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Private, Cozy , Mountain Home Located On A Trout Stream - 10 Miles To YNP

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom -- 1 Bathroom -- Sleeps 6

Mountain Retreat is a country styled home nestled among cedar, pine, and cottonwood trees. Completely secluded on over an acre and boardering National Forest, Mountain Retreat is the perfect location for hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, or simply relaxing. Located 10 miles north of Gardiner, MT, the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, and about .75 miles from Hwy 89 Mountain Retreat is close to the action but far enough away to miss the crowds.

Cedar Creek, a native cutthroat spawning stream, flows along the edge of the house which provides breathtaking views out of many windows throughout the home. The sound of the creek lulls you to sleep at night for an incredibly restful and relaxing experience.

Mountain Retreat is ideally located for those who want easy access to fishing and hiking. From your doorstep a mile and a half easy hiking trail takes you up the mountain to the OTO Dude Ranch. The OTO is steeped in history and illustrates the fascination so many have with the American West at the turn of the century. The book Music, Saddles, and Flapjacks, a copy is located at Mountain Retreat for your reading pleasure---is a great read about the pioneers of the dude ranching movement at the OTO. If fishing is what you're after, Mountain Retreat is 10 mins from 4 different fishing accesses. The Yellowstone River is a blue ribbon trout stream and excellent river to hone your fly-fishing skills on and enjoy a day on the water.

We love our piece of paradise along Cedar Creek and want to share it with our guests. Mountain Retreat is a unique property and we will strive to make sure it is the best experience possible for you!

The house has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other has a double bed. It also has a multi-use room with two single beds. There is 1 bathroom in the house. The living room has a fire-place and views of the beautiful surroundings out both picture windows. Along the back of the house is a covered porch with chairs and a BBQ grill for your use along with a picnic table all looking out at Cedar Creek.

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Diane Burgard
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Diane Burgard

My name is Diane Burgard. I am now retired, but was a school teacher, homemaker, and business owner. I ran Mountain Retreat as a vacation rental from 1990 - 2002 before the vacation rental movement became popular. My daughter and her family are now helping get it up and running as a vacation rental again after taking an extended hiatus from it. My daughter's boyfriend completely remodeled the house and hand crafted all the interior finish work. Our family owns the three properties before you reach Mountain Retreat along Cedar Creek Road. We are onsite and willing to help make your vacation memorable in any way we can.

Diane Burgard purchased this chateau / country house in 1989


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Gardiner, Montana

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Multi- use room with 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Private, Cozy , Mountain Home Located On A Trout Stream - 10 Miles To YNP
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

could not have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this little home. It was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped with plenty of room. We loved how private it was, backing up to woods, with beautiful views and elk that would come and graze in the lawn. It was also in a great location- quick drive into Gardiner for the grocry store, laundromat, restaurants etc. And the same quick access to Yellowstone National Park. We went into Yellowstone every day and found that Mammoth Hot Springs was an ideal gateway point because it was far more equipped than some of the other points we drove through. For example it has an onsite clinic and unexpectedly my 8 year old got strep throat on our 2nd day. They were able to see him and prescribe antibiotics which allowed him to feel better quickly and enjoy the trip with us.

I have 3 kids and they all loved what they called our "cottage." The sounds of the creak outside lulled everyone to sleep and we were all very comfortable. We would love to stay here again in the future.

Many thanks to the property owners!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy your family had such a wonderful stay at our vacation home! We love hearing how our accomadations make families trips to Yellowstone more enjoyable. Thanks again for choosing to stay at our home and hope to have your family again!
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Exactly what was depicted in the pictures and description!

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable and perfect for our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet clean well decorated property with a stream to lull you to sleep

  • 4 of 5

Looks like a revamped older house. well decorated with good beds good wifi kitchen and grill and table out back. At the end of a dirt road - no noise and no traffic. Best of all there is a stream just a few feet away from the bedroom windows.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Loved being right on the creek and so close to the north entrance to Yellowstone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was great. Stream in back yard, amazing.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very adequate for a family of 5.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, real close to Yellowstone.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay when exploring Yellowstone, loved hearing the roaring creek right beside the cabin after long day exploring the area. Great views just short walk above the cabin and trailhead to old dude ranch. We all loved the stay .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bozeman/Yellowstone International Airport

Mountain Retreat is located feet from Cedar Creek, a native cutthroat spawning stream, and five miles from the nearest fishing access to the Yellowstone River. We are avid fly-fishing enthusiasts who spend countless days on the river and would be happy to advise you with any info you may want regarding fishing in our area. Kayaking, whitewater rafting, and stand up paddle-boarding are other incredibly fun ways to explore and enjoy our area on the mighty Yellowstone River. Other notable activities include soaking and grabbing dinner at Chico Hot Springs Resort located approximately 20 miles from Mountain Retreat or you may choose a more natural soaking experience and venture into Yellowstone to Boiling River located 13 miles from Mountain Retreat. If hiking is what you're looking for or just a casual walk both can be accomplished feet from the door. The historic OTO Dude Ranch, Montana's first Dude Ranch, is located above Mountain Retreat with an easy open road hiking path that is approximately 1 1/2 miles.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Gardiner, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
peak season
15 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
off season
1 Oct 2017 - 14 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$94.58

***No more than 6 people are allowed without direct approval from owner---Thank You

*** Check in 4:00 p.m.****check out 11:00 a.m.---unless other times have been approved by owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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