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Yellowstone Park Cabin on Private Creek, Other Lodging, Close to Activities

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Gardiner cabin description

The creek cabin is on it's original location right on the creek built by our family members in the 1800's. It's restoration will be finished in April 2014. It has 2 quality queen beds, 1 bathroom. Taking reservations now. Will update with more pictures once finished. Going to very nice, comfy and cozy.

Original open floor plan with kitchen, dining, and living area. Big two tier outdoor deck right over the creek.
Big refrigerator, electric stove, granite sink, L shaped counter top, shelves, table and chairs, couch, bench, beds, lamps, side tables. All quality dishes and linens provided. Big windows for big views of mountains and animals on 3 sides. The back side has 2 old homesteader buildings staying in place to give it privacy from the Schoolhouse cabin. The creek cabin can also be used for families needing more lodging in addition to the ranch's other private lodging.

Big windows allow for great mountain views, as well as the creek sounds so close.

We have friendly ranch animals all about: horses, cows, dogs, cats, all that enjoy visitors and special treats. Other wildlife roam all year around, much is based on wolf activity.

Our family homesteaded, bought out the other homesteaders. They hand cut lumber, cleared the mountain meadows, raised hay, cattle, had pet moose whom were numerous on our creek before wolf introduction. Our private beautiful basin is made up of 3 ranches, no public access through our area. We have been fortunate to keep it private all this time being next to Yellowstone.

We raised buffalo for years even many years into wolf introduction. We recently moved the buffalo to another location due to hardship of protected wolves & grizzly bears frequenting the area. Our resident herd of hundreds of elk being run by predators tear down our fences daily. Our horses & cows are less likely to follow, and wolves have preferred elk and buffalo.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            creek is close right off the deck...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible

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

          • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            both queen beds and couch in same open living area of cabin...moreless

          • 2 queen beds and smaller leather couch in open floorplan of living area...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            barn wood and old tin line the walls...moreless

          • one bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, hooks for hanging stuff

          Other Amenities

              • Creek cabin is one of the homestead family cabins restored on our historic private beautiful ranch next to Yellowstone Park....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Water Parks

              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 View:

                Mountains all around including Yellowstone Park mountains...moreless

              • Rural:

                private ranch basin next to Yellowstone Park...moreless

              • Ski-In:

                cross country ski on ranch driveway area & meadows from the door...moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                cross country ski on ranch driveway area and meadows from the door...moreless

              • Water View:

                The creek is right off the front porch...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Two tier deck right over the creek next to ranch driveway....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                working on internet service...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Bicycles
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  fall-winter-spring
                  Oct 1 - May 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $135
                  $700 $1,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200 $4,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning less than week $50
                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  Refund if we can re-book dates less a $50 fee.

                  Payment in full 60 days prior to arrival.


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                  Last updated: 09/10/2014
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                  Location

                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bozeman Belgrade International airport
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Gardiner bars
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Livingston
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Livingston depot
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 89
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lighthouse Restaurant
                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  bridger Bowl
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Yellowstone river has various sandy beaches

                  Car: Necessary

                  Lodging is on our private homestead ranch in a quiet and beautiful mountain basin next to park. Old Yellowstone trail connects to our ranch road at Yellowstone River.

                  Takes me 20 minutes to get to park line, or 25 minutes to get to Gardiner. Will take you a little longer due to the scenery, animals, unfamiliar with the road...

                  Our neighboring ranch offers horseback rides and zip-lines 5 minutes away, as well as river rafting packages. Our other ranch neighbor is currently creating a $23 million $$ hot springs resort 10 minutes away at the bottom of our road next to Yellowstone River. It's the old LeDuke Hot Springs area where the Corwin Springs Hotel burned down in 1916.

                  The north entrance at Gardiner, MT is the only Yellowstone Park entrance open year-round , and the original entrance with the rock arch which is great for family photos. It's a great entrance to explore Mammoth Hot Springs, 49th parallel where the natural hot springs are right off the river you easily walk to right inside the park line, including exploring Old Faithful and the thousands of other geysers in the park.

                  A main point of interest between us and Yellowstone Park/Gardiner is the Devil’s Slide. This is a rock formation roughly five miles northwest of Gardiner, MT and it is visible from highway 89, and you can get close to it driving from our road, Cinnabar Basin which runs into Old Yellowstone Trail between us and the park before you get to Gardiner. You can also see the travertine rock quarry that instrumental in travertine sales.

                  The Stagecoach trail walking history area is at bottom of our Cinnabar Basin road going North into Yankee Jim Canyon. There's a few spots you could picnic on the river of sandy beaches and big rocks to play on, as well as old signage advertisements painted on the rocks in the 1800's meant for stagecoach travelers going to Yellowstone Park.

                  Complete with friendly animals, wildlife on the ranch and during your drive, and still close to many activities including the park. We are like an extension to the park. Our road Cinnabar Basin runs into Old Yellowstone Trail on the Yellowstone River that leads you to the park a few miles before Gardiner. Or you can take the highway parallel to it, reach Gardiner first, then go into the park.

                  Lodging is quality, comfy, cozy, with everything you need, big yard & fire pit, creeks and ponds, animals that visit, beautiful scenery. Other restored log lodging on the ranch.

                  We have a wonderful fresh and fair priced restaurant 'The Lighthouse' near the same location at bottom of our road right off the highway, easy for going or coming back from Gardiner. My family's favorite place to eat as well as our guests.

                  We have dogs & cats that like to visit you, as well as friendly horses and cows that all love attention and treats too. They are outdoor animals not allowed inside.

                  There are many public accesses to Yellowstone River to do your own fishing or floating right from the Old Yellowstone Trail at bottom of our road. We have a creek that flows all the way through our place and down along our road to the river. Can try to fish some of those spots as well. It's a bit trickier fishing due to willows for the moose, and the fish are more skittish. I can send you an email detailing areas of interest and whom to contact.

                  We are a like an extension to Yellowstone park.

                  We are:

                  5 minutes to horseback riding & zip lining

                  10 minutes to Yellowstone River, river rafting

                  10 minutes to hot springs wellness with ranch neighbor 15 minutes to park line on Old Yellowstone Trail

                  15 minutes to Lighthouse Restaurant (fresh incredible food)

                  15 minutes to Devil's slide-natural rock formation

                  20 minutes to Gardiner

                  25 minutes to park pay shack inside park

                  25 minutes to Yankee Jim Canyon, stagecoach trail-historic

                  30 minutes to boiling river, natural hot springs right inside park

                  35 minutes to Mammoth Hot Springs, ice skating, cross ctry skiing

                  40 minutes to Chico Hot Springs

                  60 minutes to Old Faithful Of course,

                  **these times could be interrupted with animals getting in your way, or you driving slower in awe of the beauty.

                  The lodge has satellite wifi. If you need high usage, it will be additional per GB which is our cost. Looking into getting direct wifi in cabin lodging.

                  Email anytime for any questions or information needed of the area. We are here to help you in any way.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1893

                  About the owner: McDonald family homesteaded this basin in the 1800's on their way to visit Yellowstone Park. They bought the other homesteaders out, living in seclusion working hard, cutting lumber from the forests, clearing fields for hay, working cattle, filling their bellies with local elk, deer, moose, wild strawberries, and even kept ice in a little mini log ice house on the side of the mountain. They had a keen eye to keep safe from the numerous grizzly bears and many a story to tell of that. Great Grandma McDonald still holds the record for harvest of Montana's largest grizzly when this griz decided to see what was in the storeroom while Great Grpa was in town getting supplies. Our kid's grpa, Jack McDonald worked for the park for 43 years, the longest working park employee while enjoying raising his family on the ranch, along with many pet moose. Riding horses hunting indian arrowheads and special rocks was a favorite hobby of the family. We are now the 5th generation McDonald family preserving the original homestead cabins, sharing the beauty. We spend the summers competing in rodeos with our 3 kids all over Montana and checking in on our guests and ranch animals. Winters are spent sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, roping inside the indoor arena, basketball, football parties & keeping warm by the fireplace.

                  Why the Owner Chose Gardiner:
                  Grew up in a multi generational family of the area. After traveling and working in other areas of the world for many years, we were content settling on the family ranch raising kids, buffalo, cows, horses, logging, fencing, & allowing the public to hunt. Our favorite buffalo cow 'Naughty Naughty' had a calf out of season in an early cold winter while the wolves were waiting in the aspen grove. Tami rescued her baby as soon as she was born calling her 'Calamity Jane'. We hand raised her becoming just one of the pets with free range of the porch too. Since the introduction of wolves, we have had to adapt, re-locating our prized buffalo & cattle, & restoring our homestead cabins for guests. We then just recently built the lodge with massive logs and over 72 windows to help accommodate multi-family gatherings. We enjoy sharing the beauty with others and our animals sure love the extra attention. Depending on season, the wildlife of mountain sheep, mountain goats, antelope, elk, deer, bear, buffalo/bison, coyote, fox, wolves, badgers, gophers, eagles, hawks, other birds are the most prevalent animals seen on the ranch and driving to/from.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Getting away from it all, yet still close enough to all the activities. Animals all about in a private, quiet and very beautiful setting while enjoying the comfortable log lodgings.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Creek cabin being restored

                    Creek cabin being restored

                  • another old unoccupied un-restored homestead cabin in background, ystone mtns

                    another old unoccupied un-restored homestead cabin in background, ystone mtns

                  • kids riding ranch horses in meadow above creek cabin below lodge

                    kids riding ranch horses in meadow above creek cabin below lodge

                  • One of the meadows by creek cabin...yellowstone park mountains in background

                    One of the meadows by creek cabin...yellowstone park mountains in background

                  • Ranch kitties hanging out at barn up by lodge above creek cabin

                    Ranch kitties hanging out at barn up by lodge above creek cabin

                  • cabin kitty visiting

                    cabin kitty visiting

                  • JR. our ole yellow lab, 14 yrs old. loves visitors and goodies.

                    JR. our ole yellow lab, 14 yrs old. loves visitors and goodies.

                  • schoolhouse cabin close by creek cabin, privacy with drive and 2 old outbuilding

                    schoolhouse cabin close by creek cabin, privacy with drive and 2 old outbuilding

                  • Grpa's cabin down from the creek cabin on ranch near creek

                    Grpa's cabin down from the creek cabin on ranch near creek

                  • 2 queen beds and leather couch looking toward park mountains and schoolhouse cab

                    2 queen beds and leather couch looking toward park mountains and schoolhouse cab

                  • from bed area to bathroom entrance with big tin shower

                    from bed area to bathroom entrance with big tin shower

                  • bathroom sink area

                    bathroom sink area

                  • log restoration of creek cabin

                    log restoration of creek cabin

                  • the creek that runs by creek cabin down through horse pasture

                    the creek that runs by creek cabin down through horse pasture

                  • creek cabin on right, schoolhs on left, 2 old buildings separate for privacy

                    creek cabin on right, schoolhs on left, 2 old buildings separate for privacy

                  • One of the many big bull buffalo roaming around

                    One of the many big bull buffalo roaming around

                  • winter storm and the elk visiting everyday in meadow by creek and schoolhs cabin

                    winter storm and the elk visiting everyday in meadow by creek and schoolhs cabin

                  • Our red healer...bear bear who fought the wolves off the porch

                    Our red healer...bear bear who fought the wolves off the porch

                  • Patrick a guest visiting the ranch's friendly cows and horses in meadow by creek

                    Patrick a guest visiting the ranch's friendly cows and horses in meadow by creek

                  • Lodge at ranch on mountain above creek cabin

                    Lodge at ranch on mountain above creek cabin

                  • bed to dining area and outdoor porch to creek

                    bed to dining area and outdoor porch to creek

                  • between 2 queen beds at big picture window

                    between 2 queen beds at big picture window

                  • bathroom to bedroom area

                    bathroom to bedroom area

                  • dining kitchen area

                    dining kitchen area

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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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