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Traditional Cabin and Guest Cottage North of Yellowstone Park

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

IMPORTANT: Please contact the owner for details BEFORE booking online. This H.A. system has trouble determining rates based on the size of your group, etc (for instance, a couple only needs the main cabin with a main season weekly rate of $1400 plus $98 tax. A group of six needs both cabins at $1800 plus $126 tax). The posted "average" rate is often inaccurate.

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 two buildings are never rented to separate parties).

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

Chuck Defandorf
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018


Pray Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 8
  • 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
  • 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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Traditional Cabin and Guest Cottage North of Yellowstone Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 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: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great location for our Yellowstone vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house and the adjacent cabin for our Yellowstone vacation. Our vacation included my wife, two of our adult children with their spouses, and 5 of our grandchildren, ages 9 months through 10 years. The owner, Chuck, was extremely responsive to our questions by email and phone to insure our vacation was great. The location is beautiful and safe. The property is remote and surrounded by a fense. The house and cabin was very well furnished, even with supplies I have never seen in a rental property. The location was perfect for the Yellowstone vacation. It is midway between a reasonably sized city and a more touristy city at the entry to the park. This provided easy access to stores and restaurants to make our stay economical. With all the ammenities of a home, we could do our wash daily (important with 5 young grandchildren), fix our meals and picnic lunches, and spend the evening hiking or watching TV with our children. I highly recommend this location for your visit to Yellowstone. We were completely happy with our stay and with the help Chuck provided to help us enjoy our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aiken SC

Gorgeous views and a great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Booked the main and extra cabins on the strength of the reviews and wasn't disappointed! Chuck was around to greet us and made sure we had anything we needed. Great guy. Roosevelt Arch was about 35 minutes away and we used a week to spend about 4 days in Yellowstone. It is a bit of a drive with the park being so big but still worked out very well. My older kids liked it so well that they are thinking of planning a trip next year to stay in the same cabin.

Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in Montana

  • 5 of 5

If you want cozy, authentic, and breathtakingly beautiful, this is the cabin for you. My sons and their uncle rented the main cabin and the guest house for 4 days and nights and simply could not have asked for a better experience. The owner has supplied everything you will need inside and out down to the most minute detail. Loved the decorations, the cleanliness and comfort, and the views of Emigrant Peak are amazing. We spent several days exploring Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons and loved enjoying an evening at Chico Hot Springs only 10 minutes away. We will definitely be back in the future and can't wait to see our home in Montana again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation that we have ever had. The property is private with breathtaking views. The pictures in no way do justice to the cabins or the beauty of the scenery. We came with the intentions of using it as a home base for our Yellowstone adventure but decided to spend most of our time at the cabin. You are literally at the base of the mountain and can hike to the top if you start early. The horseshoe pit was fun and there were plenty of games and books to keep us occupied. The drive to the Yellowstone entrance is short and beautiful and there is a corner store about 10 minutes away that carries most of your basic needs. There are plenty of outdoor adventures close by. We enjoyed the whitewater rafting with Paradise Adventures. We came wanting peace, quiet, and privacy and we got it in spades. We had 4 adults and 5 children from ages 6 to 16 and everyone had a wonderful time. The entire property is well maintained and very clean. The kitchen is very well stocked and there are lots of towels and bed linens. If we ever head back to the area again we would absolutely stay again. Chuck was great to work with and took care of all of our needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The true spirit of Montana and Yellowstone.

  • 5 of 5

The views were endless. The sound of birds, and the occasional cow, and beyond that quiet. We truly felt that we could relax and take in Montana, really feel it. We had a crew of 9: 6 adults, 3 kids ages 6-12, and a dog. A great place where kids can be kids, dogs can be dogs and a family could finally have time to catch up. We enjoyed enough room for everyone to be comfortable with the four bedrooms and 3 baths. We lounged around the porch, or the yard watching the sunsets and then the stars and meteor showers. We loved playing horseshoes and walking around the property, dinners outside and inside with the well stocked kitchen. The laundry room was a plus too. The cabin and guest cottages were very well maintained, and clean. We loved all of decor and finishes, it was quintessential We traveled to Yellowstone a couple of days, it was not too far of a drive to the north entrance. We also enjoyed Chico Hot Springs one evening. We will hopefully be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.