Separate hot Outdoor Shower House with Changing Room. Outhouse Facilities
Shawn Mathes Darr
About Shawn Mathes Darr
We fully understand the importance of a clean environment. I have been a nurse for twenty years. I thoroughly clean every cabin between stays by the CDC guidelines. We are a local Mom & Pop small business that enjoy sharing our little piece of Paradise (Valley) with guests. There are four cabins on 13 acres, 4 miles from Yellowstone National Park & Yellowstone Hot Springs in Gardiner, Montana. The back yard is thousands of miles of public land to explore on Little Trail Creek. It is the perfect setting to relax, explore, exercise, reset, whatever you need to do! If you have any questions or special requests just let us know. Jim & Shawn Darr Little Trail Creek Cabins
Shawn Mathes Darr purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why Shawn Mathes Darr chose Gardiner
It's the Last Best Place! We purchased the property in April 2016 from the Stermitz family. It has been in their family for four generations. There is historic memorabilia throughout the property.
What makes this Cabin unique
Babysitting available most nights. Pet sitting available most days. Outdoor campfire cookout available most nights. Enjoy elk sausages made on the property and western ham & beans cooked over an open fire. Call ahead to make arrangements! Inner tubes, fishing poles, bats, balls available to guests. Come out west to experience the great outdoors. Don't stay in a cookie cutter box. Stay like a local in the early 1900's,( with a few modern conveniences). Do not use map quest ect for directions. It is located at 430 HWY 89 S. It is four miles from Gardiner, not in Gardiner! It is in between the 4 & 5 mile marker. Please also see pics provided before calling for directions!!!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Smoke outside & dispose of all butts!Smoke outside & dispose of all butts!
Max guests: 5
It was fun! We love old cabins like this.
Peaceful setting, great memories made.
Loved the wood stove and the primitive, minimal atmosphere. The kids loved feeding the horses.
Wonderful rustic cabin
Loved the property and cabin. Cabin, shower room & port o potty were clean and plenty of wood provided for camp fire. Our city dogs enjoyed it as much as we did. Close to Gardiner & Yellowstone.
Great alternative to camping
We stayed here with our 8-year-old for four nights while visiting Yellowstone and had a great time. Our daughter had room to roam, horses to feed, and things to climb. We kept cozy during thunderstorms and cool during the heat of the day, roasted marshmallows, chopped wood for the fun of it, and enjoyed the oil lamp lighting. The host Shawn was friendly and easy going and offered lots of suggestions when we needed them. I highly recommend staying here if you like to camp but don't want to haul all the gear with you on vacation; this place was a great way for us to thread that needle.
Enjoyable Stay At The Homestead Cabin
Our family of 5 enjoyed our stay at the Homestead Cabin. Property owners were courteous and attentive to our needs and made us feel right at home while giving us our space. Also provided bonus amenities including coffee maker, single electric burner, and toaster oven in nearby shed - a neat surprise! Plenty of firewood for indoor wood burner and outdoor firepit. Shower setup was really neat. Our kids enjoyed hanging out by the owners' horses onsite. Views from the cabin property of Electric Peak and Devil's Slide are amazing. My only suggestion for improvement which we feel would take the cabin experience up another level would be to trim back some of the trees, brush and grasses around the cabin and creek. Property was otherwise very well kept and Shaun did a great job of making us feel welcome and provided a number of little extra amenities (for example: smore supplies :)....to make the stay enjoyable and memorable. Thanks for a great stay!...