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Lisa Rudacil

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Vacationing in the Montana Rockies

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 BR, 2 Full BA, Sleeps 2-6

We are walking distance to fishing in the Yellowstone River. Imagine walking out the front door and seeing Emigrant Peak at 11,000 across the street and hundreds of stars overhead at night! Our vacation retreat is located in the town of Emigrant, MT in Paradise Valley, MT.

We are 55 minutes from the Bozeman-International Airport (BZN). We are a 30 minute, easy ride to the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park at Mammoth Hot Springs. The ride through Paradise Valley to Yellowstone National Park is amazing!

Hells A-Roarin Horse Drive in Gardiner, MT on the Saturday of Memorial weekend, is something to see!

We have spectacular mountain views and three acres of common ground. We are minutes away from Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa where you can enjoy the hot springs pools, fine dining, and entertainment. Their number is 1-800-HOT-WADA.

We are 25 minutes from Livingston with gourmet restaurants, community theaters, movie theaters, art galleries and unique shops.

Come enjoy world-class trout fishing, big game hunting, skiing, horseback riding and river rafting on the Yellowstone River. Also, a great place if you live in Montana, Stay Vacation-Stay Close to Home Vacationing.

Search for Gems at Gem Valley in Paradise Valley at Mile Marker 41, Highway 89 from 9 am-5 pm.

Things to Do: Inside of Yellowstone, between Mammoth Hot Springs and Gardiner, Montana, soak in the Boiling River (hot water from Mammoth) and the Gardiner River. This is a great hike and then a refreshing experience. Bring your water shoes to enjoy this activity year round.

*The National Park Service centennial celebrations are scheduled for late August.*

Enjoy the Espresso Bar at Chico Hot Springs Resort Gift Shop and at the Wild Flour Bakery.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lisa Rudacil (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Lisa Rudacil

Rudy and I live in Maryland. Rudy was a home inspector and licensed public insurance adjustor and I am a speech/language pathologist and retired after working for 35 years in the public schools. Rudy is originally from VA and I am originally from MI. We have both lived in 5 different states.

We love to travel, especially in the west, and enjoy visiting our grandsons in Oregon.

We are committed to providing a rental experience that serves our guests and makes their trip as comfortable as possible!

Lisa Rudacil purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Lisa Rudacil chose Yellowstone

Rudy and I spent 3 summers vacationing in Montana (Glacier National Park and in Yellowstone). On a trip to Yellowstone in 2005, we stayed at Chico Hot Springs Resort in Paradise Valley and watched as the townhouses, at Avalon Villas, were being built. We were so taken with the breath taking views, the wildlife and Emigrant, that we decided that we wanted to own our own small piece of Montana. Two months later we called the developer and asked her if any of the townhouses were available. There were two left. We chose an end unit, thinking that we would have more light and views of the Big Sky. This all took place while driving on the Washington, DC Beltway. When I turned to my husband to ask him if we he thought that we had made the right decision, he said, 'look out the window.' In the lane next to our vehicle, was a semi-truck from Billings, Montana. I guess that was our sign.

What makes this townhome unique

Breath taking views and well appointed accommodations. Winter time activities, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is even dog sledding at Chico Hot Springs Resort along with their hot springs pools. We are a great Winter getaway!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house was wonderful and stocked full of every different supply anyone could need, you thought of everything! Thank you again for your hospitality, we will definately use your townhouse again!
Jul 2011
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based on 52 traveler reviews

Vacationing in the Montana Rockies
average rating of 4.923077 based on 54 reviews
Rockville, MD

Our Amazing Time in Paradise Valley

  • 5 of 5

How could I live this long without realizing how beautiful Montana is, especially Paradise Valley where the Yellowstone River flows? I had the most wonderful vacation staying in Lisa and Rudy's townhouse (in an extremely small development) which is just across the road from the Yellowstone River. The location is perfect: A 30 minute drive to Yellowstone Park, A 30 minute drive to Livingston (where there are excellent restaurants), views of mountains and plains, in the middle of breathtaking countryside. Day trips Into Yellowstone Park are easy; we saw elk, bison, a bear, mountain goats, and a red-tail hawk. In the valley we saw swans, an osprey nest with chicks, rabbits, many horses, cattle, geese, and on the Bear Tooth Highway, free-range cows.

Chico Hot Springs resort is 3 miles away, offering a gourmet restaurant, bar, swimming or sitting in pools fed by natural thermal springs, a fantastic riding stable offering trail rides of 1 to 3 hours and more. (This horse wrangler and staff are the best run outfit I have ever encountered with tons of support and encouragement for novice riders, including children.)

This house is very clean and comfortable. Lisa and Rudy are excellent, well-organized hosts. I highly recommend a vacation in Paradise Valley and staying at this house. It is an excellent value!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ermon, we so appreciate your catching the "Montana Fever" and especially when you were staying at our townhome. We were more than happy to guide you through some of the most beautiful places in the US! Thank you again for being our guests.
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Sheridan Oregon

Wonderful, with everything you need for a comfortable stay in Emigrant.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Emigrant at this townhouse for 4 nights while touring Yellowstone and the surrounding area. It was very clean and well equipped. The owner has gone out of their way to provide info on interesting attractions in the area as well as incidentals like bear spray, insect spray, and sunscreen. The beds and furnishings are very comfortable, and the artwork, photography and decorating make it feel very welcoming and homey. Emigrant is a cute town with a wonderful bakery (great breakfasts!), BBQ joint, and a new/old restaurant, The Livery Stable, adjoining The Old Saloon, which we enjoyed very much (all within walking distance!). Nearby Chico Hot Springs is very nice to visit for a day at the spa or enjoying the pool, and the gift shop has too much good stuff! It is close enough to the park, yet away from the hustle and bustle of Gardener. We also loved hunting for sapphires and garnets at nearby Gem Valley. We will stay here again; it was a very nice place to come back to at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brenda, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we could help you know the great things available in and around Emigrant. Thank you for being our guests! Lisa and Rudy
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Burke, VA, USA

True Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our son (12yr old) had the most amazing time. The house was beyond our expectation. Very clean and well equipped and in a great location for enjoying the parks. We spent 7 days here and couldn't have been more happy. Everything we needed was there including lots of information on things to do, coolers, towels for the springs and lots more. Lisa was very informative and helpful from the start. There is an excellent breakfast bakery and BBQ place within walking distance as well as an old Saloon. We ate dinner in Livingston several times which is only a short drive away and is a nice little town. The northern part of the park is only a 30 min drive away and in my opinion is the best part of the park having explored every mile of the road system as well as the surrounding towns and Grand Teton. Mammoth and Lamar Valley are both short drives from the house. We saw a Grizzly bear in Grand Teton and two Black bears in Lamar Valley as well as several Coyotes, elk and Bison. The drive to the park is nice and we saw a lot of Elk, deer and Bison every day on our way to and from the park. Also the town of Gardiner which you drive through to get to the park is a cool little town with lots of adventure places. We took a hiking tour through a company in Gardiner and had a blast. We talked to a lot of people who were staying inside the park and they were all jealous of us. They spent a ton more money and were in basically hotel rooms while we were living it up in a beautiful house away from all the hullabaloo. When the day of touring is done there is nothing better than getting 30 minutes away to enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere that Emigrant provides. We will be making another trip to Yellowstone and you can bet we will be staying here again. Thanks Lisa!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jason, Wow! It sounds as though your family had a wonderful week in Paradise Valley and the Parks! Thank you so much for being our guests and for reserving so far ahead of your stay, so that you were able to enjoy choosing such a good time of year. We hope that you are able to visit again! Thank you for being our guests and the lovely review! Lisa and Rudy
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Home was as described. It was clean and had a welcoming feeling.

Lisa and Rudy were always available if we had any questions.

I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great trip! We know how important it is to stay in contact with our guests coming to Paradise Valley and Yellowstone. Thanks again! Lisa and Rudy
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Everything we expected and more

  • 5 of 5

The property was in top condition, and the area was every bit as scenic and interesting as we expected. The beds were super comfy, and the townhome was very quiet and restful. We even had a deer in the back patio area taking a morning munch on some greenery. The drive to Yellowstone was about half an hour, and the scenery along the way made it easily tolerated. We saw herds of deer and elk outside the park on that drive, by the way. Overall, I give this my best rating. If we ever come back to Montana, we know where to stay.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rudy and I are thrilled that you had such a nice stay and enjoyed the ride to Yellowstone from our town house in Emigrant. Thank you for being our guests!
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Absolutely perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be more perfect! Beautiful townhouse, spotless, very well stocked, right in the center of everything to do. We rent homes often on vacation and this was by far the best! It's even more beautiful in person. And a great price! Would most definitely rent this townhouse again and will highly recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had lots of adventures during your trip and were able to extend an extra day. Thank you for your help and comments during your stay. We really miss being in Montana and are happy when are guests enjoy it as much as we do! Thanks again, Lisa and Rudy
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport BZN
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Highway 89 and Interstate 90
Car: necessary

We are located in the town of Emigrant. We are a short walk to the Wild Flour Bakery Cafe, post office, bank, mercantile and general store, and great steaks at the Livery Stable. Yellowstone National Park offers days of exploring with water falls, wild life, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs Lake Hotel and Lodge and many things to see. We are located in south central Montana, 31 miles north of Yellowstone. Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa, a few minutes away offers delicious meals. We are 25 minutes south of Livingston, MT.

Other Activities: Natural hot springs


Rates & Availability

Emigrant Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 29 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 9 2016 - Dec 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Emigrant Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • There is a full bathroom in the master bedroom on the second floor and a full bathroom/laundry room on the main floor. We will provide towels and paper goods to begin your trip. Hair dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 beds
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full
  • We have two bedrooms on the second floor with queen size beds, 1 twin, dressers, pillows, blankets, down comforters, etc. In the living room we have a queen size and full size comfort sleeper sofas. Laundry room-washer and dryer free to all guests. We have plenty of closet space. We have down and non-down comforters and fiberfill pillows.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Washer and dryer in main floor bathroom. Our townhome has carpeted stairs and bedrooms. You can use the garage to store your things or park your car. If you smoke outside, please clean up any litter before checking out of the property. Dish TV, we hope you enjoy your stay in Montana as much as we do!

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