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Great Views and Sunsets Overlooking Yellowstone River--11 mi. to Yellowstone!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2-Story House, 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath, with Mountain and River Views in quiet setting

Yellowstone Vacation Home is uniquely located on a hillside ringed by towering mountains, off of a gravel/dirt road. It has gorgeous views of Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River. We recommend that you bring a 4WD or AWD vehicle, which is necessary when there has been a downpour or an extended period of rain or snow. Most of the time, and especially in June, July and August, 2WD is sufficient. It is only 11 miles (a 15 minute drive) to the town of Gardiner, the north entrance of Yellowstone Park.

The property is surrounded by pristine Forest Service lands that you can hike in, with gorgeous views in every direction. If you like fishing, you'll have easy access to Yellowstone River and to all the fishing areas in Yellowstone Park. There is even a small lake located only a half mile from the house. Wildlife photographers, this place is for you. Close to the cabin you are likely to see mule deer, elk, antelope, bald eagles, big horn sheep and many bunnies! We now have a fire pit with a view where you can make s'mores!

There are many fun things to do in the area year round. Fishing, hiking, horseback riding and river rafting trips are available nearby and, of course, all the wonders of Yellowstone Park.

This 2-story, 1200 square foot, 3 BR, 1 BA, cedar home sits on a one acre property that is fully fenced, and has a nicely maintained lawn. Pets are rarely allowed but we do make some exceptions. The three bedrooms sleep 6 to 8 people, with one queen-size bed, a pair of twin beds, a bunk bed, and two fold-up foam pads. Features include WiFi, forced air heating and air conditioning, a wood burning fireplace, washer/dryer, a satellite TV and DVD/VHS player, and a CD/cassette player. There are a variety of games, videos, and CDs for the use of our guests. No smoking please.

A cozy cabin feeling is engendered by the fir woodwork on most walls and ceilings. The spacious downstairs bathroom features two sinks and a shower-tub. The cabin has an extra large 75 gallon hot water heater. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a glass top electric range, dish washer, microwave, large refrigerator and a gas grill provided on the deck. This home is well supplied - we provide linens, towels, a hair dryer, all paper goods, hand soaps, dish washing soaps, laundry soaps, trash can liners, etc. The comfort of our guests is important to us!

You'll love the peace and quiet as you gaze at the mountains and the Yellowstone River while enjoying a meal on the wrap-around deck. You'll see the sun set over Paradise Valley in the crux of the canyon, often with spectacular colors.

Please note: Vacations in May, September and October can be a good option, because the weather is not as hot as mid-summer, and Yellowstone Park has fewer visitors.

Winter in Yellowstone Park:

During the winter, there can be up to 6 inches of snow on the roads to our vacation rental home, so a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required. The area around the cabin doesn't generally get heavy snowfalls, but Yellowstone Park is at a higher elevation and gets lots of snow.

The only car-accessible park entrance that remains open year-round is the north entrance in Gardiner. Mammoth Hot Springs, the park headquarters, is only a 5 mile drive from Gardiner. The road leading to Mammoth also remains open all winter all the way through to Tower Falls, the Lamar Valley and Cooke City. The Lamar Valley is a great place for wildlife viewing during this time of the year. Many trail heads for groomed cross-country ski trails are located along this road. The other park roads are closed to cars during the winter, from early November through mid-March. During that period those roads are only open to winter transport including snow coaches, snowmobiles, and cross-country skiers.

Yellowstone Year Round Safaris offers guided snowmobile tours and snow coach tours into Yellowstone leaving from Best Western at Mammoth Hot Spring. They can be reached at 800-828-9080 or 406-848-7311. (

In Mammoth there is an ice skating rink open to the public at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and the restaurant remains open there as well as at the Old Faithful Lodge.

Another fun winter activity is dog sledding which is available at Chico Hot Springs. You can reach Absaroka Dogsled Treks at 406-223-6440 or at their website (

Our favorite activity summer through winter is to soak in the outdoor hot spring pools at Boiling River. Its parking area is only 3 miles inside the park from Gardiner. You walk a half mile along a path bordering the Gardiner River, until you get to a place where a creek of hot geothermal water flows into the river. Rocks are piled up to create natural pools where the hot water mingles with the cold river water to create comfortable places to soak and relax. When you get out, even though the air is cold, you still feel warm as you get dressed.

Hunters are also welcome at Yellowstone Vacation Home. This area of Montana, just north of Yellowstone Park, receives hundreds of elk migrating out of Yellowstone Park each winter. There is also a year-round resident herd of elk in the mountains just above the cabin, and mule deer are abundant in the area. Hunting, in-season, is open to the public on all of the vast U.S. Forest Service lands that surround the cabin for miles. You can literally just walk out the gate and hunt in the surrounding Forest Service lands. (License required.)

If you're looking for wildlife sightings close to the cabin and beautiful views in the quiet seclusion of pristine Montana surroundings, with easy access to the attractions of Yellowstone Park, and the fishing and white water rafting opportunities of Yellowstone River, you will be delighted with your stay at our Yellowstone Vacation Home!

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More Details

Magdalena and Bruce Beall (Yellowstone/Yosemite Vacation Rental Homes, LLC
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, dutch
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Magdalena and Bruce Beall (Yellowstone/Yosemite Vacation Rental Homes, LLC

My husband and I love this property because of its unique location in the middle of national forest, looking out over Paradise Valley and Yellowstone River. We lived here ourselves for 9 years and we love the pristine beauty of the Rocky Mountain wilderness.

Magdalena and Bruce Beall (Yellowstone/Yosemite Vacation Rental Homes, LLC purchased this house in 1990

Why Magdalena and Bruce Beall (Yellowstone/Yosemite Vacation Rental Homes, LLC chose Yellowstone Country

It wasn't until we moved out in 2000 that we decided to turn this home into a vacation rental home. We wanted to share this location here with you all because of the absolute beauty of the surrounding area and the breathtaking views. The sun sets in the crux of Yankee Jim Canyon, directly in front of the deck, often with glorious colors!. As you sit on the deck you'll just feel the peace and quiet permeate you as you unwind and relax ...

What makes this house unique

Wildlife can be spotted regularly, especially in the meadows of Paradise Valley that can be seen from the wrap-around deck. And of course the close proximity to Yellowstone Park is another great attraction with all of its rivers, canyons, and unique thermal features, as well as its abundant wildlife. But our favorite activity is to soak in the natural hot springs in the Gardner River close to the 45th parallel in the Park. Rafting on the Yellowstone River and horseback riding can also be enjoyed close by. Fishing can be done 200 yards from the home in the Yellowstone River - just walk down the hill and there you are! We hope you will enjoy staying here as much as we do! Bruce and Magdalena Beall

Guestbook comments from the owner

Owner's comment: If you have found this guest book via a search engine and you would like to contact us to find out more and potentially book with us, this is our contact information:

Bruce and Magdalena Beall

Owners of Deer Meadow Vacation Home (listing 318438 on HomeAway dot com), Yellowstone Vacation Home (listing 318329 on HomeAway dot com, Lakeview Cabin (listing 173958 on HomeAway dot com, and managers of Mountain Lake Cabin (listing 152802 on HomeAway dot com)

(208) 558-1988

(208) 520-0480

(208) 520-3226

Email: yellowstonevacation at fairpoint dot net

Thank you. We'd love to hear from you and share our beautiful vacation homes with you and your family. All the best!
Jan 2007
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Gardiner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We strongly recommend bringing a 4WD/AWD vehicle which is necessary during long periods of rain or snow on the 4 mile dirt/gravel road to the cabin.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom is downstairs. Features two sinks & hairdryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Third bedroom - 1 bunk bed , The third bedroom has a bunkbed for 2
    Convertible bed(s) - There are 2 foam fold-up mattresses with bedding available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The cabin is only 11 miles from Yellowstone Park with all of its geothermal features and abundant wildlife. Wildlife can also be enjoyed from the cabin - you are likely to see herds of elk or deer in the mornings and evenings.


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Great Views and Sunsets Overlooking Yellowstone River--11 mi. to Yellowstone!
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I throughly enjoyed our accomdations. It was very clean and comfortable. We cooked and enjoyed our meal on the deck of the home. We walked and just enjoyed the beauty of the mountains. Peaceful, quiet and restful.

Check this one out, it is a plus.


  • Submitted: May 27, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having meals on the deck is indeed very rewarding, because you'll look out on Dome Mountain, Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River. Often elk and deer can be seen in the fields below as they come down from the mountains in the mornings and evenings. You might even see an occasional wolf pass by! The property is surrounded by Forest Service lands, so if you are looking for a peaceful getaway, only 11 miles from Yellowstone Park, this is the place for you. Magdalena and Bruce - owners of Yellowstone Vacation Home
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Incredible Place

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed a week and there is not one negative about this house or its location. Incredible views and the comfort of a wonderful home. Proximity to YNP made it easy to come and go back and forth to the park. There is a herd of approximately 200+ elk that we enjoyed seeing just over the hill everyday when leaving the house. Just a perfect vacation in the perfect home. Thank you for allowing my family to use your house. Chris and Sherri Asheville NC

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Dear Magdalena and Bruce,

We had so much fun here in Yellowstone. It’s such a beautiful and wild land to explore. It touched our hearts and spirit forever!

The house was perfect and we enjoyed everything: view, campfire and wildlife. In Yellowstone we were blessed to see: coyotes, black bears (x3), buffalo, elk, rabbit, geese, swan, bald eagle, momma grizzly with her 2 cubs (that was in Lamar Valley).

The incredible journey included a double rainbow in Lamar Valley as we waited out a storm in the evening – very spiritual.

Thanks for sharing your home and Blessings to you.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect vacation home with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and felt at home. It is a perfect home for vacation with a perfect view. All the amenities are very well maintained. We enjoyed grilling on the patio. Owners are very good with giving clear instructions to reach the house and also about the things in the house. They were prompt to respond when we needed help. It’s an unforgettable vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect private setting but great proximity to Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family. It was perfect for our home-team of 5 and our first visit to Yellowstone. For our trip from Madison, Wisconsin. we spent one night in Bozeman, one night at Under Canvas in West Yellowstone and the remainder of our stay in your beautiful setting. We toured the entire park, went white water rafting on the Yellowstone River and stopped at most of the park’s natural wonders. But seeing the abundant wildlife was all of our favorite part of the trip. We saw elk and bison right from your patio, a longhorn sheep on our drive from your home into Gardiner, a few pronghorns by your home, and in the park we got up close to a black bear, saw a few bald eagles, and hundreds of bison. We loved coming back to your house each night for family dinners, playing games and making s’mores. On our one rainy day we enjoyed a relaxing day by the fire. Your home provided all of the needed amenities in a quaint setting. It was perfect! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views of the mountain, secluded with lots of adorable mule deer along the road

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Yellowstone!! The house was wonderful and we loved how secluded it was. Everything was very clean and organized. Magdalena and Bruce were very prompt in answering all of our questions and had instructions throughout the house.

On our adventures through the Park we saw 15 bears – 1 grizzly mom w/2 cubs; 2 more grizzly moms w/one cub each plus 8 black bears. In Lamar Valley we witnessed a fox killing a fawn and then stalking the second fawn for over 30 minutes before wandering away. Amazing but sad. We also saw multiple bison herds, mule deer, elk and pronghorn. The horseback riding trail with Paradise Adventures was the most beautiful trail I have ever been on (up in mountains with wild flowers everywhere, river, trees – gorgeous!) We also did a whitewater raft trip down Yellowstone River. Thank you so much for an amazing unforgettable adventure!

The Frabells, Bud, Jackie, Meghan and Shannon: Strongsville, Ohio

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Lighthouse on Hwy 89 South
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Swimming at Cutler Lake
Car: necessary

Yellowstone Park with its geothermal features and wildlife is only 11 miles from the cabin.

Wildlife is frequently viewed from the cabin.


Rates & Availability

Gardiner House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Nov. 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Yr.
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
October 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early November 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Please note that there is an extra charge of $10/night per person for the 7th and 8th person.

Please use the HomeAway payment system when you book. For your final payment we accept personal checks or PayPal payments. Guests from overseas: credit card payments via HomeAway only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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