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Unique Guesthouse on the Beautiful Gallatin River

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Stay at the most sought after home on the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana. Want to fish from the deck? No problem. Want to sit in a hot tub while looking up river during the summer or gazing at the stars at night after a great day of skiing? No problem. Need Privacy? How about two thousand feet of river frontage on thirteen acres. Can't beat that anywhere in Big Sky. What about a cozy rustic winter home? With its two fireplaces, full kitchen, log dining room table , a bar area with popcorn maker you won't want to leave. Make your reservations today.

Property Manager
Carolyn & Terry ONeill
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Carolyn & Terry ONeill

Terry and Carolyn O'Neill, Big Sky, Montana residents for 25 years.

Carolyn & Terry ONeill purchased this house in 1991

Why Carolyn & Terry ONeill chose Gallatin Gateway

Terry and I were on our way to Yellowstone National Park when we spent the night in Big Sky, Montana. Needless to say, the next day was a glorious July day and we immediately fell in love with Big Sky. After extending our stay another 4 days, we began planning our next trip to Montana to ski Lone Mountain. That January we knew it had won our hearts and we began our search for the perfect property. In 1991 we purchased our thirteen acre paradise on the Gallatin River. It was the best decision we have ever made!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

It will be hard to leave tomorrow!! This is definitely God's country!! Everyday has a highlight. My favorite part was early mornings in the nice, warm hot tub with my eyes shut listening to the river roar through and listening to the birds. Also, taking nap outside on the lounge chair wrapped up in a blanket. We also invited Carolyn & Terry over for dinner...being the gourmet chef my husband fixed an outstanding meal of salmon, shrimp, trout, chicken, potatoes, beans followed by a bottle of wine. It was such a blessing to have them over. Very, very beautiful people...loved the down to earth and loving. This home is breathtaking. We hope to be back in the future.
May 2014
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Gallatin Gateway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Remodeled
    Bathroom - Remodeled
    Master Private Bathroom - New!!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom with private bathroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 king
    Third Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs bunkroom - 4 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
2 kings, 6 twins. new HotSpring Grandee Hot Tub, new trek patio, Weber Genesis Gas Grill, DVD player.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Unique Guesthouse on the Beautiful Gallatin River
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 72 reviews
Hattiesburg, MS

Mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the same home in two years and there can be none better. My previous review talked about sitting by the musical rush of the Gallatin and it was even better this year. We fished, rafted, and visited Yellowstone and just relaxed to the beautiful scenery. I think we are hooked and my wife is already planning our next rip back. The O'Neill's are wonderful hosts. Thank you for allowing us to share your home. Bill and Stancy Gullung

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You southerners are the best. Terry and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of you. Hopefully, next summer will work out for another visit to the ONeill Guesthouse. Looking forward to your return.
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Perfect for our Visit

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, and the house was perfect for our family of five. Close to skiing, restaurants, Yellowstone and Bozeman. And of course it helped having lots of snow and great weather.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. It was fun seeing your two boys playing and sledding in the snow on Christmas day. They got better good coming down that little hill in our pasture. We are happy your stay was so enjoyable and hope the summer vacation you mentioned is in the near future.
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Relaxing on the Gallatin River!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time relaxing on the Gallatin River. What an ideal piece of property - if you want to relax, this is the place! The owners have all the amenities in place for everyday living and the home is nicely decorated and clean. We will be back to relax again! The one surprise we had was the home directly across the river - it was not an issue but hadn't seen it any of the photos so just good to know. Great restaurants in the area to enjoy and so close - it is the perfect vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments about our guesthouse. Sometimes the best vacations are just relaxing and enjoying the peaceful moments in the mountains. We are so happy our place provided this special time for you. Hope to see you again.
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 4th of July week visit to this beautiful home. Well appointed kitchen and three bathrooms were plenty for our group of five adults. We also enjoyed grilling on the deck and using the hot tub after a tough day of hiking some of Big Sky's challenging trails. Centrally located for all your outdoor activities. We took day trips to Yellowstone and also enjoyed an awesome rafting adventure down the Gallatin River.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know there was a lot of celebrating while you were at our anniversary, college graduation, etc. but you managed to hike some great places. My favorite is Beehive Basin although it seems to get harder and harder for us each year. It was nice to hear that was one of your favorites too. We are glad you and your family enjoyed Big Sky.
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Fish, raft, Yellowstone. Relax

  • 1 of 5

Great property. All the little things done well. Very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Those are the four things our guests always seem to do. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again.
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Cedar Rapids, IA

Scenic wonderland

  • 5 of 5

This was an outstanding stay. The deck overlooking the Gallatin River was certainly the highlight of this property. So serene and beautiful we truly enjoyed the secluded getaway! We will most certainly return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice seeing a family enjoy a vacation together. The deck was a perfect place to reconnect. We are glad you found our guesthouse lived up to your expectations and we hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bozeman Montana
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Big Sky Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rainbow Ranch lodge
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Big Sky Resort
Car: recommended

What a dilemma ... unlimited winter activities or just sitting in front of a picturesque window watching it snow. Skiing is only minutes away at Big Sky Resort and with virtually no lift lines, you can ski to your heart's content. Cross-country ski on beautifully groomed runs at the prestigious Lone Mountain Ranch. Snowshoe out the back door on adjacent National Forest. Snowmobile trails are across the highway from our guesthouse with some of the most spectacular views you'll see anywhere. Flyfish the blue ribbon Gallatin River with 2000 feet of river frontage on thirteen acres. Call today for reservations.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Due to water restrictions of our well, we limit the number of guests to a maximum of 6 guests.
A refund will be given if we are able to rebook this time.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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