|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Winner of the 2010 Historic Restoration Award from the Montana Historical Alliance , this rare 2 story hand-hewn square log cabin was built in 1907. Austrians used Broad Axes to fashion compound dovetail corners locking the logs in place for over 100 years.
It is a short 5 Minute drive to the North Entrance of Yellowstone Park.
The cabin sits on 42 acres called 'The Little Trail Creek Ranch.' It once fed tourists in Yellowstone Park. It is only 4 miles north of Gardiner,Montana and the north entrance to Yellowstone. The cabin is not visable from the highway, and has lots of grass, trees and water. Out front sit the mountains of Yellowstone Park and the Yellowstone River. In the back is the Absaroka Wilderness. The old tree stumps that built the cabin are still visable up the cliffs behind the house.
Herds of Elk, Bison,Deer and Bighorm Sheep use our land all year due to the trees and open water from abundant springs.
We like to go to 'The Boiling River' - one of the best natural hot springs in the world! We were married there 26 years ago, and still go with the kids whenever we can. It is only 7 miles from our door, and it's free once inside Yellowstone Park. The spring is closed May and part of June due to high water, but Chico Hot Springs is 22 miles north, and it has wonderful food. On Sunday, you can eat the brunch and swim for free.
For 13 years we fixed up the cabin. It was fun. There are all new appliances, a 6 burner stove with convection oven, new electric and plumbing, and heating. We used antiques and old wood salvaged from train stations and hotels where needed. The old wood in the cabin has a certain 'glow' that comes from age.
During the renovation, I found many items I put into the chinking. Pocket watches, coins, buttons, even a gun--and 3 bullets in the logs [all at waist high level].
There is a steam shower. A 4000 pound Tulikivi woodstove [for use only in winter] uses radiant heat to warm the cabin. It is made of soapstone, which will stay warm a full 2 days after a fire.
There is one bedroom downstairs, and 3 upstairs. A single bed is in the sun room, and the couch downstairs in the Tulikivi room is oddly comfortable for sleeping.
So, if you appreciate the Real Deal -- with history, wildlife, quiet and nature-- welcome to our cabin. You'll find our circle of trees cool and refreshing even on the hottest day.
Don't forget to look at the stars at night. See the Milky Way and watch for shooting stars. A pioneer superstition says, if you see a falling star and say 'money,money,money' before it goes out - you'll be rich! Lay on the grass at night--- it's the perfect place to try your luck.
Hosts- Alex, Beth, and Emma --
Liebe Alex, Beth and Emma,
Wunderbar! Simply wonderful, to enjoy staying here in your Yellowstone Cabin. We learned how not to lose the remote control- and shared happy times with our loving and beloved relatives. Many thanks.
P.S. Congratulations on the Sirr Family Award for Exellence in Restoration. You guys are Great!
This property offers not only fabulous views and wildlife in you back yard, but a place you look forward to coming home to after a day in YNP, rafting, or just enjoying the area. It is comfortable from the moment you open the door.
Our stay at this cabin was wonderful. We hiked mountains and ate and relaxed very well. A must go!
This place had everything our party of 6 adults could have hoped for, and more! Beautifully and very meticulously restored cabin, wildlife right outside the windows, and all the amenities inside. We're definitely planning to return to this cabin next year and in future years!
What a TERRIFIC rental home! The place is just as described on VRBO - and the ducks are a great addition! There were 6 in our party, age range 29 - 79 and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The herd of bighorn sheep showed up the first morning and came back later in the week as well. The view is spectacular and pictures don't do it justice. We found everything we needed in the home - linens, cleaning supplies, dishware, etc. It's a great location for exploring Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner.
My wife and I spent the last two weeks of August in this cabin and thought it was great.
The owner has done a great job of fixing this historic home up and making it comfortable. We had visits from elk and mule dear a few evenings and saw bighorn sheep and pronghorn from the property.
The house is very well outfitted with most anything you would need. We fixed dinner at home several nights and usually ate breakfast there as well. Our group of six was very comfortable. The owner is also very responsive to requests and questions. We met him and told him what a great job he has done with the place.
Now, the things you need to know. The upstairs bath is only a tub, toilet and sink, which could be a problem for some groups. It was no big deal for us. Everyone used the downstairs shower for bathing.
The internet is painfully slow. You will not be streaming any videos. The owner got us some access in the town of Gardiner to cover higher speed needs. I believe the owner has done everything he can do to get good internet service, but options are limited in a remote location like Gardiner. Cell service is okay with only 3g data available. The house has no air-conditioning but has plenty of fans. My friends who live in Gardiner do not have A/C either and it was fine even though it was hot while we were there. I'm not trying to be negative, but renters should be fully informed.
I gave this property 5 stars because it is a great location and a really cool house. We are considering two weeks again next year, if that gives you any idea how we feel about it.
This property exceeded my family's expectations in every way! It comfortably accommodated 13 of us (aged 3 to 55+) and the surrounding property kept the kids busy. The home was beautifully restored with great attention to detail --- a true work of art. Finally the regular visits from the elk and goats at dusk were a bonus! Great memories! I highly recommend it!
Hot Springs!! My wife and I went to the Boiling River on our wedding day, 26 years ago... and we still go every chance we can. The Boiling River is the highest flow natural hot springs in the USA... one of the best in the world! Closed due to high water May and part of June. Don't miss it... bring your swim suit.
Chico Hot Springs is a historic spa, with great food. Go on Sunday for the morning brunch-- and swim for free.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 16 2014 - May 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Insurance||$59 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$150 + Tax|
Summer Season Rates: May 15th to Oct 15th. No damage deposit. Insurance $59. Full refund minus $50 re-booking fee if cancelled 90 days before check-in date. No refund or cancellations if 60 days prior to check-in date. Mandatory 7% Montana Bed Tax added to rental fee. Cleaning fee $150. Check in Time 4PM. Check out Time 10AM.
Winter Season Oct. 16th to May 14th. 7 night minimum stay. $2375/week.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.