|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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There is nothing quite like a blue ribbon trout river just outside your front door. The cabin is positioned along the west side of the Yellowstone River. This is a great place to stay when touring Yellowstone National Park. The Gardiner North Entrance (4 miles away) is the only year round entry into the most visited National Park in the United States.
Within a ten minute drive you will arrive in Mammoth Hot Springs and see for yourself all the wonders Yellowstone Park has to offer.
The cabin features a full kitchen with all dishes and utensils provided. Both Master Suites have 1 queen and 1 oversized full bed, also each suite has its own full bath. Just outside the spacious patio you will find a large fire pit with plenty of seating for all your friends and family. You will love the stunning views and relaxing atmosphere we have to offer.
My name is Marty Haskins. In the picture is my father-in-law Frank Kroll. We purchased the cabin in November of 2005 along with my wife Kelly and Frank's wife Debbie. We bought the property thinking of how great it would be to have a 'getaway' that is riverfront, park-front, and forest service-front. We have been blessed to find out the demand for housing near Yellowstone Park. We only thought we would rent out about 6 weeks a year and now are renting the whole summer. We spend a lot of time at the cabin in the spring and fall. The picture you see is the fire pit about 10 yards from our back door. As you can see I like a big campfire.
Marty Haskins purchased this cabin in 2004
Gardiner is a very special place in Montana and it just happens to be the only year round entrance into the park. This location is ideal for a vacation in the Park. For me it is ideal for fishing the mighty Yellowstone River. I have been vacationing in Yellowstone since I was a young boy. I grew up in rural North Dakota and had an Aunt and Uncle who lived in Billings, MT. They had two boys my age so my brother and I would come to Montana in the summer for two weeks and they would take us to the Park. Thanks to my Aunt and Uncle I now live in Bozeman, I met my beautiful wife in Billings and I now own a cabin bordering Yellowstone Park.
The cabin is surrounded by National Park Land, Forest Service Land, and the Yellowstone River. Best of all it is only 300 yards from the park, yet 4 miles from the entrance and the town of Gardiner. You get a secluded base camp from the park that is only minutes away. Our favorite thing to do is sit around the campfire at night while Debbie makes peach cobbler in the dutch oven.
My husband and I chose this cabin after scrutinizing over each cabin offered on the Yellowstone River outside Gardiner, MT.
First, some disclaimers...I'm a little high maintenance, my husband is laid back. I look for quality and amenities while husband is into proximity of animals and a big comfortable chair to sit in. Marty's cabin had everything. Well supplied would be an understatement. The kitchen had every gadget anyone could need to prepare a simple meal or a gourmet feast.
We had so much fun just hanging out at this location.
We knew we wanted to be in a somewhat remote location for better animal viewing. But, since we are not twenty-something we did not want to choose an isolated destination with no other humans for ten miles just in case we could not get our bear spray out of the holster in time. So, a few other cabins close by was just fine.
There were two elk herds behind the cabins and only maybe a few hundred feet down the gravel road. They entertained us almost every morning and evening. The bugeling was magnificent! Antelope families were located all along the gravel road leading to town. We were amazed at how many we saw. We also saw eagles, hawks, tons of magpies and some darling bluebirds chasing each other.
The river is within easy walking distance of the cabin. Many people were fly fishing so we watched. (I would trim some of the willows growing just at the edge of the lawn so you could see the river better if it's allowed.)
We spent 11 days at Marty's cabin just soaking in the wonderful and peaceful scenery.
The most spectacular event that happened while we were there was the lunar eclipse. We were sitting out by the fire pit one night and our friends mentioned that either that night or the next was supposed to be the eclipse. It was a black, clear night and and as the moon rose behind the mountain we could see the eclipse was already underway. We put the cover on the fire pit to enhance the darkness of the night and as we looked straight overhead was the most beautiful night any of us had ever seen. The stars were beyond brilliant and the milky way stretched from horizon to horizon. The sky seemed as if you could reach up and touch the stars. We are not from Montana or anywhere near there. We live in a big city and had not seen the milky way with our naked eyes since we were children. It was beyond awesome!
Marvelous location! Terrific cabin!
Everything about the cabin was perfect for three aging fishermen. Beds were great. All the kitchen supplies needed. Washer and dryer a big plus. Elk, deer and rabbits in abundance. Wi-Fi worked just fine at all times. Having the Yellowstone so close was a teaser, but we can't blame the cabin on the less than overly productive fishing. The ride into Gardiner and Yellowstone Park proved great fun daily. You get a real feel of the "Old West" in Gardiner. Always saw Elk and Pronghorns on the way into town and the park. All in all, a great stay!
The cabins along the river are a splendid place to stay! It was a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The cabins offer a lot of room and amenities. Being able to see the mountains so very close is a real treat. We loved driving down the gravel road each day to get to our cabin. It felt like our own private road where we saw lots of pronghorns and elk and away from the Highway 89 traffic. The location was a wonderful gateway into the northwest entrance to the park.
The cabin was a great place to stay on our family vacation to Yellowstone! We loved having the 2 bedrooms so the kids could have their own space. And they loved the bunk beds! Everything was clean and comfortable - and everything provided (towels, bedding, coffee, firewood). Loved the back patio with view of the Yellowstone River. It was a great place to relax after a day in Yellowstone and also gave the kids a place to play and run around. Yes, the cabin is on a gravel road, but it wasn't that big of a deal. There are alot of gravel roads in and around Gardiner/Yellowstone. We made use of the grill, firepit, board games, dvd player and patio chairs. Appreciated all the Yellowstone info that was in the cabin, too. The day hike book was helpful as well as the trail guides. Would definitely recommend this cabin!
This place is perfect! Close enough to Yellowstone Park but you can make a vacation right here with a bottle of wine, book, and some board games. Clean, fully stocked with kitchenware, sleep and bath linens, paper towels, toiletpaper, all you need to do is bring your food. Marty just got WiFi for the cabins and the Wifi is strong enough it held all 7 devices of my family! He has Direct TV so the kids can be entertained. You will read someone's review here about the gravel roads. We are from TX and this was NO BIG DEAL. For gravel, the road was not bad at all. Be sure to ask someone or check in with Marty about the small construction on this road that you will find right at the beginning when you come out of the park and enter Gardiner. This road is not really closed and you could be going a long way around if you follow the GPS. The construction is lasting for two years, that is why I mention it but don't let it stop you from renting this cabin. Just check into it before you go and save yourself some time! And yes, the Yellowstone River is rolling in the backyard. There is a fire pit and we had s'mores two nights, there is propane grill with propane and we grilled one night. Crock Pot for dinners that you don't want to cook because you want to be at the Park all day. There is a grocery store in Gardiner and I was pleasantly surprised on their stock variety and pricing! We posted our pictures on Facebook and now all my friends want to go here. And the easy access to the Park....I can't tell you enough YOU WILL LOVE IT. Mine and my husband's VERY FAVORITE VACATION!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2015 - May 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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