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Family Home on Yellowstone Park Boundary- Near Roosevelt Arch

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This house is owned by the former directors of the Yellowstone Institute (see owners profile), and is 100 yards from the Yellowstone Park boundary, within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and other businesses in Gardiner.

On the main floor there is:

•a spacious, fully-equipped, modern kitchen

•dining room

•living room

•master bedroom and bath

Upstairs there is:

•a full bath

• three bedrooms

* one with a queen

* one with a queen and two singles

* one with three singles

House is equipped with high-speed internet, telephone, and washer/dryer. Child-friendly features include a “Pack ’N Play,” a booster seat, some toys and kid’s books, a safety gate on the stairs and a fenced yard. There is a running track and large fenced playground at the Gardiner public school, a 2-3 minute walk from the house.

Park Headquarters at Mammoth is five miles south. From Mammoth (the only Park road open to cars in winter) it continues east across Yellowstone’s “northern tier” to Tower, the Lamar Valley, and Cooke City. This area is arguably the best wildlife viewing in the entire Yellowstone country, where patient visitors often see wolves, bears, elk, bison, coyotes, and a wide variety of other animals and birds, (especially from mid-April through mid-June and in late autumn through the winter months). When other Yellowstone highways open in the spring, roads from Mammoth lead south to Norris, Canyon, Dunraven Pass, Lake, Old Faithful, West Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. The 11,000 foot-high Beartooth Highway to the northeast is the last road to be plowed, and is reached via Cooke City.

In spring, late fall, and winter, elk deer and bison and other wildlife are commonly seen in Gardiner, often from the house, and at times, even in the yard. Winter months here are some of our favorites. While Gardiner rarely has deep snow, Mammoth is five miles and 1,000 feet higher; Jardine is six miles and 1,200 feet higher; and Cooke City is 3,000 feet higher, so abundant snow can generally be found nearby. These higher elevations provide vast cross-country ski touring and snowshoeing opportunities. Ice skating is available at the Mammoth Motor Inn, where visitors may also board heated snow coaches for over-snow tours deep into the Yellowstone.

Keywords: family home, residential area, fenced yard, mountain views, wildlife year round

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About The Owner

We have lived our entire lives in the West and for several decades in the Greater Yellowstone—first in Grand Teton National Park where Rick served seven seasons as National Park Service climbing ranger and Mary Lee began her watercolor art career. Following graduate school, we moved to Montana to teach college and raise a family, and later took over management of the fledgling Yellowstone Institute where we lived and worked at the Buffalo Ranch in the magnificent Lamar Valley. During that time, Rick became the principal founder and first president of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. In 2005, we sold our ranchland in the Madison Valley to the U.S. Forest Service and bought and renovated the home in Gardiner. We especially like being in town, 100 yards from the Park boundary, but still in a long-established community where one can live immediately adjacent to the lands of Yellowstone.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Yellowstone Country

We chose to acquire and renovate a house in the long-established town of Gardiner, because its as close as one can live to the “northern tier” of Yellowstone to which we’re so attached.


Gardiner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) pack n' play
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Easy all-season access to Lamar Valley and Cooke City, short walk to Gardiner restaurants and shops, Yellowstone Institute across the street.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Family Home on Yellowstone Park Boundary- Near Roosevelt Arch
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Southaven, MS

Great location and plenty of room for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was here and it was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable. great views of scenery and wildlife while being conveniently located to everything. We had 5 adults and 3 kids and never felt crowded. Cooked all breakfasts and most dinners at the house and took picnic lunches into the park with us. The large dining room table was a great place to reconnect and play board games with the family and hook up the cameras to the computer and download all the amazing photos we took. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks Wendi!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and clean home close to Yellowstone and walking distance to charming little town.

  • 5 of 5

This home was big and very comfortable for my family. It is so close to the north entrance of yellowstone and everything is so convenient. If you're looking to unwind with some television, make sure you bring DVD'S bc the rental is not set up with cable but that wasn't an issue for us since we had board games and Internet to entertain us. The house is well stocked with household items with the exception of a nonstick pan. I would highly recommend this house for any guest visiting Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location, great stay

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for everything! We had a tremendous stay at the North Gate House, which is a tremendous jumping-off point for exploring Yellowstone. The location cannot be beat, and all the add-ons for the kids (toys, pack-n-play and booster (if your kids are of that age)) are tremendous benefits. Clean, comfortable, everything in great working order. Thanks again for everything.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A very nice house, perfect location, well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed at this house in early May 2017. The house was very clean, well appointed and nicely cared for. All of the up front communications were prompt and complete. The location for visiting Yellowstone just can't get any better. I know where I'll be looking the next time I have the opportunity to return to Gardiner. We were all very happy with the accommodations. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is such an great place to stay. Eight adults stayed comfortably in this house. Had everything we needed for our week long stay. The short distance to the entrance was very convenient. Seeing the elk on the school field every morning was so much fun. Felt like you were in the park before you even left the house. The back deck and small yard was perfect for relaxing after a long day at Yellowstone. A quick walk gets you to restaurants and stores. Definitely recommend anyone stay here if they are planning a trip to Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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feels like home, very good experience!

  • 5 of 5

feels like home, very good experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Roosevelt Arch

ice skating, hot tubs in Mammoth (winter only), Boiling River hot springs on Gardner River, Winter Snow coach in Yellowstone Interior (winter only)


Rates & Availability

Gardiner House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 21 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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