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Yellowstone Park Cabin on Private Creek, Other Lodging, Close to Activities

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creek cabin front two tier deck to creek alongside the ranch driveway

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Creek Cabin is on it's original location right on the creek built by our family members in the 1800's. It has 2 quality queen beds, 1 bathroom - Very nice, comfy and cozy.

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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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    creek is close right off the deck...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    both queen beds and couch in same open living area of cabin...moreless

  • 2 queen beds and smaller leather couch in open floorplan of living area...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    barn wood and old tin line the walls...moreless

  • one bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, hooks for hanging stuff. 2 rolls of toilet paper are provided - should you need more, you will need to provide it yourself....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Creek cabin is one of the homestead family cabins restored on our historic private beautiful ranch next to Yellowstone Park....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains all around including Yellowstone Park mountains...moreless

  • Rural:

    Private Ranch at dead end road close to Yellowstone Park Boundary Line....moreless

  • Water View:

    The creek is right off the front porch...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Two tier deck right over the creek next to ranch driveway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    working on internet service...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    2 rolls of paper towels are provided - should you need more, you will need to provide those yourself....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 15 - May 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,000
Standard pricing
3 night min stay
$250
$1,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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


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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman Belgrade International airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gardiner
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
Livingston
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Livingston depot
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 89
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lighthouse Restaurant -Corwin Springs
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bridger Bowl - Bozeman
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Yellowstone river has various sandy beaches

Car: Necessary

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. Our other ranch neighbor is currently creating a $23 million $$ hot springs resort 10 minutes away at the bottom of our road next to Yellowstone River. It's the old LeDuke Hot Springs area where the Corwin Springs Hotel burned down in 1916.

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.

We are:

5 minutes to horseback riding & zip lining

10 minutes to Yellowstone River, river rafting

10 minutes to hot springs wellness with ranch neighbor 15 minutes to Yellowstone Park line on Old Yellowstone Trail

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.

 

Owner info

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 park for 43 years, the longest working park employee while enjoying raising his family on the ranch, along with many pet moose. 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • creek cabin front two tier deck to creek alongside the ranch driveway

    creek cabin front two tier deck to creek alongside the ranch driveway

  • bed to dining area and outdoor porch to creek

    bed to dining area and outdoor porch to creek

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • creek cabin firepit and entrance above creek

    creek cabin firepit and entrance above creek

  • Creek Cabin Back Door

    Creek Cabin Back Door

  • bathroom sink area

    bathroom sink area

  • winter storm and the elk visiting everyday in meadow by creek and schoolhs cabin

    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

    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

    Patrick a guest visiting the ranch's friendly cows and horses in meadow by creek

  • Lodge at ranch on mountain above creek cabin

    Lodge at ranch on mountain above creek cabin

  • between 2 queen beds at big picture window

    between 2 queen beds at big picture window

  • One of the many big bull buffalo roaming around

    One of the many big bull buffalo roaming around

  • dining kitchen area

    dining kitchen area

  • creek cabin looking towards Yellowstone Park mountains, lower deck above creek

    creek cabin looking towards Yellowstone Park mountains, lower deck above creek

  • kitchen table

    kitchen table

  • Bed

    Bed

  • bathroom to bedroom area

    bathroom to bedroom area

  • Ranch kitties hanging out at barn up by lodge above creek cabin

    Ranch kitties hanging out at barn up by lodge above creek cabin

  • cabin kitty visiting

    cabin kitty visiting

  • JR. our ole yellow lab, 14 yrs old. loves visitors and goodies.

    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

    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

    Grpa's cabin down from the creek cabin on ranch near creek

  • One of the meadows by creek cabin...yellowstone park mountains in background

    One of the meadows by creek cabin...yellowstone park mountains in background

  • the creek that runs by creek cabin down through horse pasture

    the creek that runs by creek cabin down through horse pasture

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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