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The Yellowstone House

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

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 2017 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

More Details

Tom Garnsey
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Tom Garnsey

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

Why Tom Garnsey chose Yellowstone

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.

What makes this house unique

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?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tom & Bridget,

We had such a wonderful wonderful time at your house for our wedding. The week before was rainy but luckily the day of was perfect!! I think the favorite appliance was the espresso machine! The house and the cabin together worked perfectly to accomodate family the week before the event. We were able to do all the preparations necessary and host a rehearsal dinner. You guys were so easy to work with and understanding. We really appreciated how everything was mowed and ready upon arrival! The Yellowstone House was a perfect setting for our wedding in a lovely location! Here are some of the photos we got...enjoy. Thanks Again! Ryan & Erica
Mar 2017
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Livingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No outdoor open flame of any kind. Paradise Valley can be windy and fire hazard can be high in summer.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Cabin Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cabin has vintage clawfoot tub
    Loft bedroom - toilet , Loft bedroom has a toilet and sink. Half bath
    Main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Main floor bathroom
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement floor bathroom has full bath/shower/toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft bedroom main house - 1 queen
    Mainfloor bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , There are two spare mattresses in the downstairs bedrooms
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - There is a large sectional couch in the den
    Fisherman's Cabin - 1 queen , Fisherman's Cabin has sleeping loft with one queen
  • Queen size Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Walking trail from property follows the Yellowstone River for a 1.5 mile loop suitable for all ages and abilities. Fishing and swimming right from the property. Nearby camping and boat launch. Hot Springs 9 miles! Birdwatchers paradise!


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The Yellowstone House
average rating of 4.9375 based on 25 reviews

A Stunning location for my Best Friends Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Most Beautiful Paradise Valley Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, spectacular setting, cozy house

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Beautiful house. Kid friendly.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, Tennessee

Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Fantastic Vacation at a Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Yellowstone Valley Grille
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Livingston House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $400
Tax Rate 7.0%

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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