Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park(91 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-6 nights
- Property type:Barn
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Barn, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Barn on the Banks is located in a quiet area on the outskirts of Gardiner, Montana. We are less than 1 mile to the park's North Gate Entrance, famous for the Teddy Roosevelt Arch, and within walking distance to down town shops, restaurants, a grocery store, post office and excellent trout fishing.
Yellowstone river runs through this small town that is nestled at the foothills of Electric Peak, a majestic mountain that carries snow throughout most of the year. We are located at the end of a lane with no through traffic. Our loft overlooks the confluence of the Gardiner and Yellowstone rivers, and has unobstructed spectacular views of the mountains. We border the river and we are directly across from Yellowstone Park.
A short walk down the bank takes you to the river's edge where you can sit and enjoy nature, including frequent fliers of ducks, geese, bald eagles, and osprey, or possibly see a family of otters playing in the water.
From our deck you can view hummingbirds, mountain songbirds, and wildlife including deer, elk, Big Horn sheep, Pronghorn (antelope), or possibly see a bear, wolf, coyote, or bison.
One summer while sitting on the deck of the barn, my husband witnessed a doe deer giving birth to twin fawns. We frequently saw mama deer and her little ones close to our house and barn throughout the summer. Now we've seen yet another 'Near Barn Birth'! Over Memorial Weekend, we and our guests witnessed an Elk giving birth just a few feet below the deck of the Barn! This is truly an area you'll be able to experience nature.
The barn has never housed animals, the bottom of the barn is used for private storage. The barn loft was renovated in 2008-2009, and features a full kitchen with all new appliances, comfortable seating in the living area, and a large deck that looks into Yellowstone Park. You can sit by the fire on a chilly night, or cool down with air conditioning on a hot summer day.
There are amazing views from all areas of the loft made easy by several large windows. The master bedroom has a king bed, private bath, air conditioning, a fireplace and your own private balcony to sit, relax and enjoy the sunset.
The 'Queen Room' catches the morning sun, and has the ambiance of a fireplace as well. The 'bunk room' has two bunk beds, one which is a double bed topped by a twin, the other is a single over a single. The sofa in the living room converts to a full size bed.
The deck above the river features a gas grill and seating for your outdoor relaxation and enjoyment. So come and stay with us, enjoy our 'Barn on the Banks', and make your vacation one you will remember.
- Your Hosts, Ken and Linda.
Keywords: Barn Loft, cabin, River frontage
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Member since: 2009
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), which is a double bed topped with a single bed and a single over a single in the bunk room. The couch also opens up into a double bed. Child Beds (1) We have a Portable Crib available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa opens up into a double bed which is located in the Living Room, Bunk Beds (2) We have 2 sets of bunk beds. One is a double bed topped with a single bed. The other is a single over a single....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- We provide linens, towels, hand soaps, dish soaps, shampoo, Body wash, Paper towels, Toilet Paper, Some coffee, coffee grinder, Tea, and general Spices. There is a hairdryer, Iron with full sized ironing board. A few kids fishing poles and small tackle box and lots more. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope you choose the 'Barn on the Banks'...moreless
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
Electric Peak overlooks our small town of Gardiner. It seems so close you could almost reach out and touch it. Not quite, but it's so beautiful and carries snow most of the year. Look closely, you may see some Mountain Goats up there....moreless
Our property borders the Yellowstone River which is the boundary to Yellowstone Park. Across the river you can also see the confluence of the Gardiner River as it joins the Yellowstone River which will eventually join the Missouri River....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Paper Towels
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 16 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - May 15, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $0
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 10%
Email us for special discounts if staying longer than 1 week June through August. Two person discount of $150/night September through May. Rates subject to change. Closed January- April
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Access to a hiking trail and excellent trout fishing directly below our rental. Property borders Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Park. Easy access to Cross-Country Skiing in the Winter. Check us out for great deals during off-season!
About the owner: An answer to prayer brought us to this little piece of heaven. We moved to Montana in 1977 with our then small children to follow a teaching job in Gardiner. We both grew up in the Midwest on Farm and Ranches in Rural Nebraska. We have always loved the mountains and have enjoyed horseback riding, hiking, skiing, hunting, canoeing, and lots of other outdoor activities in beautiful Montana.
Why the Owner Chose Gardiner, MT, USA:
We love animals, Mountains, the great outdoors, and wanted to raise our children in a small town... so what better place to live than in Montana next to Yellowstone Park!? The barn was built in 1994 but was never used to house animals, even though we had horses, along with several other animals our kids raised. As our kids left home, so did most of the animals...thank goodness! In 2008, a long time dream began to take shape as we began renovating the barn loft into a 1100 SF 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. 'Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone Park' was open for business as a Vacation Rental in the Spring of 2009. Much of the decor was directly inspired from my early childhood memories of Country Life. Several old things from the Ranch & Farm... 'treasured Junk', have been re-purposed as part of the Barn decor ...giving it an eclectic charm to make you feel right at home...even if you weren't born in a barn. So please come stay in the 'Barn' while you vacation in the Nation's oldest National Park. ....it has all the modern conveniences and comforts of home...even running water and indoor plumbing! :)
The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
We are located just 1 mile from the North Gate Entrance to Yellowstone Park which is the only entrance open year around. The 'Barn on the Banks' is open year around as well, and has views that will take your breath away as you look directly into Yellowstone Park, the Yellowstone River below, over our small town of Gardiner, or gaze upon 'Electric Peak'. Our property borders Yellowstone Park and the Yellowstone River which means that we have lots of wildlife around our property. We have had 3 'Near Barn Births' as a doe deer gave birth to twins and a cow Elk gave birth to her calf just a few feet below the Barn deck! The 'Near Barn' experiences are something our guests and we are still talking about. Because we border Yellowstone River, some of the best trout fishing around is directly below the Barn. Our convenient location is perfect for experiencing Yellowstone in the Winter as we have some of the best cross-country skiing, wolf watching, and snowshoeing just minutes away. We absolutely love it here and have never regretted the move from Nebraska to God's Country! :)
- Primary: (406) 848-7362 (Montana, USA)
- Secondary: 406-581-5691
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View of the barn from opposite bank of the Yellowstone River
Relax and enjoy the view from the living room
Kitchen/dining room is a perfect place for conversation over a cup of coffee
Master bathroom has tub/shower
"Queen Room" Sit, relax, and read a book by the fireplace
Springtime view of Electric Peak over the town of Gardiner as seen from the deck
Doe deer with her twin fawns only minutes old as seen from barn deck. See two ??
Buck deer as seen from deck, one of many that frequent the banks of the river
Otter family Playing in the Yellowstone River below the "Barn on the Banks"
Winter Walk Near the Barn
Enjoy a nearby hike... warmed by the sun on a cool, crisp Autumn day.
Great Trout Fishing along the Yellowstone River just below the Barn on the Banks
View of Electric Peak from barn deck
Looking into the living room from the kitchen. Barn has an open floor plan
Master bedroom, looking out onto balcony where you can watch the sunset
The "Queen Room" is Kissed by the morning sun
The "Bunk Room", cozy and kid friendly
Montana sunset from yard of Barn on the Banks
Confluence of the Gardiner and Yellowstone rivers . View from deck
Welcome to Barn on the Banks, only a few steps away from an awesome view
Otter White Water Rafting the Yellowstone River below the Barn on the Banks
Fun on the sandy Beach below the Barn along the Yellowstone River
Buck Deer in velvet here to greet our guests who are expected to arrive soon.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017
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