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Entrance to Wonderland! with the Comfort of Home

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Enjoy the Adventure & Beauty of Montana at Yellowstone!

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Gardiner house description

Elk River Lodge is very comfortably appointed. Please see the reviews from our guests! Our goal is your comfort, relaxation and enjoyment for an Exceptional visit to Yellowstone National Park!

Elk River Lodge at Yellowstone is a very comfortable, well-furnished, relaxing home at the Original Historic Entrance to Yellowstone. An excellent location for your Adventures in Yellowstone and southwest Montana!

Local Services and Information: If more relaxation is in mind, there are restaurants, deli's and grills conveniently available within a short walk.

If you arrive from the North, you will have an exquisitely beautiful drive through Paradise Valley (Hwy 89 S). Elk River Lodge is located in the ''cowboy'' town of Gardiner, Montana, you will find most anything you need - Restaurants, Galleries, Camping goods, Gift shops; the North Entrance Shopping Center (groceries). Guides and outfitters are available for Adventures in fishing, horseback riding and whitewater rafting! World Class fishing streams are located within 1-mile of the house, plus more in the interior of Yellowstone. Convenient access to the Park for photography.

Home Amenities: Elk River Lodge is furnished for your enjoyment & comfort: Central Air Conditioning, Satellite Television, Wi-Fi, DVD player, all linens, paper goods. The kitchen is fully furnished with appliances, dishes and utensils. The home is kid-friendly and furnished with games and books. 2 bedrooms, 2 queen beds; 2nd bedroom has daybed twin w/trundle, 2 full baths. Master bedroom has private bath.

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Keywords: Private home in the small mountain town of Gardiner, Montana on the North border of Yellowstone National Park.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 Year Age Minimum...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master Bedroom w/ Private Full Master Bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            Twin Daybed w/Trundel; Pack-n-Play available on request...moreless

          • Queen-size Beds (2); Daybed twin with pull-out twin-trundle; Comfortable Soft-Top Beds! (1) Roll-away twin. (1) Fold-away crib. (1) baby high chair. Please call ahead to make arrangements for high chair, crib or roll-away twin. The home most comfortably sleeps 6....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Private Master Bath; Adjustable showerhead sprays...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Adjustable showerhead sprays...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Elk River Lodge provides convenient ease of access to the Northern Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, just two blocks from the Park boundary. The North Entrance Gate is 1/4 mile away....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Books & Magazines focus on Yellowstone National Park & the West...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Monopoly, Chess, Cards, Twister, Checkers, & more....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Family Programing...moreless

              • Television:

                32' LCD-HD Samsung Television - SurroundSound...moreless

              • Toys:

                Assortment of toys for children...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Focuses on Yellowstone N.P. and family selections....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Monument View:

                Historic Roosevelt Arch - 3 blocks...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Located in the heart of the small 'cowboy' town of Gardiner, a lovely view of Electric Peak is available through the Living Room and 2nd BR windows....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Snowmobiling
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Child's highchair available on request....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Comfortable seating for 6...moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                Off-street parking for 2 vehicles. There is on-street parking for 1 small vehicle, please make arrangements during booking for a third vehicle....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                The parking area is 26 feet (7.9 meters) long & 20 feet (6 meters) wide. There is space for 2 vehicles, or 1 vehicle & 1 small trailer, or boat. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Private machine w/ soap...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Secured with password...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                12-cup Coffee maker...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Generous utensils available for in-home meal preparation...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully furnished with dishes & utensils...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Soap included...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Appliances, utensils, spices & condiments, paper goods, pot & pans, dishware, silverware....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Full-size...moreless

              • Oven:

                Full-size electric oven...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Patio area located in backyard with privacy fence....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 5
              from 43 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter; 1cpl; +$50/2cpl;
              Nov 3 - Apr 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $130
              $810

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              Spring; 1cpl +$50/2cpl
              May 1 - May 21, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $150
              $950

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              High Season
              May 22 - Sep 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,610
              Fall; 1cpl +$50/2cpl;
              Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $150
              $950

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $230

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              Refer to Rental Contract for further details.

              No pets, No smoking .

              Refund up to 30 days prior, less rebooking fee, $75.

              If cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of rental payment.

              If payment is made by check, arrangements are to be made directly with the Property Owner.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/17/2014
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              Location

              90 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bozeman, Montana
              0.01 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              1 block
              357 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Virgelle Ferry, Virgell, Montana
              53 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Livingston, Montana
              389 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Havre, Montana
              0.01 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              MT Hwy 89 S
              0.01 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              1 block
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Cross Country Skiing, Yellowstone
              1106 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Gold Beach, Oregon

              Car: Necessary

              The Lamar Valley in Yellowstone is the Serengetti of North America. The premier location to view wildlife such as bison, elk, wolves and bear (plus more!) is located a mere 30 miles inside the Park. Yellowstone Association Institute Field Classes, National Park Ranger-led programs, hikes and activities; Chico Hot Springs - a Hot Spring Spa with a fine dining restaurant is located a 30 mile-drive north. Yellowstone Association Institute Field Classes.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2009

              About the owner: Gardiner, Montana is my home. I enjoy the lifestyle and charm of living in a small 'tucked-in-the-wilderness' town. As you walk to the Post Office or grocery store, people will wave to you on the way. Surrounded by mountains, beautiful 'Big Sky' and wildlife. Some say this is 'the end of the road.' I prefer to think of it as 'the Beginning of the Road.' ,

              Why the Owner Chose Gardiner:
              It is a beautiful treasure to have Yellowstone for my home. I remember the wonder and excitement of my first trip here. The roaring geysers, the painter's palettes of radiant hues shimmering under the waters of the bubbling steamy hot springs. Wildlife with no fear. Herds of free-roaming great bison, majestic elk, ambling grizzly and black bears. Mountainsides of rainbows of wildflowers. It will be my pleasure to share Elk River Lodge and the beauty of Yellowstone with you. I trust that the wonder will touch your life, refresh you and you will take some of the Wonder, Excitement and Beauty home with you.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Some have said that a lifetime could be spent here and not see it all. The opportunities are: Viewing wildlife in their natural environment is a premier point in visiting Yellowstone. In the fall (full rut starts approximately Sept 12), is a favorite time to come see the exciting Elk Rut, where the Majestic Elk Bulls in their Prime vie with each other for their harem for cows. Mammoth (5 miles south) is a main viewing area. Bison are easily viewed in both the Lamar and Hayden Valleys. Wolves are most likely to be found in the Lamar Valley. All of these areas are within driving distance with beautiful Wilderness Scenery along the way. There is Incredibly More to see than I could ever possible describe in a short paragraph!! Pristine Wilderness... Wildlife... Geysers... Hot Springs... History... Fishing... Hiking... and More! A Lifetime of Adventure!! Gardiner is the headquarters for the Yellowstone Association, which holds Institute Field Classes relating to the environment, biology, geology and history of the Yellowstone area. These exciting Institute Classes take place in the field viewing first hand what is being learned. The Elk River Lodge is located 3 blocks from the Heritage Resource Center for the National Park Service of Yellowstone National Park, where resides the archives, library and museum artifacts relating to the history of Yellowstone. With appointments/library card one may explore the fascinating history and artifacts of Yellowstone. During the winter season the rental is available for long-term rental at a reduced rate - November 3, 2014 through April 30, 2015. Elk River Lodge is a very convenient location for those who study/watch wildlife in the Lamar Valley, photographers & fishermen, or just enjoying the Adventure of Yellowstone. Please ask owner for details.


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              • Enjoy the Adventure & Beauty of Montana at Yellowstone!

                Enjoy the Adventure & Beauty of Montana at Yellowstone!

              • Satellite TV - 27' LCD TV , DVD/VHS;

                Satellite TV - 27' LCD TV , DVD/VHS;

              • Comfortable Living Room Seating - LCD-HD 32' TV - WiFi; DVD, VCR Player, Gam

                Comfortable Living Room Seating - LCD-HD 32' TV - WiFi; DVD, VCR Player, Gam

              • 2nd Bedroom w/ added Daybed & Trundle - (sleeps 2); Comfortable Soft-Top Beds

                2nd Bedroom w/ added Daybed & Trundle - (sleeps 2); Comfortable Soft-Top Beds

              • Master Bedroom with Private Full Master bathroom. Comfortable Soft-top.

                Master Bedroom with Private Full Master bathroom. Comfortable Soft-top.

              • Elk River Lodge; New 2009; Your Comfort & Convenience for a Wonderful Vacation!

                Elk River Lodge; New 2009; Your Comfort & Convenience for a Wonderful Vacation!

              • The Yellowstone River as it flows through Gardiner.

                The Yellowstone River as it flows through Gardiner.

              • Enjoy your Adventure at Yellowstone with us at Elk River Lodge!

                Enjoy your Adventure at Yellowstone with us at Elk River Lodge!

              • Fully Furnished Kitchen  & Dining Area; Sunny South Window

                Fully Furnished Kitchen & Dining Area; Sunny South Window

              • 1st Full-sized Bath

                1st Full-sized Bath

              • 2nd Bedroom w/Queen Bed; Comfortable Soft-top; plus Daybed w/trundle

                2nd Bedroom w/Queen Bed; Comfortable Soft-top; plus Daybed w/trundle

              • Master Bedroom; Queen bed with soft-top mattress

                Master Bedroom; Queen bed with soft-top mattress

              • Patio Area with Gas Grill

                Patio Area with Gas Grill

              • Approaching the village of Gardiner. The Historic Roosevelt Arch in background.

                Approaching the village of Gardiner. The Historic Roosevelt Arch in background.

              • Beautiful Yellowstone River - World Class Fishing, within a short drive

                Beautiful Yellowstone River - World Class Fishing, within a short drive

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $130 - $230 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

              View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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