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Retreat on the Yellowstone...Located in the Heart of Yellowstone Country

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Paradise Valley house description

The Home: The House has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and sleeps 12. Beautifully furnished, Riverwatch is predominantly a glass structure, exemplifying the architectural philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright. Utilizing its form to take full advantage of its location, bands of glass on both floors provide 360 degree views of the Absaroka and Gallatin mountain ranges. As it captures the constantly changing light, Riverwatch is a continuous inspiration for all who come to the mountains for a retreat.

Location and History:
Located in the heart of the Paradise Valley, Riverwatch is nestled along the shore of the Yellowstone River, the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states. The Yellowstone originates at the Continental Divide in northwestern Wyoming and flows northward
through Yellowstone National Park where it both feeds and drains Yellowstone Lake, the deepest high elevation lake in North America. Lured by the mysteries of what is now considered to be one of the largest thermal areas in the Park, the owners of Riverwatch came in 1985 to film, study and explore the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. In 2005, they purchased Riverwatch as a home base to support future research in Yellowstone. The home invites you to celebrate the spirit of exploration with historical photographs of the 1871 Hayden Expedition. 135 years ago, Ferdinand Hayden began his journey into Yellowstone setting out from Bottlers Ranch, a point just across the river from
where Riverwatch stands today. Together with his painter, Thomas Moran and his photographer, William H. Jackson, these gifted explorers inspired Congress to establish Yellowstone as our first National Park and in 1871 produced the first bathymetric map of
Yellowstone Lake. You will truly appreciate their genius when you contrast their original map with the 21st century 3D bathymetry map a team of scientists produced with the owners of Riverwatch. Both are on display in this wonderful home. Underwater footage, images of the lake-bottom and mapping technology also on display stand in stark contrast to Hayden's lead plumb line and small animal-skin boat. Working with university and park scientists, the U.S. Geological Survey, and private not-for-profit institutions, the owners continue to explore Yellowstone Lake. Your stay at Riverwatch continues to support ongoing research in Yellowstone National Park and many other places around the world.

Details:
Maximum # of guests 10 -12

Bedrooms 5
Bedroom 1 King
Bedroom 2 Queen
Bedroom 3 (2) Twins (extra long)
Bedroom 4 (1) Full and (1) Twin daybed
Bedroom 5 (2) Bunk beds (sleeps 4)

Bathrooms 3
Bathroom 1 Full with tub
Bathroom 2 Full with shower
Bathroom 3 full with shower

Dining Room Seats 12

House Square Footage 2,200

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Beautiful Furnishing, Amazing Views of Mountains, Unique History,

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Situated in the Paradise Valley with views of the Absaroka mountains to the east and the Gallatin mountains to the west. ...moreless

                      • Rural
                      • Waterfront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        Indoor island seats 4. Outdoor picnic table seats 12...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          All Seasons
                          Jan 30 - Dec 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,850

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                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $270 + tax
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $850
                          • Tax Rate 7%

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                          Balance (plus security deposit) 60 Days prior to date of arrival


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                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About: Our migration west started almost 29 years ago in the summer of 1985. Entering the Yellowstone region for the first time, we pushed our way over the Beartooth Mountains, our truck heavily laden with some of the most state of the art underwater equipment ever to enter Yellowstone. If ever there was a defining moment in one's life, this was surely it for us. Armed with our first grant from the United States Government to study the bottom of Yellowstone Lake, we came to support scientists from a variety of institutions. Using our curious little underwater vehicle, we went on to film, photo document, map and collect samples of one of the most fascinating high elevation lakes in the world. This mission, the migrations and the exploration continue today. From the underwater discoveries of inflating domes of hot water and gases to the most recent discoveries of new life, we are truly privileged to be a part of this exciting and ever-changing region we call Yellowstone.

                          Why Paradise Valley:
                          As our guests, we would like to welcome you to Riverwatch. This home is a result of a love affair with Yellowstone. As we have often reminded ourselves, a visit to Riverwatch is a constant reminder of 'America's Best Idea'. The historical photographs of the 1871 Hayden Expedition reminds you of a bygone era; and era of true exploration into areas fabulously rich in history and natural beauty. As you settle into Riverwatch, you will undoubtedly get a sense of our intrigue with this 'place'. We truly hope you can 'put life aside' for a moment and enjoy all that surrounds you. We suspect you'll agree it is truly an amazing area to visit.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Riverwatch is located in the heart of the Paradise Valley with the Absaroka mountain range to the east and the Gallatin mountain range to the west. Livingston is 32 miles to the north, Yellowstone National Park is 20 miles to the south, and 54 miles to the west is Bozeman. One of the highlights of any visit to Riverwatch is exploring the wonders of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). In the spring, summer and fall seasons, hiking, camping, horseback riding, photography, wildlife viewing, boating and fishing are all great outdoor activities. In the winter months, Yellowstone is an entirely different world. Access to the Parks interior at the northern entrance is via snow coach, snowmobile or cross-country skiing. Cross country ski equipment is available for rent at the Mammoth Hotel. The road to Cooke City is open to four wheel drive vehicle traffic and offers access to many trails inside the Park. The Yellowstone Institute has many wonderful courses that run year-round and are very modestly priced. Photography, wildlife viewing, boating and fishing are also available here. In addition, there are numerous companies that offer guided rafting services on the Yellowstone River. If you like to fish, the Yellowstone River is 100' from your door at Riverwatch. You can bring your own gear or rent it from one of the many local fishing stores in the area. If you like to soak in hot springs, there are two choices within easy reach of Riverwatch. The 'Boiling River' is just inside the parks northern entrance. In addition, CHICO Hot Springs Resort is just 7 miles north of Riverwatch. CHICO has 2 spring-fed, partially enclosed pools and is a great spot for both adults and children.


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                          Photos

                          • Yellowstone River facing Living Area

                            Yellowstone River facing Living Area

                          • Loft Bedroom with 360 degree views over Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone Rive

                            Loft Bedroom with 360 degree views over Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone Rive

                          • Mountain view out the windows of Riverwatch!

                            Mountain view out the windows of Riverwatch!

                          • View of Yellowstone River from the house.

                            View of Yellowstone River from the house.

                          • Theodore Roosevelt Arch - North Entrance to Yellowstone Park - 20 min from house

                            Theodore Roosevelt Arch - North Entrance to Yellowstone Park - 20 min from house

                          • Country road leading to a quiet and serene Riverwatch vacation.

                            Country road leading to a quiet and serene Riverwatch vacation.

                          • West Facing Living Area

                            West Facing Living Area

                          • Custom Dining Table that Seats 12 People - Great for Large Families

                            Custom Dining Table that Seats 12 People - Great for Large Families

                          • Center Master Bedroom

                            Center Master Bedroom

                          • Quick walk across the back yard for fishing!

                            Quick walk across the back yard for fishing!

                          • Large Yard with Cotton Wood Trees and lots of space for recreation.

                            Large Yard with Cotton Wood Trees and lots of space for recreation.

                          • Old Faithful Erupting

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                          5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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