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View of Cabin with Paradise Valley and Gallatin Range

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Last updated: 07/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Livingston cabin description

PRIME AVAILABILITY in October (think fall colors!), through the end of the year. Check availability calendar. We are taking reservations for 2015.

Trout fishing (Mill Creek access on property), Yellowstone drifting & river rafting, hiking, wildlife viewing, hunting, horseback riding (corral on property for your horses). Creek and river fishing, guided fishing.

Nestled on a hillside in beautiful Mill Creek Canyon, Mill Creek Retreat is ideal for a couple, small family (up to 4), or several close friends. The cabin has decks with canyon and valley views. Environmentally built with 'green' rated materials.

Cabin amenities include main living area with Murphy beds (1 twin, 1 double), couch/futon (double), sitting area, satellite TV. Full kitchen with eating area, 1 and 1/2 baths. One bedroom with daybed/trundle (2 twins or 1 king). Laundry room, main entry mud room/gear storage. Two decks with tables, chairs, umbrellas. Gas BBQ. Completely outfitted. Just bring your clothes and food.

Mill Creek flows out of the Absaroka Mountains to the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley and is a major source of Cutthroat trout for the upper Yellowstone. During the day, you can fish in the beautiful canyon creek for these legendary Cutthroat trout up into the National Forest. A day trip to Yellowstone National Park is a must. Viewing the magnificent scenery and wildlife is an experience that hikers, photographers, fishers, etc., will never forget.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 21 years of age to sign lease agreement....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking allowed outside. Butts must be disposed of in sand buckets provided. Fire danger is always a concern in the mountains....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets are allowed on an individual basis and must be cleared prior to your booking. Please be aware that wild animals frequent most of this area. Pets must be under the owner's control at all times. A $50 pet fee will be charged for pets. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Not recommended for really young children. ...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

              • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                Trundle bed can be 2 twins or a king...moreless

              • Studio/Living Area: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • * Convertible Bed: High quality double sized futon/sofa in studio/living area. Premium mattress. * Murphy Bed (2) : One double and one twin Murphy bed with custom mattresses in studio/living area, fold out of cabinets at night, out of sight during daytime. Bedroom has Trundle Day bed (with custom mattresses) which can be twin beds or serve as a king bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

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              • Separate Laundry room with washer & dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Beautifully decorated in Mission/lodge style with original artworks, library of local writers. Quiet, peaceful. Creek, wildlife. Corral on property for your horses. Large entry/mudroom for hanging waders, storing fly rods, skis, coats and other gear. Great hiking/biking trails and great fishing. adjacent to Forest Service Lands....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Books about local hikes and attractions, books written by local authors. Magazines and atlases about local attractions and magazines for general reading provided....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    A few CD's by local groups available....moreless

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Basic Dish Network service...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Stereo:

                    Boom box style radio and CD player....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Games:

                    Traditional games including Monopoly, checkers and other board games available, as well as playing cards....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Naturism
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • River:

                    Yellowstone River is 5.5 miles from cabin...moreless

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    Property is surrounded by mountains and is in the Absaroka Range on the east side of Paradise Valley. The Gallatin Range can be seen to the west side of the valley. Adjacent to Forest Service Land with roads and trails suitable for hiking, biking, skiing, dog sledding, etc. Corral available on property for your horses....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Mill Creek runs through property...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Swimming
                  • Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Living Room:

                            Studio living space attractively decorated in woods cabin style. Mission style furnishings, original artwork....moreless

                          • Gas Fireplace:

                            Attractive propane log stove provides heat for living area....moreless

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking:

                            Off road parking....moreless

                          • Garage
                          • Telephone:

                            No land line available but your Smart phone will send and receive calls and receive email. Same internet. Verizon best....moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Linens Provided:

                            100% cotton sheets, wool blankets and down blankets, pillows...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Driveway is steep. Four wheel drive is mandatory in the winter...moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Drip coffee maker with brew time setting. Electric grinder for coffee beans....moreless

                              • Toaster
                              • Kitchen:

                                All new appliances including dishwasher and microwave....moreless

                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Pantry Items:

                                Basic seasonings provided....moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Attractive dishes and designer flatware, Glassware including wine glasses. Pots & pans....moreless

                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator:

                                (2) Under counter refrigerators....moreless

                              • Freezer:

                                Chest freezer located on lower level....moreless

                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Stove:

                                Standard stove top, propane...moreless

                              Outside

                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Balcony
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                (2) Upper deck off main room has seating for four, table w/umbrella. View of canyon. Lower deck also has seating for four, table w/umbrella and valley view. Fire pit....moreless

                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Propane grill...moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High season
                              Jun 1 - Oct 14, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $192
                              $1,150
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $192
                              $1,150

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                              • Pet Fee $50
                              • Tax Rate 7%

                              Notes:

                              Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. This facility is licensed by the Montana Dept. of Health & Human Services.

                              A 50% deposit is required at time of booking reservation. Balance will be due 21 days prior to occupancy. AmEx, Visa, MasterCard and personal checks accepted forms of payment. Owner processes payments.


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                              Last updated: 07/02/2014
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                              Location

                              59 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Bozeman Gallatin Field
                              24.5 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Interstate 90
                              8 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Chico Hot Springs
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Cross Country, US Forest Service off Mill Creek Rd
                              28 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Livingston Country Club
                              8 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Chico Hot Springs

                              Car: Necessary

                              6.5 miles east on Mill Creek Rd., off Highway 89 South. Adjacent to Paradise Valley near Pray and Emigrant. Borders National Forest and BLM lands. Hiking trails, creeks, waterfalls, lakes and the Yellowstone River. Ten minutes from Chico Hot Springs (pool), restaurant, snack bar, trail rides and spa. Fifteen minutes to Emigrant Store and gas station, historic Old Saloon and Livery Stable Restaurant and the River's Edge Bar and Grill. Wildlife includes deer, bear, mountain lions, elk. Lots of fishing.

                              Other Activities: Located on Mill Creek with native Yellowstone Cutthroat, 40 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, near the Yellowstone River, wade and drift boat guides available. We can recommend outfitters/guides and areas to fish.

                              Golf: There is an eight hole golf club in Livingston, about a forty minute drive from the cabin.

                              Ski: Cross country skiing is available out the door of the cabin and up on forest service roads. Dog sledding and skijoring are favorite activities of winter guests. Nearest major ski area is Bridger Ski Bowl about an hour's drive from the cabin towards Bozeman.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: Owners Johnny Hale and Joan Watts have lived in the Livingston area for 40 years and 20 years respectively. Johnny, a fisheries biologist by education, is a retired movie grip and former leader of a country/western rock group called the Buffalo Chips. He was a staff writer for ATV in Los Angeles when the company was owned by the Beatles. He retired from music when the company was sold. Joan a landscape painter, was formerly a marketing director and fund raiser for non-profit organizations in California. She opened the Blue Winged Olive, An Angler's Bed & Breakfast in 1995. The B&B has been written up in many publications including Fly Rod & Reel and The Wall Street Journal. Many of her guests return year after year. She is the daughter of the late writer, Alan Watts, philosopher and authority on Zen Buddhism. Both Johnny & Joan are avid fly fishers. Many guests have been greeted by various Jack Russells over the years, most recently by Eddie, a rescued Parson Jack Russell. Between them, they have eight adult children and thirteen grandchildren. They built the cabin as a retreat and vacation rental for folks like themselves, that enjoy occasional solitude in an incredibly tranquil setting.


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                              Photos

                              • View of Cabin with Paradise Valley and Gallatin Range

                                View of Cabin with Paradise Valley and Gallatin Range

                              • Living area with custon full sized futon/couch

                                Living area with custon full sized futon/couch

                              • Kitchen with dining area

                                Kitchen with dining area

                              • Living area with mule deer mount

                                Living area with mule deer mount

                              • Cabin living area with gas log fireplace

                                Cabin living area with gas log fireplace

                              • Cabin in winter

                                Cabin in winter

                              • Approach to Mill Creek Canyon

                                Approach to Mill Creek Canyon

                              • Yellowstone Cutthroat (catch & release)

                                Yellowstone Cutthroat (catch & release)

                              • Drifting the Yellowstone

                                Drifting the Yellowstone

                              • Grizzly Bear near Yellowstone

                                Grizzly Bear near Yellowstone

                              • Big Horn sheep in Paradise Valley

                                Big Horn sheep in Paradise Valley

                              • Sandhill Cranes in pasture with Absaroka Mountains near Mill Creek

                                Sandhill Cranes in pasture with Absaroka Mountains near Mill Creek

                              • Cabin Side entry, summer view

                                Cabin Side entry, summer view

                              • View of room towards kitchen and stairwell

                                View of room towards kitchen and stairwell

                              • Double Murphy bed folds out of cabinet at night

                                Double Murphy bed folds out of cabinet at night

                              • Twin Murphy bed folds back into cabinet during the day

                                Twin Murphy bed folds back into cabinet during the day

                              • Bedroom with Daybed/trundle converts to twin beds or king bed

                                Bedroom with Daybed/trundle converts to twin beds or king bed

                              • Cliff view from cabin deck

                                Cliff view from cabin deck

                              • Mill Creek as seen on our property

                                Mill Creek as seen on our property

                              • Fishing for Cutthroat trout on Mill Creek

                                Fishing for Cutthroat trout on Mill Creek

                              • Joan with fish on and fish spotter Eddie

                                Joan with fish on and fish spotter Eddie

                              • Buffalo in Yellowstone Park

                                Buffalo in Yellowstone Park

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                              1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 07/02/14
                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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