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Chuck Defandorf

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Traditional Cabin and Guest Cottage North of Yellowstone Park

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Yellowstone Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 BR 1 BA in Log Cabin, 4 BR 3 BA Total in Log Cabin + Guest Cottage

This log cabin and guest cottage sit on a lovely, grassy bench on 21 acres at the base of Emigrant Peak (elevation 10,960). The views from the cabins are stunning and the cabins themselves are comfortable and cozy, filled with books and interesting collectibles.

The two-bedroom main cabin has a full bath, a hide-a-bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, a TV/VCR/DVD, satellite TV, wireless internet, and a stereo. It's available for rent by itself.

The two-bedroom guest cottage has two full baths. It has no kitchen facilities, and so is available only with the main cabin.

The property borders vast public land; the hiking from the property is excellent. The cabins are located midway between Yellowstone Park and Livingston, Montana in the Paradise Valley. The Yellowstone River, Chico Hot Springs Resort, and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness are close by.

Wildlife seen (by eye or scope) from the cabins includes elk, deer, wolves, bobcats, foxes, eagles, hawks, bluebirds, and cranes.

The cabins are available and enjoyable year-round, and have central heat as well as a wood stove in the living room and a cute gas fireplace in the bedroom. The climate from late spring through early fall is usually temperate, although mornings and evenings can be cool.

Winter conditions fluctuate widely, with temperatures ranging from well below zero to well above freezing. Winter is more of an adventure, but is unfailingly beautiful.

The log cabin has a washer, dryer, and unique outside clothesline.

For recreation, the log cabin has a TV/VCR and a stereo with CD player. It also has a library of fiction, non-fiction and naturalist reference as well as various board games. Outside there is a rustic basketball hoop and a maintained horseshoe pit. The property has direct hiking and horse access to millions of acres of public land.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chuck Defandorf (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english


based on 6 traveler reviews

Traditional Cabin and Guest Cottage North of Yellowstone Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Roswell, GA

Montana adventure

  • 5 of 5

We rented this entire property to accomodate a family with two teenagers and an accompanying grandparent. It was perfect! Each teen had his and her own room and my mother had her own room and bath. It was very remote but that made the experience all the more special. We loved sitting on the porch in the evenings, walking the property, and watching the birds and wildlife. And we adored Scratchy! The very close Chico Springs was great fun with a good Sunday brunch; perfect after services in the nearby Episcopal Church. The kitchen was more than adequate for our needs, but we did try the grill in Emigrant one night and were happy with that. It was a bit of a drive to Yellowstone but a lovely one, and this area was so much more pleasant than Gardiner. We also enjoyed Livingston, Bozeman and Chief Plenty Coup State Park. Would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful time in "PARADISE"

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful property, a stone's throw from in my opinion the best natural hot springs in Montana for the Easter weekend! What scenery! What an authentic private beautiful mountain setting. We rented the cabin and the guest house to accommodate our family, and found every detail was met. We love eclectic decorating with the antique tools mounted on the log wall behind the antique wood stove. We loved that you kept the feel of the place while at the same time including every modern convenience. From the hand painted commode seat to the original art work. Loved the games and all the unique books. Was like treasure hunting. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin in a beautiful location. Very clean and well kept. Plenty to do from hiking, to puzzles and reading. A shot distance to Chico Hot Springs and Yellowstone Park. Fully equipped kictchen and plenty of room to spread out and relax. Viewed elk from the cabin. I would definitely recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

my family, 5 of us total with 12, 8 and 4 year old, stayed in this beautiful Cabin. The setting is perfect and the cabin has everything you need. My son enjoyed the antique Coleman ice chest full of Legos. The furnishings are comfortable and it is fun to look at the knick knacks and collectibles. I hope we get a chance to enjoy this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabins, in an even mor beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples with a total of 3 young children and enjoyed our stay very much. You can take walks directly from the property, or drive a short distance to one of many day-hikes in the valley. The grocery store in Livingston is well stocked. There are also restaurants in the valley and in Livingston, though we found eating at home more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My dog and I spent several days in this lovely cabin and setting. I was looking for a quiet getaway, away from town, with places to hike and explore, but where I could also do some writing and have some time for reflection. This fit the bill perfectly. We explored during multiple walks each day, enjoyed the views of scenery and wildlife while sitting outside drinking coffee, and stared at the beauty of Emigrant Peak while thinking and writing. The time here helped me to recharge and regroup. I think I'll need to make this an annual retreat!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Chico Grill and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: necessary

The cabin and guest cottage are on a private road at the base of Emigrant Peak in the Paradise Valley of Park County Montana. The property is located almost equidistant from the town of Livingston and Yellowstone National Park.

Other Activities: hiking, snowmobiling, birdwatching


Rates & Availability

Pray Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer, cabin + guest cottage
Jun 13 - Sep 12
3 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 13 - Oct 2
3 night minimum stay
Post-season, cabin only
Oct 3 - Nov 21
3 night minimum stay
Winter holidays, cabin + cott.
Nov 22 - Jan 2
3 night minimum stay
Pre-season, cabin only
Jan 3 - May 22
3 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder Season
May 23 - Jun 12
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

The cabin and guest cottage are available together or the cabin may be rented by itself.

$250 reservation deposit, balance due on arrival.

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Yellowstone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • In addition to the four beds, there is a queen hide-a-bed in the living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The cabin has a full featured digital weather station, with readouts for wind speed and direction, temperature, precipitation, etc.

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