At The Elliott Guest House, located in
Livingston, Montana near the Yellowstone River, you can enjoy
bed and breakfast amenities with vacation rental lodging
The home was built in 1916 by German
emigrant Ed Schultz and his wife, Sarah Millard Schultz.
Sarah, an English emigrant, came to Livingston as a pioneer
midwife. She ultimately converted the home into a guest house
for expectant mothers. Sarah Schultz offered these women the
pampering they needed and deserved before returning to their
Nowadays, innkeeper Kara Stermitz is in
charge of the pampering. She is the great-granddaughter of the
home's namesake, Charles Elliott. Charles moved into the home
in 1948 along with his wife, Gertrude, Sarah Schultz's
daughter. Aside from The Elliott House, Charles Elliott's most
lasting memorial is the Roosevelt Arch, which hovers over the
entrance to Yellowstone Park. He crafted the lettering for
that arch in addition to helping design and build the original
Chittendon Bridge that crosses the Yellowstone River, as well
as other Yellowstone Park structures.
The three-bedroom, one-bath guest house
sleeps up to eight people, but is available to only one party
at a time. In keeping with its location, The Elliott House is
tastefully appointed with Yellowstone Park collectibles and an
eclectic collection of regional art, photographs, and
antiques. In keeping with midwife Sarah Schultz's tradition of
attentive care, guests are pampered with fine chocolates,
European skin soothers, and custom soaps and bath oils.
Relax in a soothing bath of eucalyptus and
sea salts in the antique clawfoot bathtub/shower. In the
bedrooms, you will find fine linens and quilts, and the small
library includes current periodicals. The full kitchen is
equipped with a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster,
mixer, microwave, fine china, glassware, and cookware as well
as all your basic condiments. Further amenities include cable
television, telephone, and a washer and dryer.
During the summertime, guests gather out
on the sun porch for a delectable continental breakfast,
followed perhaps by a stroll through the property's English
flower gardens and their kaleidoscopic explosion of color. The
winter months, especially the Christmas holidays, offer their
own sweetness as the home is filled with the aroma of pine and
fir wreaths accompanied by all the trimmings of traditional
European holiday decor.
As tempting as it is, though, to spend all
your time in the warmth of this peaceful abode, the young at
heart will want to venture out into the great outdoors to
sight-see and recreate. After all, The Elliott House is not
only two blocks away from historic downtown Livingston, but
also just a couple of blocks away from the International
The Depot Center Museum and a host of art
galleries, fine restaurants, eclectic shops, and entertainment
venues are all within four blocks, and guests are just eight
blocks away from Sacajawea Park and the Yellowstone River.
Also nearby are the Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Gallatin National
Forest, and the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness.
So whether you are into tennis, golf,
biking, hiking, skiing, or snowmobiling, you won't have to go
far. It's all here awaiting those who visit The Elliott House.