1916 SCHOOLHOUSE-(SEPT. 21-26 OPEN!)HORSE RIDES,ZIP LINE, FARM EGGS!

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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1916 SCHOOLHOUSE-(SEPT. 21-26 OPEN!)HORSE RIDES,ZIP LINE, FARM EGGS!

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Take a step back in time and delve into the rich history of the area. Our 1916 Schoolhouse is located on the historic Stermitz Ranch in beautiful Cinnabar Basin, Gardiner, Montana. This is the original location of the school, which provided a much needed learning place for the children in this rural area - many of whose families immigrated to the area to work in coal mines.

In 2009-2010, the schoolhouse was completely renovated to preserve the structure and maintain the historic integrity of the building. Many of the original items are on display for all to enjoy.

From the moment you drive to the schoolhouse on the hill, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views. Once you set foot inside, you are in for a relaxing vacation. The schoolhouse boasts several tall windows, each with spectacular mountain views - aspen trees and wildlife abound. Watch deer, elk, and the occasional moose graze in the meadow out the front door. Bears, wolves, and coyotes are sometimes spotted on nearby hills and fields.

Experience what life is like on a western ranch. We raise American Quarter Horses, and generally have at least one new foal every summer. Last summer our cabin guests were fortunate enough to witness the birth! The ranch is also home to chickens,pigs,cows,dogs, and cats. Have farm fresh eggs delivered to you upon request- our sons charge $5/dozen and offer free delivery.

A highlight of the Schoolhouse features:

*Horseback rides and zip lining available on property.

*Whitewater rafting on the nearby Yellowstone River. Go to www.montanawhitewater.com for more info.

*Farm fresh eggs delivered.

*Hiking/cross-country skiing from the front door.

*King size bed with luxurious linens.

*Mountain views from every window.

*Beautiful location on the historic Stermitz Ranch.

*A scenic 20-25 minute drive to Yellowstone National Park.

*2 twin convertible beds (with bedding)are perfect for kids.

*Cozy seating area with a charming propane fireplace.

*Carefully appointed details such as a tin ceiling, original wood floors, old school desks and books, a chalkboard, etc.

*Heated slate floor in the bathroom.

*Kitchen with a full size range.

*Opportunities for children to interact with animals.

*Western ranch experience.

Do you have a larger group, or planning a family re-union? Ask about our other cabin rentals on the ranch! We also have a large covered pavilion with picnic tables - perfect for those large family gatherings.

We look forward to meeting you.

Your hosts,

Stacy and Rob Stermitz

Keywords: Studio, cottage, school house, cabin

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner
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About The Owner

My husband, Rob and I feel extremely blessed to live in such an amazing place. We are fortunate to raise our 4 sons, who are the 5th generation, here on the historic Stermitz Ranch. Rob works full time as a Landscape Architect in Yellowstone as well as managing the ranch operations. Stacy is a full time mom and manages the vacation rental properties and the horseback rides. We enjoy working on renovation projects together, generally on the weekends as time allows. The schoolhouse is our third complete renovation on the aging ranch buildings. The next project will be the original homestead house built in 1910. We have enjoyed the challenges that each building brings, and look forward to the day when all of the original structures have been restored and preserved!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1900

Why The Owner chose Gardiner

After Rob and I both graduated from college and got married, we decided that this was the ideal place to raise our kids. We both share a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the history of the area, and the proximity to Yellowstone Park makes it ideal. We just love the story of how his family came to be here. Rob's great grandfather, Joseph, was born in Slovenia, Austria in 1862 and worked in the coal mines from the age of 9. He later immigrated here from Slovenia with his wife and two children in 1892, following the promise of work in coal mines in Montana. When they arrived he found that no work was to be found. Joseph used his last $10 to buy a shotgun so that he might feed his family. While here, a fire broke out in the Cokedale mines. Joe helped put out the fires and was noticed by the mine boss who asked 'who is that good worker?' Someone explained that it was an immigrant who couldn't find work. The mine boss then said 'Put that man to work. Anyone who works that hard for no pay should get a job.' The family, along with the addition of three more children, moved to the ranch in Cinnabar Basin in 1900. They purchased the the original homestead of Bob Dixon. Their house consisted of a dirt roofed dugout built by Dixon. Later, when the mine closed in 1910, the lumber was brought from the hospital building in Aldrige to construct a log and lumber house. Rob's grandfather was born here in 1910. He later attended this school. In 1935, Rob's grandfather married Gladys Elliott, who was one of the teachers at this schoolhouse. Their son, Jim, also attended school here and continues to live here on the ranch with his wife Lorayne.

What makes this cabin unique

The ranch is ideally located in the remote mountains of the Gallatin National Forest, while still being a close drive to the many wonders of Yellowstone National Park. We enjoy watching the abundant wildlife, hiking and skiing from our back door, and taking a horseback ride up the scenic mountain trails that the ranch has to offer. Being in the great outdoors is what this property is all about! Experience what life is like on a western ranch. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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1916 Schoolhouse-(Sept. 21-26 open!)horse rides,zip line, farm eggs!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
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1916 Schoolhouse-(Sept. 21-26 open!)horse rides,zip line, farm eggs!
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Gardiner Yellowstone
Orlando, FL
5

This is an AMAZING rental….

  • 5 of 5
This location is perfect for the overall Montana experience. Very close to Yellowstone and the town of Gardiner. The view driving to and from the property is stunning. The staff are all friendly. Wake up every am watching the horses being rounded up right from your bed. I highly recommend the half day horseback ride on the property. If lucky enough to visit the area again, i would definitely stay at this location again!!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gardiner Yellowstone
Owatonna, Minnesota
5

Breathtaking, Serene & Absolutely Amazing

Breathtaking, Serene & Absolutely Amazing
  • 5 of 5
The description explaining this Schoolhouse Cabin is beyond true. My husband and I stayed for 2 full, fun loving weeks. We enjoyed the peacefulness and the amazing views. The cabin is all redone inside keeping most of the historic memories which makes it so interesting. It's beautiful inside and out. We enjoyed waking up to the sound of the creek, a few horses and the fresh mountain air. I haven't slept that well in YEARS. The bed is the most comfortable bed ever. We were stocked with everything we needed for everyday living. Fresh eggs were delivered for our breakfast which we thought was very cool. Rob & Stacey were the most polite people and made sure we felt at home. Honestly, we didn't want to leave. They have horses which are magnificent to watch. They offer horseback riding and zip lining. We spent our mornings enjoying coffee outside on the porch and evenings walking some trails and enjoying the majestic views this place offers. We have already made the decision to rebook next year for another 2 weeks. I just cannot put into words what we experienced spending 2 weeks with the most beautiful views and the peacefulness. It was a life changing experience and we enjoyed every second of it. I would highly recommend this Schoolhouse Cabin. It's everything you could ask for and more. Beyond breathtaking....!!!! Thank you Stacey & Rob for offering this serene cabin so we, and others can enjoy the best part of Montana. Very happy with our stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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1916 Schoolhouse-(Sept. 21-26 open!)horse rides,zip line, farm eggs!
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Gardiner Yellowstone
Owatonna, Minnesota
5

Breathtaking, Serene & Absolutely Amazing

Breathtaking, Serene & Absolutely Amazing
  • 5 of 5
The description explaining this Schoolhouse Cabin is beyond true. My husband and I stayed for 2 full, fun loving weeks. We enjoyed the peacefulness and the amazing views. The cabin is all redone inside keeping most of the historic memories which makes it so interesting. It's beautiful inside and out. We enjoyed waking up to the sound of the creek, a few horses and the fresh mountain air. I haven't slept that well in YEARS. The bed is the most comfortable bed ever. We were stocked with everything we needed for everyday living. Fresh eggs were delivered for our breakfast which we thought was very cool. Rob & Stacey were the most polite people and made sure we felt at home. Honestly, we didn't want to leave. They have horses which are magnificent to watch. They offer horseback riding and zip lining. We spent our mornings enjoying coffee outside on the porch and evenings walking some trails and enjoying the majestic views this place offers. We have already made the decision to rebook next year for another 2 weeks. I just cannot put into words what we experienced spending 2 weeks with the most beautiful views and the peacefulness. It was a life changing experience and we enjoyed every second of it. I would highly recommend this Schoolhouse Cabin. It's everything you could ask for and more. Beyond breathtaking....!!!! Thank you Stacey & Rob for offering this serene cabin so we, and others can enjoy the best part of Montana. Very happy with our stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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1916 Schoolhouse-(Sept. 21-26 open!)horse rides,zip line, farm eggs!
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Gardiner Yellowstone
San Diego, CA
5

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the historic schoolhouse on our trip to Yellowstone and could not have asked for a more perfect place to come "home" to after exploring the park. The cabin is located about a 20-minute drive from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park, but the drive on the long dirt road was always fun as we kept our eyes and ears on alert for wildlife sightings.

When we arrived we were surprised to have a family renting the house next to us but we did enjoy spending an evening with them BBQ-ing and star gazing. AMAZING star gazing!!

Our two year old son absolutely LOVED exploring the property and still talks about riding "Beaver" the horse and playing with "Marble" the cat! Unfortunately our son was too young to allow us to participate in the rafting, zip-lining or trail rides, but we will definitely come back for a visit once our (now two) children are old enough to do those activities! Glad to know that there is a larger house for rent on the property for larger families!

The schoolhouse décor and history book were engaging and it was fun to learn about the Ranch and it's lineage. The farm fresh eggs were delicious and the small kitchen seemed to have everything that we needed for delicious meals eaten outside in the grandeur of the property.

We would definitely recommend staying at the schoolhouse! The owners and ranch hands were very accommodating and kind. We will look forward to a return trip in the future!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gardiner Yellowstone
Georgia
5

Special Place

  • 5 of 5
The Schoolhouse was just the right "getaway" for this teacher. It was very clean, great décor, and has a very COMFORTABLE bed. All that is included in the description is there and the owners are remarkable people. I would love to make it a yearly trip to go and stay at the schoolhouse.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gardiner Yellowstone
West Virginia
5

Secluded, beautiful historic cabin

  • 5 of 5
My fiance and I stayed four nights in this beautiful cabin. We enjoyed the seclusion and staying on a working farm.

The furnishings, in including the bedding were high quality. The cabin, although small, had everything we needed. Pictures on the wall of the schoolhouse and it's generations of children made us appreciate even more how this building had been restored so well.

We actually considered staying here once more for our honeymoon, but with a January wedding we opted for a location with warmer temps. We do want to return someday, perhaps for an anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cabin and it's very close proximity to Yellowstone.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Jun 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes High Seas(6/15-9/30)5 nt min.$250/.Low Seas(10/1-6/14) 2 nt min.$200/night.
E-Mail Us for Lower Rates During Off-Season /nt(2 Nt Min.) 50% Deposit Secures Reservation - Remaining Balance Due 2 weeks prior to arrival.Full Refund Minus $50 Re-Booking Fee if cancel 60 + Days Prior to Check in.No Refunds for Cancellations Less Than 60 Days Prior to Check in.7% tax. Add 3% for credit card use
Personal checks or MC/Visa accepted. 50% secures the reservation. Remaining 50% due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Add 3% if paying with credit card.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) A "Pack-N-Play" is available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Twin floor matts can be easily moved to any spot in the room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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