This family friendly, cozy home is just minutes away from historic Gardiner MT and the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Just three miles from Yellowstone Hot Springs! Shorter stays will be considered to fill in vacant nights. If only two nights are available please message me for availability. This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath house will sleep 14+ people, we have extra twin mattresses, crib mattresses and a pack and play. If this cabin is not big enough for your party, we also have two other cabins available for rent. The Brand new 2018 cabin has one king bedroom and one king bedroom with two twin beds. see listing # 1216899 also Listing # 860376 Homestead Cabin is a two room, two queen bed rustic cabin just down the hill from the main cabin.Main Lodge cabin has a full kitchen, two living rooms, with free Wifi provided. It is very clean, newly remodeled including painting, furniture, flooring, appliances and bedding. Our secluded property is situated on 12 partially wooded acres bordering National Forest Land. Little Trail Creek borders the property. It sits directly across from the Yellowstone River and National Park, only 1 mile from public river access. This beautiful home is everything you need for a perfect vacation including the local attractions of rustic Gardiner to the great outdoors of the Montana forest and Yellowstone River. It is located less than 80 miles from the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 48 Miles from Historic Livingston, 44 miles to Old Faithful and 30 miles from Chico Hot Springs. With this home you've got fishing, hiking, trail rides, rafting, local fine cuisine and saloons, and wildlife essentially in your back yard while having all the comforts of your own home. Kitchen has pots, pans, dishes, coffee pot, crock pot, toaster, grilling supplies and much more! There is a family room in the lower level with a tv & family games for a rare rainy day. We also have fishing poles, inner tubes, panning for gold supplies for guests to use . Come to the Big Sky to enjoy the great outdoors. Don't stay in a cookie cutter box! Stay like a local in our cabin! Enjoy the full western experience of waking up to elk & deer in the yard.
4 bedrooms, Sleeps 14+ Full kitchen 2 Livingrooms 2 Decks Campfire site
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
About Shawn Mathes
We have enjoyed sharing this property with visitors from all over the globe for the past three years.
Shawn Mathes purchased this House in 2016
Why Shawn Mathes chose Gardiner
4 miles from Yellowstone,! We have a hiking/horse trail that leads from the back door right into the Absoraka-Beartooth Wilderness Area. Property has 13 acres to play on. There are two other rental cabins on the property.
What makes this House unique
Babysitting, pet sitting available most nights. Cowboy Campfire cook out dinner available most nights! Enjoy elk sausage and western ham & beans cooked on the campfire!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
cozy little house, we enjoyed say hello to elks in the moring
there are several cute cats and horses in the farm in front of the house too, my kids like to feed the horses.
it is only 4 miles out of north entrance, veryconvenient.
Glad you all had a good time! Thanks for choosing us. Come back anytime!
Close to Yellowstone Northwest Entrance with Lots of Space
Perfect for us! We enjoyed our stay. Roomy for our 3-generation family vacation. Access to the park and local grocery store was very convenient . The kids especially loved the cats and feeding the horses and fish. Some of our group took a couple hikes on the property and enjoyed the views. One evening we cooked hotdogs and s'mores around the firepit. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook. We all slept great after a long day in the park.
My review has 4 stars instead of 5 because we couldn't open all the windows. Some had missing or torn screens. Too many bugs came in without the screens on the windows. We were there when the temps got pretty warm. If you are there in the cooler months, I'm sure this isn't a problem.
Overall, we loved the house and property! We would stay at Little Trail Creek again. The owner, Shawn, answered my questions promptly and was very helpful. Thank you for helping us make lasting memories!
Thank you for choosing Little Trail Creek Cabins! And thank you for your input. We appreciate it. We are always looking for ways to improve. We have installed screens on every window and also have screen door to install.
Great Place for a group wanting peaceful, quiet, beautiful views and convenience.
All eight of us felt that this was the most fun and relaxing place we stayed on our trip through Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP. Although the house is not brand new it is very well maintained. The grounds around the house are what makes it so special. The outside firepit was a great place to wind down after a long day. The horses, and especially the two cats were enjoyed by all of us. They were friendly and obviously enjoyed being petted. The owners Shawn, and daughter Maggie are very friendly and helpful. Plus, the house is very conveniently located to West Yellowstone yet far enough out of town to become quiet and away from the crowds of other tourists. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it for peace and quiet and beautiful views.
NOT WHAT ADVERTISED
House was unclean upon arrival. Laundry room had blankets, covers, and sheets all over floor. Dryer had clothes as well as washer.
Had to sweep and clean out refrigerator.
Advertised air conditioning and had none. Found 2 fans on property for 16 people.
House was infested with mice. There is book at house stating to let cats in to take care of mice. Cat chewed up piece of luggage, as well as rug and pillow on property. Cats all over and climbing over cars; cat scratched my vehicle.
Gas grill ran out of gas,
I was charged for damage to pillow and rug which I should not have been charged. Also charged for rollaway bed damage which was broke when sat on. Kept my damage deposit; is she going to pay for my car damage.
Need to read her amenities listed as there are several items listed that were not provided; air conditioning, telephone, hair dryer for example.
Weeds are overgrown around fire pit, hammock, and chairs. Several broken outdoor chairs.
I kept a security deposit for the first time ever. I of course expected a bad review but not blatant lies. As you can see from other reviews this is a very nice place to stay! Please refer to their review on Trip Advisor where it clearly states that ," the bed was broke upon arrival". Not ." Broke when sat on". Nowhere is AC advertised! No where is a land line listed. It clearly states that Verizon works well & most others will not. Yes please do, refer to the listing. There are hair dryers in each bathroom and a curling iron & straightener. Yes there is grass near the hammock. Definitely not weeds. The campfire area ,( as you can see in pics) is covered with rock, again no weeds. Yes after opening up all of the camp chairs we found one broken & replaced it- it happens. We do not set up and inspect chairs upon check out. The cat did not scratch the car, chew up luggage, pillow or rug. It was very clearly a large round human mark on pillows and rug. This house is in no way infested with mice. It does clearly state in the listing to keep all food in the pantry, as not to attract them. I can only assume that this did not happen. Not surprised that the filthy glasses, cups, plates, pots, lids and 2 ruined teflon pans found scattered through every cabinet was not mentioned. Nor the additional 3 hours of cleaning that I personally drove one hour down to do. I checked in ,( from the driveway) a few times during this stay and received nothing but praise..... until after the stay and discovered all of the damage.If the propane was out I could have got the spare - right next to the deck. It is very disheartening that any guest can post whatever lies they choose to with no reprocussion. This cabin is just as wonderful as listed. Please do not let lies keep you from having a memorable trip! Thank You,
The Darr's - LTCC
Comfortable and relaxing house with AWESOME views
Words can not do justice to the beauty of Yellowstone. My family, which was 11 adults, stayed here comfortably. We found it close enough to Yellowstone that we could come and go any time we wanted, but yet the 4 miles away got us away from crowds. I recommended this place and hope to be back next summer too. Rent it now, cause you will truly have the vacation of a lifetime.
The house was great for us. It is a large 4 bedroom house with extra beds . So it can accommodate a large family like ours. The Darrs are nice hardworking people. Nice experience.
So glad you all had a great time. You have such a nice family. Come back anytime!
Yellowstone National Park!
Do not use Mapquest etc for directions. It is in-between mile marker 4 &5. 4 miles from Gardiner, not in Gardiner. Please also see photos listed before calling for directions.
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact owner for large group rates & 7 + night stay for huge discounts!! 406-223-8595. We strive to provide competitive, fair rates to our guests!