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Cabin on Yellowstone River Just Outside Yellowstone Nat'l Park

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our cabin is located on the Yellowstone River at the southern end of Paradise Valley, just 4 miles north of Gardiner and the original entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Whether you are coming to visit the park, sample the blue ribbon trout fishing or to enjoy the numerous year round outdoor activities the area has to offer; this location is ideal for you.

Our cabin is an end unit with adjacent off street parking. The cabin comes with all of the amenities you would expect to make your stay comfortable. The covered outdoor porch overlooks the Yellowstone River with spectacular views of the park and Electric Peak. Each bedroom can accommodate up to 4 people, has it's own full bathroom and satellite flat screen TV. When you want to kick back in the evening, enjoy the living room's reclining furniture, satellite TV and Franklin stove. The kitchen is equipped with a water filtering and ice making refrigerator, quality appliances and cookware and even a variety of spices. A washer and dryer along with all linens and towels for bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are also provided. In response to previous reviews, we now have free Wi-Fi available for our guests.

The area abounds with year round outdoor activities. Winter offers the solitude of snowshoeing, back country and cross country skiing both in the park and in the surrounding National Forest. Spring brings a special treat for bicyclists. While the northern road from Gardiner to Cooke City remains open year round, the remainder of the park is limited to bicycle traffic only for a period in the month of April. As winter run off swells the the Yellowstone River, rafting and kayaking take center stage. Summer offers park visits, fishing and all of the other outdoor activities too numerous to list. Fall wraps up the year with smaller crowds in the park, crisp fresh air, hunting and great fishing.

The Yellowstone Association Institue offers year round classes and information is available on their web site.

We live in Bozeman, and both Kierin and Ron are very familiar with the area and activities available. Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or concerns that you may have. Ron's cell: 406-579-8103, Kierin's cell: 406-579-8102, or When pricing your vacation please note that you can pay with either a credit card through the site, or contact us to pay by personal check.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ron and Kierin DeArmond
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful trip. The weather was great. We got to see everything we wanted to in Yellowstone. It was so nice having a beautiful place to come back to each night and relax. Thank you for sharing!
Jul 2014
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Cabin on Yellowstone River Just Outside Yellowstone Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 68 reviews

Wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin! Well stocked - everything you could possibly need inside and out. Great owners to work with. Very close and easy access to North Yellowstone . Quiet and beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin; perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in the park for six nights at two locations and decided to change things up and stay outside the north entrance at a cabin for three nights instead of booking rooms in Mammoth. It was the right call. The park is only four miles away, as is the town of Gardiner, MT. While the lack of amenities in the park offers families a chance to spend quality time together, after nearly a week of "bonding" we were ready for television, Wi-Fi and spacious quarters at the cabin. And Ron and Kierin made our stay there as care-free and relaxing as possible. They provided documents in advance with all the information you would ever need to know about staying in the cabin and enjoying the area. The cabin was extremely clean, modern and ideally situated in a spot that was just the right distance from town and in a location that was both secluded yet not too isolated. It afforded us a chance to enjoy the town of Gardiner (restaurants, horseback riding, white-water rafting and flyfishing) and also enjoy the seclusion that comes from staying just outside the park boundary.

It's the last residence in a row of ten cabins (it was nice being on the end). It didn't appear that all of the other nine cabins were being used, so it was very quiet. Ron and Kierin see to it that the cabin is well-stocked, and they let you know in advance what the cabin holds so it's easy to decide what food and goods to purchase at the store in town. The porch on the back side of the cabin has seating that provides a view of nearby mountains. One can sit and enjoy the solitude, grill out, watch rafters on the Yellowstone river, or walk down to the river and be flyfishing in minutes.

Unless you want to stay in town, this is the place to be. And because it's north of town and outside the park, the Bozeman airport is only 90 minutes away. Would do it all over again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ron and Kieren for letting us stay at your vacation home. We had a great time and enjoyed the family of Elk in the yard each day. We enjoyed all the comforts of home and added the beauty of nature right outside the door. We will highly recommend your home to our friends and family!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Peaceful place by the Yellowstone River

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Ron and Kierin's place. We would tour in the park for 4-5 hours then come back to to cabin and sit on the patio and watch the clouds, very relaxing. The cabin had everything we needed and was a great fit for us, 4 adults and one 12 year old. The beds were comfy and everything was clean. The decorations were interesting for the cabin theme. The WiFi worked great adding a nice touch to the outside world.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wish we could have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

Cabin # 10 was absolutely wonderful and decorated with beautiful country style. It was very vey clean and well stocked with cook wear, dishes, paper products, spices etc. The beds were very comfortable and the A/C did the job when it was needed. Because of the very functional washer and dryer we could have traveled with less clothing. Cabin # 10 had the necessary appliances to make us feel at home. Wildlife greeted us every evening when we returned and sitting on the deck after a long day was just delightful. I am sure we will come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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How soon can we come back?

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location for Yellowstone visitors! This cabin was a highlight of our trip and staying just outside the north entrance to Yellowstone was a great decision. In fact, when we went to see Old Faithful we dropped in at the famous in-park lodge. It was shoulder to shoulder guests and tourists, lines to the facilities, and air conditioning that didn't keep up with the doors opening. We all agreed that we couldn't wait to get back to the cabin, with plenty of room, the sound of the river passing by in the front, and the sounds of elk calling in the morning. The cabin is fully stocked with everything a visitor would need and every comfort has been considered. (Beds are cozy, towels are fluffy, water pressure is great, neighbors are friendly). The hosts are 5 star - great communication and warm welcoming. We will go back - wouldn't change a thing!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Bozeman, MT
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
47 Miles
Livingston, MT
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Cross Country skiing - Yellowstone Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Yellowstone River
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Yellowstone National Park Boundary
Nearest Point of Interest
Back Road into Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner
Car: necessary

This comfortable cabin is located on the Yellowstone River just 4 miles north of Gardiner, Montana, and the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Blue ribbon fly fishing is just outside your door as well as many other outdoor activities. Winter offers snowshoeing, back country as well as cross country skiing both in the Park and the surrounding National Forest. Spring offers kayaking and white water rafting. Summer offers fishing, hiking, bicycling, horse back riding and of course visits to Yellowstone National Park. The Park itself is a geographical wonder. View abundant wildlife, spectacular geysers, waterfalls, rivers, canyons, mountains as well as participating in all of the activities found within our first national park.

Other Activities: rafting, kayaking, camping, hiking, fly fishing,


Rates & Availability

Gardiner Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Oct 1 2016 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

PLEASE NOTE: HomeAway/VRBO now charge a service fee. This does not go to the owner. A $300 security deposit is required at booking, it also holds the reservation. It is fully refundable within 10 days of departure barring any damage to the property or excessive cleaning needed. Full rental payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellation policy: 45 days prior to arrival for reservations 7 nights or less, 60 days prior to arrival for reservations 8 nights or more.

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Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bedroom has its own tub/shower and toilet with the sink and vanity separate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Each bedroom has 2 queen sized beds. Each bedroom has its own complete bathroom and flat screen TV.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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