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Beautiful Log House on the Yellowstone River!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Come stay in this relaxing log home located just feet from the Yellowstone River! It is the perfect way to have a vacation, fish all day or kick back on the river's edge or the south-facing porch. Just minutes away from the North Entrance of Yellowstone Park, this home makes a convenient day trip to the many attractions Yellowstone has to offer.

French doors open to a covered porch from both the master bedroom and the living room, with a wonderful view that overlooks the river and the Tom Miner Basin. This home has all of the amenities you need for a relaxing vacation, including a fully equipped kitchen, a large propane grill, a jetted tub, and a large flat screen TV. The outdoor space is great for entertaining on those warm summer nights, and you will enjoy the indoor atmosphere for its charming Montana feel.

The huge master bedroom has two-story exposed log vaulted ceilings, gorgeous views of the river, a king sized bed and en suite master bath with shower and jetted tub. The second bedroom has a queen bed. The second bathroom is located across the hall from the second bedroom and has a shower. Upstairs, in the loft, you will find three twin beds along with a table for game playing or additional dining. The living room has exposed, log vaulted ceilings and large picture windows that provide spectacular views and lots of light.

Fish the blue ribbon trout waters of the Yellowstone River. The land has 1200 feet of river frontage. Wildlife is abundant. Watch for elk, deer, eagles, pelicans, osprey, and more. The North entrance of Yellowstone National Park is only 25 minutes away. Chico Hot Springs is only 15 minutes away and the historic town of Livingston is 30 minutes away. You will feel right at home in this riverside retreat!

Keywords: Log House, Riverfront, Cabin

More Details

Dan Gigone
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Dan Gigone

Your hosts, Dan and Diane, live in Bozeman, just one hour away. We're available to help make your stay ideal.

We also own and operate Sweetwater Fly Shop in Livingston and hope you'll stop by during your visit.

Dan Gigone purchased this house in 2010

Why Dan Gigone chose Yellowstone Country

We love the Paradise Valley for it's spectacular views and easy access to world-class fishing and hiking.

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous views of the river and mountains from the deck. Just 25 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. Great hiking and fishing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A really great cottage, well stocked with all of the comfort of our homes. Great views. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Appreciated the grill.
Jun 2010
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Emigrant House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , attached to master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on the first floor, across from the second bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , gorgeous view of the river, TV, lounge chair, attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 3 twin/ single , plus table to play games and skylight
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
11 acres, right on the Yellowstone River, large sleeping loft, rocking chairs on the large deck overlooking the river, games, puzzles, toys, DVDs.


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Beautiful Log House on the Yellowstone River!
average rating of 4.95 based on 43 reviews

Meets all expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property. The owners have made some minor improvements which have enhanced the overall experience. We expect to visit this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We needed a respite after the previous week of national park hopping and staying in park accommodations and this house was perfect! Our family of 6 had room to spread out and relax (read, nap, watch TV) or come together for games or movies - all of which were thoughtfully provided by Dan and Dianne! Loves cozying up with the awesome blankets at night! The laundry room allowed us to reboot our wardrobe for the next week. We enjoyed the easy and scenic 30 minute drive back to Gardiner/North Yellowstone for rafting/ziplining/eating/shopping. With the house as base camp, we enjoyed animal watching (elk herd, sand storks, deer), fishing in the river (kind of...way too high), grilling and just sitting on the porch taking in the amazing scenery! Can't say enough good things about this home, but Thank You Dan and Dianne for sharing your home! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful scenery and perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six was completely satisfied with our stay at Paradise Valley. The name lives up to it's reputation. The surrounding scenery is spectacular! We enjoyed evenings on the porch watching the elk herd, mule deer, a pair of eagles nested in a tree, and the flock of pelicans on the sand bar. The house itself was very clean, comfortable, and provided for all our needs. Dan and Diane were easy to communicate with and very helpful. We would highly recommend this rental home.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? When I started to plan our family vacation in Yellowstone, I did quite a research to explore all the options. I am a well traveled person and book travel on regular basis. When I came across this beautiful log house, I knew this is the one. We absolutely fell in love with this place on the Yellowstone River! The house has beautiful views from every window and offeres everything that a family with 3 children might need, including toys for our baby boy. We have enjoyed watching pelicans and moose from the deck. All the bedrooms are very nice and have comfortable beds. The master bedroom with California King bed and jacuzzi bath tub, with two large windows to enjoy the view while relaxing, is a dream of every full time working mom. Thank you! The log house is located only 20 min ride from the North Entrance of Yellowstone. Don't miss the Lighthouse restaurant (15 min direction to Gardiner). The elk medallions and NY steak are amazing! You won't regret booking this place and like us will have a hard time to leave. Diane and Dan, thank you for sharing your amazing place with us and for being great hosts!!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place as base for Yellowstone visit

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent seven wonderful nights here in Paradise Valley. The house was perfect for the six of us (all adults) as a base for our visit to Yellowstone. The log home is very cozy and well equipped. The location is gorgeous, sitting on the bank of the Yellowstone and surrounded by mountain views. We did not mind the 20-25 min drive to the park at all. Gardiner was where we enjoyed several evening meals. We also grilled steaks at the house and enjoyed dinner by the river. Don't miss out on a dip in the hot springs pool at Chico Springs only about 10 minutes away. Also there are several beautiful hikes outside the park in the National Forest. Simply put--we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Paradise Valley

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Dan and Diane for sharing your amazing property with us! We had such a great time 5/13 - 5/20/17. Kitchen was fully stocked (and we left a few more spices), all the amenities one would want while vacationing were available. When we weren't in Yellowstone taking in the scenery, wild life and Old Faithful, we were enjoying the beauty on the porch in the rocking chairs. Watching the Mama Bald Eagle feed her babies was an added bonus. I will say those darn Canadian Geese are quite the yappers! Deer came around nightly, with the grand finale on our last night, when a herd of 12 deer decided to bed down on the property just left of the driveway. We did venture in to Emigrant (blink of an eye we were through it), but did go into Livingston, which there is an Albertsons Grocery Store! We also enjoyed the light dusting of snow while staying at the rental house, which being from Southern California, was really a treat for us! We have such great memories from our trip and we look forward to visiting again soon! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: necessary

Yellowstone National Park (25 minutes), Fish the 'Blue Ribbon' Yellowstone River, Chico Hot Springs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

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.