Lazy M Mountain Cabin- a Cozy Mountain Getaway

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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. From The Lazy M Yellowstone National Park is a scenic 20-25 minute drive. Our cabin is 30 minutes from Chico Hot Springs, an hour from Livingston, and hour and a half from Bozeman Airport.

The cabin is adjacent to Cinnabar Creek, which is great for small trout fishing, and has a magnificent porch with Adirondack chairs to enjoy the beautiful mountain view. If you want to just sit back and relax you can spend hours sitting on the porch next to the creek drinking coffee or wine while reading one of our many books or just enjoying the peaceful environment. Watch deer, elk, and big horn sheep in the meadow out the front door, along the creek or on the nearby bluffs. Bears have also been seen from the porch and along the road. If you are really lucky you may even see a mountain lion. During the evening hours make sure to keep an ear open for howling wolves.

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

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.


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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Additional small 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:

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

  • Games For Kids


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Located next to Cinnabar Creek...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Wireless Internet:

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

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic and French Press ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric stove with oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered front porch and Creekside Deck...moreless

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


Write a review 4.5
from 42 traveler reviews
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Off Season
Oct 15 - Apr 14
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • 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

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
In Gardiner
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 89

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

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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

  • Male Big Horn Sheep on the cliff adjacent to cabin

    Male Big Horn Sheep on the cliff adjacent to 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 and Dining Area

    Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Front View of the Cabin from the Creek

    Front View of the Cabin from the Creek

  • The Creek

    The Creek

  • small black bear eating berries on the property

    small black bear eating berries on the property

  • buck deer right next to the porch

    buck deer right next to the porch

  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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