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Beautiful cottage on Yellowstone River with private fishing access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, plus loft. Beautiful views of mountains and river.

Large fun gourmet kitchen with all cooking and baking appliances. The deck has a natural gas bbq, lovely seating areas, fire pit, and walking paths to Yellowstone River and reading lights. Master bedroom has a queen Serta adjustable bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. Guest bedroom has a king bed with new mattress, good lighting and ventilation. Kitchen, dining room and living-room are all in one great space, with beautiful views and easy access to the decks, fishing and nearby Sacajawea Park, with playground equipment and tennis courts. Laundry room attached to kitchen. Yellowstone National Park is 50 miles south, Glacier Park is a 4 hour drive north. The Yellowstone River is renowned for its blue ribbon trout fishing. Bridger Bowl Ski area is 30 minute drive, with world class skiing. Big Sky ski area is about an hour drive southwest.

Livingston is a lovely small community with 3 community theaters, 14 art galleries, and numerous great restaurants.

More Details

Debra Swandal
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Debra Swandal

My husband and I live on the ranch he was born on, north of Wilsall, 35 mi north of Livingston. We both work in Livingston and love the Yellowstone River and Livingston area. We are very involved in community service and local functions and attend local art and theater offerings.

Debra Swandal purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Debra Swandal chose Livingston

This is a very comfortable small home, with views, access to skiing, on the river, walking to town, restaurants, galleries, and boutique shopping.

What makes this cottage unique

This location is perfect for travel to Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, Bozeman, and Livingston. We are on the Yellowstone River with private fishing access, close proximity to the city park and downtown Livingston. We have WIFI, cable TV, telephone for local calls. Kitchen is fully equipped for a guest dinner party or for a few. BBQ is natural gas, so you never run out! Fireplace in great room is also natural gas.


Livingston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 full bathrooms. Master bath has a jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. Second bathroom has a shower. Both beautifully tiled.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Master has queen-sized bed with master bath. Second bedroom has king-sized bed. Loft has 2 twin beds and a futon bed.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful cottage on Yellowstone River with private fishing access
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and very well decorated. We loved the open floor plan. The beds were comfortable. The owners were very nice and helpful. The location was great for in town events and work. I will likely stay here again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage and leaving it so clean! We look forward to your next visit!
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Charming home nestled in the woods but also near downtown

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful home! The high pitched ceilings and beautiful outdoor view provide a sense of space and openness. The beds are very comfortable, there's a deep bathtub with abundant hot water, and the living room has a lot of comfortable chairs and a leather sofa.

The house is incredibly well equipped with anything you need or want. There's even a high chair and a beautiful hand-made wooden rocking horse for little kids, and the coffee table is the perfect height for games. The dining table comfortably seats 6 and there are extra chairs to squeeze in more people, if desired.

The living room has a beautiful woodsy view with a large front deck with a BBQ and firepit. Deer come right up to the deck, which is simply magical.

It's very close to a beautiful park with a lake as well as a sledding hill for young kids in the winter, and it's walking distance from restaurants in town.

Debra, the owner, is incredibly easy to work with. She's responsive, provides clear directions, and checks in to make sure all is going well.

We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The time and resources invested were clear

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfectly maintained. The design and all furnishing and amenities were first rate. The owner was more than helpful, knowledgeable and kind. Anyone visiting the Livingston area could not select a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Debra's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent vacation home. 5 of us comfortably stayed for 10 days. Owners very responsive and friendly. Will definitely return and would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA

Perfect location!!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The home is in town but out of town if that makes sense. Property has plenty of place for kids to explore. We would love to come back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, spacious house with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in August with our family for a total of 7 people. It fit us perfectly! Debra's house has all things needed for a home away from home. We didn't worry about a thing. Every morning and every evening a family of deer ate right outside the beautiful back porch! We traveled just an hour to Yellowstone and even close enough to do some local shopping. All updated appliances, beautiful cedar throughout, just amazing! We are definitely making this a yearly destination!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bozeman International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Livingston Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: recommended

We are 55 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. We have lovely museums (small), and art galleries. Famed Chico Hot Springs resort is 30 miles south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

cleaning fee is $100 per visit. I may refund part depending on the amount of work cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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