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Home On 5 Acres Overlooking Gallatin River, close to Big Sky Resort & YNP

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bd, 2 Ba 2800 ft main house + 800 ft guest cabin w/private bath sleeps 10-12

3 bedroom 2 bath plus a loft in the main house. Main house kitchen and bathrooms newly remodeled for 2016! In addition to the 3 beds in the bedrooms (2 queens and one king), there are twin bunk beds plus 2 additional hide-away beds (one twin, one queen), so there's ample sleeping for 10 people in the main house. Guest cabin also has it's own private kitchenette and bath, one queen bed, plus a loft area. The guest cabin is perfect for older kids to stay separately from adults.

Home is beautifully and fully furnished, fully stocked, and has an 8 person hot tub on the deck with magnificent Gallatin Valley and Gallatin River views. Located conveniently (but not too close) to Highway 191, affording it easy access to activities, restaurants, and shopping, yet it's secluded on top of a bluff with 5 private, fenced acres.

Amenities include 8 person hot tub, DirectTV, two 40" Smart TVs (Netflix and Amazon ready), DVD player, XBox gaming system, basketball hoop and high speed wireless internet.

Check out the video tab for actual pictures taken from around the area, plus a video tour of the house.

More Details

Tom Chou
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Tom Chou

Our family is from Southern California and we use this property as our vacation home. It's become a family tradition and we visit 2-3 times per year. We have a 12 year old daughter who loves the neighborhood animals, including Henry the Goat.

Tom Chou purchased this house in 2002

Why Tom Chou chose Riverview Ranch

We fell in love with Montana nearly 20 years ago. I'm a passionate fly fisherman, and this location is close to some of the best fly fishing in the world. Once you visit Montana, you'll be hooked. It becomes part of you.

What makes this house unique

This home sits on top of a hill with spectacular Gallatin Valley views. The sitting room is one of the best rooms in the house to take in the views, read, and nap. It's a perfect base camp for the multitude of activities available in the area. It's close enough to the main highway to conveniently get to all the activities close by, but still private. It's less than 15 minutes to the ski resort in the winter one way, and only 45 minutes to West Yellowstone the other. The Big Sky Town Center is a mere 5 minutes up the road. The home has porches back and front, including a hot tub, so you can sit with a glass of wine and soak in the beauty and grandeur of Montana.


Riverview Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest cabin bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed
    Main house Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest Cabin - 1 queen
  • Guest cabin also has a loft with sleeping bags, perfect for kids.
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Home On 5 Acres Overlooking Gallatin River, close to Big Sky Resort & YNP
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful views, modern log cabin, open kitchen/living/dining made for a great group gathering place

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful mountain views from almost every direction. This modern log cabin with its open, friendly kitchen/dining/living area made socializing amongst our party of 10 extremely comfortably. Ample seating in dining area to accommodate all. However, the single downstairs bath proved a challenge for the number of guests and accompanying bed space. Extremely comfortable master bed. Well-maintained and quite relaxing hot tub. Disappointed in water quality especially in bathrooms (strong sulfur smell, hard water). Outside trash cans were not only bear-proof but human-proof to non-locals as well.

Overall, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the house and our visit the Big Sky!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cabin for a week with 3 kids (1 year old up to 7) and 3 adults. Plenty of room for the kids to run around and the adults to find a quiet space. The pictures though do not represent the house well - it is so much more stunning in real life! Management company was super nice, so was house keeping. House has everything you would ever need - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family said it was awesome! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the property and it worked out perfect. The parking was big enough for our trailers and the house is clean and well kept.

The only thing that it needs is a different coffee pot.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing space near Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything it was advertised to be and comfortably fit our group of 8 during our time in Montana. We thoroughly enjoyed being so close to Big Sky, Yellowstone, and the amazing views the property has to offer. Tom was extremely helpful and helped us organize everything we needed to before we even landed. He even pointed us to some great bakeries in the area for my girlfriends birthday cake. We definitely all had an amazing time and would love to rent the house again during a trip to Big Sky!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

1st time at this house. Great location for us, actually some of us snowmobiled right to it from the rental shop and dining. Plenty of room, great views, clean, very accommodating, everyone had a great time. Look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bozeman Airport/Gallatin Field
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Buck's T4
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Reserve Golf Course at Big Sky Meadows
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 191
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Buck's T4
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Big Sky Resort
Car: necessary

Located in Big Sky, less than 50 miles from West Yellowstone and perched above the Gallatin River on 5 private acres, yet conveniently located near highway 191 for easy access to activities all year round, especially Yellowstone National Park. You can walk to the river to fly fish, or it's just a 15 minute drive to the ski resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.