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Beautiful Lodge on the Yellowstone - Great for Hunters/Fishermen and Families!

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Querencia Lodge is perfect for extended families and groups. Elegantly rustic and warmly hospitable, Querencia Lodge features six guest rooms with private entrances from spacious decks, each with magnificent views of the Absaroka, Gallatin and Crazy Mountains and the Yellowstone River. Reserve a room, a suite or the entire lodge. Tiled bathrooms with showers are both private and semi-private and beds are queen or twin.

A spacious gathering area features an antique wood stove on a raised stone hearth. The kitchen is ready for the gourmet cook. Infrared and charcoal grills and tables facilitate outdoor dining. You will find a collection of some of Montana’s finest literature in the library. The Querencia specialty is a warm and informal hospitality: Make yourself at home! A three-night minimum is encouraged.

The Querencia family can assist you with all of your favorite activities: hiking, fishing, scenic river floats, white water rafting, guided trips to Yellowstone Park, horseback riding. Fly-fishing on the Yellowstone River is a short stroll from the lodge. Guided fly-fishing, equipment and free fishing advice are all available.

There are numerous world-class hikes with every degree of length and difficulty (guides available) nearby or you can take a well-trained Lab for a walk. Upland bird hunting with trained dogs are available in season. Bird watchers will enjoy all of the western birds including very close sightings of Bald Eagles. After a day in the outdoors soak in the nearby natural hot springs and then retire to the sound of silence broken only by the wind or the river.

Querencia is a fly-fishing destination specializing in the spring creeks and freestone streams of the Yellowstone area. It is also a base of operations for exploring Yellowstone Park (36 miles to the north entrance at Gardiner), the Little Big Horn Battlefield and all of southwest Montana, perfect for singles, couples, family reunions or business retreats. Children and well-behaved pets are welcome. Kennels are available to guests.

Querencia Fly-fishing School: a custom three to five day course of instruction and guided fishing for beginners and intermediate fly-fishers. Everything you need to know to fish successfully and unassisted is included. Trips to the rivers and streams of Yellowstone Park, the spring creeks and freestone streams of Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River are included. Trips to the Big Horn River and the Missouri River are available with experienced guides and boats.

Querencia Cooking School: a three-night stay includes the preparation of three gourmet dinners and breakfasts. Guests share the cost of ingredients and wine. Dutch oven cooking on an open fire is a Querencia specialty.

Pheasants, ducks and geese: Guided hunting with trained Labradors on the islands of the Yellowstone River is available in season.

'Querencia' is a Spanish word that is used to mean that area in life’s arena where one feels safe and serene. The word perfectly describes Querencia Lodge, perfect for you and yours.

Keywords: Lodge


Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome, preferably well behaved. If you are going on an adventure for the day, we are happy to take care of your dog while you are gone....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Chico Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Crazy Mountain Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Absaroka/Emigrant Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Shared bathroom for Absaroka and Emigrant Suites...moreless

  • Beartooth Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Private Entrances, Spacious Decks


  • Books:

    Small library of books about the area, history, leisure reading...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles available...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The town of Livingston offers great food,g allergies and small town atmosphere. A short drive north!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Absaroka Mountain Range including Emigrant Peak out the front door!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Soa has many activities including white water rafting and horseback riding. As well as great food!...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Access and beautiful view of the Yellowstone River!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Two indoor tables with seating for 12 or more. Outdoor picnic tables with outdoor cooking areas....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Great Room with two leather couches, large coffee table. Many chairs (dining area) flat screen TV, wall mounted with DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Outdoor parking only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood stove that will warm the entire home....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics are included to prepare meals. Standard seasonings, oils, flour, sugar etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Drift boats and rafts available with guide only...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 13 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
6 night min stay


Discounts: 6 nights or more: $500 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


To rent the entire property during high season (June 15 - Sept 14) we charge $3500 for a 6 night/7 day stay.

$500 deposit to reserve date, remaining balance paid upon arrival.

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman/Yellowstone International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chico Saloon
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 90
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chico Hot Springs/Y-stone Valley Grill
46 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bridger Bowl, Bozeman MT

Car: Recommended

World Class Fly Fishing, Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Scenic River Floats


Owner info

About the owner: Mike Skaggs is your host at Querencia Lodge for the Summer of 2014. He takes personal responsibility for making sure you get the most out of your Montana visit. He is a graduate of Montana State University, Bozeman. Mike has made his career in the hospitality industry, spending his winters as a ski instructor at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort. He has assisted with the operation of Querencia Lodge and Kennels for over 10 years. He enjoys guiding hikers and rowing the Querencia drift boat on scenic floats down the Yellowstone. Joe Skaggs is the proprietor of Querencia Lodge. An avid outdoorsman, fly fisher and bow hunter, he teaches and guides with the knowledge and experience of someone who does it everyday. Joe is well known for his rapport with children and specializes in teaching beginners all they need to know to fly fish on their own. “Most of my guiding” he says, “is making sure people know where to go and how to get there and have everything they need for a great Montana experience.”

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Easy going family atmosphere! Mike and Joe welcome you to their home and wish to share the true Montana experience. Great for families including children.

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