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Beautiful Home on 20 Acres - Spectacular Views. Straight drive to Yellowstone!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sofa-Bed: Sleeps 6 + 2 kids in a sofa-bed

'Whispering Acres' is a privately owned large, beautiful, comfortable 3 Bdr, 3 Bath home with a private duck pond, on a 20 acre open prairie with unobstructed mountain views. The home is not managed by an agency. I simply make it available myself.

Yellowstone Ntl Park and Chico Hot Springs are a straight 55 mn. drive on U.S. 89 and the Yellowstone River is a few miles away from the house, flowing down from gorgeous Paradise Valley.

Since a one-day visit to the Park is ample enough to see everything, you're lucky to be 4 miles from downtown Livingston with its timeless Western feel and look, for your vacation.

The closest fly-fishing spot is 4 miles from the house on famed Yellowstone River. Just 2 miles away is an Albertson's supermarket.

The most extraordinary features of 'Whispering Acres' are the magical silence of its surroundings, the millions of stars dotting Montana's Big Sky and the wonderful, happy, calm, patient and engaging local residents.

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This home has a state-of-the-art central A/C system and is extraordinary for being in a remote area, yet with close-by urban conveniences.

Access is simple. Interstate I-90 is easily accessible from the house and you are 28 miles from Bozeman Gallatin Field's (BZN) national airport, or a two hour drive from Billings (BIL) airport.

'Whispering Acres' amenities: Upstairs in the house, is a vast living room with huge double-pane windows allowing spectacular views from the 'Absaroka Mountains' to the 'Crazy Mountains'. There is opulent, comfortable western-style leather seating and a 60” flat screen TV, a DVD player, hi-speed wifi throughout the house and a vast collection of DVDs.

Off the living room is a bedroom with a king size bed and access to a full bathroom through a barn-style door.

On the opposite side are the dining area and kitchen. Access to and from the 2-car garage with remote-controlled electric doors is through a living room door.

A stairway by the front door leads downstairs where a queen size sofa bed sits in the den and 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed (one has a genuine Tempur-Pedic bed) allow for more sleeping. Each has its own private bathroom. The master bath has an oversized glass enclosed shower.

A laundry room with brand new large capacity washer and dryer adds to the comfort of your vacation. A Wii game system is all setup and can keep the kids occupied. A game table, cards, books for all ages are all there. There is another flat screen TVs in the den. Hundreds of DVDs are supplied.

Cooking at 'Whispering Acres': The kitchen is open to the breakfast area and great room, and has a wonderful view out all windows. A door opens to the large deck. We have fully stocked the kitchen with place settings, flatware, glasses, mugs, stemware, all cooking utensils, pots and pans, baking dishes, and all kitchen 'tools.' Of course, there is also a dishwasher, refrigerator-freezer, island stove-top, double oven and broiler, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, blender, and waffle iron, and on and on...

More Details

Michael Marcus
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

About Michael Marcus

Retired Graphic Designer, living in a rural setting to decompress. Montana is ideal for that and I take advantage of all the fantastic outdoor activities this state has to offer.

Michael Marcus purchased this house in 1997

Why Michael Marcus chose Livingston

Montana is truly Big Sky country. It has fresh air, is quiet, unhurried, spacious, with mountains that ground you; millions of stars that invite you to reflect. There are summer and winter outdoor activities if so inclined. A chance to catch up on reading. It also has challenging and engaging people. Always nice, kind-hearted and helpful. It's the way life was meant to be.

What makes this house unique

It's all that the city is not, and it's necessary for one's physical and spiritual wellbeing...


Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Bozeman, Gallatin Field
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Livingston Downtown
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Livingston Downtown
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: necessary

The home - 'Whispering Acres' - is located on its own 20 acres and has a duck pond. (The map is approximate! The house is a bit further south at a dead end road.) It is very quiet and private, yet only a couple miles from an Albertson's supermarket, 4 miles from Downtown Livingston, and 25 miles from larger Bozeman. It's also 4 miles from the nearest fly-fishing spot, right on the Yellowstone River. So you get the best of both worlds!

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Other Activities: Wildlife watching, river rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, camping, dude ranching, fly fishing, hunting, bird watching, hiking, walking, biking and mountain biking, snow shoeing, skiing, stargazing, shopping! Your days can be jammed-packed full of activities yet some prefer staying at the house, reading and staring at the stunning views to recharge their soul...

Golf: There is a golf course in Livingston at the Livingston Golf & Country Club.

18 holes over 3,128 yards with a par of 36.

Ski: Bridger Bowl, Montana, is the gem of the Northern Rockies. Located only 45 minutes from the house, this outstanding ski area is well known for offering some of the most exciting ski, snowboard and telemark experiences that you will find, anywhere. This is not your typical Montana ski resort. Bridger Bowl is a nonprofit community ski area offering a great ski experience at an affordable price. Close-by Bozeman is home to Montana State University and is a young active community located only 25 miles from house.


Wineglass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi Spa Tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • Bathrooms are well-equipped with full showers. The upstairs bathroom is full bathtub with a shower, the master bathroom downstairs has a jetted spa tub and a separate shower, and the second downstairs bathroom has a full shower. Each bathroom has its own sink and toilet as well. All bathrooms have complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory Foam Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Sofa-Bed
  • The upstairs bedroom has a luxury King Size bed and bedding, a sitting area, etc., the Master Bedroom downstairs has a Queen Size Tempur-Pedic® Memory Foam bed, a large armoire and a dresser, a sitting area; the other bedroom downstairs has Queen Size bed with a western pole bed frame, and a full bathroom. There is a brand new Queen Size sofa sleeper in the Den.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The house has a full set of deluxe linens and blankets, comforters, towels for each bedrooms and bathrooms. Complimentary shampoo, body lotion and shower gels are included for our guests. There is also a brand new large capacity washer and dryer in the home with laundry detergents, softeners and ironing equipment.


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Beautiful Home on 20 Acres - Spectacular Views. Straight drive to Yellowstone!
average rating of 4.820513 based on 39 reviews

Our experience far exceeded all expectations! This property was a 10++++!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st time using HomeAway and 1st visit to MT and we scored a whopping TEN😍�

My husband and I needed 2 consecutive weeks inclusive of July 4th with a house providing 3 beds/3 baths and a pos 4th room to accommodate our 3 grandkids. Our wants were: a big porch to sit out on, a view of the mountains, less than 1hr from a major airport, less than 1 hr from a Yellowstone Park entrance, privacy, internet, A/C, living and dining room that could accommodate 8-9 comfortably and a town close by with grocery store and local restaurants. We wanted to experience horseback-riding, river rafting, hiking, exploring, and experiencing nature in true Western style.

It was dark when we arrived, but the lights were on and immediately felt welcomed. This home was amazing, and exceeded our expectations! The floor plan provided very private bedrooms with full baths. A large living/ dining area, large kitchen (equipped with every culinary accoutrement anyone would need), a breakfast area, king bedroom and full bath with tub. Lower level had two very private bedrooms w/full baths (master was spacious and luxurious) and great central living area w/desk, pullout sofa, comfy chairs, table and chairs, lg tv, library area with tons of games, books, dvds, movies,etc...where we put 2 twin air mattresses giving us the perfect place for our 3 grandkids to sleep and hangout. A well equipped laundry room was another bonus.

The porch stretched out in 3 directions and perfectly situated in line with the mountains providing us with amazing sunrises and sunsets. We even viewed a small herd of wild horses that came down from a higher range.

Michael paid such attention to detail, it made operating the appliances, identifying every light switch, highlighting all the information we would need to make our vacation special.

We were 50 minutes to Yellowstone, 6 minutes to the town of Livingston, 45 minutes to Bozeman airport, attending the Livingston Rodeo, river rafted, hiked, trail rode, visited museums, art galleries, ate great food and truely enjoyed our Western vacation beyond our wildest dreams.

I would highly recommend this property and can honestly say, there was nothing even close to compare it to, to fill our family's wants and needs!!!

Thank you Michael , for all you shared with us

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Billie and Bob. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the house and took advantage of all the amenities; enjoyed Livingston and its surroundings to the fullest! Thanks also for your very kind review... Michael
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Comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 plus two adults were very comfortable Michael's home. Everyone had their own space to chill out in. Michael answered all of our questions before and during our trip. He was very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review, Damon. Michael
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Salt Lake City, UT

Beautiful scenery and very nice property. Owner very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent VRBO experience. The scenery is spectacular and MT is amazing. Owner of the VRBO was very accommodating. Home worked perfectly for our family and I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Sharon. Michael
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Cozy, Clean and Beautiful Home-Perfect Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Whispering Acres is all it is advertised and more. In addition, the owner, Michael Marcus is extremely helpful and very responsive. Staying at this very well-equipped home over Christmas was just a delight, from the warm cozy rooms and comfortable furniture to the Christmas tree with lights that came on automatically each afternoon/evening. The large windows in the upstairs living area afford the most impressive view of the outdoor scenery. The home is very clean, quiet and well-maintained, which is very important to me. The kitchen is well-stocked and thus cooking up a meal was a breeze. We appreciated the goodies that were supplied too! The home is only a few miles from the grocery store, Livingston and I-90. It is also very tastefully decorated and the furniture is very comfortable. The new floors look great and are also very functional. We certainly enjoyed seeing the snow falling on Christmas Day and though it can be a bit windy on some days, the home remained warm and cozy at all times. It was a delight to be able to park our rental car in the garage as well. Whispering Acres is a beautiful home to spend your vacation in and I would highly recommend staying there during any season. Thank you, Michael for sharing your extraordinary home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suzanne for your very kind review. We strive to make our home as comfortable, clean and agreable as possible. You are an exemplary guest and communicating with you was a breeze and a pleasure; always. Hope to see you here again... Michael
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Well appointed 3 bedroom home with spectacular views..

  • 5 of 5

5 of us shared this home while attending a fly fishing convention in Livingston. We were very comfortable here. The house had all the amenities you could ask for. Movies, games, fully stocked kitchen appliances, washer, dryer, bedding, towels, reading materials and a wraparound duck to enjoy the outstanding views. I forgot a charger and it was mailed back to me promptly. I highly recommend this property and would love to stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to vacation - clean, welcoming, peaceful, and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Thank You...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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