A paradise in Paradise Valley
Date of Stay: Aug 2016
Our family (parents, 4 children & spouses, 11 grandchildren) spent a wonderful week in this bucolic paradise. It is so wonderful that you will be sorely tempted to never leave to see the amazing nearby sights. But if you can tear yourself away, hiking to the Pine Creek falls (1+ mile each way) gives you a gorgeous goal. Mountain bikes for riding are available to rent in Livingston with numerous nearby challenging trails. Chico Hot Springs is about 10 miles away and a worthwhile half day (thermal pools) but can also include horseback trail rides. For the sapphire gem hunters, Gem Mountain and Philipsburg are a few hours away. And, of course, there is Yellowstone, for all its wonders, just to the south… The Pleasant Pheasant is a wonderful place for families. We found the three buildings to be ideal (the grandparents could even get some peace and quiet with our own separated place). The accommodations, kitchens (4), living areas and particularly the porches are to be used every morning and evening. It lacks for nothing. No sirens, no tire squealing, just peaceful. The TV does not have to be turned on (though they are available) and Internet (if you choose) is good. You won’t be sorry you stayed there – you will be sorry you have to leave! We were.. And we’d be happy to talk with potential renters if they have questions.