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Canyon House near Yellowstone - horse rides, zip lining, rafting, hiking

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom cabin in the Mountains. Horseback rides, zip line, rafting

-4 bedroom, 3 bathroom cabin in the Mountains only 11 miles from Yellowstone.

- kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and an open floor plan into living area.

-Large deck with bbq grill with lots of shade for outdoor dining.

-Large, fenced yard with basketball court and kids' playhouse.

-Located on a historic ranch with horseback rides, zip line, and whitewater rafting, hiking and mountain biking.

-wildlife viewing -bighorn sheep, deer, elk are often seen on the property

-hummingbirds and many songbirds.

More Details

Owner
Stacy Stermitz
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

Amenities

Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms: 1st bathroom has a sink, toilet, and a tub/shower combo. 2nd bathroom has a sink, toilet, and washer/dryer. 3rd bedroom has a sink, toilet, and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms: 1st bedroom has a queen bed. 2nd bedroom has 2 sets of bunks (4 twins). 3rd bedroom has a queen bed and 2 twins. 4th bedroom has a queen bed and 1 twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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Canyon House near Yellowstone - horse rides, zip lining, rafting, hiking
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
5

Very nice place with a great location near Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great fit for our vacation. The house was nice with a great location and had toys for the kids. All the information needed was posted and easily available.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fun family time

  • 5 of 5

We were a family with 10 people 4 of them children aged 6 to 13. The house had a big backyard with a green lawn, high fence to keep animals out, tree house, basketball 1/2 court and swing set. The kids loved being out side. The house is a few miles from the main road up a dirt road. This gave a chance to really feel away from the crowds after a day in Yellowstone. Went on the horse back ride and zip linning right up the road from the house. Also went on a great float raft trip which was great fun for all of us, Plenty of linen, towels and comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, mediocre accommodations

  • 3 of 5

One star, for the location. It's very close to the North Entrance of Yellowstone and convenient to sightseeing and getting supplies in Gardiner. Keep in mind that you will need to travel on 4 miles of unpaved, gravel road to get to the house.

One star for the environment. It's nice to get away from the crowds to a secluded ranch property in the woods with easy access to onsite horseback riding and other activities. We enjoyed a private trail ride with great guides. This is unlike large group experiences in the park.

One star for the outdoor space. The decks and grassy area were a huge hit with our four children.

Unfortunately, the house itself does not match the quality of its location and environment.

We are not super picky travelers but our large party requires a clean, spacious and comfortable place to retire to after long days in the park. This house, while having 4 bedrooms, had very little common spaces to hang out indoors and very little storage space for our belongings. They clearly have full time tenants who occupy almost every drawer, closet and cabinet.

This house is also not very clean at all. We had several issues that we brought up with the owners but they did not attempt to truly rectify the situation. I think we should've at least been offered a refund on our cleaning fee.

Also keep in mind, there is no water pressure early in the morning. They must have their pump on a timer.

Also, there is no cell service or wifi. Which may not be a problem for some.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, I don’t think I’ve ever been treated more rudely by a guest. I always make a point to meet people or at least call them on the phone to make sure that everything is ok. When I spoke with this man on the phone, he offered no complaints. He chose to do that later. Complaint: “The house wasn’t very clean”. When I asked him specifically about the cleanliness, his only complaint was that the bathroom window was dirty. It’s very possible that this was overlooked by our cleaners. I apologized and offered to personally come down and do some extra cleaning. He said that it wasn’t a big deal. I asked him about other cleanliness issues and he said that he couldn’t think of anything specifically. Again, I offered to do some more cleaning, but he said it wasn't necessary. Complaint: “The house itself does not match the quality of its location and environment”. I’m not really sure what he means by this. When I asked him if my vrbo site was misleading in any way, he admitted that it wasn’t. Between the pictures and the descriptions, nothing should've surprised him. Complaint: “Locked cabinets and not enough space for personal belongings”. It’s true that the house has locked cabinets. It’s necessary for us to have a place to store clean linens, blankets, mattress pads, towels, cleaning supplies, and extra toiletries. Each bedroom has at least one dresser or wardrobe that is completely empty for guests to use. Since the house does have a washer and dryer, most guests pack pretty lightly, so this has never been an issue with previous guests. Complaint: “No Wifi or cell service.” Again, he knew this before he reserved the cabin. It is stated very clearly on the vrbo site that neither are offered, so why choose to complain about it later? We are in the mountains after all. Unfortunately, cell service is very limited in Yellowstone too, so that is not unusual in this area. Our cabins all have land lines and answering machines. Complaint: “No water pressure.” The lawn does have a sprinkler system that comes on during the night, so at times the water pressure will be less. If he had told me about this during his stay, I would've adjusted the timing as to not interfere with their schedule. I can tell that this man is used to getting his way, and unfortunately has probably bullied other owners as well. When they checked out , they left the cabin extremely messy. I could've charged them extra, but I chose to overlook this.
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Great Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 10 enjoyed a wonderful vacation at this lovely home. It was comfortable for everyone and the children enjoyed the room to play, the play equipment and the basketball court! Great porch for visiting and comfortable beds and furniture. The owner recommended fanatastic activities during our stay and we made lifetime memories! Wifi would be a nice addition to the property for guests, but it was also nice to be "unplugged" for the week... a true vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bozeman, Montana
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Yellowstone Mine
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lighthouse
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Bridger
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Yellowstone River
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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