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Playful Mountain Retreat*Hot Tub*Trampoline*Ping Pong Table*Yellowstone Park

64 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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6 bedroom,2 1/2 bathroom,recreation room with extra kitchen,on 20 private acres.

Wishing for Peace in Paradise?

Where on Earth will you find this?


Tasting the spirit of nature by just entering this unique property overlooking Paradise Valley with a stunning view of Emigrant Peak.The Home is surrounded by 20 acres of canyons, hills and cliffs. There is a beautiful WRAP-AROUND DECK with outdoor seating and a hot tub that accommodates up to 7 people, a perfect place to observe Montana's starry nights. We have a front lawn that is maintained and holds the possibility of small sided soccer games, volleyball, badminton and various other lawn games. For our guests with small children, we have a smaller play tee-pee, a swing set and a trampoline that is dug into the ground. Take a leisurely walk to the campfire pit only a short distance away from the house where you can have a real Montana camping experience with cookouts and story telling around open fire and 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!

The Paradise Mountain Retreat is a 6 bedroom home that will comfortably accommodate 16 people.

The house features a recreation room with a ping pong table and an extra kitchenette.

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.

The kitchen features granite counters and is well equipped to meet all your cooking needs. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate multiple cooks and helpers, it is a great holiday kitchen. 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.

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, horse back riding, fly fishing, Chico hot springs, boiling river, skiing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, x-country skiing, hiking,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, dutch

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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Playful Mountain Retreat*Hot Tub*Trampoline*Ping Pong Table*Yellowstone Park
average rating of 4.90625 based on 71 reviews

Paradise Mtn Retreat owned by the Gelderloos is truly a place to bring family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

Paradise Mtn Retreat owned by the Gelderloos is truly a place to bring family and friends for a home away from home getaway. A gorgeous serene property that provides much comfort and quietness that reminds one being in the wilderness with the best Emigrant Mountain view all day long. The fun opportunities are endless at the home or the surrounding closeness to Yellowstone Natl Park. We had a spectacular vacation week with extended family at the end of June, 19-26th, 2016.

Pouwel and Miriam are a warm and gracious hosting couple. So glad to see you two again.

We love Paradise Mountain Valley Retreat.

Jill & Dan Hartl

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2 week stay. First week we had 6 grandkids and their parents. The kids absolutely loved it here. They started out the week climbing the mountain/hill behind the house exploring the new surroundings. As the week went on the trampoline was the #1 amenity followed closely by the hot tub. After a day exploring Yellowstone the kids couldn't wait to get back to the house.The grownups enjoyed the outside decks and the views of Emigrant Mt.

The house comfortably handled 14 people. Kitchen was very nice and the big table was the center of activity for meals and card games later in the evening.

The family's of mule deer that were there every day added a great touch as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Great place with so many things for everyone! We had group of 17 people ranging in age from 3 to adult and this place has something for everyone. Not too far from Yellowstone to make a few day trips. Also the little gas station corner store in Emigrant has great stuff to fill in your grocery gaps. Miriam was very helpful and responsive to our questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A Truly Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I put together a surprise birthday weekend here with 16 of our closest friends from around the country and beyond; a handful of whom had never been to Montana before. The entire experience was perfection, thanks to the gorgeous property and the unspeakable hospitality of its owners, Miriam and Pouwel. Coordination for the trip was a breeze due to Miriam's quick message turnaround and I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. The home itself is tucked up against a beautiful canyon with several walking trails that reveal panoramic views of the Paradise Valley and is just minutes away from Chico Hot Springs. I cannot overstate the beauty of this place; but don't take my word for it. Do yourself a favor and book this property. Like, NOW.

Thanks again to Miriam & Pouwel for sharing their home with us. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Brian. The healing, relaxing and rejuvenating effects of our retreat are very apparent with our guests. It is a rare and tangible experience in deed and we are grateful to be the stewards and hosts of this unique peace of paradise. Please come again! It was a pleasure having you all exploring and finding the secret hidden canyons and the incredible perfect picture views to enjoy a picnic or just be still and commune with nature.
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Beutiful house and view

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was very enjoyable. The house was very nice and included everything you could possibly need on a family get together. The house is very large and spacious, yet has a large family and dining room to pull the group all together. There is even a super cute nook with puzzles, color books and games for the kids. The only reason I gave a 4 instead of a 5 was, it would have been nice to have a heads up on how close the hosts lived to the property. Not that it was at all a problem, but it was quite the surprise when we arrived.

Over all I would highly recommend this property to anyone. We visited with snow still on the ground, which made our hot springs experience even better.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly it was great having your family enjoying the Paradise Mountain Retreat for your yearly family reunion! Yes, our guests are always surprised when entering the family friendly home with its playful, cozy and practical lay out and the inviting hang-around- work- together -kitchen.The children usually skip the home and run immediately to the dug- in trampoline or to the inviting climbing gym on the lush large lawn. As they finally come in the house, they discover the hidden creative play nooks upstairs and downstairs not to mention the Ping Pong Table. Yes, we live 50 yards away from the vacation home with rustic cord wood fences and trees visually separating the 2 homes. We feel it is the perfect balance between providing privacy and yet having support close by if needed. Love to see you all come back and enjoy our home again!
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Beautiful views and lots of deer :)

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfortable, enough space for my family of 2 adults and 4 children. The kids loved the trampoline outside and the indoor ping pong table, I loved the view from the dinning table and all the deer that would come say hello for breakfast every morning. This part of Montana is very calm and relaxing. It is 50 min away from Yellowstone and the drive there is beautiful with Deer, Elk and Bison on the way. It is also a very easy one straight highway to and from Bozeman airport in 1 hour. The owners are very nice and available to help out at any time. We actually forgot our passports the morning we left for the airport at the house and Miriam was extremely nice enough to bring them and meet up half way to the airport so we wouldn't have to drive one more hours time and possibly miss the plane. We spent a happy relaxing week at the house :)

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
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

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Rates & Availability

Emigrant House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season and Holidays
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

There is a 2.5% 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.

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Yellowstone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • 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
  • Radio
  • Television
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • 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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