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Vacation Rental and Tipi Glamping Experience on the Yellowstone River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), Tipi Sleeps 2-3

Come and spend a few days or weeks on the Yellowstone. Visit Yellowstone National Park, Soak and dine at Chico. Go to a play in Livingston. Or just relax and watch the River flow by...

This home is ideal for families wanting a great vacation location or couples wanting a weekend getaway. It is also an excellent location for a wedding. We have hosted several here over the years.

The house has a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a private bathroom with a bathtub/shower, the second bedoom has a queen-sized bed, the third bedroom has 2 single beds. The second and third bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower.

Play, relax, refresh and watch the wildlife in a home poised high above the Yellowstone River with stunning views of the river and the mountains. Fish from your own back yard. Watch the resident Bald Eagle fish and the White Pelicans float the Yellowstone. Relax and refresh while lounging on the patio or in the sun room in the sunlight. Cuddle in the warmth of the fire in the evening. Be awed by the star filled sky as you see more stars than you have ever seen. Search for the Big and Little Dipper, the Milky way and other constellations and galaxies. Watch the snow line move down the mountains as fall and winter come to Paradise Valley in Big Sky country.

Visit Yellowstone, America's First National Park which is 40 miles/45 minutes to the south and see Bears, Elk, Deer, Moose, Bison and a host of other animals. Tour the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, watch Old Faithful Geyser put on a spectacular show, tour the hot pots at Mammoth Hot Springs and dine in the 100 year old Old Faithful Lodge. Soak in the natural beauty of the Boiling River.

Go horseback riding, drive a dogsled, cross country ski or hike in the mountains, and then soak in the natural hot springs or go to the Day Spa at Chico Hot Springs 7 miles to the south. Enjoy a leisurely dinner amid rustic elegance in the Dining Room at Chico, long noted as one of the regions best restaurants. Kick up your heels to live music every weekend in the Chico Saloon, or enjoy a game of pool or watch sports on the live screen TV.

Enjoy local live theater, shop, dine, golf, hunt, fish and visit the museums in Livingston, Montana 20 to the north.

Visit Bozeman, Montana 50 miles to the west and tour the Museum of the Rockies, wander along Main Street, attend a concert or a play, or catch a movie. Shopping opportunities are varied and plentiful. The closest airport is just west of Bozeman in Belgrade, MT

Point of View is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house situated on a bluff overlooking the Yellowstone River. The home has a great room kitchen, dining and living area. The fabulous sun porch has additional dining facilities and a large cushioned built-in bench just perfect for that afternoon snooze or sleeping the kids.

Walk, or drive if you prefer (4 wheel drive recommended), down the winding path to private river frontage where you can picnic, fish or easily launch your boat or raft. The lower property is two lots, the second lot has a Tipi which can be rented together or separately from the house. It has it's own fire pit and picnic area. The boat launch is shared between the two lots. The house has it's own fire pit and picnic area which is private from the Tipi guests.

TIPI RENTAL: Also, you can add 2-3 more people by renting our Tipi for an additional $85.00 per night. This "Glamping" (Glamour Camping) Tipi is situated privately on the Yellowstone River just a walk down the hill from the main house. It has a queen and twin bed and can accommodate three adults or kids . A perfect spot for a romantic stay or great fun for the kids camping by the fire. When booking the house be sure to ask for availability of the Tipi if you wish to add it to your reservation.

Point of View is available as an all season rental. Fishing is great in the spring, summer and fall, hunting opportunities abound in the fall and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are winter opportunities near by in the Absoroka Mountains. Hike in the Gallatin, Crazy and Absoroka Mountain Ranges. The opportunity to relax and watch the bald eagles, deer, white pelicans and the river flow by exists all year long.

All this and end-of-the-road privacy too. There are no neighbors to the East, South or West and one great one to the North.

This is a great site for a summer wedding. We have had 3 weddings here in the past and the bride and groom loved the idea of being married right next to this historic river. WOW! Book your wedding now. The owner is a Marriage Officiant and is able to conduct your wedding for you.

Come and visit Southwest Montana. We have crystal clear air, wide open spaces, lots to see and do or just sit and enjoy the privacy and the quiet in a perfect vacation setting.

Keywords: Riverfront Single Family Home

More Details

Paul Mabie
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Paul Mabie

Your Hosts Gordon, Pat and Paul Mabie. My wife Pat and I spent 24 years in the U.S. Army. After we retired we moved to Bozeman, MT to be closer to the grandkids. We are RVers who love to travel. We spend our summers in Montana and our winters in Key West, Florida. We are delighted to be able to offer our vacation rental home to guests who want to visit Southwest Montana. Gordon has recently become a Marriage Officiant and is able to conduct weddings. at Point of View

Paul Mabie purchased this house in 2004

Why Paul Mabie chose Livingston

Our son, Paul, wanted to purchase a home in Montana. We joined in the purchase with him. We fell in love with this home and its location on the Yellowstone River.

What makes this house unique

You can fly fish from the river bank, swim (life preservers recommended) play horseshoes, float the river in a tube, boat, raft or life preserver, picnic or just relax and watch the river flow by. Deer use the 800 acre undeveloped land next door to the south as a river crossing. There is a bald eagle that fishes and patrols the river. White pelicans float downstream often.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The availability of your property afforded us our first Montana Christmas after seventeen years of visits to the Big Sky Country.

“Peace I ask of thee O River

Peace Peace Peace

When I learn to live serenely

Cares will cease

From the hills I gather courage

Visions of the days to be

Strength to lead and faith to follow

Till all are given unto me

Peace I ask of the O’River

Peace, Peace, Peace”

With our gratitude,
Dec 2011
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Livingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking in the house. You may smoke outside but use a receptacle for your butts to avoid fire hazard
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bed Room - 1 queen
    Twin Bed Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa works great for kids
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2) Sleep 2 children on the Sun Room Bench., Baby Cribs (1) Pac and Play in the back bedroom closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa is a hide a bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
On the River with private boat launch (float boat) for fishing, floating and tubing. Picnic table and Fire Pit at the Rivers Edge. Horseshoes available. END OF THE ROAD - No neighbors to the East, South and West, one great neighbor to the North. Snooze, read, watch the wildlife, kick back and relax and have fun on the river all from your yard.


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Vacation Rental and Tipi Glamping Experience on the Yellowstone River
average rating of 4.6944447 based on 88 reviews
Missoula, MT

Sweet alternative to staying at Chico.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we’ve spent an early December weekend at this great place. All the “stuff” you might need is here and the views of the southern Paradise Valley are stunning.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in the most peaceful location with stunning views. We loved waking up to the sound of 'moo' when the cattle grazed on the field neaby. The couple of bald eagles made regular appearances and a deer came by at dusk to say hello. The weather was hot during our stay, but the house stayed comfortable and cool. Best of all was the sunroom where we ate all our meals that we prepared in the well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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morning coffee and grand views

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Mables and Siobhan (site manager) for a great stay! We came with family for an August wedding in the valley and found your place to be a wonderful combination of morning zen and afternoon family fun on the river! Everyone was comfortable, the house was clean and well stocked. We loved our morning walks along the river and the use of the kayaks to ferry over to the island to swim! We would give 5 stars if you upgraded bedding and fixed a few things. Wonderful location, would definitely return! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Point of View for 9 days in July 2017. We have stayed in Paradise Valley previously and find this to be one of the nicer available single family homes in the Valley. The owner Paul was extremely responsive and great to deal with. It is an excellent central location with great services and restaurants in Emigrant/Pray, a short trip to Livingston and reasonable drive to Gardiner/North Entrance Yellowstone National Park. Our party especially liked this location for the end of road privacy, views and access to the river. We utilized the put in/take out on the property which made coordinating daily float trips on the river very convenient as 9+ miles of river both up and downstream are very family friendly and some of the best fly fishing around when the conditions are right.

We chose to rent the house and the tipi together to accommodate a larger crew. If you do rent just the house be aware that the house overlooks the Tipi area next to the river. This is not a bad thing just that you are sharing space with another party. If you are looking for solitude be sure to rent the Tipi's too.

Enjoy and get out!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a weekend full of relaxation and peacefulness. That's exactly what we got.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed the house over Christmas. House was equipped with everything we needed. Great view from the sunroom.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Chico Hot Springs Resort
"Awesome resort. Incredible dining room with one of the best wine lists in the country. Plu..."
River's Edge Bar & Grill
"Great Food, Friendly Staff, Super Specials."
Old Saloon
"Great old time Montana Saloon."
Emigrant General Store
"Great nearby general store. They have almost everything, don't see it, be sure to ask."
Mill Creek Rd
"Up this road you can find great hiking, road biking, mtn. biking, rock climbing and more! D..."
Wild Flour Bakery
"Great nearby bakery."
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Rivers Edge Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Livingstone Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Car: necessary

Cross country ski, snowshoe, drive a dogsled, ride horse back, soak in the hot springs and eat in the bar or restaurant at Chico Hot Springs 7 miles south. Visit Yellowstone park and see elk, deer, bison, moose, bears, eagles and other wildlife. See the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful Geyser. Fish, hike and tour America's first National park. Soak in the Boiling River. Get your fly fishing supples at Anglers West in Emigrant 10 miles south. Enjoy fine dining, golf, shopping, and museums in Livingston 20 miles north. Shop and visit the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman 45 miles west. Gallatin Valley Airport near Bozeman 55 miles west.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to a reservation made. Call or email for special situation. Our first objective is to provide renters with a great vacation in Paradise Valley Montana.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.