Yellowstone Park - Cabin on Private Creek, Other Lodging, Close to Activities(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Newly Restored Authentic Homestead Log Cabin On The Creek, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Bath
Original open floor plan with kitchen, dining, and living area. Big two tier outdoor deck right over the creek.
Big refrigerator, electric stove, granite sink, L shaped counter top, shelves, table and chairs, couch, bench, beds, lamps, side tables. All quality dishes and linens provided. Big windows for big views of mountains and animals on 3 sides. The back side has 2 old homesteader buildings staying in place to give it privacy from the Schoolhouse cabin. The Creek Cabin can also be used for families needing more lodging in addition to the ranch's other private lodging.
Big windows allow for great mountain views, as well as the creek sounds so close.
We have friendly ranch animals all about: horses, cows, dogs - all that enjoy visitors and special treats. Other wildlife roam all year around.
Our family homesteaded, bought out the other homesteaders. They hand cut lumber, cleared the mountain meadows, raised hay, cattle, had pet moose whom were numerous on our creek. Our private beautiful basin is made up of 3 ranches, no public access through our area. We have been fortunate to keep it private all this time being next to Yellowstone.
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Member since: 2014
- 600 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- one bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, hooks for hanging stuff.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 15 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Cleaning Fee $50
- Tax Rate 10%
Refund if we can re-book same dates, same year, less a $50 fee.
Payment in full 90 days prior.
Extra cleaning fee applies to less than weekly stays.
No refund if you don't make to your nightly stay.
- cleaning less than weekly stay | $60
Pets have to come with own bed/kennel, not allowed on furniture
conservation of water/electricity is appreciated
excessive internet is $10 per GB cost to us
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Lodging is on our private homestead ranch in a quiet and beautiful mountain basin next to Yellowstone Park. Old Yellowstone trail connects to our ranch road at Yellowstone River.
Takes me 20 minutes to get to park line, or 25 minutes to get to Gardiner. Will take you a little longer due to the scenery, animals, unfamiliar with the road...
Our neighboring ranch offers horseback rides and zip-lines 5 minutes away, as well as river rafting packages.
The North Entrance to Yellowstone Park at Gardiner, MT is the only entrance open year-round , and the original entrance with the Rock Arch which is great for family photos. It's a great entrance to explore. Mammoth Hot Springs is just 5 miles in the park with natural hot springs - lots of boardwalks to travel over. Old Faithful is the most popular area in Yellowstone and just 50 miles inside the North Entrance.
A main point of interest between us and Yellowstone Park/Gardiner is the Devil’s Slide. This is a rock formation roughly five miles northwest of Gardiner, MT and it is visible from highway 89, and you can get close to it driving from our road, Cinnabar Basin which runs into Old Yellowstone Trail between us and Yellowstone Park before you get to Gardiner. You can also see the travertine rock quarry that is instrumental in travertine sales.
The Stagecoach trail walking history area is at bottom of our Cinnabar Basin road going North into Yankee Jim Canyon. There's a few spots you could picnic on the river of sandy beaches and big rocks to play on, as well as old signage advertisements painted on the rocks in the 1800's meant for stagecoach travelers going to Yellowstone Park.
Complete with friendly animals, wildlife on the ranch and still close to many activities within Yellowstone Park. We are like an extension to the Yellowstone. Our road Cinnabar Basin runs into Old Yellowstone Trail on the Yellowstone River that leads you to the park a few miles before Gardiner. Or you can take the highway parallel to it, reach Gardiner first, then go into the park.
Lodging is quality, comfy, cozy, with everything you need, big yard & fire pit, creeks and ponds, animals that visit, beautiful scenery. Other restored log lodging on the ranch.
We have a wonderful fresh and fair priced restaurant 'The Lighthouse' near the same location at bottom of our road right off the highway, easy for going or coming back from Gardiner. My family's favorite place to eat as well as our guests.
We have dogs & cats that like to visit you, as well as friendly horses and that all love attention and treats too. They are outdoor animals not allowed inside.
There are many public accesses to Yellowstone River to do your own fishing or floating right from the Old Yellowstone Trail at bottom of our road. We have a creek that flows all the way through our place and down along our road to the river. You can try to fish some of those spots as well. It's a bit trickier fishing due to willows for the moose, and the fish are more skittish. I can send you an email detailing areas of interest and whom to contact.
We are a like an extension to Yellowstone park.
5 minutes to horseback riding & zip lining
10 minutes to Yellowstone River, river rafting
15 minutes to Lighthouse Restaurant (fresh incredible food)
15 minutes to Devil's slide-natural rock formation
20 minutes to Gardiner
25 minutes to Yellowstone Entrance Station
25 minutes to Yankee Jim Canyon, stagecoach trail-historic
30 minutes to boiling river, natural hot springs right inside park
35 minutes to Mammoth Hot Springs, ice skating, cross ctry skiing
40 minutes to Chico Hot Springs
60 minutes to Old Faithful Of course,
**these times could be interrupted with animals getting in your way, or you driving slower in awe of the beauty.
The lodge has satellite wifi. If you need high usage, it will be additional per GB which is our cost. Looking into getting direct wifi in cabin lodging.
Email anytime for any questions or information needed of the area. We are here to help you in any way.
Year Purchased: 1893
About the owner: McDonald family homesteaded this basin in the 1800's on their way to visit Yellowstone Park. They bought the other homesteaders out, living in seclusion working hard, cutting lumber from the forests, clearing fields for hay, working cattle, filling their bellies with local elk, deer, moose, wild strawberries, and even kept ice in a little mini log ice house on the side of the mountain. They had a keen eye to keep safe from the numerous grizzly bears and many a story to tell of that. Great Grandma McDonald still holds the record for harvest of Montana's largest grizzly when this griz decided to see what was in the storeroom while Great Grpa was in town getting supplies. Our kid's grpa, Jack McDonald worked for the Yellowstone Park for 43 years, the longest working park employee while enjoying raising his family on the ranch. Riding horses hunting indian arrowheads and special rocks was a favorite hobby of the family. We are now the 5th generation McDonald family preserving the original homestead cabins, sharing the beauty. We spend the summers competing in rodeos with our 3 kids all over Montana and checking in on our guests and ranch animals. Winters are spent sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, roping inside the indoor arena, basketball, football parties & keeping warm by the fireplace.
Why the Owner Chose Gardiner, MT, USA:
Grew up in a multi generational family of the area. After traveling and working in other areas of the world for many years, we were content settling on the family ranch raising kids, cows, horses, logging, fencing. We then just recently built the lodge with massive logs and over 72 windows to help accommodate multi-family gatherings. We enjoy sharing the beauty with others and our animals sure love the extra attention. Depending on season, the wildlife of mountain sheep, mountain goats, antelope, elk, deer, bear, buffalo/bison, coyote, fox, wolves, badgers, gophers, eagles, hawks, other birds are the most prevalent animals seen on the ranch and driving to/from.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Getting away from it all, yet still close enough to all the activities. Animals all about in a private, quiet and very beautiful setting while enjoying the comfortable log lodgings.
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creek cabin front two tier deck to creek alongside the ranch driveway
bed to dining area and outdoor porch to creek
creek cabin firepit and entrance above creek
Creek Cabin Back Door
bathroom sink area
winter storm and the elk visiting everyday in meadow by creek and schoolhs cabin
Our red healer...bear bear who fought the wolves off the porch
Patrick a guest visiting the ranch's friendly cows and horses in meadow by creek
Lodge at ranch on mountain above creek cabin
between 2 queen beds at big picture window
One of the many big bull buffalo roaming around
dining kitchen area
creek cabin looking towards Yellowstone Park mountains, lower deck above creek
bathroom to bedroom area
Ranch kitties hanging out at barn up by lodge above creek cabin
cabin kitty visiting
JR. our ole yellow lab, 14 yrs old. loves visitors and goodies.
schoolhouse cabin close by creek cabin, privacy with drive and 2 old outbuilding
Grpa's cabin down from the creek cabin on ranch near creek
One of the meadows by creek cabin...yellowstone park mountains in background
the creek that runs by creek cabin down through horse pasture
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017
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