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Yellowstone / Paradise Valley / 15% 0ff New Year PROMO Jan 02- Apr 30, 2017

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Playful Mountain Home,Hottub,Trampoline,Volleybal,Swing Climbing Set,Ping Pong.

The Paradise Mountain Retreat has been featured on VRBO worldwide among the best 10 family and child friendly vacation rentals. We also received the most 5 star reviews for large family reunions in Paradise Valley Montana.

Wishing for Peace in Paradise?

Where on Earth will you find this?

Imagine...even with children!

Taste the Spirit of Nature as you enter this unique property overlooking Paradise Valley with a stunning view of Emigrant Peak.

The Paradise Mountain Retreat is surrounded by 20 acres of Rocky Mountain Wilderness inviting you to explore its soaring cliffs and mysterious canyons.

Children"s favorites are the dug in trampoline, the swing/climbing set, ping pong table, hot tub, visiting bunnies and deer families, berry picking, exploring the canyons, teepees, campfire, craft nook, play corner, keyboard and games.

The house has 6 bedrooms that will comfortably accommodate 16 people.

The kitchen features granite counters and is well equipped to meet all your cooking and social hang out needs accommodating multiple cooks and helpers. The kitchen also has a dishwasher, convection oven and large french door refrigerator. The dinning room has a wooden table that is large enough to accommodate up to 14 people.

The attached apartment features a rec room with a ping pong table, a kitchenette with an extra fridge and a bedroom with a king size bed.

The large wraparound deck overlooking the luscious lawn gives you the best advantage point to watch visiting wild life such as the family of deer munching on our "gourmet" grass. From there you can also keep a watchful eye on the little ones enjoying the dug in trampoline, the Play House/Swing/Climbing gym and the play Teepee.

The hot tub accommodates up to 7 people and is perfect to observe Montana's starry nights from as you relax from the days adventures.

The large lawn has a large volleyball net and allows for various other lawn games.

Take a leisurely walk to the campfire pit only a short distance away from the house where you can have a real Montana camp-fire experience with a cook-out and story telling around a crackling fire under open sky. For those wanting to indulge their free native wild spirit and roughing it, we offer a humble sleeping space in the larger tee-pee near the camp fire!

You are also welcome to visit our food forest garden with greenhouse and small waterfall- pond feature and munch on the great variety of berries and fruit. Plenty of nooks and crannies to find sit spots away from it all and find stillness, rest and magic.

There are two bedrooms with king size beds, one bedroom containing two twin size beds, one bedroom with a full size bed, one bedroom with a queen, the largest bedroom contains a queen bed along with two twin size beds. We also have a queen size pull out couch in the living room.

For those cold, magical winter days the floor heat radiates through the playful Mexican style tiles while the wood stove keeps the whole house feeling cozy and warm.

For winter fun outdoors we have a list of exciting options:

* for a Hot Springs experience, try Chico Hot Springs Resort, located 15 min away. Or for the more adventurous type, try the Boiling River located in Yellowstone park just before Mammoth (40 min away).

*Sledding at snowbank camp ground up Mill Creek Road (20 min away).

*DOG SLED RIDE, jingle belling through a winter wonderland with Absaroka Dog Sledding Company located at Chico Hot Springs Resort (15 min away).

*YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK--- Take the family ice skating, snowshoeing or cross country skiing all conveniently located in Mammoth Hot Springs. (40 min)

To catch the winter wildlife, take a drive through Lamar Valley, the best winter wildlife watching route. You might spot wolves, coyotes, buffalo and here and there a sneaky fox.

At the end of this route, you will find yourself pleasantly surprised at the sight of Cooke City; an old-western rural village tucked away in the mountains where you can rest your horse(oh sorry, park your car!) slurp some hearty winter soup and be ready for the trip back home.

*world famous downhill ski resort Bridger Bowl is located an hour and a half away from Paradise Mountain Retreat.

Of course, the cozy home and hot tub will be waiting for you upon your return to the Paradise Mountain Retreat.


A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. In the event of cancellation, a full refund of your deposit will be made (within 14 days) if we are notified at least 60 days in advance of your confirmed arrival date. If however, you cancel within 60 days and we are able to fill your dates, we will be pleased to refund your deposit less $50 administration fee. The balance of your rental fee along with a $250 security deposit and accommodation tax of 7% is due on arrival (security deposit refunded within two weeks of departure). We accept Master card, Visa & personal and traveler's checks.

*Cancellation refunds will not be issued when multiple cancellations are requested at the same time, due to the following circumstances beyond the control of the Paradise Mountain Retreat: Natural disasters and acts of God, Acts of terrorism, Governmental shutdowns or other restrictions effecting the enjoyment of the region, Social or economic disorder or collapse.

Keywords: Montana, Yellowstone National Park, Whitewater rafting, river floating, hiking, horse back riding, fly fishing, zip lining, safari tours, spa, yoga, Chico hot springs, boiling river, skiing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, x-country skiing, hiking, wild life viewing, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, biking, art walks, music, farmers market, star gazing, fine dining, hunting, family reunion, horn hunting, shed hunting, antler hunting

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About The Owner

Pouwel and Miriam Gelderloos are immigrants from the old country The Netherlands. After many adventures and travels they pitched their tent in Paradise Valley. They were fortunate to purchase their own 6 bedroom Paradise Mountain Retreat to raise their 8 children, spoiling them with wildlife, caves, cliffs, canyons, storytelling by campfires accompanied by the music of the hooting owls, cooing doves, twitter of song birds and the whispering winds.

Miriam is a former Montessori Teacher, Pouwel is a Builder/Designer/Innovator known for his signature craftsmanship. Come and vist his last project our solar powered and heated greenhouse.The Paradise Mountain Retreat is now available as a vacation rental,to share its countless bounty and blessings with kindred spirits.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Yellowstone

The property really choose us. It was a perfect match. we were looking for mountains, wilderness, beauty, lots of space, a comfortable and cozy family home, sheltered garden, dramatic views and all this close to the magic of Yellowstone National Park. It is a central point between Bridger Bowl Ski Resort and Yellowstone Park. And here we are one half hour away from the Yellowstone National Park and an hour away from Bozeman, a bustling university town with its cultural and natural diversities. Not to forget to mention Historic downtown Livingston(half hour away), an eclectic gallery paradise with its eateries, breweries and wine cellars.

Our children grew up with weekly Chico Hot Spring visits ( 8 minutes away), bridge jumping and floating the Yellowstone River.( 5 minutes away) But most of all they lived daily with the wildlife wonders of a mini Yellowstone Park that covered and adjoined our 20+ acres of Paradise Mountain Retreat.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated at a precise midpoint in Paradise valley minutes from premium elk and deer public land hunting grounds and prime fishing on Yellowstone River. 30 Minutes away from North entrance to Yellowstone Park with access to Lamar Valley for prime winter wildlife viewing and cross country skiing among the geysers in Mammoth Hot Springs. The Paradise Mountain Retreat is Heaven for young and old. It always surpasses everyone's expectations. It is ideal for large groups and still cozy and intimate for a intimate getaway and for small families. It is a Real Home away from Home with enough room and space, inside as well as outside, for everyone to be happy. The gourmet cooks enjoy the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, the teenagers can't wait to explore the cliffs and canyons. The younger children spontaneously kick off their shoes, run out unto the inviting lawn exploring the tepee and discovering the dug in trampoline hidden by a a circle of green bushes and then run to the swing set.They will find a family of deer or rabbits somewhere hidden close by. Moms enjoy a quiet moment in the hammock under the trees. I will not forget to mention the views from artistically placed picture windows in the house, the stillness that speaks peacefully day and night, the starry sky adored from a soothing hot tub after a day of exploring The Yellowstone National park. The house is for rent by itself, however, tenters are welcome also. The larger Tee-pee is also available for adventurous spirits!

Take advantage of the many winter activities around. Great Snowmobiling and Cross Country skiing trails in Mill Creek and Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone Park, a 30 minute drive. Downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl, a 1 hour drive. Downhill sledding or dog sledding in Mill Creek, a 30 minute drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you to Ia, Chris and Miriam for your incredible hospitality.

It is evident how much work and love goes into maintaining this beautiful place.

We had a wonderful time exploring and are great ful for all of your guidance.

this is a vacation none of us will forget. I believed our paths crossed for a reason and know that I will see you again.

I can't wait how this all unfolds.

thank you for everything!
Mar 2009
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Emigrant House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2) 2 Full Beds In Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) All new. High quality. Can easily be rolled together., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in optional attached apartment sleeps 2
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Summer:Property features organic garden and green house, a dug in trampoline surrounded by Comfrey plants. a swing set and slide for small children, a camp fire pit in the canyon 100ft from the house, one large teepee, one small teepee,beautiful large lawn,canyons and cave, private camping spots.Hike on private property with spectacular views of Paradise Valley. Winter: The Mexican tiles in Kitchen and Living room are comfortably warmed by radiant floor heat!


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Yellowstone / Paradise Valley / 15% 0ff New Year PROMO Jan 02- Apr 30, 2017
average rating of 4.9054055 based on 81 reviews

Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a working staff retreat. There were 18 of us and we were very comfortable. We used the hot tub, the fire pit, the ping pong table...... Everything was great. And the views are unbelievable! Just a gorgeous place. The owners were very accommodating. We asked if we could get in a few hours early and they didn't bat an eye. Everything was ready for us. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dedicated staff of the Boys and Girls Club! I wish you a great year! You are the "best"measured by your enthusiasm, playfulness and dedication! We are glad you enjoyed your time together to the fullest!
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Reunion with 12 small kids!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! This house was roomy and comfortable for everyone with lots of outdoor fun. The kids really enjoyed the tee-pees and play area. Miriam does incredible work in her yard - the garden and landscaping were beautiful. The kitchen was fully functioning, the beds were comfy, the bathrooms were clean, the location was perfect - I have nothing bad to report! I would highly recommend this home to vacationers.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Happy

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations, a beautiful setting and a extremely welcoming and responsive owner. Excellent for families with kids. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nate! It was extremely fun to meet you, your beautiful family and friends.
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful and the area is peaceful. The views are great!!! Would love to go back in the spring when everything is in bloom.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful setting with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating birthdays and family in this wonderful home. We spent a lot of time together and also enjoy Chico Hot Springs and Yellowstone National Park. Our stay included fishing and swimming in the Yellowstone River. There was plenty of room for all to spend time together in small and large spaces. When we needed anything the owners were always there to assist and to provide all the necessary items that we needed. Our evening "overnighters" numbered 17 at it's highest -- one even was brave enough to spend the night in the teepee. I would highly recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint hide away with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Our non-profit hosted a board retreat at the house for two days. We enjoyed the ambiance and views of the house. Great location and set up for large groups who want a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Great location close to Emigrant and the Park as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Yellowstone River Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

Paradise Valley scenic airplane rides, River boating/tube floating, Yellowstone National Park 30 minutes away, Historic landmark 'Chico Hot Springs' minutes away, Trout-filled mountain lakes, Backpacking, Overnight camping/hiking trails to remote areas, Petrified wood treks, Dog sledding, Elk horn hunting, Rodeos, Horse clinics, Local Music Events.


Rates & Availability

Emigrant House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season and Holidays
May 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
High Season and Holidays 2018
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $350 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is a 3% processing fee per payment made with a credit card.
Check payments are preferred.

The security deposit is due upon arrival in the form of a check for the amount of $250
And will be destroyed after we have cleaned and inspected the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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