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Tranquil Private Home on the Yellowstone River 406-223-4010

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

beautiful 2 bedroom sleeps 9, 2 bathrrom, large backyard with gazabo.

This tastefully furnished lodge looking decor, YELLOWSTONE RIVERVIEW RETREAT, is located only 3 miles north from Yellowstone National Park original entrance in Gardiner, Montana. Riverview Retreat is the perfect place for fishing the Yellowstone river for as the Yellowstone river flows thru the back yard, also great for photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, Weddings, or just sitting on the banks of the Yellowstone river and enjoying the tranquility of the river and Yellowstone park across the way.

This house sits on three acres, surrounded by lots of mature trees a huge yard with the back of yard being private, the back yard has a covered gazebo with rock fire place and a deck over the banks of the Yellowstone River, also apple and cherry trees. The house is a 2 bedroom with a king bed in master room, queen bed and bunk bed with bottom bunk a full and top bunk a single. 1 full bathroom with shower tub and 2 sinks with handicap bars in bathtub and at toliet. 1 1/2 bathroom with a toilet and sink at the back door easy to get to from the outside. Large living room with 54 inch TV with satellite. Dining room table sits 8 and a counter bar that sits 3. The kitchen is fully stocked with all amenities, coffee, tea, sugar, spices, flour, ketchup and lots more. I also stock tp, all soaps except hair. Washer and dryer with soap. And bear spray to take with you will your out hiking. The back yard has a deck with table and chairs with barbeque right off the back door. The large back yard is big enough to play soccer in and then the most enjoyable feature is the gazebo with deck over the river. We also have built a concrete dance floor off the gazebo for weddings. This house is a very comfy house and is far enough out of town to not hear all the noise but yet close enough if you need to run in to get some supplies. 406-223-4010

At different times of the year you may see different wildlife in the yard such as mule deer, elk, grizzly and black bear and buffalo.

Keywords: Riverfront, Yellowstone National Park, Lodge Looking Decor., Fishing, hunting, lots of parking for large Rvs, sight seeing, and horse corrals.

More Details

Sandy Karnes
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Sandy Karnes

This home is a 4th generation family home. Our children have been born and raised in the area, and all graduated from Gardiner schools. I moved to Gardiner, from Northern Idaho, met and married Joe in 1982 (formally deceased). We raised 3 wonderful boys, Jim, Jeff, and Jake. Jim is in the Navy with a family of his own. Wife Elizabeth, 3 children, Katie, William and CJ. Jeff (Navy for 6 years) lives is Olympia, Wa. married to Ryanne With 1 child, Aria. Jake (Marine for 4 years) lives in Gardiner with wife Kayla(just married). We are a very family and friend oriented family. We have supported the town and school of Gardiner with a lot of pride of the area. All our boys have been in 4-h, showing horses, sheep and beef. I worked for Yellowstone Natl. Park for 14 years but now work for Malstrom Airforce base in Great Falls, Mt. as a Motor vehicle and equipment operator. I like to meet new people, and like to make new friends.

Sandy Karnes purchased this house in 1980

Why Sandy Karnes chose Gardiner

I have inherited this home, and would love to share is tranquility, and beautiful setting with you.

What makes this house unique

This home and area is just a nice area to come and De-stress and relax and enjoy the river, yard, wildlife and the birds chirping in the trees


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Gardiner, Montana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , sink and toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , pillow top matteress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is a twin on bottom and single on top.
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofa
  • King size beds (1) Blankets, linens, and pillows provided., Queen size Beds (1) Blankets, linens, and pillows provided, Baby Cribs (1) Linens and blankets provided., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch is queen hide-a-bed, more beds available on request, can put in big air mattress have big sun room with two glass slide doors at each end., Bunk Beds (1) bunk bed is double on bottom with twin top. Blankets, linens, and pillows provided
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • screened porch/lanai
  • Walkway to Water
  • long term renters welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Yellowstone river running thru back yard, Yellowstone park on other side of river, electric peak view, horse corrals available with water tank bring your own feed, and for you hunters meat pole provided.


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Tranquil Private Home on the Yellowstone River 406-223-4010
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

This little gem located next to the Yellowstone River had everything you could possibly need. We (a family of four) thoroughly enjoyed exploring the park all day and then coming home to relax. I loved the lodge like decor which added to the "homey feel." Thank you Sandy for sharing your little slice of heaven, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia, MI

Wonderful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Yellowstone River house, which my girls called it, for a total of six days. The house itself is very clean and comfortable! Anything that you need for an extended vacation, it has. The outside cover patio off the river is amazing. We had a fire almost every night. We vacationed with my in-laws. There was a total of six of us and we were very comfortable, not crowded at all! The shopping and food in Gardiner was nice. The north entrance to Yellowstone was almost right outside the door! Loved it!!!

I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and property!

  • 5 of 5

The property and house were great! The house was very well stocked. Owner and her family were very nice and accommodating! The location was very convenient to Yellowstone! We loved staying here and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain View

Cozy home by the river!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cute yellow house with a backyard that goes down to the Yellowstone river just outside of Gardiner, MT. Very clean, tidy, excellent location, and super friendly and helpful hosts.

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX USA

Fantastic property on the Yellowstone River!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 awesome nights at this gem. The house was large and the setting was perfect! The two bedrooms are nice size and will sleep quite a few people. Everything was spotless clean and the kitchen was great as well as the nice touches of all the "homey" goodies, like condiments, coffee, laundry soap for the full size washer & dryer, plenty of towels...the house has all the perfect extras. We would go into Gardiner, a very short drive from the house, for restaurants and/or groceries and the house is a very short drive to the park. It was perfect for us. The Gardiner Market had everything we needed and there were lovely restaurants in town, like Tumbleweed. Each night, after our day in the park, we would sit on the awesome deck on the river and have a fire. We didn't want to leave! The view is unsurpassed...amazing! The first night, we were sitting on the deck and I looked behind me and I saw an elk in the yard! I was pleasantly surprised...and several elk came to visit during our stay. I can't say enough about this perfect property. It was so very quiet and just close enough to the park. We want to return sometime soon, and we will stay at this house each time we return. Sandy and her son were SO friendly and amazing. They were available for anything we needed...but there was nothing they did not think of for our stay! Anyone would be so happy that they chose this place for peace and quiet, yet close proximity to Yellowstone and the cute little town. And the nicest people are in Gardiner! Anyone would love this wonderful property!! We can't wait to return! Thank you Sandy, for sharing your fabulous home!!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental that just far enough outside town but just close enough.

  • 5 of 5

The home is right outside of the town and YS entrance but yet it seems like its sitting in the rural MT riverbanks. It was very comfortable and roomy for my group ( 4 adults and 2 tweens). All the little extras ( condiments, extra laundry stuff, tinfoil, etc.) made it so perfect. The riverside bank and fire pit/porch area were amazing. The games and fishing poles were a lifesaver for the kids as well. Owner and family were super nice and very easy to get ahold of if I needed communication with them. It felt like home. Great rental.....I would stay again! Also it was clean and had everything anyone would need!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Here. Best ever!

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bozeman Montana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Gardiner, Montana
Nearest Golf
52 Miles
Livingston, Montana
Nearest Motorway
52 Miles
Livingston, Montana
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Gardiner, Montana
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Yellowstone park
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Daily's Lake
Car: necessary

My home is located 3 miles from the entrance into Yellowstone Park and Gardiner Montana. The house with a huge back yard sits on the banks of Yellowstone river. This home is far enough out of town so you hear no noise at night but close enough if you need to run in to enjoy some day and night life. We offer out door seating in a covered gazebo with a rock fire place, and deck over the river bank, to enjoy the scenery, sounds of the river and just the tranquil feeling you will get. In Gardiner there are lots of Gift shops, grocery store, Bars and different kinds of restaurants.

Other Activities: Yellowstone National Park is in your back yard. There is wild river rafting and fishing on the Yellowstone River, Horseback riding along with dinners up in the mountains. Yellowstone National Park offers lots of site seeing, museums, and history of the area.

Golf: There is golfing in Livingstone Montana, 53 miles from the house. Also Bozeman Montana has a golf course which is about 80 miles from the house.

Ski: In the winter time Yellowstone Park has some of the best cross country skiing around. Not only awsome scenry but the animal life you will see. You also have down hill skiing in Bozeman Montana about 80 miles away and both cross country and down hill skiing in Big Sky Montana about 130 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Gardiner, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2017 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
summer 2018
May 21 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - May 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee C$127.61 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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