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Clay Willis

Member since: 2012
Speaks: portuguese

Quiet Home on the Yellowstone River, a walk away to Yellowstone Park

36 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Yellowstone Castle Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, sleeps 1-3

PARK PLACE is a tranquil spot for those looking for 'a home away from home' while in Yellowstone Park. We offer a comfortable place with excellent location right on the Yellowstone River bank. Here you can rest after your daily adventures in our National Park and forests.

Our home has the feel of a cabin in the mountains but with all the comforts of the city. We are located within walking distance from downtown Gardiner. The main bedroom is located upstairs with a balcony that opens to beautiful views of the mountains and right on the Yellowstone River. You will love the sound of the river or relaxing here after a day of hiking or exploring the Yellowstone wonders.

Those who love fly fishing will have a chance to do it in our Blue-Ribbon Trout fishing access to Yellowstone River. We have been told some of the best fishing spots are directly bellow our place. We can also arrange guided fishing tours with one of the best anglers in town.

Just outside your front door you might encounter visitors such as Elk, Deer, Bison or even spot a Bear swimming in the Yellowstone River. Bald Eagles and Ospreys can be seen also. We are sure you will love staying with us as much as we enjoy living here.

Our home has the feel of a cabin in the mountains but with all the comforts of the city. We are located within walking distance from downtown Gardiner. The main bedroom is located upstairs with a balcony that opens to beautiful views of the mountains and right on the Yellowstone River. You will love the sound of the river or relaxing here after a day of hiking or exploring the Yellowstone wonders.

Those who love fly fishing will have a chance to do it in our Blue-Ribbon Trout fishing access to Yellowstone River. We have been told some of the best fishing spots are directly bellow our place. We can also arrange guided fishing tours with one of the best anglers in town.

Just outside your front door you might encounter visitors such as Elk, Deer, Bison or even spot a Bear swimming in the Yellowstone River. Bald Eagles and Ospreys can be seen also. We are sure you will love staying with us as much as we enjoy living here.

Further details for this vacation rental

Our home has the feel of a cabin in the mountains but with all the comforts of the city. We are located within walking distance from downtown Gardiner. The main bedroom is located upstairs with a balcony that opens to beautiful views of the mountains and right on the Yellowstone River. You will love the sound of the river or relaxing here after a day of hiking or exploring the Yellowstone wonders.

Those who love fly fishing will have a chance to do it in our Blue-Ribbon Trout fishing access to Yellowstone River. We have been told some of the best fishing spots are directly bellow our place. We can also arrange guided fishing tours with one of the best anglers in town.

Just outside your front door you might encounter visitors such as Elk, Deer, Bison or even spot a Bear swimming in the Yellowstone River. Bald Eagles and Ospreys can be seen also. We are sure you will love staying with us as much as we enjoy living here.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clay Willis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: portuguese

About Clay Willis

In 1978, I was on my way to Alaska to work on the pipelines and happened to stop in Gardiner to explore the famous Yellowstone National Park. I was so taken by the beauty of Montana that I have never left. Instead of Alaska, I was hired by the National Park Service. I retired in 1984 and started working on turning my property into a place where friends and family could also come to experience the wonders of Yellowstone Park. And that includes you!

Clay Willis purchased this castle in 1980

Why Clay Willis chose Yellowstone

Park Place used to be a hotel for hunters in Gardiner called 'The Cottage Inn'. I bought it in 1980 because I saw the potential of turning the place into something that incorporated the Pioneer spirit of the West with the all the comforts of a city.

I found a diamond in the rough and have worked since then to polish it into a unique home.

What makes this castle unique

Park Place sits uniquely just downstream from the convergence of the Gardiner and the Yellowstone Rivers. It sits beneath Eletric Peak, surrounded by majestic mountains ' where the deer and the antelope play'. Big Sky Montana where the skies are not cloudy all day.

When you come you will understand why I never left, and just like me will have an overdose of Yellowstone Park's Grandeur and be hooked for life.

Reviews

4.8
based on 36 traveler reviews

Quiet Home on the Yellowstone River, a walk away to Yellowstone Park
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
5

Great location and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 4 night stay. The location in Gardiner provides easy access to Yellowstone and Gardiner itself has good restaurants, a great little grocery store and other outdoor activities (whitewater rafting) in close proximity. This home fit our family of four well and my son loved the bed in the "nook" as well as the spiral staircase. The kitchen is well stocked which was great as we make most of our meals on vacation as well as pack lunch daily for trips to Yellowstone. Our first night an elk walked right up to the house and the kids were excited to see our visitor! We would totally stay here again if we return to the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Close and cozy to Yellowstone

  • 4 of 5

Location was perfect , as to getting in and out of the park. Park place was nice , had all we needed , management and owner were very nice poeple. This is an older historic town so there are no fancy restuarant 's or inns , but has everything you need for your travel therel. We enjoyed are time there, it was a good experience.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! From the complete kitchen to the large master bedroom loft, it was artfully designed and decorated in all the "Old Yellowstone" appeal. Someone put much love and time into this VRBO and we hope to come back and will recommend it highly to all our friends. It was very clean and anything I could need was provided in every room. It is close to the park east entrance and our first visit in the winter. We hope to do this again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled your Holiday was so good and you enjoyed yourselves staying with us.
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5

Cozy, Clean & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This lovely little cabin was just as advertised. Very clean, nicely decorated, lots of local reading material and a well appointed kitchen. Easy to walk to local stores and restaurants and minutes from the Park entrance.

I checked 55+ (we are), but will mention two things that should be considered by those in our age group: spiral staircase to be negotiated in the middle of the night should you need the bathroom. Also, one traveler mentioned that the bed was a little hard (thank you!). I brought a two inch foam pad that we use for camping to provide our older joints a little more comfort. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you had a wonderful stay and hopefully it will be the most memorable of times for you. Sincerely, Clay
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5

Great place to come home to after a day in Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay while in Yellowstone. Clean, comfortable and convenient home to recharge after hiking or touring in the park. Walk to restaurants and stores and enjoy a real western town. We stayed 3 nights.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A visit to Yellowstone National Park

  • 3 of 5

Quaint little cabin. Good location to the park.

Note: The bed is extremely hard!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
93 Miles
Yellowstone Bozeman International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Two Bit Saloon, K Bar, Blue Goose, Town Cafe Bar
Nearest Golf
57 Miles
Livingston
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 89 S
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
K-Bar Pizza, Town Cafe, Cowboy Grill, Raven Grill,
Nearest Ski
93 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: recommended

Park Place is located within walking distance to the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park and the famous Roosevelt Arch.

We are located in a quiet spot, close to restaurants, Souvenir shops and Art galleries. The new Yellowstone Association Visitor Center is just around the corner, as well as a fly fishing shop. Horseback riding, wildlife viewing or Whitewater rafting adventures can be booked from different places just blocks away from us.

Park Place is perfect for those looking for convenience as well as tranquility as you tour Yellowstone, our First National Park. We are sure you will make wonderful memories.

Nearest Airport : Yellowstone Bozeman International Airport at 93 Miles

Nearest Motorway : US Highway 89 S at 1 Miles

Nearest Barpub : Two Bit Saloon, K Bar, Blue Goose, Town Cafe Bar at 1 Miles

Nearest Ski : Bridger Bowl at 93 Miles

Nearest Golf : Livingston at 57 Miles

Nearest Restaurant :

Iron Horse grill, Yellowstone Grill, K-Bar Pizza, Town Cafe, Cowboy Grill, Raven Grill, at 1 Miles

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Rates & Availability

Gardiner Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 16 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Yellowstone Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen size bed in the main bedroom upstairs., Double Beds (1) One double bed in upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) There is also a twin bed in the nook bedroom upstairs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Our sleep sofa opens to a queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The main bedroom is accessed by a spiral staircase. General: towels provided alarm clock ceiling fans hair dryer local maps paper towels soaps basic toilet paper central heating Kitchen: coffee maker toaster cooking utensils oven stove top burners slow cooker

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