|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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This very private and luxurious 2,000 square-foot home is sited on rolling foothills above the Yellowstone River just 25 miles south of Livingston and 30 miles north of Yellowstone Park.
The architect-designed home is surrounded by three mountain ranges and features 9-foot ceilings and 8-foot doors throughout, a vaulted beamed ceiling in the living room with soffit lighting, and rustic native yellow pine floors and trim. Tastefully decorated with art and artifacts, the McCulley Cabin feels like a luxurious private home rather than a vacation rental. The secluded location and attention to design and aesthetic details set this home apart from others in the valley. It is an extremely comfortable place to stay for a few days or a few weeks.
Huge picture windows and sliding glass doors in every room provide views of Emigrant Peak, the Gallatin Mountains, the Absarokee-Beartooth Mountains and the Crazies! You wont know which window to look out as each provides a spectacular view of snow capped peaks. Radiant floor heating throughout makes the cabin very comfortable for winter visits.
The gourmet kitchen is the focus of the main living area and is the perfect setup to socialize while cooking with family and friends. The cabin is very tastefully decorated with unique Native American artifacts, vintage cowboy art, and some pieces by local contemporary artists. Some of the furniture is from the company that made furniture for the old Yellowstone Park lodges.
The cabin is less than a mile from the Yellowstone River. Also about a mile away is the famous Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa. Chico offers hot spring pools, guided outdoor activities such as horseback riding and whitewater rafting, fine dining, a grill, and a saloon with live music several nights each week. Fine dining is also available during the summer at the Yellowstone Valley Lodge and year-round in Livingston.
A love of fishing, nature and big beautiful spaces brought us to Montana in 1997. We fell in love with the area, purchased a 20 acre lot and built this cabin in 1999.
Mark McCulley purchased this house in 1999
I think it's one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, am reminded time and time again when I visit from my home in Seattle.
The property is excellent for birding and in the winter months, deer and elk are often seen grazing nearby. We are close enough to Chico Hot Springs that you can easily drive down for an early morning soak before breakfast.
Absolutely beautiful and remote property. Loved every second of our stay! We made friends with the extra large rabbits and the deer that roamed nearby every night.
We spent 8 days in this amazing rental, and this was a return stay. It had been five years since our last visit for our 20th anniversary, and after much deliberation, we decided to come back for our 25th. We are so glad we did! The weather was less than favorable, but Paradise Valley, and Yellowstone are so amazing, it just did not matter. We spent four days in the park, explored Chico, Livingston, and The Grizzly Bear Exhibit featuring Brutus(a must see). We had a wonderful meal at Chico for our 25th, a memorable 50th birthday celebration with some very special locals at The Old Saloon, and found some hidden trails in the mountains for a crazy rainy day of hiking! The Cabin/House has a magical way of making you relax, recharge, and rediscover yourself! Thanks for fantastic views, fabulous cooking supplies, and a fireplace to die for! Even though we had to spend some time on the phone with Direct TV to get it going for the season, we would never stay anywhere else(I didn't spend a single moment watching TV by the way)! Thanks Mark for sharing your very special home with us! We did not want to leave. It was all we remembered, and more than we could hope for. WE WILL BE BACK!
Do your homework and know what expect. It occassionally gets windy and the home can be a little tough to locate at night, without GPS, none of which are a secret. So, to this I say so what! The home and its surroundings are in one word MAGICAL.
What a wonderful place to enjoy the peace, quiet and splender of Montana. The views are fantastic and the quiet and solitude are just what you want to experience. The "cabin", but we say house, is more than you could hope for. Everything you need to make yourself at home. Sat on the deck and read, ate meals and just completely enjoyed our vacation. In Livingston try The Sport Spot (great burgers of elk, bison, etc.); 2nd Street Bistro (some of the best seafood stew I have ever had); and, definitely go to The Gourmet Cellar for the ingredients for a fabulous charcuterie or two. If the Farmer's Market is going on while you're there you must go. What a wonderful experience in every way!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Montana vacation cabin. The pictures give you just a glimpse of how lovely the home really is! It exceeded our expectations in comfort, amenities, cleanliness and decor. There is much to see and do with beautiful Yellowstone a half hour away, Chico Hotsprings nearby and downtown Livingston or Gardiner within easy reach for shopping and restaurants. We would recommend Matt's Butcher in Livingston for fresh meats to cook at home, the Cowboy Restaurant in Gardiner for a Bull Burger, and Paradise Valley Rafting Co. for great fun on the water, just to name a few. Thanks for a wonderful stay and yes, if we get back to Montana, we would definitely stay here again!
This house is in such a great location. You could stay busy every day for months. If you want to stay home for a day or two, this cabin is just that - home away from home. And chico is right there for a great hot soak. Great local dining or cook at home - And the baker and bbq across the highway is yum. We love it! The house is so comfy with everything you need. Our second stay and we would do it again.
There is an amazing collection of birds in the area, eagles, hawks, bluebirds, pheasant, grouse. No hunting is allowed on the property.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Winter guests are strongly recommended to use winterized AWD vehicle and be prepared for (very infrequent but possible) impassable roads and/or driveway.