Questions? Call 800-550-4589
elbow-creek-retreat Elbow Creek Retreat

Elbow Creek Retreat

Pets Considered

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 and public hiking access within 10 minutes of the home.

The home has limited satellite 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 satellite Internet throughout the home, suitable for emails and surfing the web.

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.

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.

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. Yellowstone National Park is about 40 miles away.

**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
June 09 - September 07, 2019 $3,075 -
September 08 - October 05, 2019 $2,675 -
October 06 - November 23, 2019 $2,475 $10,361
November 24 - December 01, 2019 $3,075 -
December 02 - December 21, 2019 $2,475 -
December 22 - January 05, 2020 $3,225 -
January 06 - May 09, 2020 $2,595 $10,875
May 10 - June 06, 2020 $2,805 -
June 07 - September 05, 2020 $3,225 $13,575
  • Bedrooms: 5
    Bathrooms: 3½
    Sleeps: 11
    Sleeping Arrangements: 2 King, 1 Queen, 4 Twin, 1 Sofa Bed
    Square Footage: 4000
    45 minutes to Yellowstone Park
    Air Conditioning
    Ceiling Fans
    DVD Player
    Gas Grill
    Hot Tub
  • Internet
    Ironing Board
    Jacuzzi Tub
    Less than 30 min to town
    On 1-5 acres
    Pets considered
    Pool table
    Satellite TV
    Washer & Dryer
Name is required
Email is required
Check In Date
Rating is required
Title is required
Review is required

Thank you for entering your review. The review will become available to the system shortly.

5 5

Overall Rating:

4.2 4.2
Wonderful family weekend!
1 5 5
Review Date: 12/20/2018
The house was spacious and had everything we needed. There was plenty of room for our group to spread out! The teenagers loved the yard and played outside until it was dark and we made them come in. The elk in the pasture and yard in the morning was a great surprise. We would recommend this home and Mountain Home's services!
Manager Response:
Hi Lisa - We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Elbow Creek Retreat. Elk in the yard? What a fun surprise! Thank you for being our guests and we invite you to come back again soon! - Suzy
1 5 5
Review Date: 12/20/2018
Very cozy, nice house, Have a pool table my husband and my brothers in law enjoy a lot . Close to the park. We love it!!! Definitely wee recommend this house.
Manager Response:
Hi Agustin - Thanks for staying with us at Elbow Creek Retreat and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back soon! - Suzy
Very nice accomodations
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/15/2018
Gary & Bonnie Dalton
Family of 6 stayed here just last week. The home is as presented with a few windows that handles did not work. Other than that it was perfect for a central location with magnificent views and no light pollution for night sky viewing. Highly recommend.
Manager Response:
Hello Gary and Bonnie - Thank you for being our guests at Elbow Creek Retreat! I'm glad you got out to enjoy the night sky - it is pretty impressive there, isn't it, with the nearest city lights almost 20 miles away? - Suzy P.S. Thank you for the heads up about the windows - our handy man has looked into it.
Amazing services
1 5 5
Review Date: 06/01/2017
Agustin & Waleska Lima
The pool table and the view with snow and cows , deer. Amazing! My brother in law and his wife enjoyed the hot tub. Everything was perfect!
Manager Response:
Hello Agustin and Waleska - We're happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Elbow Creek Retreat. We think it's a great spot - with plenty of great amenities indoors, and scenery and wildlife outdoors. Thank you for being our guests and we hope that you can come back soon! - Suzy
Overpriced Run Down Home
1 1 5
Review Date: 03/01/2015
We stayed in several homes in our trip accross the continent last year and this home was by far the worst and the price was the highest. Smell of home upon entering was terrible and had to open all windows, old musty dirty carpet smell. Patio table was crumbiling with pieces all over the patio and old dirty chairs, kitchen was old and appliances were not in good shape, many items were not clean, etc... We raised this with the rental company and there was no discount applied to the home rentail. Do not recommend staying in this home.
Manager Response: 03/11/2015
Hello Linda -

Thank you for your candid assessment of our services. Our top priority is for all of our guests to be delighted with both the quality of our homes and with our guest service. I'm truly sorry that you were not disappointed. Your comments and suggestions have been used to improve the home. Thank you!

We did discuss the issues that you found at the home during your stay in August of last year. At that time we offered what we thought was a fair compensation. You accepted it and it was our understanding that you were satisfied. Two months after your vacation was over you contacted us again to discuss further compensation, which we did decline. We do hope that you will be our guests again sometime - we would love the opportunity to wow you with the best service ever!

Best regards - Suzy Hall, manager

Need more information? Have questions? We’d love to hear from you!

Name is required
Email is required
Home Phone is required

Your request has been sent We'll take a little time to review your preferences and get back to you with some thoughtfully selected options - ones that will make you wish you were headed to Montana tomorrow.

We’ll talk soon! – The Mountain Home crew