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Mountain King Cabin above the Yellowstone River Close to Yellowstone Park

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


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

The Mountain King Cabin is an amazing place to call home during your visit to Yellowstone Park. Located in the heart of Gardiner, on the banks of the Yellowstone River, it is just a mile from the north entrance to the park. The house faces south looking into the park highlighting stunning views of 11,000 foot Electric Peak. You can literally look out the windows, or off the deck and see: elk, antelope, deer, and occasionally bears and wolves roaming the hillsides of Yellowstone.

This rustic Montana log cabin is an inviting, airy open space it's is great for groups 6-8 with a fun loft for the kids! The Mountain King has private river access shared with the raft company for you fishing buffs. Walk down the path and have your line in the water in minutes. This stretch of the Yellowstone is a local secret because there are very few ways to access it. This section is not fished by commercial drift boats, the fishing is exceptional.

Stay in this beautiful cabin, AND spend a couple days rafting, horseback riding, and viewing wild life inside Yellowstone. It's easy and all in one place! Large groups can book our neighboring Yellowstone cabins the Eagles Nest and Grizzly Den.....perfect for multi-family vacations!

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Property Manager
Liza faerber
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Liza faerber

Thank you for sharing our cozy space and supporting our family! You help make our dream to raise two little munchkins possible! Our passions are family, giving back to people and community, and playing outside! We hope that in your time here you love playing outside too!

Liza faerber purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Liza faerber chose Yellowstone Country

Airy and sunlight filled, this wood interior cabin is welcoming immediately! Dramatic scenic views off of the deck yet nestled in town for the perfect hum of a Yellowstone summer. Close to the park and walking distacne to all of Gardiner.

What makes this cabin unique

For larger groups, rent the neighboring Grizzly Den cabin or Eagles Nest cabin. Great for family reunions or work groups! We can also help connect you to a park tours, raft trips, and even a massage!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a fantastic tie! We rafter, rode horses, hiked, swam, animal watched and had many bbq's - thanks for the cabin it's beautiful

ps we saw a bear!
Aug 2013
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Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Twin Beds (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Mountain King Cabin above the Yellowstone River Close to Yellowstone Park
average rating of 4.24 based on 30 reviews

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 (four young children) from Ohio visiting the Rocky Mountains for the first time. We loved our stay at Mountain King. The cabin was perfect for a family--comfortable and had everything we needed for a fun stay at Yellowstone. The view off the back porch was amazing too! Listening to the river and seeing the sun rise and set in the mountains was the perfect start and finish to every day. Liza was wonderful to work with as well and gave us great directions to get to the cabin and had a lot of special touches to make our stay carefree and enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and epic view

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay as a base for daily explorations of YNP. Close to the North gate, easy entry to Mammoth and Lamar Valley as nearby sites, and of course the rest of the park for longer drives. The town is charming and low key. View from the porch is stunning and one goes to sleep with the sound of the Yellowstone river just below. We loved it.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgio

Fantastic Mountain View from Porch!

  • 4 of 5

Didn't spend a lot of time at cabin, was in Park most of the time. Cabin is in perfect proximity to North Entrance about a .25 mile. In case your unaware $30 entrance fee to park is good for 1-7 days. The only suggestion I would give to owner is to put curtains on kitchen and dinning room windows due to close proximity of other homes in the alley. Also providing coffee would be a nice touch. Other than those minor issues, the cabin served us well!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do not know, FL, US

Absolutely wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our first of many to follow experiences was unforgettable! We had an amazing stay, with so many memories made!! The Mountain king cabin was absolutely perfect for us and as soon as we arrived we saw elk taking a swim in the river just below us as we had our first cup of coffee on the lovely deck!

Cabin is comfortable, clean, modern, and situated just at the Northern Entrance to YNP!

Cabin had all the comforts of home, so we could enjoy grilling, cozy family nights, and walks to town! We were 4 adults and 1 child:)

I must say this location is absolutely as good as it gets, and we will be back one day for sure!!! Thanks again for having us!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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View of river was nice. View of alley not. Hard to give it a 1 star but a rating is required.

  • 1 of 5

Due to winter driving conditions we didn't get into Gardiner, MT until 1:20am. We were unable to find our cabin, Mountain King, using the directions given on the website. The directions sent us across the main street to a not so nice alley. Definitely not on the river. We were not given any detailed directions from the manager. We had two phone numbers. One from our confirmation email and the other from the manager's answering service. We called and texted both numbers. No response. So we were basically on our own to find the cabin. We ended up calling 911 (non-emergency). The dispatcher spent over 45 minutes with us trying to find the cabin. He was also unable to find any specific directions. With his help, a bit of luck, and NO HELP from the manager we finally found it. The cabin was very cold. The heat and all lights were off. The cabin finally warmed up the next day with the help of two additional space heaters. The amenities listed a washer & dryer and satellite

TV. Not to be found. The couch was broken. Which seeing other reviews it has been broken for quite a while. The parking for the cabin was horrible almost non-existent. A very narrow alley. No privacy from the slightest noise between rooms. During our search, we did find a place near by that had the lights on, satellite TV on, heat on, two wine glasses and a bottle of wine sitting on the counter. No guests or suitcases, so with the doors open we thought this was our cabin. The Silvertip was so inviting. The manager/owner of Mountain King could take some lessons from The Silvertip. The next day we texted the manager again (twice). Finally got a text back from her. Very slow to respond to calls or texts. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you did not enjoy your stay and found it difficult to find! We give guests the same directions and have not had anyone have such trouble prior however, I know Gardiner's lack of signage can make navigation tricky. Additionally, we do apologize for the cool temp in the cabin on your arrival-- you arrived in one of our early fall cold snaps and the heat had not been turned on as typically guests prefer not to have heat on---when the cabin had been cleaned for you we had summer temps! We hope you may dare to give us another try down the road, and are glad you felt comfortable at the Silvertip.
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Very cool cabin, great views, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cabin. Exceeded expectations. Very clean and modern. Had all the basic supplies. Plenty of towels, shampoo, etc. Grocery store, coffee shop and gas station all within a block. Short walk over the bridge to main town with plenty of restaurants and great view of the park. Porch overlooks Yellowstone River. Board games for the kids too. Only negative is property manager is slow to respond, if at all. But everything worked out and we would definitely stay here again! Also highly recommend Flying Pig rafting next door.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bozeman MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 89 south
Car: necessary

Rafting and horse back rides and a picnic on Yellowstone lake are a must!


Rates & Availability

Gardiner Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Yellowstone Fall
Aug 21 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
housekeeping $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

We will discount your per night price by 2.5% if you pay for your reservation using a check as your method of payment.

please see our rental agreement for cancellation policy - thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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