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Great Views and Sunsets Overlooking Yellowstone River-11 mls. to Yellowstone!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Gardiner House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + two fold up futons, 1 Bath with Mountain and River Views

Yellowstone Vacation Home is uniquely located on a hillside ringed by towering mountains, off of a gravel/dirt road. It has gorgeous views of Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River. We recommend that you bring a 4WD or AWD vehicle, which is necessary when there has been a downpour or an extended period of rain or snow. Most of the time, and especially in June, July and August, 2WD is sufficient. It is only 11 miles (a 15 minute drive) to the town of Gardiner, the north entrance of Yellowstone Park.

The property is surrounded by pristine Forest Service lands that you can hike in, with gorgeous views in every direction. If you like fishing, you'll have easy access to Yellowstone River and to all the fishing areas in Yellowstone Park. There is even a small lake located only a half mile from the house. Wildlife photographers, this place is for you. Close to the cabin you are likely to see mule deer, elk, antelope, bald eagles, big horn sheep and many bunnies! We now have a fire pit with a view where you can make s'mores!

There are many fun things to do in the area year round. Fishing, hiking, horseback riding and river rafting trips are available nearby and, of course, all the wonders of Yellowstone Park.

This 2-story, 1200 square foot, 3 BR, 1 BA, cedar home sits on a one acre property that is fully fenced, and has a nicely maintained lawn. Pets are rarely allowed but we do make some exceptions. The three bedrooms sleep 6 to 8 people, with one queen-size bed, a pair of twin beds, a bunk bed, and two fold-up foam pads. Features include WiFi, forced air heating and air conditioning, a wood burning fireplace, washer/dryer, a satellite TV and DVD/VHS player, and a CD/cassette player. There are a variety of games, videos, and CDs for the use of our guests. No smoking please.

A cozy cabin feeling is engendered by the fir woodwork on most walls and ceilings. The spacious downstairs bathroom features two sinks and a shower-tub. The cabin has an extra large 75 gallon hot water heater. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a glass top electric range, dish washer, microwave, large refrigerator and a gas grill provided on the deck. This home is well supplied - we provide linens, towels, a hair dryer, all paper goods, hand soaps, dish washing soaps, laundry soaps, trash can liners, etc. The comfort of our guests is important to us!

You'll love the peace and quiet as you gaze at the mountains and the Yellowstone River while enjoying a meal on the wrap-around deck. You'll see the sun set over Paradise Valley in the crux of the canyon, often with spectacular colors.

Please note: Vacations in May, September and October can be a good option, because the weather is not as hot as mid-summer, and Yellowstone Park has fewer visitors.

Winter in Yellowstone Park:

During the winter, there can be up to 6 inches of snow on the roads to our vacation rental home, so a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required. The area around the cabin doesn't generally get heavy snowfalls, but Yellowstone Park is at a higher elevation and gets lots of snow.

The only car-accessible park entrance that remains open year-round is the north entrance in Gardiner. Mammoth Hot Springs, the park headquarters, is only a 5 mile drive from Gardiner. The road leading to Mammoth also remains open all winter all the way through to Tower Falls, the Lamar Valley and Cooke City. The Lamar Valley is a great place for wildlife viewing during this time of the year. Many trail heads for groomed cross-country ski trails are located along this road. The other park roads are closed to cars during the winter, from early November through mid-March. During that period those roads are only open to winter transport including snow coaches, snowmobiles, and cross-country skiers.

Yellowstone Year Round Safaris offers guided snowmobile tours and snow coach tours into Yellowstone leaving from Best Western at Mammoth Hot Spring. They can be reached at 800-828-9080 or 406-848-7311. (

In Mammoth there is an ice skating rink open to the public at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and the restaurant remains open there as well as at the Old Faithful Lodge.

Another fun winter activity is dog sledding which is available at Chico Hot Springs. You can reach Absaroka Dogsled Treks at 406-223-6440 or at their website (

Our favorite activity summer through winter is to soak in the outdoor hot spring pools at Boiling River. Its parking area is only 3 miles inside the park from Gardiner. You walk a half mile along a path bordering the Gardiner River, until you get to a place where a creek of hot geothermal water flows into the river. Rocks are piled up to create natural pools where the hot water mingles with the cold river water to create comfortable places to soak and relax. When you get out, even though the air is cold, you still feel warm as you get dressed.

Hunters are also welcome at Yellowstone Vacation Home. This area of Montana, just north of Yellowstone Park, receives hundreds of elk migrating out of Yellowstone Park each winter. There is also a year-round resident herd of elk in the mountains just above the cabin, and mule deer are abundant in the area. Hunting, in-season, is open to the public on all of the vast U.S. Forest Service lands that surround the cabin for miles. You can literally just walk out the gate and hunt in the surrounding Forest Service lands. (License required.)

If you're looking for wildlife sightings close to the cabin and beautiful views in the quiet seclusion of pristine Montana surroundings, with easy access to the attractions of Yellowstone Park, and the fishing and white water rafting opportunities of Yellowstone River, you will be delighted with your stay at our Yellowstone Vacation Home!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Magdalena and Bruce Beall (Yellowstone/Yosemite Vacation Rental Homes, LLC
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, dutch
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About Magdalena and Bruce Beall (Yellowstone/Yosemite Vacation Rental Homes, LLC

My husband and I love this property because of its unique location in the middle of national forest, looking out over Paradise Valley and Yellowstone River. We lived here ourselves for 9 years and we love the pristine beauty of the Rocky Mountains wilderness.

Magdalena and Bruce Beall (Yellowstone/Yosemite Vacation Rental Homes, LLC purchased this house in 1990

Why Magdalena and Bruce Beall (Yellowstone/Yosemite Vacation Rental Homes, LLC chose Yellowstone

It wasn't until we moved out in 2000 that we decided to turn this home into a vacation rental home. We wanted to share this location here with you all because of the absolute beauty of the surrounding area and the breathtaking views. The sun sets in the crux of the mountains and as you sit on the deck you'll just feel the peace and quiet permeate you as you unwind and relax ...

What makes this house unique

Wildlife can be spotted regularly, especially in the meadows of Paradise Valley that can be seen from the wrap-around deck. And of course the close proximity to Yellowstone Park is another great attraction with all of its rivers, canyons, and unique thermal features, as well as its abundant wildlife. But our favorite activity is to soak in the natural hot springs in the Gardner River close to the 45th parallel in the Park. Rafting on the Yellowstone River and horseback riding can also be enjoyed close by. Fishing can be done 200 yards from the home in the Yellowstone River - just walk down the hill and there you are! We hope you will enjoy staying here as much as we do! Bruce and Magdalena Beall

Guestbook comments from the owner

Owner's comment: If you have found this guest book via a search engine and you would like to contact us to find out more and potentially book with us, this is our contact information:

Bruce and Magdalena Beall

Owners of Deer Meadow Vacation Home (listing 318438 on HomeAway dot com), Yellowstone Vacation Home (listing 318329 on HomeAway dot com, Lakeview Cabin (listing 173958 on HomeAway dot com, and managers of Mountain Lake Cabin (listing 152802 on HomeAway dot com)

(208) 558-1988

(208) 520-0480

(208) 520-3226

Email: yellowstonevacation at fairpoint dot net

Thank you. We'd love to hear from you and share our beautiful vacation homes with you and your family. All the best!
Jan 2007
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Great Views and Sunsets Overlooking Yellowstone River-11 mls. to Yellowstone!
average rating of 4.974359 based on 168 reviews
Woodward, OK, USA


  • 5 of 5

My family and I throughly enjoyed our accomdations. It was very clean and comfortable. We cooked and enjoyed our meal on the deck of the home. We walked and just enjoyed the beauty of the mountains. Peaceful, quiet and restful.

Check this one out, it is a plus.


  • Submitted: May 27, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having meals on the deck is indeed very rewarding, because you'll look out on Dome Mountain, Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River. Often elk and deer can be seen in the fields below as they come down from the mountains in the mornings and evenings. You might even see an occasional wolf pass by! The property is surrounded by Forest Service lands, so if you are looking for a peaceful getaway, only 11 miles from Yellowstone Park, this is the place for you. Magdalena and Bruce - owners of Yellowstone Vacation Home
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Durham, NH

Great location for wildlife viewing in secluded setting

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It was a great home base as we explored the area. Lovely view. We enjoyed a hike up the road very much and the wildlife viewing was exceptional! Your house really is truly special. We loved how remote we felt while we were there. Thanks again!

Jocelyn H.

Durham, NH

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded home with all modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

Dear Bruce and Magdalena,

Thank you for the use of your beautiful home. The house has that rare combination of seclusion and all modern amenities. We were very comfortable here and would love to come back again. We saw antelopes and elk on the way to the house and many other animals in YNP. The deck and views were amazing. Also amazing was having heating, AC, hot water, etc., out in the wilds of Montana. Remote and convenient at the same time. When we arrived the house was spotless. Your housekeeper does an excellent job, and the yard was nicely kept. Also, when the coffeepot malfunctioned, the delivery of a new one was much faster then I expected considering the logistics involved. Very responsive and completely unexpected. As hosts the two of you did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. We had a wonderful time and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, great views, the house was equipped with everything needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Bruce and Magdalena,

Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in such a wonderful place. The house is amazing and the views are beyond belief! While there we saw elk, bighorn sheep (females and babies) and antelope just up the road. Everything in the house and outside made this getaway more than imagined. We would highly recommend the house and would love to come back again.


Lori and family,

North Carolina

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berlin, Germany

Great home base for visiting Yellowstone Park

  • 5 of 5

Dear Bruce & Magdalena:

What a wonderful house! We had the best Yellowstone vacation ever with your amazing house as our home base. We hiked the Yellowstone Park, saw tons of wildlife and were always happy to return to our Montana house. Thank you for the memories, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Lighthouse on Hwy 89 South
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Swimming at Cutler Lake
Car: necessary

Yellowstone Park with its geothermal features and wildlife is only 11 miles from the cabin.

Wildlife is frequently viewed from the cabin.


Rates & Availability

Gardiner House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please note that there is an extra charge of $10/night per person for the 7th and 8th person.

We accept personal checks, credit card payments via HomeAway payment system, or PayPal payments. Guests from overseas: credit card payments via HomeAway only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Gardiner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , The downstairs bathroom features two sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Third bedroom - 1 bunk bed , The third bedroom has a bunkbed for 2
    Convertible bed(s) - There are 2 foam fold-up mattresses with bedding available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The cabin is only 11 miles from Yellowstone Park with all of its geothermal features and abundant wildlife. Wildlife can also be enjoyed from the cabin - you are likely to see herds of elk or deer in the mornings and evenings.

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