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"Be Our Guest" House, Minutes From Yellowstone, Great for Family Gathering

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-30)

This 4,000 square foot 3 level home has a beautiful back yard and casual, friendly feel. It is just a few minutes to the North Entrance of Yellowstone Park! This part of Montana is where the buffalo roam and mountain vistas abound. Our home is a perfect base for your large family gatherings and adventures into Yellowstone.

The kitchen is large with 2 full size ovens, dishwasher, large refrigerator, ice maker, microwave, gas stove top, 2 toasters, 2 coffee pots and a kuerig, pots and pans, utensils, dinner ware and lots of counter space for many cooks to make light work. There is also an additional refrigerator in the garage to provide plenty of food storage.

The dining area has 2 tables with chairs all around for all to share their adventures of the day while enjoying a hearty meal. There is additional seating at the high kitchen counter and at the antique drop-leaf table, made by my dad's great uncle Reese.

Relax in the rec room with Wi-Fi, internet TV, Wii gaming or enjoy a game of pool or air hockey. In the family room upstairs are many game boards and card games, as well as books for all ages.

Play a game of croquette or bocce outside in the large back yard with the fruit trees. A large propane grill is outside waiting for you to make the most delicious BBQs. Take your delicious meal and enjoy it on the spacious deck in the outdoor chairs and tables.

When the evening has come to an end and you are ready to retire there are 6 bedrooms with 4 queen beds, 1 king bed and 9 twins, as well as cribs and airbeds with all the linens provided. There are 4 1/2 bathrooms with shampoo/conditioner as well as towels. This house can handle your needs.

Keywords: Yellowstone Vacation Home, Yellowstone Park, Large home, big yard, flower beds, many bedrooms and room to move, family friendly. See more reviews, click on 'owner info'

More Details

Kathy Stocker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Kathy Stocker

We are a family of 7 just entering the fledgeling stage. Our 2 oldest are in college, our number 3 has just entered the Army with the youngest two in high school! We enjoy our church fellowship. If you are interested, the Gardiner Community Church is a wonderful place to worship.

Kathy Stocker purchased this house in 1995

Why Kathy Stocker chose Yellowstone Country

We built our house to suit our family in 2004, and we love to share this wonderful place with others. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! There are 3 living areas, which makes relaxing even easier with everyone having a place to enjoy their activities without having to worry about disturbing everyone else.

What makes this house unique

Walking everywhere in town, watching the wildlife in our yard as well as across the Yellowstone River in the Park (Yellowstone Park), hiking and cross-country skiing are things we enjoy doing here in Gardiner. Compared to other gateway communities, Gardiner is quiet and very enjoyable in the summer months in the evening. We particularly enjoy eating dinner out on our deck and enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All our family very much enjoyed your large house in Gardiner! There are 18 of us--9 adults and 9 children, ages 9 to 1 year. We had plenty of room indoors. The children loved the bunk room! We had planned to play in the lovely backyard, but the abundance of elk droppings made that impossible with our little ones. The kitchen was very well appointed, and spacious enough for each family to easily prepare dinner for us all on their night. We appreciated the fans in each of the bedrooms. And we also appreciated that the house was really spotless when we arrived!

You returned my calls and answered all our questions before we arrived. Your listing describes the house very accurately, too.

THANK YOU!!! You helped make our every-three-year-family-vacation a hassle-free event!
Jul 2017
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Gardiner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours between 10 pm and 8 am.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs: Private master bath has double vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs: long vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs: 2 sinks and large vanity cabinets, linen closet.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Main floor: off of the kitchen
  • 4 full bathrooms and one 1/2 bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 3 bunk bed , upstairs: (6) twin, large closet, dresser
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , basement, dresser, nightstand
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , upstairs, walk-in closet, private bathroom with jetted tub
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , basement
    Supplemental Sleeping Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs family room day bed that can be either twin or king
  • 1 king, 4 queen beds, 3 bunk beds (6 twin), 2 twins, 1 trundle day bed that sleeps 2, (Sleeps 20 in beds) 3 cribs 7 air mattresses
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Grocery shopping service is available prior to your arrival. If your flight gets in late and you would like to have your groceries at the house when you arrive, I will be happy to take your list and shop for a nominal fee of 5% ($20 minimum). Contact me if you are interested in this service. We want you to spend your time enjoying the area. TV, movies and Wii games are available, but we hope you use them on a limited basis so you can really get to know the area we love.


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"Be Our Guest" House, Minutes From Yellowstone, Great for Family Gathering
average rating of 4.923077 based on 48 reviews

The House Was Perfect for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your home. It was conveniently located right outside the North Entrance to Yellowstone. The extra added bonus was the fact that elk routinely hung out in the back yard. The house itself had everything we could possible need for our stay. The only negative was that there was no air conditioning. It got really hot a couple nights and the fans we had to use to cool off were very loud. Even with the windows open and fans going, it was difficult to get to sleep. I'm sure this isn't an issue year round but it was while we were there (August 5 - 9). All in all, it was a fabulous trip and we would definitely stay in this house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'd Stay Here Again!

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great fit for our motley crew and everyone was happy with our stay. Little touches like water bottles in the refrigerator, ziplock sandwich bags, blue ice, even a couple rain coats (that we didn't need, thankfully) were appreciated. The only thing we missed was a salad spinner! We also liked being close to Yellowstone and a grocery store. Although neighbors were close it has a very private feel. We spent most of our time there chatting on the front porch watching the elk wander by. Kathy was very friendly and responsive. Thank you, Kathy!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal large family or multiple family hang out.

  • 5 of 5

This home is so good, I want to be selfish and review it poorly, so it will always be available for my wants and needs. In truth I got numerous compliments from all the families about how good the house was and how amazing it was to be staying where we were.

I booked for a group of family vacations. Our 4 families fit very comfortably and really we had room for more. Ideally located in Gardiner, we often walked to most places in town . The house was filled with extras, multiple cribs, high chairs, some toys for the kids, and others like dual washing machines.

We did have a few minor issues, such as a broken oven, which the owner worked hard to resolve for us, and since there are 2 it was easy to work around. You might notice a few cosmetic issues in the house, but really these had no bearing on usability and would not deter me from going again tomorrow if I could. I assume the cosmetic issues are all work in progress, as most of the home is perfect and we visited in the middle of summer.

This is a fantastic home. Do not hesitate, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious and BEAUTIFUL! Perfect Yellowstone getaway for large families!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at "Be Our Guest". The house is very spacious, extremely clean, and well-stocked with linens and kitchen necessities. Our large, extended family of nearly 20 had plenty of space and didn't seem crowded at all. The house has a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and a large backyard that the kids enjoyed playing in. The house is in a very convenient location to explore Yellowstone. It is only a mile away from the North entrance which is close to Mammoth Hot Springs and the Lamar Valley where you have the best chance of wolf and grizzly sightings, as well as the large herds of bison.

We had an extended school year due to snow days and were not able to make our original dates and the owners were understanding, flexible and great to work with. We will definitely request to stay here again on our next trip to Yellowstone!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for our group.

  • 4 of 5

Kathy was easy to work with and the house was stocked well. The ice maker, washer/dryer did not work well.

Lack of air conditioning was hard when trying to cook on the evenings It was HOT. But it always cooled off during the night and she had lots of fans. We had a local group of elk and mule deer that came around every day. The kids loved the game room and the park so close to the house. We had a great time! I am grateful for the opportunity to stay in Gardnier as we had great access to the park and we loved this opportunity! Be Our Guest was a great fit for my group.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Basecamp for Yellowstone Adventures!

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described. More than enough room to spread out and enjoy! Very accommodating.

We were so thankful for the home to share time with family from out of state. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bozeman, MT
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Livingston, Montana
Nearest Motorway
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Several close by
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Jadine or Mammoth Hot Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Gardiner Ranger District
Nearest Point of Interest
Gardiner School
Nearest Point of Interest
North Entrance of Yellowstone
Nearest Point of Interest
Roosevelt Arch
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Farm
Nearest Point of Interest
Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
First Interstate Bank
Nearest Point of Interest
Gardiner Community Church
Car: necessary

Gardiner is the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park; the very first national park in the World and the largest geyser basin in existence! Many outdoor activities are close by, including but not limited to exciting white water rafting along the Yellowstone River, taking in breathtaking views along the many hiking trails in the area, and even lounging comfortably in the Boiling River. Chico Hot Springs Resort, where you can enjoy swimming in a steamy spring fed pool and a superb 5 star meal, is just 30 minute drive away. Come visit Yellowstone, one of the most beautiful places on earth, and "Be Our Guest!"


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $250

Owner'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.