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Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 102 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Barn, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Wow..what a the loft! You may not have been 'Born in a Barn', but here's your chance to stay in one and VACATION 'Till the Cows Come Home'! We invite you to stay in our barn loft and call it your home, while you relax and enjoy our nation's largest and oldest National Park.

Barn on the Banks is located in a quiet area on the outskirts of Gardiner, Montana. We are less than 1 mile to the park's North Gate Entrance, famous for the Teddy Roosevelt Arch, and within walking distance to down town shops, restaurants, a grocery store, post office and excellent trout fishing.

Yellowstone river runs through this small town that is nestled at the foothills of Electric Peak, a majestic mountain that carries snow throughout most of the year. We are located at the end of a lane with no through traffic. Our loft overlooks the confluence of the Gardiner and Yellowstone rivers, and has unobstructed spectacular views of the mountains. We border the river and we are directly across from Yellowstone Park.

A short walk down the bank takes you to the river's edge where you can sit and enjoy nature, including frequent fliers of ducks, geese, bald eagles, and osprey, or possibly see a family of otters playing in the water.

From our deck you can view hummingbirds, mountain songbirds, and wildlife including deer, elk, Big Horn sheep, Pronghorn (antelope), or possibly see a bear, wolf, coyote, or bison.

One summer while sitting on the deck of the barn, my husband witnessed a doe deer giving birth to twin fawns. We frequently saw mama deer and her little ones close to our house and barn throughout the summer. Now we've seen yet another 'Near Barn Birth'! Over Memorial Weekend, we and our guests witnessed an Elk giving birth just a few feet below the deck of the Barn! This is truly an area you'll be able to experience nature.

The barn has never housed animals, the bottom of the barn is used for private storage. The barn loft was renovated in 2008-2009, and features a full kitchen with all new appliances, comfortable seating in the living area, and a large deck that looks into Yellowstone Park. You can sit by the fire on a chilly night, or cool down with air conditioning on a hot summer day.

There are amazing views from all areas of the loft made easy by several large windows. The master bedroom has a king bed, private bath, air conditioning, a fireplace and your own private balcony to sit, relax and enjoy the sunset.

The 'Queen Room' catches the morning sun, and has the ambiance of a fireplace as well. The 'bunk room' has two bunk beds, one which is a double bed topped by a twin, the other is a single over a single. The sofa in the living room converts to a full size bed.

The deck above the river features a gas grill and seating for your outdoor relaxation and enjoyment. So come and stay with us, enjoy our 'Barn on the Banks', and make your vacation one you will remember.

- Your Hosts, Ken and Linda.

Keywords: Barn Loft, cabin, River frontage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About The Owner

An answer to prayer brought us to this little piece of heaven. We moved to Montana in 1977 with our then small children to follow a teaching job in Gardiner. We both grew up in the Midwest on Farm and Ranches in Rural Nebraska. We have always loved the mountains and have enjoyed horseback riding, hiking, skiing, hunting, canoeing, and lots of other outdoor activities in beautiful Montana.

Why The Owner chose Yellowstone

We love animals, Mountains, the great outdoors, and wanted to raise our children in a small town... so what better place to live than in Montana next to Yellowstone Park!? The barn was built in 1994 but was never used to house animals, even though we had horses, along with several other animals our kids raised. As our kids left home, so did most of the animals...thank goodness! In 2008, a long time dream began to take shape as we began renovating the barn loft into a 1100 SF 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. 'Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone Park' was open for business as a Vacation Rental in the Spring of 2009. Much of the decor was directly inspired from my early childhood memories of Country Life. Several old things from the Ranch & Farm... 'treasured Junk', have been re-purposed as part of the Barn decor it an eclectic charm to make you feel right at home...even if you weren't born in a barn. So please come stay in the 'Barn' while you vacation in the Nation's oldest National Park. has all the modern conveniences and comforts of home...even running water and indoor plumbing! :)

What makes this barn unique

We are located just 1 mile from the North Gate Entrance to Yellowstone Park which is the only entrance open year around. The 'Barn on the Banks' is open year around as well, and has views that will take your breath away as you look directly into Yellowstone Park, the Yellowstone River below, over our small town of Gardiner, or gaze upon 'Electric Peak'. Our property borders Yellowstone Park and the Yellowstone River which means that we have lots of wildlife around our property. We have had 3 'Near Barn Births' as a doe deer gave birth to twins and a cow Elk gave birth to her calf just a few feet below the Barn deck! The 'Near Barn' experiences are something our guests and we are still talking about. Because we border Yellowstone River, some of the best trout fishing around is directly below the Barn. Our convenient location is perfect for experiencing Yellowstone in the Winter as we have some of the best cross-country skiing, wolf watching, and snowshoeing just minutes away. We absolutely love it here and have never regretted the move from Nebraska to God's Country! :)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Gardiner, Montana

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , In the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sofa bed/futon , In the living room.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), which is a double bed topped with a single bed and a single over a single in the bunk room. The couch also opens up into a double bed. Child Beds (1) We have a Portable Crib available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa opens up into a double bed which is located in the Living Room, Bunk Beds (2) We have 2 sets of bunk beds. One is a double bed topped with a single bed. The other is a single over a single.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • wooden decking
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We provide linens, towels, hand soaps, dish soaps, shampoo, Body wash, Paper towels, Toilet Paper, Some coffee, coffee grinder, Tea, and general Spices. There is a hairdryer, Iron with full sized ironing board. A few kids fishing poles and small tackle box and lots more. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope you choose the 'Barn on the Banks'


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(93 traveller reviews)

Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone National Park
average rating of 4.9892473 based on 93 reviews

Great Week at the "Barn"

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 adults and 2 kids had a amazing Yellowstone vacation and the "Barn" was the perfect place to stay. Linda and Ken made us feel welcome and took care of a couple small issues very quickly. We were able to see elk including three baby elk directly below our deck and enjoyed the view off of the deck after a day of touring the park. The location at the north end of the park made the perfect spot for us. Can't wait to come back.

Brice, Brook, Dan, Kathy, Eli and Mia

New Bremen, OH

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay close to Yellowztone

  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect, beds are comfy, showers are hot, views are spectacular and hosts are the best! We could not have chosen a better place to stay for our trip to Gardiner and Yellowstone.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So nice to come home to after a day in YNP!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Barn! We were there for 5 nights and each evening looked forward to sitting in the 2 chairs in front of the fireplace to recount all the animals we saw that day. We love having a cozy place to come home to at the end of a day of exploring and this was it. We celebrated our wedding anniversary while there and Linda left us a card and a vase of flowers - so thoughtful!

The Barn is very close to the Roosevelt arch and the shops in town. Watch out for elk - they are everywhere, including in the road.

Make sure to ask about the Fall discount if there are only two of you - it is substantial.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning, Thank you so much for your kind words and great review! We are so glad you had a great time as you celebrated your anniversary exploring and enjoying Yellowstone National Park. We truly hope you keep us in mind if your travels bring you back our way in the future. Thank you for choosing to stay at the "Barn on the Banks of Yellowstone" Have a great day. Linda
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Ozark, Missouri

Home Away From Home in Yellowstone Country

  • 5 of 5

The Barn is a cozy and convenient place to stay for a few days or a month or more. It is located at the very edge of Yellowstone Park and you can see the Roosevelt Arch at the north entrance from the deck of the Barn. No better place to relax and center your soul than this hideout.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent facilities; fully stocked and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

An excellent gateway to Yellowstone. Lovely balcony overlooking Yellowstone River - and LOTS of wild life in town and in the Park. Ken/Linda are most agreeable and helpful, but do not intrude. My favorite minute was Sun. a.m. when Ken asked if I had pepper spray as I headed down the bluff to the river. Yep! Don't go anywhere without it! And midway down the bluff is a swing, excellent for quiet contemplation and river/Park viewing.

Highly recommended.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evanston, IL

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine a more perfect place to stay! The Barn on the Banks was beautifully appointed, had everything one could need and more, was super clean, the kitchen was extremely well stocked, the homey, welcoming ambiance was lovingly created by the owner, who is herself an artist, the large deck overlooking the river and the mountains offered a spectacular view, and the location was ideal. Best of all was the delightful company of the owner, Linda, whose warmth and hospitality made our wonderful visit all the more memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bozeman Montana

Access to a hiking trail and excellent trout fishing directly below our rental. Property borders Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Park. Easy access to Cross-Country Skiing in the Winter. Check us out for great deals during off-season!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Gardiner, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
16 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2017 - 15 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$0
Refundable Damage Deposit A$668.9
Tax Rate 10.0%

Email us for special discounts if staying longer than 1 week June through August. Two person discount of $150/night September through May. Rates subject to change. Closed January- April

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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