Our 2,200 ft home was the second homestead in Gardiner, built in 1895. It is a hand quarried rock/stick frame home, with a castle-like turret. Fully remodeled in 2015, you will experience a little piece of the old West, combined with all the amenities of a modern home. The wildlife love to come visit our front yard flower garden. We give you lots of important and useful information that our guests love. We send out emails telling what you need to bring, the best times to see Old Faithful, places to drive, animals that have been seen lately in the Lamar area, guides if you are interested. We also offer a garage at the back of house. During the busy season, it is hard to always find a place to park in Gardiner. Our guests have liked the convenience of parking in our garage. It fits a suburban or smaller vehicle WITHOUT luggage carriers on top.
This two story home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom, on the main floor, has a king-size bed (sleeps 2). The first-floor bathroom is equipped with a custom, state-of-the-art steam shower to relax in after your adventures of the day. Upstairs are two bedrooms and an additional full bathroom with shower. The main guest bedroom features a queen size bed and a day bed with trundle (sleeps 3). It overlooks the Emigrant Peak. The second upstairs bedroom has two twin beds (sleeps 2). All bedrooms have new window air conditioners for the warm days. It overlooks the back yard and garden. You can also see elk and deer on the mountain behind the house.
Relax on our front porch swing and take in the views that overlook Electric Peak (10,992 feet high) and Yellowstone's hills where you can see elk, deer, bison, antelope (and an occasional bear or wolf). Mule deer love our front yard for the flowers. These cute residents of Gardiner, will make you smile as they graze throughout town. You will also enjoy our fenced back yard, with mature trees, flowers, barbecue, and patio.
Our kitchen has all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable. Gourmet olive oil, vinegar, and spices. It comes with a dishwasher, range with two ovens, microwave, blender, mixer, cuisinart, slow cooker, and coffee maker. We have a breakfast bar that seats two and a round dining table.
Our home is equipped with a 44” flat screen TV, Dish network with Cinemax, HBO, and Showtime. DVD player, wireless WIFI, plenty of books about the animals and sites you will see in the park, games, dice, and cards. A clothes washer and dryer are on site with laundry detergent.
We are professional wildlife photographers and videographers, who have been chronicling life in the park for the past 20 years. We created a wildlife viewing guide of the animals in Yellowstone and where you can find them. This is our gift to you, we hope you get the chance to see the many wonderful creatures of Yellowstone. Lamar is absolutely our favorite place to find many of the amazing animals listed in our guide.
Gardiner is a tiny, eclectic little town. There are cafes, a grocery store (a block away), post office, bank and a medical clinic (5 miles away). You will find numerous whitewater rafting companies (Montana Whitewater – just across the street), outfitters that offer horseback riding both in and outside of the park. Fishing guides are also numerous (Park’s Fly Shop – 2 blocks away) where you can obtain a Yellowstone National Park fishing license or MT fishing license for any streams outside the park. Montana/Wyoming fishing is nothing short of amazing. Yellowstone river is right across the street. If you arrive in July through September, visit the boiling river (2.5 miles away, inside the park) and soak in the hotpot that streams into the ice cold river, creating a hot tub like experience that you will never forget. WE have towels. We recommend for you to bring water shoes/sandals. There is no changing area at the river, change into swimming attire before you go or in the parking lot bathroom. You will need to walk down the path a bit to get to the river, so plan accordingly. Early morning or later in the day is great time to go to avoid the crowds later in the day.