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Luxury lodging, fabulous Yellowstone views on the Yellowstone River!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Luxury home with 5 private bed/bath suites and a game room! (Sleeps 12-13)

We have an absolutely ideal location... amazing views and convenience too.

AND, we just completed a MAJOR update and will have the home entirely renovated. So be prepared to enjoy many new improvements - hard wood floors, kitchen with granite counter tops, new windows, updated private bedroom/bathroom suites through out, new furniture, game room with pool table, ping pong table and more....

Start your days watching the gorgeous sunrise on Electric Peak (one of the highest mountains in Yellowstone National Park) right from the breakfast table with the gentle sounds of the Yellowstone River flowing by the property. Our vacation rental home is perched above the Yellowstone River with an expansive view overlooking Yellowstone National Park. Wildlife abounds! Watch eagles, osprey and ravens soar over the River. From the dining room or deck off the back, we've watched a wolf pack pursue and take down a pronghorn, eagles catching fish in the river, bison herds grazing, elk swimming across the river and a pronghorn give birth to twins! You never know what you may see - it can be utterly amazing wildlife encounters or simply the awe inspiring beauty of the mountains and river. Our view is south facing, so there's lots of sunlight to soak in all day long. At the end of the day, grill in the yard and let the kids play on the swing set or just sit on the deck while you watch the sunset reflections on the river and enjoy the 'big sky' views of Montana and Yellowstone.

The convenience of our property will make your vacation feel simplified and relaxed. You can walk to the grocery store, restaurants, ice cream and pizza too...check out the bookstore, gift shops or even white water rafting outfitters where they'll 'suit you up' and take you rafting down the river, right by your vacation home! Elk River Art Studio and Gallery is right next door (that's us!), where we create art inspired by the landscape and animals you'll experience during your trip to Yellowstone. A little further, the Roosevelt Arch at the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park is just a mile away. And just a couple miles from there, you can soak in the Boiling River - the hot springs in Yellowstone Park. There's A LOT to experience in Yellowstone (we certainly love it!) and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction and help make it a vacation of a lifetime for you.

Keywords: Panoramic views of Yellowstone National Park, on the banks of the Yellowstone River, close to the North Entrance of Yellowstone

More Details

Shirl Ireland
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2017

About Shirl Ireland

My husband and I are both artists, living, working and raising 2 children, at the edge of Yellowstone. We enjoy living in the midst of wildlife, surrounded by the beauty of the natural world - and take advantage of our Yellowstone 'back yard' (literally!) every chance we get. I paint outside in Yellowstone often and in our 'spare time', we hike, cross country ski, canoe and kayak.

Shirl Ireland purchased this house in 2006

Why Shirl Ireland chose Yellowstone Country

We literally searched for years looking for 'the spot'. We are artists fortunate enough to live where ever we'd like. Our property is on the Yellowstone River overlooking Yellowstone National Park. We lived in this home while we built our new studio and gallery on the property next door. The mountain and river views are gorgeous and we're at the edge of a wonderful, friendly small town. We can walk to the grocery store and Yellowstone National Park too! Hiking, skiing and soaking in the Hot Springs are just minutes away. Plus, we're close enough to take advantage of Livingston and Bozeman, MT - a couple great towns with good vibes and bigger amenities. You can get to lots of art, outdoor activities and shopping after a beautiful drive up Paradise Valley (aptly named). That's why we call our spot 'the center of the universe.'

What makes this house unique

Not too many places on this Earth have what we have. How many people can watch a wolf pack hunt, eagles and osprey catch fish, bison herds graze, elk swim and twin pronghorns born - right from their dining room window? We watch Electric Peak (one of the highest mountains in Yellowstone Park) as the sun rises it turns a beautiful 'morning pink' with the soft sounds of the river in the background. We can watch the sun set and turn the river to a ribbon of orange, then at night, with the moon above, the river again comes alive and sparkles with the moons reflection. How could we want anymore?


Gardiner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , with double sink vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 full baths - updated for 2015! There will be 5 full baths - making a total of 5 private bedroom / bathroom suites for summer 2016.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
  • All bedrooms have luxury mattresses, high thread count sheets with down comforters and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We always strip all beds and launder all used linens and towels at the end of your stay - that's complimentary. For general clean up, we offer our guests a choice...You may clean up behind yourselves, leaving the home just as you found it OR we can schedule a cleaning service for the day of your departure for an additional $150.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Luxury lodging, fabulous Yellowstone views on the Yellowstone River!
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

River Sounds

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic! Shirl and Jon were very attentive to all needs. Thanks again for great vacation!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a best living place in yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean living places good lake view love it!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review.... You were wonderful guests and took great care of our Guest House.! Just want to clarify, since English isn't your first language... we do have an absolutely amazing RIVER view :) We really appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. All the best.....
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Perfect Home for Gathering of Friends-Super Design-Comfortable and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house has a unique modern design with western rustic flair. The best feature is that each bedroom has its own bathroom ( all beautifully designed ) making if very comfortable for a group of adults. My husband who was a gourmet chef, loved the kitchen. It was spacious and allowed 2 of us to work at the same time without bumping into each other. The living and dining area, with a porch, is super and has a big dining table. My favorite was the back bedrooms face the river, and you can fall asleep to the flow of the river. The game room had a lot to offer, although we did not use it much. The house’s location is so perfect , right next to the Yellowstone Park Gate, and you could walk to the town. We would love to come back, and we thank the owner Shirl, who was really nice and gracious. Our group was adults between 35-55, from Germany, US and Czech Republic and we all agreed it was just the perfect vacation in the perfect house.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much appreciated Kim!... Both for being wonderful guests and for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the newly remodeled kitchen so much - as well as the design of the rest of the home. We certainly worked hard to make it comfortable, spacious, enjoyable and attractive for our guests! We'd love to have you here again - anytime :)
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Wow! This is the quintessential mountain getaway - with modern touches and lots of character!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 13 (9 adults aged from 37-69), 4 children, 8-14) and this was the perfect spot for our Yellowstone vacation. Initially, this house was over our budget but several features caused us to give it serious consideration, and we are so pleased we did. As a party of mostly adults (who are no longer in their 20's!), the size of the beds is always a concern. This home has a king and 4 queen beds! The second feature to give us pause was the dining table that seats 12. An important part of our vacations is dining together and playing cards and games. This table was a big reason we booked the home (and with a view of the mountains and the river, it was ideal)!

The concerns before arriving.....The location....I was worried about it being on the main road (across from hotels, restaurants); I thought it may be noisy or busy. usually look nice, but we had a little issue with the last place we booked, so the jury would be out until we arrived. Neither of these concerns were issues in the least! Although the home was located on the main "drag", the traffic is relatively light through the town and the sound of the river mostly drowned out the little traffic noise that did occur. The location was actually a plus as access to the park, market and restaurants/shops was incredibly convenient. And the home was clean! I believe we all felt that we could "put our feet up" and get comfortable!

The perks.... The kitchen was a beautiful open concept area with upgraded appliances and was well stocked - a welcome perk when you're cooking for a crowd. Each bathroom as each had it's own personality and individual touches; the sinks are fabulous ! The basement was replete with pool table and ping pong (which we love!) to add a little fun to our downtime away from the park. Lastly, the view....simply magnificent!

The little things....a pound of coffee (from a MT roaster!) was provided, there was toilet paper, laundry soap, MT shaped soaps in each bathroom, and left over pantry items for our use. These little things were simply lovely and thoughtful.

The owners, John and Shirl.....Shirl and her son greeted us and gave us a tour of the house when we arrived. John gave us great recommendations for fishing, hiking and wildlife watching. They put their hearts into this place and it shows. If you get a chance, check out their studio (or stay there instead!).

Would definitely return here - loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you were all pleasantly surprised :)... and that you all had such a wonderful and comfortable stay at our Guest House. We do put a lot of effort into our guest accommodations to make them "above and beyond" and it is fabulous when we hear how those efforts have made great memories for our guests! You've made our day...Thank you.
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As beautiful as the pictures, comfy for 10

  • 5 of 5

Our two families had a wonderful stay at this vacation rental. It is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Once you are in the home, you don't even realize you are in the small town of Gardiner. The focus of the home's windows is the beautiful view into Yellowstone park. We enjoyed watching a mother elk and her calf, the rafters on the river and the sun play on the mountains at different times of day. Other delighters of this home were the comfy bedding and mattresses, plenty of dishes so that if one meal is in the dishwasher you still have clean plates and glasses. The owners were more than gracious with any questions we had. Ask them where to see the wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking your time to submit a review - we totally appreciate it! I'm glad the new kitchen worked so well for all of you.... AND the Yellowstone views too :)
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Most magical vacation stay ever

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6 (3 couples aged between 34-69) and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this magnificent property. Shirl was great to communicate with before and during our stay. The home is breathtakingly beautiful with stunning views of yellowstone park. The beds are very comfortable, fully equipped kitchen and a fun sports room downstairs (billiards and table tennis etc). Some 5-10 minute drive to the northern entrance to Yellowstone, and for memorial weekend we didn't find there were very long cues to get in at all. We would come back in a heart beat. Highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your recommendation Moira. We'd love to have you back as well! We really enjoyed meeting you and your family....Always fun to have such interesting and pleasant guests :)
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Hot Springs - Boiling River, a natural hot springs feature in Yellowstone National Park is just 2 miles away and Chico Hot Springs resort with fine dining is a scenic 30 minute drive, and Photography...right from the deck!


Rates & Availability

Gardiner House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2017 summer season
May 15 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

We offer our guests a choice....We always strip the beds and launder all used linens and towels, which is included in your rental rate. For general cleaning, you can clean up behind yourselves (floors, baths, kitchen, etc.) leaving the home as you found it OR we can schedule a cleaning service for your departure date for an additional $150.00.

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  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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