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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bdr, 3 Bth, 2 Deck w/ attached garage. Sleeps 12. Gorgeous Mountain Views!

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.

More Details

Wendy Thomas
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Wendy Thomas

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.

Wendy Thomas purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Wendy Thomas chose Gardiner

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.


Gardiner Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Two room bathroom. Large closet.
    Upstairs Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Two Room Bathroom with shower and sink
    Yellowstone Cabin Half Bath - toilet , Toilet and Sink in Yellowstone Cabin
  • 3 Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Beautiful Hand Made Log Queen Bed
    Kids Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed with double bed on bottom and twin on top.
    Downstairs Master - 1 queen , Queen Bed with attached bathroom
    Americana Downstairs Room - 1 queen , Beautiful Hand Made Pole Frame Queen Bed
    Living Room Fold Out Couch - 1 queen , Hide A Bed Couch in the Main Living Room
    Yellowstone Cabin - 1 double , Stand alone Cabin with a double bed and half bath.
    L Shaped Studio Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , One queen bed and one double reclining love seat
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Beautiful Mountain Views with Trout Creek Frontage! Ten Miles from Yellowstone!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews

Spacious, clean, well stocked with a wonderful view and creek setting!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a large gathering. We had 8 adults, 2 kids and 3 dogs and thoroughly enjoyed this mountain retreat. Everything you need is supplied with this rustic and well maintained home. There is a great view of the mountains off the front and the back deck and yard feature cedar creek babbling 30 feet away. We cannot say enough about how well this suited our needs. While we didn't do much on the Yellowstone river, it is close to several fishing accesses and boat putins. Gardiner ( North entrance to Yellowstone Park and Mammoth Hot Springs) is just 10 miles away and Chico hot springs is just up the road. While it is best suited for large gatherings, it is still great for smaller groups.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was so cold! But the rental was warm & inviting!

  • 5 of 5

We had deer in the yard several times! The kids’ eyes were almost as wide as theirs! All really enjoyed ourselves & it has been a long time since we slept anywhere without locking the door! I would love to return to just enjoy the park. This was pretty much a business trip & loved all the animals but didn’t get to see a geyser. And it was so, so cold.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great place to stay near Gardiner and North Entrance to Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a great place to stay just outside of Gardiner, this is an amazing find. Plenty of rooms, comfortable accommodations. The decor is fun to explore. Just off the highway but feels private. Enjoyed watching the sun rise over the mountains and watching the deer and elk both on the property and in the field across from the cabin. Easy to get to town and to the north entrance of the park, even in winter. Home had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great Falls Montana

Absolutely fantastic with all the amenities plus more! Charming, and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

A winter wonderland with all the trimmings! Our family enjoyed Christmas in this quaint home. The memorabilia in each room told a story into the past, we were also blessed to meet one of the owners Len, we loved listening to his stories about the history of the home. Thank you for an enjoyable stay at bar b bunkhouse...We hope to be back this coming summer to experience fishing and white water rafting.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Cornwall, Pa

Yellowstone Family Vacation - Sept 16 - 23

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time visiting Yellowstone Natl Park and the 'cabin' made a wonderful starting and return point after a long day in the park. Everything was great, comfortable beds, plenty of hot water for 7 adults taking showers each night, kitchen well stocked with dishes and pans and most importantly we had plenty of room to sit around and relax after a long day in the park. We used the grill several night and it worked fine as did all the other appliances. Wendy (owner) was great - and answered any and all our questions promptly. I would highly recommend the Bar B to anyone visiting the Gardiner /Yellowstone area - you will not be disappointed.

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Beautiful home and yard/creek in back with close access to north Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house is wonderful, and felt luxurious for the 5 of us compared to our previous days stay in cramped Yellowstone cabins. Our son and the dogs LOVED the yard and creek out in back. The house and yard are filled with interesting, quirky decorations that it was an adventure to explore. The kitchen has everything you need and appliances including the laundry worked well. For a bonus, there is also a hidden log cabin guest house in the back yard, which had an additional double bed, half bath, coffee maker and lovely view and sound of the creek. We didn't use this but it was fun to explore. The house is not far from Gardiner and the northern part of Yellowstone, making it a good base for exploring this area. The owners were quick to respond to questions and very helpful, and things went very smoothly. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
42 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
72 Miles
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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