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Old Chico Cottage, Creekside and Hot Water Springs

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Old Chico Cottage was completely renovated in 2004 and has been accomodating guests since the summer of 06. This 2300 square foot home includes a daylight basement overlooking Emigrant Creek. The three floors offer some privacy from other guests in your party while the main floor has a living room, kitchen and eating area perfect for preparing and eating meals together. Each bedroom has a queen sized bed and the loft is furnished with three full sized beds and fans. New to the cottage is a laundry room complete with washer, dryer, and utility sink.

The outside surrounding the cottage is completely landscaped with a large yard for children to enjoy while adults lounge on the open deck or covered porch with views of the mountains and creek. The property is great for hiking,fishing and sight-seeing.

Chico Hot Springs Resort is located one and a half miles and includes fine dining, swimming in a natural hot springs, horseback riding, sled dogs, and a spa. We are close to Livingston to the north 25 miles, Bozeman, Montana and a commercial airport is 45 miles.

Yellowstone National Park is 35 miles to the south. The cottage is the ideal location to take day trips into the park. The highway is well maintained and staight all the way into Gardiner, the North Entrance to the park.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Heather

I am a sixth generation Montanan who grew up in the Gardiner area. I know much about Yellowstone National Park and things to do at the North Entrance, Gardiner, MT. With my husband, we operate a dude ranch North of Gardiner and he also guides elk hunters in the fall. When we are not tending day rides on horses at our ranch, we enjoy hiking, fishing, and touring Yellowstone and the surrounding area. Call me for more information or if I can help you plan your vacation!

Heather purchased this house in 2004

Why Heather chose Pray

I grew up on Emigrant Creek so I jumped at the chance to own this cottage. The cottage is easy to get to, but it is away from the crowds of Yellowstone National Park without losing any of the beauty of the area. It is located near Chico Hot Springs, which is a quaint little resort with natural hot springs to swim in, horseback riding, and dining. Yellowstone is an easy drive for day trips.

What makes this house unique

Emigrant Creek runs through the property and next to the cottage. You may hike the old mining roads that go for miles and follow the creek to its source. The area also offers fishing either in area creeks or Yellowstone River. I love to get a cup of coffee early in the morning and sit on the back porch to watch the sun rise, then go for a quick, quiet hike up the creek. Bliss!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Pray, Montana

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) A fold-up play pen that can be used for sleeping.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Old Chico Cottage, Creekside and Hot Water Springs
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

We loved this house. Plenty of room to spread out and super convenient to Chico Hot Springs.

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful home. Cozy and comfortable. The only downside was that some of the girls had trouble with the internet service, but I think that is more of a carrier problem than the wifi. We slept 7 people comfortably and had plenty of room. The kitchen was well appointed with all the necessities, although we could not find a can opener.

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Wonderful Stay at the Old Chico Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

For most of us this was our second or third stay at the Old Chico Cottage and once again it was wonderful! Beautiful and convenient location. Great common room for games, cooking, and catching up with family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As always amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay. Everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing thanksgiving!!

  • 5 of 5

This my 2nd time staying at this particular property!! we loved it again!! We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 24/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saved my family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a different cabin through VRBO and when we arrived, it was absolutely horrible (windows all sealed shut, neighbors smoking on the patio, no hot water, in an alley behind the car wash). Luckily the Old Chico Cottage was available and it was absolutely amazing. Our three kids loved sleeping up in the loft, and you could hear the creek running past while you soaked in the claw foot tub. It is a little farther from Yellowstone than some of the other cabins, but if you are looking for a true Montana experience, this is the spot for you. Completely private, quiet, peaceful and rejuvenating after a long day in the park. I love the Old Chico Cottage and I wish I could go back again and again (and we might!)

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The peaceful sound of rushing water . . .

  • 5 of 5

Old Chico Cottage invites you into nature and into the peace and relaxation that being in the beautiful outdoors stimulates. It was a perfect place to catch-up with old friends and entertain new friends from Livingston. It was appointed with everything we needed and Heather, the owner, was responsive when the electricity went out for a very short time. One of the very best things about Old Chico Cottage was the sound of Emigrant Creek rushing by . . . that sound inspired the best sleep I've had for years! Thank you, Heather for your wonderful hospitality! We hope we'll be able to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bozeman, MT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Livingston, MT
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chico Hot Springs
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: necessary

Dog sledding


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Pray, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
winter 17-18
18 Sep 2017 - 14 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
15 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018-19
10 Sep 2018 - 16 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
17 May 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$159.29
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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