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Base Camp! Near Yellowstone Park & Chico Hot Springs. Pet friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
30 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

About the property

2 Bdrm-1 Bath, Handicap Accessible. Located directly off pavement!

- This residence is available by the month. No daily/weekly rates.

- An excellent location, convenient to many activities and attractions.

- Single level living. Wheel chair accessible.

- The home has two bedrooms, a large well-appointed bathroom, a large living/dining area, and well-appointed full kitchen, and a utility room with washer/dryer.

- Our tap water comes from a deep glacial well that tests so pure, & drinkable.

- High Speed WiFi internet. Good signal.

- Large, secure dog kennel, attached to the home with interior access.

- Outdoor ground level deck.

- Large private backyard and 3 acre field for privacy.

- Outdoor fire pit for cooking and/or fireside time.

- 30 minutes to Yellowstone Park north entrance. YNP's only year round entrance.

- 5 minutes to 24-hour gas, atm, groceries, saloons, restaurants.

- 5 minutes to hot springs resort and hot springs pool.

- 5 minutes to non-denominational church.

- 15 minutes to Wilderness area and public national forest

More Details

Barbara Timms
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2016

Why Barbara Timms chose Yellowstone

The Town of Pray, MT has been in Barbara's family since 1954. Her late husband's grandmother and his mother were long-term Postmasters of the Town and ran the country store. Upon losing prominent family members in 2006-7, Barbara felt she needed to move back to Pray in order to rejuvenate the town and preserve the history of the town. Barbara has enjoyed the area immensely and the local residents have expressed their appreciation for her 'bringing the town back.

What makes this house unique

- Our single level, wheelchair accessible residence makes it so simple to enjoy for those with limited mobility, and those who just like to whole convenience of not packing groceries up stairs!

-Leave your bottled water at home as our tap water comes from a deep glacial well and tests pure with trace minerals that are good for your body. We test it twice a year and file the results with our county sanitarian.

- Having a real U.S. Post Office next door makes this a genuine Town! Mail your postcards and get them stamped by our Postmaster from Pray, MT!

-We provide a fire pit and firewood for those starry nights when you want to roast a hot dog or sit by a fire.

-Our pet friendly atmosphere ensures your beloved pets have a great vacation too!

- The views of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness area from Pray, the proximity to Yellowstone Park, and Chico Hot Springs, and the benefit of being at a cross road location, means you can get to all these places conveniently from the residence.

- 30 minute drive to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. This is the only year round entrance to the Park, so winter activities abound here also.

- 5 minute drive to a world class hot springs resort, several restaurants, gift shops, espresso shop, 24-hr gas, groceries, saloons, churches, bakery, car wash, Yellowstone River.

-Being within 15 minutes of over 1,000,000 acres of public land makes it so convenient for outdoor enthusiasts who want to hike, fish, picnic, exercise your pets, over take a leisurely drive through beautiful forested land.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment by guests left in guest book: Our week here gave our family memories we will cherish all our lives. Your nightly rates were wonderful, but our time here was priceless! Thank you for helping us feel at home away from home, and for all the extra supplies. God bless you and may all who stay here be reminded of and refreshed by the beautiful world in which we live. Thank you sincerely, Paul, Meaghan, Austin, Claire and Baby
Jun 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Base Camp! Near Yellowstone Park & Chico Hot Springs. Pet friendly.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 36 reviews

The easy access sold me on this place

  • 5 of 5

Just me and my little dog were traveling to see friends. I needed some place that allowed my dog, didn't have a bunch of stairs, a loft I had to climb into to sleep, miles of gravel to drive down, or a tiny kitchen to cook in. I took a chance on this place and I am glad I did.

Thank you for a wonderful place and allowing an old man such a comfortable place to call my temporary home. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most "Welcome" sir, and you were not by any means in our eyes "Old"......We look forward to seeing you and "Ozzie" back again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 6 nights August 2016 and we had a great time. The house was perfect and has everything you would need and so clean.... Wonderful views of the mountains from the back garden. Easy access to Gardiner and the north entrance to Yellowstone. Also, Chico Hot Springs is just 5 minutes away.

Would stay again if in the area.

Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests! I am glad you enjoyed Paradise Valley and all it has to offer. Please come back and visit us again.
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We would confirm other guests' reviews of the property as a home away from home. All our requirements were met even down to fresh ground coffee. On opening the door we immediately felt at home. The layout of the home was excellent for the mobility of our wheelchair bound son and the provision of a shower chair for him deserves a special mention.

The access to Yellowstone NP north entrance was a short extremely photogenic drive through the beautiful Paradise Valley along the Yellowstone River. We could have spent a much longer time in the property and can recommend it most warmly to others visiting Yellowstone National Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I truly love it when a guest finds the home accommodating to their personal needs, especially when someone in the party has physical challenges.
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Fantastic Time in Pray

  • 5 of 5

This place was great!!!! I rent a lot of homes through VRBO and this had to be one of the best equipped homes I've ever stayed in! It was very well maintained and you could tell the owner really thought about traveler needs and how to make them most comfortable.

We were visiting Yellowstone while staying there and the drive to the park each day was a beautiful one. We also took a side trip to Bozeman to visit the Museum of the Rockies - well worth it for our 6 year old boy. Lots of dinosaur bones!

We had a fantastic time staying at this property. The view is fantastic and the grass area in the back was great for playing in the evening. Our little family of three was quite comfortable here and enjoyed our time immensely! I would recommend this place to anyone! A big thanks to Barbara for supplying such a wonderful rental for our family!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that it worked out for you to visit the area and use our home as your Base Camp. You were great guests and we appreciated the great condition that you left the home in. Come back soon!
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A great vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, very comfortable, stylish decor, roomy, and greatly convenient to everything we wanted to do. What more could I ask for?

We brought our old dog who really appreciated the single level living, and the ground level deck, as well as the large field off the back yard to play in and chase gophers.

I loved the roomy shower with the dual heads and being able to drink the tap water as it came from a deep well and was cold and delicious.

My wife appreciated how clean everything was and the amazingly well stocked kitchen.

We could tell a big effort was made to provide a clean, well stocked environment for us. We truly felt we were staying in a home away from home.

I would stay here again and would recommend it to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation rental experience that we have had! Thumbs up!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice surprise to find that we had all of the conveniences that we enjoy in our own home with the added benefit of an amazing view out of the living area windows and the backyard deck, and the convenience of being so close to all kinds of recreational activities and entertainment. A real vacation treat!

The wireless internet service and cell coverage was nice, as well as a satellite TV with a wide range of programs, a reading library, a DVD movie library, board games, and an iPod dock. We also enjoyed an outdoor BBQ grill and a fire pit. There was a large field off the backyard for our use also so it felt very spacious.

The home was very nicely decorated and extremely comfortable. Everything we needed could be found in cupboards, closets, and drawers. The travertine shower with two shower heads was a hit with my husband.

It was so nice that we ended up spending a day just hanging out at the home to rest up and enjoy our surroundings.

This is our fourth time staying at a vacation rental and this experience was by far our most enjoyable for the amount of money we spent per night. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bozeman/Belgrade, Montana
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
River's Edge, Chico Saloon, Old Saloon
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Livingston Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Scenic Hwy. 540 - immediate / Hwy. 89 - 3 mi. away
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Chico Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort, Bozeman MT
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Dailey Lake wade-beaches-boating-fishing-picnic
Car: necessary

- World Famous Chico Hot Springs Resort is 5 minutes away! Offering you a public olympic-sized natural Hot Springs Pool, and so much more, in a beautiful setting!

- Yellowstone Park's north entrance is only a 30 minute drive.

- We also boast world Class Rock Climbing in Mill Creek drainage,15 minutes away. Also provides hiking access to theA-B Wilderness, picnicking, camping, backcountry drives, fishing.

- Gold panning on public land in Emigrant Gulch is 10 minutes away. Head to the cool woods for a picnic and perhaps find a few flakes of gold in the creek!

- Experience Yellowstone Park's finest, only 30 minutes away! Get an early start so you can beat the traffic and see wildlife moving across roadways in the morning hours!


Rates & Availability

Pray House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
One-time Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $60
Tax Rate 7.0%

- A $200.00 damage deposit required. Refund is made in the form of payment that was received.

NO REFUND of ANY payments if cancelled less than 60 DAYS from check-in date. We require 60 days as most travelers have made their plans by then and it is difficult to re-book the residence if cancelled less than 60 days from check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pray House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible toilet. Shower has 12' riser at entrance
  • - Large bathroom with handicap accessible toilet. - Shower unit is 4x4 step in shower with an adjustable - hand held/stationary shower head, and will accommodate a shower chair. - NOTE: Shower has 12' riser at entry making it necessary to have assistance. - NOTE: Sink is cabinet mounted.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
- Some of the best hiking for both yourself, and your pets, is either on premise, or within 5-10 minutes of this rental. - Yellowstone Park's north entrance is only a 30 minutes drive away. - Leave your bottled water at home. Our tap water is from a deep glacial well and has tested very pure. We test the water regularly to ensure purity standards are met. It is delicious! - We also boast the ability to stock your pantry with groceries, fill up your gas tank, wash your vehicle, pick up a local paper, mail your postcard, soak in a natural hot springs, buy a beer or a burger, have a deluxe dining experience, or catch a trout, within 1-to-5 minutes of your rental space!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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