Area Activities

All services listed below can be arranged either in advance or during your stay with us. Please call for details.

  • Flyfishing
  • On-site massage therapists
  • Birding tours and wildflower hikes with naturalist Bill Edwards
  • Private scenic guide service (with lunch)
  • Float trips and river rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Alpine & Nordic skiing
  • Fine dining at Chico Hot Springs
  • Dining reservations
  • Snowmobiling professional guide service
  • Experienced shuttle services available
  • Intimate wedding site (max 10 guests)
  • Hiking & scenic map instruction
  • Absaroka dog sled treks
  • Art galleries
  • Only year-round Yellowstone National Park entrance
  • Near Lewis & Clark Trail

Emigrant Area History (Where A River Runs Through It was filmed)
The area is rich in western lore. Many of the families who settled the area still hold ranches in this part of the valley. This was still a very wild place in the late nineteenth century, and was considered Indian territory: the Crow tribe laid claim to the land. In the late 1860s, gold was discovered at Emigrant Gulch, which precipitated many conflicts as people sought their fortunes. The Boettler brothers were among the first to attempt to mine the goldfields and settle in the valley. After a few skirmishes with the Crows, they established one of the first ranches in the valley, at Emigrant. The Battle of the Little Big Horn opened this area for settlement when the Crow tribe was relocated. The 1870s saw many ranches springing up throughout the valley, many of which still belong to the founding families.

Within 5 miles of our B&B is Emigrant Gulch. A party of emigrants who had traveled with a wagon train across the plains via the Bozeman or Bonanza Trail arrived in this gulch on August 28, 1864. Two days later three of these men explored the upper and more inaccessible portion of the gulch and struck good pay. A mining boom followed. When cold weather froze the sluices, the miners moved down to the valley, built cabins and Yellowstone City began its brief career. Provisions were scarce that winter. Flour sold for $28 per 96 lb. sack, while smoking tobacco was literally worth its weight in gold. The strike was not a famous one, but snug stakes rewarded many of the pioneers for their energy and hardships.

Useful Links

Paradise Adventure Company & Rafting 
YellowstoneCountryConcierge.com (attend to the details)
Montana Bride  (wedding and event planner)
Deep Creek Grange  (wedding and event location)
Visit Montana
Explore Magazine: Paradise Valley
Hunting In Montana
Montana Whitewater
Yellowstone Safari Company.com

Fishing
Sweetwater Travel
Yellowstone Angler
Dan Bailey Fly Shop
Angler’s West
Yellowstone TroutScout Outfitters
St. John Virgin Island: V.I. Saltwater Fly Co
Hatchfinders.com
Rockin’ HK Outfitters

Yellowstone National Park
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park Information
The Official Yellowstone Association
The Yellowstone Journal
Yellowstone National Park Information
MountainZone National Parks Directory

 

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