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MT Yellowstone River Retreat, by Chico Hot Springs

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Get away to Montana! Wake up in the morning to the sun rising over Dexter Peak and an incredible view of the Absaroka Mountains. Look out the window and watch as Momma deer and her spotted fawns graze their way across the fields. Listen to the babbling of Mill Creek as you lay in bed and sip another cup of coffee. And that's just how you start your day!!

Our Montana cabin was built for you to enjoy all the amenities that Paradise Valley Montana has to offer. Stay at the cabin all day and relax or there's lot's to do. Don't want to cook? There are several nice restaurants within driving distance. Go downstairs and grab the bicycles and head up 'East River Road' guaranteed to be one of the scenic rides you'll ever do. Sit out at the picnic benches next to the seasonal creek and just relax. Visit Chico Hot Springs or take a 35mile drive to Yellowstone Park. Go fishing or hiking. Ski or snowboard? Showdown Ski Resort is two hours away and Bridger Bowl is about 65 miles away. Enjoy Montana!

We have started to build the main house next to the cabin. If the calendar is open for rental dates there should not be any construction or workers on the property. Call if you have any questions about the construction.

Keywords: Country Place, Quiet Get Away, Fishing Cabin, Rustic Motif, Paradise Valley, Chico Hot Springs, Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Park Vacation Rental

More Details

Donna Cahoon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Donna Cahoon

Larry and Donna are a pair of 'City Slickers' trying to build their dream vacation home in Montana. But with grand children and running a small door company in So Cal it's hard to find the time we would like to spend there.

In 2014 we have started to build the house this has been a long time coming. If you rent our cabin in 2015 you will see that some ground braking has started and if you stay late in the summer you may see a house! Depending on how quickly we move. The cabin will not be available to rent during construction, as not to interfere with your stay.

Donna Cahoon purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Donna Cahoon chose Yellowstone Country

Driving up highway 89, on the way to see Larry's sister in Livingston we were waiting for 'cowboy's' to clear the cattle off the road. Donna declared; I could live here!

What makes this cabin unique

Walking distance to the Yellowstone river and Mill Creek for great fishing. Chico Hotspring is a short 6 miles away. Pine Creek and Chico both close by for night fun, live music. We have a great short hike near by to a beautiful water fall or do the full hike to the lakes! Parking at Pine Creek camp grounds is free.


Livingston Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Quenn size beds (1), Sofa sleeper Queen (1) 1 air mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
RV parking with electrical hookup, water and dump. Picnic area on property next to seasonal creek, walking to Yellowstone River and Mill Creek. Huge deck great for morning coffee and shaded by afternoons. Just relax.


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average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Excellent holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and well appointed. Donna and Larry's place is well maintained and has all the amenities you need. Close to all sorts of hiking, white water rafting, Yellowstone National Park, restaurants. A little too quiet at night. You may need to bring your own recordings of traffic and sirens.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha, love the quiet part. So happy you had a good vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We stayed for a week while visiting Yellowstone. Nice and quiet place to relax. We loved the mountain view and watching the deer from balcony.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife, two children, and I loved our time in this cozy garage apartment. It was a short drive to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, MT. If you like to fish,the apartment is a short distance from several Yellowstone River public access points. My wife and daughters loved Chico Hot Springs which is minutes from the apartment. The apartment is well furnished, clean, and has everything you need to have a great vacation. My wife and I loved drinking coffee and watching the wildlife from the deck of the apartment. We hope to have an opportunity to return some day. I would recommend that you limit your party to no more than four people due to the size of the apartment. I can not say enough about our experience. The apartment was absolutely a perfect match for my family and our vacation plans.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan, thanks so much for the nice review. We hope you will return.
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Remote but still close to Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Clean and contains everything you'll need. The owner provides recommendations and is very pleasant. We stayed here because we wanted something slightly removed from all the touristy stuff right outside Yellowstone. It took us approx. 35 mins to drive to the northern entrance of Yellowstone. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to explore more of the surrounding Yellowstone area as well as anyone who isn't in love with the idea of staying in a motel with tons of tourists. Kitchen even had everything we needed to make waffles and pancakes! Bathroom was new and came stocked with everything - towels, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bar soap, etc. Also, there's laundry! So you can pack light and not worry about getting dirty in the park.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Wonderful Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful winter escape with warmth on the inside and beautiful winter scenes on the outside! There is nothing like opening the curtains to see mountains covered with snow and deer in the yard! Be sure and have your camera ready. The location is about 30 minutes from Bozeman, MT, and is very easy to find. It is 6 miles from Chico Hot Springs in Pray, MT; and about a 40 minute drive to the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. This entrance is open for winter adventures in Yellowstone.

About winter at the cabin: we were never cold inside. The cabin is very well insulated. The floor heaters in the dining room/kitchen area and the bedroom keep the temperature inside very comfortable. We stopped at the grocery store and picked up some food items before making the 20 minute drive to the cabin. The cabin has utencils, plates, pots, pans, bowls, etc., for use in making meals. Oh, and there is a microwave, if you are like me and are not much of a cook!

I thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the surroundings and the quiet comfort of the cabin. I absolutely loved being there in winter. It was refreshing to get away from the city life for a time. Once you go, you will want to go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your Winter stay.
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Cute Country Cabin with Great Natural View and Urban Apt Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and we totally enjoyed the place! The cabin is true to picture, and even cutter from the inside. We just appreciate so much how the cabin is well designed (not much experience living in the country).

When we arrived there was even a deer welcoming us (maybe the one in the owner's description)! in the morning/afternoon, we dined on the balcony - very pleasing view and weather! In the night the star view is incredible - I have never seen so many stars in my entire life!!!

The owner is so responding and nice in answering my questions and problems. Location wise, it is a 40 min drive to the north gate of the Yellowstone, which is not bad. The scenery along the road are very enjoyable, a special flavor of Montana.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Pine Creek or Chico Hotsprings
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
many all about
Nearest Point of Interest
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Creek Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
Yellowstone National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Music Ranch Montana
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Creek Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Creek Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Yellowstone River
Car: necessary

We are located 6 miles from Chico Hot Spring. With 2 pools and 3 resturants, horse back riding, and spa.

We are 1/4 mile from fishing on the Yellowstone River.


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring and Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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