Great home for a family retreat tucked in the foothills of the Absaroka mountains in the middle of Paradise Valley about 45 minutes from Yellowstone Park.
Stunning views of the Absaroka mountain range.
There are public fishing accesses within 10 minutes of the home.
The home has wireless Internet and a hot tub!
BRIEF DESCRIPTION This five bedroom home is located in beautiful Paradise Valley about 20 minutes South of Livingston and about 40 minutes from Gardiner. It is a perfect spot for your family to get together with fishing, hiking, rafting and so much more right at your fingertips. It is also a great place to kick back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular views.
BEDROOMS AND BATHS The master bedroom is very spacious and has a king size bed and a large private bath with a Jacuzzi tub and a shower. There are also two twin beds in the sunroom on the main level of the home. Upstairs there are three more bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with two twins that have a shared bathroom in the hall. The last bedroom also has a king size bed and its own full bath. There is also a full pull out sofa in the library for flexible sleeping arrangements. The upstairs bedrooms all have A/C units in the windows for those warm summer nights. The house will accommodate up to 11 guests.
KITCHEN This kitchen has everything you will need to prepare meals for a crowd. It has quality appliances and amenities. There is a nice selection of cookware and serving ware. There is a “pass through” to the living room. Out on the deck you will find a gas barbecue grill and seating to enjoy those outdoors meals.
LIVING ROOM The cozy living room has great views of the mountains. The floors are rich mahogany wood that runs through the kitchen, living room, dining room and up the staircase. The entertainment center has a 42” flat screen TV with satellite TV and a DVD player. The home also has wireless Internet throughout for those of you who need to stay connected while on vacation.
DINING ROOM AND BREAKFAST NOOK The dining area is off the kitchen with a beautiful table that fits a crowd. The breakfast nook is also off the kitchen with a table that seats 4. It is a great place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee and paper.
BILLIARDS ROOM AND LIBRARY Off the main entrance there is a billiards room with a pool table, gas fireplace and a small table to play cards or sit and watch the pool game. There is also a library with a desk and a pull out sofa in a separate room.
SETTING, ACREAGE, AND VIEWS Elbow Creek Retreat sits on 3 acres within a 2500 acre working cattle ranch in the Paradise Valley. It has gorgeous views of the Absaroka mountains.
OUTDOOR AMENITIES There is a great deck with a hot tub and views of the mountains. There is outdoor seating to sit and relax or enjoy your meals. The kids can run and play in the beautiful large yard. There is also a dog kennel.
ACTIVITIES NEARBY Besides hiking and mountain biking on nearby trails, there is fishing on the Yellowstone just a short drive away, horseback riding, golf, skiing, and everything that the towns of Livingston, Gardiner and Bozeman have to offer. Chico Hot Springs, with a great restaurant and saloon, and a large mineral pool for soaking is just ten minutes away. For an especially memorable experience in the park, book a specialized private tour with our sister company, Greater Yellowstone Guides.
CLOSEST TOWN AND AIRPORT You are 20 miles to Livingston and 40 miles to Gardiner. Bozeman’s Gallatin Field airport is about one hour from the home.
Additional amenities include: pool table, secluded, on 1-5 acres, less than 30 min to town, 45 minutes to yellowstone park, considered with approval & fee, washer & dryer, ironing board....Read more
Left on 08/19/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 19, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Elbow creek retreat is an excellent vacation rental for a big group. We stayed there early august for almost a week as a group of 3 families with kids. It can easily accommodate 12-15 people and has a lovely yard and hot tub which the kids enjoyed. The night sky from outside was marvelous and though we were there to see Yellowstone we stayed in the house for a day without going out just to have fun there.
The only issue with the place is that its almost an hour drives to the North entrance of Yellowstone so daily drives get a little tiring.
The only other minor complaint is the water pressure is low, especially the hot water.
Also, you have follow the directions on the app. We were there late the first day following the GPS which took us to the wrong house and since it was pitch dark it was a little difficult to find it. The directions provided in the app though was spot on.
Left on 11/05/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Mary InmanReviewed Nov 5, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Nice home. Loved staying up against the foothills of the absarokas, and hiking the foothills. Watched the cattle move to pasture in the morning, and back at night. Stars unimaginably bright. Attended the 4th of July Rodeo, floated the Yellowstone, soaked at Chico hot springs, toured Yellowstone, and fished several of the streams and the river. Finished up with a baseball cut sirloin at the Rib and Chop, Amazing week!
Left on 08/18/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | GladysReviewed Aug 18, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
The vacation home was exacatly as described. The directions were easy to follow. Everything in the home was very clean and in great working order. My family loved coming home each night, grilling and visiting at the large dining table. We then enjoyed shooting pool and later the hot tub was a hit. We all enjoyed the patio and the mountain view best. I can't think of anything we did not like.
Left on 08/06/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A. KnullReviewed Aug 6, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
The ladies at Mountain Homes were very accommodating. The communication before we went on holidays was very helpful and informative. The home was beautiful! It was very spacious for our family and our friends and their kids as well. Everyone had their own room, enough bathroom space and room to lounge around after a day of exploring in Yellowstone. The location was fairly central for all the activities we had planned it felt good to get "home" at the end of the day!
What I liked best about the home was the space, how it felt like my own home and the fantastic scenery around the home to gaze at as we relaxed in the hot tub. There was really nothing I didn't like. The only thing was when we were there the road to the house was washed out so we had to take a bit of a detour. That was a bit frustrating at first, but once we had exact directions and a real road to drive on it was just fine! Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation experience. We would definately come back again!!
Left on 07/11/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Marianne KraftReviewed Jul 11, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
It is a roomy home in a peaceful setting. We must have been the first rental for the summer season. The TV did not work. The washing machine had issues - water overflowed over the top onto the floor. The water pressure was horrible. After calling repairman (who had to come 1 hr from Bozeman), things got better. He was able to fix TV and water pressure. A second repairman was sent to check out washer.
The house had no kitchen garbage bags, toilet paper was found in family area storage cupboard instead of bathroom cupboards. The wood floor looks like it needs a cleaning. The spa temp was way too hot.
We felt all these things should have been in working order before charging customers such a high rental amount.
Thank you so much for your candid comments about your stay at Elbow Creek Retreat. You are absolutely right. Everything should have been in perfect working order for your stay. You were indeed the first guests of the season and we had a new cleaning crew on board. We obviously had issues that needed attention. Our humblest apologies that things were not 100% perfect. We hope that you will try our homes and service again, and that you will be wowed by us next time!
Best - Suzy Hall, owner of Mountain Home - Montana Vacation Rentals
Sarah and James
"Excellent stay at Elbow Creek Retreat"
Left on 06/29/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Sarah and JamesReviewed Jun 29, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We stayed here during our wedding weekend with family and friends. All loved the house - hot tub and facilities all fantastic. This home also provided our wedding reception venue as very disappointed with where we had originally booked (Chico hot springs) and proved to be an amazing venue. Would definately return and recommend to anybody.
Sarah and james
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