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Wanderlust Haven overlooks the heart of Gardiner, next to Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath cabin, Yellowstone & mountain views with air conditioning!!

Newly constructed in 2017, the Wanderlust Haven is perfect for 4 adult travelers who want to rest easy after their daily adventures and many activities in the area. This cabin sits above, with spectacular views, to the heart of Gardiner and the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, affording you in town convenience but the ability to relax away from the hustle and bustle.

When you're ready to be apart of what the town Gardiner has to offer, within walking distance you will find coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, watering holes and more. We think you will find this place to be just like home, so come sit back, relax and enjoy all the things Montana and Yellowstone have to offer.

SIZE OF THE HOME: The cabin is approximately 1100 square feet. Cabin has a large rear deck and an additional circular patio just below with a BBQ and additional seating for dining and star gazing.

AIR CONDITIONING: Wanderlust Cabin has a central air conditioning unit for those hot and miserable days, plus ceiling fans in each bedroom and living room area. A rarity in the Gardiner area!

BEDROOMS/BATHROOMS: There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the master bedroom you'll find a new comfortable queen size bed, full bathroom with shower and a large walk in closet. In the second bedroom you will find a new comfortable queen size bed, full bathroom with tub shower and closet.

KITCHEN: The kitchen, dining and living areas of the cabin are all one big room, which gives the cabin a very homey feel. The kitchen is equipped with an electric range and oven, refrigerator, microwave, and all the necessary cookware. The kitchen island seats four comfortably and a BBQ grill and deck seating is provided for outdoor meals.

LIVING ROOM: The living room adjoins the kitchen and dining area. Furnished with brand new leather couch and chairs for all the comforts of home.

PARKING: Parking can be problematic in the town of Gardiner, but no worries when staying at the Wanderlust Haven! This cabin is located on a quiet, dead end road and we've provided you with 2 private parking spot just feet from the front door!

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Enjoy fine hiking, mountain biking, Blue Ribbon fishing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and all that the Paradise Valley has to offer. A day trip to Yellowstone National Park is a definite must as well as Mammoth Hot Springs & Chico Hot Springs. There's so much to do!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Derek

When traveling, I specifically try to include a different and unique National Park in every journey.  I find that my favorite adventures arise along the back roads scattered between our great national treasures.  


I came to the Gardiner area to work and play in Yellowstone National  Park years ago.  After that one first summer in Yellowstone National Park I knew I had found my true home.   I'm currently employed by a Yellowstone Park concessionaire and in my spare time I enjoy researching Yellowstone history.  

Derek purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Derek chose Gardiner

Wanderlust Haven is a special quiet place and you know it as soon as you walk through the door.  Together with the fun, fresh small town atmosphere of Gardiner, MT your Yellowstone visit will be sure to be a high point of your adventure. 

What makes this cabin unique

Due to the proximity of Yellowstone National Park, deer, elk and bison have been seen on the property and in the town of Gardiner. Bring your spotting scope and view wildlife in the park from the privacy of the rear deck. The Roosevelt Arch and the North Entrance to Yellowstone is only one mile away!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stacy and Derek, your lovely house, and you, were wonderful- thank you so much.
Oct 2017
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Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


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Wanderlust Haven overlooks the heart of Gardiner, next to Yellowstone Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.9375 based on 35 reviews

THE Perfect Homebase to enjoy Yellowstone!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We were so blessed to find this new property to enjoy during our first trip to Yellowstone National Park. The cabin is brand new and so thoughtfully and richly furnished with the utmost in comfort and everything we would ever need. The view from the cabin and the back deck is absolutely stunning.

We had a chance to meet Derek, the owner and were so blessed by his hospitality and eagerness to help us get the most out of our visit. We enjoyed learning about Derek and Stacy and how they both came out from New York. Stacy left an invaluable binder chocked full of useful information in the cabin.

Before we even set foot on the property, we were impressed. We had to move the dates for stay and Christy was so helpful and made it so easy.

All in all, this is an absolutely fantastic property to stay while enjoying Yellowstone, and the owners are so awesome! We were received blessing upon blessing. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We will definitely be back here on our next trip to Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words John. Glad you liked It. We worked very hard to go the extra mile in making our home unique and It pleases us to hear your response. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope we get to see you again soon!
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Perfect home for two couples enjoying the Lamar Valley

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Wanderlust while viewing Wildlife in the Lamar Valley. It was fully appointed with all the essential items we needed for our short stay. Upon arrival we received a bottle of wine, fruit and healthy snacks. The home was impeccably clean and the beds were comfortable. The view over Gardiner is beautiful! We couldn't have picked a better place!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Great place with a great view close to town and the park

  • 5 of 5

Very cool house, brand new, great view, great amenities. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville Ga


  • 5 of 5

Like new clean like new smelled like new furnished only place to consider in gardiner

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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100% loved everything about our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful house. Such a wonderful location. Such wonderful owners. An overall great experience. Wanderlust made our second trip to Yellowstone absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montana,Yellowstone, Wanderlust- Location, Location, Location Superb Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Did I say it is Located near the North Gate of YS! The original old North Entrance gate is even visible from the awe inspiring deck at the rear of Wanderlust. Did I say it is perched above the vibrant town of Gardiner with its shops and great food. Did I say Wanderlust is located on an easy drive to the Bozeman Yellowstone Airport. Did I say Wanderlust is a fresh contemporary mountain style home loaded with creature comforts to rest ones weary bones after a full day at YS. Did I say the rear of Wanderlust has a postcard perfect view through expansive Pella Windows of the hills and mountains to the west of Gardiner. Locate a travel date and make your trip a memorable experience by staying at Wanderlust. This veteran VRBOER highly recommends this comfortable lodging .

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jon! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope your journeys bring you back our way sometime soon. I'm impressed you recognized the quality Pella doors and windows we used in the construction of Wanderlust Haven. Nothing beats them for energy savings, noise reduction and appearance. It always makes us smile when our guests comment on all the little details. We put a lot of thought and energy into this project. So glad you had a great time and we hope to see you guys again soon!
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Nearest Airport
87.8 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Iron Horse Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
55.6 Miles
Livingston Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Yellowstone Grill
Nearest Ski
98.6 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Gardiner, the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park, is in the heart of Yellowstone's Northern Range, where the Gardner flows into the Yellowstone River. Founded in 1880, the town is surrounded by the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to the east, the Gallatin Wilderness to the north and west, and the world's first and most famous national park, Yellowstone National Park, to the south.

This area is home to the most diverse collections of large wildlife species in the lower 48 states including bison, bighorn sheep, elk, pronghorn, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, and deer.

The Yellowstone River, the longest undammed river in the lower 48, runs through Gardiner. Which means you shouldn’t leave this area without getting wet. About three miles up the road is the Boiling River, the only hot springs in the park where you can legally soak. Or a scenic drive to the North, you'll also find Chico Hot Springs.

Montana’s Yellowstone Country doesn’t stop at the views, you’ve got to get into the heart of it. Hike it and bike it. Fly-fish and float it. Devour a meal at one of our classic steakhouses or contemporary bistros. Tour one of our downtown’s galleries, shops and cafés. A place where adventure and hospitality are second to none.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

10% tax breakdown- 4% lodging facility use tax, 3% lodging facility sales tax and 3% resort tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.