|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
We are located on the banks of the Yellowstone River, 10 miles north of Gardiner, Montana--the oldest entrance to Yellowstone Park.
Our lodge is 4300 square feet, with seven bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a large dining room, full kitchen, large family room with stone fireplace downstairs and a large living room with stone fireplace upstairs. There are two decks, one overlooking the Yellowstone River and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We have a very large lawn with shade trees also. It is a good place to relax after a busy day of activities.
It is a beautiful and convenient location for visiting Yellowstone Park and the surrounding area. The Park is only 10 minutes away. In addition to seeing Yellowstone, there are many other activities to do and see in the area, such as: horseback riding, hiking, fishing, river rafting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and hunting. All of these activities are available in the nearby upper Yellowstone Valley. This area is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year.
Winters in the Gardiner area are usually pretty mild. The road through the northern part of Yellowstone to Cooke City is open year-round. This most scenic part of the Park offers unlimited wildlife viewing, particularly of elk, bison and the famous Yellowstone wolves. There is snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the mountains above Gardiner, Cooke City and in the Park. Downhill skiing is also available nearby at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky.
We built the lodge ourselves with hand-hewn logs, cut and pulled out with our team of Clydesdale horses from the mountains within site of here. The stones for the fireplaces were picked from nearby fields.
The lodge is also available during hunting season. The trail heads in the vicinity offer good elk hunting on the National Forests of the Gardiner area.
If the dates you are looking for are not available, feel free to contact us about our second log lodge. It was built in 2006 and accommodates 15. In the same great area, it is slightly smaller with five bedrooms. It is VRBO listing #151009. It is also sits on the banks of the Yellowstone River.
We handle all of our bookings-no property manager and we like to talk to guests before they make their reservations, in case you have any questions. Give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Keywords: Log Lodge/House
John and I lived in the Gardiner area for 30 years, raising our family here and working in the outfitting business. We have 6 kids and 11 grandchildren. In 1996 we sold our outfitting business in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness area near Gardiner and purchased a guide territory in Northern British Columbia. We spent our summers and falls in B.C. for 11 years. In 2006 we sold the guide area and purchased a ranch where we now live raising cattle and wheat. We enjoy spending time with our family, hunting, taking horse pack trips. I also am a avid scrap booker and quilter.
The lodge was completed in 2001. It is constructed of logs that were harvested locally by John and skidded out with our team of draft horses. They were then hand peeled by our family. We did all of the building ourselves, from pouring the concrete to putting on the roof. John and DruAnn Robidou
The Owner purchased this lodge in 1989
Obviously our location to Yellowstone and the size of the lodge are our biggest benefits. There is also world class fishing just out the back door on the legendary Yellowstone river, along with white water rafting. The scenery is awesome, whether you are seeing it from your car, hiking some of the many trails in the area or from the back of a horse while spending the afternoon with one of the many local horseback outfitters. You have all the peace and privacy of being in the country, while also being just minutes from the parks north entrance. The layout of the lodge gives everyone their own space and privacy. However for those large groups desiring more room we have an additional lodge located just up stream on the other side of our 6 acres.We have a deck overlooking the river and large yard with room for the kids to run. We have hosted numerous family reunions in addition to a few weddings. Staying with us you will see first hand why they call Montana the 'Last Best Place'.
We recently finished our second stay at this beautiful home. The location is minutes away from the north entrance to Yellowstone Park. It is situated right on the Yellowstone River, and it's great to fall asleep at night listening to the sounds of the river. We had 15 people in our family group - and had plenty of space for all. We really like the fact that there is a lot of room for a large family with enough room to have various activities going on at the same time and not feeling like you're running into each other. The property has always been clean and well-maintained. The photos on the website are accurate, but actually don't do the property justice. It is a beautiful setting and well thought out home. It exceeded our expectations the first time. John and Dru are great to work with and very responsive to anything that we have needed. We have thoroughly enjoyed our times at this home, and we refer to it now as our "Yellowstone home away from home". We highly recommend this property - we will definitely be back next year!
We've been staying at this great home every year since 2009 - going for seventh time this summer (2015). Dru and John are great to work with and very responsive to any issues that come up. We are treated like family and enjoy visiting with them every year. This is a great "base camp" to see Yellowstone bears and wolves with plenty of space for multiple activities (such as talent shows and theme nights) and room to just relax!
We planned our trip here for two years for a Family members' 60th birthday celebration. It was more than FANTASTIC! we occupied BOTH of their lodges. Had family coming from all directions. Children from age 1 to 11, they had a blast. Accommodations are very suitable for children, as well as handicap, as we have a severely handicapped grandson.
Plenty to do for all. We not only had our "family" days, but also went our separate ways some days too. The proximity to very many cool things to do is fabulous. We fished, waded, and did rafting right from the lodge.
Hiking, quad-riding, float-fishing, and of course the mighty Yellowstone Park were only minutes away.
Well manicured lawn for yard activities. Wonderful accommodations, wonderful owners, great time had by all! Thank You!
Just returned from a stay here. Clean, smelled good, super stocked house, layed out perfectly, on the Yellowstone River, roomy, great water pressure, lot's of hot water, beds were comfy, I could just go on and on. I don't know a bad thing about this place. Dru, the owner, is a hard working woman who does a great job with her business. I would recommend this place to anyone. If you stay here and don't like it, go to New York City and stay on the pavement as this place is absolutely lovely. Gardiner has many fine businesses to visit, eateries, fly shops, nice grocery store that has everything a person could want. Again, I could just go on and on. I have no business ties to this place at all. My review is 100% honest. Jerry Andrews, West Virginia.
This was the best family vacation we have ever had! As soon as we got there and got settled we just sat in the backyard next to the river and enjoyed the sounds. It was very relaxing. The location was convenient for everyone. It was right outside of Gardnier and close to many other sites. We all went white water rafting, hiking around the cabin and in yellowstone. There was not much that the cabin was not supplied with. It was very comfortable staying there. The owners were amazingly helpful in recommendation on anything we needed. We could not say enough good things! Enjoy your stay here....
First I'd like to tell that the owner is really nice and she is very helpful & concerned reg visitors and available for any concerns. House is very nice to stay for big group & its really scenic.
We were a group of 18 and enjoyed the stay. Just that people should adjust since there are only 3 bathrooms.
I would recommend it for smaller group due to # of bathrooms.
Otherwise, its awesome!!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* Payment Accepted via: Personal Checks, Traveller's Checks, cash, VISA, MC.
* 50% deposit required to confirm reservation; balance due upon arrival.
* Reservations made less than 30 days in advance require full payment.
* Deposits are transferable, but not refundable.
* $300 Refundable Security Deposit is required upon arrival for your stay.
* Refunded 14 days after leaving if no damage or excess
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