1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, sleeps 1-4
About Jess Nelson
In 1978, I was on my way to Alaska to work on the pipelines and happened to stop in Gardiner to explore the famous Yellowstone National Park. I was so taken by the beauty of Montana that I have never left. Instead of Alaska, I was hired by the National Park Service. I retired in 1984 and started working on turning my property into a place where friends and family could also come to experience the wonders of Yellowstone Park. And that includes you!
Jess Nelson purchased this Cabin in 1980
Why Jess Nelson chose Gardiner
Park Place used to be a hotel for hunters in Gardiner called 'The Cottage Inn'. Bill bought it in 1980 because he saw the potential of turning the place into something that incorporated the Pioneer spirit of the West with the all the comforts of a city. I found a diamond in the rough and have worked since then to polish it into a unique home.
What makes this Cabin unique
Park Place sits uniquely just downstream from the convergence of the Gardner and the Yellowstone Rivers. It sits beneath Eletric Peak, surrounded by majestic mountains ' where the deer and the antelope play'.
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Great location to Yellowstone
Property was clean and ready when we arrived. Property manager was very friendly and helpful. The spiral staircase could be a challenge for older people and toddlers. My kids are teens so no problem. Town was great.
This is a property with lots of character. Large well stocked kitchen and comfy queen bed. The spiral metal staircase to the bedroom was a minor inconvenience for the middle-of-the-night visit to the loo. There is no comfortable place to sit and watch TV, if that is what you want to do. Good for an active couple but 4 would need to be very good friends indeed.
A wonderful getaway!
We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Park Place. It was clean, cozy, and had everything we needed or wanted for our stay. The caretaker was responsive and available. We would stay here again in an instant.
They thought of so many helpful things--we used the cooler and ice packs EVERYDAY for lunch on the road. We also used the binoculars available to see wildlife around the condo and in the park. There were sufficient maps and park resources available so we didn't have to find our own. I noticed safety features, like fire extenguishers and an escape ladder for upstairs to keep guests safe in an emergency. There is an excellent stock of books. My favorite is the "Deaths in Yellowstone" book. Read it at the end of your trip or you will be scared the whole time. :)
Some concerns for other folks--if you have lots of luggage or have limited mobility, that staircase is not for you. We thought it was lovely, but it could be perilous for people who may not be able to see well or have balance problems. Also, it's a great space for a couple, but if you had five people, it could be a little cramped. I would say this is best for a single family or couple.
Great location & great hosts
This was a great base camp for our trip to Yellowstone! It is LITERALLY about as close as you can be (2 blocks) to the park entrance. The house is exactly as photographed. Special kudos for the unusually well-stocked kitchen. Property manager and owner very responsive - questions about early check-in, need for a replacement light bulb, advice about bear spray, etc.
It is NOT air conditioned, and even in September it could be a little warm when we first got home in the afternoon after having the windows closed all day. It gets quite cool at night, though, and the house was quickly comfortable after a few minutes of fresh air. There is a ceiling fan on the second floor that circulates the air in the house efficiently.
The deck off the second floor is a great place to listen to the river while you unwind and was one of our favorite hang outs.
The bathroom is down a steep spiral staircase on the first floor, while all the beds are on the second floor. This might not have been as big a deal if we hadn't come down with a stomach bug, but definitely something to keep in mind if you have little kids or limited mobility.
The property is conveniently located at the north entrance to Yellowstone NP. The town of Gardiner is very nice, with appropriate amenities. The property is very nice and it was quiet in spite of the property being located in the midst of Gardiner. The location of the bathroom on the lower level and the bedrooms on the upper level was a bit inconvenient. The spiral staircase was a bit challenging to negotiate, especially while carrying luggage. One bed upstairs could probably be eliminated. There would be very little privacy while sleeping as the three beds were essentially co-located.
Nice place to stay with easy access to Yellowstone
We met the owner when we checked in, their home is adjacent to the rental unit. They were very friendly and accommodating. The unit is located at the end of a quiet street and with street parking. The owner had placed a flag in a parking spot immediately in front of the unit to be sure we had a good parking space. The unit was clean and comfortable. The downstairs had a really well equipped kitchen, a sitting area and the bathroom. There was a counter with two stools at the kitchen and another small table with 3 stools. The only other place to sit was an easy chair. The bath had a tub and shower. The upstairs was one large room which contained all the sleeping arrangements, one queen bed and a double bed. Off to one side, there was a small nook with a single bed. There was a large screen TV mounted on the wall, with a good selection of channels (cable). There was another, small TV downstairs, but no where to really sit and watch it. There was also a nice deck off the bedroom with chairs and a table. You had a good view of the mountains and river from the desk. You could also see elk up close on some mornings as they walked through the property. Our only suggestion was to add a couch or more chairs in the downstairs area.
Hi Celia! Thank you for taking time to write a review! We have had a few people suggest more seating downstairs so we took away the small bistro style table and added a small couch in its place. Now there's a cozy spot to watch the TV and to just lounge. Thanks again for staying with us! We hope the rest of your holiday was excellent!
Jess and Bill
Park Place is located within walking distance to the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park and the famous Roosevelt Arch.
We are located in a quiet spot, close to restaurants, Souvenir shops and Art galleries. The new Yellowstone Association Visitor Center is just around the corner, as well as a fly fishing shop. Horseback riding, wildlife viewing or Whitewater rafting adventures can be booked from different places just blocks away from us.
Park Place is perfect for those looking for convenience as well as tranquility as you tour Yellowstone, our First National Park. We are sure you will make wonderful memories.
Nearest Airport : Yellowstone Bozeman International Airport at 93 Miles
Nearest Motorway : US Highway 89 S at 1 Miles
Nearest Barpub : Two Bit Saloon, K Bar, Blue Goose, Town Cafe Bar at 1 Miles
Nearest Ski : Bridger Bowl at 93 Miles
Nearest Golf : Livingston at 57 Miles
Nearest Restaurant :
Iron Horse grill, Yellowstone Grill, K-Bar Pizza, Town Cafe, Cowboy Grill, Raven Grill, at 1 Miles