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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
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
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

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:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.775 based on 40 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: 15/05/2017
  • 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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Perfect cabin just outside Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Rustic, but clean, well appointed and comfortable. Falling asleep with the sound of the stream outside was lovely! Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

this home is a great gem. the home's location is close enough to town that your not too far away, but you are in a serene environment. The wonderful sound of the stream was great to listen to, and the wildlife eating grass in the front yard was wonderful to sit and watch. The house Is perfect for any get away. If you don't want to be hassled with internet you don't have to connect, but if you need it, it's there. My family were excited about coming home to this house while on vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cabin for a family!!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for a family of 6. 10 miles from Yellowstone Park with a quiet, mountain atmosphere. Creek runs right beside the cabin which is peaceful to listen to. Kitchen is well stocked with necessary cooking items. Gardiner has a grocery store that had everything we needed each time we went. My kids loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully secluded!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time we had staying in this nice cabin. I loved the layout. Lots of space for gathering and also spread out enough for quiet and privacy. The setting is so tranquil you feel faraway from civilization but are within minutes of Gardiner and Yellowstone! The rushing stream just outside the windows was my favorite "amenity." We had an elk come visit one evening and we all watched out the window as she drank from the stream and grazed in the yard. The beds were all comfortable and everything was clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend this cabin!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is awesome.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Place was clean, Diane had a bottle of wine for us to enjoy, and the creek was incredible especially this time of year. Everything in the house worked. Heat kicked on immediately. Diane (or Jessica) responded VERY PROMPTLY to all emails. The kids wanted to live there forever. We will definitely come back to Diane’s cabin when we go back if they are not already booked. Thank again for an awesome time.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • 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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.1

***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 cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.