"Far from the crowded streets, midst birds and trees and flowers,
life is a song whose stanzas are happy sunlit hours."
. . . unknown author . . .
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The Historic log one-room School House at Old Chico, built in 1877 and closed in 1955, until Sarah acquired the school and the challenge of restoring it’s life with creative restorations in 2012. Pack your lunch box, because school is back in session, but there is no teacher, no tests,  just some read'n, write'n and relax’n in this comfy room with its inspiring surroundings. Extended recess offers an endless playground of  recreation in all directions.

"Sept. 11, 2013 Sarah- Your refurbished school house is so unique and tastefully done. We loved the bathroom sink and faucet. You have such goo energy and it its reflected in the cozy cabin. We loved it and so did Samm. Thank you so much! Kathleen, Maynard and Sammee La Selva Beach, CA

Just an hour from Bozeman's Gallatin Field Airport or a 30 minute drive north from Yellowstone National Park, Homestead Cabin is one mile past the world-renowned Chico Hot Springs Resort.

Located off US 89 - turn East at the blinking yellow light in Emigrant. Go to the "T" intersection and turn left. Drive 1/2 mile and turn right. Continue to drive through Chico Hot Springs and follow the gravel road 1.3 miles to Old Chico. Take a left at the intersection and the first right into the driveway. The School House is on the right No. 02 Emigrant Creek Road.



The location of the School House was Crow Indian Territory until 1883 when it became public land of Montana. The school taught the pioneer children of miners, farmers and ranchers in its time. The original building was made of log, measuring 14 by 18 feet. In 1908 the roof was raised and an addition extended its length to 27 feet. Electricity was added in 1948 and the outside stuccoed a year later. Finally abandoned in 1955, Chico School could have gone the way of historic structures that succombed to the harsh winters and hot summers, or not infrequently to wildfire, but owner, Sarah Muller came to the rescue. The newly restored, old fashioned school house ambiance can still be felt from many of the original features such as the fire drill instruction poster, school bell, and old style chairs renovated into bar stools, and desks made into bedside tables.
This Eco friendly cabin sleeps 4 comfortably with a king size bed, and queen futon couch. Special amenities include organic cotton sheets, down comforters, big soft towels, cork and tile flooring, recycled glass sink, earthtone large tile shower, clay walls, and an exquisite beetle kill, blue pine cathedral ceiling. The kitchen has an electric stove/oven, microwave, and coffee maker with local organic coffee supplied. Heat source is a soap stone propane stove. Take your coffee or cocktail out on the wrap-around porch and enjoy the rugged beauty of Emigrant Gulch, and historic Old Chico.

Click here to read more about the cabin and Sarah from At Home Magazine


Dear Sarah, Thank You for sharing this special place you've created with us. The school house turned out so beautiful with so many warm and unique details. You thought of everything! Our stay was so comfortable and cozy and it was exactly what we needed! We cannot wait to come back. We've thoroughly enjoyed our time visiting with you and have created some new special memories. Love you bunches! and hope to see you soon! Natalie, Greg and Benjamin
- Rick and Paula, Austin, TX


The cabin is close to Chico Hot Springs Resort and the Absaroka Mountains. Hike out your front door! Fish the famous Spring Creeks, Daily Lake or the Yellowstone River, just minutes away. Close by is whitewater rafting (Yellowstone Raft Company), horseback riding (Rockin' HK Outfitters), climbing, and mountain biking.

In winter months, enjoy cross country skiing, downhill skiing (one hour away), dog sledding or just soaking in the hot springs.

Bozeman and Livingston are great towns to visit with lots of art galleries, museums, great restaurants and fun shops! In Livingston be sure to stop by the MT Cup for the finest brew around and taste the worlds second best scones!

School House at Old Chico
Sarah Muller
P.O. Box 392
Livingston, Montana 59047

Office 1.406.333.4772 cell: 1.406.223.7743

Summer (June through September)  $155-$225 per night
$1085-$1645 per week

Winter (October through May)  $145-$210 per night
$1015-$1470 per week

The Bunkhouse  $50 per night
The Bunkhouse is only rented in conjunction with the main cabin. It has heat and power only. As it has no bathroom or running water, guests must use main cabin facilities.

Book the cabin for 7 nights and recieve the 8th night free!

Montana bed tax additional
** Prices are subject to change. Please call 406.333.4772 for current prices.
Dogs are fine upon approval - $20 per dog for the first night, $10 for each additonal night.

Security Deposit  A 50% deposit is required to reserve the cabin. A credit card will guarantee your reservation, however, full payment by check or cash is due upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy  A 4 week notice is required for a full refund. Reservations are recommended.

Check In/Check Out  Check in after 3:00 PM, check out time is at 11:00 AM.


Homestead Chinking

Sarah also has a chinking business, licensed and insured for small cabin projects.