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Lazy M Mountain Cabin- A Cozy Mountain Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Cabin with Mountain Views

Our cabin is nestled in the majestic mountain terrain of Gallatin National Forest and is just twelve miles from Gardiner, a year round gateway to Yellowstone National Park. It is the perfect distance to be able to enjoy Yellowstone but be able to get away from the crowds. From The Lazy M Yellowstone National Park is a scenic 20-25 minute drive. Our cabin is 30 minutes from Chico Hot Springs, an hour from Livingston, and hour and a half from Bozeman Airport.

The cabin is adjacent to Cinnabar Creek, which is great for small trout fishing, and has a magnificent porch with Adirondack chairs to enjoy the beautiful mountain view. If you want to just sit back and relax you can spend hours sitting on the porch next to the creek drinking coffee or wine while reading one of our many books or just enjoying the peaceful environment. Watch deer, elk, and big horn sheep in the meadow out the front door, along the creek or on the nearby bluffs. Bears have also been seen from the porch and along the road. If you are really lucky you may even see a mountain lion. During the evening hours make sure to keep an ear open for howling wolves.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, pull out sleeper sofa in main cabin and a Tulikivi Fireplace.

This is a mountain cabin in the heart of Montana’s wilderness. While it has most of the amenities of home, it is still a rustic cabin. We have books, travel guides and games in the cabin. There is no TV or phone in the cabin.

More Details

Emily Sherman, Paul & Laurel Koller
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Emily Sherman, Paul & Laurel Koller

Paul and Emily purchased our property in 1994 after looking for a number of years. Emily's great grandfather had owned a general store next to the Crow Indian reservation in the 1890's. Her grandmother grew up in Anaconda, Montana. We have always enjoyed the landscape and dry mountain air of Montana. Paul and Emily had vacationed for many years in Yellowstone National Park before we purchased the LazyM. Day to day operation of the LazyM is done by Paul and Emily's daughter Laurel

Emily Sherman, Paul & Laurel Koller purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Emily Sherman, Paul & Laurel Koller chose Yellowstone Country

We choose this location because of it's proximity to Yellowstone Park and the beautiful scenery of Paradise Valley while allowing us quiet seclusion when needed. We enjoy hiking, fishing and both downhill and cross country skiing.

What makes this cabin unique

Sitting on the porch or deck you have a wonderful view of Cinnabar mountain. At night you can sleep with the sound of the creek flowing by and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Our cabin was built in the 1950's and we have tried to preserve it's original charm. We have white pine floors in the main cabin and rustic kitchen cabinets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed the cabin. It was perfect for our plans. We felt right at home here. We will pass on this onformation to anyone coming to Yellowstone. Have a great Montana summer.
May 2010
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Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancelation Policy- Full refund up to 90 days prior to check-in. Closer than 90 days we will refund what we are able to rebook (minus any fees).
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Vacuum System
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is not a separate sink in the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Main Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper sofa memory foam mattress
  • Extremely comfortable queen bed in bedroom. Queen Sleeper Sofa in Main Room- very comfortable with memory foam mattress- unlike any sleeper sofa you have ever slept on. 4 guests max, plus 1 additional small child allowed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
No phone or TV. Cell phone service is unreliable. Non smokers only! No smoking anywhere on the property!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Lazy M Mountain Cabin- A Cozy Mountain Getaway
average rating of 4.508772 based on 58 reviews
Florence, Kentucky

A Secluded Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at this cabin. We arrived after four long days of traveling and were amazed how secluded and quaint the cabin was. It was very clean and uncluttered. There was plenty of room to be comfortable and a beautiful porch to sit and relax and just be. A stream next to the cabin sang us to sleep each night and a beautiful sunrise greeted us each morning. This was all we could have hoped for while visiting Yellowstone. It was recommended to us by our son, who stayed there two years ago, and we would definitely recommend it to anyone planning to visit in the future. We hope to get back there some day, but for now we have our beautiful pictures to enjoy of a perfect vacation and a perfect secluded, cozy cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little House in Big Woods!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing stay at the cabin during 4th of July weekend. Drive to the cabin may seem a bit difficult to find the first time you drive up the Canyon; it's really a pretty short and scenic drive to Gardiner and the North gate of Yellow stone. It is a cozy and clean cabin with well stocked pantry and comfortable bad and pulldown couch in living room.

We loved relaxing at the porch with amazing mountain views and gushing sounds of creek.

Some of the books were useful with our trips to YNP. We loved there was no TV or Wi-Fi. Our tween daughter mentioned that it reminded her of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book- Little House in Big Woods!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pa to yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the Lazy M. We travelled from Pennsylvania to Yellowstone. This cabin was the perfect place to relax after a long day in the park. I loved there was no tv or Wi-Fi even though my kids would disagree. We spent the evenings enjoying the view from the porch and the kids enjoyed playing in the stream. We would definitely stay here again if we are back this way.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Yellowstone/Montana Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our weeklong stay at the Lazy M. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. Owners keep it pretty well stocked with many important items (books, maps, bear spray, pantry goods, etc) and the location is really nice.

While it may seem a bit difficult to find the first time you drive up the canyon, it's really a pretty short drive to Gardiner and the North Gate (~20 minutes of scenic Yellowstone river valley). Within a couple hours of most of the park attractions and lots of good hiking. A bit further to the Lake or to Old Faithful, and about 4 hours to Jackson depending on traffic and construction.

Word of advice - don't stock up on groceries in Bozeman or Livingston, wait and shop at the Gardiner Market. Very convenient, competitive prices, and lots of local meat as well as a great local beer selection. We even bought some frozen pork and bison and brought it back to AZ on the plane!

Overall great experience, with no problems or complaints.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waukesha, WI

Truly a mountain cabin

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful drive up a winding dirt road that follows the stream to this mountain retreat. Cozy, clean and rustic with a comfortable bed. The only reason we did not give it 5 stars is it was a bit inconvenient not having a sink in the bathroom, but we had a spectacular view while brushing our teeth! We went in spring and the stream was really moving! Loved falling asleep to the sound of rushing water.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Cabin was cozy and welcoming. Hope to come back to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
In Gardiner
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 89
Car: necessary

The LazyM is located 4 miles off Highway 89 near Gardiner, Montana (Yellowstone's North Entrance). This is the ideal location for day trips into Yellowstone National Park, while being able to return to quiet seclusion of sitting on the deck overlooking Cinnabar Creek. Hiking, Horseback riding, skiing, are all available nearby. Whitewater rafting and world class fishing on the Yellowstone are just a 10 minute drive.

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing from the property as well as in Yellowstone.

Ski: For downhill skiing Bridger Bowl is 80 miles away from the cabin. Lots of cross country skiing in the area.


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
Nightly Rate
Jul 28 2017 - Jul 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season-Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Off-Season Winter
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 12 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

No Cleaning Fees Added!
Summer rate- $1000 a week
Off Season Rate- $900 a week
Rate does not include 7% Montana Lodging Fee or Refundable Security Deposit ($150-$300 depending on length of stay)

Will allow 2 night rentals during Off Season or when only 2 nights are available during the summer. $50 cleaning fee for 2 night rentals.

Cancelation Policy- Full refund if cancelled 90 days prior to check-in. If closer than 90 days will refund nights we are able to rebook.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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