HISTORIC 2 STORY HAND-HEWN LOG CABIN NEXT TO YELLOWSTONE PARK

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Alex, wife Beth

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HISTORIC 2 STORY HAND-HEWN LOG CABIN NEXT TO YELLOWSTONE PARK

Gardiner Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 bedrooms + sunroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps (11-12)

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 --

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Alex, wife Beth

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, french, my wife speaks french
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Historic 2 Story Hand-Hewn Log Cabin Next to Yellowstone Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Historic 2 Story Hand-Hewn Log Cabin Next to Yellowstone Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3000748
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Gardiner Yellowstone
5

Wonderful rental home for exploring Yellowstone National Park

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Historic 2 Story Hand-Hewn Log Cabin Next to Yellowstone Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3000748
+1 406 457-9157
Gardiner Yellowstone
Sarasota Florida
5

A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I've been told the internet speed can be increased Jan 2014-- this is from my internet providers recent e-mail. I will increase speed when possible.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Historic 2 Story Hand-Hewn Log Cabin Next to Yellowstone Park
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Gardiner Yellowstone
Shorewood, WI
5

Great Yellowstone Experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Historic 2 Story Hand-Hewn Log Cabin Next to Yellowstone Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3000748
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Gardiner Yellowstone
5

Montana and Ohio family visit

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had such a lovely time together. The house was a good fit for our two families. The yard was a wonderful place for the kids to unwind after touring Yellowstone all day in vehicles. It is a beautiful home in a wonderous setting. Thank you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Historic 2 Story Hand-Hewn Log Cabin Next to Yellowstone Park
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+1 406 457-9157
Gardiner Yellowstone
5

The cabin was an AUTHENIC FLAVOR OF THE AREA!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
There were 10 of us and the cabin provided us with every thing we needed. Our daughter's fiance's family joined us during our stay and the cabin felt like home. It was the perfect 'base camp' for our adventures into Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and surrounding vistas. Walking thru the cabin and seeing the craftsmanship of the original builders was an enlightening experience. Strolling around the open yard surrounded by mountains, feeding the ducks in the pond, or sitting around a campfire under the cottonwood trees have left me with many memories that I will cherish. The hard work, dedication and love that Alex and his family put into the restoration of the 'cabin' is evident and commendable. Thank you, John & Kathy Ware, Delaware
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Bozeman, Montana
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Blue Goose - in Gardiner town
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lighthouse Restaurant, better than town/cheaper
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

Gardiner Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Fall to Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 14 2014
$300
$300
$1,900
3 nights
 
Notes: Over 10 people add $25/night for each . E-mail me for info.    

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Cleaning $100

Notes

  • High Season $375/Night -- $2325/Week Low Season $300/night $1900/week
  • May15-Oct.15 / High Season .....$375/night [3 night minimum]... $2375/week;
    Deposit Secures Reservation-Remaining Balance due at least 2 weeks before arrival.;
    Full Refund [minus $50 re-booking fee] If Cancellation less than 90 days prior to Check-In.
    No Refunds for Cancellations Less than 60 Days Prior to Check-In.;
    7% Montana State Bed Tax added to rental fee;
    Over 10 people add $25 per person/night ;
    Cleaning Fee $100; Holidays are High Season Rate;
    Off Season Rates $300/night [3 night minimum] $1900/week
    Check in 4PM --- Check out 10AM
    NO Security Deposit. Insurance $49. Will discuss pet possibility..E-mail me.
  • minimum age limit for renters - No renters under 21 without chaparone.

    discount for weekly rate ---.

    $25 per night each for 11th and 12th person, if your party is over 10.

    Available - Year Round Please check Calender First

Amenities

Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • River ...
  • Mountain ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , steam shower too
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , full tub
  • Bathroom downstairs has a Mr. Steam enclosed shower. Push the button, get into shower, wait 4 minutes for steam to come out. There is a seat inside the all white acrylic shower. You can turn on and off the steam as you choose, showering in between. Room for two! I think it's romantic... The steam shower is for use in the fall or spring--- when it is cold... I have turned it off for summer as kids might accidentally leave it on, and I don't think anyone would want to use it in the heat. If you do want to use it, go ahead, turn it on at the electric box near the washer, first floor, the switch says 'Steam.'
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstair bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstair
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , In upstairs sunroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , beds on floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , upstair bedroom
  • Above the kitchen is a King and a Twin bed. These two beds are matresses on the floor. Over the railing, this room looks into the kitchen below. Kids like this room, as a basket is used to haul up food from the kitchen.. My wife and I use the King bed just fine, but some people might find a mattress on the floor unacceptable for adults. Another thing-- I built the beds to normal height with good matresses but no box springs on 3 of them. There is one old time brass bed with a box spring. Many modern bed frames are built for use without box springs, as this leaves storage space below the bed. For myself, I find no difference with or without a box springs, as the bed 'softness' comes from the mattress, not the box spring. One renter mentioned this to me as an item that should be disclosed --- so here it is.No one has ever said the beds were too hard or uncomfortable. The logs hold heat and cold. Pull the Living Room curtains during hot summer days.Cool nights, open the screens.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Walkway to Water
  • Bicycles ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Enclosed steam shower in first floor bathroom, No Land line Phone--- your cell phone should work, Free natural hot spring, Boiling River, 7 miles away in Yellowstone Park [it is only 1/4 mile walk from unmarked parking lot], Chico developed Hot Spring 22 miles north, Hiking trails on the National Forest and Yellowstone are nearby---we love the Castle Lake hike-- lots of blueberries, We have 42 acres to explore, old barn and sheds, an easy walk down to the Yellowstone River and fishing too , lots of wild animals, Wolves come through, Mountain Lion, in the Fall-- Grizzly Bears come to our apple trees, quiet-- and the brightest stars you've ever seen. Yellowstone river has public access for fisherman and rafting 2 miles away... the river flows across the road from our land. Yellowstone park is very close, the entrance is 4 miles drive from here. 25% off rafting trip with Scott, manager of Whitewater Rafting -- he lives on our 42 acre ranch in the white house.