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Enjoy our home- just 4 country miles to Yellowstone National Park!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Spacious and comfortable relaxed atmosphere for family, friends, & reflection

This spacious, historic home, sits comfortably along the Old Yellowstone Trail Road that leads directly to Historic Arch entrance to Yellowstone National Park, just four miles away. Used at the turn of the century as a railroad wayside home for travelers to Yellowstone National Park, this historic home has the same expansive views of the magnificent Electric Peak, the surrounding mountain ranges and rolling pastures. You may see antelope, buffalo, grazing in the surrounding fields. The home is available year round for holidays or special get-aways intended for family relaxation, work and play. With easy access to Yellowstone Park’s only year-round entrance you can experience its world famous geysers, bubbling paint pots, the Boiling River Hot Springs close to Gardiner, and abundant wildlife including bears, wolves, coyotes, deer, elk, pronghorns, mountain goats, big horn sheep, eagles.

This home has a fully supplied kitchen and large dining room for gatherings, TV, DVD player, washer/dryer, fine linens and towels. Other amenities provided are laundry powder, hand and body soap. Just bring your clothes and food!

You'll love the expansive yard with its shade trees, lilac bushes, picnic table, BBQ grill and lawn furniture. Just picture yourself there, as you absorb the peace and quiet of the Rocky Mountains in all of their glory, as you look out on Electric Peak and the surrounding pastures.

Yellowstone Historic Vacation Home sleeps up to 11 persons on the first and second floor. Two additional bedrooms on the third floor offer two twin bedrooms with window air conditioners at an additional charge of $100.00 per night.

* Spacious Kitchen with eat in table and stools

* Morning Room & Large Dining Room (table for 8)

* First Floor Bedroom w/ Queen Bed and Downstairs Hallway bath

* Second Floor Master Suite w/ King Bed

* Second Floor Bedroom w/ 2 Queen Beds & Shared Upstairs Hallway Bath

* Second Floor Bedroom w/ Daybed & 2 Bunks & Shared Upstairs Hallway Bath

* Third floor...2 bedrooms, each with 2 twin beds

* Office/Work area w/ phone & internet & mountain view

* Wireless throughout the home

* Unlimited complimentary long distance domestic calls

* A spacious yard, BBQ grill and picnic table

* Board games and toys for children of all ages

* Satellite TV and VCR

* Charging dock for portable devices

More Details

Property Manager
Francis Regan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family of 8 stayed at the house for 4 days. We needed a place where we could be together as a family and still have "space" away from each other.

My husband was home from Iraq on his 2 week K-R so we decided to live out a dream of ours and visit Yellowstone. We had a wonderful time in the park and then headed back to the house for dinner. It was great to relax around the table.

We loved the Historic Home. It is designed almost like our Historic Home.

The kids would love to come back next summer. I guess we will have to see where the wind blows us.
Sep 2009
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Amenities

Gardiner Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Second Floor, Upstairs Hallway Bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor, Hallway Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Second Floor, Upper Hallway Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Second Floor Master Bedroom, with Onsuite Bath
    3rd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Third floor rents as one additional unit, at $100.00 / nite
    Third Floor - 2 twin/ single , Third floor rents as one additional unit, at $100.00 / nite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Enjoy our home- just 4 country miles to Yellowstone National Park!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 47 reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
5

A great spot close to YNP North Entrance

  • 5 of 5

The size and location of the Historic Farmhouse were perfect for our family vacation to hike and explore and fly fish in YNP. We arrived in 3 cars, and found ample room for parking. Our family included 4 couples and a 2-year-old. Right away, the ‘resident’ bunny roaming the yard was a hit for our little one. Early one morning, we were treated to a herd of mule deer quietly grazing on the property’s well-manicured yard! In the field across the dusty road, we spotted a fox one afternoon standing over prey and then pouncing. Another day, elk sat under the shade of a tree by the entrance to the property. Then there are the magpies perched on the fencing alongside the road …! All this added to the bounty of wildlife we encountered in YNP.

Getting to the house requires driving on a 3-mile dusty dirt road once you get off highway 89. But it is well maintained. Now and again a water truck wets it down to control the dust. The house itself is large and clean, clean, clean! The beds are all very comfortable, and bathrooms nicely supplied with linens and soap/shampoo. The big kitchen is well equipped and the dining room simply terrific. The dining table is large, becoming a great spot for after-dinner board games. (Unfortunately, there is no recycling available in this immediate area.)

We didn’t watch TV and didn’t use the washer and dryer, so no opinions on those.

The home has Internet connection, no cell service, but there is a land line with which we could easily communicated with Thom about our needs. He is helpful and very responsive.

Gardiner has a modest and nicely stocked grocery store, located such that one can conveniently pick up items on the way back to the farmhouse after a day in YNP. We did take-out one evening from Yellowstone Pizza Company in Gardiner, and the thin crust pizzas were all excellent!

When we arrived, we found a couple of minor issues - a slow draining bathtub and a tough-to-close en suite bathroom door - which we reported to Thom only after we left, so hopefully subsequent guests will find those issues addressed, and the house even better than perfect.

In all, we had a wonderful time in this comfortable large home, and would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Home base for our YNP Trip

  • 5 of 5

13 of us (including 5 kids) had a great stay at this home on our trip to YNP. Home is very clean, well maintained and well stocked. Rooms are well furnished and decorated. Big Kitchen & Dinning Area are a plus. Kids enjoyed their own rooms at top floor and had great fun over board games & Elk friends outside. Great amenities (Wifi, SAT TV, Outdoor,..etc) There is a good collection of books and DVDs. Thomas is very friendly and quick to respond on any questions. No mobile signal...was just a minor let down, but who cares when you are on a vacation :) Home has a land phone anyway.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything a Large Family Needs Near Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Two branches of the family met for their annual get together: this time to tour Yellowstone and we couldn't have picked a better place!

All 11 of us (ages 13 through 80), from teenagers through to seniors, found exactly what we needed in this large, well maintained and clean house:

- Seniors (who had reduced mobility) had a nice, spacious bedroom on the ground floor, just steps from a full bath, the kitchen and dining room.

- Teenagers had various bedrooms including: bunk beds, and bedrooms up in the attic.

- Adults also had multiple choices including the master with ensuite.

All bedrooms were very well appointed with clean, modern linen and (a big plus) enough pillows for everyone! Each bedroom (on all floors) had its own a/c unit so no complaints except by roommates. Bathrooms had plenty of towels, soap and shampoo/conditioner.

With WiFi and satellite tv, everyone could spread out and decompress as they wanted after long days of exploring the park. A well equipped kitchen plus a decent sized grocery store in Gardiner made family dinners "at home" easy and affordable.

The location made it easy to get to/from the town and park and, overall, I think we saw more wildlife around the house than in the park!

The following "problems" are very minor and shouldn't make anyone hesitate to stay ...

- Grounds: don't expect to be sunning on a golf course green; this area is very arid and there's lots of dust and sun!

- Range hood: underpowered, to say the least; if you're going to fry fish be prepared to suffer the consequences!

- Clothes washer: Gets the job done but expect it to take much longer than you may be used to.

- Cell service: None. Zero. Nil.

Overall, the best choice, by far, for our large, extended family!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

9 of us (ages 3-68) has a wonderful stay. The home was clean and well stocked. The welcoming committee (large herd of elk in the front yard) was a nice touch! Thom was quick to reply to any questions or concerns. Would definitely recommend this place to others as this was what a VRBO stay is all about. The huge kitchen and dining area was perfect as we are all able to gather and enjoy a meal while we talked about the activities of that day. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you!! It is always wonderful to know that our efforts have resulted in a positive guest experience. And I am equally grateful to be supported by a stellar crew of cleaners and maintenance personnel. They are the heroes behind the scenes who quietly get the job done day in and day out!
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5

Great Home Base for our Yellowstone Trip

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed (ages 10-50) stayed at the Yellowstone Historic house in July 2014 while visiting Yellowstone. Prong Horn antelope and deer greeted us in the field across the street as we arrived and everyone immediately declared it the "dream house" within the first 10 minutes as we unpacked. Easy 1O min drive to Gardiner and the north gate of Yellowstone and Thom was very responsive and helpful with directions, grocery sources, and other local information requests. You will not be disappointed with this rental if you are looking for a spacious, beautiful and well equipped home base to explore Yellowstone.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your review! It is always gratifying to know that our guests enjoy their time in our home. We often feel as if we live inside a postcard, but this is proven again and again by the experiences of those who travel here from afar, like you. So, again, I am grateful that you enjoyed yourselves and had such a good time. Onward! Thom
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Indian Land, SC
5

Great for extended family trip!

  • 5 of 5

8 of us (ages 10-75+) stayed at the Yellowstone Historic house while visiting Yellowstone. The house was perfect for our needs - the kitchen and grill were perfect for cooking meals at "home"; the 4 bedrooms and spacious sitting rooms gave us plenty of room to spread out and to enjoy each other's company. The large dining area was great for having meals together. Thom quickly sent someone to solve a small issue with the wifi and was very responsive to our call. Great proximity to the north gate of Yellowstone - Thanks so much for making our stay comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! It is always gratifying to know that people have enjoyed staying at our vacation home and that it met or exceeded their expectations. Blessings! Thom
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Rates & Availability

Gardiner Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter-Spring Season 2017
Jan 6 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 
 
Spring Group
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Summer Vacation Season
May 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,800
 
 
Summer Group I
Jun 28 2017 - Jul 5 2017
8 night minimum stay
$3,800
Flat fee
 
 
Summer Event II
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,100
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer-Fall Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 
 
Harvest Group
Oct 4 2017 - Oct 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
8 night minimum stay
$3,800
Flat fee
 
 
Happy Holidays 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
8 night minimum stay
$3,800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Tax Rate 7.0%

SECURITY DEPOSIT: $300.00 Due at check-in and refunded within 5 days of departure

Rates are for up to 12 people.

A third floor option sleeps 4, has two bedrooms with 2 twin beds each, and window AC's at an additional charge of $400/3 day stay or $750/6 day stay. Please call Reservation Mgr. to book.

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10 minute walk to Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park boundary is just a half mile away. This historic home, one of the few remaining of the old town of Electric, is at the base of Electric Peak - buffalo and pronghorn antelope can frequently be seen grazing in the fields around the home.

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