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Arcturus Lodge


Wonderful log lodge with incredible mountain views toward Yellowstone National Park.

The home sits on 5 private acres on a sunny hillside above the Paradise Valley.

Arcturus Lodge has satellite internet.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The owner of this home has done an exceptional job of furnishing and appointing the home to be comfortable and welcoming. This pretty log lodge enjoys a hillside location in the heart of the Paradise Valley, giving visitors easy access to Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone River, Chico Hot Springs, and area activities. It’s beautifully decorated and has great views, making it a super place to return to after a day of exploration.

BEDROOMS AND BATHS: The lodge has three bedrooms and two and a half baths. The master bedroom on the main floor has a beautiful king size bed, a private bath with a large shower, a walk-in closet, 48" TV, and sliding doors that open to the amazing mountain views. Also on the main level, just off the living room, is a guest half bath. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms, each with a queen size bed and sitting area. There is also an open loft reading area with a sofa that opens into a double bed. Upstairs there is one full bath with a tub shower.

KITCHEN: A real chef’s kitchen awaits you! It’s stocked with all the tools you’ll need for a great stay, including very nice new appliances. There is a five burner commercial gas stove, standard kitchen appliances like a dishwasher and microwave, as well as lots of extras including hand mixers, a blender and a crock pot. There is a nice bar counter for chatting with the cook, and the open dining area is just off to the side. The kitchen also has a large walk-in pantry for easy storage of your week’s groceries. There is a gas barbecue for your outdoor grilling.

DINING AREA: A dining table right off the kitchen will seat eight comfortably, and there are two seats at the bar for overflow. The dining area has a sliding door that opens to the back deck with a picnic table for your outdoor meals and a set of four Adirondack chairs for cocktail hour. The north side porch has a bistro set for enjoying morning coffee and a good book.

LIVING ROOM: The cathedral ceilinged great room has huge windows looking out to the south on the beautiful mountain and Paradise Valley views. There is comfortable leather furniture, a wood stove to gather around after a day’s outing, and a 55” HD TV with surround sound, DVD player and satellite service. Enjoy a great selection of games for fun in the evenings.

LOFT: The loft overlooking the great room has a sitting area and book case with a nice selection of local titles. The futon couch folds out to become a double bed for additional guests. To give you a bit more flexibility on sleeping arrangements we also have a few inflatable mattresses for children.

SETTING, ACREAGE, AND VIEWS: Arcturus Lodge sits on five acres on a private, sunny hillside above the beautiful Paradise Valley. You have incredible views both up to the high mountain peaks of the Absaroka and Gallatin Mountains, and down to the winding Yellowstone River.

CLOSEST TOWN AND AIRPORT: You are just 5 minutes away from the Emigrant General Store for groceries and about an hour away from Bozeman’s Gallatin Field Airport.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Fish on the nearby Yellowstone River, go horseback riding, rafting, hiking, or mountain biking. Chico Hot Springs is just 15 minutes away, the artsy town of Livingston is 30 minutes north, and the funky “downtown” of Emigrant with a great saloon is just 5 minutes away. You are less than an hour from Yellowstone National park!

Special for Mountain Home guests: $50 credit towards a Yellowstone Park tour! For the very best experience in Yellowstone, book a private tour with our other service, Greater Yellowstone Guides. Our incredible guides have each been exploring and guiding in the region for over 20 years, so it promises to be a very special day. All Mountain Home guests get a discount on our Deluxe Tour cost using coupon code MH50GYG. Call us to book both your lodging and a Yellowstone adventure!

**Rates below are for seven night stays. Reservations for as short as 3 nights are accepted at most homes. You can use the chart at the upper left to get a quote for your desired dates, or we invite you to call us at 800-550-4589 to visit with one of our reservationists.

  Weekly Monthly
November 26 - December 20, 2018 $1,750 -
December 21 - January 09, 2019 $1,750 -
January 10 - May 11, 2019 $1,750 $7,336
May 12 - June 08, 2019 $1,850 -
June 09 - September 07, 2019 $2,050 $8,621
September 08 - October 05, 2019 $1,850 -
October 06 - November 23, 2019 $1,750 $7,336
November 24 - December 01, 2019 $1,750 -
December 02 - December 21, 2019 $1,750 -
  • Bedrooms: 3
    Bathrooms: 2½
    Sleeps: 8
    Sleeping Arrangements: 1 King, 2 Queen, 1 Sofa Bed
    Square Footage: 2700
    30 min to Yellowstone
    DVD Player
    Garage access
    Gas Grill
  • Internet
    Ironing Board
    No Air Conditioning
    No Pets
    On 1-5 acres
    Satellite TV
    Wood Stove
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Review Date: 07/12/2018
Keep this short and simple. WOW, what a wonderful place to stay. Had everything one could want while on vacation. Quiet area with lots of fun activities. Staff very helpful with any questions or concerns along the way. The only negative thing is having to leave.
Terrific Rental for Yellowstone Visit
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Review Date: 06/03/2015
Deborah D
This house was great for our 5 day visit to Yellowstone National Park. The rooms were large and furnished with beautiful, comfortable and sturdy furniture. The kitchen had modern appliances and loads of dishes, pots and pans, etc. The washer and dryer were also top of the line. While the house is 30 miles from the park, the drive is beautiful. We always saw wildlife on the drive or in the yard - rabbits, sage grouse, mule deer, etc. The house was also in a good location to visit Hot Springs and Livingstone and just an hour to the Bozeman Airport. A perfect vacation house with large windows and spacious views. Be aware that there are no railings on the outside stairs or on the stairs leading to the upstairs bedrooms.
Manager Response:
Thank you very much for your review of Arcturus Lodge! We are happy your group was comfortable and found the house to be well furnished and well stocked. We love hearing when our guests have enjoyed one of our Mountain Home properties. We hope to see you another time!
1 5 5
Review Date: 09/27/2014
My wife and I stayed in Arcturus Lodge for twelve nights, and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. All we can do is to repeat the great many favourable comments already made, and endorse them wholeheartedly. Despite the many attractions of the house - and its situation - we did try to see more of this part of Montana, after three visits into YNP. In particular, Bozeman is a really attractive town, and the ghost towns of Virginia City and Nevada City are well worth a visit. Locally, Livingston and Gardiner are the obvious locations for supplies, but don't ignore Emigrant five miles away. We had two good meals at the Livery Stable and found the general store friendly and useful. Similarly, don't miss Chico Hot Springs. It is a fascinating quirky place, with a good - but not cheap - restaurant and also a poolside grill serving decent food. You can book a trail ride at the horse barn there. Finally, we would equally praise Mountain Home, the vacation rental agency through whom we booked the lodge. Its staff were incredibly efficient and friendly.
Manager Response:
Thank you so very much for your glowing review of Arcturus Lodge and Mountain Home Vacation Rentals! We absolutely love hearing that our guests have enjoyed one of our properties! We are also glad to hear you were able to explore and enjoy southwest Montana. We hope to have you back soon!
Absolutely wonderful experience!
1 5 5
Review Date: 09/02/2014
We stayed here for 3 nights to visit Yellowstone. My husband found this property on the internet and it was just superb. There was everything in the house you could ever want, including condiments, fresh water bottles, and beautiful toiletries, even a lip balm! The attention to detail in building this house was second to none! We are from Australia and if I could, I would pick this house up and move it to Adelaide! The views were amazing, including the deer passing by! We spent 2 days visiting Yellowstone and also the quaint town of Gardiner at the north entrance which was about a 30 minute drive, and the other day we just relaxed and enjoyed the house! The beds were so comfortable also. We loved it!
Manager Response:
Thank you for your wonderful review of Arcturus Lodge! We are very glad to hear that the home accommodated your needs and that you enjoyed all the small touches we try to add to our properties. The homeowner, housekeeper, and our Mountain Home office work hard to make sure our guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay! Thanks again and we hope to see you in the future!
1 5 5
Review Date: 08/08/2014
This house is even more amazing than in the photos. I would be very happy to live in this beautiful house. Great views and ever so quiet except for the evening breezes coming from the surrounding hills. This house has everything that you could want to have a most memorable holiday. The only problem we had was trying to tear ourselves away from this lovely home and explore the beauties of Yellowstone.
Manager Response:
Thank you very much for your glowing review of Arcturus Lodge! We are so very happy to hear that the home was comfortable and had everything you needed during your stay! Come back anytime, we would love to have you as our guests again!

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