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Beautiful Log House on the Yellowstone River!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Come stay in this relaxing log home located just feet from the Yellowstone River! It is the perfect way to have a vacation, fish all day or kick back on the river's edge or the south-facing porch. Just minutes away from the North Entrance of Yellowstone Park, this home makes a convenient day trip to the many attractions Yellowstone has to offer.

French doors open to a covered porch from both the master bedroom and the living room, with a wonderful view that overlooks the river and the Tom Miner Basin. This home has all of the amenities you need for a relaxing vacation, including a fully equipped kitchen, a large propane grill, a jetted tub, and a large flat screen TV. The outdoor space is great for entertaining on those warm summer nights, and you will enjoy the indoor atmosphere for its charming Montana feel.

The huge master bedroom has two-story exposed log vaulted ceilings, gorgeous views of the river, a king sized bed and en suite master bath with shower and jetted tub. The second bedroom has a queen bed. The second bathroom is located across the hall from the second bedroom and has a shower. Upstairs, in the loft, you will find three twin beds along with a table for game playing or additional dining. The living room has exposed, log vaulted ceilings and large picture windows that provide spectacular views and lots of light.

Fish the blue ribbon trout waters of the Yellowstone River. The land has 1200 feet of river frontage. Wildlife is abundant. Watch for elk, deer, eagles, pelicans, osprey, and more. The North entrance of Yellowstone National Park is only 25 minutes away. Chico Hot Springs is only 15 minutes away and the historic town of Livingston is 30 minutes away. You will feel right at home in this riverside retreat!

Keywords: Log House, Riverfront, Cabin

More Details

Dan Gigone
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Dan Gigone

Your hosts, Dan and Diane, live in Bozeman, just one hour away. We're available to help make your stay ideal.

We also own and operate Sweetwater Fly Shop in Livingston and hope you'll stop by during your visit.

Dan Gigone purchased this house in 2010

Why Dan Gigone chose Yellowstone

We love the Paradise Valley for it's spectacular views and easy access to world-class fishing and hiking.

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous views of the river and mountains from the deck. Just 25 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. Great hiking and fishing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A really great cottage, well stocked with all of the comfort of our homes. Great views. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Appreciated the grill.
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Emigrant in Park County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , attached to master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , on the first floor, across from the second bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , gorgeous view of the river, TV, lounge chair, attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 3 Single Bed , plus table to play games and skylight
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
11 acres, right on the Yellowstone River, large sleeping loft, rocking chairs on the large deck overlooking the river, games, puzzles, toys, DVDs.


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Beautiful Log House on the Yellowstone River!
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 44 reviews

Great Stay in Paradise Valley

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the cabin. We used it as a base to explore Yellowstone and surrounding area. It's about 20+ minutes of driving through a beautiful valley to the north entrance arch to Yellowstone. We actually enjoyed that trip every day. We had stayed in the park at an old cabin in the Grand Tetons just before arriving at this cabin. While I'm glad we had that experience, I think we all agreed that we much preferred being outside the park and in a very comfortable home in a beautiful, quiet area all to ourselves compared to the rustic in-park experience.

The home itself is right on the Yellowstone with a beautiful view of the mountains and the river. The nearest neighbors are a good distance away, so we had complete privacy. We had a chance to watch wildlife right from the porch. While we did not fish, we saw a couple groups per day fish through that stretch of the river. We had thought we might wade into the river to cool off, but there really wasn't a good place to do that. We made up for it by going whitewater rafting and had a blast.

Inside the house had everything we were looking for: full kitchen, laundry, master suite with beautiful views of the river and mountains, comfortable beds, soaking tub, etc. Everything we used worked well. We did not use the TV's so we cannot comment on the reception. Instead we used the games from the game room.

Our group had only three, so we had more than enough room. The master suite has a king and bath w/whirlpool. The other main floor bedroom has a queen with a bathroom immediately across the hall. Then there are three twins in the loft. We didn't need the room for sleeping, but found it perfect for a post-park yoga studio.

It's a great cabin and we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meets all expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property. The owners have made some minor improvements which have enhanced the overall experience. We expect to visit this property again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We needed a respite after the previous week of national park hopping and staying in park accommodations and this house was perfect! Our family of 6 had room to spread out and relax (read, nap, watch TV) or come together for games or movies - all of which were thoughtfully provided by Dan and Dianne! Loves cozying up with the awesome blankets at night! The laundry room allowed us to reboot our wardrobe for the next week. We enjoyed the easy and scenic 30 minute drive back to Gardiner/North Yellowstone for rafting/ziplining/eating/shopping. With the house as base camp, we enjoyed animal watching (elk herd, sand storks, deer), fishing in the river (kind of...way too high), grilling and just sitting on the porch taking in the amazing scenery! Can't say enough good things about this home, but Thank You Dan and Dianne for sharing your home! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful scenery and perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six was completely satisfied with our stay at Paradise Valley. The name lives up to it's reputation. The surrounding scenery is spectacular! We enjoyed evenings on the porch watching the elk herd, mule deer, a pair of eagles nested in a tree, and the flock of pelicans on the sand bar. The house itself was very clean, comfortable, and provided for all our needs. Dan and Diane were easy to communicate with and very helpful. We would highly recommend this rental home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? When I started to plan our family vacation in Yellowstone, I did quite a research to explore all the options. I am a well traveled person and book travel on regular basis. When I came across this beautiful log house, I knew this is the one. We absolutely fell in love with this place on the Yellowstone River! The house has beautiful views from every window and offeres everything that a family with 3 children might need, including toys for our baby boy. We have enjoyed watching pelicans and moose from the deck. All the bedrooms are very nice and have comfortable beds. The master bedroom with California King bed and jacuzzi bath tub, with two large windows to enjoy the view while relaxing, is a dream of every full time working mom. Thank you! The log house is located only 20 min ride from the North Entrance of Yellowstone. Don't miss the Lighthouse restaurant (15 min direction to Gardiner). The elk medallions and NY steak are amazing! You won't regret booking this place and like us will have a hard time to leave. Diane and Dan, thank you for sharing your amazing place with us and for being great hosts!!! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place as base for Yellowstone visit

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent seven wonderful nights here in Paradise Valley. The house was perfect for the six of us (all adults) as a base for our visit to Yellowstone. The log home is very cozy and well equipped. The location is gorgeous, sitting on the bank of the Yellowstone and surrounded by mountain views. We did not mind the 20-25 min drive to the park at all. Gardiner was where we enjoyed several evening meals. We also grilled steaks at the house and enjoyed dinner by the river. Don't miss out on a dip in the hot springs pool at Chico Springs only about 10 minutes away. Also there are several beautiful hikes outside the park in the National Forest. Simply put--we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: necessary

Yellowstone National Park (25 minutes), Fish the 'Blue Ribbon' Yellowstone River, Chico Hot Springs


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Emigrant, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall/Winter 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £387.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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