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Pine Creek Paradise Valley with Yellowstone River Fishing Access

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Last updated: 12/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Paradise Valley house description

Season's Greetings!

It's time to make plans for your 2015 visit to Montana, be it for a Yellowstone adventure, a wedding at one of the many fine venues in our area, or a reunion with family and friends coming from all over the country, or the world, or fly fishing the magnificent Yellowstone River and world renowned spring creeks.
We thank you for taking the time to consider our house as your home base for your Montana vacation. We offer everything you might need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Just bring food and drink. Everything else is provided.

Send us an email and we will let you know if your dates are available and will send you a quote for the cost of the rental. Upon receipt of our quote, if you wish to make a reservation just email us and we will send you a rental agreement for review and we will lock in your dates. Our reservation system is convenient, easy to use, and accepts credit cards, or checks.

If you are unsure of your exact dates, while the rest of your clan is deciding, just let us know and we will put a tentative hold for a week or so on your projected travel dates.

Our family friendly 3,600sf home is situated on 10.5 acres. It is very comfortable and cozy for a small gathering, yet very spacious and roomy should you be looking for a home for your big family. We can accommodate up to 14 guests.
The house is smoke free and pet free.

The access road to the house is level and paved, just a 1/2 mile off of Highway 540, the original road to Yellowstone Park.
Whether you choose to explore nearby Yellowstone Park, take a hike at the several nearby trail heads, fish, raft the river, or just stay home and sit on the back deck, this home provides the peaceful quiet beauty of Montana at its best.

The house can sleep 12 in the four bedrooms. The single/trundle bed in the family room will sleep an additional 2 people, for a maximum occupancy of 14.

The main level has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, dining and our recently remodeled great room. Off of the kitchen is a large deck with extraordinary vistas of the Absaroka and Gallatin Mountains and the Yellowstone River. One bedroom on the main level has a king bed, and the other has two queen beds.

The lower level, nice and cool in the summer, has a full daylight walkout basement, and offers a spacious family room, a full bath, and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen size bed and a bunk bed. The other has a queen and a twin. The family room has a trundle bed that sleeps two.

Our fishing access on the Yellowstone River, available to members of our Home Owner's Association, is but a convenient short drive away. It is accessed via a private road. Most neighbors are second home owners that we seldom see. See the attached video below, as well as our photos. For launching boats from a trailer the state fishing access is a bit over a mile away just off of Pine Creek Road.

Our property is family and kid friendly. The large pasture in front of the house has a creek and pond.
We have a gas grill on the lower patio.
The access road to the house, off of East River Road/ Highway 540, is level and paved.

There is a lot of wildlife in the area including deer, foxes, coyotes, hawks, osprey, and eagles, swooping down from the mountains to the river.

The kitchen is very well equipped and the pantry is supplied with paper goods, oils, spices, and whole bean french roast, a coffee grinder, and a Bunn coffee maker that brews a perfect 10 cups in 4 minutes.

We have 2 water heaters providing 140 gallons of hot water.

High-speed wireless internet service is provided. The family room offers a television with a DVD player, and ROKU internet TV streaming viewing with hundreds of channels. Other television channels available are the traditional networks, plus PBS, CW, and Create TV. There is a collection of children's toys and games. We have a new crib, compliments of one of our guests this summer, a high chair and two Pak-and-Plays.

Paradise Valley is home to some of the world's best fly-fishing river and spring creek venues. Numerous trail heads for treks into the Gallatin Range or the Beartooth/Absaroka Wilderness are just a short distance from the home. River rafting and horseback riding are available from a variety of vendors.

The Pine Creek Cafe is a mile away and offers a great menu as well as outdoor weekend entertainment during the summer months. They also have a small store with drinks, beer and wine, snacks, etc. and a Sunday brunch.

Chico Hot Springs and Resort, 13 miles south, offers two hot spring pools, one warm and large enough for a vigorous workout, and one hot for soaking, a casual grill style restaurant, and a very nice fine dining restaurant. Their Sunday morning brunch is excellent.

Livingston is a charming historic western town well known for it's art galleries, and has a nice selection of fine dining establishments.

Bozeman is 35 miles to the west via I-90 and offers a wide variety of shopping and dining, a vibrant downtown night life, Montana State University, and the world renowned Museum of the Rockies.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          • Other (See Description)


          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed


          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


          • King size beds (1) One of the main level bedrooms has a King bed., Queen size Beds (4) One of the main level bedrooms has two Queen beds. Each of the two lower level bedrooms has a Queen Bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) One of the lower level bedrooms has a twin bed and a Queen bed., Two Pack and Plays and a new crib, Bunk Beds (2) One of the lower level bedrooms has a bunk bed and a Queen bed. The family room has a twin/trundle bed that sleeps two....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2 Main Level: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 3 Lower Level: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 1 Main Level: toilet, tub, shower

            Separate shower...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Enough Hot Water? Yes, we have 140 gallons of hot water to meet the needs of a large group....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Television:

                ROKU internet streaming television....moreless

              • Toys


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                The pictures tell it all......moreless

              • Water View:

                Yellowstone River within walking distance. Creek runs through property...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Large dining table seats 8 comfortably and an additional round table seats 4, and the kitchen counter seats 3. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access:

                Great internet service! 5.0 Mbps download and 2.0 Mbps upload....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Beautiful fireplace in the Great Room available during our Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Exercise bike...moreless

              • Garage:

                Large two car attached garage....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Great internet service! 5.0 Mbps download and 2.0 Mbps upload....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Lots of parking....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Lots of room if you are pulling a big rig, RV or horse trailer....moreless

              • Shampoo
              • Telephone:

                No land line but very good cell phone coverage....moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Great internet service! 5.0 Mbps download and 2.0 Mbps upload....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Cozy Wood Stove in the family room available during our Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons....moreless


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                10 cup Bunn coffee maker with complimentary whole bean French Roast and grinder....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                A large array of pots and pans, and for those who appreciate cooking with cast iron we have a nice selection of cast iron cookware. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                We have a set of very good quality sharp knives. Dice and slice with ease!...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Four burner stove top, double wall oven. Waffle iron, electric griddle, crock-pot , Bunn coffee maker, excellent set of carving knives, everything you need if you like to cook. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Double electric wall oven....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Help yourself to a selection of spices, salt and pepper, sugar, and teas. Also paper towels, tinfoil, plastic wrap and bags, and trash bags....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

              • Stove:

                Jenn-Air electric cook top....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster:

                Large 4 slice Oster toaster....moreless


              • Deck / Patio
              • Deck Furniture
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch Furniture
              • Small Cooler
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 13 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring 2015
                  Apr 10 - May 21, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Summer Season 2015
                  May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $2,500 $10,000
                  Fall Season 2015
                  Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning Fee $250
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Included


                  Prior to your arrival we will email you with information as to how to access the property. We like to meet our guests as they arrive and introduce ourselves and provide a tour of the property. We look forward to meeting you and are always available should you need anything to make your stay a great one!

                  Check out time is 10 am, and check in time is 4 pm or after.

                  Upon your reservation request we will provide you with a rental agreement and instructions for confirmation and payment options. 50% deposit at time of reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Credit cards and personal checks accepted.

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                  Last updated: 12/27/2014
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                  • Pine Creek Lodge & Cafe

                    "Live music, good food, weekend brunch, just around the corner."

                  • Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa

                    "Soak in the hot springs, have a great lunch at the Poolside Grill, or a 4 star meal in the m..."

                  • Rubber Ducky River Rentals

                    "Float the Yellowstone River!"

                  • Livingston Roundup

                    "Montana Rodeo! Order your tickets early, online."

                  • Pine Creek

                    "The Pine Creek Falls is a nice hike and the trail head is a short drive from our vacation re..."

                  • Montana's Rib & Chop House

                    "Great food!"

                  • Gardiner

                    "Gardiner is the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, a nice drive from our property ..."

                  • The Yellowstone Angler

                    "Your fly fishing resource."

                  46 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Pine Creek Lodge and Cafe
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Livingston Golf Course
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 540 / East River Road
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pine Creek Lodge and Cafe
                  52 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bridger Bowl

                  Located 11 miles south of Livingston.

                  The north entrance to Yellowstone Park is 45 miles to the south via Hwy 89. Bozeman's Gallatin Field airport is 45 miles to the west off of I-90.

                  Situated on 10.5 acres and is located just off Highway 540, the original road to Yellowstone Park.

                  Bozeman is 45 minutes to the west and offers a wide variety of shopping and dining, a vibrant downtown night life, Montana State University, and the world renowned Museum of the Rockies.

                  Chico Hot Springs is about 15 minutes south off of East River Road.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1987

                  About the owner: We met and were married in Santa Cruz, California. As our family grew we migrated to the beautiful high desert country of Central Oregon, living and working on a cattle/horse ranch. It was a wonderful experience, living in the high plains, amid the Juniper forests, with a crisp/dry climate, and wide open spaces. It is very much like our wonderful Paradise Valley of Montana where we now live. After several years in Oregon we started a business designing and crafting a line of Christmas decorations. Our business grew rapidly and we moved to Southern California to be closer to wholesale markets, suppliers, and vendors. It was a formative and exciting time, selling to stores such as Nordstroms, Macy’s, Disney World, QVC, and many gift shops around the country.

                  Why the Owner Chose Paradise Valley:
                  We chose this exceptional part of the world after we visited and camped in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area. We decided this is where we wanted to raise our family. When we made the decision to move here we placed an ad in the local Livingston paper: “Wanted: 3-4 bedroom house with acreage and a shop/barn to lease with option to buy. Five children, a well behaved dog, and a cat.” The most wonderful couple called us. We met them at the house, signed a hand written lease on a yellow pad that day, gave them a check on a bank out of state, and moved in the next day. They loved our kids, and dog, and had five kids of their own! What sealed the deal was our children picking a bouquet of wild flowers and presenting it to the owners of the house. This is what we love about Montana. Real people. Another benefit was sending our four daughters to Pine Creek School, a two room schoolhouse just down the road, and the subject of a Norman Rockwell/Life Magazine painting many years ago.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  When we moved here in 1987 we loved the spacious 3600 square feet and four bedrooms which was perfect for our family of seven. But, the most important thing was the great shop/barn where we established our workshop and Susan’s design studio. It was unfinished, rather a rough space, and we had to refurbish it to our specs. But, it was perfect! What we really appreciated was the natural beauty, the mountains, the river, the Big Sky sunsets, the privacy, the seclusion, the opportunity to be away from the crowd, but, still, not too far, with Livingston about 10 miles away. A fax machine, and UPS, was all we needed in those days. Rather than expound upon the beauty that you will find here, we suggest you peruse the various pictures we have posted here. They are a small sample of why we love this special place. We invite you to come and visit us. We are centrally located in the Paradise Valley, close to Livingston and its fine restaurants and art galleries. The Paradise Valley is well renowned for its spring creek fishing venues, the nearby Pine Creek Lodge and Restaurant which has live music on Saturday nights, Chico Hot Springs and its exceptional fine dining, and numerous hiking trail heads and Yellowstone River fishing accesses. Or, if you just want to kick back, relax, and do not a whole lot of tourist stuff, just come to our place and enjoy the view. We are kindred spirits if such is your preference…

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Great Room

                    Great Room

                  • Home Sweet Home Montana and the Absarokas in April

                    Home Sweet Home Montana and the Absarokas in April

                  • Our new red barn and back yard garden.

                    Our new red barn and back yard garden.

                  • Great Room

                    Great Room

                  • Dining


                  • Deck overlooking the Yellowstone River

                    Deck overlooking the Yellowstone River

                  • Deck


                  • Grilling On The Patio

                    Grilling On The Patio

                  • Main level bathroom w/tub and shower

                    Main level bathroom w/tub and shower

                  • Bunk Bed with Queen Bed

                    Bunk Bed with Queen Bed

                  • The Teal Room with Queen and Twin Beds

                    The Teal Room with Queen and Twin Beds

                  • Neighbors Grazing On A Summer Evening

                    Neighbors Grazing On A Summer Evening

                  • Last days of August

                    Last days of August

                  • Wildflowers in the front yard

                    Wildflowers in the front yard

                  • Front Yard

                    Front Yard

                  • Great Room

                    Great Room

                  • Kitchen


                  • July flowers on the deck, and the Absaroka mountains

                    July flowers on the deck, and the Absaroka mountains

                  • Around The Campfire

                    Around The Campfire

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Queens Room

                    Queens Room

                  • Family Room

                    Family Room

                  • Private Fishing Access And Picnic Tables

                    Private Fishing Access And Picnic Tables

                  • At the entrance to Home Sweet Home Montana

                    At the entrance to Home Sweet Home Montana

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                  $250 - $375 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 12/27/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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