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Lazy M Mountain Cabin- a Cozy Mountain Getaway

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gardiner cabin description

Our cabin is nestled in the majestic mountain terrain of Gallatin National Forest and is just twelve miles from Gardiner, a year round gateway to Yellowstone National Park. It is the perfect distance to be able to enjoy Yellowstone but be able to get away from the crowds.

The cabin is adjacent to Cinnabar Creek, which is great for trout fishing, and has a magnificent porch with Adirondack chairs to enjoy the beautiful mountain view.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, pull out sleeper in main cabin and a Tulikivi Fireplace.

The city of Bozeman is 90 miles west with numerous restaurants and shops.

Cooke City is 63 miles away and Livingston is 60 miles away.

This is a mountain cabin in the heart of Montana’s wilderness. While it has most of the amenities of home, it is still a rustic cabin. We have books, travel guides and games in the cabin, along with wireless internet (due to the cabin's remote location the speed is slow). There is no TV or phone in the cabin.

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Additional child sleeps on portable mattress on floor (provided by homeowner)...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                NO SMOKING anywhere on the property...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                With signed Pet Agreement No additional fee...moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Main Room: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                queen sleeper sofa memory foam mattress...moreless

              • Extremely comfortable queen bed in bedroom. Queen Sleeper Sofa in Main Room- very comfortable with memory foam mattress- unlike any sleeper sofa you have ever slept on. 4 guests max, plus 1 additional small child allowed. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


              • There is not a separate sink in the bathroom.

              Other Amenities

                  • No phone or TV. Cell phone service is unreliable. Wireless Internet is slow speed (great for checking emails but no streaming movies or music) Non smokers only! No smoking anywhere on the property! ...moreless


                  • Books:

                    Many fiction and non-fiction books on Yellowstone area. Other books as well....moreless

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Games:

                    A variety of family games, including Yellowstone Monopoly ...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure
                  • Family


                  • Forests
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Rural
                  • Mountain View
                  • Water View:

                    Located next to Cinnabar Creek...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 5 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Living Room:

                            Seats 5 on couch, love seat and rocking chair...moreless

                          • Gas Fireplace:

                            It is conveniently connected to the thermostat....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            Tulikivi Fireplace- a Finnish soapstone fireplace that releases heat for 12-18 hours after each fire. Used first and foremost to provide heat....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Slow speed that is good for checking emails. No streaming movies or music....moreless

                          • Wood Stove
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Fireplace
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            No Trailers or RVs. 2 car maximum....moreless

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Firewood
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Vacuum System
                          • Living Area


                          • Pantry Items:

                            We try to keep basics such as salt, pepper, flour and sugar in the pantry. ...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Stove
                          • Kitchen:

                            Spacious main room has a fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans, knifes, dinnerware and utensils. Appliances include; toaster, coffee machine, crock pot, hand mixer and microwave....moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Automatic and French Press ...moreless

                          • Stove:

                            electric stove with oven...moreless


                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Covered front porch and Creekside Deck...moreless

                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover


                          Write a review 4.2
                          from 21 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off Season
                          Oct 15 - Apr 14
                          2 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                          • Tax Rate 7%


                          No Cleaning Fees Added!

                          Summer rate- $1000 a week

                          Off Season Rate- $900 a week

                          Rate does not include 7% Montana Lodging Fee or Refundable Security Deposit ($150-$300 depending on length of stay)

                          Will allow 2 night rentals during Off Season or when only 2 nights are available during the summer. $50 cleaning fee for 2 night rentals.

                          Accept either Credit Cards, via PayPal or Check.

                          Price does not include refundable security deposit.

                          Half of rental fee due to confirm reservation, remaining payment and security deposit due 2 weeks prior to stay

                          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                          Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                          90 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highway 89
                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          In Gardiner

                          Car: Necessary

                          The LazyM is located 4 miles off Highway 89 near Gardiner, Montana (Yellowstone's North Entrance). This is the ideal location for day trips into Yellowstone National Park, while being able to return to quiet seclusion of sitting on the deck overlooking Cinnabar Creek. Hiking, Horseback riding, skiing, are all available nearby. Whitewater rafting and world class fishing on the Yellowstone are just a 10 minute drive.

                          Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing from the property as well as in Yellowstone.

                          Ski: For downhill skiing Bridger Bowl is 80 miles away from the cabin. Lots of cross country skiing in the area.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1994

                          About the owner: Paul and Emily purchased our property in 1994 after looking for a number of years. Emily's great grandfather had owned a general store next to the Crow Indian reservation in the 1890's. Her grandmother grew up in Anaconda, Montana. We have always enjoyed the landscape and dry mountain air of Montana. Paul and Emily had vacationed for many years in Yellowstone National Park before we purchased the LazyM. Day to day operation of the LazyM is done by Paul and Emily's daughter Laurel

                          Why the Owner Chose Gardiner:
                          We choose this location because of it's proximity to Yellowstone Park and the beautiful scenery of Paradise Valley while allowing us quiet seclusion when needed. We enjoy hiking, fishing and both downhill and cross country skiing.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          Sitting on the porch or deck you have a wonderful view of Cinnabar mountain. At night you can sleep with the sound of the creek flowing by and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Our cabin was built in the 1950's and we have tried to preserve it's original charm. We have white pine floors in the main cabin and rustic kitchen cabinets.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                          Links to more information:

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Front view of cabin

                            Front view of cabin

                          • Adirondack chairs on the porch

                            Adirondack chairs on the porch

                          • Bedroom with Queen Bed

                            Bedroom with Queen Bed

                          • Living room with fire in the Tulikivi Fireplace

                            Living room with fire in the Tulikivi Fireplace

                          • View of the Cabin

                            View of the Cabin

                          • Deer on the property

                            Deer on the property

                          • Big Horn Sheep on Cinnabar Basin Road during 2011 Rut

                            Big Horn Sheep on Cinnabar Basin Road during 2011 Rut

                          • Paradise Valley

                            Paradise Valley

                          • Large open living room

                            Large open living room

                          • Kitchen & Dining Area

                            Kitchen & Dining Area

                          • Front View of the Cabin from the Creek

                            Front View of the Cabin from the Creek

                          • The Creek

                            The Creek

                          • Male Big Horn Sheep on the cliff adjacent to cabin

                            Male Big Horn Sheep on the cliff adjacent to cabin

                          • The View from the Porch

                            The View from the Porch

                          • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

                            Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

                          • Swan Lake Flats, Yellowstone National Park

                            Swan Lake Flats, Yellowstone National Park

                          VRBO #197905

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, July 06, 2014

                          $135 - $150 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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