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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!!

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Property Manager
Stacy Stermitz
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 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 4.714286 based on 50 reviews

Awesome Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

The Creekside Cabin on the Stermitz Ranch exceeded all of our expectations! We wanted a secluded cabin in the woods and that's exactly what we got. The cabin is equipped with all the necessities and the close proximity to Garidner and Yellowstone was perfect. I also wanted to include that the horseback riding with Luke was awesome! He was very informative about the land and the wildlife and was also very patient with us being that my wife and I aren't experienced riders. We will definitely be making a return trip in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

I loved this place. It is close to the north entrance of Yellowstone but very quiet and private. We enjoyed sitting next to the stream after a long day in the park. Really nice decor which gives it an airy feel and seems roomier than the square footage listed. We walked up to the ranch and the young man there let us visit with the new crop of foals. I would recommend this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cabin

  • 4 of 5

If you want to get away from it all this is a great place to go! The little cabin is a few miles up a canyon and is tucked away by itself next to a creek. The water sound makes for great sleeping at night and there are very few people around the area. The horse corrals are not visible from the cabin but are only a short walk away. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The owners even provided bear spray to carry when you're out walking. The cabin worked for two adults and two kids but was tight. We were out exploring most of the time so the space was fine. If we were spending more time in the cabin, I would prefer more room for four people. Overall, I would recommend this rental, especially for two people.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

If you want remote, this is the place. Wish all our activities had given us more time to spend just enjoying the cabin location........but the White water rafting, Zip line, Horse back ridding and Yellowstone Park adventures were wonderful also. My husband enjoyed some quiet time at the cabin while my grandson (age 10) daughter (age 41) and I (age 72) all went off and played. There really is something for everyone. I'm looking forward to a return trip with friends in September at a larger cabin on the ranch.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, beautiful, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the creekside cabin has become one of our favorite vacations! My husband and I and our two young boys loved it there! The cabin had everything we could really need considering the small space for the four of us. The bed was comfortable. We had a pack n play for our younger son. We were even able to almost exactly gps the cabin location after we downloaded the map to our phone. That’s important since there is no reception up there. There is a sign as you drive for the creekside cabin to help plus we had Stacy’s directions on hand as well just in case. The Stermitz ranch is wonderful. We took advantage of the horseback riding, the views were incredible. The drive to Yellowstone was about 20 min away and we enjoyed every minute of it mesmerized by the scenery. Overall, this is definitely one of our favorite family vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Creekside Cabin for 2 full weeks. The cabin is located up a mountain between 2 creeks -- perfect place to unwind and unplug from technology. The owners are super nice. We had a blast on the zipline course located on their ranch. And, we were pleased it only took about 30 minutes to get to the Yellowstone North entrance. So much to do between Yellowstone and Montana! Totally amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.