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The Yellowstone House

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


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

It is the best of both worlds... you can relax, put your feet up, and enjoy the stunning views of the Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone, one of the prettiest places in the West. At the same time, you can also enjoy the comfort and convenience of a first-class home base from which you can launch your dream vacation, fish the Yellowstone River just out your front door, hike nearby 10,000-foot Emigrant Peak which is practically in your back yard, soak your bones just down the road at Chico Hot Springs, and see the wolves of Yellowstone Park just a short drive away. We've also set up the property to host your wedding, rehearsal party or family reunion and we're just putting the final touches on the party barn for the 2017 summer season. Event barn is an additional cost separate from house/cabin rental.

Your family will have plenty of space for a two-week vacation, but the location also works perfectly for weekend getaways. There is also the separate, historic, Fisherman's Cottage for even more privacy, and the entire property is terrific for a small wedding/reception or family reunion.

Fish, hike, raft, sightsee, relax any time of year. Less than an hour from Bozeman's airport, but far enough to hear the coyotes sing every night. It is all right here for you, at The Yellowstone House...!

Keywords: 1870s Log Home & Guest Cabin

More Details

Tom Garnsey
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2018

About Tom Garnsey

We purchased the house and cabin in 2004 as we wanted to have a getaway for our family that was close enough to our home in Bozeman but also light years away in attitude and close to Yellowstone Park and the River. It has turned to be the best move we've ever made.

We get to spend time there as a family and share it with the world as well!

Tom Garnsey purchased this house in 2004

Why Tom Garnsey chose Livingston

I spent several years working in Yellowstone when I was younger and had fallen in love with the Paradise Valley. It is one of the most beautifual and relaxing places on earth.

What makes this house unique

We are less than an hour from Yellowstone Park, two minutes from the river, ten minutes from a hike in the mountains,and ten minutes from world renowned Chico Hot Springs. The views from our deck are unsurpassed and the house has everything. Any questions?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tom & Bridget,

We had such a wonderful wonderful time at your house for our wedding. The week before was rainy but luckily the day of was perfect!! I think the favorite appliance was the espresso machine! The house and the cabin together worked perfectly to accomodate family the week before the event. We were able to do all the preparations necessary and host a rehearsal dinner. You guys were so easy to work with and understanding. We really appreciated how everything was mowed and ready upon arrival! The Yellowstone House was a perfect setting for our wedding in a lovely location! Here are some of the photos we got...enjoy. Thanks Again! Ryan & Erica
Mar 2017
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Livingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No outdoor open flame of any kind. Paradise Valley can be windy and fire hazard can be high in summer.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Cabin Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cabin has vintage clawfoot tub
    Loft bedroom - toilet , Loft bedroom has a toilet and sink. Half bath
    Main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Main floor bathroom
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement floor bathroom has full bath/shower/toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft bedroom main house - 1 queen
    Mainfloor bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , There are two spare mattresses in the downstairs bedrooms
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - There is a large sectional couch in the den
    Fisherman's Cabin - 1 queen , Fisherman's Cabin has sleeping loft with one queen
  • Queen size Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Walking trail from property follows the Yellowstone River for a 1.5 mile loop suitable for all ages and abilities. Fishing and swimming right from the property. Nearby camping and boat launch. Hot Springs 9 miles! Birdwatchers paradise!


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The Yellowstone House
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 28 reviews

Perfect Montana wedding venue!

  • 5 of 5

After scouring the Livingston/ Bozeman area for our wedding venue, my husband and I landed on the Yellowstone House and we are so glad that we did. Between the all around spectacular views, barn for catering and dancing, main house for lodging for guests, and the bride/groom cabin, it was the perfect location for our wedding. Guests from all over the world were in awe of its Montana charm and location. Tom and his wife were extremely easy to work with and accommodating of our needs. The Yellowstone House will always be a special place for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Why thanks for the kind words! You two were delightful to work with as well and we're glad you chose the Yellowstone House! We feel we have a unique situation with lodging for family, wedding couple and wedding venue all in one. All the best to you both. Tom and Bridget
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House and property are amazing

  • 5 of 5

The house and views were breathtaking. Three families with kids all stayed there and it was fantastic. We loved walking down to the river and fishing. We spent 2 days touring yellowstone. One day hiking to nearby waterfall which was spectacular!! It's a 2.5 mile trail to pine creek falls. Might be a bit of a hike for young children. We also rented a pavillion there for the day and did bbq picnic after our hike. Chico hot springs was really close and was a blast! I spent a lot of days reading on the deck enjoying the views and a lot of evening drinking wine on the deck with my family. Such an amazing experience.

The house also is stocked with spices and common things you need which was really nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magical place in Montana

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 50 Birthday with friends and family at the Yellowstone House. What a wonderful setting - all was perfect. We rented the main house, the Cabin and the Barn for one week. We were all so taken by the beautiful views, the houses were very tastefully furnished and all was very clean and comfortable. The Party Barn was the hit and everybody was absolutely loving it. The late night party people could enjoy themselves without interrupting anybody’s sleep. It was an unforgettable event for all. Thank you for creating such a great spot and sharing it.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Stunning location for my Best Friends Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My friend chose this location to accommodate a 30+ group for her wedding. The family and friends that stayed at the house and those who visited were all amazed by the charming house(s) and perfect location. Views were spectacular from every angle. Deer in the front yard, fishing the Yellowstone River in the back.

Kitchen was fully stocked with spices and dishes. Perfect for the chef to feed the revolving door of hungry people. Rooms are all charming with the Montana flare. Clean and spacious. With a deck on every side of the house, no view was left unseen. Memorizing sunsets and magical star gazing. The sun sparkles from every angle. Stunning mountain ranges in all directions.

I could not have wanted more from a location for my best friends wedding! Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Most Beautiful Paradise Valley Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

The Yellowstone House is the place where my husband and I chose to get married. It exceeded our expectations in every way! Both our families (who had not yet met each other) came to stay at the house in the days prior to the wedding. We knew it was a gamble throwing them altogether but the house became the perfect place for all of us to get to know each other in a relaxing and beautiful setting. The kitchen was a great place to make large family-style dinners which we enjoyed together at the long dining table. Each evening we all gathered on the west-facing wraparound deck to take in the sunset over beverages. My husband and I stayed in the Fisherman's Cabin which was charming and comfortable.

Everyone was able to take advantage of the multiple recreational opportunities near by. My father and husband spent a couple mornings fly fishing on the Yellowstone. Another group of us hiked all the way up to Pine Creek Lake (the most stunning hike in Paradise Valley!). One day we rented stand-up paddle boards and tubes and floated the Yellowstone from the Paradise Fishing Access to the fishing access right in front of the Yellowstone House - so convenient! Our dog had the best time chasing gophers and playing fetch in the river. The house is also a quick drive into Livingston where my mom and I had manicures at Honey Salon and we had our our rehearsal dinner at a local favorite, the 2nd Street Bistro.

The wedding itself went off without a hitch. The caterers were able to use the kitchenette in the Fisherman's Cabin to stage the dinner. The pavilion was the perfect place for the bar and hors d'oeuvres area. All our guests were just blown away at how amazingly perfect the property was.

The memories of our wedding will forever be golden and beautiful due to this gorgeous location. Thanks to Tom and Bridget for being so accommodating and for sharing their beautiful place! It really is Paradise here!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, spectacular setting, cozy house

  • 4 of 5

Terrific location for enjoying the spectacular scenery, great hiking, and generally soaking up Montana. The house is cozy and in a really wonderful location for visiting Yellowstone, local hiking trails, enjoying the Yellowstone river, and so much more. The neighbors are very nice too! Convenient to grocery shopping in Livingston if you want to cook, and also to the Yellowstone Valley Lodge Grill (thanks to the owners for the recommendation). In Livingston, Katabatic Brewing has a great Scotch Ale that is not to be missed, and Neptune's Brewery has the best fish and chips we've ever had.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Yellowstone Valley Grille
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Car: necessary

Yellowstone House is located in the Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone River, 40 miles north of the Mammoth Hot Springs entrance to Yellowstone Park. We are centrally located between Yellowstone and the small cities of Bozeman and Livingston with access to hiking fishing,whitewater rafting as well as museums, shopping, and summer music and arts festivals.

Other Activities: rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, hot springs, Yellowstone National Park!

Ski: The amazing Bridger Bowl is located about 30 minutes from the Yellowstone House and is regarded as one of the best kept secrets in the Rockies. Light, dry powder and some of the most challenging terrain available.

1 1/2 hour drive brings you to world class skiing at Big Sky Ski Resort sporting 4,000 vertical feet of fresh powder and amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $400

$2,500 is for Yellowstone House only. Fisherman's Cabin is an additional $750 per week. Cancellation policy is full refund if cancelled prior to 90 days out, 50% 60 days out and no refund inside of 60 days.

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.