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Horse Ranch on the Yellowstone River

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

If you are looking for a perfect base camp to explore Yellowstone National Park and Montana, you've found it! Our guest house is situated on the banks of the Yellowstone River, just 17 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. It is a free standing structure which sleeps 4 comfortably. Stay with us and you'll have easy access to the river, the national park, and the rest of the "Big Sky" state of Montana.

Our family raises horses and maintains pasture and grazing for clients. In the summer, you'll witness the everyday chores of a working ranch--irrigating, haying, fencing, etc. In other seasons, breeding and training horses take up good parts of the day. While you enjoy the peace and quiet of this agrarian setting, rest assured that it's a short ride to the amenities of town. We think it's the best of both worlds.

National parks, you may know, are not pet-friendly. We offer a variety of kenneling choices for dogs, and corrals or stalls for horses. Guests are free to keep their pets in the guest house, if they wish.

Children especially, but adults as well, are encouraged to enjoy our cats and dogs, collect fresh eggs from the chicken coop, watch as horses are trained in the round pen or as ferriers tack shoes on their hooves. It's a safe, fascinating environment, and a welcomed reprieve from the rigors of traveling.

We're happy to help you plan your days, in and around the Yellowstone ecosystem. Hopefully, you'll return home with an idea of what life is like on a ranch, as well as many memories of Yellowstone Park and "Big Sky" country.

Keywords: Guest house

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great place -- love the guest house.



Appropriately called "Paradise Valley".



You have a beautiful piece of earth here on the ranch.
Jun 2008
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Amenities

Emigrant Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity area, shower, separate room for toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Queen - 1 queen , Located on the ground floor. Queen bed, dresser, river view!
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Two twins in loft, closet, small seating area.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Corral space, horse stalls, indoor riding arena

Reviews

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Horse Ranch on the Yellowstone River
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Quiet, Restful, and Very Pleasant

  • 5 of 5

This is a very good place for a couple to stay and explore northern Yellowstone and the Gardiner area. If there are a couple of kids, they could stay in the loft. The rental agent, Tanya, is professional and very helpful. Vern and Laurie are great hosts. The only issue I had is that the wifi and cell signal is a little sketchy, but everything else makes up for that. Considering the location, there is not a lot that can be done about the cell phone signal. They also provide a free landline in the cabin, so it's really not a problem for phone calls. I would stay here again if in the area. Good job.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in Emigrant, Montana!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I love animals and wildlife and this place had it all! It's a working cattle ranch so there were horses, cows, sheep, and dogs but we also saw pronghorn, deer, and elk everyday. The ranch is right on the Yellowstone River and there is lots of fish right out back if you want to try and hook some. The property is about 20 minutes north of Gardiner which made it super convenient to visit the north part of Yellowstone. The hosts, Vern and Laurie, were responsive, friendly, and super helpful. The apartment is clean and modern. We hated leaving!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yellowstone Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin, and the quiet location. Patio campfires on the bank of the Yellowstone-who could ask for more? Clean tranquil.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This property is amazing and Vern and Laura are super kind and accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights and our only regret is that we did not stay nearly long enough to do anything other than scratch the surface of what the area has to offer. Its such a beautiful and wild location that Yellowstone national park could almost be an afterthought, although its an easy drive to enter the park outside of Gardiner. The properly was clean, the patio and grill super nice, and the kids loved the loft. Vern and Laura were beyond friendly and took an interest in ensuring that we had everything we needed. We hope to return soon.

Jonathan - Denver, CO

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly comfortable atmosphere, great property owners!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four recently stayed at this property and it was a large part of what made our first Yellowstone trip an amazing experience. The Smith family was so gracious and accommodating. The cabin was perfect. Our kids loved the loft bedroom, the beds were very comfortable! Our favorite part was the patio with the grill and fire pit available to use whenever we wanted to. As described it was 20 feet away from the beautiful Yellowstone river setting the perfect backdrop for early am coffee or an evening fire. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The rental was as advertised and more.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Smith Ranch was awesome. Vern and Laura made us feel like welcome guests. The unit was very clean and modern with TV, internet, dishwasher and comfortable beds. The entire ranch was well maintained. We would highly recommend this property and hope to come back someday. Floating on and fly-fishing the Yellowstone River was awesome. We were only 17 miles from Yellowstone National Park but far enough away to enjoy the solitude the evenings offered.

Dennis and Patti Long

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

$25/person/night for any party over 4 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.