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Creekside Cabin near Yellowstone - horse rides, rafting, zip lining, hiking

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Experience Ranch Life In the West!

Have you ever wanted to stay in a historic cabin on a ranch in Montana? Well then this is your place. We raise American Quarter Horses, and generally have at least one new foal every summer. Last summer our cabin guests were fortunate enough to witness the birth! The ranch is also home to chickens, pigs, cows, dogs, and cats. Have farm fresh eggs delivered to you upon request- our sons charge $5/dozen and offer free delivery.

Enjoy horseback riding in the mountains, farm eggs for breakfast, watching the pigs wallow in the mud, watching wranglers bring the horses in from the fields, watching calves play while their mothers graze, watching a Ferrier put shoes on a horse, seeing the newborn foals- these are a few of the many of the activities that go on here on a daily basis!

The Stermitz Ranch History

Rob's great grandfather, Joseph, was born in Slovenia, Austria in 1862 and worked in the coal mines from the age of 9. He later immigrated here from Slovenia with his wife and two children in 1892, following the promise of work in coal mines in Montana. When they arrived he found that no work was to be found. Joseph used his last $10 to buy a shotgun so that he might feed his family. While here, a fire broke out in the Cokedale mines. Joe helped put out the fires and was noticed by the mine boss who asked 'who is that good worker?' Someone explained that it was an immigrant who couldn't find work. The mine boss then said 'Put that man to work. Anyone who works that hard for no pay deserves a job. The family, along with the addition of three more children, moved to the ranch in Cinnabar Basin in 1900.

A Highlight of the Creekside Cabin feature:

*Horseback rides available on property.

*Zip Lining available on the ranch.

*Whitewater rafting available on the nearby Yellowstone River.

*Farm fresh eggs delivered for $5/dozen.

*Hiking/cross-country skiing from the front door.

*King size bed with luxurious linens.

*Located in the trees and surrounded by water.

*Beautiful location on the historic Stermitz Ranch.

*A scenic 20-25 minute drive to Yellowstone National Park.

*A sofa that can sleep one. (Not a pull-out).

*2 twin floor mats (with bedding) for children.

*Cozy seating area with a charming propane fireplace.

*Carefully appointed details such as original wood floors, tin ceiling, old bridge plank bar, large windows, etc.

*Kitchen equipped with pots/pans,dishes,utensils,coffee pot,coffee grinder,blender,toaster,spices,etc.

*Opportunities for children to interact with animals.

*Western ranch experience.

Do you have a larger group, or planning a family re-union? Ask about our other cabin rentals on the ranch! We also have a large covered pavilion with picnic tables - perfect for those large family gatherings.

We look forward to meeting you.

Your hosts,

Stacy and Rob Stermitz

***If this cabin is full, ask about the other cabins on the same propery!!

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More Details

Property Manager
Stacy Stermitz
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband, who is in the military, surprised me for Valentine's Day with a romantic weekend at the Creekside Cabin. From the moment we left the highway, I was amazed at the beauty of this place. We pulled into the cabin just as it was starting to get dark, but Stacy had the fire going and the lights on, so we felt so welcome right from the start. We loved all of the special details of this cabin, and I'm still blown away that my hubby would think of such a thoughtful Valentine's gift - time together after so much time apart. We will both treasure this cabin in the woods for as long as we live.
Feb 2013
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Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We have a tub/shower combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Child Beds (2) We have 2 twin portable mattress beds which are intended for the floor space., Baby Cribs (1) We do have a Pack-n-Play upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Creekside Cabin near Yellowstone - horse rides, rafting, zip lining, hiking
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 41 reviews

What a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for some time away from the crowds, this is the place for you! The interior of the cabin is chosen with quite some taste. The only thing you hear are the two little creeks surrounding the cabin. The owner was extremely friendly. Don´t forget to book some horseback riding on her farm!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Il

An amazing off the grid experience that still had all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

When I was planning my 3 week long National Parks road trip I had this fantasy about staying in a little secluded mountain cabin. Creekside was everything I had hoped for! It was a little difficult to find, but well worth the 4 mile drive down a rock road through the woods neither of my GPS systems recognized.

As a writer and photographer The lack of TV, phone and wifi gave me the opportunity to really unplug and get some work done.

I do wish the sitting area had a screen door or window, especially while cooking but the cabin was cozy and adorably decorated.

Fair warning, there is a dog (I read about it in the sign in book on the coffee table after the fact) that may come visit you. I was coming out of the shower around 9:30pm on my first night and heard a kawhump! And scratching at the door. It scared the bajeezus out of me (hello! Bear country!) until I saw a friendly, furry face pressed up against the window.

This would be a great romantic getaway for a couple or for someone like me that just needed to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF Bay Area, California

roaring creeks and restful sleep in a great location to explore

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Stacy and Rob for sharing your cute cabin! The bed was very comfortable and the place immaculate. We loved having a picnic and nap by the water, with the scent of your lovely lilacs on the breeze. We even had a bear visit one day while we were out walking around your land (we saw it checking out our car and cabin on hind legs before we scared it away.)

If we had to nitpick, the kitchen could use a few more kitchen items (kettle, better fry pan, wine glasses.) And if you are really seeking complete solitude and privacy, the nearby zipline and trail riders might not be your thing if they were in heavy use (they were not an issue for us) -- I'm sure if you were traveling with kids, this place would perfectly accomodate them with entertainment!

Thank you for your hospitality! We would both highly recommend this place to anyone needing a romantic getaway near northern Yellowstone, just north of Gardner.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monroe, Louisiana

Four person stay at the Creek

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Creek Cabin for four nights. The cabin is well decorated and has spices and cooking utensils available, The gas grill was in excellent condition and we used it almost nightly. The refrigerator is dorm size so don't purchase groceries before you check out storage. We made that mistake and had to use our ice chest for the overflow. The cabin would be perfect for two adults and small children. Our almost 15 year olds made it a little crowded at times with their stuff. There are two pallets under the bed that we found out second night. We were pretty warm when we arrived but a fan was delivered quickly which solved that. The Stermitz family was out camping for their own R&R and we didn't get to meet them. By all accounts, they are lovely.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in the Creekside Cabin and loved our stay! The cabin is in a tranquil setting away from it all. It is furnished with almost anything you could ever need. We found the location very convenient for our visit to the North entrance of Yellowstone National Park. We stayed in several different places on our trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone and this was by far our favorite. If you have a chance to take a horseback ride during your stay at the cabin, I highly recommend it. We did a half day trip and it was so much fun. The wranglers had great personalities and the views were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place to really get away from it all. There is no internet service, cable or cell service at this cabin. At first, there was some withdrawal but not having these things really forced us to completely disconnect from our usual hectic life. The cabin is nicely appointed and is perfect for two people. Good horseback riding with personable guides was a plus too. I would definitely recommend this cabin to others who are interested in something a bit remote.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Yellowstone River
Car: necessary

This peaceful cabin is situated between 2 rushing mountain streams and lots of great hiking trails on our private, historic ranch. Enjoy horseback riding on our ranch and whitewater rafting nearby. The cabin is a short drive to the many wonders that Yellowstone National Park has to offer. This cabin really offers the best of both worlds...quiet seclusion in a scenic setting while still being only a short drive to the restaurants and shops of Gardiner. Enjoy animal sitings from the front porch, read in the shade, hike the many trails, enjoy the farm fresh eggs from our free-range chickens, dine indoors or out, identify wildflowers and animal tracks, ride a horse to the top of the mountain, and at the end of the day, let the sounds of rushing water lull you to sleep.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

High Seas(6/15-9/30)5 nt min.$200/.Low Seas(10/1-6/14) 2 nt min.$150/night.
E-Mail Us for Lower Rates During Off-Season $150/nt(2 Nt Min.) 50% Deposit Secures Reservation - Remaining Balance Due 2 weeks prior to arrival.Full Refund Minus $50 Re-Booking Fee if cancel 60 + Days Prior to Check in.No Refunds for Cancellations Less Than 60 Days Prior to Check in.7% tax. Add 3% for credit card use

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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