Park and in 1871 produced the first bathymetric map of

Yellowstone Lake. You will truly appreciate their genius when you contrast their original map with the 21st century 3D bathymetry map a team of scientists produced with the owners of Riverwatch. Both are on display in this wonderful home. Underwater footage, images of the lake-bottom and mapping technology also on display stand in stark contrast to Hayden's lead plumb line and small animal-skin boat. Working with university and park scientists, the U.S. Geological Survey, and private not-for-profit institutions, the owners continue to explore Yellowstone Lake. Your stay at Riverwatch continues to support ongoing research in Yellowstone National Park and many other places around the world.

Details:

Maximum # of guests 10 -12

Bedrooms 5

Bedroom 1 King

Bedroom 2 Queen

Bedroom 3 (2) Twins (extra long)

Bedroom 4 (1) Full and (1) Twin daybed

Bedroom 5 (2) Bunk beds (sleeps 4)

Bathrooms 3

Bathroom 1 Full with tub

Bathroom 2 Full with shower

Bathroom 3 full with shower

Dining Room Seats 12

House Square Footage 2,200

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Julia Reichert

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Our migration west started almost 29 years ago in the summer of 1985. Entering the Yellowstone region for the first time, we pushed our way over the Beartooth Mountains, our truck heavily laden with some of the most state of the art underwater equipment ever to enter Yellowstone. If ever there was a defining moment in one's life, this was surely it for us. Armed with our first grant from the United States Government to study the bottom of Yellowstone Lake, we came to support scientists from a variety of institutions. Using our curious little underwater vehicle, we went on to film, photo document, map and collect samples of one of the most fascinating high elevation lakes in the world. This mission, the migrations and the exploration continue today. From the underwater discoveries of inflating domes of hot water and gases to the most recent discoveries of new life, we are truly privileged to be a part of this exciting and ever-changing region we call Yellowstone.

Julia Reichert purchased this house in 2005

As our guests, we would like to welcome you to Riverwatch. This home is a result of a love affair with Yellowstone. As we have often reminded ourselves, a visit to Riverwatch is a constant reminder of 'America's Best Idea'. The historical photographs of the 1871 Hayden Expedition reminds you of a bygone era; and era of true exploration into areas fabulously rich in history and natural beauty. As you settle into Riverwatch, you will undoubtedly get a sense of our intrigue with this 'place'. We truly hope you can 'put life aside' for a moment and enjoy all that surrounds you. We suspect you'll agree it is truly an amazing area to visit.

Riverwatch is located in the heart of the Paradise Valley with the Absaroka mountain range to the east and the Gallatin mountain range to the west. Livingston is 32 miles to the north, Yellowstone National Park is 20 miles to the south, and 54 miles to the west is Bozeman. One of the highlights of any visit to Riverwatch is exploring the wonders of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). In the spring, summer and fall seasons, hiking, camping, horseback riding, photography, wildlife viewing, boating and fishing are all great outdoor activities. In the winter months, Yellowstone is an entirely different world. Access to the Parks interior at the northern entrance is via snow coach, snowmobile or cross-country skiing. Cross country ski equipment is available for rent at the Mammoth Hotel. The road to Cooke City is open to four wheel drive vehicle traffic and offers access to many trails inside the Park. The Yellowstone Institute has many wonderful courses that run year-round and are very modestly priced. Photography, wildlife viewing, boating and fishing are also available here. In addition, there are numerous companies that offer guided rafting services on the Yellowstone River. If you like to fish, the Yellowstone River is 100' from your door at Riverwatch. You can bring your own gear or rent it from one of the many local fishing stores in the area. If you like to soak in hot springs, there are two choices within easy reach of Riverwatch. The 'Boiling River' is just inside the parks northern entrance. In addition, CHICO Hot Springs Resort is just 7 miles north of Riverwatch. CHICO has 2 spring-fed, partially enclosed pools and is a great spot for both adults and children.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Bozeman -Gallatin Field
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-90
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Chico Hot Springs and Resort
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Yellowstone National Park - Cross Country
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Chico Hot Springs and Resort
Car: necessary

Riverwatch is located in the heart of the Paradise Valley with the Absaroka mountain range to the east and the Gallatin mountain range to the west. Livingston is 32 miles to the north, Yellowstone National Park is 20 miles to the south, and 54 miles to the west is

Bozeman. Although there are other airports in the area, Bozeman’s Gallatin Field is the most convenient arrival/departure point for visiting the Paradise Valley. Reservations for the airline and rental cars should be made well in advance of your planned visit.

One of the highlights of any visit to Riverwatch is exploring the wonders of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). In the spring, summer and fall seasons, hiking, camping, horseback riding, photography, wildlife viewing, boating and fishing are all great outdoor activities. In the winter months, Yellowstone is an entirely different world. Access to the Parks interior at the northern entrance is via snow coach, snowmobile or cross-country skiing. Weather permitting, guided daily trips are available to Old Faithful and Canyon Village. Cross country ski equipment is available for rent at the Mammoth Hotel. The road to Cooke City is open to four wheel drive vehicle traffic and offers access to many trails inside the Park.

The Yellowstone Institute has many wonderful courses that run year-round and are very modestly priced. These courses are run by experienced naturalists and scientists who are experts in Yellowstone’s natural and cultural history. Courses do require advanced reservations. Also, contact YNP and the Livingston Chamber of Commerce to receive updated visitor packages. The Paradise Valley offers National Forest access from many different locations. Hiking, camping, horseback riding, photography, wildlife viewing, boating and fishing are also available here. In addition, because you are not in YNP, there are numerous companies that offer guided rafting services on the Yellowstone River. If you like to fish, the Yellowstone River is 100' from your door at Riverwatch. You can bring your own gear or rent it from one of the many local fishing stores in the area.

There are also a number of professional guides that offer fishing trips down the river. Montana fishing permits are available at the Emigrant Store which is located 7 miles north of Riverwatch on highway 89. While visiting Livingston, you might take the time to

visit the International Fly Fishing Museum. If you like to soak in hot springs, there are two choices within easy reach of Riverwatch. The 'Boiling River' is just inside the parks northern entrance. It is very near the sign that marks the 45th Parallel and parking is available for access. In addition to this area, CHICO Hot Springs Resort is just 7 miles north of Riverwatch. CHICO has 2 spring-fed, partially enclosed pools and is a great spot for both adults and children. They are also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can do both while you are there. Dinner reservations are normally required. Livingston and Bozeman are within reasonable driving distance of Riverwatch. Activities such as museums, rodeos, shopping and skiing are all well within your reach. Bridger Bowl and Big Sky are two first class skiing areas that offer both cross country and downhill trails in the winter. The train museum in Livingston and the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman are well worth the trip and enjoyable for all age groups.

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Emigrant House Rental Rates

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All Seasons
Jan 30 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $270 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $850
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes See contract for complete terms and conditions
½ Rental Fee (return with contract)
Balance (plus security deposit) 60 Days prior to date of arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

Emigrant House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fishing
Notes:
Beautiful Furnishing, Amazing Views of Mountains, Unique History,
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