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Yellowstone River Lodge-Sleeps 16 -BOOKING FOR 2016 and 2017 NOW !

25 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Gardiner Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 7 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

We are located on the banks of the Yellowstone River, 10 miles north of Gardiner, Montana--the oldest entrance to Yellowstone Park.

Our lodge is 4300 square feet, with seven bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a large dining room, full kitchen, large family room with stone fireplace downstairs and a large living room with stone fireplace upstairs. There are two decks, one overlooking the Yellowstone River and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We have a very large lawn with shade trees also. It is a good place to relax after a busy day of activities.

It is a beautiful and convenient location for visiting Yellowstone Park and the surrounding area. The Park is only 10 minutes away. In addition to seeing Yellowstone, there are many other activities to do and see in the area, such as: horseback riding, hiking, fishing, river rafting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and hunting. All of these activities are available in the nearby upper Yellowstone Valley. This area is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year.

Winters in the Gardiner area are usually pretty mild. The road through the northern part of Yellowstone to Cooke City is open year-round. This most scenic part of the Park offers unlimited wildlife viewing, particularly of elk, bison and the famous Yellowstone wolves. There is snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the mountains above Gardiner, Cooke City and in the Park. Downhill skiing is also available nearby at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky.

We built the lodge ourselves with hand-hewn logs, cut and pulled out with our team of Clydesdale horses from the mountains within site of here. The stones for the fireplaces were picked from nearby fields.

The lodge is also available during hunting season. The trail heads in the vicinity offer good elk hunting on the National Forests of the Gardiner area.

If the dates you are looking for are not available, feel free to contact us about our second log lodge. It was built in 2006 and accommodates 15. In the same great area, it is slightly smaller with five bedrooms. It is VRBO listing #151009. It is also sits on the banks of the Yellowstone River.

We handle all of our bookings-no property manager and we like to talk to guests before they make their reservations, in case you have any questions. Give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Check out our Yellowstone River Lodge Facebook page for more pictures!

Keywords: Log Lodge/House

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

John and I lived in the Gardiner area for 30 years, raising our family here and working in the outfitting business. We have 6 kids and 11 grandchildren. In 1996 we sold our outfitting business in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness area near Gardiner and purchased a guide territory in Northern British Columbia. We spent our summers and falls in B.C. for 11 years. In 2006 we sold the guide area and purchased a ranch where we now live raising cattle and wheat. We enjoy spending time with our family, hunting, taking horse pack trips. I also am a avid scrap booker and quilter.

The lodge was completed in 2001. It is constructed of logs that were harvested locally by John and skidded out with our team of draft horses. They were then hand peeled by our family. We did all of the building ourselves, from pouring the concrete to putting on the roof. John and DruAnn Robidou

The Owner purchased this lodge in 1989

What makes this lodge unique

Obviously our location to Yellowstone and the size of the lodge are our biggest benefits. There is also world class fishing just out the back door on the legendary Yellowstone river, along with white water rafting. The scenery is awesome, whether you are seeing it from your car, hiking some of the many trails in the area or from the back of a horse while spending the afternoon with one of the many local horseback outfitters. You have all the peace and privacy of being in the country, while also being just minutes from the parks north entrance. The layout of the lodge gives everyone their own space and privacy. However for those large groups desiring more room we have an additional lodge located just up stream on the other side of our 6 acres.We have a deck overlooking the river and large yard with room for the kids to run. We have hosted numerous family reunions in addition to a few weddings. Staying with us you will see first hand why they call Montana the 'Last Best Place'.

Reviews

4.7
based on 25 traveler reviews

Yellowstone River Lodge-Sleeps 16 -BOOKING FOR 2016 and 2017 NOW !
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews
Midvale, Utah, USA
5

Yellowstone Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We recently finished our second stay at this beautiful home. The location is minutes away from the north entrance to Yellowstone Park. It is situated right on the Yellowstone River, and it's great to fall asleep at night listening to the sounds of the river. We had 15 people in our family group - and had plenty of space for all. We really like the fact that there is a lot of room for a large family with enough room to have various activities going on at the same time and not feeling like you're running into each other. The property has always been clean and well-maintained. The photos on the website are accurate, but actually don't do the property justice. It is a beautiful setting and well thought out home. It exceeded our expectations the first time. John and Dru are great to work with and very responsive to anything that we have needed. We have thoroughly enjoyed our times at this home, and we refer to it now as our "Yellowstone home away from home". We highly recommend this property - we will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rustic comfort

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place and size for our family reunion. We had 8 adults and 4 kids at the lodge from Indiana, Michigan, Florida and California. We enjoyed gathering around the large dining room table but could also always find a quiet spot if we wanted. With two separate hot water heaters for the showers we never ran out of hot water. Two refrigerators came in handy also. The proximity to the north entrance of Yellowstone, a grocery store, restaurants, white water rafting companies, etc was perfect at only 10 minutes down the road. Dru was at the home to greet us on our arrival. When we had a question and called her she promptly returned our call. Thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful home, Dru! If we ever have another reunion in that area we would book your home again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Family Get-Together Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults (4 couples) and a total of 6 children ranging from 2-16 years old. The house was perfect for a large group and was very convenient to Gardiner and Yellowstone National Park. The kitchen was well-supplied with virtually every type of pot, pan, skillet and casserole dish imaginable. Wifi was available and satellite TV was fine. We met the owner DruAnn while we were there. The kids enjoyed the large front yard play area and we were even able to see elk on numerous occasions in a distant field. The front porch was perfect for both early morniing and evening sitting. Would highly recommend to others. Thanks John and DruAnn!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adequate for a big group - had hoped for easier access to the river

  • 3 of 5

3 bathrooms with only two showers made it difficult for a house full of adults.

We had hoped to play & fish on the river at the lodge but there was a steep descent making it difficult for youngsters & handicapped to reach the river bank. The river bank was quite narrow so setting up a chair for fishing was not optimal.

The clothes dryer takes much longer than it should to complete the dry cycle. Also the fridge was not doing a good job at cooling our food. We grilled every evening so needed a good refrigerator.

10 miles from North Yellowstone entrance was a plus - liked being in the country. This is a good place for a family reunion. No air conditioning, but nights were cool in early July.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have put pictures on our sites so guests can see where the lodges and trail are in reference to the river and it is a rural setting. We have put in a trail to the river working with the terrain we have and hope guests can access it . The river does have different access also depending on the time of year and water level due to the runoff, so that is something to consider and every year is a little different. It is a good location on the river and we hope guests can enjoy the river in some capacity as it is a beautiful spot ! The dryer does work fine, but if you put too big of a load in, it does take longer than it should. I have done that myself when I am doing the cleaning there every week between reservations. We do have a brand new refrigerator in the kitchen and another one on the porch for extra drinks, groceries..... and people have appreciated having 2 refrigerators now as generally there is a lot of food for the bigger groups we rent to. We always try to take care of any concerns guests may have during their stay, as it is our goal for every group to have the best experience possible in our beautiful lodge and Yellowstone area!
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Perfect for large families or large gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 couples staying at this home for 8 days. It was wonderful! Plenty of room! Each couple had their own room and the 3 bathrooms were very spacious. We had plenty of hot water for showers. The house is located on the Yellowstone River, with mountains as a backdrop, loved sitting outside. Close to town and the northern entrance of the park. The owner, Dru, was friendly and accommodating. Would love to go back and highly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, comfortable

  • 4 of 5

There were 13 of us and the house had plenty of space for all of us individually and as a group. The dining room had plenty of space and extra tables and chairs. The living room is very comfortable. The kitchen is a bit small but it is well eqipped.

Dru was very helpful in our phone conversations.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gardiner Lodge Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

* Payment Accepted via: Personal Checks, Traveller's Checks, cash, VISA, MC.
* 50% deposit required to confirm reservation; balance due upon arrival.
* Reservations made less than 30 days in advance require full payment.
* Deposits are transferable, but not refundable.
* $300 Refundable Security Deposit is required upon arrival for your stay.
* Refunded 14 days after leaving if no damage or excess

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Amenities

Gardiner Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4) We have two bedrooms that each contain two twin beds, Baby Cribs (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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