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Wow..what a view..love the loft! You may not have been 'Born in a Barn', but here's your chance to stay in one and VACATION 'Till the Cows Come Home'! We invite you to stay in our barn loft and call it your home, while you relax and enjoy our nation's largest and oldest National Park.
Barn on the Banks is located in a quiet area on the outskirts of Gardiner, Montana. We are less than 1 mile to the park's North Gate Entrance, famous for the Teddy Roosevelt Arch, and within walking distance to down town shops, restaurants, a grocery store, post office and excellent trout fishing.
Yellowstone river runs through this small town that is nestled at the foothills of Electric Peak, a majestic mountain that carries snow throughout most of the year. We are located at the end of a lane with no through traffic. Our loft overlooks the confluence of the Gardiner and Yellowstone rivers, and has unobstructed spectacular views of the mountains. We border the river and we are directly across from Yellowstone Park.
A short walk down the bank takes you to the river's edge where you can sit and enjoy nature, including frequent fliers of ducks, geese, bald eagles, and osprey, or possibly see a family of otters playing in the water.
From our deck you can view hummingbirds, mountain songbirds, and wildlife including deer, elk, Big Horn sheep, Pronghorn (antelope), or possibly see a bear, wolf, coyote, or bison.
One summer while sitting on the deck of the barn, my husband witnessed a doe deer giving birth to twin fawns. We frequently saw mama deer and her little ones close to our house and barn throughout the summer. Now we've seen yet another 'Near Barn Birth'! Over Memorial Weekend, we and our guests witnessed an Elk giving birth just a few feet below the deck of the Barn! This is truly an area you'll be able to experience nature.
The barn has never housed animals, the bottom of the barn is used for private storage. The barn loft was renovated in 2008-2009, and features a full kitchen with all new appliances, comfortable seating in the living area, and a large deck that looks into Yellowstone Park. You can sit by the fire on a chilly night, or cool down with air conditioning on a hot summer day.
There are amazing views from all areas of the loft made easy by several large windows. The master bedroom has a king bed, private bath, air conditioning, a fireplace and your own private balcony to sit, relax and enjoy the sunset.
The 'Queen Room' catches the morning sun, and has the ambiance of a fireplace as well. The 'bunk room' has two bunk beds, one which is a double bed topped by a twin, the other is a single over a single. The sofa in the living room converts to a full size bed.
The deck above the river features a gas grill and seating for your outdoor relaxation and enjoyment. So come and stay with us, enjoy our 'Barn on the Banks', and make your vacation one you will remember.
- Your Hosts, Ken and Linda.
Keywords: Barn Loft, cabin, River frontage
An answer to prayer brought us to this little piece of heaven. We moved to Montana in 1977 with our then small children to follow a teaching job in Gardiner. We both grew up in the Midwest on Farm and Ranches in Rural Nebraska. We have always loved the mountains and have enjoyed horseback riding, hiking, skiing, hunting, canoeing, and lots of other outdoor activities in beautiful Montana.
We love animals, Mountains, the great outdoors, and wanted to raise our children in a small town... so what better place to live than in Montana next to Yellowstone Park!? The barn was built in 1994 but was never used to house animals, even though we had horses, along with several other animals our kids raised. As our kids left home, so did most of the animals...thank goodness! In 2008, a long time dream began to take shape as we began renovating the barn loft into a 1100 SF 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. 'Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone Park' was open for business as a Vacation Rental in the Spring of 2009. Much of the decor was directly inspired from my early childhood memories of Country Life. Several old things from the Ranch & Farm... 'treasured Junk', have been re-purposed as part of the Barn decor ...giving it an eclectic charm to make you feel right at home...even if you weren't born in a barn. So please come stay in the 'Barn' while you vacation in the Nation's oldest National Park. ....it has all the modern conveniences and comforts of home...even running water and indoor plumbing! :)
We are located just 1 mile from the North Gate Entrance to Yellowstone Park which is the only entrance open year around. The 'Barn on the Banks' is open year around as well, and has views that will take your breath away as you look directly into Yellowstone Park, the Yellowstone River below, over our small town of Gardiner, or gaze upon 'Electric Peak'. Our property borders Yellowstone Park and the Yellowstone River which means that we have lots of wildlife around our property. We have had 3 'Near Barn Births' as a doe deer gave birth to twins and a cow Elk gave birth to her calf just a few feet below the Barn deck! The 'Near Barn' experiences are something our guests and we are still talking about. Because we border Yellowstone River, some of the best trout fishing around is directly below the Barn. Our convenient location is perfect for experiencing Yellowstone in the Winter as we have some of the best cross-country skiing, wolf watching, and snowshoeing just minutes away. We absolutely love it here and have never regretted the move from Nebraska to God's Country! :)
I can't imagine a more perfect place to stay! The Barn on the Banks was beautifully appointed, had everything one could need and more, was super clean, the kitchen was extremely well stocked, the homey, welcoming ambiance was lovingly created by the owner, who is herself an artist, the large deck overlooking the river and the mountains offered a spectacular view, and the location was ideal. Best of all was the delightful company of the owner, Linda, whose warmth and hospitality made our wonderful visit all the more memorable.
The Barn on the Banks was exceptional. We had 6 adults and the accommodations could not have been better. There was more than enough room. The Barn was decorated with gorgeous antiques and comfortable furniture. The house came with literally anything and everything you could ever need. The location was excellent, close enough for a quick walk or drive into town and the view was beautiful. Gardiner is a very nice, cute small Montana town with everything you need. The owners were very helpful and were a phone call away if we had any questions or issues. I would highly recommend the Barn on the Banks for a Yellowstone vacation, you will not be disappointed! It was truly a home away from home.
The Barn was simply awesome! We had six people in our party and the accommodations could not have been better. The Barn was comfortable, roomy, quiet and still within walking distance of the shops in Gardiner. The view was great, the walk down to the river was great, the wildlife was great - everything was great. A true home away from home.
Our 3 generational group of 7 people had a fantastic stay at Barn on the Banks. It was a great launching point for the Yellowstone Park and offered such luxury after a day of exploring. We enjoyed a well outfitted kitchen with all the comforts of home and we left with fantastic memories. Ken and Linda couldn't have been more accommodating. Our only advice would be to close the windows at night if you don't want to be awoken by a parade of elk! We wondered if we saw more animal life in the park or at the VRBO! Highly recommend this home!
The Barn on the Banks exceeded our expectations. Very nice and cozy and every detail is covered. The unit is fully furnished and decorated very nicely. The owners, Ken and Linda, live next door and are very friendly and accommodating.
We eight persons in total stayed in the Barn for six nights, and we loved it. The place was clean and cozy, and very conviniently located. There was a hot spring on Gardiner river just passed the North entry, because it was so close, we were able to spend times and enjoy this nature spa. We went in and out the YNP everyday, the commute was very easy. Linda kindly provided us a large cooler for picnic when I asked. Thank you. I will definitely recommend the place.
Access to a hiking trail and excellent trout fishing directly below our rental. Property borders Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Park. Easy access to Cross-Country Skiing in the Winter. Check us out for great deals during off-season!
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6 night minimum stay
Email us for special discounts if staying longer than 1 week June through August. Two person discount of $150/night September through May. Rates subject to change