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Right on the Yellowstone & Best Views of Paradise Valley

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-14)

**Official Cancellation Policy (VRBO template will not allow this option)

You may cancel at any time and receive a full refund AS long as I am able to re rent your stay.

This 4000 square foot home sits on the Yellowstone River in the true heart of the aptly named Paradise Valley, right along the “Miracle Mile” between Mill Creek and Pine Creek. There are truly no better views of Paradise Valley than those enjoyed from this home. Even old time native Montanans rave about the views from the backyard. A quick 30-minute drive to Yellowstone National Park to the south, or 15 minutes to the genuine small-town feel of Livingston to the north.

Five bedrooms and four baths await you, but the living space is done no justice by such a simple description. The huge master (over 500 square feet, with king bed) has a spacious sitting area with a pair of indoor chaise lounges to enjoy that book and the views away from the kids, but still able to view them playing in the gorgeously grassy backyard.

The two remaining upstairs bedrooms, both decorated with brand new furniture suites, are both appointed with queen beds, and colorful, European bedding. These two bedrooms share a full bath loaded with such nice touches as ample, new, plush towels and a few toiletries to make you feel at home immediately.

The fully-finished downstairs has yet another newly-furnished bedroom, with queen bed and Swedish-country styling. A short walk away is the gigantic “bunkroom,” featuring three double beds, individual nightstands, and its own sitting area with sofa and loveseat.

To make sure every beautiful Montana day is followed by a great night’s sleep, all the home’s mattresses are brand-new Sealy Posturpedic; each topped by a fluffy down comforter.

[Here's a clarification of our maximum occupancy: if the group is all adults, the maximum occupancy is 11. Green Acres Lodge may accommodate up to 14 total people, but only if 6 of them are children small enough (and willing enough!) to share the 3 full-size beds found in the bunkroom. These limits assure your comfort...]

So you feel that you “lose your own space” while on vacation? Well, no worries here! There are huge living areas on both floors!

Upstairs is a large living area with commanding, breath-taking views of the Yellowstone River and the 12,000 foot Absaroka Mountains. And for your after-dark entertainment, there is a TV with Dish Network 250, a DVR, VCR, and DVD; as well as a component stereo with CD and cassette player. A massive stone wood-burning fireplace completes the area.

Like to eat some meals more casually, and others more formally? Or perhaps separate the kids from the adults? No problem! A dining room area, complete with new, Swedish contemporary dining suite to seat ten and an equally new Swedish country breakfast nook table to seat six flank the upstairs kitchen. Fully stocked with 22 sets of dishes, multiple glassware styles, and flatware, the kitchen shows that we keep our renters in mind.

A stocked spice cupboard, specialty cooking tools, multiple pots and pans, and knives that actually cut can make your in-home meals fun. And everything from placements to cloth napkins and napkin rings to glass candlesticks mean a romantic meal is well within reach, despite being in the heart of Yellowstone Country.

Prefer to cook outdoors? There’s also an oversized gas barbecue grill on the deck with a table to enjoy a dinner or drinks with the ultimate view.

But wait, there’s more!

Downstairs is a second living area, complete with a second satellite TV and VCR, and two full-size couches for extra space to “get away”. But what’s that behind one of those sofas? A dartboard! And beyond? A pool table, with plenty of seating (from comfy wingbacks, to “ready-for-my-next-shot” upholstered stools) for participants and spectators alike.

While the thought of you spending a single minute attending to business makes us want to rescue you, we recognize that communications continuity is sometimes a necessity, even while in Paradise. We offer free domestic long distance calls on our house phone, and unlimited high-speed internet access (wired in one upstairs bedroom, wireless throughout the house).

An extensive professional landscape surrounds the home, with 10,000 square feet of luxurious sod to take that nap while listening to the river. A regulation horseshoe pit provides old-time fun while you take in the views.

We know the little things can really make a, there's two coolers and two daypacks for your excusions, bincoculars for your deck-viewing of bald eagles and such, a popcorn popper for staying in, a VHS library, simple games and toys for the little ones, and books to read--from fiction to local area lore and guides, to literature.

Walk right down to the river to fish... some of the best fishing on the Yellowstone is right from this home (JT has personally caught 15 trout in an hour here).

Yellowstone National Park is only a 30-minute drive away, short enough for day trips, so you can enjoy your home away from home every evening... it stays light until 10:30 pm here in the summer!

Located five miles from world-famous Chico Hot Springs with live music every weekend and the best restaurant in all of Montana. Head 15 miles into historic Livingston with art galleries and restaurants galore. Plenty of skiing is within reach: Big Sky is 70 minutes away, and Bridger Bowl is only 50.

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JT Theobald
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About JT Theobald

JT Is from Florida originally, but has been firmly rooted in Montana for 20 years. I feel very fortunate to have a place in the aptly named Paradise Valley, Montana. I like nothing better than being home during the summer months with fishing, hiking, Yellowstone Park and The Yellowstone River...right out my doorstep. With long days to savor all the activities and perfect evenings on the River to rejuvenate your soul for the next day, there really is nowhere else I'd rather be!

JT Theobald purchased this house in 2003

Why JT Theobald chose Livingston

This location seems just about perfect. Close to the charming towns of Bozeman and Livingston, yet set in a very private setting right on the Yellostone River. While it is a short 30 minute drive to Yellowstone National Park, you'll spend most of your time at the home which is in the very best part of Paradise Valley (which is the first 15 miles South of the town of Livingston). The home is also very close to Chico Hot Springs, a long time Montana tradition for their water, food, drink and activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What a perfect location, beautiful--no, breathtaking!--views, serene, and quiet. The house itself is wonderfully equipped with all that we could dream of needing. You really feel at home and feel very welcomed. JT stopped by to say hello a couple of times and helped us with information when we needed it. The whole process, from beginning to end, has been smooth and easy. JT & Babs have been wonderful hosts and we really feel they put themselves in a renter's shoes when thinking about the layout, amenities and instructions provided. Though we had to work during our trip (and the wifi connection was great!), we were able to get out to Yellowstone, go on a wonderful family float down the river and go white water rafting. We highly recommend Paradise Rafting company--Sarah was great!! We enjoyed the river beach immensely, tried some fishing and spent lots of time in the hot tub.

Thank you JT & Babs for a wonderful week!!
Aug 2012
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Livingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 5 - 3 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Dart board, 2 living areas


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Right on the Yellowstone & Best Views of Paradise Valley
average rating of 4.76 based on 67 reviews

Best Thanksgiving ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 9 stayed at Green Acres for Thanksgiving was definitely our most memorable Thanksgiving ever. The kitchen was better equipped than my own at home...and when I called JT asking if there was a meat thermometer, he said he didn't think so...but was at the house within 10 minutes with one in hand!

As I read others say when researching this home, the pictures cannot do the view justice...we were all floored when we arrived and walked out onto the deck.

We are already planning to come back out in Summer 2018 and can't wait to reunite our family again at Green Acres.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review Janet...i'll look forward to seeing you and your family in the Summer. JT
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Wonderful Christmas winter wonderland!! My family had a fabulous time and JT was gracious and great

  • 5 of 5

The home and area was perfect for what we were looking for. The river and surrounding area produced a spectacular vision of a winter oasis.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda...I’m very happy that you and the family had a great Christmas...wishing you the best in 2018.
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Best family vacation rental we've ever experienced

  • 5 of 5

My six siblings, my parents and I had a reunion at Green Acres in Sept. It was far and away our favorite family vacation ever. The location was absolutely perfect...close to the eclectic town of Livingston, and a short distance to Yellowstone National Park where we were all in awe watching the elk rut. We had read about the spectacular views at the house, but wow...they were even better in person. We even took our Christmas card photos from the home.

JT was so hospitable...offering great suggestions for restaurants, day trips and even took an hour of his time to help us learn to fly fish. I can tell you we've never left a home/hotel rental and felt so sad to leave...we will be back JT, thanks for everything!

Dr. Olga V

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Olga, it was a real pleasure to have you as our guest. What a great family you have!
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Beautiful location and great house for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Green Acres for 7 nights with our kids and 4 grandkids ages 8 mo. to 7 yrs. Amazing scenery. We walked along the river. One son fished. We really enjoyed the hot tub. House had everything we needed and wanted, lots of great spaces. So convenient to YNP.

We recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place For Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

My family: husband, 2 sons and daughter-in-lawsw and 4 grandsons stayed here the first week of June 2017 and had a wonderful time. We hiked in a nearby forest to a waterfall. The boys played horseshoes, pool and darts provided at the home. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub throughout our stay. We sat on the back deck and watched kayaks and paddle boards. We grilled and cooked meals. All basic needs provided for cooking. A grocery store just a few miles down the road on outskirts of Livingston.

When searching for a place to stay I looked for something on the river, near Yellowstone, wake up to mountains and a place the family could enjoy some time together. It was everything I wanted and more. I recommend this house and will consider again, next time I travel to Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Setting for our Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time staying at Green Acres. We look forward to coming back as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Yellowstone National Park (30 Minutes), Fly Fishing, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Collecting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $750

Rental during high season is Saturday to Saturday...unless other dates present themselves due to longer that 7 day rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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