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Custom Log Home on 45 Acres w/Hot Tub and Creek-1hr to Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Delight in the rustic elegance of this log home near the Bozeman Pass in the Bangtail Mountains. All of the comforts of home await our guests in this beautiful home situated at 6,000 feet among the aspen trees, tall native grasses, and pine forest. The home is fully furnished. The main level has hardwood maple floors, the upper floor is carpeted, and the basement has tile on radiant slab heat. The main living area is heated with the radiant stone fireplace. The outdoor hot tub under the stars is sure to relax after a long day hiking, having adventures in Yellowstone National Park or on the area rivers.

The fully-equipped, tiled kitchen, and adjoining, formal dining room, are also warmed by the radiant stone fireplace. Laundry facilities are available for your convenience as well as satellite TV, satellite wireless internet, VCR/DVD, games, books, and barbecue grill. The master bedroom has high ceilings, two balconies, mountain views, and a tiled Jacuzzi bath.

This secluded and elegantly furnished, four bedroom, 2 ½ bath home, sleeps 8-10 comfortably. Bedrooms include one king size bed, a queen bed, two twin beds, and a combination bunk bed; single above, double below, with a single trundle bed, ideal for children. Other sleeping options include a double hide-a-bed in the recreation room.

Enjoy 45 acres of lush, mountain hillsides with wildflowers, hiking trails with abundant wildlife. A year round cutthroat spawning creek meanders gently through the property with many hidden springs flowing into the creek.

In Montana we tend to have extreme weather year round. Please prepare for this by choosing to bring a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

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Lauren Kozlow
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Lauren Kozlow

We built and participated in the design and construction of this home in the mountains between Livingston and Bozeman in 1995 as a place to raise our three children, then ages 9, 11 and 13. They are grown and live in NY, WA and MT. We are now retired and living in Livingston making our home available to vacation renters. This is a perfect spot for a quite retreat with a loved one and large enough for a family reunion. Lots of hills to climb and forest/creek to explore. One night we were wakened by a mama and baby moose feeding in the willows next to the tipi, we watched them in the moonlight for a long time. These are magical moments.

Lauren Kozlow purchased this house in 1995

Why Lauren Kozlow chose Livingston

We are only 20 minutes from the Yellowstone River with some of the world's best fly fishing and one hour from Yellowstone National Park. Bozeman is a half hour away and Livingston even closer. Bridger Bowl ski area is 40 minutes via Jackson Creek Road.

What makes this house unique

Having the mountains in our backyard and the creek to play in added a unique dimension to our children's lives. One could feel the peacefulness of the area as soon as one started the five-mile drive home after working in town all day. Sitting on the deck and watching the sunset is a moment to cherish. We are still in awe of the great beauty here and are very happy to share our home with our guests. The wildflowers in spring and summer cover the hillsides around the house. If you like bird watching the deck is a great place to sit with a bird book and binoculars. Moose feed on the willows down by the creek, black bear visit occasionally, deer are abundant and a herd of elk may wander through the property depending on the time of year. There is never a dull moment in nature at Aspen Hill Retreat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We decided to have our annual girls vacation at Aspen Hill Retreat and it has been an amazing time. The cabin is beautiful and well cared for. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place. We saw a momma moose and her baby on hill above the teepee. Snow shoeing, cooking healthy food, hot tubing and most importantly have a cozy beautiful space to escape the "real world" and enjoy each others company has made this a trip we'll never forget!! Happy New Year!
Dec 2013
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Livingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The master bedroom which encompasses the entire top floor has a private bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and two sinks. The main floor has a half bath. The daylight basement has a full bathroom with a combination bathtub/shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Pack'n'Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The TV room has a double sleep sofa., Bunk Beds (1) lower bed is double there is also a trundle pull out for a total of 4 available sleeping spaces. There is a total of 4 twin beds and one double featured above.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Custom Log Home on 45 Acres w/Hot Tub and Creek-1hr to Yellowstone Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 67 reviews

Our Spring Vacation was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

There was 14 of us and our dogs too. I was wonderful being able to take our dogs. My son is a disabled vet and has a service dog and he would not of attended if dogs were not allowed. Loved having the large dinning area for meals, crafts and games. We also enjoyed the hot tub, it was pretty cool being able to smell the trees while we were sitting out side! Much nicer than a motel. Thanks again for a wonderful trip. And a special thanks to Lauren Kozlow, she was awesome and answered all of our questions, and even mailed back the dog food that we had forgotten.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all enjoyed your time at the house! We would love to have you back anytime!
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Great cabin located in a beautiful canyon.

  • 5 of 5

Large spacious cabin with a great fireplace and hot tub.

We had a great time and enjoyed the remoteness and privacy the cabin has.

It is located about 4 miles up a dirt road and is pretty secluded, you can see two more cabins further up the road from the cabin, but the trees give great shade and privacy.

Lauren was quick to respond and was quick to get the snow cleared from two storms that dropped about a foot a piece while we were there.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Sun Prairie, WI

Wonderful Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property provided a wonderful getaway! The additional acreage was ideal for not only a nice hike up to see the view but a snowshoe trip up the other side of the valley. Beautiful location!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, very well equipped. We have family of 7, had plenty of room. Overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cabin!

  • 5 of 5

A great time was had by all. Couldn’t have asked for a better cabin and location.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Valley City, Utah

Great Place to Play and Relax

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 12/31/2017 - 1/3/2018 and had a blast.

This is a very quiet location tucked away in a quiet canyon filled with trees and big open blue sky. The home is 3 levels with a LARGE master bedroom at the top, 2 bed rooms on the second/main floor just off of the kitchen and the 3rd room on the ground/lower floor. This gave our family lots of privacy but the large kitchen/dining/living room on the second/main floor was a great open space where we could cook/eat and play games together. We had 8 adults and never felt crowded. The place is fully stocked with everything you will ever need from every size of pot and pan, to dishes, utensils, hot pads, games, kid toys, movies, and even a spotting scope to view the wildlife. There is a wood fireplace, hot tub, and plenty of bathrooms to accommodate your stay. The location is great as some of our group went to explore Yellowstone while another couple decided to snow shoe just out the front door. The rest of us sledded in the fresh snow or sat on the balconies enjoying the crisp mountain air. Our hosts were awesome, very clear instructions and super-fast and clear when responding to questions. House rules were not overbearing and appropriate. We had a wonderful time here and truly enjoyed the solitude and the beautiful home and location for our family retreat. We would highly recommend the Aspen Hill Retreat for anyone who wants or needs to get away from the rat race!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34.1 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Ski
27.3 Miles
Bridger Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Aspen Hill Retreat
Nearest Point of Interest
Yellowstone River
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing / rafting access Yellowstone River
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.