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Recent Gardiner reviews
One of the best VBRO experiences I've had
"I really should keep this place secret, but...here goes.
If you want to spend your days exploring the park, this might not be the place for you. Once you arrive, you'll never want to leave the back porch! In fact, my husband did not, and spent a completely enjoyable day while we braved the road construction and crowds to see a disappointing Old Faithful. Really, honest and truly, this cabin has been the best part of our Yellowstone trip. We have spent many an hour listening to the river, waving at the rafters, looking at the mountain. Who needs TV?
We saw the antelope that Erna S referred to. We saw the Elk at the Mammoth Springs area which is about 20 minutes away. What is really cool is that the park is literally a 10 minute walk. It's a part off the beaten path, that I don't think anyone but locals know about.
The owners provide limited but very clear instructions. We had 5 in our party (4 adults, one child) and we never felt crowded. There is a huge place for small kids to run around in, but watch that they don't take the path down to the river, which flows very fast. It was great to be able to eat in, so we didn't have the stress of figuring out when to stop for dinner or would we get back fast enough for a meal.
If we didn't live in Florida, I'd definitely be back again. Who knows? We might come back just for the porch!"
Guest: Arlene S.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
A Perfect North Entrance of Yellowstone Home Away From Home!
"Well, let's start with the fact that we are Gardiner kind of people - not West Yellowstone. We didn't know this - we learned this after staying in both places. Your choice is Gardiner (North Entrance to Yellowstone) and West Yellowstone (near the West Entrance - d'uh) and the difference between the two places is notable. Gardiner has hotels just like West Yellowstone but Gardiner has charm as well. It feels as if a community of people live there. Not so with West Yellowstone (commonly called just 'West.') West is STUFFED with HOTELS and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS (the exception is the terrific Playmill Theatre!) now there are Hotels and Tourist Attractions APLENTY in Gardiner as well but it's just not the same emphasis, that's all. (The food in both places was a bit too low (read: perfunctory) for us, but Gardiner has much better dining options - The Raven Grill alone is better than anything West Yellowstone has to offer.) The property was actually much better in person than on the VRBO site. The pictures are accurate, of course, it's just better than the pictures lead you to understand. The place is decorated with lots of Yellowstone kitsch - could have been bad - it was not! The bed was comfortable. Shower water pressure was above adequate. There is a half bath as well that makes getting out in the morning so much easier. The Yellowstone River runs through the back yard. The deck that overlooks the river at the back of the property is very well done and an oasis. (And this was May. Imagine what that'd be like in July!) The mountains that overlook the property are impressive and your own private Montana. The kitchen was well appointed with salad dressing and other condiments in the fridge and spices in the cupboard. There is a lot of non-stick cookware - might have been nice to have a stainless steel pot or two but it all worked. Bring your Slow Cooker recipes. (What a great idea it would be to start your meal in the AM - spend a great day in Yellowstone - and have it ready and waiting when you return in the PM. The Slow Cooker is provided, of course.) However, as with most VRBOs - there was no tea kettle. Everyone needs a tea kettle. Period. This you understand as soon as you don't have one. We are tea drinkers after all. But we use it for oatmeal, soups, noodles, etc. There were plenty of towels. Plenty of extra blankets. Bear spray is provided. It was all in all a charming place to stay. And our favorite of the three that we used during this trip!"
Guest: Christopher T.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 3, 2015
"We stayed in Gardiner for 5 nights, and it was in a wonderful location, very close to the north park entrance. (5 miles). It is in a very small town with groceries, eateries, and all that you may need. Have the outlaw pizza, yum! We did a quarter section of Yellowstone per day. I'd wait to see Old Faithful section for a weekday. The parks geologic wonders, free roaming wildlife, and trails are a must see.
The home had everything we needed to be comfortable, and to cook our own meals at night. The property was clean, and the garden was beautiful. You can see that Barbara has pride in her home, and in the business of making others comfortable. She leaves clear instructions for everything you need. The laundry room was a must have for a family, and you can pack light. We also liked that it had two bathrooms (one of which is private for adults).
The owner lives downstairs, and you won't hear a peep. She will visit you on arrival to answer questions, and is available if needed. We visited to say good-bye and had a lovely conversation, and she prayed for our safe journey to our next destination. It's wonderful to see people like her still exist.
Thank you, Barbara, and Best Wishes in all your future endeavors."
Guest: KatheeDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
"We have had good and bad luck with VRBO rentals. This one was great! The cabin is located at the end of a gravel road in Jardine, an area about five miles from Gardiner, Montana. The cabin is larger than the photos depict. My wife and I had the loft as we wanted the crate for our dog near us, not the other couple who was with us. One friend had the bedroom on the main floor, the other a single bed in the family/bar/bedroom. With two complete baths, the cabin is perfect for four. We had another couple who stayed in the cabin next door, but had all of their meals with us in our cabin. Becky says the cabin is stocked with the basics. In fact, the cabin stocked far beyond the basics and I would find the cabin comfortable in any season, in any weather fathomable. We are already planning a return visit next June (2016) with our daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons. The cabin is a great launching site to visit Yellowstone and we took advantage of the two hour trail ride that is offered. The trail ride was great and was one of the many highlights of our stay in Montana and our visit to Yellowstone. By the way, a new propane grill was on the porch and we used it to cook five of our seven dinners. While there are two TV's (one in the family room, one in the living room), we did not use them as we engaged in what used to be knows as conversation. One evening Lloyd came down to show us a blond Balck bear on the hillside opposite the cabin (and on the opposite side of the creek). It was the lightest colored black bear I'd ever seen (we live in bear country) and it was feasting on the flowers on the hill side. We were able to take this in from the front porch of the cabin! Keyser Soze, our yellow lab, celebrated his 1st birthday at the cabin. Thank you Becky and Lloyd for providing such a great experience!"
Guest: Ron L.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 15, 2015