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Yellowstone River Lodge- Sleeps 16- BOOKING FOR 2018

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
29 July, 2017

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 14 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

Why The Owner chose Yellowstone

Our property is a great place for a family reunion, girls or guys getaway trip, any kind of craft retreat, weddings and wedding receptions . Our lodge is spacious, has a big yard and overlooks the Yellowstone River. It is a great location, only being 10 minutes from the Park entrance. We have extra tables, chairs and will do all we can to accommodate your groups needs !

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'.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
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
  • Living Room
  • mobile phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • 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 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 large double bed
    Loft - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
  • 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 - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse 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 pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Yellowstone River Lodge- Sleeps 16- BOOKING FOR 2018
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Villages, Florida
5

Great access to YNP, Gardiner, Livingston. Lovely quiet spot on riverbank with expansive views.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for our 15 family members inside and beautiful views from front porch and gazebo. Great lawn for kids to run off what limited energy left from hiking, rafting, horseback riding. Plenty of plates, pots, pans, etc to prep & enjoy meals with lots of tables, chairs to get everybody together for family meals both inside and in the riverside gazebo. Close to Gardiner for in-between grocery runs. Great rodeo in Livingston with fireworks after. Huge fireworks display by neighboring rancher on July 4th. DruAnn was warm and welcoming hostess when we showed up to sparkling clean cabin. We have been renting VRBO homes all over USA for our biannual family vacations for many years. This cabin was at top of our "favorites" list.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rustic log home close to park

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the house with 8 people. Plenty of room, although the kitchen is really made for just one cook. Loved the sound of the river at night, and awoke each morning to the songs of birds. We found the house to be a perfect location for getting away from the crowds of West Yellowstone, while allowing for easy access to the park.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

spacious, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a lot of people, well equipped kitchen, comfortable, close to Yellowstone Park, DruAnn is great to work with, clean

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseburg, Oregon
5

What an amazing cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We live in Oregon, meet our Utah family here and our Missouri family stayed next door! 4 adults and 12 kids stayed very comfortably and had another family of 7 stay 1 night.

Everything we needed and then some was in the house for our stay. We loved the giant yard for the kids to run and play in.

The river was a little scary with a 2 year old, but we just kept a close eye out and all was well.

We loved our time here ... great family memories with siblings and cousins!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lots of room.

  • 4 of 5

This house is great for a large group and has great charm. It has a beautiful view of the Yellowstone river. Needs some updating and possibly a kitchen purge of excess cookware. also could use new beds in the bedrooms. Overall feel was comfortable and was perfect for us. Be sure to note the mile marker because it is very dark when coming home late. The home owner is very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Gardiner, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$721
A$4,704
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$376.35

* 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 cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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