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Dexter Peak Cabin at the base of the Beartooth Mountains, minutes to Yellowstone

Bedrooms Studio
Space 360 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4), Separate 24' RV sleeps 5 on property

Dexter Peak cabin is perfectly situated on 25 acres at the base of the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains. This cabin is one of two cabins that we own, the other one about 1/4 mile away on a separate 20 acre parcel on its own which can be rented together or separately. See Elk Ridge cabin vrbo #191225. A 24' camping trailer has been added on the same parcel, but privately located behind our large garage. The Dancing Deer RV has a queen bed with new foam mattress, as well as two bunk beds, measuring 32" x 72" and the dinette makes into a 4' x 5' bed. The RV is self-contained all on its own with its own campfire pit, bbq, shower, refrigerator/freezer, stove, tv, stereo! The tariff for the RV is $70-$100 depending on the month. The RV can be rented together or separately.

Just 35 miles north of Yellowstone Park, these accommodations offer breathtaking views of four mountain ranges. Varying lights of the Montana skies and glimpses of nature and wildlife soothe the soul year round. Perfect for creative reflection, a romantic getaway, that special fishing trip or as a home base while enjoying the wealth of activities, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife the area provides.

The Dexter Peak Cabin sleeps two, has a loft bedroom with a king-size bed and a full-sized, firm quality futon couch on the main floor. Please notice the staircase going to the king-size bed. The ceiling height is between 4-5' above the king bed, one cannot stand up. The cabin has a full kitchen, stocked with the basic essentials, a gas BBQ, television, VCR/DVD with a selection of classic movies, a washer/dryer, and an outdoor firepit located at the lower portion of our property in the draw. A rustic steel fire pit has been added outside the cabin for your convenience, firewood is provided.

The cabin sits on the edge of a meadow with its own private yard and covered porch. There is a wrought iron table and chairs and lounge chairs to enjoy the peace and quiet and views of the 11,000 foot tall mountains before you.

The door opens to a complete kitchen with hickory cabinets, a full bathroom and laundry area and a cozy living room with television, with built-in VCR/DVD, CD player, table and futon couch. A nice selection of videos and books adorn the bookshelf for your enjoyment after the adventures of the day. A rustic staircase rises to the loft with a king-sized bed. Foam sleeping pads are available for small children.

The kitchen is well appointed with a refrigerator, four-burner stove, microwave, cookbooks, pots and pans, dishes, glassware, knives, toaster, blender, and coffeepot and grinder. Laundry soap, iron, ironing board and dryer sheets are provided for your convenience.

If you have a larger group, be sure to see our separate listing for the Elk's Ridge Cabin #191225.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Vicky

I moved to Paradise Valley almost twenty years ago for the closeness to nature, and small town friendliness and to live a bit more simply. I met my husband, Gary, at age 39, and married a few years later. And through him, I discovered a new talent in myself with art. We purchased an old log bar/apartment and added a 1800 square foot art gallery and frame shop. Gary is a painter and framer and we are lucky to feature so many friends fine art and crafts. We feel like we are on vacation every day looking at the constantly changing light on the mountains and wildlife in our area with our two Shihtzu's, Kopi and Jessie, our deer-headed chihuahua, Gabe (an angel in disguise), and Buford, our orange cat, a gentle warrior. My mother and brother have moved here from Seattle and are enjoying the sunny skies, mountains and wildlife of the area too.

Vicky purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Vicky chose Livingston

Location is ideal, quiet but close to Livingston, fishing streams and river, intimate view of mountains, close to Yellowstone Park and a few miles from Chico Hot Springs, a favorite for locals and travellers alike!

What makes this cabin unique

Views of wildlife, mule deer, red foxes, elk, eagles, red-tail hawks and many other birds. The changing light on the mountains, the sunsets, views of approaching storms, quiet and star lit skies are a constant reminder of the miracle of life! We are grateful. We hope that sharing this special spot with you will be a lasting gift for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a great stay! Thanks for your hospitality, very relaxing and quiet.
Mar 2014
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Chico Hot Springs Resort
"Wonderful historic resort...the greatest food in both the fine dining room, the Poolside Gri..."
Mill Creek Rd
"Beautiful drive up into the Beartooth/Absaroka Wilderness and mountains. Road meanders alon..."
River's Edge Bar & Grill
"Nice place for a cold huckleberry beer or whatever your heart desires, outdoor seating and v..."
Pine Creek Lodge
"Historic little cafe and store with some new funky cabins. New ownership, enjoy music and b..."
Old Saloon
"Great burgers and breakfasts...and a great place for a cold toddy and see where locals catch..."
Loch Leven Boat Ramp
"Nice place to walk along the Yellowstone River and just soak up the mountain views. Fishing..."
Wild Flour Bakery
"Wonderful place for morning coffee and breakfast. Inventive, wholesome lunches including sou..."
Pine Creek Campground
"Favorite campground, but for those not camping. Trailhead to 1 mile easy hike to beautiful ..."
Bear Paw Outfitters
"Great place to ride horses in a scenic setting at the base of the mountains!"
Paradise Valley Community Church
"Nice place to go on Sunday morning while away from your home. Only 1 mile from Dexter Peak ..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bozeman Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
River's Edge Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Train
400 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
East River Rd
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Dailey Lake
Car: necessary

Dog-sledding, horseback riding, hiking to a waterfall, soak in hot springs, fish, wildlife viewing, more fishing, see Montana arts and crafts at Shining Mountain Gallery in Pray, bird watch, parasail at Dailey Lake, hunt morel mushrooms, float the river, connect with your spirit!


Livingston Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Full-sized futon (firm)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Dexter Peak Cabin at the base of the Beartooth Mountains, minutes to Yellowstone
average rating of 4.8125 based on 35 reviews

Clean, cozy and so beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Very Clean, beautiful location, host did a great job or making sure we had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great base for exploring Yellowstone!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin! Great base to explore Yellowstone! Felt welcomed and yet had privacy. All the comforts of home plus more. Great views of the mountains and a campfire every night! Would go again if we had the opportunity!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Paradise valley has a name for a reason. The cabin was more than we needed as for amenities. Cooking utensils and spices were ample (my wife accidentally used a pepper oil thinking it was olive oil. a pleasant surprise.) Washer & dryer with all needs were supplied. Vicky was so gracious, calling us from AZ shortly after our arrival to be sure all was OK. Her husband Gary looked after us and was very knowledgeable of the area and history including local Indian (a term most native american's prefer) studies. He also runs an art gallery down the road and is an acclaimed artist. My wife found several of his pieces irresistible . Even though it was her birthday I was able to talk her down and only acquired One very nice piece for our new home. If it weren't an 8 hr. drive I'm positive we would visit more often. Only 3 small detractions. 1. Cell service available. 2. Almost not enough headroom in sleeping loft (it only adds to the charm). 3. My personal desire was for a cabin nestled into the foothills (However plenty of space. you can see neighbors homes but do not feel crowded in any sense).

Craig C.

Herriman, UT recently from Lake Oswego, OR

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect little cabin in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything I was looking for and more. There was no need to overpack because Vicky pretty much had all the amenities already there. I cannot find anything negative to say about this place. It was a great place to stay at while visiting Yellowstone & I would definetly stay here again should I plan on revisiting. Thanks for the great memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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poland, me

Beautiful area, perfect amenities and Host

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two nights in April at Vicky's cabin. We had our two teen girls and two small dogs with us. Was perfect for the four of us. We loved the beauty of the area and seeing all the deer around the cabin and right down in the pasture below the cabin they seemed to love to hang out during our stay. Really enjoyed having the washer and dryer, we had been on the road travelling across country. Was close enough for a day trip to Yellowstone, was nice to return to the cabin after Yellowstone. Vicky was a wonderful host, cabin was very clean and equipped with everything we could need. She even brought us over fresh baked cookies. We ate at Rivers edge bar and grill, great food after a day at Yellowstone....glad we did not eat in Gardiner. Such better local fare at Rivers edge. If we return out west to the area we will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I drove from Missoula for a one night stay on our way to Yellowstone. We wished that we had stayed longer. On the way in was an incredible rainbow that welcomed us. We had a little difficulty getting to the right cabin, but once we were there we settled in with our two dogs very comfortable. The kitchenette is small, but functional, and the bed is located up above the living room space. Very cozy, and Vicky has another cabin that is larger which would be worth staying at too.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $20
Cleaning fee $20
Tax Rate 7.0%

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, extra $15 per day added to tariff. Cancellation policy. All returned if cancelled at least 45 days in advance. If less than 45 days and cabin can be re-rented, than all $ will be returned less $100 cancellation fee. If not, deposit is non-refundable and can be applied toward future stay. Pet fee for each pet is $10 per day up to a maximum of $35 for each pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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