|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
It is the best of both worlds... you can relax, put your feet up, and enjoy the stunning views of the Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone, one of the prettiest places in the West. At the same time, you can also enjoy the comfort and convenience of a first-class home base from which you can launch your dream vacation, fish the Yellowstone River just out your front door, hike nearby 10,000-foot Emigrant Peak which is practically in your back yard, soak your bones just down the road at Chico Hot Springs, and see the wolves of Yellowstone Park just a short drive away. We've also set up the property to host your wedding, rehearsal party or family reunion and we're just putting the final touches on the party barn for the 2016 summer season. Event barn is an additional cost separate from house/cabin rental.
Your family will have plenty of space for a two-week vacation, but the location also works perfectly for weekend getaways. There is also the separate, historic, Fisherman's Cottage for even more privacy, and the entire property is terrific for a small wedding/reception or family reunion.
Fish, hike, raft, sightsee, relax any time of year. Less than an hour from Bozeman's airport, but far enough to hear the coyotes sing every night. It is all right here for you, at The Yellowstone House...!
Keywords: 1870s Log Home & Guest Cabin
We purchased the house and cabin in 2004 as we wanted to have a getaway for our family that was close enough to our home in Bozeman but also light years away in attitude and close to Yellowstone Park and the River. It has turned to be the best move we've ever made.
We get to spend time there as a family and share it with the world as well!
Tom Garnsey purchased this house in 2004
I spent several years working in Yellowstone when I was younger and had fallen in love with the Paradise Valley. It is one of the most beautifual and relaxing places on earth.
We are less than an hour from Yellowstone Park, two minutes from the river, ten minutes from a hike in the mountains,and ten minutes from world renowned Chico Hot Springs. The views from our deck are unsurpassed and the house has everything. Any questions?
My husband, four sons ages 16-21 and I enjoyed a wonder filled week at Yellowstone House. Everything exceeded our expectation. The house itself is perfect, the location close to everything, the views stupendous.
We loved having dinner at Chico Hot Springs, watching New Years Day bowl games together, making music, eating good meals all helped prepare anbd outings to Yellowstone Park, Bozeman and Bridger Bowl for skiing.
Driving thourgh the Lamar Valley to Cooke City in winter is not to be missed.
We saw wolves, bald eagles, big horn sheep, pronghorns, elk, otter, bison, and golden eagles. Seeing wildlife was a big part of our plan and it worked out so well.
Now we just need to find time to return in summer!
With much appreciation,
My friend chose this location to accommodate a 30+ group for her wedding. The family and friends that stayed at the house and those who visited were all amazed by the charming house(s) and perfect location. Views were spectacular from every angle. Deer in the front yard, fishing the Yellowstone River in the back.
Kitchen was fully stocked with spices and dishes. Perfect for the chef to feed the revolving door of hungry people. Rooms are all charming with the Montana flare. Clean and spacious. With a deck on every side of the house, no view was left unseen. Memorizing sunsets and magical star gazing. The sun sparkles from every angle. Stunning mountain ranges in all directions.
I could not have wanted more from a location for my best friends wedding! Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience!!!
The Yellowstone House is the place where my husband and I chose to get married. It exceeded our expectations in every way! Both our families (who had not yet met each other) came to stay at the house in the days prior to the wedding. We knew it was a gamble throwing them altogether but the house became the perfect place for all of us to get to know each other in a relaxing and beautiful setting. The kitchen was a great place to make large family-style dinners which we enjoyed together at the long dining table. Each evening we all gathered on the west-facing wraparound deck to take in the sunset over beverages. My husband and I stayed in the Fisherman's Cabin which was charming and comfortable.
Everyone was able to take advantage of the multiple recreational opportunities near by. My father and husband spent a couple mornings fly fishing on the Yellowstone. Another group of us hiked all the way up to Pine Creek Lake (the most stunning hike in Paradise Valley!). One day we rented stand-up paddle boards and tubes and floated the Yellowstone from the Paradise Fishing Access to the fishing access right in front of the Yellowstone House - so convenient! Our dog had the best time chasing gophers and playing fetch in the river. The house is also a quick drive into Livingston where my mom and I had manicures at Honey Salon and we had our our rehearsal dinner at a local favorite, the 2nd Street Bistro.
The wedding itself went off without a hitch. The caterers were able to use the kitchenette in the Fisherman's Cabin to stage the dinner. The pavilion was the perfect place for the bar and hors d'oeuvres area. All our guests were just blown away at how amazingly perfect the property was.
The memories of our wedding will forever be golden and beautiful due to this gorgeous location. Thanks to Tom and Bridget for being so accommodating and for sharing their beautiful place! It really is Paradise here!
Terrific location for enjoying the spectacular scenery, great hiking, and generally soaking up Montana. The house is cozy and in a really wonderful location for visiting Yellowstone, local hiking trails, enjoying the Yellowstone river, and so much more. The neighbors are very nice too! Convenient to grocery shopping in Livingston if you want to cook, and also to the Yellowstone Valley Lodge Grill (thanks to the owners for the recommendation). In Livingston, Katabatic Brewing has a great Scotch Ale that is not to be missed, and Neptune's Brewery has the best fish and chips we've ever had.
Loved this house. gorgeous surroundings. Kids enjoyed playing games, reading books, and watching DVDs. They love building mud castles at the beach and going for nature walks.
Yellowstone House is the real deal, better than described. Our family of 6 (4 sons ages 16-21) enjoyed a great winter week. We would have had plenty of room with just the house but also rented the fisherman’s cabin. It was so cozy and charming - my youngest son loved sleeping there. Paradise Valley is amazing- big sky views, mountains and also views eagles, massive elk, delicate deer, thick-coated cattle and shaggy horses on ranches throughout the river valley. The area doesn’t have a lot of the glitz of the western ski resorts but has more a feel of old time ranching Montana, rugged, and authentic. I was concerned about the 45 minute drive to Yellowstone, but the beauty of the drive is such that it was a special part of each day’s outing.
The house itself has the feel of an old log cabin (actually built of old logs, beams, old boards for the floor, solid slab of wood for the bar, rough cut floor boards on the stairs) but with total comfort. The heat works great and there are no drafts. Views out the plentiful windows are nothing short of majestic. The master is upstairs, windows on all sides, very spacious and “cool”, and is a sleeping loft, open to downstairs, with only a half bath. If we went to bed early the boys went to the spacious basement to watch the nice tv or play games. The kitchen is well equipped (including a fabulous espresso machine) having everything we needed for feeding our crew many meals while here. The microwave is small and weak but all the other appliances are new and nice. The rock fireplace is even better than the pictures and turns on with the push of a button and looks real. Everything is well designed and decorated, nothing cheesy or fake.
We went in to the park 4 days: 2 days driving Lamar Valley seeing wolves, otter, eagles, fox, Big horn sheep, pronghorns, elk, bison and coyotes; one day snowmobiling 100 miles to Old Faithful at temps as low as 12 below; one day exploring Mammoth Hot Springs area. We skied Bridger Bowl another day (cheap, close, no crowdsand visited Bozeman downtown shops. We loved Chico Hot Springs restaurant- surprisingly fine food and great old west atmosphere.
The owner, Tom, made us feel we had a friend in Montana letting us use his very special home.
The only problem we have is knowing when we will ever be able to plan a return trip during the summer!
This was a perfect location for our family vacation with 8 people. The house and the cottage were exactly as described, both very well equipped and very comfortable. The views across the valley are beyond description - absolutely gorgeous. Where else can you have a 360 degree mountain vista and be able to walk to a world-class trout river to fish in the evening?
The location is very quiet - which suited us, and the view of the stars on a clear evening was stunning. Thank you Tom for sharing the property with us.
Yellowstone House is located in the Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone River, 40 miles north of the Mammoth Hot Springs entrance to Yellowstone Park. We are centrally located between Yellowstone and the small cities of Bozeman and Livingston with access to hiking fishing,whitewater rafting as well as museums, shopping, and summer music and arts festivals.
Other Activities: rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, hot springs, Yellowstone National Park!
Ski: The amazing Bridger Bowl is located about 30 minutes from the Yellowstone House and is regarded as one of the best kept secrets in the Rockies. Light, dry powder and some of the most challenging terrain available.
1 1/2 hour drive brings you to world class skiing at Big Sky Ski Resort sporting 4,000 vertical feet of fresh powder and amenities.
$2,500 is for Yellowstone House only. Fisherman's Cabin is an additional $750 per week. Cancellation policy is full refund if cancelled prior to 90 days out, 50% 60 days out and no refund inside of 60 days.
50% to reserve the house and 50% 30 days prior to arrival.