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Perfect for Two! Less Than Half Mile from Yellowstone. 'Downtown' Location.

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The cottage sits behind the owners' home. This view is from your side entrance.

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our sweet backyard cottage is nestled among the fruit and flower trees of the yard. It is easily within walking distance to the grocery store, coffee, shopping, restaurants, post office, and local arch park events. It is at the north entrance to Yellowstone Park, as is all of Gardiner. The cottage is in the heart of town and also shielded from the main street by the owners' home. The yard is shared with the owners but privacy is afforded by the trees. The owners' home was built in 1930 and its cottage was built in the 1940s by former owners, the Eastons. It is believed that their intent was to rent the cottage to visitors of Yellowstone, making it a very early vacation rental in this town. The cottage is a perfect fit for two people who want to day trip to northern Yellowstone, book local activities like rafting, biking, horseback riding, and return to a comfortable environment to relax. Our guests note that the well cultivated green and floral landscaping add to the charm and character of their experience. The stucco cottage still has the details of its early history with the old style door knobs and kitchen cabinets, and offers a comfortable queen bed, dining area, kitchen, and full bathroom. It is clean, well cared for, and you are welcome!

We keep our reservation calendar updated to the minute and our description on this page accurate. So if you're reading this page and Lilac Cottage sounds like a good fit for you and if the dates you want are open on our calendar and you have no questions, you are welcome to book directly without contacting us. Just follow VRBO's process with your credit card. We'd be in touch immediately upon booking. If you do have specific questions not answered here, please call Eleanor.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Queen bed sleeps 2.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books about the area and photo books are in the cottage....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is NO television service - just aTV and DVD player with small DVD library....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, cards are available....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We leave a selection of DVDs in the cottage....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Yellowstone Park's Mount Everts right outside the door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Strong WiFi since June 2015 improvement. The cottage has its own hard wired router. However, WiFi signal strength is compromised in harsh rain all over Gardiner....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    There is a reserved space beside the property, on the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 16 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$125
Shoulder Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$90
High Season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$125
Shoulder Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$90
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $30
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

During the Shoulder and Low Seasons, the $30 cleaning fee is deducted from your quote at the time of booking. The $30 cleaning fee is applied to High Season only.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

Car: Recommended

Yellowstone Park's north entrance is one mile from your door. Rafting is across the street. Arrangements for horseback riding, mountain biking, cookouts, fly fishing, hiking guides and much more are across the street. Great places to eat and find coffee are on the next block in either direction.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Tom and Eleanor Stone came to Yellowstone Park in the late 70s and early 80s, met and were married here. They worked in the interior of the Park for a number of years and then settled in Gardiner in 1989. They raised their two daughters in Gardiner. Outside of work Tom enjoys gardening, fly fishing, reading, and traveling when able. When not working, Eleanor's life revolves around family, friends, and food and she's been active in the community. They have been hosting family and friends in the Lilac Cottage for years and are happy to open it to newcomers and folks who want to enjoy the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We love our home and cottage because of its location. It is handy to go out the door to run errands or explore, and yet this downtown property has a surprising ability to tuck you away. We love the old fashioned comfort of this historic property. We purposely keep the nightly rate of Lilac Cottage reasonable for this area. The reason is that we think that the additional 10% taxes (7% state and 3% local) plus the $30 cleaning fee and now the new VRBO Service Fee add enough to your charges! We are making our rate fair in comparison to vacation rentals in the area and even Gardiner motels.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The cottage sits behind the owners' home. This view is from your side entrance.

    The cottage sits behind the owners' home. This view is from your side entrance.

  • Early morning shot. Cottage is cool in the morning shade.

    Early morning shot. Cottage is cool in the morning shade.

  • Kitchen has range, fridge, microwave, small appliances.

    Kitchen has range, fridge, microwave, small appliances.

  • Eating Area.

    Eating Area.

  • Queen bed. The TV is a DVD player - there is no television service.

    Queen bed. The TV is a DVD player - there is no television service.

  • Bathroom has tub/shower.

    Bathroom has tub/shower.

  • Side yard.

    Side yard.

  • Austrian copper roses by owners home in front.

    Austrian copper roses by owners home in front.

  • Clematis on the owners home with day lilies at the entrance to yard.

    Clematis on the owners home with day lilies at the entrance to yard.

  • Lilies in side yard.

    Lilies in side yard.

  • Peonies bloom in June in front yard.

    Peonies bloom in June in front yard.

  • Robes in the closet.

    Robes in the closet.

  • Lilac Cottage is behind apple tree and among lilac bushes bordering the yard.

    Lilac Cottage is behind apple tree and among lilac bushes bordering the yard.

  • View from front door of Lilac Cottage, under the apple tree.

    View from front door of Lilac Cottage, under the apple tree.

  • Side of kitchen.

    Side of kitchen.

  • Sitting area.

    Sitting area.

  • Full bathroom.

    Full bathroom.

  • One of four lilac varieties in the yard.

    One of four lilac varieties in the yard.

  • Whiskey barrel by Lilac Cottage.

    Whiskey barrel by Lilac Cottage.

  • Planters around the yard.

    Planters around the yard.

  • Whiskey barrel at Lilac Cottage entrance.

    Whiskey barrel at Lilac Cottage entrance.

  • Lilac tree between owners' home and Lilac Cottage.

    Lilac tree between owners' home and Lilac Cottage.

  • You are welcome to pick from the plum tree in the fall.

    You are welcome to pick from the plum tree in the fall.

  • Amenities.

    Amenities.

VRBO #602487

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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