Beautiful Mountain Views with Trout Creek Frontage! Ten Miles from Yellowstone!

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Yellowstone Bar B Bunkhouse offers the best of all worlds. It is easily accessible by car yet distanced from highway 89 enough to be completely quiet and serene. It is a peaceful setting with beautiful views of breathtaking mountains and a beautiful native cutthroat trout stream running right through your backyard. Bordering the property to the north and south are wide open grassy pastures which are home to our cow herd whose lineage goes back on this place over a hundred years. You may often see a horse frequent by in the summer. The property has walking or horseback access to the Gallatin National Forest (located only a quarter mile to the east of the house) and the 900,000 acre Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. This Wilderness abuts the 2.2 million acre Yellowstone National Park. It is a huge expanse of wild land. A quarter mile to the west is the free flowing Yellowstone River. Yellowstone National Park is an extremely scenic ten minute drive away.
The home is spacious and comfortable. It is a 4 bedroom 3 bath home. There is also the Yellowstone Cabin available for your use (May 15 - hard frost (mid October)). It is a one room cabin with a double bed and a half bath. It is originally a cabin from Yellowstone and aside from adding the bathroom, it has been left in its original condition. You pay no extra for it and are free to use it if you wish. It is rustic, but really cute. Guests last summer loved it. The property has a beautiful grass lawn with flower beds and bordered by native vegetation and shade trees. There are two decks. The front deck gets the morning sun and is a spectacular setting to enjoy your morning coffee. The back deck is always shaded by beautiful, large cottonwood trees and overlooks Cedar Creek. There is a one car attached garage for your use.
Wildlife frequents the area often. You may see elk, deer, mountain sheep, coyotes, wolves, raccoons and the ever present entertaining squirrels on the deck. It is a birdwatchers heaven from chickadees and sparrows to eagles, cranes and herons. If you are a winter guest, you may also see buffalo from your living room window.
There are endless activities in the greater Yellowstone area. You could spend a lifetime here and not see and experience all it has to offer. Yellowstone National Park offers gorgeous scenery, geysers, bubbling mud, hot springs, wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, western cookouts, stagecoach rides, boating, guided fish boats on Lake Yellowstone, and many educational opportunities. Boiling Hot Springs, located between Gardiner and Mammoth,is a hot springs where soaking is permitted. It is a unique experience and definitely worth exploring.
The Greater Yellowstone area offers spectacular whitewater rafting, fishing, guided river trips, horseback riding, camping, park tours, souvenir gift shops, restaurants, bar and grills, swimming, biking, hunting and hiking. Bozeman’s Gallatin Field is located 70 miles away.
There is plenty to do right from your Bar B door as well. Two miles east of the house is the historic OTO dude ranch, Montana’s first dude ranch. This is a beautiful, fairly easy hike up a gravel road to the remnants of the dude ranch. The lodge and cabins have been restored to their original condition and you are free to walk around and in them or picnic on the deck.
Cedar Creek, which runs behind the house is closed to fishing as it is a native spawning stream for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. We are, however, only a quarter mile from the Yellowstone River which offers spectacular fishing with plenty of access through fishing accesses and high water lines. The spawning cutthroat in Cedar Creek can be seen from the bridge behind the house during July. There are also rainbow and brown trout in the creek.
This is a super location for hunters to base from as well as a comfortable place to come home to after a long day of hunting. There is hunting within walking distance from the house. There is ample Forest Service land in the area for big game hunting during the archery season or general season. We often hear elk bugling at night from our bedroom windows.

This Family Friendly Home sleeps 12 people. It features two stories with a main floor and a comfortable basement.
MASTER BEDROOM The master bedroom has queen bed and an attached bathroom with a shower. The room is decorated with Western artwork and décor. There is a flat screen TV with Dish Network. The master bathroom is our Yellowstone room decorated with Yellowstone memorabilia featuring the original colors of the YP Company. It is a unique décor with fascinating detail.
KIDS ROOM This room contains a double and a twin bed. This room is decorated for kids with jeeps and youth western décor. (adults will like it too). There is no television in this room.
BATHROOM The bathroom across the hall from the kids’s room has a tub/shower combination.
KITCHEN The kitchen is well equipped with a new refrigerator, convection oven and dishwasher. There is a washer/dryer in the pantry area and plenty of cabinet space to store your food. There are ample dishes, pots and pans, crock pots, waffle irons, and electric grills. The sink has a window overlooking the creek which makes doing kitchen cleanup a pleasure. There is sufficient counter space with a kitchen island dividing the kitchen from the living room.
DINING ROOM: The dining room is on one end of the kitchen and open to the living room. The table can seat eight and the island seats four to six. There is plenty of chairs on the deck and picnic area as well as seating in the living room. The kitchen has a sliding glass door leading onto a shaded back deck with a fabulous view of Cedar Creek.
LIVING ROOM: The living room is a spacious room looking into the kitchen and dining room. It has a large picture window with a spectacular view of the mountains and a large stone fireplace mantle with an electric flame heater. One of the couches is a hide-a-bed and will be prepared for you to fold out and use. There is a large flat screen television attached to Dish Network.
AMERICANA ROOM: Our Americana room is decorated with a large dose of red white and blue and other country America decor. This comfortable room has a queen bed. There is no television in this room.
MASTER BEDROOM: This spacious room contains a queen bed and an attached large area with a sink and a separate bathroom with a shower. It is a comfortable room artfully décorated with a the common western décor you will see throughout the house. This room has a television but it only runs videos. There is a video library and book library in this room.
OPEN STUDIO SLEEPING AREA: Right at the bottom of the stairs there is a large L shaped room with a full size queen bed and a double reclining couch. This room is less private than the others but very comfortable and homey. It has a television connected to Dish Network. There is also a rollaway in the closet downstairs that is made up for your use. They can be moved anywhere in the house to fit your needs.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are more than welcome and it is a kid's heaven. Our kids grew up here. We do ask you to note that in June, the creek can be high and small children need to be watched closely....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We are more than willing to discuss the option of bringing your pet. Well mannered pets are more than welcome. There will be an additional $25 cleaning fee to insure our home is as clean for the people following you....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house itself isn't handicap equipped as far as walk in showers, but there is a wheelchair ramp onto the back deck and into the house. The downstairs is not wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

    Beautiful Hand Made Log Queen Bed...moreless

  • Kids Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunkbed with double bed on bottom and twin on top....moreless

  • Downstairs Master: 1 queen

    Queen Bed with attached bathroom...moreless

  • Americana Downstairs Room: 1 queen

    Beautiful Hand Made Pole Frame Queen Bed...moreless

  • Living Room Fold Out Couch: 1 queen

    Hide A Bed Couch in the Main Living Room...moreless

  • Yellowstone Cabin: 1 double

    Stand alone Cabin with a double bed and half bath....moreless

  • L Shaped Studio Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    One queen bed and one double reclining love seat...moreless

  • 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Two room bathroom. Large closet....moreless

  • Upstairs Hall Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Downstairs Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Large Two Room Bathroom with shower and sink...moreless

  • Yellowstone Cabin Half Bath: toilet

    Toilet and Sink in Yellowstone Cabin...moreless

  • 3 Bathroom


  • Books:

    Library in Downstairs Master Bedroom. Many educational and fun Western Books and Novels....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    In Living Room, Upstairs Master Bedroom and Downstairs Studio Room...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    VCR Library in Downstairs Master Bedroom...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The actual Dining Table seats 8 and the island seats 4. There is more seating in attached Living Room and on Decks....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a beautiful fireplace with an electric insert....moreless

  • Garage:

    One Car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Also large coffee urn in downstairs closet...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped with ample pots and pans, crock pots, coffee maker, coffee urn, waffle maker, electric grill, blender, cookbooks. Electric Roaster in downstairs closet....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Brand New Ceramic Top Stove with Large Convection Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, coffee, coffee filters, dish soap, dishwasher soap, other often used items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Side By Side Refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth Top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 22 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 7%

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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72 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
42 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 89
Gardiner, MT, USA
Nearest Restaurant
72 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bridger Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Yellowstone Bar B Bunkhouse is located only ten minutes from the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Gardiner, the north entrance offers souvenir gift shops, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, restaurants and bar and grills. Our home boasts a beautiful rural setting located .25 miles off Highway 89 S. with easy vehicle access. Bar B Bunkhouse overlooks beautiful Cedar Creek, a native trout stream and has access to the Gallatin National Forest. Montana's first dude ranch, the OTO, is only a 105 mile walk from our front door.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Len and Barb Thomas purchased this home in 2001. The property sits in the middle of our family ranch which has been in the family for almost fifty years. Len and Barb moved here to be close to grandkids. The grandkids grew up in a very special way with both sets of grandparents less than a quarter mile away and the distance was covered frequently. Barb was completely taken with the Cowboy and Native American way of life. Collecting old western artifacts, antiques and curios was her hobby and her method of decorating her home. We hope you enjoy them as much as she did. We celebrated many holidays and birthdays in this home and are excited to share with you the joy it has brought to our family.

Why the Owner Chose Gardiner, MT, USA:
Grandkids and Gorgeous Big Sky Country. This country is unique and has a special way of getting in your blood. This home sits in the middle of our family ranch surrounded by lush pastures, grazing cows and horses and the footsteps of many grandchildren. It is peaceful and rural. The neighbors are the very best. Sightseeing is amazing, wildlife is abundant and fishing is fantastic. The vistas are forever changing with the time of day and the seasons. We are able to enjoy the beautiful Yellowstone scenery from our picture window without the Yellowstone hustle and bustle.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
We bought this home because we loved the area and all it offered. Hunting, fishing, sightseeing, rafting, and it just happened to be right where we wanted it; directly in the middle of the family ranch. It was a unique location with a house we liked. We have added many features that have made that house our home. We have put work into creating a beautiful lawn, built decks, added old Yellowstone outbuildings for atmosphere, resided the building, added a stone fireplace mantle and of course added all those Western Americana and Native American decorative touches. We are excited for you to experience what made us fall in love with this place. Please come and enjoy our home. Nothing could give us more pleasure.

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  • Bar B Bunkhouse

    Bar B Bunkhouse

  • View from Dining room into Living Room. Queen Hide A Bed.

    View from Dining room into Living Room. Queen Hide A Bed.

  • Kitchen View from Living Room

    Kitchen View from Living Room

  • Upstairs Stand Alone Bathroom

    Upstairs Stand Alone Bathroom

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom

    Upstairs Master Bedroom

  • Americana Room

    Americana Room

  • Downstairs Main Area Queen Bed

    Downstairs Main Area Queen Bed

  • Inside Yellowstone Cabin

    Inside Yellowstone Cabin

  • Side Yard with corner of Front Deck and Cinnabar Mountain

    Side Yard with corner of Front Deck and Cinnabar Mountain

  • View from Front Deck.  Electric Peak and Cinnabar Mountain

    View from Front Deck. Electric Peak and Cinnabar Mountain

  • Back Deck and View of Backyard

    Back Deck and View of Backyard

  • View from across Yellowstone River.  Green Roof is location of Bar B Bunkhouse

    View from across Yellowstone River. Green Roof is location of Bar B Bunkhouse

  • Living Room / Dining Room / Sliding Door to Back Deck

    Living Room / Dining Room / Sliding Door to Back Deck

  • Kitchen


  • Yellowstone Master Bathroom

    Yellowstone Master Bathroom

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom

    Downstairs Master Bedroom

  • Downstairs Main Area Couch/Futon

    Downstairs Main Area Couch/Futon

  • Yellowstone Cabin

    Yellowstone Cabin

  • Yellowstone Cabin Back Deck

    Yellowstone Cabin Back Deck

  • Back Yard Picnic and View of Bridge

    Back Yard Picnic and View of Bridge

  • Picnic Area

    Picnic Area

  • Picnic Area

    Picnic Area

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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