Great Views and Sunsets Overlooking Yellowstone River-11 Mls. to Yellowstone!
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- Minimum stay:2-6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Yellowstone Vacation Home is uniquely located on a hillside ringed by towering mountains, off of a gravel/dirt road. It has gorgeous views of Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River. We recommend that you bring a 4WD or AWD vehicle, which is necessary when there has been a downpour or an extended period of rain or snow. Most of the time, and especially in June, July and August, 2WD is sufficient. It is only 11 miles (a 15 minute drive) to the town of Gardiner, the north entrance of Yellowstone Park.
The property is surrounded by pristine Forest Service lands that you can hike in, with gorgeous views in every direction. If you like fishing, you'll have easy access to Yellowstone River and to all the fishing areas in Yellowstone Park. There is even a small lake located only a half mile from the house. Wildlife photographers, this place is for you. Close to the cabin you are likely to see mule deer, elk, antelope, bald eagles, big horn sheep and many bunnies! We now have a fire pit with a view where you can make s'mores!
There are many fun things to do in the area year round. Fishing, hiking, horseback riding and river rafting trips are available nearby and, of course, all the wonders of Yellowstone Park.
This 2-story, 1200 square foot, 3 BR, 1 BA, cedar home sits on a one acre property that is fully fenced, and has a nicely maintained lawn. Pets are rarely allowed but we do make some exceptions. The three bedrooms sleep 6 to 8 people, with one queen-size bed, a pair of twin beds, a bunk bed, and two fold-up foam pads. Features include WiFi, forced air heating and air conditioning, a wood burning fireplace, washer/dryer, a satellite TV and DVD/VHS player, and a CD/cassette player. There are a variety of games, videos, and CDs for the use of our guests. No smoking please.
A cozy cabin feeling is engendered by the fir woodwork on most walls and ceilings. The spacious downstairs bathroom features two sinks and a shower-tub. The cabin has an extra large 75 gallon hot water heater. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a glass top electric range, dish washer, microwave, large refrigerator and a gas grill provided on the deck. This home is well supplied - we provide linens, towels, a hair dryer, all paper goods, hand soaps, dish washing soaps, laundry soaps, trash can liners, etc. The comfort of our guests is important to us!
You'll love the peace and quiet as you gaze at the mountains and the Yellowstone River while enjoying a meal on the wrap-around deck. You'll see the sun set over Paradise Valley in the crux of the canyon, often with spectacular colors.
Please note: Vacations in May, September and October can be a good option, because the weather is not as hot as mid-summer, and Yellowstone Park has fewer visitors.
Winter in Yellowstone Park:
During the winter, there can be up to 6 inches of snow on the roads to our vacation rental home, so a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required. The area around the cabin doesn't generally get heavy snowfalls, but Yellowstone Park is at a higher elevation and gets lots of snow.
The only car-accessible park entrance that remains open year-round is the north entrance in Gardiner. Mammoth Hot Springs, the park headquarters, is only a 5 mile drive from Gardiner. The road leading to Mammoth also remains open all winter all the way through to Tower Falls, the Lamar Valley and Cooke City. The Lamar Valley is a great place for wildlife viewing during this time of the year. Many trail heads for groomed cross-country ski trails are located along this road. The other park roads are closed to cars during the winter, from early November through mid-March. During that period those roads are only open to winter transport including snow coaches, snowmobiles, and cross-country skiers.
In Mammoth you can rent snowmobiles, cross-country skis and snowshoes and take a guided snowmobile tour or enjoy a snow coach ride that transports you to Old Faithful or to other destinations. There is also an ice skating rink open to the public at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and the restaurant remains open there as well as at the Old Faithful Lodge.
Our favorite activity summer through winter is to soak in the outdoor hot spring pools at Boiling River. Its parking area is only 3 miles inside the park from Gardiner. You walk a half mile along a path bordering the Gardiner River, until you get to a place where a creek of hot geothermal water flows into the river. Rocks are piled up to create natural pools where the hot water mingles with the cold river water to create comfortable places to soak and relax. When you get out, even though the air is cold, you still feel warm as you get dressed.
Hunters are also welcome at Yellowstone Vacation Home. This area of Montana, just north of Yellowstone Park, receives hundreds of elk migrating out of Yellowstone Park each winter. There is also a year-round resident herd of elk in the mountains just above the cabin, and mule deer are abundant in the area. Hunting, in-season, is open to the public on all of the vast U.S. Forest Service lands that surround the cabin for miles. You can literally just walk out the gate and hunt in the surrounding Forest Service lands. (License required.)
If you're looking for wildlife sightings close to the cabin and beautiful views in the quiet seclusion of pristine Montana surroundings, with easy access to the attractions of Yellowstone Park, and the fishing and white water rafting opportunities of Yellowstone River, you will be delighted with your stay at our Yellowstone Vacation Home!
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- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
May 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Peak Season 2016
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
6 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning fee $100
- Tax Rate 7%
Please note that there is an extra charge of $10/night per person for the 7th and 8th person.
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Yellowstone Park with its geothermal features and wildlife is only 11 miles from the cabin.
Wildlife is frequently viewed from the cabin.
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: My husband and I love this property because of its unique location in the middle of national forest, looking out over Paradise Valley and Yellowstone River. We lived here ourselves for 9 years and we love the pristine beauty of the Rocky Mountains wilderness.
Why the Owner Chose Gardiner:
It wasn't until we moved out in 2000 that we decided to turn this home into a vacation rental home. We wanted to share this location here with you all because of the absolute beauty of the surrounding area and the breathtaking views. The sun sets in the crux of the mountains and as you sit on the deck you'll just feel the peace and quiet permeate you as you unwind and relax ...
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Wildlife can be spotted regularly, especially in the meadows of Paradise Valley that can be seen from the wrap-around deck. And of course the close proximity to Yellowstone Park is another great attraction with all of its rivers, canyons, and unique thermal features, as well as its abundant wildlife. But our favorite activity is to soak in the natural hot springs in the Gardner River close to the 45th parallel in the Park. Rafting on the Yellowstone River and horseback riding can also be enjoyed close by. Fishing can be done 200 yards from the home in the Yellowstone River - just walk down the hill and there you are! We hope you will enjoy staying here as much as we do! Bruce and Magdalena Beall
- Primary: (209) 200-7086 Magdalena Beall
- Secondary: (209) 200-7956 Bruce Beall
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Yellowstone Vacation Home with great views of Yellowstone River
Paradise Valley. Yellowstone Vacation Home at lower left.
Rear view of Yellowstone Vacation Home with wraparound deck
Enjoy your morning coffee with these magnificent views!
The sun sets in the crux of the mountains.
Blooming lilacs in the front yard in spring
Another view including flat screen TV with satellite channels and DVD library.
Master bedroom - the cabin has central air-conditioning and heating throughout.
Bunk bedroom with desk. Both WiFi and ethernet connections are provided.
Yellowstone River close to the cabin - great fishing in this bend of the river.
Mule deer and elk herds are commonly seen along the road leading to the cabin.
The Fall is a great time to visit. View from vantage near road to cabin.
Grand View -- look for our vacation home just to the right of center on hillside
The property is surrounded by a lawn and a fenced yard with driveway gate.
Great views of the Yellowstone River & Paradise Valley. BBQ grill around corner.
This is what you see! View of the valley from the deck.
Fire pit in side yard has a great view! Firewood provided.
Wood burning fireplace in living/dining room
Kitchen features glass top range, a quiet dishwasher and new blinds
Downstairs bathroom has two sinks, tub/shower, toilet and cabinets for your use.
Pronghorn antelope close to the cabin along the road toward Yellowstone Park.
A herd of elk seen from our road. Elk can also be seen in valley below our deck.
A snowy day in mid-winter. The road and driveway are kept accessible.
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015
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