Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About Stacy Stermitz
My husband, Rob and I feel extremely blessed to live in such a an amazing place. We are fortunate to raise our 4 sons, who are the 5th generation, here on the historic Stermitz Ranch. Rob works full time an a Landscape Architect in Yellowstone as well as managing the ranch operations. Stacy is a full time mom and manages the vacation rental properties and the horseback rides. We enjoy working on the renovation projects together, generally on the weekends as time allows. We have enjoyed the challenges that each building brings, and look forward to the day when all of the original structures have been restored and preserved!
Stacy Stermitz purchased this Cabin in 1900
Why Stacy Stermitz chose Gardiner
After Rob and I both graduated from college and got married, we decided that this was the ideal place to raise our kids. We both share a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the history of the area, and the proximity to Yellowstone Park makes it ideal. We love the story of how his family came to be here. Rob's great grandfather, Joseph, was born in Slovenia, Austria in 1862 and worked in the coal mines from the age of 9. He later immigrated here from Slovenia with his wife and two children in 1892, following the promise of work in coal mines in Montana. When they arrived he discovered that no work was to be found. Joeseph used his last $10 to buy a shotgun so that he might feed his family. While here, a fire broke out in the Cokedale mines. Joe helped put out the fires and was noticed by the mine boss who asked 'who is that good worker?' Someone explained that it was an immigrant who couldn't find work. The mine boss said 'Put that man to work. Anyone who works that hard for no pay should get a job.' The family, along with the addition of three more children, moved to the ranch in Cinnabar Basin in 1900. They purchased the original homestead of Bob Dixon. Their house consisted of a dirt roofed dugout built by Dixon. Later, when the mine closed in 1910, the lumber was brought from the hospital building in Aldrige to construct a log and lumber house. Rob's grandfather was born here in 1910, and he later attended school at the schoolhouse across from this cabin. In 1935, he married Gladys Elliott, who was one of the teachers at the schoolhouse. Their son, Jim, also attended school there and continues to live on the ranch with his wife Lorayne.
What makes this Cabin unique
This property is great for people who enjoy being outdoors. It is a truly western ranch experience where guests can see what cowboy life is like. Scenic horseback rides, the wildlife, petting the new foals, touring Yellowstone, taking nature hikes, listening to the many mountain songbirds, sketching the wildflowers, are just a few of the many experiences that this property has to offer. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This was one of the best vacations our family had ever been on! The property’s views of the mountains above the valley were beautiful. We rented the school house and aspen cabin for our group and loved coming back to the property after spending the day in Yellowstone. The four kids had a blast running through the yard, playing on the playground, and riding the horses. I cannot recommend this place enough!
It Was Great!
We loved our stay at the Aspen Cabin and would highly recommend it to others who like privacy and the beauty of nature. Many thanks to Stacy and her family for making our stay so pleasant!
Stirmitz family friendly and helpful, even the kids wave and Stella the dog was a bonus. Cabin, lots of space with beautiful views. Great base camp for all our adventures to Yellowstone Mammoth Hot Springs for the Elk Rut. After 10 days we still didn't want to leave. Thought being without cell and wifi might be a problem but no issue, fun to talk and relax on porch with friends. Just loved it sooooo much!
Great family location, breathtaking vistas and easy access to Yellowstone
We spent a week at the Aspen Cabin, on a family vacation. The cabin was comfortable and relaxing for the family to gather together. We greatly appreciated the attention to detail such as having bear spray on hand to use for hikes; the well-stocked kitchen and generous supply of towels, linens and blankets. Plus the million-dollar view of the surrounding mountains! The road up to the cabin was a trip through the woods next to a mountain stream - another plus.
Amazing, beautiful place; plenty to do; wonderfully helpful owners!
I stayed in the Aspen Cabin at Stermitz Ranch for a week in mid-summer, 2018, with extended family. The house is wonderful, so clean and lovely, but not stuffy. We had a wonderful time! There is plenty to do on the ranch, with horseback riding, ziplining, hiking, or just sitting on the porch gazing at the beautiful surroundings. Plus, Yellowstone is only 20 minutes away. Rob and Stacy Stermitz are so nice and helpful, and always seem willing to do whatever they can to make your stay in Montana memorable.
I can't recommend Stermitz Ranch highly enough. Possibly the best vacation we've ever had! I definitely want to go back!
We gathered our adult children and some friends for a five day reunion. The Aspen Cabin worked very well with the two master bedroom suites. We could cook in the large kitchen, use the BBQ on the property, or make the 20 minute drive into Gardiner. It was very convenient being close to their horseback riding facility and the ride into the ranch hills was breathtaking. We also enjoyed the zip line over the ranch property. The only inconvenience was having to drive into town to find a wifi site. Stacy & Rob and family are lovely and welcoming.