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Rustic elegance with stunning, panoramic views of Yellowstone National Park on the banks of the Yellowstone River. We offer a unique, creative, upscale experience in a premier location for a truly memorable vacation.
This properties breathtaking scenery of Yellowstone National Park called for a glorious space, so we built it...
As artists, we wanted to create something different, tasteful and creative, where our guests could experience the grand views of Yellowstone in a unique way, wrapped in luxury and rustic elegance. High ceilings, huge windows, heavenly beds with down comforters, a gourment kitchen with high end appliances, leather furniture, antiques, original art, creative details....We wanted it all.
We appreciate beauty in nature, architecture, and art and feel more people should have that opportunity. So now, you can experience Yellowstone, nature and wildlife, along with original fine art, in a finely designed, deluxe, comfortable and relaxing space. Designing the building in harmony with nature, we oriented it to the south, to take in loads of sunshine and even provide solar hot water for you too!
Our location is phenomenal - dramatic yet convenient. We are directly on the banks of the Yellowstone River with glorious, panoramic views overlooking Yellowstone National Park and Electric Peak (one of the highest peaks in Yellowstone). Watch sunrise on Electric Peak, wildlife roam through Yellowstone and sunset colors reflect on the Yellowstone River...all right out the windows!
Sitting at the far edge of Gardiner (a very small town), we’re close enough to walk (or ride one of our cruiser bikes! which are provided) to all the amenities...restaurants, groceries, shops, white water rafting, ice cream, pizza, etc.
The convenience of our property will make your vacation feel simplified and relaxed. By road, the Roosevelt Arch - the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park - is just a mile away. The Boiling River is just 2 miles away, where you can soak in the hot springs of Yellowstone. If you'd rather just watch Yellowstone from the deck or out the windows, we offer books, literature, chess, board games and puzzles. For the more adventurous in the family, they can walk up to one of the white water rafting companies in town, where they'll suit you up for a ride down the river - and they can wave to the other family members who are reading on the deck!
We have been enjoying our home, studios and gallery for a couple years now. Many people have come into our Elk River Art Studio & Gallery and commented on what a magnificent space it is and how they would love to sit, with the art around them, and take in those views for a while themselves. We’ve always felt that we have been extremely lucky and that more people should have the opportunity to experience living close to nature as well as with original fine art. It's good for the soul. So it gave us an idea….
We've renovated our Gallery and Studio spaces to accommodate overnight guests in this luxurious, creative setting.
We have found an historic, antique Yellowstone National Park luggage cart and we restored it to become your dining table, (seats 12) complete with antique pack saddles with custom made pendants that will be your dining chandelier.
Your gourmet kitchen has high end appliances - We are so excited to offer our guests the expereince of cooking on a Lacanche range (simply the VERY best we believe - made in France and brought to us via ocean freight, so you can experience a range like no other!), a Subzero refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher drawers, too. There are soapstone countertops, antique hutches, and island seating. Fully stocked with pots, pans, glasses, dishes, etc, all you’ll need to bring is the food. (OR, the refrigerator can be stocked in advance, or catering arranged, with a bit of prior notice.)
If you'd prefer some outdoor cooking, the gas grill on the deck overlooks Yellowstone National Park and the Yellowstone River. You can fish in the river and grill them on the deck!
Each bedroom (there are 5 total - 4 attached and one unattached) has luxury linens with down comforters and down pillows and each has a private bath. In the Studio Suite, this sky lit bedroom has a king bed and windows overlooking Yellowstone National Park.
In your Gallery living room, simply enjoy the art and the Yellowstone views out the large windows - or use the drawing table/game table for family board games and puzzles (supplied).
For a luxury camping experience (commonly termed “glamping” these days), we’re creating an oasis by the river - included in your rental. At the river's edge and tucked into the riverbank, made from river rock, driftwood and screened in on one side, it’s the perfect way to experience sleeping close to nature. You'll hear the sounds of the river, and watch the stars in the “big sky”.... all while in a cozy bed with lamps and books on your bedside. The space can be used as a quiet ‘out post’ for the more adventurous couple or as a unique family camping experience. It’s complete with one luxury queen and 2 twin beds (bunks).
Let your creativity spark, let nature soak in, surround yourself with beauty and art, experience a new adventure, allow yourself the time and space to relax. Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place and your memories will last a lifetime – so we want to make it a truly unique experience for you. The way life in the Rocky Mountains should be – creative, artistic rustic elegance, close to, and in harmony with nature.
We're excited to share our spectacular mountain home with you. There's A LOT to experience in Yellowstone (we certainly love it!) and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction to help make it a vacation of a lifetime for you.
Your hosts, Shirl & John
Keywords: Luxury vacation retreat on the Yellowstone River, mountain & river views, upscale private home, adjacent to Yellowstone National Park
All with luxury linens, down comforters and private baths....
Studio Suite, skylit king bedroom with windows overlooking Yellowstone National Park and the Yellowstone River.
Gallery Suite has expansive views of Yellowstone and the River with an in room air conditioner.
Yellowstone Suite, features sliding french doors onto the yard and huge windows for great views of Yellowstone National Park and the Yellowstone River, complete with a window seat.
Montana Suite, features a private bath with tub and 'old west' antiques.
River Bed - our 'outpost' by the edge of the Yellowstone River.... Accessible down a walkway from the main house - unattached and private. Great for a couples getaway, an adventurous spirit or family 'glamping'. Complete with a luxury queen and 2 twin beds (bunks). We offer all the luxury in our 'outpost' - down comforters and down pillows, electricity and glorious views of the river and sky!...with a full private bath in the main house. Sorry, but it is not meant for the handicapped, unsupervised small children or the sedentary. Some physical exersion is required for the experience.
(1) Sleeper sofa available in the Main Lodge...moreless
Studio Bath offers hand made ceiling tiles, stone tile show, antique vanity, leaded glass windows and antique lighting.
Gallery Bath offers a large walk in stone tile shower with convertible hand held showerhead, natural stone sink and handmade light fixtures.
Yellowstone Bath offers a curved glass shower with glass floor tiles, limestone walls and antique crystal lighting.
Montana Bath offers an antique vanity with heart shaped stone sink, antique tin wainscoting and a tiled tub /shower with glass door.
River Bed Bathroom offers a walk in slate tile shower with a hand painted ceiling mural with river rock details and an antique vanity and sink. ...moreless
Please note - We have a large flat screen TV with DVD player for movies, but no satellite / cable....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hunting Big Game
Hunting Small Game
Seating for 12 people
We offer room air conditioners in the Dining / Kitchen and the Gallery Bedroom....moreless
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
For the summer 2015 season, we accept 6 nights or longer reservations through 2014. Beginning Jan 1 2015, we accept shorter reservations of 3 to 5 nights.
50% deposit to reserve dates
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*Soaking in the Hot Springs - 'Boiling River', a natural feature in Yellowstone National Park, is just 2 miles away and Chico Hot Springs Resort, with fine dining, is a scenic 30 minute dirve.
*Photography...since Yellowstone National Park is right out your windows!
About the owner: My husband and I are artists living, working and raising 2 children at the edge of Yellowstone National Park. We enjoy living with wildlife and nature surrounding us. We get outside every chance we get - I pack up my easel and paint in Yellowstone often and in our 'spare time' we hike, cross country ski, canoe and kayak.
Why the Owner Chose Gardiner: We literally searched for years looking for 'the spot'. We are artists fortunate enough to live where ever we'd like and being surrounded by natural beauty is important to us. It doesn't get much better than this....the property is south facing with glorious views of Yellowstone National Park on the Yellowstone River. Yellowstone National Park was the world's first National Park - and there's a reason why. It's AMAZING! You could never be bored there is so much to see - from wildlife, to geysers, to awe-inspiring landscapes. Plus we're at the edge of a wonderful, friendly small town. We can walk to the grocery store, and Yellowstone National Park, too! Hiking, skiing and soaking in the hot springs are just minutes away. AND, we're close enough to take advantage of Livingston and Bozeman, Montana - a couple great towns with good vibes and bigger amentities. You can get to lots of art, outdoor activities and shopping after a beautiful drive up Paradise Valley (aptly named!). For a little longer day drives, Jackson Hole and the Tetons, Red Lodge Montana (over the Beartooth Mountains) or Cody Wyoming make for a couple great 'loops' through Yellowstone. That's why we call our spot 'the center of the universe'.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Not too many places on this Earth have what we have. How many people can watch a wolf pack hunt, eagles and osprey catch fish, bison herds graze, elk swim and twin pronghorns born - right from their dining room window? We've seen all of that and more. We watch Electric Peak (one of the highest mountains in Yellowstone Park), as the sun rises it turns a beautiful 'morning pink' with the soft sounds of the river in the background. We watch the sun set and turn the river to a ribbon of orange, then at night, with the moon above, the river again comes alive and sparkles with the moons reflection. And we see shooting stars right from our bedroom, in Montana's 'big sky'.
We want our guests to not only experience this tremendous natural beauty, but also to surround them with art and a creative spirit. On vacation, when you have the time to take it all in, the sparks may rub off...and we'd love to be responsible for igniting your creativity or creating a memory of a lifetime!