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Eagles Nest, Secluded Mountain Retreat near Yellowstone

Thom Schumacher

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Eagles Nest, Secluded Mountain Retreat near Yellowstone

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Gardiner Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Main Cabin 3 Bedrooms w/ 2baths + Bunkhouse w/ 1bath

Eagles Nest is just several hundred yards from the Yellowstone National Park boundary!

This log cabin was built by Malcolm Forbes about 1970 as his get-away. Eagles Nest is on a mountain ridge at an altitude of 7800 feet. Its wrap-around deck and windows provide a million dollar view overlooking a portion of Yellowstone Park, the Absaroka/Beartooth Mountain Range, the upper Yellowstone River, and Dome Mountain.

This cozy cabin offers the best of both worlds—incredible peace and seclusion and comfortable accommodations—for a truly relaxing stay. Enjoy the large fenced yard with its deck, shade trees, picnic table, BBQ grill. You can spend hours sitting on the porch enjoying the view, reading by the fire, watching for wildlife, sketching the amazing scenery, identifying wildflowers and animal tracks, taking a nature hike, or climbing Electric Peak. You may see elk, deer, coyotes, bald eagles moose, wolves, bears and other species that frequent the area. It is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Be sure to bring binoculars!

This location is ideal for creative retreats on subjects such as management, yoga, or writing for up to 12 people.

Our main cabin is the perfect place to relax and really get away from it all. It features comfortable rustic furnishings. The living room boasts large picture windows with incredible views, a substantial stone fireplace, large dining table, and comfortable seating. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher, range, all utensils, and condiments needed to create wonderful meals to be enjoyed inside or out.

The cabin has a washer and dryer, linens and towels, laundry powder, soap, shampoo, and conditioner. You should consider bringing warm clothes and ample food supplies recognizing that the nights can be cool at this elevation and the nearest stores being 40 minutes away.

It has easy access to Yellowstone Park, with its world famous geysers, bubbling paint pots, pastel painted canyon walls, which can be enjoyed at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and its famous Artist Point, the Boiling River Hot Springs close to Gardiner, and abundant wildlife including bears, wolves, coyotes, deer, elk, pronghorns, mountain goats, big horn sheep, eagles, etc.

It is a 35 minute scenic drive to the highway from the cabin on dirt and gravel roads with some steep grades (up to 15%), and 10 minutes from the highway to the North Entrance to Yellowstone Park. While the cabin has cell service with providers that serve the local area, much of the access route does not have cell service. If the road is muddy from rain or snow, a 4WD/AWD vehicle is recommended. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended.

Eagles Nest Cabin sleeps up to 10 people and the bunkhouse sleeps 4.

The main cabin (1850 sq. ft) offers the following:

* Spacious kitchen

* Open living-dining great room, internet, satellite TV, VCR

* Fireplace

* Board games and books

* Portable crib / high chair

* Washer and dryer

* Bedroom 1: Master bedroom (1) queen size bed with private bathroom

* Bedroom 2: (2) double beds with connecting bathroom

* Bedroom 3: (2) Bunk bed sets (sleeps 4) with connecting bathroom

For additional sleeping space, we have a separate bunkhouse a short walk from the main cabin (430 sq. ft.):

*Bedroom 1: (2) twin beds with connecting bathroom

*Bedroom 2: (2) twin beds with connecting bathroom

Also available:

*Horse stable and corral (call for pricing)

*Helicopter pad

Keywords: Cabin in the high backcountry on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park; a paradise for nature lovers and hikers!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Thom Schumacher (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time and saw lots of wildlife. Best hunt camp ever. Hope to come back again. Very nice accommodations!
Sep 2013
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Eagles Nest, Secluded Mountain Retreat near Yellowstone
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Roscoe, IL
5

Excellent Place to Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I and six of our children stayed at this cabin for 10 days. Two of our adult sons drove our AWD van and our supplies in a uHaul trailer from our home in IL. They picked up another son in CO on the way. The rest of us flew and were picked up at the airport by our sons with our van. We weren't sure what to expect in terms of supplies at the cabin plus one son wanted to bring his motorcycle, hence the uHaul. Climbing the long road ("think" mostly private, one lane driveway winding up the mountain) up to the cabin with a Uhaul was quite an experience, so happy we arrived before dark!

We were pleasantly surprised to find the cabin wonderfully supplied with everthing one would need. Most the items we brought weren't necessary. They had deck chairs, games, laundry supplies, even books which I enjoyed reading!

The view from the deck is spectacular. I spent most my time sitting out there whether reading or enjoying a meal. At night I could see my son's motorcycle headlight winding it's way up the mountain. Internet connection was best out there as I kept my friends updated with awesome pictures.

The older sons enjoyed hiking up to Electric Peak from the cabin and are already hoping to return next summer to try it again. My younger kids, 17, 15, & 12 either went with them or short hikes on their own (with the cabin's bear spray of course).

We stayed 10 days. Traveling up & down the road was a bit more driving than my husband likes so we would only visit the park every other day & just relax at the cabin the off days. This worked out great because the seclusion and peacefulness is what we enjoyed.

I'm somewhat handicapped but found the accommodations very comfortable. I always worry how comfortable a bed will be but found the full size bed to be very comfortable. I also had my own private bathroom! I let my husband have the Queen bed and he shared a jack & jill bathroom with the younger kids. There were 4 twin beds (2 bunks) in their room and they were very comfortable as well. The 3 older sons shared the little log cabin just a stone's throw from the main cabin. It has 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each and a jack & jill bathroom. It is well stocked with bedding & towels. It's quite rustic however so if someone isn't used to roughing it (or spiders) they might want to stay in the main cabin.

The only wildlife we saw near the cabin was a deer and a bear cub running up the hill on one of our drives down.

Loved it and hope we can return one day!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! It is always gratifying to know that our guests enjoy their time with us. Perhaps you will return someday to this blessed corner of the planet, and if you do, please stay with us again. You would be most welcome!! Onward and upward, Thom Schumacher, manager.
Boiling Springs, PA
5

First Class Lodge For Outfitters

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from our annual trip to Yellowstone Park; I own an outfitter company. Our group of anglers had the pleasure of staying at the Eagle's Nest Lodge right outside of Gardiner, Mt. The lodge was very well kept, the view was spectacular and the wildlife was abundant. After a long day fishing the lodge provided a welcome relaxation that included TV, movies, games and good conversation. The lodge had all the items that we expect from a first class lodge, laundry area, kitchen and outside deck. Also the price was very reasonable. I recommend Eagles Nest Lodge to anyone who is planning on visiting Yellowstone Park

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Grove City MN
5

Wonderful solitude with a awesome view

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the cabin while we visited Yellowstone. The road was easily driveable with our KIA sportage - AWD vehicle. For a wilderness road its well maintained but its helpful to drive the road in the daylight - we arrived after dark and did just fine thanks to good directions and a map provided. It takes 30 minutes to drive the 10 miles to the main road. The cabin is well stocked which is good since you are a ways from town. The cabin is clean and well maintained with a new washer and dryer and dishwasher. We hiked up the Electric Peak trail that starts real close to the cabin. Its helpful to have an Electric Peak Quad Map. We didn't make it to the top due to a thunderstorm. The storm was severe enough to knock out power to the cabin. The owners were great to keep us informed about the progress in getting the power restored and had stocked the cabin with flashlights and a lantern which was helpful. We built a nice fire in the large fireplace and warmed up the cabin and had plenty of light until the power was restored.

We saw Elk every day near the cabin. We enjoyed walking the road and hiking the trails around the cabin. Its such a beautiful location. We only used the main cabin but the bunkhouse was a cute log cabin with two bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a lot of room for a family here. We never saw another person the whole week we were at the cabin. Peaceful, beautiful solitude with a view. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
League City Texas
5

Cabin on the mountaintop

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this charming log cabin on the mountaintop! The cabin was clean, well maintained and stocked, comfortable, and oh so private! As coastal people, we were initially a little intimidated by the dirt and gravel road up the mountain,. We quickly became at ease and treasured the nature and wildlife on our daily trips up and down the mountain. Our three generation family emjoyed exploring the wonders of Yellowstone Park, rafting the Yellowstone River, and hking. It was so special having adventures with our parents and young adults and relaxing, hanging out and enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of the Yellowstone River, the valley, and the mountains. Special thanks to Maricruz for going "above and beyond" to insure that this truly was one of the best vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Belgrade, MT
5

“Something you’d only see in a movie”.

  • 5 of 5

The scenery on the way to the cabin is spectacular and diverse! Although, a four-wheel drive vehicle might have been a little more suited for the task, the two-wheel drive truck we used handled the beautiful drive with ease!

The very first “leg” of the trip up brings you through an incredible slot canyon that Kody and I describe as “something you’d only see in a movie”. The crystal clear stream that cuts its way through the canyon’s bottom had me wishing I was there to fish!

The second “leg” of the trip found us winding our way through a pristine forest with wildlife sightings! On our third trip up to the cabin we saw something I had yet to see in Montana… a black wolf! Wow! Wildlife sightings also included numerous deer, elk, and birds. Lower elevations provided sightings of pronghorn antelope and bison.

Our stay at Eagles Nest Cabin itself was wonderful! What a unique treat to enjoy leather furniture, internet service, tasteful western décor, cell phone reception, satellite television, and a well-stocked kitchen that never left us in search of a modern appliance, at a place so remote that the silence itself is deafening!

We are an outdoor oriented family. I have been blessed in my life with the experience of enjoying thousands of our country’s spectacular wilderness views, from remote Alaska to the Florida Keys and many places in between. The view afforded to the fortunate guest from the Eagle’s Nest Cabin’s deck… second to none! The Yellowstone River, from the cabin, is a silvery thread guiding your eyes on a visual tour of the, aptly named, Paradise Valley.

On this “tour” one witnesses the splendor of neighboring Yellowstone National Park from a very rare perspective. The backdrop of this “tour” I can only sum up properly by quoting Norman Maclean in his book “A River Runs Through It”, as he describes his Montana experience as a youth, “…there were more mountains in all directions than I had ever seen”. To experience this “tour”, while there, all that is required is to simply step outside.

It is my understanding that this cabin was built and used by Malcolm Forbes. As we spent our last evening lounging by the fireplace, I giggled to myself and envisioned Forbes, with his vast resources, instructing a team to go find him the most spectacular place in which to build a wilderness retreat. If my imagination has any hint of the truth… he found it.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place all your own, a vacation to get away from all the people... this is it! The cabin is very comfortable with everything stocked that you need. To be this close to Yellowstone Park and not have anyone around is unheard of. What a great way to spend time with family and enjoy the great outdoors. This would be a great base camp for your ascent up Electric Peak.

I highly recommend this vacation rental. There is nothing to compare it to in this area. This is truly a one of a kind property.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bozeman, MT
Car: necessary

Yellowstone National Park, horseback riding, rafting, hiking

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Gardiner Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
$8,225
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security $300
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Cancellations: more than 60 days prior incurs a $100 penalty.
60-30 days forfiet the deposit. Failure to make final payment in time (30-14 days prior to arrival), reservation will be cancelled and deposit forfieted. Early departure does not warrent any refund.
1/2 of stay required for a deposit.
The remaining amount plus Accommodation Tax and Security deposit will be due 30 days prior to your arrival.

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Amenities

Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bunkhouse Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , jack and jill bathroom
    Bunkhouse Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , jack and jill bedroom
    Main Cabin Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Onsuite Bathroom
    Main Cabin Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , (2) bunk beds - sleeps 4 with connecting bathroom
    Main Cabin Bedroom 2 - 2 double , (2) Full size beds with connecting bathroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, rafting the Yellowstone, horseback riding

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