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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german

*PAYPAL*,Views, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Ensuite ,Hot Tub, Billiards, Ping Pong,Yellowstone

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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6 Bedrooms, sleeps 11, 4 bathrooms,Close to town, 40 minute drive to Yellowstone

'Hunkapi' is a beautiful log home at the foot of the Wineglass Mountain. Just a ten minute drive and you find yourself at the heart of historic downtown Livingston.

Just a 40 minute drive takes you to Gardiner and the north gate of Yellowstone National Park.

'Hunkapi' is an excellent home for both summer and winter vacations with access to three ski regions in the winter and to Yellowstone National Park at Gardiner all year round.

Relax and unwind on the deck of our beautiful home. Admire the stunning views of three mountain ranges and watch for the abundant wildlife.

Set in 20 acres of private land you can enjoy peace and tranquility. For a night out Livingston and its shops and restaurants is only a ten minute drive away. The local supermarket can be reached in 5 minutes by car.

The house sleeps 11 people in comfort. With two ensuite rooms with king-size beds, 1 ensuite queen-sized bedrooom, 1 further room with queen bed, 1 twin room and 1 single room. There is also one family bathroom with tub and shower.

There is plenty of room for your family to spend time together with a large sitting room with wood burning stove and flat screen TV. A choice of DVDs, books and board games for all the family to enjoy.

The kitchen is open plan with a dining room where you will be able to spend quality time relaxing over dinner around the large family dining table.

Keywords: Log home, ranch, vacation home, rental home, holiday home

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Adele (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time at time at your lovely home. Everything was perfect. The house was gorgeous and wonderfully equipped - kitchen equipment, games, DVDs, paintings, outdoor furniture etc. and a fantastic amount of information provided. Michelle and the girls have a great passion for all things to do with bears so your bedspreads etc. went down very well.

As you said the house was very large but actually felt very cosy and welcoming. Despite the size of the house our two youngest daughters decided to share the upstairs bedroom. Even the weather was great (warmer than we expected, particularly in the evenings). We had a great time sitting out on the deck for breakfast and in the evenings and the views were absolutely magnificent - the reason we were so keen to visit this area in the first place. Although there were some fires - Emigrant and three I think in Yellowstone, they only affected us very marginally with a bit of haze from time-to-time, unlike the situation when we visited Yosemite a few years ago where we almost got caught in the middle of a fire. The girls and I made great use of the basketball hoop and we all made quite a lot of use of the hot tub.

I think we visited every one of the list of 'must see' sights that you kindly provided and a few more besides. We particularly liked:

· The Canyon (we did a fantastic rim walk there which avoided the crowds and got us very close to the falls);

· Yellowstone Lake which was placid, looked fantastic and had very few people;

· 'Morning Glory' which was unbelievably colourful - and also un-crowded as most people appear to go to Old Faithful then leave.

· The Midway Geyser basin – which again was so colourful

We saw most animals – but unfortunately no bears except ‘Brutus’ and friends in the compound on the way to Bozeman.

We also spent quite a lot of time in Bozeman itself (which we really liked), we went rafting from Gardiner down the river which was excellent and went to Nevada & Virginia City on one day, the best part of which was the drive because the scenery was magnificent. We did not attempt to go further afield to Grand Teton or the Bear Tooth Pass because there was plenty that we wanted to do nearer.

Many thanks for letting us use your amazing house. When things settle down a bit I would be delighted to write a five-star review and probably send you a few pictures which illustrate the fantastic time we had there.
Aug 2013
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*PAYPAL*,Views, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Ensuite ,Hot Tub, Billiards, Ping Pong,Yellowstone
average rating of 4.923077 based on 29 reviews

Livingston Visit

  • 5 of 5

I do not review much and RARELY give 5 stars; I have high expectations and don't feel most places deserve 5 stars...this place is the exception though.

This house has not only amazing views and enormous space, Adele and her family have furnished it impeccably. My family and I have rented at least 10 other properties around the US and England, and this property exceeds any other we've ever stayed at.

We traveled with another family and our young adult children. With 8 of us, each couple and each of the "children" enjoyed our rooms. The towels and bedding were top notch/high quality-so much that I want to get the same bedding for my own bed.

Adele had tons of movies (not that we watched any of them), many board games (though we had brought our own) and fun outdoor games that we did play! The kids enjoyed the ping pong table and we enjoyed a pool tournament. We even flew kites - which was one of our favorite moments this week! We used the big gas grill and the crockpot. The appliances, quality kitchenware and the milk/eggs/butter/bread/wine waiting for us made our stay even more special. (I'm use to dollar store utensils and cheap kitchenware while renting and this made being in the house so much more enjoyable!)

We really enjoyed a local restaurant, Northern Pacific Beanery. True homemade food and western hospitality. We strolled through the quaint downtown stores afterward.

Finally, Adele has been the most incredible hostess I've ever worked with! She provided us with Yellowstone trip recommendations (and two nice coolers to use), restaurant recommendations and checked up with me via email throughout our trip to make sure everything was going well.

One suggestion or awareness for others renting is that both master suites have relatively smaller showers where the other two bathrooms have larger shower space. The bathrooms were beautiful nonetheless.

The only other "problem" is missing my regular communications with Adele. If I could rent all my vacation rentals/trips through Adele and her properties, I would. She made our family vacation so memorable.

If you have any doubt about renting this place, I promise you'll be more than will exceed your expectations!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is an easy drive from the airport in Bozeman, MT and is situated on a hillside overlooking the historic town of Livingston. In the panoramic view from the deck one can see mountains, valleys, and lots of wildlife. It is comfortable, well-equipped, and easily accommodated the 9 of us. It is about an hour's drive from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We drove that route everyday and never got tired of the trip. Adele, the owner, was wonderful to work with. She made planning this vacation so easy. Not only did she share photos when she and her family were there just before we arrived, but she sent a packet filled with things to do, her own suggestions for getting the most out of Yellowstone, and a list of recommended places to eat in Livingston and Gardiner. I have never worked with an owner more helpful than she is.

There is so much to do in the area. We went to a rodeo in Wilsall, Sacagawea Park and the historic train station in Livingston, the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, swam in the hot springs in Chico, drove the Beartooth Highway, and spent four full days in Yellowstone where, in addition to seeing all the geothermal features and hiking Mt. Washburn, we saw black bears, numerous elk and pronghorns and had two "close encounters" with bison herds walking on the road just before sunset. I recommend this property to anyone considering a vacation to Big Sky country, Yellowstone National Park, and the surrounding area. Its central location provides easy access for all the activities in this part of Montana and Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheryl It has been such a pleasure to have you all stay at Hunkapi. There is always so much to see in Yellowstone that it is sometimes difficult to prioritise. You all seem to have achieved so much in one week with your visits to 'The Park' but also all the wonderful local museums. I hope the children enjoyed the Museum Of The Rockies. Please come back and visit for another family vacation. I will look forward to hearing from you again!
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Amazing place to relax and visit Yellowstone park!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this home was fantastic! The landlord lady was amazing at making sure our stay was pleasant! She was in touch with us all the time previously and after our trip. The home was clean, all the rooms were very comfortable, spacious and beautiful! The view from the home is absolutely gorgeous! We enjoyed short hikes around the property. Just siting outside by the porch enjoying the view was just enough to relax. The house is so well equipped that it was like staying at home! We even had a nice bbq and game night was so much fun since the house is equipped for all those activities. My family and I really enjoyed the stay at this home. We are even thinking about repeating it sometime in the upcoming years!

In regards to visiting Yellowstone, the drive to the park is about 55 miles from the home. The drive is very pleasant and safe! We were able to enter through the north entrance and the view and drive inside the park was great!

We highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking forward to a pleasant restful week or an amazing adventure at Yellowstone!

It was truly an amazing place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Miryam for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you all had such a wonderful vacation. It really was a delight to see your photographs of your visits to Yellowstone. It is such a relaxing moment too sitting on the deck soaking up the view. It really does make you feel you are at one with the world. Please come and visit again soon. Perhaps even a Winter visit for the ski slopes!!
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"House of T"

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, the pictures do absolutely no justice for this wonderfully appointed Montana home! I wanted to surprise my family by finding a "home" rather than a "cabin" to stay while visiting Yellowstone, however, we were ALL surprised when approaching this gorgeous "mountain retreat"! The home was so clean, comfortable, inviting & accommodating that we decided to stay an extra day! (And, still were all so sad to leave!!) The bedrooms are tastefully furnished with comfortable beds & gorgeous linens. The layout of this property affords plenty of privacy for adult couples or families with teenager. (There were 7 in our family so we used only 4 of the bedrooms.) The kitchen is designed for a gourmet cook with high quality appliances, roomy counterspace & a large dining area which doubled for family game nights.

Each morning, we awakened to deer grazing outside the bedroom windows! The glorious Montana sunrises & sunsets were amazing to watch from the wrap-around deck! We all wondered how awesome it would be to see snow in the mountains.

Adele is such a kind & gracious woman who reached out to me several times (prior to our arrival) providing helpful info, directions & to answer whatever questions I may have had. Kirk (the caretaker) called to greet us & provided a wealth of info when visiting.

I'm hoping to plan a "Friends' Retreat" so my Pennsylvania friends can enjoy & appreciate this lovely home. My family hopes to return to Hunkapi again some day. Tomorrow is not soon enough for me!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janice, I shall truly miss all of our emails!! I know how important it was for you to choose a 'home' for your family and I am delighted to hear that our home surpassed your expectations. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and I do hope that one day we will meet or look forward to having you stay at Hunkapi again with your family or friends.
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Family get together

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this home! Adele was so helpful and so communicative before, during and after our stay! Home was gorgeous and TONS of space. Evenings on the deck were amazing! Would highly recommend this to anyone interested in staying in the Livingston area!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, thank you for staying with us. We are delighted that you all had a fantastic family reunion! It was good to know that you enjoyed our home and all the many sites that Livingston and Yellowstone have to offer. Come back sometime soon!
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Family Vacation in YELLOWSTONE

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful and comfortable home away from home. Perfect for a vacation.

Their were 6 adults, 3 children 1 infant. The first night at the house, we enjoyed the deck, the breeze, and the Livingston fireworks.. There were things for the children to do (games

and puzzles) and a pool table for the big guys. I can't say enough good about it, so I will simply say THANKS, ADELE AND MIKE.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martha Thank you for letting us know what a wonderful time you had in Montana and also about your exciting road trip en route to our home. We are pleased that you all had a wonderful visit with each other and great days out. It is so difficult to visit all that the area has to offer in one week! I know that there are so many wonderful areas in The USA to spend your vacation, but if you come back to Montana please come back and visit us. Adele
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International (BZN) 40 minutes
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Many in Livingston
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in Livingston
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

Livingston House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2016/17
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

All cleaning and utilities are included in the rental rate.

All payments are taken by PayPal

A Laundry Fee of $150 per week

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Montana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom and Dressing room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Adjacent to family bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , Adjacent to family bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 - single bed. Adjacent to family bathroom Bedroom 6 - twin room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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