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Unique Rustic Log House in Jardine, Montana

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy the relaxing and fun atmosphere of this one of a kind log house. It is tucked in the mountains at the “end of the road” in the old mining town of Jardine, Montana, which is 6 miles northeast of Gardiner – the north entrance to Yellowstone Park. This place offers a nice balance between seclusion and easy access to endless sightseeing, wildlife viewing, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

This property is located next to a guest ranch/outfitting business, Specimen Creek Outfitters. Services include daily/hourly horseback rides ***offering a complimentary horseback ride to the folks who stay here***, as well as pack trips, fishing trips, and hunting trips into the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. You can literally walk out the front door and go horseback riding. Or you can sit on the porch with your coffee and watch the saddle horses and pack mule strings come and go.

The North Fork of Bear Creek is only about 100 yards below. It is a beautiful mountain stream and the fishing is good! Nights are quiet and peaceful. And the night sky is brilliant – take time to gaze at the stars.

This house is rustic and has lots of character. It is clean and cozy, but the layout and decor aren’t too fussy or uptight. The original portion of the house was built in 1994 with logs skidded out of the forest with a team of Percheron horses and peeled by hand. It includes an open kitchen with appliances and dishes. There is a deck where you can kick back and take in the scenery. One bathroom has an antique clawfoot tub. There is a loft/bedroom with a homemade queen size log bed. There is a nice sounding old piano for the fun of it.

A versatile 'great' room, which includes a bar (with sink, fridge and TV) and a full bathroom was added on to the house in 2001, and it is ideal for entertaining and hanging out. There are antlers, tanned hides, antiques, etc. throughout the house – sort of a wildlife/western theme. There is a large yard with trees, a picnic table, and a firepit. The native wildflowers are beautiful and plentiful. And various species of birds and wildlife will share this property with you.

There are also two convertible sofa beds in addition to a bedroom and the loft. The unique floor plan of this home can easily and comfortably accommodate a group of 8. This property is kid friendly and your well behaved pets are welcome too!

Keywords: log house, cabin, yellowstone, montana, horseback riding

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018


Gardiner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (1), Sleep Sofas (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack and play, high chair
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


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Unique Rustic Log House in Jardine, Montana
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful place with sweet people

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely recommend this location to anyone. The place was great, clean and well-stocked beyond any rentals we have stayed in before. The entire staff of the ranch was nice, helpful and non-intrusive. If you do stay, you must take the free horse ride. It was so much fun! In addition, the site is so close and convenient to the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Thanks to all who made our vacation awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay in North Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay in this beautiful log home. Clean, roomy, well stocked, and thoughtfully managed. This home added so much to the whole experience of our trip. You will love it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was more then we could have ever expected. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • 5 of 5

This rental had all the comforts of home, including fresh flowers in the kitchen. Clean, open, and cozy this is a great rental. The owner is very hospitable and helpful. It's less than a 20 minute ride to the north entrance of Yellowstone and yet a peaceful, tranquil spot to really get away. Especially nice was the complimentary trail ride through the mountains. I would recommend this rental to anyone considering a trip to this area and hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing week up here!

  • 5 of 5

Becky has a beautiful place that has everything you could possibly need! It is in a really relaxing, peaceful Montana setting and Becky is a great host!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful log home very secluded and cozy!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place enjoyed th10 days we spent in this cabin!! Anything you will ever need is already there for you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really great place to stay near North entrance of Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! The cabin is in a beautiful area in the mountains of Montana just outside the North entrance of Yellowstone. We spent most of our time in Yellowstone, but did really enjoy the trail ride and could easily have spent the entire time at the cabin and surrounding area. The cabin was clean, well stocked, and had plenty of space. Becky and all the staff at the outfitter were very kind and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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