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Yellowstone Sunshine Chalet - 17 miles from Yellowstone Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Vacation Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

The Yellowstone Sunshine Chalet sleeps up to six (6) and is your perfect getaway for quiet seclusion and restful rejuvenation. It is peacefully remote and the south facing views are breathtaking looking out over Paradise Valley, Montana. Sunsets and sunrises are especially spectacular and you are surrounded by mountain peaks on all sides. Wildlife abounds and it is especially fun identifying the different animal tracts that you see along your hike. Carbela boating/fishing/swimming access is just 5 minutes from the vacation home. Yellowstone Park is just a 20 min. drive and if you want to try out the famous 45th Parallel Hot Springs pools, it is just 10 min. from the north entrance of the Park (also known as Boiling River to the locals).

There are two bedrooms with queen beds and comfortable settings upstairs. Both upper bedrooms have their own reading area plus private deck. The downstairs bedroom has two twin beds and has some children's toys, puzzles, stuffed animals and doll baby plus a few books. There is a portable baby crib that could be set up in either of the upstairs bedrooms. A little baby chair is available to sit on a regular kitchen chair to use also. (There are no additional sleeping areas available.)

The upstairs bathroom has a Vidal Sassoon hair blower and a curling iron available for your convenience.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessities to make your favorite meals. Included is a roasting pan, microwave & grilling oven, waffle iron, 12-cup coffee maker, crockpot, coffee grinder, electric popcorn popper, baking pans/utensils, dishes, glasses, and insulated travel cups are provided as well.

On the deck which wraps around half of the house is a Perfect Flame 3-burner Propane BBQ grill, large patio table with seating for six where you can enjoy your meals during the warm summer evenings. This is the perfect place to enjoy the morning sunrise with a cup of fresh brewed coffee or see the sunset as it slides down behind the mountain peak after a busy day enjoying the area!

* 2 Queen beds

* 2 Twin beds

* Full kitchen

* Dining area

* Living room

* TV/DVD/Video/CD Player

* Full Deck w/patio furniture & BBQ

* 2 Full bathrooms

* Full size Washer/Dryer

* Large fan available for up or downstairs during summer months

More Details

jasmine wells
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for helping to make our trip a holiday of a lifetime. Yellowstone really was the most amazing place we have ever been! Hopefully one day we will get chance to return & if we do we will certainly come back to your beautiful house. Thanks again
Aug 2010
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Emigrant House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Everything is provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , This is a portable crib.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both upstairs bedrooms are spacious with windows and each has a sitting/reading area. The master bedroom has oak flooring and the back bedroom has light beige carpet. We have a portable crib for an infant as well as a little chair w/tray that can be attached to a regular kitchen chair during feeding time, a yellow duck inflatable for bathing your little one along with toys, bubbles, crayons, coloring/activity books to keep your young ones occupied.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Our home is a little rustic but private and very quiet. It is wonderful to wake up to hear the birds singing-you might even catch a glimpse of the resident eagle! The view is really spectacular and the deck is wonderful to enjoy a quiet moment or enjoy your coffee first thing in the morning as the sun rises or in the evening when the sun sets.


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Yellowstone Sunshine Chalet - 17 miles from Yellowstone Park
average rating of 4.96875 based on 41 reviews
Lancaster County, PA

Exquisite location

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with the location of the cabin. The views were amazing. The first day we arrived we noticed elk on the ridge above the cabin. As we watched a bull elk herded his ladies down the ridge, 40 in total, he made 41 they came down and descended into the pastures below. We also had mule deer, one with a dropped tine very close to the cabin. We also spotted a coyote on the first evening just above the driveway into the cabin. While to some the drive may be frightening, we were not alarmed as we are from Central PA and used to mountains and steep drives. The cabin was very well equipped, although I do think someone should go through the cupboards and refrig to remove duplicate outdated supplies. We had to clean the drawers of mice droppings and felt the entire home could use a deep cleaning. Being the end of the season may have accounted for the dead bugs and mice droppings and we are aware these things happen in the country, however they should be addressed. We traveled many high mountain roads, saw grizzly, elk, moose, coyote, eagles, mule deer, white tail, buffalo, egrets, swans, and various other birds. This is what we come to Montana for and we were not disappointed this year. We would absolutely stay at the Sunshine Chalet again, and hopefully the cleaning issues would be addressed. We found the beds to be comfortable, and the rooms adequate for our needs. We went up the road behind the cabin walked to the ravine and viewed four elk herds in the distance. This was our 6th trip to Montana and this was the most elk we have ever seen, perhaps the early snows brought them down from the mountains early. We were fortunate to run into an outfitter deep in the mountains, he invited us to his cabin site to view a bull elk his 14 year old son had just harvested. It was a unique experience and the entire family was warm and friendly. Hopefully we will be privileged to visit Montana again in the future. Thank you for the opportunity to call your chalet home for a week, our son joined us from Florida, and a niece and nephew from PA, we were all pleased with out trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bradenton, FL

Quiet spot with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is convenient to Yellowstone and was a welcome retreat after a long day enjoying the park. The location is secluded and the mountain view is spectacular. The cabin is equipped with everything you could possibly want. Directions were clear and the host was very thorough, right down to equipment instructions and fire extinguisher locations. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view valley

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic house, close to Yellowstone National Park. Easy to reach, no 4WD is needed. We've had a few deer close the house. We recommend the house.

Bas and Hettie van Aart


The Netherlands

July 2017

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everday was an adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of the Yellowstone Sunshine Chalet was the driving up the windy, bumpy mountain road to the house. The drive up was an adventure in of itself! Upon arriving at the house we were taken aback by the sweeping valley views - there wasn't a bad view from any window. The house served as our base camp for our visit to Yellowstone and it did not disappoint. Our young kids loved the treasure trove of play items in their bedroom and never experienced a moment of boredom. I'd definitely recommend the chalet as a retreat from hustle and bustle of Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and nice accomodations

  • 5 of 5

My brother, sister, 87 year old mother, and I stayed for four nights. It was perfect for us. The bedrooms were comfy and the kitchen was fully stocked. We had a great time using the chalet for our base for visiting Yellowstone and the local area. Sitting outside and watching the deer became our daily habit. This was a great place for us. The local store in Emigrant was nice and friendly and we even checked out the Wild Flour Bakery and BBQ place. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Cute house with great views

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sunshine Chalet in July 2017. House was very nice, clean, and was better than the description and photos on the website. After the crowds of Yellowstone it was a wonderful to come back to the house and enjoy the silence and summer breeze. Every night we watch deer graze 25ft from the amazing balconies. Would definitely come back here again.

Internet wasn't the speediest in the world since it's through the air repeater service, but it worked just fine for overnight photo syncs, general browsing, etc.

Renters should take note that the owner uses the Homeaway website/app to communicate the home directions and entry procedure. I was accustomed to receiving entry instructions via email from HomeAway owners so was a little panicked the day before when we still had not receive info. But after contacting the owner directly and downloading the Homeaway app all the info we needed was at our fingertips. I actually wish more Homeaway renters used the app as its quite nice. I'd suggest downloading the directions to the house on the app when you are in a nearby town as my Verizon phone lost GPS service a couple miles before reaching the house. It's easy to find the house though since all the driveways are numbered.

If you are eating out, I highly suggest going to Emmigrant. They are much cheaper than eating in Gardiner and the food was better quality. Wildflower Bakery and its attached smokehouse were amazing for lunch and dinner respectively. Groceries can be bought at the well stocked general store in Gardiner.

Again, I'd highly recommend this property. Can't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bozeman, MT
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
The Old Saloon
Nearest Motorway
36 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Wild Flour Cafe & Bakery
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Bridger Ski
Car: necessary

Chico Hot Springs is just 18 miles away in Emigrant, MT, we are just 17 miles from the northern entrance of the Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner MT, 15 miles from Emigrant, 37 Min. from Livingston, 1-1/4 Hrs. from Bozeman Airport, 2-1/2 hours from Billings Airport.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, boating, snowmobiling.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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