About the property
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms , 3 Baths , (Sleeps 14)
Thank you for considering our Pine Creek home for your visit to Montana in 2018, be it for a Yellowstone Park adventure, a wedding at one of the several wedding venue sites in the Paradise Valley, a reunion with family and friends, or fly fishing the magnificent Yellowstone River and the nearby world renowned spring creeks.
We provide everything you might need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. You will find a very well stocked kitchen. We have spices, french roast coffee beans and grinder, oils, paper goods, and very sharp knives to slice and dice.
Just bring food and drink. We have the most wonderful 190 feet deep well pure water that you have ever tasted.
We have two water heaters providing 120 gallons of hot water.
We have a gas grill on the lower patio.
Our family friendly 3,600sf home is situated on 10.5 acres. It is comfortable and cozy for a small gathering, yet very spacious and roomy should you be looking for a home for your big family.
We can accommodate up to 14 guests. It is nicely laid out so grownups can be upstairs and the little ones downstairs.
The house is smoke free and pet free. The access road to the house is level and paved, just a 1/2 mile off of Highway 540, East River Road, the original road to Yellowstone Park, and 11 miles south of Livingston.
Whether you choose to explore nearby Yellowstone Park, hike the nearby trail heads, fish, raft the river, or just stay home and sit on the back deck, this home provides the peaceful quiet beauty of Paradise Valley at its best.
Our home is family and kid friendly. The large pasture in front of the house has a creek and pond, fire pit, and horseshoes...
The house can sleep 12 in the four bedrooms. The main level has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, dining and great room. Off of the kitchen is a large deck with extraordinary vistas of the Absaroka and Gallatin Ranges and the Yellowstone River.
One bedroom on the main level has a king bed, and the other bedroom has two queen beds.
The lower level has a full daylight walkout basement, and offers a spacious family room, a full bath, and two bedrooms.
One bedroom has a queen size bed and a bunk bed. The other has a queen and a twin. The family room has a trundle bed that sleeps two.
Our fishing access on the Yellowstone River, available to our guests and members of our Home Owner's Association, is a convenient short drive away. It is accessed via a private road. There are two picnic tables and it is a wonderful place to throw in a line, or just relax and enjoy the river.
See the attached video below, as well as our photos. For launching boats from a trailer the state fishing access is a bit over a mile away just off of Pine Creek Road.
There is a lot of wildlife in the area including deer, foxes, coyotes, hawks, osprey, and eagles swooping down from the mountains to the river.
High-speed wireless internet service is provided. The family room offers a "smart" 48" TV, with a DVD player. Television channels available are the traditional networks, plus PBS, CW, Create TV, Amazon, Netflix and many dozens more...
There is a collection of children's toys and games. We have a high chair and a Pak-and-Play.
Paradise Valley is home to some of the world's best fly-fishing river and spring creek venues. Numerous trail heads for treks into the Gallatin Range or the Beartooth/Absaroka Wilderness are just a short distance from the home.
River rafting and horseback riding are available from a variety of vendors. (See our links.)
The Pine Creek Cafe ,just down the road, offers a great menu as well as outdoor weekend entertainment during the summer months. They also have a small store with drinks, beer and wine, some groceries, snacks, etc.
Chico Hot Springs and Resort, south of us off of East River Road, offers two hot spring pools, one warm and large enough for a vigorous workout, and one hot for soaking, a casual grill style restaurant, and a very nice fine dining restaurant. Their Sunday morning brunch is excellent.
Livingston is a charming historic western town well known for it's art galleries, and has a nice selection of fine dining establishments. Check out Anthony Bourdain's favorite 2nd Street Bistro. We had a guest who told us he had dinner there four nights out of the week he spent here. He liked it.
Bozeman is 35 miles to the west via I-90 and offers a wide variety of shopping and dining, a vibrant downtown night life, Montana State University, and the world renowned Museum of the Rockies. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is the closest airport.
Quite a few of our guests fly into Billings, Montana (BIL). Two hours to the east it offers more flight options, and some better pricing. Something worth checking out if you have a large group.
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- May 21, 2018
We met and were married in Santa Cruz, California. As our family grew, and as California "grew", we migrated to Central Oregon. It was a wonderful experience, living in the high desert country, amid the Juniper forests, with a crisp/dry climate, and wide open spaces. We started a business designing and crafting a line of Christmas decorations. Our business grew rapidly and we moved to Southern California to be closer to wholesale markets, suppliers, and vendors. It was a formative and exciting time, selling to stores such as Nordstroms, Macy’s, Disney World, and many gift shops around the country. Two appearances on QVC with Susan's collectible angels sold out in minutes.
Owner purchased this House in 1987
Why Owner chose Pine Creek
We chose this exceptional part of the world after we visited and camped in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area. We decided this is where we wanted to raise our family. When we made the decision to move here we placed an ad in the local Livingston paper: “Wanted: 3-4 bedroom house with acreage and a shop/barn to lease with option to buy. Five children, a well behaved dog, and a cat.” The most wonderful couple called us. We met them at the house, signed a hand written lease on a yellow pad that day, gave them a check on a bank out of state, and moved in the next day. They loved our kids, and dog, and had five kids of their own! What sealed the deal was our children picking a bouquet of wild flowers and presenting it to the owners of the house. This is what we love about Montana. Real people. Another benefit was sending our four daughters to Pine Creek School, a two room schoolhouse just down the road, and the subject of a Norman Rockwell/Life Magazine painting many years ago.
What makes this House unique
When we moved here in 1987 we loved the spacious 3600 square feet and four bedrooms which was perfect for our family of seven. But, the most important thing was the great shop/barn where we established our workshop and Susan’s design studio. It was unfinished, rather a rough space, and we had to refurbish it to our specs and heat it. But, it was perfect! What we really appreciated was the natural beauty, the mountains, the river, the Big Sky sunsets, the privacy, the seclusion, the opportunity to be away from the crowd, but, still, not too far, with Livingston about 10 miles away. A fax machine, (which weighed about 15 pounds, and cost $400, and used that awful thermal paper), and UPS pickup service, was all we needed in those days before the internet. We are centrally located in the Paradise Valley, close to Livingston and its fine restaurants and art galleries. The Paradise Valley is well renowned for its spring creek fishing venues, the nearby Pine Creek Lodge and Restaurant, Chico Hot Springs and its exceptional fine dining, and numerous hiking trail heads and Yellowstone River fishing accesses. Or, if you just want to kick back, relax, and do not a whole lot of tourist stuff, just come to our place and enjoy the view. We are kindred spirits if such is your preference…
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Perfect home with stunning views for our two families
We stayed in Paradise Valley 7 years ago and are so glad we found this home for our return trip! There was plenty of room for 2 families and 4 kids. The views of the Yellowstone river are breathtaking, as our the mountains that surround you. Our family ate most meals on the large deck that easily accommodated all of us. The location was ideal-close to local trail heads, rafting, fly fishing, Chicco and yellowstone's north entrance. The owners were wonderful to work with! Wish we could have stayed longer.
perfect family spot!
This home was perfect! comfortable for a large family. Great views and great area to stay! Pine creek is awesome! The owners are very nice but also give you space. This is a gem!
Fantastic stay - even under the stress of 10 men
We stayed at this fantastic property for 10 days while the 10 of us worked as a mission effort in the town of Livingston. Our days were filled with hard work in multiple community projects, so we were in need of a place where sleep was deep and refreshment was consistent. Scott Pittman was a perfect host and the home had all the amenities we needed (and more), while located a short distance from town, meaning every evening great hikes into the mountains were a short distance away (we did one every evening after supper before dark). I'd highly recommend this super place and plan on using it again next year!!
Truly a 5-Star Experience!!
My wife, daughter and I had the privilege of spending four nights at this property the first weekend in August 3026 and it was amazing! Scott and Susan have a beautiful home that is well-decorated and appointed. They welcomed us personally when we arrived, giving us a tour of the home along with some great tips for places to visit and things to see in the area. There are beautiful views of the mountains and valley from the back deck, and the house offers a very open and airy feel in the living area. The large windows along the east (?) side of the house offer gorgeous views of the mountains from the dining room table! The kitchen had all the pots, pans, utensils anyone would ever need, ant the pantry was well-stocked with spices and freshly roasted coffee beans. The downstairs area was especially pleasant because we visited during a "heat wave" (per the locals, but I had to laugh because we were visiting from the southern US where the temps had been in the high 90's with heat indices in the 105 range for several weeks in a row); so, we would spend time there in warmer part of the day. Wildlife was abundant on the property (opened the drapes in the living room one morning and had three deer staring in the front window at me). This property is very conveniently located some 10-15 miles south of Livingston and 45 (a guess) miles north of the north entrance to the park. If you're a fly fisherman, its within 3-5 miles of the famous Paradise Valley spring creeks, and, of course, the Yellowstone River, with private access to the latter. Livingston is a neat place to visit and we also spent one afternoon shopping in Bozeman (about a 45 minute drive). Again, I cannot say enough good things about this property and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in beautiful Paradise Valley. We definitely would stay here again (and hope to do so).
Many thanks for the great review. I couldn't have written a better one! It is always a pleasure to have families like yours, from parts much different than Montana, remark on the beauty, and the serenity of the mountains, the river, the wildlife, that we, sometimes, take for granted. Paradise Valley is indeed a special place. We hope to see you again.
Beautiful views, perfect location!
We had 6 friends and family there for fly fishing and relaxing. I have been going to Livingston for at least a decade and rented many homes--this was the best! The pictures don't do credit to the actual experience and views from this home. We had no problems, we stayed up late every night looking at the stars and the Milky Way Galaxy was clearly visible right above us. It was hard to decide which was more spectacular--daytime or nighttime views! We also saw the meteor showers--really incredible. The house is very well stocked and every window has a view. They have a great gas grill that we used, horseshoe pit, fire pit (we didn't use), and the private water access where we caught an 18" rainbow in 20 minutes. Rooms are big, lots of beds, more than we needed. The house is also very private at the end of a cul de sac. Everything was as promised and very clean. See you next year!
Thanks so much for your kind review. It is truly a pleasure to have folks visit our piece of Paradise and enjoy what we have to offer. Thanks for leaving the house so nice and we hope to see y'all again.
A perfect place to enjoy everything Montana has to offer!
I recently had the pleasure of staying here while on a family vacation. It was our first time in Montana, and we were amazed by the incredibly beauty all around us. This home was a perfect fit! The location was convenient to Yellowstone and there were so many activities to do closer to home. It was very comfortable and had plenty of room to accommodate our large group. I would highly recommend this home and hope to return one day!
Located 11 miles south of Livingston. The north entrance to Yellowstone Park is 45 miles to the south via Hwy 89. Bozeman's Gallatin Field airport is 45 miles to the west off of I-90. Situated on 10.5 acres and is located just off Highway 540, the original road to Yellowstone Park. Bozeman is 45 minutes to the west and offers a wide variety of shopping and dining, a vibrant downtown night life, Montana State University, and the world renowned Museum of the Rockies. Chico Hot Springs is about 15 minutes south off of East River Road.
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Prior to your arrival we will email you with information to access the property. We like to meet our guests as they arrive and introduce ourselves and provide a tour of the property. We look forward to meeting you and are always available should you need anything to make your stay a great one! Should you be arriving later in the evening just let us know and we will give you access info. Check out time is 10 am, and check in time is 4 pm or after.