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The Pleasant Pheasant ~ Single/Multi-Family Retreat on 20 Acres

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + detached cabins, sleeps 10-19

Main Log Home- 5 bedrooms, 3 baths sleeping up to 11.

Bunkhouse- 3 bedrooms, 1 bath sleeping up to 6.

Cabin- 1 bedroom, 1 bath sleeping up to 2.

Call for Specials, Discounts, and Group Rates.

Located on 20 private acres with amazing views and wildlife, this is the perfect spot for single or multiple families or groups to vacation together but still have privacy. Originally built as a family retreat and operating as a Bed & Breakfast for 10 years, the Pleasant Pheasant is now available for rent. Wonderful for families, sportsmen, reunions, or those simply wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.

Property includes a 5 bedroom log home with cathedral ceiling, a large outdoor deck, and screened-in porch. The three story home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, two full kitchens and two living rooms, sleeping up to 11 guests.

Optional additions include a 3 bedroom, 1 bath Bunkhouse with kitchen & laundry, and a 1 bedroom, 1 bath cabin, sleeping up to 8 additional guests.

Further Details: In the heart of scenic Paradise Valley, we are 17 miles south of Livingston and 35 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. One hour from Bozeman Airport. Chico Hot Springs is 10 minutes away. Nearby activities include river rafting on the Yellowstone, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, clay shooting, hunting, dog-sledding, and mountain bike riding. A fly fisherman's paradise, the Valley also boasts three of the world's top spring creeks, all within a ten minute drive.

For added convenience, our on-site caretaker is an exceptional fly-fishing guide. (Rates separate from rental rate.)

More Details

Margie Gupton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Pleasant Pheasant. What a beautiful and peaceful place. We just got back from our trip yesterday. We both agreed that the 3 days at your place was our favorite of the vacation. We found boots to rent for our waders in Livingston and fished 2 times while there. We also took a hike up to Mill Creek falls and enjoyed exploring the area. Just wanted you to know how much we loved your place!! Thanks for sharing it with us. -Ellen, Atlanta, GA
Oct 2009
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Livingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Main House- 3 full baths Bunkhouse- 1 bathroom with shower (no tub.) Cabin- 1 bathroom with shower (no tub.)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Log Home-Bdr 1 - 1 king , Plus balcony
    Log Home-Bdr 2 - 1 queen , Plus balcony
    Log Home-Bdr 3 - 1 queen
    Log Home-Bdr 4 - 1 queen
    Log Home-Bdr 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible Bed - 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Single cot & crib
  • Main House- 1 King Bed, 3 Queens, 2 Singles, small cot & crib. Bunkhouse- 3 Queen beds and 1 Queen sofa-bed. Cabin- 1 Full Bed and 1 fold-out single chair-bed. Portable Crib for up to 2 yrs old.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 11 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Heart of Pine floors with radiant heating underneath keep you extra warm in winter months. Baby Gate and portable crib. (Ask for more information on suitability for young children.)


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The Pleasant Pheasant ~ Single/Multi-Family Retreat on 20 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Fabulous Winter Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation, our family stayed at “The Pleasant Pheasant” after Christmas and found everything to be much more than we expected. The location is magnificent with a view of the mountains out the oversized cabin windows and during our trip daily we watch elk grazing on the mountain side. The cabin/house is extremely clean and is fully equipped with everything we needed from good quality towels, sheets and the kitchen had everything and more then we anticipated. Our family consisted of my husband and I along with our two daughters, their husbands and children for a total of ten of us. The place was perfect, plenty of room for everyone. After a day in Yellowstone Park and a dip at Chico Hot Springs (only 15 min away) the whole family returned to the cabin to relax, visit, play games and be together. One of the best family vacations we have had. Much better then all of us in different private room at a hotel.

Margie the owner of the home was so pleasant to work with and very helpful with not only information about the home but she gave us ideas for extra activities for the kids, sent us links to maps and local attractions. They even had a sled for the kids to use!

If you are looking for a vacation at “The Pleasant Pheasant” you will be very pleased.

Enjoy Donna McDonald

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is perfect! The location is ideal in that it is conveniently located between Livingston and Yellowstone. A trip to the grocery store is only 15-20 minutes away and Yellowstone is less than an hour away.

The kitchen was fully stocked with every cooking tool you can think of and there was nothing we needed that couldn't be found in the house.

This is a great choice for multiple families staying together since the layout of the house and additional buildings allow for privacy.

The grounds and interior were immaculate and the views were breathtaking!

The only negative thing we could say about the place was that it's awesomeness made leaving even more difficult!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, Texas

Family winter vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, wonderful place. We loved our family Christmas vacation in this beautiful, comfy home. Could not have found a better place. I recommend staying here to everyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Iowa

Memories Made

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! We had a family get together with 17 family members present. Our family's came from Spokane and Tacoma, Washington, Nevada, and Iowa. We had an amazing time at The Pleasant Pheasant, and there was nothing we needed except our food. We enjoyed visits to Yellowstone Park, white water rafting, hiking, a scenic float with the small kids, and just enjoying the beautiful scenery surrounding the home.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned to central Texas after spending a week at the Pleasant Pheasant. We stayed there with another family, so our group consisted of 4 adults and 8 kids ranging in age from 9 to 18.

The property was perfect. The online pictures can not capture the beauty of this home or the majestic location. We all had plenty of space to spread out and the location was in a great location to day trip into Yellowstone Park, fish the Yellowstone river, explore Livingston, Chico hot springs, and a day hike to the near by waterfalls.

The property owner was fantastic in helping with the details and very accommodating to our needs. The couple (Jason and his wife) that live on the back of the property and manage the day to day needs were very sweet. We also used Jason as a guide for a day float fishing trip of the Yellowstone river and the day was amazing.

My only complaint is that we needed more than a week to soak it all up. Guess we will just have to go back. If your looking for a place to stay in the paradise valley, no need to look any further, you found it in the Pleasant Pheasant.

Matt T.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Breathtaking views in every direction!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a family reunion, the Pleasant Pheasant was sheer perfection for our group! The retreat could not have been located in a prettier location. The home and cabins were very clean, well appointed and tastefully decorated. We spent our days in Yellowstone and would meet for family dinners at 8, exchanging stories about the park. I would recommend this property for many reasons - you won't be disappointed. We hope to go back, now that Montana is now on our "favorite places" list. I could not get enough of the spectacular views!! Thank you - it was WONDERFUL!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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In the heart of scenic Paradise Valley, we are 17 miles south of Livingston and 36 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Chico Hot Springs is 10 minutes away. Nearby activities include river rafting on the Yellowstone, fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding, clay shooting, hunting, dog-sledding, and mountain bike riding. A fly fisherman's paradise, the Valley also boasts three of the world's top spring creeks, all within a ten minute drive.

For added convenience, our on-site caretaker is an exceptional fly-fishing guide.

Other Activities: sporting clays, river rafting, hayrides


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $45
Damage Deposit $500

* Summer Rentals may be reserved for those renting two or more houses, sleeping up to 19 guests maximum. Please call for availability and rates. Subject to change.
Rates shown are for the 5 bd Main Log Home only, sleeping up to 11 people. Holiday rates may be higher.
Optional 3 bd/1 ba Bunkhouse and 1 bd/1 ba cabin can sleep up to 8 more guests.
Off-season discounts for smaller groups. Please contact us for specials, group, and event rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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