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Huge 5000 sq ft 2 story custom home ~ beautiful mountain views -sleeps 10

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Emigrant Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

4+bdr 4 bath Custom Mountain Home on 24 acres, Just North of Yellowstone Park

This 5,000 square foot craftsman built lodge is too expansive to fit into so few pictures. To see more, view our youtube video.

This one-of-a-kind, very spacious 2 story ~ 4+ bedroom, 4.5 bath, custom home boasts huge radiating wood-beamed vaulted ceilings throughout (aptly called the SunHouse). Granite and Yellowstone River-rock throughout, giant custom stone fireplace and wrap-around walls of windows in every room with gorgeous views of the Absaroka Mountain Range. There is a two-story kitchen skylight, 2 great outdoor balconies with their own Bistro sets, and one with a beautiful private rooftop outdoor fireplace and sitting area. There is a private backyard with stainless steel BBQ, and outdoor dining for 6-8, under pergola and trees. In the front is a huge sunken firepit with ample seating for your entire group and guests.

All this, just minutes to Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone River, Chico Hot Springs, & Beautiful Pine Creek.

This unique, open floorplan home has custom rockwork, artwork and woodwork throughout, themed bedrooms, as well as an additional private Library and separate Theatre Room with a queen sofa sleeper~making a 5th bdrm.

The 1500 sq ft Master Suite is very private - on the 2nd story in a separate wing - and includes it's own kitchenette, his and hers separate bathrooms, extra large custom granite walk-in shower, huge sunken jacuzzi tub with corner windows and mountain views, a separate specially designed make-up area for her, and an extra large walk-in closet with his and hers dressers.

The Master Suite and the Bunkhouse room both have their own loveseat/table/chair living spaces with TVs. All bathrooms have custom tilework. The downstairs Fisherman's Room has an old fashioned tub, and an old saloon styled toilet closet. The upstairs Balcony Room has a private outdoor balcony, where you can have your morning cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over Emigrant Peak, as well as a French Provincial indoor balcony that opens to the Atrium with its wall of windows, and ceiling of skylights looking out toward golden hills and the Gallatin Mountain range with unobstructed views.

On the Main Floor, with it's open floor-plan and 12-14' high ceilings, is a huge sunken living room with a cozy ranch-style atmosphere, a giant stone custom fire place, two large cowboy sofas and extra window seating perfect for intimate family gatherings.

This wonderful open floor plan seamlessly integrates the library and media rooms, as well as the kitchen, bar, dining, living, and outdoor cooking/eating areas together to offer a spacious, yet comfortable, warm atmosphere for entertaining family and guests.

The giant dining room table easily accommodates large groups of 10 with additional seating for 4 at the serving bar.

The fully equipped, all stainless steel, custom kitchen has a double convection oven, large center Island with additional prep sink and seating for 2, stainless steel cookware, and extra large pots and serving dishes for special occasions. There is also a full custom bar with frig, wine cooler, serving glasses and pitchers ... essentially everything you will need for a wonderful family gathering or reunion.

There are two private balconies with bistro sets off 2nd floor rooms, offering more intimate settings with awesome mountain views. The private yard that opens from the dining room is a wonderful place to sit in the evenings, in a peaceful, quiet, nature setting, under the beautiful Montana skies. This home was built with love and family and friends and happy gatherings in mind, and we hope you will enjoy staying here as much as we do!

Welcome to your Home away from Home in Montana!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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based on 47 traveler reviews

Huge 5000 sq ft 2 story custom home ~ beautiful mountain views -sleeps 10
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Sunhouse was a fantastic find for a quick Yellowstone Trip for the ladies and kids. I wish we had time to stay a few more days. The property is as described, well appointed, and so comfortable. The owner provides just about everything you could need or want. The beds are comfortable, the common areas comfortable for a group of 10. The living room has several couches as well as side seating, and is open to the kitchen and dining room, both of which have plenty of seating choices. The dining room table is a great place to play cards and dominoes. When someone wants to get away from the group, the library off the living room was a nice quiet escape.

We were greeted each morning by Mule deer visiting the kitchen window and the backyard. We saw eagles, many ravens and magpies.

We used the inside fireplace a couple of nights, and had a bonfire and smores in the back yard fire pit as well. The kids enjoyed exploring the yard around the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Everyone loved it!

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and everything worked well. The bedrooms and kitchen were very accommodating. We found the common areas to be very inviting. Owner provided great customer service. The house is nicely located to Chico and Gardener. We highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 4 of 5

The experience was very nice. It is difficult to say which aspect of the 4 days made the experience memorable whether it was having my whole family together, the views, the house or the people I encountered. Everyone from the house's owner to the people I met that were cleaning the house from the previous renters were accommodating. If you are looking for a true Montana experience in a relaxing and non-tours environment, this is the place.

The house was very clean and neat as well as having many household staples already provided; toilet paper, Kleenex, etc. While staying at the Sun House our family centered our day activities around the Yellowstone River such as rafting and fly fishing as well as a day trip to Yellowstone Park. The evenings were perfect to engage in family activities outside with the magnificent view of the mountains all around us.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our group had an excellent time at The Sun House. It's a beautiful home with everything you would ever need. The views are wonderful and it's secluded enough to feel like you're tucked away from the rest of the world, but an easy drive to Gardiner, Yellowstone, Bozeman and other surrounding areas where many excursions can take place. We went on hikes near the house, spent a day at Yellowstone, went ziplining, and fly fished...and there was so much more to choose from in the area! If you're planning on coming out here, work in an extra day or two to your won't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We're so glad Abram shared his home with the ten of us. It was perfect for us. We enjoyed cooking breakfast every morning and grilling out one evening. He is truly an artist and brilliant young man! We stayed there four nights. The drive to Gardiner was convenient as we did daily activities there. We white water rafted with Paradise Adventure Company and rode horses with them also. They were both GREAT! We also zip lined. The view from the house out by the fire pit was amazing and we really enjoyed our evenings there. And Abram was so helpful with any questions I had! Best vacation ever!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A great place for the family.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I look for places we can take our family on vacation every other year.

The Sun House has been the best place we have found to accommodate us our three adult son's their wives and our grandchildren.

The views of the mountain are wonderful. Distance to Yellowstone National Park is perfect and the many locations to the Yellowstone River allowed us some wonderful times of fishing. Best of all the owner is a very gracious host. We will look for an opportunity to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Big Sky - Bozeman Gallatin Field
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Chico Bar, The Old Saloon, and River's Edge
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Livingston (Bozeman and Big Sky 60-70)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 89 - Road to Yellowstone's North Entrance
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Local Cafes, Chico Grille & Chico Fine Dining
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bridger Bowl (Big Sky and Moonlight Basin 70 mi)
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Emigrant Fishing Access has a Nice River Beach
Car: necessary

Yelowstone Park is the main Tourist Destination, with wonderful Wildlife Tours, and great Fishing Adventures on Yellowstone Lake. But, World-Famous Fly Fishing and Leisure and Whitewater River rafting on the Yellowtone River is not to be missed! There is also the wonderful Chico Hot Springs and Spa only minutes away, with horseback riding, and both casual and fine dining. Livingston is well known for its art, hometown welcome, and the annual 4th of July Parade, Rodeo, and full Fireworks Show ~ the best in the West! There is also great Hunting in the Fall, and awesome Skiing in the winter. We are centrally located near all of it ... Yellowstone Country at it's best, with all the conveniences of home!


Rates & Availability

Emigrant Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 15 2016 - Mar 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mar 15 2017 - May 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 23 2017 - Mar 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
4rth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please be sure to read through the rental agreement at time of booking.

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Emigrant Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Master Suite Bathroom: His & Hers Individual Bathrooms with their own toilets and sinks - Hers has large make-up vanity - Extra Large Stone Shower - Deep Bathtub with jets has awesome mountain views through the Corner Windows overlooking the property - Large Walk in Closet with his and hers dressers! Upstairs Bath: Travertine tile sower with 3 heads - Toilet - Sink Main Floor Half Bath: Toilet - Sink - MC Escher Style tile floors Guest Bathroom: Claw foot tub with shower - toilet, dived by saloon doors, sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Balcony Room - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Features a private exterior and interior balcony
    The Bunk Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Features queen bed, Loft style bunk bed & fold out chair
    Lewis & Clark Library - Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Library and TV room with queen fold out sofa b
    The Hemingway - Master Suite - 1 king , Largest bedroom with private his/hers bathroom
    The Fisherman's Room - 1 queen , Features private full bathroom
  • King size beds (1) Large king bed in 1500 sq ft Master with panoramic mountain views, walk-in closet, and his and hers bathrooms, Queen size Beds (3) One Queen in Balcony Room, One Queen in Bunk Room, One Queen in the Fisherman's Room (extra Queen pullout available in Media Room), Twin or Single Beds (1) There is one extra single pull-out in the Bunk Room suitable for a child (in the oversized chair) Please Note: This is not included in the total # that the house can comfortably accommodate, it is a courtesy to help families with children. These are not intended to be used for extra guests. The number of guests listed already takes into consideration # of bathrooms available, water usage, towels and bedding for 10 people. Please let us know ahead of time if you need to use these extra beds), Child Beds (1) There is a built in sofa in the Balcony Room that can be used to sleep one small child if needed. Please Note: (This is not included in the total # the house accommodates)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
If you have a special request, please feel free to ask, and we will do our best to assist you. Also, let us know if you need information on River Rafting Trips, Fly Fishing Adventures, Horse Back Trail Rides, Guided Tours of Yellowstone, Catering Companies, Chico Hot Springs & Spa or if you have questions about local attractions, events & restaurants, etc.

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