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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8), Yellowstone Riverfront, Yellowstone

The sound of the Yellowstone River lulls you to sleep while visions of trout dance at the end of your wake up and it's not a dream-you are really there!

This wonderful and spacious cabin is right on the Yellowstone River, just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park and the Roosevelt Arch entry at the north entrance to YNP, and close to Mammoth Hot Springs, mountain biking and all the wildlife you can imagine.

The Grizzly Den Cabin on the Yellowstone Riverfront is self-contained with wilderness furnishings in the living area, crisp linens, plush towels, books, DVD/VCRs and video library, WIFI access, a complete fully-stocked kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, range, washer & dryer, coffeemaker, gourmet coffee and teas, gourmet spices and sauces, 2 outdoor grills and a wonderful covered patio for relaxing after a day of hiking, horseback riding or rafting on the Yellowstone River. Restaurants and local shopping are within ten minutes driving distance and Chico Hot Springs Spa & fine restaurant are a half hour away.

This Yellowstone cabin is a delightful place from which to navigate your Yellowstone National Park vacation, and you can even walk to the park directly from our driveway, only 1500 (approx) feet away. Enjoy a BBQ on the patio, a marshmallow roast at the fire pit or a relaxing stroll down our rural road, away from the noises of the city.

Just under 48 miles to Livingston, and 1 1/2 hours from Bozeman Airport, the location is convenient yet very private. Feedback, both in our guest book and online, for our cabin has been consistently wonderful, with our most recent guests saying our 'river home, not really a cabin, was over the top!'

Please join us for your Yellowstone National Park and cabin on the river vacation. Discover how comfortable and luxurious you can feel in the tranquility of the Montana experience!

Personal checks are cheerfully accepted!

Keywords: Cabin, Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Vacation Rental, Yellowstone cabins, Grizzly Den, Mountain Cabin, Mountainview

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The Grizzly Den Cabin on the Yellowstone Riverfront
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About The Grizzly Den Cabin on the Yellowstone Riverfront

Yellowstone National Park has always held a special place in my heart. I've been visiting the park on an annual basis since 1999 (sometimes several times a year) and each trip is unique and special in its own right.

In 2008, I brought my Dad to Yellowstone over the Thanksgiving holiday and the weather was & crisp but not cold and unbearable. We hiked for several hours every day and had the time of our lives. One morning we set out on an 8-mile hike. It had snowed a couple of inches the previous night and 1/2 mile into the hike we discovered we were following the tracks of a large grizzly bear. For the next 3 miles we walked in the footprints left by the great bear, armed only with bear spray, but never did see the bruin. Seeing my Dad's face light up when he realized the tracks were not very old and that we were not 'alone in the wilderness' was priceless. Because of that trip, I realized I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my Dad, enjoying moments like those while we still had the opportunity. Life is so short!

Then in 2012, my entire family was able to join me in Yellowstone to celebrate my birthday. It was in that moment I decided this is where my heart is and in order to experience more lasting memories with my entire family I needed to have a place for them to call their 'home-away-from-home'.

Together, my Dad & I purchased this cabin as place to relax, watch the wildlife, fish the Yellowstone River and most importantly build more lasting memories. Being able to give my Dad the gift of owning a cabin means so much to me.

As a Vietnam Vet and someone who grew up without modern conveniences (ie: running water & indoor plumbing), owning a cabin was never on his radar. My Dad is the most kind-hearted, caring person I know and he would go the extra mile for those he cares about. Being able to give back to him was a dream come true and helping to make his dreams come true is what life is all about!

The Grizzly Den Cabin on the Yellowstone Riverfront purchased this cabin in 2013

Why The Grizzly Den Cabin on the Yellowstone Riverfront chose Yellowstone Country

We chose this cabin because of the proximity to Yellowstone National Park and the fact that it is located right on the Yellowstone River. We can literally fish right from the banks outside the cabin and grill the fish minutes later while enjoying the evening from the patio...all without leaving the cabin.

We named the cabin, 'The Grizzly Den' for a couple of reasons, 1) Grizzlies are my passion (I've been studying them since 1999) and seeing them in the wild is a most special and unforgetable moment (for anyone), and 2) on our trip to purchase the cabin we were fortunate enough to locate a grizzly den high on a mountain slope and after watching through our scope for several hours the sow emerged with two cubs-of-the-year.

Also, the Park boundary is less than 1500 feet from the driveway and the North Entrance to Yellowstone is only 4-miles away. We wanted something close to the park but not overly commercialized or populated. This cabin was close, convenient and had the space we needed.

With 2 bedrooms (4 Double beds) and 2 full bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining area, living room and covered patio, we knew our needs were covered. Being able to share this property with others is exciting. Each trip to Yellowstone is different and offers a whole new experience. Whether you are coming for adventure, hiking, sight-seeing, fishing, wildlife viewing or photography this is the place to be!!

It was also important to me that we had a cabin where wildlife were welcome. Occassionally we will have bison, deer or elk in the yard and rarely a grizzly bear.

What makes this cabin unique

The unique benefits of The Grizzly Den cabin include the amazing views of Electric Peak and the Devils Slide. Located right on the Yellowstone Riverfront our guests are able to fish directly from the banks outside the cabin.

For those that enjoy walking, the Park boundary is just 1500 from the driveway and only 4 miles from the North Entrance to YNP at Gardiner.

The Grizzly Den cabin is open and available to reserve year-round and we encourage our guests to visit the Yellowstone National Park during different times of the year as each experience offers something new and different.

You will love staying at this Yellowstone cabin known as The Grizzly Den on the Yellowstone Riverfront!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to thank you for a great week. It's heaven on earth there. I'm still blown away by the beauty. We feel like the herd of deer and antelope around there and blocking the road were our own pets. Your brochure had us excited, but the photos cannot do it justice. Just breathtaking beauty.

The town was great, we spent 3 days in the park and a lot of time hanging out together in the cabin. Don't get cable or satellite it was great just chilling and talking watching DVD movies.

It was a week we will never forget and that's not easy to do with a 13 year old who really didn't want to go and hang out with his parents for a week.

We had just a wonderful, wonderful time and will be telling all our family and friends about the great place we stayed.

Oh yes, we will be going back. Did I mention what a great time we had!

Thanks again for hosting a very memorable week!
Aug 2014
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Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 - Full bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double
  • Double Beds. Two doubles per room, each with its own full bath and shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
30 minutes from the world famous Chico Hot Springs where you will find swimming in the Hot Springs, Fine Dining, and other wonderful activities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9534883 based on 48 reviews

Great place on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location that is convenient to Yellowstone. Tammy was a pleasure to do business with!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pfafftown, NC

Great base camp for Yellowstone trip!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this property. Lots of movies to watch when we had down time, the kids enjoyed the river and all the elk and pronghorn near the road. Just a short distance from the north entrance of Yellowstone, this was a great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cathy O.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Grizzly Den. Cabin was very clean and comfortable, loved the back porch and view of river! Very convenient to Gardiner and Yellowstone. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we were there right now!

  • 5 of 5

Yellowstone is a vast area - it is hard to decide where to base your vacation. This is the place. Just minutes from the Gardiner entrance, this "cabin" home would be a vacation by itself. Beautiful setting on the Yellowstone River, we watched elk across the river each night and were greeted by pronghorn out front in the morning. Kitchen is totally ready for any level of cook, grill is on the porch. Air conditioning was a bonus since it did get toasty a couple of days... towels and bed were comfy and washer dryer was a plus. About 50 minutes to Lamar Valley to see the wolf cubs :) The owner, Tammy, went above and beyond...helped us find another property among her neighbors (we had a large group). Scenic 4 mile drive to town for anything we might need. This end of Yellowstone was filled with wildlife...we saw grizzly bear (and cub), black bears, elk, bison, deer, coyote, wolves, big horn sheep, little critters...and the funniest animals of all - tourists. 5 days was not enough. Easy drive to Bozeman airport (less than an hour... we had one late arrival.) Take the time to learn the history of the area - it is fascinating and to mingle with the neighbors there (very interesting and nice). Can't wait to go's been a month and everyday we brainstorm ways to get back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grayslake, Illinois

So Clean, Comfortable, and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five throughly enjoyed our time at the Grizzly Den. The back porch is awesome and just feet from the rolling Yellowstone River. We enjoyed watching the elk on the mountain across the way at night through binoculars. Access to the park is only a couple of miles away and the drive is great as you are surrounded by elk or prong horns. We had plenty of room for everyone and having 2 bathrooms was wonderful. The washer and dryer were also great and worked so fast. We would definitely return to this cabin and will recommend it to our friends. Thanks for sharing your cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable cabin..Beautiful scenery,

  • 5 of 5

Make yourself at home as you sit on the covered patio, cook on the electric or gas grill, enjoying the peaceful sound and site of the Yellowstone River. Wave at the rafters as the float by. Sit back, relax with a glass (or 2) of wine, a good book, or in my case a craft project and enjoy the moment. Look up to see a snow covered mountain. (Even in June). If you are an early riser, enjoy the unbelievable sunrise. You won't want to leave, but the entrance to the park is only a few miles away. We went into the park 5 days out of 7. So much to see. Enjoy a day exploring the park, come back to peace and serenity. Chances are good you could see some wildlife right from the cabin. We stayed a full week, it was hard to leave. We are return visitors and will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
84 Miles
Bozeman, MT
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Several in town of Gardiner
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Several in town of Gardiner
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Yellowstone National Park - Cross Country Trails
Car: recommended

Experience the wonder of it all...just 4 miles from the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park, The Grizzly Den cabin is conveniently located and offers a place to relax, recreate and enjoy the moments that take your breath away. This cabin is fully furnished and available year-round.

This Yellowstone Riverfront Cabin has a full-kitchen, living room and dining table as well as 2 large bedrooms, each with a private full-bath and sleeps 8.

Enjoy morning coffee on the covered patio while watching the sun rise over the mountains and listening to the river rush by. Evenings can be spent grilling and relaxing on the patio or at the bonfire pit.

Being on the Yellowstone River is a unique and special opportunity to enjoy the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in all its glory.

Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, The Grizzly Den Cabin on the Yellowstone Riverfront is the place to come. Fish from the shore outside the cabin, go white-water rafting, horseback-riding, hiking, sight-seeing, wildlife viewing in Yellowstone National Park. Sometimes the wildlife meanders through the property too.

Some local attractions include a visit to Montana Grizzly Encounter where you may meet and photograph 'Brutus-the-Bear' (appeared in movies, commercials and on TV). It is truly a must see for everyone. Montana Grizzly Encounter is located at exit 319 between Livingtston & Bozeman.


Rates & Availability

Gardiner Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 17-20 (3 Nights)
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 11-13 (2 Nights)
Jul 11 2017 - Jul 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
WIFI access(waived 7-nt) $10
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Holidays/Holiday weekends are subject to higher rates. Please email with questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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