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Enjoy the Adventure & Beauty of Montana at Yellowstone!

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our goal is to provide a "home away from home" for an outstanding vacation to Yellowstone National Park!

Elk River Lodge at Yellowstone is a comfortable, well-furnished, relaxing home at the Original Historic Entrance to Yellowstone. Yellowstone 2 blocks from Your Front Door!

SPECIAL WINTER & SPRING RATES AVAILABLE: One Couple $120/nt; Two Couples (party of 4) $180/nt. Minimum 3-night stay. One couple $695 - $795/ week.

There are restaurants, deli's and grills conveniently available within a short walk.

If you arrive from the North, you will have a beautiful drive through Paradise Valley (Hwy 89 S). Elk River Lodge is located in the rustic ''cowboy'' town of Gardiner, Montana, you will find most anything you need - Restaurants, Galleries, Camping & Fishing goods, Gift shops; the Gardiner Market (groceries). Guides and outfitters are available for Adventures in fishing, wildlife, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and zip-lining! World Class fishing is located within 1-mile of the house, plus more in the interior of Yellowstone and Paradise Valley. Convenient access to the Park for photography.

Home Amenities: Elk River Lodge is furnished for your relaxation & comfort: Central Air Conditioning, central heat, Satellite Television, Wi-Fi, DVD player, linens, towels and paper goods. The kitchen is fully furnished with appliances, dishes and utensils. The home is kid-friendly and furnished with games and books. 2 bedrooms, 2 queen beds; 2nd bedroom has daybed twin w/trundle, 2 full baths. Master bedroom has private full bath. Second full bath is off the living room.

Convenient access to Yellowstone for photography and wildlife viewing: grizzly & black bear, wolves, bison, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bald eagles, osprey and more!

Keywords: Vacation home in the small mountain town of Gardiner, Montana at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Easy access to Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone. Adventure. Wildlife, bison, buffalo, elk, wolves, bighorn sheep, photography, fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, zipline, horseback riding, cowboy cookouts, geysers, hot springs. Convenient amenities, restaurants, grills & delis, grocery, shopping, guided tours.

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(406) 848-2273 (Montana, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 Year Age Minimum...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom w/ Private Full Master Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Twin Daybed w/Trundel; Pack-n-Play available on request...moreless

  • Queen-size Beds (2); Daybed twin with pull-out twin-trundle; Comfortable Soft-Top Beds! (1) Fold-away crib. (1) baby high chair. Please call ahead to make arrangements for high chair or crib. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private Master Bath; Adjustable showerhead sprays...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located off the living room; adjustable showerhead sprays...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Elk River Lodge provides convenient ease of access to the Northern Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, just two blocks from the Park boundary. The North Entrance Gate is 1/4 mile away. During the summer, within walking distance of 8 restaurants, delis & grills. The Yellowstone Association is within 2 blocks. The Yellowstone Heritage Center is 3 blocks. The historic Roosevelt Arch is 3 blocks. The owner lives in a separate apartment on the property....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books & Magazines focus on Yellowstone National Park & the West and selections for children....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly, Chess, Cards, Twister, Checkers, & more....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Family Programing...moreless

  • Television:

    32' LCD-HD Samsung Television - SurroundSound...moreless

  • Toys:

    Assortment of toys for children...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Focuses on Yellowstone N.P. and family selections....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Historic Roosevelt Arch - 3 blocks...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Located in the heart of the small 'cowboy' town of Gardiner, a lovely view of Electric Peak is available through the Living Room and 2nd BR windows....moreless

  • Resort:

    Guides, wildlife & photography safaris, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, zipline, cowboy cookouts, horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing. 2 blocks to Yellowstone N.P....moreless

  • Village:

    Gardiner, Montana, has the amenities of a small town to make your stay enjoyable and convenient: grocery, restaurants, clothing, Post Office, bank, pharmacy. We are a rural area this is important....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Child's highchair available on request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating for 6...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Off-street parking for 2 vehicles. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    The parking area is 26 feet (7.9 meters) long & 20 feet (6 meters) wide. There is space for 2 vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Private machine w/ soap...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secured with password. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup Coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Generous utensils available for in-home meal preparation...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully furnished with dishes & utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Soap included...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Appliances, utensils, spices & condiments, paper goods, pot & pans, dishware, silverware....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full-size...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full-size electric oven...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2016
Oct 31 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$120
$695

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$120
$795

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$120
$695

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
May 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
$795

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2017
May 26 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$230
$1,550
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
$795

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$230
$1,550

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Payments accepted by major credit cards accepted by VRBO. All transactions conducted through VRBO.

Refund up to 30 days prior, less rebooking fee, $125.

If cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of rental payment.

The owner lives in a separate private apartment on the property.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman, Montana
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 block
357 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Virgelle Ferry, Virgell, Montana
53 Miles
Nearest Golf
Livingston, Montana
389 Miles
Nearest Train
Havre, Montana
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MT Hwy 89 S
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 block
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cross Country Skiing, Mammoth Hot Spr, Yellowstone
1106 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gold Beach, Oregon

Car: Necessary

The Lamar Valley in Yellowstone is the Serengetti of North America. The premier location to view wildlife such as bison, elk, wolves and bear (plus more!) is located a scenic 30 miles inside the Park. Yellowstone Association Institute Field Classes, National Park Ranger-led programs, hikes and activities; Chico Hot Springs - a Hot Spring Spa with a fine dining restaurant is located a 30 mile-drive north. Yellowstone Association Institute Field Classes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Gardiner, Montana is my home. I enjoy the lifestyle of living in a small rustic 'tucked-in-the-wilderness' town. As you walk to the Post Office or grocery store, people will wave to you on the way. Surrounded by mountains, beautiful 'Big Sky' and wildlife. Some say this is 'the end of the road.' I prefer to think of it as 'the Beginning of the Road.' It is a wonderful place to experience the refreshing adventure and beauty of nature.

Why the Owner Chose Gardiner, MT, USA:
It is a beautiful treasure to have Yellowstone for my home. I remember the wonder and excitement of my first trip here. The roaring geysers, the painter's palettes of radiant hues shimmering under the waters of the steamy hot springs and bubbling mud pots. Wildlife with no fear. Herds of free-roaming great bison, majestic elk, ambling grizzly and black bears. Mountainsides of rainbows of wildflowers. It will be my pleasure to share Elk River Lodge and the beauty of Yellowstone with you. I trust that the wonder will touch your life, refresh you and you will take some of the Wonder, Excitement and Beauty home with you. It is outstanding to see the hot springs and geysers with their wonder and unique beauty, each different than the one before. Every season changes the beauty to new palates of colors and symphonies of action. The animals also change with the seasons. Bears emerging from their dens in the late winter. Wildlife babies in the spring. In summer, moving into the prime of their beauty. The majestic elk and bighorn rut in the autumn, with golden aspens & cottonwoods in the mountain valleys. Winter with the elk & wolves in their primal dance for survival in the pristine snow. Arrive in the winter during the new moon and see the Milky Way in all of its glory! During the winter, daytime snowcoach tours are available to Old Faithful from Mammoth Hot Springs, which located near Gardiner. You will have an outstanding trip to Yellowstone!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Some have said that a lifetime could be spent here and not see it all. The opportunities are: Viewing wildlife in their natural environment is a premier point in visiting Yellowstone. In the fall (full rut starts approximately Sept 12), is a favorite time to come see the exciting Elk Rut, where the Majestic Elk Bulls in their Prime vie with each other for their harem for cows. Mammoth (5 miles south) is a main viewing area. Bison are easily viewed in both the Lamar and Hayden Valleys. Wolves, with Elk and Bison, are most likely to be found in the Lamar Valley. The Old Yellowstone Trail, starting 3 blocks from the home is an outstanding location to see the wildlife in the winter. All of these areas are within driving distance with beautiful Wilderness Scenery along the way. There is Incredibly More to see than I could ever possible describe in a short paragraph!! Pristine Wilderness... Wildlife... Geysers... Hot Springs... History... Fishing... Hiking... and More! A Lifetime of Adventure!! Gardiner is the headquarters for the Yellowstone Association, which holds Institute Field Classes relating to the environment, biology, geology and history of the Yellowstone area. These exciting Institute Classes take place in the field, viewing first hand what is being learned. Elk River Lodge is located 3 blocks from the Heritage Resource Center for the National Park Service of Yellowstone National Park, where resides the archives, library and museum artifacts relating to the history of Yellowstone. With appointments/library card one may explore the fascinating history and artifacts of Yellowstone. During the winter season the rental is available at a low-season rates. Check the calendar for rates & availability. Elk River Lodge is a very convenient location to see and photograph wildlife in the Lamar Valley, or those enjoying the Adventure & Beauty of Yellowstone. Snowcoaches, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are available out of Mammoth


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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  • Enjoy the Adventure & Beauty of Montana at Yellowstone!

    Enjoy the Adventure & Beauty of Montana at Yellowstone!

  • Satellite TV - 27' LCD TV , DVD/VHS;

    Satellite TV - 27' LCD TV , DVD/VHS;

  • Comfortable Living Room Seating - LCD-HD 32' TV - WiFi; DVD, VCR Player, Gam

    Comfortable Living Room Seating - LCD-HD 32' TV - WiFi; DVD, VCR Player, Gam

  • 2nd Bedroom w/ added Daybed & Trundle - (sleeps 2); Comfortable Soft-Top Beds

    2nd Bedroom w/ added Daybed & Trundle - (sleeps 2); Comfortable Soft-Top Beds

  • Master Bedroom with Private Full Master bathroom. Comfortable Soft-top.

    Master Bedroom with Private Full Master bathroom. Comfortable Soft-top.

  • Bird & Butterfly Friendly Lanscaping

    Bird & Butterfly Friendly Lanscaping

  • Approaching the village of Gardiner. The Historic Roosevelt Arch in background.

    Approaching the village of Gardiner. The Historic Roosevelt Arch in background.

  • Beautiful Yellowstone River - World Class Fishing, within a short drive

    Beautiful Yellowstone River - World Class Fishing, within a short drive

  • Fully Furnished Kitchen  & Dining Area; Sunny South Window

    Fully Furnished Kitchen & Dining Area; Sunny South Window

  • 1st Full-sized Bath

    1st Full-sized Bath

  • 2nd Bedroom w/Queen Bed; Comfortable Soft-top; plus Daybed w/trundle

    2nd Bedroom w/Queen Bed; Comfortable Soft-top; plus Daybed w/trundle

  • Master Bedroom; Queen bed with soft-top mattress

    Master Bedroom; Queen bed with soft-top mattress

  • Welcome! to our Home.

    Welcome! to our Home.

  • Patio Area with Gas Grill

    Patio Area with Gas Grill

  • The Yellowstone River as it flows through Gardiner.

    The Yellowstone River as it flows through Gardiner.

  • Enjoy your Adventure at Yellowstone with us at Elk River Lodge!

    Enjoy your Adventure at Yellowstone with us at Elk River Lodge!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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