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Tranquil Private Home on the Yellowstone River

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Grizzley bear looking out back bedroom window


Last updated: 04/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This tastefully furnished lodge looking decor, YELLOWSTONE RIVERVIEW RETREAT, is located only 3 miles north from Yellowstone National Park original entrance in Gardiner, Montana. Riverview Retreat is the perfect place for fishing the Yellowstone river for as the Yellowstone river flows thru the back yard, also great for photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, or just sitting on the banks of the Yellowstone river and enjoying the tranquility of the river and Yellowstone park across the way.

This house sits on three acres, surrounded by lots of mature trees a huge yard with the back of yard being private,garden with fresh veggies., also with apple and cherry trees.

At different times of the year you may see different wildlife in the yard such as mule deer, elk, grizzly and black bear and buffalo.

Will consider case by case availability on dates and amounts. Also cash discounts, please call.

Keywords: Riverfront, Yellowstone National Park, Lodge Looking Decor., Fishing, hunting, lots of parking for large Rvs, sight seeing, and horse corrals.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of room to run and play, outside games, just need to watch small kids because of the river....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke outside and clean up butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    pets not allowed in house, but can stay in the breeze way porch that has two glass slide doors at each end....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    House is big enough for wheel chair inside, if needed please let me know and can put up a portable wheel chair ramp for entry into house....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 4-9

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Other (See Description)


  • King size beds (1) Blankets, linens, and pillows provided., Queen size Beds (1) Blankets, linens, and pillows provided, Baby Cribs (1) Linens and blankets provided., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch is queen hide-a-bed, more beds available on request, have big sun room with two glass slide doors at each end., Bunk Beds (1) bunk bed is double on bottom with twin top. Blankets, linens, and pillows provided...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Yellowstone river running thru back yard, Yellowstone park on other side of river, electric peak view, garden with fresh in season veggis., horse corrals available with water tank bring your own feed, and for you hunters meat pole provided....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Have satellite radio stations....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish network....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    DVD library. Old and new movies....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Electric peak and Yellowstone Park can be seen from the back yard or windows of the bedrooms. ...moreless

  • River
  • Water View:

    Sit on the bank of Yellowstone River with Yellowstone park on the other side....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    House is sitting right on the banks of Yellowstone River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Negotiable


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Fans in the bedrooms and livingroom. Large windows in the rooms to let in the cool eve. breezes....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer sheets provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All kitchen, bathroom and bedroom linens provided....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Lots of parking and room to play....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Have electric hook-up but must be self contained....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    no phone, but we have cell phone coverage....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Soaps and bleach provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    only used during winter months(Oct. thru March)....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you will need to cook....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Soaps provided....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    coffee maker, bagel and toast toaster, blender, crock pot, spices, and paper towels. Everything you will need. We also grow a large garden so fresh veggis, as they become ripe....moreless

  • Microwave:

    with microwaveable dishes....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stocked with Ketchup, mustard, and Mayo. and other stuff....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    In progress building a patio for the 2011 year. Will also have outside table and chairs. Outside furniture....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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summer $1350/5 nights(Minimum - Extra Nights $240/night-cash discount-7% bed tax
winter rate $200.00 nightly plus 7% bedtax.
$15/pet - $300 security deposit - $400 deposit with pets.
Security deposit due to secure rerservation.
Full refund minus $50.00 re booking fee prior to 45 days
No refund on cancellations less then 45 days prior to check-in or early departure.
Damage, missing items or excessive cleaning post check-out charge to 14 days
after departure will be charged from security deposit.

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman Montana
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gardiner, Montana
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
Livingston, Montana
52 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Livingston, Montana
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gardiner, Montana
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Yellowstone park
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Daily's Lake

Car: Necessary

Our home is located 3 miles from the entrance into Yellowstone Park and Gardiner Montana. The house with a huge back yard and garden sits on the banks of Yellowstone river. This home is far enough out of town so you hear no noise at night but close enough if you need to run in to enjoy some day and night life. We offer out door seating on the river bank to enjoy the scenery, sounds of the river and just the tranquil feeling you will get. In Gardiner there are lots of Gift shops, grocery store, Bars and different kinds of restaurants.

Other Activities: Yellowstone National Park is in your back yard. There is wild river rafting and fishing on the Yellowstone River, Horseback riding along with dinners up in the mountains. Yellowstone National Park offers lots of site seeing, museums, and history of the area.

Golf: There is golfing in Livingstone Montana, 53 miles from the house. Also Bozeman Montana has a golf course which is about 80 miles from the house.

Ski: In the winter time Yellowstone Park has some of the best cross country skiing around. Not only awsome scenry but the animal life you will see. You also have down hill skiing in Bozeman Montana about 80 miles away and both cross country and down hill skiing in Big Sky Montana about 130 miles away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: Joe is a 4th generation Karnes who has lived in the area all his life and has graduated from Gardiner schools. Sandy moved to Gardiner, from Northern Idaho, met and married Joe in 1982. We have raised 3 wonderful boys, Jim, Jeff, and Jake. Jim and Jeff are in the Navy and Jake is now a marine. Jeff is married to a girl from Washington state by the name of Ryanne. We are a very family and friend oriented family. We have supported the town and school of Gardiner with a lot of pride of the area. Joe and I have been active leaders of the local 4-h club for over 10 years. All our boys have been in 4-h, showing horses, sheep and beef and doing quite well. Joe works for the Montana dept of transportation and I work for Yellowstone Natl. Park. We are both Motor vehicle and equipment operators. Joe and I like to meet new people, and like to make new friends.

Why the Owner Chose Gardiner:
Joe and I have inherited this home, we would love to share is tranquility, and beautiful setting with you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home and area is just a nice area to come and De-stress and relax and enjoy the river, yard, wildlife and the birds chirping in the trees

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Speaks: english

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  • Grizzley bear looking out back bedroom window

    Grizzley bear looking out back bedroom window

  • Front of house with cow elk.

    Front of house with cow elk.

  • Kitchen and Dining room.

    Kitchen and Dining room.

  • Master bedroom with King log bed.

    Master bedroom with King log bed.

  • Main bathroom with double sink.

    Main bathroom with double sink.

  • Buck deer in flower bed.

    Buck deer in flower bed.

  • Grizzley cub in back yard

    Grizzley cub in back yard

  • Winter time.

    Winter time.

  • Front of house with Electric peak in back ground.

    Front of house with Electric peak in back ground.

  • Kitchen.


  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • 2nd bedroom with Queen log bed. Log bunk bed with double on bottom and twin.

    2nd bedroom with Queen log bed. Log bunk bed with double on bottom and twin.

  • Half bathroom at back door.

    Half bathroom at back door.

  • Big back yard and garden with Yellowstone park and river in back ground

    Big back yard and garden with Yellowstone park and river in back ground

  • Big back yard.

    Big back yard.

  • Bison in back yard.

    Bison in back yard.

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