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Best Vacation Ever!! Explore Y~NP~ & Paradise Valley At K~DT~ Ranch Townhouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Town House W/ 2 Queen Beds, 2 Queen Sofas & 2 Baths Across From The Yellowstone

Our vacation getaway is located in the historic little town of Emigrant, MT. People from all over the world come to paradise valley to enjoy world-class fly fishing and easy access to Yellowstone national park (30 miles). Paradise valley is nestled in the Gallatin national forest surrounded by spectacular mountain views of the absaroka mountain range. To the east, majestic emigrant peak dominates the view at 10,921 feet. Emigrant is a quiet country town with a hospitable western atmosphere! Conveniently located within walking distance there is a bank, post office, bakery, general store, gas station, fly shop, gift shop & ice cream emporium. There are numerous public fishing access sites for the Yellowstone river, national forest access sites and Dailey lake which are all only a short distance away throughout paradise valley. When you arrive at the townhouse, you will have access to free wi-fi. Please contact us, prior to your arrival so that we can answer any question you may have about Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area. we are minutes away from Chico Hot Springs Resort and day spa where you can enjoy the hot springs pools and 3 restaurants (fine dining, saloon & pool side grill). Also available at Chico: live music every fri. & sat. Night, a variety of horse back riding options, white water rafting & dog sled treks in the winter.

Just a short drive north on 89, you will find Livingston, MT. Featuring gourmet restaurants, museums, community theaters, a movie theater, art galleries (summer art walks) and uniquely western shops.

The north entrance to YNP is located 30 miles south on 89 in the town of Gardiner. Gardiner is shadowed by the oldest and most historic entrance into YNP through the Roosevelt arch. In our opinion, YNP is one of the most spectacular and scenic places on earth. This historic town is home to a variety of restaurants, gift shops, two gas stations, a grocery store and adventure based companies. The north entrance is the only entrance open to the park year round. This is a great little town to simply walk around and explore!

At the townhouse you can relax at the end of the day on the upper deck or lower patio, watching the sun work its magic on the face of Emigrant Peak. While there are numerous activities available to you, you can also simply relax and enjoy your picturesque surroundings. The townhouse was built in 2003 and is approximately 1200 sq ft. Amenities are:

*air-conditioning (master bedroom ONLY)

*free wifi

*fully equipped kitchen

*living room, with 2 queen size sleeper sofas, flat screen tv w/ direct tv and blu ray/dvd player

* large assortment of movies

*washer and dryer

*2 full bathrooms, 1 downstairs and 1 upstairs.

*2 bedrooms--master bedroom has 1 queen bed, a full bathroom and a sliding glass door to the deck! Second bedroom has one queen bed, TV w/ direct TV and VCR.

Upon your arrival you will find a dozen farm fresh eggs from our own chickens!

We highly recommend:

Wilderness Pack Trips- Mike and Erin Thompson

Phone (406) 848-9953

More Details

Ken, Debbie & Tyler DeGraaf
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Ken, Debbie & Tyler DeGraaf

We moved to Emigrant from NJ in 2004. Debbie owned Howlin' Hounds Cafe in Emigrant for 7 years untill we lost the lease for the building and decide to embark on the vacation rental business. While owning and operating the cafe we made numerous contacts with many individuals in the tourism indusrty in Montana and have a wide variety of resources that we will happily impart to you to make you vacation THE BEST EVER! Ken drives a truck in YNP. He has a vast knowledge of YNP and the surrounding wildreness. Please feel free to contact us and we can help you plan your Yellowstone vacation, whether you are staying 3 day or 3 weeks!Our son Tyler is attending Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. We all spend a lot of time in the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, and enjoying YNP.We all have truly fallen in love with this area and love to share all it has to offer with you.

Ken, Debbie & Tyler DeGraaf purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Ken, Debbie & Tyler DeGraaf chose Emigrant

We live in Emigrant ourselves and wanted to get into the vacation rental business but we wanted to be close by our property.We feel this property lends it self to a variety of opportunities in Paradise Valley. We have a large family that comes to visit throughout the year and we wanted to have another comfortable place for them to stay.

What makes this townhome unique

Our townhouse provides close access to YNP & Yellowstone River. Farm Fresh Eggs Upon Arrival from our chickens. All the comforts of home! Awesome views of Emigrant & Fridley Peak!


Emigrant Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen closet
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath with washer and dryer
  • Both bathrooms feature a full Bath with a tub/ shower. Downstairs has a washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Yellowstone Room - 1 queen , This Room has a Queen Log bed & a tv w/ direct tv & vcr.
    The Emigrant Peak Room - 1 queen , This room has 1 Queen sleigh bed, a full bathroom & a deck.
  • The Emigrant Peak Bedroom has 1 queen sleigh bed, walk in closet, sliding glass door to the deck and 1 bathroom. The Yellowstone Bedroom has a queen log bed, tv w/ direct tv and a vcr. Mattresses and pillows are equipped with bedbug protection.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We offer pre arrival shopping so that when you get to the townhouse it will be stocked with all your favorite goodies. The fee for this service is 30% of the total shopping bill. Contact owner for more details.


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Best Vacation Ever!! Explore Y~NP~ & Paradise Valley At K~DT~ Ranch Townhouse
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Excellent Stay Excellent Location and Excellent Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Dear Ken, Debbie & Tyler

Thank you so much for our very comfortable stay at one of the best appointed places we have stayed at through Homeaway/VRBO.

You have thought of everything to make visitors feel they are at home and we really appreciated all the niceties. We stayed through Jan/February when temperatures were down to -15 Celsius and we were always comfortable inside.

The place is spotlessly clean and very spacious. It is very handy to Gardiner, Yellowstone NP and Livingston and yet far enough away so we were able to soak up the peace of the beautiful rural Paradise Valley and meet some of the very friendly locals.

Definitely recommend this stay for lovers of outdoor activities especially nature and landscape photography, fishing and hiking. We almost managed to hike up Emigrant Peak, but heavy ice pack halted us about two thirds of the way up, which only means we will have to return to KDT Ranch in the summer to try again : )

All the best.

Yours sincerely

Lorraine and Mark

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat and clean

  • 3 of 5

Unit was neat and clean

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Maintained!! Well Stocked!

  • 5 of 5

The house is well maintained and well stocked including a dozen eggs in the fridge. We had an awesome vacation visiting Yellowstone from here. The wi-fi was poor but we didn't really spend a whole lot of time online anyway!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and well taken care of.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable place to come home to after hours of hiking in Yellowstone.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of six. Great location right off the 89 with a general store right across the road and two miles away from Chico Hot Springs. It is a beautiful drive through Paradise Valley to Yellowstone and the home itself has a beautiful view of the mountains. There are two bedrooms upstairs with one bathroom and ample closet space. There are two sofa beds downstairs and the converted garage downstairs gave us plenty of room to store all of our backpacking gear. Very clean home, we are looking forward to coming back .

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unseasonably Warm Outside But Condo Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six rented this condo for five nights. Although it was located about thirty miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, the drive down Highway 89 along the Yellowstone River and through Yankee Jim Canyon and Gardiner was beautiful and entertaining. Scenery was spectacular, and we saw lots of animals along the way. The condo was comfortable. The enclosed garage area was a bonus for our two grandsons. The kitchen was well equipped and up-to-date. There were more towels and linens than anyone would need because a commercial grade washer and dryer were provided. We were unable to use the outside grill because of windy conditions. There weren't many television channels, but who comes to this area to watch tv anyway? Internet service was good. Beds were very firm. Master bedroom had a floor-type air was noisy because it kicked on and off but we just cooled the bedroom before bedtime and used the fans that were provided the rest of the time. We didn't need to fold out the sleeper sofas in the downstairs living room. We just used sheets and sleeping bags on the sofas. We loved the little town of Emigrant. We have rented through VRBO several times and have always been satisfied with our rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our vacation home for your stay in Paradise Valley. We have been having some hot weather on and off but we are glad you and your party were comfortable.While it can get hot during the day, the nights normally cool off and are very comfortable for sleeping. Sorry you were unable to use the grill; as much as we get some hot days, we also get some windy days. Enjoy the rest of your summer and please feel free to contact us in the future should you decide to visit YNP again.
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Mammoth Hot Springs
Lower Falls and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser Basin
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Teton National Park
Big Sky Resort Ski Area
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone IMAX Theatre
Lewis and Clark Cavern State Park
Montana's Rib and Chop House
Beartooth Cafe
Moonlight Basin Ski Resort
Gallatin County Pioneer Museum
Mark's In & Out Drive In -- CLOSED
Chico Hot Springs Resort
Cafe Zydeco
Rockin' HK Outfitters
Cooke City Chamber of Commerce
Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: necessary

Wilderness Pack Trips- Mike and Erin Thompson

Phone (406) 848-9953




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please understand that reservations are based on a first come, first serve basis. When you send any inquiry, we will let you know if those dates are available at that time. Dates will be considered open until payment has been made. We do not make tentative reservations or hold dates. Due to the demand of vacation rental properties in this area we feel that this is the fairest way to do this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.