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Cozy Home 10 blocks from Yellowstone Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 9 +, 1/2 Mile To Yellowstone Park N . Entrance

3 bedroom, 1 bath, fully equipped kitchen, dinning room, living room, washer & dryer, central heating and cooling WiFi,& direct TV, 3 Queen size beds with memory foam mattress toppers,1 bunk bed +2 roll a ways. nice hard wood floors, blaze king wood stove, great central location in Gardiner Mt. North entrance to Yellowstone national park. New bathroom tiles, and a new breakfast bar in the dining room, seats 5 people on stools, and 6 at the table and chairs.We have a fenced back yard but that does not stop the animals from stopping by to visit. We have a deck and almost every window gives you a view of the rocky mountains. We have a cushioned swing that the teenagers seem to really love. flower gardens, and a couple of rabbits just waiting to eat what ever I plant.

Terry Wilks
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Terry Wilks

I am the manager of the westernaire motel & trailer park in Gardiner mt. for 9 years now and my husband and I decided to invest more then just time into the community. this is are investment we chose, we live and work at the motel 1/2 block from the property. and are working at upgrading this investment regularly.

Terry Wilks purchased this house in 2012

Why Terry Wilks chose Gardiner

my husband retired from the military & police work and wanted to spend his retirement here so we chose something we know and like to invest in are retirement. The Yellowstone area has so much to offer for so many different interests.

What makes this house unique

This unique property and central location are a great asset to us and the folks that stay with us. It has been kept up, and with my husbands keen eye upgraded, & we will continue to make the most of upgrades to provide a superior visit for are customers. It is much more beautiful then the pictures.

Guestbook comments from the owner

thank you for all your help, We have stayed in a lot of places but yours was perfect, every thing we needed and some things we forgot to bring, you already had for us. The place was spotless and very comfortable.
Nov 2011
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Gardiner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • a basic bathroom with an extra long bath tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • 2 bedrooms with one queen size bed and a roll a way bed in 2 of the bedroom closets & the master bedroom has a television, and a vanity in it, and the third bed room has one queen size bed and a bunk bed. Each bed room has a closet and at least one dresser. Each bed room has a night stand and a lamp. Each bedroom has a large beveled edge mirror to prepare for your trips into the park.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We have animals everywhere, tours, hiking, horse back riding, zip line rafting float fishing and lots more.


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Home 10 blocks from Yellowstone Park
average rating of 4.6410255 based on 40 reviews


  • 4 of 5

This was my fourth time visiting Gardiner for a hunting trip.This was the third place I have stayed in four years and my party and I enjoyed staying here and the location was easy to find. Checking out is very easy. we are looking forward in coming back next year, we are planning to make reservation early.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellensburg, WA

Loved it, location was great and very accessible.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very homie and stocked with everything you need and more. We stayed for a unsuccessful bison hunt but that wasn't because of our host. They were very helpful in getting us intel and driving around for us, very friendly. I highly recommend them and would stay with them again if they would have us, thanks...

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Texas brush country: Von Ormy, Texas

Convenient location just outside the north entry to Yellowstone.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy home in Gardiner more than met the needsof 3 children and 4 adults. Grocery store, souvenir shops, dining establishments within easy walking distance. Kitchen was well furnished. Wi-fi and cable kept grandkids entertained in the evenings after hiking in Yellowstone. Loved being able to stay on top of laundry. We were comfortable and felt "at home" during our stay. Would love to visit again. Thank you, Terry, for all you did to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Little Place for Yellowstone Visitors

  • 4 of 5

The only trouble we had was getting all the sheets washed before leaving. The washer and dryer aren't very high capacity so if you have a larger group using all the beds then you'll need to plan extra time on the morning before you leave. We ended up leaving later than we hoped because of this.

We really loved the location. Right next to a tasty grill called Wild West Corral. Great elk burgers and an especially tasty salmon burger. Hot dogs for the kids seemed pricy but trust me when I say they are the best hot dog I've ever tried. The Yellowstone Arch is barely 5 minutes drive away. House is half a block from the town grocery store. Very convenient location.

Home itself has what you need for cooking, sleeping and relaxing. Nothing fancy but it is charming. Beds were a tad bit uncomfortable but bedding and pillows were good.

Terry made us feel welcome and she was very hospitable, making sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really Just want the towels in the wash, as it takes a long time to dry them. and the sheets pulled from the beds that were used. We also got memory foam mattress toppers. Terry
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Kansas City

Couldn't Have Been Better

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I, plus 2 furbabies stayed at this delightful home during our Yellowstone visit for 4 days. We've rented multiple places across the West, and I must say, this one was one of the best equipped places ever. It may sound strange, but there was even good toilet tissue, not that thin cheap stuff. Everything you needed in the kitchen, cast iron that had been taken care of. Plenty of cups, glasses, plates, etc. Spices, misc. items you could use. Ice in freezer, icy packs. Terry was a doll to work with.

Nice fence yard for our dogs. they loved it. We had elk the first night, deer one night in yard.

We wouldn't hestitate to recommend this rental. Plenty of room, good wifi,, cable. everything you need is here.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, clean & comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We loved how close the place was and it was big enough to accommodate all 8 of us comfortably. My only critiques of the place would be: 1) The wifi was very unreliable and spotty. 2) The bbq grill would not stay lit. 3)We paid a large cleaning fee ($120), but that apparently did not include doing laundry. We had to spend 3 hours on our last day washing all the sheets and towels per the owner's request. We have stayed at several VRBOs and have never been asked to do the laundry. We would still stay here again, but the next time we would take all the laundry to a laundry mat and go to breakfast!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you didn't see the quick wash on the washer, I just wanted you to do a load of towels and start them drying, they take so long to dry. Sorry I missed your text. I was gardening out side. Terry
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Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Belgrade mt
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Livingston Mt.
Car: necessary

centrally located in Gardiner within walking distance of stores, gift shops, restaurants, bars, casinos,Yellowstone river, bank, grocery store, drug store, gas stations, rafting,& much more.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

when renting to larger parties, more then 6 people.The base price will go up along with the number of guests.And in lieu of a cash deposit I prefer credit card information, vrbo does not share this information you have to call me to complete the transaction.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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