BARN ON THE BANKS OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
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BARN ON THE BANKS OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Gardiner Barn Rental Photos and Description

Barn, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Wow..what a view..love the loft! You may not have been 'Born in a Barn', but here's your chance to stay in one and VACATION 'Till the Cows Come Home'! We invite you to stay in our barn loft and call it your home, while you relax and enjoy our nation's largest and oldest National Park.

Barn on the Banks is located in a quiet area on the outskirts of Gardiner, Montana. We are less than 1 mile to the park's North Gate Entrance, famous for the Teddy Roosevelt Arch, and within walking distance to down town shops, restaurants, a grocery store, post office and excellent trout fishing.

Yellowstone river runs through this small town that is nestled at the foothills of Electric Peak, a majestic mountain that carries snow throughout most of the year. We are located at the end of a lane with no through traffic. Our loft overlooks the confluence of the Gardiner and Yellowstone rivers, and has unobstructed spectacular views of the mountains. We border the river and we are directly across from Yellowstone Park.

A short walk down the bank takes you to the river's edge where you can sit and enjoy nature, including frequent fliers of ducks, geese, bald eagles, and osprey, or possibly see a family of otters playing in the water.

From our deck you can view hummingbirds, mountain songbirds, and wildlife including deer, elk, Big Horn sheep, Pronghorn (antelope), or possibly see a bear, wolf, coyote, or bison.

One summer while sitting on the deck of the barn, my husband witnessed a doe deer giving birth to twin fawns. We frequently saw mama deer and her little ones close to our house and barn throughout the summer. Now we've seen yet another 'Near Barn Birth'! Over Memorial Weekend, we and our guests witnessed an Elk giving birth just a few feet below the deck of the Barn! This is truly an area you'll be able to experience nature.

The barn has never housed animals, the bottom of the barn is used for private storage. The barn loft was renovated in 2008-2009, and features a full kitchen with all new appliances, comfortable seating in the living area, and a large deck that looks into Yellowstone Park. You can sit by the fire on a chilly night, or cool down with air conditioning on a hot summer day.

There are amazing views from all areas of the loft made easy by several large windows. The master bedroom has a king bed, private bath, air conditioning, a fireplace and your own private balcony to sit, relax and enjoy the sunset.

The 'Queen Room' catches the morning sun, and has the ambiance of a fireplace as well. The 'bunk room' has two bunk beds, one which is a double bed topped by a twin, the other is a single over a single. The sofa in the living room converts to a full size bed.

The deck above the river features a gas grill and seating for your outdoor relaxation and enjoyment. So come and stay with us, enjoy our 'Barn on the Banks', and make your vacation one you will remember.

- Your Hosts, Ken and Linda.

Keywords: Barn Loft, cabin, River frontage

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
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An answer to prayer brought us to this little piece of heaven. We moved to Montana in 1977 with our then small children to follow a teaching job in Gardiner. We both grew up in the Midwest on Farm and Ranches in Rural Nebraska. We have always loved the mountains and have enjoyed horseback riding, hiking, skiing, hunting, canoeing, and lots of other outdoor activities in beautiful Montana.

We love animals, Mountains, the great outdoors, and wanted to raise our children in a small town... so what better place to live than in Montana next to Yellowstone Park!? The barn was built in 1994 but was never used to house animals, even though we had horses, along with several other animals our kids raised. As our kids left home, so did most of the animals...thank goodness! In 2008, a long time dream began to take shape as we began renovating the barn loft into a 1100 SF 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. 'Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone Park' was open for business as a Vacation Rental in the Spring of 2009. Much of the decor was directly inspired from my early childhood memories of Country Life. Several old things from the Ranch & Farm... 'treasured Junk', have been re-purposed as part of the Barn decor ...giving it an eclectic charm to make you feel right at home...even if you weren't born in a barn. So please come stay in the 'Barn' while you vacation in the Nation's oldest National Park. ....it has all the modern conveniences and comforts of home...even running water and indoor plumbing! :)

We are located just 1 mile from the North Gate Entrance to Yellowstone Park which is the only entrance open year around. The 'Barn on the Banks' is open year around as well, and has views that will take your breath away as you look directly into Yellowstone Park, the Yellowstone River below, over our small town of Gardiner, or gaze upon 'Electric Peak'. Our property borders Yellowstone Park and the Yellowstone River which means that we have lots of wildlife around our property. We have had 3 'Near Barn Births' as a doe deer gave birth to twins and a cow Elk gave birth to her calf just a few feet below the Barn deck! The 'Near Barn' experiences are something our guests and we are still talking about. Because we border Yellowstone River, some of the best trout fishing around is directly below the Barn. Our convenient location is perfect for experiencing Yellowstone in the Winter as we have some of the best cross-country skiing, wolf watching, and snowshoeing just minutes away. We absolutely love it here and have never regretted the move from Nebraska to God's Country! :)

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay nights
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Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
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Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220595vb
(406) 848-7362 (Montana, USA)
Gardiner Yellowstone
Lawrenceville, Ga.
5

WE WANT TO TO BACK!

  • 5 of 5
Nice, comfy place. Great views of the mountains and good fishing below in the river. I caught two nice trout and hooked a third that got away. We loved the small town atmosphere and quick access to Yellowstone Park. My only suggestion is to reduce some of the stuff in the living area. At least once a day someone cracked their elbow on the white retro stove at the end of the dining table.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220595vb
(406) 848-7362 (Montana, USA)
Gardiner Yellowstone
5

GREAT LOCATION, GREAT VIEW

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our time at Barn on the Banks. It's very comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. We were greeted daily with Elk and their babies, and the view was spectacular! The proximity to Yellowstone is ideal. The owners are lovely and super helpful. We highly recommend it!!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220595vb
(406) 848-7362 (Montana, USA)
Gardiner Yellowstone
5

WE HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK AT BARN ON THE BANKS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Barn on the Banks for a week along with our two young children and the grandparents. It was a perfect week. The Barn was not only comfortable, it was very conveniently located only minutes away from the North Entrance of Yellowstone park. We visited the park every day - spent all day in the park and then came back to the barn at night. We enjoyed the lovely deck with gorgeous view of the mountains and the river. Linda and Ken thought of everything that would make our family comfortable. We had coolers and picnic supplies to help us with lunches every day. The kids had games, toys, books, movies and even fishing rods to play with. The grandparents loved the view, unique decorations in the Barn (they took tons of pictures) and the large deck. We had dinners and coffee on the deck every day. We will come back soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220595vb
(406) 848-7362 (Montana, USA)
Gardiner Yellowstone
Lenexa, KS
5

BEST LOCATION TO SEE THE MOST ANIMALS IN THE PARK!

  • 5 of 5
Barn on the Banks is a fantastic place to stay! The location couldn't be more perfect for park access. The Barn is very clean and the fully equipped kitchen really helped us not have to eat out every night. The beds were very comfortable and the barn is more like a fully-furnished house! Plenty of room for our group to comfortably hang out on the deck and living room. Ken & Linda live right next door and were available to answer questions and give us tips, but were never intrusive at all. It was fun to be able to tell them the list of animals we saw in the park each day. The end of May was a great time to come and see the animals with their babies. We saw grizzlies, black bear, wolves, elk, pronghorn, bison, moose, uinta, bald eagles, osprey, mountain goats, and ram. The road from Tower to Canyon Village opened later in the week which saved a lot of time and allowed us to see more black bears. Perfect time to visit the park & perfect place to stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220595vb
(406) 848-7362 (Montana, USA)
Gardiner Yellowstone
Lee's Summit, MO
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful rental. The cabin was equipped with everything needed and many extras. The attention to detail was amazing. The cabin was spotless and so cozy and inviting. I highly recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220595vb
(406) 848-7362 (Montana, USA)
Gardiner Yellowstone
Brainerd, MN
5

COZY AND WHIMSICAL--PERFECT FOR FAMILIES

  • 5 of 5
The Barn was the perfect home base for our family trip to Yellowstone. We had two families--4 parents and 5 kids. It was just the right size for us. Linda and Ken have outfitted the space with everything we needed for the week. We made breakfast in the morning, packed a lunch, and returned for dinner each day. The Barn was great for making family meals. The kids loved looking at wildlife from the deck, and exploring the hillside below. Linda's decorating made us feel at home. We couldn't have asked for better accommodations.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bozeman Montana

Access to a hiking trail and excellent trout fishing directly below our rental. Property borders Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Park. Easy access to Cross-Country Skiing in the Winter. Check us out for great deals during off-season!

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Gardiner Barn Rental Rates

Notes

  • $150/nt - $1950/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Jun-Sep .. High Season -$1,950/week min.- Sept-Oct. $1,750/wk $250/nt. 3 night min
  • E-Mail Us for Lower Rates During Off-Season $150 $250/nt(2 Nt Min.)$1000- $1500/wk
  • 50% Deposit Secures Reservation - Remaining Balance Due 2 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full Refund Minus $50 Re-Booking Fee Cancellations if 60 Days Prior to Check in
  • No Refunds for Cancellations Less Than 60 Days Prior to Check in
  • 7% Montana Bed Tax,Credit Card add 3%. Damage,Missing Items, or Excessive Cleaning
  • Post Check-Out Charge to 14 Days After Departure. Credit Card for Security Deposit
  • Cleaning Fee $150.00 during high season. $100.00 during low season

Amenities

Gardiner Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Double bed topped with a single bed in the bunk room The couch also opens up into a double bed., Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) We have a Portable Crib available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa opens up into a double bed which is located in the Living Room, Bunk Beds (1) We have 2 sets of bunk beds. One is a double bed topped with a single bed. The other is a single over a singe.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
Notes:
We provide linens, towels, hand soaps, dish soaps, shampoo, Body wash, Paper towels, Toilet Paper, Some coffee, coffee grinder, Tea, and general Spices. There is a hairdryer, Iron with full sized ironing board. A few kids fishing poles and small tackle box and lots more. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope you choose the 'Barn on the Banks'