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Thom Schumacher

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, swedish

4 miles to Yellowstone National Park! GOOD DATES STILL OPEN

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Yellowstone Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Mountain Vista & Comfortable Atmosphere, 6 bedrooms (sleeps up to 14) 3 bath

This spacious, newly redecorated 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 14 in six bedrooms w/ 3 baths. It offers the following:

* Spacious kitchen

* Morning Room & Large Dining Room

* 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Thom Schumacher (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, swedish

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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based on 34 traveler reviews

4 miles to Yellowstone National Park! GOOD DATES STILL OPEN
average rating of 4.970588 based on 43 reviews
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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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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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Definitely would go back

  • 4 of 5

It is a great place to stay. Nice historical house that has been very well maintained. A lot of space in and outside the house. It is located in a valley, very close to the north entrance of Yellowstone park.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patrick and family, This is my second attempt to respond to your review, so if you get both of them, please excuse the redundancy. First of all, I really appreciate that you took the time to post a review, and I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. I also want to express my gratitude that the house was so well kept when you left. I wish all of those we host were as conscientious. Many blessings to you and yours! Thom Schumacher, manager
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Albany, NY

Excellent place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has planned for our Yellowstone trip for a long time, and we are lucky to find this place to stay. It's beautiful and comfortable, we especially love the kitchen, which we used a lot. It's only about 5 minutes drive to the north gate, it snowed on the last day we stay, the view of the mountain top covered with snow looked better from the house than from the Park!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot to bring a group of Austrian exchange students on their visit to Yellowstone. The location is fantastic, and this house definitely sleeps 14! We were all very impressed with the cleanliness, the well-equipped kitchen and the lovely surroundings. If you have a mid-sized group, you won't be disappointed with this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is truly God's Country!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to enjoy coming back to after exploring Yellowstone for the past three days!

The beds were wonderful!

We saw all the animals on our bucket list except wolves! Even a badger and moose

Thanks for helping make our vacation awesome! This is truly “God’s” Country!

Jim and Mary, Dee and Sue

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Gardiner Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Standard Rate
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low season Late
Oct 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $300
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are for up to 13 people.
$300 Security deposit (refundable) Plus 200.00 non-refundable cleaning fee. •Security deposit required to reserve.
Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and checks.
Owner requests no alcoholic beverages be consumed on the premises.
Rates are subject to change without previous notice

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Yellowstone Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 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
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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