New for 2012! – Rustic elegance with stunning, panoramic views of Yellowstone National Park on the banks of the Yellowstone River. We offer a unique, creative, upscale experience in a premier location for a truly memorable vacation.
This property's breathtaking scenery of Yellowstone National Park called for a glorious space, so we built it...
As artists, we wanted to create something different, tasteful and creative, where our guests could experience the grand views of Yellowstone in a unique way, wrapped in luxury and rustic elegance. High ceilings, huge windows, heavenly beds with down comforters, a gourment kitchen with high end appliances, leather furniture, antiques, original art, creative details....We wanted it all.
We appreciate beauty in nature, architecture, and art and feel more people should have that opportunity. So now, you can experience Yellowstone, nature and wildlife, along with original fine art, in a finely designed, deluxe, comfortable and relaxing space. Designing the building in harmony with nature, we oriented it to the south, to take in loads of sunshine and even provide solar hot water for you too!
Our location is phenomenal - dramatic yet convenient. We are directly on the banks of the Yellowstone River with glorious, panoramic views overlooking Yellowstone National Park and Electric Peak (one of the highest peaks in Yellowstone). Watch sunrise on Electric Peak, wildlife roam through Yellowstone and sunset colors reflect on the Yellowstone River...all right out the windows!
Sitting at the far edge of Gardiner (a very small town), we’re close enough to walk (or ride one of our cruiser bikes! which are provided) to all the amenities...restaurants, groceries, shops, white water rafting, ice cream, pizza, etc.
The convenience of our property will make your vacation feel simplified and relaxed. By road, the Roosevelt Arch - the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park - is just a mile away. The Boiling River is just 2 miles away, where you can soak in the hot springs of Yellowstone. If you'd rather just watch Yellowstone from the deck or out the windows, we offer books, literature, chess, board games and puzzles. For the more adventurous in the family, they can walk up to one of the white water rafting companies in town, where they'll suit you up for a ride down the river - and they can wave to the other family members who are reading on the deck!
We have been enjoying our home, studios and gallery for a couple years now. Many people have come into our Elk River Art Studio & Gallery and commented on what a magnificent space it is and how they would love to sit, with the art around them, and take in those views for a while themselves. We’ve always felt that we have been extremely lucky and that more people should have the opportunity to experience living close to nature as well as with original fine art. It's good for the soul. So it gave us an idea….
Beginning with the 2012 summer season, we’re renovating our Gallery and Studio spaces to accommodate overnight guests in this luxurious, creative setting.
We have found a historic, antique Yellowstone National Park luggage cart and we’re restoring it to become your dining table, (seats 12) complete with antique pack saddles with custom made pendants that will be your dining chandelier.
Your gourmet kitchen has soapstone countertops, antique hutches, island seating and high end appliances, including a Subzero refrigerator, six burner gas stove and dishwasher drawers. Fully stocked with pots, pans, glasses, dishes, etc, all you’ll need to bring is the food. (OR, the refrigerator can be stocked in advance, or catering arranged, with a bit of prior notice.)
If you'd prefer some outdoor cooking, the gas grill on the deck overlooks Yellowstone National Park and the Yellowstone River. You can fish in the river and grill them on the deck!
Each bedroom (there are 5 total - 4 attached and one unattached) has luxury linens with down comforters and down pillows and each has a private bath. In the Studio suite, this sky lit bedroom has a king bed - with an easel and art supplies ready – in case the spirit moves you.
In your Gallery living room, we offer a ‘drawing corner’ to let your creativity abound. Or use the game table for family board games and puzzles (supplied).
For a luxury camping experience (commonly termed “glamping” these days), we’re creating an oasis by the river - included in your rental. Made from river rock and complete with a woodstove, roof and screening. It’s the perfect way to experience sleeping close to nature, hearing the sounds of the river, and watching the stars in the “big sky”, all while in a cozy bed with lamps and books on your bedside. The space can be used as a quiet ‘out post’ for the more adventurous couple or as a unique family camping experience. It’s complete with one luxury queen and 2 twin beds (bunks).
Let your creativity spark, let nature soak in, surround yourself with beauty and art, experience a new adventure, allow yourself the time and space to relax. Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place and your memories will last a lifetime – so we want to make it a truly unique experience for you. The way life in the Rocky Mountains should be – creative, artistic rustic elegance, close to, and in harmony with nature.
We're excited to share our spectacular mountain home with you. There's A LOT to experience in Yellowstone (we certainly love it!) and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction to help make it a vacation of a lifetime for you.
Shirl & John