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Yellowstone / Paradise Valley / 15% 0ff New Year PROMO Jan 02- Apr 30, 2018

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Playful Mountain Home,Hottub,Trampoline,Volleybal,Swing Climbing Set,Ping Pong.

The Paradise Mountain Retreat has been featured on VRBO worldwide among the best 10 family and child friendly vacation rentals. We also received the most 5 star reviews for large family reunions in Paradise Valley Montana.

Wishing for Peace in Paradise?

Where on Earth will you find this?

Imagine...even with children!

Taste the Spirit of Nature as you enter this unique property overlooking Paradise Valley with a stunning view of Emigrant Peak.

The Paradise Mountain Retreat is surrounded by 20 acres of Rocky Mountain Wilderness inviting you to explore its soaring cliffs and mysterious canyons.

Children"s favorites are the dug in trampoline, the swing/climbing set, ping pong table, hot tub, visiting bunnies and deer families, berry picking, exploring the canyons, teepees, campfire, craft nook, play corner, keyboard and games.

The house has 6 bedrooms that will comfortably accommodate 16 people.

The kitchen features granite counters and is well equipped to meet all your cooking and social hang out needs accommodating multiple cooks and helpers. The kitchen also has a dishwasher, convection oven and large french door refrigerator. The dinning room has a wooden table that is large enough to accommodate up to 14 people.

The attached apartment features a rec room with a ping pong table, a kitchenette with an extra fridge and a bedroom with a king size bed.

The large wraparound deck overlooking the luscious lawn gives you the best advantage point to watch visiting wild life such as the family of deer munching on our "gourmet" grass. From there you can also keep a watchful eye on the little ones enjoying the dug in trampoline, the Play House/Swing/Climbing gym and the play Teepee.

The hot tub accommodates up to 7 people and is perfect to observe Montana's starry nights from as you relax from the days adventures.

The large lawn has a large volleyball net and allows for various other lawn games.

Take a leisurely walk to the campfire pit only a short distance away from the house where you can have a real Montana camp-fire experience with a cook-out and story telling around a crackling fire under open sky. For those wanting to indulge their free native wild spirit and roughing it, we offer a humble sleeping space in the larger tee-pee near the camp fire!

You are also welcome to visit our food forest garden with greenhouse and small waterfall- pond feature and munch on the great variety of berries and fruit. Plenty of nooks and crannies to find sit spots away from it all and find stillness, rest and magic.

There are two bedrooms with king size beds, one bedroom containing two twin size beds, one bedroom with a full size bed, one bedroom with a queen, the largest bedroom contains a queen bed along with two twin size beds. We also have a queen size pull out couch in the living room.

For those cold, magical winter days the floor heat radiates through the playful Mexican style tiles while the wood stove keeps the whole house feeling cozy and warm.

For winter fun outdoors we have a list of exciting options:

* for a Hot Springs experience, try Chico Hot Springs Resort, located 15 min away. Or for the more adventurous type, try the Boiling River located in Yellowstone park just before Mammoth (40 min away).

*Sledding at snowbank camp ground up Mill Creek Road (20 min away).

*DOG SLED RIDE, jingle belling through a winter wonderland with Absaroka Dog Sledding Company located at Chico Hot Springs Resort (15 min away).

*YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK--- Take the family ice skating, snowshoeing or cross country skiing all conveniently located in Mammoth Hot Springs. (40 min)

To catch the winter wildlife, take a drive through Lamar Valley, the best winter wildlife watching route. You might spot wolves, coyotes, buffalo and here and there a sneaky fox.

At the end of this route, you will find yourself pleasantly surprised at the sight of Cooke City; an old-western rural village tucked away in the mountains where you can rest your horse(oh sorry, park your car!) slurp some hearty winter soup and be ready for the trip back home.

*world famous downhill ski resort Bridger Bowl is located an hour and a half away from Paradise Mountain Retreat.

Of course, the cozy home and hot tub will be waiting for you upon your return to the Paradise Mountain Retreat.


A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. In the event of cancellation, a full refund of your deposit will be made (within 14 days) if we are notified at least 60 days in advance of your confirmed arrival date. If however, you cancel within 60 days and we are able to fill your dates, we will be pleased to refund your deposit less $50 administration fee. The balance of your rental fee along with a $250 security deposit and accommodation tax of 7% is due on arrival (security deposit refunded within two weeks of departure). We accept Master card, Visa & personal and traveler's checks.

*Cancellation refunds will not be issued when multiple cancellations are requested at the same time, due to the following circumstances beyond the control of the Paradise Mountain Retreat: Natural disasters and acts of God, Acts of terrorism, Governmental shutdowns or other restrictions effecting the enjoyment of the region, Social or economic disorder or collapse.

Keywords: Montana, Yellowstone National Park, Whitewater rafting, river floating, hiking, horse back riding, fly fishing, zip lining, safari tours, spa, yoga, Chico hot springs, boiling river, skiing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, x-country skiing, hiking, wild life viewing, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, biking, art walks, music, farmers market, star gazing, fine dining, hunting, family reunion, horn hunting, shed hunting, antler hunting

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About The Owner

Our parents, Pouwel and Miriam Gelderloos, are immigrants from the old country The Netherlands. After many adventures and travels they pitched their tent in Paradise Valley. They were fortunate to purchase their own 6 bedroom Paradise Mountain Retreat to raise their 8 children, spoiling them with wildlife, caves, cliffs, canyons, storytelling by campfires accompanied by the music of the hooting owls, cooing doves, twitter of song birds and the whispering winds.

We are the youngest daughters out of the family and for years we have helped our parents welcome guests to this special property. When they decided to retire, we felt that we couldn't let the tradition of sharing this home with other families retire along with them. We hope to continue our parents hospitality and provide a playful environment for your family.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Emigrant

The property really choose us. It was a perfect match. we were looking for mountains, wilderness, beauty, lots of space, a comfortable and cozy family home, sheltered garden, dramatic views and all this close to the magic of Yellowstone National Park. It is a central point between Bridger Bowl Ski Resort and Yellowstone Park. And here we are one half hour away from the Yellowstone National Park and an hour away from Bozeman, a bustling university town with its cultural and natural diversities. Not to forget to mention Historic downtown Livingston(half hour away), an eclectic gallery paradise with its eateries, breweries and wine cellars.

Our children grew up with weekly Chico Hot Spring visits ( 8 minutes away), bridge jumping and floating the Yellowstone River.( 5 minutes away) But most of all they lived daily with the wildlife wonders of a mini Yellowstone Park that covered and adjoined our 20+ acres of Paradise Mountain Retreat.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated at a precise midpoint in Paradise valley minutes from premium elk and deer public land hunting grounds and prime fishing on Yellowstone River. 30 Minutes away from North entrance to Yellowstone Park with access to Lamar Valley for prime winter wildlife viewing and cross country skiing among the geysers in Mammoth Hot Springs. The Paradise Mountain Retreat is Heaven for young and old. It always surpasses everyone's expectations. It is ideal for large groups and still cozy and intimate for a intimate getaway and for small families. It is a Real Home away from Home with enough room and space, inside as well as outside, for everyone to be happy. The gourmet cooks enjoy the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, the teenagers can't wait to explore the cliffs and canyons. The younger children spontaneously kick off their shoes, run out unto the inviting lawn exploring the tepee and discovering the dug in trampoline hidden by a a circle of green bushes and then run to the swing set.They will find a family of deer or rabbits somewhere hidden close by. Moms enjoy a quiet moment in the hammock under the trees. I will not forget to mention the views from artistically placed picture windows in the house, the stillness that speaks peacefully day and night, the starry sky adored from a soothing hot tub after a day of exploring The Yellowstone National park. The house is for rent by itself, however, tenters are welcome also. The larger Tee-pee is also available for adventurous spirits!

Take advantage of the many winter activities around. Great Snowmobiling and Cross Country skiing trails in Mill Creek and Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone Park, a 30 minute drive. Downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl, a 1 hour drive. Downhill sledding or dog sledding in Mill Creek, a 30 minute drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you to Ia, Chris and Miriam for your incredible hospitality.

It is evident how much work and love goes into maintaining this beautiful place.

We had a wonderful time exploring and are great ful for all of your guidance.

this is a vacation none of us will forget. I believed our paths crossed for a reason and know that I will see you again.

I can't wait how this all unfolds.

thank you for everything!
Mar 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Emigrant, Montana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2) 2 Full Beds In Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) All new. High quality. Can easily be rolled together., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in optional attached apartment sleeps 2
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Summer:Property features organic garden and green house, a dug in trampoline surrounded by Comfrey plants. a swing set and slide for small children, a camp fire pit in the canyon 100ft from the house, one large teepee, one small teepee,beautiful large lawn,canyons and cave, private camping spots.Hike on private property with spectacular views of Paradise Valley. Winter: The Mexican tiles in Kitchen and Living room are comfortably warmed by radiant floor heat!


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Yellowstone / Paradise Valley / 15% 0ff New Year PROMO Jan 02- Apr 30, 2018
average rating of 4.898734 based on 86 reviews

Wonderful Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week with our 4 kids and 5 grandkids at this amazing family retreat. The generous and immaculate inside space, the thoughtful amenities, the privacy from the bluff behind the house, the cool shade, the fun details (two tepees, a very safe in-ground trampoline, many toys, a coloring/game corner for the little ones, the swingset, the hot tub, a garden with ripe berries to pick) all made for a week of total relaxation and entertainment for all ages. And the view from the deck was of beautiful Emigrant Peak framed by two cottonwood trees. We watched the Perseid meteor shower from the deck the night before we left--magical! Thank you Gelderloos Family for sharing this wonderful place! It is truly something special!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rian and Susan for taking the time to share with future guests the little secret fun elements this property offers. This week's experience of having you all here brought memories back from the time we raised our children .... the same excited voices, playful happy laughter from early morning on till their bedtime. And then the golden-glow of Montana evening spreads, lighting up the cliff formations, the perfect time for parents and grandparents to count their many blessings of the day! Thank you for fullfilling our vision and mission to share our blessings with other families!
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We loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

We were here for a conference at Chico. It was so nice to have a no fluff, casual relaxing area to come back to. The views and the deck were all we needed to recharge our selfs for the next day!

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large groups...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Emigrant - such an accommodating place for kids and had all of the amenities and more we needed. We spent time in Yellowstone and loved coming home to soak in the hot tub each night. The ping pong table kept the kids busy. The kitchen was set up with anything and everything needed for cooking. We had a a very fun few days and will be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked for a large group, and an absolutely spectacular view.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed home in beautiful setting shortly outside of N. entrance to Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect setting for our small family reunion (14 people) during the summer. We selected it mostly because of its proximity to Yellowstone National Park, which we enjoyed on several outings. We also enjoyed the home setting itself, which is beautiful and very comfortable during the summer. The lawn and garden are very large, with lots of options for family entertainment. We especially enjoyed the nice fire pit in the evening. The home is about 30 minutes from the North entrance to the Park, so days in the Park involved a lot of driving, because the Park itself is so large. Miriam and Pouwel were very accessible and accommodating for us and they have stocked the house with everything you need other than your own groceries. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, paper products and spices, and the house even has coolers we used to carry our lunches into the Park. I think the home was perfect for our family and would definitely recommend it to others with similar interests. Also, there is a very nice hot springs pool and restaurant about 10 minutes away called Chico Hot Springs Resort -- definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reunion with 12 small kids!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! This house was roomy and comfortable for everyone with lots of outdoor fun. The kids really enjoyed the tee-pees and play area. Miriam does incredible work in her yard - the garden and landscaping were beautiful. The kitchen was fully functioning, the beds were comfy, the bathrooms were clean, the location was perfect - I have nothing bad to report! I would highly recommend this home to vacationers.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Yellowstone River Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

Paradise Valley scenic airplane rides, River boating/tube floating, Yellowstone National Park 30 minutes away, Historic landmark 'Chico Hot Springs' minutes away, Trout-filled mountain lakes, Backpacking, Overnight camping/hiking trails to remote areas, Petrified wood treks, Dog sledding, Elk horn hunting, Rodeos, Horse clinics, Local Music Events.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Emigrant, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season and Holidays 2018
27 May 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season and Holidays 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$47 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.29 + Tax
Cleaning fee AU$466.1 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$332.93

There is a 3% processing fee per payment made with a credit card.
Check payments are preferred.

The security deposit is due upon arrival in the form of a check for the amount of $250
And will be destroyed after we have cleaned and inspected the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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