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Yellowstone River Lodge- Sleeps 16- BOOKING FOR 2018

Bedrooms 7
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 7 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

We are located on the banks of the Yellowstone River, 10 miles north of Gardiner, Montana--the oldest entrance to Yellowstone Park.

Our lodge is 4300 square feet, with seven bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a large dining room, full kitchen, large family room with stone fireplace downstairs and a large living room with stone fireplace upstairs. There are two decks, one overlooking the Yellowstone River and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We have a very large lawn with shade trees also. It is a good place to relax after a busy day of activities.

It is a beautiful and convenient location for visiting Yellowstone Park and the surrounding area. The Park is only 10 minutes away. In addition to seeing Yellowstone, there are many other activities to do and see in the area, such as: horseback riding, hiking, fishing, river rafting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and hunting. All of these activities are available in the nearby upper Yellowstone Valley. This area is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year.

Winters in the Gardiner area are usually pretty mild. The road through the northern part of Yellowstone to Cooke City is open year-round. This most scenic part of the Park offers unlimited wildlife viewing, particularly of elk, bison and the famous Yellowstone wolves. There is snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the mountains above Gardiner, Cooke City and in the Park. Downhill skiing is also available nearby at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky.

We built the lodge ourselves with hand-hewn logs, cut and pulled out with our team of Clydesdale horses from the mountains within site of here. The stones for the fireplaces were picked from nearby fields.

The lodge is also available during hunting season. The trail heads in the vicinity offer good elk hunting on the National Forests of the Gardiner area.

If the dates you are looking for are not available, feel free to contact us about our second log lodge. It was built in 2006 and accommodates 15. In the same great area, it is slightly smaller with five bedrooms. It is VRBO listing #151009. It is also sits on the banks of the Yellowstone River.

We handle all of our bookings-no property manager . We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Log Lodge/House

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Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner

John and I lived in the Gardiner area for 30 years, raising our family here and working in the outfitting business. We have 6 kids and 14 grandchildren. In 1996 we sold our outfitting business in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness area near Gardiner and purchased a guide territory in Northern British Columbia. We spent our summers and falls in B.C. for 11 years. In 2006 we sold the guide area and purchased a ranch where we now live raising cattle and wheat. We enjoy spending time with our family, hunting, taking horse pack trips. I also am a avid scrap booker and quilter.

The lodge was completed in 2001. It is constructed of logs that were harvested locally by John and skidded out with our team of draft horses. They were then hand peeled by our family. We did all of the building ourselves, from pouring the concrete to putting on the roof. John and DruAnn Robidou

The Owner purchased this lodge in 1989

Why The Owner chose Gardiner

Our property is a great place for a family reunion, girls or guys getaway trip, any kind of craft retreat, weddings and wedding receptions . Our lodge is spacious, has a big yard and overlooks the Yellowstone River. It is a great location, only being 10 minutes from the Park entrance. We have extra tables, chairs and will do all we can to accommodate your groups needs !

What makes this lodge unique

Obviously our location to Yellowstone and the size of the lodge are our biggest benefits. There is also world class fishing just out the back door on the legendary Yellowstone river, along with white water rafting. The scenery is awesome, whether you are seeing it from your car, hiking some of the many trails in the area or from the back of a horse while spending the afternoon with one of the many local horseback outfitters. You have all the peace and privacy of being in the country, while also being just minutes from the parks north entrance. The layout of the lodge gives everyone their own space and privacy. However for those large groups desiring more room we have an additional lodge located just up stream on the other side of our 6 acres.We have a deck overlooking the river and large yard with room for the kids to run. We have hosted numerous family reunions in addition to a few weddings. Staying with us you will see first hand why they call Montana the 'Last Best Place'.


Gardiner Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4) We have two bedrooms that each contain two twin beds, Baby Cribs (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Yellowstone River Lodge- Sleeps 16- BOOKING FOR 2018
average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews
Midvale, Utah, USA

Yellowstone Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We recently finished our second stay at this beautiful home. The location is minutes away from the north entrance to Yellowstone Park. It is situated right on the Yellowstone River, and it's great to fall asleep at night listening to the sounds of the river. We had 15 people in our family group - and had plenty of space for all. We really like the fact that there is a lot of room for a large family with enough room to have various activities going on at the same time and not feeling like you're running into each other. The property has always been clean and well-maintained. The photos on the website are accurate, but actually don't do the property justice. It is a beautiful setting and well thought out home. It exceeded our expectations the first time. John and Dru are great to work with and very responsive to anything that we have needed. We have thoroughly enjoyed our times at this home, and we refer to it now as our "Yellowstone home away from home". We highly recommend this property - we will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is just as you se it online. Log cabin by the river and beautiful mountains behind it.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 12. 8 adults, 4 kids. Lots of rooms and areas to play and not run into each other. DruAnne was a pleasure to deal with, super helpful for all our activities that she suggested. We would all come back here in a heartbeat.

Love this place and beautiful Yellowstone.

Thank you DruAnne

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The beautiful lodge overlooking the Yellowstone River was the perfect getaway for our large family!

  • 5 of 5

The Yellowstone River Lodge was absolutely amazing! We enjoyed every aspect of our stay from coffee of the deck overlooking the river in the morning to the convenient location to the park! Dru was a fantastic host and checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend the Yellowstone River Lodge to anyone looking for the perfect Yellowstone getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Troy Mo

Great place to take a family

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting and great for our family of 8 adults and 3 small children.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great comfortable space for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from 5 days at Yellowstone River Lodge. We had 9 adults, 1 child, and 2 babies with us and it was plenty of room for all of us. The home was well stocked with everything we could need. We purchased groceries in town and did a lot of grilling while we were there. The owner was welcoming and gracious and called to check on our stay while we were there. She also left a nice welcome basket for us upon our arrival. The home is located about 10 minutes from the north entrance of Yellowstone and was about half a mile from a great place to raft on the Yellowstone River. Overall, it was a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Villages, Florida

Great access to YNP, Gardiner, Livingston. Lovely quiet spot on riverbank with expansive views.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for our 15 family members inside and beautiful views from front porch and gazebo. Great lawn for kids to run off what limited energy left from hiking, rafting, horseback riding. Plenty of plates, pots, pans, etc to prep & enjoy meals with lots of tables, chairs to get everybody together for family meals both inside and in the riverside gazebo. Close to Gardiner for in-between grocery runs. Great rodeo in Livingston with fireworks after. Huge fireworks display by neighboring rancher on July 4th. DruAnn was warm and welcoming hostess when we showed up to sparkling clean cabin. We have been renting VRBO homes all over USA for our biannual family vacations for many years. This cabin was at top of our "favorites" list.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

* Payment Accepted via: Personal Checks, Traveller's Checks, cash, VISA, MC.
* 50% deposit required to confirm reservation; balance due upon arrival.
* Reservations made less than 30 days in advance require full payment.
* Deposits are transferable, but not refundable.
* $300 Refundable Security Deposit is required upon arrival for your stay.
* Refunded 14 days after leaving if no damage or excess cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund