Yellowstone & Paradise Valley Area - Montana Vacations - Rocky Mountain Vacation

Yellowstone and Paradise Valley Montana vacation activities are all just a short drive from your Montana rental cabin - hot springs, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, music festivals, rodeos, and boating.

Paradise Valley is Montana's Big Sky at its best - with the Absaroka Mountains to the East, the Gallatin Range to the West, and the Yellowstone River meandering down its center. The Montana Cabin Retreat is located midway between Livingston and Yellowstone Park in the heart of mule deer, elk and white tail deer country.

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Yellowstone wildlifeAmerica's first national park is a favorite vacation destination with its miles of hiking trails, fly fishing rivers, and abundance of wildlife and natural features for viewing. Yellowstone is a dynamic natural environment, with hot springs and geysers moving with the underground changes. Old Faithful continues to be a major attraction with its breath-stopping eruptions.

Bears, moose, mule deer, elk, bison, antelope and wolves are major attractions as well as the majestic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its breath-taking 308 foot Lower Falls.

For an exciting adventure, take a trail ride in Yellowstone Park with knowledgeable Park Service guides.

Gallatin National Forest wildflowersThe Montana Cabin Retreat is in a community that has a private access to the Gallatin National Forest.

A fifteen minute drive takes you to the Tom Miner Basin access with its petrified trees, wildflowers and hiking trails. Trout streams and lakes are also part of the treasures of the Gallatin National Forest.
Just a short 15 minute drive takes you to the historic Chico Hot Springs - soak and swim in the hot water pool, or enjoy a massage at the Chico Spa. Horse trail rides, a poolside grill and a world-renown dining room round out a Chico experience.
Livingston is a growing art center with art galleries situated in Livingston, throughout Paradise Valley and into Gardiner at the entrance Yellowstone National Park. The Livingston Roundup Rodeo on the July 4th weekend is an annual "Old West" experience. Livingston also offers fine restaurants, musical entertainment, like the Summerfest, and sporting goods stores to fill all your hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, bicycling, and backpacking needs.
Grand Tetons hiking meccaFor intrepid hikers and lovers of beauty, get up early and take a scenic 3 hour drive through Yellowstone Park to Grand Teton National Park.

Cross Jenny Lake to the easy hiking trail up to Hidden Falls or enjoy boating on Jenny Lake or Jackson Lake.

Civilization seems far away as you spend a day under the towering peaks of the Cathedral Group
Twenty minutes north is Music Ranch Montana, started with the dream of building a music venue for amateur and professional musicians to come to play and listen under the Big Sky.
Museum of the Rockies captures the history of Montana and the Rockies. Enjoy the dinosaur collection assembled by curator Jack Horner (science advisor to the Jurassic Park films), the outdoor "Living History Farm", a scale replica of Lewis and Clark's boat and the Museum's growing Greater Yellowstone Exhibit.
Dipper by creekPine Creek has a wonderful hiking trail through old growth fir and pine forests to a refreshing waterfall. Longer hikes take you to sparkling mountain lakes for a nice picnic or a fishing advenyure.

Walking along Pine Creek allows you to see one of Nature's oddities - the Dipper walking underwater to find food.

Bald eagle at river edgeFor a change of pace, rafting on the Yellowstone River provides an opportunity to see two mountain ranges and wildlife, such as mule deer and bald eagles.