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Horse Ranch on the Yellowstone River

Bedrooms 2
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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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Emigrant Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity area, shower, separate room for toilet.
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
Corral space, horse stalls, indoor riding arena


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Horse Ranch on the Yellowstone River
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Story book perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late after a long journey, not sure what to expect but we were immediately greeted warmly by Laurie and Vern (and their neighbors and the dogs!) and fell in love with the place from the first instance! Our 7 year olds were enthralled by the dogs and horses and the room to roam around and they enjoyed sleeping in their beds in the loft; the log cabin was beautiful and spotless with gorgeous views and everything we needed. We loved chatting with everybody there and appreciated all the tips and recommendations they gave. Loved the horseback riding that they suggested. Very close to Yellowstone National Park, and Gardiner. Enjoyed the local white water rafting. Missed our chance to wake up early and spot bears with Vern, but maybe next time! Definitely recommend this lovely place!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapin, SC

Best place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Vern and Laurie are the most welcoming hosts you could ask for. They gave us local places to see wildlife and recommendations of places to go. Vern and his farm hands were so welcoming and spend a lot of time with my youngest showing her how they train their horses. You can't beat sitting by the river and then looking to the mountains and seeing elk and antelope sitting in the pasture. We can't wait To come back. Thanks again for a most memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Emigrant Guest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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