Yellowstone North Gate House

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Last updated: 10/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The National Geographic Society used the Northgate House for eight weeks during 2014 while working on an upcoming Yellowstone film documentary. They lived at the Northgate house while making the film and used the garage for their film editing. They also set up a blind in the yard to film some of the local wildlife. Those that have rented the Northgate House will recognize some of the scenes in the upcoming National Geographic film.

The North Gate House is a beautiful, vacation home completed in 2008. The house has approximately 2,160 square feet of space on three levels.

There are many special touches throughout the house from the soaring 21 foot high ceiling of the great room to the solid oak, wide plank flooring, to the custom glass paneled deck. From the wall of windows in the comfort of the great room or outside from the deck, you will have unobstructed views into Yellowstone where herds of elk and bison can often be seen grazing. Big horn sheep are often viewed walking the ridge behind the house.

The house includes a fully equipped kitchen with a large capacity dishwasher, above the range microwave and beautiful hickory cabinets. There is central heat and air with individual controls for each floor (a must for high desert summers where temperatures can reach the 90's at times), HD satellite televisions, high speed internet access, high efficiency washer and dryer, a Renai hot water system (you'll never run out of hot water)and a bathroom on each level.

The lower level bedroom consists of two twin/single beds, an HD television, blu-ray player and Xbox system with 15 games and 4 controllers. The main floor bedroom has a double bed, HD television and blu-ray player, while the upper level bedroom consists of a queen size bed with a High Definition/satellite television system and blu-ray player. There is also a High Definition 3D/satellite television system with blu-ray player in the great room.

Situated in the quaint town of Gardiner, you will be able to find anything you need. There are many cafes, restaurants and numerous shops, a grocery store, post office and bank. There are fishing guides, rafting companies and outfitters that offer horseback riding both in and outside of the park.

The fishing in the area is wonderful and inside the house you will find instructional videos on flyfishing plus a book guiding you to the different waters in Yellowstone which are all just a short drive away. There are two Blue Ribbon streams within a mile of the house, the Yellowstone which is 3 blocks away and the Gardiner River approximately 1 mile.

In the winter there are many available activities such as ice skating at Mammoth Hot Springs (6 miles from the house), snowshoeing in Yellowstone and the surrounding area or cross country skiing. There is snowmobiling with rentals available in and out of the park, down hill skiing at Bridger Bowl (94 miles away) or Big Sky (175 miles) and our favorite - wildlife viewing in the Lamar Valley where you will likely see herds of bison, elk and possibly some of the Yellowstone wolves.

After a long hard day of activities you can relax in the hot springs of Boiling River on the Gardiner River (3 miles away) then come home to the luxury of our new house overlooking Gardiner, The Northgate House.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Upper Level Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Main Floor Bedroom: 1 double


  • Lower Level Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) A Pack n'Play with linens is provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Upper Level Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Lower Level Bathroom: toilet, shower



  • Books:

    Books on Yelllowstone and general reading....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray players are provided for each television. 3D bluray capability for Great Room....moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games provided for children and adults....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The television's in the Great Room and Master Bedroom have Dish Satellite. The 2 TV's in the remaining bedrooms are for watching movies (provided) or streaming Netflix....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    All 4 televisions are HDTV's, all are connected to blu-ray players. The television in Great Room is 3D capable....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Xbox with 4 controllers in Lower Level bedroom. Wii system in Great Room...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Games provided for both Xbox and Wii....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Video Library is provided with something for all genres. 3D movies are provided for Great Room....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate temperature control on each level...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    located on lower level...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    located on lower level...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter & Spring
Oct 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%


Deposit is $395.00 The deposit and rental agreement must be received before rental is confirmed. Of the $395.00 deposit

$300.00 is a refundable damage deposit and $95.00 is a cleaning fee and not refundable.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We live in Oklahoma where we have a ranch and business but spend as much time as possible in Montana. It has come to be our 'other' home and the place we plan to retire someday. We love spending time in Yellowstone, a place we consider to be one of the most beautiful places on earth as it is ever changing and most amazing.

Why the Owner Chose Gardiner:
We chose to build a home in Gardiner due to its proximity to YNP and because we simply liked the town where old is mixed with the new. We looked at properties on each side of the park but kept coming back to Gardiner for it's color and character. We were blessed to find the property to build on just one mile from the North Entrance to Yellowstone.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
From the comfort of the house or out on the deck you have unobstructed views into Yellowstone. In the winter, we have sat in the great room and watched bison that come down from the higher elevations of the park to graze. Elk and mule deer pay frequent visits to the house. You also have a great view of the town of Gardiner. Due to its location, you have the convenience of being in walking distance to town but also privacy as the house sits on a larger lot and backs up against the side of a mountain. When building our house we kept in mind the things we liked (and disliked) about vacation homes we had rented while traveling and built from that perspective. The comfort of our guests is truly of most importance to us.

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  • Sitting area

    Sitting area

  • Entertainment area in Great Room

    Entertainment area in Great Room

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Main Floor Bedroom

    Main Floor Bedroom

  • Lower floor bedroom with 2 twin beds.

    Lower floor bedroom with 2 twin beds.

  • Upper Level Bathroom

    Upper Level Bathroom

  • One of the 'Locals'

    One of the 'Locals'

  • Welcome Party

    Welcome Party

  • Bighorn sheep behind bedroom window

    Bighorn sheep behind bedroom window

  • Winter view off the front deck

    Winter view off the front deck

  • Gardiner, MT as seen from Jardine Rd

    Gardiner, MT as seen from Jardine Rd

  • View into Yellowstone from deck

    View into Yellowstone from deck

  • One sitting area in Great Room

    One sitting area in Great Room

  • Reading area

    Reading area

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Washer and Dryer

    Washer and Dryer

  • View from kitchen window

    View from kitchen window

  • Christmas at the North Gate House

    Christmas at the North Gate House

  • Summer elk in the yard

    Summer elk in the yard

  • Bighorn sheep behind the house

    Bighorn sheep behind the house

  • October - decorating he house for the holidays.

    October - decorating he house for the holidays.

  • View from YNP of North Gate House

    View from YNP of North Gate House

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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