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Historic Ranch Near Yellowstone-Zip Line,Horse Rides,Rafting!!

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The cabin in autumn-view wildlife from the cabin porch.

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gardiner cabin description

Nestled in the heart of the Gallatin mountain range, the Stermitz Ranch has been in our family since 1900. We hope that you enjoy the area as much as we do! Our cozy cabin offers the best of both worlds- all of the peace and seclusion for a truly relaxing vacation, yet still located only minutes from the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and the shops and restaurants of Gardiner. This newly renovated cabin is situated on a hill overlooking a beautiful mountain meadow surrounded by fir trees, willows, and aspens with amazing mountain views. Enjoy viewing the elk, deer, coyotes, bald eagles and occasionally moose, wolves, and bears who frequent the vast open spaces that the ranch has to offer. Horses, cows, and chickens also call this breathtaking place home. Begin your day with farm fresh eggs delivered to you upon request (our sons charge $5/dozen). Spend time befriending the horses and then let them take you on a memorable ride to the top of the mountain! We also have a Zip Line available on the ranch (ages 5 and up) as well as Whitewater Rafting on the nearby Yellowstone River. Go to www.montanawhitewater.com for more information.

Our new cabin is the perfect place to relax. The living room boasts large picture windows with incredible views, and a patio door opening to a large covered porch, vaulted ceiling (with beams from a local historic bridge), a large gas fireplace, and comfortable seating. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and all utensils needed to create wonderful meals to be enjoyed inside or out on the covered porch.

The covered porch, which is equipped with a gas grill and outdoor dining set, is the perfect area for barbecues, viewing the abundant wildlife, and watching the incredible sunsets while sipping a glass of wine. Relax and enjoy the cool evening breezes on a hot summer day. The backyard offers lots of room for setting up a badminton game, volleyball, or horseshoes.

The cabin has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It offers two master suites each with a king-sized bed and a private bath, and two additional rooms. One of the rooms has a bunk bed, and the other room has a bunk bed and an additional full bed. The bunk rooms share a bathroom. The cabin sleeps 8-10 people.

Our cabin is located 20 minutes from Yellowstone Park, 30 minutes from Chico Hot Springs, 10 minutes from world-class fishing on the Yellowstone River, and mere minutes from horseback riding with us on the Stermitz Ranch. In the winter you can cross-country ski and snowshoe from the back door. We are also only 2 hours from snowmobiling in the world-renowned Cooke City area. If you prefer a more laid back vacation, you can spend hours sitting on the porch drinking coffee, reading by the fire, viewing wildlife, sketching the amazing scenery, identifying wildflowers and animal tracks, petting the horses and colts, taking a nature hike from your back door, taking a zip line tour or whitewater rafting.

We are sure that your Yellowstone area vacation will be a unique and memorable experience. We look forward to meeting you!
Your hosts,
Stacy and Rob Stermitz
P.S. If this cabin is full, or if you need additional lodging for your group, we also have other cabins available.

Keywords: Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

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              • King size beds (2) Each of the King beds may be split into twin extra-long beds., Queen Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) We have a Pack-N-Play and a portable bassinet available upon request., Bunk Beds (2) Both bunk rooms have two twin beds each (4 single beds)and one bunk room also has a separate double bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hunting
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cycling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Mountain Biking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Jun 15 - Sep 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $350
                  Low Season
                  Oct 1 - Jun 14, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  High Seas(6/15-9/30)5 nt min.$350/.Low Seas(10/1-6/14) 2 nt min.$250/night.

                  E-Mail Us for Lower Rates During Off-Season $150 $250/nt(2 Nt Min.) 50% Deposit Secures Reservation - Remaining Balance Due 2 weeks prior to arrival.Full Refund Minus $50 Re-Booking Fee if cancel 60 + Days Prior to Check in.No Refunds for Cancellations Less Than 60 Days Prior to Check in.7% tax. Add 3% for credit card use

                  50% down to secure reservation, remaining 50% due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Personal checks or MC/Visa accepted. Tax 7%. Add 3% for credit card.


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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1900

                  About the owner: My husband, Rob and I feel extremely blessed to live in such a an amazing place. We are fortunate to raise our 4 sons, who are the 5th generation, here on the historic Stermitz Ranch. Rob works full time an a Landscape Architect in Yellowstone as well as managing the ranch operations. Stacy is a full time mom and manages the vacation rental properties and the horseback rides. We enjoy working on the renovation projects together, generally on the weekends as time allows. We have enjoyed the challenges that each building brings, and look forward to the day when all of the original structures have been restored and preserved!

                  Why the Owner Chose Gardiner:
                  After Rob and I both graduated from college and got married, we decided that this was the ideal place to raise our kids. We both share a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the history of the area, and the proximity to Yellowstone Park makes it ideal. We love the story of how his family came to be here. Rob's great grandfather, Joseph, was born in Slovenia, Austria in 1862 and worked in the coal mines from the age of 9. He later immigrated here from Slovenia with his wife and two children in 1892, following the promise of work in coal mines in Montana. When they arrived he discovered that no work was to be found. Joeseph used his last $10 to buy a shotgun so that he might feed his family. While here, a fire broke out in the Cokedale mines. Joe helped put out the fires and was noticed by the mine boss who asked 'who is that good worker?' Someone explained that it was an immigrant who couldn't find work. The mine boss said 'Put that man to work. Anyone who works that hard for no pay should get a job.' The family, along with the addition of three more children, moved to the ranch in Cinnabar Basin in 1900. They purchased the original homestead of Bob Dixon. Their house consisted of a dirt roofed dugout built by Dixon. Later, when the mine closed in 1910, the lumber was brought from the hospital building in Aldrige to construct a log and lumber house. Rob's grandfather was born here in 1910, and he later attended school at the schoolhouse across from this cabin. In 1935, he married Gladys Elliott, who was one of the teachers at the schoolhouse. Their son, Jim, also attended school there and continues to live on the ranch with his wife Lorayne.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  This property is great for people who enjoy being outdoors. It is a truly western ranch experience where guests can see what cowboy life is like. Scenic horseback rides, the wildlife, petting the new foals, touring Yellowstone, taking nature hikes, listening to the many mountain songbirds, sketching the wildflowers, are just a few of the many experiences that this property has to offer. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The cabin in autumn-view wildlife from the cabin porch.

                    The cabin in autumn-view wildlife from the cabin porch.

                  • The living room has wood floors, comfortable seating and antique furnishings.

                    The living room has wood floors, comfortable seating and antique furnishings.

                  • The master bathroom has a pedestal sink and bathtub/shower.

                    The master bathroom has a pedestal sink and bathtub/shower.

                  • Master bedroom with king bed,private bath,and patio door to covered porch.

                    Master bedroom with king bed,private bath,and patio door to covered porch.

                  • Where the ranch begins.  In the distance you can see the cabin on the hill.

                    Where the ranch begins. In the distance you can see the cabin on the hill.

                  • King bed with a private bathroom.

                    King bed with a private bathroom.

                  • View from the Great Room looking into one the Master Suites.

                    View from the Great Room looking into one the Master Suites.

                  • The back covered porch has 2 large picnic tables for outside dining.

                    The back covered porch has 2 large picnic tables for outside dining.

                  • 1916 Schoolhouse on the left, Cabin on the right, covered picnic area in front.

                    1916 Schoolhouse on the left, Cabin on the right, covered picnic area in front.

                  • We offer scenic horseback rides with amazing views of the area.

                    We offer scenic horseback rides with amazing views of the area.

                  • The living room has large picture windows and patio door leading to the porch.

                    The living room has large picture windows and patio door leading to the porch.

                  • King bed, private bath, and amazing views.

                    King bed, private bath, and amazing views.

                  • The fourth bedroom has a bunk bed, a double bed, and a bathroom down the hall.

                    The fourth bedroom has a bunk bed, a double bed, and a bathroom down the hall.

                  • Our guests always enjoy the new colts in the summer.

                    Our guests always enjoy the new colts in the summer.

                  • Two twin beds with a shared bathroom in the hallway.

                    Two twin beds with a shared bathroom in the hallway.

                  • Cabin's front porch with BBQ grill.

                    Cabin's front porch with BBQ grill.

                  • Back porch views.  Elk, deer, bears, and sometimes moose are spotted out front.

                    Back porch views. Elk, deer, bears, and sometimes moose are spotted out front.

                  • Big Horn Sheep are often seen on the road near the cabin.

                    Big Horn Sheep are often seen on the road near the cabin.

                  • Double rainbow over the cabins.

                    Double rainbow over the cabins.

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