In Yellowstone National Park there are 2.5 million acres to explore. Chico Hot Springs Resort is one mile from the cabins and offers a natural hot spring pool to soak in, horseback riding (Rockin’ HK Outfitters), restaurants and a saloon with live music.
Hike out your front door up the Emigrant gulch, or choose one of the many forest service hiking trails in the nearby valley. For the adventurous and technical, you can mountain bike and even climb areas of the gulch.
Floating the Yellowstone River that flows the length of Paradise Valley. The Yellowstone River is river is only un-damed river in the lower 48 states. It’s the perfect way to spend a day of relaxing, canoeing, fishing or whitewater rafting. Yellowstone Raft Company
Boat rentals are available at the Rubber Ducky Rentals in Livingston. riverservices.com
Guided fishing trips that I recommend is troutwestflyfishing.com
Anglers West fly shop at montanaflyfishers.com can help you with all your fly fishing needs.
December thru March the parks concessionaire Xanterra xanterra.com offers interpreted snow coach tours into the interior of the park. They also offer ski and snowshoe rentals.
If your looking to ski locally Timber Trails timbertrailsmontana.com in Livingston offers rentals too.
Dog sled treks by Absaroka Dogsled Treks dogsledmt.com operates out of Chico Hot Spring Resort. They trek up the Mill Creek Road, a drainage north of my cabins. Mill Creek is also one of my favorite place to cross country ski and snowshoe.
Downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl bridgerbowl.com is a great local ski area only one hours drive.
Restaurants and more
Chico Hot Springs has a few options, from their pool side grill to fine dining (reservations highly recommended).
Yellowstone Valley Grill has culinary fine dining, enjoy indoor dining or sit on their open patio with a view of the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley. Dinner highly recommended and reservations are needed. yellowstonevalleylodge.com/fine-dining/fine-dining.htm
Wildflower Bakery and Follow Your Nose BBQ wildflourbakerymt.com is my local hangout, the bakery is open for breakfast and lunch, Follow Your Nose BBQ is open during the summer with occasional outdoor music. It’s the perfect place to load up on fresh pastries, and bread for a day of exploring.
The small community of Emigrant is 4 short miles from my cabins. It has a bank, Post Office, a general store, gas station, car wash and laundromat.
Livingston is an extraordinary small town half hours drive from here. It provides galleries, antique and thrift stores, restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs and bakeries. Some of my favorites are Out of the Blue Antiques and Curator Closet. For a nice cup of Joe, check out Coffee Crossing.