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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

If you've been surfing Gardiner, Mt on VRBO, you have got to be asking yourself: What is with all these cloned cabins? Let me explain. My cabin and the others were part of the former Yellowstone River Resort. The resort was initially built in 2000 to provide lodging and meals for the Elderhostel programs in and around Yellowstone National Park. In 2005, the owners offered the cabins for sale to individuals. The majority were purchased as rentals or second homes. The exteriors and floor plans are the same. For the most part, it is only the decor that varies and perhaps a few gizmos.

My cabin (#11) is the only one locally owned and operated. As such, I am able to offer significant savings over my neighbors (as much as $10-$40/night) depending on the time of year. The cabin is set off a bit from the other original cabins and is oriented for the mountains views. You can Google Earth the place at 45 degrees 04' 16.65" N 110 degrees 46' 24.31" W (no airstrikes, please). I maintain the cabin personnally and make myself available to answer questions and provide information to help you make the most of your stay. In return, you supplement my livelihood. I trust that this will always be a fair trade.

Regardless of whether you stay at my place, my neighbors' or elsewhere in the Gardiner area, you are well positioned to explore Yellowstone. As a tourist, fly fisherman or an attendee of the educational programs offered by the Yellowstone Association, the North Entrance provides the best gateway to the Grand Loop and Yellowstone's most sought after features.

For further information on me and my place, refer to the link to my website. For information on lodging providers (some not necessarily on VRBO), you also may want to check with the Gardiner Chamber of Commerce.

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More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018


Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was nicely appointed. We were satisfied with just about everything. The 2 bedrooms with private bath was great. The mattresses were a bit hard for me and the pillows terribly flat. Of course that is all personal preference. Missed having a washer and dryer but hopefully that is coming soon. We would definitely recommend this cabin and would return ourselves.

The road to the cabin is a bumpy gravel road. But traveling that road you always saw Pronghorn and Elk. Wouldn't want to miss that.


  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is as advertised. It is like having two motel rooms inside one house each with 2 queen beds and each having a bathroom. One of the rooms is handicap accessible which was not a problem for a non-handicap person. The kitchen has enough things in to allow for cooking. You can walk down to the river and there is a place for a fire there to toast marshmallows or hot dogs. The cabin is close to Gardnier MT and the north entrance of Yellowstone. We saw prong horn, elk and a Great Horned owl on the road between the cabin and Gardiner. The owner is very friendly and responsive. He knows a lot about the area. If you have questions you should ask him. I would rent here again if I have the chance to go to Yellowstone again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Chester, Ohio

Perfect choice!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our Yellowstone adventure! We were greeted by elk and pronghorns out on the gravel road as we ventured toward the cabin...and then elk grazed right in our front yard each morning. One evening as I sat at the table, one walked right by the window! The cabin was well supplied, and very comfortable...and the perfect location to enter activities through the north gate. We were so glad we found this wonderful cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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prairie city, ia

Perfect cabin for a family!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed 5 nights at Wades cabin and loved every minute. Was traveling with three late teen boys and the cabin and area was great for everyone. Cabin is very clean and furnished with everything you need. We will definitly stay here again when we are visiting Yellowstone. Have no worries about this property!

Clarks from Iowa

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, Texas


  • 5 of 5

This is our last night at Wade's little piece of mountain paradise. We have stayed at several Homeaway vacation rental properties and Wade's cabin is probably the best appointed of any. The furniture, kitchen appliances, and cabin itself are top notch. He has provided just about every thing you need to cook a meal short of the groceries. Laundry facilities are convenient - he even provides the laundry detergent and the quarters for the commercial machines.

This is our third time at Yellowstone, but first time in the fall. Our first day we were greeted with 6" of snow - absolutely beautiful. For Texans, the snow was a special treat. My brother and his wife are traveling with us this being their first time to Yellowstone.

The cabin has been perfect - both couples having their own bedroom and bath. I would definitely recommend this cabin for a family or two couples.

The Wares from Texas

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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